April 27, 2013

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Moore works 7.2 shutout innings as Oregon State tops USC

NCSU knocks off UNC, South Carolina nips LSU, Tech takes two from UVa


In Corvallis, Ore., Andrew Moore threw 7.2 scoreless innings as sixth-ranked Oregon State blanked USC 3-0 Saturday to clinch a Pac-12 series win. Moore (8-1) scattered five hits with two walks and one strikeout. Tony Bryant recorded the final four outs for his first save. The Beavers (13-4, 33-8) scored single runs in the second, fourth and eighth. Tyler Smith went 2 for 4 with one RBI, while Michael Conforto homered for the seventh time. Bobby Stahel and Garrett Stubbs both had two hits for the Trojans (8-12, 16-25).


No. 8 NC State 7, No. 1 North Carolina 3

In Raleigh, N.C., Carlos Rodon allowed two runs and fanned 10 in 6.2 innings as NC State leveled its ACC series with North Carolina in front of 3,123 fans at Doak Field. Rodon (5-2) allowed seven hits and walked four. Travis Orwig (1.2 IP, H, K) picked up his first save. The Wolfpack (15-8, 34-11) scored one in the third before putting up three in both the fourth and fifth. Jake Armstrong (1 for 2, 2 BB) drove in a pair, while Grant Clyde (1 for 3, 2B, RBI) scored twice for NCSU. Cody Stubbs (2 for 5, 2B) had a three-run homer in the seventh for UNC, which stranded 14.


No. 12 South Carolina 4, No. 2 LSU 2

In Baton Rouge, La., Tanner English broke a 2-2 deadlock with a run-scoring triple in the top of the ninth and later scored on a balk as South Carolina evened its SEC series with LSU in front a regular-season record-crowd of 10,246 at Alex Box Stadium. The Tigers (16-4, 39-5) tried to rally in the bottom of the ninth against closer Tyler Webb as JaCoby Jones (2 for 4) doubled and moved to third on an infield single by Jared Foster (2 for 4) . Webb recorded a pair of strikeouts before a fly out ended the contest, giving him his 13th save. Adam Westmoreland (5-1, 1 IP, 2 H, K) picked up the victory. Grayson Greiner went 1 for 4 with a triple and a run for the Gamecocks (12-8, 32-12). Raph Rhymes (3 for 4, 2 2B) scored twice, driven both times by Ty Ross.


Virginia Tech 5-11, No. 5 Virginia 3-6

In Blacksburg, Va., Andrew Rash went 3 for 3 with a homer and two RBI as Virginia Tech swept a doubleheader from Virginia in front of 1,181 fans at English Field. The Hokies (11-13, 27-19) erased a 2-1 deficit with a five-run third and added three more in the fourth. Horan was 2 for 4 with two runs and two RBI. Devin Burke (7-3, 7.1 IP, 8 H, 5 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 2 K) took the win. Joe McCarthy (2 for 5, 2B) and Brandon Downes (1 for 5, 3B) both drove in two for the Cavaliers (17-7, 38-8). Joe Mantiply pitched seven solid innings as Virginia Tech took the opener. Mantiply (4-0) allowed six hits and three runs with three walks and five strikeouts. Clark Labitan (1.2 IP, K) recorded his sixth save. Tyler Horan drove in two, while Alex Perez went 3 for 4 with a double, one run and one RBI for the Hokies. Kenny Towns (3 for 4) and Derek Fisher both homered for Virginia.


No. 3 Cal State Fullerton 5, Hawaii 0

In Honolulu, J.D. Davis went 5 for 5 with two runs and one RBI as Cal State Fullerton evened its Big West series with Hawaii in front of 4,224 fans at Les Murakami Stadium. Carlos Lopez added three hits, including a double, and two runs for the Titans (11-3, 35-7), who took control early with a pair in the top of the first. Fullerton has outscored its opponents 46-7 in the first inning and is 25-3 when scoring first. Justin Garza (9-0) pitched eight scoreless innings with five hits, one walk and two strikeouts. Davis also recorded the final three outs to preserve the shutout. Conner George and Andre Real both had two hits for the Rainbows (4-10, 9-28).


