Feb. 15, 2014

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Monda lifts Washington State over Cal State Fullerton

Texas Tech takes two from IU, OSU outscores Nebraska, UVa blanks VMI


In Fullerton, Calif., Jason Monda delivered a two-run single in the top of the 11th to help Washington State knock off top-ranked Cal State Fullerton 9-7. The Titans (1-1) trailed 7-3 before plating two in the sixth and single runs in the seventh and eighth. Nick Tanielu went 4 for 6 with a double, two runs and an RBI, while Collin Slaybaugh and Yale Rosen both had three hits, two RBI and a run for the Cougars (1-1). Ian Hamilton (1-0, 3 IP, 2 H, 2 BB) earned the victory. J.D. Davis went 4 for 6 for Fullerton with two triples, a homer, three runs and one RBI.


Texas Tech 10-6, No. 7 Indiana 5-2

In Lubbock, Texas, Tyler Neslony had a grand slam to cap a five-run first in the opener as Texas Tech took two from Indiana in front of 3,387 fans at Dan Law Field at Rip Griffin Park. Adam Kirsch also homered and knocked in three in Game 1 for the Red Raiders (2-1). Austin Cangelosi had a pinch-hit homer for the Hoosiers (1-2). In the nightcap, Texas Tech snapped a 2-2 tie with a pair in the fifth and added two more in the seventh. Neslon had a double, a triple and two RBI, while Tim Proudfoot went 3 for 4 and drove in two for the Red Raiders. Kyle Schwarber had two hits and a run for IU.


No. 2 Oregon State 15, Nebraska 7

In Tempe, Ariz., Michael Conforto went 2 for 3 with three walks, three runs and three RBI to lead Oregon State past Nebraska. Kavin Keyes (3 for 5, 2B) also knocked in three for the Beavers (2-0), while Gabe Clark (2 for 4, 2 RBI) scored three. Jace Fry (1-0, 7 IP, 9 H, 2 R, 5 K) registered the win. Pat Kelly went 5 for 5 with a triple and two RBI for the Cornhuskers (1-1).


No. 3 Virginia 12, VMI 0

In Wilmington, N.C., Nathan Kirby tossed six scoreless innings as Virginia shut out VMI in the Hughes Bros. Challenge. Kirby (1-0) allowed four hits and one walk while fanning a career-high seven. The Cavliers (1-1) led 5-0 after four and doubled its lead with a five-run fifth. Brandon Downes (2 for 5, R) drove in three, Mike Papi (2 for 3, 2 BB, RBI) scored three and Robbie Coman (2 for 2) had two runs and two RBI. Jordan Tarosvich doubled twice for the Keydets (0-2).


No. 4 Mississippi State 6, Western Carolina 1

In Starkville, Miss., Trevor Fitts fanned 11 over six innings as Mississippi State evened its series with Western Carolina. Fitts (1-0) surrendered seven hits, two walks and one run. The Bulldogs (1-1) scored three in both the fourth and eighth. Wes Rea and Jake Vickerson both knocked in two for MSU. Cody Jones had two hits for the Catamounts (1-1).


No. 5 Florida State 4, Niagara 1

In Tallahassee, Fla., Brandon Leibrandt pitched six shutout innings and Jameis Winston recorded his first save as Florida State clinched a series win over Niagara. Leibrandt (1-0) allowed four hits and one walk while striking out five. Winston did not allow a hit over two innings and fanned one. John Nogowski went 2 for 4 with a double, one run and one RBI for the Seminoles (2-0). Pavel Chavez-Rusova had two hits, including a double, and one RBI for the Purple Eagles (0-2).


No. 6 LSU 7, New Orleans 4

In Metairie, La., Sean McMullen went 3 for 4 with a double and two RBI as LSU outscored New Orleans in front of 7,071 fans at Zephyr Field in the MLB Urban Invitational. The Tigers (2-0) erased an early 1-0 deficit with three in the second and added one in the third and two in the fourth. Alex Bregman also had three hits for LSU with a double, one run and one RBI. Kyle Bouman (1-0, 5 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 K) was the starter and winner. Samuel Capielano and Jonathan Santana both drove in a pair for the Privateers (0-2).


