Feb. 28, 2014

Rankings are from CBI Composite Poll

CBI Live: No. 3 South Carolina 9, No. 11 Clemson 6

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Miami wins at top-ranked Florida State

Cal State Fullerton downs Oregon, LSU thumps Yale, Vandy tops Stanford


In Tallahassee, Fla., Chris Diaz and Bryan Garcia combined on a five-hitter as No. 15 Miami (Fla.) took the series opener over No. 1 Florida State 3-1 Friday in front of 5,599 fans at Dick Howser Stadium. Diaz (3-0) allowed four hits and one unearned run in seven innings with two walks and six strikeouts. Garcia worked the final two innings with one hit, one walk and one punchout. Justin Gonzalez (2 for 4) scored in the first for the Seminoles (6-1). The Hurricanes tied it in the fourth and added a pair in the fifth. David Thompson and Alex Hernandez both had sacrifice flies for Miami.


No. 8 Cal State Fullerton 8, No. 6 Oregon 2

In Eugene, Ore., Thomas Eshelman pitched eight scoreless innings to lead Cal State Fullerton past Oregon. Eshelman (2-0) allowed two hits and one walk with seven strikeouts. The Titans (5-3) used a five-run fourth to build on a 1-0 lead. Matt Chapman went 2 for 4 with a homer and three RBI, while J.D. Davis drove in a pair for Fullerton. Kyle Garlick had a two-run double in the bottom of the ninth as the Ducks (8-1) avoided the shutout.


No. 4 LSU 19, Yale 0

In Baton Rouge, La., Kade Scivicque went 3 for 3 with a homer and four RBI – including a three-run homer as part of a 10-run first inning – and Danny Zardon blasted a grand slam as LSU dominated Yale. Aaron Nola (3-0) matched his team’s first-inning outburst with 10 strikeouts over six scoreless innings for the Tigers (8-1).


No. 5 Vanderbilt 4, Stanford 1

In Nashville, Tenn., Tyler Beede tossed seven strong innings to lead Vanderbilt past Stanford. Beede (3-0) allowed three hits and one earned run and struck out six, and Carson Fullmer earned his third save with two scoreless innings for the Commodores (8-2). Vandy scored single runs in each of the third, fourth, fifth and sixth innings. Dansby Swanson homered, and Bryan Reynolds, Nolan Rogers and John Norwood each had a hit and a run for the Commodores. Austin Slater had a pair of hits, and Alex Blandino drove in the lone run for the Cardinal (4-5).


No. 7 Oregon State 7, Wright State 0

In Corvallis, Ore., Andrew Moore hurled 7.2 shutout innings as Oregon State blanked Wright State. Moore (1-1) surrendered two hits with no walks and six strikeouts. Dylan Davis had two hits, including a double, and drove in four, Kavin Keyes added three hits and three runs, and Michael Howard had three hits and two RBI for the Beavers (7-2). Andrew McCafferty and Jeff Limbaugh both had hits for the Raiders (2-6).


No. 9 NC State 3, Michigan 0

In Raleigh, N.C., Logan Jernigan logged 7.1 scoreless innings, and NC State made three runs in the first two innings stand in a win over Michigan. Jernigan (2-0) allowed four hits and struck out four, and Eric Peterson posted his first save. Brett Austin went 2 for 4 with a double, run and RBI, and Kyle Cavanaugh contributed two hits, a run and an RBI for the Wolfpack (8-1). Kyle Jusick went 2 for 4 for the Wolverines (1-6-1).


Texas 2, No. 10 Rice 0

In Houston, Dillon Peters pitched eight scoreless innings as Texas shut out Rice in the Houston College Classic at Minute Maid Park. Peters (1-0) scattered four hits, issued no walks and fanned six. Thornhill gave up two hits and a walk in the ninth, but struck out two in recording his first save. Tres Barrera and Ben Johnson both had RBI doubles in the fourth for the Longhorns (7-3). Shane Hoelscher had two hits, including a double, for the Owls (6-4).


