March 5, 2013

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Gomez drives in six as Elon puts up 24 against NC State

North Carolina downs Davidson, Vandy beats EIU, LSU tops SFA


In Elon, N.C., Sebastian Gomez drove in six, while Antonio Alvarez and Alex Swim both knocked in five as Elon outscored ninth-ranked NC State 24-12 Tuesday at Latham Park. The Phoenix (6-5) scored three in the first, five in the second and nine in the third in building a 17-3 lead. Gomez went 3 for 5, Alvarez was 4 for 4 with a homer and five runs, and Swim was 2 for 5 with three runs. Trea Turner (4 for 5, 3B, 3 R, 2 SB, 5 RBI) homered twice for the Wolfpack (10-2). The 24 runs were the most ever scored against NC State.


No. 1 North Carolina 10, Davidson 2

In Chapel Hill, N.C., Cody Stubbs homered and drove in three as North Carolina took care of Davidson at Boshamer Stadium. A two-run blast by Stubbs (2 for 3, 2 R) highlighted a five-run third for the Tar Heels (11-0). Skye Bolt (2 for 3, 3B) scored three, while Mike Zolk added three hits and one RBI. Trent Thornton (2-0, 5.2 IP, 3 H, 2 UE, 1 BB, 5 K) picked up the win. Ryan Lowe went 1 for 4 with one RBI for the Wildcats (5-6).


No. 2 Vanderbilt 8, Eastern Illinois 3

In Nashville, Tenn., Walker Buehler tossed six scoreless innings as Vanderbilt topped Eastern Illinois at Hawkins Field. Buehler (1-0) allowed five hits and three walks with four strikeouts. The Commodores (13-1) scored four in the second and two in the third to take control. Vince Conde had three hits, including a double, and two runs for Vanderbilt. Caleb Howell went 2 for 2 with two walks and a run for the Panthers (3-8).


No. 3 LSU 9, Stephen F. Austin 2

In Baton Rouge, La., Mason Katz had two hits and two RBI as LSU handled Stephen F. Austin at Alex Box Stadium. The Tigers (11-1) scored two in the second and three in the third to build a 5-0 advantage. Andrew Stevenson (2 for 3) homered for LSU. Kevin Berry (2-0, 2 IP, 1 H, 1 BB, 1 K) picked up the win in relief. Hunter Dozier and Zach Marberry both had two hits and one RBI for the Lumberjacks (3-7).


No. 6 South Carolina 10, Ball State 0

In Columbia, S.C., Jack Wynkoop set down the first 16 hitters he faced as South Carolina blanked Ball State at Carolina Stadium. Wynkoop (2-0) allowed two hits in six innings with five strikeouts to earn the victory. The Gamecocks (9-2) scored three in the second and a Joey Pankake three-run homer in the fourth pushed the lead to 7-0. Dante Rosenberg (2 for 5) and Tanner English (2 for 3) both drove in two. Blake Beemer, Elbert DeVarie and Wes Winkle each had a hit for the Cardinals (5-5).


No. 7 UCLA 3, Long Beach State 2

In Long Beach, Calif., pinch-hitter Brenton Allen drew a bases-loaded walk in the top of the ninth as UCLA eked by Long Beach State at Blair Field. Kevin Kramer (R, RBI) had two of the four hits for the Bruins (9-2). Ryan Deeter (1-0, 1 IP) earned the win, while David Berg gave up two hits and fanned two in the bottom of the ninth for his third save. Richard Prigatano (2 for 4) homered in the seventh, and Michael Hill went 3 for 3 with a run for the Dirtbags (6-7).


No. 8 Stanford 6, Santa Clara 4

In Santa Clara, Calif., Jonny Locher drove in a pair as Stanford edged Santa Clara at Schott Stadium. The Cardinal (10-2) tallied two in the second and three in the third. Dominic Jose went 1 for 3 with a walk and two runs for Stanford. Dean McArdle (2-0, 4 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 6 K) got the win, while Sam Lindquist (2.1 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 2 K) picked up his third save. Kyle DeMerritt had two hits and two runs for the Broncos (6-7).


San Diego 7, No. 11 Cal State Fullerton

In San Diego, Kris Bryant went 2 for 2 with two homers and four RBI as San Diego topped Cal State Fullerton for its eighth win in nine games. Bryant hit a two-run homer in the first inning for a 2-0 lead and added another two-run shot in the sixth inning to make it 7-2. Connor Joe (2 for 3) also added a solo homer to lead off the fourth to break a 2-2 tie. Matt Chapman went 2 for 4 with a run, and Austin Kingsolver contributed a pinch-hit homer for the Titans (10-2).


No. 12 Florida State 9, Presbyterian 2

In Tallahassee, Fla., Stephen McGee went 2 for 4 with a double, his first career homer and four RBI as Florida State stayed unbeaten by beating Presbyterian. Luke Weaver (2-0) tossed six scoreless innings with three hits and eight strikeouts. McGee's homer gave the Seminoles (11-0) a 5-0 lead; they expanded it to 9-0 as Marcus Davis drove in two in a four-run sixth inning. Aaron Preston had three hits, and Trey Hayes had two RBI for the Blue Hose (8-5).