April 21, 2013
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NC State rallies in
ninth to sweep Georgia Tech
UNC downs Duke, Alabama nips LSU, Virginia
handles Florida State
Atlanta, No. 16 NC State scored a pair in the top of the ninth
to finish the ACC sweep of No. 14 Georgia Tech with an 8-7 win
Sunday. Brett Williams (4 for 5, R) (left) had a run-scoring
single in the ninth to tie the game at 7 and a sacrifice fly by
Jake Armstrong gave the Wolfpack (14-7, 32-10) a one-run
advantage. Chris Overman (1-0, 4 IP, 2 H, 1 BB, 1 K) set the
Yellow Jackets (11-10, 27-13) down in order in the bottom of the
ninth to register the win. Grant Clyde (2 for 5, 2B, 2 R) had a
grand slam in the third for NCSU. Brandon Thomas had three hits,
two runs and one RBI, while Thomas Smith (2 for 4, 2 RBI) went
deep for Tech.
No. 1 North Carolina 10, Duke 1
In Chapel Hill, N.C., Hobbs Johnson pitched 7.1
scoreless innings as North Carolina completed an ACC sweep of
Duke in front of 4,255 spectators at Boshamer Stadium. Johnson
(2-0) gave up six hits and three walks while fanning four. Brian
Holberton (2 for 4, 2 R) homered and drove in four, while Cody
Stubbs and Parks Jordan both had three hits and two RBI for the
Tar Heels (18-2, 39-2). Mark Lumpa and Chris Marconcini both had
two hits for the Blue Devils (8-13, 22-20). UNC outscored Duke
21-3 in the series in extending its win streak to 14.
Alabama 4, No. 2 LSU 3 (10)
In Tuscaloosa, Ala., Kyle Overstreet had a
game-winning RBI single with two away in the bottom of the 10th
as Alabama edged LSU to salvage the finale of the SEC series in
front of 4,178 fans at Sewell-Thomas Stadium. Overstreet (1 for
5) and Mikey White (1 for 3) both had one run and one RBI for
the Crimson Tide (9-9, 24-18). Keaton Haack (1-1) got the final
two outs in the top of the 10th to receive the win. Spencer
Turnbull (6 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 4 K) tossed nine innings for
Alabama. Christian Ibarra (3 for 4, R) and Sean McMullen (2 for
5) both had doubles for the Tigers (15-3, 37-4).
No. 7 Virginia 5, No. 6 Florida State 2
In Charlottesville, Va., Jared King had three
hits and two RBI as Virginia swept its three-game ACC set with
Florida State in front of a sellout crowd of 4,980 at Davenport
Field. The teams drew 13,890 for the weekend, a program record
for a three-game series. King had a two-run double in a four-run
third for the Cavaliers (16-5, 35-6). Nick Howard (5-3, 6.2 IP,
5 H, 1 R, 3 BB, 4 K) picked up the victory, while Kyle Crockett
(2 IP, 1 H, 4 K) recorded his ninth save. Seth Miller had two
hits for the Seminoles (13-8, 31-9).
No. 4 Cal State Fullerton 6, Cal Poly 4
In San Luis Obispo, Calif., Cal State Fullerton
scored a pair in the top of the ninth to claim a Big West series
victory over Cal Poly in front of 1,973 fans at Baggett Stadium.
The Titans (10-2, 34-6) led 4-1 after three before the Mustangs
(7-5, 26-11) posted single runs in the sixth, seventh and
eighth. Austin Diemer had a one-out single in the ninth and
moved to third on a base hit by Matt Chapman (2 for 4, HR).
Austin Kingsolver (1 for 4, 2 R, RBI) beat out a potential
double play ball, allowing Diemer to score the go-ahead run.
Carlos Lopez (2 for 5, R) added a run-scoring single to give
Fullerton a two-run advantage. Michael Lorenzen (2-0, 1.2 IP, K)
retired the side in order in the bottom of the ninth to pick up
the win. J.D. Davis had a two-run single in a four-run third for
the Titans. David Armendariz was 2 for 4 with a double and one
RBI for Cal Poly.
No. 8 Oregon 5, No. 11 UCLA 3
In Eugene, Ore., Scott Heineman had a three-run
triple in a four-run fifth as Oregon salvaged the finale of its
Pac-12 series against UCLA in front of 2,137 fans at PK Park.
