March 10, 2013

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Heineman's two-run single lifts Oregon past Vanderbilt

Central Arkansas wins series at Mississippi State, Vanderka throws no-hitter


In Eugene, Ore., Scott Heineman capped a five-run eighth with a two-run single to snap a 5-5 tie as No. 14 Oregon avoided the series sweep to second-ranked Vanderbilt with a 7-5 decision Friday. Brett Thomas (2 for 2) also drove in a pair for the Ducks (11-5). Jimmie Sherfy (left) (1-0, 1.2 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 3 K) earned the win. Mike Yastrzemski (2 for 4, 2B, 2 RBI) homered for the Commodores (15-2).



Central Arkansas 7, No. 5 Mississippi State 3

In Starkville, Miss., Bryce Biggerstaff tossed a complete game with eight hits and three runs as Central Arkansas captured its series at Mississippi State. Michael Marietta went 3 for 4 with a run and a RBI, and Blake Marchal doubled, scored twice and drove in two - each had an RBI, along with Scott Zimmerle, in a three-run ninth inning - for the Bears (14-2). Hunter Renfroe went 2 for 4 with his fourth homer, two runs and a RBI for the Bulldogs (17-2).


Stony Brook 2-0, Fordham 0-3

In Bronx, N.Y., Frankie Vanderka pitched a nine-inning no-hitter for Stony Brook against Fordham in the first game of a doubleheader. Vanderka (1-2) walked three and struck out six, throwing 102 pitches, 71 for strikes. It was the second no-hitter of his collegiate career, having first accomplished the feat on March 18, 2011 at NJIT. The game was scheduled to go seven innings, but the teams were scoreless heading to the ninth. Johnny Caputo and Tanner Nivins led off the frame with consecutive triples as the Seawolves dented home first. Nivins came in on a run-scoring groundout by Steven Goldstein. In the bottom of the ninth, Vanderka got a strikeout, a flyout to center and a groundout to second to complete the no-hitter. In the nightcap, Ryan Lee had a two-run single in a three-run first for the Rams (7-5). Joseph Serrapica (2-0) tossed a seven-inning five-hit shutout with three walks and six strikeouts. Cole Peragine had two hits for SBU (3-10).


No. 1 North Carolina 6, Wake Forest 2

In Winston-Salem, N.C., Chris McCue tossed 3.1 innings of scoreless relief, and Cody Stubbs went 2 for 4 with his eighth double, a run and a RBI as North Carolina completed a sweep of Wake Forest. Skye Bolt added his third homer for the Tar Heels (3-0, 14-0). Jack Carey had a two-run single as the Demon Deacons (0-3, 9-8) took a 2-0 lead in the bottom of the first.


No. 3 LSU 7, Washington 5

In Baton Rouge, La., Mason Katz homered for the third time in the past two games as LSU completed the sweep of Washington at Alex Box Stadium. Mark Laird had four hits, Chris Sciambra added two doubles and two runs, and Ty Ross also went deep for the Tigers (15-1). Cody Glenn (3-0, 5.2 IP, 7 H, 2 R, 3 K) picked up the win, while Chris Cotton (1 IP, 1 K) notched his fifth save. Will Sparks had two hits and two runs for the Huskies (4-11).


No. 4 Oregon State 6, Texas State 4

In Corvallis, Ore., Tyler Smith belted a three-run homer in the sixth to snap a 3-3 deadlock and carry Oregon State to the sweep of Texas State. Jake Rodriguez and Andy Peterson both had two hits and two runs for the Beavers (15-0). Scott Schultz (1-0, 2.1 IP, 2 H, 4 K) recorded the victory, while Max Engelbrekt (1 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 K) secured his third save. Kevin Sah had two hits and two runs, while Cory Geisler knocked in a pair for the Bobcats (5-10).


No. 6 South Carolina 1, Rider 0

In Columbia, S.C., Nolan Belcher gave South Carolina another fine start, and Joey Pankake homered for the fourth time in five games to help the Gamecocks slip past Rider for a series sweep. Belcher (3-1) pitched into the eighth inning, allowing eight hits and striking out seven, and Tyler Webb tossed the final two innings for his fifth save for the Gamecocks (13-2). Mike Murphy was fantastic for the Broncs (6-4), allowing one run on five hits and striking out four. Brian Donnelly went 3 for 4 for Rider, which out-hit the Gamecocks 11-5. 


