March 8, 2008

Rankings are from CBI Composite Poll

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Hunt outduels Gorgen as Tulane edges No. 16 UC Irvine

No. 1 Arizona State outscores UMass; No. 2 Arizona spanks South Alabama


In New Orleans, Shooter Hunt outdueled Scott Gorgen as Tulane got by No. 16 UC Irvine 2-0 Friday. Hunt (2-0) allowed one hit in seven innings with 11 strikeouts for the Green Wave (8-3). Gorgen (2-1) fanned 10 in seven innings and surrendered two runs. In the third, Anthony Scelfo drew a leadoff walk for Tulane, stole second and moved to third on Warren McFadden’s double. Josh Prince delivered a two-run single against a drawn-in infield. Ben Orloff had two hits for the Anteaters (8-1).


No. 1 Arizona State 13, Massachusetts 4

In Tempe, Ariz., Brett Wallace homered and scored four times as Arizona State outlasted Massachusetts. Wallace went deep in the third to snap a scoreless tie, his fifth of the season. The Sun Devils (10-0) took the lead for good in the sixth as Petey Paramore’s two-run single gave the home team a 5-3 lead. The Minutemen (0-1) made it 6-4 in the top of the eighth before ASU erupted for seven in the bottom of the inning.


No. 2 Arizona 18, South Alabama 0

In Corpus Christi, Texas, Preston Guilmet (2-1) fanned 12 with no walks in eight innings as No. 2 Arizona blitzed South Alabama at the Whataburger College Classic. Dillon Baird went 3 for 6 with three runs for the Wildcats (8-1). Colt Sedbrook had three hits, three runs and three RBI for UA. USA fell to 7-4


No. 3 South Carolina 15, Duquesne 4

In Columbia, S.C., DeAngelo Mack had three hits as South Carolina dumped Duquesne. Justin Smoak’s two-run double highlighted a five-run fourth for the Gamecocks (6-2). Eric Morrison had three hits for the Dukes (0-8).


Michigan State 9, No. 6 Rice 3

In Houston, Chris Roberts and Justin Potes each homered to lead Michigan State past Rice in the Rice Invitational. Chris Cullen (2-0) allowed two runs on five hits in seven innings for the Spartans (5-6) with four strikeouts. Tyler Newsome’s two-run double capped a four-run fifth that gave MSU a 7-2 lead. The Owls (6-5) dropped their third in a row.


No. 7 Miami (Fla.) 10, Boston College 7

In Coral Gables, Fla., Jason Hagerty, Jemile Weeks, Yonder Alonso and Joey Terdoslavich all went deep in a seven-run seventh as Miami won its ACC opener against Boston College. Hagerty homered twice for the Hurricanes (1-0, 6-1). Eric Erickson (3-0) struck out eight in seven innings. Barry Butera had three hits, including a homer, for the Eagles (0-1, 6-5) with three runs and three RBI.


No. 8 Vanderbilt 5, Illinois-Chicago 4

In Nashville, Ryan Flaherty singled in a pair of runs to cap a four-run ninth inning as Vanderbilt squeaked past Illinois-Chicago. The Flames (3-5) scored once in the seventh to make it 2-0 and added single runs in the eighth and ninth to build a 4-1 lead. The Commodores (7-3) rallied despite having one man on with two outs. David Macias (3 for 5) and Alex Feinberg singled in runs before Flaherty won it with a single to center. Tony Altavilla and Jason Ganek each went 2 for 4 with a RBI for UIC. Derrick Miramontes worked 6.1 innings with seven hits, one earned run and five strikeouts for the Flames.

No. 9 Texas 5, Stanford 2
In Austin, Texas, Austin Wood worked into the eighth inning, and Cameron Rupp drove in a pair of runs as Texas beat Stanford. Wood (2-1) allowed five hits and struck out a career-best eight for the Longhorns (9-2). Travis Tucker and David Hernandez (2 for 2) each scored twice for Texas. Jason Castro ripped a two-run homer for the Cardinal (6-4).

No. 10 Long Beach State 4, Hawaii 3

In Honolulu, Shane Peterson’s two-out RBI double in the 12th carried Long Beach State to the win over Hawaii. The Dirtbags (7-2) scored three in the eighth to tie it, capped by a two-out, two-run pinch-hit single by John Hill, his first collegiate hit. Vinnie Catricala homered for the Rainbows (5-7).


No. 11 UCLA 14, Saint Mary’s 0

In Los Angeles, Tim Murphy (2-0) struck out 11 in seven innings as UCLA blanked Saint Mary’s. Gabe Cohen had two hits and six RBI for the Bruins (6-3). Alden Carrithers had four hits and three runs. The Gaels (7-2) were held to one hit.


Loyola Marymount 13, No. 19 Oregon State 3

In San Diego, Ryan Wheeler had four hits to lead Loyola Marymount past Oregon State in the Aztec Invitational. Angelo Songco had three hits, including his first homer, three runs and two RBI for the Lions (4-7). Daniel Robertson and Drew George each had two hits for the Beavers (4-4).


San Diego 7, Oklahoma State 2

In San Diego, Brian Matusz (2-1) struck out 12 in eight innings as San Diego defeated Oklahoma State. Sean Nicol had two hits and one RBI for the Toreros (6-6). Jerdy Mercer had an RBI single for the Cowboys (8-2).


Troy 13, Florida International 12

In Troy, Ala., Bryan Miller’s three-run double capped a five-run seventh as Troy edged Florida International in the Sun Belt opener for both clubs. FIU (0-1, 5-7) scored three in the top of the sixth to take a 9-8 lead before the Trojans (1-0, 10-2) exploded for five in the seventh to take the lead for good. Miller finished with three hits for Troy.


Rutgers 10, Texas A&M 8

In College Station, Texas, Jon Gossard’s two-run double ignited a five-run rally in the seventh as Rutgers knocked off Texas A&M. The Scarlet Knights (3-4) trailed 5-1 early taking an 8-5 lead in the seventh. The Aggies (9-3) rallied for three in the bottom of the seventh to tie it at 8-8. Vic Cegles’ sacrifice plated the game-winner in the top of the eight for RU.


San Francisco 8, UNLV 7

In Las Vegas, Tayo Hall singled and scored in the top of the 13th to give San Francisco the marathon win over UNLV. Hall went 4 for 6 with two runs, two RBI and two steals for the Dons (5-6). USF led 6-4 after three before the Rebels (5-6) tallied single runs in the seventh and eighth innings. Each team scored in the 11th before USF ended it in the 13th. Connor Bernatz had three hits and four RBI for the Dons. Braden Walker had five hits for UNLV.