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Stanford past Texas
Holy Cross upsets Texas A&M, App State
blanks LSU, OSU tops Georgia Tech
Stanford, Calif., Brett Mooneyham tossed eight solid innings as
No. 3 Stanford clinched a series win over ninth-ranked Texas
with a 6-2 victory Saturday afternoon at Sunken Diamond.
Mooneyham (2-0) allowed three hits and one run with three walks
and seven strikeouts. The Cardinal (6-0) scored two in the
second and three in the fifth to take control. Kenny Diekroeger
(pictured) went 3 for 3 with two doubles and two RBI, while
Austin Wilson was 2 for 3 with a double, a homer and two runs
for Stanford, off to its best start since 1998. Jonathan Walsh
and Jordan Etier both drove in runs for the Longhorns (2-4).
(photos by Zach Sanderson of StanfordPhoto.com)
Holy Cross 7, No. 4 Texas A&M 3 (10)
In College Station, Texas, Chris Sintetos had a
RBI single to spark a four-run 10th as Holy Cross upset Texas
A&M at Blue Bell Park. It was the first win over a Top 10 team
in recent history for the Crusaders (1-1). The Aggies (5-1)
scored one in the first before Jordan Enos (2 for 5, 2 R) had a
two-run homer in a three-run second for Holy Cross. TAMU added
single runs in the fifth and sixth to knot the score at 3.
Brandon Wood and Tyler Naquin both had two hits for the Aggies.
Mike Ahmed (1-0, 1.2 IP, 1 BB) got the win in relief. TAMU
starter Ross Stripling (6 H, 3 R, 3 BB) had 10 strikeouts in 6.2
Appalachian State 1, No. 8 LSU 0
In Baton Rouge, La., Daniel Kassouf’s solo bomb
in the fourth proved to be the deciding factor for Appalachian
State against LSU. The one run for the Mountaineers (3-2) was
all they needed against the Tigers (5-1) as they rode a
three-hit shutout from Ryan Arrowood (1-0, 7 IP, 2 H, BB, 10 K)
and Nathan Hyatt (S 2, 2 IP, 3 K). LSU’s Ryan Eades (1-1) took
the loss after giving up one run on four hits over 6.1 innings.
Tyler Hanover had two of the three hits for the Tigers.
Ohio State 7, No. 10 Georgia Tech 3
In Atlanta, Tim Wetzel and David Corna powered
Ohio State past Georgia Tech to even the series at one game
apiece. Wetzel (4 for 5, RBI) and Corna (2 for 5, RBI) both hit
solo home runs for the Buckeyes (3-2), who jumped out to a 6-1
lead after four. Brian King (2-0, 5 IP, 3 H, 4 BB, 4 K) earned
the victory for OSU. Mott Hyde and Zane Evans both went 1 for 3
with an RBI for the Yellow Jackets (5-2).
No. 20 Cal State Fullerton 4, No. 14 TCU 2
In Fullerton, Calif., Jesse Jenner had a
pinch-hit RBI dunker in his first collegiate at-bat in the
bottom of the eighth to snap a 2-2 tie as Cal State Fullerton
evened its series with TCU at Goodwin Field. Michael Lorenzen
drove in an insurance run later in the frame and worked out of a
ninth-inning jam to earn his second save. The Horned Frogs (2-3)
used two walks and a single to load the bases to start the
ninth, but Lorenzen got a strikeout and a double play to end the
threat and the game. Koby Gauna (2-0, 3 IP, 3 H, 1 UE, 1 BB, 2
K) earned the win in relief. Richie Pedroza went 2 for 3 with
one run and one RBI for the Titans (2-3). Kyle Von Tungeln had
three hits and Derek Odell homered for TCU.