No. 4 Vanderbilt 5, No. 14 Mississippi State 2

In Nashville, Tenn., Tyler Beede fanned seven in six innings as Vanderbilt secured an SEC series win over Mississippi State in front of 2,840 fans at Hawkins Field. Beede (11-0) allowed seven hits, two walks and two runs. Carson Fulmer (1.2 IP, H, 2 K) registered his third save. Tony Kemp went 4 for 4 with a triple and two runs, while Mike Yastrzemski had two hits, including a double, and two RBI for the Commodores (18-2, 38-6). Vanderbilt snapped a 1-1 deadlock with three in the second. Hunter Renfroe drove in both runs for the Bulldogs (10-10, 33-12).


No. 7 UCLA 10, Washington State 1

In Pullman, Wash., Nick Vander Tuig went the distance with eight strikeouts to help UCLA clinch a Pac-12 series win at Washington State. Vander Tuig (7-3) allowed seven hits, no walks and one run, which came in the bottom of the ninth. Christoph Bono (2 for 3, 2 R, 3 RBI) and Pat Valaika both homered for the Bruins (11-6, 27-12), while Eric Filia added two doubles and three runs. Ian Sagdal had two hits, including a double, and one RBI for the Cougars (6-11, 19-20).


No. 9 Oregon 6, Stanford 4

In Eugene, Ore., Ryon Healy homered twice and drove in four as Oregon secured a Pac-12 series win over Stanford in front of 3,892 fans at PK Park. Healy (3 for 3) had a two-run homer in the first to start the scoring and capped a three-run fourth with a second two-run bomb as the Ducks (15-5, 23-10) took a 6-1 advantage. Brett Thomas went 2 for 4 with two runs and one RBI, while J.J. Altobelli went 2 for 2 with two walks for Oregon. The win went to starter Cole Irvin (8-2, 7 IP, 10 H, 4 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, K), with Jimmie Sherfy (2 IP, H, BB, 2 K) picking up his 14th save. Danny Diekroeger and Wayne Taylor both had two hits and a run for the Cardinal (9-8, 23-14).


No. 10 Florida State 8, Wake Forest 6

In Tallahassee, Fla., John Sansone had three hits and two RBI as Florida State held off Wake Forest to secure an ACC series victory in front of 5,217 fans at Dick Howser Stadium. The Demon Deacons (7-16, 24-22) scored a pair in the top of the first before the Seminoles (15-8, 34-9) scored in four of the first five innings in building an 8-2 lead. WFU added a pair in both the eighth and ninth to make it close. Brandon Leibrandt (6-4, 5 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 3 BB, 7 K) registered the win. Matt Conway (1 for 5, 2B) drove in two, while Pat Blair had two doubles and a run for the Demon Deacons.


No. 11 Louisville 6, Georgetown 2

In Louisville, Ky., Ty Young went 2 for 4 with an RBI single in Louisville's four-run first and an RBI double in the second to get the jump on Georgetown and, ultimately, a 2-0 lead in the Big East series. Young also walked, stole two bases, and scored twice for the Cardinals (10-4, 32-10). Jeff Thompson (7-1, 7.2 IP, 5 H, BB, HBP) allowed two earned runs but struck out eight and earned the win. Nick Collins (1 for 4) hit a two-run homer in the sixth for the Hoyas (5-9, 23-17).