No. 9 Oregon 10, Hawaii 5

In Honolulu, A.J. Balta snapped a 5-5 tie with a two-run single in the top of the seventh as Oregon won at Hawaii. The Ducks (2-0) led 5-2 before the Rainbows (0-2) tied it with three in the fifth. Oregon plated three in the seventh and added two in the ninth. Tyler Baumgartner had three hits and two runs, while Mitchell Tolman went 2 for 3 with two runs and two RBI for the Ducks. Marcus Doi had two hits and two RBI for Hawaii.


No. 10 Vanderbilt 6, Long Beach State 0

In Long Beach, Calif., Jared Miller and Carson Fulmer combined on a three-hit shutout, and Vince Conde drove in two runs as Vanderbilt blanked Long Beach State. Miller was outstanding, allowing one hit and striking out four in six innings. Fulmer struck out five and allowed two hits over the final three frames. Xavier Turner scored twice, and Bryan Reynolds and John Norwood had two hits and an RBI for the Commodores (2-0), who scored five times in the third inning. Michael Hill had two of the three hits for the Dirtbags (0-2).


No. 11 South Carolina 17-12, Bucknell 4-2

In Columbia, S.C., Tanner English had three hits and five RBI in the nightcap as South Carolina swept a doubleheader from Bucknell. Connor Bright went 3 for 3 with a double, three runs and two RBI for the Gamecocks (2-0). Joe Ogren had three hits and a run for the Bison (0-2). DC Arendas had three hits in the opener for South Carolina with a homer and three RBI.


No. 12 UCLA 12, Portland 1

In Los Angeles, Chris Keck went 4 for 5 with three runs and an RBI, and UCLA got big nights from Trent Chatterton (two hits, three RBI) and Christoph Bono (two hits, two RBI) at the bottom of the order in evening its series against Portland. Grant Watson yielded three hits and one earned run with eight strikeouts in seven terrific innings for the Bruins (1-1). Michael Lucarelli had a hit and a run for Portland.


No. 16 Clemson 5, Eastern Michigan 3

In Clemson, S.C., Tyler Krieger went 3 for 4 with a run and two RBI, and Steven Duggar contributed three hits, including a double, and an RBI as Clemson evened its series with Eastern Michigan. Garrett Boulware had an RBI double before Duggar added an RBI single as the Tigers scored twice in the second inning for a 3-1 lead. Matthew Crownover allowed one earned run in five innings and struck out nine to post the win for the Tigers (1-1). Lee Longo and John Rubino each had two hits and an RBI for the Eagles (1-1).


Maine 3, No. 17 Miami 1

In Coral Gables, Fla., Scott Heath was brilliant, allowing two hits and one earned run and striking out eight in seven innings, as Maine upended Miami. Troy Black had two hits and an RBI, and Steven Adam had three hits for the Black Bears (1-1). Bryan Radziewski struck out 10 in five innings, but suffered the loss with four hits and two unearned runs for the Hurricanes (1-1).


Maryland 9, No. 18 Florida 7

In Gainesville, Fla., Brandon Lowe went 3 for 4 with a homer, three runs and two RBI, and Anthony Papio went 3 for 4 with a homer, three runs and an RBI as Maryland evened its series with Florida. Charlie White had two hits and two RBI, and Kevin Martir added two RBI for the Terrapins (1-1), who scored in seven of nine innings, including single runs in the final four frames. Buddy Reed had a pair of RBI to lead the Gators (1-1).


No. 20 Arizona State 7, Baylor 5

In Tempe, Ariz., David Greer and David Graybill each drove in two runs, and Eric Melbostad was superb in four innings of relief as Arizona State evened its series with Baylor. The Sun Devils (1-1) led 5-4 in the eighth when Greer and Nate Causey each drove in runs. Ryan Kellogg allowed six hits and three earned runs before giving way to Melbostad, who allowed one hit and one earned run over the final four innings. Darryn Sheppard went 2 for 4 with a homer for the Bears (1-1).


Radford 3, Georgia Tech 1

In Atlanta, Dylan Nelson tossed six hitless innings with one earned run, and Michael Costello closed with three scoreless innings and two hits as Radford shut down Georgia Tech. Patrick Marshall had two hits and an RBI, and Chris Coia and Josh Gardiner added RBI for the Highlanders (1-1). Matt Gonzalez drove in the lone run for the Yellow Jackets (1-1).