March 6, 2013

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Cal State Fullerton rolls over USC in Los Angeles

Texas Tech tops Arizona, Sam Houston State blanks Rice, LSU wins


In Los Angeles, No. 11 Cal State Fullerton scored eight over the first two innings to coast past USC 11-4 Wednesday at Dedeaux Field. Anthony Hutting (3 for 3, 2 R, 3 RBI) had a RBI single in a three-run first, singled again in a five-run second and added a two-run homer in the fourth for the Titans (11-2). Michael Lorenzen (3 for 3, 3 RBI) added a two-run triple in the second for Fullerton. Koby Gauna (2-0, 5 IP, 3 H, 5 K) took home the victory. Kevin Swick had three hits, while Timmy Robinson had two hits and two runs for the Trojans (6-6).


Texas Tech 5, No. 18 Arizona 2
In Tucson, Ariz., Bryant Burleson delivered a two-run single to cap a five-run seventh inning to help Texas Tech gain a midweek split against Arizona. Trailing 1-0, the Red Raiders (8-6) sent 10 batters to the plate in the seventh, tying the game on Jake Barrios' single and taking the lead on a single by Zach Davis (2 for 3). Brett Bell drove in another run before Burleson (2 for 4) singled in two with two outs. Johnathon Tripp worked into the sixth inning in his first career start, allowing one run and eight hits and striking out three. Andrew Wheeler (1-0) earned the win with .2 innings, and Jerad McCrummen closed with 3.1 innings for his second save. Zach Gibbons and Cody Ramer each had two hits and a run for the Wildcats (11-4). Tyger Talley threw well for Arizona, working six innings with only two hits - the second coming in the top of the seventh - and one run.

Sam Houston State 3, Rice 0
In Houston, Kevin Miller went 2 for 3 with two RBI, and Jason Simms tossed four scoreless innings of relief with seven strikeouts as Sam Houston State blanked Rice, handing the Owls their third loss in four games. Carter Burgess went 2 for 3 with a triple and a run for the Bearkats (7-5). Connor Teykl went 2 for 2 as Rice (7-6) managed seven hits.

No. 3 LSU 10, Sacred Heart 2

In Baton Rouge, La., Mark Laird had a two-run single to cap a six-run second as LSU rolled past Sacred Heart at Alex Box Stadium. Jared Foster (2B, 2 R, RBI) and Alex Bregman both had two hits for the Tigers (12-1). Nick Rumbelow (2-0, 2 IP, 2 K) was the starter and winner. Rocco Gondek had a double and a homer for the Pioneers (0-5).


No. 6 South Carolina 14, Ball State 4

In Columbia, S.C., Joey Pankake and Greyson Greiner both drove in three as South Carolina completed a two-game sweep of Ball State at Carolina Stadium. The Gamecocks (10-2) led 6-2 after three and put the game away with a seven-run eighth. Pankake (2 for 3, 2 R) homered, while Greiner (2 for 5) doubled for the victors. Patrick Sullivan (1-0, 3.2 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 2 BB, 5 K) got the win. Blake Beemer (2 for 5) homered for the Cardinals (5-6).


No. 9 NC State 5, Campbell 2

In Raleigh, N.C., Brett Austin and Will Nance both had three hits and two doubles as NC State downed Campbell at Doak Field. The Camels (10-2) led 2-1 before the Wolfpack (11-2) took the lead for good with a pair in the bottom of the third. Josh Easley (1-0, 2.2 IP, 1 K) earned the win in relief, while Ryan Wilkins (1 IP, 1 H) notched his first save. Leadoff hitter Ben McQuown doubled and scored both runs for Campbell.


No. 10 Kentucky 6, Xavier 3

In Lexington, Ky., A.J Reed homered to lead Kentucky past Xavier at Cliff Hagan Stadium. Reed (2 for 3, 2 R) went deep in the seventh to give the Wildcats (11-1) a 5-2 margin. Max Kuhn had two doubles and two RBI for UK. Kyle Cody (1-0, 5 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 3 K) earned the victory, while Trevor Gott (1 IP, 1 H, 1 BB, 1 K) picked up his second save. Mark Elwell and Derek Hasenbeck both had two hits for Musketeers (3-7).


No. 12 Florida State 10, Presbyterian 4

In Tallahassee, Fla., Josh Delph went 4 for 5 with a homer, three runs and three RBI as Florida State outscored Presbyterian at Dick Howser Stadium. The Seminoles (12-0) used a seven-run second to take control. Brett Knief had three hits, one run and one RBI, while John Nogowski drove in two for FSU. Gage Smith (2-0, 1.1 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 K) got the win in relief. Billy Motroni had two hits and two runs for the Blue Hose (8-6).


No. 12 Ole Miss 6, Southeastern Louisiana 2

In Oxford, Miss., Will Jamison had a RBI double to cap a five-run first as Ole Miss downed Southeastern Louisiana. Stuart Turner had two hits and two RBI, while Auston Bousfield went 2 for 4 with two runs for the Rebels (13-1). Brady Bramlett (2-0, 5 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 4 BB, 2 K) registered the win, while Tanner Bailey fanned the final batter of the game with the bases loaded to record his second save. Ben Hernandez and Brett Hoffman both had two hits for the Lions (8-4).


Furman 11, Coastal Carolina 6

In Myrtle Beach, S.C., Taylor Johnson went 4 for 5 with two runs, and Chris Ohmstede went 2 for 4 with three runs and two RBI as Furman rebounded from an early 5-0 deficit to beat Coastal Carolina to complete a sweep of their two-game midweek series. The Paladins (10-3) scored five times in the fourth to tie the game, three coming on a dropped fly ball in the outfield. Paul Nitto contributed three hits and two runs for Furman, which is off to its best start since 2001. Jake Kane went 2 for 4 with two runs and a RBI for the Chanticleers (4-8), who have dropped seven of eight.