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Rice needs 17 innings
to get past Hawaii
LMU wins at Oregon, FGCU downs Florida,
Arkansas tops Evansville
In Honolulu, No. 13 Rice rallied for two runs in
the top of the 17th to outlast Hawaii 2-0 Friday in front of
3,071 fans at Les Murakami Stadium. Michael Ratterree led off
the top of the 17th with a double, was sacrificed to third and
scored on a base hit by Ford Stainback (2 for 7). Geoff Perrott
(2 for 5, 2 BB) added a RBI later in the frame for the Owls
(3-2). The Rainbows (0-5) got consecutive one-out single in the
bottom of the 17th, but a pair of groundouts ended the contest.
Austin Kubitza (4 H, 5 BB) had 13 strikeouts in seven innings
for the Owls. John Simms (2-0, 3 IP, 2 H, 2 BB, 5 K) earned the
victory. Hawaii starter Scott Squier (4 H, 1 BB) fanned nine in
seven innings, while Matt Cooper (1 H, 2 BB) struck out another
eight in 6.1 innings of relief. Pi’ikea Kitamura had three hits
for the Rainbows, who stranded 17.
Loyola Marymount 7, No. 8 Oregon 2
In Eugene, Ore., Colin Welmon struck out nine in
six scoreless innings as Loyola Marymount downed Oregon in front
of 1,278 soggy fans at PK Park. Welmon (1-1) allowed four hits
and three walks. Matt Lowenstein (2 for 5) had a two-run single
in a four-run fifth as the Lions (3-2) built a 5-0 lead. Cullen
Maloney had two hits and three RBI for LMU. Scott Heineman went
3 for 3 with a double and one RBI for the Ducks (4-1). Jake Reed
(1-1, 5 IP, 6 H, 5 R, 4 ER, 8 K) took the loss.
FGCU 8, No. 16 Florida 2
In Gainesville, Fla., Brooks Beisner’s three-run
homer in the sixth gave FGCU a 3-1 lead and a five-run eighth
put the game away in a win at Florida. Zack Tillery had a
three-run double in the eighth for the Eagles (3-1). Ricky Knapp
(2-0) went the distance for FGCU with six hits, two runs and
four strikeouts. Jonathon Crawford (0-1, 2 R, 2 BB, 4 K) held
the Eagles hitless, but departed just prior to Beisner’s blast
to suffer the loss for the Gators (3-3).
No. 2 Arkansas 10, Evansville 4
Fayetteville, Ark., Jake Wise and Jordan Farris both homered and
drove in three as Arkansas powered past Evansville. Wise went 3 for 4 with three runs, while Farris added
two hits and two runs. Tyler Spoon drove in three for the
Razorbacks (5-1). Arkansas scored two in the fourth to snap a
2-2 tie and added three in the sixth and three in the seventh.
Brandon Moore (1-0, 3.2 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 2 K) earned the win
in relief of Ryne Stanek (3 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 BB, 4 K). Kevin
Kaczmarski went 2 for 3 with a double and three RBI for the
Purple Aces (1-3).
No. 3 Vanderbilt 5, Monmouth 1
In Nashville, Kevin Ziomek struck out a
career-best 11 – including 10 in 12 batters at one point – in
seven brilliant innings as Vanderbilt slipped past Monmouth.
Ziomek (2-0) allowed five hits and one run, a RBI from Owen
Stewart in the second inning. Jack Lupo went 2 for 4 with a
RBI, and Xavier Turner went 1 for 3 with a run and a RBI for the
Commodores (5-1). Craig Sweeney went 2 for 4 with a run for the
No. 5 UCLA 4, Baylor 3
In Waco, Texas, UCLA built a 4-1 lead and held on
to edge Baylor in front of 2,715 fans at Baylor Ballpark. The
Bruins (3-1) scored single runs in the first, third, sixth and
seventh before the Bears (1-4) tallied runs in the seventh and
ninth but left the bases loaded in the bottom of the ninth to
fall one run short. Brian Carroll had three hits and one RBI for
UCLA. Adam Plutko (1-0, 6 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 2 BB, 2 K) earned the
victory, while James Kaprielian (1 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 2 BB, 3 K)
struggled to notch the save. Adam Toth and Nathan Orf both had
three hits for Baylor.
