May 10, 2013

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Hyde homers to give Georgia Tech win over UNC

Fullerton outscores Riverside, OSU stops Stanford, UVa rallies past Duke


In Atlanta, Mott Hyde homered in the bottom of the ninth to lift Georgia Tech over top-ranked North Carolina 5-4 Friday to kick off their ACC series as a crowd of 2,072 watched at Russ Chandler Stadium. Zane Evans (4 for 4, 2 RBI) also went deep for the Yellow Jackets. Daniel Palka (1-0, 2 IP, 2 K) earned the win in relief of Buck Farmer (7 IP, 6 H, 4 R, 4 BB, 6 K). Parks Jordan (2 for 3, 2 RBI) and Colin Moran (1 for 2, 2 BB) both went deep for the Tar Heels (19-4, 44-5).


No. 4 Cal State Fullerton 14, UC Riverside 7

In Riverside, Calif., Matt Chapman drove in four as Cal State Fullerton outscored UC Riverside to begin their Big West set at The Plex. The Titans (16-3, 40-7) scored four in the second, sixth and seventh in building a 14-2 advantage. Carlos Lopez had four hits and three RBI, while Greg Velazquez added two hits and drove in three for Fullerton. Thomas Eshelman (9-2, 5 H, 3 K) tossed five scoreless innings in earning the win. Joe Chavez went 3 for 5 with two doubles, two runs and two RBI for the Highlanders (7-12, 10-27).


No. 5 Oregon State 7, No. 20 Stanford 3

In Stanford, Calif., Dylan Davis had a bases-clearing double to key a five-run fifth as Oregon State downed Stanford in the Pac-12 series starter in front of a crowd of 3,576 at Sunken Diamond. Kavin Keyes had a two-run single to cap the fifth for the Beavers (18-4, 39-8) as they took a 6-3 advantage. Davis added a triple in the seventh and scored the game’s final run. Alex Blandino had a three-run double in the fourth for the Cardinal (11-11, 26-18) against starter and winner Matt Boyd (10-2, 6.1 IP, 8 H, 3 R, BB, 4 K). Tony Bryant (H, 6 K) held Stanford scoreless over the final 2.2 innings. Brian Ragira went 4 for 4 with a run for the Cardinal. Mark Appel (8-4, 5 IP, 6 H, 6 R, 5 ER, 5 BB, 4 K) suffered the loss.


No. 7 Virginia 6, Duke 5

In Charlottesville, Va., Nate Irving delivered a game-winning RBI single in the bottom of the ninth to cap a three-run rally as Virginia edged Duke at Davenport Field. The Cavaliers (18-7, 40-8) played for the first time in nine days due to exams and reached 40 wins for the eighth time in the past 10 seasons. Joe McCarthy had a two-run single in the first, while Jared King had two hits and two runs for Virginia. Andy Perez and Kenny Koplove both had two-run homers for the Blue Devils (9-16, 25-24).


No. 10 UCLA 10, Arizona 2

In Los Angeles, Cody Regis drove in a career-best six as UCLA thumped Arizona to begin their Pac-12 series at Jackie Robinson Stadium. Regis had bases-clearing doubles in a seven-run fifth and a three-run seventh. Adam Plutko (7-2, 6.2 IP, 7 H, 2 R, BB, 7 K) picked up the win for the Bruins (15-7, 32-14). Jordan Berger had two hits and one RBI for the Wildcats (10-12, 29-18).


Tennessee 8, No. 12 Arkansas 3

In Fayetteville, Ark., Ethan Bennett had three hits and knocked in five as Tennessee downed Arkansas in front of 6,847 fans at Baum Stadium. Bennett had an RBI single in the fourth to break the scoreless deadlock, a two-run double in the sixth to put the Volunteers (7-16, 20-26) ahead for good, and a two-run single in the ninth. Will Maddox had three hits and two runs, while Vincent Jackson (2 for 5) went deep for UT. Zack Godley (5-6, 4 H, 3 R, 2 BB) fanned eight in going the distance for the win. Dominic Ficociello had a two-run homer in the fourth for the Razorbacks (15-9, 32-17). Barrett Astin (4-3, 5.2 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 8 K) absorbed the defeat.


No. 13 South Carolina 7, Georgia 2

In Columbia, S.C., Nolan Belcher fanned eight in 7.1 innings as South Carolina took the SEC series opener from Georgia in front of 7,809 fans at Carolina Stadium. Belcher (7-5) allowed five hits and two runs with no walks. The Gamecocks (14-10, 35-14) scored two in the first and third while adding three in the fifth. Grayson Greiner (3 for 4, 2 R, RBI) was a home run short of the cycle for USC. Nelson Ward (2 for 4) homered and knocked in two for the Bulldogs (5-17, 18-29).


