May 14, 2012

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Clemson splits DH with Florida State, wins series

Oregon downs USC, Auburn tops Florida A&M, Cal outscores WSU


In Clemson, S.C., Kevin Pohle allowed one earned run in six innings Monday as Clemson won the doubleheader opener against second-ranked Florida State 9-7 to secure an ACC series victory. The Seminoles (22-5, 41-11) took the nightcap 9-5 to clinch the Atlantic Division title for the sixth consecutive season. In Game 1, Pohle (6-2) gave up six hits, one walk and three runs. Scott Firth (2.2 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 BB, 3 K) picked up his second save. Brad Felder (2 for 4, R), Spencer Kieboom (1 for 5, 2B, 2 R) and Steve Wilkerson (1 for 4, 2B, R) each drove in two for the Tigers (16-11, 31-21). Josh Delph had three hits and a run, while Jayce Boyd drove in two for FSU. In the second contest, Sherman Johnson went 4 for 4 with two doubles and three RBI to pace the Seminole attack. FSU scored two in the first, four in the third and three in the fifth, taking a 9-2 advantage. John Nogowski and Seth Miller both had three hits and two runs for the Seminoles. Gage Smith (2-0, 2.1 IP, 1 BB, 2 K) got the win in relief. Jason Stolz went 2 for 4 with a double, a homer and four RBI for Clemson.


No. 7 Oregon 6, USC 3

In Eugene, Ore., Oregon took the lead with three in the sixth and added two insurance runs in the eighth in completing the Pac-12 sweep of USC in front of 2,114 fans at PK Park. Aaron Payne, Aaron Jones and Brett Hambright each had two hits and one run for the first-place Ducks (19-8, 38-14). Jeff Gold (7-3, 6 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 6 K) earned the victory, while Jimmie Sherfy (1.2 IP, 4 K) recorded a save for the fourth straight game and the 16th time this season. Matt Foat had a double, a homer and two RBI for the Trojans (7-16, 22-24).


Auburn 11, Florida A&M 3

In Auburn, Ala., Patrick Savage had a three-run homer in a seven-run first as Auburn downed Florida A&M. Savage finished with two hits, two runs and four RBI, while Ryan Tella went 2 for 4 with two runs and one RBI for the Tigers (29-23). Trey Cochran-Gill (5-2, 8 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 7 K) picked up the win. John Scott went 2 for 3 with a double and one RBI, while Aaron Smith went deep for the Rattlers (7-45).


California 13, Washington State 8

In Berkeley, Calif., Danny Oh went 5 for 5 with four runs as California outscored Washington State in non-conference action at Evans Diamond. The Golden Bears (26-22) were up 4-2 after six before the Cougars (24-24) took the lead with three in the top of the seventh. Cal responded with four in the bottom of the seventh and added five in the eighth. Tony Renda (3 RBI) and Mike Reuvekamp (3 R, 2 RBI) both had three hits for the Bears. Joey Donofrio (5-1, 1.2 IP, 2 H, 3 K) earned the victory. Taylor Ard had two doubles and four RBI, while Kyle Johnson went 2 for 4 with three runs for WSU.


Rhode Island 8, Northeastern 3 (10)

In Brookline, Mass., Pat Quinn had a RBI single to snap a 3-3 tie in the top of the 10th as Rhode Island downed Northeastern. Ty Muller and Joe Landi (2 for 5, 3 RBI) both added two-run base hits later in the frame for the Rams (29-23). Quinn finished with three hits and two runs, while Jeff Roy doubled twice and scored once for URI. Cole Warren (1-0, 2 IP, 1 H, 2 K) earned the win. Jon Leroux homered and scored twice for the Huskies (21-27).


William and Mary 13, Longwood 1

In Williamsburg, Va., Michael Katz homered and drove in four as William and Mary rolled past Longwood. The Tribe (29-23) scored in each of the first four innings, building a 10-0 lead. Ryan Lindemuth went 2 for 4 with a triple and three RBI, while Devin White was 2 for 4 with a double, a homer, two runs and two RBI for W&M. Jay McCarthy (4-3, 6 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 2 BB, 6 K) was the starter and winner. Alex Owens doubled and scored for the Lancers (23-20).


Fairfield 19, NJIT 4

In Newark, N.J., Anthony Hajjar had four hits and five RBI as Fairfield thumped NJIT at Riverfront Stadium. Hajjar had two doubles and a triple, while Rob LoPinto went 4 for 6 with two doubles, four runs and four RBI for the Stags (25-25). Ryan Plourde (2 for 5, 2 R, 2 RBI) and Dean Sadik (2 for 5, 3 R) both homered for Fairfield. After a scoreless first, the Stags scored multiple runs in each of the next six innings, including seven in the third. Ian Tresser (1-2, 1 IP, 1 K) earned the win in relief. Matt Weckerle (3 for 4, 2B, 3B, R, RBI) led the offense for the Highlanders (21-25).


UC Davis 6, Hawaii 3

In Davis, Calif., Paul Politi went 2 for 3 with a double and two RBI as UC Davis doubled Hawaii. The Aggies (21-27) scored in each of the first three innings, taking a 4-1 advantage. David Popkins had two hits, including a double, and two runs for UC Davis. Evan Wolf (2-4, 6 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 3 BB, 5 K) earned the win, while Harry Stanwyck (2.1 IP, 2 H) recorded his fifth save. Zack Swasey had two hits and one RBI for the Rainbows (28-22).