Feb. 19, 2012

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Vanderhook gets first win as Fullerton wins at Florida

Stanford completes sweep of Vandy, Duke upsets Texas, Texas A&M tops UIC


In Gainesville, Fla., No. 20 Cal State Fullerton scored four in both the fifth and sixth to erase a 3-0 deficit against top-ranked Florida and hand head coach Rick Vanderhook his first career victory, 8-5, Sunday afternoon in front of 4,082 fans at McKethan Stadium. Daniel Pigott had a two-run single in a three-run second for the Gators (2-1). Carlos Lopez (3 for 5, 3 RBI) had a two-run single to cap a four-run fifth and give the Titans (1-2) the lead for good at 4-3. J.D. Davis (3 for 5) belted a three-run homer in a four-run sixth as Fullerton added to its advantage. Koby Gauna (1-0, 5 IP, 6 H, 1 R, 0 BB, 2 K) earned the win in relief, while Michael Lorenzen came in from center field to pitch a scoreless ninth and earn his first save. UF starter Brian Johnson allowed two hits and one walk in four scoreless innings with five strikeouts. Preston Tucker went 3 for 4 with a homer, while Nolan Fontana (pictured above) went 1 for 4 with two RBI for the Gators. (photos by Tim Casey)


No. 3 Stanford 18, No. 13 Vanderbilt 5

In Stanford, Calif., Stephen Piscotty drove in seven with two swings of his bat as Stanford stomped Vanderbilt at Sunken Diamond to complete a three-game sweep. The Commodores (0-3) scored four in the top of the second to take the early lead. Piscotty had a three-run double in an eight-run bottom of the second for the Cardinal (3-0). He belted a grand slam in the sixth to push the lead to 13-4. Christian Griffiths (3 for 4, 2B, 3 R, 4 RBI), Jake Stewart (3 for 5, 2 2B, 2 R, 2 RBI) and Lonnie Kauppila (2 for 4, 2B, 3 R) added to the Stanford attack. Freshman John Hochstatter (1-0) took the mound in the second for the Cardinal and pitched 6.1 hitless innings in relief with two walks and two strikeouts to earn the victory. Anthony Gomez had two hits and two RBI for Vanderbilt.


Duke 5, No. 8 Texas 2

In Austin, Texas, Robert Huber tossed six scoreless innings as Duke salvaged the finale of its three-game series at Texas. Huber (1-0) allowed two hits and three walks while striking out six to match his career high. The Blue Devils (1-2) scored one in the second and two in the third to take the early lead. Kevin Lusson (2 for 4) launched a two-run homer in the eighth as the Longhorns (2-1) pulled to within one. But Duke tacked on two in the top of the ninth and freshman Nick Piscotty, in his collegiate debut, retired UT in order in the bottom of the frame for his first save. Jeff Kremer went 3 for 3 with a run for the Blue Devils.


No. 5 Texas A&M 7, UIC 0

In College Station, Texas, Rafael Pineda took a no-hitter into the eighth in his first career start at Texas A&M blanked UIC on Olsen Field at Blue Bell Park. Pineda (1-0) surrendered a leadoff double to Jon Ryan in the eighth and exited with no walks and three strikeouts in seven innings. The Aggies (3-0) scored three in the first and two in the third to take control. Matt Juengel went 2 for 3 with a double, three runs and two RBI, while Brandon Wood and Cole Lankford both drove in a pair for A&M. Zenon Kolakowski also doubled for the Flames (0-3).


No. 6 Arkansas 17, Villanova 1

In Fayetteville, Ark., Jacob Mahan went 3 for 4 with two runs and three RBI as Arkansas routed Villanova in front of 5,134 fans at Baum Stadium. The Razorbacks (3-0) scored in each of the first five innings, including four in the first, three in third and six in the fourth. Jake Wise (2 for 3, 4 R, 2 RBI) and Sam Bates (1 for 3, 2 RBI) both homered for Arkansas. Barrett Astin (1-0) tossed five hitless innings with three walks and seven strikeouts to record the victory. Connor Jones doubled for the Wildcats (0-3).


