No. 5 Florida State 11, VCU 3
In Tallahassee, Fla., Taylor Walls had two hits and three RBI, and Nick Derr added three hits and three runs as Florida State beat VCU, giving coach Mike Martin win No. 1,900 in his legendary career. Martin (pictured, photo by Ryals Lee), who trails only Augie Garrido’s 1,975 wins, boasts a record of 1,900-672-4 after the Seminoles took two of three from the Rams over the weekend. FSU pounced on VCU early, scoring one in the first and two in the second, before scoring in each inning from the fifth on. Quincy Nieporte contributed two hits, including a homer, and two RBI, and JC Flowers added two hits and two RBI for the Seminoles. Tyler Holton tossed six solid innings with three hits, two runs (one earned) and eight strikeouts. Paul Witt drove in the lone run for the Rams.
UNC Greensboro 1, No. 4 South Carolina 0
In Columbia, S.C., Matt Frisbee tossed seven brilliant innings, and Andrew Wantz closed the door as UNC Greensboro slipped past South Carolina on a day when it mustered only one hit. Frisbee allowed three hits and struck out four, and Wantz allowed one hit and struck out two for the Spartans. UNCG scored in the third inning when Austin Embler walked, stole second and moved to third on a passed ball. Ben Spitznagel plated Embler with a grounder to first. Adam Hill was the tough-luck loser, working seven innings with one hit, one unearned run and seven strikeouts.
Wright State 9, No. 11 Clemson 2
In Clemson, S.C., Seth Gray had a two-run homer to cap a three-run second as WSU clinched a series victory at Clemson. Gray went 2 for 3 with a double, three runs and four RBI for the Raiders (2-1). Danny Sexton (1-0, 6.2 IP, 4 H, R, 3 BB, 7 K) earned the victory. Seth Beer and Logan Davidson homered for the Tigers (1-2).
James Madison 11, No. 12 Coastal Carolina 3
In Conway, S.C., Adam Sisk belted a pair of three-run homers as JMU knocked off Coastal Carolina. His three-run dinger in the fourth gave the Dukes (2-1) a 6-1 advantage. His second three-run shot capped a five-run fifth as the lead grew to 11-2. Kyle McPherson had three hits and three runs for JMU. Matt Colon (1-0, 1.1 IP, H, 2 BB) earned the win in relief. Kevin Woodall, Jr. went deep for the Chanticleers (1-2).
Rutgers 17, No. 17 Miami 6
In Coral Gables, Fla., Mike Carter went 3 for 5 with two doubles, two runs and four RBI as Rutgers thumped Miami to salvage the series finale. The Scarlet Knights (1-2) scored multiple runs in five of the final six innings, including five in the fourth. Jawuan Harris went 2 for 3 with three walks and four runs for Rutgers. Michael Amditis had three hits and three RBI for the Hurricanes (2-1).
No. 1 TCU 9, Penn State 3
In Fort Worth, Cam Warner went 2 for 4 with a homer, two runs and two RBI, and Luken Baker went 2 for 3 with a solo homer and three runs as TCU completed a sweep of Penn State. Nick Lodolo, a first-round draft pick of the Pirates in 2016, made his first start and allowed three hits and two earned runs with seven strikeouts in five innings for the Frogs. Willie Burger closed a big weekend by going 2 for 4 with two homers and three RBI for the Nittany Lions.
No. 2 Florida 11, William & Mary 6
In Gainesville, Fla., Jackson Kowar struck out 10 over 5.2 innings, and Deacon Liput homered and drove in three as Florida completed a sweep of William & Mary. Austin Langworthy (3 for 4, 2 R, 2 RBI) and Keenan Bell (2 for 4, 2 R, 2 RBI) also homered for the Gators, who scored one in the first and six in the second. Cullen Large went 2 for 5 with two runs and an RBI for the Tribe.
No. 6 Oregon State 11, Duke 2
In Surprise, Ariz., Elliott Cary went 3 for 4 with a run and two RBI, and KJ Harrison added two hits and two RBI as Oregon State routed Duke. Sam Tweedt yielded only two hits and one unearned run with three strikeouts for the Beavers. Jack Labosky and Kennie Taylor drove in runs for the Blue Devils.
No. 7 Vanderbilt 8-11, San Diego 2-1
In San Diego, Drake Fellows turned in six scoreless innings, and Ethan Paul went 2 for 4 with three runs and three RBI as Vanderbilt won its series against San Diego. Earlier in the day, Vandy closed out a win of Game 2 of the series that started on Friday, a game in which Patrick Raby allowed one hit in five scoreless innings. In the nightcap, the Commodores scored twice in the second inning and added four more runs in the third inning to take control. Julian Infante added two hits and three RBI, and Jeren Kendall contributed two hits, two runs and two RBI. In closing out the second game of the series, Alonzo Jones had three hits, three RBI and an RBI, and Infante homered for Vanderbilt. Collin Snider struck out seven and allowed two hits in four scoreless innings of relief.
No. 8 Louisville 10, Ball State 4
In Clearwater, Fla., Brendan McKay homered and drove in three, and Drew Ellis and Zeke Pinkham each added two RBI as Louisville won its third straight game in Florida. The Cardinals scored six times in the sixth inning to break from a 4-1 game, with Ellis’ two-run double being the big blow.Alex Maloney went 3 for 4 with two RBI for Ball State.
Ole Miss 8, No. 9 East Carolina 6
In Oxford, Miss., Cole Zabowski went 2 for 4 with a homer and four RBI, and Grae Kessinger went 3 for 4 with a run as Ole Miss completed a sweep of East Carolina. ECU, behind three hits and three RBI from Travis Watkins, took a 6-2 lead with four runs in the top of the sixth. The Rebels answered with five runs of their own in the bottom half and added a single run in the seventh. Dallas Woolfolk worked out of a bases-loaded jam in the eighth and earned a save with five strikeouts in two scoreless innings. Of note, a record 33,070 fans attended the three-game series, breaking the Swayze Field record of 29,646 set during the 2009 NCAA Super Regional.
Stanford 7, No. 10 Cal State Fullerton 6 (11 innings)
In Fullerton, Calif., Quinn Brody had a two-run double in the top of the ninth to force extra innings, and Matt Winaker’s double in the 11th inning scored Duke Kinamon (3 for 4, 2 R, RBI) with the game-winning run as Stanford salvaged the third game of its series with Cal State Fullerton. The Cardinal trailed 6-2 before scoring twice in the eighth and ninth innings, and Colton Hock tossed three scoreless innings to earn the win. Scott Hurst went 4 for 5 with two doubles, a run and two RBI for the Titans.