March 30, 2013

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Emanuel pitches North Carolina past Clemson

LSU blanks Missouri, San Diego takes series from Oregon State, Vandy wins


In Chapel Hill, N.C., Kent Emanuel (left) allowed one run in eight innings as top-ranked North Carolina downed Clemson 10-3 Saturday in the ACC series opener in front of 3,945 fans at Boshamer Stadium. Emanuel (5-1) scattered nine hits with one walk and five strikeouts. The Tar Heels (8-1, 24-1) scored four in both the first and third to take control. Cody Stubbs went 4 for 5 with a triple, two runs and two RBI, while Matt Roberts homered and drove in four for UNC. Tyler Slaton went 3 for 4 with two runs for the Tigers (5-5, 16-10).


No. 2 LSU 8, Missouri 0

In Columbia, Mo., Ryan Eades pitched eight scoreless innings as LSU clinched a SEC series win at Missouri. Eades (6-0) allowed nine hits with three walks and five strikeouts. Nick Bumblelow fanned two in a hitless ninth to preserve the shutout. The visiting Tigers (7-1, 25-2) used a five-run fifth to blow the game open. Christian Ibarra (2 for 4, 3 RBI) homered twice, while Mason Katz (3 for 5, 2 R, 3 RBI) and Alex Bregman (2 for 5, 2 R) also went deep. Jake Ivory went 2 for 3 with a walk for Missouri (2-6, 9-14), which stranded 10.


San Diego 13, No. 3 Oregon State 3

In San Diego, Austin Green had a three-run double to cap a six-run third as San Diego earned a series victory over Oregon State in front of 1,003 fans at Fowler Park. The Toreros (18-10) scored in each of their final six at-bats. Dillon Haupt went 2 for 4 with a homer, two runs and five RBI for USD. Danny Hayes had two hits and two RBI for the Beavers (22-4).


No. 4 Vanderbilt 8, Tennessee 3

In Nashville, Tenn., Chris Harvey had a three-run triple and scored in a five-run eighth as Vanderbilt outlasted Tennessee to secure a SEC series victory. Tyler Beede (7-0, 7.1 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 5 BB, 9 K) earned the win, with Carson Fulmer (1.2 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 4 K) recording his first save for the Commodores (7-1, 24-4). David Houser went 2 for 3 with a walk and one RBI, while Taylor Smart went 2 for 3 with a walk and two runs for the Volunteers (3-5, 13-12).


No. 5 Florida State 11-1, Virginia Tech 10-8

In Blacksburg, Va., Stephen McGee went 2 for 4 with three RBI, a run and two walks, helping Florida State take Game 1 of a split doubleheader as Virginia Tech won the ACC series, 2-1. Early errors caused the starters to allow eight runs each, only three of which were earned. Bryant Holtmann (2-0, 2.1 IP, 3 H, BB) received the win in relief, and Robby Coles (IP, 2 H, ER, BB, SO) stranded runners at the corners in the ninth to get his sixth save for the Seminoles (8-4, 24-4). In Game 2, Andrew Rash (3 for 4, R) doubled twice and had an RBI in both four-run innings for the Hokies (7-5, 20-9). Joe Mantiply (2-0, 6.2 IP, 6 H, ER, 3 BB) struck out seven en route to the win. Clark Labitan (2.1 IP, 2 H, K) entered the game just in time to earn his fifth save, before the Hokies' seventh-inning explosion.


No. 6 Cal State Fullerton 25, Pacific 0

In Fullerton, Calif., Richy Pedroza and Michael Lorenzen both drove in four, and Grahamm Wiest tossed seven scoreless innings as Cal State Fullerton finished a three-game Big West sweep of Pacific. Wiest (5-1) allowed five hits with no walks and four strikeouts. Pedroza (4 for 6, 4 R) had a triple, while Lorenzen (3 for 5) and Anthony Hutting both homered for the Titans (3-0, 24-4). Keegan Dale went 3 for 6 with four runs and two RBI for Fullerton. The Titans put up nine in the first and later added 11 in the sixth. Erik Lockwood had two hits, including a double, for the Tigers (0-3, 7-15).


No. 7 UCLA 12, Arizona State 10 (10)

In Tempe, Ariz., Kevin Williams had a two-run single in the top of the 10th as UCLA salvaged the finale of its Pac-12 series at Arizona State. Kevin Kramer went 2 for 3 with a homer, three runs and three RBI, while Trent Chatterton was 3 for 3 with two walks and four runs for the Bruins (6-3, 18-6). David Berg (3-0, 4 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 1 K) earned the win. Kasey Coffman (3 for 6, 2 R) had a pair of doubles and Dalton Dinatale had a two-run homer in the bottom of the ninth for the Sun Devils (4-5, 15-8-1).


No. 8 Virginia 8, Miami (Fla.) 1

In Charlottesville, Va., Reed Gragnani went 2 for 3 with three RBI, two runs and a double to clinch Virginia's ACC series against Miami with a 2-0 lead. Kenny Towns (2 for 4) also scored twice for the Cavaliers (9-2, 25-2). Scott Silverstein (5-0, 6.2 IP, 3 H, 2 BB, HBP) struck out nine and allowed one earned run to earn the win. Kyle Crockett struck out three and allowed just one hit in the last two innings to get his second save. Garrett Kennedy (1 for 2, BB) had the lone RBI for the Hurricanes (4-7, 19-11).


