Feb. 23, 2013

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Rodon, Keglovits combine on no-hitter for NC State

BYU wins at LSU, Baylor blanks UCLA, FGCU wins series at Florida


In Raleigh, N.C., Carlos Rodon (left) and Karl Keglovits combined on a no-hitter for No. 12 NC State in a 5-0 victory over La Salle Saturday at Doak Field. Rodon (1-1) worked seven innings with one walk and a career-high 14 strikeouts. Keglovits pitched a perfect eight and ninth to give the Wolfpack (3-1) its first no-hitter since 2005, when Gib Hobson accomplished the feat against Maryland. Tarran Senay smacked a two-run homer to spark a five-run rally in the bottom of the sixth. Sam Morgan, Jake Fincher and Will Nance each had two hits for NC State. Kevin Baron drew the lone walk for the Explorers (1-2).


BYU 9, No. 4 LSU 4

In Baton Rouge, La., Brennon Anderson drove in five as BYU surprised LSU at Alex Box Stadium. The Cougars (3-5) used a five-run sixth to break a 1-1 deadlock, highlighted by a three-run homer by Anderson (2 for 3). Kelton Caldwell (3 for 4, 2 2B, R, RBI) and Brock Whitney (2 for 5, 2 R) both had multiple hits for BYU. Mark Anderson (1-0, 6.1 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 5 BB) earned the win, while James Lengal (2.1 IP, 2 H, 1 R) secured his first save. Alex Bregman (2 for 4, 2B, R) and Mason Katz (1 for 4) both drove in two for the Tigers (5-1).


Baylor 5, No. 5 UCLA 0

In Waco, Texas, Dillon Newman and two relievers combined on the shutout as Baylor blanked UCLA to even their series in front of 3,085 fans at Baylor Ballpark. Newman (1-0) allowed four hits and one walk in five innings with two strikeouts. Kolt Browder walked a pair in 0.2 innings before Ryan Smith gave up one hit over the final 3.1 innings with three strikeouts to record the save. Cal Towey ripped a two-run homer in the fifth to break the scoreless tie. The Bears (2-4) added three insurance runs in the eighth. Adam Toth went 2 for 4 with a double and a run for BU. Brian Carroll had two hits for the Bruins (3-2). Nick Vander Tuig (1-1, 6 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 1 BB, 3 K) was pinned with the loss.


FGCU 8, No. 16 Florida 3

In Gainesville, Fla., Michael Suchy belted a three-run homer in the sixth as FGCU extended a 2-1 lead on it way to a series-clinching win over Florida at McKethan Stadium. The Eagles (4-1) took the lead with two in the fifth and added another pair in the seventh. Suchy had two hits and two runs, while Mike Reeves and Brooks Beisner both had two hits and one RBI. Brandon Bixler (1-0, 5 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 3 BB, 4 K) was the starter and winner, while RJ Brown (4 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 1 BB, 1 K) registered his first save. Vickash Ramjit walked twice and drove in a run for the Gators (3-4).


Houston 1, Texas State 0

In San Marcos, Texas, Austin Pruitt pitched a one-hitter with a career-high 10 strikeouts as Houston edged Texas State. Pruitt (2-0) walked two and faced just one over the minimum. The lone hit was single through the right side by Cody Lovejoy in the seventh. Pruitt threw 106 pitches and extended his scoreless innings streak to 15. Jonathan Davis (2 for 4) had a run-scoring double in the second for the Cougars (4-2) for the game’s lone run. Taylor Black (0-1, 7.1 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 3 BB, 6 K) pitched well for the Bobcats (2-4), but suffered the loss. Morgan Mickan walked twice for Texas State.


