May 15, 2011

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TCU wins sixth straight MWC regular-season title

Virginia edges Miami, Florida wins at Vandy, South Carolina tops Arkansas


In Fort Worth, Texas, Jason Coats scored on a wild pitch with two gone in the bottom of the ninth as ninth-ranked TCU edged Utah 2-1 Sunday at Lupton Stadium to secure its sixth straight Mountain West regular-season crown and eighth consecutive conference title. Coats drew a leadoff walk to start the ninth for the Horned Frogs (17-3, 36-15) and moved to third on a two-out single by Taylor Featherston. The next pitch went awry, allowing Coats to coast home from the third with the game-winner. Jerome Pena finished with two hits and a run for TCU. Shaun Cooper homered in the fourth for the Utes (16-7, 26-18). Stefan Crichton (6-3) pitched a perfect ninth with one strikeout to pick up the win.


No. 1 Virginia 5, No. 18 Miami (Fla.) 4

In Charlottesville, Va., Will Roberts allowed one earned run in seven innings as Virginia won its ACC series with Miami in front of a season-high crown of 4,700 at Davenport Field. Roberts (10-0) allowed three hits and two runs with one walk and five strikeouts to become the seventh Cavalier to reach double figures in wins in a season. Branden Kline worked the ninth for his 15th save. The Cavaliers (22-5, 45-6) got a run in the sixth to tie the game before Jared King and Chris Taylor had RBI doubles in a four-run seventh as UVa took a 5-1 lead. The Hurricanes (17-9, 32-18) got one in the eighth and two in the ninth to make it close. Nathan Meledres had two hits and a run for Miami.


No. 6 Florida 6, No. 2 Vanderbilt 3 (12)

In Nashville, Tenn., Mike Zunino belted a three-run homer in the top of the 12th as Florida won its SEC series against Vanderbilt in front of 3,248 fans at Hawkins Field. Zunino finished with two homers and five RBI for the Gators (20-7, 39-13). Nolan Fontana had three hits and two runs, while Austin Maddox also went deep for Florida. Curt Casali (3 for 5, 2 R, 2 RBI) homered for the Commodores (20-7, 42-8). Tommy Toledo (3-3, 2 IP, 1 H, 3 K) recorded the win. Florida, Vanderbilt and South Carolina are in a three-way tie for first in the SEC with one weekend remaining in the regular season. The Gators will host Kentucky this week, while the Commodores go to Georgia and the Gamecocks visit Alabama.


No. 3 South Carolina 7, No. 20 Arkansas 1

In Columbia, S.C., it was Holmes Sweet Holmes on Sunday as Colby Holmes missed a complete game by one out as South Carolina captured a SEC series win over Arkansas in front of 8,142 fans at Carolina Stadium. Holmes (5-2) kept the Razorbacks (13-14, 44-17) off the board for eight innings. He finished with six hits and one run in 8.2 innings with one walk and seven strikeouts. Steven Neff (3 for 4) homered twice and drove in three for the Gamecocks (20-7, 41-11). Matt Vinson went deep in the ninth for Arkansas.


USC 6, No. 7 Arizona State 2

In Los Angeles, Logan Odom tossed a three-hitter as USC won its Pac-10 series from Arizona State at Dedeaux Field. Odom (4-5) allowed one earned run in nine innings with three walks and three strikeouts. Alex Sherrod (2 for 4, 2 R, 2 RBI) and Brandon Garcia (2 for 3, 2 R, 2 RBI) both homered for the Trojans (10-11, 20-27). Matt Newman tripled and scored for the Sun Devils (14-7, 36-13).


No. 8 Florida State 7-4, NC State 5-12

In Raleigh, N.C., Rafael Lopez had a two-run double with two away in the top of the eighth in the opener as Florida State split an ACC doubleheader with NC State at Doak Field. James Ramsey (2 for 5) tied Game 1 with a three-run homer in the seventh for the Seminoles (18-9, 39-13). Harold Riggins went 3 for 4 with two runs for the Wolfpack (12-15, 29-23). Brian Busch (5-2, 1.2 IP, 2 H, 2 K) picked up the win, while Daniel Bennett (1.1 IP, 3 H, 1 K) earned his 11th save. In the nightcap, Riggins went 3 for 4 with two runs and two RBI, while John Gianis went 3 for 5 with two runs and three RBI as NC State earned the split. Ramsey had three hits, including two doubles, and two runs for FSU.


No. 10 Cal State Fullerton 6, Long Beach State 1

In Fullerton, Calif., Nick Ramirez had three doubles to lead Cal State Fullerton to a Big West sweep of Long Beach State in front of 2,010 fans at Goodwin Field. The Titans (17-4, 36-14) scored in four of their final five at-bats. Keegan Dale had two hits and one RBI for Fullerton. Matt Hibbert, Jeff McNeil and Mike Marjama each had a hit for the Dirtbags (8-10, 24-25). Colin O’Connell (7-3, 7.2 IP, 3 H, 1 UE, 6 K) earned the victory for the Titans.