Oregon 7, No. 19 Vanderbilt 2
In Nashville, Tenn., Jake Reed pitched six solid
innings to lead Oregon to a series win over Vanderbilt at
Hawkins Field. Reed (1-0) allowed three hits and two runs with
three walks and five strikeouts. Tommy Thorpe pitched a
scoreless seventh before Joey Housey allowed one hit over the
final two shutout innings with two strikeouts for the Ducks
(6-1). After the Commodores (1-5) got a run in the bottom of the
first, Oregon responded with a four-run fourth. The Ducks scored
three without benefit of a hit before Scott Heineman’s single
plated the fourth run. UO added single runs in the fifth,
seventh and eighth. Tony Kemp went 1 for 2 with a walk and
scored both runs for Vanderbilt.
No. 1 Florida 5, William and Mary 1
In Gainesville, Fla., Preston Tucker homered and
became the program’s career RBI leader as Florida defeated
William and Mary at McKethan Stadium. Tucker (2 for 4) went deep
in the third, passing Brad Wilkerson with 215 career RBI. Casey
Turgeon (2 for 3) added a two-run homer in a three-run sixth for
the Gators (6-1). Brian Johnson (1-0, 6.1 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 2 BB, 2
K) earned the victory. Ryan Lindemuth had two hits and Tadd
Bower homered for the Tribe (2-4).
No. 2 South Carolina 3, Elon 2
In Columbia, S.C., three pitchers combined for 16
strikeouts as South Carolina topped Elon for the second straight
day at Carolina Stadium. Matt Price (1-0) allowed one hit and
one walk in five scoreless innings with eight strikeouts,
matching his career high. Tyler Webb (1 H, 2 UE) fanned a
career-best seven in 3.2 innings. Forrest Koumas allowed a hit
before striking out the final batter of the game in recording
his second save. Christian Walker and Grayson Greiner drove in
runs in the third as the Gamecocks (5-0) led 2-0. Adam Matthews
reached on an error and scored in the fifth as South Carolina
built a 3-0 lead. Alex Swim and Garrett Koster had RBI singles
in the top of the ninth for the Phoenix, but Elon stranded a
pair in the final frame. Tanner English had two hits and one RBI
for the Gamecocks.
No. 5 Arkansas 4, Valparaiso 3
In Fayetteville, Ark., Arkansas bounced back from
an early 3-0 deficit to nip Valparaiso and clinch the series
victory. Chris Manning, Elliott Martin and John Loeffler each
drove in a run in a three-run first for the Crusaders (2-3). The
Razorbacks (7-0) got single runs in the third and fifth before
taking the lead with two in the sixth. Bo Bigham went 2 for 4
with one RBI, while Jacob Morris went 1 for 2 with two runs and
one RBI for Arkansas. Ryne Stanek (2-0, 6 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 1 ER, 2
BB, 4 K) got the win, while Barrett Astin tossed two scoreless
innings with one hit and one strikeout for his first save.
Tanner Vavra went 3 for 4 with a run for Valpo.
No. 6 Rice 2, Dallas Baptist 0
In Houston, Matthew Reckling struck out 11 in 8.1
innings, both career highs, as Rice edged Dallas Baptist.
Reckling (1-0) allowed two hits and walked three. J.T. Chargois
got the final two outs for his third save and second in the
series. Michael Fuda (3 for 4, 2 2B) had a RBI double in the
bottom of the first and Michael Ratterree homered in the fourth
for the Owls (7-0). Austin Elkins and R.J. Talamantes both had
hits for the Patriots (3-3).
No. 7 North Carolina 14, Wright State 0
In Chapel Hill, N.C., Colin Moran hit for the
cycle to lead North Carolina past Wright State at Boshamer
Stadium. Moran went 5 for 6 with three runs and six RBI. He
singled in the first, doubled in the third, tripled in the sixth
and belted a three-run homer in the seventh. The Tar Heels (4-1)
scored in seven of their eight at-bats, including three in both
the seventh and eighth. Tommy Coyle went 2 for 4 with two runs
and four RBI for UNC. Chris Munnelly (1-0, 3 H, 3 BB, 3 K)
picked up the win. Jake Hibberd had two hits and a walk for the
No. 11 Florida State 3, FIU 1
In Tallahassee, Fla., James Ramsey drove in all
three of Florida State’s runs to lift the Seminoles past FIU.
