Feb. 15, 2013

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Emanuel tosses shutout as No. 2 UNC edges Seton Hall

App State upsets NC State, Duke downs Florida, Renda throws no-hitter


In Chapel Hill, N.C., Kent Emanuel (left) pitched a four-hit shutout as No. 2 North Carolina nipped Seton Hall 1-0 Friday afternoon in front of 2,352 fans at Boshamer Stadium. Emanuel (1-0) did not walk a batter and struck out five in becoming the first Tar Heel since 1967 to pitch a season-opening shutout. Emanuel threw 106 pitches. Skye Bolt (2 for 3) had a leadoff single for UNC in the sixth and moved to second on a walk by Brian Holbertson. Following a sacrifice bunt by Matt Roberts, Bolt scored on a sacrifice fly to shallow center by Chaz Frank. Kyle Grimm went 1 for 2 with a sacrifice for the Pirates.


Appalachian State 6, No. 10 NC State 3
In Raleigh, N.C., freshman Jaylin Davis went 2 for 4 with a three-run homer as Appalachian State dealt sophomore Carlos Rodon his first loss since his junior season in high school in a win over NC State. The victory was the first Division I coach for Mountaineers first-year coach Billy Jones. Davis ripped the first pitch he saw as a collegiate player over the wall in left for a 3-0 lead in the top of the first. Noah Holmes and Preston Troutman also homered off Rodon, who lost for the first time since May 21, 2010. Jamie Nunn (1-0) tossed six innings with three hits, two runs (one earned) and five strikeouts. Rob Marcello earned a save with one scoreless inning. Trea Turner went 2 for 4 with two runs, and Tarran Senay drove in two for the Wolfpack.

Duke 4, No. 14 Florida 3

In Gainesville, Fla., Trent Swart allowed two runs over six innings as Duke nipped Florida in front of an Opening Night record crowd of 5,771 fans at McKethan Stadium. Swart surrendered four hits while fanning four. He retired 10 straight at one point. Robert Huber (1-0) got the win in relief, while Andrew Istler got the final four outs to record the save. Duke scored a pair in the eighth to snap a 2-2 tie. Mike Rosenfeld went 3 for 5 with a double, a triple, one run and one RBI for the Blue Devils. Justin Shafer had two doubles and a run for the Gators.


Alabama State 14, Chicago State 0

In Montgomery, Ala., T.J. Renda pitched a no-hitter as Alabama State blanked Chicago State at the Wheeler-Watkins Baseball Comples. Renda walked one, hit one and struck out a career-best 15. He threw 123 pitches, 83 for strikes. Richard Amion had an inside-the-park grand slam in the sixth for the Hornets. It was the 400th career victory for head coach Mervyl Melendez.


No. 1 Arkansas 9, Western Illinois 1

In Fayetteville, Ark., Eric Fisher went 2 for 4 with a homer and three RBI as Arkansas whipped Western Illinois in front of 7,712 fans at Baum Stadium. The Razorbacks scored two in the first and five in the third to take control. Ryne Stanek (4 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 4 K) tossed 66 pitches and secured the victory. Dan Dispensa homered for the Leathernecks, one of three hits for the visitors.


No. 3 Vanderbilt 10, Long Beach State 4

In Nashville, Tenn., Kevin Ziomek struck out seven over six innings as Vanderbilt outscored Long Beach State at Hawkins Field. Ziomek allowed four hits and one run with one walk. After the Dirtbags scored a run in the top of the second, the Commodores answered with five in the third, three in the fourth and two in the fifth for a 10-1 advantage. Tony Kemp and Mike Yastrzemski both had two hits and two RBI, while Connor Harrell added a two-run homer. Richard Prigatano and Jeff Yamaguchi both had two hits and one RBI for LBSU.


No. 4 LSU 1, Maryland 0

In Baton Rouge, La., Aaron Nola struck out nine over 6.2 scoreless innings as LSU edged Maryland in front of 9,746 fans at Alex Box Stadium. The paid attendance of 12,373 was the largest in stadium history. Nola (1-0) allowed two hits and one walk. Chris Cotton pitched the final 1.1 innings with two hits and earned the save. Chris Sciambra went 4 for 4 and scored the lone run of the game in the third for the Tigers. Kyle Convissar had two hits for the Terrapins.


