Feb. 16, 2013

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Vander Tuig helps UCLA even series with Minnesota

Arkansas tops WIU, Vanderbilt beats LBSU, LSU defeats Maryland


In Los Angeles, Nick Vander Tuig (right) tossed six shutout innings as No. 5 UCLA blanked Minnesota 14-0 Saturday at Jackie Robinson Stadium to even the series at one game apiece. Vander Tuig (1-0) allowed four hits, did not walk a batter and struck out three. The Bruins (1-1) scored in six of their first seven at-bats, including five in the fifth. Eric Filia went 3 for 6 with a homer, three runs and three RBI. Dan Olinger and Bobby Juan both had two hits for the Golden Gophers (1-1).


No. 1 Arkansas 7, Western Illinois 2

In Fayetteville, Ark., Matt Vinson had two hits and two RBI as Arkansas clinched a series win over Western Illinois in front of 3,030 fans at Baum Stadium. Joe Serrano also drove in two, while Brian Anderson had two hits and two runs for the Razorbacks (2-0). Barrett Astin (1-0, 5 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 3 K) recorded the victory. Jameson Henning went 2 for 4 for the Leathernecks (0-2).


No. 3 Vanderbilt 12, Long Beach State 2

In Nashville, Tenn., Vanderbilt used a seven-run seventh to pull away from Long Beach State and secure a series victory. Jack Lupo, Conrad Gregor and Xavier Turner each drove in two for the Commodores (2-0). Tyler Beede (1-0, 5 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 5 BB, 3 K) picked up the victory. Colby Brenner scored both runs for the Dirtbags (0-2).


No. 4 LSU 5, Maryland 1

In Baton Rouge, La., Ryan Eades pitched 6.1 scoreless innings with six strikeouts as LSU clinched a series victory over Maryland in front of 7,104 onlookers at Alex Box Stadium. Eades allowed six hits and one walk, but did not figure in the decision. Kevin Berry retired the final two hitters in the top of the seventh and picked up the win as the Tigers (2-0) snapped a scoreless tie with four in the bottom of the seventh. Ty Ross went 1 for 3 with one run and one RBI for the Tigers. Jordan Hagel went 2 for 4 with one RBI for the Terrapins (0-2).


No. 6 Stanford 3, Rice 2

In Houston, Justin Ringo’s double in the top of the eighth snapped a 2-2 tie and helped Stanford even its series with Rice in front of 3,879 fans at Reckling Park. After the Owls (1-1) tallied a run in the bottom of the second on a homer by Michael Aquino, Brian Ragira ripped a two-run double in the top of the third to give the Cardinal (1-1) a 2-1 advantage. Aquino went deep again in the fourth to knot the score at 2. Daniel Starwalt (1-0, 3.1 IP, 3 H, 1 BB, 1 K) earned the win in relief for Stanford. Garrett Hughes retired the final two batters to earn his first save.


No. 8 Oregon 5, Hawaii 4

In Honolulu, Ryon Healy doubled three times to lead Oregon past Hawaii in front of a crowd of 4,817 at Les Murakami Stadium. The Ducks (2-0) scored in three of the first five innings in building a 5-1 lead. Tommy Thorpe (1-0, 5 IP, 7 H, 1 R, 2 BB, 4 K) earned the win, while Jimmie Sherfy (1 IP, 1 H, 1 UE, 1 BB) registered his first save. Tyler Young went 2 for 4 with a double and three RBI for the Rainbows (0-2).


No. 9 Oregon State 9, Gonzaga 2

In Palm Springs, Calif., Jerad Casper had a two-run double in a six-run fourth as Oregon State stopped Gonzaga on the second day of the Palm Springs Tournament. The Bulldogs (1-2) scored twice in the top of the second before the outburst in the fourth by the Beavers (2-0). Jake Rodriguez had two hits and two runs for OSU. Matt Boyd (1-0, 7 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 1 BB, 4 K) earned the victory, while All-American Marco Gonzales (0-1, 6 IP, 8 H, 6 R, 5 ER, 2 BB, 5 K) suffered the defeat on his birthday. Travis Forbes went 2 for 2 for Gonzaga.


