Feb. 26, 2013

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Vanderbilt uses four-run eighth to rally past Arkansas State

Memphis nips Ole Miss, Utah Valley upsets Arizona, LSU thumps ULL


In Nashville, Tenn., third-ranked Vanderbilt needed a four-run eighth to get past Arkansas State 7-3 Tuesday at Hawkins Field. The Commodores (8-1) took the lead on a bunt by Jack Lupo and Connor Harrell (2 for 5, HR, 3 RBI) (right) added a two-run single for insurance. Vince Conde (2 for 3, 2 RBI) homered for Vanderbilt. Brian Miller (1-0, 2.l IP, 1 H, 3 K) earned the victory. Zach George (2 for 4, 2 RBI) went deep for the Red Wolves (6-2).


Memphis 4, No. 15 Ole Miss 3

In Oxford, Miss., Keaton Aldridge had three hits and scored twice as Memphis edged Ole Miss at Oxford-University Stadium/Swayze Field. Jake Little scored in the top of the eighth for the Tigers (5-3) on the sixth error by the Rebels (7-1) to break a 3-3 tie. Conner Porter (1-0, 1 IP, 1 BB) picked up the win, while Jonathan Van Eaton (1 IP, 1 BB, 1 K) earned his second save. Lance Wilson went 2 for 2 with one RBI for Ole Miss.


Utah Valley 3, No. 17 Arizona 1

In Tucson, Ariz., Andrew Freter and two relievers held Arizona to one run as Utah Valley pulled the upset at Hi Corbett Field. Freter (1-0, 5.1 IP, 3 H, 1 UE 3 BB, 1 K) earned the victory for the Wolverines (4-4). Jeff Barton (2.2 IP, 2 H, 2 BB, 1 K) held the Wildcats (7-2) in check, while Brian Whatcott (1 IP, 1 BB, 1 K) earned his second save. Beau Kallas (2 for 3) had a RBI triple in a two-run second and Kai Hatch added a sacrifice fly an inning later to give UVU a 3-0 advantage. Colby Croft had three hits for the Wolverines. Trent Gilbert (2 for 4) had a run-scoring single in the fourth for Arizona. The Wildcats stranded 10, including two in each of the final four frames.


No. 4 LSU 11, Louisiana-Lafayette 2

In Lafayette, La., LSU scored multiple runs in four of the first five innings in thumping Louisiana-Lafayette in front of 3,790 fans at Moore Field. Alex Bregman had a triple, a homer and four RBI, while Tyler Moore added three hits and three RBI for the Tigers (7-1). Cody Glenn (1-0, 7 IP, 3 H, 1 K) was the winning pitcher for LSU. Dylan Butler knocked in a pair in the bottom of the ninth for the Ragin’ Cajuns (7-2).


No. 6 South Carolina 5, Furman 2

In Columbia, S.C., Jack Wynkoop pitched 5.1 scoreless innings as South Carolina bested Furman in front of 6,301 fans at Carolina Stadium. Wynkoop (1-0) allowed five hits and no walks while fanning two. Tyler Webb (1 IP, 1 H, 2 K) recorded his third save. The Gamecocks (6-1) broke a scoreless deadlock with three in the bottom of the fifth. They added single runs in the sixth and seventh. Max Schrock (2 for 5, 2B, R) and Chase Vergason (2 for 4, 2B) had multiple hits for the victors. Will Muzika, Hunter Burton and Jordan Simpson each had two hits for the Paladins (5-2).


No. 7 Oregon 3, Portland 1

In Eugene, Ore., four Oregon pitchers combined for 15 strikeouts with no walks in edging Portland at PK Park. Christian Jones allowed two hits and fanned five in three innings. Jeff Gold (1-0) struck out seven in four hitless innings in picking up the win. Garrett Cleavinger (1 IP, 2 H, 1 R) struck out a pair, while Jimmie Sherfy (1 IP, 2 H) fanned one in recording his third save. The Ducks (7-1) managed just three hits, but tallied single runs in the first, third and fifth. Ryon Healy (1 for 4) had a RBI single in the first, Brett Thomas (1 for 3) delivered a sacrifice fly in the third and Scott Heineman (BB, 2 HBP, 2 R) added a sac fly in the fifth. Caleb Whalen (2 for 4) had a RBI double in the ninth for the Pilots (2-7).


No. 8 UCLA 12, UC Santa Barbara 3

In Santa Barbara, Calif., UCLA used a seven-run sixth to blow open a close game at UC Santa Barbara. Ty Moore (2 for 3, 3 R) and Eric Filia (1 for 4) had two-run doubles in the sixth for the Bruins (5-2). Trent Chatterton went 3 for 4 with three runs and two RBI, while Brian Carroll drove in three for UCLA. Cody Poteet (1-1, 5 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 1 K) picked up the victory. Luke Swenson went 1 for 2 with a walk, a run and a RBI for the Gauchos (4-4).


No. 9 Mississippi State 13, Rhode Island 2

In Starkville, Miss., Mississippi State scored seven in the bottom of the first and cruised to victory over Rhode Island at Dudy Noble Field. Alex Dets went 2 for 2 with a double and three RBI, while C.T. Bradford went 2 for 5 with a double, two hits and three runs. Chad Girodo (2-0, 3 IP, 1 H, 6 K) earned the win in relief. Tim Caputo had three hits and a run for the Rams (0-7).


