April 30, 2011

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Osich throws no-hitter for Oregon State against UCLA

BC bounces Virginia, Missouri tops Texas A&M again, FSU blanks Miami


In Los Angeles, Josh Osich (right) tossed a no-hitter as seventh-ranked Oregon State clinched a Pac-10 series victory with a 2-0 win over UCLA Saturday afternoon in front of 1,221 fans at Jackie Robinson Stadium. Osich (6-1) struck out a career-high 13 and threw 121 pitches. He was one hitter away from a perfect game, surrendering a walk to Dean Espy on a 3-2 pitch with two away in the fourth for the Bruins (10-7, 22-16). It was the four no-hitter in program history and the first complete-game no-hitter for the Beavers (12-2, 32-8) since 1947, when Fred Gallagher no-hit Montana. Osich outdueled Trevor Bauer (8-2, 2 R, 2 BB), who allowed four hits in nine innings with 15 strikeouts. Kavin Keyes had a two-run double in the sixth for the game’s only runs.


Boston College 5, No. 1 Virginia 4 (11)

In Chestnut Hill, Mass., Matt McGovern scored on a double by Anthony Melchionda in the bottom of the 11t as Boston College evened its ACC series with Virginia at Eddie Pellagrini Diamond at Commander Shea Field. After the Cavaliers (19-4, 41-5) scored two in the top of the second, Nate LaPointe launched a three-run homer in the bottom of the frame to give the Eagles (7-15, 16-25) a 3-2 advantage. Reed Gragnani had a RBI groundout in the fourth to knot the score at 3. BC regained the lead in the sixth as McGovern (3 for 4, 2 R) doubled and came in on a base hit by Andrew Lawrence. Virginia tied it in the eighth on a RBI single by David Coleman (3 for 4). Kyle Prohovich (3-1, 4 IP, 2 H, 1 K) earned the win in relief for the Eagles.


Missouri 9, No. 6 Texas A&M 1

In Columbia, Mo., Blake Brown drove in five in a nine-run sixth as Missouri clinched a Big 12 series victory over Texas A&M in front of 1,176 spectators at Taylor Stadium. Brown belted a three-run homer to start the scoring in the sixth and capped the rally with a two-run single. Eric Garcia had three hits and scored twice for the Tigers (6-10, 19-24). Kevin Gonzalez homered in the fifth for the Aggies (14-6, 29-14). Matt Stites (3-3, 8 IP, 6 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 8 K) registered the victory for Missouri.


No. 10 Florida State 2, No. 17 Miami (Fla.) 0

In Coral Gables, Fla., Hunter Scantling and two relievers combined on a five-hit shutout as Florida State won the ACC series against Miami in front of a record crowd of 4,634 at Alex Rodriguez Park. Scantling worked the first 4.1 innings with two hits, four walks and two strikeouts. Brian Busch (3-1) allowed two hits and two walks over the next 3.1 frames. Daniel Bennett pitched the final 1.1 innings with one hit, two walks and one strikeout for his seventh save. Justin Gonzalez had a leadoff single and scored in the fifth for the Seminoles (16-7, 33-10). Rafael Lopez (2 for 4) doubled in the seventh and came home on a two-base hit by Parker Brunelle to extend the lead for FSU. Rony Rodriguez had two hits for the Hurricanes (15-7, 28-15).


No. 2 South Carolina 10, Auburn 2

In Columbia, S.C., Brady Thomas went 2 for 3 with two walks, three runs and one RBI as South Carolina secured an SEC series win over Auburn in front of 8,242 fans at Carolina Stadium. The Gamecocks (16-4, 34-8) scored one in the second, three in the fourth and six in the seventh. Evan Marzilli (2 for 3, 2 R), Robert Beary and Adrian Morales each drove in two. Justin Fradejas and Kevin Patterson both homered for the Tigers (9-11, 23-20). Colby Holmes (4-1, 7.1 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 3 BB, 7 K) got the win for South Carolina.


