No. 7 North Carolina 3, No. 10 Florida State 1

In Tallahassee, Fla., J.B. Bukauskas fanned 10 in seven innings as UNC took the ACC series opener at FSU on Friday. Bukauskas (5-0) allowed three hits, two walks and one run. Josh Hiatt tossed two hitless innings with two walks and one strikeout to record his 10th save. Brian Miller (2 for 3, 2B) and Ashton McGee both homered for the Tar Heels (7-3, 20-6). Quincy Nieporte went 1 for 4 with a double for the Seminoles (6-4, 18-9).

No. 1 Oregon State 3, No. 15 Stanford 1

In Stanford, Calif., Luke Heimlich tossed a four-hitter as OSU took the Pac-12 opener at Stanford for its 17th consecutive victory. Heimlich (5-0) walked two, fanned three and allowed one earned run. KJ Harrison went 2 for 4 with a double and one RBI, while Nick Madrigal was 2 for 4 with a double and a run for the Beavers (7-0, 22-1). OSU has won 11 straight at Sunken Diamond, going back to 2009. Matt Winaker had a sacrifice fly in the fifth for the Cardinal (2-2, 14-7).

No. 2 Louisville 5, No. 19 Virginia 2

In Charlottesville, Va., Colby Fitch homered twice and Brendan McKay went deep in the eighth to snap a 2-2 tie as Louisville downed Virginia to start their ACC series. Fitch had a solo shot in the top of the third to snap a scoreless tie and his two-run shot in the ninth gave the Cardinals (9-1, 23-2) a pair of insurance runs. Adam Wolf (1-0, H, UE, K) earned the win in relief of McKay (6.0 IP, 6 H, R, 2 BB, 2 K). Lincoln Henzman hurled the final 1.1 innings with one hit to record his sixth save. Nate Eikhoff went 2 for 4 with a run for the Cavaliers (4-6, 20-7).

No. 17 Oklahoma 6, No. 3 Texas Tech 2

In Norman, Okla., Dylan Grove allowed two hits and one earned run and struck out 11 in six innings, and battery-mate Renae Martinez drove in three as Oklahoma slipped past Texas Tech in the Big 12. Vincenzo Aiello came on and struck out five more Red Raiders in three innings for the Sooners (3-1, 24-5). Martinez’s three-run double in the eighth inning helped Oklahoma break from a 3-1 game. Steele Walker added two hits and two runs for the Sooners. Hunter Hargrove and Cody Farhat each drove in runs for Texas Tech (3-1, 24-5).

No. 4 TCU 5, Kansas State 0 (11 innings)

In Manhattan, Kan., Jared Janczak and Sean Wymer combined on a two-hit shutout, and Elliott Barzilli delivered a three-run double to cap a five-run 11th as TCU outlasted KSU to begin their Big 12 series. Janczak gave up two hits and a walk in nine innings with seven strikeouts, while Wymer (2-1) pitched two perfect innings with one punchout to pick up the win. Austen Wade had two hits for the Horned Frogs (6-1, 20-5). Cameron Thompson and Will Brennan had the two hits for the Wildcats (0-4, 15-11).

No. 5 Clemson 11, Georgia Tech 6

In Atlanta, Ga., Chris Williams had two hits and four RBI, and Grayson Byrd went 3 for 4 with a solo homer and three runs as Clemson topped Georgia Tech in the ACC. Logan Davidson added two hits, two runs and three RBI, and Jordan Greene contributed three hits and two runs as the Tigers (9-1, 23-4) pounded out 18 hits and took a 9-1 lead in the sixth. Coleman Poje homered and drove in two, and Austin Wilhite had two hits and two runs for the Yellow Jackets (3-7, 14-10).

No. 16 Auburn 5, No. 6 South Carolina 4

In Auburn, Ala., Auburn scored five times in the first three innings, and Casey Mize made it stand up by striking out 12 in a complete-game win over South Carolina. Josh Anthony had two hits and two RBI – a two-run double in a three-run third – for the Tigers (6-1, 22-6), who took advantage of three Gamecocks errors. Will Crowe (3-1) allowed five runs (three earned) and struck out six for South Carolina (5-2, 18-7), while Mize yielded a run in the fifth and three in the sixth in a 120-pitch effort for Auburn. Jacob Olson and Carlos Cortes each had three hits and an RBI for South Carolina.