No. 1 North Carolina 11, Stony Brook 2

In Chapel Hill, N.C., Kent Emanuel struck out eight in seven innings as North Carolina downed Stony Brook at Boshamer Stadium. Emanuel (2-0) allowed four hits and two runs (one earned) with two walks. The Tar Heels (4-0) scored three in the second and four in the fourth in building an 8-0 lead. Brian Holberton (2 for 3, BB, RBI) scored three, while Chaz Frank and Matt Roberts both drove in two for UNC. Johnny Caputo and Austin Shives both drove in runs for the Seawolves (0-4).


No. 2 Arkansas 5, Evansville 2

In Fayetteville, Ark., Tyler Spoon smacked a grand slam in the bottom of the eighth to break a scoreless tie and lead Arkansas to victory over Evansville in front of 7,652 fans at Baum Stadium. The Razorbacks (6-1) scored in the first before the Purple Aces (1-4) tied it in the top of the eighth. Barrett Astin (6 IP 2 H, 1 BB, 5 K) had a solid start for Arkansas. Jalen Beeks (1-0, 1 IP, 2 H, 1 R) picked up the win, while Trent Daniel got the final two outs for the save. Andy Lasher was 1 for 1 with a walk, a run and a RBI for Evansville.


No. 3 Vanderbilt 11, Monmouth 1

In Nashville, Tenn., Tyler Beede hurled seven strong innings as Vanderbilt downed Monmouth to clinch a series win at Hawking Field. Beede (2-0) allowed two hits, one walk and one run with nine strikeouts. Jack Lupo went 3 for 4 with a double, four steals, three runs and one RBI, while John Norwood homered for the Commodores (6-1). Vandy scored in each of the first four innings and six of the first seven. Danny Avella was 1 for 3 with one RBI for the Hawks (1-2).


No. 6 Oregon State 5, San Diego State 0

In San Diego, Andrew Moore allowed two hits in 8.1 innings as Oregon State shut out San Diego State for the second straight day at Tony Gwynn Stadium. It marks the first time OSU has had consecutive shutouts since the 2006 College World Series, 5-0 and 2-0 over Rice. Moore (2-0) did not walk a batter and struck out two. The Beavers (7-0) took control with four in the sixth. Joey Jansen was 1 for 1 with a double, a walk and two RBI, while Dylan Davis went 3 for 4 with two runs and one RBI. Jake Romanski went 1 for 3 with a double for the Aztecs (3-3).


No. 7 South Carolina 8, Albany 3

In Columbia, S.C., L.B. Dantzler had four hits, including a three-run homer in the bottom of the sixth, as South Carolina outscored Albany. Dantzler finished with five RBI, while Graham Saiko (2 for 2, 3 BB, 1 RBI) scored twice for the Gamecocks (3-1). Jordan Montgomery (2-0, 5 H, 2 ER, 3 BB, 5 K) threw five innings to earn the win, and Curt Britt (2 H, 1 ER, 3 K) pitched the final four to get his first save. Josh Nethaway (1 for 2, 1 BB) hit a solo home run in the fourth, and Adam Mund went 2 for 4 and scored once for the Great Danes (0-3).


No. 8 Oregon 6, Loyola Marymount 1

In Eugene, Ore., Tommy Thorpe tossed seven scoreless innings as Oregon evened its series with Loyola Marymount in front of 1,196 fans at PK Park. Thorpe (2-0) allowed four hits and two walks with six strikeouts. The Ducks (5-1) scored three in the third and three more in the seventh. Ryon Healy drove in two, while J.J. Altobelli went 1 for 2 with two runs for Oregon. David Edwards had two hits for the Lions (3-3).


No. 10 Stanford 7, Fresno State 4 (10)

In Stanford, Calif., pinch-hitter Brett Michael Doran belted a three-run homer in the bottom of the 10th as Stanford secured a series win over Fresno State at Sunken Diamond. With two on, Doran showed bunt early in the count but swung away to five the Cardinal (4-2) the victory. The Bulldogs (1-4) scored single runs in the eighth and ninth to force the extra frame. Brian Ragira went 3 for 5 with a homer, two runs and two RBI for Stanford. Garrett Hughes (1-0, 1.1 IP, 2 H, 2 K) was credited with the win. Chris Mariscal went 3 for 4 with two runs, while Taylor Ward was 2 for 4 with a homer and three RBI for FSU.


