April 6, 2013

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Oregon State blanks UCLA to even Pac-12 series

Ninth-inning rallies for Fullerton & UVa, Birmingham reaches 1,000 wins


In Los Angeles, Andrew Moore allowed four hits over 6.2 scoreless innings as seventh-ranked Oregon State blanked No. 10 UCLA 5-0 Saturday to even their Pac-12 series at one game apiece. Moore (6-1) walked three and struck out five. Max Engelbrekt (1.1 IP, 1 H, 1 BB) and Scott Schultz (1 IP, 1 H, 1 K) finished the shutout. The Beavers (6-2, 24-5) scored single runs in the third and fifth before plating three in the top of the ninth. Andy Peterson (2 for 4, 2 R) and Joey Jansen (2 for 4, 2B) both drove in two, while Kavin Keyes had two hits and two runs for OSU. Kevin Kramer and Shane Zeile both had two hits for the Bruins (7-4, 19-8).


No. 4 Cal State Fullerton 4, UC Davis 2

In Davis, Calif., Richy Pedroza erased a 2-1 deficit with a two-run single in the top of the ninth as Cal State Fullerton rallied to clinch a Big West series win at UC Davis. Armed with a 4-2 lead, Michael Lorenzen retired the side on eight pitches to record his second save of the series and 11th of the season. J.D. Davis and Jake Jefferies both had two hits and one RBI, while Carlos Lopez went 2 for 5 with a run for the Titans (5-0, 28-4). Tino Lipson went 3 for 4 with a double and a run for the Aggies (0-5, 10-18).


No. 5 Virginia 7, Wake Forest 6

In Winston-Salem, N.C., Mike Papi had a two-out grand slam to cap a five-run ninth as Virgina won the ACC series opener at Wake Forest. Jared King (1 for 2, BB, R) drove in two, while Reed Gragnani walked twice and scored a pair for the Cavaliers (10-3, 28-3). Whit Mayberry (3-0, 2 IP, 1 H, 1 K) earned the victory, while Kyle Crockett struck out the side in the bottom of the ninth for his fifth save. Joey Rodriguez had a three-run homer to cap a five-run fourth for the Demon Deacons (4-9, 17-15).


New Mexico 19, Air Force 5

In USAF Academy, Colo., Luke Campbell had four hits and six RBI as New Mexico thumped Air Force in Mountain West play to give head coach Ray Birmingham his 1,000th career win. Birmingham posted 53 victories in two seasons at the College of the Southwest in Lovington, N.M., before going 765-255-2 in 18 years at New Mexico Junior College. The remaining 182 wins have come over the past six seasons with the Lobos (8-3, 16-14). UNM had four big innings, scoring four in the third, eighth and ninth, while putting up six in the fifth. Campbell had a grand slam, a double and three runs, while Mitch Garver (3 for 4, 4 R) and Josh Melendez (1 for 5) both drove in three for UNM. Sam Wolff (2-3, 6 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 3 BB, 7 K) picked up the win, while Alex Estrella (3 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 3 BB, 7 K) notched his first save. Garrett Custons went 2 for 5 with a double, two runs and one RBI for the Falcons (2-7, 8-21).


No. 17 Indiana 7, Illinois 3

In Bloomington, Ind., Kyle Hart allowed one run in seven innings as Indiana topped Illinois in front of 2,754 fans at Bart Kaufman Field. The Hoosiers (8-0, 25-3) clinched a Big Ten series victory and extended its win streak to 18. Hart (5-0) surrendered eight hits and two walks while striking out three. Casey Smith had two hits, including a double, and two RBI, while Justin Cureton added two hits and two runs for IU. Scott Donley went 3 for 4 with a double, one run and one RBI for the Hoosiers. Thomas Lindauer (2 for 5) and Brandon Hohl (1 for 4, 2 RBI) both homered for the Illini (1-4, 18-9).


No. 1 North Carolina 5, Maryland 3

In Chapel Hill, N.C., Parks Jordan had a RBI single to spark a three-run fourth as North Carolina secured an ACC series win over Maryland. The Terrapins (4-10, 16-14) put up two in the top of the first before the Tar Heels (11-2, 28-2) tallied single runs in the second and third. Maryland took a 3-2 lead with a run in the top of the fourth before UNC finished the scoring with three in the bottom of the frame. Michael Russell went 1 for 2 with two walks and two runs for the Heels. Tate Parrish recorded the final out in the fourth to pick up the win. Trent Thornton pitched a perfect ninth with two strikeouts to record his first save. Kevin Martir went 3 for 5 with a double and one RBI, while Charlie White went 2 for 5 with a double, one run and one RBI for the Terps.


