April 28, 2013

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Gregor goes 3 for 3 as Vanderbilt sweeps Mississippi State

South Carolina wins series at LSU, Cal State Fullerton blanks Hawaii


Conrad Gregor went 3 for 3 with a homer, three runs and three RBI as fourth-ranked Vanderbilt completed the SEC sweep of No. 14 Mississippi State with an 8-3 win Sunday in front of 3,243 fans at Hawkins Field. The Commodores (19-2, 39-6) took control early with five in the bottom of the first and added two more in the second. Zander Wiel doubled and drove in two, while Connor Harrell scored twice for Vanderbilt. TJ Pecoraro (2-1, 5 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 3 BB, 2 K) was the starter and winner. Brett Pirtle had two hits and two RBI for the Bulldogs (10-11, 33-13).


No. 12 South Carolina 4, No. 2 LSU 0

In Baton Rouge, La., Jack Wynkoop pitched seven scoreless innings as South Carolina claimed an SEC series win over LSU in front of a crowd of 6,380 at Alex Box Stadium. Wynkoop (6-2) allowed five hits with no walks and one strikeout. Tyler Webb recorded the final four outs for his 14th save. The Gamecocks (13-8, 33-12) scored two in the first and single runs in the second and ninth. Chase Vergason (1 for 3, 3B, R) had a pair of sacrifice flies, while LB Dantzler and Max Schrock both had two hits and one RBI for the victors. Jared Foster went 1 for 3 with a walk for the Tigers (16-5, 39-6).


No. 3 Cal State Fullerton 3, Hawaii 0

In Honolulu, Grahamm Wiest allowed two hits in eight scoreless innings as Cal State Fullerton blanked Hawaii for the second straight day to claim the Big West series. Wiest (7-2) walked one and struck out five. Michael Lorenzen worked a hitless ninth for his 13th save. Lorenzen also went 3 for 4 with a run, while Matt Chapman was 1 for 3 with a double, two runs and one RBI for the Titans (12-3, 36-7). Marc Flores and Kalei Hanawahine both went 1 for 3 for the Rainbows (4-11, 9-29).


No. 6 Oregon State 6, USC 1

In Corvallis, Ore., Ben Wetzler allowed six hits and a run in eight innings as Pac-12 leader Oregon State recorded its first-ever three-game sweep of USC. Wetzler (4-1) did not walk a batter and struck out five. Dylan Davis (1 for 2, 2B, BB) drove in a pair, while Andy Peterson and Michael Conforto both had two hits, two runs and one RBI for the Beavers (14-4, 34-8). James Roberts (2 for 4) homered for the Trojans (8-13, 16-26).


Washington State 4, No. 7 UCLA 3
In Pullman, Wash., Shane Donlin scored the game-winning run on an infield hit and a throwing error as Washington State salvaged the third game of its Pac-12 series with UCLA. Brett Jacobs had two hits and two RBI for the Cougars (7-11, 20-20). J.D. Leckenby (1-2) and Jason Monda (first collegiate save) combined to one hit in four scoreless innings of relief in a game that saw eight errors and eight infield singles. Cody Regis went 2 for 4 with a run for the Bruins (11-7, 27-13).

No. 9 Oregon 4, Stanford 3

In Eugene, Ore., Mitchell Tolman squeezed home Aaron Payne to cap a two-run rally in the bottom of the ninth as Oregon finished a Pac-12 sweep of Stanford. Ryon Healy (1 for 5, 2 RBI) had a run-scoring double earlier in the frame to knot the score at 3. Justin Ringo (1 for 3, 2 R) homered in the top of the eighth to give the Cardinal (9-9, 23-15) a 3-2 lead. Brett Thomas went 2 for 3 with a double, two walks, two runs and one RBI for the Ducks (16-5, 33-10). Garrett Cleavinger (4-0) recorded the final out in the top of the ninth to pick up the win. Brian Ragira had two hits and two RBI for Stanford.


