March 8, 2013

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Emanuel tosses five-hit shutout for UNC against WFU

Vandy wins at Oregon, UNLV stops Stanford, Windle no-hitter for Minnesota


In Winston-Salem, N.C., Kent Emanuel (left) tossed a five-hit shutout with seven strikeouts as top-ranked North Carolina topped Wake Forest 4-0 Friday in the ACC opener for both teams. Emanuel (3-0) earned his second shutout of the season and finished with 131 pitches. Skye Bolt hit a solo homer and scored two runs, the first coming on Mike Zolk’s RBI single in the second. Austin Stadler (3-1) yielded only four hits and two earned runs (four runs total) in six innings – the Tar Heels (1-0, 12-0) managed four hits for the game. Brett Armour and Pat Blair had two hits apiece for the Demon Deacons (0-1, 9-6).

No. 2 Vanderbilt 4, No. 14 Oregon 1

In Eugene, Ore., Kevin Ziomek tossed a two-hitter with 13 strikeouts as Vanderbilt took the opener of its three-game series at Oregon in front of 2,266 fans at PK Park. Ziomek (4-0) allowed a double to Aaron Payne in the first and a home run to Ryon Healy in the fourth while walking one in the contest. Tony Kemp (2 for 4, 3B, R) and Jack Lupo (1 for 3) both drove in two for the Commodores (14-1). Jake Reed (1-3, 7 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 1 BB, 7 K) suffered the loss for the Ducks (10-4).


UNLV 3, No. 8 Stanford 2

In Stanford, Calif., Erick Fedde and Brady Zuniga combined to hold Stanford to two runs as UNLV won the series opener at Sunken Diamond. Fedde (3-0, 6 H, 2 R, 3 BB, 1 K) pitched the first six innings, while Zuniga (1 H, 1 BB, 4 K) hurled three scoreless innings for his second save. The Rebels (11-3) scored twice in the second and once in the fifth. Joey Armstrong had two hits and a run for UNLV. Alex Blandino went 3 for 4 with a home run for the Cardinal (10-3). Starter Mark Appel (2-2, 7 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 1 ER, 1 BB) struck out a career-high 15 for Stanford, his third straight game with double-digit strikeouts.


Minnesota 3, Western Illinois 0

In Minneapolis, Tom Windle pitched a no-hitter with eight strikeouts as Minnesota blanked Western Illinois at the Metrodome. Windle retired the first 11 batters before allowing his only walk in the fourth. Windle needed just 95 pitches to record the program’s first no-hitter since 1993. The victory was No. 1,100 for head coach John Anderson. The Golden Gophers (8-5) scored two in the fourth and added an insurance run in the eighth. Kurt Schlangen had three hits for Minnesota. Jameson Henning had the lone walk for the Leathernecks (2-8).


Clemson 10, No. 9 NC State 5

In Raleigh, N.C., Garrett Boulware homered twice and drove in five as Clemson outscored NC State in the ACC series opener at Doak Field. The Wolfpack (0-1, 11-3) led 4-0 after three before the Tigers (1-0, 8-4) put up three in the fourth. Boulware (4 for 5, 3 R) had a three-run homer in the fifth to give Clemson a 7-4 lead. He added a dinger in the ninth. Daniel Gossett (2-1, 6.2 IP, 5 H, 4 R, 2 ER, 4 BB, 9 K) earned the victory. Trea Turner and Will Nance both went deep for NC State. Carlos Rodon (1-2, 4.1 IP, 8 H, 8 R, 3 BB, 8 K) took the loss.


No. 3 LSU 9, Washington 4

In Baton Rouge, La., Aaron Nola retired the first 18 hitters as LSU topped Washington at Alex Box Stadium. Nola (2-0, 6.1 IP, 6 K) allowed five hits and four runs in the seventh. Christian Ibarra (2 for 4, 2B) drove in three, while Raph Rhymes (3 for 5) knocked in a pair for the Tigers (13-1). Trevor Mitsui (2 for 4) had two RBI and a run for the Huskies (4-9).


