April 27, 2014

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Oregon State Completes Pac-12 Sweep of Oregon

Virginia nips FSU, South Carolina tops Alabama, OSU wins at Texas


In Corvallis, Ore., Jace Fry allowed one hit and one unearned run in eight innings with a career-high 11 strikeouts as fourth-ranked Oregon State completed the Pac-12 sweep of No. 9 Oregon with a 7-1 victory Sunday. Fry (8-1) walked three. Michael Conforto (1 for 3, HR) and Logan Ice both drove in two for the Beavers (14-4, 31-8). Michael Howard went 2 for 4 with two runs and one RBI for OSU. Austin Grebeck had the lone hit for the Ducks (10-8, 31-13), a single with one away in the top of the first.


No. 1 Virginia 4, No. 5 Florida State 3

In Tallahassee, Fla., Mike Papi had two hits and drove in three as Virginia won its ACC series at Florida State. After Kenny Towns homered with one away in the top of the third, Papi added a two-run double later in the frame to give the Cavaliers (18-6, 37-8) a 3-0 lead. John Sansone smacked a two-run homer in the bottom of the third as the Seminoles (17-7, 33-11) pulled within one. Papi had an RBI single in the eighth to give UVa an insurance run. Ben DeLuzio (3 for 4, 2 R) had a leadoff single and scored in the bottom of the eighth for FSU. Brandon Waddell (6-2, 7 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 1 BB, 4 K) earned the victory, while Nick Howard fanned the final four Seminoles to record his 15th save.


No. 10 South Carolina 9, No. 12 Alabama 3

In Columbia, S.C., Gene Cone had a two-run single to snap a 3-3 tie in the bottom of the sixth as South Carolina topped Alabama to win their SEC series. Kyle Martin went 4 for 5 with one run and two RBI, while Marcus Mooney and Jordan Gore both had three hits and one RBI for the Gamecocks (12-9, 34-11). Cody Mincey (4-0, 1.2 IP, H, K) earned the win in relief, while Joel Seddon (2.1 IP, H, 3 K) earned his 12th save. Georgie Salem had two hits and one RBI for the Crimson Tide (13-8, 29-15).


No. 19 Oklahoma State 8, No. 11 Texas 3

In Austin, Texas, Craig McConaughy went 3 for 4 with a homer, two runs and three RBI as Oklahoma State won its Big 12 series at Texas. McConaughy had a two-run homer in the second to put the Cowboys (13-5, 31-13) ahead to stay. Zach Fish (2 for 4, 2 R) had a two-run dinger to spark a five-run fourth for OSU. Tres Barrera went deep for the Longhorns (10-8, 32-13).


Long Beach State 1, No. 2 Cal Poly 0

In Long Beach, Calif., Nick Sabo and Ty Provencher combined on a two-hit shutout as Long Beach State won its Big West series against Cal Poly. Sabo (3-4) gave up two hits and three walks in 6.2 innings with a pair of strikeouts to pick up the win. Provencher worked 2.1 hitless innings with one walk and three punchouts to record his second save. The Dirtbags (7-5, 20-21) scored their run in the bottom of the first as Ino Patron reached on an error with two away, moved to second on a single by Richard Prigatano (2 for 3) and scored on a base hit by Michael Hill (2 for 3). Peter Van Gansen and Chris Hoo both had hits for the Mustangs (12-3, 36-7), who lost their first series of the season.


No. 3 Louisiana-Lafayette 2, Texas State 0

In Lafayette, La., Cody Boutte and Ryan Wilson combined to blank Texas State as Louisiana-Lafayette won the Sun Belt series. Boutte (6-0) scattered seven hits over six innings with no walks and three strikeouts. Wilson gave up one hit over the final three frames with one walk and three strikeouts to record his third save. The Ragin’ Cajuns (18-3, 39-6) were held to one hit, a bunt single by Tyler Girouard in the second, that did not figure in the scoring. With two away in the fifth, a hit batsman, an error and a walk loaded the bases. Wilson drew a base on balls to force in the first run. An inning later, a similar setup occurred as a hit batsman, error and walk loaded the bases with one away. Chase Compton laid down a squeeze bunt to plate the second run. Cory Geisler and Granger Studdard both had two hits for the Bobcats (12-9, 24-20)


No. 6 LSU 9, Tennessee 4

In Baton Rouge, La., Conner Hale had an RBI double in the bottom of the eighth to snap a 4-4 tie and spark a five-run rally as LSU captured an SEC series win over Tennessee. Hale finished with two hits and three RBI, while Sean McMullen had two doubles and scored twice for the Tigers (12-8-1, 33-11-1). Nick Senzel went 3 for 5 with two doubles and a run for the Volunteers (8-13, 26-16).


No. 7 Washington 2-2, Washington State 1-0

In Seattle, Troy Rallings earned saves in both games as Washington swept a doubleheader from Washington State to win their Pac-12 series. In the opener, he pitched 1.1 innings with one hit and three strikeouts to secure the win for Tyler Davis (9-1, 7 IP, 5 H, R, BB, K). Andrew Ely went 3 for 4 with a triple, one run and one RBI as the Huskies (16-5, 29-10-1) scored single runs in the first and fifth. Brian Wolfe was 2 for 3 with one RBI for Washington. Nick Tanielu had two hits, including a double, for the Cougars (8-10, 18-22). In the nightcap, Rallings allowed one hit in a scoreless ninth for his seventh save. Jeff Brigham (5-2, 6 IP, 4 H, 2 BB) earned the victory. Austin Rei (2 for 3) had a two-run double in the fourth for the game’s lone runs. Ely had two hits and Wolfe went 2 for 4 with a run for UW. Tanielu was 2 for 4 for WSU.