California 3, No. 14 Arizona State 1

In Berkeley, Calif., Devon Rodriguez had a two-run single in a three-run eighth as California edged Arizona State in front of 1,132 fans at Evans Diamond. Kasey Coffman’s sacrifice fly in the top of the seventh for the Sun Devils (12-10, 30-15-1) snapped a scoreless tie. Logan Scott (4-2, 1.2 IP, H) got the win in relief of Ryan Mason (6.1 IP, 5 H, R, 3 BB, 5 K). Dylan Nelson fanned the final hitter to record his third save. Michael Benjamin had two hits for ASU, which stranded 10.


Oklahoma State 4, No. 15 Oklahoma 3

In Tulsa, Okla., Gage Green delivered a run-scoring single in the top of the eighth to snap a 3-3 tie and propel Oklahoma State over Oklahoma to kick off their Big 12 series in front of 9,194 fans at ONEOK Field. Green finished with three hits, while Tanner Krietenmeier added a two-run single in the fifth for the Cowboys (10-8, 35-12). Jason Hursh (5-4, 7 H, 3 R, BB, 9 K) recorded the complete-game victory. Hector Lorenzana had a three-run homer in the fourth for the Sooners (11-8, 34-15).


No. 16 Indiana 3, Northwestern 1

In Bloomington, Ind., Scott Effross fanned five in 4.1 innings of relief as Indiana got past Northwestern to move into first place in the Big Ten. IU starter Joey DeNato (4 H, BB) departed after facing one batter in the third. Effross (6-1) held the Wildcats (8-14, 21-22) to three hits and a run in earning the win. Ryan Halstead struck out one in a hitless ninth for his ninth save. Scott Donley had an RBI double to spark a two-run sixth for the Hoosiers (14-5, 37-10). Scott Heelan had two hits, including a double, and a run for NU.


Memphis 6, No. 18 Rice 3

In Houston, Sam Moll fanned seven over 7.2 innings as Memphis doubled Rice in front of 3,016 fans at Reckling Park. Moll (8-3) allowed three hits, three walks and two runs. Jonathan Van Eaton walked one and struck out one in the ninth for his 11th save. The Tigers (13-9, 31-19) broke a scoreless deadlock with five in the sixth. Keaton Aldridge drove in two, Drew Griffin had three hits and one RBI, and Ethan Gross went 3 for 5 with a run for Memphis. Michael Aquino had a three-run dinger in the eighth for the Owls (11-8, 32-16). Austin Kubitza (6-4, 5 IP, 5 H, 5 R, 4 ER, 4 BB, 7 K) took the loss.


No. 19 Clemson 7, Georgia Southern 1

In Clemson, S.C., Daniel Gossett struck out a season-high 12 as Clemson downed Georgia Southern in front of 4,611 at Doug Kingsmore Stadium. Gossett (8-3) allowed two hits and one run in 7.1 innings with two walks. Garrett Boulware and Mike Triller both had two hits and two RBI for the Tigers (35-15). Ben Morgan went 2 for 4 with one RBI for the Eagles (25-24).


Tulane 8, UCF 1

In Orlando, Fla., Alex Byo went the distance as Tulane thumped UCF in the Conference USA series opener to give head coach Rick Jones his 800th victory at Tulane. Byo (4-4) allowed five hits and one run with one walk and three strikeouts. The Green Wave (9-10, 26-24) scored two in both the second and third to take the early lead. Garrett Cannizaro (2 for 5, 2 R, 2 RBI) homered, while Richard Carthon and Andrew Garner both had two hits and two runs for Tulane. Erik Hempe went deep for the Knights (11-8, 27-23).


New Mexico 9, Fresno State 0

In Fresno, Calif., Josh Walker tossed a three-hit shutout and retired the final 16 as New Mexico handled Fresno State in the Mountain West series opener in front of 1,281 fans at Beiden Field. Walker (9-0) did not issue a walk and struck out six, facing just two over the minimum. DJ Peterson (1 for 4, 2 RBI), Alex Real (1 for 4) and Alex Allbritton (2 for 5, 2 R) all went deep for the first-place Lobos (21-4, 31-17). Luke Campbell had two doubles and two runs, while Chase Harris added two hits and three RBI for UNM. Kevin Viers, Aaron Judge and Jordan Luplow each had a hit for the Bulldogs (10-15, 17-30).


Saint Joseph’s 3, Saint Louis 2

In St. Louis, Kyle Mullen tied the school record with his eighth win as Saint Joseph’s edged Saint Louis to set a program mark with the 26th victory of the season. Mullen (8-3) allowed eight hits and a run in seven innings with one walk and eight strikeouts. Jimmy Yacobonis (1 IP, H, UE, BB, K) recorded his 10th save. Brian O’Keefe and Anthony Cirillo both had one hit and one RBI for the Hawks (12-7, 26-21). Alex Kelly (2 for 5, 2 R) homered for the Billikens (13-6, 31-17).


