April 26, 2013

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Emanuel pitches No. 1 North Carolina past No. 8 NC State

LSU edges South Carolina, Hawaii upsets Fullerton, Vanderbilt nips MSU


In Raleigh, N.C., Kent Emanuel (left) struck out nine and allowed one earned run in eight sterling innings as top-ranked North Carolina knocked off No. 8 NC State 7-1 Friday in the opener of their ACC showdown series. Emanuel (9-1) allowed seven hits in pitching into the eighth for the fourth straight start. The Tar Heels (19-2, 41-3) gave him all the support he would need in the first, as Colin Moran ripped his 11th homer, a three-run shot. Brian Holberton later added his ninth homer, and Michael Russell added three hits for North Carolina. Bryan Adametz went 2 for 4 with a run for the Wolfpack (14-8, 33-11).

No. 2 LSU 5, No. 12 South Carolina 2

In Baton Rouge, La., Aaron Nola went the distance for the third straight start and struck out eight as LSU downed South Carolina to open their SEC series in front of 9,006 fans at Alex Box Stadium. Nola (8-0) allowed six hits and two earned runs with no walks. Sean McMullen (2 for 3, 2B, R) drove in three, while Ty Ross had two hits, two runs and one RBI for the Tigers (16-3, 39-4). Joey Pankake (2 for 4) homered for the Gamecocks (11-8, 31-12).


Hawaii 4, No. 3 Cal State Fullerton 3

In Honolulu, Austin Wobrock had an infield RBI single in the bottom of the eighth to lift Hawaii past Cal State Fullerton in the Big West series opener in front of 3,285 fans at Les Murakami Stadium. With the score tied at 3, Connor George drew a leadoff walk in the eighth and moved to third on a base hit by Marc Flores. Following a pair of strikeouts, Wobrock (2 for 3, R) hit a check-swing dribbler down the third base line that plated George with the go-ahead run. Lawrence Chew (1-1, 1.1 IP) retired the Titans (10-3, 36-5) in order in the top of the ninth to record the victory. Stephen Ventimilia (2 for 4) drove in a run and scored in a three-run third for the Rainbows (4-9, 9-27). Carlos Lopez (2 for 4, 2B, R, RBI), Michael Lorenzen (2 for 2, BB, RBI) and Austin Kingsolver (2 for 3, R) had multiple hits for Fullerton. Starter Thomas Eshelman (3.1 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 2 ER, K) had his shortest outing of the season for the Titans.


No. 4 Vanderbilt 3, No. 14 Mississippi State 1

In Nashville, Tenn., Kevin Ziomek fanned 10 in seven innings as Vanderbilt edged Mississippi State in the SEC series opener in front of 3,423 fans at Hawkins Field. Ziomek (8-2) allowed four hits, three walks and one run. Brian Miller (2 IP, 2 H, BB) earned his 12th save. Mike Yastrzemski (2 for 4, R) delivered a two-run single in the bottom of the third to put the Commodores (17-2, 37-6) ahead for good. Brett Pirtle (3 for 4) doubled and scored on a groundout by Demarcus Henderson in the fourth to cut the lead in half. Zander Wiel delivered a sacrifice fly in the eighth to give Vanderbilt an insurance run. Connor Harrell had two hits for the Commodores.


No. 5 Virginia 15, Virginia Tech 6

In Blacksburg, Va., Reed Gragnani had three hits, including a home run, and four RBI as Virginia spanked Virginia Tech in the ACC series opener in front of 3,142 fans at English Field. The Cavaliers (17-5, 38-6) erased an early 1-0 deficit with four in the second and put the game away with six in the seventh. Brandon Downes had three hits and two runs, while Branden Cogswell (2 for 6, 2 2B, R), Jared King (3 for 6, 2 2B, 2 R) and Mike Papi (2 for 5, 2 R) each drove in two for Virginia. The Cavaliers pounded out a season-high 17 hits in winning their seventh straight. Brandon Waddell (4-1, 5.2 IP, 8 H, 6 R, 1 BB, 5 K) picked up the win, while Whit Mayberry (3.1 IP, 2 H, 3 K) registered his second save. Sean Keselica went 4 for 5 with a double and three runs, while Chad Pinder (2 for 4) and Tyler Horan (1 for 4, 3B) both drove in a pair for the Hokies (9-13, 25-18).


