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Emanuel wins 12th
straight as UNC beat Maryland
Kentucky edges South Carolina, Hall of
Georgia Tech reaches 1,000 wins
College Park, Md., Kent Emanuel (right) won his 12th straight
decision as fourth-ranked North Carolina rallied to beat
Maryland 4-3 Friday in the ACC. Emanuel (5-0) allowed three
earned runs and struck out seven in 7.1 innings, and Michael
Morin picked up his seventh save for the Tar Heels (4-0, 15-3).
Jacob Stallings had a two-run single in the top of the fifth to
give Carolina a 3-2 lead. Kyle Convissar had two hits and a run
for the Terrapins (0-4, 13-5).
No. 19 Kentucky 4, No. 3 South Carolina 3
In Lexington, Ky., Luke Maile ripped a
game-winning, two-run homer to center in the bottom of the ninth
as Kentucky edged South Carolina 4-3 Friday night before a crowd
of 2,032 fans at Cliff Hagan Stadium. The Wildcats equaled the
2007 and 2008 team’s 19-0 start to the season and are the last
unbeaten in college baseball. Trailing 3-2, Austin Cousino was
hit by Evan Beal (1-1), who struck out the side in the eighth.
Zac Zellers sacrificed Cousino to second and Maile followed with
his fourth homer and seventh game-winning RBI of the season.
Erik Payne had two hits and a RBI, and Michael Roth allowed two
runs in 6.2 innings for the Gamecocks (0-1, 15-2).
No. 16 Georgia Tech 12, Virginia Tech 3
In Atlanta, Jake Davies had four hits
and five RBI to boost Georgia Tech past visiting Virginia Tech
in ACC action, giving long-time head coach Danny Hall his
1,000th career win. Davies delivered an RBI single in the first,
and he helped to break the game open in the bottom of the second
with a two-run single. Daniel Palka (1 for 4, HR), Paul
Kronenfield (4-4, 3 RBI, 2B), and Sam Dove (2 for 4, 3 R) also
had productive nights for the Yellow Jackets (2-2, 13-5), who
were able to tag Hokies (1-3, 14-5) starting pitcher Manny
Martir (0-1) for nine runs. Buck Farmer (7 IP, 6 H, 2 ER, 2 BB,
7 K) had another strong start and earned his fourth win. Chad
Morgan had two hits for the Hokies.
Kansas State 15, No. 8 Texas A&M 12
In College Station, Texas, Wade Hinkle had a
grand slam to cap a seven-run second and Kansas State took the
lead for good with four in the eighth in outscoring Texas A&M to
open their Big 12 series. Hinkle had three hits and three runs,
as did Tanner Witt (3 for 5, 3 R, 4 RBI) for the Wildcats (1-0,
12-6). Matt Giller went 4 for 4 with two runs for the victors.
Jared Moore (2-1, 2 IP, 2 K) earned the win in relief. Troy
Stein went 3 for 4 with a double, two runs and three RBI, while
Tyler Naquin (2 for 6, 2 RBI) homered for the Aggies (0-1,
14-5). Michael Wacha gave up 11 hits and nine runs (eight
earned) in 5.1 innings with three walks and five strikeouts for
Georgia State 13, Northeastern 12
In Atlanta, Georgia State scored 11 in the bottom
of the ninth, including 10 with two outs, to shock Northeastern
in CAA action. Kody Adams had a single to plate Alex Prescott
with the game-winner. Prescott’s two-run double had knotted the
score at 12. The Panthers (1-0, 8-11) trailed 12-3 with two
outs, but used seven hits and two walks to pull out the victory.
The game was scoreless after four before the Huskies (2-2, 8-5)
built an 8-2 lead prior to an hour-long weather delay in the
seventh. NU added three in the eighth and one in the ninth for a
12-2 advantage. Jason Vosler went 3 for 5 with a double, two
homers, three runs and four RBI for the Huskies.
No. 1 Florida 10, Vanderbilt 2
In Gainesville, Fla., Preston Tucker drove in
three runs, and Hudson Randall allowed two runs in 6.2 innings
as Florida set a school record with its 15th straight win.