No. 6 Oregon State 2, San Diego State 0
In San Diego, Matt Boyd tossed 8.1 scoreless
innings and Danny Hayes had a run-scoring single in the eighth
to snap a scoreless tie as Oregon State edged San Diego State at
Tony Gwynn Stadium. Boyd (2-0) allowed five hits and one walk
while fanning a career-high nine. Scott Schultz recorded the
final two outs for his first save. Hayes (2 for 4) scored on a
double by Dylan Davis in the eighth to give the Beavers (6-0) an
insurance run. Avondre Bollar went 1 for 3 with a double for the
No. 9 Kentucky 6, Elon 1
In Myrtle Beach, S.C., Jerad Grundy pitched seven
strong innings to lead Kentucky past Elon in the Caravelle
Resort Invitational. Grundy (2-0) allowed three hits and one run
with two walks and three strikeouts. Ryne Combs retired the
final six hitters of the contest. The Wildcats (4-1) took
control with five in the bottom of the fourth. Austin Cousino
had two doubles and a run for UK. Ryan Kinsella homered in the
seventh for the lone run for the Phoenix (2-3).
No. 10 Stanford 3, Fresno State 1
In Stanford, Calif., Mark Appel pitched a
three-hitter with 11 strikeouts as Stanford edged Fresno State
at Sunken Diamond. Appel (1-1) walked one and threw 105 pitches
in nine innings. The Cardinal (3-2) needed a pair of runs in the
bottom of the eighth to snap a 1-1 tie. Danny Diekroeger, Justin
Ringo and Austin Slater each had two hits for Stanford. Trent
Garrison had one hit and one run for the Bulldogs (1-3).
No. 11 Mississippi State 3, Purdue 2
In Starkville, Miss., Jonathan Holder fanned
three of the final four batters of the game as Mississippi State
edged Purdue in a rain-delayed affair at Dudy Noble Field. Jacob
Robson had a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the eighth to break
a 2-2 tie and allow Holder (1-0) to earn the victory. Hunter
Renfroe homered and drove in two for the Bulldogs. Brandon Kreig
had two hits and a run for the Boilermakers (3-3).
No. 14 Ole Miss 8, Rhode Island 1
In Oxford, Miss., Will Jamison had two hits and
three RBI to lead Ole Miss past Rhode Island at
Oxford-University Stadium/Swayze Field. Jamison had a two-run
double to cap a five-run first for the Rebels (5-0). Will Allen
had two hits and two runs, while Stuart Turner drove in a pair
for Ole Miss. Bobby Wahl (2-0, 5 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 6 BB, 4 K) was
the beneficiary of the early offense. Chris Famiglietti had a
hit and two walks for the Rams (0-4).
No. 18 Louisville 7, Akron 0
In Louisville, Ky., Chad Green allowed one hit in
seven innings to lead Louisville to a shutout victory against
Akron. Green (1-1) walked one and struck out three. Ty Young (3
for 4, 1 R) was a triple shy of the cycle and had three RBI,
including a run-scoring single in the first that gave the
Cardinals (4-1) the lead. Sutton Whiting (2 for 3) also hit a
solo homer, and Nick Ratajczak (2 for 5, 1 3B) scored twice.
Devan Ahart (1 for 3) had the only walk and one of three hits,
all singles, for the Zips (4-1).
No. 19 Oklahoma 3, Iowa 1
In Corpus Christi, Texas, Dillon Overton hurled
eight scoreless innings with nine strikeouts as Oklahoma edged
Iowa in the opener of the Kleberg Bank Classic. Overton (3-0)
allowed seven hits and did not walk a batter. Robert Tasin
allowed an unearned run in the bottom of the ninth, but recorded
his second save. The Sooners (7-0) scored single runs in the
sixth, eighth and ninth. Max White drove in two, while Jack
Mayfield went 2 for 4 with a run for OU. Kris Goodman (3 for 4)
and Jake Yacinich (2 for 3) had multiple hits for the Hawkeyes (1-3).
No. 20 Arizona 8, San Jose State 7
In Tucson, Ariz., Brandon Dixon delivered a
game-winning three-run triple with two away in the bottom of the
ninth as Arizona rallied past San Jose State. With two away, an
error and two walks set the table for Dixon’s heroics. Johnny
Field (2 for 4, 3 R, 3 RBI) homered for the Wildcats (5-1).
Augey Bill (2-0, 0.2 IP, 1 BB, 1 K) picked up the victory after
starter Konner Wade (7.2 IP, 9 H, 6 R, 1 BB, 5 K) struggled.
Michael Gerlach drove in a pair for Spartans (2-3).
