May 6, 2011

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Roth pitches South Carolina past Ole Miss

Kentucky blanks Vandy, Arkansas tops Florida, DBU outscores Texas A&M


In Oxford, Miss., Michael Roth allowed one run in eight innings as second-ranked South Carolina defeated Ole Miss 6-1 Friday to open their SEC series in front of 8,121 fans at Swayze Field. Roth (10-1) allowed six hits with one walk and six strikeouts. Scott Wingo (2 R, 1 RBI) and Robert Beary (3 for 4) both had three hits for the Gamecocks (18-4, 37-8), South Carolina scored in each of the first two innings to take the early lead. Tanner Mathis and Alex Yarbrough both went 2 for 4 for the Rebels (9-13, 25-21).


Kentucky 2, No. 3 Vanderbilt 0
In Lexington, Ky., Alex Meyer tossed a five-hit shutout with five strikeouts to outduel Sonny Gray and Vanderbilt in a Kentucky win over the Commodores. Meyer (5-5) picked up his second shutout of the season, limiting a Vandy offense that leads the SEC with a .321 average to five singles, three coming from Tony Kemp. Thomas McCarthy hit a solo homer, and Braden Kapteyn singled and eventually scored on a wild pitch off Gray (9-3), who allowed only four hits in a complete-game loss. Gray struck out nine and threw only 84 pitches in his eight innings.

Arkansas 5, No. 4 Florida 3

In Fayetteville, Ark., Dominic Ficociello and Kyle Robinson both drove in two as Arkansas clinched an SEC series win over Florida in front of 9,032 fans at Baum Stadium. The Razorbacks (12-11, 32-14) took the lead for good with a three-run third. Ficociello had a RBI single to tie it at 2 and Robinson’s two-run double put Arkansas on top to stay. Mike Zunino had two doubles and a run for the Gators (17-6, 35-12), who lost a series for just the second time this season. Randall Fant (2-3, 6 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 2 BB, 3 K) earned the victory, while Barrett Astin fanned four over three perfect innings for his first save.


Dallas Baptist 14, No. 10 Texas A&M 10 (10)

In College Station, Texas, Chris Haney and Tyler Robbins both had two-run singles in the top of the 10th as Dallas Baptist evened its series with Texas A&M in front of a crowd of 3,494 at Olsen Field. Joel Hutter went 4 for 5 with four RBI, while Jason Krizan doubled four times with two runs and three RBI for the Patriots (32-14). Tyler Naquin had three hits and drove in five for the Aggies (31-16). Haney (4-2, 2 IP, 1 UE, 1 BB, 1 K) also picked up the win for DBU.


No. 19 Oklahoma State 6, No. 9 TCU 2

In Stillwater, Okla., Hunter Bailey went 4 for 4 with one run and one RBI as Oklahoma State won the series opener with TCU at Reynolds Stadium. The Cowboys (31-13) led 3-2 before Bailey delivered a RBI double in the eighth and Zach Johnson added a two-run double later in the frame. Mark Ginther and Luis Uribe (2 for 3, 2 RBI) both homered for OSU. Jantzen Witte and Jason Coats both had two hits, while Josh Elander went deep for the Horned Frogs (31-14). Mike Strong (5-1, 6.2 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 2 K) picked up the win for the Cowboys. Kyle Winkler (8-2, 6 IP, 9 H, 3 R, 9 K) suffered his second loss for TCU.


No. 6 Texas 5, Nebraska 3

In Lincoln, Neb., Taylor Jungmann allowed one earned run in eight innings as Texas took the Big 12 series opener over Nebraska in front of 3,871 fans at Hawks Field. Jungmann allowed five hits, five walks and three runs with nine strikeouts in raising his record to 11-0. Corey Knebel struck out two in a scoreless ninth for his 15th save, a freshman record for the Longhorns (16-6, 35-11). Jonathan Walsh smacked a two-run homer in the top of the second, while Tant Shepherd went 4 for 5 with a homer and three runs for Texas. Cody Asche went 2 for 3 for the Cornhuskers (6-12, 27-19).


No. 7 Arizona State 6, Long Beach State 3

In Tempe, Ariz., Joey DeMichele tripled twice and drove in three as Arizona State defeated Long Beach State in front of 3,492 fans at Packard Stadium. The Sun Devils (33-11) scored in the first and never trailed. Zach Wilson walked twice and had two sacrifice flies for ASU. Mike Marjama went 3 for 4 with a run and two RBI for the Dirtbags (20-22). Brady Rodgers (7-2, 7.1 IP, 8 H, 3 R, 5 K) earned the victory, while Mitchell Lambson fanned two in a scoreless ninth for his eighth save.


