April 22, 2011

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No. 2 South Carolina wins at Mississippi State

Vanderbilt whips LSU, Texas tops Kansas, Georgia Tech blanks BC


In Starkville, Miss., Christian Walker went 4 for 5 with two runs as second-ranked South Carolina defeated Mississippi State 8-2 Friday in the opener of the SEC series at Dudy Noble Field. The Gamecocks (13-3, 30-7) scored in six of their nine at-bats, including a pair in the second to take the lead for good. Peter Mooney and Evan Marzilli both had two hits and two RBI for South Carolina, with Marzilli going deep. Jonathan Ogden homered for the Bulldogs (6-10, 23-15). Michael Roth (9-1, 6.1 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 4 K) earned the win.


No. 3 Vanderbilt 11, LSU 3

In Nashville, Tenn., Vanderbilt scored five in the first on its way to a win in the SEC series opener against LSU in Hawkins Field. After the Tigers (4-12, 24-15) got one in the top of the first, the Commodores (12-4, 33-5) got five in the bottom of the frame. Mike Yastrzemski (2 for 5, 2 R, 3 RBI) had a two-run double in a three-run fourth for Vanderbilt. Curt Casali (3 for 5, 1 R) and Jason Esposito (2 for 3, 2 R) both drove in two for the Commodores. Sonny Gray (8-2, 7 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 4 BB, 7 K) earned the victory. Spencer Ware drove in a pair for LSU.


No. 4 Texas 9, Kansas 1

In Lawrence, Kansas, Tant Shepherd went 4 for 5 with three doubles, three runs and one RBI as Texas clinched a Big 12 series win over Kansas in front of 1,306 fans at Hoglund Ballpark. Erich Weiss went 3 for 5 with two doubles and three RBI for the Longhorns (13-4, 30-9). Texas scored in six of its nine at-bats, including three in the top of the first. Cole Green (3-3, 7 IP, 6 H, 2 BB, 4 K) was the starter and winner for the Longhorns. Casey Lytle went 2 for 3 with a walk and a run for the Jayhawks (8-9, 19-20).


No. 5 Florida 7, Alabama 0

In Gainesville, Fla., Hudson Randall and two relievers combined on the five-hit shutout as Florida blanked Alabama to start their SEC set in front of 4,206 onlookers at McKethan Stadium. Randall (7-1) allowed four hits and two walks in 6.1 innings with one strikeout. Nick Maronde (1.2 IP, 1 H, 1 K) and Matt Campbell (1 IP, 1 BB, 1 K) kept the Crimson Tide (8-8, 25-16) off the board. After the Gators (12-4, 29-10) got one in the third, Preston Tucker belted a two-run homer in the fifth for a 3-0 advantage. Josh Adams launched a three-run dinger in the seventh to complete the scoring. Nolan Fontana had three hits and one RBI for Florida. Josh Sanders went 2 for 3 for Alabama.


Cal Poly 4, No. 6 Cal State Fullerton 2

In San Luis Obispo, Calif., Steven Fischback tossed a five-hitter as Cal Poly clinched a Big West series win over Cal State Fullerton in front of 1,403 spectators at Baggett Stadium. Fischback (4-2) walked three and struck out seven. The Mustangs (8-3, 18-16) scored three unearned runs in the seventh to break a 1-1 deadlock. DJ Gentile drove in two, while Denver Chavez had two hits and a run for Cal Poly. Anthony Trajano went 1 for 4 with one run and one RBI for the Titans (8-3, 27-11).


No. 7 Texas A&M 11, No. 18 Oklahoma State 2

In College Station, Texas, John Stilson went the distance with 12 strikeouts as Texas A&M won the Big 12 series opener against Oklahoma State in front of a crowd of 4,214 at Olsen Field. Stilson (4-1) allowed four hits and two unearned runs with no walks. The Aggies (12-4, 27-11) scored in four of the first five innings, including three in the second and four in the fifth. Charlie Curl had two hits and three RBI, while Adam Smith went 3 for 5 with three runs for A&M. Jared Womack had a two-run double in the top of the ninth as the Cowboys (10-6, 28-10) avoided the shutout.


No. 8 Oregon State 7, Washington State 6

In Corvallis, Ore., Danny Hayes had a run-scoring single in the bottom of the ninth as Oregon State defeated Washington State for its 11th straight victory in front of 2,843 fans at Goss Stadium. The Beavers (10-1, 29-7) tied it with two in the eighth before winning it in the ninth to clinch the Pac-10 series win. Danny Hayes had three hits and two RBI for OSU. Cody Bartlett went 4 for 5 with two RBI, while Jason Monda had a two-run homer in a four-run first for the Cougars (2-12, 14-19).