No. 6 Oregon State 10, USC 4
In Corvallis, Ore., Max Gordon went 4 for 5 with two RBI, and Kavin Keyes added three hits and three RBI as Oregon State pounded out a season-high 20 hits in a Pac 12 win over USC. The offensive outburst was more than enough for Matt Boyd (8-2), who allowed three runs on five hits with 11 strikeouts in 8.1 innings for the Beavers (12-4, 32-8). OSU led 3-1 before scoring three in the seventh and four in the eighth to break away from the Trojans (8-11, 16-24). James Roberts went 2 for 4 with a run for USC.

No. 7 UCLA 7, Washington State 6 (11)

In Pullman, Wash., Shane Zeile delivered a run-scoring single in the top of the 11th to carry UCLA past Washington State to begin their Pac-12 series. The Bruins (10-6, 26-12) scored in three of their first four at-bats in building a 5-0 lead before the Cougars (6-10, 19-19) tallied single runs in the fourth and fifth before a three-run sixth. UCLA took a 6-5 advantage in the top of the seventh before WSU answered with one in the bottom of the eighth. Kevin Kramer had two hits and two runs, while Brian Carroll (1 for 5, BB, R) drove in a pair for the Bruins. David Berg (5-0, 3.2 IP, 4 H, BB, 4 K) earned the victory. Adam Nelubowich went 5 for 6 with a run and two RBI for the Cougars.


No. 9 Oregon 2, Stanford 1

In Eugene, Ore., Aaron Payne drove in the game-winner with a base hit in the bottom of the ninth as Oregon nipped Stanford in front of a crowd of 2,428 at PK Park. Steven Packard reached on a two-base error to start the ninth for the Ducks (14-5, 31-10). Pinch-runner Desmond Santos moved to third on a bunt single by Connor Hofmann. Following an intentional walk and a strikeout, Payne delivered the game-winning single against Mark Appel (7-3, 8.1 IP, 9 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 9 K). Garrett Cleavinger (3-0, 1.2 IP, 3 K) earned the win. Scott Heineman had two hits for Oregon. Brian Ragira (2 for 4) and Drew Jackson (2 for 3, 2B, BB) both had multiple hits for the Cardinal (9-7, 23-13).


No. 10 Florida State 7, Wake Forest 3

In Tallahassee, Fla., Luke Weaver fanned nine in seven scoreless innings as Florida State stopped Wake Forest to start their ACC series in front of 4,435 fans at Dick Howser Stadium. Weaver (5-1) allowed three hits and three walks. Marcus Davis (2 for 3, 2B, R) drove in three as the Seminoles (14-8, 33-9) built a 7-0 lead after seven. Matt Conway (3 for 4, 2B, R, RBI) led the offense for the Demon Deacons (7-15, 24-21), who scored all their runs in the ninth.


No. 11 Louisville 2, Georgetown 1

In Louisville, Ky., Coco Johnson went 1 for 3 with a leadoff homer in the second and an RBI hit-by-pitch in the third to provide Louisville's entire offense in its Big East series opener against Georgetown. Chad Green (6-2, 3 H) struck out five in eight innings of one-run ball for the win, and Nick Burdi (IP, 2 H) followed with a pair of strikeouts to strand runners on first and third and get his eighth save for the Cardinals (9-4, 31-10). Steve Anderson (2 for 3) homered in the eighth and was the only player with multiple hits for the Hoyas (5-8, 23-16).


No. 13 Oklahoma 8, Texas Tech 0 (suspended top 9, resume noon Saturday)


No. 15 Arkansas 2, Georgia 0

In Athens, Ga., Barrett Astin struck out eight, allowing just four hits and two walks in eight innings to improve to 3-2 in a pitchers' duel that begin Arkansas's SEC series at Georgia. Brian Anderson (2 for 3) had two of three hits and the game-winning RBI single in the third for the Razorbacks (12-7, 28-15). Curt Powell and Kyle Farmer went 2 for 4 for the Bulldogs (4-15, 16-27).


No. 16 Arizona State 5, Utah 4 (10)

In Salt Lake City, Arizona State scored four over its final three at-bats to eke out a 10-inning win over Utah in Pac-12 action. Connor Eppard had a two-run homer to cap a three-run sixth as the Utes (5-14, 16-21) took a 4-1 advantage. Kasey Coffman (2 for 4, 2 RBI) had a homer in the eighth to pull the Sun Devils (9-7, 26-12-1) within two. Coffman added a sacrifice fly and Michael Benjamin (2 for 5, HR, 2 RBI) delivered a run-scoring single with two away in the top of the ninth to force extra innings. Drew Stankiewicz came through with a RBI single with two outs in the top of the 10th to give ASU its first lead. Trever Allen had two hits and two runs for the Sun Devils. Ryan Burr (2-1, 2 IP, 2 H, 1 BB, 4 K) recorded the victory. Braden Anderson had two hits and a run for Utah. Starter Mitch Watrous (7.2 IP, 8 H, 2 R, 2 BB) struck out nine for the Utes.


