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UNC Wilmington raises win streak
Minnesota mauls No. 6 Missouri; Oklahoma
State stops No. 8 Arizona
Conway, S.C., Shane French (left) had four hits, including a
tie-breaking home run in the ninth, as UNC Wilmington defeated
Coastal Carolina 10-7 Wednesday evening at Watson Stadium for
its 17th consecutive victory, the longest current win
streak in the nation. The Seahawks (18-4) scored three in the
eighth to tie it at 7-7. French went deep leading off the ninth
to give UNCW an 8-7 lead. The Seahawks added a pair of insurance
runs for the final margin. Tommy Baldridge had two hits and two
RBI for the Chanticleers (19-5).
Minnesota 12, No. 6 Missouri 5
In Minneapolis, Matt Nohelty had three hits,
three runs and two RBI as Minnesota bounced back from a 5-0
deficit to stop Missouri’s 14-game win streak. Jake Priday’s
grand slam sparked a five-run first for the Tigers (19-3). The
Golden Gophers (10-9) put up two in the second, one in the third
and two in the fifth to tie it at 5-5. Nohelty’s RBI single in
the sixth put Minnesota on top to stay. Eric Decker had a
two-run triple to highlight a five-run seventh for the Gophers.
Oklahoma State 3, No. 8 Arizona 2
In Stillwater, Okla., Matt Hague’s three-run
homer provided all the necessary offense as Oklahoma State
nipped Arizona at Allie P. Reynolds Stadium. Hague’s blast in
the third erased a 1-0 deficit for the Cowboys (17-6), who won
for the fourth straight time. Jon Gaston tripled and scored in
the fifth for the Wildcats (13-7), who dropped their fourth
straight. Josh Neal (2-0) pitched the final 4.2 innings for OSU
with two hits, no runs and four strikeouts to earn the victory.
No. 2 Miami (Fla.) 7, Bethune-Cookman 6
In Coral Gables, Fla., Dave DiNatale’s two-run
single tied it in the eighth and Yasmani Grandal knocked in the
game-winner as Miami rallied to nip Bethune-Cookman at Mark
Light Field. Grandal and Blake Tekotte each had two hits for the
Hurricanes (19-2). Neal Jones had three hits, including a homer,
three runs and two RBI for the Wildcats (14-9).
No. 3 Florida State 19, Stetson 3
In Tallahassee, Fla., Mike McGee had three hits
and drove in six as Florida State stopped Stetson at Dick Howser
Stadium. Tyler Holt’s two-run homer highlighted a five-run
second for the Seminoles (21-2). FSU added eight in the third
and four in the fourth for a commanding 17-0 advantage. Justin
Bass had three hits for the Hatters (11-13).
No. 4 North Carolina 13, Gardner-Webb 2
In Cary, N.C., Dustin Ackley had four hits and
three runs as North Carolina scored double-figure runs for the
fourth straight game in its win over Gardner-Webb. Kyle Seager
and Tim Federowicz each had three hits for the Tar Heels (20-4).
Bubbie Spake had a two-run homer in the first for the Bulldogs
(9-13). Seager’s two-run single capped a four-run second for UNC.
Two-run homers in the third by Tim Fedroff and Garrett Gore gave
UNC an 8-2 lead.
No. 9 South Carolina 5, College of Charleston
In Columbia, S.C., Reese Havens homered for the
seventh time as South Carolina got by College of Charleston at
Sarge Frye Field. Havens’ two-run bomb keyed a three-run third
for the Gamecocks (16-6). Stuart Haywood had a two-run single in
the fifth to pull the Cougars (16-8) to within one. Kyle Enders
drove in two with a base hit in the bottom of the frame for USC.
No. 11 Vanderbilt 12, Middle Tennessee 10
In Nashville, Curt Casali clocked a two-run homer
in the bottom of the 12 to give Vanderbilt the win over Middle
Tennessee, ending the five-hour marathon at Hawkins Field.
Dominic de la Osa’s two-run blast in the eighth for the
Commodores (16-6) tied the game at 10-10. Blake McDade had a
two-run single in a five-run fifth as the Blue Raiders (10-9-1)
took an 8-3 lead before Vandy battled back.
Houston 8, No. 12 Rice 5
In Houston, Bryan Pounds went deep twice and
drove in seven as Houston defeated Rice in front of 1,524 fans
at Cougar Field to even the 2008 Silver Glove Series at one game
apiece. Pounds had a two-run blast in the first and a grand slam
in the seventh that gave the Cougars (16-7) their first lead at
7-4. Ty Stuckey retired the Owls (18-7) in order in the ninth
for his first save. Aaron Luna had an RBI single in a three-run
first for Rice.
No. 14 Wichita State 13, Binghamton 8
In Wichita, Kan., Clint McKeever’s two-run single
capped a three-run first as Wichita State outscored Binghamton.
Kyle Klee had a run-scoring base hit in the first for the
Bearcats (5-13). Dusty Coleman’s single tied the game in the
bottom of the frame and McKeever’s hit gave the Shockers (16-3)
the lead for good. McKeever added an RBI double and scored in a
four-run third. Ryan Holley had a three-run homer in the ninth
George Washington 17, No. 16 Virginia 5
In Charlottesville, Va., Charlie Kruer had three
hits and drove in three as George Washington defeated Virginia
for the first time since 1988, snapping the school-record
18-game home win streak for the Cavaliers. Kruer’s RBI single in
the first gave the Colonials (12-9) the early lead before
Virginia (20-5) plated five in the bottom of the frame. After
tallying one in the top of the third, Kruer’s two-run single
capped a four-run fourth as GW took the lead for good at 6-5.
Gavin Swanson added a two-run double in the fifth as the
Colonials extended their lead. Swanson’s two-run homer capped an
eight-run eighth for the visitors.
No. 19 Nebraska 9, Northern Colorado 4
In Lincoln, Neb., Mitch Abeita’s sacrifice fly in
the third gave the Huskers the lead for good as Nebraska held
off Northern Colorado at Hawks Field. The Huskers (19-3-1)
scored a pair in the second to knot the game at 2-2 before
Abeita’s sac fly ignited a five-run rally in the third. Jake
Opitz added a two-run single in the eighth for Nebraska. Erik
Whinery had three hits and two RBI for the Bears (7-17).