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Leggett gets win No.
1,200 as Clemson
Wofford upsets South Carolina, undefeated
Kentucky outscores Cincinnati
Greenville, S.C., Daniel Gossett struck out 10 in seven innings
as Clemson erased an early 2-0 deficit to defeat Elon 4-2
Wednesday in front of 2,319 fans at Fluor Field, giving head
coach Jack Leggett (left) win No. 1,200. Leggett became the 15th
coach to reach that total in Division I. Gossett (1-2) allowed
three hits, two walks and two runs. Matt Campbell struck out one
in a hitless ninth for his second save. Niko Fraser had a
two-run single in the top of the first for the Phoenix (12-10).
The Tigers (11-8) scored single runs in the third, fourth, sixth
and seventh. Mike Dunster went 3 for 4 with a double and three
RBI in his first start this season for Clemson.
Wofford 5, No. 6 South Carolina 4 (11)
In Columbia, S.C., Konstantine Diamaduros had a
RBI single in the top of the 11th as Wofford upset South
Carolina in front of 6,923 fans at Carolina Stadium. Mac Doyle
had a two-run homer in the sixth and another two-run shot in the
eighth that tied the game at 4. Eric Eck (3-1) held the
Gamecocks (16-5) hitless over the final 3.2 innings with one
walk and six strikeouts to earn the victory. Christian Walker
belted a two-run homer in the fifth for South Carolina.
No. 8 Kentucky 10, Cincinnati 7
In Cincinnati, Ohio, Luke Maile went 3 for 3 with
a double, a homer, two walks, three runs and two RBI as Kentucky
outscored Cincinnati to remain undefeated. The Wildcats (22-0)
scored in five of the first six innings in building a 7-0 lead
in the middle of the sixth. Thomas McCarthy went 4 for 5 with
two RBI, while Cameron Flynn had two hits and knocked in a pair
for UK. Chandler Shepherd (2-0, 5.2 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 K) earned
the victory, while Alex Phillips (2 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 2 K) notched
his first save. Jake Proctor (3 for 5, 3B, 2 R), Taylor Schmidt
(3 for 4, 1 R) and Braden Kline (1 for 4, 3B) each drove in two
for the Bearcats (8-11).
No. 3 Arkansas 10, Nevada 2
In Fayetteville, Ark., Jacob Morris had two hits,
including a double, and drove in three as Arkansas downed Nevada
for its 10th straight victory. Kewby Meyer had a two-run single
in the top of the first to give the Wolf Pack (10-9) the early
lead. The Razorbacks (20-2) answered with four in the second and
put up two in the third, fifth and eighth. Sam Bates went 3 for
4 with three runs for Arkansas. Chris Oliver (1-0, 3 IP, 4 K)
earned the win in relief.
No. 4 Florida State 9, Stetson 1
In Tallahassee, Fla., Luke Weaver allowed one
unearned run in seven innings as Florida State stopped Stetson
for the second straight day. Weaver (1-0) gave up four hits and
one walk while striking out four. Jose Brizuela went 3 for 4
with a run and two RBI, while Devon Travis homered and drove in
two for the Seminoles (19-2). Sam Kimmel had two hits for the
Lamar 5, No. 7 Rice 4
In Houston, Darian Johnson had a leadoff double
in the top of the seventh and scored on a base hit by Garret
Autrey to snap a 4-4 tie and lead Lamar past Rice in front of
3,169 fans at Reckling Park. Shane Hamaker (2-3, 1 IP, 2 H, 1 R,
1 K) picked up the win. Andrew Beasley held the Owls (16-7) in
the seventh and eighth before Jeff Abt fanned two in the ninth
for his second save. Brad Picha went 2 for 4 with two RBI for
the Cardinals (8-12). Michael Fuda and Michael Ratterree both
had three hits with a double and a run for Rice.
