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Louisville past Purdue
UNC tops High Point, Vanderbilt edges
Buffalo, LSU outlasts Nicholls
In Louisville, Ky., freshman Anthony Kidston made
the first start of his young career a good one, allowing two
hits and one run and striking out six as No. 13 Louisville
nipped Purdue 3-1 Wednesday. Kidston (3-0) has been nearly
unhittable as a reliever this year, and after his first start
has struck out 26 and walked five in 16 innings. Coco Johnson
went 3 for 4 with two RBI, and Adam Engel went 2 for 4 with
three stolen bases (21 on the season) and two runs for the
Cardinals (13-2). Jack Picchiotti drove in the only run for the
Boilermakers (5-10), who were limited to four hits.
No. 1 North Carolina 7, High Point 2
In Chapel Hill, N.C., Colin Moran went 2 for 3
with a homer and three RBI, and Cody Stubbs went 3 for 4 with a
run and a RBI as North Carolina stayed unbeaten with a win over
High Point. Shane Taylor (2-0) tossed 5.1 innings with a run,
five hits and three strikeouts. At 16-0, the Tar Heels matched
Mike Fox’s first team in 1999 for the second-longest winning
streak to open a season – the 2000 team went 21-0. Josh Spano
went 2 for 3 with a RBI for the Panthers (7-10).
No. 2 Vanderbilt 4, Buffalo 2
In Nashville, Tenn., Tony Kemp had a two-run
triple, and Walker Buehler allowed one run on two hits with
seven strikeouts in six innings as Vanderbilt slipped past
Buffalo. Kemp’s triple scored Rhett Wiseman and Joel McKeithan
to make it 4-1 in the sixth. Carson Fulmer pitched two scoreless
innings of relief, and Brian Miller recorded the final out for
his fourth save for the Commodores (16-2). Zach Stephens threw
well for the Bulls (7-8), allowing three earned runs in six
innings with five strikeouts.
No. 3 LSU 9, Nicholls 3
In Baton Rouge, La., Mason Katz had a two-run
homer to highlight a five-run eighth as LSU outlasted Nicholls
at Alex Box Stadium to extend its win streak to 11. Katz
finished with three hits and three RBI, while Alex Bregman and
Christian Ibarra both had two hits and two RBI for the Tigers
(16-1). Matt Richard drove in a pair, while Tyler Duplantis had
two hits, including a double, and two runs for the Colonels
No. 4 Oregon State 6, San Francisco 5
In Corvallis, Ore., Dylan Davis had two hits and
three RBI as Oregon State split its two-game series with San
Francisco at Goss Stadium. Kavin Keyes had a two-run double to
cap a three-run fifth as the Beavers (16-1) snapped a 3-3 tie.
Andy Peterson went 2 for 2 with three runs for OSU. Brandon
Jackson (3-0, 2.2 IP, 4 H, 2 UE, 1 K) earned the win, while Max
Engelbrekt (2 IP, 1 H, 1 K) recorded his fourth save. Justin
Maffei had three hits and two runs for the Dons (7-9).
No. 5 South Carolina 12, Davidson 4
In Columbia, S.C., LB Dantzler went 3 for 3 with
two homers and six RBI as South Carolina coasted past Davidson.
Max Schrock (2 for 3, RBI), Kyle Martin (2 for 5) and Joey
Pankake (1 for 2, RBI) each scored a pair of runs for the
Gamecocks (15-2), who scored five times in the sixth to make it
11-0. Andrew Barna and Michael Zeblo drove in two runs apiece
for the Wildcats (6-8).
No. 6 Ole Miss 8, ULM 3
In Monroe, La., Jake Overbey had a two-run double
with two away in the eighth to help Ole Miss sweep a two-game
set at ULM. The Rebels (18-1) held a slim 4-3 lead after seven
before Overbey’s two-bagger gave the visitors some breathing
room. He later scored on a base hit by Tanner Mathis (2 for 5).
Andrew Mistone (2 2B) and Sikes Orvis both had two hits and two
RBI, while Stuart Turner contributed three hits and two runs for
Ole Miss. Brady Bramlett (3-0, 5 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 3 BB) struck out
nine. Chris Dudley had three hits and a run for the Warhawks
No. 14 Oregon 10, Texas State 4
In Eugene, Ore., J.J. Altobelli had two hits and
two RBI as Oregon completed a two-game sweep of Texas State at
PK Park. The Bobcats (5-12) took a three-run lead in the second
before the Ducks (13-5) put up two in the third, four in the
fourth, two in the fifth and two more in the sixth. Brett Thomas
had three hits, including a double, and two runs for Oregon.
