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Frabasilio's sac fly lifts
Pittsburgh over Virginia
Arkansas blanks South Carolina, Cal Poly
edges UC Santa Barbara
In Pittsburgh, Jordan Frabasilio delivered a
game-winning sacrifice fly in the bottom of the ninth as
Pittsburgh edged top-ranked Virginia 2-1 Saturday to even their
ACC series. Boo Vazquez drew a leadoff walk in the ninth for the
Panthers (8-6, 16-14) and A.J. Lardo pinch-ran for him. Lardo
moved to second when Casey Roche was hit by a pitch and both
moved up a base on a sacrifice by Eric Hess (3 for 3). After
Yarnall was intentionally walked, Frabasilio flew out to center
field, allowing Lardo to score the winning run. Hobie Harris
(3-3, 2 IP, 2 K) earned the win in relief of Joseph Harvey (7
IP, 2 H, 1 UE, 2 BB, 4 K). Joe McCarthy went 1 for 3 with a
walk and a run for the Cavaliers (11-3, 26-5).
Arkansas 7, No. 3 South Carolina 0
In Fayetteville, Ark., Chris Oliver fanned 10 in
eight scoreless innings as Arkansas won its SEC series from
South Carolina in front of 10,103 fans at Baum Stadium. Oliver
(3-3) allowed four hits and two walks. Joe Serrano (2 for 4, BB,
R) had a two-run single to highlight a five-run second for the
Razorbacks (6-6, 20-12). Brian Anderson went 3 for 4 with a
double, a walk, a run and an RBI for Arkansas. Brison Celek went
1 for 2 with a double for the Gamecocks (7-5, 26-5).
No. 6 Cal Poly 8, No. 20 UC Santa Barbara 7
In San Luis Obispo, Calif., Chris Hoo delivered a
single in the bottom of the ninth to plate pinch-runner Brett
Barbier with the game-winner as Cal Poly evened its Big West
series with UC Santa Barbara. Jordan Ellis went 2 for 4 with a
double, two runs and two RBI for the Mustangs (4-1, 25-5). Reed
Reilly (1-1, 3 IP, H, 4 BB, 3 K) picked up the win. Tyler Kuresa
went 4 for 5 with one run and one RBI for the Gauchos (2-3,
No. 13 LSU 2, No. 10 Mississippi State 1
In Baton Rouge, La., Jared Poche fanned six in
six innings as LSU won its SEC series with Mississippi State.
Poche (6-2) allowed three hits, two walks and one unearned run.
Kade Scivicque went 2 for 3 with one RBI for the Tigers (5-5-1,
23-8-1). Demarcus Henderson went 1 for 3 with one RBI for the
Bulldogs (6-5, 20-12).
No. 17 Washington 1, No. 12 Oregon 0
In Seattle, Tyler Davis struck out 10 in 7.2
innings as Washington edged Oregon to even their Pac-12 series.
Davis (6-1) allowed three hits and did not walk a batter. Troy
Rallings (1.1 IP, 2 H, BB, 2 K) registered his fourth save. The
Huskies (9-2, 21-6-1) scored their lone run in the bottom of the
third as Andrew Ely drew a two-out walk, moved to second on a
wild pitch and came home on a double by Robert Pehl, Kyle
Garlick had two hits for the Ducks (7-4, 22-9).
No. 4 Louisiana-Lafayette 11-11, Troy 8-0
In Troy, Ala., Seth Harrison went 5 for 5 with a
homer and four RBI in the nightcap as Louisiana-Lafayette
completed a three-game Sun Belt sweep of Troy. Jace Conrad went
3 for 3 in Game 2 with two runs for the Ragin’ Cajuns (11-1,
30-3). Cody Boutte (4-0) tossed six scoreless innings with one
hit, three walks and three strikeouts. Clay Holcomb went 1 for 3
for the Trojans (4-7, 16-16). In Game 1, Ryan Leonards and Caleb
Adams (2 for 4, 2 R) both homered for ULL. Conrad had two hits
and two runs for the Ragin’ Cajuns. Jo-El Bennett went 4 for 5
with two RBI for Troy.
Tennessee 10, No. 5 Vanderbilt 9
In Knoxville, Tenn., Nathaniel Maggio delivered a
two-run single with two away in the bottom of the ninth as
Tennessee edged Vanderbilt to level their SEC series. Scott
Price drew a leadoff walk in the ninth and was erased at second
on a fielder’s choice. Following a strikeout, a walk and a hits
batsman loaded the bases for Maggio, whose base hit to left
ended the contest. Derek Lance went 2 for 4 with a double, two
runs and four RBI for the Volunteers (4-7, 20-9). Vince Conde
went 4 for 5 with a double, a homer, three runs and two RBI for
the Commodores (6-5, 25-7).
