Feb. 22, 2014

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Michigan State Rallies Past Oregon State

Fullerton blanks USF, Virginia shuts out ECU, FSU tops Georgia


In Surprise, Ariz., Michigan State scored two in the top of the ninth to rally past No. 2 Oregon State 8-7 Saturday. Joel Fisher went 3 for 5 with a homer and five RBI for the Spartans (4-1). Dylan Davis (1 for 3, 2 R, 2 RBI) went deep for the Beavers (4-2), while Kavin Keyes had two hits and two RBI for OSU.


No. 1 Cal State Fullerton 11, San Francisco 0

In Fullerton, Calif., Justin Garza fanned 12 in seven scoreless innings as Cal State Fullerton blanked San Francisco to even the series. Garza (1-0) allowed five hits and walked one. Matt Chapman went 4 for 5 with a homer and two RBI, while Clay Williamson drove in four for the Titans (3-3). Bradley Zimmer had three hits for the Dons (3-3).


No. 3 Virginia 4, East Carolina 0

In Charlottesville, Va., Josh Sborz and two relievers combined on the shutout as Virginia topped East Carolina in front of a crowd of 3,561 at Davenport Field. Sborz (2-0, 3 H, 3 BB) fanned six in five innings, while David Rosenberger (2 IP, 2 H, BB, 4 K) and Connor Jones (2 IP, 2 H, K) preserved the shutout. Mike Papi went 2 for 3 with a double, two walks, one run and one RBI for the Cavaliers (5-1). Luke Lowery had a pair of hits for the Pirates (3-3).


No. 4 Florida State 10, Georgia 4

In Tallahassee, Fla., Danny De La Calle drove in three as Florida State handled Georgia in front of 6,568 fans at Dick Howser Stadium. The Seminoles (6-0) snapped a 4-4 tie with four in the seventh, capped by De La Calle’s two-run single. DJ Stewart (2 for 3, 2 BB, 3 R, 2 RBI) homered for FSU. Hunter Cole doubled and homered while driving in three for the Bulldogs (1-5).


No. 6 LSU 15, Toledo 1

In Baton Rouge, La., Kramer Robertson had three hits and two RBI as LSU thumped Toledo. The Tigers (6-0) snapped a 1-1 tie with three in the third before added three in the fourth and eight in the fifth. Kade Scivicque had three hits and two runs for LSU. Kyle Bourman (2-0, 6 IP, 7 H, 1 R, 3 K) picked up the win. Tyler Baar had two hits and a run for the Rockets (2-3).


No. 16 Clemson 13, Maine 3
In Clemson, S.C., Tyler Slaton went 4 for 6 with two runs and two RBI, and Weston Wilson delivered a late three-run homer as Clemson (4-1) broke from a 4-3 game with nine runs in its final three at-bats. The win gave coach Jack Leggett 1,268 wins, moving him into sole possession of 10th place on the Division I wins list, one more than Miami legend Ron Fraser - also of note, Leggett got the milestone win against his alma mater. Kyle Silva drove in three, and Troy Black went 3 for 4 with a run for the Black Bears (1-4). 

No. 17 Miami 5, No. 18 Florida 2
In Coral Gables, Fla., Zach Collins' three-run homer in the bottom of the sixth inning broke a 2-2 tie as Miami beat Florida for the second straight day giving the Hurricanes their first series win over the Gators since 2009. Bryan Radziewski allowed two runs over 5.2 innings, but Cooper Hammond (1-0) earned the win with a scoreless inning of relief for the Hurricanes (4-2). Justin Shafer went 2 for 3 with an RBI to pace Florida (4-3).

No. 10 NC State 7, Appalachian State 0
In Raleigh, N.C., Logan Jernigan struck out seven and allowed two hits over six scoreless innings, and Jake Fincher had two hits and three RBI to lead NC State past Appalachian State. Jon Olczak struck out four over three hitless innings for the Wolfpack (5-1), who retired the final 15 batters of the game in order. The Mountaineer fell to 0-6.

