Auburn 6, No. 5 Florida 5

In Auburn, Ala., JJ Shaffer scored the game-winning run when Jonah Todd’s sacrifice bunt was thrown past third base, giving Auburn a three-game sweep of Florida in the SEC. Blake Logan led off the ninth with a single and moved to second on Will Holland’s sacrifice bunt that went for a hit. Logan had three hits and a run for the Tigers (3-0, 17-5), who got four innings of one-hit relief from Calvin Coker before Andrew Mitchell improved to 4-0 with a scoreless ninth. Jonathan India had two hits, two runs and an RBI, and JJ Schwarz had two RBI for the Gators (0-3, 13-8).

Kentucky 11, No. 16 Texas A&M 7

In College Station, Texas, Connor Heady went 2 for 4 with a double, a homer and four RBI as UK completed an SEC series sweep at TAMU. It was the first road sweep since 2008 for the Wildcats (3-0, 15-6), who have won 13 of their past 14 contests. UK scored multiple runs in four of the first seven innings. Troy Squires had three hits and three runs for the victors. Justin Lewis (3-1, 6.1 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 3 BB, 4 K) picked up the win. George Janca (2 for 4, 2 R, 3 RBI) went deep for the Aggies (0-3, 14-7).

No. 9 Clemson 12, No. 13 Virginia 1

In Clemson, S.C., Pat Krall allowed one run over seven innings as Clemson won its ACC series against Virginia. Krall (3-0) gave up five hits and two walks while striking out four. Jordan Greene (2 R, 2 RBI), Andrew Cox (HR, 3 R) and Logan Davidson (HR, 3 R, 2 RBI) each had three hits for the Tigers (5-1, 16-4). Charlie Cody went deep for the Cavaliers (2-4, 15-5).

No. 1 Louisville 5, Boston College 3

In Louisville, Ky., Colin Lyman had a two-run single in the bottom of the seventh inning as Louisville improved to 19-0 by completing an ACC sweep of Boston College. In improving to 6-0 in the ACC, the Cardinals have won 35 straight regular season home games. Rabon Martin (3-0) tossed two innings of perfect relief, and Lincoln Henzman posted his fifth save with 1.2 innings. Mitch Bigras had two hits and two runs, and Dan Metzdorf allowed three runs (one earned) in six solid innings for the Eagles (1-5, 6-11).

Virginia Tech 17, No. 3 Florida State 0

In Blacksburg, Va., Nick Anderson tossed eight scoreless innings, and Sam Fragale and JD Mundy each homered and drove in three as Virginia Tech routed Florida State to claim its ACC series with the Seminoles. The Hokes (3-3, 13-9) used a 10-run sixth inning to pull away, finishing with 17 hits on the day. Rahiem Cooper had four hits, three runs and two RBI, and Garrett Hudson and Tom Stoffel each had three hits and two RBI for Tech. Rhett Aplin went 3 for 3 for the Seminoles (3-3, 14-7), who finished with five hits.

Kansas 4, No. 4 TCU 3

In Fort Worth, Texas, Jackson Goddard allowed one hit and three earned runs over 7.1 innings, and Owen Taylor hit a game-winning homer in the top of the ninth as Kansas salvaged the third game of its Big 12 series with TCU. Goddard took a no-hitter into the eighth, but ran into a little trouble in the eighth, when the Horned Frogs (2-1, 14-5) scored three times, two coming on Evan Skoug’s single, to tie the game at 3. Taylor launched the first pitch he saw in the ninth over the wall in right for the game-winner. David Kyriacou had two hits and two RBI for the Jayhawks (1-2, 9-10).

No. 6 LSU 7, Georgia 6

In Baton Rouge, La., Kramer Robertson had two hits and scored four times, and Eric Walker struck out eight in six innings as LSU held off Georgia to complete an SEC sweep. Josh Smith contributed two hits and an RBI, and Greg Deichmann drove in two for the Tigers (3-0, 16-5). Will Proctor had two hits, including a two-run homer, for the Bulldogs (0-3, 8-13), who scored twice in the ninth and had the tying run at third when Caleb Gilbert worked out of the jam for his second save.

