April 23, 2013

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LMU's Florer Tosses No-Hitter

UNCW tops North Carolina, Vanderbilt downs Louisville, Virginia beats UR


In Los Angeles, Matt Florer (right) tossed the first no-hitter for Loyola Marymount in 33 years Tuesday afternoon in a 5-0 win over Cal State Northridge. The senior lefty (2-1) walked five, hit a batter and struck out five in the first complete game of his career – his previous high was a five-inning outing against Long Beach State in 2012. Florer induced two double plays, including one in the eighth after he walked a batter and hit another to start the frame. Tommy Cheek drove in a pair of runs, and Cullen Mahoney, Matt Lowenstein and Zac Fujimoto each had two hits and a run for the Lions (21-19). The Matadors fell to 22-18.


UNC Wilmington 9, No. 1 North Carolina 8

In Chapel Hill, N.C., Tyler Molinaro ripped a two-run homer in the top of the eighth to lift UNC Wilmington to a win over top-ranked North Carolina, ending the Tar Heels’ 14-game winning streak. The Seahawks (31-11) beat a No. 1 team for the first time in school history – its previous top upset was a win over No. 5 East Carolina in 2004. UNCW trailed 6-0 but got back into it with a six-run fourth inning. Michael Bass had a two-run single, and Luke Dunlap added a three-run double off the fence. Trailing by a run in the eighth, Terence Connelly was hit by a pitch and moved to second on a bunt before Molinaro’s seventh homer. Kelly Secrest (2-0) allowed one hit over 5.2 innings of splendid relief for UNCW. Colin Moran went 2 for 4 with his 10th homer, two runs and three RBI, and Cody Stubbs went 2 for 4 with a run and a RBI for the Tar Heels (39-3).


No. 4 Vanderbilt 10, No. 11 Louisville 2

In Louisville, Ky., Vince Conde went 2 for 5 with a homer, two runs and four RBI, and Tony Kemp had three hits and three runs as Vanderbilt broke from a 2-1 game against Louisville with eight runs in the final four innings. Mike Yastrzemski drove in three, and Zander Wiel had a homer, two runs and two RBI for the Commodores (36-6). Zak Wasserman had two hits and two RBI, and Jeff Gardner added two hits and two runs for the Cardinals (30-10).


No. 5 Virginia 6, Richmond 2

In Charlottesville, Va., Nick Howard went 5 for 5 with three RBI as Virginia knocked off Richmond. Brandon Downes had two doubles and two RBI, and Brandon Cogswell went 2 for 3 with two runs for the Cavaliers (36-6). Mike Small, who suffered a severed leg injury nearly two years ago to the day at Virginia, went 2 for 4 with a run and a RBI for the Spiders (24-15).


Long Beach State 11, No. 7 UCLA 1

In Los Angeles, Ino Patron belted a three-run homer to lead Long Beach State past UCLA at Jackie Robinson Stadium. The Dirtbags (18-20) scored two in the first and a bases-clearing double by Zack Rivera highlighted a six-run third before Patron (1 for 3, 2 R, 2 BB, 4 RBI) capped the scoring with a three-run shot in the fifth. Jeff McNeil went 2 for 3 with two walks, two runs and two RBI for LBSU. Nick Sabo (2-2, 5 IP, 3 H, 3 BB, 2 K) earned the victory. Kevin Kramer had two hits, including a double, and a run for the Bruins (25-12), who were held to four hits.


No. 8 NC State 4, Davidson 3

In Raleigh, N.C., Jake Fincher delivered a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the ninth as NC State edged Davidson to extend the nation’s longest win streak to 15. Logan Ratledge had a leadoff single in the ninth for the Wolfpack (33-10), stole second, moved to third on a wild pitch and touched home on the sac fly by Fincher. David Daniels had a two-run single to highlight a three-run fifth for the Wildcats (12-27). NC State answered with one in the sixth and Fincher’s two-run single in the seventh knotted the score at 3. Grant Sasser (3-0) pitched a perfect ninth to record the victory. Sam Foy had three hits and a run for Davidson.


