May 8, 2012
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Ramsey homers as
Florida State wins at Stetson
Florida edges UNF, Rice blanks SFA, Oregon
nips Oregon State
DeLand, Fla., James Ramsey (right) went 3 for 4 with a homer,
two runs and two RBI as top-ranked Florida State downed Stetson
9-1 Tuesday in front of 2,131 fans at Melching Field. Ramsey had
a two-run homer in the top of the sixth to break the scoreless
tie. The Hatters (30-18) cut the deficit in half in the seventh
before the Seminoles (40-8) put the game away with seven in the
ninth. Jayce Boyd went 2 for 5 with one run and one RBI, while
Sherman Johnson drove in two for FSU. Scott Sitz (3-2, 6 IP, 5
H, 1 R, 1 K) earned the victory, while Gage Smith (2 IP, 1 H, 1
BB) registered his third save. Tanner Blackman went 4 for 4 with
a triple for Stetson.
No. 5 Florida 4, UNF 3 (11)
In Gainesville, Fla., Mike Zunino had a
run-scoring double in the bottom of the 11th to lift Florida
over UNF in front of 2,714 fans at McKethan Stadium. Connor
Mitchell had a leadoff single in the 11th and scored from first
on the two-bagger by Zunino (3 for 5, 2 2B, 2 RBI). Nolan
Fontana went 2 for 4 with a home run for Florida. Ryan Harris
(2-0, 1 IP, 1 H, 1 K) picked up the win. Alex Bacon went 3 for 4
with a double, a homer and two RBI for the Ospreys (28-21).
No. 6 Rice 6, Stephen F. Austin 0
In Houston, Andrew Benak tossed seven scoreless
innings as Rice blanked Stephen F. Austin in front of 3,332 fans
at Reckling Park. Benak (6-2) scattered seven hits, all singles,
walked one and struck out eight. Zech Lemond fanned two in the
eighth and Matthew Reckling struck out one in a hitless ninth to
secure the shutout. Michael Ratterree belted a three-run homer
in the bottom of the fourth to give the Owls (34-13) a 5-0
advantage. Michael Fuda also went deep for Rice. Hunter Dozier
and Freddy Villalobos both went 1 for 3 and were hit by a pitch
for the Lumberjacks (19-29).
No. 8 Oregon 3, No. 20 Oregon State 2
In Eugene, Ore., Ryan Hambright had a two-run
single to cap a three-run first as Oregon edged Oregon State in
front of 2,726 fans at PK Park. Hambright finished with two hits
as did Ryon Healy, who tripled and scored in the first for the
Ducks (35-14). Joey Housey (3-0, 2 IP, 1 H, 1 K) got the win in
relief, while Jimme Sherfy (2 IP, 1 H, 2 BB, 3 K) earned his
13th save. The Beavers (30-16) scored both their runs in the top
of the eighth. Ryan Barnes went 2 for 4 with a double and one
RBI for OSU.
No. 10 North Carolina 4, UNC Wilmington 2
In Chapel Hill, N.C., Adam Griffin had a pair of
sacrifice flies and scored once as North Carolina downed UNC
Wilmington in front of 1,159 fans at Boshamer Stadium. The Tar
Heels (35-13) scored in three of the first six innings in
building a 4-0 lead before the Seahawks (29-19) tallied single
runs in the seventh and eighth. Colin Moran went 2 for 3 with
one RBI, while Brian Holberton had two doubles and a run for UNC.
Benton Moss (5-2, 3 IP, 3 H, 3 K) picked up the win, while
Michael Morin (1.1 IP, 1 BB, 1 K) earned his 14th save. Andrew
Cain had two hits and a run for UNCW.
No. 11 UCLA 6, Pepperdine 2
In Malibu, Calif., Jeff Gelalich went 2 for 4
with a homer and two RBI as UCLA downed Pepperdine at Eddy D.
Field Stadium. The Bruins (32-13) trailed 2-1 after six before
scoring three in the seventh and single runs over the final two
frames. Tyler Heineman and Trevor Brown both had three hits and
one RBI for UCLA, with Heineman scoring twice. Eric Jaffe (1-0)
got the final out of the sixth to pick up the victory. Joe Sever
had three hits, including a double, and a run, while Sam Meyer
doubled twice, scored one and drove in one for the Waves
No. 16 NC State 5, North Carolina A&T 1
In Raleigh, N.C., Jake Fincher went 3 for 4 with
one RBI as NC State defeated North Carolina A&T in front of
1,043 fans at Doak Field. The Aggies (15-34) scored in the top
of the third before the Wolfpack (34-12) responded with three in
the bottom of the frame. Chris Diaz had two hits, including a
triple, and one run for NC State. Dillon Frye (3-0, 2.1 IP, 2 H,
2 BB, 4 K) earned the victory. Kelvin Freeman had two hits,
including a double, and one RBI for A&T.
