May 14, 2013

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Hutting helps Cal State Fullerton defeat UCLA

Vanderbilt downs Belmont, UNC blanks ASU, LSU smacks New Orleans


In Fullerton, Calif., Anthony Hutting belted a three-run homer in the bottom of the first as fourth-ranked Cal State Fullerton downed No. 10 UCLA 5-2 Tuesday in front of a crowd of 2,738 at Goodwin Field. Matt Chapman went 2 for 2 with two runs and one RBI for the Titans (42-8). David Birosak (1-0, 2.1 IP, H) picked up the win in relief, while Michael Lorenzen worked around a hit in a scoreless ninth for his 16th save. Eric Filia and Chris Keck both had one hit and one RBI for the Bruins (34-15).


No. 1 Vanderbilt 6, Belmont 1

In Nashville, Tenn., Kyle Smith homered and drove in three as Vanderbilt got past Belmont at Hawkins Field. Tony Kemp had three hits and two RBI for the Commodores (46-6), who tied the program record for wins in a season. Kemp had a triple, the 21st of his career, to tie the SEC record set by Brian Duva of Florida. Philip Pfeifer (3-0, 3 H, 3 BB, 5 K) tossed six scoreless innings to earn the victory. Neil Hickman went 1 for 1 with a double, while Drew Ferguson went 1 for 3 with two walks and a run for the Bruins (36-16).


No. 2 North Carolina 2, Appalachian State 0

In Chapel Hill, N.C., Reilly Hovis and two relievers combined on a one-hit shutout as North Carolina took care of Appalachian State in front of 2,024 fans at Boshamer Stadium. Hovis (2-0) allowed one hit and three walks with three strikeouts to pick up the win. Chris McCue (2 BB, 5 K) worked three innings before Chris Munnelly (1 BB, 2 K) recorded his first save. Mike Zolk went 2 for 2 with a walk and a run, while Cody Stubbs tripled and scored for the Tar Heels (46-6). Will Callaway had the lone hit for the Mountaineers (27-20).


No. 3 LSU 11, New Orleans 2

In Baton Rouge, La., Sean McMullen tripled and scored to spark a five-run first as LSU thumped New Orleans in front of 5,534 fans at Alex Box Stadium. McMullen (2 for 3, 2 R, 2 RBI) also doubled for the Tigers (46-7), who had won 27 straight against state schools and 34 consecutive non-conference midweek contests. Mark Laird added two hits and two RBI, while Michael Barash homered for LSU. Hunter Newman (2-0, 5 IP, H, BB, 3 K) earned the win. Zach Liberto had two hits for the Privateers (7-41).


No. 6 Virginia 17, VCU 3

In Charlottesville, Va., Joe McCarthy had four hits and four RBI to lead Virginia past VCU as 3,162 looked on at Davenport Field. The Cavaliers (43-8) scored four in the first and added five in the sixth and four in the seventh to finish the season with a 32-3 home record. Nick Howard (2 for 4, HR) and Jared King (1 for 3, 2 BB) both drove in three, while Mike Papi had three hits and three runs for UVa. Whit Mayberry (4-0, 2.2 IP, 2 H, 2 R) was credited with the win. Trevor Marino went 2 for 4 with a run and an RBI for the Rams (25-26).


No. 8 Oregon 4, Gonzaga 3

In Eugene, Ore., Ryan Hambright delivered a game-winning RBI single with two away in the bottom of the ninth as Oregon edged Gonzaga at PK Park. The Ducks (41-11) scored all their runs in the final four frames. The Bulldogs (32-17-1) trailed 3-2 before an RBI double by Cory Lebrun in the top of the eighth. Garrett Cleavinger (8-0, 1.2 IP, 2 BB, 3 K) got the win.


No. 11 Louisville 6, Ohio State 3

In Columbus, Ohio, Coco Johnson homered twice and drove in five as Louisville powered past Ohio State at Bill Davis Stadium for its 13th straight win. Johnson had a three-run bomb in the first and a two-run shot in the fifth as the Cardinals (43-10) built a 6-0 lead. Troy Kuhn and Kirby Pellant both had two hits and a run for the Buckeyes (33-19).