No. 2 Louisville 6, No. 8 Clemson 4

In Clemson, S.C., Colby Fitch homered twice, and he and Drew Ellis each homered in the eighth inning as Louisville rallied from an early 4-0 deficit to beat Clemson for the second straight day. The win clinched the Cardinals’ third straight Atlantic Division title. Fitch went 4 for 5 with a double and two solo homers, and Ellis finished 3 for 4 with a double, two runs and two RBI as the Cardinals (22-4, 45-6) scored all of their runs off homers. Devin Mann added a two-run shot to help Kade McClure improve to 7-1 with seven innings. Chase Pinder homered and drove in two, and Andrew Cox stayed hot with two hits, including a solo homer, for Clemson (16-10, 37-14).

No. 3 North Carolina 9-4, Virginia Tech 4-8

In Blacksburg, Va., Brandon Riley had three hits, including a homer, and three RBI, and Rodney Hutchinson Jr. tossed 4.2 innings of one-hit, scoreless relief as North Carolina captured the Coastal Division title with a win in the first game of its doubleheader with Virginia Tech. But the Hokies hit three homers in taking the second game. Tyler Lynn had a key two-run homer in the first game for the Tar Heels (20-6, 40-10). In Game 2, Jack Owens went 3 for 5 with a solo homer, and Tom Stoffel (2 for 3, 2 R, 2 RBI) and Nick Anderson (1 for 4, 2 RBI) also homered for the Hokies (9-17, 22-28).

Oklahoma 9, No. 5 TCU 8

In Norman, Okla., Renae Martinez ripped a three-run homer in the bottom of the ninth inning to lift Oklahoma to a win over TCU. Martinez finished with four RBI, and Domenic DeRenzo added a pinch-hit two-run homer for the Sooners (11-9, 33-18), who trailed 4-0 before scoring nine times over the final four innings. Evan Skoug went 3 for 5 with his 13th homer, three runs and two RBI to lead the Horned Frogs (16-7, 36-12).

No. 6 Florida 13, Alabama 6

In Tuscaloosa, Ala., Ryan Larson had four RBI, and Mark Kolozsvary went 3 for 3 with three runs and two RBI as Florida beat Alabama in the SEC. JJ Schwarz and Nelson Maldonado each added two RBI as the Gators (18-8, 37-14) pounded out 16 hits and broke from a 6-5 game with a four-run seventh. Chandler Taylor went 2 for 3 with two runs and two RBI, and Alex Webb added two hits and two RBI for the Crimson Tide (5-21, 19-31).

Georgia 4, No. 7 Mississippi State 1

In Athens, Ga., Kevin Smith allowed three hits and struck out six in seven scoreless innings as Georgia evened its SEC series with Mississippi State. LJ Talley led the offense with a two-run single in a three-run third inning for the Bulldogs (8-18, 21-30). Jake Mangum had two hits for MSU (17-9, 33-18).

No. 8 Kentucky 8, Tennessee 3

In Lexington, Ky., Riley Mahan went 3 for 4 with two homers and four RBI, and Evan White homered and drove in three as Kentucky knocked off Tennessee. Chris Machamer turned in 4.1 scoreless innings with two strikeouts for the Wildcats (17-9, 35-16). Andre Lipcius and Jordan Rodgers each had solo homers for the Volunteers (7-17, 26-21).

Miami 5-6, No. 11 Virginia 1-13

In Charlottesville, Va., Jeb Bargfeldt allowed three hits and struck out three in a complete-game gem as Miami won the opener of its ACC doubleheader with Virginia. In the nightcap, Cameron Simmons went 2 for 5 with a grand slam and six RBI as the Cavaliers evened the series. Romy Gonzalez had a two-run homer in the first game for the Hurricanes (13-12, 25-25). Miami led 4-0 in the second game before Virginia (15-11, 37-12) scored eight times in the bottom of the second. Simmons had a two-run single in the big inning and later added a grand slam, his sixth homer of the year, in the sixth inning as the Cavaliers pulled away.

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