May 19, 2012
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Slaid leads LSU past
South Carolina to take SEC crown
FSU takes down NC State,
Rice defeats UCF, Auburn edges Florida
In Columbia, S.C., Jackson Slaid had a pinch-hit
RBI single to spark a two-run top of the 10th as No. 8 LSU edged
top-ranked South Carolina 3-2 Saturday to claim the SEC regular
season title in front of 8,242 fans at Carolina Stadium. Mason
Katz (2 for 5, 2 RBI) also drove in a run in the final frame for
the Tigers (19-11, 42-14). Chris Cotton (6-0, 3 IP, 1 BB, 4 K)
earned the victory, while Nick Goody (1 IP, 2 H, 1 R) recorded
his second save. Evan Marzilli went 2 for 5 with a double, a
triple and two runs for the Gamecocks (18-11, 39-15).
No. 2 Florida State 6, No. 15 NC State 2
In Tallahassee, Fla., Josh Delph had three RBI as
Florida State won the rubber match against visiting NC State.
Delph (2 for 4) helped the Seminoles (24-6, 43-12) jump out to
an early 6-0 lead as he delivered a sacrifice fly in the bottom
of the first and a two-run single in the fourth. FSU starting
pitcher Mike Compton (6 IP, 6 H, 2 ER, BB, 7 K) earned the win
and moved to 10-1. Ryan Mathews went 2 for 4 with a two-run
homer for the Wolfpack (19-11, 38-15).
No. 6 Rice 5, No. 17 UCF 2
In Orlando, Fla., Ford Stainback went 4 for 4
with one run and one RBI as Rice defeated UCF to claim the
Conference USA regular season crown in front of 2,131 fans at
Jay Bergman Field. Craig Manuel went 2 for 3 with two runs for
the Owls (17-7, 39-15). John Simms (5-0) allowed seven hits and
one earned run in 5.1 innings with three walks and two
strikeouts to earn the victory. Tyler Duffey (2 IP 1 BB, 5 K)
recorded his fifth. D.J. Hicks had two hits and two RBI for the
Knights (16-8, 41-14).
Auburn 5, No. 3 Florida 4
In Auburn, Ala., Justin Bryant drove in pair in
a three-run seventh and pitched two scoreless innings to record
his sixth save as Auburn salvaged the finale of its SEC series
against Florida in front of 2,983 fans at Plainsman Park. Bryant
allowed two hits and one walk while striking out one to save the
game for Derek Varnadore (4-7, 7 IP, 10 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 3
K). Zach Alvord went 2 for 4 with a double, one run and one RBI
for the Tigers (13-17, 30-26). Casey Turgeon had a triple and
knocked in a pair for the Gators (18-12, 40-16).
Mississippi State 11, No. 4 Kentucky 3
In Starkville, Miss., Demarcus Henderson had two
hits and three RBI as Mississippi State completed a three-game
SEC sweep of Kentucky in front of 3,629 fans at Dudy Noble
Field. The Bulldogs (16-14, 34-21) scored three in the fourth,
five in the fifth and three in the seventh. Sam Frost went 3 for
4 with one run and one RBI for MSU. Jacob Lindgren (2-2, 5.1 IP,
3 H, 1 R, 7 K) earned the win in relief. Michael Williams had
two hits and one RBI for the Wildcats (18-12, 41-15).
Texas 2, No. 5 Baylor 1
In Austin, Texas, Jonathan Walsh scored on a wild
pitch in the bottom of the eighth to snap a 1-1 tie and allow
Texas to avoid the Big 12 sweep to Baylor in front of 6,475 fans
at Disch-Falk Field. Mark Payton went 3 for 3 with a double and
a run for the Longhorns (14-10, 30-20), who turned five double
plays. Hoby Milner (7-4, 4.1 IP, 2 H, 3 BB) recorded the win.
Adam Toth went 2 for 4 with a double for the Bears (20-4,
42-12), who stranded 10.
No. 7 Oregon 5, Seattle 4
In Eugene, Ore., Aaron Jones had a RBI single in
the bottom of the ninth to lift Oregon over Seattle. The Ducks
(40-14) scored single runs in each of the final four innings.
