March 24, 2013

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Arkansas completes three-game sweep at South Carolina

FSU edges Georgia Tech, Virginia tops NC State, Oregon State nips ASU


In Columbia, S.C., Matt Vinson had a two-run single in the top of the 11th as Arkansas finished a three-game SEC sweep of fifth-ranked South Carolina 5-3 in front of 7,208 fans at Carolina Stadium. Vinson finished with three hits, including two doubles, while Brian Anderson added two hits and two runs for the Razorbacks (4-2, 17-7). Trey Killian (3-2) fanned the final batter in the bottom of the 10th to earn the victory, while Colby Suggs (1 IP, 1 H, 1 BB, 2 K) worked through the 11th for his first save. Joey Pankake had two hits for the Gamecocks (2-4, 18-6).


No. 8 Florida State 8, No. 9 Georgia Tech 6

In Tallahassee, Fla., Florida State scored a pair in each of its final three at-bats to rally past Georgia Tech to capture the ACC series at Dick Howser Stadium. Seth Miller went 2 for 2 with a double, two runs and three RBI, while DJ Stewart had two hits and two RBI for the Seminoles (7-2, 22-2). Robbie Coles (1.2 IP, K) earned the victory for FSU. Sam Dove had two doubles and two RBI, while Brandon Thomas added two hits, including a double, and two runs for the Yellow Jackets (6-3, 18-5).


No. 13 Virginia 6, No. 16 NC State 3

In Charlottesville, Va., Virginia erased a 2-0 deficit with three in the fourth and added three more in the sixth to complete its first-ever three-game ACC sweep of NC State. Brandon Cogswell drove in a pair, while Nick Howard went 3 for 4 with a double, two runs and one RBI for the Cavaliers (7-2, 22-2). Austin Young (2-0, 0.2 IP) earned the win in relief. Brett Austin went 2 for 5 with a run and one RBI for the Wolfpack (3-6, 16-9).


No. 3 Oregon State 4, No. 20 Arizona State 3

In Corvallis, Ore., Max Engelbrekt and Scott Schultz combined for 4.2 innings of scoreless relief at Oregon State won its Pac-12 series against No. 20 Arizona State in front of 2,547 fans at Goss Stadium. Engelbrekt (3-0) allowed two hits and four walks in 3.1 innings to earn the win, while Schultz allowed one hit and one walk in 1.1 innings with one strikeout to record his fifth save. The Beavers (5-1, 21-2) scored three in the bottom of the fourth to take a 4-1 lead. Dylan Davis went 1 for 3 with one RBI for OSU. Trever Allen was 3 for 4 with a run, while Max Rossiter had two hits, including a double, and one RBI for the Sun Devils (2-4, 13-7-1).


Utah 7, No. 19 Stanford 5

In Stanford, Calif., Trey Nielsen had a three-run homer in the fifth to help Utah win its Pac-12 series at Stanford. Nielsen’s blast gave the Utes (2-4, 11-10) a 6-0 advantage. Braden Anderson (2 R) and Kody Davis (2B, 3 R) both went 4 for 4 with a walk for Utah. Dalton Carroll (2-1, 6.1 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 5 K) earned the win, with Josh Chapman (2 IP, 2 H, 1 BB, 2 K) recording his second save. The Cardinal (1-2, 11-7) scored four in the eighth to narrow the gap. Dominic Jose knocked in a pair for Stanford.


No. 2 Vanderbilt 5, Florida 4
In Nashville, Tenn., Mike Yastrzemski scored from second on pinch-hitter John Norwood's two-out infield single as Vanderbilt edged Florida in a travel-shortened seven-inning game. Because of the Gators' travel plans - and a 49-minute rain delay - no new inning could start after 3:15 p.m. After Yastrzemski (2 for 3, 3 runs) scored the go-ahead run, Spencer Navin had an eight-pitch at-bat that resulted in a strikeout and extended past 3:15, ending the game and claiming the series for the Commodores (5-1, 21-4). Yastrzemski, stealing third on the pitch, never stopped as Gators shortstop Casey Turgeon went to the ground to smother Norwood's grounder and fired late to first, where Vickash Ramjit's throw home was barely late. Brian Miller (3-0) tossed two scoreless innings to pick up the win for Vandy. Justin Shafer and Zack Powers each had two hits and a RBI for the Gators (2-4, 11-14).

No. 4 LSU 8, Auburn 2

In Baton Rouge, La., Cody Glenn pitched 7.2 solid innings as LSU finished a SEC sweep of Auburn at Alex Box Stadium. Glenn (4-1) allowed six hits, two walks and two runs with two strikeouts. Mark Laird (2B, 2 R, RBI), Alex Bregman (2B, R, RBI) and Mason Katz each had three hits, while Raph Rhymes and Chris Chinea both drove in two for the home Tigers (5-1, 22-2). Garrett Cooper doubled and scored for Auburn (0-6, 15-10).


