March 16, 2014

Rankings are from CBI Composite Poll

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Fry hurls three-hit shutout for Oregon State

Fullerton nips Saint Mary's, Louisiana-Lafayette levels ULM


No. 5 Oregon State 8, Utah 0

In Salt Lake City, Jace Fry tossed a three-hit shutout as Oregon State completed a three-game Pac-12 sweep of Utah. Fry (4-0) did not walk a batter and struck out six. Michael Conforto went 2 for 3 with a double and three RBI, while Logan Ice had three hits and two runs for the Beavers (3-0, 18-3). Braden Anderson had two of the three hits for the Utes (0-3, 8-10).


No. 8 Cal State Fullerton 4, Saint Mary’s 2

In Fullerton, Calif., Matt Chapman had an RBI double to snap a 2-2 tie in the bottom of the sixth as Cal State Fullerton edged Saint Mary’s. Chapman (2 for 4, 2 R) scored an insurance run later in the frame. Phil Bickford (2-0, 6 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 BB, 7 K) earned the victory for the Titans (10-7), while J.D. Davis recorded the final out for his first save. Ian McLoughlin drove in both runs for the Gaels (8-10).


No. 9 Louisiana-Lafayette 21, ULM 2

In Monroe, La., Michael Strentz went 5 for 5 with three homers, four runs and five RBI as Louisiana-Lafayette completed a three-game Sun Belt sweep of ULM. The Ragin’ Cajuns (3-0, 17-2) scored multiple runs in each of the first five innings, including six in the first and second. Caleb Adams (2 for 4, HR, 2 R) drove in four, while Ryan Leonards went 4 for 5 with three runs for ULL. Cody Boutte (2-0, 5 IP, 6 H, R, 2 BB, 3 K) earned the victory. Dalton Herrington went 2 for 3 with a triple, one run and one RBI for the Warhawks (0-3, 7-14).


No. 10 Oregon 7, USC 2

In Eugene, Ore., Tyler Baumgartner drove in three as Oregon won its Pac-12 series against USC. The Ducks (2-1, 14-5) scored one in the first and added four in the second. Aaron Payne had two hits, including a triple, and two runs for Oregon. Jeff Gold (5-0, 6.2 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 6 K) earned the win. Kevin Swick had two hits and one run for the Trojans (1-2, 10-8).


No. 11 Cal Poly 7, Wagner 2

In San Luis Obispo, Calif., Jimmy Allen was a homer short of the cycle and drove in four as Cal Poly completed the series sweep of Wagner. Chris Hoo had two hits, including a double, and two RBI for the Mustangs (17-3). Justin Calomeni (5-0, 5.1 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 4 BB, 5 K) picked up the win. Shaun Flynn had three hits and one run for the Seahawks (2-11).


Kansas 6, No. 13 Texas 1

In Austin, Texas, Frank Duncan tossed seven scoreless innings, and Kansas scored five times in the top of the ninth to claim its series against Texas – it marked the first time since 1996 that the Jayhawks had won a road series at Disch-Falk Field. Jordan Piche’ (3-0) picked up the win after allowing a run in the eighth. Ryan Pidhaichuk doubled, and pinch-runner Joven Afenir moved up on a wild pitch before Aaron Hernandez squeezed him in from third. From there, Tommy Mirabelli had a bases-loaded walk and Michael Suiter delivered an RBI single for a 4-1 lead for the Jayhawks (2-1, 14-5), who limited the Longhorns (1-2, 15-6) to five runs in the three-game series. Starter Nathan Thornhill allowed one hit and one earned run in 5.1 innings for Texas.


No. 14 North Carolina 9, Maryland 4

In College Park, Md., Skye Bolt drove in three as North Carolina won its ACC series at Maryland. The Tar Heels (4-2, 14-5) scored two in the first and three in the second to take a 5-0 advantage. The Terrapins (2-4, 11-6) pulled to within one before a four-run UNC ninth put the game away. Michael Russell had three hits and two RBI, while Wood Myers added two hits and two runs for the Tar Heels. LaMonte Wade had three hits and two RBI, while Anthony Papio went 3 for 3 and knocked in one for Maryland.


No. 18 Rice 11, FIU 7

In Miami, Fla., Chase McDowell tossed four innings of superb relief to pick up the win and added three hits and a career-best five RBI as Rice completed a sweep of FIU. McDowell (3-1) allowed two hits and one unearned run with five strikeouts for the Owls (5-1, 15-6). Keenan Cook went 2 for 5 with a double, two runs and four RBI, and Ford Stainback went 4 for 5 with three runs as Rice rallied from a 6-2 deficit by scoring four in the sixth and five more in the seventh. Josh Anderson had two hits and two RBI, and Brandon Gomez went 3 for 3 with a run for the Panthers (3-3, 16-4).