April 20, 2013

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Emanuel pitches two-hitter to help UNC sweep Duke

Doubleheader sweeps for Virginia over FSU & Washington over Oregon State


In Chapel Hill, N.C., Kent Emanuel (left) tossed a two-hitter in the opener as top-ranked North Carolina swept an ACC doubleheader from Duke Saturday, 7-1 in Game 1 and 4-1 in the second contest. Emanuel (8-1) walked one and struck out eight in recording his third complete game of the season and 25th career win. Brian Holberton (3 for 5) had two doubles and a homer, while Chaz Frank added two hits and two runs for the Tar Heels (17-2, 38-2). Jordan Betts went deep in the seventh for the Blue Devils (8-12, 22-19). In the nightcap, Benton Moss and two relievers combined on a five-hitter. Moss (7-0, 6.2 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 2 BB, 6 K) earned the victory. Chris McCue retired the four batters he faced before Trent Thornton worked a hitless ninth with one strikeout for his third save. Landon Lassiter went 3 for 4 with a double and two runs for UNC. Betts (2 for 4) went deep for a second time on the day.


No. 7 Virginia 9-2, No. 6 Florida State 2-0

In Charlottesville, Va., Scott Silverstein and Kyle Crockett combined on a one-hit shutout in the nightcap as Virginia swept an ACC doubleheader from Florida State for the first time in program history in front of 4,980 fans at Davenport Field. Silverstein (7-0) surrendered one hit with three walks and six strikeouts. Crockett fanned one in two hitless innings for his eighth save. Branden Cogswell had a two-run double in the fifth for the Cavaliers (15-5, 34-6). Seth Miller had the lone hit for the Seminoles (13-7, 31-8), a double in the third. Brandon Leibrandt (5-4, 8 IP, 4 H, 2 UE, 3 BB, 7 K) suffered the loss. In Game 1, Virginia used the long ball to batter FSU. Derek Fisher (2 for 4), Nick Howard (2 for 5) and Brandon Downes (1 for 3, 2 BB) each had two-run homers for the Cavaliers. Brandon Waddell (3-1, 6 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 3 BB, 3 K) picked up the victory. DJ Stewart had two hits, including a double, and a run for FSU.


Washington 5-10, No. 5 Oregon State 1-3

In Seattle, Washington used an eight-run eighth in the nightcap to sweep a Pac-12 doubleheader from Oregon State. The Huskies (5-9, 11-25) trailed 3-2 before the late uprising in Game 2. Trevor Mitsui (1 for 4, 3 RBI) had a two-run double to highlight the explosion for Washington. Tyler Kane (1-2, 1.1 IP, 2 K) picked up the victory. Kavin Keyes had a bases-clearing triple in the fifth for the Beavers (10-4, 29-8). In the opener, Jared Fisher (1-2, 5 H, 1 BB, 2 K) tossed seven shutout innings for the Huskies. Michael Camporeale had three hits and two runs for Washington. Michael Conforto went 2 for 4 with a run for OSU.


No. 17 South Carolina 5-6, No. 18 Kentucky 2-7 (Game 2 – 11 innings)

In Columbia, S.C., Brison Celek delivered a RBI single in the bottom of the 11th as South Carolina swept a SEC doubleheader from Kentucky. Graham Saiko had a run-scoring single in the eighth as the Gamecocks (10-7, 30-10) tied it at 6. USC led 5-1 after five before a two-run homer by Greg Fettes (2 for 4) in the sixth made it 5-3. The Wildcats (7-10, 24-14) took a 6-5 lead in the seventh on a three-run dinger by A.J. Reed. Tyler Webb (2-1, 3 IP, 1 H, 4 K) earned the win. In Game 1, South Carolina used a four-run sixth to erase a 2-0 deficit. Zac Zellers (2 for 4) hit a two-run homer in the top of the sixth for the Wildcats to snap a scoreless tie. Connor Bright had three hits, while Joey Pankake (2 for 4) and LB Dantzler went deep on consecutive pitches for the Gamecocks. Nolan Belcher (6-3, 7.2 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 6 K) got the win, with Adam Westmoreland (1.1 IP, 1 H, 2 K) notching his third save.


