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Lavarnway goes deep as
Yale stuns No. 4 South Carolina
Coppin State snaps 55-game losing streak;
Coastal Carolina tops No. 3 UNC
Columbia, S.C., Ryan Lavarnway (pictured right) hit his fifth
homer as Yale downed South Carolina 5-3 Tuesday. Four Bulldog
(3-5) pitchers combined to hold the Gamecocks (9-3) to five
hits. Stefan Schropp earned the win, allowing one run on three
hits in five innings. Harley Lail homered in the second for USC.
Yale scored two in the fourth and one in the fifth for a 3-1
lead. Lavarnway went deep in the top of the seventh and DeAngelo
Mack answered with a homer in the bottom of the seventh to make
Coppin State 11-7, North Carolina Central 7-6
In Baltimore, Jerry Matos had three hits and
three runs as Coppin State defeated North Carolina Central in
the first game of their doubleheader at Joe Cannon Stadium,
snapping a 55-game losing streak, the longest ever in Division I
baseball. The Eagles (2-10) used a wild pitch to plate the
game-winner in Game 2 to earn the sweep over UNCC (1-9).
Coastal Carolina 11, No. 3 North Carolina 4
In Cary, N.C., Chance Gilmore’s bases-clearing
double capped a six-run first as Coastal Carolina defeated North
Carolina. The Chanticleers (13-1) used four walks, one hit
batsman, one error and two hits in their six-run first. Adam
Rice had three hits and two runs for Coastal Carolina. Kyle
Seager had three hits for the Tar Heels (10-3).
No. 1 Arizona State 6, Arkansas 5
In Tempe, Ariz., Ike Davis hit two home runs to
lead Arizona State past Arkansas. His first shot in the fourth
gave the Sun Devils (13-0) a 2-0 lead. After the Razorbacks took
a 5-2 lead in the top of the seventh, Brett Eibner’s two-run
single in the bottom of the seventh pulled ASU to within one.
Davis’ second long ball tied the game at 5-5 before Raoul
Torrez’s two-out RBI single gave the Sun Devils the lead for
good. Davis also pitched 1.2 innings of shutout relief.
Georgia 8, No. 5 Florida State 2 (suspended)
In Tallahassee, Fla., Georgia held an 8-2 lead in
the bottom of the fourth as play was suspended. The game will be
resumed on Wednesday at 2 p.m. prior to the regularly-scheduled
contest. Gordon Beckham hit a two-run homer in the first for the
Bulldogs. Jack Rye’s two-run double in the bottom of the frame
tied the game at 2-2. Georgia tallied four in the top of the
second on one hit to take control.
No. 6 Miami (Fla.) 10, Penn State 0
In Coral Gables, Fla., Yonder Alonso had four
hits, including his fourth homer in the past four games, as
Miami blanked Penn State. Jason Santana (3-0) pitched six
scoreless innings for the Hurricanes (10-1) with three hits and
two strikeouts. Jason Hagerty had two hits and two RBI for
Miami. The Nittany Lions fell to 3-7.
Western Illinois 3, No. 7 Long Beach State 0
In Long Beach, Calif., Eric Eden (1-1) allowed
three hits in six innings with three strikeouts as Western
Illinois won its first game of the season, blanking Long Beach
State. Drew Laidig had an RBI groundout and Cooper Stewart added
a run-scoring triple as the Leathernecks (1-6) scored twice in
the first. Tyler Metcalf added an RBI single in the third for a
3-0 advantage. LBSU (9-3) was the highest-ranked team to be
beaten by WIU in school history.
No. 8 Ole Miss 10, Western Kentucky 3
In Oxford, Miss., Brett Basham had three hits and
three RBI as Ole Miss outscored Western Kentucky. Tim Ferguson
had three hits and three runs for the Rebels (11-3). Ole Miss
scored six in the third to take command. Matt Rice homered for
the Hilltoppers (6-5).
No. 9 Vanderbilt 5, Western Carolina 3
In Nashville, Dominic de la Osa homered in the
third as Vanderbilt got by Western Carolina. After scoring
single runs in the first two innings, de la Osa’s blast made it
3-0 in favor of the Commodores (9-3). After WCU (4-8) scored in
the fourth, Shea Robin answered with a solo blast to make it
4-1. Barrett Shaft’s two-run single in the top of the seventh
made it 4-3 before Andrew Giobbi’s RBI single in the seventh
pushed the lead to two.
