May 14, 2011

Rankings are from CBI Composite Poll

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Vanderbilt and Florida
split pair on Saturday in Nashville

Virginia nips Miami, USC edges Arkansas, Texas sweeps Texas Southern


In Nashville, Tenn., Aaron Westlake had a grand slam and five RBI in the second game as second-ranked Vanderbilt and No. 6 Florida split a pair of SEC contests Saturday in front of 3,220 spectators at Hawkins Field. The Commodores (20-6, 42-7) took the nightcap 14-1 after the Gators (19-7, 38-13) rallied for a 6-5 win in the opener. Vanderbilt scored a pair in the bottom of the third to take a 2-1 lead in Game 2 before Westlake’s slam keyed a six-run fifth. Jason Esposito and Connor Harrell both had three hits and two runs for Vanderbilt. Bryson Smith homered in the third for Florida. Grayson Garvin (11-1, 7 IP, 6 H, 1 R, 2 BB, 6 K) earned the victory. In the resumption of Friday’s suspended game, Josh Adams (pictured) tied it with a homer in the top of the ninth and Smith stroked a RBI double later in the frame to give the Gators the win. Nolan Fontana had a two-run homer in the seventh for UF. Jason Esposito had two hits and two RBI for the Commodores.


No. 1 Virginia 3, No. 18 Miami (Fla.) 2

In Charlottesville, Va., Tyler Wilson allowed one hit with 11 strikeouts in 7.2 scoreless innings as Virginia evened its ACC series with Miami in front of 3,968 fans at Davenport Field. Wilson (6-0) gave up one walk while recording career highs for innings and strikeouts. The Cavaliers (21-5, 44-6) scored single runs in the third, sixth and seventh before the Hurricanes (17-8, 32-17) got a pair in the top of the ninth. Branden Kline (1.1 IP, 1 H, 2 R, 2 BB, 1 K) registered his 14th save. Keith Werman went 2 for 4 with one RBI for Virginia. Harold Martinez had one hit and drove in one for Miami.


No. 3 South Carolina 6, No. 20 Arkansas 5

In Columbia, S.C., Scott Wingo homered to lead off the bottom of the ninth as South Carolina nipped Arkansas to even their SEC series in front of a crowd of 7,765 at Carolina Stadium. The Razorbacks (13-13, 33-16) scored a pair in the top of the eighth to knot the score at 5. Wingo had three hits and drove in two. Steven Neff went 3 for 4 with a homer, two runs and two RBI for the Gamecocks (19-7, 40-11). Dominic Ficociello had two hits and two RBI for Arkansas. Matt Price (5-3, 2.1 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 2 BB, 4 K) picked up the win.


No. 4 Texas 2-11, Texas Southern 1-0 (Game 1 – 11 innings)

In Austin, Texas, Brandon Loy had a RBI double in the bottom of the 11th in the opener as Texas swept a doubleheader from Texas Southern in front of 7,685 fans at UFCU Disch-Falk Field. In the first game, Cameron Logan (3 for 4) had a RBI single in the top of the sixth for the Tigers (23-27) before Loy tied it an inning later with a base hit. Taylor Jungmann (5 H, 1 UE, 2 BB) fanned seven in seven innings, while Hoby Milner (5-3, 2 IP, 1 H, 1 K) earned the win in relief for the Longhorns (38-12). In the nightcap, Texas scored four in the first and rolled to the seven-inning victory. Erich Weiss tripled and drove in three, while Jonathan Walsh had two doubles, two runs and two RBI for Texas. Cole Green (6-3, 1 BB, 6 K) allowed one hit in five scoreless innings to register the win.


No. 5 Oregon State 9-6, Washington 3-7

In Seattle, Oregon State went deep four times in the opener in splitting a doubleheader with Washington at Husky Field to win the Pac-10 series. Andrew Susac and Ryan Dunn had consecutive homers in a four-run first for the Beavers (16-5, 37-12). Jake Rodriguez and Kavin Keyes also went yard for OSU. Jacob Lamb had four hits for the Huskies (5-16, 14-32). Sam Gaviglio (10-1, 5.2 IP, 10 H, 3 UE, 1 BB, 4 K) got the win, while Scott Schultz (3.1 IP, 2 H, 1 BB, 1 K) picked up his first save. In the nightcap, the Beavers led 6-0 after three before Washington got two in the sixth, four in the seventh and a bases-loaded walk by Troy Scott in the bottom of the ninth to earn the split. Will Sparks went 4 for 5 with two runs and two RBI for the home team. Danny Hayes (2 for 4, 2 R, 2 RBI) homered for OSU. Adam Cimber (3-4, 3 IP, 2 H, 1 BB) earned the victory.


No. 6 Arizona State 7, USC 4

In Los Angeles, Barnes had a RBI single to snap a 4-4 tie and spark a three-run eighth as Arizona State evened its Pac-10 series with USC at Dedeaux Field. Andrew Aplin (3 for 4, 2 R, 2 RBI) added a run-scoring double in the eighth and scored on a sacrifice fly by Johnny Ruettiger to give the Sun Devils (14-6, 36-12) a 7-4 advantage. Mitchell Lambson (4-3) allowed three hits in 2.2 scoreless innings with two strikeouts to earn the victory. Brandon Garcia (2 for 4, 2 RBI) and Alex Glenn both homered for the Trojans (9-11, 19-27).


No. 9 TCU 8, Utah 5

In Fort Worth, Texas, Josh Elander had a three-run homer to cap a seven-run second as TCU evened its series with Utah in front of 4,510 fans at Lupton Stadium. Andrew Mitchell (4-1, 7.1 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 9 K) earned the victory. Jason Coats and Taylor Featherston both had three hits, one run and one RBI for the Horned Frogs (16-3, 35-15). Austin Shackelford had a two-run homer in the sixth for the Utes (16-6, 26-17).


No. 10 Cal State Fullerton 14, Long Beach State 12

In Fullerton, Calif., Richy Pedroza and Michael Lorenzen both drove in four as Cal State Fullerton outscored Long Beach State to clinch a Big West series victory in front of 2,321 fans at Goodwin Field. The Titans (16-4, 35-14) led 9-0 after two before the Dirtbags (8-9, 24-24) scored the next 11 to take a two-run lead. Fullerton scored three in the seventh for a 12-11 advantage and added two in the eighth before LBSU put up one in the ninth. Jake Floethe (4-3, 1 IP, 1 H) got the win, while Nick Ramirez (1 IP, 1 UE 2 BB) registered his second save of the weekend and 14th of the season.


(photo by Jimmy Jones)