No. 16 NC State 6, No. 14 Georgia Tech 2

In Atlanta, Ga., Carlos Rodon tossed a complete game, and Trea Turner went 2 for 4 with a homer, two runs and two RBI as NC State won its 13th straight game and clinched its ACC series with Georgia Tech. Turner’s 17th steal of the season was his 74th of his career, which set the school mark for career steals. Tarran Senay had two RBI and a run, and Grant Clyde added two hits and two RBI for the Wolfpack (13-7, 31-10), who won a series against the Yellow Jackets (11-9, 27-12) for the first time since 2001. Rodon (4-2) allowed two runs and eight hits and struck out 10 – the ninth time in 10 starts the sophomore lefty has struck out eight or more batters. Kyle Wren went 2 for 4 with two RBI to lead Georgia Tech.


No. 2 LSU 11, Alabama 8 (16)

In Tuscaloosa, Ala., LSU scored three in the top of the 16th to clinch a SEC series win over Alabama at Sewell-Thomas Stadium. The game tied for the longest in program history for both teams. Christian Ibarra (3 for 6, 2B, 2 R) drew a two-out walk in the 16th and moved to third on a pinch-hit double by Tyler Moore. A wild pitch allowed Ibarra to score the go-ahead run. JaCoby Jones (3 for 7, 2B, 3 R, 2 RBI) and Ty Ross (2 for 7, HR, 4 RBI) added run-scoring singles to push the lead to 11-8. Alex Bregman (3 for 7, 3 RBI) was a single shy of the cycle for the Tigers (15-2, 37-3). Kurt McCune (3-0, 2 IP, H, 2 K) earned the win. Kenny Roberts (2 for 8, 2 R, 3 RBI) had a three-run homer in the bottom of the ninth for the Crimson Tide (8-9, 23-18) to force the extra frames.


Georgia 3-4, No. 3 Vanderbilt 1-15

In Athens, Ga., five pitchers combined to hold Vanderbilt to one unearned run in the opener as Georgia earned a split in its SEC doubleheader. Blake Dieterich (2-2, 2.1 IP, 2 H, 1 BB, 2 K) got the win in relief in Game 1, while Jarrett Brown fanned two in a perfect ninth for his first save. Hunter Cole went 1 for 2 with a double, two walks and one RBI, while Kyle Farmer was 1 for 1 with two walks and two runs for the Bulldogs (4-13, 15-25). Connor Harrell had two hits for the Commodores (15-2, 34-6), who stranded 11. In the second game, Zander Wiel (3 for 3, 2B, 4 R) homered twice and drove in five to pace the Vanderbilt attack. The Commodores put up five in the first and never looked back. Tyler Beede (10-0, 7 IP, 7 H, 4 R, 2 BB, 7 K) earned the victory. Kyle Farmer belted two homers and knocked in all four for Georgia.


No. 4 Cal State Fullerton 10, Cal Poly 5

In San Luis Obispo, Calif., Matt Chapman had three hits, two doubles and three RBI as Cal State Fullerton evened its Big West series with Cal Poly in front of 2,352 spectators at Baggett Stadium. The Titans (9-2, 33-6) broke a scoreless deadlock with four in the third and never trailed. Chad Wallach (3 for 5, 2 2B, 2 R) and Greg Velazquez (1 for 3, HR) both drove in two for Fullerton. Justin Garza (8-0, 7 IP, 4 H, 4 R, 4 BB, 8 K) registered the win. Brian Mundell (1 for 3, 2 RBI) and David Armendariz both went deep for the Mustangs (7-4, 26-10).


No. 11 UCLA 1, No. 8 Oregon 0

In Eugene, Ore., UCLA posted its second straight 1-0 decision over Oregon to secure a Pac-12 series victory in front of 3,181 fans at PK Park. Nick Vander Tuig (6-3, 7 IP, 2 H, 2 BB, 6 K) earned the win, with David Berg (1.1 IP, H) recording his 10th save. The Bruins (9-5, 25-10) scored an unearned run in the top of the first as Eric Filia (2 for 3) reached on a one-out double and scored on an error. Cole Irvin (7-2, 9 IP, 6 H, 1 UE, 1 BB, 3 K) went the distance for the Ducks (12-5, 28-10).