J.J. Altobelli went 2 for 2 with a walk and two runs for the
Ducks (13-5, 29-10). Jake Reed (5-3, 6 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 1 BB, 3 K)
earned the victory, with Jimmie Sherfy fanning two in a hitless
ninth for his 13th save. Brenton Allen (2 for 3, 2B, R, RBI) led
the offense for the Bruins (9-6, 25-11).
No. 3 Vanderbilt 5, Georgia 1
In Athens, Ga., Vanderbilt tallied two in both
the second and third to win its SEC series with Georgia. Vince
Conde (2 for 4, RBI) and Mike Yastrzemski (2 for 4, R, RBI) led
the offense for the Commodores (16-2, 35-6). Carson Fulmer (1-0,
2.1 IP, 1 H, 2 K) picked up the win in relief, while Brian
Miller (2 IP, 1 H, 1 K) recorded his 11th save. Hunter Cole had
two hits for the Bulldogs (4-14, 15-26).
No. 5 Oregon State 8, Washington 0
In Seattle, Ben Wetzler pitched a four-hit
shutout as Oregon State avoided the Pac-12 sweep at Washington.
Wetzler (3-1) walked one and fanned six. The first-place Beavers
(11-4, 30-8) put up five in the first to take control. Dylan
Davis (2 for 4, 2B, 3 R, 2 RBI) homered, while Danny Hayes had
two hits and two runs for OSU. Andrew Ely, Joe Meggs, Braden
Bishop and Erik Forgione each had a hit for the Huskies (5-10,
St. John's 6, No. 9 Louisville 5
In Queens, N.Y., Martin Kelly went 2 for 5 with a
stolen base, a run and the two-run single that won the game and
Big East series against Louisville in St. John's four-run
eight-inning rally. Joey Graziano (3-0, 2.1 IP) got the win in
relief, holding Louisville to two hits and an earned run to keep
the game close for the Red Storm (7-8, 18-23). Alex Katz (0.2
IP) bailed out the Red Storm bullpen from a bases-loaded,
one-out jam in the ninth for his first save. Jeff Gardner hit a
pinch-hit solo homer in the seventh in his only plate appearance
for the Cardinals (8-4, 30-9).
No. 10 Arkansas 2, Texas A&M 1
In Fayetteville, Ark., Randall Fant fanned a
career-high eight as Arkansas won the rubber game of its SEC
series with Texas A&M in front of 9,012 fans at Baum Stadium.
Fant (3-1) allowed two hits, three walks and one run in six
innings. Colby Suggs struck out two in a hitless ninth for his
fifth save. Brian Anderson drove in both runs for the Razorbacks
(11-7, 27-15) with a RBI single in the first and a sacrifice fly
in the third. Joe Serrano, Matt Vinson and Brett McAfee each
went 2 for 3 for Arkansas. Troy Stein (2 for 4) homered in the
second for the Aggies (7-11, 22-19).
No. 12 Oklahoma 14, New Orleans 3
In Norman, Okla., Matt Oberste was a triple short
of the cycle as Oklahoma run-ruled New Orleans after seven for
the series sweep. Oberste (3 for 4, 2B, HR, 2 RBI) scored three.
Colt Bickerstaff (1 for 4, 3 RBI) and Jack Mayfield (2 for 4, 2
R, 2 RBI) also went deep for the Sooners (31-10). Ethan Carnes
(2-1, 7 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 5 K) went the distance for OU. Chaz
Boyer and Zacary Hawkins both had a hit and a run for the
Valparaiso 8, No. 15 Arizona State 6
In Tempe, Ariz., Valparaiso used a five-run third
to break a 2-2 deadlock in avoiding the series sweep at Arizona
State. Chris Manning had three hits and three runs, while Billy
Cribbs went 3 for 5 with a run and two RBI for the Crusaders
(15-23). Dalton Lundeen (2-0, 6.2 IP, 11 H, 6 R, 2 BB, 3 K)
earned the victory, while Karch Kowalczyk worked around a hit in
the ninth for his fourth save. Michael Benjamin (3 for 5, 2 R, 2
RBI) and RJ Ybarra (2 for 3) both homered for ASU.