No. 12 Mississippi State 2, Portland 1

In Starkville, Miss., Demarcus Henderson had a RBI single in the sixth to break a 1-1 deadlock and propel Mississippi State to a series win over Portland. It was the 1,000th victory for the Bulldogs (2-0) at the current site of Dudy Noble Field. Hunter Renfroe has a run-scoring bunt single in the fourth for MSU to start the scoring. Jeff Melby (2 for 3) delivered a RBI base hit two innings later for the Pilots (0-2) to knot the score at 1. Trey Porter finished with two hits for the Bulldogs. Ross Mitchell (1-0, 1 IP, 1 H, 1 K) earned the win in relief, while Jonathan Holder fanned four over the final 1.2 innings to record his first save.


Ole Miss 5, No. 13 TCU 2

In Oxford, Miss., Ole Miss used a four-run eighth to erase a 2-1 deficit to secure a series win over TCU in front of 8,394 fans at Oxford-University Stadium/Swayze Field. Tanner Mathis had a RBI single in the eighth to tie the score at 2 and later scored the eventual game-winner on a base hit by Austin Bousfield. Brett Huber allowed three hits in the top of the ninth, but fanned two in recording his second save for the Rebels (2-0). Reliever Aaron Greenwood (1-0, 3.1 IP, 1 H, 1 BB, 4 K) earned the win. Derek Odell had a two-run single in the fifth for the Horned Frogs (0-2).


No. 14 Florida 4, Duke 2

In Gainesville, Fla., Casey Turgeon belted a three-run homer in the bottom of the first as Florida evened its series with Duke at McKethan Stadium. Parker Danclu (1-0, 3.2 IP, 2 H, 2 BB, 2 K) picked up the win in relief, while Johnny Magliozzi retired the final four hitter of the game to register his first save for the Gators (1-1). Chris Marconcini had a two-run dinger in the fourth for the Blue Devils (1-1).


No. 15 Florida State 6, Rhode Island 2

In Tallahassee, Fla., Florida State scored five times in its final two at-bats to erase a 2-1 deficit and clinch a series win over Rhode Island in front of 5,229 fans at Dick Howser Stadium. Justin Gonzalez had a leadoff homer in the eighth for the Seminoles (2-0). Josh Delph went 2 for 3 with two walks for FSU. Brandon Johnson (1-0) allowed one hit and one walk in three innings of relief to earn the victory. Joe Landi had three hits and a run for the Rams (0-2).


No. 16 Louisville 10, USF 1

In Clearwater, Fla., Jeff Thompson notched a career-high 12 strikeouts as Louisville drubbed USF in the Big East/Big Ten Challenge at Bright House Field. Thompson (1-0) allowed four hits and a walk in five scoreless innings. Cole Sturgeon went 2 for 5 with a triple and three RBI, while Jeff Gardner added a two-run homer for the Cardinals (1-1). Kyle Teaf and Jimmy Falla both had two hits for the Bulls (0-1).


No. 17 Oklahoma 3-11, Hofstra 2-10 (Game 2 – 11 innings)

In Norman, Okla., Craig Aikin had a leadoff single and scored the game-winner in the bottom of the 11th of the nightcap to give Oklahoma a doubleheader sweep of Hofstra. The Sooners (3-0) trailed 7-1 in the fourth before putting up three-spots in the fourth, sixth and ninth to force extra frames. Matt Oberste (2 for 5, 2B) and Dylan Neal (2 for 4, 2B) both drove in a pair for OU. Matt Reistetter had two doubles, two runs and two RBI for the Pride (0-3). In the opener, Garrett Carey went 4 for 4 with one RBI, finishing a homer shy of the cycle for the Sooners. Jonathan Gray (6.2 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 1 BB, 6 K) earned the victory, while Robert Tasin got the final out for his first save. Kenny Jackson had a two-run homer in the seventh for Hofstra.


No. 18 Georgia Tech 10, Akron 3

In Atlanta, Daniel Palka went 4 for 4 with a homer and three RBI, and Matt Gonzalez went 3 for 3 with an RBI and two stolen bases as Georgia Tech cruised past Akron. Palka had a two-run single in the second inning for a 4-0 lead, and his homer came as part of a five-run fifth that put the game away. Zan Evans added two RBI, and A.J. Murray went 2 for 3 with a RBI and a run for the Yellow Jackets (2-0). Dusty Isaacs allowed three hits and one run and struck out six in five innings for Tech. James Sheltrown went 2 for 4 with two RBI, and Brady Stewart went 2 for 4 with a run for the Zips (0-2).


