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Louisiana-Lafayette extends win
streak to 12
South Carolina downs Kentucky, Virginia
outlasts Miami, Vandy beats
In Lafayette, La., Cody Boutte pitched into the
seventh as sixth-ranked Louisiana-Lafayette completed a
three-game Sun Belt sweep of Georgia State Sunday with a 5-3
victory to extend its win streak to 12. Boutte (3-0) allowed six
hits and three runs in 6.1 innings with two walks and five
strikeouts. Chris Griffitt fanned five over the final 2.2
innings to record his first save. All the runs in the game were
results of home runs. Ryan Leonards (2 for 4), Seth Harrison (2
for 4), Ryan Wilson, Michael Strentz (2 for 4) and Jace Conrad
(2 for 4) each had solo shots for the Ragin’ Cajuns (6-0, 22-2).
Nic Wilson belted a three-run dinger for the Panthers (1-5,
No. 2 South Carolina 8, Kentucky 3
In Lexington, Ky., Joey Pankake went 2 for 5 with
a homer, two runs and three RBI as South Carolina salvaged the
finale of its SEC series at Kentucky. The Gamecocks (3-3, 19-3)
extended a 2-1 lead with three in the sixth and added three in
the ninth. Connor Bright had two hits and two runs, while DC
Arendas also went deep for South Carolina. Wil Crowe (5-0, 6 IP,
4 H, 3 R, 2 BB, 2 K) earned the win, while Joel Seddon (2.1 IP,
4 K) notched his seventh save. Michael Thomas doubled and scored
for the Wildcats (3-3, 17-7).
No. 3 Virginia 8, Miami (Fla.) 3 (11)
In Coral Gables, Fla., Robbie Coman had a two-run
single to highlight a six-run 11th as Virginia evened its ACC
series with Miami. Branden Cogswell went 4 for 7 with one run
and one RBI, while Brandon Downes added three hits, including a
home run, for the Cavaliers (6-2, 18-4). Connor Jones (2-0, 3
IP, H, BB, 2 K) earned the win in relief of Josh Sborz (7 IP, H,
2 R, 2 BB, 10 K). Whit Mayberry recorded the final three outs
for his first save. Johnny Ruiz had a two-run double for the
Hurricanes (5-3, 13-11).
No. 4 Vanderbilt 5, No. 20 Mississippi State 1
In Starkville, Miss., Tyler Ferguson tossed six
scoreless innings as Vanderbilt won its SEC series at
Mississippi State. Ferguson (4-0) allowed two hits and two walks
while striking out three. Carson Fulmer (3 IP, H, R, BB, 4 K)
earned his seventh save. The game was scoreless before the
Commodores (3-3, 20-5) scored one in the seventh, two in the
eighth and two in the ninth. The Bulldogs (4-2, 17-9) tallied
their run in the eighth. Bryan Reynolds went 3 for 5 with a run,
while Ro Coleman added two hits and two runs for Vanderbilt.
Gavin Collins had two hits, including a double, for MSU.
Arizona State 7, No. 5 Oregon State 3
In Corvallis, Ore., Arizona State snapped a 3-3
tie with a run in the eighth and added three insurance runs in
the ninth to win its Pac-12 series over Oregon State. Dalton
Dinatale drove in three, while RJ Ybarra had three hits and two
RBI for the Sun Devils (3-3, 12-10). Jordan Aboites (2-1, 2 IP,
H, UE, 2 K) earned the win, while Ryan Burr (2 IP, H, BB, 2 K)
notched his fifth save. Kavin Keyes went 2 for 4 with one run
for the Beavers (4-2, 19-5).
No. 7 LSU 2, Georgia 2 (tie – 13 innings)
In Baton Rouge, La., Alex Bregman had an RBI
single for LSU in the seventh to knot the score at 2-2 in a game
that ended in a tie after 13 innings so that Georgia could catch
its flight home. Mark Laird had two hits and a run for the
Tigers (3-2-1, 20-4-1). Parker Bugg tossed four scoreless
innings in relief for LSU with two hits and two strikeouts.
Nelson Ward had two hits and a run for the Bulldogs (1-4-1,
14-10-1), who scored their runs in the top of the first.