No. 2 LSU 9, No. 8 Kentucky 1

In Baton Rouge, La., Ryan Eades allowed one run in 8.2 innings as LSU clinched an SEC series win over Kentucky in front of 8.569 fans at Alex Box Stadium. Eades (7-0) allowed four hits and one walk with six strikeouts. The Wildcats (6-5, 22-8) scored its run in the top of the ninth. The Tigers (10-1, 29-2) tallied one in the second, four in the third, two in the fourth and two in the fifth. Alex Bregman (3 for 4, 2B, R), Mason Katz (2 for 4, 2B, R) and Alex Edward (1 for 2, 3B) each drove in two, while Sean McMullen (2 2B) and Ty Ross both went 2 for 3 with two runs and one RBI for LSU. Zac Zellers had two hits for Kentucky.


No. 3 Vanderbilt 2, No. 16 Ole Miss 1

In Oxford, Miss., pitching was on full display for the second straight day as Tyler Beede and three relievers combined to hold Ole Miss to one run for the second straight day as Vanderbilt claimed its SEC series with the Rebels. Beede (8-0) worked the first six innings, allowing four hits, five walks and one earned run with six strikeouts, and ended the day with a 1.05 ERA, and Brian Miller picked up his 10th save for the Commodores (10-1, 28-4). Connor Harrell and Mike Yastrzemski had RBI singles, and Tony Kemp had three hits and a run as Vanderbilt won its ninth straight game and matched the 1972 team with its 10-1 start in the SEC. Sikes Orvis went 2 for 2 with an RBI for the Rebels (4-7, 23-8).


Miami (Fla.) 6, No. 6 Florida State 0

In Coral Gables, Fla., Bryan Radziewski allowed four hits in seven scoreless innings as Miami evened its ACC series with Florida State in front of 3,642 fans at Mark Light Stadium. Radziewski (4-1) walked three and struck out eight. The Hurricanes (6-8, 21-13) scored in four of the first five innings, including three in the fifth. David Thompson went 1 for 4 with two RBI, while Alex Hernandez (HR) and Alex San Juan both had two hits and two runs for Miami. D.J. Stewart went 2 for 3 for the Seminoles (9-5, 26-5), who stranded 10.


Arizona State 14, No. 9 Oregon 9

In Tempe, Ariz., Dalton Dinatale went 2 for 2 with a double and three RBI as Arizona State outscored Oregon to win the Pac-12 series. The Sun Devils (6-5, 19-8-1) scored multiple runs in five different innings, including four in the bottom of the eighth. Michael Benjamin (3 for 6, 3B, 3 R), James McDonald (1 for 4, 2B, R) and R.J. Ybarra (2 for 5, 2 2B, R) each knocked in two, while Max Rossiter (3 for 5, R, RBI) doubled twice for ASU. Ryan Kellogg (7-0, 7.1 IP, 11 H, 7 R, 6 ER, 1 BB, 5 K) took the win, while Matt Dunbar (1.2 IP, 1 H, 1 K) nailed down his first save. J.J. Altobelli had three hits and three RBI for the Ducks (8-3, 22-8).


Alabama 5, No. 11 Arkansas 0

In Tuscaloosa, Ala., Spencer Turnbull and two relievers combined on the shutout as Alabama salvaged the SEC series finale against Arkansas in front of 3,470 fans at Sewell-Thomas Stadium. Turnbull (4-1) allowed five hits in seven innings with two walks and four strikeouts to earn the victory. Justin Kamplain fanned two in a hitless eighth and Ray Castillo retired the side in order in the ninth to preserve the shutout. The Crimson Tide (8-4, 20-13) scored in four of the first seven innings, including a pair in the fifth. Brett Booth (2 for 2, HR, 2 BB, 2 RBI) and George Salem (3 for 5) both scored twice for Alabama. Joe Serrano went 2 for 4 with a double for the Razorbacks (8-4, 23-9).


Texas 1, No. 12 Oklahoma 0

In Austin, Texas, Dillon Peters and Corey Knebel combined on the two-hit shutout as Texas leveled its Big 12 series with Oklahoma in front of 6,902 fans at UFCU Disch-Falk Field. Peters (2-2) allowed two hits in 7.2 innings with no walks and five strikeouts. Knebel retired the four batters he faced, including two by strikeout, for his seventh save. The Longhorns (3-5, 17-12) tallied its lone run in the fifth as Mark Gottsacker (1 for 3) singled with one away and scored on a base hit by Ben Johnson (1 for 4). Kilbey Carpenter went 1 for 3 with a double for the Sooners (6-2, 26-6). Dillon Overton (6-2, 8 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 3 BB, 6 K) went the distance for OU.


No. 13 Louisville 4, Cincinnati 1

In Cincinnati, Jeff Thompson tossed seven shutout innings, and Jeff Gardner went 2 for 3 with three RBI as Louisville slipped past Cincinnati in the inaugural Reds Collegiate Invitational at Great American Ball Park. Thompson improved to 6-0 by allowing seven hits and one walk and striking out nine – through 53 innings, Thompson has allowed three earned runs (0.51 ERA) with 55 strikeouts and 15 walks. Cole Sturgeon went 2 for 2 with two runs and an RBI for the Cardinals (6-2, 24-6). Matt Williams went 2 for 3 with a run, and Justin Glass and Ryan Quinn added two hits apiece for the Bearcats (1-7, 11-17).


