No. 12 North Carolina 9, No. 8 Virginia 4

In Chapel Hill, N.C., Zack Gahagan had a three-run homer to cap a four-run third and UNC added five in the fifth in defeating UVa to kick off their ACC series. Kyle Datres (3 for 5, R) and Brandon Riley (2 for 4) both drove in a pair for the Tar Heels (1-0, 11-3). J.B. Bukauskas (2-0, 3 H, R, 2 BB) fanned seven in 6.0 innings in recording the win for UNC. Andy Weber homered and knocked in three for the Cavaliers (0-1, 12-2).

UC Irvine 11, No. 1 TCU 2

In Irvine, Calif., Christian Koss had a bases-clearing triple to highlight an eight-run first as UCI blitzed TCU. Cole Kreuter went 3 for 5 with a double, two runs and three RBI, while Keston Hiura had a double, a homer, two runs and two RBI for the Anteaters (8-4). Louis Raymond (3-1, 6.2 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 4 BB, 2 K) earned the win. Cam Warner went 1 for 4 with one RBI for the Horned Frogs (11-2).

Boston College 8, No. 3 Florida State 5

In Tallahassee, Fla., Michael Strem, Donovan Casey and Mitch Bigras each had two hits and two RBI as Boston College opened ACC play with a win over Florida State. Jake Alu scored three times as the Eagles used a five-run third inning to build an early lead. Jacob Stevens (2-0) allowed four hits and two runs, pitching around five walks and striking out five for the Eagles (1-0, 6-6). Dylan Busby and Taylor Walls each homered and drove in two for the Seminoles (0-1, 11-3).

No. 2 Florida 8, Seton Hall 0

In Gainesville, Fla., Alex Faedo tossed six scoreless innings as Florida shut out Seton Hall. Faedo (3-0) allowed five hits and one walk while striking out six. Dalton Guthrie (3 for 4, 2 R, 2 RBI), JJ Schwarz (1 for 5, 2 RBI) and Keenan Bell (1 for 2, 2 R) all homered for the Gators (11-4). Matt Toke doubled for the Pirates (6-7).

No. 4 Oregon State 5-5, Ball State 1-0

In Corvallis, Ore., Luke Heimlich allowed two hits and struck out 11 in eight scoreless innings in the first game, and Trevor Larnach had three RBI in the second game as Oregon State swept its doubleheader with Ball State. Nick Madrigal had four hits, four runs and two RBI in the wins for the Beavers (13-1). Steven Kennedy went 3 for 4 with a solo homer in the second game for the Cardinals (8-7).

No. 5 Louisville 3, Pittsburgh 0

In Louisville, Ky., Brendan McKay and Lincoln Henzman combined on a two-hitter with 18 strikeouts as UL blanked Pitt in the ACC series lid-lifter. McKay (3-0) allowed two hits and a walk while fanning 15 in seven innings. Henzman walked one and had three punchouts over the final two frames to register his second save. Drew Ellis went 2 for 3 with a double, a run and an RBI for the Cardinals (1-0, 13-0). Frank Maldonado and P.J. DeMeo both had a hit for the Panthers (0-1, 7-5).

No. 6 LSU 6, Wichita State 1

In Baton Rouge, La., Alex Lange hurled eight scoreless innings as LSU topped WSU. Lange (3-1) allowed two hits and struck out nine. The Tigers (10-4) scored in three of the first five innings, including three in the fifth on a homer by Greg Deichmann (2 for 4, 4 RBI). Antoine Duplantis went 3 for 4 with a double, two runs and two RBI for LSU. Travis Young went 1 for 4 with a double and a run for the Shockers (8-4).

No. 7 Arizona 21, Hartford 5

In Tucson, Ariz., Cesar Salazar had two hits and three RBI, and JJ Matijevic went 3 for 4 with two runs and two RBI as Arizona built a 14-0 lead after four and coasted past Hartford. Alfonso Rivas went 2 for 3 with a homer, three runs and two RBI for the Wildcats (11-2). JC Cloney improved to 4-0 but had his streak of 38 straight innings without an earned run end when Erik Ostberg (2 for 4) launched a two-run homer in the first inning for the Hawks (1-7).

No. 9 South Carolina 3, Michigan State 2

In Columbia, S.C., Clarke Schmidt allowed two runs and struck out 12 over 7.1 innings, and Madison Stokes hit a two-run homer in the fifth inning as South Carolina edged Michigan State. Schmidt (3-0) allowed eight hits and got a little help from Colie Bowers, who earned his first with 1.2 innings of relief. Jonah Bride had a hit and two runs for the Gamecocks (10-5). Marty Bechina went 2 for 3 with an RBI for the Spartans (9-3).

No. 10 Clemson 4, Notre Dame 1

In Clemson, S.C., Charlie Barnes and Jacob Hennessy combined on a four-hitter as Clemson downed Notre Dame in the opener of their ACC series. Barnes (1-1) worked 6.1 innings with four hits, one unearned run, two walks and seven strikeouts to record the victory. Hennessy pitched 2.2 hitless frames with three strikeouts for his second save. Andrew Cox went 2 for 2 with a walk and two RBI for the Tigers (1-0, 10-3). Jake Johnson had two hits for the Irish (0-1, 3-9).

