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No. 16 Auburn 6, Northeastern 0
In Auburn, Ala., Casey Mize was brilliant, tossing a no-hitter with 13 strikeouts as Auburn blanked Northeastern. Mize needed 105 pitches in facing one batter over the minimum (an error in the fourth) and went to a three-ball count only once all night, the last batter of the game. Brendan Venter went 4 for 4 with a homer, two runs and two RBI for the Tigers, who improved to 14-0. The Huskies fell to 8-4.
No. 6 Kentucky 10, No. 3 Texas Tech 7
In Lexington, Ky., Kole Cottam homered and drove in four as UK outscored TTU to kick off their weekend series. Luke Becker reached five times (2 for 2, 2 HBP, BB), scored three and knocked in one for the Wildcats (13-2). Sean Hjelle (4-0, 7 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 2 ER, BB, 6 K) retired the final 10 batters he faced in recording the win. Josh Jung went 2 for 5 with a double and three RBI for the Red Raiders (14-1).
No. 5 Stanford 7, No. 20 Texas 1
In Austin, Texas, Brandon Wulff blasted a three-run homer, and Nico Hoerner went 3 for 5 with a solo homer as Stanford evened its series with Texas. Kris Bubic (3-0) allowed three hits and one earned run with five walks and nine strikeouts for the Cardinal (12-2). David Hamilton had a pair of hits for the Longhorns (9-5).
No. 14 Vanderbilt 6, No. 11 UCLA 3
In Los Angeles, Ethan Paul homered and knocked in three as Vanderbilt downed UCLA. Paul had a two-run homer in the second to give the Commodores (11-4) a 4-0 lead. He drew a bases-loaded walk in the ninth to give the visitors a 5-3 advantage. Drake Fellows (2-0, 7 IP, 6 H, 3 R, BB, 9 K) earned the win, with Tyler Brown (2 IP, 3 H, BB, 4 K) recording his first save. Michael Toglia went 3 for 3 with a run, while Chase Strumpf hit a two-run dinger in the fourth for the Bruins (10-3).
Cal State Fullerton 5, No. 2 Oregon State 3
In Corvallis, Ore., Sahid Valenzuela (2 for 5) and Ruban Cardenas each drove in runs in the top of the ninth as Cal State Fullerton handed Oregon State its first loss. The Titans (4-8) got seven strong innings from Colton Eastman, who allowed five hits and three runs and struck out eight. Luke Heimlich allowed one earned run and struck out nine in six innings, and Trevor Larnach went 2 for 3 with an RBI for the Beavers (13-1).
Pacific 2, No. 15 Indiana 1
In Bloomington, Ind., Lucas Halstead drew a two-out walk and scored from second on an infield single and errant throw home in the top of the ninth as Pacific edged IU. Keaton Glover had two hits for the Tigers (7-8). Matt Lloyd went 4 for 4 with three doubles and one RBI for the Hoosiers (9-4). Jonathan Stiever (8 IP, 5 H, R, 2 BB) struck out a career-high 12 for IU.
Hawaii 4, No. 18 LSU 2
In Baton Rouge, La., Maaki Yamazaki went 3 for 4 with a solo homer, and Ethan Lopez went 2 for 4 with a solo homer and two runs as Hawaii edged LSU. Jackson Rees allowed two earned runs in six solid innings as the Rainbows (8-4) did just enough off Zack Hess, who allowed three runs and struck out nine in seven strong innings for the Tigers (9-6). Brandt Broussard and Daniel Cabrera each had three hits for LSU.
Duke 6, No. 19 Virginia 3
In Durham, N.C., leadoff hitter Jimmy Herron snapped a 3-3 deadlock with a two-run homer in the bottom of the fifth as Duke defeated UVa to begin their ACC set. Joey Loperfido had three hits, including a double, and a run, while Griffin Conine (2 for 4) also went deep as the Blue Devils (1-0, 11-2) extended their win streak to 10. Nate Eikhoff and Alex Tappen both had two hits for the Cavaliers (0-1, 9-5).
No. 1 Florida 9, Rhode Island 0
In Gainesville, Fla., Brady Singer allowed two hits in seven scoreless frames as UF blanked URI to begin their weekend series. Singer (4-0) walked two and struck out eight. Nelson Maldonado had a grand slam in the fourth for the Gators (13-3). Kevin Heiss and Jackson Coutts both had hits for the Rams (2-9).
No. 4 Florida State 7, Wake Forest 3
In Winston-Salem, N.C., Jackson Lueck went 2 for 4 with a homer and two RBI, and Drew Mendoza added a pair of RBI as Florida State opened ACC play with a win over Wake Forest. Cole Sands (4-0) allowed two earned runs and struck out nine in six solid innings, and Jonah Scolaro allowed one unearned run in three innings with five strikeouts for the Seminoles (1-0, 14-0), who got to Griffin Roberts (10 Ks) for five runs in the seventh to break a 2-2 tie. Wake fell to 0-1, 5-9.
