April 8, 2012

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reaches 1,700 career wins at Florida State

Miami blanks UNC, Kentucky beats Ole Miss, Arkansas shuts out Georgia


In Atlanta, Stephen McGee went 4 for 4 with two doubles and three RBI as second-ranked Florida State won 8-4 Sunday to complete the ACC sweep of Georgia Tech as head coach Mike Martin became the third coach in Division I history to reach 1,700 career victories. The Seminoles (14-1, 27-5) scored two in the third and four in the fourth to take control. Devon Travis went 3 for 4 with a double, three runs and one RBI for FSU. Peter Miller (5-1, 6 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 1 BB, 4 K) earned the win. Jake Davies was 2 for 3 with one double, one run and one RBI for the Yellow Jackets (6-9, 19-14).


No. 13 Miami (Fla.) 4, No. 3 North Carolina 0

In Coral Gables, Fla., Steven Ewing allowed 10 base-runners but no runs in six innings as Miami completed the ACC sweep of North Carolina. Ewing (3-0) gave up three hits and walked seven while striking out nine to pick up the win. Three relievers completed the shutout, the second of the series. The Hurricanes (11-4, 24-8) scored single runs in the second and third before adding a pair of insurance runs in the seventh. Leadoff hitter Tyler Palmer went 1 for 3 with a walk, a steal and two runs. Michael Russell went 1 for 3 with two walks for the Tar Heels (9-6, 23-9), who stranded 14.


No. 4 Kentucky 8, No. 16 Ole Miss 3

In Lexington, Ky., Cameron Flynn belted a grand slam to cap a five-run sixth as Kentucky won its SEC series against Ole Miss in front of 1,834 on-lookers at Cliff Hagan Stadium. The Wildcats (9-3, 30-3) trailed 2-1 in the middle of the sixth when Luke Maile (2 for 4, 2 R, 2 RBI) had a run-scoring single to tie the game prior to Flynn’s slam, which put UK on top 6-2. Maile homered in the second to start the scoring for the Wildcats. Austin Cousino went 3 for 5 with a double, two runs and one RBI for the home team. Corey Littrell (5-0, 6 IP, 9 H, 2 R, 2 BB, 4 K) garnered the win, while Alex Phillips (3 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 3 K) picked up his second save. Tanner Mathis went 3 for 5 with a double and two runs, while Andrew Mistone had three hits and one RBI for the Rebels (6-6, 21-10).


No. 11 Arkansas 8, Georgia 0

In Fayetteville, Ark., D.J. Baxendale (left) worked eight shutout innings as Arkansas won its SEC series against Georgia in front of 6,973 spectators at Baum Stadium. Baxendale (6-1) scattered six hits and did not walk a batter while striking out seven. Nolan Sanburn pitched a hitless ninth to secure the shutout. The Razorbacks (7-5, 24-7) scored one in the second, four in the third and three in the eighth. Dominic Ficociello went 2 for 5 with a homer, two runs and three RBI for Arkansas. Colby May had a double for the Bulldogs (5-7, 19-13).


No. 12 South Carolina 6, Tennessee 1

In Columbia, S.C., Colby Holmes allowed one run in seven innings as South Carolina won its SEC series against Tennessee in front of 6,981 fans at Carolina Stadium. Holmes (4-0) gave up four hits, did not walk a batter and struck out six to claim the victory. Evan Beal (2 IP, 2 BB, 2 K) earned his fifth save. The Gamecocks (5-7, 23-9) scored four unearned runs in the fifth and added two in the eighth. Adam Matthews and Dante Rosenberg both had two hits and one RBI, while Joey Pankake went 1 for 2 with two runs for South Carolina. Chris Fritts homered in the seventh to account for the only run for the Volunteers (6-6, 20-12).


No. 14 UCF 8, UAB 7

In Orlando, Fla., JoMarcos Woods had a game-winning base hit in the bottom of the ninth to lead UCF to a Conference USA series victory over UAB. Woods drove in two, as did Chris Taladay (3 for 5, 1 R). Travis Shreve went 3 for 4 with a double and two runs for the Knights (7-2, 26-7). Joe Rogers (4-0, 1 IP, 2 H) notched the win. The Blazers (3-6, 19-14) had home runs off the bats of Jeff Schalk (3 for 5, 2 R, 2 RBI), Ivan De Jesus (1 for 4, 2 R) and Todd Wilkinson (2 for 4).