Tucker went 2 for 5, and Daniel Pigott went 3 for 5 with two
runs as the Gators (1-0, 17-1) scored five times in the fifth
and four times in the seventh. Randall (3-0) struck out a
season-high six. Conrad Gregor went 2 for 4 with a RBI for the
Commodores (0-1, 7-11).
No. 5 Arkansas 4, Alabama 3 (12)
In Fayetteville, Ark., Jake Wise walked with the
bases loaded in the bottom of the 12th to carry Arkansas past
Alabama in SEC action. Jacob Morris (2 for 4) had a RBI double
in the bottom of the ninth for the Razorbacks (1-0, 17-2) to
force extra innings. Barrett Astin (2-0, 3.1 IP, 3 H, 1 BB, 3 K)
picked up the victory. Ben Moore went 3 for 6 for the Crimson
Tide (0-1, 8-10).
Washington State 6 at No. 9 Arizona 0
In Tucson, Ariz., J.D Leckenby (3-2) was the
opening act in Washington State’s shutout of Arizona to open
Pac-12 play. Leckenby (3-2) went 6.1 innings and only gave up
five hits. Kurt Heyer (4-1) took the loss for the Wildcats (0-1,
14-4) after he went 5.2 innings and gave up three runs on eight
hits. The Cougars (1-0, 10-6) had their two through eight
hitters all collect a hit and hitters six through eight each had
two hits. Patrick Claussen went 2 for 4 with two RBI for WSU.
No. 10 Cal State Fullerton 2-2, Long Beach
In Fullerton, Calif., Kenny Mathews allowed five
hits and one run in 7.2 innings in the nightcap at Cal State
Fullerton swept a non-conference doubleheader from Long Beach
State. Mathews (2-0) gave up one run, did not walk a batter and
struck out six. Grahamm Wiest got the final four outs for his
first save. Derek Legg and Chad Wallach both drove in runs in
the fourth for the Titans (12-6). Ino Patron went 2 for 4 with a
run for the Dirtbags (5-12). Fullerton has won the past five
series with LBSU, including winning 14 of the past 15 games. In
the opener, Richy Pedroza (2 for 4) delivered a two-run single
with two away in the bottom of the eighth as the Titans rallied
past the Dirtbags. Dylan Floro (2-2, 8 IP, 7 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 5 K)
earned the win, while Michael Lorenzen (1 IP, 1 H) notched his
seventh save. Michael Hill had a run-scoring single in the
second for LBSU.
Duke 5, No. 11 Miami (Fla.) 1
In Durham, N.C., Marcus Stroman struck
out 13 over seven innings as Duke defeated Miami to get it first
ACC victory. Stroman (2-2) only walked two Hurricanes (3-1,
14-4) and allowed six hits in an impressive outing at Durham
Bulls Park. Stroman received some early run support thanks to an
RBI double from Andrew Istler (2 for 4) in the bottom of the
second. The Blue Devils (1-3, 8-12) added another run in the
third when Will Piwnica-Worms (3 for 4) drove in Grant McCabe
with a single. Peter O’Brien and Rony Rodgriguez both went 2 for
4 for Miami.
No. 12 UCLA 6, Arizona State 5
In Los Angeles, Kevin Williams smacked a home run
with two away in the bottom of the ninth to give UCLA a Pac-12
win over Arizona State. Deven Marrero (2 for 4) had a two-run
triple and Trever Allen added a three-run homer in a five-run
third for the Sun Devils (0-1, 11-6). Jeff Gelalich’s two-run
single highlighted a five-run sixth for the Bruins (1-0, 14-3).
UCLA starter Adam Plutko went 7.1 innings with four hits, five
runs, three walks and three strikeouts. David Berg (2-0) got the
final two outs in the ninth to record the victory. Brady Rodgers
(10 H, 5 R, 4 ER, 2 K) worked eight innings for ASU.
