May 10, 2014

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Amaro Leads Temple past Louisville

Cal Poly nips UC Irvine, Vandy wins at Florida, Virginia edges Georgia Tech


In Camden, N.J., Robert Amaro had three hits and two RBI as Temple evened its American series with seventh-ranked Louisville, winning 4-2 on Saturday. He had an RBI double in the second to snap a scoreless tie. Amaro delivered a run-scoring single in the fourth to break a 1-1 deadlock and Daniel Dragos added a two-run single later in the frame. Michael D'Acunti went 3 for 4 with two runs, while Derek Peterson doubled twice and scored once for the Owls (8-12, 13-28). Patrick Vanderslice (1-3, 5 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 BB, 2 K) earned the victory, while Patrick Krall recorded the final out for his first save. Jeff Gardner homered for the Cardinals (15-5, 39-12).


No. 6 Cal Poly 1, UC Irvine 0

In San Luis Obispo, Calif., Justin Calomeni and two relievers combined on a two-hit shutout as Cal Poly evened its Big West series with UC Irvine. Calomeni (8-2) allowed two hits in six innings with no walks and six strikeouts. Taylor Chris pitched one scoreless inning with one strikeout. Reed Reilly tossed two hitless innings for his ninth save. The lone run for the Mustangs (15-5, 40-10) came in the sixth as Nick Torres doubled and scored on a base hit by Jimmy Allen (2 for 3). Grant Palmer and Evan Cassolato both had hits for the first-place Anteaters (15-2, 34-15), who had their nine-game win streak snapped.


No. 14 Vanderbilt 16, No. 5 Florida 2

In Gainesville, Fla., Vince Conde and Dansby Swanson each ripped three-run homers to spark an eight-run first inning as Vanderbilt throttled Florida to capture their SEC series. Gators starter Karsten Whitson walked the first three batters before Zander Wiel drove in two with a single. Conde’s homer made it 5-0, and Swanson (2 for 4, 3 R, 4 RBI) made it 8-0 with his blast. Bryan Reynolds added two hits and three RBI, and Xavier Turner and Ro Coleman (2 for 3, 2 R) added two RBI apiece for the Commodores (16-11, 38-14), who won a series in Gainesville for the first time since 2006. Buddy Reed went 3 for 5 with an RBI for the Gators (19-8, 34-18).


No. 1 Virginia 4, Georgia Tech 3 (11)

In Charlottesville, Va., Branden Cogswell drew a bases-loaded walk in the bottom of the 11th as Virginia clinched an ACC series victory over Georgia Tech. Both team scored single runs in the eighth and ninth. Cogswell went 3 for 4 with one run and two RBI, while Joe McCarthy (2 for 4) homered for the Cavaliers (20-6, 40-9). Whit Mayberry (5-1, 3 IP, 2 H, UE, 3 K) earned the victory. Mott Hyde had two hits, including a triple, and two runs for the Yellow Jackets (14-15, 29-22).


No. 2 Oregon State 9, UCLA 3

In Corvallis, Ore., Gabe Clark had two hits and drove in four as Oregon State clinched a Pac-12 series win over UCLA and claimed its 10th straight victory. Clark had a two-run single in the first as the Beavers (19-4, 37-8) took the lead for good. He added an RBI single in the fifth and a sacrifice fly in a five-run eighth. Dylan Davis had two hits and two RBI, while Jeff Hendrix went 3 for 5 with three runs for OSU. Andrew Moore (5-3, 6.2 IP, 10 H, 3 R, 2 BB, 3 K) registered the win. Ty Moore homered for the Bruins (10-13, 23-24-1).


