March 11, 2012

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CBI Live: No. 12 Oregon 4, Connecticut 0

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UNC wins in 11 at Clemson to complete ACC sweep

Rice nips Stanford, Fullerton take two at Texas A&M, UCLA sweeps Georgia


In Clemson, S.C., seventh-ranked North Carolina tied it with three in the ninth and plated the game-winner in the top of the 11th in a 6-5 win on Sunday to complete an ACC sweep at No. 18 Clemson. Jacob Stallings (3 for 6, 2B, HR, 2 RBI) had a run-scoring single in the ninth and Mike Zolk (3 for 6) drove in the deciding run with a base hit in the 11th. Colin Moran (right) also had three hits, including a double, for the Tar Heels (3-0, 13-2). Michael Morin (1-0, 2.1 IP, 1 H, 1 BB, 3 K) earned the victory. Jon McGibbon (2 for 4, 2B, 2 R) and Thomas Brittle (2 for 5) both drove in two, while Jason Stolz (2 for 5) went deep for the Tigers (0-3, 6-7). (photo by Jeff Camarati, UNC Athletic Communications)


No. 14 Cal State Fullerton 6-4, No. 5 Texas A&M 5-3 (Game 1 – 11 innings)

In College Station, Texas, pinch-hitter Anthony Hutting delivered a RBI grounder in the top of the ninth to break a 3-3 tie, and Michael Lorenzen posted two saves on the day as Cal State Fullerton swept a doubleheader from Texas A&M. Grahamm Wiest (1-1) tossed four solid innings of relief, and Matt Chapman hit his first homer – Fullerton’s second – a two-run shot that helped the Titans (10-5) recover from an early 3-0 deficit in the nightcap. In the first game, a continuation from Saturday, Austin Kingsolver singled in Anthony Trajano in the top of the 11th as Fullerton rallied from an early 3-0 deficit. Willie Kuhl (1-1) pitched 1.1 scoreless innings, starting with a strikeout to end the bottom of the ninth, when the Aggies had the winning run on third base. The Aggies dropped to 13-3.


No. 4 Rice 1, No. 2 Stanford 0

In Stanford, Calif., Jordan Stephens and J.T. Chargois combined on the four-hit shutout as Rice salvaged the finale of its three-game series at Stanford. Stephens (2-0) allowed three hits and three walks in 6.2 innings with two strikeouts to earn the victory. Chargois surrendered one hit in 2.1 innings to record his fourth save. Jeremy Rathjen (2 for 3) had a two-out RBI single in the top of the third to plate the game’s lone run. Christian Stringer went 2 for 5 with one run for the Owls (13-4). John Hochstatter (3-1, 6.2 IP, 5 H, 1 UE, 3 BB, 2 K) suffered the loss for the Cardinal (13-2).


No. 19 UCLA 7, No. 11 Georgia 3

In Athens, Ga., Cody Keefer went 3 for 5 with a double and two RBI as UCLA completed the sweep of Georgia. The Bruins (12-3) scored three in the first and added pairs in both the seventh and ninth. Beau Amaral went 1 for 3 with a walk and two runs for UCLA. Chase Brewer (1-0, 1.1 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 2 BB, 1 K) picked up the win in relief. Curt Powell drove in two for the Bulldogs (11-5).


No. 1 Florida 3, FGCU 2

In Gainesville, Fla., Taylor Gushue blasted a solo homer in the bottom of the seventh to break a 2-2 tie and give Florida a sweep of FGCU. Casey Turgeon had a two-run homer in the fifth to give the Gators (15-1) a 2-1 lead. Andrew Valencia doubled in a run to tie the game at 2 for the Eagles (6-8). Austin Maddox posted his fifth save, preserving the win for Daniel Gibson (1-0), who tossed a career-high 2.1 innings with no hits and career-best four strikeouts. Jason Forjet (0-2) pitched well for the Eagles, working into the seventh with four hits, three earned runs and seven strikeouts. Florida has won 13 straight and is off to its best start in school history.


