May 9, 2012

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Muncy drives in two as Baylor blanks Texas State

Stetson upsets Florida State, South Carolina shuts out Furman


In San Marcos, Texas, Max Muncy (left) had two hits and two RBI as second-ranked Baylor returned from a 10-day final exam break to shut out Texas State 3-0 Wednesday in front of a crowd of 1,471 at Bobcat Ballpark. Muncy had a run-scoring single in the first and a RBI double in the third for the Bears (39-8). In both innings, Nathan Orf was hit by a pitch and scored. Tyler Bremer (5-0, 3 IP, 1 H, 1 BB, 2 K) picked up the win, while Max Garner (1 IP, 2 H, 1 K) earned his 10th save. Morgan Mickan had three of the five hits for the Bobcats (27-19).


Stetson 6, No. 1 Florida State 5

In DeLand, Fla., Mitchel Brennan doubled twice and scored a pair as Stetson downed Florida State in front of 1,382 fans at Mechling Field. The Hatters (31-18) scored two in the second and one in the third, never trailing in the contest. Robert Bruce went 2 for 2 with one RBI, while James Rasmussen scored twice for Stetson. Josh Powers (3-1, 2 IP, 1 H) was the starter and winner, while Robbie Powell (1 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 K) picked up his 15th save. Jayce Boyd had two hits and two RBI, while Devon Travis went 2 for 4 with two runs for the Seminoles (40-9).


No. 3 South Carolina 7, Furman 0

In Columbia, S.C., Evan Marzilli went 3 for 5 with a homer and four RBI as South Carolina blanked Furman in front of 6,774 fans at Carolina Stadium. Marzilli belted a three-run homer in the bottom of the fifth to give the Gamecocks (37-12) a 4-0 advantage. LB Dantzler had two hits and drove in a pair for South Carolina. Joel Seddon (2-0, 5 IP, 2 H, 1 BB, 4 K) was the starter and winner. Chris Ohmstede had two of the four hits for the Paladins (22-26).


No. 7 Kentucky 6, Indiana 5 (12)

In Bloomington, Ind., J.T. Riddle had a leadoff single and scored on a balk in the top of the 12t as Kentucky outlasted Indiana in front of 1,462 fans at Sembower Field. Riddle finished with three hits, including a double, two runs and one RBI, while Cameron Flynn was 3 for 6 with one run and one RBI for the Wildcats (38-11). Matt Reida had two hits, including a homer, while Brian Adams drove in a pair for UK. Trevor Gott (2-0, 2.1 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 3 K) earned the win, while Sam Mahar (1 IP, 1 H, 2 K) registered his first save. Justin Cureton went 4 for 6 with a run, Kyle Schwarber was 3 for 4 with a run, while Dustin DeMuth added two hits and two RBI for the Hoosiers (24-25).


No. 18 Purdue 11, UIC 4

In West Lafayette, Ind., Barrett Serrato had two extra-base hits and drove in three as Purdue downed UIC at Lambert Field. Serrato had a two-run double in the sixth and a RBI triple in the eighth, scoring in both innings as well. Ryan Bridges (2 for 4, 2B, 2 R, 2 RBI) homered, while Sean McHugh had three hits, including a pair of doubles, and two RBI for the Boilermakers (37-9), who tied the program record for wins in a season. Robert Ramer (6-0, 6 IP, 8 H, 3 R, 5 K) picked up the victory. Jon Ryan (3 for 4, 2 RBI) went deep for the Flames (16-29).


Georgia Tech 8, Georgia 6

In Atlanta, Kyle Wren and Thomas Smith both drove in two as Georgia Tech downed Georgia in front of 2,382 fans at Russ Chandler Stadium. The Yellow Jackets (30-19) scored in three of the first five innings in building a 6-1 lead. The Bulldogs (28-21) scored five in the final two innings to make it close. Josh Heddinger (3-4, 6 IP, 4 H, 1 UE, 2 BB, 1 K) earned the victory. Hunter Cole (2 for 5, 2B) homered and drove in four for Georgia.


Virginia 12, High Point 3

In Charlottesville, Va., Nate Irving went 3 for 3 with a double, three runs and two RBI as Virginia hammered High Point after an eight-day exam break in front of 2,517 fans at Davenport Field. The Cavaliers (32-14-1) scored four in the third and two in the fourth to erase an early one-run deficit. Chris Taylor (2 for 4, R), Stephen Bruno (2 for 5, 2B, R) and Derek Fisher (1 for 5) each drove in two, while Brandon Downes (1 for 3, 2 BB) scored three for UVa. Shane Halley (8-1, 3 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 2 K) got the win in relief. Willie Medina had two hits, including a double, and one run, while Scott Glover added a pinch-hit homer for the Panthers (23-25).


Michigan 5, Coastal Carolina 2

In Ann Arbor, Mich., Michigan scored a pair in each of the first two innings to split its two-game series with Coastal Carolina. John DiLaura (3 for 3, 2B, R, RBI), Coley Crank (2 for 4, 2B, 2 RBI) and Michael O’Neill (1 for 2, 2B, 2 BB, 2 R) led the offense for the Wolverines (20-29). Matt Ogden (3-3, 5 IP, 1 H, 2 BB, 2 K) earned the win in relief. Rich Witten and Alex Buccilli both drove in runs in the ninth for the Chanticleers (33-15).


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