No. 10 Florida State 11, Wake Forest 2

In Tallahassee, Fla., Scott Sitz fanned eight in seven scoreless innings as Florida State completed an ACC sweep of Wake Forest in front of 4,272 fans at Dick Howser Stadium. Sitz (8-1) allowed four hits and walked one. The Seminoles (16-8, 35-9) broke a scoreless tie with three in the fourth before adding two in the fifth and five in the seventh for a 10-0 advantage. Marcus Davis (3 for 4, 2B, 2 R, 4 RBI) and Jose Brizuela (2 for 4, 3 RBI) led the FSU offensive attack. Charlie Morgan went 1 for 3 with a walk and an RBI for the Demon Deacons (7-17, 24-23).


No. 11 Louisville 13, Georgetown 7

In Louisville, Ky., Jeff Gardner went 2 for 4 with a three-run homer in the fifth and a two-run single and run in a four-run sixth, helping Louisville complete a sweep of Big East foe Georgetown. Ty Young (1 for 3, 2 R) hit a bases-clearing triple in a four-run third for the Cardinals (11-4, 33-10). Kyle McGrath (6-1, 2.2 IP, H, BB) struck out two in long relief, including one to suppress Georgetown's bases-loaded threat in the fourth, and was elected winning pitcher. Christian Venditti (2 for 4, 2 R, 4 RBI) hit a three-run homer in the seventh and was the only player with an extra-base hit or multiple hits, runs or RBI for the Hoyas (5-10, 23-18).


Texas Tech 9, No. 13 Oklahoma 3

In Norman, Okla., Todd Ritchie went 2 for 4 with a two-run single in the fourth and a single and run in the seventh, helping Texas Tech avoid a sweep at Big 12 rival Oklahoma. Dominic Moreno (3-2, 5.0 IP, 5 H, 2 BB, K, 2 HBP) was erratic but effective enough to allow just an unearned run and last the minimum for the win for the Red Raiders (6-12, 20-24). Anthony Hermelyn went 2 for 4 with a walk and an RBI single in a two-run ninth for the Sooners (10-5, 33-11).


No. 16 Arizona State 9, Utah 6
In Salt Lake City, RJ Ybarra ripped a three-run homer in the fifth inning and finished with four RBI as Arizona State rallied to complete a Pac-12 sweep of Utah. Max Rossiter contributed three hits, two runs and a RBI, and Michael Benjamin added two hits, two runs and a RBI for the Sun Devils (11-7, 28-12-1), who spread seven runs over four of their final five at-bats. TJ Bennett had two RBI for the Utes (5-16, 16-23).


No. 19 Indiana 3, Michigan 2 (10)

In Bloomington, Ind., Indiana scored twice in the bottom of the 10th to complete a three-game Big Ten sweep of Michigan. Patrick Biondi (3 for 5, 2 RBI) homered in the top of the 10th to give the Wolverines (8-7, 22-20) a 2-1 advantage. Kyle Schwarber went deep in the bottom of the frame to knot the score at 2. Will Nolden (2 for 2, R) singled later in the inning and moved to second on an errant pickoff. Chris Sujka had a base hit to left and Nolden beat the throw to the plate to give the Hoosiers (11-4, 34-8) the win. Ryan Halstead (2-2, 2.2 IP, H, R, BB, K) was credited with the win.


Holy Cross 2-11, Army 0-9

In West Point, N.Y., Donny Murray pitched a one-hit shutout in the opener as Holy Cross swept a doubleheader from Army to claim its first-ever Patriot League regular-season title. The Crusaders (15-5, 25-22) will be the top seed in the Patriot League Tournament, hosting No. 4 Bucknell in a best-of-three semifinal series May 11-12. The Black Knights (11-9, 21-21) fell to third and will travel to Annapolis to meet No. 2 Navy in the other semifinal match-up. In Game 1, Murray (5-3) walked two and struck out five in seven innings. Andrew Barry went 1 for 3 with one RBI for Holy Cross. Patrick Mescher had the lone hit for Army. Alex Robinett (6-3, 7 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 4 K) went the distance for the Knights. In the nightcap, the Crusaders used a seven-run fifth to take an 11-0 lead before Army came fighting back. Nick Lovullo went 2 for 5 with a double, two runs and two RBI for Holy Cross. Alex Jensen (1 for 5, R), Ben Smith (2 for 3, R) and Justin Reece each drove in two for the Knights.


