April 7, 2013

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Homer by Lorenzen leads Titans to sweep of Aggies

Oregon State wins at UCLA, UNC sweeps Maryland, LSU downs Kentucky


In Davis, Calif., Michael Lorenzen had a three-run homer to cap a four-run third as fourth-ranked Cal State Fullerton swept a Big West series at UC Davis with a 5-2 victory Sunday. The blast by Lorenzen (2 for 5) gave the Titans (6-0, 28-4) a 5-0 advantage. Richy Pedroza went 2 for 4 with a double and two runs for Fullerton. Grahamm Wiest (6-1, 7.2 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 1 BB, 4 K) earned the win, while J.D. Davis got the final out for his second save. Evan Heptig went 2 for 3 with a double, one run and one RBI for the Aggies (0-6, 10-19).


No. 7 Oregon State 5, No. 10 UCLA 2

In Los Angeles, Ben Wetzler allowed one run in seven innings as Oregon State captured a Pac-12 series win at UCLA in front of 1,057 fans at Jackie Robinson Stadium. Wetzler (1-1) scattered five hits with two walks and five strikeouts. Scott Schultz got the final four outs of the game for his seventh save. The Beavers (7-2, 25-5) scored twice in the first and never trailed. Jake Rodriguez went 1 for 4 with two RBI, while Michael Conforto was 2 for 3 with a walk, two runs and one RBI. Brett Urabe homered in the sixth for the Bruins (7-5, 19-9).


No. 1 North Carolina 8, Maryland 4

In Chapel Hill, N.C., North Carolina used a four-run sixth to erase a 4-2 deficit and sweep its ACC series from Maryland in front of a sellout crowd of 4,100 at Boshamer Stadium. Colin Moran (1 for 1, 3 BB) and Cody Stubbs both homered and drove in three for the Tar Heels (12-2, 29-2). Trent Thornton (7-0, 4.1 IP, 7 H, 1 BB, 1 K) earned the win in relief. Charlie White (3 for 4, R) and Kevin Martir (2 for 5) both knocked in a pair for the Terrapins (4-11, 16-15), who stranded 10.


No. 2 LSU 11, No. 8 Kentucky 4

In Baton Rouge, La., LSU used a five-run first to roll past Kentucky and complete the SEC sweep. JaCoby Jones (3 for 4) homered and drove in four, while Alex Bregman (1 for 4, R) tripled and knocked in three for the Tigers (11-1, 30-2), who have won 11 straight and have their best record after 32 games in program history. Mason Katz and Christian Ibarra both had two hits and two RBI for LSU. Cody Glenn (5-1, 6 IP, 6 H, R, 2 BB, 1 K) earned the win. A.J. Reed belted a three-run homer in the seventh for the Wildcats (6-6, 22-9).


No. 3 Vanderbilt 7, No. 16 Ole Miss 6 (11)

In Oxford, Miss., Connor Harrell doubled and scored on an error in the top of the 11th as Vanderbilt completed the SEC sweep of Ole Miss, stretching its win streak to 10. The Rebels (4-8, 23-9) scored a pair in the bottom of the ninth for force the extra frames. Brian Miller (5-0, 3.1 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 2 BB, 2 K) surrendered the two runs in the ninth, but set Ole Miss down in order in the bottom of the 11th to pick up the win. Harrell (3 for 4, 2 BB, 2 R), Spencer Navin (4 for 4, 2 RBI), Vince Conde (3 for 5, BB, R, 3 RBI) and Mike Yastrzemski (2 for 4, 2B, 2 BB, 2 R) led the offense for the Commodores (11-1, 29-4). Stuart Turner was 4 for 5 with one run and one RBI for the Rebels.


No. 5 Virginia 8, Wake Forest 6

In Winston-Salem, N.C., Reed Gragnani broke a 6-6 tie with a two-run homer in the top of the eighth as Virginia clinched an ACC series win at Wake Forest. It was the first career dinger for Gragnani in 130 games. Brandon Downes (2 for 6, 2 2B, R) and Jared King (1 for 3, 2B, 3 BB) also brought home two each for the Cavaliers (11-3, 29-3), who stranded a season-high 18. Austin Young (4-0, 3 IP, 1 H, 2 BB, 3 K) earned the victory, while Kyle Crockett (1.2 IP, 1 H, 1 K) registered his sixth save. Pat Blair (1 for 2, 3B, BB) and Matt Conway (2 for 4, 2 2B, R) both had two RBI, while Evan Stephens and Mark Rhine both had two hits and two runs for the Demon Deacons (4-10, 17-16).


