May 4, 2011

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Walker leads South Carolina past Wofford

Oklahoma wins at UALR, UC Irvine nips Pepperdine, Kansas tops WSU


In Spartanburg, S.C., Christian Walker went 4 for 5 with a double, two runs and one RBI as No. 2 South Carolina defeated Wofford 9-3 Wednesday in front of 2,118 fans at Russell King Field. The Gamecocks (36-8) scored in four of the first five innings in building a 6-0 lead. Evan Marzilli went 3 for 3 with two runs and was a homer short of the cycle for South Carolina. James Foster had three hits and one run, while David Roney belted a two-run homer in the sixth for the Terriers (19-26). Adam Westmoreland (1-1, 5.1 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 4 BB, 5 K) was the starter and winner for the Gamecocks.


No. 12 Oklahoma 7, UALR 3

In Little Rock, Ark., Chris Ellison went 2 for 3 with a homer and two RBI as Oklahoma topped UALR in front of 1,966 fans at Dickey-Stephens Park. Ellison had a leadoff homer in the third to break a 1-1 tie and put the Sooners (32-13) ahead to stay. He added a sacrifice squeeze in the fourth. Cameron Seitzer went 2 for 4 with two RBI for OU. Sean Bignall went 3 for 4 with one run and one RBI for the Trojans (16-27). Steven Bruce (2-0, 5 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 5 K) recorded the win for the Sooners.


UC Irvine 5, Pepperdine 4

In Irvine, Calif., Sean Madigan had a three-run double to cap a four-run eighth as UC Irvine rallied past Pepperdine at Cicerone Field at Anteater Ballpark. Nate Johnson had a RBI triple and scored in a two-run second for the Waves (18-21). The Anteaters (29-12) trailed 4-1 before their rally in the eighth. Jimmy Litchfield (2-0) got the final two outs in the top of the eighth to earn the victory, while Brian Hernandez fanned one in the ninth for his ninth save.


Kansas 11, Wichita State 2

In Wichita, Kan., Casey Lytle went 3 for 4 with two runs as Kansas completed a two-game sweep of Wichita State in front of 5,096 fans at Eck Stadium. The Jayhawks (22-24) built a 7-0 lead after three. Chris Manship had two hits and two RBI, while Jimmy Waters homered and scored twice for Kansas. Kevin Hall and Micah Green both had two hits for the Shockers (28-21). Thomas Taylor (5-3, 3 IP, 3 H, 4 K) registered the win for KU.


Georgia Southern 13, Charleston Southern 12 (11)

In Statesboro, Ga., Arthur Owens had a game-winning single with two outs in the bottom of the 11th as Georgia Southern outscored Charleston Southern in front of 1,327 fans at J.I. Clements Stadium. The Buccaneers (22-23) scored three in the top of the ninth to take a 12-10 lead before the Eagles (26-19) rallied for two in the bottom of the ninth to force the extra frames. Victor Roache went 2 for 3 with two walks and three RBI, while Michael Burruss went 3 for 6 with a double, a homer, three runs and two RBI for GSU. Alex Tomasovich went 5 for 5 with two runs and one RBI, while Matt Still went 4 for 6 with three runs and one RBI for CSU. Derek Smith homered and drove in two for the Bucs.


Southeast Missouri State 6, Arkansas 5

In Fayetteville, Ark., Ky Burgess had a run-scoring single to cap a three-run eighth as Southeast Missouri State edged Arkansas at Baum Stadium. Burgess and Brent Russell both had two hits and two RBI for the Redhawks (28-17). James McCann (2 for 4) and Franco Broyles both knocked in two for the Razorbacks (30-14). Logan Mahon (5-3, 2.1 IP, 2 H, 2 K) earned the victory for SEMO.