April 26, 2011

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Walker homers to spark South Carolina past Liberty

OU wins at TCU, USD outscores Fullerton, Georgia topped Georgia Tech


In Columbia, S.C., Christian Walker homered to snap a 2-2 tie and spark a seven-run sixth as second-ranked South Carolina got past Liberty 9-6 Tuesday in front of 6,404 fans at Carolina Stadium. Pinch-hitter Michael Roth added a two-run single and Walker (2 for 4) had a RBI base hit later in the sixth for the Gamecocks (32-8). Adrian Morales went 2 for 4 with two runs and one RBI for South Carolina. Ian Parmley and Michael Robertson (2 RBI) both had three hits, while Ryan Cordell went 2 for 4 with a homer, two runs and two RBI for the Flames (22-19). Jose Mata (3-0, 2 IP, 1 H, 2 R, 2 BB, 1 K) earned the win in relief, while Matt Price fanned two in the ninth to notch his 12th save.


No. 13 Oklahoma 7, No. 9 TCU 4

In Fort Worth, Texas, Evan Mistch went 3 for 4 with two runs as Oklahoma defeated TCU in front of a crowd of 5,261 at Lupton Stadium. The Sooners (30-11) scored in each of the first three innings in building a 4-2 lead. OU added single runs in the sixth, eighth and ninth. Eric Ross and Casey Johnson both had two hits, one run and one RBI for the Sooners. Joe Weik homered for the Horned Frogs (29-13). Bobby Shore (3-2, 3 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 BB, 3 K) was the starter and winner for OU.


San Diego 12, No. 11 Cal State Fullerton 8

In San Diego, Corey LeVier went 3 for 3 with a homer and four RBI to lead San Diego past Cal State Fullerton at Cunningham Stadium. The Toreros (12-26) trailed 6-5 after five before LeVier’s sacrifice fly capped a five-run sixth. LeVier had a run-scoring single in the first and a solo homer in the third. Kevin Muno (2 for 4, 1 RBI) and Kris Bryant (1 for 3, 1 RBI) both scored three for USD. Carlos Lopez went 4 for 5 with two triples and three RBI for the Titans (28-12). Max MacNabb (1-2, 1 IP, 1 K) recorded the win in relief, while Paul Paez got the final three outs with two strikeouts to earn his first save.


Georgia 6, No. 12 Georgia Tech 4

In Atlanta, Kyle Farmer had two hits and three RBI as Georgia edged Georgia Tech in front of 18,156 at Turner Field. The Bulldogs (22-20) trailed 2-0 before putting up five in the fourth. Levi Hyams (2 for 4, 2 R) had a two-run single to put Georgia ahead and Farmer drove in a pair later in the frame as the Bulldogs took a 5-2 advantage. Daniel Palka went 3 for 4 with a double, a homer and three runs for the Yellow Jackets (30-12). Bryan Benzor (2-0, 3 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 2 K) earned the win in relief, while Tyler Maloof pitched the ninth for his 14th save. Injured Bulldog Johnathan Taylor visited his teammates prior to the game and watched the first four innings from the dugout.


No. 5 Texas 2, Texas State 0

In Austin, Texas, Paul Montalbano had a run-scoring triple in the bottom of the sixth to break a scoreless tie as Texas nipped Texas State in front of 6,636 spectators at UFCU Disch-Falk Field. Tant Shepherd delivered a leadoff single in the sixth for the Longhorns (31-10) and later scored on the three-bagger by Montalbano. Jonathan Walsh had a run-scoring single two innings later as Texas took a 2-0 lead. Five pitchers combined on the shutout as Kendal Carrillo (4-0, 1.1 IP, 2 K) picked up the win in relief. Corey Knebel struck out the side in the ninth for his 13th save. Tyler Sibley had two of the four hits for the Bobcats (25-15). It was the ninth shutout for Texas and the first shutout loss for Texas State.


Sam Houston State 8, No. 6 Texas A&M 5 (12)

In College Station, Texas, Sam Houston State tied it with a pair in the ninth and won it with three in the 12th at Texas A&M in front of 3,560 fans at Olsen Field. Chris Andreas (4 for 7, 2 R, 3 RBI) went deep in the first and belted a two-run homer in the ninth as the Bearkats (28-15) tied it at 5. Jake Arrington had a RBI groundout in the 12th to put SHSU ahead. Luke Plucheck went 3 for 3 with one RBI, while Daniel Nottebart had two hits and two runs for the Bearkats. Tyler Naquin had two doubles and a run for the Aggies (29-12). Matt Shelton (6-0, 2 IP, 1 H, 3 K) earned the victory for SHSU.


No. 7 Oregon State 6, Portland 1

In Portland, Ore., James Nygren and Ben Wetzler combined to strike out 13 as Oregon State stopped Portland at Etzel Field. Nygren (7-1) tossed 5.1 scoreless innings with three hits and eight punchouts to earn the victory. Wetzler allowed two hits and one unearned run over the final 3.2 innings while fanning five to register his first save. The Beavers (30-8) scored four in the fourth and added two in the eighth. Kavin Keyes drove in two, while Jared Norris went 2 for 2 with a double, two runs and one RBI for OSU. Kramer Scott had two hits and scored the lone run in the ninth for the Pilots (14-23).


No. 8 Arizona State 4, Arizona 3

In Tucson, Ariz., Xorge Carrillo had two doubles and two RBI as Arizona State nipped Arizona in front of 1,552 onlookers at Sancet Stadium. The Sun Devils (29-9) scored three in the second before the Wildcats (24-16) answered with a pair in the bottom of the frame. Both teams added single runs in the fifth. Zach MacPhee went 2 for 4 with a triple and a run, while Andy Workman added two hits and one RBI for ASU. Alex Mejia had two hits, including a double, one run and one RBI for Arizona. Alex Blackford (4-0, 2.2 IP, 1 K) got the win in relief, while Mitchell Lambson recorded the final out for his sixth save.


Alabama 7, No. 16 Southern Miss 3

In Hattiesburg, Miss., Jared Reaves went 4 for 5 with two runs and two RBI as Alabama defeated Southern Miss in front of 4,374 fans at Pete Taylor Park. The Crimson Tide (26-18) scored two in the third and took the lead for good with three in the fourth. Brock Bennett went 3 for 4, while Taylor Dugan had two hits and two runs for Alabama. Tyler Koelling (2 for 5) and Marc Bourgeois (2 for 4) both homered for the Golden Eagles (30-10). Adam Windsor (3-0, 3 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 2 K) was the starter and winner for the Tide, while Taylor Wolfe (3.1 IP, 5 K) got his first save.


No. 18 UCLA 6, No. 20 UC Irvine 1

In Los Angeles, Zack Weiss allowed one unearned run in seven innings as UCLA defeated UC Irvine at Jackie Robinson Stadium. Weiss (4-1) allowed three hits and one walk while striking out four. Leadoff hitter D.J. Crumlich scored in the top of the first for the Anteaters (26-11) before the Bruins (22-14) answered with two in the first, three in the second and one in the third. Cody Regis went 2 for 2 with a double and three RBI, while Dean Espy was 2 for 2 with two runs and two RBI for UCLA. Sean Madigan had two hits for UCI.