No. 6 Florida State 5, Miami (Fla.) 1

In Coral Gables, Fla., Scott Sitz did not allow an earned run in eight innings as Florida State won its ACC series against Miami in front of 2,567 fans at Mark Light Field. Sitz (6-0) surrendered six hits and one unearned run with five strikeouts. After Alex Hernandez (1 for 4, 2B) scored in the first for the Hurricanes (6-9, 21-14), the Seminoles (10-5, 27-5) tallied two in the second and third. Marcus Davis went 2 for 4 with a double and two runs to lead the FSU offense.


No. 9 Oregon 16, Arizona State 3

In Tempe, Ariz., Aaron Payne and Scott Heineman both had four hits and three RBI as Oregon pounded Arizona State to avoid the Pac-12 series sweep. The Ducks (9-3, 23-8) scored two in the first and four in the third to take control early before putting the game away with an eight-run eighth. Brett Thomas (2 for 6, 2B, R) and Josh Graham (2 for 5, HR, 3 R) also drove in three for Oregon. Cole Irvin (6-1, 7 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 3 BB, 2 K) picked up the win. Drew Stankiewicz (2 for 3, 2B, 3B, BB, R, RBI) led the offense for the Sun Devils (6-6, 19-9-1).


No. 12 Oklahoma 4, Texas 2

In Austin, Texas, Hector Lorenzana had a two-run double to cap a three-run eighth as Oklahoma earned a series win over Texas for the first time since 1998. Jack Mayfield and Max White both had three hits and one run, while Kolbey Carpenter scored twice for the Sooners (7-2, 27-6). Billy Waltrip (2-1) fanned the final batter in the seventh to pick up the win, while Jacob Evans (2 IP, 1 H, 2 K) earned his fifth save. Erich Weiss had a two-run triple in the third for the Longhorns (3-6, 17-13).


No. 13 Louisville 7, Cincinnati 4

In Cincinnati, Ohio, Ty Young had three hits, including a three-run homer to cap a four-run eighth, as Louisville completed a three-game Big East sweep of Cincinnati in front of 1,737 fans at Marge Schott Stadium. The game was tied at 3 after seven before the Cardinals (7-2, 25-6) used the four-run eighth to take the lead for good. Zach Lucas had three hits and a run, while Coco Johnson delivered a two-run double in the seventh for UL. Nick Burdi (2-1, 2 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 4 K) earned the victory. Ian Happ went 3 for 3 with three RBI, while Matt Williams added three hits and a run for the Bearcats (1-8, 11-18).


No. 14 South Carolina 19, Tennessee 2

In Knoxville, Tenn., Grayson Greiner and Max Schrock each went 4 for 6 with two runs and four RBI in South Carolina's blowout of Tennessee to sweep the SEC series. Greiner and Brison Celek (2 for 4, 3 R, 2 RBI) homered for the Gamecocks (8-4, 26-7). Colby Holmes (4-2, 3 K, 2 H) allowed just one earned run in five relief innings to get the win. Ethan Bennett (1 for 3) homered for the Volunteers (3-9, 13-17).


Duke 3, No. 15 Georgia Tech 0

In Durham, N.C., Robert Huber improved to 5-2 by way of a five-hit shutout, in which he struck out seven Georgia Tech hitters and walked just one, giving the ACC series to Duke. Andy Perez (2 for 3, R, RBI) tripled twice to lead the offense for the Blue Devils (8-7, 19-14). A.J. Murray (2 for 4) doubled twice for the Yellow Jackets (9-6, 23-9).


Illinois 3, No. 17 Indiana 2

In Bloomington, Ind., Brandon Hohl had a pair of sacrifice flies as Illinois salvaged the finale of the Big Ten series to snap Indiana’s 18-game win streak. Justin Parr went 4 for 4 with a homer and two runs for the Illini (2-4, 19-9), who scored two in the fourth and the game-winner in the sixth. Ryan Castellanos (1-0, 6 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 K) came away with the win in his first career start, while Bryan Roberts (1.2 IP, 1 H, 2 K) earned his second save. Nick Ramos (2 for 2) had a two-run homer in the fifth for the Hoosiers (8-1, 25-4).


