March 26, 2008

Rankings are from CBI Composite Poll

Around the Bases
Pepperdine gets past No. 5 Long Beach State

No. 2 Miami doubles up Bethune-Cookman; No. 3 Florida State stops Stetson


In Malibu, Calif., Trent Diedrich and Nate Simon had two-run doubles in a five-run first as Pepperdine took care of No. 5 Long Beach State 7-5 Tuesday at Eddy D. Field Stadium. The Dirtbags (17-4) scored two in the first before the Waves (16-7) responded with a five-spot in the bottom of the frame to take control. Denny Duron and Bryce Mendonca each had two hits for Pepperdine.


No. 2 Miami (Fla.) 10, Bethune-Cookman 5

In Coral Gables, Fla., Ryan Jackson went 4 for 4 to lead Miami past Bethune-Cookman at Mark Light Field. Jackson homered, scored three and drove in four. Jason Hagerty went deep and knocked in three for the Hurricanes (18-2), who set a school record with their sixth straight game with 10 or more runs. Hagerty’s solo shot in the third snapped a 4-4 tie and game Miami the lead for good. Neal Jones had two hits and two RBI for the Wildcats (14-7). Miami scored


No. 3 Florida State 11, Stetson 2

In Tallahassee, Fla., Tony Delmonico drove in five as Florida State thumped Stetson at Dick Howser Stadium. Jack Rye had three hits and four runs for the Seminoles (20-2). Justin Bass had a two-run homer for the Hatters (11-12).


No. 4 North Carolina 12, Davidson 6

In Cary, N.C., Chad Flack and Garrett Gore each had three hits and three RBI as North Carolina outscored Davidson. Flack had two doubles and Gore had a three-run homer to highlight a five-run second for the Tar Heels (19-4). Seth Williams had three hits, two runs and an RBI for UNC. Tommy Piacenza had a two-run single in the eighth for the Wildcats (7-13). Chase FitzPatrick had two hits for Davidson.


No. 6 Missouri 17, Minnesota 8

In Minneapolis, Aaron Senne tied a school record with eight RBI as Missouri outscored Minnesota at the Metrodome. A native of nearby Rochester, Minn., Senne had four hits and two home runs for the Tigers (19-2). Senne hit a two-run homer in the first to start the scoring. Senne’s three-run bomb in the sixth broke a 7-7 tie and ignited a nine-run rally for Missouri. Nate Hanson had four hits, including a home run, for the Golden Gophers (9-9) with three runs and two RBI.


No. 7 UC Irvine 5, Harvard 2

In Irvine, Calif., Francis Larson hit a grand slam in the first to lead UC Irvine past Harvard at Anteater Ballpark. Brock Bardeen added an RBI single in the fifth for the Anteaters (17-2). The Crimson (1-12) scored its two runs in the seventh.


Oklahoma State 10, No. 8 Arizona 2

In Stillwater, Okla., Rebel Ridling had three hits and scored twice as Oklahoma State defeated Arizona in front of a season-high crowd of 1,856 at Allie P. Reynolds Stadium. Donnie Webb had two hits, including a double and triple, and three runs for the Cowboys (16-6). Bryan Ortega had a sacrifice fly in the second for the Wildcats (13-6) before OSU tied it in the fourth and took the lead with a five-run fifth.


Furman 4, No. 9 South Carolina 2

In Columbia, S.C., Bobby Hubbard’s two-run double in the eighth snapped a 2-2 tie to lead Furman past South Carolina in front of 4,589 fans at Sarge Frye Field. Nick Karow took the mound for the Paladins (12-8) with two outs and two on in the eighth and got a strikeout to end the threat. The Gamecocks (15-6) loaded the bases with one out in the ninth before a lineout and groundout gave Karow his third save. Reese Wade had four hits and an RBI for Furman. Reese Havens homered in the first for USC.


No. 11 Vanderbilt 7, Belmont 3

In Nashville, Ryan Flaherty and Dominic de la Osa each homered as Vanderbilt bounced Belmont at Hawkins Field. After the Commodores (15-6) scored a pair in the first, Derek Wiley smacked a two-run homer in the top of the second for the Bruins (8-13). Flaherty’s two-run shot in the bottom of the second gave Vandy the lead for good. De la Osa went deep in the seventh for the Commodores.


