No. 10 Auburn 15, No. 12 Arkansas 2

In Auburn, Ala., Josh Anthony went 3 for 4 with a homer, two runs and four RBI, and Dylan Ingram went 2 for 3 with a homer, three runs and three RBI as Auburn used an eight-run third inning to rout Arkansas. Conor Davis added two hits, two runs and two RBI, and Daniel Robert contributed two hits, including a homer, two runs and two RBI for the Tigers (11-5, 29-11). Luke Bonfield went 2 for 5 with a run for the Razorbacks (11-5, 31-9).

No. 11 Kentucky 12-3, No. 9 LSU 5-4

In Lexington, Ky., Luke Becker homered twice and drove in five in the opener as UK and LSU split an SEC doubleheader. Riley Mahan was 5 for 5 with two doubles, one run and three RBI for the Wildcats (11-6, 27-13). Sean Hjelle (6-2, 6.0 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 5 BB, 3 K) picked up the win. Greg Deighmann went 2 for 2 with a double, a homer and two runs for the Tigers (10-7, 27-13). Nick Coomes had two hits and two RBI in the nightcap for LSU. Kole Cottam homered in Game 2 for UK.

No. 1 Oregon State 4, UCLA 2 (10 innings)

In Los Angeles, Michael Gretler and Jack Anderson each drove in a run in the top of the 10th as OSU won its Pac-12 series opener at UCLA. Steven Kwan had two hits and two RBI for the Beavers (15-1, 31-2). Nick Kern hit a pinch-hit two-run homer in the bottom of the ninth for the Bruins (9-7, 17-17) to force the extra frame.

Duke 5, No. 2 Louisville 3

In Louisville, Ky., Mitch Stallings tossed seven solid innings with three earned runs, and Griffin Conine homered and drove in two as Duke knocked off Louisville. Jimmy Herron went 2 for 4 with two runs and an RBI as the Blue Devils (8-11, 21-19) scored three times in the first two innings off Cardinals ace Brendan McKay (5-3). Drew Ellis went 2 for 4 with two homers and three RBI for the Cardinals (15-4, 31-6).

No. 3 North Carolina 5, Pittsburgh 2

In Pittsburgh, Tyler Lynn had three hits and three RBI as UNC took the ACC series opener at Pitt. Logan Warmoth had a two-run single to snap a 1-1 tie in the fourth for the Tar Heels (15-4, 30-8).  Brandon Riley went 3 for 5 with two runs for UNC. J.B. Bukauskas (7-0, 6.2 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 4 BB, 8 K) earned the win, while Josh Hiatt (2.1 IP, 2 BB, 4 K) notched his 11th save. Jacob Wright homered for the Panthers (7-12, 16-19).

No. 4 Clemson 8, Wake Forest 7

In Clemson, S.C., Chris Williams walked with the bases loaded as Clemson scored three times in the ninth to stun Wake Forest. Reed Rohlman (3 for 5) drove in a run with a single before Logan Davidson plated the tying run with a sacrifice fly. Seth Beer, who had a two-run double in a four-run fourth, walked to set up Williams, who walked on a 3-2 offering as the Tigers improved to 15-4, 32-7. Gavin Sheets homered and drove in two, and Johny Aiello went 3 for 4 with a run for the Demon Deacons (12-7, 28-12).

Oklahoma State 12, No. 5 Texas Tech 10

In Lubbock, Texas, Garrett McCain homered and drove in five as OSU kicked off its Big 12 series at TTU. Colin Simpson (3 for 5) also went deep and drove in four for the Cowboys (5-8, 22-15). Josh Jung went 4 for 6 with a homer and three RBI for the Red Raiders (8-5, 32-9).

No. 6 TCU 9, Baylor 4

In Fort Worth, Texas, Austen Wade went 3 for 3 with a double, two runs and one RBI as TCU took Game 1 of its Big 12 series with BU. Luken Baker (1 for 4, 2 R) had a two-run single to highlight a five-run fourth as the Horned Frogs (10-3, 29-7) built an 8-0 lead. Nick Lodolo (4-1, 6.0 IP, 7 H, R, 2 BB, 5 K) recorded the victory. Steven McLean was 3 for 4 with one RBI for the Bears (5-8, 22-15).

Utah 7, No. 7 Arizona 3

In Tucson, Ariz., Ellis Kelly went 3 for 4 with a double, two runs and two RBI as Utah clinched a Pac-12 series victory at UA. The Utes (7-10, 16-17) scored two in the eighth and four in the ninth. Louis Boyd went 1 for 4 with a double and one RBI for the Wildcats (9-8, 26-11).

No. 8 Cal State Fullerton 7, Cal Poly 4

In San Luis Obispo, Calif., Taylor Bryant had a two-run single in the ninth to extend a 5-4 lead as Fullerton downed Cal Poly to start their Big West series. Dillon Persinger drove in two, while Scott Hurst had two hits and two runs for the Titans (6-1, 24-12). Bradley Beesley went 4 for 5 with a double and a run for the Mustangs (6-4, 16-20).

South Carolina 4, No. 13 Florida 2

In Gainesville, Fla., Will Crowe allowed one earned run in seven innings, and Carlos Cortes went 2 for 5 with a homer and two RBI as South Carolina evened its series with Florida. Cortes hit a two-run homer in the first, and Jacob Olson added two hits and an RBI for the Gamecocks (9-8, 24-14). Tyler Johnson tossed the final two innings for his sixth save. Keenan Bell led the Gators (9-8, 26-13) with two hits and an RBI.

Indiana 1, No. 16 Michigan 0

In Ann Arbor, Mich., Tony Butler hit a leadoff homer, and Jonathan Stiever and Tim Herrin made it stick as Indiana blanked Michigan in the Big Ten. Stiever tossed seven innings with six hits and seven strikeouts, and Herrin finished with two perfect innings for the Hoosiers (7-5-1, 20-15-2). Oliver Jaskie struck out 10 in 6.2 innings for the Wolverines (6-4, 30-8).

No. 18 Long Beach State 4, UC Irvine 0

In Irvine, Calif., Darren McCaughan tossed a three-hit shutout as LBSU blanked UCI in the Big West series opener. McCaughan (5-2) did not walk a batter and struck out five. Ramsey Romano went 4 for 4 with one run, while Brock Lundquist (3 for 4) was a homer short of the cycle for the Dirtbags (8-2, 23-13). Mikey Duarte, Adrian Damla and Ryan Johnston each had a hit for the Anteaters (2-5, 14-21).

No. 20 Southern Miss 10, Old Dominion 2

In Hattiesburg, Miss., Matthew Guidry had a three-run double to highlight a six-run third as Southern Miss mauled ODU to begin their C-USA series. Guidry had two hits and two runs, while LeeMarcus Boyd went 2 for 4 with a homer, two runs and three RBI for the Golden Eagles (13-3, 30-10). Kirk McCarty (7-2, 7.0 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 BB, 6 K) earned the win. Kyle Battle had two hits and two runs for the Monarchs (10-6, 26-12).

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