No. 4 Oregon State 16, Texas State 4

In Corvallis, Ore., Danny Hayes homered and drove in four as Oregon State thumped Texas State in front of 2,466 fans at Goss Stadium. Tyler Smith (3 for 5, 3 R) and Kavin Keyes (3 for 4, 2B, R) both knocked in three for the Beavers (13-0). OSU scored three in the first and six in the fourth to assume a commanding 9-0 lead. Matt Boyd (3-0, 5.2 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 1 BB, 5 K) recorded the victory. Garrett Mattlage and Tyler Pearson both had two hits, including a double, and a run for the Bobcats (5-8).


No. 5 Mississippi State 4, Central Arkansas 2

In Starkville, Miss., Myles Gentry pitched 4.1 innings in relief as Mississippi State edged Central Arkansas in front of 6,610 fans at Dudy Noble Field. Starter Jacob Lindgren was forced to leave in the first after taking a shot off his knee from the game’s second batter. Gentry (1-0) came in and allowed one base runner (HBP) over the next 4.1 innings with three strikeouts. After four more relievers, Jonathan Holder (1 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 3 K) pitched the ninth for his sixth save. The Bulldogs (17-0) scored their runs in the middle three innings. Hunter Renfroe went 2 for 3 with a triple and one RBI to lead the MSU offense. Forrestt Allday had two hits, while Michael Marietta homered in the ninth for the Bears (12-2).


No. 6 South Carolina 2, Rider 0
In Columbia, S.C., Evan Beal combined with three relievers on a one-hitter South Carolina edged Rider. Beal (1-0) allowed one hit in the second inning and struck out a career-best six batters, and Tyler Webb tossed the final 2.1 innings to pick up his fourth save for the Gamecocks (11-2). Tyler Smith (2-1) limited South Carolina to seven hits and struck out eight in a complete-game loss. George Iskenderian singled and later scored on a throwing error to give the Gamecocks a 1-0 lead in the third. In the sixth, Joey Pankake delivered an RBI single. The Broncs fell to 6-2.

No. 7 UCLA 2, Notre Dame 1

In Los Angeles, Eric Filia had a game-winning RBI single in the bottom of the 10th as UCLA edged Notre Dame at Jackie Robinson Stadium. Kevin Kramer (1 for 4, 2 R) had a leadoff single in the bottom of the 10th for the Bruins (10-2) and was sacrificed to second by Pat Valaika (2 for 4, RBI). Following a strikeout, Filia rapped a single to left off the shortstop’s glove to bring home Kramer with the deciding run. Kramer scored in the first on a RBI double by Valaika. The Fighting Irish (8-3) tied it in the fifth on a run-scoring single by Forrest Johnson. David Berg (2-0, 2 IP, 1 H, 4 K) earned the victory following a solid start by Adam Plutko (7 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 2 BB, 4 K). Ryan Bull and Zak Kutsulis both had two hits for Notre Dame.


No. 10 Kentucky 2, Michigan State 1
In Lexington, Ky., Max Kuhn ripped a solo homer, the first of his career, in the bottom of the eighth inning to lift Kentucky to a win over Michigan State. Austin Cousino gave the Wildcats (12-1) a 1-0 lead in the first with his third homer. But Andrew Waszak limited Kentucky from there, finishing with 6.1 innings, eight hits and one earned run. His counterpart, A.J. Reed was brilliant for the Wildcats, tossing seven scoreless innings with five hits and five strikeouts. Ryan Krill delivered a pinch-hit, bloop single to center for the Spartans (5-6) that tied the game at 1 in the eighth inning. Cousino, who went 2 for 4, also made a brilliant run-saving catch in the seventh for Kentucky, which won its ninth straight.

Texas A&M 6, No. 11 Cal State Fullerton 1

In Fullerton, Calif., Texas A&M scored four in the top of the ninth to pull away from Cal State Fullerton in the opener of their series at Goodwin Field. Cole Lankford (2 for 4, R, 2 RBI) and Blake Allemand (3 for 4, 2B, 2 R, 1 RBI) led the offense for the Aggies (11-3). Kyle Martin (1-2, 6.2 IP, 6 H, 1 R, 2 BB, 4 K) earned the win, while Jason Jester (2.1 IP, 1 BB, 4 K) recorded his fourth save. Ricky Pedroza had two hits and a walk for the Titans (10-5). Thomas Eshelman (3-1, 8 IP, 6 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 6 K) suffered his first defeat.