No. 13 Oklahoma 8-6, Texas Tech 0-2

In Norman, Okla., Matt Oberste went 2 for 4 with a walk, singling and scoring in Oklahoma's three-run first, doubling in two in the sixth, and leading Oklahoma to a 2-0 lead over Texas Tech in their Big 12 series. Jonathan Gray (8-1, 7.1 IP, 2 BB) struck out seven and allowed just one earned run and two hits for the win. Jacob Evans (1.1 IP, BB) struck out three en route to his eighth save for the Sooners (10-4, 33-10). Jake Barrios and Bryant Burleson went 1 for 4 with consecutive RBI singles in the eighth for the Red Raiders (5-12, 19-24). In the completion of Friday’s suspended game, Jake Fisher scattered seven hits and struck out 10 in seven shutout innings in his first career start, improving his record to 1-1. Jack Mayfield (1 for 4) delivered the big blow, a three-run homer in the fourth, for the Sooners. Jake Barrios went 3 for 4 for the Red Raiders.


No. 15 Arkansas 2, Georgia 1

In Athens, Ga., Jake Wise went just 1 for 3, but in the eighth inning, he tied the game with an RBI single and then scored the winning run, giving Arkansas a 2-0 lead in its SEC series at Georgia. Jalen Beeks (5-1) struck out two in an inning of relief for the win, and Colby Suggs (IP, H, BB) got his seventh save for the Razorbacks (13-7, 29-15). Nelson Ward went 2 for 3 with a walk and stolen base for the Bulldogs (4-16, 16-28).


No. 16 Arizona State 5, Utah 1

In Salt Lake City, Ryan Kellogg allowed one run over eight innings as Arizona State clinched a Pac-12 series win over Utah in front of 1,407 fans at Spring Mobile Park. Kellogg (10-0) gave up seven hits and struck out four. The Sun Devils (10-7) put up three in the top of the first and never trailed. James McDonald (2 for 4) homered to lead the ASU offense. Konnor Armijo had two hits and one RBI for the Utes (5-15, 16-22).


Kentucky 5, No. 17 Ole Miss 4

In Oxford, Miss., Kentucky scored a pair in the top of the eighth to snap a 3-3 tie and held on to win its SEC series from Ole Miss in front of 9,032 fans at Swayze Field. Max Kuhn (2 for 3, BB) drove in two, A.J. Reed (2 for 5, 2B) scored twice and Greg Fettes homered and walked twice for the Wildcats (9-12, 26-17). Corey Littrell (5-3, 8 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 1 BB, 6 K) picked up the win, while Trevor Gott (1 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 K) recorded his 10th save, a school record. Austin Anderson (2 for 4) homered and knocked in two, while Tanner Mathis had two hits and two runs for the Rebels (11-10, 31-14).


No. 18 Georgia Tech 14, Clemson 9

In Clemson, S.C., Zane Evans went 6 for 6 to tie a program record for hits in a game as Georgia Tech avoided the ACC sweep at Clemson in front of 4,468 fans at Doug Kingsmore Stadium. Evans homered twice, doubled, scored four and drove in four. The Yellow Jackets (12-12, 28-16) erased a 5-2 deficit with 10 in the top of the fifth. Daniel Palks (3 for 6, 2 2B, HR, 3 R) also drove in four for Tech. Jonathan King (4-3, 2.2 IP, 7 H, 4 R, 1 BB, 2 K) picked up the win in relief, while Jonathan Roberts (3 IP, 2 BB, 1 K) recorded his first save. Maleeke Gibson went 3 for 5 with two runs and four RBI for the Tigers (15-9, 30-14).


No. 19 Indiana 9, Michigan 3

In Bloomington, Ind., Nick Ramos had two hits and drove in four as Indiana secured a Big Ten series win over Michigan in front of 1,648 fans at Bart Kaufman Field. The Wolverines (8-6, 22-19) tallied one in the top of the first before the Hoosiers (10-4, 33-8) responded with three in the second and six in the third. Casey Smith (1 for 1, 2 BB, R) and Chad Clark (1 for 3, BB, R) both drove in two, while Dustin DeMuth (2 for 3, BB) and Scott Donley (1 for 3, BB) both scored twice for IU. San Travis had three hits, including a double, one run and one RBI for the Hoosiers. Kyle Hart (7-0, 5.1 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 2 BB, 2 K) picked up the win, while Scott Effross (3.2 IP, H, K) notched his fifth save.


