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Wilson homers and
drives in four as Stanford routs Rice
Florida downs FGCU, B-CU has 46-game
conference win streak snapped
Stanford, Calif., Austin Wilson (right) had a three-run homer
and knocked in four as second-ranked Stanford outscored No. 4
Rice 11-6 Saturday afternoon at Sunken Diamond. The dinger by
Wilson (2 for 4) in the fourth gave the Cardinal (13-1) a 7-3
advantage. Eric Smith went 3 for 4 with two doubles, two runs
and three RBI, while Brian Ragira (3 for 5, 2 R, 2 RBI) homered
for Stanford. Brett Mooneyham (4-0, 6 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 4 BB, 9 K)
earned the victory. Michael Fuda (3 for 5, 2 R, 3 RBI) and
Christian Stringer (2 for 5) both went deep for the Owls (12-4).
(photo by David Elkinson of StanfordPhoto.com)
No. 1 Florida 8, FGCU 3
In Gainesville, Fla., Mike Zunino had a two-run
single to spark a four-run first as Florida clinched a series
win over FGCU. Zunino finished with two hits, while Nolan
Fontana went 2 for 3 with a home run, two walks, two runs and
two RBI for the Gators (14-1). Brian Johnson (2-0, 6 IP, 5 H, 3
R, 6 K) recorded the victory. Andrew Valencia had a two-run
homer in the sixth, while Ryan Gebhart went 2 for 4 with two
runs for the Eagles (6-7).
Florida A&M 3-5, Bethune-Cookman 2-4
In Tallahassee, Fla., Florida A&M swept a MEAC
doubleheader from Bethune-Cookman, ending the 46-game conference
win streak for the Wildcats. B-CU had not lost a league series
since 2005. Tony Covington (2-1) earned the win in both
contests. He retired the final two batters in the top of the
ninth in the opener before a RBI single by Jarryd Reid (2 for 5)
in the bottom of the frame gave the win to the Rattlers (2-0,
3-12). Alejandro Sanchez had two hits and a run for the Wildcats
(0-2, 5-9). Covington worked the final 1.1 innings in Game 2
with one hit and one strikeout. FAMU tied it at 4 with two in
the sixth and won it in the bottom of the seventh as a single by
Daniel Lee (3 for 3, 2 R, 2 RBI) plated Reid. Jordan Taylor and
Anthony Stokes both had two hits for B-CU.
No. 3 South Carolina 6, Princeton 1
In Columbia, S.C., Christian Walker had three
hits, including an RBI double, to lead South Carolina past
Princeton and clinch the series. Dante Rosenberg also went 2 for
3 with a run and RBI to lead the Gamecocks (12-1). Matt Price
(2-0) earned the win, pitching six innings with four hits, one
earned run and six strikeouts. Alec Keller and Steve Harrington
both went 2 for 4 to pace the Tigers (2-4).
No. 5 Texas A&M 5, No. 14 Cal State Fullerton
5 (suspended top 10)
In College Station, Texas, rain came after nine
innings, forcing the suspension of the game between Texas A&M
and Cal State Fullerton. The Titans scored three in the sixth to
take a 5-4 lead before Jacob House delivered a run-scoring
double in the bottom of the eighth for the Aggies. The game will
resume at noon on Sunday.
No 6 Arkansas 5-6, Binghamton 3-0
In Fayetteville, Ark., Sam Bates and Matt
Reynolds both homered in the bottom of the first to spark
Arkansas to a doubleheader sweep of Binghamton. Jimmy Bosco
added a two-run homer in the fifth to extend the lead for the
Razorbacks (14-2). John Howell, Jake Thomas, and Zach Blanden
all had two hits for the Bearcats (0-6). D.J. Baxendale (5-0, 5
IP, 6 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 3 K) picked up the win. In the finale, five
Arkansas pitchers combined to limit Binghamton to four
hits. Starter Randall Font (1-1) recorded the win and struck out
four in his six innings. Bo Bigham and Joe Serrano both had two
hits and an RBI for the Razorbacks. Shaun McGraw went 2 for 3
for the Bearcats.
No. 7 North Carolina 6, No. 18 Clemson 3
In Clemson, S.C., North Carolina used a pair of
bases-loaded walks and a sacrifice fly to score three in the top
of the ninth, snapping a 3-3 tie and earning an ACC series win
over Clemson. Jordan Parks had two hits and knocked in a pair,
while Tommy Coyle went 3 for 5 with two runs for the Tar Heels
(2-0, 12-2). Shane Taylor (3-0, 1 IP) earned the win in relief,
while Michael Morin fanned one in the ninth for his sixth save.