No. 17 Ole Miss 11, Kentucky 5

In Oxford, Miss., Andrew Mistone was a homer short of the cycle as Ole Miss evened its SEC series with Kentucky. The Rebels (11-9, 31-13) scored multiple runs in four of the first six innings, with four in the first, two in both the third and fifth, and three in the sixth. Mistone finished with three hits and five RBI. Stuart Turner (2 for 3, 2 BB, 2 RBI) homered and scored four for Ole Miss. Mike Mayers (3-4, 6 IP, H, 3 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 8 K) took the victory. Zac Zellers went 1 for 3 with a double, one run and one RBI for the Wildcats (8-12, 25-17).


Clemson 11-4, No. 18 Georgia Tech 3-3 (Game 2 – 11 innings)

In Clemson, S.C., Tyler Krieger delivered a game-winning RBI single with two away in the bottom of the 11th as Clemson completed an ACC sweep of Georgia Tech in front of 5,231 spectators at Doug Kingsmore Stadium. The Tigers (15-8, 30-13) scored a pair in the ninth to force extra innings. Krieger and Garrett Boulware both had two hits and one RBI for Clemson. Scott Firth (5-4, 2 IP, 2 H, 2 BB, 1 K) picked up the win. Zane Evans and Sam Dove both had two hits, one run and one RBI for the Yellow Jackets (11-12, 27-16). In the opener, Clemson starter Daniel Gossett allowed one run over seven innings. Gossett (7-2) surrendered five hits and two walks while striking out four. The Tigers led 3-1 before putting up five in the seventh and three in the eighth. Jon McGibbon had two hits and three RBI, while Krieger was 3 for 3 with two RBI for Clemson. Dove went 2 for 4 with a double, a run and an RBI for the Yellow Jackets.


No. 19 Indiana 9, Michigan 1

In Bloomington, Ind., Joey DeNato fanned seven in seven innings as Indiana mauled Michigan in the Big Ten series opener in front of 2,116 fans at Bart Kaufman Field. DeNato (6-1) allowed six hits and five walks, but just one run. He struck out the side in the top of the first before the Hoosiers (9-4, 32-8) scored seven in the bottom of the frame, keyed by a three-run homer from Casey Smith. Scott Donley (4 for 5, 2B, 3 RBI) and Justin Cureton (3 for 5, 2B, 2 RBI) both homered and scored twice for IU. Zach Zott and Michael O’Neill both had two hits for the Wolverines (8-5, 22-18).


UNC Wilmington 10, Towson 5

In Towson, Md., Luke Dunlap had four hits and four RBI, both career bests, as UNCW outscored Towson to begin their CAA series. Michael Bass went 3 for 4 with two walks and three runs for the first-place Seahawks (13-2, 32-11). UNCW scored four in the first and took an 8-1 lead with three in the sixth. Mat Batts (7-2, 6 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 1 BB, 9 K) picked up the win, while Justin Livengood (1.2 IP, 2 H, 2 BB, 2 K) notched his second save. Hunter Bennett had three hits for the Tigers (9-7, 19-21).


Cal Poly 8, Long Beach State 5

In Long Beach, Calif., Cal Poly used a five-run first to defeat Long Beach State in Big West play. Brian Mundell (2 for 3, BB, 2 R) had a two-run double and David Armendariz brought in two with a base hit in the first for the Mustangs (8-5, 28-11). Tommy Pluschkell had a two-run double in a three-run fifth for Cal Poly. Joey Wagman (9-2, 6 IP, 6 H, 5 R, 4 ER, 4 BB, 5 K) took the win, with Reed Reilly (3 IP, 3 H, 4 K) recording his 11th save. Jeff McNeil had three hits, including a double, and one RBI, while Colby Brenner (1 for 3) drove in a pair for the Dirtbags (7-6, 18-21).