Dartmouth 3-8, Harvard 1-0

In Hanover, N.H., Cole Sulser went the distance in the opener as Dartmouth downed Harvard to win its sixth straight Red Rolfe Division crown. Three hurlers combined on the shutout in the nightcap for the Big Green (13-5, 29-7). Sulser (5-2) allowed three hits and one run in seven innings with two walks and eight strikeouts. He became the second Dartmouth hurler to record 20 career victories. The first, Mike Remlinger with 22, pitched 14 seasons in the Major Leagues. Matt MacDowell had a two-run double in the fourth to break a 1-1 deadlock. Brandon Kregel went 1 for 3 with a double and one RBI for the Crimson (7-11, 10-28). In Game 2, Kyle Hunter (4-1, 5 H, 1 BB, 5 K) hurled seven scoreless innings to help Dartmouth with the sweep. MacDowell and Dustin Selzer (3 for 4, 2B, R) both drove in two, while Trent Goodrich (3 for 4, 2 R, RBI) had two doubles for the Big Green. Carlton Bailey had two hits for Harvard.


Columbia 1-6, Penn 0-4

In Philadelphia, Columbia completed a four-game sweep of Penn to win the Lou Gehrig Division for the first time since 2010 and will host Dartmouth next weekend in the Ivy League Championship Series. In the opener, Tim Giel (3-3, 6 IP, 2 H, 3 BB, 6 K) earned the win and Alex Black (1 IP, BB, K) recorded his fourth save. Eric Williams had a sacrifice fly in the top of the third for the game’s lone run. In the nightcap, the Lions (16-4, 24-19) scored two in the first and two more in the third to take control. Blank had two hits, including a homer, and drove in three. Gary Tesch went 2 for 4 with a double and one RBI for the Quakers (7-13, 22-21).


Canisius 10-2, Marist 4-1 (Game 2 – 10 innings)

In Buffalo, N.Y., Canisius swept a MAAC doubleheader from Marist to extend its win streak to 11, a program record and longest active streak in Division I. In the Opener, Jesse Kelso belted a three-run homer in the first to ignite the offense for the Golden Griffins (9-5, 31-10). Jimmy Luppens had three hits and three RBI for Canisius. Nine-hole hitter Ronnie Bernick was plunked four times and scored twice for the Griffs. Garrett Cortright (8-2, 8 IP, 8 H, 3 R, 3 BB, 3 K) earned the victory. Matt Pagano drove in a pair for the Red Foxes (11-6, 20-17-1). In the nightcap, Luppens knocked in Bernick in the bottom of the 10th to complete the sweep. Jon Fitzsimmons (3-0, 2.1 IP, H, 2 K) got the win in relief of Alex Godzak (7.2 IP, 5 H, R, 2 BB, 7 K). Joey Aiola had two hits and one RBI, while Jake Berry went 2 for 4 with a run for Marist.


New Mexico 5, UNLV 3

In Albuquerque, N.M., New Mexico erased a 2-1 deficit with four in the bottom of the eighth in clinching a Mountain West series victory over UNLV and extending its win streak to nine. Luke Campbell went 2 for 3 with a triple and two RBI to lead the first-place Lobos (16-4, 26-16). Josh Walker (5-0, 2.1 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 2 K) was credited with the win, while Gabe Aguilar (0.2 IP, H, 2 K) picked up his first save. Erik VanMeetren and Joey Swanner both had three hits and one RBI for the Rebels (11-9, 27-15).


