April 5, 2014

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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, 20-6).


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 Rutgers.


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).