No. 2 Florida 1, No. 17 Miami 0

In Gainesville, Fla., Jesse Lapore was terrific, but Alex Faedo was masterful. Faedo (pictured, photo by Tim Casey) allowed two hits and struck out eight in 8.2 innings and got a little help from Frank Rubio, who registered a strikeout with two men on in the ninth as No. 2 Florida edged No. 17 Miami. Jonathan India had an RBI single to score Dalton Guthrie with the game’s only run in the third inning. Lepore tossed six innings with six hits and six strikeouts for the Hurricanes.

UIC 5, No. 7 Vanderbilt 3 (10)

In Nashville, Tenn., Brandon Gibis had an RBI double, and Rob Calabrese added a sacrifice fly as UIC scored twice in the 10th inning to upend Vanderbilt. Scott Ota scored three times, including in the 10th, and Cody Bohanek went 3 for 4 with a walk for the Flames (3-2). Jake Dahlberg allowed three hits and a run and walked four and struck out four for UIC. Jeren Kendall went 2 for 5 with a solo homer, and JJ Bleday had a two-run double for the Commodores (3-2).

No. 4 South Carolina 4, Wright State 3

In Columbia, S.C., Alex Destino went 2 for 3 with a run and an RBI double in the seventh that broke a 3-3 tie as South Carolina slipped past Wright State. Clarke Schmidt struck out 11 and allowed three runs (all unearned) in 6.1 innings, and Tyler Johnson struck out the side in the ninth for his second save for the Gamecocks (4-2). Matt Williams contributed a two-run single in the first for South Carolina. Matt Morrow went 2 for 5 with a run for the Raiders (2-2).

No. 5 Florida State 16, Samford 3

In Tallahassee, Fla., Rhett Aplin went 4 for 5 with a double, homer and four RBI, and Dylan Busby went 2 for 3 with two runs, a three-run homer and four RBI as Florida State flattened Samford. Nick Derr added three hits, a run and two RBI as the Seminoles (3-2) scored nine times in the first two innings. Kevin Williams Jr. went 2 for 3 with two homers and three RBI for the Bulldogs (2-2).

Ohio State 6, No. 6 Oregon State 1

In Surprise, Ariz., Yianni Pavlopoulos allowed three hits and struck out four in six scoreless innings, and Brady Cherry and Tyler Cowles each had two hits and two RBI as Ohio State handed Oregon State its first loss. Cherry hit a two-run homer in the fifth to make it 3-0, and the Buckeyes (3-3) added a run in the seventh and two in the ninth. Michael Gretler had an RBI double for the Beavers (5-1).

No. 8 Louisville 7, Omaha 2

In Louisville, Ky., Logan Taylor went 3 for 4 with two runs, two RBI and two stolen bases, and Devin Mann went 2 for 4 with a triple and two RBI as Louisville beat Omaha. Brendan McKay improved to 2-0 with five innings with two hits, two runs (one earned), four walks and five strikeouts for the Cardinals (5-0). Parker Smejkal had a pair of hits for Omaha (1-5).

UNLV 6, No. 9 Cal State Fullerton 1

In Las Vegas, Bryson Stott went 3 for 5 with a run and three RBI, and Alan Strong turned in 5.1 scoreless innings with six strikeouts as UNLV topped Cal State Fullerton. Nick Rodriguez had two hits and two runs, and the Rebels (3-2) used a four-run third inning to take control. Ruben Cardenas went 2 for 4 with a solo homer for the Titans (2-3).

No. 10 Clemson 1, Elon 0 (13)

In Clemson, S.C., Seth Beer delivered a game-winning single in the bottom of the 13th inning, and Clemson pitchers combined for a school record 23 strikeouts (with no walks) as the Tigers edged Elon. Charlie Barnes struck out 11 in 7.1 innings, and Ryley Gilliam followed with nine strikeouts in 4.1 innings. Brooks Crawford got the win after striking out the side in the 13th for the Tigers (3-2). Ryan Conroy allowed six hits and struck out three in 8.2 scoreless innings, and Ryan Jackson had three hits for the Phoenix (3-2).

No. 11 North Carolina 2, Radford 0

In Chapel Hill, N.C., Brian Miller hit a two-run homer in the bottom of the eighth inning, and J.B. Bukauskas struck out 11 and allowed three hits in seven scoreless innings as North Carolina blanked Radford. Logan Warmoth had three hits, and Josh Hiatt earned his fourth save as the Tar Heels improved to 5-0. Zack Ridgely was superb for the Highlanders (1-4), allowing five hits and striking out seven in 7.2 innings before Miller’s homer.

No. 12 Coastal Carolina 1, Ball State 0

In Conway, S.C., Seth Lancaster had a squeeze bunt to score Cory Wood in the sixth inning, and that proved to be enough as Alex Cunningham tossed eight scoreless innings as Coastal Carolina got past Ball State. Cunningham allowed five hits, walked three and struck out six, and Bobby Holmes picked up his first save for the Chanticleers (3-3). BJ Butler yielded only two hits and struck out seven in seven strong innings for the Cardinals (2-2).


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