Florida Atlantic 1, Troy 0

In Boca Raton, Fla., Jeremy Strawn and Hugh Adams combined on the four-hit shutout as Florida Atlantic evened its Sun Belt series. Strawn (3-2) allowed four hits in eight innings with one walk and five strikeouts. Adams fanned two in a hitless ninth for his 13th save. Levi Meyer scored from first on a dropped fly ball to right with two away in the seventh for the game’s lone run. Nathan Pittman went 1 for 3 with a walk for the Owls (12-8, 26-17). Tyler Vaughn had three hits, including a double, for the Trojans (12-8, 31-12). Shane McCain (7-1, 8 IP, 3 H, 1 UE, 1 BB, 6 K) went the distance and suffered the loss for Troy.


Baylor 1, Texas 0

In Waco, Texas, Austin Stone and two relievers combined on the five-hit shutout as Baylor secured a Big 12 series victory over Texas in front of 4,295 onlookers at Baylor Ballpark. Stone (3-2) struck out a career-high 10 in six innings, with four hits and three walks. Josh Michalec (H, 2 BB, 2 K) worked two innings before Crayton Bare fanned two in a hitless ninth for his second save. The Bears (10-6, 23-20) got their run in the fourth on a bases-loaded walk to Lawton Langford (1 for 3). Adam Toth had two hits, including a triple, for Baylor. Jacob Felts was 3 for 3 with a double and a walk for the Longhorns (5-12, 22-19).


Gardner-Webb 5, UNC Asheville 1

In Boiling Springs, N.C., Andrew Barnett struck out 14, two away from the program record, as Gardner-Webb evened its Big South series with UNC Asheville. Barnett (3-2) allowed seven hits, all singles, and one run in eight innings with no walks. Jeff Howell struck out the side in the ninth to close out the contest. Beginning in the second, the Runnin’ Bulldogs (8-9, 22-21-1) scored single runs in five straight innings. Scott Coleman (2 for 4) homered in the third for Gardner-Webb. Todd Joyner had two hits for the visiting Bulldogs (3-14, 15-30).


Richmond 3, Saint Louis 1

In Richmond, Va., Andrew Blum allowed one run over 7.1 innings as Richmond clinched an Atlantic 10 series win over Saint Louis at Pitt Field. Blum (5-0) scattered nine hits, walked one and struck out five. Andrew Brockett (1 IP, H, K) registered his third save. All the scoring was done in the first. Mike Vigliarolo (2 for 4) had an RBI double in the top of the first to give the first-place Billikens (11-3, 29-13) an early lead. Jacob Mayers tied it in the bottom of the frame with a sacrifice fly and Adam Forrer (2 for 3) belted a two-run homer to give the Spiders (9-5, 26-15) the lead. Tyler Beckwith had two doubles, while Matt Zink was 2 for 5 with a double and a run for UR. Alec Sole went 3 for 4 for SLU.


Towson 9, UNC Wilmington 5

In Towson, Md., Kurt Wertz had a two-run triple to highlight a seven-run seventh as Towson evened its CAA series with UNCW. The Tigers (10-7, 20-21) trailed 2-1 before the post-stretch outburst. Wertz finished with two hits and three RBI, while Peter Bowles contributed a pair of sacrifice flies. Paul Beers (1-4, 7 IP, 7 H, 2 R, 2 K) earned the win. Luke Dunlap (3 for 4, 3 RBI) homered twice and Corey Dick (2 for 4) also went deep for the first-place Seahawks (13-3, 32-12).


Illinois 12, Northwestern 3

In Champaign, Ill., Justin Parr set a program record by extending his hit streak to 26 games as Illinois evened its Big Ten series with Northwestern. Parr (2 for 4) had an infield single in the third and belted a three-run homer in the eighth. Thomas Lindauer added three hits, including a double, and two runs, while Reid Roper doubled twice and scored a pair for the Illini (7-7, 25-13). John Kravetz (4-1, 7 IP, 10 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 7 K) picked up the victory. Trevor Stevens (4 for 5, R, RBI), Luke Dauch (3 for 4, R) and Zach Jones (2 for 4, R) led the offense for the Wildcats (7-10, 18-16).