No. 3 Vanderbilt 10, Tennessee 1

In Nashville, Tenn., Aaron Westlake went 4 for 5 with two homers as Vanderbilt wrapped up an SEC series victory over Tennessee at Hawkins Field. Westlake went deep in the third to put the Commodores (16-4, 37-5) ahead for good at 2-1. Tony Kemp had two hits and two RBI for Vanderbilt. Ethan Bennett (2 for 4) homered in the second for the Volunteers (5-15, 22-19). Grayson Garvin (9-1, 5.2 IP, 6 H, 1 R, 6 K) earned the victory for the Commodores.


No. 4 Florida 8, Ole Miss 1

In Gainesville, Fla., Brian Johnson pitched 6.2 shutout innings and tied his career high with nine strikeouts as Florida clinched an SEC series victory over Ole Miss in front of a crowd of 4,305 at McKethan Stadium. Johnson (7-1) allowed four hits and one walk. The Gators (16-4, 33-10) put up pairs of runs in the second, fourth, fifth and sixth. Mike Zunino (2 for 4, 2 R) and Jeff Moyer (2 for 4, 1 R) both homered and drove in two for Florida. Miles Hamblin had a pinch-hit homer in the seventh for the Rebels (9-11, 24-19).


No. 5 Texas 4, No. 13 Oklahoma 3

In Austin, Texas, Corey Knebel tied a school record for saves by a freshman with 14 as Texas edged Oklahoma to win the Big 12 series in front of 7,106 fans at UFCU Disch-Falk Field. It was the 13th straight regular-season series win for the Longhorns over the Sooners (9-9, 30-13). Caleb Bushyhead had a two-run triple to cap a three-run second as OU took the early lead. Erich Weiss homered in the bottom of the frame, and Tant Shepherd had a two-run double and scored the go-ahead run in the third. Cole Green (4-3, 6 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 3 BB, 6 K) earned the victory, while Hoby Milner (1 H, 1 K) tossed two scoreless innings before Corey Knebel worked the ninth for his record-tying 14th save. Jacob Felts had two hits for the Longhorns.


Stanford 6, No. 8 Arizona State 4

In Tempe, Ariz., Danny Sandbrink went the distance with nine strikeouts as Stanford evened its Pac-10 series with Arizona State in front of 3,257 fans at Packard Stadium. Sandbrink (3-0) allowed five hits and four runs (one earned) with three walks. After the Sun Devils (12-5, 30-10) scored two in the bottom of the first, the Cardinal (6-8, 21-15) responded with a pair in the third and took the lead for good with two in the fourth. ASU pulled to within one in the sixth before Stanford added two insurance runs in the eighth. Stephen Piscotty had two hits, including a triple, and two RBI for the Cardinal. Deven Marrero went 2 for 4 with two runs, while Riccio Torrez added two hits and three runs for the Devils.


Pacific 8, No. 11 Cal State Fullerton 7

In Fullerton, Calif., Allen Riley had a two-run single to ignite a five-run first as Pacific held on to even its Big West series with Cal State Fullerton in front of 2,183 fans at Goodwin Field. Riley finished with two hits and three RBI for the Tigers (6-8, 14-23). Marcus Pointer (4-5, 7.2 IP, 10 H, 6 R, 5 ER, 3 BB, 2 K) earned the victory, while Chris Larsen (1.1 IP, 1 H, 1 R) notched his fifth save. Brett Christopher went 2 for 3 with a homer and three runs for Pacific. Greg Velasquez (3 for 3, 2 R, 2 RBI) and Nick Ramirez (2 for 5, 2 R) both went deep for the Titans (10-4, 29-13).