No. 7 UCLA 6, USC 1

In Los Angeles, Grant Watson allowed one run in seven innings as UCLA downed USC in front of a sellout crowd of 2,157 fans at Jackie Robinson Stadium. Watson (3-0) surrendered three hits and one run with three strikeouts. Vahn Bozoian homered in the top of the sixth for the Trojans (7-8) to knot the score at 1. Kevin Kramer had a three-run double in the bottom of the sixth for the Bruins (11-3) to break the tie.


UNLV 5, No. 8 Stanford 1

In Stanford, Calif., Joey Swanner had a two-run single in a four-run seventh as UNLV completed a three-game sweep of Stanford for its ninth straight victory, its longest streak since 2000. John Richy (2-2, 9 IP, 2 H, 1 UE, 4 K) went the distance for the Rebels (13-3). Joey Armstrong had two hits and a run for UNLV. Brian Ragira went 1 for 3 with one RBI for the Cardinal (10-5).


No. 9 NC State 4, Clemson 1

In Raleigh, N.C., Jake Fincher went 4 for 4 with three runs as NC State salvaged the finale of its ACC series with Clemson at Doak Field. Fincher had a leadoff triple and scored in the sixth to snap a 1-1 tie. Sam Morgan added a pinch-hit two-run double in the bottom of the eighth for the Wolfpack (1-2, 12-4). Grant Sasser (1-0, 1.1 IP, 2 H) earned the win, while Ryan Wilkins (2.2 IP, 1 H, 3 K) registered his second save. Maleeke Gibson had two hits and a run for the Tigers (2-1, 9-5).


No. 10 Kentucky 3, Michigan State 1

In Lexington, Ky., Corey Littrell fanned nine in seven innings as Kentucky won the series against Michigan State in front of 1,815 fans at Cliff Hagan Stadium. Littrell (2-0) allowed four hits, one walk and one run. Trevor Gott (1 IP, 1 H) recorded his fourth save. Paul McConkey had a two-run double in the sixth for the Wildcats (13-2). Blaise Salter had two hits for the Spartans (6-7).


No. 11 Cal State Fullerton 7, Texas A&M 6

In Fullerton, Calif., Texas A&M left the bases loaded in the top of the ninth as Cal State Fullerton won the deciding game of the series at Goodwin Field. The Titans (13-3) led 7-4 after eight before the Aggies (10-7) tallied two against closer Michael Lorenzen (1 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 1 BB, 2 K) in the ninth, but Lorenzen got a groundout to end the threat for his fifth save. Grahamm Wiest (2-1, 5 IP, 9 H, 4 R, 1 BB, 7 K) earned the victory. Richy Pedroza went 3 for 4 with two doubles, two runs and three RBI for Fullerton. Mitchell Nau (3 for 5, 2B) and Cole Lankford (3 for 5) both drove in three for A&M.


No. 12 Florida State 9, Boston College 1

In Tallahassee, Fla., Jose Brizuela went 3 for 4 with a triple and four RBI as Florida State completed the sweep of the ACC series against Boston College. The Seminoles (3-0, 15-0) scored three in the second and five in the seventh. Brett Knief had two hits, a double and three runs, while John Nogowski went 2 for 4 with a double, two runs and two RBI for FSU. Peter Miller (3-0, 5.2 IP, 6 H, 2 BB, 7 K) earned the victory. Tom Bourdon went 4 for 5 with a double and a run for the Eagles (0-3, 3-11).


No. 13 Ole Miss 9, Lipscomb 8

In Oxford, Miss., Stuart Turner had a two-run single to spark a five-run seventh as Ole Miss rallied past Lipscomb for a weekend sweep. Turner finished with two hits and three RBI, while Andrew Mistone added three hits and two RBI for the Rebels (16-1). Tanner Bailey (1-0, 2.2 IP, 1 H, 1 BB, 3 K) earned the victory. Chad Shannon homered twice, while Taylor Stewart (2 for 5, 2 R) and Zach Lowery also went deep for the Bison (6-10).