No. 12 Louisville 6, Toledo 2

In Louisville, Ky., Jeff Gardner ripped a two-run homer, and Joe Filomeno allowed two unearned runs in six sterling innings as Louisville topped Toledo. Filomeno start was the longest of his career, and he matched his career high with five strikeouts. Cole Sturgeon and Zach Lucas each had two hits and a run for the Cardinals (7-2), who scored five runs in the first three innings. Deion Tansel had two hits and an RBI for the Rockets (2-4).


No. 14 Mississippi State 4, Michigan State 2

In Starkville, Miss., C.T. Bradford went 4 for 4 and scored the go-ahead run in a three-run eighth as Mississippi State edged Michigan State. The Bulldogs (7-4) trailed 2-1 before rallying in the eighth. Cody Walker drove in a pair for Mississippi State. Ross Mitchell (1-0, 6.2 IP, 2 H, 1 BB, 3 K) earned the win in relief. Blaise Salter had two hits and two RBI for the Spartans (2-2).


No. 16 UCLA 2, Notre Dame 1

In Cary, N.C., James Kaprielian fanned 11 in eight scoreless innings as UCLA nipped Notre Dame. Kaprielian (2-1) allowed one hit and two walks. David Berg (1 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 BB) secured his second save. The Bruins (5-4) scored single runs in each of the first two innings. Christoph Bono had a hit and a run for UCLA. Blaise Lezynski had one hit and one RBI for the Irish (3-5).


No. 17 Louisiana-Lafayette 2, Alabama 0

In Lafayette, La., Austin Robichaux allowed seven hits and struck out 11 in a complete-game shutout as Louisiana-Lafayette slipped past Alabama. Robichaux (2-1) was matched pitch for pitch by Spencer Turnbull, who also took a shutout to the seventh. But Chase Compton squeezed in Ryan Wilson from third and Jace Conrad from second for a 2-0 lead for the Ragin’ Cajuns (9-1). Turnbull yielded two hits and two unearned runs with four walks and six strikeouts in 6.2 innings. Ben Moore had three hits for the Crimson Tide (4-4).


Sam Houston State 9, No. 18 TCU 4

In Houston, Jake McWilliam went 2 for 3 with a homer, two runs and three RBI, and Tyler Eppler turned in six scoreless innings as Sam Houston State got past TCU at the Houston College Classic. Eppler (2-1) allowed six hits and three walks and struck out five for the Bearkats (9-1). McWilliam did much of his damage late, hitting a solo homer in the seventh and driving in two more in the ninth as Sam Houston State built a 9-0 lead. Carter Burgess had three hits, a run and an RBI, and Anthony Azar contributed two hits, a run and an RBI for the Bearkats. Kevin Cron had a three-run homer for the Horned Frogs (6-3) in the ninth.


No. 19 Oklahoma State 10, Manhattan 7

In Surprise, Ariz., Dustin Williams had a three-run triple to fuel an eight-run sixth inning as Oklahoma State rallied to beat Manhattan. The Cowboys (10-1) trailed 7-2 before the eight-run outburst, five of which came after two were out. Saulyer Saxon went 2 for 3 with two runs and two RBI for OSU. Vin Teixeira went 3 for 5 with a homer, two runs and two RBI, and Chris Kalousdian went 4 for 4 with two runs and an RBI for the Jaspers (1-5).


No. 20 North Carolina 3, UNF 0

In Chapel Hill, N.C., Trent Thornton tossed 7.2 scoreless innings to lead North Carolina past UNF. Thornton (3-0) allowed five hits, did not walk a batter and struck out six. Chris McCue worked around one hit and two walks over the final 1.1 innings with a pair of strikeouts to record his third save. Korey Dunbar had a two-run homer in the second and Michael Russell added an RBI in the fifth for the Tar Heels (5-3). Drew Weeks had three hits for the Ospreys (4-4).