March 6, 2008

Rankings are from CBI Composite Poll

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Taylor's six RBI carry Charlotte past No. 5 South Carolina

Arkansas State stops No. 3 Ole Miss; Dallas Baptist edges No. 6 Rice


In Columbia, S.C., Chris Taylor had six RBI to lead Charlotte past No. 5 South Carolina 11-2 Wednesday for its first win over a Top 10 team since a 2000 victory over No. 6 Houston. Taylor’s three-run homer in the fourth gave the 49ers (8-1) the lead for good against the Gamecocks (5-2). Brad McElroy went 3 for 3 with two walks, four runs and three RBI. Corey Shaylor also had three hits for Charlotte.


Arkansas State 7, No. 3 Ole Miss 5

In Oxford, Miss., Ryan Hudgins had three hits and two RBI as Arkansas State handed Ole Miss its first loss of the season. The Indians (5-4) scored in each of the first four innings, including three in the top of the first. Logan Power had a grand slam in the bottom of the third for the Rebels (9-1).


Dallas Baptist 7, No. 6 Rice 6

In Frisco, Texas, Drew Pirtle’s homer in the bottom of the 12th gave Dallas Baptist the win over Rice. The Owls (6-4) built a 5-1 lead in the third before the Patriots (6-3) came back. Ryan Thompson’s RBI single capped a three-run seventh as DBU tied the game at 6-6. Ryan Enos and Brandon Bantz each had three hits for the Patriots.


No. 1 Arizona State 10, New Mexico 1

In Tempe, Ariz., Mike Leake (3-0) fanned eight in six scoreless innings as Arizona State stopped New Mexico. Raoul Torrez’ two-run double capped a five-run first for the Sun Devils (9-0). Jason Kipnis hit a two-run homer in the fourth, his fifth of the season. Rafael Neda had an RBI double for the Lobos (7-3).


No. 2 Arizona 16, UNLV 6

In Tucson, Ariz., T.J. Steele pulled back a potential two-run homer in the top of the seventh, and the Wildcats erupted for seven runs in the bottom of the frame as Arizona outscored UNLV. Steele’s catch kept the score at 4-4, and Jon Gaston’s two-run homer and Mike Weldon’s two-run triple highlighted the seven-run seventh for the Wildcats (7-1). UA added five in the eighth, keyed by a three-run double by Dillon Baird. The Rebels evened their record at 5-5.