March 29, 2013

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Oberste drives in game-winner for Oklahoma in 10th

Virginia Tech nips FSU, Arkansas downs MSU, Louisville edges Notre Dame


In Norman, Okla., Matt Oberste had a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the 10th to plate Hunter Haley with the game-winner as No. 13 Oklahoma edged Kansas 2-1 Friday for a Big 12 series win, its 13th straight victory. Jacob Evans (5-0, 3.2 IP, 2 K) earned the win in relief of Dillon Overton (left) (6.1 IP, 4 H, 1 UE, 2 BB, 6 K). Hector Lorenzana went 2 for 3 with a walk, while Kolbey Carpenter homered for the Sooners (5-0, 25-4). Dakota Smith had two hits for the Jayhawks (2-3, 14-10).


Virginia Tech 3, No. 5 Florida State 2

In Blacksburg, Va., Sean Keselica went 1 for 2 with an RBI double and game-winning run, both in the fourth frame of Virginia Tech's upset of Florida State to begin their ACC series. Gary Schneider (1 for 3) also had a run, RBI and walk for the Hokies (6-4, 19-8). Brad Markey (3-2, 4 K, BB) spread 11 hits in his complete game to allow just two earned runs and get the win. D.J. Stewart (2 for 4) hit a two-run homer in the sixth, and Giovanny Alfonzo went 3 for 3 for the Seminoles (7-3, 23-3).


No. 12 Arkansas 5, No. 18 Mississippi State 4

In Fayetteville, Ark., Matt Vinson delivered a three-run triple in the bottom of the seventh to erase a 3-2 deficit as Arkansas edged Mississippi State to begin their SEC series in front of 5,047 fans at Baum Stadium. Vinson (1 for 2, 2 BB) finished with four RBI, while Joe Serrano and Tyler Spoon both had two hits and a run for the Razorbacks (5-2, 20-7). Jalen Beeks (1 IP, 2 H) was the winner, while Colby Suggs (0.2 IP, 1 BB, 1 K) notched his second save. Hunter Renfroe went 4 for 4 with a run, while Brett Pirtle went 2 for 3 with a double and two runs for the Bulldogs (2-5, 22-7).


No. 16 Louisville 2, No. 17 Notre Dame 1

In Louisville, Ky., Zak Wasserman had a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the ninth to give Louisville a Big East series win over Notre Dame. Ty Young (1 for 3) had a leadoff double in the ninth for the Cardinals (3-2, 21-5) and moved to third on a bunt single by Coco Johnson (3 for 4). Young was caught in a rundown between third and home on a grounder by Cole Sturgeon (1 for 4). Johnson ended up on third and Sturgeon on second, so the Fighting Irish (2-3, 15-8) intentionally walked Danny Rosenbaum to load the bases. Wasserman (1 for 2) sent a fly ball to deep right field, sending Johnson home with the game-winner. Nick Burdi (1-0, 1.2 IP, 1 H) fanned five of the seven batters he faced to pick up the win. Eric Jagielo and Lane Richards both went 1 for 3 with a double for ND.


No. 2 LSU 2, Missouri 0

In Columbia, Mo., Aaron Nola pitched 7.2 scoreless innings as LSU blanked Missouri to take the SEC series opener. Nola (4-0) allowed five hits with one walk and 10 strikeouts. Chris Cotton (1.1 IP, 1 H, 2 K) recorded his seventh save. Mason Katz (2 for 4) homered in the fourth for LSU (6-1, 24-2), which added an unearned run in the eighth. Alex Bregman also had two hits for the victors. Dylan Kelly and Case Munson both had two hits for the home Tigers (2-5, 9-13).


No. 3 Oregon State 14, San Diego 5

In San Diego, Oregon State used a seven-run fourth to break a 3-3 deadlock and even its series at San Diego. Michael Conforto and Kavin Keyes both went 2 for 5 with two runs and two RBI for the Beavers (22-3). Matt Boyd (6-0, 5 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 5 BB, 3 K) was awarded the win. Lucas Hagberg had two doubles and three RBI, while Kris Bryant (1 for 4, 2 RBI) went deep for the 14th time for the Toreros (17-10).


No. 4 Vanderbilt 4, Tennessee 3 (12)

In Nashville, Tenn., Spencer Navin had a run-scoring single in the bottom of the 12th to lift Vanderbilt past Tennessee in the SEC series lid-lifter. Tony Kemp had two hits and one RBI, while Vince Conde had two hits, two walks and a run for the Commodores (6-1, 23-4), who stranded 16. Brian Miller (4-0, 5 IP, 5 H, 6 K) earned the win with brilliant relief work, taking over for starter Kevin Ziomek (7 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 1 BB, 10 K). Will Maddox went 3 for 5 with two runs, while Pierce Bily drove in a pair for the Vols (3-4, 13-11).


