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


In 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 (26-19).


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 (15-34).


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 Cardimals (33-16).


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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