May 7, 2011
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Yarbrough drives in
four as Ole Miss tops South Carolina
Texas thumps Nebraska, TCU wins at Oklahoma
State, Texas A&M tops DBU
In Oxford, Miss., Alex Yarbrough homered and
drove in four as Ole Miss evened its SEC series with No. 2 South
Carolina with a 10-2 win Saturday in front of 8,046 fans at
Oxford-University Stadium. Yarbrough (2 for 4, 2 R) had a
two-run dinger in the first to put the Rebels (10-13, 26-21) on
top for good. Miles Hamblin (3 for 3, 3 R, 2 RBI) added a solo
shot in the second for Ole Miss. David Goforth (4-6, 6 IP, 5 H,
2 R, 1 BB, 4 K) earned the victory. Evan Marzilli had two hits,
including a triple, and one RBI for the Gamecocks (18-5, 37-9).
No. 6 Texas 16, Nebraska 5
In Lincoln, Neb., Paul Montalbano went 3 for 5
with a double, two runs and four RBI as Texas thumped Nebraska
to clinch the Big 12 series victory in front of a crowd of 4,101
at Hawks Field. The Longhorns (17-6, 36-11) scored six in the
first and four in the third to take a commanding 10-0 lead. Mark
Payton (3 R, 2 RBI) and Jacob Felts (2 R, 2 RBI) both had three
hits, while Jonathan Walsh knocked in three for Texas. Michael
Pritchard went 3 for 4 with two RBI for the Cornhuskers (6-13,
27-20). Cole Green (5-3, 8 IP, 8 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 2 K) got
No. 9 TCU 10, No. 19 Oklahoma State 3
In Stillwater, Okla., Joe Weik homered twice and
knocked in three as TCU evened its series with Oklahoma State at
Reynolds Stadium. Taylor Featherston had a two-run triple and
scored in the first as the Horned Frogs took a lead they would
not relinquish. Weik (3 for 4, 3 R) had a two-run homer in the
fourth and added a solo shot in the seventh as TCU took a 6-1
lead. The Frogs put the game away with four in the ninth. Brance
Rivers went 3 for 4 with two runs and one RBI, while Jason Coats
added two hits and two RBI for TCU. Hunter Bailey had two hits
and one RBI, while Mark Ginther homered for the Cowboys (31-14).
Erik Miller (5-6, 7.1 IP, 9 H, 2 R, 1 BB, 1 K) picked up the
No. 10 Texas A&M 14, Dallas Baptist 2
In College Station, Texas, Krey Bratsen went 4
for 5 with four runs and four RBI as Texas A&M won the rubber
game of its series with Dallas Baptist in front of 3,828 fans at
Olsen Field. The Aggies (32-16) scored in three of the first
four innings in building a 6-0 lead and put the game away with
eight in the eighth. Tyler Naquin went 3 for 5 with three runs
and one RBI for A&M. Ross Stripling (10-2, 8 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 7 K)
earned the victory. Austin Elkins went 2 for 4 and drove in one
for the Patriots (32-15).
No. 5 Oregon State 3-2, California 0-6
In Corvallis, Ore., Sam Gaviglio struck out 10 in
6.1 innings in the opener as Oregon State split a Pac-10
doubleheader with California in front of 2,358 fans at Goss
Stadium. Gaviglio (9-1) allowed five hits and one walk to earn
the victory. Tony Bryant got the final two outs for his eighth
save. Parker Berberet had a sacrifice fly in the second and
Brian Stamps delivered a two-run double in the seventh for the
Beavers (13-4, 33-11). Tony Renda had two hits and a walk for
the Golden Bears (12-8, 28-15). In the nightcap, Renda homered
and drove in two as Cal managed the split. Mitch Delfino had two
hits and two runs for the Bears. Kavin Keyes had two hits and
one RBI for OSU. Justin Jones (6-4) went the distance for Cal,
allowing six hits and two runs in nine innings with no walks and
No. 3 Vanderbilt 10, Kentucky 3
In Lexington, Ky., Grayson Garvin allowed one run
in eight innings as Vanderbilt evened its SEC series with
Kentucky in front of 1,671 spectators at Cliff Hagan Stadium.
Garvin (10-1) allowed six hits and struck out two. The
Commodores (18-5, 39-6) took command with six in the top of the
first. Conrad Gregor went 3 for 4 with a homer, two runs and
four RBI, while Tony Kemp added four hits, two runs and two RBI
for Vanderbilt. Chad Wright went 3 for 5 with a homer and two
RBI for the Wildcats (5-18, 21-26).
No. 4 Florida 5, Arkansas 3
In Fayetteville, Ark., Florida used a three-run
seventh to salvage the SEC series finale against Arkansas in
front of 9,862 fans, the ninth-largest crowd in the history of
Baum Stadium. Preston Tucker tied the game at 3 with a base hit
in the top of the seventh and Daniel Pigott (2 for 4) gave the
Gators (18-6, 36-12) the lead with a two-run single. Austin
Maddox (2-0) pitched 3.1 innings of hitless relief with one walk
and one strikeout to earn the win. Dominic Ficociello drove in
two for the Razorbacks (12-12, 32-15).
