March 21, 2012

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Leggett gets win No. 1,200 as
Clemson edges Elon

Wofford upsets South Carolina, undefeated Kentucky outscores Cincinnati


In 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 Hatters (15-6).


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 second save.


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)