May 2, 2014

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Schwarber carries Indiana past Purdue

Florida bests 'Bama, Oregon State downs Cal, ULL edges Arkansas State


In Bloomington, Ind., Kyle Schwarber went 4 for 5 with a double, a run and an RBI as No. 15 Indiana took the Big Ten series opener from Purdue by the score of 6-0 Friday evening. The Hoosiers (14-2, 30-12) scored three in the first, two in the fourth and one in the seventh. Casey Rodrigue had three hits and two runs, while Brad Hartong went 2 for 3 with two RBI for IU. Joey DeNato (10-1, 7 IP, 5 H, 3 BB, 7 K) earned the win. Jeff Evak went 2 for 4 for the Boilermakers (5-11, 12-30).


No. 7 Florida 7, No. 16 Alabama 3

In Tuscaloosa, Ala., Logan Shore tossed six scoreless innings as Florida won the SEC series lid-lifter over Alabama. Shore (6-2) allowed five hits with no walks and three strikeouts. Eric Hanhold fanned three over the final two innings to earn his third save. Casey Turgeon went 3 for 4 with a double, one run and one RBI, while Harrison Bader (2 for 4) and Taylor Gushue both drove in two for the Gators (16-6, 31-15). Georgie Salem went 2 for 4 with a double, a run and two RBI for the Crimson Tide (13-9, 30-16).


No. 2 Oregon State 10, California 4

In Berkeley, Calif., Dylan Davis drove in four and Jeff Hendrix went 3 for 4 with a homer, four runs and three RBI as Oregon State stuffed California to start their Pac-12 series. The Beavers (15-4, 32-8) blew open a 3-0 game with three in the seventh, one in the eighth and three in the ninth. Ben Wetzler (8-1, 7.2 IP, 5 H, R, 2 BB, 6 K) earned the victory. Derek Campbell (2 for 2, BB) homered and Max Dutto drove two for the Golden Bears (7-12, 19-22).


No. 3 Louisiana-Lafayette 6, Arkansas State 5

In Jonesboro, Ark., Michael Strentz had two hits, including a double, and three RBI as Louisiana-Lafayette held off Arkansas State in the Sun Belt. Chase Compton contributed two hits and two runs as the Cajuns (19-3, 42-6) built a 6-2 lead. Austin Robichaux (6-2) worked five solid innings, and Ryan Wilson picked up his fifth save with 2.1 scoreless innings after the Red Wolves (14-8, 26-20) made a charge. Matt Burgess went 2 for 3 with two runs and two RBI for Arkansas State.


UC Riverside 7, No. 4 Cal Poly 3

In Riverside, Calif., David Andriese delivered a two-run double and Thomas Walker followed with a two-run single in a four-run third as UC Riverside defeated Cal Poly to kick off their Big West series. Andriese had three hits and two runs, while Walker finished with three hits and three RBI. Joe Chavez was 3 for 4 with a double, a homer and two runs for the Highlanders (8-5, 20-21). Jacob Smigelski (6-5, 5.2 IP, 8 H, 2 R, BB, 4 K) earned the victory, while Dylan Stuart (3.1 IP, 5 H, 1 UE, 1 BB, 3 K) notched his third save. Peter Van Gansen had two hits and two RBI for the Mustangs (12-4, 36-9), who dropped their fourth straight contest..


No. 6 LSU 5, Texas A&M 4 (10)

In College Station, Texas, Andrew Stevenson doubled and scored in the top of the 10th as LSU handled Texas A&M. Andrew Bregman went 3 for 4 with a homer, two runs and two RBI for the Tigers (13-8-1, 35-11-1). The Aggies (10-12, 28-19) rallied for four in the bottom of the ninth to force the extra frame. Jace Statum went 1 for 2 with a double and two walks for Texas A&M.


Georgia 3, No. 8 South Carolina 1

In Athens, Ga., Mike Bell reached on an error and scored in an error to snap a 1-1 tie in the bottom of the eighth as Georgia nipped South Carolina to kick off their SEC series. Hunter Cole drove in an insurance run later in the frame for the Bulldogs (8-3-1, 22-22-1). Conor Welton had two hits and two runs for Georgia. Ryan Lawlor (4-4) went the distance for the Bulldogs, allowing three hits and a run with one walk and six strikeouts. Grayson Greiner (2 for 3) homered in the top of the eighth for the lone run for the Gamecocks (12-10, 34-12).


No. 9 Washington 8, Utah 4

In Salt Lake City, Alex Schmidt smacked a three-run homer in the top of the sixth to erase a 4-3 deficit and propel Washington to a Pac-12 series-opening win over Utah. Robert Pehl and Trevor Mitsui (2 for 3, 3 R) went deep for the Huskies (17-5, 30-11-1) as well as Schmidt (2 for 3). Jared Fisher (4-3, 5 IP, 3 H, 4 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 3 K) was the starter and winner for UW. Konnor Armijo went 2 for 3 with one run and one RBI for the Utes (3-16, 13-26).


No. 10 Miami 11, Alabama State 1

In Coral Gables, Fla., Alex Hernandez went 3 for 4 with two runs and four RBI as Miami mauled Alabama State. The Hurricanes (33-13) scored six in the first and three in the third in taking a 9-1 lead. Sebastian Diaz added a pinch-hit two-run homer in the eighth for Miami. Chris Diaz (8-0, 6 IP, 8 H, R, BB, 6 K) earned the victory. Richard Amion went 2 for 3 with a walk and a run for the Hornets (33-18).


