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Missouri 9-6, Indiana State 8-2
Around the Bases
Holle handcuffs No. 3
Ole Miss, TCU wins series
Stanford tops No. 9 Texas; No. 2 Arizona
gets third straight shutout
In Fort Worth, Texas, Greg Holle (1-0) allowed
one run in 6.2 innings with five strikeouts as TCU captured the
rubber game of its series with Ole Miss 2-1 on Sunday. Eric Marshall struck
out two in 2.1 hitless innings to earn his first save. Bryan Holaday’s RBI single in the first gave the Horned Frogs (7-5)
the early lead. Hunt Woodruff had a two-out run-scoring base hit
in the sixth to give TCU a 2-0 edge. Cody Overbeck’s sacrifice
fly in the top of the seventh put the Rebels (10-3) on the
Stanford 12, No. 9 Texas 9
In Austin, Texas, Sean Ratliff went 4 for 5 with
a double, a triple, two homers and five RBI as Stanford won the
rubber game of the series at No. 9 Texas 12-9 Sunday afternoon.
The game was called after eight innings due to Stanford’s travel
plans. The Cardinal (8-4) scored five in the first to take
control. The Longhorns (9-4) loaded the bases with one out in
the bottom of the eighth before Alex Pracher came in to induce a
school-record sixth double play for Stanford. It was the first
career save for Pracher.
No. 2 Arizona 15, Notre Dame 0
In Corpus Christi, Texas, Ryan Perry pitched
seven scoreless innings with no walks and seven strikeouts as
Arizona blanked Notre Dame, its third consecutive shutout at the
Whataburger College Classic. C.J. Ziegler went 3 for 5 for the
Wildcats (10-1) with a double, a triple, his eighth home run and
three RBI. Dillon Baird had four hits and two runs. The Fighting
Irish fell to 5-6.
No. 1 Arizona State 17, Massachusetts 9
In Tempe, Ariz., Jason Kipnis had three hits,
three RBI and two runs as Arizona State outscored Massachusetts.
Ryan Sontag had three hits and three runs for the Sun Devils
(12-0). ASU scored six in the fifth to take an 8-1 lead over the
No. 4 North Carolina 9, Duke 0
In Durham, N.C., North Carolina (2-1, 10-2) took the rubber game
of their series against Duke (1-2, 12-2). Designated hitter Mark
Fleury went 3 for 5 with three RBI and his first home run of the
season. Tim Fedroff also had three hits, including his fourth
homer of the season for the Heels. Rob Catapano, Colin Bates,
Nate Striz and Ryan Leach combined on the shutout of the Blue
Devils. They allowed nine hits while striking out 11. Matt
Williams had three hits for Duke.
No. 5 South Carolina 10, Duquesne 2
In Columbia, S.C., the Gamecocks (8-2) completed a sweep of
Duquesne (0-10). South Carolina starter Blake Cooper was
dominant en route to his second victory of the season. The
sophomore allowed just three hits and no runs, while striking
out six in six innings. Right fielder Harley Lail hit a
three-run homer for South Carolina and Kyle Enders went 3 for 4
with three RBI and two runs.
No. 6 Rice 7, Creighton 6
In Houston, Jared Gayhart had the game-winning
hit in the bottom of the eighth and struck out the side in the
top of the ninth as Rice edged Creighton on the final day of the
Rice Invitational. The Bluejays (7-4) led 6-5 after six before
the Owls (8-5) rallied for two in the bottom of the eighth.
Jimmy Comerta’s double tied it at 6-6 and Gayhart’s two-base hit
brought Comerta home to give Rice a 7-6 advantage. Gayhart (2-0)
got a line-drive double play to end the top of the eighth and
fanned the three he faced in the ninth to earn the victory.
No. 7 Miami (Fla.) 7, Boston College 1
In Coral Gables, Fla., Miami (3-0, 9-1) completed a sweep of
Boston College (0-3, 6-7) in their first ACC series of the year.
The Hurricanes pounded out 14 hits. Miami's middle infielders,
second baseman Jemile Weeks and shortstop Ryan Jackson, combined
to go 5 for 8 and drive in four. Adan Severino, and Dave
DiNatale also had two hits apiece. Chris Hernandez (2-0) allowed
just one run on four hits in seven innings.