No. 8 Florida State 8, UCF 0
In Tallahassee, Fla., Sean Gilmartin struck out 11 in seven scoreless innings, and battery-mate Rafael Lopez went 2 for 4 with a homer, two runs and two RBI as Florida State blanked UCF. Gilmartin (8-1) allowed only three hits in improving to 8-1 and lowering his ERA to 1.36. Devon Travis and Sherman Johnson each contributed two hits and two RBI, and James Ramsey (3 for 4) and Taiwan Easterling (2 for 3, 2 R) had big nights for the Seminoles (35-11). Jonathan Griffin had two hits for the Knights (28-18).

No. 11 Cal State Fullerton 4, UC Riverside 1

In Riverside, Calif., Noe Ramirez allowed one hit in six innings in his first appearance since April 15 as Cal State Fullerton topped UC Riverside in the opener of their Big West set at the Riverside Sports Complex. Ramirez (7-2) allowed one unearned run with two walks and five strikeouts. Nick Ramirez struck out three over the final two innings for his 10th save. Anthony Trajano went 4 for 6 with two runs, while Nick Ramirez went 3 for 5 with one RBI for the Titans (12-4, 31-13). Justin Shults drove in the lone run for the Highlanders (6-7, 22-17) in the fourth.


No. 12 Oklahoma 12, Kansas 1

In Norman, Okla., Michael Rocha allowed one run in seven innings as Oklahoma took the Big 12 series opener from Kansas at L. Dale Mitchell Park. Rocha (9-2) allowed six hits and one walk with six strikeouts. Cameron Seitzer (3 for 5, 3 R, 4 RBI) had a three-run homer in a four-run third as the Sooners (11-9, 33-13) took the lead for good. Casey Johnson (2 RBI) tied a school record with two triples for OU. Tyler Ogle went 2 for 3 with four runs for the victors. Jimmy Waters (2 for 4) homered in the first for the Jayhawks (9-13, 22-25).


No. 14 North Carolina 5, Maryland 0

In Chapel Hill, N.C., Patrick Johnson struck out a career-high 12 in seven scoreless innings as North Carolina blanked Maryland in front of 1,422 spectators at Boshamer Stadium. Johnson (8-1) allowed four hits and four walks. Colin Moran had a three-run double in the fourth for the Tar Heels (14-8, 35-10). He also walked three times and scored twice. Alex Ramsay had a double for the Terrapins (5-20, 20-30).


No. 15 Southern Miss 4, UAB 2
In Hattiesburg, Miss., Todd McInnis allowed two runs in six strong innings, and Chase Horn was perfect over the final three innings to pick up his third save as Southern Miss slipped past UAB. Adam Doleac (2 for 4) doubled, and Justin Bales (3 for 4, 2 RBI) doubled him in as the Golden Eagles (12-4, 34-11) took a 3-2 lead in the sixth. Tyler Koelling added three hits in support of McInnis (7-1). Jamal Austin went 2 for 4, and Coy Arrowood had the lone RBI for the Blazers (9-10, 25-20).

No. 16 Fresno State 9, Louisiana Tech 4

In Ruston, La., Jordan Ribera had two hits and four RBI as Fresno State won its WAC series opener over Louisiana Tech at J.C. Love Field. The visiting Bulldogs (11-5, 31-9) scored in five of their first eight at-bats, including one in the first and two in the third to take the early lead. Brennan Gowens went 3 for 3 with three runs and one RBI for FSU. Greg Gonzalez (8-0, 7 IP, 7 H, 2 R, 2 BB, 8 K) earned the victory for FSU. Austin Hedges went 3 for 3 with a run, while Ryan Gebhardt and Mark Threlkeld both had two hits and two RBI for the home Bulldogs (7-10, 25-23).


No. 18 Miami (Fla.) 16, Hofstra 4
In Coral Gables, Fla., Stephen Perez went 4 for 5 with five RBI, and Rony Rodriguez went 3 for 3 with a homer, two runs and two RBI as Miami broke from a 4-1 game and routed Hofstra. Nathan Melendres added two hits and three RBI as the Hurricanes scored 12 runs in their final four at-bats. Matt Reistetter went 2 for 3 with two RBI, and Danny Poma went 3 for 4 with a RBI for the Pride.


No. 20 UCLA 7, Oregon 1

In Eugene, Ore., Cody Regis went 1 for 2 with three RBI as UCLA won the Pac-10 series opener over Oregon in front of 1,548 spectators at PK Park. Regis had a pair of sacrifice flies for the Bruins (12-7, 25-16). Dean Espy went 3 for 5 with a run for UCLA. Danny Pulfer and Shawn Peterson both had two hits for the Ducks (5-11, 23-21). Gerrit Cole (5-5, 7.1 IP, 6 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 5 K) got the win, while Nick Vander Tuig (1.2 IP, 1 H, 2 K) earned his sixth save.