Feb. 17, 2014

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Horton Earns Win No. 900 as Oregon Tops Hawaii

CofC downs North Carolina, Oregon State blanks Pacific


In Honolulu, Tyler Baumgartner went 3 for 4 with an RBI and three runs, and Scott Heineman added three hits and three runs as ninth-ranked Oregon beat Hawaii 10-2 Monday to complete a four-game sweep of Hawaii, giving coach George Horton his 900th career win in the process. The Ducks (4-0) led 4-1 before scoring six times in the eighth inning. Jeff Gold worked six innings with five hits, one earned run and two strikeouts for Oregon. Kaeo Aliviado had two hits to lead Hawaii (0-4).


College of Charleston 3, No. 13 North Carolina 1

In Mt. Pleasant, S.C., Eric Bauer worked six splendid innings, allowing one run on five hits, as College of Charleston captured its series against North Carolina. The series originally was scheduled to be played at UNC but was shifted to Charleston because of weather. Gunnar Heidt went 2 for 3 with a run and an RBI, and Blake Butler went 2 for 4 with a run for the Cougars (2-1). Skye Bolt went 2 for 2 with an RBI to lead the Tar Heels (1-2).


No. 3 Oregon State 7, Pacific 0

In Tempe, Ariz., Michael Conforto capped a huge opening weekend with three RBI, and Jake Thompson put up zeroes for seven innings as Oregon State blanked Pacific. Conforto went 2 for 4 with a triple and ended the Beavers’ opening weekend going 7 for 14 with five runs, 11 RBI and six walks. Kavin Keyes went 3 for 3 with two runs, and Jeff Hendrix went 1 for 3 with two runs and two RBI. The Tigers fell to 1-3.


No. 8 NC State 11, Canisius 4

In Raleigh, N.C., Brett Austin went 4 for 6 with three RBI and two runs, and Trea Turner contributed two RBI as NC State scored eight times in the first three innings and rolled to a win over Canisius. Carlos Rodon, NC State’s ace, served as designated hitter and had a hit and two runs. D.J. Thomas (1-0) tossed three ininngs of relief with six strikeouts to earn the win for the Wolfpack (1-1). Anthony Massicci went 2 for 4 with two RBI for the Griffs (1-1).


USC Upstate 8, Kentucky 6

In Spartanburg, S.C., Eric Samples went 3 for 5 with three RBI and picked up his first collegiate save as USC Upstate edged Kentucky. The gave the Spartans their first win over an SEC team since 2009. Stephen Dowling went 3 for 4, and Tresco Shannon allowed one run over three innings of relief to post the win. Austin Cousino had two hits and two RBI, and Kyle Barrett contributed two hits and two runs for the Wildcats (2-2).


Tennessee 8, Purdue 2

In Knoxville, Tenn., Scott Price went 2 for 3 with a run and four RBI as Tennessee completed a three-game sweep of Purdue. Andrew Lee tossed five innings, allowing four hits and one earned run as the Volunteers (3-0) allowed four runs in three games. Kyle Wood went 2 for 3 with a run and an RBI for the Boilermakers (0-3).


Kansas 10, BYU 1

In Peoria, Ariz., Drew Morovick worked 7.1 innings with three hits, one earned runs and five strikeouts as Kansas completed a four-game sweep of BYU. Connor McKay homered and drove in three runs, and Tommy Mirabelli had two runs and two RBI for the Jayhawks (4-0). Kelton Caldwell went 3 for 4 with an RBI for the Cougars (0-4).


ETSU 7-5, Longwood 3-4 (Game 2 - 12 innings)

In Johnson City, Tenn., Jimmy Nesselt worked seven strong innings, and Trey York went 2 for 3 with a double, triple and three runs in the first game, and ETSU completed a doubleheader sweep of Longwood on an infield error in the 12th inning. Dylan Tritsch and Clinton Freeman each had three hits and two RBI for the Bucs (2-1) in the first game, while Matt Dickason went 3 for 4 with two runs, and Kyri Washington ripped a two-run homer for the Lancers (1-2). In the second game, Jeremy Taylor went 4 for 6 with a run and an RBI for ETSU, and Colton Konvicka went 2 for 5 with a two-run triple and his third stolen base of the day for Longwood.