Ramsey delivered a two-run single in the bottom of the second
and added a solo home run in the seventh. Starter Mike Compton
earned his second win for the Seminoles (5-1), going six
scoreless innings allowing only two hits and two walks. Iosmel
Leon provided the only scoring for the Golden Panthers (1-4),
hitting a solo home run in the eighth.
No. 12 Miami (Fla.) 11, Albany 1
In Coral Gables, Fla., Eric Whaley (1-0) gave up
no earned runs over six innings while striking out six as Miami
mauled Albany. The Hurricanes (6-0) needed only eight hits
combined with nine walks by the Great Danes (0-2) to score 11
runs in their win. Starter Sean Lucas (0-1) took the loss after
giving up five runs on three hits and seven walks. Hurricane
catcher Peter O’Brien had a big day at the plate, going 2 for 4
with two doubles, two runs and three RBI.
No. 13 Georgia 2, Winthrop 1
In Athens, Ga., Peter Verdin’s RBI single in the
bottom of the eighth snapped a 1-1 tie and lifted Georgia past
Winthrop at Foley Field. The Eagles (0-6) got a run-scoring
single by Tyler Donovan (2 for 3) in the top of the fifth before
Nelson Ward’s RBI double in the bottom of the frame for the
Bulldogs (6-0) tied it at 1. Bryan Benzor (2-0, 2 IP, 1 K)
earned the win in relief of Michael Palazzone (7 IP 3 H, 1 R, 2
BB, 4 K). Eric Ruth (3 H, 1 R, 1 BB) struck out six in seven
innings for Winthrop.
No. 15 Arizona 15-3, Auburn 4-8
In Tucson, Ariz., Konner Wade (1-0) racked up 10
strikeouts in 6.2 innings in the opener as Arizona spilt a
doubleheader with Auburn at Hi Corbett Field. The Wildcats (5-1)
cranked out a season-high 17 hits on offense in Game 1 as Joey
Rickard (3 for 5, 2 R) and Alex Mejia (3 for 5, HR, 3 R, 3 RBI)
combined for six hits and five runs. Auburn (3-5) scored in
three different innings, but it wasn’t enough to match Arizona’s
firepower. Auburn starter Slade Smith (0-2) suffered the loss
after giving up seven runs in 2.2 innings. In the finale, Auburn
starter Daniel Koger (1-0) was able to shutout Arizona (5-2)
over six innings as he only surrendered two hits. Auburn (4-4)
got off to a quick start, scoring four runs in first two
innings. The first two runs came on a balk and an RBI single
from Garrett Cooper (2 for 5, RBI). In the second, the Tigers
added two more on singles by Blake Austin (3 for 5, 2 RBI) and
Ryan Tella (2 for 4, RBI). Arizona starter James Farris (1-1)
took the loss after giving up five runs on seven hits in 3.1
No. 16 Clemson 9, Maine 5
In Clemson, S.C., Spencer Kieboom and Phil Pohl
lifted Clemson past visiting Maine. Kieboom’s three-run homer in
the bottom of the fifth put the Tigers (3-2) ahead 7-4. The
Black Bears (1-1) jumped out to a 4-0 lead after scoring four in
the top of the third off Clemson starter Dominic Leone. However,
Leone (1-0, 5 IP, 6 H, 4 ER, 6 K) regained form and earned the
victory. Pohl’s home run in the bottom of the sixth made it 9-4
and put the game out of reach. Center fielder Colin Gay was 3
for 4 with one run and 2 RBI for the Maine.
No. 17 Oklahoma 10, Hartford 5
In Norman, Okla., Jordan John came out of the
bullpen to shut down visiting Hartford and help Oklahoma rally
back for the victory. John (2-1, 6 IP, 4 H, 1 UE, 4 K) entered
the game in the third with the Sooners (3-2) trailing
4-2. Oklahoma scored three in the bottom of the fifth thanks to
a two-run triple by Caleb Bushyhead and RBI single from Garrett
Carey. Hunter Lockwood also joined in on the offensive with
Bushyhead (3 for 4, BB, 3 R, 3 RBI) and Carey (2 for 3, 2 RBI)
as he had two hits, a solo homer and an RBI double. Simon
Kudernatsch was 3 for 4 with 4 RBI for the Hawks (0-2).
