March 8, 2014

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Fry Pitches No-Hitter for Oregon State vs. NIU

Maryland surprises FSU, UVa splits with Duke, South Carolina blanks Brown


In Corvallis, Ore., Jace Fry struck out 10 and allowed only two baserunners in throwing the fifth no-hitter in school history as No. 6 Oregon State topped Northern Illinois 2-0 in the first game of a doubleheader Saturday before taking the nightcap 12-2. Fry (3-0) walked two and threw 99 pitches (67 strikes) in a game that lasted an hour and 46 minutes, the fastest game in Goss Stadium history. The Beavers (13-3) did very little off Huskies starter Alex Klonowski and had only one hit through five innings. Kavin Keyes walked with two outs against reliever Anthony Andres before Dylan Davis blasted a two-run homer. In the second game, Jered Casper’s grand slam fueled a five-run first inning, and Gabe Clark added a three-run homer for a 10-3 lead for the Beavers. Brian Sisler went 2 for 3 with a run for Northern Illinois (1-11-1).


Maryland 5, No. 1 Florida State 1

In Tallahassee, Fla., freshman Mike Shawaryn limited Florida State to five hits and one earned run as Maryland evened its ACC series with the Seminoles. LaMonte Wade and Kyle Convissar each drove in two runs, with Convissar’s first homer making it 3-0 Maryland (1-1, 9-3) in the sixth. Shawaryn (4-0) struck out four in improving to 4-0 with a 0.75 ERA. Brandon Leibrandt (2-1) allowed four runs (three earned) and struck out eight in 7.1 innings for the Seminoles (1-1, 11-2).


No. 2 Virginia 3-2, Duke 2-3

In Durham, N.C., Duke took advantage of nine walks and won the second game of its ACC doubleheader with Virginia despite one infield hit after the Cavaliers edged the Blue Devils by the same score in Game 1. Robert Huber worked out of a bases-loaded, one-out jam in the ninth for his third save for the Blue Devils (1-1, 8-6). Andrew Istler (2-2) allowed five hits and two runs (one earned) in eight strong innings for Duke. In the first game, Nathan Kirby (4-0) allowed one hit and walked one and struck out nine in six scoreless innings for Virginia (1-1, 10-3). Mike Papi hit his third homer for the Cavaliers. Chris Marconcini hit a two-run homer in the bottom of the ninth as the Blue Devils tried to rally.


No. 3 South Carolina 13-8, Brown 0-0

In Columbia, S.C., Jordan Montgomery and Jack Wynkoop turned in solid starts as South Carolina blanked Brown in both games of a doubleheader – the Gamecocks (14-0) have seven shutouts and have allowed two or fewer runs in 11 of 14 games. In the first game, Montgomery (3-0) allowed four hits and struck out eight in 5.1 scoreless innings. DC Arendas had three hits and drove in five, and Elliott Caldwell had two hits, two runs and four RBI for South Carolina. In the second game, Wynkoop (4-0) allowed four hits and struck out five in eight scoreless innings. Marcus Mooney had two hits and four RBI to pace the offensive attack. Brown fell to 0-2.


Baylor 1, No. 4 Cal State Fullerton 0

In Waco, Texas, Brad Koontz tossed six scoreless innings, and Adam Toth went 2 for 4 with a first-inning RBI single as Baylor edged Cal State Fullerton. Josh Michalec closed with 2.1 innings for his fifth save for the Bears (7-7). Justin Garza (2-1) allowed six hits and one earned run with five strikeouts in five innings for the Titans (8-4).


No. 5 Vanderbilt 5, Winthrop 0

In Nashville, Tenn., Bryan Reynolds went 4 for 5 with a double, triple, three runs and an RBI, and Jared Miller turned in 6.2 scoreless innings as Vanderbilt beat Winthrop for the second straight day. Miller (4-0) struck out eight, walked three and gave up five hits in helping the Commodores (14-2) claim their fourth shutout – Vandy has allowed three or fewer runs in their 14 wins. Brad Kaczka went 2 for 5 with a double, and TJ Olesczuk went 2 for 3 for the Eagles (6-8).


No. 7 NC State 5-1, Notre Dame 3-0

In Raleigh, N.C., Carlos Rodon tossed a complete game, and Logan Jernigan followed that up with 7.1 scoreless innings as NC State swept Notre Dame in the Fighting Irish’s inaugural ACC series. Rodon (2-2) allowed 10 hits and three earned runs with seven strikeouts, and Jake Armstrong’s two-run single in the bottom of the eighth provided the final margin. Blaise Lezynski went 3 for 3 with two RBI for the Irish (0-2, 5-8). Jernigan (2-0) was the story in Game 2, allowing four hits and striking out eight for the Wolfpack (2-0, 12-2). Jake Fincher went 2 for 4 with a run for NC State.


No. 8 LSU 4, Purdue 2

In Baton Rouge, La., Sean McMullen went 2 for 4 with a double, run and an RBI, and Connor Hale had a pinch-hit RBI single in a three-run seventh inning as LSU rallied to beat Purdue. Alex Bregman had two hits and a run for the Tigers (13-2). Jack Amaro had two hits and a run for the Boilermakers (1-9).


Seattle 15, No. 13 Cal Poly 14

In Lynnwood, Wash., Seattle used a 10-run sixth and four-run seventh to outscore Cal Poly. Landon Cray (3 for 4, 3 R) homered twice, while Chase Fields (2 for 4, 3 R, 4 RBI) also went deep for the Redhawks (6-9). Zack Zehner went 4 for 6 with a double, two runs and one RBI for the Mustangs (10-3).


No. 16 North Carolina 9-2, Pittsburgh 5-1

In Chapel Hill, N.C., Benton Moss fanned a career-best 12 in the second game of a doubleheader as North Carolina took two from Pittsburgh. Moss (2-1) allowed five hits, one walk and one run in seven innings. Chris McCue recorded the final two outs for his sixth save. Parks Jordan went 4 for 4 with a double and a run for the Tar Heels (2-0, 10-3). Boo Vazquez had two hits and one RBI for the Panthers (0-2, 5-7). In the opener, Joe Dudek (2 for 5) had a grand slam to highlight a six-run first for UNC. Skye Bolt went 3 for 3 with three RBI, while Michael Russell had two hits and three runs for the Tar Heels. Jordan Frabassilio went 4 for 5 for Pitt.


No. 20 Rice 3-1, Old Dominion 2-2 (Game 1 – 17 innings, Game 2 – 10 innings)

In Houston, Skyler Ewing delivered an RBI single in the bottom of the 17th to give Rice a C-USA series win over Old Dominion. Keenan Cook and John Clay Reeves both had three hits in the first game for the Owls (2-1, 10-6). Ben Slaton went 3 for 7 with two doubles and a run for the Monarchs (1-2, 9-6). In the nightcap, Tyler Urps (2 for 4) had a run-scoring single in the top of the 10th to give ODU its first Conference USA victory and head coach Chris Finwood his 300th career win. Slaton homered in the fourth for the Monarchs. Michael Aquino had two hits and one RBI for Rice.