March 7, 2014

Rankings are from CBI Composite Poll

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Eshelman, Titans Blank Bears

Oregon State stops NIU, FSU thumps Maryland, Vandy over Winthrop


In Waco, Texas, Thomas Eshelman allowed three hits and struck out two in a complete-game shutout as fourth-ranked Cal State Fullerton blanked Baylor 11-0 Friday. Austin Diemer went 4 for 6 with a double, triple, four runs and three RBI for the Titans (8-3), who scored three times in the first and added four in the ninth. Darryn Sheppard went 2 for 3 for the Bears (6-7).


No. 6 Oregon State 6, Northern Illinois 0

In Corvallis, Ore., Ben Wetzler struck out a career-best 12 and yielded one hit in eight brilliant innings to lead Oregon State past Northern Illinois. Michael Conforto went 2 for 2 with a double and three RBI, and Andy Peterson contributed two hits and two runs for the Beavers (11-3). Alex Klonowski had the only hit for the Huskies (1-9-1).


No. 1 Florida State 15, Maryland 3

In Tallahassee, Fla., DJ Stewart and Ben DeLuzio each drove in three runs, and Florida State scored six runs in the seventh and seven more in the eighth to break from a 2-2 game in its ACC opener with Maryland. Luke Weaver (2-0) allowed four hits and two runs and struck out eight in seven solid innings for the Seminoles (1-0, 11-1). Jose Cuas went 3 for 4 with a homer and three RBI for the Terrapins (0-1, 8-3).


No. 5 Vanderbilt 9, Winthrop 1

In Nashville, Tenn., Tyler Beede allowed one earned run and struck out nine in seven innings, and Xavier Turner and Dansby Swanson each had four hits as Vanderbilt topped Winthrop. Turner drove in two and Swanson scored twice for the Commodores (13-2), who piled up 15 hits. Leighton Daniels went 2 for 4 with a solo homer for the Eagles (6-7).


No. 8 LSU 10, Purdue 0

In Baton Rouge, La., Aaron Nola allowed two hits and struck out a career-best 12, and Alex Bregman went 3 for 4 with his first homer and four RBI as LSU blanked Purdue. Danny Zardon had two RBI, and Kade Scivicque contributed three hits, two runs and an RBI for the Tigers (12-2). Purdue fell to 1-8.

No. 9 Oregon 8, Ohio State 2

In Eugene, Ore., Tommy Thorpe fanned a career-high 10 as Oregon downed Ohio State in front of 2,233 fans at PK Park. Thorpe (2-1) allowed two hits in seven scoreless innings with no walks. The Ducks (11-3) used a seven-run fourth to take control. Austin Grebeck (1 for 4) and Tyler Baumgartner (2 for 4) both drove in a pair for Oregon. Aaron Gretz went 1 for 2 with a walk and a run for the Buckeyes (7-4).


Pepperdine 8, No. 11 UCLA 7

In Los Angeles, Pepperdine built a 7-1 lead and held on to edge UCLA at Jackie Robinson Stadium in the Dodgertown Classic. Bryan Langlois belted a two-run homer in the fourth and the Waves (10-3) added five in the sixth for their 7-1 lead. The Bruins (7-6) answered with five in the seventh, while both squads added runs in the ninth. Hutton Moyer had two hits and two RBI for Pepperdine. Shane Zeile went 3 for 5 with a double, a homer, three runs and four RBI for UCLA.


No. 12 Louisiana-Lafayette 5, Texas Southern 4

In Lafayette, La., Jace Conrad delivered a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the ninth to lead Louisiana-Lafayette past Texas Southern. The Tigers (5-10) had tied it with a run in the top of the ninth. Austin Robichaux (5 H, 3 R) struck out 10 over the first eight innings, while Matt Hicks (2-0, 1 IP, 1 UE, 1 BB, 2 K) picked up the win. Conrad drove in two, while Chase Compton had two hits and one run for the Ragin’ Cajuns (11-2). Chris DeLeon went 1 for 3 with a walk and one RBI for Texas Southern.


No. 13 Cal Poly 4, Seattle 0

In Shoreline, Wash., Matt Imhof struck out 15, a Division I program record, as Cal Poly blanked Seattle at Meridian Park. Imhof (3-1) allowed four hits and three walks. Mark Mathias drove in two for the Mustangs (10-2), who tallied two in both the sixth and seventh. Chase Fields was 1 for 2 with two walks for the Redhawks (5-9).


Miami (Ohio) 6, No. 14 Louisville 4

In Louisville, Ky., Dan Walsh had two hits and two runs, and Chad Sedio added two runs as Miami (Ohio) slipped past Louisville. Seth Varner (2-1) worked into the seventh, allowing three earned runs, and Wynston McMartin closed with 2.1 scoreless innings for his second save for the RedHawks (4-6), who have won four of five. Grant Kay had a three-run homer for the Cardinals (8-4) to make it 6-4.


No. 15 Texas 3, Hawaii 2

In Austin, Texas, Jacob Felts delivered an RBI single in the bottom of the eighth to break a 2-2 tie and propel Texas past Hawaii. Felts finished with two hits, including a triple, and a run, while Mark Payton had two hits and one run for the Longhorns (11-3). Juliene Jones and Jordan Richartz both had one hit and one RBI for the Rainbows (6-7).