San Diego 13, No. 18 Oregon State 2
In San Diego, Kris Bryant went 3 for 5 with a
double and three RBI as San Diego thumped Oregon State at
Cunningham Stadium. The Toreros (4-2) scored three in the first,
three in the fourth and four in the eighth. Dillon Haupt (3 for
5, 3 R, 2 RBI) homered for USD. Michael Conforto and Jake
Rodriguez both had three hits for the Beavers (4-3). Dylan Covey
(1-1, 6.1 IP, 7 H, 2 R, 5 BB, 2 K) earned the victory.
Riverside 3, Arizona State 1
Tempe, Ariz., Joie Dunyon of UC Riverside was able to pick up
his first save of the year as he closed the door on Arizona
State’s comeback with runners in scoring position. The Sun
Devils (4-1) were unable to get any runs across in the ninth
with only one out as the Highlanders (3-3) picked up the win in
the second game of the series. UCR scored first in the third
when Eddie Young ripped an RBI single down the right field line
and Clayton Prestridge (2 for 3, BB) followed that up with
another RBI single. That was all UCR would need as starter Eddie
Orozco (1-1) gave up just one run over six innings of four-hit
baseball. ASU’s Darin Gillies (1-1) was given the loss after
giving up two runs on three hits in 2.1 innings. Deven Marrero
had two hits and Joey DeMichele homered for the Sun Devils.
Georgia Southern 7-7, Radford 6-6 (Game 2 – 11
In Statesboro, Ga., Georgia Southern got a pair
of walk-off wins, but may have suffered a devastating loss
against Radford. All-American Victor Roache reportedly suffered
a broken bone in his wrist in the nightcap diving for a ball in
right field. Roache (3 for 4, 2 RBI) drove in the first of three
in the bottom of the ninth in the opener for the Eagles (5-1).
The Highlanders (1-5) scored two in the eighth and three in the
ninth to take a 6-4 lead before the GSU rally. Scooter Williams
had two hits and two runs, while Chase Griffin homered for the
Eagles. Matt Hillsinger and Matt Mack both had three hits,
including a double, for Radford. In the nightcap, GSU scored in
the seventh and eighth to tie it and won it in the bottom of the
11th on a bases-loaded walk to Griffin. Eric Phillips had three
hits and two RBI for the Eagles. Hillsinger, Hunter Higgerson
and Daniel Wright each had three hits for the Highlanders.
UCLA 9, Baylor 3
In Los Angeles, Beau Amaral went 3 for 5 with a
double, two runs and two RBI as UCLA leveled its series with
Baylor. The Bruins (3-3) scored three in the first and broke a
3-3 deadlock with five in the sixth. Jeff Gelalich (2 for 3, HR,
2 RBI) and Cody Keefer both drove in two for UCLA. Nathan Orf
went 2 for 5 with two RBI for the Bears (6-1). David Berg (1-0,
1.1 IP, 1 H, 1 BB) earned the win in relief.
Bethune-Cookman 7, USF 3
In Tampa, Fla., Gabriel Hernandez struck out six
in six innings as Bethune-Cookman evened its series at USF.
Hernandez (1-1) allowed two hits, two walks and two runs. The
Wildcats (3-3) scored three in the seventh to extend a 3-2 lead.
Jordan Taylor went 2 for 5 with two RBI for B-CU. Andrew Longley
doubled and drove in one for the Bulls (4-2).
Southern Miss 2, Troy 1
In Hattiesburg, Miss., Jake Drehoff and James
McMahon combined on the five-hitter as Southern Miss evened its
series with Troy in front of 3,539 fans at Pete Taylor Park.
