Virginia Tech 13, No. 3 Florida State 12

In Blacksburg, Va., Virginia Tech erased a 10-2 deficit with five in the fourth and four in the sixth to even its ACC series with FSU on Saturday afternoon. Tom Stoffel drove in four for the Hokies (2-3, 12-9) with an RBI single in the first and a three-run homer to cap the five-run fourth. Jack Owens went 4 for 5 with two doubles, two runs and one RBI for Tech. Connor Coward (4-0, 4.0 IP, H, 3 BB, 3 K) earned the victory, while Aaron McGarity (1.0 IP, H, 2 R, 2 BB, 2 K) recorded his fourth save. Quincy Nieporte had two hits and six RBI for the Seminoles (3-2, 14-6), delivering a two-run single in the third and a grand slam in the fourth that gave FSU the 10-2 advantage.

No. 9 Clemson 7, No. 13 Virginia 6

In Clemson, S.C., Jordan Greene had a two-run single to highlight a six-run first as Clemson evened its ACC series with Virginia. Greene went 3 for 4 with a run, while Chris Williams homered and drove in two for the Tigers (4-1, 15-4). Alex Eubanks (3-1, 7.0 IP, 8 H, 2 R, 5 K) picked up the win, while Ryan Miller (1.2 IP, 2 H, R) recorded his first save. Cameron Simmons was 2 for 4 with a homer, two runs and two RBI for the Cavaliers (2-3, 15-4).

Auburn 2, No. 5 Florida 1

In Auburn, Ala., Casey Mize and Cole Lipscomb combined to hold UF to one unearned run as Auburn clinched the SEC series win. Mize (3-0) gave up five hits and a walk in 7.0 innings with one unearned run and eight strikeouts. Lipscomb pitched two hitless innings with one punchout to record his third save. Luke Jarvis went 3 for 3 with a double and an RBI, while Jay Estes went 2 for 3 with a double and a run for the Tigers (2-0, 16-5). Nelson Maldonado went 2 for 4  with a double and a run for the Gators (0-2, 13-7).

No. 1 Louisville 6, Boston College 4

In Louisville, Ky., Kade McClure fanned nine in eight innings as Louisville clinched an ACC series win over BC. McClure (3-0) allowed four hits, one walk and one run. Lincoln Henzman recorded the final three outs with a pair of strikeouts to notch his fourth save. The Cardinals (5-0, 18-0) set a program record for most consecutive wins to start a season, surpassing the 17-0 season of 1957. Devin Mann had two hits and two RBI to lead the UL offense. Gian Martellini drove in two for the Eagles (1-4, 6-10).

No. 2 Oregon State 4, Arizona State 0

In Phoenix, Ariz., Jake Thompson struck out a career-high 10 as OSU completed a Pac-12 sweep at ASU, its first sweep of the Sun Devils in Arizona since 1966. The Beavers (5-0, 17-1) recorded their second shutout of the series. Thompson (5-0) worked 7.1 innings with two hits and three walks. Jake Mulholland pitched the final 1.2 innings with one hit and a pair of strikeouts. KJ Harrison went 3 for 4 with two doubles and a run for OSU. Lyle Lin tripled for ASU (0-3, 9-10).

No. 4 TCU 5, Kansas 1

In Fort Worth, Texas, Jared Janczak carried a no-hitter into the ninth as TCU clinched a Big 12 series win over Kansas. Janczak (5-0) gave up a pinch-hit single to start the ninth. Janczak did not walk a batter and fanned 14. The Horned Frogs (2-0, 14-4) scored all their runs in the seventh, as Austen Wade had a two-run single and Evan Skoug (2 for 4) added a two-run double for TCU. Brett Vosik drove in the lone run for the Jayhawks (0-2, 8-10).

No. 6 LSU 5, Georgia 1

In Baton Rouge, La., Jared Poche’ allowed one run over seven innings as LSU secured an SEC series win over Georgia. Poche’ (5-0) scattered seven hits with two walks and five strikeouts. Caleb Gilbert tossed two scoreless frames with two hits and four punchouts for his first save. Antoine Duplantis went 2 for 3 with a homer and three RBI for the Tigers (2-0, 15-5). He is now 8 for 10 in the series with five extra-base hits and 10 RBI. Keegan McGovern (2 for 3, BB) homered in the fourth for the Bulldogs (0-2, 8-12), ending Poche’s scoreless streak at 32 innings.

No. 7 Arizona 4, UCLA 3

In Los Angeles, pinch-runner Matt Frazier scored on an error in the top of the ninth as Arizona edged UCLA to clinch the Pac-12 series win. Jack Stronach  and Daniel Amaral (2 for 5) had run-scoring doubles in the second as the Bruins (0-2, 6-11) built a 3-0 lead. Alfonso Rivas (2 for 4) and JJ Matijevic both had RBI doubles and scored in a three-run sixth for the Wildcats (2-0, 15-3). Cameron Ming (4-0, 3.0 IP, 3 H, 4 K) earned the win. Brett Stephens had two hits and two runs for UCLA.