No. 7 Rice 8, FIU 1
In Houston, Craig Manuel hit a three-run double in the bottom of the first to spark Rice past FIU. The Owls (3-0) swept the series thanks in large part to a five-run first.  FIU’s Rudy Flores had a RBI single in the top of the third to cut into the lead but Rice answered in the bottom half as Ryan Lewis belted a solo home run. Michael Ellis allowed only two hits and one earned run in 5.1 solid innings of relief work for the Golden Panthers (0-3).

No. 10 LSU 4, Air Force 0

In Baton Rouge, La., Kurt McCune and two relievers combined on the four-hit shutout as LSU blanked Air Force. McCune (1-0) allowed three hits and one walk in six innings with four strikeouts. Aaron Nola worked two hitless innings with two strikeouts before Nick Rumbelow allowed one hit in a scoreless ninth with one strikeout. Tyler Moore had a two-run single in a three-run fourth for the Tigers (3-0). Jackson Slaid went 3 for 4 with one run and one RBI. Adam Hill, Garrett Custons, Patrick Lobo and Noah Pierce each had a hit for the Falcons (1-3).


No. 11 TCU 5, Ole Miss 3

In Fort Worth, Texas, Michael Resnick had a two-run double to snap a 3-3 tie in the bottom of the fifth as TCU split its rain-shortened series with Ole Miss. Freshman Preston Morrison (1-0) retired the 10 batters he faced in relief to earn the victory. Brance Rivera had two hits, including a double, and two runs for the Horned Frogs (1-1). Tanner Mathis went 3 for 4 with one RBI for the Rebels (1-1).


No. 12 Florida State 13, Hofstra 6
In Tallahassee, Fla., freshman Jose Brizuela had a two-run single to snap a 2-2 tie in a five-run first as Florida State completed a three-game sweep of Hofstra. The Pride (0-3) had taken the lead in the top of the first thanks to RBI doubles from Jared Hammer and Kenny Jackson, but the Seminoles (3-0) would never trail again after the base hit by Brizuela (2 for 3, 2 R, 3 RBI). James Ramsey (3 for 4, 2 BB, 3 R) and John Nogowski (2 for 4, HR 2 RBI) also had big days at the plate for FSU. Hammer (3 for 4, RBI) and Matt Ford (1 for 3, BB, 2 R) were key contributors for the Pride, whose four-run eighth cut the lead to 10-6. Mike Compton (5 IP, 3 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 3 K) earned the win in his first collegiate start.

No. 14 Miami (Fla.) 9, Rutgers 7

In Coral Gables, Fla., Peter O’Brien had four hits, including a pair of home runs, as Miami outscored Rutgers to complete the series sweep. O’Brien homered in the third, added a RBI single in the fourth and went deep again in the sixth. Brad Fieger had two hits and one run for the Hurricanes (3-0). Vinny Zarrillo went 2 for 4 with three runs, while Jeff Melillo had two hits, including a home run, for the Scarlet Knights (0-3).


No. 15 Arizona 8, North Dakota State 0

In Tucson, Ariz., James Farris (1-0) threw a complete-game shutout in his first career start as Arizona won its series with North Dakota State in front of 1,953 at Hi Corbett Field. Robert Refsnyder had a huge game for the Wildcats (2-1) going 4 for 5 with 3 RBI and he also picked up his fifth stolen base. Seth Mejias-Grean also had a multi-hit game and added two more RBI. Blake Turbak went 1 for 3 for the Bison (1-2). Zach Wentz (0-1) was handed the loss after going five innings and only giving up one run on three hits.