No. 11 Mississippi State 8, Samford 2

No. 11 Mississippi State 7, Purdue 6

In Starkville, Miss., Mississippi State ran its record to 8-0 with wins over Samford and Purdue at Dudy Noble Field. In the opener, Ross Mitchell (2-0, 6 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 4 K) earned the victory out of the bullpen for the home Bulldogs. MSU scored three in both the first and second to take control. Adam Frazier went 3 for 4 with a triple and two runs, while Hunter Renfroe homered and drove in two for the victors. Sam Few (1 for 2) and Zeth Stone both drove in runs for Samford. In the second game, the Bulldogs scored two in the fifth and three in the sixth to erase a 5-2 deficit against the Boilermakers (3-4). Renfroe (3 for 5, 3B) and Daryl Norris (2 for 4, 2B) both knocked in a pair for MSU. Jonathan Holder (1 IP, 2 H, 1 UE, 1 K) earned his third save and moved into a tie for 10th on the MSU career list with 12 saves. Josh Estill went 3 for 4 with a run, and Kyle Wood homered and scored twice for Purdue.


No. 13 Rice 3, Hawaii 1

In Honolulu, Jordan Stephens went the distance with 10 strikeouts as Rice defeated Hawaii for the second straight game in front of 2,827 fans at Les Murakami Stadium. Stephens (1-1) allowed five hits, one walk and one run for the Owls (4-2). Rice scored a pair in the top of the eighth to snap a 1-1 tie. Ford Stainback went 3 for 4 with a double and one run for the Owls. Adam Hurley was 3 for 3 with one RBI for the Rainbows (0-6).


No. 14 Ole Miss 1, Rhode Island 0

In Oxford, Miss., pinch-hitter Austin Knight delivered a game-winning RBI single in the bottom of the ninth as Ole Miss nipped Rhode Island to clinch a series victory. Will Allen drew a two-out walk and pinch-runner Cameron Dishon scored the game-winner for the Rebels (6-0). Brett Huber (1-0, 0.2 IP, 1 K) picked up the win after starter Mike Mayers (2 H, 3 BB, 4 K) tossed six solid innings. Stuart Turner had two hits for Ole Miss. Ty Sterner (0-1, 0.2 IP, 2 H, 1 UE, 1 BB) suffered the loss in relief of Sean Furney (8 IP, 3 H, 1 BB, 7 K). Tim Caputo went 1 for 2 with two walks for the Rams (0-5).


No. 15 Florida State 14, USF 3

In Tallahassee, Fla., Marcus Davis went 4 for 4 with a home run to lead Florida State past USF in the series opener at Dick Howser Stadium. The game was called in the bottom of the eighth due to inclement weather. The teams will play a doubleheader on Sunday to complete the series. Davis was a triple short of the cycle, scoring twice and drive in a pair. The Seminoles (5-0) scored multiple runs in each of the first three innings in building an 8-0 lead. Josh Delph drove in three for the victors. Brandon Leibrandt (2-0, 6 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 2 BB, 5 K) earned the win. Austin Lueck went 3 for 4 with a two-run homer in the sixth for the Bulls (1-3).


No. 17 Georgia Tech 3-7, St. John's 2-9

In Atlanta, Dylan Dore had a one-out game-winning single in the opener of a split doubleheader between Georgia Tech and St. John's. Zane Evans hit a solo homer in the seventh, and Buck Farmer struck out seven while allowing just four hits in seven shutout innings for the Yellow Jackets (5-1). James Lomangino (5 H, 3 BB) struck out five and allowed one earned run in six innings, and Zach Lauricella (1 for 4) had a two-run, game-tying double in the eighth for Red Storm (1-5). In Game 2, Martin Kelly (3 for 3, 2 2B, 1 R, 1 BB), Bret Dennis (1 for 4, 1 2B, 1 R) and Frank Schwindel (1 for 4, 1 HR) each had three RBI for St. John's. Sean Hagen (1-1, 7 IP, 7 H, 3 ER, 1 BB, 3 K) got the win, and Thomas Hackimer (0.1 IP, 1 BB) was the third man to try to get the final out, ending a four-run Georgia Tech rally to earn his first save.


