April 5, 2012

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Turley goes 8.1 solid innings as Baylor bounces Missouri

Moscot one out from no-hitter for Pepperdine, LSU edges Florida


In Columbia, Mo., Josh Turley allowed one run over 8.1 frames as No. 17 Baylor edged Missouri 3-1 Thursday in the Big 12 series lid-lifter at Taylor Stadium. Turley (4-0) gave up six hits and one walk while fanning five. Max Garner got the final two outs for his first save. Gavin Stark homered in the bottom of the third to put the Tigers (3-4, 16-12) on the board. Jake Miller had a two-run double to cap a three-run sixth for the Bears (10-0, 23-7). Rob Zastryzny (2-2, 8 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 4 BB, 3 K) took the loss. Baylor has won 12 straight, the program’s longest win streak since capturing 14 consecutive in 1999. BU is the first Big 12 team to start league play 10-0.


Pepperdine 7, Saint Mary’s 1

In Moraga, Calif., Jon Moscot was one out away from a no-hitter for Pepperdine in its West Coast Conference series opener at Saint Mary’s. Donald Collins reached on a one-out error in the bottom of the ninth and Troy Channing had a two-out single to plate Collins from second, ending the no-hitter and shutout. Channing was thrown out at second to end the contest. Moscot (4-3) walked one and struck out 10. Austin Davidson went 2 for 4 with a homer and two RBI to pace the offense for the Waves (2-2, 18-12). Ben Griset (2-3, 6.2 IP, 7 H, 6 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 11 K) took the loss for the Gaels (1-6, 14-14).


No. 9 LSU 7, No. 1 Florida 6

In Gainesville, Fla., JaCoby Jones went 3 for 4 with two doubles, two runs and two RBI as LSU edged Florida in front of a crowd of 4,487 at McKethan Stadium. The Tigers (7-3, 24-6) scored three in the first and fourth in building a 6-2 lead. Alex Edward went 2 for 4 with a double, one run and two RBI for LSU. Kurt McCune (2-3, 5 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 2 ER) earned the win, while Nick Goody allowed one hit and struck out one in the ninth for his third save. Vickash Ramjit went 3 for 4 with two doubles and four RBI for the Gators (6-4, 24-6). Brian Johnson (4-1, 4 IP, 7 H, 6 R, 1 BB, 2 K) suffered his first loss.


No. 18 Oregon 6, No. 5 UCLA 2

In Los Angeles, Alex Keudell scattered eight hits over seven shutout innings in the Pac-12 series opener for Oregon against UCLA at Jackie Robinson Stadium. Keudell (4-3) extended his scoreless streak to 22 innings as the Ducks (7-3, 19-8) beat the Bruins (7-3, 20-6). Adam Plutko (4-2) took the loss after giving up five runs on nine hits over 4.1 innings. Aaron Jones had two home runs for the Ducks for a total of three RBI.


No. 6 Texas A&M 4, Oklahoma 3 (12)

In College Station, Texas, Krey Bratsen had the game-winning sacrifice fly in the bottom of the 12th as Texas A&M edged Oklahoma to begin their Big 12 series. Jacob House had a sac fly in the bottom of the eighth as the Aggies (5-2, 24-6) tied it at 3. Kyle Martin (4-2, 4 IP, 1 BB, 5 K) got the win in relief of Michael Wacha (8 IP, 8 H, 3 R, 2 BB, 8 K). Tyler Naquin went 3 for 5 for Texas A&M. Jack Mayfield had three hits, including a double, and two runs, while Cody Reine doubled and knocked in a pair for the Sooners (4-6, 18-12).


No. 7 Arizona 11, Utah 2

In Salt Lake City, Kurt Heyer gave up two runs on eight hits over nine innings as Arizona won at Utah to kick off their Pac-12 series. Heyer (5-1) did not walk a batter and struck out four. The Wildcats (8-2, 22-8) put on a hit parade with 19 hits. Joe Pond (2-5) took the loss while giving up eight runs on 13 hits over 4.1 innings. Every Arizona starter had a hit in the game. Robert Refsnyder went 3 for 3 with two RBI and two walks for the Wildcats. Gavin Green went 3 for 3 with an RBI for the Utes (3-7, 7-21).


No. 8 Stanford 5, Washington 2

In Seattle, Mark Appel pitched a complete-game four-hitter as Stanford won its Pac-12 series opener at Washington. Appel (4-1, 2 ER, 2 BB, 3 K) went the distance for the third time and retired 15 straight at one point. Jacob Lamb had a two-run double in the bottom of the first for the Huskies (3-4, 16-10). Brian Ragira had a two-run single to cap a four-run fifth as the Cardinal (3-4, 18-6) took the lead for good. Eric Smith and Lonnie Kauppila both had three hits and one run for Stanford. Aaron West (4-2, 5.1 IP, 8 H, 4 R, 3 BB, 4 K) was saddled with the loss.