No. 7 Arizona State 9, Long Beach State 2
In Tempe, Ariz., Joey DeMichele went 5 for 5 with
three RBI as Arizona State stopped Long Beach State for the
second straight night in front of 2,868 fans at Packard Stadium.
The Sun Devils (34-11) scored multiple runs in four of the first
five innings in building a 9-0 lead. Austin Barnes had two hits
and two RBI, while Zack MacPhee added two hits and two runs for
ASU. Matt Duffy went 3 for 4 and knocked in a pair for the
Dirtbags (23-21). Kramer Champlin (7-2, 8 IP, 8 H, 2 R, 1 BB, 7
K) took the win for the Devils.
UCF 14, No. 8 Florida State 10
In Tallahassee, Fla., Jonathan Griffin had a
grand slam to cap a seven-run seventh as UCF evened its series
with Florida State in front of 5,389 fans at Dick Howser
Stadium. Griffin’s slam gave the Knights (29-18) a 13-6
advantage. Ronnie Richardson went 3 for 4 with three runs, while
Erik Hempe went 2 for 5 with two runs and two RBI for UCF. D.J.
Hicks also homered for the Knights. Mike McGee went 3 for 6 with
a homer and five RBI for the Seminoles (35-12).
No. 11 Cal State Fullerton 5, UC Riverside 3
In Riverside, Calif., Cal State Fullerton scored
all its runs in its final three at-bats in clinching its Big
West series over UC Riverside at the Riverside Sports Complex.
The Titans (13-4, 32-13) trailed 2-0 after six before tallying a
pair in the top of the seventh on a base hit by Greg Velazquez.
The Highlanders (6-8, 23-17) reclaimed the lead with a run in
the bottom of the seventh before Fullerton tied it with one in
the eighth on a homer by Nick Ramirez and took its first lead
with two in the ninth as both scored on a wild pitch. Chris
Devenski (2-0, 1 IP, 1 H) pitched the eighth and got the win,
while Ramirez worked around a walk in the ninth to notch his
11th save. Michael Lorenzen went 3 for 4 with two runs. Ryan
Goetz went 3 for 5 with one run and one RBI for Riverside.
No. 12 Georgia Tech 9, UIC 2
In Chicago, Ill., Mark Pope allowed one earned
run in six innings as Georgia Tech topped UIC at Les Miller
Field. Pope (10-2) surrendered six hits and two runs with two
walks and three strikeouts. Brandon Thomas had two hits and two
RBI for the Yellow Jackets (32-14). Matt Serna had two hits and
two runs for the Flames (22-20).
No. 12 Oklahoma 11, Kansas 4
In Norman, Okla., Erik Ross went 1 for 3 with
three RBI as Oklahoma clinched a Big 12 series win over Kansas
in front of 1,197 onlookers at L. Dale Mitchell Park. The
Jayhawks (9-14, 22-26) led 2-0 in the second before the Sooners
(12-9, 34-13) scored three in the second, two in the third and
one in the fourth. OU put the game away with five in the sixth.
Chris Ellison and Casey Johnson both had two runs, one hit and
one RBI for the Sooners. Brandon Macias went 2 for 4 with a run
for Kansas. Burch Smith (8-3, 7 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 1 ER, 8 K)
registered the victory.
No. 14 North Carolina 5, Maryland 4 (10)
In Chapel Hill, N.C., a day before graduation,
senior Greg Holt tied it in the ninth and senior Ben Bunting
drove in the game-winner an inning later as North Carolina
secured an ACC series victory over Maryland at Boshamer Stadium.
Holt doubled with two away in the ninth to plate Jeff Bouton and
tie the game at 4. Bunting (3 for 5) singled in the 10th to
bring in Levi Michael (1 for 3, 2 R) to give the win to the Tar
Heels (15-8, 36-10). Michael Montville (3 for 4) had a three-run
homer in the seventh for the Terrapins (5-21, 20-31). Michael
Morin (4-2, 2.2 IP, 1 BB, 3 K) recorded the victory for UNC.
No. 18 Miami (Fla.) 9, Hofstra 3
In Coral Gables, Fla., Stephen Perez had a
two-run triple in a five-run first as Miami handed Hofstra a
second straight loss at Alex Rodriguez Park. Dale Carey went 2
for 4 with a homer, three runs and three RBI for the Hurricanes
(31-15). Eric Whaley (7-3, 6 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 3 BB, 3 K) picked up
the win for Miami. Danny Poma went 2 for 3 with a double and
three RBI for the Pride (11-29).
No. 20 UCLA 3, Oregon 1
In Eugene, Ore., Trevor Bauer pitched his fifth
straight complete game as UCLA clinched a Pac-10 series victory
over Oregon in front of 1,828 fans at PK Park. Bauer (9-2)
allowed four hits and one run with three walks and 12
strikeouts. The lone run was a homer by Ryon Healy (2 for 3) for
the Ducks (5-12, 23-22). Kevin Williams had a two-run single in
the top of the fifth to snap a 1-1 tie and give the Bruins
(13-7, 26-16) the lead for good.