Castro's homer helps Stanford
top No. 9 Texas
No. 3 Ole Miss splits two at TCU; Duke
takes one of two from No. 4 UNC
In Austin, Texas, Jason Castro drilled a two-run
homer to right in the seventh inning as Stanford rallied for a
6-5 win over No. 9 Texas to even their series. Randy Molina had
two hits and two RBI, and Joey August had two hits, two runs and
a RBI for the Cardinal (7-4). Dan Storen (1-1) allowed three
hits and struck out four in 3.2 innings to pick up the win.
Russell Moldenhauer had a pair of runs, and Jordan Danks had two
hits and two runs for the Longhorns (9-3).
No. 3 Ole Miss 3-4, TCU 1-5
In Fort Worth, Texas, Lance Lynn and Scott Bittle
combined to shut down TCU, and Logan Power went 3 for 4 with a
run and a RBI as Ole Miss beat the Horned Frogs in the first
game of a doubleheader. But TCU rallied for split when Michael
Hubbard misplayed Ben Carruthers' long fly ball to center,
allowing Aaron Shultz to score the game-winner. In the first
game, Lynn (3-0) worked five innings and lowered his ERA to
1.71, but the Horned Frogs forced him to throw 94 pitches.
Bittle entered and limited TCU to one hit and struck out five in
four innings. Cody Overbeck had two hits and a run for the
Rebels. Tyler Lockwood tossed 5.2 innings of scoreless relief
for TCU. In Game 2, Bryan Kevin went 3 for 3 for the Frogs
(6-5). The Rebels dropped to 10-2.
Duke 13-3, No. 4 North Carolina 4-9
In Durham, N.C., the Duke (1-1, 12-1) and North
Carolina (1-1, 9-2) baseball teams split a doubleheader before
the evening's showdown on the hardwood. Blue Devils starter
Andrew Wolcott won his second game of the season, pitching six
innings and limiting the Tar Heels to just two earned runs on
seven hits. Designated hitter Kyle Kreick and left fielder
Jeremy Gould supplied the offense with four RBI apiece. Gould's
effort included a two-run home run, his second of the season.
North Carolina second baseman Kyle Seager was 2 for 3 with two
doubles in the loss. In Game 2 Duke took an early lead with a
second inning three-run homer by Jake Lemmerman, but Tar Heel
starter Adam Warren was untouchable after that, conceding just
the three runs on six hits in seven innings to earn his second
win. All but one UNC starter had a hit as the Tar Heels plated
nine runs. Third baseman Chad Flack was 3 for 5 with a double
and an RBI.
No. 1 Arizona State 13, Massachusetts 4
In Tempe, Ariz., Ike Davis went 4 for 5,
including two hits in a nine-run eighth inning, with two homers,
three runs and three RBI, and Stephen Sauer struck out 11 in
seven scoreless innings as ASU toppled UMass. Brett Wallace
added four hits and two RBI, and Jason Kipnis contributed two
hits and three RBI for the Sun Devils (11-0). Jim MacDonald and
Mike Donato each had two hits and two RBI for the Minutemen
(0-2), who tied it at 4 before ASU’s uprising.
No. 2 Arizona 3, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 0
In Corpus Christi, Texas, David Coulon allowed
one hit and struck out 11 in eight scoreless innings as Arizona
posted its second straight shutout at the Whataburger College
Classic. Diallo Fon provided the only offense Coulon would need
by going 2 for 3 with a run and two RBI. Coulon set the
Islanders down in order in every inning but the fifth. Omar
Gutierrez allowed only two hits in seven innings, but allowed
four walks and three runs (two earned) for the Islanders (3-8).
A&M greeted closer Jason Stoffel with two singles to open the
ninth, but Stoffel struck out the No. 4 and 5 hitters to post
his fifth save for the Wildcats (9-1).
No. 5 South Carolina 10, Duquesne 2
In Columbia, S.C., South Carolina (7-2) jumped on
winless Duquesne (0-9) with a six-run second inning and cruised
to a comfortable victory. Leadoff man Reese Havens continued his
hot hitting, going 2 for 5 with four RBI. Havens is now hitting
.487 and leads the team with four home runs and 21 RBI. Left
fielder DeAngelo Mack added three hits, including a solo home
run. Gamecock pitchers Will Atwood, Parker Bangs and Brandon
Todd combined to strike out 15 Duquesne hitters.
