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Pepperdine gets past No. 5 Long
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.