March 22, 2013

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of Oregon State pitches one-hitter against ASU

Rutgers surprises Louisville, Florida beats Vanderbilt, Finch tosses no-hitter


In Corvallis, Ore., Matt Boyd (left) tossed a one-hitter as third-ranked Oregon State blanked No. 20 Arizona State 5-0 Friday to open their Pac-12 series at Goss Stadium. Boyd (5-0) allowed a single to Drew Stankiewicz of the Sun Devils (1-3, 12-6-1) to lead off the game. He walked three and struck out a career-high 11. The Beavers (4-0, 20-1) scored single runs in five of the first six innings. Michael Conforto went 3 for 4 with a run, while Dylan Davis drove in two. Kavin Keyes (2 for 4) and Ryan Barnes (1 for 3) both scored twice for OSU.


Rutgers 6, No. 12 Louisville 2

Rob Smorol tossed seven strong innings, and Lou Clemente had three hits and two RBI as Rutgers knocked off Louisville in the Big East opener for both teams. Smorol (2-1) allowed six hits and two runs with four strikeouts for the Scarlet Knights (1-0, 7-10). Brian O’Grady (2 for 5, 2 R) had an RBI single, and Clemente (3 for 5) added another RBI single as Rutgers took a 2-0 lead in the first. The Scarlet Knights added three more runs in the third as Vinnie Zarrillo (3 for 4) had a RBI single before Clemente doubled in another. A third run scored on a wild pitch. Nick Favatella contributed three hits and two runs for Rutgers. Sutton Whiting went 2 for 4 with an RBI for the Cardinals (0-1, 18-3).


Florida 7, No. 2 Vanderbilt 1

In Nashville, Tenn., Taylor Gushue broke a 1-1 deadlock with a three-run homer in the top of the sixth as Florida won the SEC series opener at Vanderbilt. Gushue finished with two hits and two runs, while Vickash Ramjit scored three for the Gators (2-2, 11-12). Jay Carmichael (3-1, 5 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 3 BB, 3 K) earned the victory. Kevin Ziomek (5-1, 6 IP, 5 H, 4 R, 5 BB, 1 K) suffered the loss. Vince Conde went 1 for 3 with one RBI for the Commodores (3-1, 19-4).


Murray State 1, SIUE 0

In Edwardsville, Ill., Cameron Finch pitched the eighth no-hitter in program history as Murray State nipped SIUE. Finch (3-1) walked four and fanned five in his nine-inning gem. He needed just 96 pitches to complete the 1:41 contest. The ‘Breds (11-11) scored in the top of the sixth as Dylan Wheeler (2 for 4) delivered a RBI double, plating Mike Kozlowski with the game’s lone run. Taylor Mathews also had two hits for Murray State.


California 5, No. 7 UCLA 1

In Los Angeles, Ryan Mason allowed one run over eight innings as California downed UCLA in the Pac-12 series opener at Jackie Robinson Stadium. Mason (4-0) allowed five hits and four walks with five strikeouts. After both teams scored a run in the first, Brian Celsi (2 for 4, R) had a two-run double in a four-run seventh for the Golden Bears (4-0, 14-8). Devin Pearson went 3 for 5 with a double, one run and one RBI for Cal. Brian Carroll went 1 for 3, was plunked twice and scored once for the Bruins (3-1, 15-4), who stranded nine.


No. 4 LSU 9, Auburn 4

In Baton Rouge, La., Mason Katz and Raph Rhymes both homered as LSU won the SEC series opener with Auburn in front of 7,066 fans at Alex Box Stadium. Rhymes (2 for 4, 2 R) had a three-run shot in the first as LSU (3-1, 20-2) took the lead for good. Katz added a two-run dinger in the third as the home Tigers took a 5-2 advantage. Alex Bregman went 3 for 3 with three runs for the victors. Aaron Nola (3-0, 6.2 IP, 9 H, 2 R, 1 BB, 9 K) earned the victory. Jordan Ebert had two hits and two runs, while Damek Tomscha went 3 for 3 with a double for Auburn (0-4, 15-7).


No. 6 Ole Miss 8, Texas A&M 2

In Oxford, Miss., Bobby Wahl fanned nine in eight innings as Ole Miss began its SEC series with a win over Texas A&M. Wahl (6-0, 7 H, 2 R, 1 ER) did not walk a batter. Austin Bousfield (2 for 4, 2 R) homered, while Stuart Turner added two hits, including a double, and two RBI for the Rebels (3-1, 21-2). Blake Allemand (1 for 4) drove in the lone run for the Aggies (3-1, 15-8).


No. 9 Georgia Tech 10-3, No. 8 Florida State 0-11

In Tallahassee, Fla., Buck Farmer was brilliant over seven innings of the first game for Georgia Tech, and DJ Stewart homered and drove in six in the second game for Florida State as the Yellow Jackets and Seminoles split their ACC doubleheader. Farmer (5-0) allowed two hits and struck out seven in baffling FSU (6-2, 21-2). Zane Evans went 3 for 4 with his 10th homer and three RBI, and Kyle Wren drove in two for the Yellow Jackets (6-2, 18-4) in the first game. In Game 2, Scott Sitz (5-0) pitched into the sixth inning, and the Seminoles scored four times each in the fifth and sixth innings to break away. Stephen McGee had two hits and three RBI, and Marcus Davis went 2 for 3 with four runs for FSU. Wren went 4 for 5, and Evans extended his hitting streak to 15 games for Tech.


