May 7, 2013

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Lassiter leads North Carolina past James Madison

NC State downs UNCW, FSU wins at Stetson, Northridge upsets UCLA


In Chapel Hill, N.C., Landon Lassiter went 3 for 3 with two doubles, two walks, two runs and three RBI to lead top-ranked North Carolina past James Madison 9-5 Tuesday. The Tar Heels (43-4) scored four in the first and built a 7-0 lead before the Dukes (20-24) put up five in the seventh. Cody Stubbs also knocked in three for UNC. Hobbs Johnson (4-0, 5 IP, H, 5 BB, 4 K) picked up the win, while Trent Thornton (1.2 IP, H, K) recorded his fourth save. Bradley Shaban had two hits and two RBI for JMU, which stranded 12.


No. 6 NC State 7, UNC Wilmington 2

In Raleigh, N.C., Logan Ratledge had two hits and two RBI as NC State topped UNCW at Doak Field. The Wolfpack (38-11) scored six over the first three innings, with five unearned. Trea Turner had two hits and two runs for NCSU. Travis Orwig (3-0, 1.2 IP, H, BB, 3 K) got the win in relief. Tyler Molinaro had two hits and a walk for the Seahawks (34-15).


No. 9 Florida State 13, Stetson 5

In DeLand, Fla., Jameis Winston went 3 for 5 with four RBI to lead Florida State past Stetson in front of a crowd of 2,517 at Melching Field. The Seminoles (39-9) scored a pair in each of the first four innings. DJ Stewart (3 for 6, 2 2B, 3 R), Stephen McGee (2 for 3, HR, 3 R) and Giovanny Alfonzo (1 for 4) each drove in two for FSU. Peter Miller (6-1, 6 IP, 8 H, 4 R, BB, 3 K) registered the victory. Kevin Fagan (3 for 5, 3B, 2 R) drove in two, while K’shawn Smith (3 for 4, R, RBI) had two doubles for the Hatters (23-25).


Cal State Northridge 4, No. 10 UCLA 1

In Los Angeles, Alexis Mercado had an RBI double to cap a three-run first as Cal State Northridge won at UCLA. Leadoff hitter Michael Livingston went 2 for 3 with a double, two walks and a run for the Matadors (30-18). Oscar Sandoval (2-0, 2 IP, H, BB, 3 K) got the win in relief and Josh Goossen-Brown (1 IP, 2 H) notched his ninth save. Brian

Carroll had three hits for the Bruins (31-14).


No. 11 Louisville 4, Eastern Kentucky 0

In Richmond, Ky., Kyle Funkhouser tossed a four-hitter with a career-best eight strikeouts as Louisville blanked Eastern Kentucky. Funkhouser (3-1) did not walk a batter and needed 105 pitches for the complete game. It was the eighth shutout for the Cardinals (38-10), a single-season program record. Ty Young (2 for 5, 2 R) had a two-run homer in a three-run first for UL. Cole Sturgeon also had two hits and two RBI for the Cardinals. Austin Grisham, Sean Hagen, Alex Hughes and Luke Wurzelbacher each had a hit for the Colonels (17-28).


San Francisco 4, No. 20 Stanford 3

In Stanford, Calif., Ryan Matranga had two hits and two RBI to lead San Francisco past Stanford in front of 1,188 fans at Sunken Diamond. The Dons (30-19) erased a 2-1 deficit with three in the fourth. Derek Atkinson went 3 for 4 with a double, a run and an RBI for USF. JK Edson (1-1, 0.2 IP, H, K) got the win, with Adam Cimber (1.2, H, 4 K), the seventh pitcher for the Dons, earning his eighth save. Danny Diekroeger had two hits and two runs, while Alex Blandino added a pair of sacrifice flies for the Cardinal (26-17).