Oral Roberts 7, No. 10 Baylor 6
In Tulsa, Okla., Oral Roberts scored a pair in
the bottom of the eighth to pull out the victory against Baylor.
The Golden Eagles (9-2) scored on a wild pitch and an error to
take a 7-6 lead in the eighth. The Bears (11-2) led 5-0 in the
sixth and saw ORU score two in the sixth and three in the
seventh to tie it at 5-5.
No. 11 UC Irvine 11, USC 3
In Los Angeles, Tony Asaro had two doubles and
drove in four as UC Irvine topped USC. Jeff Cusick had two hits
and Aaron Lowenstein scored four times for the Anteaters (11-1).
Asaro’s two-run double sparked a three-run second for UCI.
No. 13 Kentucky 18-8, Eastern Michigan 5-6
In Lexington, Ky., Brian Spear homered and drove
in four as Kentucky completed a doubleheader sweep of Eastern
Michigan. Ryan Wilkes had three hits for the Wildcats, who
raised their record to 15-0. Spear’s RBI double in the seventh
snapped a 5-5 tie and Chris Wade’s two-run single gave UK
insurance runs. Sawyer Carroll had three hits and drove in four
in the opener for the Wildcats. He smacked a three-run homer,
his sixth of the season.
No. 14 Texas 9, No. 15 Rice 1
In Houston, Michael Torres had three hits and
three RBI as Texas routed Rice. The Longhorns (10-4) scored five
in the fourth as Torres had a RBI single and also scored. Rick
Hague had a sacrifice fly in the sixth for the Owls (8-6).
Torres added a two-run homer in a three-run eighth for Texas.
No. 16 Virginia 8, Radford 2
In Charlottesville, Va., Greg Miclat had four
hits as Virginia took care of Radford. Miclat had three RBI and
two steals for the Cavaliers (12-2). Miclat’s two-run double in
the fourth gave Virginia a 5-0 lead. Nate Toth had an RBI single
in the sixth for the Highlanders (7-5).
No. 17 UCLA 11, Pepperdine 3
In Los Angeles, Cody Decker had three hits,
including a two-run homer, as UCLA defeated Pepperdine. Brandon
Crawford added three hits for the Bruins (8-4). Alden Carrithers
had a triple, a homer and two RBI for UCLA. Justin Uribe (2-0)
held the Waves (10-4) to three hits in five shutout innings with
three walks and two strikeouts. Charles Brewer registered five
strikeouts in four relief innings to notch his first collegiate
No. 19 California 6, San Francisco 2
In Berkeley, Calif., Josh Satins’ two-run homer
in the third snapped a 2-2 tie and propelled Cal to the win over
San Francisco. It was the seventh consecutive victory for the
Golden Bears (10-1-1). Cal scored twice in the second on an RBI
double by Blake Smith and Michael Brady’s sacrifice fly. The
Dons (6-8) knotted the score in the top of the third on an RBI
singles by Tavo Hall and Connor Bernatz before Satins’ blast put
Cal on top to stay.
San Diego 6, No. 21 Cal State Fullerton 2
In Fullerton, Calif., Anthony Stazzara’s
three-run double in the fifth snapped a 2-2 tie as San Diego
defeated Cal State Fullerton. The Toreros (8-7) scored single
runs in the second and third innings before the Titans (8-5)
tied it in the bottom of the third on run-scoring doubles by
Chris Jones and Christian Colon. Stazzara’s bases-clearing
double with two outs gave USD the lead for good.
Clemson 11, UNC Greensboro 10
In Clemson, S.C., Mike Freeman had three hits,
including a grand slam, and drove in five as Clemson held on to
defeat UNC Greensboro. Ben Paulsen’s three-run homer in the
first gave the Tigers (8-4) the early lead. Freeman’s grand slam
in the sixth gave Clemson an 11-0 advantage. The Spartans (8-4)
scored six in the seventh and four in the ninth to make it
Oklahoma State 19, Missouri State 10
In Stillwater, Okla., Dylan Brown hit three of
the seven home runs for Oklahoma State against Missouri State.
Brown tied the school’s single-game record, the 10th
time a Cowboy has had three home runs in one game. Tyrone Hambly
had two homers and five RBI for OSU (10-3). MSU fell to 8-3.