No. 3 Louisiana-Lafayette 5-8, South Alabama 2-7

In Mobile, Ala., Greg Davis drove in five in the nightcap, including the game-winner in the top of the ninth, as Louisiana-Lafayette swept a Sun Belt doubleheader from South Alabama. Davis (3 for 4, 2 R) had a grand slam in the second and Jace Conrad (3 for 4, 2 R) belted a two-run homer in the fifth as the Ragin’ Cajuns (22-4, 45-7) built a 7-0 lead. The Jaguars (10-15, 21-28) erupted for seven in the seventh to tie the game before Davis delivered an RBI single in the ninth. Reagan Bazar (4-0, 2.1 IP, 3 H, K) picked up the win. Cole Gleason went 1 for 4 with two RBI for South Alabama. In the opener, Austin Robichaux (7-2, 7 IP, 2 H, 2 UE, 2 BB, 8 K) was dominant in recording the win for ULL. Ryan Wilson (2 IP, H) notched his sixth save. Ryan Leonards drove in a pair for the Cajuns. Andrew Tindell had a two-run single in the second for the Jaguars.


No. 4 Florida State 10, North Carolina 2

In Chapel Hill, NC., Mike Compton pitched eight solid innings as Florida State secured an ACC series win over North Carolina. Compton (6-1) scattered eight hits and allowed two runs with no runs and five strikeouts. The Seminoles (19-7, 39-11) erased a 2-1 deficit with three in the fifth, then added two in the seventh and four in the eighth. Justin Gonzalez had two doubles and two RBI, while John Nogowski and Jose Brizuela both had two hits and two runs for FSU. Tyler Ramirez had two hits and a run for the Tar Heels (13-13, 29-21).


No. 8 Washington 5-7, Bethune-Cookman 4-1 (Game 1 – 11 innings)

In Seattle, pinch-hitter Jack Meggs drew a leadoff walk and scored on an error in the bottom of the 11th in the opener as Washington swept Bethune-Cookman in a doubleheader and in the non-conference series. Branden Berry went 1 for 2 with one run and two RBI for the Huskies (36-11-1). Troy Rallings (5-0) retired the final two batters in the top of the 11th to pick up the win. Eric Sams went 3 for 5 with a double, a run and an RBI for the Wildcats (22-30). In the nightcap, Jeff Brigham (6-2) tossed six scoreless innings with four hits, one walk and six strikeouts in earning the victory for UW. Brian Wolfe drove in three and Robert Pehl knocked in two for the Huskies. Zack Olszewski went 3 for 3 for B-CU.


No. 9 Oklahoma State 6, Kansas State 4

In Manhattan, Kan., Dustin Williams homered and drove in two, and Brendan McCurry worked out of a bases-loaded jam in the ninth to post his 15th save as Oklahoma State beat Kansas State for the second straight day. Zach Fish (2 for 3) and Conor Costello (2 for 5) added solo homers for the Cowboys (15-5, 37-13), who sit atop the Big 12 and are riding an eight-game winning streak. Vince Wheeland (7-0) allowed three hits in four scoreless innings to pick up the win. RJ Santigate had two RBI for the Wildcats (4-16, 24-27).


No. 10 LSU 2-1, Alabama 0-5

In Baton Rouge, La., Aaron Nola tossed a four-hit shutout in the opener as LSU split an SEC doubleheader with Alabama. Nola (8-1) did not walk a batter and fanned nine. Mark Laird had three hits, while Jake Fraley doubled and scored both runs for the Tigers (14-11-1, 36-14-1). Ben Moore had one of the four hits for the Crimson Tide (14-12, 32-19). In the nightcap, Justin Kamplain (5-3, 9 IP, 4 H, R, 3 K) went the distance for Alabama. Moore (1 for 4, 2 RBI) and George Salem (2 for 5, 2 R, 2 RBI) both homered for the Crimson Tide. Chris Chinea homered for the Tigers.


