Georgia 5, No. 5 Kentucky 3

In Lexington, Ky., Georgia scored four unearned runs in the top of the ninth to shock Kentucky in the SEC. Trailing 2-1 with two outs in the ninth, the Bulldogs (6-16, 18-28) used an infield error to score twice to take the lead and added two more runs when a ball was dropped in the outfield. The Wildcats (14-8, 31-15) got one back and had the bases loaded, but Kevin Smith escaped with his second career save. Tucker Bradley went 3 for 4 with a run, and Tucker Maxwell added two hits and two runs for Georgia. Connor Heady had two hits and a run for Kentucky.

No. 1 Oregon State 8, California 0

In Corvallis, Ore., Luke Heimlich dazzled again, and Adley Rutschman had two hits and three RBI as Oregon State silenced Cal. Heimlich (7-1, 0.71 ERA) allowed seven hits and struck out a career-best 12 in eight scoreless innings for the Beavers (19-3, 36-4). Nick Madrigal and Michael Gretler each contributed three hits, a run and an RBI as OSU scored two in the first, four in the third and two in the fourth to put the game away. Jeffrey Mitchell Jr. had three of the seven hits for the Bears (12-10, 21-22).

No. 2 Louisville 2, Notre Dame 0

In Notre Dame, Ind., Brendan McKay allowed one hit, walked four and struck out eight in eight scoreless innings as Louisville opened its ACC series with Notre Dame with a win, its 40th on the year. Devin Mann hit a fifth-inning home run, and Devin Hairston added an eighth-inning RBI single for the Cardinals (18-4, 40-6). Brad Bass matched McKay’s brilliance, allowing two hits and two runs (one earned) and striking out six for the Fighting Irish (10-15, 23-24).

No. 7 TCU 11, Texas 10 (11)

In Fort Worth, Texas, Connor Wanhanen delivered a sacrifice fly to score pinch-runner Evan Williams after the first two batters walked in the bottom of the 11th inning as TCU edged Texas. Evan Skoug (2 for 5, 3 RBI), Elliott Barzilli (3 for 5) and Ryan Merrill (3 for 4, 2 R, 2 RBI) each homered as the Frogs (13-6, 33-11) opened a 9-4 lead after five innings. But Austin Todd, who went 5 for 6 with three runs and three RBI, and Zane Gurwitz, who went 5 for 6 with a homer, two runs and three RBI helped bring the Longhorns (9-9, 31-17) back. Texas took the lead in the 10th when Gurwitz singled in a run, but TCU left fielder Josh Watson threw Travis Jones out at the plate to prevent further damage. In the bottom of the inning, Skoug hit a solo homer to tie the game at 10.

No. 9 Florida 11, Ole Miss 2

In Gainesville, Fla., Ryan Larson ripped a grand slam in a seven-run fourth inning, and Alex Faedo tossed six scoreless innings with three hits, three walks and nine strikeouts as Florida topped Ole Miss in the SEC. Dalton Guthrie went 3 for 4 with two runs and an RBI, and Nelson Maldonado added two hits, including a solo homer, for the Gators (14-8, 33-13), who are tied with Kentucky atop the SEC East. DJ Miller hit a two-run homer for the Rebels (11-11, 29-18).

No. 10 Mississippi State 5, Texas A&M 1

In College Station, Texas, Denver McQuary and Cole Gordon combined to allow five hits and strike out nine, and Hunter Vansau had three hits and two RBI as Mississippi State evened its SEC series with Texas A&M. McQuary allowed three hits with a run and five strikeouts in five innings, and Gordon earned his first save with four innings with two hits and four strikeouts for the Bulldogs (15-8, 31-17). Luke Alexander contributed three hits and an RBI for MSU. Austin Homan went 2 for 2 for the Aggies (14-9, 34-14).