No. 19 Arizona 14, Coppin State 1

In Tucson, Ariz., James Farris allowed two hits and one run with eight strikeouts in eight innings to lead Arizona past Coppin State. Ryan Koziol had two hits and four RBI, and Trent Gilbert added two hits and three RBI as the Wildcats scored eight times in the final two frames to break from a 6-1 game. Riley Moore reached base all five times, going 2 for 2 with three walks, three runs and two RBI for the Wildcats (2-0). John Walls went 1 for 3 with a RBI, and Chris Kashangaki contributed a hit and a run for Coppin State (0-2).


San Diego State 4, No. 20 San Diego 2

In San Diego, Greg Allen had went 3 for 5 with three runs, and Bubba Derby pitched around some trouble in the ninth to post his first career save as San Diego State knocked off San Diego for the second straight day. Allen, who is 7 for 10 in the series, greeted Michael Wagner, San Diego’s All-American closer who has transitioned to a starter, with a double to lead off the first. Three straight singles by Tom Zier (that scored Allen), Ryan Muno and Brad Haynal (that scored Zier) gave the Aztecs (2-0) a 2-0 lead before Wagner recorded an out. Muno had three hits, and Zier finished with two hits and two RBI. Ethan Miller was splendid in relief for SDSU, tossing 4.1 innings with 4.2 innings with one earned run and six strikeouts. Derby allowed two base runners to open the bottom of the ninth, but the Aztecs ended the game on an odd double play – with runners on second and third, Muno fielded a ball along the first-base line and tagged the bag for an out; Grant Melker held at third, but Louie Lechich at second broke for third, and Melker took off to the plate, where Muno’s throw ended the game. Wagner finished with six innings, three earned runs and eight hits for the Toreros (0-2).


Oklahoma State 15, New Mexico 14 (13)

In Albuquerque, Gage Green had a leadoff double and scored in the top of the 13th as Oklahoma State outlasted New Mexico at Isotopes Park. The Lobos (0-2) led 14-6 after seven before the Cowboys (2-0) tallied four in both the eighth and ninth to force extra frames. Zach Fish went 3 for 7 with four RBI, finishing a triple short of the cycle for OSU. Randy McCurry (1-0, 4 H, 2 BB, 4 K) pitched 5.2 innings of scoreless relief to earn the win. DJ Peterson (3 for 4, 3B, HR, 2 R, 5 RBI) led the offense for UNM.


William and Mary 11, Clemson 2

In Clemson, S.C., Michael Katz had three hits and four RBI as William and Mary pounded Clemson in front of 4,388 onlookers at Doug Kingsmore Stadium. The Tribe (1-1) scored in four of the first five innings, building an 8-1 lead. Ryan Lindemuth had four hits, while Ryan Brown added three hits and three runs for W&M. John Farrell (1-0, 7 IP, 9 H, 2 R, 1 BB, 4 K) recorded the win for the Tribe. Shane Kennedy and Jay Baum both had two hits for the Tigers (1-1).


Pittsburgh 10, Wichita State 8

In Wichita, Kan., Casey Roche went 3 for 5 with a triple, three runs and three RBI as Pittsburgh outscored Wichita State in front of 2,358 fans at Eck Stadium to clinch a series victory. The Panthers (2-0) built a 9-2 lead in the seventh before the Shockers (0-2) battled back. Elvin Soto and Steven Shelinsky Jr. both drove in two for Pitt. Matt Wotherspoon (1-0, 7.1 IP, 11 H, 6 R, 1 BB, 6 K) picked up the win. Tyler Baker had two extra-base hits and drove in three for WSU.


Saint Louis 11, Oral Roberts 4

In Tulsa, Okla., C.J. Rose belted a grand slam to lead Saint Louis to a series-clinching win at Oral Roberts. Rose’s blast capped a six-run fifth as the Billikens (2-0) built a 9-2 lead. Rose finished with three hits, while Alex Kelly had two runs and two RBI. Clay Smith (1-0, 5 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 2 BB, 3 K) earned the victory. Jose Trevino drove in a pair for the Golden Eagles (0-2).


(photo by Scott Wu of UCLA Athletics)