No. 9 Oregon 11, Portland 7

In Portland, Ore., Tyler Baumgartner belted a three-run homer in the top of the third to snap a 3-3 tie and give Oregon a lead it would not relinquish in a victory at Portland. Shaun Chase went deep one batter later to give the Ducks (30-10) a 7-3 advantage. Brett Thomas (3 for 5, 3 RBI) went deep in the fourth for Oregon. Cole Wiper (1-0, 2 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 1 BB) took the win. Ben Grubb (1 for 5, 2 RBI) had a dinger and Jeff Melby (3 for 5, RBI) scored twice for the Pilots (13-28).


No. 10 Florida State 9, Jacksonville 0

In Jacksonville, Fla., DJ Stewart drove in five as Florida State blanked Jacksonville. The Seminoles (32-9) had two big innings as Stewart contributed a two-run single in a five-run second and a three-run double in a four-run seventh. Peter Miller (5-1, 1 BB, 6 K) allowed three hits in seven scoreless innings. Zach Houck, Scott Schaub and Ethan Loosen each had a hit for the Dolphins (14-26).


Gardner-Webb 7, No. 12 South Carolina 6

In Shelby, N.C., Gardner-Webb scored three over the final two innings to upset South Carolina in front of 4,825 fans at Keeter Stadium. Brad Collins (3 for 5, 2B, 2 RBI) and Ryan Hodge (3 for 4, 2B, RBI) both had three hits, while Danny Yelverton and Scott Johnson both added a pair of knocks for the Bulldogs (21-19-1). Mitch Watner (3-0, 4.1 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 2 K) recorded the win in relief. LB Dantzler (3 for 5, 2B) scored twice, while Grayson Greiner (2 for 4, 2B, R) and Connor Bright (2 for 4, 2B) both drove in two for the Gamecocks (31-11).


No. 14 Mississippi State 12, Memphis 1

In Memphis, Tenn., Brett Pirtle went 4 for 5 with a double, triple, three runs and two RBI, and Hunter Renfroe went 2 for 4 with his 14th homer, three runs and three RBI as Mississippi State coasted past Memphis at AutoZone Park. Ross Mitchell (8-0) allowed three hits and one earned run over six innings of relieve to post the win for the Bulldogs (33-10). Demarcus Henderson added two hits and two RBI, and Trey Porter contributed a pinch-hit, two-run single for MSU. Colton Simbeck went 2 for 4 with a RBI for the Tigers (25-17).


No. 17 Ole Miss 11, Arkansas State 1

In Jonesboro, Ark., Will Jamison had a two-run double to cap a five-run first as Ole Miss handled Arkansas State. Auston Bousfield (2 for 4, 3B, 3 R) and Stuart Turner (1 for 4, 2B) both drove in two for the Rebels (30-12). Brady Bramlett (2 IP, K) earned the win in relief. Claude Johnson had a RBI double in the fourth for the Red Wolves (22-19).


Georgia 17, No. 18 Georgia Tech 0

In Atlanta, a crowd of 18,240 at Turner Field watched as Justin Bryan went 3 for 5 with four RBI and Curt Powell and Hunter Cole each had four hits and two RBI in Georgia’s rout of Georgia Tech. The Bulldogs (16-26) scored twice in the second and five times in the third to take a touchdown lead. Daniel Nichols and Nelson Ward each contributed two RBI for Georgia, which pounded out 23 hits. Six Georgia pitchers combined to allow five hits and strike out 13 Yellow Jackets. Kyle Wren had two hits for Georgia Tech (27-14).


No. 19 Indiana 5, Eastern Kentucky 2

In Bloomington, Ind., Justin Cureton went 2 for 4 with two RBI, and Kyle Schwarber had two hits and two runs as Indiana slipped past Eastern Kentucky. Luke Harrison (4-1) allowed three hits and struck out four in 5.1 scoreless innings of relief for the Hoosiers (30-8). Austin Grisham and John Wilson each had two hits and a run for EKU (14-24).


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