No. 8 Florida 6, Missouri 5 (10)

In Gainesville, Fla., Ryan Larson singled in Zack Powers with two outs in the bottom of the 10th inning as Florida completed an SEC sweep of Missouri. The Gators (15-6, 30-15) have won eight straight in SEC play. Bobby Poyner (4-3) tossed four scoreless innings with two hits to pick up the win. Larson finished 2 for 2, and Braden Mattson drove in two for Florida. Eric Anderson went 2 for 5 with a double and two RBI for the Tigers (6-15, 19-24).


No. 13 Ole Miss 9, No. 18 Kentucky 6

In Lexington, Ky., Will Allen went 3 for 5 with a homer and three RBI, and Austin Bousfield added three hits and three runs as Ole Miss completed an SEC sweep of Kentucky. Starting in the second inning, the Rebels (13-8, 33-12) scored in seven straight innings, finally taking the lead for the first time in the seventh inning when Sikes Orvis plated Allen with a sacrifice fly. Preston Overbey contributed two hits and two RBI for Ole Miss, which got four scoreless innings from Jeremy Massie (3-2) to close out the Wildcats (9-12, 27-19). Tom Ka’ai had three hits and two RBI to pace Kentucky.


Southern Miss 8, No. 14 Rice 6

In Hattiesburg, Miss., Matt Durst’s grand slam fueled a five-run sixth inning and helped Southern Miss salvage the third game of its Conference USA series with Rice. Durst went 2 for 4, and Tim Lynch went 1 for 2 with a pair of runs and three RBI for the Golden Eagles (14-7, 26-19). Michael Aquino homered and drove in two for the Owls (18-6, 31-15).


No. 15 Louisville 8, Connecticut 2

In Louisville, Ky., Danny Rosenbaum doubled, homered and drove in three to lead Louisville to an American Athletic Conference sweep of Connecticut. Alex Chittenden went 3 for 3 with three runs and an RBI, and Jeff Gardner contributed two hits and a run for the Cardinals (11-4, 33-11). Anthony Kidston (5-0) hurled five innings with two hits and two runs for Louisville. Bobby Melley went 2 for 3 for the Huskies (5-9, 21-22).


No. 16 Miami 10, Clemson 2

In Clemson, S.C., Alexander Hernandez went 4 for 5 with one run and two RBI as Miami completed an ACC sweep at Clemson. The Hurricanes (19-5, 32-13) scored two in the first, fourth and fifth and added four in the eighth. Zack Collins had three hits, two runs and two RBI for Miami. Bryan Radziewski (4-2, 6 IP, 4 H, R, 3 BB, 9 K) picked up the win. Steve Wilkerson had two hits and one RBI for the Tigers (12-11, 25-19). The teams combined for 24 hits, all singles. Miami stranded 12, while Clemson left 11 on base.


No. 17 Houston 15, Cincinnati 1

In Cincinnati, Ohio, Justin Montemayor went 4 for 5 with three doubles, two runs and four RBI, and Kyle Survance went 4 for 4 with three runs as Houston routed Cinncinati to claim their American Athletic Conference series. The Cougars (8-7, 31-12) totaled 16 hits and scored seven times in the seventh inning to end the game with the seven-inning run rule. David Longville (1-0) had a complete game with eight hits, one earned run and six strikeouts. Jake Richmond went 2 for 3 with a run for the Bearcats (4-14, 16-25).


No. 20 Vanderbilt 6, Georgia 1

In Nashville, Tenn., Zander Wiel went 2 for 5 with a homer and three RBI as Vanderbilt finished an SEC sweep of Georgia. The Commodores (11-10, 33-12) trailed 1-0 before scoring two in the fifth and sixth while adding single runs in the seventh and eighth. Dansby Swanson had two hits and two runs for Vandy. Tyler Ferguson (6-3, 5 IP, 3 H, 1 UE, BB, 5 K) earned the victory. Mike Bell went 2 for 3 with a double and one RBI for the Bulldogs (7-12-1, 21-22-1).


TCU 3, Cal State Northridge 0

In Fort Worth, Texas, Tyler Alexander allowed four hits in seven scoreless innings as TCU blanked Cal State Northridge for its eighth straight victory. The Horned Frogs (30-13) also set a program record with their 12th shutout this season. Alexander (5-3) did not walk a batter and struck out five. Riley Ferrell (1.1 IP, H, BB, 3 K) recorded his 10th save. Derek Odell went 1 for 3 with two walks and two runs for TCU. Bret Balkan went 2 for 3 for the Matadors (15-28).


UAB 5, Marshall 2

In Birmingham, Ala., Griffin Gum had an inside-the-park grand slam in the bottom of the eighth to lift UAB to a Conference USA series sweep of Marshall. The Blazers (13-8, 27-16) trailed 2-1 before Gum’s blast. Ben Bullard (2-0, 1.1 IP, 3 K) got the win, while Adam Lau pitched a perfect ninth for his fifth save. Robert Fajardo had two hits and a run for the Thundering Herd (8-12, 18-24).