No. 8 Cal Poly 8, California 4
In San Luis Obispo, Calif., Tim Wise and Nick
Torres both had two hits and two RBI as Cal Poly won the rubber
match in its series with California. The Mustangs (19-4) scored
four in the second and three in the sixth. Casey Bloomquist
(5-0, 7.1 IP, 9 H, 4 R, 4 K) earned the win, with Reed Reilly
(1.2 IP, H, 3 K) recording his fifth save. Nick Halamandaris was
a triple short of the cycle, going 3 for 4 with three runs,
while Derek Campbell went 2 for 4 with a homer and two RBI for
the Golden Bears (11-11).
No. 9 Oregon 3, Utah 1
In Eugene, Ore., Shaun Chase delivered a
pinch-hit two-run homer in the bottom of the seventh to snap a
1-1 tie and carry Oregon to a Pac-12 series sweep of Utah. Jeff
Gold (6-0) allowed two hits and one unearned run over eight
innings with three strikeouts to claim the victory. Darrell
Hunter worked a perfect ninth for his first save. Cory Hunter
doubled and scored in the first for the Utes (0-6, 9-13).
Rutgers 11, No. 10 Louisville 2
In Louisville, Ky., Gaby Rosa allowed three hits
over eight innings as Rutgers won the finale of its American
series at Louisville. Rosa (2-0) surrendered one walk and two
unearned runs with one strikeout. Mike Carter went 2 for 2 with
a triple, two runs and three RBI, while Pat Sweeney (2 for 4)
and R.J. Devish (1 for 2) both scored three for the Scarlet
Knights (1-2, 8-12). Kyle Gibson went 1 for 4 with one RBI for
the Cardinals (2-1, 17-6).
Maryland 5, No. 11 NC State 2
In College Park, Md., Jose Cuas homered and drove
in three as Maryland completed an ACC series sweep of NC State.
Bobby Ruse (2-0, 3.2 IP, 2 H, 5 K) earned the win in relief,
while Kevin Mooney (1.1 IP, 2 H, R, 3 K) recorded his fourth
save for the Terrapins (5-4, 16-6). Trea Turner and Logan
Ratledge both homered for the Wolfpack (3-6, 14-8).
No. 12 Cal State Fullerton 6, Long Beach State
In Fullerton, Calif., Cal State Fullerton used a
four-run second to build an early 6-0 lead and held on to win
its series over Long Beach State and give head coach Rick
Vanderhook his 100th career victory. J.D. Davis went 2 for 3
with a triple, one run and two RBI, while A.J. Kennedy went 1
for 1 with three walks and two runs for the Titans (13-8). Miles
Chambers (1-0, 2 IP, BB, 2 K) was awarded the win and Davis ( 1
IP, 3 H, 2 R) picked up his third save.
No. 14 Rice 3, Florida Atlantic 2 (12)
In Houston, Skyler Ewing delivered a run-scoring
single with two away in the bottom of the 12th as Rice completed
a Conference USA sweep of Florida Atlantic. Ewing had a
sacrifice fly in the fourth before a homer by John Clay Reeves
(2 for 4) for the home Owls (8-1, 19-6). Matt Ditman (2-2)
hurled five hitless innings with eight strikeouts to earn the
victory in relief of starter Chase McDowell (7 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 3
K). CJ Chatham homered for the visiting Owls (3-6, 14-10).
No. 15 Tennessee 8, Auburn 6
In Knoxville, Tenn., Taylor Smart and David
Houser both had two runs and two RBI as Tennessee salvaged the
SEC series finale. Smart had three hits, including two doubles,
while Houser added two hits. Will Maddox went 3 for 4 with a
triple and two runs. Andrew Lee (3-0, 6 IP, 6 H, 4 R, BB, 4 K)
earned the win, while Drake Owenby recorded the final two outs
for his fifth save. Blake Austin (2 for 4, 2 R, 3 RBI) and Ryan
Tella (1 for 3, 2 R) homered for the Tigers (4-2, 17-8).
No. 17 Ole Miss 8, Missouri 3
In Oxford, Miss., Dalton Dulin had a two-run
single to highlight a six-run eighth as Ole Miss completed an
SEC sweep of Missouri. Austin Anderson (2 for 4, 2B) and Braxton
Lee both scored twice for the Rebels (4-2, 21-4). Wyatt Short
(3-0, 1.2 IP, H, 3 K) recorded the win. Kendall Keeton had two
hits and one RBI for the Tigers (1-5, 11-12).
