May 13, 2012

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Oklahoma completes Big 12 sweep of first-place Baylor

Vanderbilt rallies past LSU, Florida nips MSU, UAB outlasts Rice in 12


In Norman, Okla., Jack Mayfield had three hits and drove in four as Oklahoma completed the Big 12 sweep of second-ranked Baylor with a 12-6 win Sunday in front of 1,013 fans at L. Dale Mitchell Park. The Sooners (13-10, 33-19) scored in six different innings, putting the game away with four in the eighth. Evan Mistich had two hits and three RBI, Garrett Carey added three hits and two RBI, while Cody Reine had a double, a homer, two runs and two RBI for OU. Damien Magnifico (2-1, 5.1 IP, 10 H, 3 R, 3 K) got the win in relief, while Jake Fisher worked the final 1.2 innings for his first save. Logan Vick went 3 for 4 with two doubles and two runs, while Josh Ludy homered for the Bears (18-3, 39-11).


Vanderbilt 5, No. 4 LSU 4 (10)

In Baton Rouge, La., Tony Kemp delivered a run-scoring single in the top of the 10th as Vanderbilt won its SEC series against LSU in front of 5,797 fans at Alex Box Stadium. Mike Yastrzemski (2 for 6, 2B, 2 R) homered in the ninth for the Commodores (13-14, 26-25) to force the extra frame. Jack Lupo went 3 for 5 with one RBI for Vandy. Will Clinard (6-2) pitched the final 2.2 hitless innings to earn the win. Austin Nola went 2 for 2 with two walks, one run and two RBI for the Tigers (17-10, 39-13).


No. 5 Florida 2, Mississippi State 1

In Gainesville, Fla., Mike Zunino snapped a 1-1 tie with a homer in the bottom of the eighth as Florida nipped Mississippi State to win the SEC series in front of 3,299 fans at McKethan Stadium. Both teams were held to three hits. Hunter Renfroe went deep for the Bulldogs (13-14, 31-20) in the top of the third before Vickash Ramjit singled and scored in the bottom of the frame. Austin Maddox (3-2, 2.1 IP, 2 K) recorded the victory for the Gators (16-11, 38-14). MSU received nine walks and stranded 13.


UAB 6, No. 6 Rice 5 (12)

In Houston, UAB scored one in the ninth, one in the 11th and two in the 12th to outlast Rice in the finale of their Conference USA series in front of 3,479 fans at Reckling Park. Harry Clark went 3 for 5 with two RBI to lead the Blazers (8-13, 28-25). Dillon Napoleon (5-3, 4 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 4 BB, 2 K) picked up the win. Michael Ratterree went 2 for 4 with a double and two runs for the Owls (15-6, 36-14).


No. 8 Oregon 4, USC 2

In Eugene, Ore., Aaron Payne went 3 for 5 with two RBI as Oregon clinched a Pac-12 series win over USC in front of 2,125 fans at PK Park. The Ducks (18-8, 37-14) scored single runs in the second, third and fourth to take a 3-1 lead. Brett Hambright went 1 for 3 with a walk and two runs for Oregon. Jake Reed (6-3, 7 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 BB, 4 K) earned the win, while Jimmie Sherfy fanned two in a scoreless ninth for his 15th save. Alex Sherrod went 2 for 4 with one RBI for the Trojans (7-15, 22-23).


No. 9 Texas A&M 4, San Diego State 2

In College Station, Texas, Matt Juengel had a three-run double to break a 1-1 deadlock in the bottom of the eighth as Texas A&M completed the sweep of San Diego State in front of 3,938 fans at Blue Bell Park. Evevan Uriegas (4-0, 0.2 IP, 1 K) got the win, while Kyle Martin (1 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 K) notched his fifth save. Chris Wilson had three hits, while Greg Allen went 2 for 4 with a run for the Aztecs (22-30).


No. 10 North Carolina 3, Duke 0

In Durham, N.C., Shane Taylor pitched eight scoreless innings as North Carolina completed a sweep of in-state rival Duke. Taylor (5-0) walked one, allowed only one hit, and struck out eight in his 100-pitch outing. Tar Heel (19-8, 38-13) closer Michael Morin struck out two in a scoreless ninth inning to pick up his 16th save. Chaz Frank led UNC with two hits and Brian Holberton went 1 for 4 with 2 RBI. Robert Huber (4-5, 8 IP, 8 H, 3 ER, 2 BB, 5 K) pitched well in a losing effort for the Blue Devils (7-20, 19-32).


