No. 7 Auburn 17-5, No. 9 Mississippi State 8-3

In Starkville, Miss., Dylan Ingram belted a grand slam to cap a seven-run fourth in the opener and added a two-run shot in a five-run fourth in the nightcap as Auburn swept a doubleheader and secured an SEC series win at MSU. Ingram went 2 for 4 with four runs and four RBI in Game 1, while Jonah Todd was 3 for 4 with two runs and four RBI for the Tigers (14-7, 32-14). Cody Brown homered and drove in four for the Bulldogs (14-7, 30-16). Conor Davis had two hits and two RBI in Game 2 for Auburn. Elliott Anderson (1-0, 2.1 IP, 4 H, R, K) earned the win in relief, while Calvin Coker (2.1 IP, 2 H, R, 2 K) recorded his second save. Brent Rooker went 3 for 4 with a homer for MSU.

USC 7, No. 1 Oregon State 5 (10)

In Corvallis, Ore., Cris Perez delivered a two-run single in the top of the 10th as USC leveled its Pac-12 series at OSU. Perez went 2 for 3, while Brandon Perez was 3 for 4 with three runs and Dillon Paulson knocked in three for the Trojans (6-11, 19-21). Austin Manning (2-1, 2.0 IP, H, 2 K) earned the victory. Michael Gretler (2 for 4) homered for the Beavers (17-3, 33-4), who suffered their first home loss of the season.

No. 2 Louisville 11, Toledo 1

In Louisville, Ky., Kade McClure allowed one run in 7.0 innings as UL clinched a series win against UT. McClure (5-1) allowed six hits and struck out six. The Cardinals (37-6) scored three in the second, fourth and sixth in building a 9-1 lead. Logan Taylor had three hits and three RBI, while Drew Ellis (2 for 3, 2 R, 2 RBI) homered for UL. Malave Bettinger went 2 for 3 with a run for the Rockets (14-29).

No. 4 North Carolina 5, No. 5 Clemson 4

In Chapel Hill, NC., Zack Gahagan’s sacrifice fly capped a four-run eighth as UNC clinched an ACC series win over Clemson. Brandon Riley went 2 for 4 with two runs and one RBI for the Tar Heels (18-5, 35-9). Brett Daniels (4-0) pitched a hitless eighth to pick up the win and Josh Hiatt had a perfect ninth with two strikeouts to record his 13th save. Robert Jolly doubled twice with one run and one RBI for the Tigers (16-7, 34-10).

South Carolina 5, No. 8 Kentucky 1

In Columbia, S.C., Carlos Cortes homered and drove in three as USC evened its SEC series with UK. Adam Hill (3-3, 5.0 IP, H, R, 3 BB, 5 K) earned the win, while Tyler Johnson (1.2 IP, K) registered his seventh save for the Gamecocks (10-10, 25-16). Tyler Marshall went deep in the fourth for the lone run for the Wildcats (13-7, 30-14).

No. 10 Florida 6, Georgia 3

In Athens, Ga., UF used a five-run seventh to secure an SEC series win at UGA. Austin Langworthy had three hits and two RBI for the Gators (12-8, 29-13). Brady Singer (5-3, 10 H, BB, 5 K) allowed three run over eight innings in taking the win. Michael Byrne worked around a pair of hits in a scoreless ninth to notch his 10th save. Tucker Brady had three hits, including a pair of doubles, for the Bulldogs (5-15, 17-27)

No. 11 Virginia 8, Florida State 0

In Tallahassee, Fla., Noah Murdock and Alec Bettinger combined on a two-hit shutout as UVa leveled its ACC series at FSU. Murdock (3-1) allowed two hits and four walks over six innings with four strikeouts to record the victory. Bettinger walked one and fanned three over three hitless frames to pick up his first save. Jake McCarthy (2 for 3, 2 R, 2 RBI, 2 BB) homered for the Cavaliers (13-10, 34-11). Cal Raleigh and Matt Henderson had the two hits for the Seminoles (11-11, 27-17).

Stanford 3, No. 12 Arizona 1

In Stanford, Calif., Chris Castellanos tossed eight shutout innings with a dozen strikeouts as Stanford completed a Pac-12 sweep of Arizona. Castellanos (7-1) gave up three hits and walked a pair. Tyler Thorne allowed one run in the ninth in recording his second save. Nico Hoerner went 3 for 4 with two runs and one RBI, while Daniel Bakst had two hits and two RBI for the Cardinal (11-7, 27-12). JJ Matijevic homered in the ninth for the Wildcats (9-12, 27-15).

No. 13 Long Beach State 9, UC Davis 3

In Davis, Calif., Laine Huffman had four hits and three RBI as LBSU clinched a Big West series win at UC Davis. Garrett Nelson went 3 for 5 with two runs and two RBI for the Dirtbags (12-2, 27-14). Alejandro Lara had three hits and a run for the Aggies (5-9, 12-22).

No 15 LSU 4, Alabama 3 (11)

In Tuscaloosa, Ala., Michael Papierski had an RBI single in the top of the 11th as LSU completed an SEC series sweep at Alabama. Greg Deichmann had a two-run homer in the first for the Tigers (13-8, 30-15). Cody Henry went 2 for 5 with a double, one run and one RBI for the Crimson Tide (2-19, 15-29).

No. 16 Cal State Fullerton 3, UC Irvine 2 (14)

In Fullerton, Calif., Hank LoForte scored the game-winner on a wild pitch in the bottom of the 14th as Fullerton won its Big West series against UCI. Jack Pabich (1-1, 2.0 IP, H) earned the win in relief of John Gavin (6.0 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 5 K) and Blake Workman (6/0 IP, 2 H, 2 BB, 5 K) for the Titans (8-3, 26-14). Parker Coss had two hits and one RBI for the Anteaters (2-9, 15-25).

No. 3 TCU led 2-1 at No. 6 Texas Tech when play was suspended in the bottom of the third. The game is scheduled to resume on Sunday.

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