No. 1 Oregon State 5, Utah 4 (16 innings)

In Corvallis, Ore., Adley Rutschman delivered a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the 16th to cap a two-run rally Saturday and give OSU a Pac-12 series win over Utah, extending its win streak to 22 games. Dallas Carroll (3 for 7, 2 RBI) homered in the top of the 16th to give the Utes (3-8, 12-15) a 4-3 lead. Steven Kwan had a bunt single to open the bottom of the frame and Michael Gretler sacrificed him to second. Jack Anderson tripled to plate Kwan with the tying run. Following a pair of intentional walks, Rutschman hit a fly ball to deep center to bring home Anderson with the game-winner for the Beavers (11-0, 27-1). Jake Mulholland (4-0, 6.2 IP, 2 H, R, BB, 2 K) earned the victory.

No. 2 Louisville 7, No. 19 Wake Forest 6

In Louisville, Ky., Josh Stowers had three hits, three runs and delivered an RBI single to break a 5-5 tie in the eighth inning as Louisville evened its ACC series with Wake Forest. Logan Taylor and Brendan McKay each had two RBI for the Cardinals (11-3, 26-4). Kade McClure had 10 strikeouts in six innings before Jake Spanger (3-0) and Lincoln Henzman (9th save) held off the Demon Deacons (9-5, 23-9). Logan Harvey went 2 for 4 with a double, run and three RBI for Wake Forest.

No. 16 LSU 10, No. 15 Arkansas 8

In Fayetteville, Ark., LSU scored five in the top of the ninth on two hits to even its SEC series at Arkansas. The tying and go-ahead runs scored on an error with two away in the ninth for the Tigers (6-5, 21-11), who trailed 8-1 after six. The Razorbacks (8-3, 25-7) put two in scoring position in the bottom of the ninth, but a pair of shallow flyouts and a strikeout ended the threat. Greg Deichmann (2 for 5, HR) and Cole Freeman (1 for 3, 2 R) both drove in two for LSU. Chad Spanberger (3 for 4, HR, 2 R) drove in five for Arkansas.

No. 3 TCU 15, Murray State 6

In Fort Worth, Texas, Evan Skoug hit a grand slam, and Luken Baker and Austen Wade each contributed three RBI as TCU scored 13 runs in the second and third innings in rolling past Murray State. Wade finished with three hits, and Connor Wanhanen scored four runs and an RBI thanks in part to three walks as the Frogs (25-5) totaled 15 walks on the day. Jack Hranec and Kipp Moore had two RBI apiece, and Adam Bauer added three hits and an RBI for the Racers (15-15).

No. 4 Clemson 6, Virginia Tech 3

In Clemson, S.C., Reed Rohlman homered and doubled twice as Clemson clinched an ACC series win over VT. After the Hokies (6-8, 7-16) scored twice in the first, Rohlman went deep to spark a three-run fourth. Sam Fragale (2 for 4, 2 RBI) went deep in the top of the sixth to level the score at 3-3 before Drew Wharton’s RBI single in the bottom of the frame put the Tigers on top to stay. Alex Eubanks (5-2, 7.0 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 2 ER, BB, 7 K) earned the win and Ryley Gilliam (1.0 IP, BB, K) recorded his third save.

No. 5 North Carolina 17, Boston College 7

In Chestnut Hill, Mass.,  Zack Gahagan hit a grand slam and scored three times, and Logan Warmoth and Brian Miller each homered and drove in three as North Carolina roared late to beat Boston College. The Tar Heels (10-3, 24-6) scored seven runs in the sixth inning and added three more in the eighth to break from a 7-7 tie. Donovan Casey had two hits and two RBI as the Eagles (1-12, 9-18) knocked around Tar Heels ace J.B. Bukauskas (4 IP, 7 R, 5 ER).

No. 6 Texas Tech 5, Baylor 3

In Lubbock, Texas, Orlando Garcia homered and drove in a pair of runs, and Michael Davis had three hits as Texas Tech rallied to beat Baylor. The Red Raiders (6-2, 28-6) scored three times in the seventh on an error and two bases-loaded walks to make a winner of John McMillon (2-0). Matt Menard scored twice and drove in a run for the Bears (2-6, 19-12).

Tennessee 3, No. 7 Florida 2 (10 innings)

In Gainesville, Fla., Benito Santiago had an RBI double in the top of the 10th as UT clinched an SEC series win at Florida. Santiago and Justin Ammons both went 2 for 5 with one run and one RBI for the Volunteers (3-8, 17-11). Joe Lipinski (3-0, 2.0 IP, 2 BB, K) registered the win. Ryan Larson and Mark Kolozsvary both had three hits for the Gators (5-6, 20-11).

Washington State 9, No. 8 Arizona 3

In Pullman, Wash., James Rudkin had three hits and three RBI as WSU evened its Pac-12 series with UA. The Cougars (2-6, 15-13) scored in each of the first three innings, including four in the third, in building a 7-0 lead. Andres Alvarez knocked in two for WSU. Ryan Walker (3-3, 5.2 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 K) earned the win. JJ Matijevic had two hits for the Wildcats (6-5, 22-8).

Texas A&M 6, No. 9 Auburn 3

In College Station, Texas, Hunter Coleman went 3 for 4 with a double, homer and two RBI as Texas A&M evened its series with Auburn. Blake Logan gave the Tigers (8-3, 24-9) a 3-0 lead in the first with a three-run homer. Kaylor Chafin (3-1) tossed 3.2 innings of scoreless relief, and Mitchell Kilkenny struck out four over 2.1 scoreless innings for his third save for the Aggies (4-7, 21-11).

No. 10 South Carolina 6, Vanderbilt 1

In Columbia, S.C., LT Tolbert smacked a three-run homer as USC avoided the SEC series sweep at the hands of Vandy. Tolbert went deep in the second to put the Gamecocks (7-5, 21-10) ahead for good. Alex Destino drove in a pair for the home team. Adam Hill (2-3) allowed one run in six hitless innings with five walks and 11 strikeouts to pick up the win, while Josh Reagan (3.0 IP, 4 H, 2 K) notched his second save. JJ Bleday went 2 for 2 for the Commodores (6-6, 21-12).

No. 18 Southern Miss 5, FIU 1

In Hattiesburg, Miss., Colt Smith tossed three scoreless innings in relief to lead Southern Miss to a C-USA series win over FIU. Smith (1-0) allowed two hits and fanned three. Nick Sandlin struck out three of the four batters he faced to record his fourth save. Taylor Braley had a two-run single in the fifth for the Golden Eagles (10-1, 26-6) to snap a 1-1 tie. Javier Valdes went 2 for 3 with a walk for the Panthers (5-6, 17-14).

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