Cal State Fullerton 7, TCU 2
In Fort Worth, Texas, Thomas Eshelman fanned
eight in 5.2 scoreless innings as Cal State Fullerton topped TCU
in front of 4,294 fans at Lupton Stadium. Eshelman (2-0) allowed
three hits and did not walk a batter. Tyler Peitzmeier retired
the final four hitters for his first save. The Titans (6-0) led
4-0 before the Horned Frogs (0-4) put up two in the seventh on a
two-run single by Keaton Jones. Fullerton added three in the
ninth to put the game away. Michael Lorenzen (2 for 5, 2B, 2
RBI) and Carlos Lopez (1 for 5, 3B) both drove in two, while
Keegan Dale went 2 for 2 with two runs for the Titans. Jones and
Jantzen Witte both had two hits, including a double, for TCU.
San Diego 2, Kent State 1
In San Diego, AJ Robinson delivered a
game-winning RBI double in the bottom of the ninth as San Diego
edged Kent State for its first win in Fowler Park. Evan Campbell
homered in the top of the seventh for the Golden Flashes (0-5),
the first long ball in the new stadium. Pinch-hitter Dillon
Checkal drew a leadoff walk in the bottom of the ninth for the
Toreros (1-3). One batter later, Dillon Haupt doubled to plate
pinch-runner Chris Wolley with the tying run. With two away,
Robinson fell behind 0-2 and fouled off several pitched before
doubling to bring home Haupt with the game-winner. PJ Conlon
(1-0, 2 IP, 1 BB, 3 K) earned the win in relief of Michael
Wagner (7 IP, 6 H, 1 R, 2 BB, 5 K). Tyler Skulina (2 H, 2 BB, 6
K) was brilliant in eight scoreless innings for KSU.
Arizona State 4, Tennessee 0
In Knoxville, Tenn., Trevor Williams tossed seven
scoreless innings, allowing three hits and striking out eight,
and Trever Allen ripped a three-run homer in the top of the
fifth as Arizona State beat Tennessee. Williams (1-0) was in
command throughout, walking one and falling one short of his
career-high in strikeouts. Zack Godley (0-1) yielded little
other than Allen’s big blast, and struck out nine in seven
innings. Max Rossiter went 2 for 3 with a run for the Sun Devils
(3-1). The Volunteers dropped to 1-4.
Notre Dame 2, Tulane 1
In New Orleans, Eric Jagielo jacked a two-run
homer in the sixth and Dan Slania worked out of a bases-loaded
jam in the bottom of the ninth as Notre Dame edged Tulane at
Turchin Stadium. Slania gave up a single, a walk and a single to
load the bases with one away in the ninth. He was able to get a
strikeout and a flyout for his first save. Sean Fitzgerald (1-0,
6.1 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 2 K) earned the victory for the Fighting Irish
(3-1), while Tony Rizzotti (1-1, 6 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 BB, 6 K) was
saddled with the loss. Brennan Middleton had three hits and
scored in the seventh for the Green Wave (3-2).
UC Riverside 2, Sacramento State 1
In Sacramento, Calif., Dylan Stuart fanned five
in going the distance as UC Riverside nipped Sacramento State at
John Smith Field. Stuart (1-1) allowed seven hits, one walk and
one run. The Highlanders (2-3) scored single runs in the first
and third as Eddie Young (1 for 1, BB, R) and Clayton Prestridge
(2 for 4) drove in runs. Justin Higley had a leadoff double in
the seventh and was driven in by Scotty Burcham for the lone run
for the Hornets (1-3). Four players were ejected in the third
after Young was caught in a rundown between second and third.
SSU second baseman Andrew Ayers gave Young a shove on the tag
and Young struck Ayers in the face. After both benches emptied,
Ayers, Young, UCR catcher Drake Zarate and UCR reliever Zach
Varela were ejected. Per NCAA rules, all must serve a four-game
Virginia 15, Toledo 0
In Charlottesville, Va., Brandon Waddell fanned
15 in six innings as Virginia thumped Toledo at Davenport Field.
Waddell (1-0) allowed six hits and a walk. It was the highest
strikeout total by a Cavalier freshman since Seth Greisinger
fanned 16 in 1994 against North Carolina. UVa (5-0) scored in
each of the first six innings, including seven in the fourth.
Nick Howard (4 for 5, 2 2B, 3 R), Kenny Towns (2 for 4, 2B, R)
and Nate Irving (2 for 3, R) each drove in three, while Branden
Cogswell had three hits and three runs for the Cavs. Zack
Michael had two hits for the Rockets (1-2).