Minnesota 6, No. 5 UCLA 2 (10)

In Los Angeles, Michael Handel had a two-run double to highlight a four-run 10th as Minnesota surprised UCLA at Jackie Robinson Stadium. Kevin Kramer had a two-run double for the Bruins in the fifth to snap a scoreless tie. Bobby Juan had a RBI double and scored the tying run in the top of the seventh for the Golden Gophers. Handel finished with three hits, two runs and two RBI, while Andy Henkemeyer also had three hits for Minnesota. Kevin Kray (1-0, 2 IP, 3 BB, 1 K) earned the win in relief. Adam Plutko (6.2 IP, 7 H, 2 R, 1 BB) fanned six in the start for UCLA.


Rice 5, No. 6 Stanford 1

In Houston, Austin Kubitza struck out a career-high 12 in six scoreless innings as Rice defeated Stanford as 4,317 spectators looked on at Reckling Park. Kubitza allowed four hits and walked four. Zech Lemond (3 H, 1 R, 2 BB, 2 K) worked the final three innings for the save. The Owls scored twice in the second and three in the fifth. Christian Stringer went 2 for 3 with a run for Rice. Danny Diekroeger had two hits for the Cardinal. Mark Appel (5 IP, 7 H, 5 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 3 K) suffered the loss.


No. 7 South Carolina 4, Liberty 3

In Columbia, S.C., LB Dantzler went 2 for 2 with a walk, a homer and two RBI as South Carolina edged Liberty in front of 8,242 fans at Carolina Stadium. The Gamecocks led 4-0 after seven before the Flames tallied three in the top of the eighth. Tyler Webb retired five of the six batters he faced to record the save. Starter Jordan Montgomery (6 IP, 5 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 5 K) earned the victory. Ryan Cordell had two hits, including a two-run double, for Liberty. Former South Carolina head coach and current AD Ray Tanner had his No. 1 jersey retired prior to the contest.


No. 8 Oregon 3, Hawaii 0

In Honolulu, Jake Reed struck out seven in six scoreless innings as Oregon blanked Hawaii in front of a sellout crowd of 4,726 at Les Murakami Stadium. Reed (1-0) surrendered four hits and walked two. Christian Jones pitched the final three innings with one hit and two strikeouts for the save. The Ducks scored single runs in the second, fifth and seventh. Aaron Payne, Brett Thomas and J.J. Altobelli each drove in a run for Oregon. Adam Hurley had two of the five hits for the Rainbows.


No. 9 Oregon State 5, Utah Valley 2

In Palm Springs, Calif., Jake Rodriguez had two hits, including a two-run single in a three-run third, as Oregon State downed Utah Valley in front of 1,522 fans at Palm Springs Stadium. The Wolverines scored single runs in the first and second before the Beavers took the lead for good with three in the third. Michael Conforto (1 R, 1 RBI) and Kavin Keyes (1 R) both had two hits for the Beavers. Dan Child (5 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 2 BB, 4 K) was the starter and winner, while Max Engelbrekt (2.2 IP, 1 H, 3 K) registered the save. Sean Moysh and Jordy Hart both had two hits for UVU.


No. 11 Kentucky 9, UNC Asheville 2

In Spartanburg, S.C., A.J. Reed pitched five innings and went 4 for 5 with three RBI as Kentucky won its season opener over UNCA at Wofford’s Russell C. King Field. Reed (1-0) allowed six hits and two runs with no walks and four strikeouts. The Wildcats scored three in the top of the first to take control. J.T. Riddle went 3 for 5 with two doubles, two runs and one RBI for UK. Robert McIntosh and Ian Graham both had three hits for the Bulldogs.


