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Texas Tech takes series
Canisius blanks NC State, Fullerton nips
WSU, Virginia wins at UNCW
In Lubbock, Texas, Cameron Smith hurled six
scoreless innings in relief as Texas Tech blanked No. 7 Indiana
7-0 Sunday to win the four-game series. Smith (1-0) allowed five
hits and one walk with two strikeouts. Adam Kirsch had two hits
and three RBI, while Alec Humphreys went 2 for 3 with two runs
for the Red Raiders (3-1). Sam Travis had a pair of hits for the
Canisius 3, No. 8 NC State 0
In Raleigh, N.C., Rohn Pierce tossed seven
shutout innings with five hits and six strikeout as Canisius
surprised NC State and ace Carlos Rodon in the season opener for
both teams. Jesse Kelso went 2 for 4 with a double, run and an
RBI, and Mike Krische doubled to lead off the game, scoring on
Kelso’s double. Rodon allowed six hits and three runs (one
earned) and struck out six in six innings for the Wolfpack. Trea
Turner had three of NC State’s seven hits.
No. 1 Cal State Fullerton 5, Washington State
In Fullerton, Calif., Jared Deacon singled in
Greg Velazquez, who had doubled, with one out in the bottom of
the ninth as Cal State Fullerton captured its series with
Washington State. Clay Williamson had two hits, a run and an
RBI, and Matt Chapman and Tanner Pinkston each added two hits
and a run for the Titans (2-1). Nick Tanielu went 3 for 4 with
an RBI, and Trek Stemp added two hits and two RBI for the
No. 2 Oregon State 14, Pacific 6
In Tempe, Ariz., Michael Conforto went 3 for 3
with two doubles, two runs and five RBI, and Dylan Davis added
three RBI as Oregon State scored 11 runs in the first five
innings en route to a win over Pacific. Jeff Hendrix had three
runs and two RBI, and Andy Peterson scored three times for the
Beavers (3-0). Parker Klein went 2 for 2 with a run and an RBI
for the Tigers (1-3).
No. 3 Virginia 7, UNCW 2
In Wilmington, N.C., Josh Sborz did not allow a
hit in six scoreless innings as Virginia downed UNCW in front of
3,826 fans at Brooks Field. Sborz (1-0) walked three and fanned
four. Derek Fisher went 2 for 4 with a double, two runs and two
RBI for the Cavaliers (2-1). Joe Bertone had a pinch-hit two-run
homer in the eighth for the Seahawks (1-2).
No. 5 Florida State 13, Niagara 0
In Tallahassee, Fla., Mike Compton allowed one
hit over five scoreless innings as Florida State completed a
sweep of Niagara. Compton (1-0) walked two and struck out three.
Justin Gonzalez went 3 for 3 with a double, two walks, two runs
and one RBI, while Gage West homered for the Seminoles (3-0).
Taylor Hackett went 2 for 2 with a walk for the Purple Eagles
No. 6 LSU 6, Grambling State 0
In Baton Rouge, La., Jared Poche pitched six
scoreless innings as LSU shut out Grambling State in the final
game of the MLB Urban Invitational. Poche (1-0) gave up four
hits with no walks and three strikeouts. Andrew Stevenson went 3
for 3 with one RBI, while Kramer Robertson walked twice and
scored three for the victorious Tigers (3-0). Kris Minter had
two hits for GSU (0-3).
No. 10 Vanderbilt 6, Long Beach State 2
In Long Beach, Calif., Bryan Reynolds had three
hits and three RBI, and Vanderbilt starter Tyler Ferguson
allowed one hit and no earned runs in 5.1 innings as the
Commodores completed a sweep of Long Beach State. Chris Harvey
went 2 for 4 with two RBI, and Xavier Turner contributed three
hits and an RBI for Vandy (3-0). Zack Rivera and Richard
Prigatano drove in runs for Long Beach (0-3).
No. 11 South Carolina 12, Bucknell 0
In Columbia, S.C., freshman Wil Crowe worked 6.1
hitless innings in his first collegiate start and the South
Carolina offense belted three home runs in completing a series
sweep of Bucknell. Crowe (1-0) walked one and struck out five.
Max Schrock (2 for 3, 3 R, 3 RBI), Joey Pankake (3 for 5, 3 R)
and Grayson Greiner (1 for 4, 3 RBI) each went deep for the
Gamecocks (3-0). Sam Clark had the lone hit for the Bison (0-3),
a single in the seventh.
No. 12 UCLA 4, Portland 3 (11 innings)
In Los Angeles, Shane Zeile’s double scored Brian
Carroll in the bottom of the 11th inning to lift UCLA to a
series win over Portland. Ty Moore went 4 for 4 with an RBI,
Zeile finished with two hits and Carroll had two hits, two runs
and an RBI for the Bruins (2-1). David Berg earned his first
win, allowing one hit and striking out three in four scoreless
innings. Chet Thompson went 2 for 3 with an RBI, and Bo Cornish
scored twice for the Pilots (1-2).
No. 13 North Carolina 12, College of
In Charleston, S.C., Michael Russell went 4 for 5
with a double, a homer, three runs and four RBI as North
Carolina used a seven-run ninth to dispose of College of
Charleston. Trent Thornton (1-0, 6 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 2 ER) struck
out 10. Zach Daly (1 for 2, 3 RBI) also went deep for the Tar
Heels (1-1). Ryan Welke (2 for 3) belted a three-run homer in
the fifth for the Cougars (1-1).
No. 14 Louisville 6, Delaware 1
In Charleston, S.C., Jeff Gardner had a three-run
triple to highlight a four-run first as Louisville downed
Delaware in the Homewood Suites Tournament at Riley Park.
Gardner had two hits, including a double. Cole Sturgeon and
Grant Kay both had two hits and two runs for the Cardinals
(2-1). Jared Ruxer (1-0, 5.2 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 2 BB, 5 K) picked up
the win. EJ Stoltzfus, Norm Donkin and Jake Clark each had two
hits for the Blue Hens (1-2).
No. 16 Clemson 9, Eastern Michigan 7
In Clemson, S.C., Clemson scored three in the
bottom of the eighth to earn a series victory over Eastern
Michigan. Jay Baum (3 for 5, 2 R, 2 RBI) drove in the go-ahead
run with a base hit for the Tigers (2-1). Chris Okey drove in
three, while Garrett Boulware had two hits and two RBI for
Clemson. Matt Campbell (1-0, 2.2 IP, 2 H, 1 UE, 1 BB, 3 K)
registered the win. Sam Ott (3 for 5, 2B, 2R) and Lee Longo (2
for 5, 2 2B, R) both drove in two for the Eagles (1-2).
No. 18 Florida 8, Maryland 5
In Gainesville, Fla., Richie Martin went 2 for 3
with two doubles, two runs and two RBI as Florida won its series
against Maryland. The Terrapins (1-2) tallied three in the top
of the first before the Gators (2-1) scored one in the first,
four in the second and three in the fifth. Taylor Gushue drove
in three for Florida. Eric Hanhold (1-0, 3 IP, 2 H, 2 BB, 3 K)
earned the win in relief, while Ryan Harris recorded the final
out for his first save. Blake Schmit had two doubles, one run
and one RBI for Maryland.