March 25, 2014

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Garrido Becomes Winningest College Coach

Florida downs FSU, Houston defeats Rice, San Francisco tops Oregon


In Austin, Texas, Lukas Schiraldi allowed one hit and one run over seven innings as No. 15 Texas topped Texas State 5-1 on Tuesday to give head coach Augie Garrido (right) the all-division record for career victories with 1,894. Garrido has owned the Division I record since 2003 and passed Gordon Gillespie to become the winningest coach at any level of college baseball. Schiraldi (4-1) walked three and struck out five. Mark Payton went 3 for 4 with a run and an RBI, while Ben Johnson had two hits, including a homer, and scored twice for the Longhorns (20-6), who won their fifth straight game. Matt Smith had a sacrifice fly in the eighth for the Bobcats (15-9).


Florida 4, No. 1 Florida State 1

In Jacksonville, Fla., three hurlers held Florida State to one run as Florida posted the win in front of 10,125 fans at the Baseball Grounds. Justin Shafer (2 H, 2 BB, 3 K) started and pitched four scoreless innings. Danny Young (3-0, 3.2 IP, 2 H, BB, 4 K) earned the win in relief, while Ryan Harris (1.1 IP, 2 H, R, BB, K) recorded his fourth save. The Gators (16-9) scored in the bottom of the first as Braden Mattson (2 for 4) delivered an RBI single. John Sternagel had one RBI in a two-run sixth and drove in another in the eighth as Florida took a 4-0 lead. Jose Brizuela homered in the top of the ninth for the Seminoles (19-5).


No. 16 Houston 6, No. 11 Rice 2
In Houston, Josh Vidales and Jordan Stading each drove in two runs as Houston scored six times in the first inning en route to a win over Rice. With the win, the Cougars (20-4) captured its series with the Owls (19-7), winning the Silver Glove for the first time since 2000. Tyler Ford (3-0) allowed two hits and struck out two in 4.2 scoreless innings for Houston, which improved to 16-1 at home.

San Francisco 8, No. 9 Oregon 4
In San Francisco, Brendan Hendriks and Bob Cruishank drove in two apiece, and San Francisco used a six-run fourth inning to beat Oregon. Bradley Zimmer led off the bottom of the first with a homer for the Dons (12-10) and scored twice on the night. Sheldon Lee (2-0) allowed four hits and one unearned run in five solid innings for San Francisco. Austin Grebeck went 2 for 5 with an RBI for the Ducks (17-6).

No. 3 South Carolina 4, College of Charleston 2

In Columbia, S.C., Joey Pankake went 3 for 4 with a double and three RBI as South Carolina downed College of Charleston. The Gamecocks (20-3) scored twice in both the first and second. Josh Reagan (4 IP, 2 H, R, BB, 3 K) earned the win in relief, while Cody Mincey (1.1 IP, H, R, 2 BB, K) recorded his first save. Blake Butler went 1 for 2 with two walks for the Cougars (16-8).


No. 4 Louisiana-Lafayette 10, Northwestern State 1

In Lafayette, La., Ryan Leonards went 4 for 4 with a homer, two runs and two RBI to lead Louisiana-Lafayette handled Northwestern State. The Ragin’ Cajuns (23-2) snapped a 1-1 tie with three in the third and added three more in the fourth. Seth Harrison had two runs and two RBI for ULL. Ryan Wilson (3-0, 5.2 IP, 8 H, R, 2 BB, 6 K) earned the win, while Matt Plitt tossed 3.1 hitless innings with five strikeouts to register his second save. Cort Brinson had an RBI double in the first for the Demons (12-11).


No. 5 Vanderbilt 2, Belmont 1

In Nashville, Tenn., Bryan Reynolds delivered an RBI single in the bottom of the eighth to snap a 1-1 tie as Vanderbilt edged Belmont. Dansby Swanson went 3 for 4 with two doubles for the Commodores (21-5). Adam Ravenelle (2-0, 1 IP, H, BB, K) earned the win in relief of Walker Buehler (7 IP, 2 H, R, 3 BB, 10 K). Brian Miller worked a hitless ninth with one punchout for his second save. Matt Kinney drove in the lone run for the Bruins (7-17) in the seventh.


Tulane 3, No. 6 LSU 2 (11)

In New Orleans, Richard Carthon had a game-winning RBI single in the bottom of the 11th to lift Tulane over LSU. Jake Willsey had two hits and two runs, while Stephen Alemais went 2 for 5 with two RBI for the Green Wave (13-11). Kyle McKenzie (3-0, 4 IP, 2 H, BB, 5 K) earned the victory. Kade Scivicque and Andrew Stevenson both had two hits for the Tigers (20-5-1).


Southern Miss 5, No. 13 Ole Miss 3

In Pearl, Miss., Austin Roussel had a two-run single to cap a four-run sixth as Southern Miss rallied past Ole Miss in front of 3,043 fans at Trustmark Stadium. Michael Sterling went 3 for 4 with two runs for the Golden Eagles (13-12). A.J. Glasshof (2-2, 2.1 IP, 3 K) earned the win, while Bradley Roney fanned a pair in a 1-2-3 ninth for his seventh save. Braxton Lee and Dalton Dulin both had two hits and a run for the Rebels (21-5).


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