No. 18 Louisville 8, Akron 0

In Louisville, Ky., Jeff Thompson tossed six scoreless innings as Louisville blanked Akron to secure a series win at Patterson Stadium. Thompson (2-0) allowed four hits and three walks while striking out five. Ty Young (1 for 2, 2 R) and Jeff Gardner (1 for 1, 2B) both drove in two, while Coco Johnson drew three walks and scored twice for the Cardinals (5-1). Devon Ahart and Gerrad Rohan both had two hits for the Zips (0-5).


No. 19 Oklahoma 4, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 2

In Corpus Christi, Texas, Jonathan Gray fanned six in seven innings as Oklahoma edged Texas A&M-Corpus Christi at Whataburger Field. Gray (2-0) allowed four hits, four walks and one run. Jacob Evans worked the final 1.1 hitless innings to earn the save. Matt Oberste had a two-run single in the first to extend his hit streak to 11. The Sooners (8-0) added single runs in the seventh and ninth. Cody Stephens and Zach Taylor both had two hits for the Islanders (3-4).


No. 20 Arizona 15, San Jose State 4

In Tucson, Ariz., Brandon Dixon and Kevin Newman each scored three times and drove in three runs as Arizona scored 10 times in the first two innings en route to an easy win over San Jose State. Newman had a two-run single as the Wildcats (6-1) scored three times in the first, and Dixon delivered a two-run single before Ryan Koziol doubled to drive in two more in the second. James Farris (2-0) was the recipient of the Wildcats’ outburst but was touched for three runs in the fourth as the Spartans (2-4) tried to come back. Farris worked 7.1 innings, allowing four runs on eight hits with seven strikeouts. Ricky Acosta had a RBI triple, and Sheldon Daquioag went 2 for 2 off the bench with a RBI double.


San Diego 18-5, Kent State 11-9

In San Diego, Dillon Haupt doubled twice and drove in five in the opener as San Diego split a doubleheader with Kent State at Fowler Park. The Toreros (3-3) led 6-3 before an eight-run fifth blew it open. Austin Bailey (2 for 5) and Connor Joe (1 for 4) both drove in three, while Kris Bryant (2 for 4, BB, RBI) scored five for USD. Derek Toadvine had a grand slam and five RBI for the Golden Flashes (1-6). In the nightcap, Zarley Zalewski (2 for 4, HR, 2 R) and Jason Bagoly (2 for 5) both knocked in three as KSU claimed its first win of the season. Taylor Williams (1-0, 7 IP, 8 H, 5 R, 3 ER, 8 K) registered the victory. Chris Woolley (2 for 3) and Louie Lechich (1 for 5) both knocked in a pair for USD.


Alabama 4, Florida Atlantic 2

In Boca Raton, Fla., Jon Keller allowed four hits and one unearned run, and battery-mate Brett Booth drove in a pair of runs as Alabama stayed perfect with a win over Florida Atlantic. Keller (2-0) walked three and struck out five before giving way to Ray Castillo, who held the Owls in check over the final three innings for his first save. Georgie Salem went 3 for 4 with a run and a RBI single in the fourth inning to make it 4-1. Booth’s two-run single was the big hit as the Crimson Tide (6-0) scored three times in the first. Mark Nelson and Mitch Morales each had two hits, and Jimmy Tornabene yielded two hits in 3.2 scoreless innings of relief for FAU (3-3).