No. 18 Cal Poly 7, UC Santa Barbara 6

In Santa Barbara, Calif., Denver Chavez went 5 for 5 with two doubles, two runs and one RBI as Cal Poly salvaged the finale of its Big West series with UCSB. The Mustangs (4-2, 21-8) scored in three of the first four innings in building a 6-0 lead before tallying their final run in the eighth. The Gauchos (3-3, 16-14) put up a pair in each of their final three frames. Bryan Granger (3-2, 6.1 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 3 K) was the winner. Dalton Kelly (2 for 4, 2 R) and Brandon Trinkwon (2 for 4, R) both drove in two for UCSB.


No. 19 Houston 9, Marshall 1

In Charleston, W.Va., Justin Montemayor went 2 for 5 with a three-run homer in the fourth and a run in the seventh to help Houston avoid a sweep at the hands of Marshall in the Conference USA series. Ashford Fulmer (2 RBI) also went 2 for 5 with a homer for the Cougars (6-3, 24-9). Jake Lemoine (5-1, 6 H, 4 BB, 5 K) allowed one earned run in six innings for the win, and Chase Wellbrock (2 H, K) pitched the final three for his fifth save. Andrew Dundon went 4 for 5 and scored the only run for the Thundering Herd (3-3, 13-18).


No. 20 Rice 8, East Carolina 7

In Greenville, N.C., Michael Aquino had a two-run double in the top of the seventh to carry Rice to a Conference USA win over East Carolina. Geoff Perrott (1 for 4) had a two-run single to highlight a five-run sixth as the Owls (6-3, 23-11) took a 6-5 advantage. Luke Lowery (1 for 3) and Jay Cannon (2 for 4) had RBI singles in the bottom of the sixth as the Pirates (1-5, 15-17) took a 7-6 advantage. The two-base hit by Aquino (2 for 5, 2 2B, R) in the seventh put Rice ahead to stay. Michael Ratterree went 2 for 3 with two RBI for the Owls. Zech Lemond (4-1, 3.2 IP, 4 H, 3 K) earned his second win of the series. Dylan Brown (2 for 4, 2 R, 3 RBI) doubled and homered for ECU.


UC Irvine 9, Hawaii 0

In Irvine, Calif., Taylor Sparks homered twice and drove in a career-high five, and Andrew Morales allowed one hit in seven innings as UC Irvine completed a three-game Big West sweep of Hawaii. The Anteaters (3-3, 20-8) scored three in the first, third and fourth. Sparks has a three-run shot in the first and a two-run dinger in the third. Morales (7-0) was perfect through six before pinch-hitter Andre Real singled to lead off the seventh for the Rainbows (3-3, 7-21). Morales retired the next three hitters to finish his seven-inning outing. He fanned six.


Albany 4, Stony Brook 3

In Albany, N.Y., Albany scored four in the fourth and made it stand up in a three-game America East sweep of defending champion Stony Brook. J Nethaway (2 for 4) drove in one and scored in the fourth for the Great Danes (7-5, 11-13). K Archbold (1-1, 3.2 IP, 2 H, 2 UE, 6 K) earned the victory, while S Carey (2 IP, 1 H, 1 BB, 1 K) recorded his first save. Cole Peragine went 3 for 5 with one run and one RBI for the Seawolves (4-8, 9-21).


Southern Miss 2, Tulane 0

In Hattiesburg, Miss., Conor Fisk tossed a two-hit shutout as Southern Miss won the Conference USA series in front of 3,065 fans at Pete Taylor Park. Fish (3-1) walked four and fanned three for the Golden Eagles (5-4, 13-17). Travis Creel (2 for 3, BB) delivered a two-run double in the bottom of the third for the game’s only runs. Sean Potkay and Hunter Lapeyre both had hits for the Green Wave (4-5, 16-18). David Napoli (3-2, 8 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 3 BB, 3 K) was the tough-luck loser in the 1:55 contest.