April 11, 2014

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Five-Run First Lifts Georgia Tech over Florida State

Virginia nips Clemson, South Carolina tops Florida, UL edges Houston


In Atlanta, Connor Justus had a two-run single in a five-run first inning as Georgia Tech knocked off top-ranked Florida State 5-3 Friday in ACC play. The Yellow Jackets (9-7, 22-13) jumped on Luke Weaver (5-3) for the five-spot, with Matt Gonzalez, A.J. Murray and Keenan Innis driving in runs. Weaver settled in and held Tech down from there, but Josh Heddinger allowed two hits and two runs (one earned) and struck out five in five innings. Sam Clay worked around some trouble in his two innings before Dusty Isaacs came on for his third save. Justin Gonzalez drove in two for the Seminoles (13-3, 26-7).


No. 2 Virginia 3, No. 16 Clemson 2

In Charlottesville, Va., Nathan Kirby turned in six solid innings, and Nick Howard scored two runs and posted his ACC-leading 10th save as Virginia edged Clemson. Kirby (7-1) allowed four hits and two earned runs and struck out six, and Whit Mayberry bridged to Howard with two scoreless innings. Kenny Towns had a sacrifice fly in the second inning that scored a second run on a wild throw to third for the Cavaliers (13-3, 29-5). Steven Duggar went 2 for 3 with an RBI for the Tigers (9-6, 20-13). Virginia improved to 7-3 in one-run games and 10-3 in games decided by two or fewer runs.


No. 4 South Carolina 4, No. 20 Florida 1

In Columbia, S.C., Jordan Montgomery allowed one run on seven hits with eight strikeouts over seven superb innings as South Carolina slipped past Florida in the SEC. Joel Seddon tossed the final two innings for his ninth save – he hasn’t allowed a run in 19 innings this season for the Gamecocks (8-5, 28-5). Grayson Greiner had a two-run single in a three-run fifth, and Kyle Martin went 2 for 4 with an RBI for South Carolina. Peter Alonso and Josh Tobias each had two hits for the Gators (7-6, 21-13).


No. 10 Louisville 4, No. 9 Houston 2

In Houston, Cole Sturgeon had three hits and three RBI as Louisville edged Houston to start their American series. After the Cougars (4-3, 26-7) scored twice in the first, Sturgeon had a two-run double to cap a three-run fifth as the Cardinals (6-2, 25-8) took the lead for good. He added an RBI single in the seventh. Alex Chittenden had two hits and two runs for Louisville. Kyle Funkhouser (7-1, 7 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 BB, 8 K) earned the win, while Nick Burdi (1.1 IP, K) notched his sixth save. Josh Vidales went 2 for 4 with a run for UH.


No. 3 Louisiana-Lafayette 7, UALR 0

In Lafayette, La., Evan Powell went 2 for 2 with a homer and two runs as Louisiana-Lafayette topped UALR to kick off their Sun Belt series. The Ragin' Cajuns (12-1, 32-4) scored single runs in each of the first five innings and added two in the seventh. Chase Compton drove in three, while Dylan Butler went 2 for 2 with two RBI for ULL. Carson Baranik (8-0, 6 IP, 5 H, 2 BB, 6 K) earned the victory. Ben Crumpton, Ryan Scott and Drew Merten each had two hits for the Trojans (3-10, 13-18).


No. 5 Cal Poly 3, Hawaii 2

In Honolulu, Matt Imhof and Reed Reilly combined on a five-hitter as Cal Poly nipped Hawaii in the Big West series opener. Imhof (7-2) allowed five hits and two runs with three walks and seven strikeouts to register the win, while Reilly worked three hitless innings with four punchouts to earn his sixth save. Stephen Ventimilia (2 for 4) scored in each of the first two innings for the Rainbows (2-5, 14-17). The Mustangs (6-1, 28-5) plated a pair in the fifth and an RBI single by Tim Wise in the sixth put Cal Poly ahead to stay. Chris Hoo went 2 for 3 for the Mustangs.


Washington State 4, No. 6 Oregon State 1

In Pullman, Wash., Joe Pistorese tossed a four-hitter as Washington State downed Oregon State in the opener of their Pac-12 series. Pistorese (3-1) scattered four hits and one run with four walks and four strikeouts. Nick Tanielu had two hits and two RBI, while Trek Stemp added two hits and two runs for the Cougars (7-3, 16-14). Gabe Clark had two hits and a run for the Beavers (9-4, 25-7).


No. 7 Texas 10, Oklahoma 8 (10)

In Norman, Okla., C.J. Hinojosa hit a leadoff homer in the top of the 10th and Brooks Marlow drew a bases-loaded walk later in the frame as Texas edged Oklahoma in the Big 12 series lid-lifter. Kacy Clemens and Zane Gurwitz both had two-run doubles in a six-run first for the Longhorns (7-3, 27-8). Morgan Cooper (3-1) pitched three perfect innings of relief with four strikeouts to record the victory, while John Curtiss hurled a hitless 10th for his fifth save. Sheldon Neuse had two doubles, two runs and one RBI for the Sooners (4-3, 23-12).