No. 12 Mississippi State 16, Portland 1

In Starkville, Miss., C.T. Bradford went 2 for 4 with a homer and three RBI as Mississippi State thumped Portland in front of a 5,817 onlookers at Dudy Noble Field. The Bulldogs scored in six of their first seven at-bats, including seven in the bottom of the second. Mitch Slauter had four hits, including a double, while Adam Frazier (3 R) and Daryl Norris both had three hits for MSU. Wes Rea (1 for 2, 3 R, 2 RBI) also homered for the Bulldogs. Jacob Lindgren (6 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 3 BB, 3 K) earned the victory, the 999th for MSU at Dudy Noble Field. Scott Kramer had two hits for the Pilots.


Ole Miss 1, No. 13 TCU 0

In Oxford, Miss., TCU had the tying run negated on an interference call to end the game as Ole Miss edged the Horned Frogs. Down 1-0, TCU loaded the bases with one away in the top of the ninth. Kevin Daniels grounded to first and the Rebels tried to turn a game-ending double play. There was no relay throw back to first, but interference was called at second to end the contest. Sikes Orvis had a leadoff single in the fifth and scored on a suicide squeeze to give the Rebels their lone run. Auston Bousfield went 2 for 3 with a walk for Ole Miss. Starter Bobby Wahl (6.1 IP, 3 H, 3 BB, 8 K) earned the win, while Brett Huber pitched the ninth to record the save. Brett Johnson had two hits for the Horned Frogs.


No. 15 Florida State 11, Rhode Island 5

In Tallahassee, Fla., Jose Brizuela went 2 for 4 with a homer and four RBI as Florida State outscored Rhode Island in front of 5,354 fans at Dick Howser Stadium. The Seminoles scored in five of their first six at-bats, including three in the first and four in the sixth. Marcus Davis (1 for 3, 2 R, 2 RBI) also went deep for FSU. Mike LeBel was 2 for 4 with a dinger and three RBI for the Rams.


Indiana 2, No. 16 Louisville 0

In Dunedin, Fla., Joey DeNato and two relievers combined on the shutout as Indiana blanked Louisville. DeNato (4 H, 1 BB, 3 K) worked the first four innings, while Evan Bell (1-0, 2 H, 2 K) pitched the next four to pick up the victory. Ryan Halstead fanned one in a hitless ninth for the save. Scott Donley had a RBI single in the top of the fourth to break the scoreless tie. Michael Basil was plunked with the bases loaded in the fifth to extend the lead to 2-0. Kyle Schwarber and Dustin DeMuth both had two hits for the Hoosiers. Cole Sturgeon went 1 for 2 with a walk for the Cardinals.


No. 17 Oklahoma 10, Hofstra 4
In Norman, Okla., Dillon Overton hurled seven masterful innings with two hits, one unearned run and seven strikeouts, and Matt Oberste and Anthony Hermelyn each drove in three as Oklahoma won its opener. Hermelyn had a three-run double to key a four-run first inning, and Oberste added a three-run triple to make it 7-1 in the fourth. Kenny Jackson went 2 for 4 with a run for Hofstra.

No. 18 Georgia Tech 3, Akron 0
In Atlanta, Buck Farmer started his senior season in brilliant fashion, striking out a career-best 14 in eight scoreless innings as Georgia Tech blanked Akron. Farmer yielded only four hits and walked none in improving to 25-8 in his career. Sam Dove went 2 for 4 with two RBI, including a RBI single to plate Kyle Wren (2 runs) for a 1-0 lead in the first. Jon Pusateri allowed five hits and two runs (one earned) in 4.1 innings, and John Valek tossed 3.2 innings of solid relief as the Yellow Jackets were held to seven hits by the Zips.


No. 19 Arizona 16, Coppin State 0

In Tucson, Ariz., Konner Wade fanned eight over 6.1 innings as Arizona blanked Coppin State in front of 5,145 fans at Hi Corbett Field. Wade (1-0) allowed one hit, a single in the seventh, and walked one. He retired the first 11 batters. The Wildcats scored seven in the third to take control and added five in the fourth. Johnny Field went 3 for 5 with a triple, three runs and five RBI to lead the Arizona offense. David Hamlett had the lone hit for the Eagles.