No. 17 South Carolina 3, No. 18 Kentucky 1
In Columbia, S.C., Jack Wynkoop pitched a
career-best eight innings as South Carolina finished an SEC
sweep of Kentucky in front of 8,024 fans at Carolina Stadium.
Wynkoop (5-2) allowed nine hits and one unearned run with no
walks and three strikeouts. Tyler Webb (1 IP, 1 H, 2 K) earned
his 12th save. LB Dantzler had a two-run homer in the fourth to
erase a 1-0 deficit, while Joey Pankake (2 for 4, R) also
knocked in one for the Gamecocks (11-7, 31-10). A.J. Reed went 3
for 4 with a double and one RBI for the Wildcats (7-11, 24-15).
No. 19 Ole Miss 4, Tennessee 3
In Knoxville, Tenn., Ole Miss rallied for three
in the top of the ninth for a SEC series sweep of Tennessee,
giving Mike Bianco his 500th win as head coach of the Rebels and
his 600th overall victory as a head coach. Ole Miss (10-8,
29-12) trailed 3-1 after eight before Stuart Turner had a
leadoff double in the ninth and Andrew Mistone (1 for 2, 2 BB,
R, RBI) walked. Cameron Dishon entered as a pinch-runner at
second for Turner and Christian Helsel came in as a
pinch-hitter. Helsel put down sacrifice bunt and an errant throw
to third allowed Dishon to score while Mistone moved to third
and Helsel ended up a second. Mistone came home on a groundout
to short to tie the game at 3. Helsel scored on a sacrifice fly
by Will Allen to give the Rebels a 4-3 lead. Brett Huber set the
Volunteers (5-13, 17-21) down in order in the bottom of the
ninth for his 10th save, giving the win to Tanner Bailey (3-1,
1.1 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 K). Christian Stewart (2 for 3, 2 RBI)
homered for UT. Zack Godley (3-5, 9 IP, 6 H, 4 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 7
K) went the distance for the Vols.
Miami (Fla.) 7, No. 20 Clemson 0
In Coral Gables, Fla., Andrew Suarez hurled a
six-hit shutout as Miami won its ACC series against Clemson.
Suarez (3-3) did not allow a walk and struck out five. Dale
Carey (1 for 4, 2B) drove in three, Alexander Hernandez (3 for
5, R) knocked in two, and Garrett Kennedy had two hits and two
runs for the Hurricanes (10-11, 27-16). Steve Wilkerson had
three hits for the Tigers (13-8, 27-13).
Rice 11, Houston 1
In Houston, John Simms allowed one run over seven
innings as Rice run-ruled Houston to capture the Conference USA
series. Simms (5-3) surrendered six hits and one walk while
striking out three. The Owls (9-6, 28-14) used a seven-run third
to take control. Michael Ratterree (2 for 3, 2 R, 2 RBI) homered,
while Keenan Cook (2 for 3, 2 R) and Geoff Perrott (1 for 3, 2B)
both knocked in a pair for Rice. Josh Vidales had two hits and a
walk for the Cougars (7-5, 27-13).
Pepperdine 10, Gonzaga 4
In Malibu, Calif., Drew Hacker had two hits and
four RBI as Pepperdine avoided the WCC sweep by Gonzaga. Hacker
had a RBI single in a two-run second, was hit by a pitch with
the bases loaded in a three-run third and added a two-run base
hit in the seventh. Chris Amezquita (2 for 3, 2 R) belted a
three-run homer in the fourth for the Waves (9-6, 21-17). Aaron
Brown (5-1, 9 IP, 6 H, 4 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 5 K) earned the victory
in going the distance. Jimmy Sinatro went 2 for 2 with a double
and a run for the Bulldogs (13-5, 26-11).
USF 4, Connecticut 3
In Storrs, Conn., Jimmy Falla drove in a pair as
USF completed a Big East sweep of Connecticut and extended its
win streak to 12. Kyle Teaf went 1 foe 3 with two walks and two
runs for the first-place Bulls (10-2, 26-14). Joey Lovecchio
(4-2, 6.2 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 2 K) held the Huskies (8-7,
23-16) hitless for six innings before UConn plated three in the
seventh. Chad Taylor pitched a perfect ninth to record his fifth
save. Max McDowell went 1 for 4 with one run and one RBI for the
Western Carolina 7, Georgia Southern 4
In Cullowhee, N.C., Adam Martin led the Western
Carolina offense again, going 3 for 3 with two walks, runs, RBI
and doubles in the final game of a sweep of Georgia Southern.