No. 10 Rice 5, Tulane 4

In New Orleans, Taylor Wall earned the win in relief as Rice edged Tulane to kick off their Conference USA series. Wall (4-3) gave up two hits in 3.1 scoreless innings with three strikeouts. J.T. Chargois allowed one hit and one walk in two shutout innings to register his fifth save. Ford Stainback (1 for 3, 1 RBI) scored twice, while Ryan Lewis drove in a pair for the Owls (5-2, 22-10). Jeremy Schaffer went 1 for 4 with two RBI, while Garrett Cannizaro scored twice for the Green Wave (2-2, 20-9).


No. 15 Cal State Fullerton 5, UC Davis 4

In Fullerton, Calif., Dylan Floro gave up two earned runs in his eight-inning performance as Cal State Fullerton edged UC Davis to start their Big West series. Floro (5-2) allowed seven hits and one walk with three strikeouts. The Titans (3-1, 19-10) only needed five hits for the victory over the Aggies (0-1, 11-14), scoring three in the bottom of the eighth. Dayne Quist went 7.1 innings while only giving up four runs on eight hits and struck out seven in the no-decision. Reliever Harry Stanwyck (1-3) took the loss after giving up one run on two hits in 0.2 innings. Michael Lorenzen went 2 for 3 with an RBI and a run for the Titans and pitched a scoreless ninth for his 11th save.


Arizona State 8, No. 20 Oregon State 2

In Tempe, Ariz., Brady Rodgers went eight strong innings as Arizona State stopped Oregon State in the Pac-12 opener. Rodgers (5-1) allowed seven hits and two unearned runs while striking out six. Matt Dunbar picked up the save after pitching a scoreless ninth. Dan Child (3-2) took the loss after giving up four earned runs on nine hits over six innings. Abe Ruiz went 3 for 5 with a homer, three runs and two RBI for the Sun Devils (4-6, 17-12). Kasey Coffman doubled and drove in three for ASU. Jake Rodriguez went 2 for 4 with one RBI for the Beavers (6-4, 18-9).


Louisville 5, Georgetown 1

In Bethesda, Md., Justin Amlung fanned eight in seven innings as Louisville captured the Big East series opener at Georgetown. Amlung (6-2) allowed three hits, two walks and one run. Derek Self (1.1 IP, 1 H, 1 BB, 2 K) notched his seventh save. Zach Lucas (2 for 4) had a two-run double to cap a three-run third for the Cardinals (6-1, 22-8). Andy Lentz went 2 for 3 for the Hoyas (2-5, 14-16).


UNC Wilmington 7, TCU 5

In Fort Worth, Texas, Tyler Molinaro had a two-run homer in the top of the ninth to snap a 5-5 tie and lead UNC Wilmington past TCU in front of 3,436 fans at Lupton Stadium. Molinaro finished with three hits and two runs, while Corey Dick (3 for 4, 3 RBI) also went deep for the Seahawks (16-13). Kelly Secrest (1-0, 3 IP, 1 H, 1 BB, 3 K) earned the win. Jason Coats had a triple and drove in two, while Josh Elander homered for the Horned Frogs (14-13).


Portland 2, San Francisco 1

In Portland, Ore., Kyle Kraus out-dueled Kyle Zimmer as Portland edged San Francisco in the West Coast Conference series opener. Kraus (5-2) allowed six hits in eight scoreless innings with no walks and six strikeouts. Owen Jones allowed two hits and one unearned run in the ninth with one strikeout to earn his 10th save. Zimmer (2-3) went the distance, allowing six hits and two runs in eight innings with nine punchouts. The Pilots (4-3, 17-7) scored both runs in the bottom of the first as Turner Gill had a sacrifice fly and Caleb Whalen added a run-scoring single. Adam Clear had three hits, including a double, and one run for the Dons (1-3, 14-18).


East Carolina 10, Houston 3

In Greenville, N.C., Kevin Brandt worked eight scoreless innings as East Carolina took the opener of its Conference USA series with Houston in front of 2,323 fans at Clark-LeClair Stadium to give head coach Billy Godwin his 500th career victory. Brandt (4-2) allowed four hits and one walk while striking out six. The Pirates (5-2, 21-8) scored four in the second and six in the fifth. Corey Thompson had a double and drove in three, while Ben Fultz went 2 for 2 with two walks, two runs and two RBI for ECU. Cory Kay (2 for 2, 2B) drove in two in a three-run ninth for UH.


New Mexico 19, Air Force 0

In USAF Academy, Colo., Austin House struck out 10 in recording the shutout, while John Pustay and D.J. Peterson both drove in five as New Mexico defeated Air Force for the 21st consecutive time to open their Mountain West series. House (2-3) allowed four hits and three walks. Pustay went 6 for 6 with a double, a homer and four runs, tying a school record for hits in a game, while Peterson had two doubles and two homers with four runs. The Lobos (6-1, 13-15) scored in each of the first eight innings, with six in the sixth and five in the seventh. Alex Bast had two hits for the Falcons (2-5, 6-21).