April 18, 2012

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Cox homers and drives in two as Liberty wins at UNC

Spencer tosses no-hitter for Oregon, Baylor wins 21st straight game


In Chapel Hill, N.C., Tyler Cox went 2 for 3 with a homer and two RBI as Liberty won at seventh-ranked North Carolina 5-3 Wednesday evening at Boshamer Stadium. The Flames (31-10), under head coach Jim Toman (left), snapped a 2-2 tie with a run in the top of the eighth and added a pair of insurance runs in the ninth. Zack Haley had two doubles and two runs, while Trey Wimmer went deep for Liberty. Jared Lyons (1-2, 2.1 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 3 K) earned the win in relief, while John Niggli (1.2 IP, 1 R, 1 BB) notched his first save. Michael Russell went 2 for 3 with one run and two RBI for the Tar Heels (28-10).


No. 10 Oregon 3, Portland 0

In Keizer, Ore., Jordan Spencer pitched a no-hitter as Oregon downed Portland in front of 1,158 fans at Volcanoes Stadium. Spencer (2-1) fanned a career-high five as the freshman logged his first complete game shutout. Spencer faced two over the minimum, hitting a batter in the fifth and having a hitter reach on an error in the seventh. The Ducks (26-10) scored twice in the third and once in the fifth. Aaron Payne went 3 for 4 with a run, while Ryon Healy had two hits and one RBI for Oregon. Kody Watts (2-1, 3.2 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 1 BB, 2 K) took the loss for the Pilots (20-12).


No. 6 Baylor 11, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 1

In Waco, Texas, Logan Vick and Steve DalPorto both went 2 for 3 with a double, one run and two RBI as Baylor run-ruled Texas A&M-Corpus Christi in seven innings, setting a school record with its 21st straight victory. Cal Towey drew three walks and drove in two, while Nate Goodwin went 2 for 3 with two runs and one RBI for the Bears (32-7). Brad Kuntz (4-2, 5 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 4 BB, 2 K) picked up the win. Eric Weiss went 1 for 3 with a run for the Islanders (15-22).


No. 1 Florida State 6, North Georgia 0

In Tallahassee, Fla., James Ramsey went 3 for 4 with a triple, two runs and three RBI as Florida State downed North Georgia in front of 3,731 fans at Dick Howser Stadium. The Seminoles (30-7) scored three in the first, one in the second and two in the fifth. FSU reached 30 victories for the 48th consecutive season. Justin Gonzalez (2 for 3) homered for the Seminoles. Scott Sitz (2-2, 2 IP, 2 H) recorded the win. Derek Hooper, Matthew Black and Andrew Gordon each had a hit for the Saints (20-22).


No. 4 LSU 5, Lamar 4

In Baton Rouge, La., Raph Rhymes went 3 for 4 with a double and three RBI as LSU edged Lamar. The Tigers (31-7) tied the game at 4 with a run in the sixth and took their first lead with a run in the bottom of the seventh. Mason Katz had two hits and a run for LSU. Chris Cotton (4-0, 1.1 IP, 1 H, 2 K) posted the victory, while Nick Goody pitched a perfect ninth for his fifth save. Darian Johnson went 2 for 4 with a homer and three RBI, while Jude Vidrine went 3 for 5 with a double and two runs for the Cardinals (13-22).


No. 15 Miami (Fla.) 3, Stetson 2

In Coral Gables, Fla., Javi Salas allowed one earned run in 6.1 innings as Miami edged Stetson. Salas (4-2) allowed seven hits and two total runs with no walks and five strikeouts. A.J. Salcines recorded the final two outs to earn his second save. Stephen Perez and Jarred Mederos both homered for the Hurricanes (26-11). Mitchel Brennan went 2 for 3 with two RBI, while Trey Blackman added a pair of doubles for the Hatters (23-13).


Alabama 8-3, Mississippi Valley State 0-8

In Tuscaloosa, Ala., Mississippi Valley State split a doubleheader at Alabama, earning the school’s first win over an SEC opponent in a men’s sport in the nightcap. Luke Brumfield went 1 for 4 with a run and two RBI for the Delta Devils (9-29). David Lostra (3-7, 6 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 3 BB, 1 K) picked up the historic win for MVSU. Hunter Gregory had two hits for the Crimson Tide (14-24). In the opener, Case Nixon (1-1) pitched five scoreless innings for Alabama with two hits, one walk and two strikeouts. Taylor Dugas went 3 for 4 with one run and two RBI. Dugas delivered his 65th career double, passing the 29-year-old school record held by Dave Magadan. Ben Moore went 2 for 4 with a homer and two RBI for the Crimson Tide. Brumfield had two of his team’s three hits for MVSU.


Pittsburgh 3, Akron 2

In Pittsburgh, Casey Roche hit a game-winning home run in the bottom of the ninth as Pittsburgh edged Akron to give head coach Joe Jordano career win No. 700. Roche finished with two hits, while Derik Wilson went 2 for 3 with a double and one RBI for the Panthers (18-18). J.R. Leonardi (2-0, 2 IP, 1 K) registered the victory. Matt Rembielak went 2 for 2 with one RBI, while Darius Washington also had two hits for the Zips (14-23).


Beanpot Classic


Massachusetts 8, Harvard 7

In Lowell, Mass., Conor LeBlanc struck out 11 as Massachusetts built an 8-0 lead and held on to nip Harvard at LeLacheur Park to win its sixth Beanpot Championship. LeBlanc (3-0) held the Crimson (8-26) scoreless through six before allowing three to reach and score in the seventh. He allowed nine hits and one walk. Harvard put up six in the seventh and one in the eighth, but fell one run short. Leif Sorenson (2.1 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 K) registered his sixth save. Adam Picard (3 for 5, 2B, HR, 3 R, 4 RBI) paced the offense for the Minutemen (12-13). Jeff Reynolds (2 for 5, 2B, R, 3 RBI), Kyle Larrow (3 for 4, 2 R) and Jack Colton (2 for 5, 2B, 2 RBI) led the way for the Crimson.


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