No. 10 Cal State Fullerton 6, Long Beach State 2

In Long Beach, Calif., Thomas Eshelman and J.D. Davis combined on a two-hitter as Cal State Fullerton blanked Long Beach State to begin their non-conference series at Blair Field. Eshelman (5-1) did not walk or strike out a batter. Eshelman has yet to issue a walk in 42 innings this season. Davis surrendered one hit while fanning two. The Titans (19-3) scored single runs in the second, third and seventh before putting up three in the eighth. Michael Lorenzen (2 for 4, 2B, 2 R) homered, while Austin Diemer went 2 for 4 with a run and two RBI. Eric Hutting and Colton Vaughn both had hits for the Dirtbags (9-13).


No. 15 Mississippi State 8, No. 11 Kentucky 4

In Lexington, Ky. Hunter Renfroe went 3 for 4 with his seventh home run, two runs and two RBI to lead Mississippi State to a SEC win over Kentucky. Ross Mitchell (5-0) tossed 4.2 scoreless innings of relief with five hits and three strikeouts for the Bulldogs (2-2, 21-4). Mitch Slauter had a two-run single to help fuel a five-run sixth inning, and Adam Frazier had two hits, two runs and an RBI for MSU. Thomas Bernal went 3 for 4 with a run and two RBI, and Max Kuhn had two hits and two runs for the Wildcats (2-2, 16-5).


No. 14 Oregon 2, Arizona 1

In Eugene, Ore., Jake Reed held Arizona to one run in six innings as Oregon won the Pac-12 series opener at PK Park. Reed (3-3) allowed six hits and two walks with three strikeouts. Christian Jones fanned three over two hitless innings before Jimmie Sherfy struck out one in a scoreless ninth for his seventh save. Brett Thomas had a RBI fielder’s choice in the bottom of the fifth to give the Ducks (3-1, 16-8) the lead. Riley Moore (2 for 4) scored in the top of the sixth as the Wildcats (0-4, 15-9) tied it at 1. Tyler Baumgartner delivered a run-scoring ground-rule double in the bottom of the sixth for the eventual game-winner.


No. 17 Oklahoma 3, TCU 2 (12)

In Norman, Okla., Max White scored on a passed ball in the bottom of the 12th as Oklahoma edged TCU in the Big 12 series opener. Ethan Carnes (1-1) pitched the 12th to earn the win. Jonathan Gray (3 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 1 BB) struck out 12 in nine innings for the Sooners (1-0, 20-4). White finished with three hits and a run. Boomer White and Jantzen Witte both had sacrifice flies for the Horned Frogs (1-3, 9-12).


Seton Hall 4, No. 18 Notre Dame 3

In South Bend, Ind., Giuseppe Papaccio went 1 for 4, scoring the winning run after hitting an RBI double as part of a three-run third for Seton Hall in its upset of Notre Dame in the first Big East game for both. Jon Prosinski (3-2, 7 H, 5 K) allowed three earned runs in seven innings to hold the lead and get the win. Brian Gilbert struck out two in a perfect ninth for his second save for the Pirates (1-0, 8-10). Mac Hudgins went 3 for 4 with an RBI in a three-run fifth for the Fighting Irish (0-1, 12-6).


No. 19 Stanford 6, Utah 4

In Stanford, Calif., Mark Appel fanned 11 in eight innings as Stanford open Pac-12 play by beating Utah at Sunken Diamond. Appel (3-2, 6 H, 2 R, 1 ER) walked just one. Garrett Hughes fanned the final batter for his second save. AJ Young (2 for 4) had a solo homer in the top of the second for the Utes (0-4, 9-10) before a two-run single by Justin Ringo (3 for 4, 3 RBI) capped a three-run second for the Cardinal (1-0, 11-5). Austin Slater and Dominic Jose both had three hits and two runs for Stanford. Dallas Carroll had two hits and two RBI for Utah.


Indiana 9, Penn State 3

In Bloomington, Ind., Scott Donley hit a three-run homer in the first to spark Indiana to a win against Penn State in both teams' Big Ten opener. Donley (2 for 4) also singled and scored in the eighth for the Hoosiers (1-0, 16-3). Kyle Schwarber (2 for 3, 2B) and Ricky Alfonso (1 for 1, 3B, R) knocked in two each for IU. Joey DeNato (3-1, 7.1 IP, 5 H, 2 BB) allowed one earned run and struck out 10 while getting the win. J.J. White (2 for 4) scored two runs and was the only player with more than one hit for the Nittany Lions (0-1, 5-12).


Clemson 7, Duke 0

In Clemson, S.C., Daniel Gossett tossed a five-hit shutout with three strikeouts in posting the first shutout for Clemson since 2008 as the Tigers beat Duke in the ACC. Thomas Brittle went 4 for 4 with two runs and an RBI for the Tigers (4-3, 14-7). Jordan Betts went 2 for 4 for the Blue Devils (2-5, 11-11).


Charlotte 8, Richmond 5

In Richmond, Va., Brad Elwood ripped a two-run homer to key a four-run ninth inning as Charlotte rallied to beat Richmond in the A-10 opener for both teams. Trailing 5-4, Justin Seager doubled before Elwood hit a 1-2 pitch from Andrew Brockett for his third homer in three days for the 49ers (1-0, 15-6). Brett Lang contributed three hits, two runs and two RBI for Charlotte. Tanner Stanley went 3 for 5 with a run and two RBI for the Spiders (0-1, 14-7). 


William & Mary 1, Northeastern 0

In Boston, Mass., Brett Koehler allowed six hits and struck out five in a complete-game shutout, and Derek Lowe drove in the game’s only run as William & Mary (3-1, 14-8) edged Northeastern (2-5, 10-9) in the CAA.


(photos courtesy of Rich Heins & OSU Media Relations)