No. 8 Vanderbilt 9, Illinois-Chicago 3
In Nashville, Tenn., Vanderbilt (8-3) concluded a wild series
Illinois-Chicago (3-6) with a win. Thursday and Friday night
games were decided in the ninth and the Saturday game was
canceled because of snow. Ryan Flaherty was 3 for 4 for the
Commodores and drove in three runs. Andrew Giobbi was also 3 for
4 with two doubles and one RBI.
No. 10 Long Beach State 8, Hawaii 4
In Honolulu, Jason Corder had a two-run single as
part of a five-run seventh inning as Long Beach State rallied to
beat Hawaii for its seventh straight win. Corder and Chris
Nelson, who added a RBI single in the seventh, each had three
RBI for the Dirtbags (9-2). David Roberts tossed 2.2 innings to
post his first win. Vinnie Catricala had three hits and two RBI
for the Rainbows (5-9).
Saint Mary's 4, No. 11 UCLA 2
In Los Angeles, Scott Schneider and Jimmy Munill
combined to shut down UCLA as Saint Mary's salvaged the third
game of its series with the Bruins. Schneider (3-0) allowed one
earned run in six innings, and Munill allowed a hit and struck
out three in three innings for the Gaels (8-3). Kenny Fuglerud
and Cory Miller each had two hits and a run for Saint Mary's.
Brandon Crawford went 2 for 3 with a RBI for the Bruins (7-4).
No. 12 Florida State 9, Maryland 8
In Tallahassee, Fla., Stuart Tapley hit a walk-off, bases-loaded
single to keep preserve FSU's (3-0, 12-0) perfect record and
complete a sweep of Maryland (0-3, 5-7). Tapley was 2 for 5
with two RBI. Buster Posey and Ohmed Danesh each had three hits
and a pair of RBI for the ‘Noles. Chad Durakis led the way for
Maryland, going 3 for 5 with three RBI and a pair of runs. A.J.
Casario and Jensen Pupa, who was also the starting pitcher, each
added a pair of RBI for the Terps.
NC State 4, No. 13 Virginia 2
In Raleigh, N.C., NC State (2-1, 8-3) handed Virginia (1-2,
11-2) the Cavs' first series defeat of the season. Eryk
McConnell stymied the Virginia offense for the third time in as
many games for the Wolfpack. He allowed one earned run on four
hits in six innings. The bullpen then delivered three perfect
innings. Cavaliers’ starter Andrew Carraway matched McConnell's
effort, allowing one earned run in six innings, but Dallas Poulk
cracked a solo home run to lead off the sixth, which put NC
State ahead. It was Poulk's second RBI of the day and his second
homer of the season.
No. 15 Baylor 5-16, Mississippi State 4-11
In Starkville, Miss., Dustin Dickerson's single
in the seventh inning of the first game plated two and gave
Baylor the lead for good, and coach Steve Smith earned career
win No. 500 in the nightcap as the Bears swept a doubleheader
from Mississippi State. Kendal Volz (3-0) allowed one earned run
and six hits in seven innings in the opener. In the nightcap,
Ben Booker went 3 for 5 with five RBI, and Beamer Weems blasted
a three-run homer as the Bears (10-1) scored in all but two
innings. Jet Butler drove in three in Game 2 for the Bulldogs
No. 16 UC Irvine 5, Tulane 1
In New Orleans, Francis Larson belted a two-run
homer to give UC Irvine the series win over Tulane. Christian
Bergman (2-0) pitched six shutout innings with five hits, three
walks and three strikeouts. Larson went deep in the first as the
Anteaters (10-1) took a 2-0 lead. Ollie Linton had RBI singles
in the fifth and seventh as UCI took a 5-0 edge. Aaron Rodgers
homered in the eighth for the Green Wave (8-5).
No. 17 Kentucky 3, Purdue 2
In Lexington, Ky., Keenan Wiley singled in Neiko
Johnson with two outs in the bottom of the ninth as Kentucky
slipped past Purdue in the first game of their series to remain
perfect at 11-0. Matt Bischoff and Scott Green were brilliant in
six-inning starts, with Bischoff allowing five hits, one earned
run and striking out 10 for the Boilermakers, and Green allowing
four hits, two unearned runs with nine strikeouts for the
Wildcats. Brandon Haveman went 3 for 4 for Purdue (0-7).