No. 10 Kentucky 11, Murray State 5

In Lexington, Ky., A.J. Reed blasted a three-run homer in the first and Kentucky used a six-run seventh to get past Murray State. The Wildcats (6-1) led 5-4 before the seventh-inning explosion. Reed finished with four RBI, while Michael Thomas drove in a pair. Chandler Shepherd (1-0, 5.2 IP, 2 H, 1 UE, 3 BB, 6 K) earned the victory in relief. Noah Zipko drove in two for the Breds (4-4).


No. 12 Stanford 7, Saint Mary’s 2

In Moraga, Calif., Jonny Locher, Brant Whiting and Danny Diekroeger both had three hits as Stanford defeated Saint Mary’s at Louis Guisto Field for its fifth straight win. Locher had two doubles and a run, while Diekroeger had one double, one run and one RBI. Whiting had a triple and two RBI, while Justin Ringo went deep. The Cardinal (6-2) tied the game with a run in the third and took the lead for good with two in the fourth. Stanford added four runs over the final three innings for insurance. David Schmidt (2-0, 3 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 4 K) picked up the win in relief. Colin Ferguson homered in the first for the Gaels (4-4).


No. 19 Louisville 13, Morehead State 4

In Louisville, Ky., Louisville plated five in both the first and sixth in rolling past Morehead State at Patterson Stadium. Danny Rosenbaum (2 for 3, 2 R) homered and drove in five to lead the attack by the Cardinals (7-1). Kyle Gibson (1 for 2, 2B) had two sac flies and three RBI for UL. Bobby Burns had a two-run double in a three-run first for the Eagles (4-5).


No. 20 Georgia Tech 11, Georgia Southern 4

In Statesboro, Ga., Zane Evans homered twice to lead Georgia Tech past Georgia Southern in front of 2,135 fans at J.I. Clements Stadium. The Yellow Jackets (7-1) trailed 4-1 after five before the bats erupted over the final four frames. Evans (3 for 5) had a two-run blast to cap a five-run sixth and give Tech a 6-4 advantage. His three-run dinger an inning later gave the Jackets some breathing room. Daniel Palka went 3 for 5 with two runs and two RBI for Tech. Ben Morgan (2 for 5) and Chase Griffin (1 for 3, HR, 2 BB) both drove in two for the Eagles (4-3).


TCU 6, Dallas Baptist 1

In Dallas, Trevor Seidenberger pitched six hitless innings to lead TCU past Dallas Baptist for its first win of the season. Seidenberger (1-0) walked one and struck out six. Kevin Cron had a double and three RBI, while Brett Johnson added two hits and drove in a pair for the Horned Frogs (1-6). Michael Miller doubled and drove in the lone run for the Patriots (4-4).


North Florida 7, Florida 6 (10)

In Gainesville, Fla., Corey Bass had a RBI double in the top of the 10th to lift North Florida over Florida at McKethan Stadium. The Gators (3-6) put two on in the bottom of the frame, but Corbin Olmstead (1 IP, 1 BB, 1 K) got a flyout to notch his first save. Taylor Gushue (2 for 4, R) had a sacrifice fly to cap a two-run ninth for Florida. Paul Karmeris had two hits, including a double, and three RBI for the Ospreys (6-2). Brady Roberson knocked in a pair for the Gators.


South Alabama 3, Jacksonville State 1

In Jacksonville, Ala., Nolan Earley had a two-run double in the top of the eighth to break a 1-1 tie as South Alabama edged Jacksonville State at Rudy Abbott Field to remain undefeated. Tripp Cecil (2-0) held the Gamecocks (3-6) hitless over the final 2.2 innings with four strikeouts to earn the win in relief of Andrew Fonzi (6.1 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 3 BB, 4 K). Coty Blanchard (2 for 4) had a RBI single in the third to give JSU the early lead. The Jaguars (8-0) answered in the fifth on a sacrifice fly by Graham Odom. JSU starter Taylor Shields held USA to one hit and one run over seven innings with two walks and seven strikeouts. The Gamecocks outhit the Jaguars 4-2 in the 2:11 contest.


Austin Peay 11, Southern Illinois 8

In Clarksville, Tenn., Craig Massoni went 3 for 4 with six RBI as Austin Peay outscored Southern Illinois at Raymond C. Hand Park. The Govs improved to 7-1, their second-best start to the 8-0 team in 1958. Massoni had a two-run single to cap a three-run third, a two-run homer in the fifth and a two-run base hit in a four-run sixth. Jordan Hankins (2 for 5, 2B, 3 R) drove in a pair for APSU. Ryan Quick (2-0, 1.2 IP, 1 H, 2 R, 2 BB, 1 K) earned the win in relief, while Tyler Rogers retired the final four batters with two strikeouts to record his fifth save. Ryan Casillas had two doubles and Austin Montgomery knocked in a pair for the Salukis (4-4).


UC Irvine 10, Loyola Marymount 3

In Los Angeles, Dominique Taylor and Ronnie Shaeffer both drove in three as UC Irvine defeated Loyola Marymount at George Page Stadium. Shaeffer had three hits, including a homer, and scored twice, while Taylor had two hits and a run. Jerry McClanahan had two doubles, while Chris Rabago had two hits, including a double, and three runs for the Anteaters (7-1). Phillip Feragamo (1-0, 3.1 IP, 3 H, 1 BB, 5 K) earned the win in relief. David Edwards drove in a pair for the Lions (3-5).


(photo by Jimmy Jones)