May 12, 2013

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Evans hits, pitches Georgia Tech to series win over UNC

Vandy sweeps UK, Riverside edges Fullerton, Oregon State nips Stanford


In Atlanta, Zane Evans had a base hit to plate Kyle Wren with the game-winning run in the bottom of the 10th as Georgia Tech won the rubber game of its ACC series with top-ranked North Carolina 9-8 Sunday at Russ Chandler Stadium. The Yellow Jackets (14-13, 32-20) trailed 8-3 before plating two in the seventh and tying it with three in the ninth. Evans finished with two hits and two RBI, while pitching the final three hitless innings with one walk and three strikeouts to raise his record to 1-2. Wren had three hits and two runs, while Mott Hyde (2 for 4, 2 R, 2 RBI) homered for Tech. Colin Moran (2 for 4, 2B) knocked in a pair for the Tar Heels (20-5, 45-6).


No. 2 Vanderbilt 10, Kentucky 5

In Lexington, Ky., Steven Rice hurled 4.2 innings of scoreless relief as Vanderbilt finished the SEC sweep of Kentucky. Rice (3-0) allowed two hits and one walk with five strikeouts. The Commodores (24-2, 45-6) scored a pair in the sixth to snap a 5-5 tie, while adding one in the seventh and two in the eighth. Spencer Navin went 3 for 4 with two RBI, while Conrad Gregor (1 for 2, 3 R, 2 RBI) homered for the victors. Austin Cousino had three hits and two runs, while A.J. Reed (2 for 4) and Max Kuhn (1 for 3, 2 RBI) both went deep for the Wildcats (10-17, 28-22).


UC Riverside 7, No. 4 Cal State Fullerton 6

In Riverside, Calif., UC Riverside used a five-run first to salvage the finale of its Big West series with Cal State Fullerton. Clayton Prestridge drove in three, while Joe Chavez had two hits, including a triple, and three runs for the Highlanders (8-13, 11-28). Zach Varela (4-0, 5.2 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 4 BB, 1 K) earned the victory. Jake Jefferies had two hits and three RBI, while Anthony Hutting went 3 for 5 with a double, two runs and one RBI for the Titans (17-4, 41-8), who left the bases loaded in the ninth and stranded 10.


No. 5 Oregon State 5, No. 20 Stanford 4

In Stanford, Calif., Danny Hayes homered and drove in three as Oregon State swept its Pac-12 series at Stanford. The Beavers (20-4, 41-8) scored in three of the first five innings in building a 5-0 lead. The Cardinal (11-13, 26-20) put up two in the sixth and eighth. Ben Wetzler (6-1, 6.1 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 5 K) earned the victory, while Scott Schultz (2 IP, 1 H, 2 K) recorded his 10th save. Austin Wilson had two hits and two RBI for Stanford.


No. 9 Florida State 12, No. 6 NC State 3

In Raleigh, N.C., DJ Stewart went 3 for 3 with three walks, three runs and three RBI as Florida State evened its ACC series with NC State in front of 2,764 fans at Doak Field. The Seminoles (17-9, 41-10) scored four in both the second and ninth. Marcus Davis and Stephen McGee both had two hits and three RBI for FSU. Brandon Leibrandt (8-4, 8 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 7 K) earned the victory. Trea Turner went 2 for 4 with a double, one run and one RBI for the Wolfpack (16-9, 39-12).


No. 7 Virginia 14, Duke 6

In Charlottesville, Va., Mike Papi had two hits and four RBI as Virginia swept Duke in ACC action in front of 4,646 fans at Davenport Field. The Cavaliers (20-7, 42-8) put up five in both the second and seventh. Joe McCarthy (2 2B, 2 RBI) and Reed Gragnani (2B, 3 R) both had four hits, while Nate Irving (2 for 4, 2 R) drove in three and Derek Fisher went deep for Virginia. Grant McCabe had two hits and two RBI for the Blue Devils (9-18, 25-26).


No. 8 Oregon 1, Ohio State 0

In Columbus, Ohio, Jake Reed pitched seven scoreless innings as Oregon completed a three-game sweep of Ohio State. Reed (6-3) allowed three hits and three walks with four strikeouts. Christian Jones pitched a hitless eighth before Jimmy Sherfy fanned one in the ninth for his 18th save. The Ducks (40-11) held the Buckeyes (33-18) to one run in 29 innings in the series and blanked them over the final 23 frames. Oregon scored its run in the fourth as Scott Heineman (2 for 3) singled and scored on a wild pitch. Patrick Porter had two hits for OSU. Jaron Long (6-5, 7 IP, 7 H, 1 R, 9 K) suffered the loss.


No. 10 UCLA 12, Arizona 5

In Los Angeles, Chris Keck drove in a career-best four as UCLA completed the three-game sweep of Arizona at Jackie Robinson Stadium. The Bruins (17-7, 34-14) erased a 2-1 deficit with six in the third. Keck went 2 for 3 with a triple and a home run. Kevin Kramer (3 for 5, 2 R, 3 RBI) and Pat Valaika (1 for 5, 2 R) also went deep for UCLA. Ryan Deeter (2-0) pitched a perfect fifth and picked up the win in relief of starter Grant Watson (4 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 2 BB, 6 K). Riley Moore (2 for 4, 2 R) homered for the Wildcats (10-14, 29-20).