VCU 1, Saint Joseph’s 0
In Richmond, Va., Heath Dwyer and Matt Lees
combined on a four-hit shutout as VCU nipped Saint Joseph’s at
The Diamond. Dwyer (2-0) allowed three hits and one walk over
seven innings with six strikeouts. Lees (2 IP, 1 H, 4 K) notched
his second save. Bill Cullen (2 for 4) had a leadoff double in
the bottom of the first and scored on a base hit by Joey Cujas
for the game’s only run. James Bunn had two hits for the Rams
(3-0). Anthony Cirillo went 2 for 3 for the Hawks (2-2).
Alabama 5, Florida Atlantic 2
In Boca Raton, Fla., Ben Moore’s RBI single
sparked a three-run eighth as Alabama defeated Florida Atlantic.
Moore’s base hit snapped a 2-2 tie and put the Crimson Tide
(5-0) ahead for good. George Salem went 3 for 5 with one run and
one RBI, while Kenny Roberts went 2 for 3 with one run and one
RBI for Alabama. Tucker Hawley (2-0, 2 IP, 1 BB, 1 K) picked up
the win in relief, while Jake Hubbard got a game-ending double
play from the only batter he faced for his second save. Tyler
Rocklein had two hits for the Owls (3-2).
South Alabama 29, New Orleans 6
In Mobile, Ala., South Alabama set a program
record for runs in a game in a thumping of New Orleans at Stanky
Field. The offensive explosion was capped by a 13-run eighth.
Nolan Earley led the attack for the Jaguars (5-0), going 3 for 3
with two doubles, three walks, four runs and five RBI. Graham
Odom (3 for 5, 2B, 3 R) also drove in five, while Cole
Billingsley had four hits, three runs and three RBI. Chaz Boyer
and Andre Damiens both had three hits for the Privateers (0-6).
Troy 10, Texas Tech 3
In Orlando, Fla., Logan Pierce went 4 for 5 with
two doubles, two runs, two RBI, and a stolen base to propel Troy
past Texas Tech in the first game of the Wawa Weekend Classic.
The Trojans (5-0) scored their first three runs in the bottom of
the third, with Trae Santos (2 for 5, 3 RBI) providing a two-run
single. Garrett Pitts scored the winning run on a solo homer in
the fourth, and Tyler Vaughn (3 for 5, 2 R, 2 RBI) had a RBI
single in the sixth to extend the lead to 6-3. Clay Holcomb (3
for 3, 3 R, 1 RBI) had two doubles for Troy. Will Starling (2-0,
5.0 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 4 BB, 4 SO) got the win, and Matthew
Howard stuck out five in two innings of relief. Devon Conley (2
for 4) had a two-run single in the first for the Red Raiders
Richmond 8, Jacksonville 3
In Jacksonville, Fla., Jansen Fraser had two hits
and four RBI as Richmond defeated Jacksonville. The Spiders
(5-0) put up five in the top of the first to take control. Jacob
Mayers went 3 for 4 with a double, three runs and one RBI for
UR. Jonathan de Marte (2-0, 5 IP, 2 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 1 K)
earned the victory, while Ryan Cook worked four hitless innings
of relief with one walk and four strikeouts for his second save.
Brady North homered and drove in all three runs for the Dolphins
Northern Kentucky 5, Saint Louis 3 (14)
In Nashville, Tenn., Northern Kentucky scored a
pair in the top of the 14th to outlast Saint Louis and claim its
first Division I victory. Pat Hyde (3 for 5, 2 2B) drove in a
pair for the Norse (1-4). Brett Loeding (1-1) pitched 6.2
scoreless in relief with five hits, two walks and two
strikeouts. The Billikens (2-2) scored three in the second
before NKU answered with one in the fifth and two in the sixth.
Alec Sole was 2 for 6 with two RBI, while Braxton Martinez went
4 for 6 with one run for SLU.
Texas Southern 1, Southern 0
In Houston, Felix Gomez pitched eight scoreless
innings to lead Texas Southern past Southern in the first game
of the MLB Urban Invitational at Minute Maid Park. Gomez (1-0)
allowed four hits and three walks with three strikeouts. Denzel
Pipkin struck out the side in the ninth for his first save in a
game that took 90 minutes to complete. Tyler Flanagan homered in
the third for the Tigers (4-2) for the game’s lone run. Jesse
Holliday (1-1, 7 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 9 K) suffered the loss.
(photo courtesy of Arkansas