No. 12 Florida State 4, Boston College 0

In Tallahassee, Fla., Brandon Leibrant carried a no-hitter into the eighth as Florida State downed Boston College in the ACC series opener. Leibrandt (4-0, 8 IP, 1 H, 4 BB, 3 K) allowed a single with one out in the eighth. The Seminoles (1-0, 13-0) scored single runs in each of the first three innings and added a final run in the sixth. Giovanny Alfonzo had two doubles and one run for FSU. John Hennessy went 1 for 2 with a walk for the Eagles (0-1, 3-9).


No. 13 Ole Miss 10, Lipscomb 1

In Oxford, Miss., Preston Overbey had two hits and four RBI as Ole Miss mauled Lipscomb to open their series. The Rebels (14-1) scored two in the second and four in both the third and fourth. Overbey had two-run singles in both the second and third, Andrew Mistone (3 for 3, 2 R, 3 RBI) and Stuart Turner (2 for 2, 2B, 3 R, 2 RBI) also contributed to the Ole Miss offense. Bobby Wahl (4-0, 6 IP, 3 H, 6 K) earned the win, while Jeremy Massie (3 IP, 7 H, 1 R, 2 K) earned his first save. Drew Adams and Zach Lowery both had two hits for the Bison (6-8).


USC 5, No. 15 Oklahoma 3
In Los Angeles, Adam Landecker went 3 for 4 with four RBI as USC knocked off Oklahoma in the first game of the Dodgertown Classic at Dedeaux Field. The Trojans (7-6) knocked around Sooners starter Dillon Overton (4-1) to the tune of 13 hits in eight innings, but limited damage and kept Oklahoma (11-3) in the game. Greg Zebrack and Timmy Robinson each contributed two hits and two runs for USC. Starter Bobby Wheatley (2-1) allowed seven hits and three runs (one earned) in 6.1 strong innings, and Nigel Nootbaar tossed the final two innings for his first save. Matt Oberste stayed hot with two hits, a run and an RBI for the Sooners.

No. 16 Georgia Tech 11, Virginia Tech 1
In Blacksburg, Va., Daniel Palka went 2 for 3 with a grand slam, three runs and four RBI, and Zane Evans added two hits, two runs and four RBI as Georgia Tech routed Virginia Tech in the ACC. Buck Farmer (3-0) tossed six splendid innings, allowing two hits and one earned run – his first earned run in 26.2 innings to start the season – and striking out seven as the Yellow Jackets improved to 1-0, 13-1. Chad Pinder drove in the lone run for the Hokies (0-1, 11-3).


No. 17 Louisville 4, Alabama 3 (14)
In Louisville, Ky., Cole Sturgeon worked a bases-loaded walk in the bottom of the 14th inning as Louisville slipped past Alabama. Adam Engel, who was hit by a pitch to lead off the 14th and stole second, went 2 for 6 with a double, two stolen bases and two runs for the Cardinals (10-2). His game-winning run was the first run since he scored on Nick Ratajczak’s RBI single that tied the game at 3 in the fifth inning. Charley Sullivan (9 H, 3 ER) worked seven solid innings, and Justin Karnplain (1.1 scoreless), Ray Castillo (2.1) and Mitch Greer (2.1) were solid for the Crimson Tide (8-5). Chad Green allowed three unearned runs in the second inning, and the trio of Anthony Kidston, Nick Burdi and Kyle McGrath (1-0) combined to allow four hits and strike out 12 in seven scoreless relief innings.

No. 18 Arizona 4, Columbia 3
In Tucson, Ariz., Johnny Field drove in Zach Gibbons with the game-winning run in the bottom of the ninth inning as Arizona scored four times in the last two innings to overcome Columbia. The Lions (0-5), behind six scoreless innings from David Speer and Logan Boyher's three hits and two runs, took a 3-0 lead into the bottom of the eighth. The Wildcats (12-4) got on the board in the eighth when Kevin Newman (4 for 4) singled in Brandon Dixon, who had reached on an error to open the frame. Ryan Koziol followed with a sacrifice fly to score Trent Gilbert, and Dixon later scored on Scott Kingery's single to tie the game at 3. Konner Wade worked eight innings with seven hits and three runs (one earned) for Arizona, with Mathew Troupe (1-0) earned the win with a scoreless ninth.

