May 11, 2013

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Davis drives in five as Oregon State downs Stanford

NC State nips FSU, UNC edges Ga. Tech, Vandy takes two from Kentucky


In Stanford, Calif., Dylan Davis drove in five as fifth-ranked Oregon State clinched a Pac-12 series win over No. 20 Stanford with a 10-4 victory Saturday in front of a crowd of 1,991 at Sunken Diamond. Davis had a two-run double in the third, an RBI single in the sixth and a two-run base hit in the eighth. Andy Peterson went 3 for 3 with two runs and two RBI, Max Gordon had three hits and two runs, and Kavin Keyes had two hits and three runs for the Beavers (19-4, 40-8). Andrew Moore (10-1, 6 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 2 BB, 2 K) earned the win. Austin Wilson (1 for 3, 2 RBI) and Brett Michael Doran both homered for the Cardinal (11-12, 26-19).


No. 6 NC State 3, No. 9 Florida State 1

In Raleigh, N.C., Carlos Rodon struck out eight in eight innings as NC State took the opener of its ACC series against Florida State in front of 2,657 at Doak Field. Rodon (7-2) allowed nine hits, four walks and one run. Chris Overman fanned one in a hitless ninth for his sixth save. Bryan Adametz had a two-run single in the fourth for the Wolfpack (16-8, 39-11). Jameis Winston had three hits for the Seminoles (16-9, 40-10), who snapped their nine-game win streak.


No. 1 North Carolina 3, Georgia Tech 1

In Atlanta, Benton Moss allowed two hits in eight scoreless innings as North Carolina evened its ACC series with Georgia Tech in front of a crowd of 2,211 at Russ Chandler Stadium. Moss (8-1) walked two and struck out five. Trent Thornton (1 IP, H, R, K) registered his fifth save. Michael Russell went 3 for 4 with a run and an RBI for the Tar Heels (20-4, 45-5). Daniel Palka homered in the ninth for the Yellow Jackets (13-13, 31-20).


No. 2 Vanderbilt 11-5, Kentucky 3-3

In Lexington, Ky., Tyler Beede posted his 13th win in the nightcap as Vanderbilt swept an SEC doubleheader from Kentucky in front of 2,529 fans at Cliff Hagan Stadium. Beede (13-0) allowed two hits and two runs (one earned) in 5.1 innings with five walks and five strikeouts. Jared Miller fanned the final hitter of the game for his first save. Mike Yastrzemski had two hits and two RBI for the Commodores (23-2, 44-6). Matt Reida went 1 for 3 with one RBI for the Wildcats (10-16, 28-21). Connor Harrell homered twice and knocked in three in the opener for Vanderbilt. Zander Wiel (2 for 5, 2 R, 3 RBI) also went deep for the visitors. The Commodores scored three in the fourth and seven in the fifth. Kevin Ziomek (10-2, 6 IP, 7 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 4 K) earned the win, while Walker Buehler (3 IP, 5 H, R, BB, 2 K) recorded his first save. Max Kuhn homered for Kentucky.


No. 3 LSU 7-2, Texas A&M 4-1

In College Station, Texas, Mark Laird went 3 for 4 with an RBI, and Sean McMullen delivered a sacrifice fly in the top of the eighth inning as LSU topped Texas A&M in the final game of their SEC series, a game scheduled for seven innings. With the win, the Tigers (21-6, 45-7) captured the SEC Western Division title for the second straight year. Earlier in the day, LSU competed a win from Friday, helping Aaron Nola improve to 10-0 with two earned runs on six hits in six innings. In the resumption of the second game of the series, McMullen went 4 for 4 with three RBI for LSU. Chris Cotton, who picked up the win in Saturday’s game, earned his 11th save. Daniel Mengden homered, and Blake Allemand had two RBI for the Aggies (11-14, 27-23).


