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Tennessee Tech tops
SIUE to extend win streak to 13
Oregon State falls at USD, ASU tops UCLA,
Louisville downs Notre Dame
Cookeville, Tenn., Tristan Archer (right) pitched a four-hit
shutout as Tennessee Tech extended its win streak to 13 with a
1-0 victory over SIUE Thursday in the OVC series opener. Archer
(5-1) walked two and fanned eight to outduel starter Travis
Felax (8 IP, 3 H, 2 BB, 5 K) of the Cougars (4-6, 6-14). The
game was scoreless through eighth before Daniel Miles (2 for 4,
2B) had a game-winning RBI single with one away in the bottom of
the ninth for the Golden Eagles (9-1, 20-6). Joel Greatting had
a double for SIUE.
San Diego 7, No. 3 Oregon State 4
In San Diego, the home team scored in six
different innings as San Diego outscored Oregon State in the
series opener in front of 1,017 fans at Fowler Park. The game
was tied at 4 before the Toreros (17-9) tallied single runs in
the sixth, seventh and eighth. Kris Bryant (3 for 5) homered and
drove in three, while Louie Lechich had two hits and two runs
for USD. Max MacNabb (2-2, 1.1 IP, 1 H, 2 BB, 1 K) took the
victory, while Max Homick (1 IP, 1 BB, 2 K) earned his third
save. Kavin Keyes (2 for 4) went deep for the Beavers (21-3).
Arizona State 4, No. 7 UCLA 1
In Tempe, Ariz., Trevor Williams allowed one run
over 7.2 innings as Arizona State took the Pac-12 series opener
from UCLA in front of 3,501 fans at Packard Stadium. Williams
(4-2) scattered eight hits with one walk and six strikeouts.
Ryan Burr (1 IP, 2 BB, 1 K) recorded his fourth save. Michael
Benjamin homered for the Sun Devils (3-4, 14-7-1). Eric Filia
had three hits and a run for the Bruins (5-2, 17-5), who
No. 16 Louisville 10, No. 17 Notre Dame 5
In Louisville, Ky., Ty Young had three hits and
five RBI to lead Louisville past Notre Dame to kick off their
Big East series. Young had two triples and scored twice, while
Cole Sturgeon doubled and knocked in three for the Cardinals
(2-2, 20-5). UL scored in three of the first four innings in
building a 6-1 lead. Chad Green (4-2, 5 IP, 5 H, 4 R, 2 BB, 1 K)
picked up the win, while Kyle McGrath (2.1 IP, 2 H, 5 K)
registered his first save. Eric Jagielo (3 for 4, 2B, HR, 2 R, 3
RBI) led the offense for the Fighting Irish (2-2, 15-7).
No. 6 Cal State Fullerton 9, Pacific 2
In Fullerton, Calif., Michael Lorenzen had a
three-run homer to highlight a seven-run fifth as Cal State
Fullerton downed Pacific in the Big West opener for both clubs.
Thomas Eshelman (6-1, 4 H, 2 R) fanned eight in eight innings
and has yet to issue a walk in 50 innings this season. J.D.
Davis had three hits and three RBI for the Titans (1-0, 22-4).
Tyger Pederson had two hits, including a triple, and two runs
for the Tigers (0-1, 7-13).
No. 10 Oregon 5, Washington 3 (10)
In Eugene, Ore., Ryon Healy belted a two-run
homer with two away in the bottom of the 10th as Oregon
outlasted Washington in the Pac-12 series opener. Healy finished
with three hits and three RBI, while Tyler Baumgartner went 1
for 3 with a double, two walks and three runs for the Ducks
(6-1, 20-6). Jimmie Sherfy set the Huskies (2-5, 6-17) down in
order in the top of the 10th to pick up the win. Andrew Ely had
two hits and a run for Washington.
No. 13 Oklahoma 12, Kansas 1
In Norman, Okla., Jonathan Gray tossed a
two-hitter as Oklahoma started the Big 12 series with a win over
Kansas. Gray (5-1) allowed one run in nine innings with no walks
and 12 strikeouts for his third straight complete game. He took
a no-hitter into the seventh. The Sooners (4-0, 24-4) scored
three in the first and put the game away with four in both the
seventh and eighth. Crag Aikin (2 for 3, 3B, R, BB), Matt
Oberste (1 for 4, HR) and Kolbey Carpenter (2 for 5) each drove
in three for OU. Oberste extended his hit streak to 28. Dakota
Smith had a double and scored in the seventh for the Jayhawks
No. 15 South Carolina 3, Texas A&M 2
In Columbia, S.C., Graham Saiko snapped a 2-2 tie
with a fielder’s choice in the bottom of the seventh as South
Carolina edged Texas A&M in the SEC series opener. LB Dantzler
(2 for 3, BB) had a two-run double in the sixth for the
Gamecocks (3-4, 20-6) to knot the score at 2. Adam Westmoreland
(2-0, 3.2 IP, 3 H, 7 K) earned the victory, while Tyler Webb (2
IP, 1 H, 4 K) notched his ninth save. Cole Lankford had three
hits and Blake Allemand went 2 for 4 for the Aggies (5-2, 18-9).
No. 19 Rice 4, Tulane 2
In Houston, Keenan Cook went 3 for 3 with a run
as Rice edged Tulane to open their Conference USA series. The
Owls (3-1, 19-9) scored two in the second and one in the third
for an early 3-0 lead. Austin Kubitza (4-1, 6 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 5
BB, 6 K) recorded the victory, while Zech Lemond (2 IP, 1 H, 3
K) earned his seventh save. Tony Rizzotti (4-3, 8 IP, 10 H, 4 R,
4 BB, 4 K) went the distance for the Green Wave (2-2, 14-14).
Brandon Boudreaux (1 for 2, 2 BB) scored twice for Tulane.
Stanford 3, Washington State 0
In Pullman, Wash., Mark Appel tossed a four-hit
shutout as Stanford blanked Washington State to begin their
Pac-12 series. Appel (4-2) walked one and fanned 10, his fifth
straight game with double-digit strikeouts. Brian Ragira (3 for
4) had a two-run single in a three-run second for the Cardinal
(2-2, 12-8). Alex Blandino had three doubles and a run for
Stanford. Collin Slaybaugh had two hits for the Cougars (2-2,
15-9). Joe Pistorese (3-2, 9 IP, 9 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 4 K) went
the distance for WSU.
New Mexico 14, San Diego State 3
In Albuquerque, N.M., Mitch Garver went 4 for 5
with two doubles, a triple and four RBI as New Mexico smacked
San Diego State to take sole possession of first place in the
Mountain West. The Lobos (5-2, 12-12) scored three in both the
first and third to take control early. Chase Harris (2 for 6)
had a grand slam and Alex Real (1 for 5, 2 R) also went deep for
UNM. Kevin Baumgartner (2-3, 7.1 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 5 K)
earned the victory. Ryan Muno went 2 for 4 with a double, one
run and one RBI for the Aztecs (4-3, 12-13).
(photo courtesy of TTU Media