No. 7 Oregon State 1, Stanford 0 (13)
In Corvallis, Ore., Jeff Hendrix had an RBI
single in the bottom of the 13th as Oregon State secured a
Pac-12 series win over Stanford. Trever Morrison has a leadoff
single in the 13th, moved to second on a passed ball, advanced
to third on a sacrifice and came home on the base hit by
Hendrix. Scott Schultz (4-2) tossed 4.2 hitless innings with two
strikeouts to earn the victory for the Beavers (8-3, 24-6).
Brett Michael Doran and Zach Hoffpauir both had two hits for the
Cardinal (3-5, 10-13).
Memphis 3, No. 8 Louisville 2
In Louisville, Ky., Drew Griffin had a
run-scoring single in the top of the ninth as Memphis edged
Louisville to even their American series. Bryce Beeler went 2
for 3 with two RBI and pitched a hitless ninth to earn his
seventh save for the Tigers (3-5, 18-13). Jeff Gardner (2 for 4)
had a two-run single in the bottom of the eighth for the
Cardinals (3-2, 22-8) that knotted the score at 2-2.
No. 9 Texas 6, Baylor 3
In Austin, Texas, Tres Barrera had two doubles
and two runs as Texas topped Baylor to clinch a Big 12 series
victory. Dillon Peters (4-2, 6 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 2 ER, BB, 9 K)
earned the win for the Longhorns (5-3, 25-7), while Morgan
Cooper (3 IP, 2 H, 3 K) notched his third save. Adam Toth went 3
for 4 with a run for the Bears (4-6, 15-15).
Rutgers 7-1, No. 11 Houston 3-9
In Piscataway, N.J., Nick Favatella homered,
doubled and scored twice for Rutgers in Game 1 in an American
doubleheader split with Houston. The Scarlet Knights (3-4,
11-15) snapped a 2-2 tie with two in the fourth and added three
in the sixth. Christian Campbell had two hits and two runs for
Rutgers. Josh Vidales went 2 for 3 with two RBI for the Cougars
(3-2, 24-6). In Game 2, Casey Grayson (3 for 5, 2B, HR, 2 R, 4
RBI)led the offense for Houston. Brian O’Grady went deep for
No. 14 Rice 8, East Carolina 0
In Houston, Blake Fox tossed 7.1 scoreless
innings with eight strikeouts, and Shane Hoelscher and Connor
Teykl each had two hits and two RBI as Rice evened its
Conference USA series with East Carolina. Fox (7-0) allowed
seven hits, and his eight strikeouts were a career best. Keenan
Cook and John Clay Reeves each had three hits, a run and an RBI
for the Owls (10-4, 22-11), who piled up 14 hits. Drew Reynolds
had three of the seven hits for the Pirates (7-4, 18-13).
No. 15 Clemson 6, NC State 1
In Clemson, S.C., Matthew Crownover (6-2) allowed
one run on three hits in eight innings as Clemson won the first
game of its ACC series with slumping NC State, which has lost 10
straight league games. Steve Wilkerson had two hits and two RBI,
and Steven Duggar and Chris Okey each had two hits and two runs
for the Tigers (9-3, 20-9), who scored three times in the eighth
to pull away. Carlos Rodon (2-5) allowed 11 hits and six runs
(three earned) as the Wolfpack (3-10, 17-12) made four errors.
No. 16 Florida 11, Kentucky 10
In Lexington, Ky., Logan Shore tossed seven
scoreless innings as Florida edged Kentucky to even their SEC
series. Shore (3-1) allowed three hits and three walks with
three strikeouts. Shore left with the Gators (7-4, 20-11)
holding a 9-0 lead. The Wildcats (5-6, 21-10) scored eight in
the eighth to pull within one. Both teams tallied two in the
ninth. Taylor Gushue went 2 for 4 with a homer and four RBI,
while John Sternagel was 4 for 5 with two RBI for Florida. A.J.
Reed homered and knocked in four for UK.
Texas A&M 13-4, No. 18 Alabama 8-6
In College Station, Texas, Hunter Webb doubled in
the go-ahead run in the ninth inning as Alabama won the second
game of its SEC doubleheader with Texas A&M and claimed the
weekend series. The Aggies (5-7, 19-14) pounded out 14 hits in
the opener, getting two hits, two RBI and four runs from Troy
Stein and three hits, a run and an RBI from Nick Banks. Wade
Wass went 2 for 4 with a homer, two runs and three RBI for the
Crimson Tide (8-4, 22-9). In the nightcap, Mikey White and
Chance Vincent each drove in two for Alabama. Ronnie Gideon had
two hits and two RBI for the Aggies.
No. 19 Cal State Fullerton 7, UC Davis 1
In Fullerton, Calif., Grahamm Wiest (2-3) tossed
eight innings with five hits, one earned run and nine strikeouts
as Cal State Fullerton evened its Big West series with UC Davis.
Tanner Pinkston had three hits and two runs, and Keegan Dale
drove in two runs for the Titans (1-1, 15-11), who scored six
runs in the middle innings. Kevin Barker had two hits for UC
Davis (1-4, 14-13).