May 10, 2011

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Dunn hits for the cycle as Oregon State pounds Portland

Vanderbilt powers past Louisville, South Carolina defeats Presbyterian


In Corvallis, Ore., Ryan Dunn (left) hit for the cycle as No. 5 Oregon State beat Portland 13-3 Tuesday in front of 2,110 fans at Goss Stadium. Dunn doubled in the second, homered in the fifth, singled in the sixth and completed the cycle with a triple in the eighth. Dunn also drove in four. Jared Norris and Michael Miller also went deep for the Beavers (35-11). Matt Mardesich went 2 for 4 with a homer, two runs and two RBI for the Pilots (17-25). James Nygren (8-1, 5.2 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 2 BB, 4 K) registered the win for OSU.


No. 2 Vanderbilt 5, Louisville 1

In Louisville, Ky., Curt Casali and Connor Harrell both had two-run homers in the second as Vanderbilt topped Louisville in front of 1,944 fans at Patterson Stadium. The Commodores (41-6) added an unearned run in the fourth before pinch-hitter Jeff Gardner went deep in the eighth for the Cardinals (25-24). Jason Esposito went 0 for 3 to end his 27-game hit streak. Kevin Ziomek (2-0, 3 IP 2 H, 1 BB, 1 K) was the starter and winner for Vanderbilt.


No. 3 South Carolina 6, Presbyterian 1

In Columbia, S.C., Peter Mooney went 2 for 4 with a homer, two runs and two RBI as South Carolina defeated Presbyterian in front of 6,575 fans at Carolina Stadium. Christian Walker had two hits, including a double, and two RBI for the Gamecocks (38-10). Steven Neff (3-1, 5 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 5 K) earned the victory. John Wagner went 1 for 3 with one RBI for the Blue Hose (20-29).


No. 8 Florida State 13, No. 19 Stetson 1

In DeLand, Fla., Stuart Tapley had a two-run single in a four-run seventh as Florida State stopped Stetson in front of a crowd of 2,815 at Melching Field. The Seminoles (37-12) led 3-1 before putting up four in the seventh and five in the eighth. Rafael Lopez had a two-run homer in the seventh and drove in three for FSU. Taiwan Easterling went 2 for 3 with three runs for the Seminoles. Robert Crews went 1 for 3 with one walk and one RBI for the Hatters (37-11). Robert Benincasa (2-0, 5 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 2 BB, 1 K) recorded the victory for FSU.


No. 9 TCU 7, Baylor 6

In Fort Worth, Texas, Kyle Von Tungeln had a RBI triple and scored in a two-run eighth as TCU outscored Baylor in front of 4,082 spectators at Lupton Stadium. With the score tied at 5, Taylor Featherston (2 for 4, 2 R) had a leadoff single in the eighth and was sacrificed to second before scoring the go-ahead run on the triple by Von Tungeln (2 for 2, 2 R, 2 RBI). Brance Rivera brought in Von Tungeln with a suicide squeeze to make it 7-5. The Bears (24-22) got a run in the top of the ninth and had two on with no outs before Stefan Crichton (5-2, 1.1 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 K) got a double play and a strikeout to secure the victory for the Horned Frogs (34-14). Max Muncy went 2 for 4 with a homer and three RBI for Baylor.


Pepperdine 7, No. 10 Cal State Fullerton 0

In Malibu, Calif., Alex Najera and Ricky Villarreal combined on the shutout as Pepperdine blanked Cal State Fullerton at Eddy D. Field Stadium. Najera (1-3) allowed five hits and three walks in 6.1 innings with five strikeouts to earn the win. Villarreal gave up two hits and one walk in 2.2 innings with one strikeout to secure the shutout. Eric Karch went 3 for 4 with two doubles, two runs and two RBI for the Waves (20-24). Ivory Thomas and Austin Kingsolver both had two hits for the Titans (33-14).


(photo courtesy of OSU Media Relations Office)