No. 18 Purdue 11, IPFW 4
In Fort Wayne, Ind., David Miller went 2 for 2
with two RBI as Purdue downed IPFW at Parkview Field. The
Boilermakers (36-9) scored multiple runs in the three of the
first five innings in building an 8-2 lead after five. Cameron
Perkins (1 for 2, 2 BB) and Andrew Dixon both drove in two,
while Barrett Serrato and Ryan Bridges both had two hits and two
runs for Purdue. Pat Gannon (1-0, 2.2 IP, 2 H, 3 K) recorded the
win. Shane Trevino homered and scored twice for the Mastadons
No. 19 San Diego 4, UC Irvine 1
In San Diego, USD scored three in the bottom of
the eighth to snap a 1-1 tie and lead to a win over UC Irvine at
Cunningham Stadium. Kris Bryant (1 for 3, R) had a RBI double to
start the scoring in the eighth for the Toreros (37-11). James
Pazos (5-1) pitched the final 1.1 innings to record the victory.
Chris Rabago went 2 for 3 with a run for the Anteaters (27-18),
who ended a seven-game win streak.
Creighton 8, Nebraska 1
In Omaha, Neb., Jake Peter had a three-run double
in the seventh as Creighton downed Nebraska in front of 12,184
fans at TD Ameritrade Park to give head coach Ed Servais his
500th career victory. It was the second-largest crowd in college
baseball this season. The Bluejays (19-23) scored three in the
first and a pair in the sixth, while the Huskers (29-19) got
their run in the third. Brad McKewon knocked in two, while Alex
Staehely, Mike Gerber and Scott Thornburg each had three hits
and two runs for Creighton. Ty Blach (4-5, 1 IP, 1 H, 1 K)
picked up the win. Michael Pritchard went 4 for 4 with a double
and one RBI for Nebraska.
Vanderbilt 3, Louisville 2
In Nashville, Tenn., Conrad Gregor drew a leadoff
walk and scored on a wild pitch to snap a 2-2 tie in the bottom
of the eighth as Vanderbilt nipped Louisville in front of 2,345
fans at Hawkins Field. Mike Yastrzemski had a RBI single in the
seventh for the Commodores (24-24) to tie the game at 2. Anthony
Gomez had two hits, including a double, and one RBI for Vandy.
Jared Miller (2-0) pitched two hitless innings to get the win.
Cole Sturgeon went 2 for 3 with a homer and two RBI for the
East Carolina 4, Elon 1
In Greenville, N.C., Andy Smithmyer pitched 6.2
scoreless innings as East Carolina defeated Elon in front of
2,264 fans at Clark-LeClair Stadium. Smithmyer (4-2) allowed
four hits and three walks while striking out five to pick up the
win. Tanner Merritt (2.1 IP, 2 H, 1 UE, 4 K) earned his eighth
save. The Pirates (32-16-1) scored all their runs with two outs
in the sixth on three bases-loaded walks and a wild pitch. Drew
Reynolds went 2 for 4 with a run for ECU. Quinn Bower went 2 for
3 and drove in the lone run for the Phoenix (28-24) in the top
of the ninth.
Texas Tech 5, Dallas Baptist 0
In Dallas, Ben Flora and two relievers combined
on the six-hit shutout as Texas Tech topped Dallas Baptist.
Flora (1-0) allowed three hits in six innings with one walk and
two strikeouts. Shane Broyles gave up one hit in two innings
with three strikeouts, while Daniel Coulombe worked around two
hits in the ninth and fanned a pair to secure the shutout. The
Red Raiders (28-24) scored in three of the first four innings in
building their 5-0 lead. Scott LeJeune and Bryant Burleson both
had two hits, including a double, and one RBI, while Tim
Proudfoot went 1 for 4 with two runs for Tech. Austin Elkins and
Ryan Behmanesh both had doubles for the Patriots (34-15).
Clemson 9, Tennessee Tech 8 (10)
In Clemson, S.C., Richie Shaffer homered in the
bottom of the 10th to give Clemson the win over Tennessee Tech
in front of 3,251 fans at Doug Kingsmore Stadium. Zephan Guyear
(4 for 5) had a grand slam in a five-run first for the Golden
Eagles (19-28). Tech added two in the third and one in the
fourth for an 8-2 lead. The Tigers (29-20) responded with one in
the fourth and sixth before tying it with four in the seventh.
Shaffer finished with three hits, two runs and two RBI, while
Steve Wilkerson went 3 for 5 with two runs and one RBI for
Clemson. David Haselden (3-1) pitched six innings of scoreless
relief with five hits and four strikeouts to earn the victory.
Ben Burgess went 4 for 6 with two runs, while Zach Stephens
homered for the Eagles.
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