March 19, 2013

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Huck homers, drives in four as WKU downs Kentucky

UNC blanks Princeton, Georgia Southern edges Georgia Tech


In Lexington, Ky., Ryan Huck (left) went 3 for 5 with a homer and four RBI to lead Western Kentucky past No. 11 Kentucky 6-3 Tuesday at Cliff Hagan Stadium. Huck had a run-scoring base hit in the first, a two-run single in the fifth and a home run in the seventh. Anderson Miller added a two-run single in the first for the Hilltoppers (11-9). Kyle Barrett and Matt Reida both had two hits and one RBI for the Wildcats (16-4), who stranded 15. Josh Bartley (1-0, 2.2 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 K) earned the victory in relief, while Taylor Haydel got the final two outs for his third save.


No. 1 North Carolina 16, Princeton 0

In Chapel Hill, N.C., Colin Moran went 4 for 6 with a double, two runs and two RBI as North Carolina overwhelmed Princeton at Boshamer Stadium. The Tar Heels (19-1) led 1-0 before scoring three in the fifth, eight in the seventh and four in the eighth. Skye Bolt (1 for 3, 3B, 3 R) drove in three, while Alex Raburn, Cody Stubbs and Mike Zolk each had two hits, two runs and two RBI for UNC. Trent Thornton (4-0, 7 IP, 5 H, 1 BB, 7 K) earned the win. Alec Keller had three of the five hits for the Tigers (1-11).


Georgia Southern 5, No. 9 Georgia Tech 4

In Atlanta, T.D. Davis had a two-run homer in the seventh to propel Georgia Southern past Georgia Tech at Russ Chandler Stadium. The Eagles (13-7) also scored two in the first and one in the third to lead 5-2 after seven. The Yellow Jackets (17-3) tallied single runs in the final two frames. Matt McCall (2-0, 4 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 2 K) earned the win in relief, while Justin Hess (1.2 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 3 K) recorded his second save. Zane Evans homered and drove in two for Georgia Tech.


No. 5 South Carolina 9, The Citadel 5

In Charleston, S.C., South Carolina used three home runs to power past The Citadel in front of 5,838 fans at Riley Park. Grayson Greiner (1 for 3, 3 RBI) had a two-run shot in the third, LB Dantzler belted a solo dinger in the fourth and Joey Pankake (2 for 4, 3 RBI) added a two-run homer in the ninth. Jack Wynkoop (4-0, 5.1 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 1 BB, 5 K) earned the victory. Tyler Webb (2 IP, 2 K) recorded his eighth save. Drew DeKerlegand had a two-run triple and scored twice for the Bulldogs (14-8).


No. 8 Florida State 5, Stetson 3

In Tallahassee, Fla., Florida State scored four in the bottom of the eighth to edge Stetson at Dick Howser Stadium. Stephen McGee doubled and scored twice for the Seminoles (19-1). Jameis Winston (1-0) set down the final six Hatters (10-10) in order to earn the victory. Robert Bruce and Tyler Bocock both had two hits and a run for Stetson.


No. 10 Cal State Fullerton 8, Nebraska 7 (11)

In Fullerton, Calif., Jared Deacon drew a bases-loaded walk in the bottom of the 11th as Cal State Fullerton nipped Nebraska at Goodwin Field. Deacon went 2 for 4 with a pair of walks, while Michael Lorenzen had three hits and three RBI for the Titans (17-3). Michael Lopez (1-0) recorded the final out in the top of the 11th and picked up the victory. Willie Kuhl (3 H, 1 UE, 1 BB) struck out eight in 4.2 innings of relief for Cal State Fullerton. Josh Scheffert had two hits and two RBI for the Huskers (6-12).


No. 12 Louisville 13, USC 6

In Louisville, Ky., Kyle Gibson went 3 for 5 with two doubles, two runs and two RBI as Louisville rallied past USC at Patterson Stadium. The Trojans (8-12) scored five in the second before the Cardinals (17-2) put up three in the bottom of the second and took the lead for good with six in the sixth. Zak Wasserman (2 for 4, 2 R, RBI) also had two doubles, while Nick Ratajczak (2 for 4, R) and Ty Young (2 for 3, R) both knocked in two for Louisville. Kyle McGrath (3-0, 4 IP, 2 H, 1 UE, 6 K) earned the victory. James Roberts had two doubles and one RBI, while Greg Zebrack drove in two for USC. Adam Landecker (2 for 4, 2 R, RBI) also had a double for the visitors.


No. 13 Virginia 14, Yale 3

In Charlottesville, Va., Jared King had two hits and three RBI as Virginia thumped Yale at Davenport Field. The Cavaliers (18-2) scored eight over the first three innings to take control. Mike Papi had three hits and two RBI, while Kenny Towns homered and drove in a pair for Virginia. Trey Oest (4-0, 6 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 2 K) picked up the win. David Toups (2 for 4) and Josh Scharff (1 for 4, 2 RBI) both went deep for the Bulldogs (1-8).


UNC Greensboro 8, No. 16 NC State 5 (11)

In Greensboro, N.C., UNC Greensboro scored three in the top of the 11th in upsetting NC State at Doak Field. The Spartans (9-10) scored the go-ahead run on a wild pitch and added a pair of insurance runs on an error. TJ Spina (2 for 3, 2 BB, 2 R, 2 RBI) and Zach Leach both homered for UNCG. Blair Betts (1-0, 0.2 IP, 1 K) picked up the win, while Dylan Hathcock (1 IP, 1 K) notched his first save. Jake Fincher had three hits and two RBI for the Wolfpack (16-6).


No. 17 Oklahoma 9, Oral Roberts 8 (15)

In Norman, Okla., Mac James delivered a run-scoring single with two away in the bottom of the 15th as Oklahoma outlasted Oral Roberts at L. Dale Mitchell Park. The Sooners (18-4) trailed 8-4 before scoring a pair in both the sixth and seventh. Hunter Haley (3B, 2 RBI) and Matt Oberste (2B, 2 R) both had four hits for OU. Jacob Evans (3-0, 5 IP, 3 H, 3 BB, 6 K) earned the victory. Logan Domenico went 3 for 5 with two runs and two RBI for the Golden Eagles (5-14).


Texas Tech 8, No. 20 Arizona State 7

In Lubbock, Texas, Texas Tech tallied twice in the bottom of the ninth without the benefit of a hit to edge Arizona State at Dan Law Field. The Red Raiders (15-8) received a pair of one-out walks and a wild pitch put both in scoring position. Following a strikeout, Mason Randolph (2 for 4, 2 2B, 2 RBI) loaded the bases with a full-count walk. Jake Barrios was hit on the arm to force in the tying run and pinch-hitter Scott LeJeune drew a walk to bring home the game-winner. Devon Conley had two hits and two runs for Texas Tech. Jerad McCrummen (1-2, 1 IP, 1 H) recorded the win. Jake Peevyhouse went 3 for 5 with two doubles and four RBI, while James McDonald had three hits and three runs for the Sun Devils (12-5-1).


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