No. 4 Cal State Fullerton 12, UC Riverside 0

In Riverside, Calif., Cal State Fullerton scored 11 in the first two frames to secure a Big West series win over UC Riverside. The Titans (17-3, 41-7) tallied six in the first and five in the second. Chad Wallach (2 for 3, 2 R) homered and drove in five, while Matt Chapman (2 for 4, 2 R) and Greg Velazquez (1 for 1, 2 R) both went deep. Justin Garza (5 IP, 3 H, BB, 3 K) raised his record to 11-0 with the victory. Clayton Prestridge and Kevin Davidson both went 1 for 2 for the Highlanders (7-13, 10-28).


No. 7 Virginia 17, Duke 8

In Charlottesville, Va., Mike Papi went 4 for 4 with four RBI as Virginia clinched an ACC series victory over Duke in front of 4,040 fans at Davenport Field. Papi was a homer short of the cycle and scored three, while Reed Gragnani had three hits, two runs and three RBI for the Cavaliers (19-7, 41-8). UVa scored in each of the first five innings, including five in the third and eight in the fourth. Scott Silverstein (8-1, 5 IP, 7 H, 6 R, 3 BB, 3 K) was credited with the win. Grant McCabe knocked in a pair for the Blue Devils (9-17, 25-25).


No. 8 Oregon 3-1, Ohio State 1-0 (Game 1 – 11 innings)

In Columbus, Ohio, Mitchell Tolman had five hits and four RBI to lead Oregon to a doubleheader sweep of Ohio State in front of 2,225 fans at Bill Davis Stadium. Tolman had a two-run single in the top of the 11th in the opener. Garrett Cleavinger (7-0, 1.2 IP, H, 2 BB, 2 K) picked up the win, with Jimmie Sherfy (1 IP, 2 H, BB, 2 K) recording his 17th save. Brett Thomas has two hits and two runs for the Ducks (39-11). Jacob Bosiokovic went 2 for 5 with one RBI for the Buckeyes (33-17), who stranded 13. Tolman had three hits, including a double, and two RBI in the nightcap. Cole Irvin (10-2, 6 H, BB, 7 K) went the distance to register the victory. Tim Wetzel went 1 for 2 with a double and a walk for OSU.


No. 10 UCLA 7, Arizona 1

In Los Angeles, Cody Regis went 4 for 4 with two RBI, and Nick Vander Tuig allowed one earned run in 7.1 innings as UCLA beat Arizona for the second straight day. Vander Tuig (9-3) is 5-0 with a 1.23 ERA over his past five starts and improved to 6-1 with a 1.56 ERA in Pac-12 play. David Berg earned his 13th save and extended his scoreless innings streak to 29 innings with 1.2 scoreless innings. The Bruins (16-7, 33-14) led 2-0 when Regis plated two with a double in the third. He had another double and scored on a Shane Zeile (2 RBI) sac fly. Kevin Newman went 2 for 4 with a RBI for the Wildcats (10-13, 29-19).


No. 11 Louisville 8-6, Connecticut 0-0

In Storrs, Conn., Louisville posted a pair of shutouts against Connecticut in Big East action at J.O. Christian Field. Chad Green (8-2) went eight innings in the opener with three hits, two walks and six strikeouts. The Cardinals (16-4, 41-10) put up four in the first to take control. Jeff Gardner (2 for 4, 2B, 3 RBI) and Cole Sturgeon (3 for 4, 2B, 2 RBI) led the UL attack. Stanley Paul had a double for the Huskies (9-14, 28-23). Jeff Thompson (9-1, 4 H, BB, 7 K) also hurled eight scoreless innings in the nightcap. The Cards again jumped on the board early, posting three in the first. Gardner had a double, a homer and four RBI, while Coco Johnson added three hits and two runs. L.J. Mazzilli went 3 for 4 for UConn.