No. 11 Long Beach State 3, Cal Poly 0

In Long Beach, Calif., Darren McCaughan allowed three hits and struck out 11 in shutting out Cal Poly as Long Beach State picked up a Big West win. Brock Lundquist had three hits and a run, and Daniel Jackson contributed two hits and two runs as the Dirtbags improved to 14-2, 29-14-1. McCaughan (6-2) improved to 4-0 with a 1.38 ERA with 44 Ks in 44 innings at Blair Field. The Mustangs fell to 8-5, 20-24.

South Carolina 3, No. 13 LSU 2

In Baton Rouge, La., South Carolina scored three times in the second inning, and Wil Crowe, Josh Reagan and Tyler Johnson made it stick as the Gamecocks held off LSU in the SEC. After Crowe tossed 4.1 innings, Reagan and Johnson combined for 4.2 scoreless innings with two hits and three strikeouts for the Gamecocks (11-11, 27-17). Madison Stokes had a two-run single in the big inning for South Carolina. Kramer Robertson went 3 for 4 with a solo homer for the Tigers (13-9, 30-16), whose Alex Lange allowed five hits and three runs in a complete-game loss.

No. 14 Stanford 7, Arizona State 5

In Phoenix, Ariz., Matt Winaker had a three-run homer as Stanford outscored ASU to start their Pac-12 series and extend its win streak to 10. Daniel Bakst (3 for 3, 2 RBI) also went deep for the Cardinal (12-7, 29-12). Gage Canning (2 for 5) and Andrew Shaps (3 for 3, 2 R) both homered for the Sun Devils (6-13, 19-23).

No. 15 Cal State Fullerton 3, Hawaii 1

In Honolulu, Connor Seabold allowed two hits in eight innings as Fullerton edged Hawaii to begin their Big West series. Seabold (7-4) did not give up a hit until the sixth. He surrendered one run and struck out seven. Brett Conine fanned two in a hitless ninth for his 10th save. Scott Hurst was a homer short of the cycle, going 4 for 4 with two runs and one RBI for the Titans (9-4, 27-15). Timmy Richards drove in a pair for the visitors. Johnny Weeks went 1 for 2 with a double and a run for the Rainbows (8-5, 26-16).

No. 17 Wake Forest 15, Boston College 5

In Winston-Salem, N.C., Gavin Sheets went 3 for 5 with two homers and six RBI, and Keegan Maronpot added two homers and three RBI as Wake Forest routed Boston College. Ben Breazeale went 4 for 4 with two doubles and two runs as the Demon Deacons (14-8, 31-13) rapped out 18 hits. Michael Strem hit a three-run homer in the first for the Eagles (7-18, 18-25).

No. 18 St. John’s 7, Georgetown 1

In Bethesda, Md., Anthony Brocato went 2 for 4 with two homers and five RBI as St. John’s knocked off Georgetown. Troy Dixon added a two-run homer, and John Valente went 3 for 5 for the Red Storm (7-3, 33-7). Sean Mooney tossed eight innings with one run, three hits and six strikeouts for St. John’s. Ryan Weisenberg hit a solo homer for the only run for the Hoyas (2-8, 24-21).

No. 19 Michigan 6, Ohio State 0

In Ann Arbor, Mich., Oliver Jaskie was magnificent, allowing seven hits and striking out 14 in a shutout as Michigan blanked Ohio State in the Big Ten. Johnny Slater had three hits, two runs and three RBI, and Harrison Wenson homered and drove in two for the Wolverines (10-6, 34-10). Dominic Canzone had two hits to lead the Buckeyes (5-11, 17-28).

No. 20 Arizona 5, Washington 4

In Phoenix, Ariz., Cal Stevenson belted a two-run homer in the bottom of the ninth as Arizona rallied past UW to kick off their Pac-12 set. Jared Oliva also knocked in two for the Wildcats (10-12, 29-15). Levi Jordan went 2 for 4 with one run and one RBI for the Huskies (10-9, 24-18).

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