Dartmouth 4-9, Harvard 2-4

In Cambridge, Mass., Dartmouth completed a four-game sweep of Harvard to set a program record for wins in a season with 31. The Big Green (15-5, 31-7) will play at Columbia this weekend in a best-of-three series for the Ivy League championship. Mitch Horacek (6-2, 7 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 4 K) went the distance in the opener for Dartmouth. Matt Parisi had two hits, while Jeff Keller went 1 for 2 with two runs for the Big Green. Carlton Bailey and Brandon Kregel both had one hit and one RBI for the Crimson (7-13, 10-30). Dartmouth scored multiple runs in three of its final four at-bats to take the nightcap. Dustin Selzer went 1 for 4 with two runs and two RBI for the Big Green. Michael Johnson (7-0, 6 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 2 BB, 6 K) earned the victory. Tanner Anderson knocked in a pair for Harvard.


New Mexico 14, UNLV 13 (10)

In Albuquerque, N.M., New Mexico scored six in the bottom of the ninth and won it with a run in the 10th in sweeping its Mountain West series with UNLV to extend its win streak to 10. The first-place Lobos (17-4, 27-16) led 4-1 after six before the Rebels (11-10, 27-16) scored four in the seventh, five in the eighth and three in the ninth for a 13-7 advantage. John Pustay (2 for 2, 2 R) had a two-run double with one away, Mitch Garver (3 for 6, 5 RBI) added a two-run single with two away and Alex Real (2 for 6, 2 R, 3 RBI) tied it with a two-run double in the ninth for UNM. Pustay had a leadoff triple and scored on a sacrifice fly by Sam Haggerty (3 for 4, 3 R) in the 10th for the victory. Joey Armstrong, Justin Jones and Matt McCallister each had three hits and two RBI for UNLV.


South Alabama 7, ULM 2

In Monroe, La., Nick Zaharion homered and drove in two as South Alabama completed the Sun Belt sweep at ULM. Zaharion had two hits and two runs, while Jordan Patterson added two hits, including a double, and three runs for the first-place Jaguars (15-6, 34-12). Jacob Noble (5-1, 5 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 2 K) got the win, with Patterson (2 IP, 2 H, 2 BB, 3 K) picking up his second save. Dalton Herrington went deep for the Warhawks (5-16, 16-29).


Troy 5, Florida Atlantic 3

In Boca Raton, Fla., Trae Santos ripped a three-run homer in the sixth, his third long ball of the weekend, as Troy won its Sun Belt series at Florida Atlantic to take sole possession of second place. Jo-El Bennett hit a pinch-hit two-run dinger in the fifth as the Trojans (13-8, 32-12) tied the game at 2. The blast by Santos gave the visitors a 5-2 advantage. Nate Hill (3-2, 4.1 IP, 2 H, 1 UE, 1 BB, 7 K) picked up the victory. Sean Murrell drove in two, while Corey Keller scored twice for the Owls (12-9, 27-17).


Long Beach State 9, Cal Poly 5

In Long Beach, Calif., Juan Avila belted a grand slam in the bottom of the seventh to erase a 5-4 deficit and lift Long Beach State to a Big West series victory over Cal Poly in front of 1,287 fans at Blair Field. It was the first homer of the season for Avila and first grand slam for the Dirtbags (9-6, 20-21) since 2009. LBSU trailed 3-0 before putting up four in the sixth. The Mustangs (8-7, 28-13) reclaimed the lead with a pair in the seventh before Avila’s blast. Jeff McNeil went 3 for 5 with two hits and one RBI, while Ino Patron (2 for 4, 2B, R) and Zack Rivera (1 for 4, 3B) both drove in two for the Dirtbags. Eddie Magalion (1-1, 2 IP, 2 H, BB) picked up the win, with Ty Provencher (2 IP, K) procuring his first save. Denver Chavez went 3 for 5 with two runs and two RBI for Cal Poly.


William & Mary 7, George Mason 1

In Williamsburg, Va., Jason Inghram came within two outs of a no-hitter as William & Mary won the rubber game of its CAA series with George Mason. Inghram (6-4) went the distance and fanned a career-best 15. Brandon Gum had a base hit for the Patriots (6-18, 15-31) with one away in the top of the ninth to break up the no-hitter. He later scored an unearned run on a sacrifice fly by Blaise Fernandez to spoil the shutout as well. Ryan Lindemuth drove in three for the Tribe (11-7, 28-17).