Spencer Kieboom and Jason Stolz both went 3 for 4 with a run for
the Tigers (0-2, 6-6).
No. 8 Florida State 5, Duke 0
In Durham, N.C., Mike Compton, Brian Busch, and
Gage Smith combined for a five-hit shutout as Florida State
blanked Duke in ACC action. Compton (4-0) pitched seven innings
of three-hit ball before yielding to the bullpen. Infielders
Sherman Johnson and Devin Travis both had two hits and one RBI
for the Seminoles (2-0, 13-1) and Jayce Boyd delivered a
three-run double in the ninth to ice a second conference victory
for Florida State. David Perkins was 1 for 3 with a walk for the
Blue Devils (0-2, 7-10).
NC State 8, No. 9 Georgia Tech 5
In Raleigh, N.C., Chris Diaz drove in four as NC
State evened its ACC series with Georgia Tech. Diaz (3 for 4, 1
R) delivered a two-run double in the bottom of the first to give
the Wolfpack (1-1, 10-3) a 3-0 lead. The Yellow Jackets (1-1,
11-4) fell behind 7-0 before scoring a couple of runs in the top
of the seventh. Sam Dove and Brandon Thomas both had two hits
for Georgia Tech. Carlos Rodon (3-0, 7 IP, 4 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, 6 K)
earned the win for NC State while Josh Heddinger (1-1, 0 IP, 2
H, 4 R, 2 BB) picked up the loss.
No. 10 Arizona 16, Eastern Michigan 7
In Tucson, Ariz., Alex Mejia went 4 for 5 with
four runs as Arizona pounded Eastern Michigan. The Wildcats
(12-2) had three big innings, tallying five in the second and
four in both the fourth and sixth. Johnny Field had two hits and
four RBI, while Trent Gilbert went 3 for 4 with a double and
four runs. Konner Wade (3-0, 5.1 IP, 9 H, 7 R, 6 ER, 3 BB, 3 K)
got the win. Matt Hitt went 3 for 3 with a double, two runs and
one RBI, while Daniel Russell went 2 for 2 with a triple, two
walks and two runs for the Eagles (3-10).
No. 19 UCLA 7, No. 11 Georgia 6
In Athens, Ga., Jeff Gelalich went 3 for 4 with
one run as UCLA edged Georgia to clinch the series victory and
extend its win streak to nine. The Bulldogs (11-4) took the lead
with three in the third before the Bruins (11-3) scored in four
of the final five innings. Georgia got a run in each of the
final three innings, but came up one run short. Cody Keefer and
Chris Keck both had two hits and a run for UCLA. Ryan Deeter
(1-0, 1 IP, 3 H, 1 UE, 1 BB, 2 K) earned the win in relief,
while Scott Griggs (1.1 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 2 BB, 3 K) registered his
fourth save. Kyle Farmer had two doubles and two RBI, while
Jonathan Hester went 3 for 5 with a double and one RBI for the
No. 13 LSU 6, Michigan 4
In Baton Rouge, La., Grant Dozar had a two-run
single to cap a three-run seventh as LSU rallied past Michigan
for its eighth straight victory. Raph Rhymes went 3 for 5 with a
double, two runs and one RBI, while Tyler Hanover drove in two
for the Tigers (13-2). Jared Foster also went deep for LSU. Ryan
Eades (3-1, 8 IP, 10 H, 4 R, 7 K) picked up the win, while Nick
Goody worked a scoreless ninth with two strikeouts for his first
save. Will Drake went 3 for 4, while Michael O’Neill, Coley
Crank and Dylan Delaney (2 for 3, 2 RBI) all homered for the
No. 15 Miami (Fla.) 5, Boston College 3
In Coral Gables, Fla., Stephen Perez delivered a
two-run triple in the bottom of the eighth to break a 3-3
deadlock as Miami clinched an ACC series victory over Boston
College. Brad Fieger homered to lead off the eighth as the
Hurricanes (2-0, 11-3) tied the game at 3. Jarred Mederos went 3
for 4 with a double and two runs for Miami. Anthony Melchionda
(3 for 4, 2 R, 1 RBI) and Rob Moir (3 for 4) both had two
triples for the Eagles (0-2, 6-7). A.J. Salcines (2-0, 2 IP, 3
H, 1 R) got the win, while E.J. Encinosa fanned two in the ninth
for his second save.
No. 16 Ole Miss 9, Houston 0
In Oxford, Miss., R.J. Hively fanned nine in six
innings as Ole Miss blanked Houston for the second straight day.