Liberty 4, Penn State 1

In Lynchburg, Va., Trey Wimmer snapped a 1-1 tie with a two-run single to spark a three-run seventh as Liberty topped Penn State in front of 2,565 fans at the opening of Liberty Baseball Stadium. Matt Marsh (3 IP, 3 H, 4 K) earned the win in relief of Carson Herndon (5.1 IP, 6 H, 1 R, 3 BB, 3 K). Ashton Perritt fanned the final hitter to record his second save for the Flames (2-2). Steve Snyder went 3 for 5, while Taylor Skerpon and Luis Montesinos both had two hits for the Nittany Lions (1-3), who stranded 12.


Cal State Fullerton 6, TCU 2

In Fort Worth, Texas, Jake Jefferies belted a grand slam and drove in five as Cal State Fullerton topped TCU at Lupton Stadium to clinch a series victory. Jefferies drew a bases-loaded walk in a two-run first and went deep in the eighth to extend the lead to 6-0. Michael Lorenzen went 2 for 4 with a double and one RBI, while Clay Williamson was 1 for 3 with two runs for the Titans (7-0), off to their best start since 2003. Justin Garza (2-0, 7.1 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 5 K) garnered the win, while J.D. Davis (1.2 IP, 1 H, 2 K) notched his first save. Keaton Jones and Axel Johnson both drove in runs for the Horned Frogs (0-5). Preston Morrison (4 H, 3 R, 1 ER, 2 BB) struck out eight in seven innings for TCU.


Tennessee 11, Arizona State 2

In Knoxville, Tenn., Drake Owenby pitched four scoreless innings of relief as Tennessee evened its series with Arizona State at Lindsey Nelson Stadium. Owenby (1-0) allowed two hits and four walks while striking out two. The Volunteers (2-4) broke a 2-2 deadlock with a pair in the third and took control with five in the fifth. David Houser went 3 for 4 with one run and one RBI, while Will Maddox (2 for 3, 2 R), Scott Price (1 for 5) and Bily Pierce (1 for 1, 2 BB, 3 R) each drove in a pair for UT. Tony DiMartino homered for the Sun Devils (3-2).


Cal Poly 1, Seattle 0

In San Luis Obispo, Calif., Matt Imhof fanned nine in six scoreless innings as Cal Poly edged Seattle in front of 1,032 fans at Baggett Stadium. The Mustangs (6-0) are off to their best start in their 19-year Division I history. Imhof allowed three hits and two walks in the no-decision. Michael Holback (1-0) gave up one hit and struck out five in three innings to earn the victory. Cal Poly scored its runs in the bottom of the seventh as Peter Van Gansen had a leadoff single, was sacrificed to second and scored on a base hit by Jimmy Allen. Denver Chavez and Brian Mundell both had two hits for the Mustangs. Sean Narby was 2 for 3 with a double for the Redhawks (1-5). Seattle starter Ted Hammond (5 H, 2 BB, 4 K) pitched six shutout innings.


Virginia 5, Toledo 0

In Charlottesville, Va., Scott Silverstein and Whit Mayberry combined on the shutout as Virginia blanked Toledo for the second straight day in front of 2,405 fans at Davenport Field. Silverstein (1-0) allowed four hits and two walks in 6.1 innings with four strikeouts to pick up the win, while Mayberry (2.2 IP, 1 H, 4 K) recorded his first save. The Cavaliers (6-0) snapped a scoreless tie in the sixth as Kenny Towns (2 for 3) delivered a run-scoring triple. UVa added insurance with a four-run eighth, keyed by a three-run homer of the bat of Brandon Downes (2 for 3, 2 R). Kyle Shaw (1-1, 6 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 2 K) pitched well for the Rockets (1-3). Zack Michael had two hits for Toledo.