Martin went 7 for 9 in the series, with four walks, runs, RBI
and doubles. Jordan Smith (3-3, 9 H, 3 ER, BB, 6 SO) gave up
four runs but lasted six innings, enough for the win. Preston
Hatcher (BB, K) got the last three outs for his 10th save for
the Catamounts (15-6, 26-16). Kyle Streicher went 3 for 4 with a
run and an RBI for the Eagles (10-11, 21-19).
Stephen F. Austin 8, Southeastern Louisiana 3
In Nacogdoches, Texas, Rene Moreda went 3 for 5
with an RBI double in a four-run fifth, helping Stephen F.
Austin to take the last game of its Southland Conference series
against Southeastern Louisiana and the series, 2-1. Cass
Ingvardsen (2-1, 3 H, ER, 2 BB) struck out two in two relief
innings to get the win for the Lumberjacks (10-5, 21-18). Ladd
Rhodes (2 for 4) doubled and scored in the fifth and added an
RBI for the Lions (9-6, 26-15).
South Alabama 7, Western Kentucky 5
In Mobile, Ala., South Alabama scored two in the
bottom of the seventh to break a 5-5 deadlock on its way to a
Sun Belt series win over Western Kentucky and sole possession of
first place. Jordan Patterson had three hits, one double, one
run and one RBI, while Jeff DeBlieux drove in a pair for the
Jaguars (12-6, 29-12). James Traylor (0.2 IP, H, BB) claimed the
victory, with Kyle Bartsch (2 IP, 2 H, 2 BB, 2 K) recording his
10th save. Devin Kelly (2 for 4, 2 R, 2 RBI) homered for the
Hilltoppers (11-7, 21-19).
Kansas State 3, Oklahoma State 2
In Stillwater, Okla., Jake Matthys pitched 4.1
innings of scoreless relief as Kansas State avoided a Big 12
sweep at Oklahoma State. Matthys (6-0) allowed two hits and
struck out three. Jared King homered in the top of the sixth to
give the Wildcats (7-5, 28-13) a 3-2 advantage. Austin Fisher
had three hits and one RBI, while Tanner Witt went 2 for 3 with
a walk and a run for KSU. Robbie Rea (2 for 4) went deep for the
Cowboys (7-7, 27-11).
North Florida 14, Kennesaw State 3
In Jacksonville, Fla., Tyler Marincov and Donnie
Dewees both drove in four as North Florida won its Atlantic Sun
series from Kennesaw State. The first-place Ospreys (11-4,
29-12) used an eight-run second to take control. Dewees went 3
for 3 with a double, a homer and two runs, while Marincov went 2
for 3 with a double, two walks and two runs for UNF. Michael
Renner (7-0, 6 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 1 BB, 1 K) picked up the win. Max
Pentecost had two doubles and a run, while Chris McGowan added a
two-run homer for the Owls (9-9, 21-21).
Old Dominion 1, William & Mary 0
In Norfolk, Va., Ryan Yarbrough pitched a
four-hit shutout as Old Dominion completed a CAA sweep of
William & Mary. Yarbrough (3-3) walked two and struck out four.
He retired 17 straight at one point. The lone run for the
Monarchs (11-10, 21-18) came in the bottom of the first as Ben
Verlander (2 for 4) had a leadoff single, was sacrificed to
second, stole third and came home on a base hit by Josiah
Burney. Ryan Brown went 1 for 3 with a double and a walk for the
Tribe (9-6, 26-16). Jason Inghram (5-4, 8 IP, 7 H, 1 R, 3 BB, 8
K) went the distance for W&M.
Dayton 4, VCU 1
In Dayton, Ohio, Kyle Robinett ripped a three-run
homer in the second as Dayton topped VCU to salvage the Atlantic
10 series finale and end its 12-game losing streak. Mark Podlas
had three hits and two runs for the Flyers (3-10, 8-25-1). Joe
Wahl (2-4, 8 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 3 BB, 5 K) earned the victory, while
Nick Weybright (1 IP, 1 H, 1 BB) recorded his fourth save. Trev
Marino went 1 for 3 with one RBI for the Rams (5-7, 17-19).
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