Pepperdine 7, No. 16 Oklahoma 6

In Malibu, Calif., Joe Sever knocked in the game-winner with a two-out single in the bottom of the seventh as Pepperdine clinched a series win against Oklahoma at Eddy D. Field Stadium. The game was shortened to eight innings due to Oklahoma’s travel plans. Matt Forgatch and Bryan Langlois both hit home runs for the Waves (2-1). Both starting pitchers struggled, combining to give up seven runs in 3.2 innings. Michael Swanner picked up his first win while pitching 0.2 innings of shutout ball and Aaron Brown collected his first save. Matt Oberste went 2 for 2 for the Sooners (1-2). Jordan John (1-1) was tagged with loss after giving up one run in two innings of relief.


Maryland 5, No. 17 UCLA 1

In Los Angeles, Brett Harman pitched five solid innings of two-hit ball for Maryland as he racked up eight strikeouts in a series win over UCLA at Jackie Robinson Stadium. The contest was shortened to eight innings due to Maryland’s travel curfew. Tim Klene went 2 for 4 with an RBI and went deep for the second straight day. The Terrapins (2-1) scored a run in each of the first three innings. Jeff Gelalich went 1 for 4 with the only RBI for the Bruins (1-2). Zach Weiss (0-1) picked up the loss after going five innings and giving up three runs on five hits.


No. 18 Georgia 11, Presbyterian 0
In Athens, Ga., Levi Hyams had a two-run double to spark a four-run first as Georgia rolled past Presbyterian. Colby May (2 for 3, 2 R, 2 RBI) and Brett DeLoach (1 for 2, RBI) delivered RBI singles later in the inning for the Bulldogs (3-0). Hyams went 3 for 4 with three runs, while Curt Powell added a double and a sacrifice fly for Georgia. Five Bulldog pitchers combined to limit Presbyterian (0-3) to only four hits. Brad Zebedis’s double in the first inning was the only extra base hit for the Blue Hose.


Arizona State 17, Western Michigan 2

In Tempe, Ariz., Trevor Williams picked up his first win as a starter after pitching four innings of two-hit ball as Arizona State whipped Western Michigan in front of 2,587 at Packard Stadium. Williams (1-0) served as ASU’s closer last year. The Sun Devils (3-0) outscored the Broncos (0-3) 40-2 in the three-game series. Max Rossiter (4 for 4) and James McDonald (3 for 4, 4 RBI) led the way for ASU while Nate Causey also added some extra punch with four RBI. Troy Forton (0-1) was tagged with the loss, giving up five runs and five walks in three innings. Jack Scanlon led the Broncos, going 1 for 4 with an RBI.


Florida Atlantic 9, Alabama 4

In Tuscaloosa, Ala., Alex Hudak homered twice and drove in five as Florida Atlantic completed the three-game sweep at Alabama. Hudak had a two-run homer in the first to start the scoring and finished it with a three-run dinger in the eighth. Mike Albaladejo and Mark Nelson both had three hits for the Owls (3-0). R.J. Alvarez (1-0, 3 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 2 K) picked up the win in relief. Kenny Roberts delivered a three-run homer in the fifth for the Crimson Tide (0-3).


Illinois 9, St. John’s 4

In Clearwater, Fla., freshman John Kravetz pitched 6.2 scoreless innings in relief as Illinois knocked off St. John’s in the Big East/Big Ten Challenge at Jack Russell Stadium. Kravetz (1-0) entered with the bases loaded and one away in the bottom of the first with the Red Storm (1-2) ahead 3-1. He got a 4-6-3 double play on his first pitch to end the threat. Jordan Parr hit a two-run homer in a three-run fourth as the Illini (1-2) took the lead for good. Illinois scored in five of its final six at-bats to add to its lead. Kravetz allowed two hits and one walk while fanning six to earn the win. Kelly Norris-Jones had two hits and two RBI, and Brandon Hohl went 2 for 4 with a homer and two runs for the Illini. Jeremy Baltz had a three-run dinger in the first for St. John’s.