March 27, 2013

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Indiana defeats Louisville to extend win streak to 12

UNC downs Winthrop, Virginia tops Towson, Kentucky beats Marshall


In Bloomington, Ind., Dustin DeMuth and Chris Sujka both went 2 for 3 with two runs and one RBI as Indiana downed No. 16 Louisville 6-2 Wednesday in front of 1,028 fans at Bart Kaufman Field. The Hoosiers (19-3) have won 12 straight and 17 of their past 18. IU, under head coach Tracy Smith (left), scored three in the bottom of the fourth to snap a 1-1 tie. Justin Cureton drove in a pair for the Hoosiers. Scott Effross (4-0, 3.2 IP, 2 H, 1 UE, 2 K) earned the win in relief of Will Coursen-Carr (4.1 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 2 BB, 2 K). Ryan Halstead (1 IP, 1 H, 1 K) pitched the ninth for IU. Ty Young had two hits, including a double, and one RBI for the Cardinals (19-5).


No. 1 North Carolina 6, Winthrop 2

In Chapel Hill, N.C., Colin Moran had a three-run homer to cap a four-run seventh as North Carolina bested Winthrop. The game was tied at 2 after six before pinch-hitter Parks Jordan singled to plate Mike Zolk with the go-ahead run. Later in the frame, Moran went deep for the fifth time to give the Tar Heels (23-1) a four-run cushion. Landon Lassiter went 2 for 3 with two runs and one RBI for UNC. Trent Thornton (5-0, 7 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 2 K) earned the victory. Luke Maldonado went 2 for 4 with a run for the Eagles (8-17).


No. 8 Virginia 7, Towson 1

In Charlottesville, Va., Derek Fisher went 2 for 3 with two runs and two RBI as Virginia topped Towson in front of 2,321 fans at Davenport Field. The Cavaliers (23-2) broke a scoreless tie with five in the third. Mike Papi had two hits and two RBI, while Brandon Downes went 2 for 3 with two runs. Nathan Kirby (2-1, 1.1 IP, 1 H, 3 K) picked up the win in relief. Brendan Butler went 2 for 2 for the Tigers (13-10).


No. 9 Kentucky 8, Marshall 2

In Lexington, Ky., Matt Reida went 2 for 3 with two runs and two RBI as Kentucky downed Marshall. The Thundering Herd (10-13) scored single runs in the first and third before the Wildcats (19-5) put up two in the fourth and fifth as well as three in the sixth. Zac Zellers drove in two, while Greg Fettes went 2 for 2 with two walks and two runs for UK. Kyle Cody (2-0, 2 IP, 1 H, 1 K) picked up the win. Andrew Dundon had three hits and a run for Marshall.


No. 11 Ole Miss 10, Arkansas State 4

In Oxford, Miss., Ole Miss erased a 4-2 deficit with a five-run seventh to rally past Arkansas State. Austin Anderson (3 for 4, 3 RBI) had a two-run single to spark the five-run outburst for the Rebels (22-4). Auston Bousfield (1 for 3, 2 R) drove in two, while Sikes Orvis went 3 for 4 with one run and one RBI for Ole Miss. Brady Bramlett (4-0, 1.2 IP, 1 K) earned the victory. Ryan Roberts went 1 for 2 with a double, one run and one RBI for the Red Wolves (16-10).


No. 12 Arkansas 2, Mississippi Valley State 1

In North Little Rock, Ark., Arkansas scored a pair in the second and made it stand up in completing a two-game sweep of Mississippi Valley State in front of 9,285 fans at Dickey-Stephens Park. Jacob Morris (1 for 3) had a run-scoring safety squeeze and Jacob Mahan (3 for 5) added a RBI double for the Razorbacks. Tyler Wright (1-0, 3 IP, 1 H, 5 K) was the starter and winner. Michael Gunn also fanned five in three innings of relief for Arkansas. Jalen Beeks (1 IP, 3 H, 1 K) earned his second save. Montana Killer (1-5, 3 IP, 4 H, 2 UE, 1 BB, 2 K) suffered the loss. German Hays went 3 for 4 with a double and one RBI for the Delta Devils (3-23).


William and Mary 4, Norfolk State 0

In Norfolk, Va., J.T. Castner tossed a two-hit shutout as William and Mary blanked Norfolk State. The Tribe (18-8) has won eight straight. Castner (2-1) did not walk a batter and struck out eight in recording the team’s fourth complete game shutout and fifth shutout overall. Ryan Hissey had a hit, a run and a RBI for W&M. The Tribe scored all its runs in the top of the fourth. Kyle Vaas and Tyon Ore both had hits for the Spartans (7-16).


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