No. 8 South Carolina 6, Tennessee 4 (10 innings)

In Knoxville, Tenn., Jonah Bride drew a bases-loaded walk with two away in the top of the 10th and Jacob Olson was hit by a pitch to force in a second run in the inning as South Carolina secured an SEC series victory over Tennessee. Bride (1 for 4, 3 RBI) and TJ Hopkins both homered for the Gamecocks (2-0, 13-5). Josh Reagan (2-0, 2.1 IP, H, BB, 2 K) recorded the win. Pete Derkay had three hits and Matt Waldren had a pinch-hit homer in the eighth for the Volunteers (0-2, 12-3).

Georgia Tech 4, No. 10 North Carolina 2

In Atlanta, Kel Johnson belted a two-run homer in the bottom of the 12th as Tech leveled its ACC series with UNC. Wade Bailey went 2 for 5 with two hits and two runs for the Yellow Jackets (2-3, 12-5). Ashton McGee had three hits and Michael Busch went deep for the Tar Heels (3-2, 14-5).

No. 11 Texas Tech 2, Texas 1

In Austin, Texas, Steve Gingery allowed two hits and one unearned run in six innings as TTU clinched a Big 12 series win at Texas. Gingery (4-0) walked a pair and fanned five. J Jose Quezada retired the final four hitters to record his second save. After the Longhorns (0-2, 13-8) scored in the first, Josh Jung (2 for 3) and Michael Berglund both had RBI singles in the third for the Red Raiders (2-0, 16-4). Kacy Clemens went 1 for 3 with a walk for Texas.

No. 12 Cal State Fullerton 5, New Mexico 4

In Fullerton, Calif., Taylor Bryant had an RBI double in the eighth to plate the tying run and scored the game-winner on a base hit by Sahid Valenzuela as Fullerton rallied for a series win over UNM. The Lobos (11-7) scored twice in the third and fourth to take a 4-1 lead before the Titans (13-5) tallied single runs in the fourth and seventh before their winning rally in the eighth. Dillon Brown (1-1) pitched a hitless eighth with one strikeout to pick up the win, while Brett Conine (1.0 IP, H, BB, K) worked out of trouble in the ninth to notch his fourth save. Andre Vigil had two doubles and a run for UNM.

West Virginia 6, No. 14 Baylor 5

In Waco, Texas, Cole Austin had an RBI single with two away in the top of the ninth to snap a 5-5 tie and propel WVU to a Big 12 series win at Baylor. Austin had four hits, while Kyle Gray had two hits and three RBI for the Mountaineers (2-0, 10-7). Braden Zarbnisky (2-0, 2.0 IP, H, 2 K) earned the victory. Kameron Esthay (1 for 3, 2 R, 2 RBI) homered for the Bears (0-2, 15-4).

Kentucky 7, No. 16 Texas A&M 6

In College Station, Texas, UK scored the game-winner in the top of the ninth on a squeeze bunt by Zach Reks in rallying for the Big 12 series victory at TAMU. The Wildcats (2-0, 14-6) scored all their runs in the final three frames, with four in the seventh, two in the eighth and one in the ninth. Marcus Carson (2 for 4, R) and Storm Wilson (1 for 1) both drove in a pair for UK. Brad  Schaenzer (3-0) allowed one hit and struck out two in the eighth to record the win, while Logan Salow fanned two of the three hitters he faced in the ninth for this third save. Braden Shewmake (2 for 4) homered for the Aggies (0-2, 14-6).

No. 18 St. John’s 6, UMass Lowell 3

In Virginia Beach, Va., Troy Dixon had two hits, including a double, and two RBI as St. John’s downed UMass Lowell at Virginia Wesleyan College. The Red Storm (14-2) scored three in the fourth and snapped a 3-3 deadlock with three in the eighth. Jeff Belge (2-0, 6.0 IP, 4 H, 3 R, BB, 7 K) recorded the win, while Gavin Hollowell tossed two hitless innings with one walk and two punchouts to earn his first save. Michael Young drove in two for the River Hawks (9-7).

Appalachian State 12, No. 19 UL Lafayette 4

In Lafayette, La., ASU pounded four home runs in evening its Sun Belt series at ULL. Jason Curtis (1 for 4, 3 RBI), Matt Vernon (3 for 5, 3 R), Conner Leonard (1 for 1, 2 RBI) and Tyler Stroup (1 for 3, 2 R) all went deep for the Mountaineers (1-1, 9-10). Colin Schmid (3-2, 7.0 IP, 6 H, 4 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 4 K) recorded the win, while Reed Howell (2.0 IP, 2 H, BB, 2 K) registered his third save. Brenn Conrad drove in a pair for the Ragin’ Cajuns (1-1, 10-6).

Northern Illinois 8, No. 20 Michigan 5

In Ann Arbor, Mich., Mike Roberson had a three-run homer in the fifth to give NIU a 7-0 lead as it evened its series at Michigan. Bynum Roderick (R, RBI) and Tommy Szczasny (2 R, RBI) both had three hits, including a double, for the Huskies (4-13). Miles Lewis had two hits and two RBI for the Wolverines (13-4). Joe Hawks (1-2, 5.0 IP, 6 H, R, 3 BB, 4 K) registered the victory, while Ryne Blanton fanned the final batter of the game for his second save.

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