Feb. 25, 2014

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Upsetting Day in College Baseball

VMI nips Virginia, ULL tops LSU, WKU wins at Vandy, SHSU down Rice


In Charlottesville, Va., Campbell Henkel and Taylor Edens combined to shut down No. 2 Virginia’s potent offense, and Brandon Angus went 3 for 4 with a run and an RBI as VMI edged the Cavaliers 3-2 Tuesday. Henkel (1-0) tossed the first four innings, allowing four hits and one earned run. Edens then finished with the final five innings, yielding two hits and one run, for the Keydets (5-2). Angus drove in Jordan Tarsovich, who singled, advanced to second on David Geary’s sacrifice bunt and stole third, to give VMI a 3-1 lead in the eighth. Brandon Downes plated Mike Papi, who earlier homered, on a grounder in the ninth, but Edens was able to strand the tying run at second. Papi finished 2 for 3 with two runs and an RBI for the Cavaliers (6-2).


No. 17 Louisiana-Lafayette 4, No. 4 LSU 1

In Baton Rouge, La., Greg Milhorn allowed one run over five innings as Louisiana-Lafayette downed LSU in a game halted in the top of the sixth due to rain. Milhorn (2-0) allowed four hits and two walks with no strikeouts. Seth Harrison went 1 for 2 with a triple, a run and one RBI for the Ragin' Cajuns (8-1). Mark Laird had two hits for the Tigers (7-1). LSU ended its 34-game win streak in regular-season midweek games and 32-game win streak against Louisiana schools.


Western Kentucky 3, No. 5 Vanderbilt 2

In Nashville, Tenn., Josh Bartley turned in six splendid innings, and Scott Wilcox had two hits and two RBI as Western Kentucky handed Vanderbilt its first loss. Bartley (1-1) allowed three hits and two earned runs with four strikeouts, retiring 13 straight at one point. Hunter Wood added two hits and an RBI, and Trevor Lowe went 3 for 4 for the Hilltoppers (6-2). Zander Wiel drove in a pair of runs for the Commodores (7-1).


Sam Houston State 3, No. 10 Rice 1

In Houston, Ryan Brinley was superb, and Sam Houston State stayed red hot by slipping past Rice. Brinley (1-0) allowed two hits and one earned run, and was backed by relievers Alan Scott and Jason Simms, who closed the door on the Owls (6-3). Ryan O’Hearn went 3 for 5 with an RBI, and Anthony Azar added two hits and an RBI for the Bearkats (8-1). Michael Aquino drove in the lone run for Rice.


No. 9 NC State 7, Davidson 5

In Raleigh, N.C., Chance Shapard ripped a fourth-inning grand slam, and Jake Fincher added two hits and two runs as NC State edged Davidson. Andrew Woeck (1-0) allowed three hits and struck out five in four scoreless innings for the Wolfpack (7-1). David Daniels had two hits and two RBI, and Brian Fortier added two RBI for the Wildcats (2-3).


No. 11 Clemson 4, Presbyterian 2

In Clemson, S.C., Clate Schmidt allowed one hit over 4.2 scoreless innings of relief, and Steven Duggar had a two-run triple as Clemson got by Presbyterian. Tyler Krieger and Weston Wilson each contributed two hits and a run for the Tigers (6-1). Brian Kehner settled down after allowing three runs in the first and worked into the seventh for the Blue Hose (4-3-1).


No. 12 Louisville 6, Eastern Illinois 0

In Louisville, Ky., Jake Sparger allowed four hits in 6.2 scoreless innings, and Sutton Whiting had a two-run triple to spark a three-run second inning as Louisville topped Eastern Illinois. Grant Kay went 2 for 2 with an RBI and a run, and Mike White contributed two hits and a run for the Cardinals (6-2). EIU fell to 1-7.