March 20, 2013

Rankings are from CBI Composite Poll

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CBI Live: Tennessee 10, Western Carolina 5

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Three-run first propels Middle Tennessee past Vanderbilt

LSU nips Northwestern State, FSU spanks Stetson, Fullerton tops Nebraska


In Murfreesboro, Tenn., Trent Miller delivered a two-run double in a three-run first as Middle Tennessee upset second-ranked Vanderbilt 4-1 Wednesday in front of 1,178 fans at Reese Smith, Jr. Field. Joey McClung (2-0, 2.2 IP, 3 H, 1 UE, 1 BB, 2 K) earned the win in relief, while Daniel Palo (1.2 IP, 1 H) recorded his third save. Miller finished with two hits and a run, while Ryan Ford went 3 for 4 with a double and a run for the Blue Raiders (12-10), under first-year head coach Jim McGuire (pictured). Joel McKeithan had two hits and one RBI for the Commodores (19-3), who stranded 10.


No. 4 LSU 2, Northwestern State 1 (13)

In Baton Rouge, La., Alex Bregman had a game-winning RBI single in the bottom of the 13th as LSU edged Northwestern State. Bregman finished with three hits and extended his hit streak to nine. Will LaMarche (1-0, 2.2 IP, 1 BB, 4 K) earned the victory. Todd Wallace had two hits and one RBI for the Demons (9-14). Starter Cody Butler (6 H, 1 R, 1 BB) fanned five in nine innings for NSU.


No. 8 Florida State 14, Stetson 1

In Tallahassee, Fla., Josh Delph had two hits and drove in four runs, and Marcus Davis ripped his fifth homer and drove in three runs as Florida State coasted past Stetson. The Seminoles (20-1) improved to 17-0 at home as Billy Strode struck out a career-best nine in six innings with three hits and one unearned run. John Nogowski had a three-run triple, and Seth Miller scored three times for FSU. James Rasmussen went 2 for 3 with a run for the Hatters (10-11).


No. 10 Cal State Fullerton 10, Nebraska 4

In Fullerton, Calif., Matt Chapman and J.D. Davis had two-run singles in an eight-run sixth as Cal State Fullerton completed a two-game sweep of Nebraska. Chapman and Davis both went 2 for 4 with three RBI. Clay Williamson had two hits and two runs for the Titans (18-3). Kyle Murray (1-0, 2 IP, 2 H, 1 BB, 1 K) garnered the victory. Chad Christensen homered and drove in two for the Huskers (6-13).


No. 12 Louisville 6, USC 3

In Louisville, Ky., freshman Kyle Funkhouser worked into the sixth inning, and Shane Crain had two hits and two RBI as Louisville beat USC to improve to 18-2, matching its best start in school history (2010). Funhouse (2-0) allowed three runs – none earned – in 5.2 innings, and Nick Burdi tossed 1.1 innings for his fourth save. Burdi has 22 strikeouts and allowed three hits in 10.1 innings this season. Nick Ratajczak went 2 for 3 with a homer and two runs, and Ty Young drove in two for the Cardinals. Bobby Stahel drove in two runs for the Trojans (8-13).


No. 13 Virginia 10, Yale 0

In Charlottesville, Va., Josh Sborz struck out four in three innings as five Virginia hurlers combined to shut out Yale. Sborz (2-0) allowed four hits and did not walk a batter. Reed Gragnani went 2 for 3 with a double, two runs and two RBI to lead the offense for the Cavaliers (19-2). Eric Hsieh had three hits for the Bulldogs (1-9).


No. 17 Oklahoma 15, Oral Roberts 8

In Norman, Okla., Matt Oberste homered and drove in four as Oklahoma scored in each of its eight at-bats in sweeping a two-game set from Oral Roberts. Oberste went 3 for 4 with a double and three runs. The long ball was his seventh. Jack Mayfield (2 for 4, HR, 2 R) and Hector Lorenzana (3 for 5, 2B) both drove in three for the Sooners (19-4). Billy Waltrip (1-1, 1 IP, 2 BB, 3 K) got the win in relief, with Ralph Garza, Jr. (4 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 BB) picking up the save. Logan Domenico went 4 for 5 with a run and a RBI for the Golden Eagles (5-15).


UNC Wilmington 10, Charleston Southern 3

In Wilmington, N.C., Hunter Ridge went 2 for 5 with a run and a RBI and set the school record with his 261st hit as UNC Wilmington beat Charleston Southern for its eighth win in nine games. Ridge, who entered the season as the NCAA active career hits leader, had an infield single in the seventh inning to break the career mark previously held by Jason Appel (2008). Drew Farber had two hits and two runs for the Seahawks (14-7). Zack Hagaman went 2 for 3 with a run and a RBI for the Bucs (8-14).


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