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Strong Crawford start
leads Florida past UCF
Georgia Tech outscores Georgia Southern,
Arkansas tops Northwestern State
Gainesville, Fla., Jonathan Crawford tossed five scoreless
innings in his first collegiate start as top-ranked Florida
blanked UCF 8-0 Wednesday evening at McKethan Stadium. Crawford
(1-0) did not allow a hit until there was one out in the fifth.
He surrendered two hits and three walks while striking out four.
The Gators (4-1) scored in four of the first five innings.
Daniel Pigott (2 for 3, 2B, 2 R, 2 RBI) and Preston Tucker (2
for 4, 2 R) both homered for UF. Tucker (pictured above) has 214
career RBI, matching the school record of Brad Wilkerson. James
Vasquez had two of the six hits for the Knights (3-1).
No. 10 Georgia Tech 11, Georgia Southern 9
In Statesboro, Ga., catcher Zane Evans hit a
go-ahead three-run homer in the top of the eighth and pitched
the bottom of the frame as Georgia Tech outscored Georgia
Southern in from a record crowd of 3,258 at J.I. Clements
Stadium. Evans (2 for 5) and Brandon Thomas (3 for 4, HR, 3 R)
both drove in four for the Yellow Jackets (4-1). Tech scored
three in the third and five in the fourth to take an 8-5
advantage. The Eagles (3-1) tied it with three in the sixth
before the blast by Evans put the Jackets on top to stay. Eric
Phillips went 2 for 4 with a double and four RBI for GSU. Josh
Heddinger (1-0) worked a perfect seventh to earn the victory.
Evans allowed two hits and one run in the eighth before Luke
Bard tossed a scoreless ninth for his first save.
No. 5 Arkansas 6, Northwestern State 2
In Fayetteville, Ark., Matt Reynolds went 2 for 4
with a double, a homer and two RBI as Arkansas completed a
two-game sweep of Northwestern State at Baum Stadium. Nick
Doughty tripled and scored on a base hit by Nick Hinojos in the
top of the fourth to give the Demons (1-2) the early lead. Bo
Bigham homered to lead off the bottom of the frame and Reynolds
capped a four-run burst with a two-run homer as the Razorbacks
(5-0) led 4-1. Todd Wallace went deep in the sixth as
Northwestern State pulled to within two, but Arkansas added
single runs in the seventh and eighth for the final margin.
No. 6 Rice 12, New Mexico State 4
In Houston, Andrew Benak fanned a career-high 10
in 5.1 innings as Rice swept a two-game set from New Mexico
State. Benak (1-0) allowed two hits and did not walk a batter.
After a scoreless first, the Owls (5-0) scored in each of the
next six innings. Rice put up four in the second and three in
the third to take control early. Shane Hoelscher (4 for 4, 4 R),
Ryan Lewis (3 for 3, 2B, 1 R, 3 RBI), Christian Stringer (4 for
6, 1 R) and Chase McDowell (1 for 4, HR, 3 RBI) led the offense
for the Owls. Zac Fisher (2 for 4, 1 R, 1 RBI) led the offense
for the Aggies (3-3), which scored their four runs in the ninth.
No. 8 LSU 11, McNeese State 4
In Baton Rouge, La., Austin Nola went 2 for 4
with a double and three RBI as LSU downed McNeese State at Alex
Box Stadium. The Tigers (4-0) scored in five of the first seven
innings, with a five-run sixth giving LSU a 10-3 advantage.
Tyler Hanover doubled and scored twice, while Grant Dozar
homered for the Tigers. Nick Eubanks went 2 for 4 with a double
and three RBI, while Collin Todd went 3 for 4 for the Cowboys
No. 12 Miami (Fla.) 3, FGCU 0
In Fort Myers, Fla., Steven Ewing and three
relievers combined on a three-hit shutout as Miami blanked FGCU
in front of 2,254 fans at Hammond Stadium. Ewing (1-0) allowed
one hit in seven innings with two walks and seven strikeouts.
A.J. Salcines recorded the final two outs for his first save.
Peter O’Brien went 4 for 4 with a double and one run, while Brad
Fieger drove in a pair for the Hurricanes (4-0). Miami scored
single runs in the fourth, sixth and seventh. Dane Wisneski had
two of the three hits for the Eagles (1-3).
No. 13 Georgia 4, Georgia State 1
In Athens, Ga., Levi Hyams had a two-run homer to
cap a three-run seventh as Georgia got past Georgia State at
Foley Field. Bryan Benzor (1-0, 2 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 K) earned the
win in relief, while Blake Dieterich fanned two in the ninth to
earn his first save. Hunter Cole had two hits for the Bulldogs
(4-0). Caden Bailey went 2 for 3 with one run for the Panthers
No. 19 Vanderbilt 11, Oakland 4
In Nashville, Tenn., Mike Yastrzemski capped a
five-run third with a three-run homer as Vanderbilt stopped
Oakland. Yastrzemski had two hits and two runs for the
Commodores (1-3). Vanderbilt added four in the fifth to put the
game away. Anthony Gomez went 3 for 3 with two walks, one run
and two RBI for the Commodores. Robby Enslen had two hits and
two RBI for the Golden Grizzlies (0-1).
Baylor 5, Texas State 1
In Round Rock, Texas, five Baylor hurlers held
Texas State to four hits and one run in a victory at The Dell
Diamond. Tyler Bremer (1-0) started and allowed three hits in
four scoreless innings with one walk and three strikeouts to
claim the victory. Josh Ludy (2 for 3) had a RBI double in the
first and a sacrifice fly to cap a four-run fifth as the Bears
(5-0) took a 5-0 lead. Casey Kalenkosky had a run-scoring double
in the eighth for the Bobcats (2-2). Baylor has held all five
opponents to two runs or less this season.
Virginia 6, William and Mary 5 (11)
In Charlottesville, Va., Mike Papi had a two-run
single in the bottom of the 11th to lift Virginia over William
and Mary in front of 2,598 fans at Davenport Field. The Tribe
(2-2) led 4-0 before the Cavaliers (2-1-1) plated four in the
bottom of the eighth to tie the game at 4. Josh Smith (2 for 6,
2B, 2 R, 1 RBI) scored on an error in the top of the 11th to
give W&M a one-run lead. Jared King went 3 for 5 with two
doubles and three RBI for UVa. Justin Thompson (1-0, 3 IP, 3 H,
1 UE, 4 BB, 2 K) earned the victory. Chris Forsten had two
doubles and two runs for the Tribe, a team that stranded 19..
Louisville 7, Eastern Kentucky 2
In Louisville, Ky., Ty Young went 3 for 3 with
two doubles, a triple, two runs and one RBI as Louisville topped
Eastern Kentucky at Patterson Stadium. Michael Garcia (2 for 3)
hit a two-run homer in the top of the sixth as the Colonels
(2-2) pulled to within one at 3-2. The Cardinals (3-1) tallied
one in the sixth and Stewart Ijames launched a two-run dinger in
a three-run seventh to extend the lead. Adam Engel had three
hits, one run and one RBI for UL. Nick Burdi (1-0, 2 H, 3 BB, 4
K) started and pitched four scoreless innings to pick up the win
for the Cards.
(photo by Jimmy Jones)