Jones had two hits and a run, while Aaron Payne scored twice for
Oregon. Thomas Thorpe (2-0, 0.2 IP, 1 K) earned the win. Doug
Kincaid had three hits for the Redhawks (22-26).
No. 9 North Carolina 6, Virginia Tech 2
In Chapel Hill, N.C., Hobbs Johnson struck out 10
over eight innings as North Carolina defeated Virginia
Tech. Johnson (6-1) allowed three hits, two unearned runs, and
did not walk any Hokies (11-19, 34-21) as the Tar Heels (22-8,
42-13) secured an ACC series sweep. Brendon Hayden was 1 for 3
with a RBI for a Virginia Tech team that managed only four
hits. Jacob Stallings (3 for 5, 2 R, RBI, 2B) and Chaz Frank (2
for 5, 2B, R) had big days at the plate for North Carolina.
No. 10 Texas A&M 5, Oklahoma State 4
In Stillwater, Okla., Daniel Mengden belted a
pinch-hit three-run homer in the top of the ninth as Texas A&M
rallied to sweep the Big 12 series at Oklahoma State. Mengden
struck out the final three hitters in the bottom of the ninth
with the tying run in scoring position to record his third save.
Jacob House drove in a pair for the Aggies (16-8, 41-14).
Saulyer Saxon had two hits, including a double, and three RBI
for the Cowboys (13-11, 32-23).
No. 11 UCLA 8, California 5
In Berkeley, Calif., UCLA scored four in the
first and three in the third on its way to a victory over
California to secure a Pac-12 series win. Matt Giovinazo had two
hits and three RBI to lead the Bruins (17-9, 38-13), who have
won seven straight. Nick Vander Tuig (8-3, 5.1 IP, 8 H, 3 R, 2
BB, 2 K) picked up the win, while Scott Griggs struck out two
over the final 1.1 innings for his 14th save. Chad Bunting went
3 for 4 with a double, three runs and one RBI for the Golden
Bears (9-17, 26-24).
UC Riverside 6, No. 12 Cal State Fullerton 3
In Fullerton, Calif., Phil Holinsworth had two
home runs and drove in four as UC Riverside evened its Big West
series with Cal State Fullerton in front of 1,976 fans at
Goodwin Field. Holinsworth had a two-run homer in the top of the
first and capped the scoring with a two-run dinger in the eighth
for the Highlanders (8-12, 20-28). Trevor Frank (2-7, 7.1 IP, 8
H, 3 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 2 K) earned the win, while Ben Doucette
fanned two over the final 1.2 innings to record his fifth save.
Richy Pedroza went 3 for 4 with a double, two runs and one RBI
for the Titans (15-5, 33-17).
No. 13 Stanford 8, Utah 1
In Salt Lake City, Brett Mooneyham struck out 10
as Stanford clinched a Pac-12 series win over Utah. Mooneyham
(7-4) allowed four hits, one walk and one run in 8.1 innings.
Brian Ragira (2 for 5, 2B, 2 R, 3 RBI) homered for the Cardinal
(16-10, 35-14). Cory Hunt was 1 for 2 with one RBI for the Utes
USC 8, No. 14 Arizona 4
In Los Angeles, Kevin Roundtree had a two-run
single to cap a six-run sixth as USC evened its Pac-12 series
with Arizona. Garret Houts (1 for 3, RBI) scored twice for the
Trojans (8-18, 23-26). Andrew Triggs (5-6, 7 IP, 9 H, 3 R, 2 BB,
3 K) was the starter and winner for USC. Joseph Maggi drove in a
pair with a triple in the fourth for the Wildcats (17-9, 35-16).
Iowa 7, No. 16 Purdue 6
In Iowa City, Iowa, Mike McQuillan went 4 for 5
with a homer and two runs as Iowa won its Big Ten series against
first-place Purdue. Chett Zeise added four hits, while Dan
Sheppard had two doubles among his three hits for the Hawkeyes
(10-14, 23-27). Jarred Hippen (4-7, 7.2 IP, 7 H, 5 R, 4 ER, 3
BB, 5 K) picked up the victory, while Nick Brown (1.1 IP, 1 H, 1
UE, 1 K) notched his seventh save. Eric Charles went 2 for 4
with three RBI for the Boilermakers (17-7, 41-12).