No. 11 Miami 9, Duke 1

In Durham, N.C. Miami’s Dale Carey hit the school's first grand slam in more than two years to clinch the ACC series against Duke and keep the nation's longest road-winning streak alive. Thee Hurricanes (21-5, 37-14) blew it open in the eighth with six earned runs. Carey had two hits and five RBI, while Jacob Heyward had one hit and three RBI. The Blue Devils (15-11, 30-20) started late and ended early, only scoring one run in the fifth with Kenny Koplove recording one hit and one RBI. Andrew Suarez (7 IP, 5 H, ER, 2 BB, 3 K) earned the win with Thomas Woodrey (1 IP, H, BB) and AJ Salcines (1 IP, H) helping out in the eighth and ninth. Trent Swarts (6.1 IP, 5 H, 5 K) was handed the loss with a hand full of pitchers helping out after mid-way through the sixth.


Georgia 2, No. 12 Ole Miss 0

In Oxford, Miss., Robert Tyler tossed a three-hit shutout as Georgia evened its SEC series with Ole Miss. Tyler (5-4) did not walk a batter and struck out four. The Bulldogs (10-15-1, 25-24-1) scored single runs in the eighth and ninth. Conor Welton went 2 for 4 with one run and one RBI for Georgia. Braxton Lee was 1 for 4 with a double for the Rebels (16-10, 36-15).


No. 13 Indiana 8, Penn State 1

In University Park, Pa. Christian Morris hurled seven strong innings while Sam Travis and Kyle Schwarber both homered as Indiana clinched a Big Ten series victory over Penn State. Morris (4-3) allowed six hits and one run with two walks and three strikeouts. Dustin DeMuth (3 for 4, 2 R) had a two-run single to cap a three-run third as the Hoosiers (18-2, 34-12) took the lead for good. Travis (2 for 5, 2 R, 2 RBI) went deep in the fifth and Schwarber (1 for 3, 2 R) homered in the seventh for IU. J.J. White went 2 for 4 with one RBI for the Nittany Lions (6-14, 17-28).


No. 15 South Carolina 3, Missouri 1

In Columbia, S.C., Jack Wynkoop tossed 5.2 innings, and three relievers – including closer Joel Seddon who picked up his 14th save – silenced Missouri as South Carolina beat the Tigers for the second straight day. Max Schrock and Kyle Martin each drove in runs, and DC Arendas had three hits for the Gamecocks (15-11, 38-13). Josh Lester went 2 for 4 with a solo homer for the Tigers (6-20, 20-29).


Oklahoma 7, No. 16 TCU 5 (11)

In Fort Worth, Texas, Oklahoma scored on a wild pitch and an error in the top of the 11th in evening its Big 12 series with TCU. The Horned Frogs scored five in the bottom of the ninth, keyed by a three-run triple from Derek Odell (2 for 6), to force the extra frames. Hector Lorenzana and Anthony Hermelyn both had two hits and a run for the Sooners (7-13, 27-24). Sheldon Neuse (1-0, 2.2 IP, 4 H, BB, K) earned the victory.


Arizona State 9, No. 17 Oregon 4

In Tempe, Ariz., Ryan Kellogg struck out 12 over eight innings as Arizona State leveled its Pac-12 series with Oregon. Kellogg (7-2) allowed eight hits, two walks and four runs. After Kyle Garlick (2 for 4) belted a three-run homer to cap a four-run top of the first for the Ducks (15-9, 36-15), the Sun Devils (13-10, 25-21) answered with three in the first, four in the second and single runs in the third and fourth. Johnny Sewald went 4 for 4 with a double and three runs, while Drew Stankiewicz had two doubles, two runs and two RBI for ASU.


No. 18 Rice 11, UTSA 3

In San Antonio, Connor Teykl doubled and drove in three, and Blake Fox improved to 10-0 with 6.2 solid innings as Rice evened its C-USA series with UTSA. The Owls (19-7, 33-16) stayed in sole possession of first place in the conference after totaling seven doubles, including two from Michael Aquino. Skyler Ewing added two hits and two RBI for the Owls. John Wellborn went 2 for 4 with a homer and two runs for the Roadrunners (15-11, 31-20).