No. 11 Texas Tech 7, UTSA 6

In Lubbock, Texas, Tanner Gardner went 4 for 4 with a run and two RBI, and Hunter Hargrove contributed three hits and two RBI as Texas Tech edged UTSA. Grant Little added two hits and three runs out of the leadoff spot as the Red Raiders (13-2) built a 5-0 lead early then nearly saw its 7-2 lead disappear as UTSA (7-6) score four times in the seventh inning. Kevin Markham had two hits and three RBI, and Trent Bowles added two hits and two RBI for the Roadrunners.

Gonzaga 1, No. 13 Cal State Fullerton 0

In Fullerton, Calif., Eli Morgan tossed a two-hit shutout with 15 strikeouts as Gonzaga blanked Fullerton. Morgan (2-1) walked one. The Bulldogs (6-6) scored the game’s lone run in the top of the fourth. Tyler Frost had a leadoff single, stole second and came home on a double by Daniel Fredrickson. Connor Seabold (1-3) went the distance for the Titans (7-5) with four hits, one run, two walks and 11 strikeouts.

Rice 4, No. 14 Stanford 0

In Houston, Matt Canterino pitched seven scoreless innings with a career-best 10 strikeouts as Rice shut out Stanford to even their series. Canterino (1-1) allowed two hits and walked one. Darryn Sheppard (3 for 4) and Dayne Wunderlich both homered for the Owls (5-10). Matt Winaker went 1 for 2 with a double and a walk for the Cardinal (10-4).

No. 15 Texas A&M 6, Brown 4

In College Station, Texas, Logan Fosterr went 3 for 5 with a homer, two runs and two RBI as Texas A&M edged Brown. The Aggies (12-3) used a five-run second to take a 6-1 advantage. Brigham Hill (4-0, 5.0 IP, 8 H, 4 R, 3 BB, 3 K) was the starter and winner, while Landon Miner pitched a hitless ninth with one strikeout to record his first save. Garrett Delano (3 for 4, 2 RBI) went deep for the Bears (0-4).

No. 16 Louisiana 10, Saint Peter’s 0

In Lafayette, La., Gunner Leger came within one out of a no-hitter and struck out nine as Louisiana blanked Saint Peter’s. Leger (3-1) retired the first 21 batters of the game and surrendered a single to center to pinch-hitter Brian Turton. Brenn Conrad went 3 for 5 with two runs and two RBI, and Ishmael Edwards added two hits, two runs and two RBI for the Ragin’ Cajuns (7-4). The Peacocks fell to 0-1.

Charlotte 2, No. 17 East Carolina 0

In Greenville, N.C., Colton Laws combined with two relievers on a three-hitter, and Charlotte plated two in the top of the ninth to nip ECU. Laws surrendered three hits and a walk in 7.1 innings with nine strikeouts. Matt Brooks (2-0) retired the two batters he faced to pick up the win. Jonah Patten fanned three in a hitless ninth for his third save. Harris Yett (2 for 4) and Brett Netzer (2 for 4) both had RBI singles in the ninth for the 49ers (10-4). Dusty Baker had a double and Spencer Brickhouse added a triple for the Pirates (10-4).

No. 18 St. John’s 5, Liberty 4 (10 innings)

In Lynchburg, Va., Gui Gingras went 3 for 3 with a homer and four RBI, while Michael Donadio singled and scored in the top of the 10th as St. John’s edged Liberty to kick off their weekend series. Donadio had two hits and two runs, while John Valente went 3 for 4 with a run for the Red Storm (11-1). Matt Allen went 3 for 5 with two RBI for the Flames (8-5).

No. 19 Baylor 2, Houston 1

In Waco, Texas, Kameron Esthay drew a leadoff walk and scored on a base hit by Tucker Cascadden in the bottom of the seventh to snap a 1-1 tie and lead Baylor over UH. Esthay scored both runs for the Bears (13-1). Kyle Hill (1-0) fanned the four batters he faced to earn the win in relief. Troy Montemayor worked a 1-2-3 ninth to notch his fifth save. Connor Wong had two hits for the Cougars (8-4).

Illinois 7, No. 20 Coastal Carolina 6

In Conway, S.C., Anthony Drago homered and drove in three, and Bren Spillane had two hits and two RBI as Illinois scored three late runs to top Coastal Carolina. Jake Yalowitz added two hits and an RBI as the Illini (4-7) scored twice in the seventh and once in the eighth to secure the win. Wood Myers went 4 for 5 with a homer and two RBI for the Chanticleers (9-7).

No. 20 Ole Miss 2, Furman 0

In Oxford, Miss., David Parkinson carried a no-hitter into the eighth as Ole Miss blanked Furman. Parkinson (3-1) gave up a leadoff single in the eighth. He fanned a career-high nine. Will Stokes pitched a scoreless ninth to register the save for the Rebels (9-5). Ryan Olenek had three hits for Ole Miss. Brandon Elmy and Trent Alley had hits for the Paladins (8-5).

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