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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
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
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
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,
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)