No. 9 Miami (Fla.) 8, Florida Atlantic 5
In Boca Raton, Fla., Peter O’Brien homered in the
top of the first to spark Miami past Florida Atlantic. O’Brien
finished with two hits, two walks and three runs, while Brad
Fieger went 4 for 5 with two RBI for the Hurricanes (17-4). Javi
Salas (1 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 1 BB, 1 K) got the win, while E.J.
Encinosa walked three and struck out three in a scoreless ninth
for his sixth save. Ricky Santiago went 2 for 3 with a homer and
two RBI for the Owls (14-8).
New Mexico State 13, No. 10 Arizona 8
In Tucson, Ariz., Zac Fisher had four hits and
drove in four as New Mexico State completed a two-game sweep at
Arizona. The Aggies (17-8) scored multiple runs in each of the
first three innings, building a 7-1 advantage. Zach Voight had
two hits and three RBI, while Tanner Waite and Parker Hipp both
had two runs and two RBI for NMSU. Randy Montoya (1-0, 1 IP, 1
H) picked up the win. Bobby Brown had two hits and three RBI for
the Wildcats (16-6).
Arizona State 4, UNLV 2
In Tempe, Ariz., Andrew Aplin belted a three-run
homer on his 21st birthday to lift Arizona State past UNLV in
front of 2,115 fans. Mark Shannon homered in the top of the
first and the Rebels (10-11) added a run in the second for a 2-0
lead before the Sun Devils (13-7) put up four in the second. Zak
Miller (1-0, 4 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 1 BB, 2 K) was the starter and
winner, while four relievers held UNLV hitless over the final
five innings. Jake Barrett fanned one in the ninth for his
Indiana State 15, Missouri 1
In Columbia, Mo., Jeremy Lucas had two hits and
knocked in four as Indiana State thumped Missouri for its 12th
straight victory. The Sycamores (17-4) put up three in the
first, two in the second and five in the fourth in building a
10-0 lead. Koby Kraemer went 3 for 7 with two runs and three
RBI, while Ryan Walterhouse added a three-run homer in the
fourth for ISU. Brandon Dorsett (2-0, 2 IP, 1 H, 1 K) picked up
the win. Andreas Plackis had a run-scoring single in the bottom
of the ninth for the Tigers (12-7).
Virginia 12, VMI 3
In Charlottesville, Va., Virginia scored eight in
the bottom of the third to roll past VMI in front of a crowd of
2,666 at Davenport Field. Chris Taylor went 4 for 4 with three
doubles, two runs and one RBI, while Jared King went 2 for 2
with a triple and three RBI for the Cavaliers (12-8-1). Mike
Papi was 3 for 3 with a double and two runs for UVa. Barrett
O’Neill (2-0, 5 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 1 BB, 3 K) earned the victory.
Jacob Morley went 2 for 5 with two RBI, while Cameron Walter
added a home run for the Keydets (6-14).
Norfolk State 3, William and Mary 1
In Norfolk, Va., Chris Horne struck out seven in
5.1 innings of relief as Norfolk State defeated William and Mary
for the first time since 1992, ending a 25-game losing streak
against the school. Horne (1-2) allowed six hits and one run
without walking a batter. Richie Salter struck out the final two
hitters of the game to earn his first save. The Spartans (6-12)
scored one in the third before adding a pair in the eighth for a
3-0 advantage. Cameron Day (2 for 4) drove in two, while Justin
Lee went 2 for 3 with two runs for NSU. Ryan Lindemuth doubled
and scored in the top of the ninth for the Tribe (15-8).
Rutgers 5, Rider 0
In Piscataway, N.J., Ryan Fasano tossed a six-hit
shutout as Rutgers blanked Rider. Fasano (1-3) did not walk a
batter and struck out four. Patrick Kivlehan (2 for 3, 3 RBI)
and Nick Favatella both homered for the Scarlet Knights (9-9).
Brandon Cotton went 2 for 4 for the Broncs (5-13).
(photo courtesy of Clemson
Media Relations Office)