No. 13 LSU 3, Mississippi State 2 (10)
In Baton Rouge, La., JaCoby Jones drove in the
game-winner in the bottom of the 10th as LSU rallied past SEC
foe Mississippi State. Mitch Slauter homered in the top of the
10th to give the Bulldogs (0-1, 14-6) a 2-1 advantage. Tyler
Hanover had a leadoff single in the bottom of the frame for the
Tigers (1-0, 15-3) and was sacrificed to second before a double
by Grant Dozar plated Hanover with the tying run. Arby Fields
pinch-ran for Dozar on a wild pitch. After a pair of intentional
walks, Jones (2 for 5, 2 R) brought home Fields with a base hit.
Kevin Gausman (4 H, 1 R, 4 BB) struck out 11 in 8.2 innings for
LSU. Chris Stratton (4 H, 1 R, 2 BB) fanned 17 in 8.2 innings
No. 14 Ole Miss 2, Auburn 1
In Oxford, Miss., Bobby Wahl outdueled Derek Varnadore to
lead Ole Miss past Auburn to begin SEC play. Wahl (4-0, 6 IP, 6
H, BB, 6 K) was able to work out of trouble and only surrendered
an unearned run on the night. Varnadore (2-2, 6.2 IP, 5 H, 2 ER,
2 K) was not as fortunate, as he surrendered four walks on the
night and the Rebels (1-0, 15-3) came up with key hits. Will
Allen (1 for 3) and Zach Kirksey (1 for 2, BB) delivered RBI
singles for Ole Miss in the second and fourth respectively. Ryan
Tella was 3 for 3 with a double for the Tigers (0-1, 10-8).
Washington 8, No. 15 Oregon 3
In Seattle, Aaron West went six solid innings as
Washington topped Oregon in its Pac-12 opener. West (3-1) gave
up only three runs on five hits. Oregon starter Alex Keudell
(1-3) took the loss after surrendering four earned runs on eight
hits over 6.2 innings. Chase Anselment and B.K Santy combined to
go 4 for 7 and an RBI, while Ryan Wiggins added a pinch-hit
two-run homer in the seventh for the Huskies (1-0, 11-6). Kyle
Garlick went 2 for 4 with a homer and two runs for the Ducks
Texas 7, No. 17 Oklahoma 6 (12)
In Norman, Okla., Jonathan Walsh delivered a
two-run double with two outs in the top of the 12th as Texas
outlasted Oklahoma in Big 12 play. Jack Mayfield and Caleb
Bushyhead had two-run homers in the bottom of the first for the
Sooners (0-1, 11-7). The Longhorns (1-0, 8-8) fought back and
took a 5-4 lead in the seventh before a Cody Reine dinger in the
bottom of the ninth forced extra frames. Tanner Toal (3 for 5)
went deep in the bottom of the 12th for OU. Jonathan Walsh had
two hits, including a double, and three RBI, while Erich Weiss
had a double, a homer and two RBI for UT. Hoby Milner (2.1 IP, 3
H, 1 R, 1 BB, 2 K) got the win, while Parker French recorded the
final two outs for his second save.
No. 18 Georgia 4, Tennessee 0
In Athens, Ga., Connor Welton and Nelson Ward delivered RBI
singles in a three-run second as Georgia defeated Tennessee in
Dave Serrano’s first SEC contest. The hits by Welton (1 for 2,
SB, R, RBI) and Ward (1 for 4, 2 RBI) helped to knock out UT
starting pitcher Nick Blount (1.2 IP, 4 H, 2 ER, BB, 2 K) who
fell to 2-2 with the loss. Starter Alex Wood of the Bulldogs
(1-0, 14-5) only lasted four innings, thanks to an hour-long
weather delay, but Bryan Benzor, Earl Daniels, Luke Crumely, and
Blake Dieterich combined for six shutout innings in relief.
Chris Pierce and Chris Fitts both had two hits for the
Volunteers (0-1, 10-7).
Clemson 6, Boston College 4
In Clemson, S.C., Tom Bourdon went 3 for 5 with
two homers and three RBI, and Kevin Brady worked into the
seventh inning as Clemson knocked off Boston College in the ACC.
Brady allowed three runs and struck out nine for the Tigers, who
stopped a four-game losing streak and improved to 1-3, 7-8. Brad
Felder had a two-run homer for the Eagles (0-4, 6-9).