St. John's 4, No. 9 Louisville 3

In Queens, N.Y., Danny Bethea and Bret Dennis hit consecutive solo homers in the bottom of the fourth to break a 2-2 tie and score the winning run for St. John's to tie its Big East series with Louisville, 1-1. Bethea (1 for 3) and Dennis (1 for 1) also walked. Sean Hagan (3-5, 2 BB, 2 K) scattered 11 hits through six innings for just two earned runs, enough to get the win for the Red Storm (6-8, 17-23). Thomas Hackimer (IP, K) allowed a pair of singles in the ninth but earned his seventh save. Adam Engel (3 for 4) stole a base and scored twice for the Cardinals (8-3, 30-8).


No. 10 Arkansas 12, Texas A&M 2

In Fayetteville, Ark., Jordan Farris homered and knocked in five as Arkansas evened its SEC series with Texas A&M in front of 11,145 fans at Baum Stadium. The Razorbacks (10-7, 26-15) scored in each of the first three innings in building a 6-0 lead. Farris finished with three hits, while Matt Vinson (3 for 5, 2B, 3B, 2 R) and Dominic Ficociello (2 for 5, HR, 3 R) both drove in a pair for Arkansas. Ryne Stanek (5-2, 6 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 2 BB, 9 K) earned the win, with Michael Gunn (3 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 2 K) notching his first save. Krey Bratsen had two hits and a run for the Aggies (7-10, 22-18).


No. 12 Oklahoma 14, New Orleans 5

In Norman, Okla., Max White went 4 for 5 with two doubles, one homer, two runs and two RBI as Oklahoma secured a series victory over New Orleans. The Sooners (30-10) amassed a season-best 19 hits and scored multiple runs in five of thee first seven innings. Colt Bickerstaff (2 for 4, 2 R) homered, while Jack Mayfield and Hector Lorenzana both had two hits, one double, two runs and two RBI for OU. Dillon Overton (8-2, 6 IP, 7 H, 4 R, 1 BB, 7 K) picked up the victory. Andre Damiens (3 for 3, 2 R, 2 RBI) went deep for the Privateers (6-35).


No. 13 Mississippi State 6, Auburn 0

In Starkville, Miss., Jacob Lindgren tossed eight shutout innings and struck out 11 as Mississippi State claimed its SEC series with Auburn in front of 14,562 fans, the second-largest crowd in program history at Dudy Noble Field. Lindgren (4-1) allowed five hits before giving way to Jonathan Holder, who struck out the side in the ninth for the Bulldogs (10-8, 32-10). Nick Ammirati went 2 for 3 with two runs and two RBI for MSU. Patrick Savage went 3 for 4 for the Tigers (6-12, 24-16).


No. 15 Arizona State 15, Valparaiso 3

In Tempe, Ariz., RJ Ybarra had a grand slam and drove in a career-best five as Arizona State pummeled Valparaiso in front of 2,736 fans at Packard Stadium. The slam by Ybarra highlighted an eight-run third as the Sun Devils (24-11-1) built a 13-0 lead. Dalton Dinatale went 4 for 4 with two runs and three RBI for ASU. Ryan Kellogg (9-0, 6 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 4 K) picked up the win. Chris Manning had two hits, one double and one run for the Crusaders (14-23).


No. 19 Ole Miss 6, Tennessee 4

In Knoxville, Tenn., Will Jamison’s homer to lead off the seventh tied the game, and Sikes Orvis’ leadoff homer in the eighth put Ole Miss ahead for good as the Rebels beat Tennessee for the second straight day. Matt Denny (1-0) worked out of a jam in the seventh and picked up the win, and Brett Huber posted his ninth save for Ole Miss (9-8, 28-12). Jamison and Orvis each finished with two hits and two RBI, with Jamison scoring twice. Ethan Bennett went 2 for 3 with a run for the Volunteers (5-12, 17-20).