No. 12 Arkansas 11, Tennessee 1

In Fayetteville, Ark., Brian Anderson went 4 for 4 with a homer, four runs and three RBI as Arkansas evened its SEC series with Tennessee as 7,478 looked on at Baum Stadium. Anderson was a double short of the cycle as the Razorbacks (16-9, 33-17) scored in each of their eight at-bats. Dominic Ficociello added two hits and two RBI for Arkansas. Ryne Stanek (7 IP, 5 H, 2 BB, 9 K) earned the victory. Scott Price had two hits for the Volunteers (7-17, 20-27).


No. 13 South Carolina 7, Georgia 1

In Columbia, S.C., Jordan Montgomery took a no-hitter into the seventh as South Carolina clinched an SEC series win over Georgia in front of a sellout crowd of 8,242 at Carolina Stadium. Montgomery (4-1, 7 IP, 2 H, R, 3 BB, 2 K) surrendered a one-out triple to Kyle Farmer in the top of the seventh for the first hit by the Bulldogs (5-18, 18-30). Farmer finished with two hits and a run. Joey Pankake went 2 for 4 with a triple, a run and an RBI for the Gamecocks (15-10, 36-14).


No. 14 Arizona State 10, California 9

In Berkeley, Calif., Arizona State used a pair of late long balls to even its Pac-12 series with California. Kasey Coffman (3 for 5, 2 R, 4 RBI) belted a three-run dinger in the top of the eighth to knot the score at 9 before a solo shot by James McDonald (2 for 5, 2 RBI) leading off the ninth gave the Sun Devils (13-10, 31-15-1) the lead. Ryan Burr (3-2, 1.2 IP, H, 3 K) took the win. ASU led 6-0 in the middle of the third before the Golden Bears (10-16, 22-27) put up six in the third and three in the fourth. Devin Pearson went 3 for 4 with a run and one RBI for Cal.


Oklahoma State 4, No. 15 Oklahoma 3

In Oklahoma City, Tyler Nurdin earned the win as Oklahoma State secured a Big 12 series victory over Oklahoma in front of 7,108 fans at Bricktown Ballpark. Nurdin (3-2) allowed three hits and two runs in 5.2 innings with two walks and two strikeouts. Brendan McCurry (2.2 IP, 2 H, R, 3 K) registered his seventh save. Donnie Walton had two hits and a run for the Cowboys (11-8, 36-12). Hector Lorenzana had three hits and two RBI for the Sooners (11-9, 34-16).


Northwestern 12, No. 16 Indiana 1

In Bloomington, Ind., Brandon Magallones hurled a two-hitter as Northwestern evened its Big Ten series at Indiana as a crowd of 1,916 looked on at Bart Kaufman Field. Magaloones (5-5) did not walk a batter and struck out six. The lone run was a homer by Kyle Schwarber for the Hoosiers (14-6, 37-11). Jack Havey had three hits and six RBI, while Trevor Stevens went 2 for 2 with three walks and four runs for the Wildcats (9-14, 22-22)


Ole Miss 3-10, No. 17 Mississippi State 0-8

In Oxford, Miss., Mike Mayers tossed seven innings of two-hit shutout baseball in relief in the opener as Ole Miss swept an SEC doubleheader from Mississippi State at Swayze Field. Mayers (4-4) walked a pair and struck out five in the completion of the suspended game after Bobby Wahl fanned three in the first on Friday. Brett Huber (1 IP, 2 BB, 2 K) notched his 11th save. Will Allen (2 for 3) homered for the Rebels (14-12, 35-16). Hunter Renfroe had a hit and a walk for the Bulldogs (13-13, 36-15). Auston Bousfield was a homer short of the cycle in the nightcap, posting three hits and driving in five for Ole Miss. Sam Smith (3-0, 6 IP, 8 H, 3 R, 1 ER, 2 K) was the starter and winner. Alex Detz had four hits, while Renfroe went 3 for 5 with three runs and two RBI for MSU.