No. 12 Rice 13, Texas State 3

In San Marcos, Texas, Jared Gayhart had four RBI to lead Rice past Texas State. Gayhart had a three-run triple in the second and scored on a double by Diego Seastrunk as the Owls (18-6) took an early 4-0 lead. Rice added five in the third for a commanding 9-0 advantage. Elliott Babcock and Paul Goldschmidt each homered for the Bobcats (12-8).


No. 13 Kentucky 5, Xavier 2

In Lexington, Ky., Chris McClendon tied the game with a double in the fourth and later scored the go-ahead run as Kentucky topped Xavier at Cliff Hagan Stadium. The Wildcats (21-2) scored on a wild pitch in the first. The Musketeers (6-11) scored a pair in the second on an RBI double by Phil Bauer and a run-scoring single by Drew Schmidt. McClendon’s two-base hit tied it in the fourth and Troy Frazier’s single brought in McClendon to make it 3-2. UK added two insurance runs in the seventh.


No. 14 Wichita State 9, Binghamton 2

In Wichita, Kan., Conor Gillaspie had two runs and three RBI to lead Wichita State past Binghamton. The Shockers (15-3) scored nine times in the first two innings. Gillaspie had a three-run homer in the second. Clinton McKeever had two hits and one RBI for WSU. Peter Bregartner singled and scored in the fourth for the Bearcats (5-12).


Santa Clara 7, No. 15 California 5

In Santa Clara, Calif., Matt Long’s two-run homer in the 10th gave Santa Clara the win over California at Schott Stadium. Josh Satin had a two-run homer in the first for the Golden Bears (15-5-1) and tied the game at 5-5 in the ninth with a sacrifice fly. Ryan Conan had two doubles for the Broncos (12-8).


No. 16 Virginia 5, VCU 3

In Charlottesville, Va., Dan Grovatt drove in three to lead Virginia past VCU at Davenport Field. Grovatt’s RBI single in the third gave the Cavaliers (20-4) the lead for good at 3-2. David Adams scored three for Virginia. M.L. Morgan and Richard Gonzalez each tripled and scored for the Rams (5-16).


Southern Miss 3, No. 17 Ole Miss 2

In Pearl, Miss., Corey Stevens homered in the bottom of the 10th after the Golden Eagles tied the game with a pair in the bottom of the 10th as Southern Miss edged Ole Miss in front of a crowd of 4,785 at Trustmark Park. Logan Power doubled and scored in the second for the Rebels (15-9). Matt Smith’s RBI single in the sixth gave Ole Miss a 2-0 lead. Chris Matesich and Bo Davis drew walks to start the bottom of the ninth for Southern Miss (15-7). James Ewing loaded the bases with a bunt single. Trey Sutton’s RBI groundout plated Matesich and a wild pitch with two outs brought in Davis with the tying run before Stevens’ heroics in the 10th, giving Corky Palmer his 800th career win.


Cal State Fullerton 6, No. 18 San Diego 3

In San Diego, Jared Clark had two hits and three RBI to lead Cal State Fullerton past San Diego at Cunningham Stadium. Clark’s RBI double ignited a four-run first for the Titans (13-8). A sacrifice fly by Clark in the second pushed the lead to 5-0. Victor Sanchez homered twice for the Toreros (17-8).


No. 19 Nebraska 10, Northern Colorado 0

In Lincoln, Neb., Bryce Nimmo had two hits and three runs to lead Nebraska past Northern Colorado at Hawks Field. Cody Neer had two hits and three RBI for the Cornhuskers (18-3-1). Nebraska used a six-run third to take control over the Bears (7-16).


Sacramento State 5, No. 20 Stanford 3

In Sacramento, Calif., Gabe Jacobo had a two-run homer to help Sacramento State get past Stanford at Hornet Field. Jeff Whitlow’s two-run homer capped a three-run fourth for the Cardinal (10-6). Jacobo’s blast in the bottom of the fourth pulled the Hornets (6-14) to within one. David Flores’ two-run double in the fifth gave Sacramento State the lead for good at 4-3. Tim Wheeler added an RBI single later in the innings to complete the scoring.