San Diego State 8, No. 20 San Diego 1

In San Diego, Tim Zier had three hits and three RBI as San Diego State spoiled the opening of San Diego’s Fowler Park in front of a sellout crowd of 1,921. The Aztecs scored in each of the first four innings in building a 6-0 lead. Greg Allen (4 for 5, 1 R, 1 RBI) and Brad Haynal (3 for 5, 2 2B, 3B, 1 R, 2 RBI) added to the offense for SDSU. Michael Cederoth (1-0, 5 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 5 BB, 6 K) earned the victory, while Justin Hepner (4 IP, 2 H, 2 BB, 5 K) recorded the save. Logan Davis went 3 for 3 for the Toreros.


UIC 2, Texas A&M 0

In College Station, Texas, Tomas Michelson fanned five in 7.1 scoreless innings as UIC blanked Texas A&M in front of 6,109 fans at Blue Bell Park. Michelson (1-0) allowed four hits and two walks. Ian Lewandoski retired the four batters he faced before Alex Posey got the final out to record the save. Alex De LaRosa went 2 for 4 with one RBI for the Flames. UIC scored both its runs in the third. Troy Stein and Jonathan Moroney both had two hits for the Aggies’ total of four. Kyle Martin (6.2 IP, 5 H, 2 UE) struck out 10 for Texas A&M.


Tulane 2, Sam Houston State 0

In San Marcos, Texas, Tony Rizzotti tossed a one-hitter as Tulane blanked Sam Houston State in front of 1,804 fans at Bobcat Ballpark. Rizzotti walked one and struck out five. The Green Wave scored a run in the top of the first on a Blake Crohan RBI double and added an insurance run in the seventh on a run-scoring triple by Brandon Boudreaux. Jessie Plumlee had the lone hit for the Bearkats, a base hit in the third.


Cal State Fullerton 3, USC 2

In Fullerton, Calif., freshman Thomas Eshelman fanned six in six innings as Cal State Fullerton edged USC in front of a sellout crowd of 3,508 at Goodwin Field. Eshelman (1-0) allowed four hits and two unearned runs with no walks to earn the victory. He retired the first 14 batters of the game. Willie Kuhl fanned two in two hitless innings of relief before Michael Lorenzen worked a 1-2-3 ninth for the save. The Trojans erased a 1-0 deficit in the top of the sixth on a two-run homer by James Roberts. The Titans answered with a pair in the bottom of the frame. Matt Chapman tied the game with a RBI single. Lorenzen scored the tie-breaking run on a bunt by Matt Orloff.


Virginia 14, East Carolina 4

In Greenville, N.C., Kenny Towns blasted a pair of grand slams to power Virginia past East Carolina in front of a crowd of 3,511 at Clark-LeClair Stadium. Towns went deep in the top of the first to give the Cavaliers a lead they would not relinquish. His second bomb came in an eight-run seventh. Brandon Downes had two hits, including a double, and knocked in three, while Branden Cogswell added three hits and three runs for Virginia. Jack Reinheimer (2 for 4) homered for the Pirates.


Clemson 2, William and Mary 0

In Clemson, S.C., Shane Kennedy belted a two-run homer with two away in the bottom of the eighth to lift Clemson over William and Mary in front of 5,947 fans at Doug Kingsmore Stadium. Four pitchers combined on the shutout for the Tigers. Clay Bates (1-0) worked 1.1 innings to get the win. Matt Campbell retired both hitters he faced with runners on second and third to record the save. Starter Daniel Gossett allowed four hits and one walk in 6.2 innings with six strikeouts for Clemson. Brett Koehler (0-1) went the distance for the Tribe, allowing six hits and two runs in eight innings with no walks and three strikeouts.


CSU Bakersfield 9, Nebraska 4

In Bakersfield, Calif., Tyler Shryock tied a program record with five hits as CSU Bakersfield downed Nebraska. Shryock went 5 for 5 with three runs and two RBI, tying Brandon Boren who notched five hits in a game in 2009 and again in 2010. After the Cornhuskers scored a pair in the top of the first, the Roadrunners answered with two in the first, three in the second and one in the third. Dylan Christensen had three hits for CSUB. Tanner Lubach homered for Nebraska.


(photo courtesy of UNC Media Relations)