No. 18 UCLA 8, Washington State 7 (10)
In Los Angeles, Ty Moore had a two-run single in
the bottom of the 10th as UCLA captured its Pac-12 series
against Washington State. The Cougars (3-3, 9-11) used a
pinch-hit RBI single by Jason Monda in the top of the 10th to
take a 7-6 lead. WSU built a 5-0 lead before a three-run homer
by Kevin Williams pulled the Bruins (5-1, 14-8) within two. The
Cougars added one in the seventh before UCLA scored three in the
eighth to knot the score at 6-6. Shane Zeile went 4 for 5, while
Christoph Bono had two hits and to RBI for the Bruins. David
Berg (3-0, 3.1 IP, 4 H, R, BB, K) picked up the victory. Ben
Roberts had three hits, including two doubles, and two RBI for
Tennessee Tech 2, UT Martin 0
In Cookeville, Tenn., Chris Chism tossed a
one-hitter with 10 strikeouts as Tennessee Tech won its OVC
series with UT Martin. Chism (3-0) gave up a double to Taylor
Cox of the Skyhawks (2-7, 3-19) in the seventh. He did not walk
a batter and plunked three. Daniel Miles went 2 for 3 with a
double and a run for the Golden Eagles (6-3, 19-5).
Pepperdine 10, Santa Clara 0
In Santa Clara, Calif., Aaron Brown tossed eight
scoreless innings, hit two home runs and drove in four as
Pepperdine completed a West Coast series sweep of Santa Clara.
Brown (4-1) allowed three hits and three walks with seven
strikeouts. He snapped a scoreless tie with a two-run homer in
the top of the sixth for the Waves (4-2, 17-6). Brown belted
another two-run dinger in the eighth to make it 5-0. Pepperdine
added five in the ninth to complete the scoring. Devin Carter
also went deep for the Waves. Kert Woods had two hits for the
Broncos (0-3, 9-14).
Dartmouth 3, Kansas 2 (10)
In Lawrence, Kan., Adam Gauthier delivered an RBI
single with two away in the top of the 10th as Dartmouth edged
Kansas. Nick Ruppert went 3 for 5 with a run for the Big Green
(3-9). Duncan Robinson (1-0, 2 IP, H, BB, K) earned the victory.
Blair Beck had two hits and one RBI for the Jayhawks (16-8).
Washington 8, Arizona 0
In Seattle, Brian Wolfe went 2 for 4 with a
homer, two runs and three RBI as Washington completed a Pac-12
sweep of Arizona. The first-place Huskies (5-1, 16-5-1) scored
one in the third, two in the fourth and five in the fifth to
extend its win streak to six. Erik Forgione (2 for 3) also drove
in three for UW. Jeff Brigham (4-0, 6 IP, 3 H, BB, 4 K) earned
the win. Trent Gilbert and Zach Gibbons both had a double for
the Wildcats (1-5, 11-15).
Ohio State 1, Michigan State 0
In Columbus, Ohio, Tanner Tully and Travis Lakins
combined on the shutout as Ohio State won its opening Big Ten
series against Michigan State. Tulley (3-0) allowed seven hits
and one walk in seven innings with four strikeouts. Lakins
surrendered two hits in two innings with a pair of punchouts.
Connor Sabanosh went 2 for 4 and scored the game’s lone run in
the fifth for the Buckeyes (2-1, 15-7). Joel Fisher had three
hits for the Spartans (1-2, 10-10).
UNCW 13, West Virginia 10
In Wilmington, N.C., Corey Dick matched his
career high with five RBI as UNCW outscored West Virginia to win
their series. Dick went 3 for 4 with a homer and two runs. The
Seahawks (11-11) used a six-run second to build a 9-3 lead after
three. The Mountaineers (12-8) put up five in the fifth and two
in the sixth to take a 10-9 advantage. UNCW reclaimed the lead
with two in the bottom of the sixth and added two in the
seventh. Ryan LaGrange went 3 for 4 with two doubles, three runs
and two RBI, while Luke Dunlap also doubled twice and drove in
three for the Seahawks. Will Shepley (1-0, 3 IP, 2 H, BB) earned
the victory, while Kelly Secrest allowed one hit and struck out
two in the ninth for his first save. Shaun Wood homered and
drove in four, while Billy Fleming had four hits and two runs