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Gossett Pitches Clemson past
Mississippi State thumps Vanderbilt,
Kentucky surprises South Carolina
In Clemson, S.C., Daniel Gossett held top-ranked
Florida State to one run over 7.1 innings as No. 16 Clemson won
the ACC series opener 9-3 Friday in front of 4,948 fans at Doug
Kingsmore Stadium. Gossett (2-0) allowed four hits and four
walks while striking out eight. The Tigers (6-1, 14-7) extended
a 3-1 lead with three in the fifth and three in the eighth.
Tyler Krieger had two doubles and three RBI, while Garrett
Boulware had two hits, including a homer, and two RBI for
Clemson. Casey Smit had two hits and two RBI, while John Sansone
went 2 for 3 with two runs for the Seminoles (5-2, 17-4).
No. 20 Mississippi State 17, No. 4 Vanderbilt
In Starkville, Miss., Seth Hack went 2 for 2 with
three runs and four RBI, and Zack Randolph added three RBI as
Mississippi State roughed up Tyler Beede and Vanderbilt. Wes Rea
went 2 for 3 with three runs and two RBI as the Bulldogs built
an 11-1 lead after three innings. Preston Brown (3-0) allowed
seven hits and two earned runs in eight innings for MSU.
Kentucky 13, No. 2 South Carolina 5
In Lexington, Ky., A.J. Reed allowed three earned
runs over eight innings, and Michael Thomas’ three-run homer
keyed a six-run second inning as Kentucky knocked off South
Carolina in the SEC. The Wildcats (2-2, 16-6) roughed up Jordan
Montgomery (3-2) for 10 hits and nine runs (seven earned) in two
innings. Reed went 2 for 4 with two runs and an RBI, and Matt
Reida added two hits and two RBI. Thomas Bernal contributed a
3-for-4 day for Kentucky. Joey Pankake went 2 for 4 with a
homer, two runs and two RBI for the Gamecocks (2-2, 18-2).
No. 5 Oregon State 4, Arizona State 0
In Corvallis, Ore., Ben Wetzler and Scott Schultz
combined on a three-hit shutout as Oregon State took the Pac-12
series opener from Arizona State in front of a crowd of 2,792 at
Goss Stadium. Wetzler (4-0) allowed two hits and a walk in seven
innings with eight strikeouts to earn the victory. Schultz gave
up one hit over the final two frames with no walks and two
punchouts. Gabe Clark had a two-run single in a three-run fifth
for the Beavers (4-0, 19-3). Drew Stankiewicz went 1 for 3 with
a walk for the Sun Devils (1-3, 10-10).
No. 6 Louisiana-Lafayette 8, Georgia State 3
In Lafayette, La., Caleb Adams went 3 for 3 with
a homer, three runs and two RBI as Louisiana-Lafayette downed
Georgia State to win its 10th straight and kick off their Sun
Belt series in front of 3,729 fans at Tigue Moore Field. Ryan
Wilson had a two-run double in the first for the Ragin’ Cajuns
(4-0, 20-2). Nic Wilson went deep in the second for the Panthers
(1-3, 10-12) before a two-run homer by Adams pushed the lead to
4-1. ULL added one in the sixth and three in the seventh. Austin
Robichaux (4-1, 8 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 3 BB, 8 K) earned the victory.
No. 7 LSU 4, Georgia 0
In Baton Rouge, La., LSU recorded its ninth
shutout of the season in blanking Georgia to open its SEC series
in front of 7,103 fans at Alex Box Stadium. Aaron Nola (5-0, 6.2
IP, 2 H, 4 BB, 8 K) earned the win, while Zac Person (3 H, 4 K)
tossed two scoreless innings and Joe Broussard fanned the final
batter of the game to preserve the shutout. Christian Ibarra
went 2 for 3 with two runs and one RBI for the Tigers (2-2,
19-4). Jess Posey went 1 for 3 with a double and a walk for the
Bulldogs (1-3, 14-9).
