Boston College 8, NC State 3

In Boston, Jacob Yish and Michael Strem each drove in two runs, and Jacob Stevens pitched into the seventh inning as Boston College defeated NC State Saturday in the Sixth Annual ALS Game at Fenway Park. The game, in support of former BC star Pete Frates, drew a crowd of 3,603 and also featured former NC State star Chris Combs, who was diagnosed with ALS in May 2016 and threw out the first pitch. Brad Debo had two hits and two RBI for the Wolfpack, who closed to 4-3 in the sixth, but Strem had a two-run single as the Eagles scored four times in the bottom of the sixth to pull away.

UCLA 7, No. 1 Oregon State 1

In Los Angeles, Jack Stronach had a two-run double to cap a four-run first as UCLA built an early 7-0 lead in evening its Pac-12 series with OSU. Sean Bouchard (2 for 5, 3 RBI) added an RBI double in the second and Ryan Kreidler homered in the third for the Bruins (10-7, 18-17). Moises Ceja (2-3, 6.0 IP, 4 H, BB, 6 K) earned the victory. Nick Madrigal had an RBI double in the eighth for the Beavers (15-2, 31-3).

No. 12 Arkansas 7, No. 10 Auburn 3

In Auburn, Ala., Jared Gates had a two-run homer to cap a three-run third and three relievers combined to throw 7.2 scoreless innings as Arkansas leveled its SEC series at Auburn. Cannon Chadwick (4-1, 4.1 IP, 2 BB, 4 K) earned the win, while Jake Reindl (3.0 IP, 2 H, BB, 6 K) recorded his first save for the Razorbacks (12-5, 32-9). Jonah Todd went 2 for 5 with one run and one RBI for the Tigers (11-6, 29-12).

No. 2 Louisville 7, Duke 5

In Louisville, Ky., Brendan McKay had a two-run single to highlight a seven-run second as Louisville evened its ACC series with Duke. Adam Wolf (5-0, 2.0 IP, 2 H, R, 2 BB, K) earned the win in relief, while Lincoln Henzman retired the three batters he faced in the ninth with one strikeout for his 12th save for the Cardinals (16-4, 32-6). Zack Kone had two hits and three RBI for the Blue Devils (8-12, 21-20).

No. 3 North Carolina 3, Pittsburgh 1

In Pittsburgh, Luca Dalatri allowed three hits and a run in 8.2 innings as UNC secured an ACC series win at Pitt. Dalatri (5-2) walked two and fanned five. Josh Hiatt recorded the final out for his 12th save. The game was scoreless before Brian Miller had a two-run double in a three-run eighth for the Tar Heels (16-4, 31-8). Nick Banman went 1 for 4 with one RBI for the Panthers (7-13, 16-20).

Baylor 16, No. 6 TCU 5

In Fort Worth, Texas, Davis Wendzel homered twice and drove in four as BU evened its Big 12 series with TCU. Wendzel had three hits and three runs, while Matt Menard (5 for 6, 2 2B, 3 R) also drove in four for the Bears (6-8, 24-15). Ryan Merrill had a two-run homer for the Horned Frogs (10-4, 29-8).

No. 14 Virginia 9, Notre Dame 0

In Charlottesville, Va., Noah Murdock and Alex Bettinger combined on a five-hit shutout, and Jake McCarthy had three hits and three RBI as Virginia captured its ACC series with Notre Dame. Adam Haseley and Caleb Knight hit solo homers, and Cameron Simmons had three hits, two runs and an RBI for the Cavaliers (12-9, 33-10). Murdock tossed 6.1 innings with four hits for Virginia. Matt Vierling went 3 for 4 for the Fighting Irish (8-13, 18-22).

No. 5 Texas Tech 8, Oklahoma State 2

In Lubbock, Texas, Steven Gingery improved to 8-0 with two hits, one run and nine strikeouts in six impressive innings as Texas Tech evened its Big 12 series with Oklahoma State. Orlando Garcia went 3 for 4 with a homer and three RBI, and Hunter Hargrove went 2 for 3 with two runs and three RBI as the Red Raiders (9-5, 33-9) scored four times in the third and added four late runs to pull away. Michael Neustifter hit a solo homer for the Cowboys (5-9, 22-16).

Utah 4, No. 7 Arizona 2

In Tucson, Ariz., Josh Lapiana fanned six in going the distance as Utah completed a three-game Pac-12 sweep of UA. Lapiana (3-4) allowed six hits, two walks and two runs. Hunter Simmons (3 for 4) had a two-run single to cap a three-run first for the Utes (8-10, 17-17). Cory Voss went 2 for 4 with a double and one RBI for the Wildcats (9-9, 26-12).

Cal Poly 13, No. 8 Cal State Fullerton 6

In San Luis Obispo, Calif., Alex McKenna went 3 for 6 with a triple, two runs and three RBI as Cal Poly evened its Big West series with Fullerton. The Mustangs (7-4, 17-20) used a six-run third to erase a 2-1 deficit. Taylor Bryant went 2 for 3 with two runs and two RBI for the Titans (6-2, 24-13).

No. 13 Florida 7, South Carolina 5

In Gainesville, Fla., JJ Schwarz hit an eighth-inning grand slam as Florida came from behind to beat South Carolina and claim their SEC series. Chris Cullen hit a two-run homer in the top of the seventh for the Gamecocks (9-9, 24-15) to break a 3-3 tie. Schwarz then ripped a shot to the left-field bleachers, his fifth homer in eight career games against the Gamecocks. Michael Byrne came on to earn his eighth save for the Gators (10-8, 27-13).

Indiana 12, No. 16 Michigan 9

In Ann Arbor, Mich., Luke Miller homered and drove in three, and Matt Lloyd (3 for 4, 2 R) and Logan Sowers also homered as Indiana beat Michigan for the second straight day. Laren Eustace went 4 for 4 with two runs and an RBI, and Tony Butler and Craig Dedelow added two RBI apiece as the Hoosiers (8-5-1, 21-15-2) pounded out 16 hits. Harrison Wenson hit a grand slam and finished with five RBI for the Wolverines (6-5, 30-9).

No. 19 St. John’s 9, Fairleigh Dickinson 0

In Queens, N.Y., Sean Mooney allowed two hits and struck out five in eight scoreless innings, and Jesse Berardi drove in three as St. John’s blanked Fairleigh Dickinson. Mooney (4-0) saw his ERA fall to 1.04 as the freshman continued to dominate for the Red Storm (28-5). Michael Donadio had two hits and two runs, and Troy Dixon contributed two hits, two RBI and a run for St. John’s. FDU fell to 10-19.

Old Dominion 13, No. 20 Southern Miss 11

In Hattiesburg, Miss., Will Morgan went 4 for 5 with three doubles and six RBI, and Turner Bishop added two hits, including a homer, and three RBI as Old Dominion evened its Conference USA series with Southern Miss. The Monarchs (11-6, 27-12) scored five times in the second and used a big four-run eighth inning – three coming on a double from Morgan – to pick up the win. Matt Wallner had two hits and four RBI for the Golden Eagles (13-4, 30-11).

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