Texas A&M 2-10, No. 6 Ole Miss 1-6
In Oxford, Miss., Michael Nau drove in a pair of runs, and Daniel Mengden worked into the sixth as Texas A&M slipped past Ole Miss in the first game of doubleheader. In the nightcap, Brandon Wood went 3 for 3 with two runs and three RBI as the Aggies erased a 5-0, first-inning deficit and completed the Sunday sweep to claim their SEC series with the Rebels. Nau had an RBI single in the first inning and ripped his second homer of the season in the third inning for a 2-0 lead in the first game. Mengden (4-1) allowed a run on six hits with two hits in 5.2 innings, and Jason Jester posted his seventh save. The Aggies' Mikey Reynolds saw his hitting streak come to an end at 22 games, while Sikes Orvis went 3 for 3 for the Rebels. In the second game, Troy Stein went 3 for 3 with a RBI and four runs, and Krey Bratsen and Blake Allemand had two RBI apiece for the Aggies (5-1, 17-8). Austin Anderson went 2 for 4 with two runs and an RBI, and Will Jamison had two RBI for the Rebels (3-3, 21-4).

No. 7 UCLA 10, California 2

In Los Angeles, UCLA scored four in the third and five in the eighth to claim a Pac-12 series victory over California at Jackie Robinson Stadium. Eric Filia (2 for 4, 2B, 3B, 2 R) drove in three, while Trent Chatterton (2 for 3) knocked in two for the Bruins (5-1, 17-4). Cody Regis went 3 for 3 with two runs and one RBI, while Kevin Williams added two hits and two runs for UCLA. Grant Watson (5-0, 7 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 5 K) recorded the victory. Devon Rodriguez (2 for 4, R) and Andrew Knapp (2 for 3, 2B, RBI) led the offense for the Golden Bears (4-2, 14-10).


No. 10 Cal State Fullerton 2, Long Beach State 1

In Long Beach, Calif., Grahamm Wiest allowed one run over eight innings as Cal State Fullerton completed a three-game non-conference sweep at Long Beach State. Wiest (4-1) scattered seven hits with no walks and nine strikeouts. Michael Lorenzen worked around a hit in a scoreless ninth for his eighth save. Jared Deacon (3 for 4) had a RBI single in the top of the fourth and Richy Pedroza (1 for 4) added a run-scoring double an inning later as the Titans (21-3) took a 2-0 lead. Ino Patron (1 for 3) had a RBI double in the bottom of the fifth for the Dirtbags (9-14). Richard Prigatano had three hits for LBSU.


No. 14 Oregon 7, Arizona 6

In Eugene, Ore., Josh Graham had two hits and three RBI as Oregon swept Arizona their Pac-12 series. The Ducks (5-1, 18-6) scored in five of the first six innings in building a 7-3 lead. Ryon Healy had two hits and two RBI, while Brett Thomas added two hits and two runs for Oregon. Cole Irvin (4-1, 5.1 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 1 K) earned the win for the Ducks. Trent Gilbert went 3 for 5 with two doubles and a run, while Riley Moore drove in a pair for the Wildcats (0-6, 15-11).


No. 17 Oklahoma 4, TCU 3 (10)

In Norman, Okla., Hunter Haley had a game-winning RBI single in the bottom of the 10th as Oklahoma finished off a Big 12 sweep of TCU. Max Oberste (2 for 5) had a leadoff single in the 10th and was sacrificed to second. He moved to third on a passed ball before coming home on the base hit by Haley (2 for 5) to give the Sooners (3-0, 22-4) their 10th straight win. Anthomy Hermelyn had three hits, two RBI and a run for OU. Jacob Evans (4-0, 2 IP, 2 K) earned the victory. Paul Hendrix went 3 for 4 with one RBI for the Horned Frogs (1-5, 9-14).


Rice 6, Southern Miss 3
In Hattiesburg, Miss., Skyler Ewing went 2 for 4 with three RBI, including the go-ahead run, as Rice scored three times in the top of the eighth inning to overcome Southern Miss and claim their Conference USA series. The Owls (2-1, 18-8) trailed 3-2 entering the eighth but drew even when Geoff Perrott coaxed a bases-loaded walk. Ewing made it 4-3 with a RBI fielder's choice, and another run scored on an error on the same play. Keenan Cook went 3 for 5 with a run, and Michael Ratterree had two runs for Rice. Isaac Rodriguez went 3 for 3, and Chase Fowler scored twice and drove in a run for the Eagles (1-2, 9-14).


William and Mary 1, Northeastern 0

In Brookline, Mass., William and Mary swept a three-game CAA series at Northeastern, each game by a score of 1-0. Jason Inghram (3-2) went the distance with four hits, two walks and nine strikeouts. It was the third consecutive complete game for the Tribe (5-1, 16-8). Ryan Lindemuth had a RBI single in the top of the eighth for the game’s lone run. Derek Lowe went 3 for 3 for W&M. Connor Lyons and Michael Foster both went 1 for 3 with a double for the Huskies (2-7. 10-11).