Hively (3-0) scattered four hits and walked two. Blake Newalu
had a two-run single in a five-run third as the Rebels (12-2)
took a 7-0 advantage. Matt Snyder went 4 for 4 with a double,
two runs and two RBI, while Alex Yarbrough added two hits,
including a triple, and two runs for the home team. Jake Runte
went 1 for 3 with a walk for the Cougars (6-8).
No. 17 Oklahoma 5, West Virginia 2
In Eugene, Okla., Dillon Overton went the
distance with six strikeouts as Oklahoma topped West Virginia in
the Nike College Showcase. Overton (3-0) allowed six hits and
one earned run without walking a batter. Jack Mayfield had a RBI
double to snap a 2-2 tie and spark a three-run rally in the
bottom of the eighth. Max White went 3 for 4 with one run and
one RBI for the Sooners (10-4). Gabe Brown had two hits,
including a triple, and scored once for the Mountaineers (6-8).
Alabama 7, No. 20 Louisville 6
In Tuscaloosa, Ala., Jon Kelton knocked in the
game-winner with a bunt single in the bottom of the eighth as
Alabama edged Louisville in the DRASH Alabama Classic. Kenny
Roberts and Ben Moore both had two hits and two runs for the
Crimson Tide (6-8). Jake Hubbard (2-0) got a double play to end
the eighth and hurled a perfect ninth to earn the victory.
Stewart Ijames (3 for 4, 2 R, 2 RBI) homered, while Adam Engel
went 2 for 3 with a double, two walks and two runs for the
Long Beach State 7, Arizona State 3
In Long Beach, Calif., Matt Duffy went 2 for 3
with three RBI as Long Beach State evened its series with
Arizona State. The Dirtbags (5-9) scored three in the second and
third in building a 6-0 lead. Brennan Metzger (2 for 4) and
Richard Prigatano both had two runs for LBSU. Matt Anderson
(1-0, 6.1 IP, 8 H, 3 R, 1 BB, 4 K) was the starter and winner.
Kasey Coffman had two hits and two RBI for the Sun Devils (9-4).
All 19 hits in the game were singles.
Liberty 7-4, St. John’s 4-1
In Lynchburg, Va., Andy Smith homered to snap a
3-3 tie in the bottom of the sixth of the opener as Liberty
swept a doubleheader from St. John’s. The Flames (15-1) are off
to their best start in program history. Liberty added three in
the eighth in Game 1 for insurance. Smith finished with two hits
and three runs. Patrick Bankemper (1-0, 3 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 5
K) earned the win in relief, while Trey Lambert fanned one in
the ninth for his first save. Jeremy Baltz went 3 for 3 with a
double and two RBI for the Red Storm (4-9). In the nightcap,
Michael Robertson went 2 for 4 with two runs for Liberty. Brooks
Roy (3-0, 4 IP, 1 H, 1 BB, 2 K) registered the win, with Carson
Herndon (3 IP, 2 H, 1 BB, 3 K) earning his first save. Baltz had
two hits, including a home run, for St. John’s.
Wake Forest 9, Maryland 6
In Winston-Salem, N.C., Pat Blair went 1 for 2
with three walks and three runs as Wake Forest topped Maryland
for its 12th straight victory. The Demon Deacons (2-0, 13-4)
last won a dozen in a row in 2002. WFU used two wild pitches and
an error to take the lead for good with three in the sixth.
Charlie Morgan drove in two for the Deacons. Nate Jones (2-0,
1.2 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 K) got the win in relief, while Michael
Dimrock fanned four over the final two innings for his fifth
save. Tomo Delp had a two-run homer in the top of the sixth for
the Terrapins (0-2, 11-3).
Purdue 22, Murray State 1
In Murray, Ky., Kevin Plawecki homered and drove
in five as Purdue pounded Murray State. The Boilermakers (10-1)
amassed 30 hits and scored eight in both the sixth and ninth.
Tyler Spillner homered and knocked in four, while Eric Charles
(3 R, 3 RBI), Cameron Perkins (2B, 3 R, 2 RBI) and Stephen
Talbott (3B, 2 R, 1 RBI) all had four hits for Purdue. Lance
Breedlove (2-1, 6 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 2 K) picked up the victory. Ty
Stetson doubled and scored in the first on a two-base hit by
Travis Isaak for the lone run for the Thoroughbreds (8-7).
