March 4, 2014

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Canes’ Salas Tosses Perfect Game

Win No. 1,500 for Stanford's Marquess, Miller fans 11 as FSU downs USF

(photo by Richard Lewis/Miami Athletics)


In Coral Gables, Fla., Javi Salas (right) struck out six in tossing the 20th perfect game in NCAA Division I history as Miami beat Villanova 17-0. Salas (1-1), a team captain for the second straight year, needed 113 pitches to become the first Hurricanes pitcher since Kevin Sheary (March 14, 1987) to throw a perfect game. Brad Fieger went 2 for 4 with a homer, two runs and three RBI, and David Thompson and Zack Collins contributed three RBI apiece for the Hurricanes (6-5). The Wildcats fell to 2-8.


Stanford 11, California 1

In Berkeley, Calif., Alex Blandino went 2 for 2 with a double and four RBI as Stanford thumped California. Mark Marquess became the fifth coach and third active to earn his 1,500th career victory, joining Augie Garrido of Texas and Mike Martin of Florida State among active coaches. The Cardinal (5-7) used a five-run third to take a 7-0 advantage. Tyler Thorne (2-0, 5 IP, 3 H, 2 BB, 4 K) recorded the win. Jacob Wark went 2 for 2 off the bench with a home run for the Golden Bears (8-3).


No. 1 Florida State 5, USF 1

In Tampa, Fla., Peter Miller fanned 11 in five innings as Florida State downed USF in front of 3,615 fans at the USF Baseball Stadium. Miller (1-0) allowed four hits, two walks and one run. The Seminoles (9-1) took control with a four-run second. John Nogowski had two hits and two runs, while Brett Knief homered for FSU. Kyle Teaf went 2 for 4 for the Bulls (9-3).


No. 3 South Carolina 7, Stetson 1

In Columbia, S.C., Grayson Greiner stayed hot with two hits and three RBI as South Carolina scored six times in the first two innings and coasted past Stetson. Josh Reagan (2-0) allowed one unearned run and struck out six for the Gamecocks (11-0), who have allowed two or fewer runs in eight of 11 games. The Hatters fell to 2-10.


No. 5 Vanderbilt 4, Tennessee Tech 0

In Nashville, Tenn., Walker Buehler and Hayden Stone combined on a three-hit shutout as Vanderbilt blanked red-hot Tennessee Tech, which had its 10-game winning streak snapped. Buehler (2-1) allowed two hits and five walks and struck out three, and Stone finished with a hit and eight strikeouts for his first save for the Commodores (11-2). Nolan Rogers had two RBI, and Xavier Turner contributed two hits and two runs for Vandy. Zander Wiel had two hits, including his first homer of the season. Tech fell to 11-2.


No. 6 Oregon State 5, Portland 0

In Corvallis, Ore., freshmen Jake Thompson and Trent Shelton combined on a two-hit shutout as Oregon State won the for the 19th straight time over Portland. Thompson (3-0) allowed one hit in five innings with two walks and seven strikeouts. Shelton (H, BB, 3 K) worked the final four innings for his first save. The Beavers (10-3) scored two in the third and three in the fourth. Michael Conforto went 1 for 2 with two walks and three RBI, while Gabe Clark and Andy Peterson both had two hits and one RBI for OSU. Caleb Whalen and Kevin Wade had hits for the Pilots (2-10).


No. 9 Oregon 10-4, Seattle 2-3

In Eugene, Ore., Tyler Baumgartner had six hits and drove in three, including the game-winner in the bottom of the eighth of the nightcap, as Oregon swept a doubleheader from Seattle. Mitchell Tolman had two hits and two RBI in Game 2 for the Ducks (10-3). Jake Reed (2-0, 1.1 IP, 2 K) earned the victory. Landon Cray and Grant Newton both went 2 for 3 for the Redhawks (5-8). Aaron Payne had two hits and two runs in the opener for Oregon. Jeff Gold (3-0, 6 IP, 2 H, R, BB, 6 K) got the win. Cullen Hendrickson doubled and scored for Seattle.


Loyola Marymount 6, No. 11 UCLA 1

In Los Angeles, Patrick McGrath allowed one run over seven innings as Loyola Marymount defeated UCLA at Jackie Robinson Stadium. McGrath (1-0) gave up five hits and one walk while striking out three. The Lions (5-7) extended a 2-0 lead with two in the seventh and added a pair of insurance runs in the top of the eighth. David Fletcher had three hits and two RBI for LMU. Leadoff hitter Brian Carroll went 3 for 4 for the Bruins (7-5).


No. 13 Cal Poly 6, Santa Clara 0

In San Luis Obispo, Calif., Peter Van Gansen had three hits on his 20th birthday as Cal Poly blanked Santa Clara. The game was called in the seventh due to fog. The Mustangs (9-2) scored four in the second and two in the fifth. Chris Hoo had two hits, including a double, and three RBI. Justin Calomeni (3-0, 6 IP, 4 H, BB, 6 K) earned the victory. Rory Graf-Brennen had two hits for the Broncos (6-7).


No. 15 Texas 7, Valparaiso 1

In Austin, Texas, Ben Johnson went 2 for 3 with two runs and two RBI as Texas topped Valparaiso for its fifth straight win. Blake Goins (1-0) worked three scoreless innings as seven Longhorns (10-3) combined to allow four hits. Texas pitchers have allowed four earned runs over their past five games (0.77 ERA). The Crusaders fell to 4-6.


Georgia 1, Georgia Tech 0

In Athens, Ga., Brandon Stephens delivered a two-out RBI single that scored pinch-runner Sean McLaughlin as Georgia slipped past Georgia Tech on a frigid night at Foley Field. Zach Bowers (3 for 3) walked with one out in the ninth. McLaughlin stole second and took third on an errant throw before Stephens singled him in. Robert Tyler tossed eight sensational innings with two hits and five strikeouts for the Bulldogs (6-6). Alex Cruz tossed five scoreless for the Yellow Jackets (7-5).