Drehoff (2-0) allowed four hits and one run in six innings with
three walks and one strikeout. McMahon worked three scoreless
innings with one hit, one walk and three strikeouts to record
his second save. The Golden Eagles (3-3) scored single runs in
the first and third. Josh McDorman (1 for 4) scored in the
seventh for the Trojans (3-2). Jimmy Hodgskin (0-1, 7 IP, 4 H, 2
R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 4 K) took the loss.
Texas State 6, Houston 1
In Houston, Travis Ballew allowed one unearned
run in 5.1 innings as Texas State evened its series with Houston
at Cougar Field. Ballew (2-0) allowed seven hits and four walks
while fanning four. Hunter Lemke worked 2.2 shutout innings with
two hits, one walk and one strikeout before Dylan Adamek worked
around one hit and one walk in the ninth with three strikeouts.
Casey Kalenkosky homered for the second straight game, while
Jeff McVaney had two doubles and two runs for the Bobcats (3-3).
Tyler Sibley went 3 for 4 for Texas State. Jacob Lueneburg had
three hits and Landon Appling went 2 for 5 for the Cougars
UAB 1, Ball State 0 (12)
In Birmingham, Ala., Ben Bullard and Ryan Nance
combined on the four-hit shutout in 12 innings as UAB edged Ball
State for the second straight day. Bullard fanned nine in seven
innings with two hits and one walk. Nance (1-0) surrendered two
hits and two free passes with four strikeouts in five innings.
Patrick Palmeiro delivered a RBI triple in the bottom of the
12th for the Blazers (4-2). T.J. Weir had two hits and a walk
for the Cardinals (1-3). BSU starter Nestor Bautista allowed two
hits and one walk in seven innings with seven strikeouts.
North Dakota State 11-18, Northern Colorado
In Greeley, Colo., Nick Anderson homered in both
games as North Dakota State swept a doubleheader at Northern
Colorado. Anderson went 5 for 9 with four runs and seven RBI. He
had a grand slam in an eight-run second in the opener. Nick
Colwell went 8 for 11 with four runs and four RBI while tying a
program record with five hits in the nightcap for the Bison
(4-2). Luke Anderson (2-0, 7 IP, 9 H, 2 R, 1 K) earned the
complete-game victory in the opener. Dylan Banach and Adam
Hilker both had three hits on the day for the Bears (0-3).
Wake Forest 7, Cincinnati 0
In Winston-Salem, N.C., Tim Cooney struck out 10
in seven innings as Wake Forest blanked Cincinnati. Cooney (1-1)
gave up three hits and walked three. Nate Jones fanned two over
the final two hitless innings for the Demon Deacons (3-4). Brett
Armour (2 for 4, 2 R) had a two-run double to spark a four-run
second for WFU. Pat Blair went 4 for 5 with a double, one run
and two RBI for the Demon Deacons. Nic Spence went 1 for 2 with
a walk for the Bearcats (0-5).
Maryland 3, Western Carolina 0
In Greenville, N.C., Brady Kirkpatrick and Jimmy
Reed combined on a four-hit shutout as Maryland blanked Western
Carolina in the opener of the Keith LeClair Classic. Kirkpatrick
(1-0) allowed four hits and two walks in 7.1 innings with five
strikeouts. Reed retired the five batters he faced for his
second save. The Terps (3-1) scored two unearned runs in the
second and added a run in the top of the ninth. Kyle Convissar
went 1 for 4 and scored twice. Tyler While had two hits for the
Catamounts (4-1). Jordan Smith (0-1, 7 IP, 3 H, 2 UE, 3 BB, 3 K)
was saddled with the loss.
Virginia 7, Monmouth 1
In Charlottesville, Va., Scott Silverstein struck
out eight in seven innings as Virginia defeated Monmouth at
Davenport Field. Silverstein (1-0) allowed three hits, two walks
and one run. Chris Taylor had a RBI triple and scored in a
three-run third, and Reed Gragnani added a three-run double in
the sixth for the Cavaliers (4-1-1). Branden Cogswell had two
hits and two runs for UVa. Owen Stewart had a run-scoring double
in the fourth for the Hawks (3-2).