No. 9 Arizona State 5, No. 19 California 0

In Berkeley, Calif., Kramer Champlin pitched the five-hit shutout as Arizona State secured a Pac-10 series victory over California at Evans Diamond. Champlin (6-1) walked one and struck out five. The Sun Devils (10-4, 27-9) scored two in the second and two more in the sixth. Riccio Torrez went 2 for 4 with one run and one RBI for ASU. Darrel Matthews was 2 for 3 for the Golden Bears (9-5, 24-11).


No. 10 TCU 9, UNLV 3

In Fort Worth, Texas, TCU used a six-run sixth to clinch a Mountain West series victory over UNLV in front of 3,921 fans at Lupton Stadium. The first-place Horned Frogs (12-2, 28-11) trailed 3-2 before Zac Jordan’s pinch-hit two-run double highlighted the six-run outburst in the sixth. Jason Coats went 2 for 4 with two runs and one RBI for TCU. Trent Cook and Ryan Scott both had two hits and one RBI for the Rebels (4-9, 25-16). Erik Miller (7 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 9 K) recorded the win for the Frogs.


No. 11 Florida State 2, Duke 1

In Tallahassee, Fla., Sean Gilmartin needed only 97 pitches to strike out a career-high 13 in eight innings as Florida State edged Duke in the ACC series opener in front of 4,647 fans at Dick Howser Stadium. Gilmartin (7-1) gave up three hits and did not walk a batter. Daniel Bennett fanned one in the ninth in earning his fifth save. Justin Gonzalez homered in the second to give the Seminoles (12-7, 29-10) the early lead. Sherman Johnson (3 for 4) added a run-scoring single two innings later as FSU took a 2-0 advantage. Aaron Cohn had a RBI double in the fifth for the Blue Devils (4-15, 20-21). Stuart Tapley had two hits and one run for the Seminoles.


No. 12 Georgia Tech 2, Boston College 0

In Atlanta, Mark Pope pitched a shutout as Georgia Tech edged Boston College in the ACC series opener in front of 1,469 fans at Russ Chandler Stadium. Pope (9-1) allowed eight hits, did not walk a batter and struck out five. Jacob Esch had a run-scoring single in the fourth for the Yellow Jackets (15-4, 28-11) to snap a scoreless tie. A second run scored in the inning on a wild pitch. Anthony Melchionda had two hits, including a double, for the Eagles (6-12, 14-21).


No. 14 Fresno State 7, Sacramento State 3

In Sacramento, Calif., Danny Muno had two hits and three RBI to lead Fresno State past Sacramento State in WAC action at John Smith Field. Muno had a two-run double to spark a four-run third as the Bulldogs (7-2, 27-6) erased a 1-0 deficit and went ahead to stay. Garrett Weber drove in two, while Austin Wynns (2 for 3, 1 RBI) and Justin Charles (1 for 3) both scored twice for FSU. Kirby Young had three hits and one RBI, while Eli Davis went 2 for 4 with two runs for the Hornets (0-6, 12-27). John Poytress (5-0, 8 IP, 8 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 5 K) picked up the win.


No. 15 Oklahoma 9, Nebraska 2

In Norman, Okla., Michael Rocha went the distance for the third time in 2011 as Oklahoma cruised past Nebraska in the Big 12 series opener at L. Dale Mitchell Park. Rocha (8-1) allowed eight hits and two runs with one walk and five strikeouts. Garrett Buechele (3 for 4, 3 RBI) drove in single runs in the first and third before Tyler Ogle’s three-run dinger later in the third gave the Sooners (8-7, 28-11) a 5-0 advantage. Eric Ross went 3 for 4 with three runs for OU. Kale Kiser had two hits and one run for the Cornhuskers (5-8, 25-15).


No. 17 UCLA 4, Stanford 1

In Stanford, Calif., Trevor Bauer fanned 17 in tossing his third straight complete game as UCLA evened its Pac-10 series with Stanford in front of 1,953 fans at Sunken Diamond. Bauer (8-1) allowed four hits and one run with two walks. He matched his career-high with 17 strikeouts. Lonnie Kauppila scored on a wild pitch in the third as the Cardinal (4-7, 18-13) took the early lead. Cody Keefer (3 for 4, 2 2B, 2 R) had a RBI double and scored in the fourth as the Bruins (10-4, 21-13) took the lead for good. UCLA added single runs in the fifth and sixth. Dean Espy and Cody Regis both had two hits for the Bruins.


UC Davis 3, No. 20 UC Irvine 2 (10)

In Irvine, Calif., UC Davis tied it in the ninth and scored the game-winner in the 10th in evening its Big West series with UC Irvine at Anteater Ballpark. Corbin Cutshaw scored on an error in the ninth to knot the score at 2. Scott Lyman singled and scored in the 10th to take the lead. Tom Briner (2-1) tossed two hitless innings with three strikeouts to earn the victory. Eric Johnson and Daniel Cepin both had two hits for the Aggies (3-5, 9-23). Jordan Leyland doubled and scored for the Anteaters (7-4, 25-10).