No. 12 Ole Miss 3, Arkansas 2

In Oxford, Miss., J.B. Woodman went 3 for 3 with a double, one run and one RBI as Ole Miss edged Arkansas to begin their SEC series. Chris Ellis (7-0, 6 IP, 6 H, 2 ER, 3 BB, 2 K) recorded the victory, while Aaron Greenwood (3 IP, 4 K) secured his second save for the Rebels (14-8, 34-13). Trey Killian (2-8, 8 IP, 9 H, 3 R,  BB, 5 K) went the distance for the Razorbacks (10-12, 29-19). Tyler Spoon had a two-run triple in the fifth for Arkansas.


No. 13 Oklahoma State 8, Arizona State 5

In Stillwater, Okla., Tanner Krietemeier went 3 for 3 with two doubles, two runs and one RBI as Oklahoma State outscored Arizona State. The Cowboys (33-13) erased a 3-2 deficit with four in the third. Alex Hackerott (3-1, 2 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 1 ER, K) earned the win in relief, while Brendan McCurry worked around a hit and a walk in the ninth with one strikeout to earn his 13th save. RJ Ybarra had two hits and two RBI for the Sun Devils (24-18).


West Virginia 5, No. 14 Texas 3

In Morgantown, W.Va., Harrison Musgrave tossed seven solid innings as West Virginia topped Texas to start their Big 12 series. Musgrave (5-3) scattered 10 hits with three runs, one walk and seven strikeouts. Sean Carley tossed two scoreless innings with one hit, no walks and four punchouts to record his second save. Bobby Boyd went 3 for 5 with two runs and two RBI to lead the offense for the Mountaineers (8-7, 25-16). Brooks Barlow went 4 for 5 with one run and one RBI for the Longhorns (10-9, 33-14).


No. 17 Vanderbilt, Missouri 3

In Columbia, Mo., Jason Delay had three hits, three runs and an RBI, and Dansby Swanson had two hits and two RBI as Vanderbilt topped Missouri to open their SEC series. Tyler Beede (7-5) tossed five innings with three earned runs and seven strikeouts, and Walker Buehler added three scoreless innings of relief for the Commodores (12-10, 34-12). Ryan Howard went 2 for 2 with an RBI for the Tigers (6-16, 20-25).


No. 18 Oregon 6, Arizona 1

In Eugene, Ore., Shaun Chase went 3 for 4 with a double, two homers, three runs and three RBI to lead Oregon past Arizona in the Pac-12 series opener. The Ducks (11-8, 32-13) scored two in the fifth, seventh and eighth. Mark Karaviotis had two hits and two RBI for Oregon. Tommy Thorpe (7-4, 7.2 IP, 5 H, R, 2 BB, 5 K) registered the win. Tyler Krause had two hits and a run for the Wildcats (7-15, 18-26).


UCF 4, No. 20 Houston 3

In Houston, Eric Skoglund allowed two earned runs and struck out five in 6.2 innings, and Zach Rodgers tossed the final 2.1 innings as UCF slipped past Houston. The Knights (16-3, 29-16) took a 4-0 lead, with two coming on James Vasquez’s fifth homer of the season. JoMarcos Woods had a triple – nearly a homer but Kyle Survance leapt and kept the ball in the park but couldn’t make the catch – to drive in Tommy Williams (3 for 4) in the fourth inning. Caleb Barker went 3 for 4 with a run, and Justin Montemayor added two hits and an RBI for the Cougars (8-8, 33-13).


UC Irvine 6, UC Santa Barbara 2

In Irvine, Calif., Connor Spencer delivered a two-run double in the fifth to snap a 2-2 tie and spark first-place UC Irvine past UC Santa Barbara to kick off their Big West series. John Brontsema went 2 for 4 with a triple, one run and one RBI, while Chris Rabago scored twice for the Anteaters (12-1, 30-14). Andrew Morales (7.2 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 3 BB, 7 K) raised his record to 8-0, while Sam Moore recorded the final two outs for his 20th save, tying the Big West record for saves in a season. Tyler Kuresa had two hits and two RBI for the Gauchos (7-9, 26-12).


Kansas 11, Texas Tech 3

In Lawrence, Kan., Colby Wright and Michael Suiter both drove in four as Kansas topped Texas Tech to tip-off their Big 12 series. Wright had two hits, including a double, and two runs, while Suiter homered for the Jayhawks (10-9, 28-20). Adam Kirsch had a two-run homer in the fourth for the Red Raiders (11-8, 36-14).


Hawaii 17, NYIT 0

In Honolulu, Matt Cooper and Eric Gleese combined on a one-hit shutout with 16 strikeouts as Hawaii blanked NYIT to begin their non-conference series. Cooper (4-4) allowed one hit over five innings with one walk and 11 strikeouts. Gleese worked four hitless frames with no walks and five punchouts. The lone hit for the Highlanders (4-37) was a single by Joshua Canabal in the fourth. The Rainbows (16-25) scored four in the second, six in the fourth and seven in the seventh. Marc Flores went 2 for 4 with a homer, two runs and four RBI, while Kalei Hanawahine went 4 for 5 with a double, two runs and two RBI for Hawaii.