No. 8 Cal Poly 4, California 1
In San Luis Obispo, Calif., Matt Imhof fanned
nine over 7.2 innings as Cal Poly canned California in front of
1,468 fans at Baggett Stadium. Imhof (5-1) allowed three hits,
four walks and one run. Taylor Chris (1.1 IP, 2 H, BB, 2 K)
earned his third save. Mark Mathias went 3 for 4 with a run and
one RBI for the Mustangs (18-3). Vince Bruno went 1 for 2 with a
walk and one RBI for the Golden Bears (10-10).
No. 9 Oregon 1, Utah 0
In Eugene, Ore., Tommy Thorpe tossed eight
scoreless innings and pinch-runner Nick Catalano scored from
second on a wild pitch as Oregon edged Utah in front of 1,017
fans at PK Park. Thorpe (3-2) surrendered three hits with no
walks and five strikeouts. Jake Reed pitched a hitless ninth for
his fourth save. Catalano scored in the bottom of the eighth for
the Ducks (3-1, 15-5) for the game’s lone run. Tyler Baumgartner
had two hits, including a double, for Oregon. Wyler Smith went 2
for 3 for the Utes (0-4, 9-11).
No. 10 Louisville 6, Rutgers 1
In Louisville, Ky., Kyle Funkhouser gave up one
over 7.2 innings as Louisville won the American series opener
from Rutgers in front of 2,013 fans at Patterson Stadium.
Funkhouser (4-1) allowed five hits and two walks with seven
strikeouts. He retired 14 straight at one point. Jeff Gardner
delivered a three-run double in the first, while Sutton Whiting
added two hits and two runs for the Cardinals (1-0, 16-5). Nick
Favatella had two hits, including a double, for the Scarlet
Knights (0-1, 7-11).
Maryland 10, No. 11 NC State 0
In College Park, Md., Jake Stinnett fanned a
career-high 14 and outdueled Carlos Rodon as Maryland won the
ACC series opener over NC State. Stinnett (3-3) gave up four
hits and one walk in eight scoreless innings. Brandon Casas
struck out three in the ninth for the Terps (3-4, 14-6) to
preserve the shutout. Maryland extended a 2-0 lead with six in
the fifth. Blake Schmit had to hits and three RBI, while Anthony
Papio had two hits and two runs for the Terps. Rodon (2-4)
allowed eight unearned runs in 4.2 innings with six hits, four
walks and eight strikeouts for the Wolfpack (3-4, 14-6).
No. 12 Cal State Fullerton 5, Long Beach State
In Fullerton, Calif., Thomas Eshelman went the
distance while Matt Chapman homered and drove in three as Cal
State Fullerton won the opener of its non-conference series with
Long Beach State in front of 2,758 fans at Goodwin Field.
Eshelman (4-0) scattered 10 hits, did not walk a batter and
struck out six. Colby Brenner (3 for 4) singled and scored an
unearned run in the top of the first for the Dirtbags (10-10).
Chapman went deep in the bottom of the frame and added a two-run
single in a three-run fourth for the Titans (12-7). A.J. Kennedy
had two hits and a run for Fullerton.
No. 13 North Carolina 3, Georgia Tech 2
In Chapel Hill, N.C., Wood Myers delivered a
game-winning single to score Brandon Whiteford in the bottom of
the 11th inning as North Carolina edged Georgia Tech in the ACC.
Trent Thornton allowed four hits and two earned runs and struck
out eight, and Reilly Hovis (4-1) struck out four over three
scoreless innings for the Tar Heels (5-2, 15-6). Myers finished
with two hits and two RBI. Josh Heddinger tossed five solid
innings for the Yellow Jackets (3-4, 13-9).