Texas A&M 10, No. 8 Vanderbilt 4

In Nashville, Tenn., Parker Ray fanned 10 in five innings of relief as Texas A&M tamed Vanderbilt in SEC play. Ray (4-2) allowed two hits and a run over the final five frames with no walks. Nick Banks went 4 for 5 with two runs and one RBI, while Ryan Birk drove in three for the Aggies (6-7, 21-14). Bryan Reynolds went 3 for 4 with two doubles and one RBI for the Commodores (6-7, 26-9).


No. 11 LSU 5, Arkansas 3

In Baton Rouge, La., Aaron Nola struck out 13 in seven innings as LSU took care of Arkansas to start their SEC series. Nola (7-1) allowed four hits, two walks and two runs. Joe Broussard (1.2 IP, BB, 2 K) recorded his eighth save. Alex Bregman had a two-run single in the first and a two-run homer by Sean McMullen (1 for 3, 2 R) in the third gave the Tigers (7-5-1, 26-8-1) a 4-0 advantage. Eric Fisher homered and Brian Anderson added a two-run double for the Razorbacks (6-7, 21-14).


No. 12 Washington 6, Stanford 1

In Seattle, Jared Fisher pitched six scoreless innings as Washington topped Stanford to kick off their Pac-12 series. Fisher (3-3) allowed four hits and three walk while striking out five. Braden Bishop (1 for 2, R) and Robert Pehl (2 for 4) both had two-run singles in a four-run second for the Huskies (11-2, 23-6-1). Alex Blandino homered for the Cardinal (3-7, 11-15).


Auburn 2, No. 13 Alabama 1

In Tuscaloosa, Ala., Dillon Ortman and Keegan Thompson combined to hold Alabama to one run as Auburn claimed the SEC series opener. Ortman (6-2) allowed five hits and a run with one walk and two strikeouts to record the victory, while Thompson worked two scoreless innings with one hit and five strikeouts to register his first save. Connor Short had a sacrifice fly and Jordan Ebert added an RBI single in the two-run second for the Tigers (6-7, 21-14). Chance Vincent had a run-scoring base hit in the fourth for the Crimson Tide (8-5, 22-11).


Missouri 8, No. 14 Kentucky 7

In Lexington, Ky., Eric Anderson had three hits, including a homer, and three RBI as Missouri nipped Kentucky to start their SEC series. Dylan Kelly (2 for 4, 2 R, 2 RBI) also went deep, while Ryan Howard added two hits and two RBI for the Tigers (5-8, 16-16). Breckin Williams (2-1, 1 IP, 2 H, R, K) earned the win, while Keaton Steele (2 IP, H, 3 K) recorded his eighth save. A.J Reed went 3 for 5 with a double, his 13th homer, three runs and four RBI for the Wildcats (6-7, 22-12).


No. 15 Oregon 7, UC Riverside 2

In Eugene, Ore., Tyler Baumgartner had a three-run double and scored in the third as Oregon took care of UC Riverside in the series opener. Baumgartner added an RBI double in the seventh for the Ducks (25-10). Kyle Garlick went 3 for 4 with a homer and two RBI for Oregon. Tommy Thorpe (5-3, 7 IP,  H, UE, BB, 7 K) earned the victory. Thomas Walker had two hits, while David Andriese homered and scored twice for the Highlanders (14-15).


No. 17 Ole Miss 6, No. 18 Mississippi State 1

In Starkville, Miss., Chris Ellis worked into the seventh, and Braxton Lee and Sikes Orvis each drove in two as Ole Miss knocked off Mississippi State in the SEC. The Rebels (8-5, 28-8) scored three early runs off Ross Mitchell (5-3), and Ellis (5-0) made it stick with one run on eight hits in 6.2 innings. Wyatt Short closed with 2.1 innings for his third save. Derrick Armstrong had two hits and a run for the Bulldogs (6-7, 21-14).


No. 19 Cal State Fullerton 9, UC Santa Barbara 9 – suspended in 11th Inning

In Santa Barbara, Calif., Cal State Fullerton and UC Santa Barbara went back and forth all day before darkness suspended play with the game tied at 9 in the top of the 11th inning.


Davidson 10, Samford 9

In Davidson, N.C., Lee Miller went 4 for 4 with a homer and three RBI as Davidson edged Samford to begin their SoCon series. David Daniels also had four hits, while Forrest Brandt added three hits and three RBI for the Wildcats (11-2, 21-9). Daniel Gerow (3 for 5) snapped a 9-9 tie with an RBI single in the bottom of the eighth. Michael Goldberg (3-2, 1.2 IP H, BB, 2 K) earned the win for Davidson. Heath Quinn and Hunter Swilling both homered for the Bulldogs (6-4, 20-14).