Georgia 7, No. 9 Kentucky 6

In Lexington, Ky., Curt Powell drove in a pair as Georgia evened its SEC series with Kentucky. The Bulldogs (1-7, 10-18) scored two in the fifth and sixth before putting up three in the seventh to take a 7-3 advantage. Patrick Boling (2-3, 5.2 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 4 K) took the victory, with Dylan Cole (1.1 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 2 K) notching his first save. J.T. Riddle had four hits, including a double, and a run for the Wildcats (5-3, 20-6).


No. 10 Oregon 6, Washington 0

In Eugene, Ore., Cole Irvin hurled a four-hit shutout as Oregon completed a three-game Pac-12 sweep of Washington in front of 2,001 fans at PK Park. Irvin (5-1) walked one and struck out 11. The Ducks (8-1, 22-6) scored two in the first and four in the fourth. Ryon Healy (3 for 4) and Connor Hofmann (2 for 4) both drove in two. Andrew Ely went 1 for 2 and was hit by a pitch for the Huskies (2-7, 6-19).


Florida 7, No. 11 Ole Miss 0

In Gainesville, Fla., Jonathon Crawford tossed a two-hit shutout as Florida evened its SEC series with Ole Miss. Crawford (1-4) walked a pair and fanned eight. The Gators (3-5, 12-16) put up three in both the second and sixth. Connor Mitchell and Mike Fahrman both drove in two, while Harrison Bader (2 for 4) homered for UF. Tanner Mathis and Auston Bousfield had hits for the Rebels (4-4, 23-5).


No. 18 Mississippi State 4, No. 12 Arkansas 1

In Fayetteville, Ark., Kendal Graveman pitched a five-hitter as Mississippi State evened its SEC series with Arkansas. Graveman (3-2) allowed one earned run with no runs and five strikeouts. Adam Frazier went 1 for 4 with a double, one run and one RBI for the Bulldogs (3-5, 23-7). Tyler Spoon went 2 for 4 with a double and a run for the Razorbacks (5-3, 20-8).


Kansas 10, No. 13 Oklahoma 8

In Norman, Okla., Kansas scored seven in the first and tallied three late to avoid the Big 12 sweep at Oklahoma. Alex DeLeon (2 for 5, 2B, R) drove in three, while Ka’iana Eldridge (2 for 4, 2B, 2R) and Justin Protacio (1 for 2, BB, R) both knocked in two for the Jayhawks (3-3, 15-10). Robert Kahana (2.2 IP, 3 H, 1 BB, 1 K) earned the win, while Jordan Piche’ (1.2 IP, 1 H, 1 K) picked up his third save. Max White (2 for 3, 2 R, 3 RBI) homered, while Craig Aikin doubled twice for the Sooners (5-1, 25-5).


No. 14 Georgia Tech 8-6, Wake Forest 1-8

In Atlanta, Dusty Isaacs allowed just four baserunners in seven shutout innings to get the win for Georgia Tech in a doubleheader split with Wake Forest in ACC play, giving Georgia Tech a 2-1 series win. Isaacs (4-2, H, 2 BB, HBP) struck out eight. Kyle Wren (4 for 5, 4 R) and Daniel Palka (1 for 3, BB, 2 RBI) hit fourth-inning homers for the Yellow Jackets (8-4, 21-6). In Game 2, Pat Blair (2 for 3) scored three times, including the winning run in the ninth, and had a pair of doubles and walks for the Demon Deacons (4-8, 16-14). Austin Stadler (5-2, 6 H, ER, BB, HBP) struck out 11 in six innings for the win. Connor Kaden labored through the three batters he faced, walking two and then striking out the last to get his third save.


No. 15 South Carolina 6, Texas A&M 3

In Columbia, S.C., LB Dantzler hit a pair of home runs, including the game-winner in the bottom of the eighth, as South Carolina completed the SEC sweep of Texas A&M. Dantzler knotted the score at 2 with a long ball in the fourth. His second dinger snapped a 3-3 tie and sparked a three-run rally in the bottom of the eighth for the Gamecocks (5-4, 22-6). Dante Rosenberg added a two-run double later in the eighth for South Carolina. Adam Westnoreland (3-0, 4.2 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 3 K) earned the victory, while Tyler Webb got the final two outs for his 11th save. Krey Bratsen went 2 for 2 with two walks and a run for the Aggies (5-4, 18-11).


No. 16 Louisville 10, No. 17 Notre Dame 5

In Louisville, Ky., Cole Sturgeon and Shane Crain had two-run doubles in a six-run seventh as Louisville completed a Big East sweep of Notre Dame. Coco Johnson scored twice and drove in three for the Cardinals (4-2, 22-5). Anthony Kidston (4-0, 5.1 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 6 BB, 6 K) earned the win, while Kyle McGrath (1.2 IP, 3 K) registered his second save. Phil Mosey had a pinch-hit grand slam in the eighth for the Fighting Irish (2-4, 15-9).


Tulane 7, No. 19 Rice 6

In Houston, Tulane built a 7-1 lead and held on to salvage the Conference USA series finale at Rice. Brandon Boudreaux (2 for 4, 2 R), Andrew Garner (1 for 5) and Sean Potkey (1 for 5) each drove in a pair for the Green Wave (3-3, 15-15). David Napoli (3-1, 7 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 3 BB, 2 K) earned the victory, while Ian Gibaut pitched a hitless ninth for his sixth save. Ford Stainback had two hits and a run for the Owls (4-2, 20-10).


(photos courtesy of UNC Media Relations)