No. 14 Rice 2, Florida Atlantic 0
In Houston, Zech Lemond struck out a career-best
12 as Rice blanked Florida Atlantic in front of 2,075 fans at
Reckling Park to begin their Conference USA series. Lemond (3-0)
scattered six hits and three walks in 8.1 innings. Matt Ditman
recorded the final two outs for his fourth save. The home Owls
(6-1, 17-6) scored single runs in the third and eighth. Michael
Aquino had two hits for Rice. Tyler Rocklein and Mitch Morales
both had two hits for the visiting Owls (3-4, 14-8). Austin
Gomber (2-3, 8 IP, 9 H, 2 R, BB, 4 K) went the distance for FAU.
Auburn 3, No. 15 Tennessee 2
In Knoxville, Tenn., Dillon Ortman tossed seven
splendid innings, and battery-mate Blake Austin had a two-run
double in the first inning as Auburn edged Tennessee in the SEC.
Ortman (5-1) yielded six hits and two earned runs with seven
strikeouts, and Dedrick Terrance worked out of a bases-loaded
mess in the ninth inning for his second save for the Tigers
(3-2, 16-7). Nick Williams (3-2) allowed six hits and three
earned runs over eight innings for the Volunteers (2-2, 18-3).
No. 17 Ole Miss 4, Missouri 3
In Oxford, Miss., Ole Miss built a 4-0 lead after
three innings and held on to edge Missouri to kick off their SEC
set. Austin Anderson (2 for 4) had a two-run homer in a
three-run first for the Rebels (2-2, 19-4). Chris Ellis (4-0,
7.1 IP, 1 UE, 2 BB, 5 K) earned the win, while Josh Laxer (1.2
IP, H, 3 K) notched his third save. Kendall Keeton went 2 for 4
with one run and one RBI for the Tigers (1-3, 11-10).
Washington State 2, No. 18 UCLA 0
In Los Angeles, Jason Monda tossed 7.1 scoreless
innings as Washington State blanked UCLA in Game 1 of their
Pac-12 series at Jackie Robinson Stadium. Monda (1-1) allowed
four hits and two walks with five strikeouts. Ian Hamilton
allowed one hit in the ninth with one strikeout to record his
seventh save. Ian Sagdal went 4 for 4 with one RBI and Ben
Roberts (1 for 3, BB) scored both runs for the Cougars (3-1,
9-9). Luke Persico had two hits for the Bruins (3-1, 12-8).
No. 19 Texas 7, Columbia 3
In Austin, Texas, Collin Shaw went 3 for 4 with a
triple and three RBI as Texas topped Columbia in front of a
crowd of 4,910 at UFCU Disch-Falk Field. The Longhorns (17-6)
scored two in the fourth and three in the fifth. Jeremy
Montalbano went 3 for 4 with two doubles and two runs for Texas.
Nick Maguire and Mike Fischer both had two hits and one RBI for
the Lions (5-10).
Wichita State 5, Missouri State 0
In Wichita, Kan., A.J. Ladwig hurled seven
scoreless innings as Wichita State blanked Missouri State in MWC
action in front of a crowd of 2,567 at Eck Stadium. The Bears
(0-1, 8-11) have lost eight straight and have failed to score in
50 consecutive innings. Ladwig (2-2) allowed seven hits with no
walks and six strikeouts. Drew Palmer (2 IP, 1 H, 2 K) recorded
his first save. Chase Simpson was a triple short of the cycle,
going 3 for 3 with two runs and three RBI for the Shockers (1-0,
13-7). Tate Matheny, Spencer Johnson and Aaron Meyer each had
two hits for MSU.
Davidson 9, Wofford 7
In Davidson, N.C., Andrew Pope homered twice and
drove in three as Davidson topped Wofford in Southern Conference
action for its ninth straight victory. David Daniels went 4 for
6 with two doubles and two runs for the Wildcats (4-0, 12-6).
Davidson scored a pair in the bottom of the seventh to snap a
6-6 deadlock. Cody White retired the final two hitters in the
top of the seventh to record the victory. Michael Goldberg
allowed one hit over the final two innings to notch his second
save. Matt Ramsay went 3 for 3 with two RBI, while Eric Brenk
knocked in three for the Terriers (9-1, 14-8).