No. 11 UCLA 4, Washington 2

In Seattle, Jeff Gelalich homered and drove in two as UCLA swept Washington in a Pac-12 series at Husky Ballpark. Gelalich had a RBI groundout in the first and a solo shot in the third. The Huskies (11-13, 26-21) tied it in the seventh on a pinch-hit two-run homer by Andrew Ely (2 for 2) before the Bruins (15-9, 35-13) regained the lead with two in the eighth. Kevin Kramer went 3 for 3 with a run for UCLA. David Berg (5-2, 1.1 IP, 1 H) got the win in relief, while Scott Griggs (1 IP, 2 H) recorded his 13th save, a program single-season record. B.K. Santy went 3 for 4 with a double and a run for UW.


No. 12 Cal State Fullerton 9, UC Santa Barbara 3

In Santa Barbara, Michael Lorenzen drove in three and earned his 15th save as Cal State Fullerton won its Big West series at UC Santa Barbara. Lorenzen went 3 for 5 with a double and one run, while pitching the final 1.2 innings with one hit and one strikeout to save the game for Grahamm Wiest (5-3, 7.1 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 8 K). Lorenzen had a two-run double in the fifth to tie the game at 3 and added a RBI single in a five-run ninth. Ivory Thomas had two hits and two runs, while J.D. Davis doubled twice and drove in one for the Titans (14-4, 32-15). Brandon Trinkwon had two doubles and one RBI for the Gauchos (10-11, 24-24).


No. 13 Stanford 6, Washington State 1

In Stanford, Calif., Brett Mooneyham pitched seven scoreless innings as Stanford swept Washington State in Pac-12 play at Sunken Diamond. Booneyham (6-4) allowed five hits and one walk while striking out three. The Cardinal (14-10, 32-14) led 2-0 in the sixth when Dominic Jose belted a grand slam to push the advantage to 6-0. Jake Stewart had two hits, including a double, and one run for Stanford. Kyle Johnson went 3 for 5 with a double and a run for the Cougars (9-14, 24-23).


No. 14 Arizona 7, California 4

In Berkeley, Calif., Johnny Field had four hits and three runs to lead Arizona to a Pac-12 series sweep of California at Evans Diamond. Field had a double and a home run, while Robert Refsnyder and Seth Mejian-Brean both knocked in a pair for the Wildcats (16-8, 33-15). Tyler Hale (2-0, 2 IP, 1 R, 4 BB, 1 K) picked up the win in relief, while Tyler Crawford (4 IP, 1 H, 1 K) recorded his first save. Mitch Delfino had three hits and a run for the Golden Bears (9-15, 25-22).


Virginia Tech 6, No. 16 NC State 4

In Blacksburg, Va., Brendon Hayden and Mark Zagunis helped Virginia Tech salvage a win over NC State in the final game of the ACC series. Hayden (2 for 5, 2B, 3 RBI, R) and Zagunis (3 for 5, 2B, R, RBI) both had RBI hits in a three-run bottom of the sixth to help the Hokies (11-16, 33-18) regain the lead. Ryan Mathews and Tarran Senay were bright spots for a Wolfpack (18-9, 36-13) offense that managed only four hits. Mathews (2 for 4, RBI, R) doubled to continue his hot weekend, and Senay (1 for 4, 3 RBI) hit a three-run homer.


No. 17 UCF 13, Marshall 6

In Charleston, W.Va., Chris Taladay smacked a grand slam to lead UCF to a Conference USA series win over Marshall at Appalachian Power Park. Ronnie Richardson (3 for 6, 2B) and Jeramy Matos (3 for 5, 2B, HR) both had two runs and two RBI for the Knights (16-5, 40-12). The Thundering Herd (4-17, 16-34) took an early 3-0 lead in the second before UCF posted four in the third and five in the fourth. Bryan Brown (3-0, 2 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 3 K) picked up the victory. Isaac Ballou drove in two, while Gray Stafford and Eric Semeniuk both had two hits and two runs for Marshall.


Michigan 4, No. 18 Purdue 3

In West Lafayette, Ind., Patrick Biondi homered and drove in two as Michigan salvaged the finale of its Big Ten series at Purdue. The Wolverines (7-14, 21-31) scored a pair in the third and fourth. Ben Ballantine (2-3, 6 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 1 ER, 2 K) earned the victory, while Bobby Brosnahan (3 IP, 2 H, 1 BB, 2 HBP) picked up his first save. Cameron Perkins went 3 for 3 with a double and a run, while Kevin Plawecki was 2 for 3 with two RBI for the Boilermakers (16-5, 39-10), who had the potential tying run in scoring position with less than two outs in each of the last three innings. It was the final game in the 48-year history of Lambert Field.