Memphis 3, No. 18 Rice 1

In Houston, Erik Schoenrock allowed six hits and one unearned run and struck out seven as Memphis clinched its C-USA series with Rice. Schoenrock (7-3) followed up a complete-game shutout last week by tossing his fifth complete game of the season. Carter White went 2 for 2 with a run, and Zach Willis added two hits and a run for the Tigers (14-9, 32-19), who posted its first series win at Rice. Michael Ratterree went 2 for 4 with a RBI for the Owls (11-9, 32-17).


No. 19 Clemson 7, Georgia Southern 0

In Clemson, S.C., Matthew Crownover pitched seven scoreless innings as Clemson clinched a series victory over Georgia Southern in front of 5,347 onlookers at Doug Kingsmore Stadium. Crownover (7-1) allowed three hits and three walks while striking out eight. Steven Duggar had three hits and a run for the Tigers (36-15). Ben Morgan went 1 for 3 with a walk and a stolen base for the Eagles (25-25).


Austin Peay 5, UT Martin 1

In Martin, Tenn., Casey Delgado struck out 16 to lead Austin Peay past UT Martin at Skyhawk Field. Delgado (7-2, 3 H, 1 R) went the distance and retired the final 22. It was the most punchouts in a game by a Govs pitcher since 1996. Grant Glasser singled and scored in the bottom of the first for the Skyhawks (3-23, 10-36) before APSU (18-7, 37-13) tied it in the fifth and took the lead with a four-run sixth. Craig Massoni went 3 for 4 with a double and a run for the Govs.


Tulane 15, UCF 9

In Orlando, Fla., Andrew Garner hit for the cycle and knocked in seven as Tulane secured a Conference USA series win over UCF. Garner (5 for 5) had a walk in the first, two-run double in the fourth, another double in the sixth, two-run triple in the seventh and three-run homer in the ninth. Kyle McKenzie (3-2, 4 IP, 5 H, 4 R, 4 BB, 4 K) earned the win in relief. Erik Hempe (1 for 4, 2 R, 2 RBI) went deep for the second straight game for the Knights (11-9, 27-24).


Patriot League Semifinal Series

No. 1 Holy Cross 9-3, No. 4 Bucknell 6-0 (Bucknell eliminated)

No. 3 Army 4-7, No. 2 Navy 2-3 (Navy eliminated)


In Worcester, Mass., Patrick Puentes was 5 for 8 with three runs and four RBI as Holy Cross swept Bucknell to win its semifinal series. The Crusaders (28-23) will host Army next weekend in the Patriot League Championship Series. Puentes had three hits, including a triple, and knocked in four in the opener as Holy Cross used a six-run fourth to take control. Jordan Enos drove in a pair for the victors. Tom Marra (4-4, 5 IP, 6 H, 6 R, 5 ER, 2 BB, 3 K) got the win, with John Colella (1.2 IP, H, 3 K) earning his seventh save. Rob Krentzman (3 for 4, 3 RBI) had two doubles, while Joe Ogren went deep for the Bison (16-33). Donny Murray (7-3, 3 H, BB) fanned eight in 7.1 scoreless innings in Game 2 for Holy Cross, while Colella (1.2 IP, 3 BB, 3 K) picked up his eighth save. Puentes had two hits and two runs, while Enos went 2 for 3 with two RBI.


In Annapolis, Md., Chris Rowley went the distance in the opener as Army took two from Navy to advance to the championship series against Holy Cross for the third straight season. Rowley (8-3) allowed five hits and two runs with one walk and five strikeouts. Jacob Page and Grant Van Orden both had two hits for the Black Knights (27-21). Dave Milanes went 2 for 3 with one run and one RBI for the Midshipmen (28-23). In Game 2, Patrick Mescher put Army ahead with a two-run single to spark a four-run eighth. Julian Larimer (2-2, 1.1 IP, H, BB, K) registered the win. Greg Dupell went 2 for 3 with a walk, a run and an RBI for Navy, which stranded 11.