March 13, 2013

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Kidston leads 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 (9-9).


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 (8-9).


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.