UCLA 8, No. 7 Arizona 7 (10 innings)

In Los Angeles, Kyle Cuellar went 3 for 4 and delivered a two-run single in the ninth to force extra innings, and Jake Hirabayashi scored the winning run in the 10th on a wild pitch as UCLA salvaged the third game of its Pac-12 series with Arizona. Ryan Kreidler had a two-run homer, and Zander Clarke added two RBI for the Bruins (1-2, 7-11). Nick Quintana and Cesar Salazar each had two hits, a homer, two runs and an RBI for the Wildcats (2-1, 15-4).

No. 8 South Carolina 10, Tennessee 2

In Knoxville, Tenn., Alex Destino had two hits, including a homer, two runs and three RBI, and Colby Lee tossed four innings of one-hit relief with five strikeouts as South Carolina completed an SEC sweep of Tennessee. Madison Stokes added a homer among his two hits, two runs and two RBI, and LT Tolbert contributed two hits, two runs and two RBI for the Gamecocks (3-0, 14-5), who scored seven times in the fifth inning. Max Bartlett had two hits and an RBI for the Volunteers (0-3, 12-5).

No. 11 Texas Tech 8, Texas 5

In Austin, Texas, Hunter Hargrove had a two-run double to cap a four-run fourth as TTU completed a Big 12 sweep at Texas. Hargrove had two hits and three RBI, while Josh Jung (3 for 4) and Ryan Long (2 for 5) both scored twice for the Red Raiders (3-0, 17-4). Parker Mushinski (1-1, 1.0 IP) earned the win, while Dylan Dusek retired the final nine hitters with one strikeout to record his first save. David Hamilton knocked in a pair for the Longhorns (0-3, 13-9).

No. 12 Cal State Fullerton 1, New Mexico 0

In Fullerton, Calif., John Gavin allowed two hits in eight scoreless innings with 14 strikeouts as Fullerton nipped UNM for its seventh straight victory. Gavin (3-0) did not walk a batter. Blake Workman pitched a hitless ninth for this first save. Timmy Richards delivered an RBI single in the third for the Titans (14-5). Scott Hurst had three hits and Sahid Valenzuela went 2 for 4 with a double for Fullerton. Luis Gonzalez had both hits for the Lobos (11-8).

No. 14 Baylor 5, West Virginia 1

In Waco, Texas, Kameron Esthay drove in four as Baylor salvaged the finale of its Big 12 series with WVU. Esthay had a sacrifice fly in the third and a three-run homer in the fifth for the Bears (1-2, 16-4). Cody Bradford (3-1, 6.2 IP, 7 H, R, BB, 2 K) registered the win. Marques Inman had three hits and Jackson Cramer went 2 for 4 with a run for the Mountaineers (2-1, 10-8).

Mercer 8, No. 17 East Carolina 2

In Greenville, N.C., Chase Burks fanned seven in seven scoreless frames as Mercer completed a three-game sweep at ECU. Burks (1-0) scattered seven hits and walked two. Danny Edgeworth had two hits and drove in three, while JT Thomas (3 for 5, 3 R, 2 RBI) and Hunter Bening (2 for 4, 2 RBI) both homered for the Bears (17-4). Charlie Yorgen (3 for 5) had an RBI double in the ninth for the Pirates (13-7).

No. 19 UL Lafayette 4, Appalachian State 3

In Lafayette, La., pinch-runner Jam Williams scored on a squeeze bunt by Handsome Monica as ULL won its Sun Belt series with ASU. Kennon Fontenot had a leadoff double in the ninth for the Ragin’ Cajuns (2-1, 11-6) and Williams came in to run for him. Williams moved to third on a sacrifice bunt by Brenn Conrad before the bunt by Monica ended the contest. Alex Pinero went 3 for 3 with a double, one run and one RBI for ULL. Evan Guillory (1-2) pitched hitless ball over the final four frames to record the win. He did not walk a batter and struck out seven. Brian Bauk drove in two and Chandler Seagle homered for the Mountaineers (1-2, 9-11).

No. 20 Michigan 7-8, Northern Illinois 4-3

In Ann Arbor, Mich., Johnny Slater had two triples in the opener and knocked in five on the day as Michigan swept a doubleheader from NIU to secure a series victory. In Game 1, Drew Lugbauer belted a three-run homer in the bottom of the ninth to win it for the Wolverines (15-4). Slater had three hits and three RBI for Michigan. Roderick Bynum and Samuel Vega both drove in two for the Huskies (4-15). In Game 2, Harrison Wenson drove in three and Slater had two RBI for the Wolverine offense. Tommy Szczasny knocked in two for NIU.

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