Air Force 8, Navy 7

In Kinston, N.C., David Baska homered in the top of the ninth to snap a 7-7 tie and propel Air Force past Navy at Grainger Stadium for the 1,000th win in program history. Baska and Alex Bast both went 2 for 4 with a double, two runs and two RBI for the Falcons (1-5). Ben Yokley (1-0, 2.1 IP, 1 H, 1 UE, 3 K) earned the victory. Chris Campbell and Jonathan Huggins both had three hits for the Midshipmen (3-3).


Ohio State 5, South Dakota State 2

Ohio State 13, Mount St. Mary’s 2

In Port Charlotte, Fla., Ohio State was one out away from a combined no-hitter in the second game as the Buckeyes ran their win streak to four. Brad Goldberg (2-0) worked 6.1 innings with three walks, 10 strikeouts and 103 pitches against Mount St. Mary’s (2-2). Tyler Giannonatti pitched 1.2 innings with one walk and one strikeout. Luke McGee took over in the ninth and surrendered a two-out double down the left field line to Mark Quaranta. Patrick Porter homered and drove in four, while Troy Kuhn had three hits and three RBI for OSU (4-2). In the first game, Tim Wetzel had three doubles, one run and one RBI to pace the Buckeyes. Brian King (1-1, 7 IP, 4 H, 2 UE, 1 BB, 6 K) secure the win, while Trace Dempsey (1 IP, 1 BB, 1 K) registered his second save. Andrew Melton and Tyler Shannon both had a hit and a RBI for South Dakota State (3-2).


Dallas Baptist 24, Mississippi Valley State 3

In Dallas, Duncan McAlpine hit for the cycle as Dallas Baptist thumped Mississippi Valley State at Horner Ballpark. McAlpine tripled in the third, doubled in the fifth and singled in the sixth before going deep in the seventh. He scored three and drove in four. Ronnie Mitchell (3 for 4, 2B, 2 BB, 3 R) and Nash Knight (2 for 3, 2B, HR, 2 BB, 4 R) also had four RBI for the Patriots (4-3). German Hays went 2 for 3 with a double and two runs for the Delta Devils (1-7).


Missouri State 5, Southern Miss 1

In Hattiesburg, Miss., Nick Petree had seven strikeouts in seven innings as Missouri State downed Southern Miss in front of 3,279 fans at Pete Taylor Park. Petree (1-0) surrendered five hits and four walks, but just one run. Grant Gordon (2 IP, 1 H, 1 K) notched his first save. The Bears (4-1) led 3-1 before a two-spot in the ninth provided a bit of breathing room. Travis McComack went 3 for 4 with a double and two runs to lead the MSU attack. Chase Fowler had two hits for the Golden Eagles (4-2).


ETSU 9, Seton Hall 8

In Johnson City, Tenn., ETSU tied it with three in the eighth and Chris Riopedre’s homer with two away in the bottom of the ninth gave the home team the win over Seton Hall at Thomas Stadium. The Bucs (5-1) trailed 4-0 before taking the lead with five in the fourth. The Pirates (0-4) responded with four in the top of the sixth. Riopedre had two hits, three runs and two RBI, while Andrew Green (3 for 4, 2B, HR, 2 RBI) and Dylan Tritsch (3 for 5, 3 R, 1 RBI) had multiple hits for ETSU. Clinton Freeman (1-0) pitched a perfect ninth with a strikeout to pick up the victory. Kyle Grimm had two hits and two RBI, while Ryan Sullivan went deep for SHU.


Middle Tennessee 2, Auburn 1

In Auburn, Ala., Johnny Thomas smacked a two-run homer as Middle Tennessee edged Auburn at Plainsman Park. Thomas went deep in the top of the eighth to erase a 1-0 deficit. He has driven in the game-winner in each victory this season for the Blue Raiders (3-2). Hunter Adkins (2-0, 8 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 3 BB, 5 K) earned the win, while Paul Mittura worked out of trouble in the ninth for his second save. Jackson Burgreen had two hits and a run for the Tigers (4-1).


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