Sacred Heart 3, Monmouth 2 (12)

In West Long Branch, N.J., Dave Boisture had a RBI triple in the top of the 12th as Sacred Heart edged Monmouth to take sole possession of second place in the NEC. John Murphy drew a two-out walk in the 12th for the Pioneers (15-6, 20-17) and stole second before scoring on the triple by Boisture (2 for 6). After Jesus Medina doubled and scored in the fifth for Sacred Heart, Chris Perret (2 for 5, 2 RBI) homered in the bottom of the ninth for the Hawks (14-7, 24-18) to force extra innings. The Pioneers plated a run in the top of the 10th on a RBI double by Brian Lamboy prior to a run-scoring base hit by Perret in the bottom of the frame. Dan Wertz (2-2, 2 IP, 2 K) earned the win in relief of Troy Scribner (10 IP, 9 H, 2 R, 2 BB, 7 K). Andrew McGee (8 H, 2 R, 3 BB, 6 K) also went 10 innings for Monmouth.


Creighton 5, Nebraska 3

In Omaha, Neb., Federico Castagnini had three hits, one run and one RBI as Creighton downed Nebraska in front of 8,395 fans at TD Ameritrade Park. The Bluejays (23-9) scored a pair in the top of the first and never trailed. Tommy Strunc (6-1, 6 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 3 BB, 5 K) earned the win, with Jake Peter fanning two in a hitless ninth for his sixth save. Rich Sanguinetti had two hits and one RBI for the Huskers (19-21).


Maryland 1, Duke 0

In Durham, N.C., Jimmy Reed pitched a five-hit shutout as Maryland edged Duke to kick off their ACC series. Reed (5-3) walked two and fanned four, facing just six over the minimum. It was the first collegiate shutout for the senior lefty as he threw 98 pitches, 69 for strikes. The Terrapins (7-15, 24-20) scored their lone run in the top of the eighth as Jordan Hagel had a one-out double and scored on a wild pitch. Trent Swart (4-4, 8 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 3 BB, 9 K) was the tough-luck loser. Mark Lumpa was 1 for 2 with a walk for the Blue Devils (8-14, 24-21).


New Mexico 9, UNLV 0
In Albuquerque, N.M., Drew Bridges, who was recruited as a shortstop, tossed a career-best six shutout innings, and DJ Peterson went 3 for 4 with a homer, two runs and two RBI as New Mexico blanked UNLV in the Mountain West. Chase Harris and Sam Haggerty each drove in two runs in support of Bridges (3-1), who allowed three hits and struck out three. The Lobos improved to 15-4, 25-16, opening up a four-game lead in the conference. Brandon Bayardi and Erik VanMeetren each had two hits and a run for the Rebels (11-8, 27-14).

Richmond 8, Saint Louis 7

In Richmond,Va., Matt Zink had a two-run single and Tanner Stanley added a two-run triple in an eight-run fourth as Richmond edged Saint Louis in the Atlantic 10 series opener at Pitt Field. The first-place Billikens (11-2, 29-12) built a 6-0 lead after three before the fourth-inning uprising by the Spiders (8-5, 25-15). Stanley (3 for 5) was a homer short of the cycle. Peter Bayer (4-1, 4.2 IP,3 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 6 K) earned the win in relief, with Andrew Brockett (2 IP, 2 K) recording his second save. Mike Vigliarolo (3 for 4, 2B, 3 R, 2 RBI) homered twice, while Braxton Martinez also went deep for SLU.


Seton Hall 7, Villanova 0

In Plymouth Meeting, Pa., Jon Prosinski tossed a six-hit shutout with a career-high 13 strikeouts as Seton Hall blanked Villanova in the lid-lifter of their Big East series. Prosinski (7-2) walked one and plunked one in recording his third complete game in his past four starts. Zack Granite went 3 for 4 with a run and two RBI, while Mike Genovese had three hits, a run and an RBI for the Pirates (8-5, 24-16). Adam Goss and Brandon Carr both had two hits for the Wildcats (2-11, 11-30).


Northern Illinois 3, Miami (Ohio) 1

In DeKalb, Ill., Jordan Ruckman tossed a two-hitter as Northern Illinois to the MAC series opener from Miami. Ruckman (2-6) allowed one earned run with two walks and five strikeouts. The Huskies (12-4, 17-22) scored their runs in the second on consecutive RBI from Jamison Wells (2 for 5, 2B), Tommy Hook (2 for 5) and Alex Klonowski (2 for 4, 2B). Jake Romano (1 for 3) had a leadoff triple and scored on a groundout in the eighth for the RedHawks (9-7, 19-21).


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