March 11, 2008

Rankings are from CBI Composite Poll

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Aggies outscore Bulldogs at Pepsi/Johnny Quik Invitational

No. 4 South Carolina wins in 10; No. 10 Baylor sweeps at Mississippi State


In Fresno, Calif., Joseph Scaperotta had an RBI double in an eight-run fourth as New Mexico State outscored host Fresno State 13-8 Monday on the first day of the Pepsi/Johnny Quik Invitational. Marcos Rosales had a three-run double in the fourth for the Aggies (5-3). Chris Auten added a two-run double in a four-run eighth for NMSU. Gavin Hedstrom had three hits and three RBI for the Bulldogs (5-7).


No. 4 South Carolina 2, Presbyterian 1

In Columbia, S.C., Reese Havens delivered an RBI single in the bottom of the 10th to carry South Carolina past Presbyterian. Phil Disher doubled with one out in the 10th for the Gamecocks (9-2) and was replaced by pinch-runner Adam Crisp. After an intentional walk, a wild pitch and another intentional walk, Havens ripped a base hit up the middle to extend his hit streak to 11 and give South Carolina the victory. Curtis Johnson (1-0) earned the win with 4.1 scoreless innings with one walk and four strikeouts. William Bolchoz homered in the second for the Blue Hose (5-6).


No. 10 Baylor 6, Mississippi State 3

In Starkville, Miss., Paul Miles and Landis Ware each drove in two as Baylor completed a three-game series sweep at Mississippi State. Dustin Dickerson and Ware had RBI singles in the second for the Bears (11-1). Miles had a two-run double in a three-run sixth as Baylor assumed a 5-0 lead. The Bulldogs (5-7) scored one in the seventh and two in the eighth before Baylor scored an insurance run in the top of the ninth.


No. 13 Kentucky 6-4, Purdue 1-3

In Lexington, Ky., Marcus Nidiffer homered in the bottom of the ninth in the nightcap to give Kentucky a doubleheader sweep of Purdue. Eric Nielsen homered in the top of the ninth to tie the game for the Boilermakers (0-9). Chris Wade had an RBI double and scored in the second for the Wildcats (13-0). Wade’s grand slam in the sixth of the opener broke open a 2-1 game and led Kentucky to a 6-1 victory.