No. 18 Arkansas 8, Tennessee 2
In Knoxville, Tenn., Tim Carver drove in two runs
as Arkansas scored six runs over the last three innings to
defeat Tennessee and secure a series sweep of their SEC
opponent. Carver’s (1 for 4, BB, 2 R) RBI single in the top of
the seventh made the score 3-2 and gave the Razorbacks (16-14,
39-17) their first lead since the fifth. Arkansas’ Brian
Anderson also had a good day at the plate, going 2 for 4 with 3
RBI and homer. Davis Morgan had two hits to lead the Volunteers
Maryland 6, No. 19 Virginia 5
In College Park, Md., Jordan Hagel capped off a
two-run bottom of the ninth with an RBI double to help Maryland
come from behind and win in walk-off fashion over Virginia.
Cavaliers (18-12, 36-16-1) starting pitcher Artie Lewicki,
pitched well (6.2 IP, 3 H, 4 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 5 K) but received a
no-decision. Hagel’s (2 for 5, R, RBI) decisive, two-out double
drove in Alfredo Rodriguez, who had a RBI single earlier in the
inning. Terrapins (10-20, 32-24) reliever Sander Beck (1.1 IP, 2
H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 1 K) earned the victory and moved to 6-2. Nate
Irving was 3 for 3 with two runs to lead the UVa offense.
#2 Sacred Heart 5, #1 Monmouth 1 (Monmouth
#1 Monmouth 5, #4 Fairleigh Dickinson 3 (11) (FDU
In Norwich, Conn., Kody Kerski pitched a
five-hitter as Sacred Heart downed Monmouth to claim its second
straight NEC crown. Kerski (4-4) allowed two walks and one run
in nine innings with three strikeouts. John Murphy went 3 for 3
with two runs for the Pioneers (25-30). Derick Horn (2 for 4)
had a two-run double and scored in a three-run second for the
Pioneers (25-30). Chris Perret had two hits for the Hawks
In the earlier game, Jake Gronsky had a RBI
single in the top of the 11th and Jamie Rosenkranz added a
sacrifice fly later in the frame as Monmouth eliminated
Fairleigh Dickinson. Josh Boyd had three hits and a run, while
Chris Perret added three hits for the Hawks. Jordan Ritz had
three hits and one run for the Knights (25-28-1).
S1Bethune-Cookman 3, N3 UMES 0
N1 Delaware State 4, S4 North Carolina A&T 2 (NCAT
N1 Delaware State 7, N3 UMES 2 (UMES
In Norfolk, Va., Rayan Gonzalez pitched eight
scoreless innings as Bethune-Cookman advanced to the MEAC title
game by blanking UMES. Gonzalez (9-1) allowed four hits and
struck out seven. Jordan Daily pitched a hitless ninth for his
11th save. David Lee had a two-run single and scored in the
fifth for the Wildcats (33-24). James Newsome had two hits for
the Hawks (14-38).
In the day’s second game, Scott Davis and Tony
Gatto both drove in two in the fourth as Delaware State
eliminated North Carolina A&T. Ryan Haas (4-1, 7 IP, 4 H, 2 UE,
1 BB, 3 K) got the win, while Derek Marshalsea (2 IP, 2 H, 1 BB)
recorded his first save for the Hornets (38-16-1). Marquis Riley
had two hits for the Aggies (20-36).
In the day’s finale, Bobby Brown pitched 7.1
solid innings as Delaware State eliminated UMES. Brown (2-1)
allowed 11 hits and one earned run with one strikeout. Tony
Gatto had two hits and drove in two for the Hornets (39-16-1).
Byron Campbell had three hits and one RBI for the Hawks (14-39).
W2 Prairie View A&M 8, W4 Texas Southern 5 (TSU
In Baton Rouge, La., Prairie View A&M scored five
in the third and took the lead for good with three in the sixth
in defeating Texas Southern to advance to Sunday’s SWAC
Championship Game against Mississippi Valley State. Dominiq
Harris had two hits and two RBI for the Panthers. Steven
Lunsford (6.2 IP, 4 H, 1 UE, 4 BB, 2 K) won in relief. Anthony
Flenoy (3 for 5, 2 R, 1 RBI) and Lacy Jackson (3 for 5, 2 RBI)
led the offense for the Tigers.