April 7, 2012

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Bonvillain earns win in relief as LSU wins series at Florida

Miami nips UNC in 14, Ole Miss wins at Kentucky, UCLA edges Oregon


In Gainesville, Fla., Brent Bonvillain pitched four scoreless innings in relief as No. 9 LSU rallied from a five-run deficit to win its SEC series at top-ranked Florida by a score of 8-7 Saturday in front of 6,108 fans at McKethan Stadium. Bonvillain (2-0) allowed one hit and one walk while fanning five to earn the victory for the Tigers (8-4, 25-7). Nick Goody set the Gators (7-5, 25-7) down in order in the bottom of the ninth for his fourth save. Nolan Fontana (2 for 4, 2 R) had a three-run homer in a four-run third as Florida built a 7-2 advantage. JaCoby Jones (1 for 4, 2 R) had a two-run double in a three-run fourth as LSU pulled to within two. Arby Fields (2 for 4, 2 R) had a RBI triple and scored on a wild pitch in the top of the seventh to knot the score at 7. Ty Ross had a sacrifice fly in the eighth to put LSU on top.


No. 13 Miami (Fla.) 4, No. 3 North Carolina 3 (14)

In Coral Gables, Fla., Esteban Tresgallo homered in the bottom of the 14th as Miami clinched an ACC series win over North Carolina in front of 3,189 fans at Mark Light Stadium. The Hurricanes (10-4, 23-8) took a 3-2 lead with a pair in the bottom of the seventh before the Tar Heels (9-5, 23-8) tied it with a run in the ninth. Tyler Palmer went 3 for 6 with a run for Miami. E.J. Encinosa (2-1) pitched six hitless innings of relief with six strikeouts to earn the victory. Michael Morin (4-2, 7 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 5 BB, 3 K) suffered the loss. Jacob Stallings had two hits and a run for UNC.


No. 16 Ole Miss 9, No. 4 Kentucky 3

In Lexington, Ky., Matt Snyder homered twice and drove in five as Ole Miss evened its SEC series at Kentucky in front of 2,507 fans at Cliff Hagan Stadium. Snyder had a grand slam in an eight-run fifth and added a solo shot one inning later as the Rebels (6-5, 21-9) built a 9-0 lead. Andrew Mistone had two doubles, two runs and one RBI for Ole Miss. Mike Mayers (3-2, 7.2 IP, 8 H, 3 R, 1 BB, 1 K) was the starter and winner. Thomas McCarthy (2 for 4, 2 R) had a solo homer in the sixth and A.J. Reed (3 for 4) added a two-run shot in the eighth for the Wildcats (8-3, 29-3).


No. 5 UCLA 8, No. 18 Oregon 6

In Los Angeles, Trevor Brown went 2 for 4 with two RBI as UCLA avoided the Pac-12 sweep to Oregon. David Berg (4-0) picked up the win as he pitched two scoreless innings in relief for the Bruins (8-4, 21-7), who scored twice in the seventh to erase a 6-5 deficit. Scott Griggs registered his seventh save after pitching a scoreless ninth. Jeff Gold (3-2) took the loss for the Ducks (8-4, 20-9) after he gave up one run on two hits over one inning. Brett Thomas led the Ducks after going 2 for 3 with an RBI and two runs.


No. 2 Florida State 12, Georgia Tech 7

In Atlanta, Jose Brizuela and John Nogowski helped lead Florida State past Georgia Tech to take the second game of the ACC series. Brizuela (3 for 5, R, 4 RBI) and Nogowski (1 for 3) hit back-to-back home runs in a nine-run fifth inning. The Seminoles (13-1, 16-5) were trailing 6-3 when Brizuela hit a grand slam to give them their first lead of the game. Nogowski followed hit a solo blast of his own, and a two-run single later in the inning by second baseman Devon Travis (3 for 6, R, 4 RBI) put the Seminoles ahead 12-6. Kyle Wren (1 for 5, 2 R) and Brandon Thomas (3 for 4, 2 R, RBI) both had triples for the Yellow Jackets (6-8, 19-13)


No. 6 Texas A&M 5, Oklahoma 3

In College Station, Texas, Matt Juengel had a two-run double in the bottom of the fifth to erase a 3-2 deficit and propel Texas A&M to a Big 12 series sweep of Oklahoma in front of 4,549 fans at Blue Bell Park. Jacob House went 2 for 3 with two runs for the Aggies (7-2, 26-6). Rafael Pineda (5-0, 5.1 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 1 K) earned the victory, while Kyle Martin (2 IP, 1 H, 1 K) recorded his first save. Max White went 2 for 3 with a run for the Sooners (4-8, 18-14).


No. 7 Arizona 11, Utah 7

In Salt Lake City, Alex Mejia went 2 for 4 with two RBI as Arizona was able to hold on after blowing a seven-run lead at Utah. Tyler Hale (1-0) earned the win after throwing a scoreless inning in relief of starter James Farris (4 IP, 8 H, 7 R, 5 ER, 6 K). Riley Moore went 3 for 5 with two RBI and two runs for the Wildcats (9-3, 23-9). Parker Morin went 4 for 5 with an RBI for the Utes (4-8, 8-22). Tanner Trip (0-2) was saddled with the loss after giving up two runs on four hits over five innings of relief.