UNC Wilmington 8, James
In Wilmington, N.C., Michael Bass went 2 for 4
with a double and three RBI as UNC Wilmington clinched a CAA
series win over James Madison. The Seahawks (2-0, 5-9) scored
two in the fifth to take the lead for good at 6-5 before adding
two insurance runs in the seventh. Hunter Ridge (3 for 4, 2 R)
had two doubles and Jake Koenig (2 for 4, 2B) drove in a pair
for UNCW. Mat Batts (1-2, 5 IP, 8 H, 5 R, 2 BB, 6 K) got the
win, while Ricky Holden (4 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 3 K) earned his first
save. Conner Brown (3 for 5), Cole McInturff (2 for 4) and Ian
Haynes (2 for 4) each drove in two for the Dukes (0-2, 5-9-1).
Michigan State 4, Seton Hall 3 (15)
In Port Charlotte, Fla., Michigan State scored
four in the bottom of the 15th to upend Seton Hall in the
Snowbird Classic. Pinch-hitter Andrew Carpenter delivered a
two-run single to tie the game and Anthony Cheky brought home
the game-winner with a base hit. Ryan Jones had five hits and a
run for the Spartans (7-6). Tim Simpson (1-0) got the final out
in the top of the 15th to record the victory. Mike Genovese had
two hits, including a RBI double, for the Pirates (5-9). Rick
Mangione (6.1 IP, 7 H) and Ryan Harvey (4.1 IP, 2 H, 2 BB) both
struck out eight for Seton Hall. The 5:40 marathon finished just
before midnight ET.
UC Riverside 1, Sacramento State 0
In Riverside, Calif., Eddie Orozco was perfect
for six innings, finishing with a three-hit shutout and 15
strikeouts as UC Riverside edged Sacramento State. Devyn Bolasky
(2 for 4) had a RBI single in the bottom of the third for the
Highlanders (6-8). Kyle Moses (2 for 4) had a leadoff single in
the seventh to give the Hornets (5-9) their first base-runner.
Orozco (3-1) struck out the side in the ninth to tie the
program’s Division I record for punchouts in a game. Tanner
Mendonca (2-2, 6 H, 1 R, 1 BB) struck out 10 in eight innings
for Sacramento State.
Kentucky 7, Canisius 5
In Lexington, Ky., Jerad Grundy struck out seven
over seven scoreless innings as Kentucky topped Canisius to
remain the nation’s only undefeated team at 15-0. Grundy (3-0)
allowed three hits and two walks. A.J. Reed went 2 for 4 with
three RBI, while J.T. Riddle added two hits, including a double,
and two RBI for the Wildcats. Manny Hernandez had three hits and
Christian Segar drove in two as the Golden Griffins (7-7) scored
all their runs in the top of the ninth.
Mercer 6, Mississippi State 1
In Starkville, Miss., Brandon Barker allowed one
run over eight innings as Mercer evened its series with
Mississippi State. Barker (2-0) allowed six hits and one walk
with one strikeout. Nick Backlund (4 for 4, 2 R) and Logan
Gaines (2 for 5, 2 R) both homered for the Bears (12-4). Adam
Frazier and Mitch Slauter both had two hits for the Bulldogs
(13-3), which had their seven-game win streak snapped.
Winthrop 3, Holy Cross 2
In Rock Hill, S.C., Eric Ruth fanned a
career-high 13 as Winthrop edged Holy Cross. Ruth (1-1) allowed
eight hits and two unearned runs while not allowing a free pass.
Austin Stuart fanned one in a hitless ninth for his first save.
Matt Lobacz had a two-run single in a three-run third for the
Eagles (2-13). Patrick Puentes and Stephen Wadsworth both had
run-scoring singles in the first for the Crusaders (4-6).
Oklahoma State 13-5, Alabama A&M 2-0
In Stillwater, Okla., Robbie Rea tied a school
record with three home runs in the opener as Oklahoma State
swept a doubleheader and the series against Alabama A&M. Rea
went 5 for 5 with two doubles, four runs and nine RBI, one away
from the program record. Hunter Bailey (3 for 4, 2 2B, 2 RBI)
also went deep for the Cowboys (9-7). Kyle Ottoson (1-2, 3 H, 1
R, 2 BB, 7 K) earned the win. James Brown went 2 for 3 with one
run and one RBI for the Bulldogs (5-12). Zach Fish drove in a
pair in the nightcap for OSU, while Rea doubled and scored.
Randy McCurry (2-1, 8 IP, 2 H, 1 BB, 7 K) earned the victory.
Brandyn Crutcher and Jordan Friend both had hits for A&M.
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