Cal Poly 8, No. 11 UCLA 0
In Los Angeles, Slater Lee tossed a complete-game shutout with two hits, a walk and seven strikeouts to lead Cal Poly past UCLA. Nick Torres ripped a three-run homer off Grant Watson (1-1) in the first, and Brian Mundell later added a three-run homer of his own for the Mustangs (5-1). UCLA dropped to 2-4.

Utah 5, No. 12 Indiana 4 (15)
In Surprise, Ariz., Cory Hunt's RBI single in the 15th inning scored Max Schuman to give Utah a win over Indiana. The Hoosiers scored a run in the top of the 13th thanks to two errors for a 4-3 lead, but Hunt had a two-out single that scored Schuman, who had walked. Nick Green was masterful in relief for the Utes (3-3), tossing seven innings with three hits, no earned runs and nine strikeouts. Casey Rodrigue had two hits and a run for the Hoosiers (2-4).

No. 13 Louisville 8, Western Michigan 0
In Louisville, Ky., Kyle Funkhouser allowed two hits and struck out 10 in seven brilliant innings, and Jeff Gardner drove in a pair of runs as Louisville clinched its series with Western Michigan. Sutton Whiting returned to the lineup after being hit by a pitch and suffering a broken nose a week ago and went 2 for 3 with two runs for the Cardinals (5-1). The Broncos fell to 0-5.

No. 14 North Carolina 2, Xavier 1
In Chapel Hill, N.C., Trent Thornton turned in a solid start with one run in 6.2 innings as North Carolina slipped past Xavier to even their series. The Tar Heels (2-3) totaled only five hits - Wood Myers and Zach Daly each had two - but Thornton struck out six in limiting the Musketeers into the seventh. Chris McCue earned his second save with two scoreless innings. Scott Klever allowed four hits and two earned runs in seven splendid innings for Xavier (4-1).

No. 15 Rice 9, Purdue 1
In Houston, Ford Stainback drove in three runs, and Michael Aquino added two hits and three runs as Rice coasted past Purdue. Blake Fox (2-0) allowed six hits and one earned run in 6.1 solid innings for the Owls (5-2), who also got two hits and two RBI from Skyler Ewing. Kyle Wood and Steve Maniago each had two hits for the Boilermakers (0-5).

UC Irvine 5, No. 19 Arizona State 2
In Irvine, Calif., Grant Palmer went 3 for 4 and scored twice, and Jerry McClanahan drove in two as UC Irvine scored three times in the first en route to a win over Arizona State. Andrew Morales (1-0) allowed four hits and two runs (both unearned) and struck out five, and Sam Moore tossed the final two innings for his third save for the Anteaters (3-3). Ryan Kellogg (0-1) allowed five hits and three runs in the first, and finished with 10 hits and four earned runs in six innings in just his second college loss.

No. 20 Oklahoma State 10-7, Oakland 4-10
In Stillwater, Okla., Donnie Walton went 4 for 5 with two runs and two RBI - and 6 for 10 with three doubles, a homer and five RBI on the day - as Oklahoma State beat Oakland in the first game of a doubleheader, but the Golden Grizzlies ended the Cowboys' seven-game winning streak in the nightcap thanks in part to a Jared Theisen two-run double in the ninth. Walton doubled in a run in the first inning, and Zach Fish ripped a two-run homer as the Cowboys (7-1) took a 3-0 lead in the first inning of the first game. Leading 5-2, OSU put the game away with four runs in the eighth, two coming on an Andrew Rosa single. Thomas Hatch (2-0) worked six solid innings for the Cowboys. Robby Enseln went 3 for 4 with a solo homer for the Grizzlies in the first game. In the nightcap, Spencer Marentette drove in four, and Mike Brosseau went 4 for 5 with three runs and three RBI for Oakland (1-2), which scored three runs in each of the first, fourth and ninth innings.