No. 8 Stanford 8, Washington 6

In Seattle, Stanford scored a pair in the top of the ninth to snap a 6-6 tie and win its Pac-12 series against Washington. Tyler Gaffney was caught in a rundown between third and home and benefited by an interference call to score the tie-breaking run in the ninth for the Cardinal (4-5, 19-7). As the next batter, Brian Ragira, struck out, Stephen Piscotty stole second. On the throw, Austin Wilson (2 for 5, 2 R) stole home to give Stanford an insurance run. Ragira homered earlier in the contest, while Kenny Diekroeger went 3 for 4 with a homer, two runs and two RBI for the Cardinal. Piscotty (2-0, 2 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 1 K) pitched the final two innings to record the win. Caleb Brown (2 for 5, 2B) and Joe Meggs (2 for 4) both drove in two, while Andrew Ely went 3 for 5 with two runs and one RBI for the Huskies (4-5, 17-11).


No. 10 Rice 5, Tulane 0

In New Orleans, Austin Kubitza and Taylor Wall combined on the one-hit shutout as Rice won its Conference USA series at Tulane in front of a crowd of 3,203 at Turchin Stadium. Kubitza (3-3) worked six hitless innings with five walks and two strikeouts to secure the win. Jeremy Schaffer of the Green Wave (3-3, 21-10) greeted Wall with a base hit to lead off the seventh. Wall did not walk a batter and struck out three to earn his first save. Shane Hoelscher went 3 for 4 with a double, a homer and two runs, while Jeremy Rathjen was 3 for 5 with a double, a run and two RBI for the Owls (6-3, 23-11).


No. 11 Arkansas 8, Georgia 3

In Fayetteville, Ark., Jimmy Bosco belted a grand slam in the bottom of the third as Arkansas evened its SEC series with Georgia in front of 8,479 spectators at Baum Stadium. Tim Carver had two doubles and drove in a pair for the Razorbacks (6-5, 2307). Brandon Moore (3-0, 3.1 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 K) recorded the win in relief. Jonathan Hester and Hunter Cole both had two hits for the Bulldogs (5-6, 19-12).


No. 12 South Carolina 2, Tennessee 1

In Columbia, S.C., LB Dantzler delievered the game-winning hit as South Carolina evened the series in dramatic fashion. With the game tied 1-1 in the bottom of the ninth, Connor Bright led off with a single, advanced to second on a sacrifice bunt by Grayson Greiner, moved to third on a wild pitch, and was driven home on a single by Dantlzer (1 for 2, R, 2 BB). The Gamecocks (4-7, 22-9) limited the visiting Volunteers (6-5, 20-11) to only three hits, and South Carolina starting pitcher Jordan Montgomery (8 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 7 K) was fantastic in a no-decision. Tennessee's lone run came in the top of the first, when leadoff man Will Maddox (1 for 4) tripled and was driven home on a groundout to shortstop by Zach Luther (1 for 4).


No. 14 UCF 7, UAB 3

In Orlando, Fla., Ronnie Richardson and Jeramy Matos helped UCF even the Conference USA series with UAB. Richardson (3 for 4) hit a solo home run in the bottom of the sixth and Matos smacked a three-run blast in the bottom of the seventh to help the Knights (6-2, 25-7) extend their lead to 7-2. Reliever Ben Lively (4-0, 2 K) came on to pitch 2.2 innings of hitless and scoreless relief to earn the victory. Ivan De Jesus (3 for 5, 2 R) and Jeff Schalk (1 for 4, 2 RBI) helped lead the Blazers (3-5, 19-13) offensively.


No. 15 Cal State Fullerton 11, UC Davis 0

In Fullerton, Calif., Michael Lorenzen went 2 for 3 with two RBI and two runs as Cal State Fullerton completed a Big West sweep of UC Davis in front of 1,362 at Goodwin Field. The Titans (5-1, 21-10) scored five in the first and never looked back. Grahamm Wiest (2-3) picked up the win after throwing six scoreless innings and only allowing four hits. Tom Briner (2-3) absorbed the loss for the Aggies (0-3, 11-16) after giving up seven earned runs on nine hits over three innings. Spencer Brann had two hits for UC Davis.


No. 17 Baylor 12, Missouri 7

In Columbia, Mo., Adam Toth went 4 for 4 with a double, two runs and two RBI as Baylor completed the sweep of Missouri to stay undefeated in Big 12 play. The Bears (12-0, 25-7) trailed 6-2 after five before tying it with four in the sixth and taking the lead with four in the seventh. Jake Miller went 2 for 3 with a double and four runs, while Josh Ludy (2 for 5, 2 RBI) and Dan Evatt (3 for 5) both homered for Baylor. Dillon Newman (1-1, 3 IP, 2 H, 1 UE, 3 K) took the win in relief. Ben Turner had two hits and three RBI for the Tigers (3-6, 16-14).


No. 19 NC State 3, Maryland 2

In College Park, Md., Carlos Rodon pitched a complete game as NC State edged Maryland to even the ACC series at one game apiece. Rodon (5-0, 5 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 3 BB) struck out eight batters in his nine strong innings, and did not allow a run after the bottom of the first. The Terrapins (4-10, 20-13) were able to jump out to an early 2-1 lead thanks to hits from Tomo Delp (2 for 3, RBI) and Tim Kiene (1 for 4), but the Wolfpack (9-5, 21-8) responded and took the lead for good when Danny Canela (1 for 3, 3 RBI) drove in two runs with a single in the top of the third. Trea Turner also had a big day offensively for NC State, going 4 for 4 with two runs.


Arizona State 5, No. 20 Oregon State 1

In Tempe, Ariz., Max Rossiter led Arizona State with a three-run homer in a five-run eighth in completing the Pac-12 sweep of Oregon State. Robert Ravago (3-0) picked up the win after throwing 1.1 scoreless innings and two strikeouts for the Sun Devils (6-6, 19-12). Starter Darin Gillies gave up a run on five hits over three innings. Jace Fry (2-2) took the loss for the Beavers (6-6, 18-11) after giving up three runs on seven hits over 7.1 innings with four strikeouts.