May 13, 2011

Rankings are from CBI Composite Poll

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Vanderbilt and Florida suspended, will resume on Saturday

Miami tops Virginia, Arkansas upends South Carolina, OSU wins at Safeco


In Nashville, Tenn., the top series of the weekend saw second-ranked Vanderbilt with a 4-2 lead over No. 6 Florida Friday evening when the game was suspended in the bottom of the sixth due to rain. The series will resume on Saturday at 1 p.m.


No. 18 Miami 6, No. 1 Virginia 2

In Charlottesville, Va., Stephen Perez had a two-run double to cap a five-run first as Miami took the ACC series opener from Virginia in front of 4,058 fans at Davenport Field. Rony Rodriguez went 2 for 3 with a homer and two runs for the Hurricanes (17-7, 32-16). John Hicks went 1 for 4 with one RBI for the Cavaliers (20-5, 43-6). Bryan Radziewski (8-2, 7 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 7 K) registered the victory, while Sam Robinson got the final out for his sixth save. Danny Hultzen (9-2, 7 IP, 6 H, 5 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 9 K) allowed multiple runs in the first for the first time this season in taking the loss.


No. 20 Arkansas 6, No. 3 South Carolina 2

In Columbia, S.C., Dominic Ficociello went 4 for 5 with one run and one RBI as Arkansas started the SEC series with a win over South Carolina in front of 7,672 fans at Carolina Stadium. The start of the game was delayed for 2:03 by rain. The Razorbacks (13-12, 33-15) scored two in the fourth to snap a scoreless tie and never trailed. Matt Reynolds went 3 for 4 with two runs for Arkansas. Sean Anderson went 2 for 3 with one run and one RBI for the Gamecocks (18-7, 39-11). DJ Baxendale (8-1, 6 IP, 6 H, 1 R, 3 BB, 6 K) earned the win, while Trent Daniel (3 IP, 1 H, 1 UE, 2 BB, 3 K) notched his second save.


No. 5 Oregon State 6, Washington 4

In Seattle, Ryan Barnes went 4 for 5 with three runs and two RBI as Oregon State edged Washington in the Pac-10 series opener in front of a crown of 2,823 at Safeco Field. The Beavers (15-4, 36-11) scored three in the fifth to take the lead for good at 5-4. Kavin Keyes had two hits and three RBI for OSU. B.K. Santy homered for the Huskies (4-15, 13-31). Scott Schultz (3-0, 2.2 IP, 1 H, 2 K) earned the win in relief, while Tony Bryant worked a hitless ninth with one strikeout for his 10th save.


USC 5, No. 7 Arizona State 1

In Los Angeles, Andrew Triggs went the distance as USC defeated Arizona State to kickoff their Pac-10 series at Dedeaux Field. Triggs (4-3) allowed seven hits and one unearned run with two walks and six strikeouts for his third complete game of the season. The Trojans (9-10, 19-26) scored three in the first and two in the second to take control. Adam Landecker went 3 for 4 with one run for USC. Riccio Torrez had two hits and one RBI for the Sun Devils (13-6, 35-12).


No. 8 Florida State 9, NC State 4

In Raleigh, N.C., Rafael Lopez homered twice as Florida State powered past NC State. Lopez went deep to lead off the game and added a two-run shot in the second for the Seminoles (17-8, 38-12). FSU scored six over the final three innings to secure the win. Sean Gilmartin (9-1, 7.1 IP, 7 H, 4 UE, 9 K) picked up the win, while Daniel Bennett (1.2 IP, 1 H, 1 BB, 1 K) registered his 10th save. Andrew Ciencin had two hits and one RBI for the Wolfpack (11-14, 28-22).


Utah 7, No. 9 TCU 6 (11)

In Fort Worth, Texas, Utah scored two in the top of the 11th and held on to nip TCU in the Mountain West series opener in front of 3,842 spectators at Lupton Stadium. Shaun Cooper scored on an error and Trey Nielsen (1 for 3, 3 RBI) added a sacrifice fly in the 11th for the Utes (16-5, 26-16). Josh Elander (2 for 5) had a RBI double with one away in the bottom of the frame, but a pair of strikeouts ended the affair. Austin Shackelford had two hits and two runs, while Nielsen and James Brooks both homered for Utah. Jimmie Pharr went 3 for 4 with a homer and two RBI for the Horned Frogs (15-3, 34-15). Tyler Wagner (3-1, 4 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 4 K) earned the victory for the Utes.


No. 10 Cal State Fullerton 4, Long Beach State 2

In Fullerton, Calif., Noe Ramirez allowed two hits and one run in eight innings as Cal State Fullerton edged Long Beach State in front of 2,496 onlookers at Goodwin Field. Ramirez (8-2) walked two and struck out seven in earning the win. Nick Ramirez (1 IP, 1 H, 1 UE, 1 K) registered his 13th save and also homered in the fourth to snap a 1-1 tie, giving the Titans (15-4, 34-14) the lead for good. Michael Lorenzen went 3 for 4 with one run and one RBI for Fullerton. Ino Patron and Matt Duffy both went 1 for 4 with one RBI for the Dirtbags (8-8, 24-23).


No. 11 Oklahoma 6, New Mexico 2

In Norman, Okla., Michael Rocha went the distance for the fifth time as Oklahoma defeated New Mexico at L. Dale Mitchell Park. Rocha (10-2) tossed eight scoreless innings before the Lobos (16-33) scored two in the ninth. Rocha allowed seven hits with no walks and three strikeouts. Max White went 4 for 4 with two RBI for the Sooners (36-13). Mitch Garver had two hits and a run for UNM.


No. 14 North Carolina 3, No. 12 Georgia Tech 2

In Atlanta, Colin Moran went 2 for 3 with a homer, two walks and two RBI as North Carolina nipped Georgia Tech in front of 1,280 fans at Russ Chandler Stadium. The Tar Heels (17-8, 40-10) scored single runs in the third, fourth and fifth before the Yellow Jackets (18-7, 35-15) put up two in the bottom of the seventh. Jacob Esch had two hits and one RBI for Tech. Patrick Johnson (9-1, 6.2 IP, 7 H, 2 R, 2 BB, 6 K) got the win, while Michael Morin pitched the final 1.2 innings with no hits for his sixth save.


(photo by Jimmy Jones)