No. 6 Cal State Fullerton 11, Pacific 6

In Fullerton, Calif., Jake Jefferies hit for the cycle with seven RBI as Fullerton clinched a Big West series victory over Pacific. Jefferies had a two-run single in the first, a two-run double in the third, a RBI triple in the fifth and a two-run homer in the sixth. Anthony Hutting drew three walks and scored three for the Titans (2-0, 23-4). Justin Garza (6-0, 6 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 1 BB, 7 K) earned the victory. Tyler Sullivan (2 2B, 2 RBI) and Jason Taasaas (2B) both had three hits, while Erik Lockwood (2 for 4, 2 R) and Brett Sullivan both went deep for the Tigers (0-2, 7-14).


Arizona State 7, No. 7 UCLA 4

In Tempe, Ariz., Kasey Coffman homered twice and knocked in five to lead Arizona State to a Pac-12 series victory over UCLA in front of 3,561 fans at Packard Stadium. Coffman clobbered a three-run shot in the second and added a two-run dinger in the sixth for the Sun Devils (4-4, 15-7-1). Ryan Kellogg (6-0, 8 IP, 8 H, 4 R, 5 K) earned the win, with Ryan Burr (1 IP, 1 BB, 2 K) securing his fifth save. Shane Zeile (2 for 4, 2 RBI) went deep for the Bruins (5-3, 17-6).


No. 8 Virginia 15, Miami (Fla.) 4

In Charlottesville, Va., Brandon Downes went 2 for 4 with five RBI, including a two-run double and run in the third and a three-run homer in Virginia's nine-run eighth, blowing open an otherwise close game to open its ACC series against Miami. Reed Gragnani (2 for 5) scored twice and had four RBI, and Mike Papi (3 RBI, R, BB) went 4 for 4 with three doubles for the Cavaliers (8-2, 24-2). Austin Young (3-0, 3.2 IP, 2 K) allowed just two hits and a walk in long relief to earn the win. Brad Fieger (2 for 5, RBI) had the only extra-base hit and multi-hit game for the Hurricanes (4-6, 19-10).


No. 9 Kentucky 3, Georgia 2 (10)
In Lexington, Ky., Max Kuhn walked with the bases loaded in the bottom of the 10th inning as Kentucky edged Georgia in the opener of their SEC series. The Wildcats (5-2, 20-5) scored the game-winner after three walks, an out at the plate on a wild pitch and a hit batter that reloaded the bases for Kuhn. The Bulldogs (0-7, 9-18) forced extra innings when Jess Posey delivered a pinch-hit single in the bottom of the ninth off Trevor Gott (3-0) that scored Brett DeLoach (3 for 3, 2 runs). Austin Cousino went 2 for 3 with a two-run double that gave Kentucky a 2-1 lead in the fifth inning off Sean McLaughlin, who allowed eight hits and two earned runs and struck out seven in eight splendid innings. A.J. Reed was just as brilliant for the Wildcats, working 8.1 innings with six hits, one earned run and four strikeouts.

No. 10 Oregon 1, Washington 0

In Eugene, Ore., Tommy Thorpe and Jimmie Sherfy combined on the three-hit shutout as Oregon picked up a Pac-12 series win over Washington. Thorpe (4-2) allowed three hits and three walks in eight innings with seven strikeouts to earn the victory. Sherfy fanned two of the three batters he faced in the ninth for his eighth save. Josh Graham had two hits, including a double, and scored the lone run in the second for the Ducks (7-1, 21-6). Joe Meggs went 1 for 2 with a walk for the Huskies (2-6, 6-18).


No. 11 Ole Miss 4, Florida 3 (11)

In Gainesville, Fla., Will Allen had a leadoff double in the top of the 11th and pinch-runner Austin Wilson scored on an error as Ole Miss edged Florida to kick off their SEC series. Allen finished with two hits, as did Andrew Mistone of the Rebels (4-3, 23-4). Aaron Greenwood (3-0, 2 IP, 1 H, 2 K) registered the victory, while Brett Huber (1 IP, 1 BB) recorded his seventh save. Justin Shafer went 3 for 5 with a double and a run for the Gators (2-5, 11-16).


No. 14 Georgia Tech 5, Wake Forest 1

In Atlanta, Ga., Daniel Palka led Georgia Tech to victory in its series opener against Wake Forest in ACC play, going 4 for 5 with a solo homer and two runs. Matt Gonzalez (2 for 4) had a double and an RBI for the Yellow Jackets (7-3, 20-5). Buck Farmer (6-0, 5 H, 4 BB) struck out six in seven innings of one-run ball to earn the win. Kevin Jordan (2 for 3, BB) homered and was the only player with multiple hits for the Demon Deacons (3-7, 15-13).


