April 2, 2014

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LSU's Mainieri Earns 1,200th Career Victory

Virginia blanks GW, Oregon tops Gonzaga, Clemson wins over Winthrop


In Baton Rouge, La., Alex Bregman belted a three-run homer to give No. 13 LSU the lead for good in a 10-3 victory over McNeese State Wednesday evening, giving head coach Paul Mainieri (left) his 1,200th career win. He is the ninth active coach to reach the milestone. The Tigers (21-8-1) trailed 3-2 before Bregman’s blast gave the home team the advantage. LSU added five insurance runs in the seventh. Sean McMullen (2 for 2, 2 R, 2 RBI) also went deep for the Tigers. Matt Gallier went 2 for 2 with two walks, while Lucas Quary went deep for the Cowboys (16-11).


No. 1 Virginia 10, George Washington 0

In Charlottesville, Va., Branden Cogswell went 4 for 5 with a run and two RBI as Virginia blanked George Washington in front of 3,143 fans at Davenport Field. The Cavaliers (25-4) started the scoring with four in the second. Kenny Towns had two doubles and two RBI for UVa. Four pitchers combined on the shutout, with starter Artie Lewicki (2-0, 3 IP, H, K) picking up the win. Eli Kashi went 1 for 2 with a walk for the Colonials (7-18).


No. 12 Oregon 14, Gonzaga 5

In Spokane, Wash., Kyle Garlick went 4 for 5 with two doubles, a homer, two runs and two RBI to lead Oregon to a two-game series sweep of Gonzaga. The Ducks (21-8) scored five in the second and added six in the fifth. A.J. Balta (3 for 6, 2 R) and Jack Kruger (3 for 5, HR) both drove in three for Oregon. Caleb Wood (2 for 5) and Nick Brooks both homered for the Bulldogs (10-18).


No. 15 Clemson 4, Winthrop 2

In Clemson, S.C., Tyler Krieger had a two-run single to cap a four-run fifth as Clemson edged Winthrop in front of 3,683 fans at Doug Kingsmore Stadium. Steve Wilkerson went 3 for 3 with a run for the Tigers (19-9). Clate Schmidt (4-4, 5.1 IP, 4 H, R, BB, 4 K) earned the victory, whit Matt Campbell (1 IP, H, R, BB, 2 K) picking up his sixth save. Zac Goodno had two hits for the Eagles (14-17).


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