May 11, 2011

Rankings are from CBI Composite Poll

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Maddox leads Florida past UNF

South Carolina beats Charleston Southern, North Carolina tops UNCA


In Gainesville, Fla., Austin Maddox (right) had a two-run homer in the sixth as No. 6 Florida fought past UNF 4-1 Wednesday in front of a crowd of 2,928 fans at McKethan Stadium. Preston Tucker had a sacrifice fly in the first and run-scoring groundout in the third as the Gators (37-12) took the early lead. Kyle Dahl had a run-scoring single in the top of the sixth for the Ospreys (25-22) before Maddox (2 for 4) went deep in the bottom of the frame. Alex Panteliodis (4-1, 3 IP, 1 H, 1 K) registered the win, while Matt Campbell got the final out for his first save.


No. 3 South Carolina 11, Charleston Southern 1

In Columbia, S.C., Peter Mooney had two doubles and three RBI as South Carolina clipped Charleston Southern in front of 6,516 fans at Carolina Stadium. Walt Quattlebaum (3 for 3) drove in a run in the first for the Bucs (25-24) before the Gamecocks (39-10) scored six in the second and four in the fifth. Brady Thomas had three hits and two RBI for South Carolina. Patrick Sullivan (2-0, 6 IP, 6 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 6 K) earned the win for the Gamecocks.


No. 14 North Carolina 4, UNC Asheville 2

In Chapel Hill, N.C., Ben Bunting went 2 for 4 with one run and one RBI to lead North Carolina past UNC Asheville at Boshamer Stadium. Patrick Koontz (3 for 4) homered in the second and fourth as the Bulldogs (15-30) took a 2-1 lead. Chaz Frank (2 for 3) had a RBI triple in the fifth for the Tar Heels (39-10) to knot the score at 2. Bunting singled and scored in the seventh as UNC took the lead for good. Bunting’s RBI base hit in the eighth gave the home team an insurance run. Andrew Smith (3-0, 0.2 IP) earned the win in relief, while Michael Morin struck out the side in the ninth for his fifth save.


No. 16 Clemson 8, ETSU 3

In Clemson, S.C., Brad Miller went 4 for 4 with three RBI as Clemson topped ETSU in front of 1,421 fans at Doug Kingsmore Stadium. Miller had a two-run  single in the first and added a run-scoring in a four-run fifth as the Tigers (34-15) built a 6-0 lead. Richie Shaffer capped the fifth with a two-run double. Chris Epps homered in the sixth for Clemson. Paul Hoilman went deep for the Bucs (31-17). Kevin Pohle (4-1, 5 IP, 3 H, 1 BB, 2 K) was the starter and winner for the Tigers.


UC Santa Barbara 5, No. 17 UCLA 4

In Los Angeles, Derek Eligio had two hits and two RBI as UC Santa Barbara edged UCLA at Jackie Robinson Stadium. The Gauchos (21-21) scored three in the fourth and two in the sixth to take a 5-2 lead. The Bruins (27-18) tallied a pair in the eighth to pull to within one. Cameron Cuneo (1-0, 4 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 3 BB, 5 K) picked up the victory in relief, while Brett Fick picked a hitless ninth for his first save. Beau Amaral had two hits and two RBI for UCLA.


FIU 10, No. 19 Stetson 9 (11)

In DeLand, Fla., Garrett Wittels capped a 5-for-5 game with a homer in the top of the 11th as FIU edged Stetson at Melching Field. The Panthers (33-16) scored five in the ninth to take a 9-7 lead before the Hatters (37-12) tied it with a pair in the bottom of the ninth. Rudy Flores went 3 for 5 with two doubles and four RBI for FIU. Nick Rickles (2 for 5, 4 RBI) and Robert Crews (2 for 6, 3 RBI) both homered for Stetson. Bryam Garcia (2-0, 3 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 1 BB, 2 K) got the win for the Panthers.


Belmont 24-14, UT Martin 3-5

In Nashville, Tenn., Belmont set an NCAA record with 19 runs in the first in the opener in a doubleheader sweep of UT Martin at Rose Park. The first 15 batters had hits and scored to start the game for the Bruins (27-21). Belmont scored 14 before an out was recorded and batted around twice. Derek Hamblen (2 for 2, 3 R) and Greg Brody (2 for 3, 2 R) both drove in four for the Bruins. Hagen Nelson had a pinch-hit homer for the Skyhawks (18-27). Jared Breen homered and knocked in four in the nightcap for BU. Trey Karlen had three runs and two RBI for UTM.


Louisiana Tech 15-5, Mississippi Valley State 1-4

In Ruston, La., seniors Will Alvis and Joey Ford played all nine defensive positions in the nightcap as Louisiana Tech swept a doubleheader from Mississippi Valley State at J.C. Love Field. While playing right in the seventh in Game 2, Ford threw a runner out at the plate. Alvis (1 IP, 1 BB, 1 K) got a strikeout and a double play in the ninth to earn his second save. Alex Williams homered and drove in three for the Bulldogs (29-24). Jerry Hildreth had two hits and two runs for the Delta Devils (18-34). In the opener, Ashton Hughes went 4 for 6 with two runs and one RBI, while Corey White went 3 for 4 with four runs for Tech. Hildreth had three hits and a run for MVSU.


(photo by Jimmy Jones)