Miami (Fla.) 2, No. 20 Clemson 1

In Coral Gables, Fla., Bryan Radziewski fanned 10 over seven frames as Miami leveled its ACC with Clemson in front of 2,588 fans at Mark Light Field. Radziewski (6-1, 2 H, 1 R) walked four in picking up the win. Eric Nedeljkovic struck out a pair in a scoreless ninth for his ninth save. Jon McGibbon drove in a run in the top of the second for the Tigers (13-7, 27-12). The Hurricanes (9-11, 26-16) tied it in the third and took the lead two innings later. Chantz Mack went 3 for 4 with one RBI, while Alexander Hernandez added two hits and one RBI for Miami.


Rice 4, Houston 0

In Houston, Austin Kubitza struck out 10 in seven scoreless innings as Rice evened its Conference USA against Houston at Cougar Field. Kubitza (6-2) allowed two hits and three walks. Zech Lemond (2 IP, H, BB, K) recorded his ninth save. Michael Aquino walked and scored in the third before Michael Ratterree (2 for 4) belted a two-run homer to cap a three-run ninth for the Owls (8-6, 27-14). Justin Montemayor went 1 for 3 with a double for the Cougars (7-4, 27-12).


Southeastern Louisiana 7, Stephen F. Austin 3

In Nacogdoches, Texas, Jameson Fisher went 3 for 5 with two doubles and two runs to lead Southeastern Louisiana to a win at Stephen F. Austin to tie the Southland Conference series, 1-1. Tate Scioneaux (5-0, 6 H, 3 ER, 3 BB) struck out six in seven innings to get the win for the Lions (9-5, 26-14). Freddy Villalobos went 2 for 4 with a double and a run for the Lumberjacks (9-5, 20-18).


Western Carolina 9, Georgia Southern 8

In Cullowhee, N.C., Adam Martin went 3 for 3 with a run and a game-tying two-run double to help Western Carolina win a shootout against Georgia Southern, taking a 2-0 lead in the Southern Conference series. Aaron Attaway (3 for 5, RBI) scored three runs, including the last of the game in the bottom of the eighth. Preston Hatcher (6-2, 1.2 IP, 2 H, 2 K) allowed both of his inherited runners to score in the eighth for a blown save but sent Georgia Southern down in order in the ninth to get the win for the Catamounts (14-6, 25-16). Robbie Dodds (4 for 5) and Zac Lenns (2 for 3, 2B, BB) each had an RBI and two runs for the Eagles (10-10, 21-18).


Gonzaga 2, Pepperdine 0

In Malibu, Calif., Tyler Olson tossed a four-hit shutout as Gonzaga clinched a WCC series win over Pepperdine. Olson (7-2) walked three and fanned six. The first-place Bulldogs (13-4, 26-10) scored single runs in the fourth and fifth in their 10th straight victory. Mitchell Gunsolus (2 for 3, 3B, 2 BB) and Cory Lebrun (2 for 3, BB, RBI) both scored for the Zags. Ranny Lowe went 1 for 2 with a walk for the Waves (8-6, 20-17).


Oklahoma State 7, Kansas State 6

In Stillwater, Okla., Oklahoma State plated two in the bottom of the eighth to edge Kansas State in front of 4,000 fans at Reynolds Stadium. The Cowboys (7-6, 27-10) trailed 6-2 before putting up three in the fifth and completing the comeback in the eighth. Zach Fish (2 for 4) homered and drove in two, while Trey Whaley added three hits for OSU. Vince Wheeland (8-0, 2.2 IP, H) earned the win. Jon Davis went 4 for 5 with two doubles, two runs and two RBI for the Wildcats (6-5, 27-13).


UNC Wilmington 8, George Mason 3

In Fairfax, Va., Michael Bass had four hits as UNCW clinched a CAA series win over George Mason. The first-place Seahawks (11-2, 29-11) expanded on a 3-2 lead with three in the top of the fifth. Ryan LaGrange went 3 for 5 with two RBI, while Drew Farber homered and drove in a pair for UNCW. Ricky Holden (5-1, 2.2 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 1 BB, 3 K) picked up the win in relief. Anthony Montefusco (2 for 3) and Patrick Esposito (2 for 4) both had solo homers for the Patriots (5-15, 13-27).


(photos courtesy of UNC Media Relations)