Feb. 18, 2014

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1,000 Wins for Rice's Graham

USC defeats Cal State Fullerton, Florida State stops Jacksonville


In Houston, Keenan Cook doubled in Leon Byrd and scored on John Williamson’s single to right as No. 15 Rice rallied to beat Texas State 4-3 in 11 innings Tuesday night, giving Owls coach Wayne Graham (right) his 1,000th win at the school. Graham has compiled a .714 winning percentage (1,000-401) and is in his 23rd season at Rice, starting when he was 55 years old. Previously, the Hall of Fame coach won 575 games at San Jacinto. (photo by Tommy Lavergne)


USC 6, No. 1 Cal State Fullerton 1

In Los Angeles, Vahn Bozoian went 3 for 4 with a solo homer, and Garrett Stubbs added two hits and two RBI as USC remained unbeaten by tripping up Cal State Fullerton. The trio of Brent Wheatley, Sean Adler (1-0) and James Guillen combined to allow four hits and one earned run while striking out nine. Tyler Stieb drove in the lone run for the Titans (2-2).


No. 5 Florida State 12, Jacksonville 6

In Jacksonville, Fla., John Sansone had three hits, including a homer, and three RBI, and DJ Stewart contributed three hits and three runs as Florida State scored nine times in the final four innings to top Jacksonville. Drew Luther went 3 for 5 with a run and an RBI for the Dolphins.


No. 11 South Carolina 4, Presbyterian 0

In Columbia, S.C., Kyle Martin went 2 for 4 with a homer and three RBI, and three South Carolina pitchers combined on a shutout of Presbyterian.


No. 12 UCLA 7, Cal State Northridge 1

In Los Angeles, Christoph Bono had two hits and three RBI, and Trent Chatterson added two hits and two RBI as UCLA topped Cal State Northridge. Grant Dyer (1-0) yielded two hits over five scoreless frames, and David Berg picked up his first save for the Bruins (3-1). Ryan Raslowsky drove in the only run for the Matadors (2-2).