No. 8 LSU 7, Texas A&M 4

In Baton Rouge, La., Kramer Robertson went 3 for 4 with two runs and three RBI as LSU evened its SEC series with TAMU. Robertson had a two-run double in the third and a leadoff homer in the seventh for the Tigers (5-3, 19-9). Greg Deichmann also went deep for LSU. Jared Poche’ (6-1 7.0 IP, 8 H, 2 R, 2 BB, 6 K) earned the victory. Walker Pennington (1 for 4, 2 R) and Cole Bedford (2 for 5) both had two-run homers for the Aggies (2-6, 18-10).

No. 9 Florida 4, Missouri 3

In Columbia, Mo., Alex Faedo turned in another terrific start, and Mike Rivera hit a two-run homer as Florida edged Missouri in the SEC. Faedo pitched into the eighth inning, and Michael Byrne struck out all four batters he faced, including one in the eighth to end a Tigers threat. JJ Schwarz had an RBI single in the first and added another RBI on a grounder in the third for the Gators (4-3, 21-5). Rivera’s homer in the sixth increased the Gators’ lead to 4-0. Chris Cornelius had an RBI single in the seventh, and Brian Sharp doubled in a run and scored on Brett Bond’s single in the eighth for Missouri (4-3, 21-5).

No. 11 Florida Gulf Coast 4, Jacksonville 0

In Fort Myers, Fla., Kutter Crawford and Kenton Haring combined on a two-hit shutout, and leadoff man Matt Reardon had two hits and two RBI as Florida Gulf Coast blanked Jacksonville. Crawford (5-0) allowed only one hit and struck out six in 5.2 innings, but five walks piled up pitches. Haring yielded one hit and struck out three over the final 3.1 innings for the Eagles (1-0, 24-3). Marc Coffers added two hits, two runs and an RBI for FGCU. Michael Baumann (1-3) allowed three runs, struck out 10 and walked five in five innings for the Dolphins (0-1, 12-16).

UC Riverside 3, No. 13 Cal State Fullerton 2

In Riverside, Calif., Alex Fagalde allowed one earned run in six innings as UCR edged Fullerton to begin their Big West series. Fagalde (5-0) scattered seven hits with two walks and six strikeouts. Jared Morton tossed two scoreless innings with two hits and two punchouts to record his second save. Cade Peters had an RBI triple to cap a three-run third for the Highlanders (1-0, 12-9). Scott Hurst went 3 for 5 with one RBI for the Titans (0-1, 15-10).

No. 14 Arizona 9, USC 4

In Tucson, Ariz., Jared Oliva had an RBI single to spark a five-run fifth as UA downed USC to kick off their Pac-12 series. Oliva had two hits and two runs, as did Alfonso Rivas. Nick Quintana (2 for 4, 2 R, 3 RBI) hit an inside-the-park home run in the seventh for the Wildcats (3-4, 18-7). JC Cloney (6-0, 7.0 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 2 BB, 4 K) earned the win. David Edson drove in two, while Chris Perez went deep for the Trojans (4-3, 15-9).

No. 18 Kentucky 10, Vanderbilt 3

In Lexington, Ky., Sean Hjelle allowed five hits and three earned runs and struck out nine in seven innings, and Tristan Pompey went 3 for 4 with a homer, three runs and three RBI as Kentucky stayed hot in the SEC by beating Vanderbilt. The Wildcats jumped all over Patrick Raby for seven runs in the first three innings and expanded the lead to 10-3 in the sixth. Riley Mahan had two hits and two runs, and Evan White contributed two hits and a run in a balanced Kentucky attack that saw seven players drive in at least one run. Jason Delay homered and drove in two for the Commodores.

No. 20 Arkansas 7, Alabama 1

In Tuscaloosa, Ala., Blaine Knight allowed three hits and a run in eight innings as Arkansas downed Alabama to kick off their SEC series. Knight (4-1) did not walk a batter and struck out seven. Luke Bonfield went 3 for 5 with a homer, two runs and three RBI, while Jared Gates went 3 for 3 with one RBI for the Razorbacks (6-1, 21-5). Cobie Vance went 1 for 4 with a double and a run for the Crimson Tide (1-6, 12-14).

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