May 1, 2013

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Johnson helps North Carolina shut out The Citadel

Seattle upsets Oregon, Rice downs Lamar, Ole Miss rallies past SLU


In Chapel Hill, N.C., Hobbs Johnson fanned nine over five innings as top-ranked North Carolina blanked The Citadel 13-0 Wednesday at Boshamer Stadium. Johnson (3-0) allowed two hits and did not walk a batter. Colin Moran (2 for 4, 2 R, 4 RBI) (left) had a grand slam to cap a six-run second for the Tar Heels (42-4). Michael Russell (3 for 4, 2 R, 5 RBI) also went deep for UNC. Calvin Orth went 2 for 3 for the Bulldogs (27-19).


Seattle 3, No. 8 Oregon 2

In Bellevue, Wash., Chase Fields went 2 for 4 with one run and one RBI as Seattle edged Oregon at Bannerwood Park. The Redhawks (18-26) scored single runs in the first and second before a two-run single by Mitchell Tolman in the top of the third tied it at 2. Seattle reclaimed the lead in the fourth on a sacrifice fly by Cash McGuire. Nick Latta and Steve Kirbach both had two hits and a run for the victors. Andrew Olson (5-4, 1.2 IP) picked up the win in relief, while Eric Yardley (1 IP, 2 H, 1 K) got a double play ball with runners on the corners to end the top of the ninth for his 10th save. Brett Thomas had two hits and one run for the Ducks (34-11).


No. 19 Rice 6, Lamar 1

In Houston, Christian Stringer and Geoff Perrott both had three hits and one RBI as Rice downed Lamar in front of 3,585 fans at Reckling Park. The Owls (29-14) put up three in both the third and fifth in their first game in 10 days. Perrott had two doubles, while Stringer added a double and scored twice. Blake Fox (5-0, 5 IP, 2 H, BB, 3 K) was the starter and winner. Sam Bumpers had two hits, including a double, and one run for the Cardinals (33-12).


No. 20 Ole Miss 8, Saint Louis 7 (11)

In Oxford, Miss., Austin Anderson had a game-winning RBI single in the bottom of the 11th as Ole Miss outlasted Saint Louis in front of 6,452 fans at Swayze Field. Grant Nelson (1 for 3, 2 BB, 2 R, 4 RBI) had a three-run homer to cap a four-run first for the Billikens (30-14). The Rebels (32-14) put up two in the third and one in the sixth to pull with one. SLU still held a 4-3 lead heading to the eighth and was 25-0 this season when leading after seven. The Billikens got RBI singles from Danny Brennan (2 for 5) and Mike Levine (2 for 5) in the top of the eighth to give the visitors a 6-3 advantage. Holt Perdzock (1 for 3, 2 RBI) had a sacrifice fly and Preston Overbey (1 for 2) added a run-scoring single in the bottom of the frame as Ole Miss made it 6-5. The potential tying run was tagged out at the plate. SLU used a bases-loaded walk in the top of the ninth to extend its lead to 7-5. Will Jamison (1 for 2, 2 BB, 2 R) drew a leadoff walk in the bottom of the ninth, with a one-out single from Auston Bousfield (1 for 5) and a walk to Austin Anderson loading the bases. Shane Turner (4 for 5, 2B, 2 R) tied it with a two-run single. Tanner Bailey (4-1), the ninth pitcher for the Rebels, pitched a perfect 11th to pick up the win. Tanner Mathis and Sikes Orvis both had three hits for Ole Miss. Mike Vigliarolo went 3 for 6 with a double, two runs and one RBI for the Billikens.


Eastern Michigan 12, Notre Dame 6

In Notre Dame, Ind., Lee Longo homered and drove in four as Eastern Michigan downed Notre Dame. Longo (2 for 5) had a three-run homer in the third. The Eagles (21-21) trailed 5-4 after three but used a three-run fourth to take the lead for good. John Rubino (3 for 5, 3B, 2 R, RBI) and Marquis Gill (2 for 3, 2 BB, 3 R) both had multiple hits for EMU. Ben Dartnell (1-0, 3 IP, 3 K) picked up the win in relief. Eric Jagielo (2 for 4, R) and Charlie Markson both drove in two for the Fighting Irish (27-17).


Pepperdine 5, Cal Poly 3

In Malibu, Calif., Pepperdine scored five over the first two innings in defeating Cal Poly. The Waves (23-17) tallied three in the first and two in the second. Hutton Moyer went 3 for 5 with a double and a homer, while Bryan Langlois had two hits and two runs for Pepperdine. Matt Maurer (2-3, 5 IP, 5 H, 1 UE, 1 BB, 4 K) earned the victory, with Michael Swanner working a perfect ninth for his 11th save. Brian Mundell went 2 for 3 with a triple, one run and one RBI for the Mustangs (28-14).


Tennessee Tech 10, East Tennessee State 6

In Cookeville, Tenn., Brandon Thomasson homered twice and scored three as Tennessee Tech outscored East Tennessee State. The Golden Eagles (33-12) used a four-run third to snap a 2-2 deadlock and take the lead for good. Zach Stephens had two hits and three RBI, James Abraham went 2 for 2 with two RBI, and Daniel Miles (1 for 2, 2 BB, 2 R) went deep for TTU. Garrett Baugh (4-1, 5 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 4 K) earned the win. Dylan Tritsch (3 for 4, 2 RBI), Andrew Green (2 for 5, 2 RBI) and Derek Niesman (2 for 4, 2 RBI) each homered for the Bucs (25-19).


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