March 1, 2014

Rankings are from CBI Composite Poll

CBI Live: No. 3 South Carolina 10, No. 11 Clemson 2

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Terps' Stinnett Tosses No-No

Fullerton nips Oregon, FSU tops Miami, UCLA blanks NCSU, Rice edges TCU


In College Park, Md., Jake Stinnett tossed the first no-hitter for Maryland since 2008 as the Terrapins blanked Massachusetts 4-0 in the first game of a doubleheader Saturday at Bob “Turtle" Smith Stadium. Stinnett (2-1), CBI’s Southeast Regional Pitcher of the Week after allowing one hit and striking out 11 in eight innings against Bryant, walked two and struck out nine in his gem, which lasted an hour and 47 minutes. Brandon Lowe had three hits and two runs, and Blake Schmidt and Anthony Papio each drove in two for the Terps (7-2), who scored eight runs in the fifth inning of the nightcap in a 10-1 win. (photo courtesy of Maryland Athletics)


No. 8 Cal State Fullerton 3, No. 6 Oregon 2

In Eugene, Ore., Greg Velazquez delivered a sacrifice fly in the top of the ninth inning as Cal State Fullerton captured its series against Oregon, beating the Ducks for the fourth time in the past five meetings. Justin Garza (2-0) allowed two runs on six hits and struck out four, and Koby Gauna picked up his first career save for the Titans (6-3). Austin Diemer led Fullerton at the plate, driving in a pair of runs off Matt Krook (6 IP, 3 H, 2 ER, 8 K) in the second inning. Tyler Baumgartner had a pair of hits for the Ducks (8-2).


No. 1 Florida State 10, No. 15 Miami 2

In Tallahassee, Fla., Jose Brizuela had three hits and four RBI, and Brandon Leibrandt allowed two runs (one earned) over 6.2 innings as Florida State evened its series with Miami. Brizuela had a two-run single to fuel a four-run first inning off Bryan Radziewsli (0-2) and added an RBI double in a five-run seventh. John Sansone and John Nogowski contributed two RBI apiece for the Seminoles (7-1). Alex Hernandez had two hits and two RBI for the Hurricanes (5-4).


No. 16 UCLA 2, No. 9 NC State 0

In Cary, N.C., Grant Watson outdueled Carlos Rodon, allowing three hits in eight scoreless innings, as UCLA slipped past NC State. Rodon (1-2) was nearly as flawless as Watson, yielding three hits and two runs (one earned) with eight strikeouts. Trent Chatteron had a two-run single down the right-field line in the second inning for the only runs of the game. Watson (2-1) struck out three and walked one before turning it over to David Berg, who picked up his third save for the Bruins (6-4). The Wolfpack fell to 8-2.


No. 10 Rice 1, No. 18 TCU 0

In Houston, Blake Fox and Zech Lemond combined on a six-hit shutout, and battery-mate John Clay Reeves had a sacrifice fly for the game’s only run in the sixth inning as Rice edged TCU at the Houston College Classic at Minute Maid Park. Fox (3-0) allowed five hits and two walks and struck out seven in six innings, and Lemond allowed one hit and struck out one over the final three innings for his third save for the Owls (7-4). Preston Morrison (1-1) was the tough-luck loser, allowing five hits and one earned run with five strikeouts in a complete-game loss. Boomer White had three of the six hits for the Horned Frogs (6-4).


No. 2 Virginia 6, Monmouth 3

In Charlottesville, Va., Nathan Kirby allowed one unearned run in six solid innings, and Nate Irving ripped a three-run homer as Virginia got past Monmouth. Kirby (3-0) allowed four hits and struck out five in his third straight stellar start. Mike Papi went 2 for 2 and reached base on all five plate appearances for the Cavaliers (7-2). Jake Gronsky went 3 for 4 with a run for the Hawks (1-3).


No. 4 LSU 3, Yale 0

In Baton Rouge, La., Kyle Bouman allowed two hits and struck out five in seven scoreless innings as LSU blanked Yale for the second straight day. The Tigers’ 2-4 hitters – Mark Laird (3 for 4, R), Alex Bregman (2 for 4, R) and Connor Hale (2 for 4, RBI) – combined for seven of the team’s eight hits as LSU improved to 9-1. Chasen Ford allowed six hits and two earned runs in 6.1 innings for the Bulldogs (0-2).