No. 19 San Diego 11, Loyola Marymount 8

In San Diego, Kris Bryant had a grand slam to highlight a nine-run second as San Diego salvaged the finale of its WCC series with Loyola Marymount. Louis Lechich went 3 for 5 with two runs and one RBI, while Austin Bailey drove in a pair for the Toreros (14-7, 38-13). Michael Wagner (3-1, 2.1 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 BB) got the win, while James Pazos (3 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 3 K) registered his third save. Shon Roe had two hits and drove in three for the Lions (11-7, 23-23).


No. 20 Oregon State 5, Utah 4 (10)

In Salt Lake City, Nate Esposito drew a bases-loaded walk in the top of the 10th to snap a 4-4 tie and lift Oregon State to a Pac-12 series win over Utah. Dan Child (5-3, 9 R, 4 R, 3 ER, 1 BB) went the distance for the Beavers (13-11, 32-17), fanning 11 in 10 innings. Michael Conforto went 3 for 5 with a double, a homer and three RBI, while Danny Hayes was 3 for 3 with a two-bagger for OSU. Parker Morin drove in a pair for the Utes (7-20, 13-35).


Inclement weather forced the cancellation of the series finale for No. 3 South Carolina at Georgia.


Utah Valley 11, NYIT 2

In Old Westbury, N.Y., Austin Heaps had a home run to snap a 2-2 tie and spark a six-run eighth as Utah Valley completed a Great West sweep at NYIT to stretch its win streak to 32. Willie Pratt (2 for 4, 2 R) and Sean Moysh (2 for 3, 3 BB) broth drove in three for the Wolverines (24-0, 39-11). Josh Swenson (1-0, 4 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 4 K) earned the victory. Dan Hardy went 1 for 4 with a double and one RBI for the Bears (3-21, 5-40).


Louisville 6, St. John’s 4

In Louisville, Ky., Stewart Ijames had a two-run homer and Kyle Gibson added a three-run double as Louisville edged St. John’s to win the series and pull within a game of first in the Big East. After the Red Storm (17-7, 32-19) took an early 2-0 lead, Ijames (1 for 3, 2 R) tied it with a two-run blast in the fourth. Gibson added a bases-clearing double and scored in the sixth to give the Cardinals (16-8, 35-17) a 6-2 advantage. Jared Ruxer (7-1, 6.2 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 4 K) earned the victory, while Cole Sturgeon (1.2 IP, 1 BB, 1 K) picked up his second save. Sean O’Harre and Zach Lauricella both had two hits, one run and one RBI for St. John’s.


Georgia Tech 5, Virginia 4 (10)

In Charlottesville, Va., Zane Evans belted a homer with two away in the top of the 10th as Georgia Tech avoided the ACC sweep to Virginia in front of 4,083 fans at Davenport Field. The Yellow Jackets (11-16, 31-21) scored a pair in the ninth to force the extra frame. Evans finished with two hits and two runs, as did teammate Mott Hyde. Evans also recorded the final two outs on the mound with one strikeout for his fourth save, securing the win for Alex Cruz (7-2, 5.2 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 K). Derek Fisher doubled and drove in one for the Cavaliers (16-11, 34-15-1).


Arizona State 3, Gonzaga 1

In Spokane, Wash., Nathaniel Causey had a two-run double in the top of the ninth to break a 1-1 deadlock and lead Arizona State to a sweep of Gonzaga. Causey was 3 for 3, while James McDonald went 2 for 4 with a run for the Sun Devils (32-17). Jake Barrett (2-4, 1.1 IP, 1 K) picked up the win. Steven Halcomb had two hits for the Bulldogs (29-20).


Evansville 1, Missouri State 0

In Springfield, Mo., Kyle Freeland carried a no-hitter into the ninth and settled for a one-hit shutout as Evansville won its MVC series at Missouri State. Freeland (4-5) surrendered a leadoff single to Conor Smith in the bottom of the ninth. After a sacrifice moved Smith to second, Freeland got a pair of groundouts to secure the win. He finished with one walk and 11 strikeouts. The Purple Aces (9-9, 30-22) scored their run in the top of the ninth as Tim Bodine had an infield single, was bunted to second and scored on a base hit by Kyle Pollock. Pierce Johnson (2-6, 9 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 2 BB, 9 K) suffered the loss.