No. 2 Louisville 7, No. 19 Wake Forest 5

In Louisville, Ky., Devin Hairston had a two-run double in the bottom of the eighth to snap a 5-5 tie and lead UL to an ACC series win over WFU on Sunday afternoon. Hairston (3 for 5, 4 RBI) had a two-run single to cap a four-run sixth as the Cardinals (12-3, 27-4) took a 5-1 lead. Bruce Steel (2 for 3, 4 RBI) hit a two-run homer in the seventh and the Demon Deacons (9-6, 23-10) added two in the eighth to level the score at 5-5. Sam Bordner fanned two of the three batters he faced inn the ninth for his first save.

No. 16 LSU 2, No. 15 Arkansas 0

In Fayetteville, Ark., Eric Walker hurled a four-hit shutout as LSU won its SEC series at Arkansas. Walker (4-0) walked two and struck out four. Greg Deichmann went 2 for 4 with an RBI for the Tigers (7-5, 22-11). Luke Bonfield went 1 for 2 with a walk for the Razorbacks (8-4, 25-8).

No. 1 Oregon State 5, Utah 1

In Corvallis, Ore., Jake Thompson allowed one run in a career-best 8.1 innings as OSU completed a Pac-12 sweep of Utah to extend its win streak to 23, tying 1988 Arizona State for longest streak in conference history. Thompson (7-0) allowed one hit with three walks and seven strikeouts. Mitch Hickey recorded the final two outs for his first save. DaShawn Keirsey Jr. had an RBI double in the top of the third for the Utes (3-9, 12-16) before a three-run homer by Cadyn Grenier in the bottom of the frame gave the Beavers (12-0, 28-1) the lead for good. KJ Harrison also went deep for OSU. Jack Anderson had two hits and two runs while Nick Madrigal was 3 for 4 with a double, a run and an RBI for the victors.

No. 3 TCU 13, Murray State 2

In Fort Worth, Texas, Mason Hesse had a two-run double to snap a 1-1 tie and spark a four-run second as TCU swept Murray State to extend its win streak to 12. Austen Wade went 5 for 5 with four runs and three RBI for the Horned Frogs (26-5). Brian Howard (5-2, 4 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 3 BB) fanned 11 in five innings in recording the victory. Brandon Gutzler went 2 for 4 with a double and an RBI for the Racers (15-16). Tyler Lawrence singled in the first for Murray State to give the program record for career hits with 238.

No. 4 Clemson 8, Virginia Tech 3

In Clemson, S.C., Robert Jolly went 2 for 3 with two RBI as Clemson completed the ACC sweep of VT. Mac Caples (3 for 3) had an RBI single in a two-run third for the Hokies (6-9, 17-17). Andrew Cox drove in two with a base hit in the fourth to tie the game and Jordan Greene gave the Tigers (13-2, 28-5) the lead for good with a two-run double later in the frame. Pat Krall (6-0, 5.2 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 3 K) picked up the win.

No. 5 North Carolina 16-15, Boston College 4-3

In Chestnut Hill, Mass., Kyle Datres had three hits, including a homer, and drove in four in the first game, and Cody Roberts went 3 for 3 with two RBI and four runs in the second as North Carolina swept a Sunday doubleheader and its ACC series with Boston College. The Tar Heels’ 48 runs set a school mark for most runs over a three-game ACC series.

Baylor 10, No. 6 Texas Tech 9

In Lubbock, Texas, Aaron Dodson belted three homers, including a game-tying two-run homer in the ninth, and drove in six as Baylor erupted for six runs in the ninth inning to salvage the final game of its Big 12 series with Texas Tech. Orlando Garcia went 4 for 5 with a homer and four RBI, and Hunter Hargrove homered and drove in three for the Red Raiders.

No. 7 Florida 5, Tennessee 4

In Gainesville, Fla., Jackson Kowar improved to 5-0 with five solid innings, and Michael Byrne closed the door for his fifth save with two scoreless innings as Florida salvaged Game 3 of its SEC series with Tennessee. Nelson Maldonado and Christian Hicks each had two hits and a run for the Gators. Pete Derkay had two hits and an RBI for the Vols.

No. 8 Arizona 6, Washington State 5

In Pullman, Wash., Cameron Ming allowed two runs in four innings to improve to 5-0, and Ryan Haug went 2 for 3 with a run and two RBI as Arizona captured its Pac-12 series with Washington State. Justin Harrer and James Rudkin each drove in two runs for WSU.

Texas A&M 3, No. 9 Auburn 1

In College Station, Texas, Stephen Kolek turned in eight strong innings with five hits, a run and seven strikeouts as Texas A&M won its SEC series with Auburn. Braden Shewmake had two hits and two RBI to lead the Aggies. Conor Davis went 2 for 3 with a run for the Tigers.

Creighton 5, No. 11 St. John’s 1

In Omaha, Neb., Keith Rogalla tossed a five-hitter with eight strikeouts as Creighton won its Big East series against St. John’s. Rogalla (2-2) allowed one earned run and did not walk a batter. Parker Upton had an RBI single to start a four-run second for the Bluejays (2-1, 10-16). Jesse Berardi went 2 for 4 with a double and an RBI for the Red Storm (1-2, 22-5).

Mississippi State 10, No. 12 Kentucky 6

In Starkville, Miss., Elijah MacNamee had three hits and scored three times as MSU won its SEC series against UK. Zach Reks (2 for 5) had a two-run single in the second to give the Wildcats (8-4, 22-11) a 4-1 lead. The Bulldogs (8-4, 22-12) scored one in the third and two in the fourth to tie the game at 4-4 before Jake Mangum (2 for 4) had a two-run triple and scored in the sixth to give MSU the lead for good. Trey Jolly (1-1, 5.1 IP, 3 H, R, BB, K) earned the win in relief, while Spencer Price (1.1 IP, H, 3 K) notched his 10th save. Tristan Pompey went 4 for 5 with two doubles and two runs for UK.

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