April 12, 2014

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Boulware Powers Clemson Past Virginia

Georgia Tech tops FSU, UL nips Houston, Florida outlasts South Carolina


In Charlottesville, Va., Garrett Boulware homered and drove in three as No. 16 Clemson evened its ACC series at No. 2 Virginia with a 7-1 win on Saturday. The Tigers (10-6, 21-13) scored three in the sixth and four in the seventh. Daniel Gossett (4-0, 7 IP, 5 H, R, 3 BB, 4 K) earned the victory. Joe McCarthy went 1 for 3 with two walks and one RBI for the Cavaliers (13-4, 29-6).


Georgia Tech 12, No. 1 Florida State 4

In Atlanta, Mitch Earnest went 2 for 4 with a homer and four RBI as Georgia Tech clinched an ACC series victory over Florida State. The Yellow Jackets (10-7, 23-13) added to a 1-0 lead with four in the fourth and six in the fifth. Daniel Spingola went 3 for 5 with a double, a triple, three runs and two RBI for Georgia Tech. Devin Stanton (3-1) tossed six scoreless innings with five hits, one walk and five strikeouts to record the win. DJ Stewart (2 for 3) hit a two-run homer in the seventh for the Seminoles (13-4, 26-8).


No. 10 Louisville 3, No. 9 Houston 2

In Houston, Jared Ruxer and two relievers combined to hold Houston to six hits and two runs as Louisville earned an American series win. Ruxer (5-1) allowed five hits and two runs (one earned) over six innings with two walks and three strikeouts. Cole Sturgeon gave up a hit and a walk in two scoreless innings before Nick Burdi recorded a walk and a strikeout in a hitless ninth for his seventh save. The Cardinals (6-2, 26-8) erased a 2-0 deficit with a three-run sixth. Sutton Whiting went 2 for 4 with a triple and a run for Louisville. Kyle Survance homered for the Cougars (3-3, 26-8).


No. 20 Florida 4, No. 4 South Carolina 3 (13)

In Columbia, S.C., Harrison Bader singled and scored in the top of the 13th as Florida evened its SEC series with South Carolina. Bader finished with three hits for the Gators (8-6, 22-13). A.J. Puk (3-2, 3.1 IP, H, BB, 3 K) earned the victory. Joey Pankake and Tanner English both had three hits, including a double, and one RBI for the Gamecocks (8-6, 28-6).


No. 18 Mississippi State 6, No. 17 Ole Miss 5 (10)

In Starkville, Miss., Gavin Collins capped a four-run 10th with an RBI single with two away as Mississippi State rallied past Ole Miss to even the SEC series. Sikes Orvis had a two-run homer to spark a three-run rally in the top of the 10th for the Rebels (8-6, 28-9). Seth Heck (2 for 6, 2 R) and Wes Rea both had RBI doubles in the bottom of the frame before the base hit by Collins (3 for 5, 2 RBI) completed the comeback for the Bulldogs (7-7, 22-14).


No. 3 Louisiana-Lafayette 5, UALR 2

In Lafayette, La., Ryan Wilson and Greg Milhorn combined to hold UALR to a pair of unearned runs as Louisiana-Lafayette secured a Sun Belt series win. Wilson (5-0) allowed four hits and one unearned run with one walk and two strikeouts to earn the victory. Milhorn gave up one hit and one unearned run over the final four innings with one punchout for his first save. Tyler Girouard went 1 for 3 with two runs and two RBI for the Ragin’ Cajuns (13-1, 33-4). Justin Steelmon had two hits for the Trojans (3-11, 13-19).


No. 5 Cal Poly 4, Hawaii 3

In Honolulu, Mark Mathias went 2 for 3 with a pair of doubles and a run as Cal Poly clinched a Big West series victory over Hawaii. The Mustangs (7-1, 29-5) scored single runs in the first, second, sixth and seventh in building a 4-1 lead before the Rainbows (2-6, 14-18) tallied a run in each of the final two frames. Bryan Granger (1-0, 1 IP, H, BB, K) got the win in relief, while Reed Reilly fanned the final batter to record his seventh save. Kaeo Aliviado doubled and drove in one for Hawaii.


No. 6 Oregon State 12, Washington State 5

In Pullman, Wash., Gabe Clark went 4 for 5 with two doubles, two runs and four RBI as Oregon State leveled its Pac-12 series with Washington State. Dylan Davis (2 for 5, 2 R) and Kavin Keyes (2 for 3) both drove in three, while Michael Conforto had three hits and four runs for the Beavers (10-4, 26-7). Andrew Moore (3-2, 5.2 IP, 11 H, 5 R, 3 BB) registered the win, while Zack Reser (3.1 IP, H, 3 K) notched his first save. Nick Tanielu went 4 for 4 with a double, a run and two RBI for the Cougars (7-4, 16-15).


