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Vander Tuig helps UCLA
even series with Minnesota
Arkansas tops WIU, Vanderbilt beats LBSU,
LSU defeats Maryland
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 –
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
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