March 15, 2014

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Vanderbilt Wins Series from LSU

South Carolina takes two from Ole Miss, FSU tops NC State


No. 4 Vanderbilt 5-9, No. 7 LSU 3-3

In Nashville, Tenn., Vince Conde went 3 for 4 with two RBI, and Jared Miller (5-0) allowed two hits and one earned run in 6.2 innings as Vanderbilt claimed the first game of a doubleheader with LSU. In the second game, Bryan Reynolds had two hits and three RBI as the Commodores (2-1, 18-3) claimed the series. Hayden Stone (1-0) struck out 10 in 5.1 innings of one-run relief, and Dansby Swanson went 3 for 4 with a run and two RBI for Vanderbilt. Conner Hale and Sean McMullen each had two hits and a run in the second game for the Tigers (1-2, 17-4).


No. 1 South Carolina 5-3, No. 15 Ole Miss 4-1 (Game 1 - 10 innings)

In Columbia, S.C., Max Schrock hit a two-run homer to tie the game in a three-run ninth, and pinch-hitter Brison Celek delivered an RBI single in the 10th as South Carolian rallied to win the first game of a doubleheader with Ole Miss. In the nightcap, Wil Crowe (4-0) tossed 5.1 solid innings before turning it over to Cody Mincey (three scoreless, four Ks) and Joel Seddon, who earned his sixth save, as the Gamecocks (2-1, 18-1) claimed the series. Sam Smith (3-1) allowed two earned runs in seven strong innings in the second game for the Rebels (1-2, 17-4). In the first game, Christian Trent allowed one earned run in six innings for Ole Miss, who had a 4-1 lead entering the ninth. Will Allen went 3 for 5 with a run and two RBI for Ole Miss.


No. 2 Florida State 8, No. 6 NC State 2

In Tallahassee, Fla., John Nogowski had three hits and two RBI, and Ben DeLuzio went 2 for 5 with a homer, two runs and two RBI as Florida State beat NC State for the second straight day. Brandon Leibrandt (3-1) struck out eight and allowed six hits and one earned run in 5.1 innings for the Seminoles (4-1, 16-2). Brett Austin had three hits and a run, and Jake Fincher added three hits and an RBI for the Wolfpack (3-2, 14-4).


No. 3 Virginia 3-2, Boston College 2-1 (First Game 12 innings)

In Charlottesville, Va., Nick Howard had a game-winning single in the bottom of the 12th inning of the first game, and Mike Papi’s grounder with bases loaded in the bottom of the ninth was mishandled as Virginia slipped past Boston College twice in the ACC. Howard (1-0) struck out five and allowed two hits in 2.1 innings, and Joe McCarthy had two hits and two runs in the first game for the Cavaliers (5-1, 15-3). John Hennessy had three hits and Blake Butera went 2 for 5 with a solo homer for the Eagles (0-6, 6-12). In the second game, Whit Mayberry (1-1) tossed 2.2 hitless innings to pick up the win. Four of the Cavaliers’ five ACC runs have come by a run.


No. 5 Oregon State 5, Utah 1

In Salt Lake City, Andrew Moore allowed one earned run over 6.1 innings, and Kavin Keyes went 2 for 5 with a homer as Oregon State topped Utah for its eighth straight win. Trever Morrison added two hits and a run, and Dylan Davis doubled and drove in a run for the Beavers (2-0, 17-3), who scored in four straight innings (2-5). AJ Young had two hits and a run for the Utes (0-2, 8-9).


Saint Mary’s 6, No. 8 Cal State Fullerton 0

In Fullerton, Calif., Cameron Neff allowed four hits and struck out three in a complete-game shutout as Saint Mary’s evened its series with Cal State Fullerton. Ricky Boas had three hits and two RBI, and Anthony Gonsolin had two hits, two runs and an RBI for the Gaels (8-9). The Titans fell to 9-7.


No. 10 Oregon 7, USC 2

In Eugene, Ore., Mitchell Tolman had two doubles and drove in four as Oregon evened its Pac-12 series with USC in front of 2,067 fans at PK Park. The Ducks (1-1, 13-5) extended a 1-0 lead with four in the third and two in the fourth. A.J. Balta had two hits, including a homer, and two RBI for Oregon. Matt Krook (1-1, 6.1 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 4 BB, 6 K) picked up the win. AJ Ramirez had two hits and Omar Cotto drove in both runs for the Trojans (1-1, 10-7).


No. 11 Cal Poly 3, Wagner 1

In San Luis Obispo, Calif., Casey Bloomquist fanned a career-best 10 as Cal Poly clinched a series victory over Wagner in front of 1,093 fans at Baggett Stadium. Bloomquist (4-0) allowed eight hits and one run in seven innings with two walks. Taylor Chris had one walk and three punchouts over the final two frames to record his second save. Brian Mundell had two doubles and scored twice for the Mustangs (16-3). Nick Mascelli went 2 for 3 with a walk for the Seahawks (2-10).