No. 7 Arkansas 7-4, Kent State 2-10
In Fayetteville, Ark., Eric Cole smacked a three-run homer in the fourth inning of Game 1 as Arkansas split a doubleheader with KSU. Grant Koch (2 RBI) and Carson Shaddy (3 for 4, 2 R, 2 RBI) also went deep in the opener for the Razorbacks (10-4). Blaine Knight (3-0, 6 IP, 4 H, R, 6 K) earned the win. Mason Mamarella went 3 for 4 with a double and one RBI, while Nick Kanavas homered for the Golden Flashes (7-4). In the nightcap, Pavin Parks (2 for 4, 4 RBI) had a two-run double and scored in the first for KSU. Austin Havekost (1-0, 3.2 IP, 2 H, 6 K) picked up the win in relief. Luke Bonfield went 2 for 3 with two RBI for Arkansas.
No. 8 TCU 10, USC 1
In Los Angeles, Jared Janczak allowed five hits and struck out eight in seven scoreless innings, and Luken Baker blasted a three-run homer as TCU coasted past USC. A.J. Balta had two hits and two runs, and Zach Humphreys went 3 for 5 with a run and an RBI for the Frogs (9-3). Brandon Perez went 3 for 4 with a run for the Trojans (8-4).
No. 9 Texas A&M 3, Long Beach State 1
In College Station, Texas, Stephen Kolek allowed one run in 7.1 innings as Texas A&M edged LBSU. Kolek (3-1) gave up five hits with two walks and three strikeouts. Nolan Hoffman fanned three over the final 1.2 frames with one hit to record his second save. The Aggies (14-1) erased a 1-0 deficit with two in the seventh and one in the eighth. Logan Foster homered for TAMU. Jarren Duran went 3 for 4 with one run for the Dirtbags (5-9).
No. 10 Clemson 3, Georgia Tech 2
In Clemson, S.C., Patrick Cromwell delivered an RBI single to snap a 2-2 tie in the eighth as Clemson nipped GT in the opener of their ACC series. Seth Beer (2 for 4) and Bryce Teodosio both homered for the Tigers (1-0, 13-1). Ryan Miller (2-0, 2 IP, 2 H, K) earned the win in relief of Jacob Hennessy (7 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 7 K). Chase Murray went 3 for 4 with one run and one RBI for the Yellow Jackets (0-1, 9-4).
No. 12 Ole Miss 7-4, Eastern Illinois 2-0
In Oxford, Miss., Brady Feigl tossed seven scoreless innings in the nightcap as Ole Miss swept a twinbill from EIU. Feigl (4-0) allowed eight hits and fanned seven. Will Ethridge tossed two hitless frames with one walk and two punchouts to register his second save. Will Golsan drove in two for the Rebels (14-1). Joseph Duncan and Josh Turnock both had two hits for the Panthers (5-7). Ryan Rolison (3-1, 7 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 3 BB) struck out eight in earning the win in Game 1. Thomas Dillard went 1 for 2 with a homer, two walks and three runs to lead the Ole Miss offense. Andrew Curran drove in both runs for EIU.
No. 13 Louisville 5, North Carolina 4
In Louisville, Ky., Logan Wyatt drove in three and scored the winning run in the bottom of the eighth as UL took Game 1 of its ACC set with UNC. Wyatt had a pair of extra-base hits with a double and a triple for the Cardinals (1-0, 13-0). Brandon Martorano went deep for the Tar Heels (0-1, 7-6).
No. 17 Southern Miss 4, Georgia Southern 3 (10)
In Hattiesburg, Miss., Hunter Slater delivered the game-winning RBI single in the bottom of the 10th inning to lift Southern Miss past Georgia Southern. Daniel Keating had a pair of RBI, and Nick Sandlin struck out 12 and allowed two earned runs in seven innings for the Golden Eagles (9-4). Mason McWhorter went 2 for 3 with a run and an RBI for the Eagles (7-7).
Kansas State 12, Mercer 3
In Manhattan, Kan., Drew Mount smacked two grand slams to power KSU past Mercer. Mount became the first Wildcat with two grannies in a game since 1994. His shots came in the fifth and sixth innings as the Wildcats (9-4) built an 11-1 lead. Kasey Ford (3-0, 7 IP, 8 H, 3 R, 2 BB) struck out 10 in earning the victory. David Posas (2 for 5, 2 RBI) and Jackson Ware both went deep for the Bears (11-4).
Georgia State 2, Samford 0
In Birmingham, Ala., Hunter Gaddis tossed a three-hit shutout with 10 strikeouts as Georgia State blanked Samford. Bradon Bell went 2 for 3 with an RBI, and Nick Gatewood hit a solo homer for the Panthers (9-4).