UC Irvine 7, Cal Poly 1

In Irvine, Calif., Andrew Thurman manufactured his second complete game as UC Irvine dispatched of Cal Poly to kick off their Big West series at Anteater Ballpark. Thurman (5-3) allowed four hits and one run with no walks and seven strikeouts while facing just three over the minimum. Taylor Sparks (3 for 5, 3B, 2 R, 2 RBI) homered to cap a two-run first as the Anteaters (12-7, 30-15) never trailed. Scott Gottschling (2 for 4, 2B) and Connor Spencer (1 for 4, 2 R) also knocked in a pair for UCI. Nick Torres had two hits, including a double, for the Mustangs (11-8, 32-15).


ETSU 1, Mercer 0

In Macon, Ga., Kerry Doane tossed his fourth shutout of the season, and ETSU edged Mercer in their Atlantic Sun opener. Doane (11-1) allowed five hits and struck out five in lowering his ERA to 2.15. Mason Hershey delivered a sacrifice fly that scored pinch-runner Zach Thompson in the seventh inning. Done, a senior who was 7-8 as a two-way player entering this season, became the second ETSU pitcher (Jeff Andrews, 1980) to toss four shutouts in a season and career. The Bucs (14-8, 29-20) have won seven of nine, while the Bears fell to 15-7, 37-14. Brandon Barker (6-1) allowed four hits and one unearned run in the tough-luck loss.


Nebraska 6, Minnesota 0

In Minneapolis, Minn., Josh Scheffert drove in three, and Christian DeLeon and Dylan Vogt combined on a shutout as Nebraska knocked off Big 10 leader Minnesota. Scheffert had a solo homer in the eighth and added a sacrifice fly in the ninth, and Kash Kalkowski had a double and a triple for the Cornhuskers (13-6, 22-25). DeLeon (6-4) allowed three hits and struck out three over six scoreless innings, and Vogt earned his eighth save of the year. Dan Olinger went 2 for 4 to lead the Golden Gophers (11-5, 28-17).


William & Mary 5, UNC Wilmington 1

In Wilmington, N.C., Brett Koehler allowed one run in seven innings, and Ryan Hissey had two hits and two RBI as William & Mary evened its series with UNC Wilmington in a battle between the league’s top two teams. Koehler (6-3) allowed seven hits and struck out six for the Tribe (15-8, 32-18). Ryan LaGrange had two hits and a RBI for the Seahawks (16-6, 35-16).


Kansas State 4, Kansas 3

In Lawrence, Kan., Mitch Meyer had two hits, including a homer, and two runs as Kansas State nipped Kansas in the Big 12 series lid-lifter in front of 2,090 onlookers at Hoglund Ballpark. Levi MaVorhis (5-0, 5.1 IP, 6 H, R, BB, K) picked up the win for the first-place Wildcats (12-7, 35-15), while Jake Matthys (3 IP, 4 H, R, 2 K) notched his fifth save. Connor McKay hit for the cycle for the Jayhawks (12-10, 31-19) as he doubled in the second, singled in the fourth, homered in the sixth and tripled in the ninth.


Air Force 4, San Diego State 2

In San Diego, Cameron White went the distance with a career-best seven strikeouts as Air Force won for the first time in 11 years at San Diego State. White (3-9) scattered five hits and surrendered two runs as the Falcons (6-19, 14-33) snapped a 28-game losing streak to the Aztecs (13-13, 24-25) in San Diego. The last win for Air Force at SDSU came on March 16, 2002. Spencer Draws walked twice and scored each time for the Falcons. Brad Haynal had a double and one RBI for the Aztecs.


FIU 12, UALR 3

In Little Rock, Ark., Tyler Alexander struck out a career-high 13 in 5.1 innings as FIU downed UALR at Gary Hogan Field. Alexander (4-6) allowed six hits, three walks and three runs. The Panthers (12-13, 24-26) snapped a 3-3 tie with two in the sixth and put the game away with six in the eighth. Aramis Garcia had four hits, including two doubles, and five RBI, while Tyler Hibbert went 3 for 3 with two walks and three runs for FIU. Josh Anderson had two hits, including a homer, and three RBI for the victors. Austin Pfeiffer had a three-run homer in the fifth for the Trojans (10-15, 25-24).


Illinois 9, Penn State 0

In Champaign, Ill, Kevin Duchene pitched a two-hit shutout with a career-best 11 strikeouts as Illinois handled Penn State in front of 1,050 fans at Illinois Field. Duchene (7-1) had a no-hitter through six before surrendering a leadoff single in the seventh. He issued one walk and faced just two over the minimum. The Illini (10-9, 29-15) scored a pair in the third before a seven-run eruption in the fourth. Justin Parr (3 for 5, 2 R, 3 RBI) had a two-run homer in the fourth, while Michael Hurwitz (3 for 4, 2B, 2 R) and David Kerian (2 for 3, 2B) both drove in a pair for Illinois. James Coates and Luis Montesinos both had a hit for the Nittany Lions (3-16, 12-32).