No. 12 Georgia Tech 5, Clemson 1

In Clemson, S.C., Jed Bradley pitched a complete game as Georgia Tech evened its ACC series with Clemson in front of a crowd of 5,377 at Doug Kingsmore Stadium. Bradley (5-2) allowed seven hits and one unearned run with one walk and three strikeouts. Sam Dove went 5 for 5 for the Yellow Jackets (18-5, 31-13), including a two-run single to cap a three-run first. Tech added single runs in the sixth and eighth. Will Lamb drove in the lone run for the Tigers (12-11, 28-15) with a base hit in the bottom of the sixth.


Hawaii 6, No. 14 Fresno State 2

In Fresno, Calif., Collin Bennett had a leadoff single and scored to spark a four-run ninth as Hawaii topped Fresno State in WAC action for the second straight day at Beiden Field. The Islanders (9-1, 24-17) led 2-0 before the Bulldogs (8-5, 28-9) tallied single runs in the sixth and seventh to tie it at 2. Zack Swasey had a two-run single to cap the four-run rally in the ninth. Brent Harrison (1-1, 2.1 IP, 1 H, 1 K) picked up the win. Kolten Wong homered for Hawaii. Dusty Robinson went 3 for 4 with a dinger for Fresno State.


No. 16 Southern Miss 5, East Carolina 0

In Greenville, N.C., Jonathan Thompson tossed a five-hit shutout as Southern Miss clinched a Conference USA series victory over East Carolina at Clark-LeClair Stadium. Thompson (6-0) walked four and struck out three. Marc Bourgeois (3 for 4) had a grand slam in a five-run fifth for the Golden Eagles (11-3, 32-10). B.A. Vollmuth went 2 for 3 with two walks and a run for Southern Miss. Mike Ussery had two hits for the Pirates (8-9, 27-16).


Georgia 3, No. 19 Arkansas 0

In Athens, Ga., Michael Palazzone tossed eight scoreless innings as Georgia leveled its SEC series with Arkansas in front of 2,156 onlookers at Foley Field. Palazzone (8-1) allowed four hits, did not walk a batter and fanned five. Tyler Maloof worked around a hit and a walk in the ninth for his 15th save, the top mark in the nation. The Bulldogs (12-8, 23-21) got a run in the bottom of the third on a single by Verdin. Two innings later, Verdin had another RBI base hit in a two-run fifth as Georgia took a 3-0 lead. James McCann had a double for the Razorbacks (10-10, 29-12).


No. 20 UC Irvine 11, Cal State Bakersfield 6

In Bakersfield, Calif., Drew Hillman had three hits and three RBI as UC Irvine evened its non-conference set with Cal State Bakersfield at Hardt Field. Hillman had two doubles and scored twice for the Anteaters (27-12). UCI plated four in the top of the first before Kevin Younger’s three-run double keyed a six-run outburst in the bottom of the frame for the Roadrunners (25-14). The Anteaters tied it with two in the third and took the lead for good with two more in the fourth. Brian Hernandez went 3 for 5 with two runs, while Jordan Leyland went 2 for 5 with two runs and three RBI for UCI. Martin Medina had two hits, one run and one RBI for CSUB. Andrew Thurman (2-3, 6 H, 4 K) pitched six scoreless innings to earn the win, while Kyle Hooper tossed 2.1 hitless innings with two walks and three strikeouts to record his first save.


William and Mary 8, Northeastern 0

In Brookline, Mass., Logan Billbrough went the distance with a school-record 16 strikeouts as William and Mary evened its CAA series with Northeastern. Billbrough (6-2) allowed seven hits and walked two. Ryan Lindemuth went 3 for 5 with three doubles, two runs and four RBI for the Tribe (12-11, 22-23). Lindemuth doubled and scored in the first and added a three-run double in the second as W&M took control. Ryan Brown went 3 for 4 with two runs, while Tadd Bower had two runs and two RBI for the Tribe. Matt Miller and Oliver Hart both had two hits for the Huskies (8-12, 13-26).


(photo by Hank Hager, OSU Media Relations Office)