No. 19 Arkansas 4, San Diego State 3
In Fayetteville, Ark., Joe Serrano with a game-winning solo homer with two outs in the bottom of the ninth as Arkansas beat San Diego State for the second straight day. Tyler Spoon added two hits and a RBI, a single that tied the game at 3 in the bottom of the seventh. Jason Beeks (2-0) tossed 2.2 scoreless innings to earn the win for the Razorbacks (9-5). Matt Munoz homered and drove in two as the Aztecs (7-7) chased Ryne Stanek after 4.1 innings with five hits, three earned runs, five walks and five strikeouts.

BYU 3, UC Irvine 1

In Irvine, Calif., Adam Miller and two relievers combined to hold UC Irvine to one run as BYU clinched a series win at Larry H. Miller Field. Miller (1-3, 6 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 2 K) worked the first six innings, while Matt Milke allowed two hits over two scoreless innings. James Lengal gave up one hit and struck out two in the ninth for his fourth save. The Cougars (9-6) scored all their runs in the fifth. Brock Whitney had two hits and a run for BYU. Connor Spencer went 3 for 4 for the Anteaters (11-4). Matt Whitehouse (2-1, 8 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 6 K) went the distance for UCI and suffered his first collegiate loss.


UNC Wilmington 9, VCU 3

In Wilmington, N.C., Mat Batts held VCU to one run over eight innings as UNC Wilmington won the series opener at Brooks Field. Batts (2-0) scattered nine hits and struck out four. Ryan LaGrange (3 for 4, 3 RBI) and Tyler Molinaro (1 for 3, 2 R, 2 RBI) both homered for the Seahawks (7-6). Jordan Weymouth had three hits, while Brent Mikionis had a pinch-hit two-run homer in the ninth for the Rams (9-1).


Indiana 4, Florida 1

In Gainesville, Fla., Joey DeNato allowed one run over 7.1 innings as Indiana won the series opener at Florida. DeNato (2-1) gave up eight hits and a walk to go along with five strikeouts. Scott Effross (1.2 IP, 2 K) earned his first save. The Hoosiers (7-2) banged out 13 hits, as Kyle Schwarber went 4 for 4 with a run and one RBI. Sam Travis had three hits, while Scott Donley added two hits and two RBI. Ramjit (2 for 4) went deep for the Gators (7-8).


Elon 3, College of Charleston 2 (10)

In Elon, N.C., Alex Swim drove home the game-winner with a single in the bottom of the 10th as Elon took the SoCon series opener at Latham Park. Chris King (2 for 4) had a two-run homer in the fifth as the Phoenix (2-2, 7-5) took a 2-1 lead. Gunnar Heidt (3 for 5) had a RBI single in the seventh for the Cougars (0-1, 8-6) to knot the score at 2. Andrew MacDonald (3-0, 1.2 IP, 1 H) earned the win in relief of Dylan Clark (8.1 IP, 10 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 5 K). CofC starter Matt Pegler (7 H, 2 R, 1 BB, 6 K) tossed eight solid innings.


Central Michigan 4, West Virginia 1

In Port Charlotte, Fla., Jordan Foley hurled his first complete game as Central Michigan topped West Virginia for the 2,000th victory in program history. Foley (3-0) allowed seven hits and one run with two walks and four strikeouts. Zack Fields (2 for 4) homered for the Chippewas (5-8). Jacob Rice had three hits for the Mountaineers (6-7).


Furman 3, Appalachian State 1
In Greenville, S.C., Nate Smith worked 7.2 strong innings as Furman edged Appalachian State in the Southern Conference to improve to 11-3, the program's best start since 1926. Smith (1-0) allowed one run on eight hits and struck out seven. Taylor Johnson doubled off the fence to score Hunter Barton (2 for 3), and Alex Abrams brought Johnson home with a single as the Paladins (3-1 SoCon) scored twice in the sixth to break a 1-1 tie. Will Callaway went 3 for 4 with a double, and Hector Crespo had two hits and set the school mark with his 86th career steal for the Mountaineers (2-2, 7-3).

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