Jordan Spencer (2-0, 2 IP, 1 H, 1 BB, 2 K) picked up the win.
Morgan Mickan had two hits and one RBI for Texas State.
No. 15 Arkansas 13, Alabama A&M 0
In Fayetteville, Ark., Brian Anderson went 4 for
5 with two hits and two RBI as Arkansas completed a two-game
sweep of Alabama A&M at Baum Stadium. Michael Gunn and Matt
Vinson both had two hits, including a double, and two RBI for
the Razorbacks (13-5). Chris Oliver (1-0, 3 IP, 1 H, 5 K) was
the starter and winner. Patrick Dodson and Cornelius Woods both
had two hits for the Bulldogs (2-17).
No. 16 Arizona State 4, New Mexico 3 (11)
In Tempe, Ariz., Kasey Coffman drove in the
winning run with a base hit with two away in the bottom of the
11th as Arizona State nipped New Mexico in front of 2,859 fans
at Packard Stadium. The Lobos (6-9) scored three unearned runs
over the first four innings before Michael Benjamin (2 for 5, 2
R) homered in the fifth. The Sun Devils (11-2-1) tied it in the
eighth on a RBI single by Drew Stankiewicz and a sacrifice fly
by Max Rossiter. Alex Blackford (2-0, 1 IP, 1 H, 1 BB, 1 K)
earned the win. Ryan Padilla had three hits for UNM.
No. 17 Virginia 7, Liberty 2
In Charlottesville, Va., Brandon Downes had a
two-run triple in a four-run first as Virginia downed Liberty in
front of 2,364 fans at Davenport Field. Nate Irving drove in
two, while Joe McCarthy had two hits and two runs for the
Cavaliers (15-1). Trey Oest (3-0, 5 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 1 BB, 3 K)
earned the victory. Trey Wimmer went 2 for 4 with one RBI for
the Flames (11-6).
No. 18 NC State 5, Old Dominion 0
In Raleigh, N.C., seven NC State pitchers, led by
Karl Keglovits, limited Old Dominion to three hits in a shutout
of the Monarchs. Keglovits (1-0) allowed two hits in three
innings to post his first career win. Brett Austin went 2 for 3,
and Jake Fincher scored twice for the Wolfpack (14-4). Austin
McGowan and Connor Myers each doubled for the Monarchs (9-6).
Campbell 8, East Carolina 6
In Buies Creek, N.C., Elijah Trail drove in six
to lead Campbell past East Carolina at Jim Perry Park. Trail had
a two-run homer in the first, drew a bases-loaded walk in the
second and added a three-run double in the seventh to erase a
6-5 deficit. David Olson (1-0, 2 IP, 1 H, 3 BB) registered the
win, while Ryan Thompson (2 IP, 1 BB, 1 K) recorded his fourth
save. Zach Houchins had two hits and three RBI, while Jay Cannon
went deep for the Pirates (9-7).
Oklahoma 3, New Mexico State 2
In Norman, Okla., Jack Mayfield had a sacrifice
fly in the bottom of the ninth as Oklahoma edged New Mexico
State. Mayfield had two hits, including a double, and two RBI
for the Sooners (14-4). Jacob Evans (2-0, 2 IP, 2 K) earned the
victory. Michael Paulson had two hits, including a double, and
one RBI for the Aggies (8-10).
Rice 7, Louisiana Tech 5
In Houston, Hunter Kopycinski had an
inside-the-park grand slam to cap a six-run first as Rice held
off Louisiana Tech at Reckling Park. Ford Stainback had two
hits, including a double, and a run for the Owls (11-7). Blake
Fox (1-0, 3 IP, 3 H, 5 K) got the win in relief, while Jordan
Stephens (1.1 IP, 2 H, 1 K) notched his first save. Ryan Jones
had a two-run single in the eighth for the Bulldogs (5-13).
Elon 4, Virginia Tech 3
In Elon, N.C., Ryan Kinsella had a three-run
homer to cap a four-run seventh as Elon rallied past Virginia
Tech at Latham Park. Quinn Bower had three hits and one run for
the Phoenix (8-8). Five Elon hurlers held the Hokies (13-5) to
four hits. Brandon Kacer (1-0) fanned the final batter in the
top of the seventh to pick up the victory. Nate Young worked a
scoreless ninth for his fourth save. Alex Perez went 1 for 3
with a double, a walk and one RBI for Tech.