No. 7 Miami (Fla.) 8, Boston College 3
In Coral Gables, Fla., Miami (2-0, 8-1) won their
second game in as many days against Boston College (0-2, 6-6).
The Hurricanes broke open the game with a six-run fourth inning
highlighted by a two-run homer by Adam Severino and a three-run
shot by Yonder Alonso. Alonso had already hit a solo shot in the
third. Ryan Jackson also had two hits and two RBI for Miami.
Catcher Tony Sanchez was the only Eagle with multiple hits, he
had two as well as an RBI. The Hurricane bullpen combined for
4.2 innings, allowing no runs and just three hits.
No. 6 Rice 12, Western Carolina 11
In Houston, Derek Myers drove in the game-winning run with a
double in the bottom of the ninth as Rice rallied from a 7-1
deficit to beat Western Carolina at the Rice Invitational at
Reckling Park. Tyler Kirkpatrick blasted a three-run homer in
the third inning to give the Catamounts (4-7) a six-run lead
before the Owls (7-5) scored three in the fourth and four in the
fifth. Adam Zornes had two hits and four RBI, and Aaron Luna
added two hits and three RBI for Rice. David Murphy homered
twice and drove in three, and Shaft Barrett contributed three
hits and three RBI for WCU.
No. 10 Long Beach State 4, Hawaii 2
In Honolulu, Vance Worley struck out a career-high 11 in eight
solid innings as Long Beach State slipped past Hawaii to win
their series. David Lohman drove in a pair of runs for the 49ers
(8-2). Jonathan Hee had two hits and two RBI for the Rainbows,
who got a complete game from Nicholas Rhodes.
No. 12 Florida State 5-16, Maryland 4-0
In Tallahassee, Fla., Florida State (2-0, 11-0)
opened ACC play with a sweep of Maryland (5-6, 0-2), FSU has now
won 32 straight against the Terps. In Game 1 Elih Villanueva won
his third game of the season with a complete game effort. He
allowed just two earned runs on five hits, while striking out
eight. Every Seminole starter reached base, including 13 hits
off the Terps pitchers. Dennis Guinn had two of the hits,
including a solo home run, his fifth of the season. Ohmed Danesh
had a two-run triple. Maryland did score twice in the ninth
after a Danesh error, but could not get to Villanueva for the
tying run. In Game 2 the Seminoles plated five in the first and
three more in the third. Nine different Seminoles drove in a
run. Ruairi O'Connor led the way, going 2 for 3 with three RBI.
On the mound Matt Fairel won his third game of the season with
seven shutout innings. He allowed seven hits and struck out
No. 13 Virginia 5-0, North Carolina State 3-2
In Raleigh, N.C. the Wolfpack (1-1, 7-3) handed
Virginia (1-1, 11-1) its first loss in Game 2 of a doubleheader.
Virginia won Game 1 when designated hitter Phil Gosselin hit a
two-run home run to left in the tenth inning. NC State had tied
the game in the ninth when pinch-hitter Domonique Rodgers hit an
RBI single. Greg Miclat and David Adams each went 3 for 5 with a
run the Cavaliers. Marcus Jones was 3 for 5 with a pair of RBI
for the Pack. All-American Jacob Thompson went 6.1 innings for
Virginia, allowing two earned runs on five hits and striking out
eight. Eric Surkamp matched his effort for NC State, pitching
six innings and allowing two earned runs on eight hits with six
strikeouts. In Game 2 Clayton Shunick (2-0) was untouchable for
the Wolfpack. The junior pitched eight innings, allowing just 3
hits and walking one, while recording nine strikeouts. Jimmy
Gillheeney pitched a perfect ninth to earn his second save. Both
Wolfpack runs scored on a 2 RBI second inning double by Drew
Martin. Pat McAnaney took the loss for Virginia despited
allowing just the two runs in seven innings of work.