Maryland 7, No. 19 NC State 6 (11)

In College Park, Md., Alfredo Rodriguez had a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the 11th as Maryland captured an ACC series win over NC State. Rodriguez finished with three hits and three RBI for the Terps (5-10, 21-13). Tim Kiene had a two-run homer in a three-run first for Maryland. The Terps led 6-3 before the Wolfpack (9-6, 21-9) scored three in the top of the ninth to force the extra frames. Korey Wacker (4-0, 4 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 2 BB, 2 K) picked up the win. Logan Ratledge doubled and drove in two for NC State.


Ohio State 4, Minnesota 1

In Columbus, Ohio, John Kuchno tossed six scoreless innings as Ohio State completed the Big Ten sweep of Minnesota. Kuchno (5-1) allowed one hit and one walk while fanning six. Greg Greve struck out two in the ninth to earn his first save. The Buckeyes (5-4, 18-12) scored two in the sixth and two in the seventh. Patrick Porter went 2 for 3 with a double and one RBI, while Tim Wetzel went deep for OSU. Brad Hallberg went 3 for 3 with two walks and a run for the victors. Michael Handel went 2 for 3 and drove in a run for the Gophers (3-3, 17-16).


Virginia 4, Wake Forest 1

In Charlottesville, Va., Branden Cogswell went 2 for 4 with a double, a triple, two runs and two RBI as Virginia clinched an ACC series win against Wake Forest in front of 3,359 fans at Davenport Field. Mac Williamson homered in the top of the first for the Demon Deacons (5-9, 19-13) before Cogswell had a two-run double and scored in the third to give the Cavaliers (8-6, 21-10-1) the lead. Cogswell doubled and scored in the fifth to complete the scoring. Shane Halley (3-1, 2.2 IP, 2 H, 2 BB, 1 K) got the win in relief, while Justin Thompson retired the side in order in the ninth for his fifth save.


College of Charleston 8, Appalachian State 3

In Boone, N.C., Christian Powell tossed six solid innings, and Brandon Murray and Gunnar Heidt each had three hits and a homer as College of Charleston salvaged the final game of its SoCon series with Appalachian State. Marty Gannt went 2 for 4 with two runs and a solo homer, and Daniel Aldrich had two doubles and a RBI for the Cougars (12-6, 22-11). Powell (6-1) allowed three earned runs and seven hits in pitching into the seventh inning. Brandon Burris had two RBI for the Mountaineers (9-3, 24-6).


Navy 3-3, Bucknell 2-10

In Lewisburg, Pa., Preston Gainey tossed a seven-inning complete game, and Chris Campbell had a two-run triple as Navy edged Bucknell in the first game of a Patriot League doubleheader to give coach Paul Kostacopoulos his 700th career win. In the nightcap, Rob Krentzman had three hits and three RBI, and Scott Reed had a pinch-hit, three-run double as Bucknell earned a series split.


Kent State 6, Buffalo 3

In Kent, Ohio, Tyler Skulina tossed five innings and got four innings of hitless relief with six strikeouts from four relievers as Kent State stayed perfect in the MAC with a sweep of Buffalo. Troy Summers, Evan Campbell and Jimmy Rider had RBI singles as the Golden Flashes (9-0, 18-13) took a 3-0 lead in the second. Kent State has won 10 of 13, with nine of its past 11 games being decided by three or less.


Clemson 4, Duke 2

In Durham, N.C., Jay Baum had a three-run double in the top of the eighth to erase a 2-0 deficit as Clemson completed the ACC sweep at Duke. Kevin Pohle (4-1, 7 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 1 BB, 4 K) took the win, while Daniel Gossett (2 IP, 2 H, 2 K) earned his second save. Spencer Kieboom went 3 for 3 with one RBI for the Tigers (8-7, 18-14). Jordan Betts had a double and scored for the Blue Devils (5-10, 13-20). Robert Huber (5 H, 4 BB, 1 K) tossed seven scoreless innings in a no-decision for Duke.


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