April 15, 2014

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Barrera Drives in Four as Texas Tops UT Arlington

OU wins in 18, Kentucky nips Louisville, CSU stops South Carolina


In Austin, Texas, Tres Barrera had two hits, including a triple, and four RBI as sixth-ranked Texas topped UT Arlington 10-2 Tuesday evening. The Longhorns (30-8) scored three in the third, fourth and eighth innings. Ben Johnson went 2 for 3 with a homer, four runs and three RBI for Texas. Chad Hollingsworth (1-0) pitched three perfect innings of relief to earn the victory. Ryan Bottger and Travis Sibley both had two hits and a run for the Mavericks (16-21).


Oklahoma 12, Oklahoma State 9 (18)

In Stillwater, Okla., Kolbey Carpenter had an RBI double to snap a 9-9 tie in the top of the 18th as Oklahoma outlasted Oklahoma State in a game that took nearly six hours to complete. It was the longest game on record in OU history and the first win in Stillwater for the Sooners (24-14) since 1992. The Cowboys (26-11) scored three in the eighth and two in the ninth to force the extra frames. Austin O’Brien had a grand slam in the top of the first for the Sooners. Zach Fish went 4 for 8 with a homer, two runs and two RBI for OSU. Kindle Ladd (3-1, 6 IP, 2 H, 2 BB, 4 K) earned the victory, while Sheldon Neuse worked around a walk in the bottom of the 18th to record his first save.


Kentucky 4, No. 7 Louisville 2

In Lexington, Ky., Logan Salow pitched 3.2 scoreless innings in relief and Kyle Cody notched his third save as Kentucky edged Louisville. Salow (2-1) allowed five hits with no walks and three strikeouts to pick up the win. Cody gave up one hit and fanned one in a scoreless ninth. JaVon Shelby went 1 for 2 with two walks and one RBI for the Wildcats (24-13), who scored a pair in the fourth to erase a 2-1 deficit. Cole Sturgeon (2B, RBI) and Will Smith both had two hits for the Cardinals (27-9).


Charleston Southern 4, No. 8 South Carolina 1

In Columbia, S.C., Bobby Ison went 3 for 5 with two runs as Charleston Southern surprised South Carolina. The Buccaneers (19-20) scored one in the first, two in the third and one in the fifth. Alex Tomasovich had two hits and two RBI for CSU. Denis Buckley (2-0, 6.2 IP, 6 H, R, BB, 6 K) earned the win in relief, while Austin Weekley fanned the final batter of the game to record his seventh save. Elliott Caldwell had two hits for the Gamecocks (28-8).


No. 3 Cal Poly 9, CSU Bakersfield 1

In Bakersfield, Calif., Mark Mathias had three hits and three runs, while Brian Mundell drove in four as Cal Poly downed CSU Bakersfield. Zach Zehner had three hits, including two doubles, and Brett Barbier went 2 for 5 with a double, two runs and two RBI for the Mustangs (31-5). Cal Poly scored four in the second and two in both the fourth and sixth. Justin Calomeni (7-1, 8 IP, 7 H, R, 7 K) earned the win. Logan Trowbridge had two hits for the Roadrunners (14-20).


No. 5 Florida State 6, Jacksonville 1

In Tallahassee, Fla., Florida State scored six over its final three at-bats in defeating Jacksonville. The Seminoles (28-8) tied it at 1-1 in the sixth on a sacrifice fly by John Sansone and took the lead in the seventh on a two-run single by Jose Brizuela (2 for 4). John Nogowski had an RBI double to highlight a three-run eighth for FSU. Josh Delph and Danny De La Calle both had three hits and a run for the Seminoles. Peter Miller (2-2, 2 IP, 3 K) earned the win in relief of Billy Strode (6 IP, 5 H, R, BB, 4 K). Jameis Winston fanned two in a hitless ninth. Angelo Amendolare and Scott Schaub both had two hits for the Dolphins (12-24).


No. 9 LSU 13, Southern Miss 5

In Metairie, La., Andrew Stevenson had four hits and Christian Ibarra drove in four as LSU downed Southern Miss in the Wally Pontiff, Jr. Classic in front of 7,018 fans at Zephyr Field. The Tigers (28-9-1) scored multiple runs in three of the first four innings in building a 10-5 lead. Conner Hale had two hits and three runs, while Mark Laird went 2 for 3 with two walks, two runs and two RBI for LSU. Austin Roussel homered and knocked in four for the Golden Eagles (21-17).


No. 12 Alabama 8, Jackson State 1

In Tuscaloosa, Ala., Ben Moore had a grand slam to spark a seven-run seventh as Alabama defeated Jackson State. Tucker Hawley (3-1) tossed seven hitless innings in relief with two walks and one strikeout for the Crimson Tide (25-11). Nick Marigny went deep for the Tigers (23-16).


Lamar 10, No. 18 Rice 1

In Beaumont, Texas, Reed Seeley drove in four and Justin Eckols had three hits, three runs and two RBI as Lamar hammered Rice. The Cardinals (22-15) scored multiple runs in four of the first six innings. David Carver (1-1, 5 IP, 2 H, R, 2 BB, 4 K) earned the win. Keenan Cook had two hits and a run for the Owls (26-13).


West Virginia 4, Ohio State 1

In Morgantown, W.Va., sophomore Ross Vance struck out 14 in his first collegiate start as West Virginia defeated Ohio State. Vance (1-0) allowed eight hits, one walk and one run in going the distance. Max Nogay had a two-run homer in the second for the Mountaineers (17-15). Jacob Bosiokovic went 2 for 3 with one RBI for the Buckeyes (21-16).