No. 3 South Carolina 3, Princeton 1
In Columbia, S.C., Erik Payne drove in two as South Carolina completed a three-game sweep of Princeton. Payne (2 for 3) hit a solo homer in the bottom of the first and delivered an RBI double in the seventh to put the Gamecocks (13-1) ahead 3-1. Starting pitcher Colby Holmes (3-0) earned the win for South Carolina, allowing four hits and striking out six in five scoreless innings. Matt Bowman (1-1) was the tough-luck loser for the Tigers (2-5), allowing three runs and five hits in seven innings. Princeton’s Alec Keller and Sam Mulroy both went 2 for 4.


No. 8 Florida State 10, Duke 2
In Durham, N.C., Justin Gonzalez and Jose Brizeula helped spark a four-run third that pushed Florida State over Duke for an ACC series sweep. Gonzalez (2 for 2, 3 R) delivered an RBI double and was immediately driven in on a triple by Brizuela (2 for 3, 3 R) which gave the Seminoles (3-0, 14-1) a 4-1 lead. Angelo LaBruna and Jordan Betts both had two hits for the Blue Devils (0-3, 7-11). Robert Huber (2-2, 4 IP, 7 H, 5 ER, 3 BB) caught the loss for Duke while Florida State’s Peter Miller picked up his third win, striking out five and walking two in five innings.

NC State 8, No. 9 Georgia Tech 3
In Raleigh, N.C., Logan Jernigan struck out nine in six hitless innings that helped NC State take the pivotal third game of its ACC match-up with Georgia Tech. Jernigan (3-0) surrendered six walks and gave up two earned runs to the visiting Yellow Jackets (1-2, 11-5). Jernigan was backed by a Wolfpack (2-1, 11-3) offense that scored two runs in the first, third, fourth, and fifth innings. Chris Diaz and Matt Berquist (2 2B, RBI) both had two hits to pace the NC State offensive attack and jump on Georgia Tech starter Dusty Isaacs (3 IP, 5 R, 4 ER, 6 BB) and reliever Cole Pitts (3 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 2 ER) early.

No. 10 Arizona 9, Eastern Michigan 8

In Tucson, Ariz., Robert Refsnyder had a run-scoring single in the bottom of the ninth to extend his hit streak to 17 as Arizona swept Eastern Michigan to stretch its win streak to eight. The Eagles (3-11) scored four in the eighth to take an 8-7 lead before the Wildcats (13-2) tied it in the bottom of the frame before winning it in the ninth. Bobby Brown went 2 for 5 with a triple, three runs and two RBI, while Seth Mejias Brean (3 for 5, 2 RBI) was a home run short of the cycle for Arizona. Mathew Troupe (2-0, 1.2 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 1 BB, 3 K) picked up the win. Brent Orhman went 3 for 5 with a triple, two runs and one RBI for EMU.


Notre Dame 7, No. 13 LSU 1

In Baton Rouge, La., Sean Fitzgerald allowed one run in eight innings as Notre Dame knocked off LSU. Fitzgerald (2-1) gave up six hits and one walk while striking out four. Conor Biggio went 2 for 5 with a double, two runs and three RBI, while Charlie Markson had two hits and two runs for the Irish (7-5). Ty Ross went 3 for 4 with a double and a run for the Tigers (13-3).


No. 15 Miami (Fla.) 4, Boston College 1

In Coral Gables, Fla., Bryan Radziewski tossed seven strong innings as Miami completed a sweep of Boston College in the ACC. Radziewski allowed one hit and walked three and struck out six for the Hurricanes (3-0, 12-3). Jarred Maderos went 3 for 4 with two runs and a RBI, and Tyler Palmer drove in a pair of runs for Miami. Pinch-hitter Matt McGovern tripled and scored the lone run for BC (0-3, 6-8).


