May 6, 2013

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Slegers pitches Indiana past Nebraska

Clemson sweeps ACC DH from Maryland, Florida thumps Florida A&M


In Lincoln, Neb., Aaron Slegers did not allow a run over the first eight innings as No. 16 Indiana thumped Nebraska 10-2 Monday to win the Big Ten series in front of 2,768 fans at Hawks Field. Slegers (7-1, 8.1 IP, 5 H, 3 K) did surrender a pair in the bottom of the ninth to lose the shutout. Dustin DeMuth had a double, a homer and four RBI to lead the offense for the Hoosiers (13-5, 36-9), who scored multiple runs in three of the final five frames. Chad Christensen had two hits and a run for the Huskers (12-6, 21-25).


No. 19 Clemson 3-9, Maryland 2-5

In Clemson, S.C., Matthew Crownover pitched six scoreless innings in the nightcap as Clemson swept a doubleheader from Maryland to capture the ACC series. Crownover (6-1) allowed four hits and one walk with two strikeouts. Matt Campbell (2 IP, H, BB, 2 K) earned his seventh save. Tyler Krieger (2 for 4, 2B, 2 R), Jon McGibbon (1 for 3, BB) and Thomas Brittle (1 for 2, BB) each knocked in two for the Tigers (17-10, 32-15). Charlie White was 4 for 5 with two RBI for the Terrapins (9-18, 28-23). In the opener, Zack Erwin (4-0, 5 H, BB) gave up one run in six innings and Scott Firth (1 IP, 2 H, 3 K) picked up his fourth save for Clemson. McGibbon and Steve Wilkerson both had two hits and one RBI for the Tigers. White had two hits and two runs, while Black Schmit went 3 for 3 for Maryland.


Florida 22, Florida A&M 1

In Gainesville, Fla., Harrison Bader and Christian Dicks both drove in a career-high four as Florida overwhelmed Florida A&M. The Gators (26-23) scored two in the first and six in the third to take control early. Richie Martin and Zack Powers both had three hits, three runs and three RBI for UF. Justin Shafer (1-1, 6 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 8 K) earned the victory, while Tucker Simpson (3 IP, H, 3 K) recorded the save. Aaron Smith homered for the Rattlers (7-42).


Ohio State 6, Northwestern 2

In Evanston, Ill., Kirby Pellant homered and knocked in four as Ohio State took the rubber game of its Big Ten set at Northwestern. Nick Linne had a two-run single in the second for the Wildcats (8-13, 20-20) before the Buckeyes (14-7, 32-14) got one back in the sixth and took the lead with four in the eighth. Jaron Long (6-4, 7 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 4 BB, 8 K) took the win.


Portland 7, Washington State 5

In Portland, Ore., Ben Grubb launched a three-run homer in a five-run fifth as Portland outscored Washington State. Jeff Melby (2 for 4, 2 R, 3 RBI) had a two-run blast in the first for the Pilots (17-28) to knot the score at 2. Kurt Yinger (4-4, 3 IP, 4 H, R, BB, K) got the win in relief, while Kody Watts (1.1 IP, K) notched his third save. Adam Nelubowich had two hits, including a double, and two RBI for the Cougars (20-24).


Milwaukee 15, Wisconsin Lutheran 1

In Milwaukee, Wis., Jake Tuttle fanned seven over six innings as Milwaukee cruised to a win over Wisconsin Lutheran. Tuttle (1-0) allowed three hits, one walk and one run. The Panthers (22-19) scored five in the first and two in the second to take the early lead. Nick Unes had three hits and drove in five, while Will Fadness went 2 for 2 with two walks, two HBP, two RBI and four runs for UWM. Garrick Day had two hits and a run for the Warriors (17-15).


UNLV 12, San Diego 10

In Las Vegas, Brandon Bayardi went 4 for 6 with six RBI as UNLV outscored San Diego in its home finale. Bayardi was a double short of the cycle. The Rebels (31-17) scored multiple runs in five of the first six innings. Patrick Armstrong had three hits, including a homer, and two RBI for UNLV. John Ricky (5-4, 6.2 IP, 4 H, 2 R, BB, 6 K) got the win in relief. Kris Bryant (3 for 5, 3 R, 3 RBI) went deep twice for the Toreros (28-21) to raise his season total to 25.


Bethune-Cookman 9, Savannah State 3

In Savannah, Ga., Scott Garner and Byron Ferguson combined on a four-hitter as Bethune-Cookman won its series at Savannah State to take over the top spot in the MEAC Southern Division. Garner (5-4, 6 IP, 3 H, R, BB) fanned three, while Ferguson (3 IP, H, 2 R, 1 ER, 2 BB) recorded his first save. The Wildcats (17-7, 30-21) had two big innings, putting up five in the third and four in the fifth. Jake Welch doubled and drove in three for B-CU. David Richards was 1 for 4 with a double and one RBI for the Tigers (16-7, 28-20).