No. 15 South Carolina 6, Texas A&M 4
In Columbia, S.C., Nolan Belcher allowed two earned runs and struck out nine in 8.1 innings, and Tyler Webb came on for his 10th save as South Carolina captured its SEC series with Texas A&M. Tanner English went 3 for 4 with two RBI, and Chase Vergason added three hits and a run for the Gamecocks (4-4, 21-6), who scored five runs in the first and chased Aggies starter Kyle Martin after only one out. English provided a two-run double in the five-run outburst. Logan Taylor drove in a pair of runs for Texas A&M (5-3, 18-10).


No. 19 Rice 6, Tulane 3

In Houston, Rice scored in four of its final five at-bats to rally past Tulane and secure a Conference USA series win. Ford Stainback (1 for 3, 2 BB) drove in a pair, while Michael Aquino and Skyler Ewing both had three hits, one double, one run and one RBI for the Owls (4-1, 20-9). Jordan Stephens (4-2, 6.2 IP, 8 H, 3 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 4 K) took home the win, with Zech Lemond (2.1, 1 H, 1 BB, 1 K) picking up his eighth save. Brennan Middleton had four hits for the Green Wave (2-3, 14-15).


No. 20 Houston 3, Memphis 1

In Memphis, Tenn., Daniel Poncedeleon pitched a five-hitter as Houston downed Memphis to start their Conference USA series at FedEx Park. Poncedeleon (4-2) allowed one unearned run with no walks and eight strikeouts. The Cougars (4-0, 22-5) put up one in the first and a pair in the fifth. Kyle Kirk had one run and one RBI, while Caleb Barker went 1 for 3 with a walk and one RBI for UH. Tucker Tubbs had two hits, while Bryce Beeler added a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the ninth for the Tigers (1-3, 14-12).


Missouri State 3, Indiana State 0
In Springfield, Mo., Nick Petree allowed two hits and struck out a season-high 10 batters as Missouri State slipped past Sean Manaea and Indiana State in a battle of two of the nation's finest pitchers. Petree (4-0) allowed only two runners to reach scoring position in dominating the Sycamores (3-1, 11-9). Tate Matheny went 2 for 4 and drove in a run in the fifth inning. The Bears (1-0, 16-6) added two more in the eighth as Koby Peebles (2 for 4) had a RBI single and Matt Dezort had a RBI groundout. Manaea (3-2) tossed 7.1 innings with six hits, two earned runs and five strikeouts.

Coastal Carolina 3, VMI 2 (12 innings)
In Lexington, Va., Jake Kane walked with the bases loaded in the top of the 12th inning, and Ryan Connolly picked a runner off first on a third-to-first move as Coastal Carolina edged VMI in the Big South. The Chanticleers (3-1, 14-11) won for the 10th time in 13 games as Ted Blackman had three of their six hits and scored the game-winning run on Kane's walk. The Keydets fell to 3-4, 12-16.

Elon 6, Davidson 1
In Elon, N.C., Dylan Clark allowed one unearned run in six strong innings, and Ryan Kinsella doubled and drove in three as Elon (8-5, 15-11) knocked off Davidson (4-9, 8-16) in the Southern Conference.

UNC Wilmington 1, Old Dominion 0
In Norfolk, Va., Mat Batts allowed three hits and struck out eight in his second straight complete-game shutout as UNC Wilmington edged Old Dominion. Corey Dick went 2 for 4 with a RBI single in the second for the Seahawks (5-1, 18-8). Dean Ali allowed five hits and struck out five in eight innings for the Monarchs (4-6, 13-11).

Austin Peay 10, Murray State 3
In Murray, Ky., P.J. Torres went 2 for 3 with a three-run homer and two runs as Austin Peay stayed hot by topping Murray State in the Ohio Valley Conference. The Govs (6-1, 21-5) got a strong start from Casey Delgado, who allowed four hits and one earned run and struck out 10 in seven innings in improving to 5-1. Noah Zipko went 2 for 2 for the Breds (6-5, 12-14).

Rutgers 2, Villanova 0
In Plymouth Meeting, Pa., Tyler Gebler tossed a three-hit shutout and tied his career-high with eight strikeouts as Rutgers (4-1, 10-12) blanked Villanova (0-2, 6-18) for the second straight day.

Milwaukee 2, Valparaiso 0
In Milwaukee, Jake Long scattered eight hits and struck out five in tossing his second straight shutout as Milwaukee (5-2, 9-11) topped Valparaiso (1-3, 9-14) in the Horizon League.

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