No. 11 Louisville 3, Connecticut 1

In Storrs, Conn., Dace Kime struck out nine and allowed one run in 6.2 innings as Louisville completed a Big East sweep of Connecticut to give coach Dan McDonnell his 300th career win. Kime (5-1) allowed four hits in winning his third straight start, and Nick Burdi posted his 11th save. Sutton Whiting had a two-run single in the seventh inning to extend a 1-0 lead to 3-0 for the Cardinals (17-4, 42-10). The Huskies fell to 9-15, 28-24.


No. 12 Arkansas 10, Tennessee 2

In Fayetteville, Ark., Jordan Farris had a double and four RBI, and Matt Vinson went 3 for 5 with his second homer, three runs and two RBI as Arkansas clinched its SEC series with Tennessee. Randall Fant (5-1) yielded only two hits and struck out five in 6.1 scoreless innings for the Razorbacks (17-9, 34-17). David Houser and Zach Luther each drove in runs for the Vols (7-18, 20-28).


No. 13 South Carolina 8, Georgia 3

In Columbia, S.C., Joey Pankake went 3 for 3 with a run and an RBI as South Carolina swept its SEC series from Georgia as 7,478 fans looked on at Carolina Stadium. The Gamecocks (16-10, 37-14) erased a 2-0 deficit with three in the third and added three in the fourth. Graham Saiko (1 for 3, R) and Brison Celek (1 for 4) both drove in two for USC. Jack Wynkoop (7-2, 5 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 1 BB, 3 K) earned the win. Curt Powell went 3 for 3 with a run, while Hunter Cole knocked in a pair for the Bulldogs (5-19, 18-31).


No. 14 Arizona State 10, California 7

In Berkeley, Calif., Nate Causey had a grand slam in the top of the ninth to snap a 6-6 tie as Arizona State completed a three-game Pac-12 sweep of California. Causey had two hits and six RBI, while Michael Benjamin (2 for 4, 3 R) also went deep for the Sun Devils (14-10, 32-15-1). Brett Lilek (2-0, 1 IP, 2 K) picked up the win. Devon Rodriguez (1 for 5, 3 RBI) and Chris Paul both homered for the Golden Bears (10-17, 22-28).


No. 15 Oklahoma 5, Oklahoma State 4

In Oklahoma City, Kolbey Carpenter went 3 for 4 with two RBI as Oklahoma rallied from a 4-0 deficit to avoid a Bedlam Series sweep against Oklahoma State. Hector Lorenzana added a pair of runs and a RBI for the Sooners (12-9, 35-16), who threw out two Cowboys (11-9, 36-13) at the plate. Ralph Garza Jr. (4-0) tossed 2.2 innings to pick up the win, and Jacob Evans earned his ninth save. Craig McConaughy had two hits and two RBI, and Gage Green went 3 for 4 with a run and a RBI for OSU.


No. 16 Indiana 9, Northwestern 2

In Bloomington, Ind., Dustin DeMuth went 4 for 4 with two runs as Indiana won its series against Northwestern in front of 1,580 fans at Bart Kaufman Field to move back into first in the Big Ten. The Hoosiers (15-6, 38-11). looking for their first regular-season title since 1949, took control early with two in the second and four in the fourth. Sam Travis and Nick Ramos both drove in two for IU. Aaron Slegers (8-1, 6.2 IP, 9 H, 2 R, 4 K) earned the win. Kyle Ruchim had three hits, including two doubles, for the Wildcats (9-15, 22-23).


No. 17 Mississippi State 7, Ole Miss 6

In Oxford, Miss., Adam Frazier had three hits and four RBI, and Ben Bracewell was brilliant in relief as Mississippi State came back from a 6-0 deficit to avoid an SEC sweep to Ole Miss. C.T. Bradford added three hits and two runs for the Bulldogs (14-13, 37-15), who scored five times in the sixth and twice more in the seventh. Bracewell (1-1) retired the final 10 batters he faced, finishing with one hit and three strikeouts in five scoreless innings. Will Allen had two RBI to pace the Rebels (14-13, 35-17).


No. 18 Rice 1, Memphis 0

In Houston, John Simms and Zech Lemond combined on the shutout as Rice avoided the Conference USA sweep at the hands of Memphis. Simms (6-3) allowed five hits and two walks in 6.2 innings with six strikeouts to record the win. Lemond (2.1 IP, H, 2 K) recorded his 11th save. The Owls (12-9, 33-17) scored their run in the sixth as Christian Stringer (2 for 4) led off with a base hit and came home on an RBI single by Shane Hoelscher. Drew Griffin had two hits for the Tigers (14-10, 32-20).


No. 19 Clemson 11, Georgia Southern 6

In Clemson, S.C., Maleeke Gibson had two hits, two runs and two RBI, and Tyler Krieger added two hits and two RBI as Clemson completed a sweep of Georgia Southern. Zack Erwin (5-0) allowed six hits and three runs in five innings for the Tigers (37-15). Robbie Dodds went 3 for 5 with two RBI for the Eagles (25-26).


San Diego 22, Portland 5

In San Diego, Kris Bryant and Austin Green both homered twice as San Diego outscored Portland to complete the WCC sweep at Fowler Park. The Toreros (15-9, 31-21) scored multiple runs in each of the first five innings, starting with six in the first. Bryant had five hits, five runs and four RBI while raising his home run total to 28, the top mark in the nation. Green went 4 for 4 with three runs and six RBI. Dylan Covey (4-4, 6 IP, 7 H, 2 R, 1 BB, 5 K) snagged the victory. Clay Mott went 2 for 2 with two RBI for the Pilots (8-12, 17-32).