No. 14 South Carolina 12, Tennessee 8

In Knoxville, Tenn., Chase Vergason went 3 for 6 with two runs, including a solo homer in the second at-bat of the game, sparking South Carolina to a 2-0 lead in its SEC series against Tennessee. Graham Saiko (2B, R, RBI, SB) also went 3 for 6, and Max Schrock (2 for 4, 2 RBI, R, BB, SB) also homered for the Gamecocks (7-4, 25-7). Adam Westmoreland (4-0, 6 K, 5 H) allowed just one earned run in six relief innings to get the win. Taylor Smart (2 for 5, 2 RBI, 2 R) homered for the Volunteers (3-8, 13-16).


No. 15 Georgia Tech 2, Duke 1

In Durham, N.C., Daniel Palka went 1 for 3 with two walks as well as a double and run in the eighth that put Georgia Tech up for good, tying its ACC series against Duke, 1-1. Jonathan King (2-2, 2.2 IP, BB) struck out three and got the win, and Zane Evans threw six pitches in a perfect ninth to get his second save for the Yellow Jackets (9-5, 23-8). Mark Lumpa went 2 for 3, the only player to have multiple hits for the Blue Devils (7-7, 18-14).


UCSB 13, No. 18 Cal Poly 2

In Santa Barbara, Calif., Robby Nesovic went 4 for 4 and drove in four runs, and Woody Woodward went 4 for 5 with a double, triple, three runs and two RBI as UC Santa Barbara scored 11 times in the sixth inning in beating Cal Poly for the second straight day. The Gauchos (3-2, 16-13) sent 16 batters to the plate in the sixth inning, breaking from a 2-2 game. Cameron Newell and Ryan Clark each added two hits and two RBI for UCSB. Denver Chavez went 2 for 4 with an RBI for the Mustangs (3-2, 20-8).


Marshall 4, No. 19 Houston 0

In Charleston, W.Va., Aaron Blair improved to 5-1, allowing just two hits, a walk and a hit batter while striking out 11 in eight innings, giving Marshall its second straight upset to start its Conference USA series versus Houston. Andrew Dundon (2 for 4, 2B) had an RBI single and scored in a three-run eighth for the Thundering Herd (3-2, 13-17). Frankie Ratcliff (1 for 4) doubled for the Cougars (5-3, 23-9).


East Carolina 3, No. 20 Rice 2 (13)

In Greenville, N.C., Zach Houchins singled with two away in the bottom of the 13th to drive in Jack Reinheimer with the game-winner as East Carolina evened its Conference USA series with Rice. Reinheimer (3 for 6, HR, 2 R, 1 RBI) had a one-out single and stole second with two away to set the table for Houchins. The Owls (5-3, 22-11) led 2-0 in the sixth before the Pirates (1-4, 15-16) tallied single runs in the sixth and seventh. Drew Reynolds (1-1, 5 IP, 1 H, 2 BB, 4 K) earned the victory and went 2 for 5 at the plate with a double and one run. Michael Ratterree went 2 for 4 with two walks, one run and one RBI for Rice.


Temple 3, La Salle 0

In Ambler, Pa., Eric Peterson took a no-hitter into the ninth before settling for a one-hit shutout as Temple evened its Atlantic 10 series with La Salle. The lone hit was a leadoff double by Joey Ravert in the top of the ninth for the Explorers (5-3, 10-16). Peterson (4-0) walked one and struck out 10. Jordan Queja (2 for 4, 2 2B) had a RBI double in the third to start the scoring for the Owls (3-5, 11-15). Matt Elko had a sac fly an inning later before Henry Knabe (2 for 3, R) drove in the final run in the sixth on a sacrifice fly. The last no-hitter for Temple came on March 8, 1982, as Steve Olden blanked Detroit 5-0.


Appalachian State 2, Georgia Southern 0

In Boone, N.C., Sam Agnew-Wieland tossed his second consecutive shutout as Appalachian State clinched a Southern Conference series win over first-place Georgia Southern in front of a record crowd of 1,116 at Beaver Field at Jim and Bettie Smith Stadium. Agnew-Wieland (5-2) allowed two hits and two walks with nine strikeouts. He retired 19 straight at one point and needed just 102 pitches to secure the victory. Will Callaway (3 for 4) had a two-out run-scoring single in the first and Preston Troutman scored an insurance run in the seventh for the Mountaineers (8-5, 17-9). Chase Griffin and Robbie Dodds both had a hit for the Eagles (9-5, 19-11).


San Diego 4, Loyola Marymount 2

In Los Angeles, Kris Bryant snapped a 2-2 tie with a two-run triple in the top of the ninth as San Diego evened its WCC series with Loyola Marymount. Each team scored twice in the fourth. A.J. Robinson went 2 for 3 with a double, a triple and one RBI for the Toreros (5-3, 19-11). Max Homick (4-0, 3 IP, 3 H, 3 K) earned the victory. Tommy Cheek had three hits and a run for the Lions (6-5, 15-15), who stranded 13.