No. 11 Oklahoma 6, New Mexico 2

In Norman, Okla., Tyler Ogle homered and drove in three as Oklahoma completed a four-game sweep of New Mexico at L. Dale Mitchell Park to extend its win streak to nine. The Sooners (39-13) scored in five straight innings after the first. Elliott Blair had two hits and two RBI for OU. Luke Campbell and Ben Woodchick both had two hits and a run for the Lobos (16-36). Dillon Overton (8-3, 6 IP, 7 H, 2 R, 1 BB, 5 K) earned the victory for the Sooners.


No. 12 Georgia Tech 3, No. 14 North Carolina 0

In Atlanta, Buck Farmer and Luke Bard combined on a five-hit shutout as Georgia Tech won its ACC series over North Carolina in front of 4,225 fans at Russ Chandler Stadium. Farmer (9-2) allowed four hits and three walks in eight innings with seven strikeouts, while Bard worked around one hit in the ninth for his seventh save. The Yellow Jackets (20-7, 37-15) scored all their runs in the fifth, as Kyle Wren, Jacob Esch and Mott Hyde each drove in one. Tommy Coyle had a double as the Tar Heels (17-10, 40-12) were blanked for the first time. Head coach Danny Hall recorded his 300th career ACC victory.


No. 13 Texas A&M 5, Nebraska 1

In College Station, Texas, Brandon Parrent struck out five over the final 4.2 innings as Texas A&M completed the Big 12 sweep of Nebraska in front of 3,802 onlookers at Olsen Field. Parrent (2-4) allowed one hit and one walk with no runs to earn the victory. Krey Bratsen and Matt Juengel both drove in two for the Aggies (18-6, 36-16). Michael Pritchard had two hits and a run for the Cornhuskers (7-16, 28-24).


Houston 6, No. 15 Southern Miss 1

In Houston, Mo Wiley pitched a complete game as Houston won its Conference USA series against Southern Miss in front of a crowd of 1,003 at Cougar Field. Wiley (3-4) gave up eight hits and four walks, but only one run, while striking out two. The Cougars (11-10, 24-27) put up five in the bottom of the first to take control. Joel Ansley went 3 for 5 with two RBI, while Ryan Still had three hits and two runs for UH. Adam Doleac homered in the sixth for the lone run for the Golden Eagles (15-6, 37-13).


Virginia Tech 3, No. 16 Clemson 2

In Blacksburg, Va., Chad Morgan had three doubles and drove in two as Virginia Tech avoided the ACC sweep at the hands of Clemson at English Field. The Hokies (10-17, 29-23) scored single runs in the third, fifth and seventh, while the Tigers (15-12, 36-16) touched home in the fifth and ninth. Joe Parsons (7-2, 6.2 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 6 BB, 5 K) won his third straight ACC start, while Manny Martir (2.1 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 2 K) notched his second save. Michael Seaborn went 2 for 3 for Tech. Spencer Kieboom was 2 for 2 with a run for Clemson.


No. 17 UCLA 3, Cal State Bakersfield 2

In Los Angeles, Adam Plutko fanned a season-high 12 in eight innings as UCLA won its series against Cal State Bakersfield in front of 1,267 spectators at Jackie Robinson Stadium. Plutko (5-3) allowed four hits and two earned runs with one walk. Nick Vander Tuig tossed a hitless ninth with one strikeout to record his seventh save. Dean Espy had a RBI double in a two-run first and homered in the third as the Bruins (29-19) built a 3-0 lead. Martin Medina (2 for 4) ripped a two-run double in the sixth for the Roadrunners (27-21).


Lipscomb 9, No. 19 Stetson 3

In Nashville, Tenn., Aaron Spragg went 3 for 4 with three RBI as Lipscomb salvaged the finale of its Atlantic Sun series with Stetson at Dugan Field. The loss snapped a nine-game conference win streak for the Hatters (22-5, 39-13). The Bisons (10-17, 19-32) snapped a 1-1 tie with two in the fourth and put the game away with five in the fifth. Tennyson Dodd had two hits, two runs and two RBI for Lipscomb. Nick Rickles (2 for 4) had a two-run homer in the sixth for Stetson. Chris Nunn (3-4, 5 IP, 8 H, 3 R, 1 BB, 3 K) registered the victory, while Chad Fromm (4 IP, 2 H, 7 K) earned his second save.


Navy 6, Bucknell 0

In Annapolis, Md., Wes Olson and Preston Gainey combined on the shutout as top-seeded Navy blanked fourth-seeded Bucknell at Max Bishop Stadium to win their Patriot League Championship semifinal series. The Midshipmen (31-22-1) will host second-seeded Army this weekend in the best-of-three championship series. Olson (7-1) allowed five hits and one walk in six innings with five strikeouts to earn the victory. Gainey tossed three hitless innings with one walk and three strikeouts to record his third save. Navy took control with four in the bottom of the first. Greg Dupell went 3 for 4 with two runs and one RBI, while Jeff Bland knocked in a pair for the Midshipmen. Doug Shribman and David Duffett both had two hits for the Bison (25-28).