No. 7 Texas 7, Oklahoma 2

In Norman, Okla., Dillon Peters pitched seven solid innings as Texas secured a Big 12 series win at Oklahoma. Peters (5-2) scattered seven hits in seven innings with two runs, three walks and three strikeouts. The Longhorns (8-3, 28-8) snapped a 1-1 tie with a four-run fourth, highlighted by a two-run single off the bat of Kacy Clemens. C.J. Hinojosa (2 for 4, R) also drove in a pair for UT. Austin O’Brien had two hits for the Sooners (4-4, 23-13).


No. 8 Vanderbilt 8, Texas A&M 5

In Nashville, Tenn., Brian Miller allowed two hits and a run in five innings of relief as Vanderbilt clinched an SEC series win over Texas A&M. Miller (1-0) walked one and fanned four. The Aggies (6-8, 21-15) scored in each of the first three innings to take a 4-2 advantage before a two-run double by Rhett Wiseman (3 for 4, 2 R) capped a three-run third for the Commodores (7-7, 27-9), giving them the lead for good. Jason Delay went 2 for 3 with two RBI for Vanderbilt. Cole Lankford went 2 for 4 with a homer and three RBI for A&M.


No. 11 LSU 5, Arkansas 4

In Baton Rouge, La., Mark Laird delivered an RBI single with two away in the bottom of the ninth as LSU clinched an SEC series victory over Arkansas. Christian Ibarra homered and Kramer Robertson drove in a pair for the Tigers (8-5-1, 27-8-1). Joe Broussard (1-0, 0.2 IP, BB, K) picked up the win. Eric Fisher (2 for 3, 2 RBI) went deep for the Razorbacks (6-8, 21-15).


No. 12 Washington 7, Stanford 2

In Seattle, Brian Wolfe went 3 for 3 with a double, a run and two RBI as Washington secured a Pac-12 series win over Stanford. Robert Pehl also had three hits with a double and two runs for the Huskies (12-2, 24-6-1). Taylor Davis (7-1, 5.2 IP, 7 H, 2 R, 2 BB, 2 K) recorded the win. Alex Blandino and Zach Hoffpauir both had two hits and one RBI for the Cardinal (3-8, 11-16).


No. 13 Alabama 4, Auburn 1

In Tuscaloosa, Ala., Justin Kamplain was one out away from a complete game as Alabama evened its SEC series with Auburn. Kamplain (3-2) allowed three hits and a run over 8.2 innings with three walks and five strikeouts. Thomas Burrows recorded the final out for his fifth save. Chance Vincent had three hits and one RBI, while Kyle Overstreet (2 for 3, 2 R) homered for the Crimson Tide (9-5, 23-11). Damon Haecker went 1 for 3 with a walk and one RBI for the Tigers (6-8, 21-15).


No. 14 Kentucky 12, Missouri 0

In Lexington, Ky., Max Kuhn went 4 for 4 with two runs and two RBI as Kentucky pounded Missouri to even their SEC series. The Wildcats (7-7, 23-12) snapped a scoreless tie with three in the fifth and added nine in the sixth. Ka’ai Tom had two doubles and two RBI, while A.J. Reed went deep for the 14th time for UK. Dylan Dwyer (4-1, 6.1 IP, 6 H, BB, 3 K) earned the win. Ryan Howard and Zach Lavy both had two hits for the Tigers (5-9, 16-17).


No. 15 Oregon 7, UC Riverside 4

In Eugene, Ore., Mitchell Tolman went 3 for 4 with a run and two RBI as Oregon secured a series win over UC Riverside. The Ducks (26-10) scored two in the first and three in the second in building a 5-1 lead. Jeff Gold (8-0, 6.1 IP, 9 H, 4 R, 5 K) registered the victory, while Jake Reed walked one and fanned one in a hitless ninth for his eighth save. Matthew Ellis went 3 for 4 with one run and one RBI for the Highlanders (14-16).


No. 19 Cal State Fullerton 11-2, UC Santa Barbara 9-3 (Game 1 – 11 innings)

In Santa Barbara, Calif., Cal State Fullerton won the completion of Friday’s suspended contest before UC Santa Barbara captured the regularly-scheduled game to even the Big West series. In the first game, J.D. Davis (2 for 4, 2 R) had a two-run double in the top of the 11th to snap a 9-9 tie and lead the Titans (3-2, 18-12) to the win. Davis (2-1) also picked up the win, tossing two hitless innings with one walk. Clay Williamson went 3 for 6 with three runs and one RBI, while Greg Velazquez went 3 for 7 with two doubles and a run for Fullerton. Robby Nesovic went 3 for 5 with two RBI for the Gauchos (3-5, 21-8). In the second game, Joey Epperson delivered an RBI single in the bottom of the ninth for UCSB. Peter Maris went 3 for 4 with one run and one RBI for the Gauchos. Domenic Mazza (3-2, 5.2 IP, H, 5 K) was tremendous in relief in securing the win. Austin Diemer had two hits for the Titans.