Missouri State 5, Oral Roberts 3
In Tulsa, Okla., Luke Voit had a three-run double
in a four-run ninth as Missouri State claimed its second
straight win over Oral Roberts. Derek Mattea went 3 for 4 for
the Bears (13-6). Grant Gordon (2-0, 3 IP, 3 H, 1 BB, 2 K)
earned the win in relief, while Tyler Burgess worked around two
walks in a scoreless ninth for his fourth save. Bennett Pickar
went 4 for 4 with one run and one RBI, while Cam Schiller (2 for
5) had a two-run homer in the third for the Golden Eagles (9-8).
Purdue 10, Wichita State 5
In Wichita State, Kan., Sean McHugh had a
three-run homer in a four-run sixth as Purdue defeated Wichita
State for the second straight day, its 10th straight victory.
Cameron Perkins belted a two-run dinger in the top of the
eighth, while Stephen Talbott had three hits and one RBI for the
Boilermakers (14-1). Joe Haase (2-0, 6 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 5 K) was
the starter and winner. Kevin Hall (2 for 4) and Taylor Doggett
(1 for 4) both drove in two, while Johnny Coy went deep for the
Utah 1-3, USC 0-1
In Los Angeles, Utah made its Pac-12 debut with a
doubleheader sweep at USC. Joe Pond and Tyler Wagner combined on
a three-hit shutout in the opener. Pond (3 H, 2 BB) struck out
seven in six innings, while Wagner (1-0) tossed three hitless
innings with one walk and two strikeouts. Connor Eppard had a
run-scoring single in the top of the eighth for the Utes (2-0,
6-11). Andrew Triggs (2-2, 9 IP, 8 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 11 K) absorbed
the loss for the Trojans (0-2, 12-6). Utah got outstanding
pitching again in the nightcap, as Brock Duke (2-0, 7 IP, 8 H, 1
R, 1 BB, 5 K) earned the win and Mitch Watrous (2 IP,1 H, 1 BB,
2 K) picked up the save. The Utes scored a pair in the seventh
to snap a 1-1 tie. Alex Sherrod had two hits and one RBI for
Baylor 9, Texas Tech 4
In Waco, Texas, Lawton Langford went 3 for 4 with
two RBI as Baylor bounced Texas Tech in the Big 12 series
opener. The Bears (1-0, 12-7) scored in five of the first seven
innings, including three frames with multiple runs. Josh Ludy
had three hits, including two doubles, while Michael Howard
added two hits and two RBI for Baylor. Josh Turley (2-0, 6.1 IP,
9 H, 4 R, 4 K) earned the win, while Kolt Browder (2.2 IP, 3 K)
picked up his first save. Barrett Barnes had a two-run homer in
the fourth for the Red Raiders (0-1, 12-6).
Florida Atlantic 5, FIU 1
In Miami, Ryan Garton hurled seven scoreless
innings with eight strikeouts as Florida Atlantic downed FIU in
the Sun Belt series opener. Garton (4-1) surrendered four hits
and two walks. R.J. Alvarez (2 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 5 K) finished the
game for his first save. Mitch Morales went 3 for 4 with one
run, while Corey Keller went 2 for 4 with a home run for the
Owls (1-0, 12-7). Aramis Garcia (2 for 4) went deep in the
bottom of the ninth for the Panthers (0-1, 8-8).
Central Michigan 12, Tennessee Tech 11 (10)
In Cookeville, Tenn., ninth-place hitter Eric
Wrozek drove in a career-high seven and Nate Theunissen had a
run-scoring single in the top of the 10th as Central Michigan
outscored Tennessee Tech. Wrozek had a RBI groundout in the
fourth, a grand slam in the sixth and a two-run single in the
seventh for the Chippewas (8-10). Theunissen (3 for 4, 2 R, 3
RBI) also homered for CMU. Chad Hayes went 3 for 5 with a
double, two runs and five RBI, while Zach Stephens went 3 for 6
with a homer and two RBI for the Golden Eagles (6-11).