Notre Dame 6, No. 15 Oklahoma 5 (11)

In Los Angeles, Kevin DeFilippis delivered a game-winning pinch-hit RBI single in his first at-bat of the season in the bottom of the 11th as Notre Dame edged Oklahoma at Jackie Robinson Stadium. The Fighting Irish (10-3) scored a run in the ninth to force extra innings. Ricky Sanchez had three hits and a run, while Eric Jagielo (1 for 6, HR) and Lane Richards (1 for 4) both drove in two for Notre Dame. Dan Slania (2-0, 3.1 IP, 1 H, 2 K) earned the win. Garrett Carey had a two-run homer in the fifth for the Sooners (12-4).


Virginia Tech 6, No. 16 Georgia Tech 2

In Blacksburg, Va., Devin Burke did what few pitchers have done this season - shut down the Georgia Tech offense. Burke allowed six hits and two earned runs in eight-plus innings to help Virginia Tech salvage the third game of its ACC series with the Yellow Jackets. Branden Hayden went 2 for 4 with a homer and three RBI, and Chad Pinder ended a big weekend by going 2 for 5 with a RBI for the Hokies (1-2, 12-4). Alex Perez added a 3-for-4 day with a run and a RBI. Brandon Thomas went 2 for 4 with a run and a RBI for the Yellow Jackets (2-1, 14-2), who had won nine straight and scored in double figures in each of those games.


No. 17 Louisville 8, Alabama 7 (10)

In Louisville, Ky., Ty Young delivered a game-winning RBI single in the bottom of the 10th as Louisville completed a three-game sweep of Alabama. Ben Moore (3 for 3, HR, 2 R, 3 RBI) had a two-run double in a three-run eighth as the Crimson Tide (8-7) tied it at 7. Adam Engel (2 for 5, 2 RBI) and Coco Johnson (2 for 5) both homered for the Cardinals (12-2). Moore and Brett Booth (1 for 4, 2 R, 2 RBI) both went deep for Alabama. Kyle McGrath (2-0, 1 IP, 1 K) was the eighth pitcher for Louisville and the winner.


No. 18 Arizona 7, Columbia 5

In Tucson, Ariz. Arizona scored two in the bottom of the seventh to snap a 5-5 tie and earn a series win over Columbia. Trent Gilbert had two hits and three RBI for the Wildcats (13-5). Mathew Troupe (2-0, 3 IP, 1 H, 6 K) earned the victory. Alex Black drove in a pair for the Lions (1-6).


Maryland 4, No. 20 Virginia 2

In Charlottesville, Va., Charlie White went 2 for 4 with one run and one RBI as Maryland avoided the ACC sweep and handed Virginia its first loss. LaMonte Wade drove in a pair for the Terrapins (1-2, 10-5). Kevin Mooney (2-0, 2.1 IP, 1 H, 1 K) earned the win in relief, while Jake Stinnett (2 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 2 K) recorded his second save. Brandon Downes had two hits, including a triple, and one RBI for the Cavaliers (2-1, 14-1).


Indiana 7, Florida 4

In Gainesville, Fla., Kyle Schwarber went 4 for 5 with a double, a homer, two runs and two RBI as Indiana claimed a series victory over Florida. The Hoosiers (8-3) led 7-0 before the Gators (8-9) put up four in the bottom of the eighth. Scott Donley (2B, 2 RBI) and Dustin DeMuth both had three hits for IU. Kyle Hart (2-0, 7.2 IP, 5 H, 4 UE, 2 BB, 5 K) recorded the win, while Scott Effross (1.1 IP, 1 H, 1 BB, 1 K) held UF off the board in the ninth. Vickash Ramjit had three hits and one RBI for the Gators.


East Carolina 4, Monmouth 0

In Greenville, N.C., David Lucroy hurled a two-hit shutout as East Carolina won its series against Monmouth in front of 2,279 fans at Clark-LeClair Stadium. Lucroy (2-1) walked one and struck out 12. Chris Gosik had two doubles and one run for the Pirates (9-5). Steve Wilgus went 1 for 3 with a walk for the Hawks (3-7).


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