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San Diego State 11, No. 8 San
Around the Bases
No. 7 Vandy knocks off
No. 10 Oregon State
Georgia edges top-ranked Arizona;
No. 17 Long Beach State nips No. 6 Rice
In Tempe, Ariz., Mike Minor allowed five hits and
one run in six splendid innings as No. 7 Vanderbilt knocked off
10th-ranked and two-time defending champ Oregon State
8-1 at the DeMarini Invitational. Minor struck out six,
surrendering his lone run in the sixth inning. Ryan Flaherty
went 2 for 4 with four RBI, and Jonathan White went 2 for 3 with
three runs and a RBI for the Commodores (1-0). Parker Hanks
added two hits, including a solo homer. Mike Stutes allowed
seven hits and four earned runs in four innings for the Beavers
Georgia 9, No. 1 Arizona 7
In Athens, Ga., Joshua Fields homered for one of
his two hits and struck out the side in the ninth to earn the
save as Georgia nipped Arizona. The Bulldogs (1-0) roughed up
Preston Guilmet, the ace of the Wildcats (0-1), with four runs
in the first. Arizona fought back, but Georgia scored a pair in
the fifth to take an 8-5 advantage. C.J. Ziegler went deep for
the Wildcats in the top of the seventh, but Fields answered in
the bottom of the frame for a 9-6 lead. Arizona tallied its
final run in the eighth. Ryan Peisel had three hits, including a
homer, for the home team. Fields hit 98 mph during his
ninth-inning stint on the mound.
No. 17 Long Beach State 1, No. 6 Rice 0
In Long Beach, Calif., a pitching duel ensued for nearly 10
scoreless innings as Long Beach State blanked Rice. LBSU
shortstop Danny Espinosa ripped a bases-loaded single - a shot
to the left-field warning track over Aaron Luna - for the
walkoff winner in the bottom of the 10th. Dirtbags ace Andrew
Liebel tossed eight innings of scoreless ball, striking out a
career-high 11 batters, and Rice's Ryan Berry threw seven
shutout innings, striking out eight. The two right-handers
matched each other inning for inning, each allowing five hits.
Long Beach's relievers also played a role in the battle on the
mound. David Roberts and Dustin Rasco each pitched a no-hit
inning, with Rasco striking out the side before his Espinosa
delivered the game-winner. Zach Barger slapped a single up the
middle to start the 10th, and moved up on a sacrifice bunt and
advanced to third on a wild pitch. With two outs, Owls reliever
Bryan Price walked the Dirtbags' Nos. 1 and 2 hitters to load
the bases. Espinosa then stepped in and slammed the first pitch
deep into left for the win.
No. 2 Arizona State 7, Miami (Ohio) 0
In Tempe, Ariz., Four pitchers combined on a two-hit shutout,
and Arizona State scored four times in the seventh en route to a
win at the DeMarini Invitational. Petey Paramore and Matt Newman
each contributed two hits and a RBI, and Brett Wallace scored
twice as the Sun Devils (1-0) took advantage of four RedHawks
errors. Jason Kipnis added a solo homer for ASU. Josh Satow
worked 5.2 innings, allowing two hits and striking out three.
Chris Niro threw well for Miami (0-1), allowing two hits, four
runs (none earned) and striking out four in 5.2 innings.
No. 3 North Carolina 7, Florida Atlantic 1
In Boca Raton, Fla., Dustin Ackley and Seth
Williams each went deep twice as North Carolina powered past
Florida Atlantic. Ackley had four hits, three runs and two RBI
for the Tar Heels (1-0). Williams added three hits and drove in
four. Alex White struck out six in earning the victory. The Owls
(0-1) scored their lone run in the sixth.
5 Ole Miss 8, Minnesota 1
In Oxford, Miss., Lance Lynn (pictured right)
matched his career-high with 12 strikeouts, including the first
hitters of the game, as Ole Miss fanned 21 in its victory over
Minnesota. Lynn allowed two hits in five scoreless innings for
the Rebels (1-0). Scott Bittle struck out seven in three
innings, and Justin Cryer fanned two in the ninth. Michael
Guerrero homered and drove in two for Ole Miss, while Logan
Power added two hits and four RBI. Mike Kvasnicka had an RBI
single in the ninth for the Golden Gophers (0-1).
No. 9 Texas 6, VCU 2
In Austin, Texas, Texas broke in newly renovated
Disch-Falk Field with a win over VCU as Preston Clark had two
hits and four RBI. Kevin Keyes had three hits and a run in his
first collegiate game, and Travis Tucker added two hits and a
RBI for the Longhorns (1-0). Austin Wood tossed six strong
innings with six hits, two earned runs and eight strikeouts for
Texas. Nathan Furry and Joe Van Meter had two hits apiece for
the Rams (0-1).
No. 11 Wichita State 4, Fordham 3
In Wichita, Kan., Dusty Coleman went 2 for 2 with two RBI, and
Wichita State pitchers limited Fordham to two hits as the
Shockers edged the Rams. Tyler Weber added two hits and two
runs, and Andy Dirks contributed two RBI for the Shockers (1-0).
Rob Musgrave pitched into the sixth, allowing two hits and three
runs (one earned). Khol Nanney earned the win with 1.2 innings
of hitless relief. Eric Reese had a hit, run and RBI for the
No. 12 Miami (Fla.) 3, Cincinnati 1
In Coral Gables, Fla., Eric Erickson fanned six
in six innings as Miami got past Cincinnati at Mark Light Field.