NC State 9, Wake Forest 5
In Raleigh, N.C., Chris Diaz went 4 for 5 with a
double, two runs and one RBI as NC State defeated Wake Forest in
the ACC series opener. The Demon Deacons (3-1, 16-5) had their
15-game win streak snapped. The Wolfpack (3-1, 13-3) scored in
four of the first six innings in building a 9-3 lead. Danny
Canela went 2 for 5 with two runs and one RBI for NC State.
Ethan Ogburn (2-1, 6.2 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 1 BB, 3 K) picked up the
win, while Chris Overman recorded the final two outs for his
second save. Mark Rhine went 3 for 4 with one run, while Mac
Williamson homered and knocked in two for WFU.
UNC Wilmington 22,
In Newark, Del., Drew Farber and Tyler Molinaro
both had three hits and drove in four as UNC Wilmington thumped
Delaware in the opener of their three-game CAA series. The
first-place Seahawks (4-0, 8-9) scored four in each of the first
eight innings, plating four in the third and eight in the fourth
for a 16-2 lead. Molinaro had a double and a homer for UNCW.
Matt Campbell (3 for 5, 2B, HR, 3 R) and Andrew Cain (2 for 6,
HR, 3 R) both knocked in three for the Seahawks. Tyler McSwain
(3-2, 6 IP, 8 H, 2 R, 3 BB, 2 K) picked up the victory. Jimmy
Yezzo went 3 for 4 with two RBI for the Blue Hens (2-2, 7-10).
San Francisco 3, Hawaii 0
In Honolulu, Kyle Zimmer tossed a shutout with
fanning 11 as San Francisco downed Hawaii. Zimmer (1-1) allowed
three hits and walked four. Mason Morioka has a sacrifice fly in
the second for the Dons (10-9). Justin Maffei (2 for 4) scored
on an error in the third and USF added another unearned run in
the sixth. Max Duval went 2 for 3 for the Rainbows (12-7).
Monmouth 3, Fairleigh Dickinson 1
In Long Branch, N.J., Pat Light tossed a
six-hitter with 13 strikeouts as Monmouth won its Northeast
Conference opener against Fairleigh Dickinson. Light (3-1)
allowed two walks and one earned run. Danny Avella (2 for 4) had
a two-run single in a three-run first for the Hawks (1-0, 8-6).
Jamie Rosenkranz went 3 for 3 with one run for Monmouth. Eric
Anderson went 2 for 3 with one RBI for the Knights (0-1, 3-7-1).
Army 5, Iowa 1
In Lakeland, Fla., Chris Rowley tossed seven
solid innings as Army defeated Iowa. Rowley (4-0) allowed four
hits and one run with two walks and two strikeouts. The Black
Knights (10-4) scored four in the fifth to snap a 1-1 deadlock.
J.T. Watkins went 2 for 4, while Cody Murtle doubled and scored
for Army. Mike McQuillan had two hits and one run for the
Belmont 8, ETSU 2
In Johnson City, Tenn., Dylan Craig and Jamie
Ritchie both had two hits, including a homer, and two RBI as
Belmont won its Atlantic Sun opener at ETSU. Ritchie’s two-run
shot came in a three-run second and Craig’s two-run blast capped
a five-run fourth as the Bruins (1-0, 12-7) built an 8-0 lead.
Chase Brookshire (2-1, 7 IP, 8 H, 2 R, 1 BB, 2 K) registered the
victory. Derek Niesman went 2 for 4 with one RBI for the Bucs
Kent State 2, Pepperdine 0
In Malibu, Calif., David Starn and Casey Wilson
combined on the six-hit shutout as Kent State blanked
Pepperdine. Starn (3-2) gave up six hits and one walk in seven
innings with five strikeouts to earn the victory. Wilson tossed
two hitless innings with one strikeout to record his second
save. Evan Campbell went 2 for 3 with two runs, while George
Roberts had three hits and one RBI for the Golden Flashes (8-6).
Zach Vincej and Sam Meyere both had two hits for the Waves
(13-5). Jon Moscott (3-2) went the distance for Pepperdine with
nine hits, two earned runs, one walk and nine strikeouts.
(photo by Jimmy Jones)