Feb. 16, 2014

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Texas Tech takes series from Indiana

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 Hoosiers (1-3).


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 4

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 Cougars (1-2).


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 (0-3).


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 Charleston 3

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.