Mark Sobolewski went 3 for 4 with an RBI single in the first for
the Hurricanes (1-0). Joe Terdoslavich also knocked in a run in
the first for Miami. The Bearcats (0-1) scored in the top of the
third as Cameron Satterwhite doubled and scored on an error to
make it a 2-1 game. Blake Tekotte’s sacrifice fly in the seventh
pushed the Hurricanes to a 3-1 lead.
No. 13 Missouri 7, Connecticut 1
In DeLand, Fla., Aaron Crow struck out the first
four batters he faced and finished with seven strikeouts in six
innings as Missouri beat Connecticut. Crow allowed six hits and
one earned run for the Tigers (1-0). Leadoff man Kurt Calvert
went 3 for 4 with a double, three RBI and a run, and Aaron Senne
added two RBI as Missouri built a 6-1 lead after four innings.
Pat Mahoney drove in the lone run for the Huskies (0-1).
No. 14 Michigan 13, Villanova 4
In Port St. Lucie, Fla., Kevin Sislo went 2 for 3 with three
RBI, and Michigan scored in six of eight innings in a win over
Villanova. Ryan LaMarre went 3 for 4 with two RBI, and Zach
Putnam and Nate Recknagel added two RBI apiece for the
Wolverines, who broke from a 6-4 game in the bottom of the
fourth. Matt McFolling had a two-run homer for the Wildcats.
No. 19 Cal State Fullerton 11, TCU 5
In Fort Worth, Texas, Erik Komatsu doubled, tripled, homered and
drove in five runs as Cal State Fullerton opened with a win at
TCU, snapping a seven-game road losing streak on Opening Day.
Josh Fellhauer went 4 for 6 with two runs and two RBI as the
Titans (1-0) built an 8-1 lead. Jeff Kaplan worked into the
sixth to post the win. Clint Arnold had two hits and three runs,
and Ben Carruthers added three hits and Matt Vern and Matt
Carpenter two RBI apiece for the Horned Frogs (0-1).
No. 21 Texas A&M 9, Northern Colorado 5
In College Station, Texas, Jose Duran and Brian Ruggiano each
had three hits and two RBI to lead Texas A&M to a win. Erik
Whinery (3 for 4) and Jeff Horn (two RBI, two runs) helped
Northern Colorado take a 5-2 lead in the fourth, but the Aggies
responded with three runs in the fourth and four more in the
sixth. Dane Carter went 3 for 4 with two runs, and Kyle Colligan
had two hits and two RBI for the Aggies.
No. 22 Baylor 2, Purdue 1
In Waco, Texas, in the first match-up between the teams,
backup second baseman Landis Ware ripped a two-run homer to lead
past Purdue at Baylor Ballpark. After being held scoreless for
seven innings, Ware slugged an inside fastball to put the Bears
on the board. Ware, a freshman, was given the start after 2007
freshman All-American Raynor Campbell went down with an injury
recently and went 2 for 3 and added a double. Kendall Volz
earned the win striking out 10 and allowing four hits over eight
scoreless innings and walking two. Matt Bischoff worked into the
seventh for the Boilermakers, striking out seven.
No. 23 UC Irvine 6, Nevada 0
In Reno, Nev., Ryan Fisher smacked a pair of
two-run homers in support of Scott Gorgen’s six shutout innings
as UC Irvine blanked Nevada at Peccole Park, giving Mike
Gillespie his first win as head coach of the Anteaters (1-0).
Fisher’s two-run shot highlighted a three-run third for UCI. He
went deep again in the top of the fourth to give the Anteaters a
5-0 advantage. Tyler Hoechlin’s solo shot in the eighth capped
the scoring. Gorgen allowed one hit in six innings with three
strikeouts. Jason Rodriguez went 2 for 4 for the Wolf Pack.
Richmond 23, UNC Wilmington
In Jacksonville, Fla., Ryan Metzroth, who came in with seven
career RBI in two seasons, went 5 for 5 with two homers, two
walks, five runs and six RBI, and Hank Coogan had two hits,
three runs, a homer and five RBI as Richmond gave coach Mark
McQueen a win in his debut. Evan Stehle (five RBI) added a
ninth-inning grand slam as the Spiders (1-0) scored seven times
to break from a 16-16 tie. Nate Hall had two homers and six RBI,
and Mark Carver went 4 for 5 with three RBI for the Seahawks.
Liberty 6, Notre Dame 2
In Clearwater, Fla., Clarence Nicely worked six solid innings,
and David Giammaresi had a two-run double in a four-run fourth
as Liberty knocked off Notre Dame at the Clearwater
Invitational. Nicely allowed five hits and one earned run for
the Flames (1-0). Sean Gaston went 2 for 4 with a RBI for the
Fighting Irish (0-1).
Tennessee 9, Morehead State 4
In Knoxville, Tenn., Josh Liles had two hits and three RBI in
his first collegiate game as Tennessee beat Morehead State in
coach Todd Raleigh's first game as coach of the Volunteers.
Davis Kentrail and Tanner Moore each added two hits and two RBI
for Tennessee. J.D. Ashbrook had a two-run homer for Morehead
Postponed games involving ranked teams:
Carolina at No. 4 South Carolina
Oklahoma at No. 15 UCLA
Duquesne at No. 16 Florida State
at No. 18 Clemson
at No. 20 Virginia
vs. No. 24 Kentucky
Cleveland State at No. 25 Louisville