Missouri State 2, Evansville 1

In Evansville, Ind., Keenen Maddox launched a two-out homer in the top of the eighth as Missouri State won its MVC series at Evansville to maintain a share of the conference lead. Tate Matheny had two hits and one RBI for the Bears (11-4, 27-12). Erik Shannahan (2-0, 2.2 IP, 1 H, 4 K) won in relief of Andy Cheray (6.1 IP, 4 H, R, BB, 5 K). Jason Hockemeyer had one hit and one RBI for the Purple Aces (7-8, 16-29).


North Florida 12, Jacksonville 1

In Jacksonville, Fla., Michael Renner allowed one run over seven innings as North Florida registered its first-ever sweep of Jacksonville to hold onto first in the Atlantic Sun. Renner (8-0) scattered eight hits, did not walk a batter and struck out five. The visiting Ospreys (14-4, 32-12) scored in each of the first three innings in building an 8-0 lead. Corey Bass (2 for 5, 2B, HR, 2 R) drove in three for UNF. Michael Babb had two hits, including a double, and one run, while Braddock Rowe went 3 for 4 for the Dolphins (7-11, 14-29).


UC Irvine 4, UC Davis 3

In Irvine, Calif., Connor Spencer delivered a two-run double with two away in the bottom of the ninth as UC Irvine capped a Big West sweep of UC Davis. The Anteaters (10-5, 28-12) made two quick outs on three pitches in the bottom of the ninth before Ryan Cooper beat out an infield single and advanced to second on the errant throw to first. Chris Rabago (1 for 2, 3 BB, R, RBI) drew a walk to put the go-ahead run on base. Dominique Taylor hit a chopper behind second and Rabago just beat the shortstop to the bag to load the bases for Spencer, who hit a 1-2 pitch to right center for the win. The Aggies (3-12, 15-26) scored single runs in the fourth, fifth and sixth to build a 3-0 lead before UCI answered with two in the seventh before its ninth-inning outburst. Ronnie Shaeffer had three hits for the Anteaters. Race Parmenter (2-2) fanned one in a hitless ninth to pick up the win. John Williams went 2 for 4 with a run and an RBI for UCD.


Monmouth 11, Sacred Heart 6

In West Long Branch, N.J., Jake Gronsky had three hits and three runs as Monmouth topped Sacred Heart to win the NEC series and take sole possession of second place. The Hawks (17-7, 27-18) used a six-run third to take control. Chris Perret had a triple, two runs and two RBI for Monmouth. Chris McKenna (2-0, 7.2 IP, 12 H, 4 R, 2 K) picked up the win in his first conference start. Brian Lamboy (4 for 5, 2 2B, R, 3 RBI) led the offense for the Pioneers (15-9, 20-20).


USF 4, St. John’s 2

In Tampa, Fla., Joey Lovecchio allowed one unearned run over six innings as USF completed a Big East sweep of St. John’s. Lovecchio (5-2) was touched for four hits, did not walk a batter and struck out one. Lawrence Pardo (1 IP, BB) recorded his second save. Jimmy Falla homered and drove in two, while James Ramsay and knocked in a pair for the first-place Bulls (13-2, 29-15). Frank Schwindel went 1 for 5 with a run and an RBI for the Red Storm (7-11, 19-26).


Towson 8, UNC Wilmington 5

In Towson, Md., Brendan Butler was a double short of the cycle and scored three as Towson won its CAA series against first-place UNC Wilmington. Butler went 3 for 4 with his third home run and two RBI. Kurt Wertz (2 for 3, 2B, 3 RBI) also went deep for the Tigers (11-7, 21-21). Towson erased a 3-2 deficit with two in the fifth and added to the lead with three in the sixth. Nik Nowottnick (4-2, 4.1 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 BB, 6 K) earned the win, with Brandon Gonnella fanning the game’s final batter for his first save. Corey Dick (2 for 4, 2 R, 2 RBI) homered, while Drew Farber had two hits and two RBI for the Seahawks (13-4, 32-13).