April 9, 2014

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Gum Helps UAB Edge Alabama

ULL outscored McNeese State, LSU blanks Lamar, Oregon tops Portland


In Tuscaloosa, Ala., Griffin Gum delivered a run-scoring single to snap a 1-1 tie in the top of the eighth as UAB edged No. 13 Alabama 2-1 Wednesday evening. Gum went 3 for 4 for the Blazers (23-10). Adam Lamar (1-0, 0.2 IP, 2 H, R, K) picked up the win, while Adam Lau pitched a perfect ninth with one strikeout for his fourth save. Austen Smith homered in the seventh for the Crimson Tide (22-10).


No. 3 Louisiana-Lafayette 14, McNeese State 8

In Lake Charles, La., Ryan Leonards had a two-run single in a six-run eighth to snap an 8-8 tie and help Louisiana-Lafayette outscore McNeese State. Leonards went 3 for 6 with three runs, while Blake Trahan (2 for 6, 2 R, 2 RBI) and Michael Strentz (1 for 5, 2 R, 3 RBI) both homered for the Ragin' Cajuns (31-4). Greg Milhorn (3-1, 3 IP, 2 H, R, BB, K) earned the victory. Connor Lloyd had two hits and three RBI, while Jackson Gooch went 3 for 4 with two doubles, three runs and one RBI for the Cowboys (19-12).


No. 11 LSU 5, Lamar 0

In Baton Rouge, La., Tyler Moore went 2 for 4 with one run and one RBI as LSU blanked Lamar. The Tigers (25-8-1) scored one in the first, two in the second and two in the fifth. Andrew Stevenson went 1 for 3 with a double, two runs and one RBI for LSU. Nine pitchers combined on the four-hit shutout. Reed Seeley, Sam Bumpers, Kyle Markum and Mason Salazar each had a hit for the Cardinals (18-15).


No. 15 Oregon 3, Portland 0

In Portland, Ore., Brando Tessar fanned eight over seven scoreless innings as Oregon blanked Portland. Tessar (2-0) allowed four hits and did not walk a batter. Garrett Cleavinger struck out the three batters he faced in the eighth and Jake Reed worked the ninth to secure the shutout and record his seventh save. Mitchell Tolman had an RBI double in the fourth for the Ducks (24-10) and Mark Karaviotis added a two-run single an inning later. Caleb Whalen had three hits for the Pilots (7-27).


No. 17 Ole Miss 8, Murray State 5

In Oxford, Miss., Austin Anderson had a two-run single to cap a six-run fourth as Ole Miss downed Murray State. Braxton Lee and Austin Knight both had three hits and a run for the Rebels (27-8). Matt Denny (1-1, 2 IP, H, R, BB, 2 K) picked up the win in relief, while Wyatt Short fanned the final two hitters to notch his second save.