No. 5 Vanderbilt 5, Stanford 1

In Nashville, Tenn., Jared Miller continued his hot start, allowing three hits and a run in five innings, and Nolan Rogers had two hits and an RBI as Vanderbilt beat Stanford for the second straight day. Five different Commodores (9-2) scored, and four drove in runs – Vince Conde hit a solo homer. Miller (3-0) handed it over to Hayden Stone, Adam Ravenelle and Brian Miller, who combined for four hitless innings. Zach Hoffpauir went 2 for 3 with an RBI for the Cardinal (4-6).


No. 7 Oregon State 6-2, Wright State 4-6

In Corvallis, Ore., Jace Fry allowed one earned run in 8.1 innings in the opener as Oregon State and Wright State split a doubleheader. Fry (2-0) scattered seven hits, one walk and two runs with two strikeouts. The Beavers (8-3) built a 6-1 lead before the Raiders (3-7) scored three in the ninth. Dylan Davis had three hits and two RBI, while Caleb Hamilton added two hits and three runs for OSU. Jeff Limbaugh went 3 for 4 with a double, one run and one RBI for WSU. In the nightcap, the Raiders snapped a 2-2 tie with a run in the seventh and added three insurance runs in the eighth. Sean Murphy had two hits and two runs, while Joe Ford drove in a pair for WSU. Gabe Clark had an RBI double and scored in the second for the Beavers.


Indiana 6, No. 12 Louisville 2

No. 12 Louisville 8, Toledo 2

In Louisville, Ky., Joey DeNato yielded five hits and one unearned run, and Kyle Schwarber went 2 for 2 with three runs and two RBI as Indiana picked up a win over Louisville. DeNato (3-0) walked three and struck out four, allowing only a second-inning run. Casey Smith had a pair of hits as eight of nine starters had hits for the Hoosiers (4-5). Jeff Gardner and Kyle Gibson each had two hits for the Cardinals. Later in the day, the Cardinals (8-3) got 11 strikeouts from Jared Ruxer (2-1) in six solid innings, and Jeff Gardner had two hits, two runs and two RBI from Gardner in a win over Toledo. Deion Tansel had two hits and an RBI for the Rockets (2-6).


No. 14 Mississippi State 4, Eastern Illinois 3

No. 14 Mississippi State 7, Michigan State 1

In Starkville, Miss., Reid Humphreys had a pinch-hit RBI single in the bottom of the ninth inning as Mississippi State edged Eastern Illinois. Later in the day, Humphreys had two hits, including his first career homer as the Bulldogs beat Michigan State. In the first game, Trevor Fitts allowed one run in 6.2 innings for MSU, and Jake Johansmeier worked seven innings with nine hits and two earned runs for EIU (2-8). Jake Vickerson had two hits, two runs and an RBI, and Gavin Collins added two hits and two runs for the Bulldogs. Frankie Perrone went 3 for 3 with a homer and three RBI for the Panthers. In the Bulldogs’ second game, Derek Armstrong scored three times, and five MSU players had two hits. Austin Sexton (1-0) allowed three hits in six scoreless innings for the Bulldogs (9-4). Anthony Cheky had two hits and a run for the Spartans (4-5).


No. 17 Louisiana-Lafayette 6, Alabama 0

In Lafayette, La., Carson Baranik and Matt Plitt combined on a three-hit shutout as Louisiana-Lafayette blanked Alabama for the second straight day in front of 4,004 fans at Tigue Moore Field. Baranik (2-0) gave up three hits and two walks in 7.1 innings with three strikeouts, while Plitt allowed one walk over the final 1.2 innings. Seth Harrison had two sacrifice flies, while Jace Conrad homered and scored three times for the Ragin’ Cajuns (10-1). Hunter Webb, George Salem and Chance Vincent had hits for the Crimson Tide (4-5).


No. 20 North Carolina 5, North Florida 1

In Chapel Hill, N.C., Benton Moss tossed his first collegiate complete game as North Carolina took care of North Florida. Moss (1-1) surrendered six hits with no walks and four strikeouts. Korey Dunbar (2 for 4) belted a grand slam with two away in the sixth for the Tar Heels (6-3). Drew Weeks had two hits and one RBI for the Ospreys (4-5).