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CBI Live: Arkansas 15,
South Carolina 3
Around the Bases
of Oregon State
pitches one-hitter against ASU
Rutgers surprises Louisville, Florida beats
Vanderbilt, Finch tosses no-hitter
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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