No. 16 Ole Miss 11, Houston 3

In Oxford, Miss., Alex Yarbrough went 4 for 5 with a homer, three runs and three RBI, and Zach Kirksey went 2 for 4 with a homer, two runs and three RBI as Ole Miss completed a nonconference sweep of Houston. Austin Anderson (3 for 5, 3 R) and Andrew Mistone (3 RBI) also had big days for the Rebels (13-2). Mike Mayers (2-1) tossed five solid innings to post the victory. Jonathan Davis and Corey Kay each had two hits and a RBI for the Cougars (6-9).


Oregon State 11, No. 17 Oklahoma 7

In Corvallis, Ore., Dylan Davis went 3 for 5 with two doubles, a homer and five RBI as Oregon State outscored Oklahoma in the Nike College Showcase. The Beavers (11-5) scored five in the seventh and three in the eighth to rally past the Sooners (11-5), which led 7-0 after two. Michael Conforto (3 for 4, 3 R, 2 RBI) also went deep for OSU. Carlos Rodriguez (1-0, 3 IP, 1 H, 4 BB, 2 K) got the win, while Tony Bryant (2 IP, 1 H, 2 K) earned his third save. Max White drove in two for OU.


East Carolina 9, No. 20 Louisville 4

In Tuscaloosa, Ala., Ben Fultz went 1 for 3 with two runs and two RBI as East Carolina defeated Louisville to capture the DRASH Alabama Classic. The Pirates (11-3) scored four in the second and added two in both the eighth and ninth. Drew Reynolds went 2 for 3 with a home run for ECU. Jharel Cotton (3-0, 5 IP, 6 H, 4 R, 5 BB, 5 K) earned the win, while Jeff Hoffman tossed four hitless innings with one strikeout for his first save. Nick Ratajczak went 1 for 2 with two walks and two runs for the Cardinals (10-4).


Arizona State 6, Long Beach State 1

In Long Beach, Calif., Trevor Williams allowed one run in eight innings as Arizona State won its series at Long Beach State. Williams (4-0) surrendered eight hits and two walks while striking out four. Trever Allen went 1 for 3 with two RBI, while Abe Ruiz added two sacrifice flies for the Sun Devils (9-5). Ino Patron and Kellen Holme both had two hits for the Dirtbags (5-10).


Kentucky 5, Canisius 4

In Lexington, Ky., Luke Maile’s RBI single in the bottom of the ninth plated Matt Reida with the game-winner as Kentucky edged Canisius to stay undefeated at 16-0. Maile finished with two hits, including a double, and two RBI. Cameron Flynn also knocked in two for the Wildcats. Jimmy Luppens went 3 for 4 with one run and one RBI for the Golden Griffins (7-8).


Elon 7, Georgia Southern 6 (11)

In Elon, N.C., Ryan Kinsella’s base hit drove in the game-winner as Elon completed the Southern Conference sweep of Georgia Southern. The Phoenix (5-1, 10-5) tied the game at 6 in the bottom of the seventh on a three-run homer by Kinsella (3 for 5, 2 R, 4 RBI). Nate Young (2-0, 2 IP, 3 BB) earned the victory. Eric Phillips had two hits and two RBI for the Eagles (0-3, 7-9).


UNC Wilmington 14, James Madison 3

In Wilmington, N.C., Tyler Molinaro went 2 for 5 with a homer and three RBI as UNC Wilmington completed a CAA sweep of James Madison. The Seahawks (3-0, 6-9) took control with five in the second while adding four in the seventh and three in the eighth. Andrew Cain (2 for 4, 3 R) also went deep for UNCW. Tyler DeLoach (1-1, 1.2 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 K) picked up the win in relief, while Kelly Secrest (2.1 IP, 1 H, 2 K) earned his first save. Ian Haynes went 2 for 3 with one RBI for the Dukes (0-3, 5-10-1).


Wake Forest 4, Maryland 3

In Winston-Salem, N.C., Mark Rhine and Brett Armour both homered as Wake Forest edged Maryland to sweep the ACC series and extend its win streak to 13, its longest since 1999. Brian Holmes (4-0, 6.1 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 3 K) earned the victory, while Michael Dimock (1.1 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 2 K) recorded his sixth save for the Demon Deacons (3-0, 14-4). Alfredo Rodriguez went 3 for 4 with two doubles and two runs for the Terrapins (0-3, 11-4).


Richmond 7, Quinnipiac 5

In Richmond, Va., Phil Ruzbarsky hit a two-run homer and scored three as Richmond downed Quinnipiac to stretch its win streak to 11, the longest since a school-record 14 straight in 1935. Ruzbarsky’s two-run dinger in the third snapped a 1-1 tie and gave the Spiders (11-3) the lead for good. Adam McConnell (3 for 5) and Jacob Mayers both doubled twice for UR. Ryan Cook (2-0, 5 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 BB, 2 K) was the starter and winner. Vincent Guglietti and Brian Ruditys both had two hits and a run for the Bobcats (1-6).


Illinois State 10, Iowa 6

In Winter Haven, Fla., Kyle Stanton went 2 for 3 with a double and three RBI as Illinois State outscored Iowa for its 10th straight victory, its longest win streak since 1984. The Hawkeyes (3-8) led 4-0 after three before the Redbirds (10-3) scored 10 over the nest four innings. Chad Hinshaw went 1 for 3 with two walks and three runs for Illinois State. Dylan Craig (2-0, 5.1 IP, 7 H, 6 R, 5 K) picked up the win. Jake Mangler and Kris Goodman both had two hits and one RBI for Iowa.


Buffalo 27, LIU Brooklyn 13

In Baltimore, Tom Murphy had four extra-base hits and drove in eight as Buffalo outscored LIU Brooklyn. Murphy had two doubles, a triple and a homer and scored three for the Bulls (3-6). Buffalo scored seven in the fourth and nine in the sixth. Matt Pollock went 3 for 6 with a double, four runs and four RBI for the Bulls. Kevin Hughes (1-0, 6 IP, 12 H, 9 R, 8 ER, 3 BB, 6 K) recorded the victory. Tyler Jones went 5 for 5 with a double, a home run and seven RBI for the Blackbirds (7-7).


Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 1, UTSA 0

In Corpus Christi, Texas, Daniel Minor struck out a career-high 14 as he shut out UTSA to give Texas A&M-Corpus Christi the Southland series win. Minor (3-1) scattered four hits and walked one. Eric Weiss drew a one-out walk and scored on a groundout by Brad Porras in the fourth for the game’s lone run. Kyle Danford had two hits for the Islanders (2-1, 9-8). Daniel Rockett went 2 for 4 for the Roadrunners (1-2, 9-6). Michael Kraft (2-2, 7 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 3 BB, 4 K) took the loss.


St. John’s 3, Liberty 1

In Lynchburg, Va., Sean O’Hare doubled, homered and drove in two, and three St. John’s pitchers combined to shut down red-hot Liberty, ending the Flames’ seven-game winning streak. Eddie Medina allowed just one hit but walked five in four innings, and Stephen Rivera (1-0) struck out four in 3.2 hitless innings. James Lomangino allowed four hits and a run in picking up his third save. Liberty, which took three of four in the series, fell to 16-2.


North Dakota State 15, Penn 3

In Lakeland, Fla., brothers Tim and Nick Colwell both went 4 for 4 with three runs as North Dakota State thumped Penn. Nick, a senior, had a double and drove in two, while sophomore Tim added one RBI. The Bison (8-5) scored multiple runs in each of the first four innings, building a 14-0 advantage. Zach Wentz went 2 for 3 with three RBI for NDSU. Luke Anderson (4-0) allowed three hits and two walks in six scoreless innings with five strikeouts. Ryan Deitrich went 3 for 4 with a double and one RBI for the Quakers (3-5).


Purdue 11, Murray State 1

In Murray, Ky., Stephen Talbott went 4 for 6 with a double, a homer and four RBI as Purdue completed the sweep of Murray State. Cameron Perkins also had four hits with three runs and two RBI for the Boilermakers (11-1). Calvin Gunter (2-0, 5 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 3 BB, 3 K) was the starter and winner for Purdue. Paul Ritzheimer had two hits and one RBI for the Thoroughbreds (8-8).