North Dakota State 2, CCSU 0

In Punta Gorda, Fla., Riley Johnson hurled a no-hitter as NDSU blanked CCSU. Johnson (2-0) walked one and fanned a career-high eight in nine innings. It was the first solo no-hitter for the Bison since Jay Mitchell no-hit Augustana (S.D.) in 2004. Drew Fearing had a RBI single in the third for the Bison (3-2). Matt Elsenpeter drew a bases-loaded walk in the eighth for the second run against the Blue Devils (0-1).

Cal Poly 4, No. 3 Arkansas 3

In San Diego, Alex McKenna had a single to score Blake Wagenseller with two outs in the top of the ninth inning as Cal Poly knocked off Arizona at the Tony Gwynn Legacy at San Diego State. Wagenseller had a pinch-hit single to open the inning and moved up on a sac bunt and groundout before McKenna gave the Mustangs (2-3) their first win over a Top 5 team since 2009. Dominic Fletcher hit a two-run homer to tie the game at 3 in the seventh for the Razorbacks (4-1).

East Carolina 2, No. 6 North Carolina 1

In Greenville, N.C., Trey Benton allowed two hits and struck out 11 in six scoreless innings, and Tyler Smith contributed three hitless innings of relief as East Carolina edged North Carolina. Connor Litton and Drew Henrickson each had two hits and an RBI, proving the Pirates (5-0) with all the offense they would need in the second inning. Ike Freeman drove in the lone run for the Tar Heels (2-4) with a sacrifice fly.

No. 15 Clemson 12, No. 13 Dallas Baptist 1

In Clemson, S.C., Chris Williams went 4 for 4 with a homer, four runs and four RBI, and Robert Jolly went 3 for 4 with two doubles, two runs and three RBI as Clemson scored early and often in a rout of Dallas Baptist. Drew Wharton added a homer among his three hits and two RBI, and Patrick Cromwell contributed two hits and four runs as the Tigers (5-0) pounded out 18 hits. Jacob Hennessy allowed three hits and struck out eight in 6.1 innings for Clemson. Devlin Granberg had two of the four hits for the Patriots (3-1).

Eastern Kentucky 7, No. 17 Virginia 6

In Charlottesville, Va., Tyler Romanik had an RBI single to cap a three-run ninth as EKU rallied to nip UVa. Nick Howie homered and drove in two for the Colonels (1-4). Jake McCarthy and Alex Tappen both had two hits and two RBI for the Cavaliers (2-3).

LSU 13, No. 20 Texas 4

In Baton Rouge, La., Brandt Broussard went 4 for 5 with a double, two runs and four RBI as LSU topped Texas. The Tigers (3-2) scored five in the first to take control. Daniel Cabrera had two hits and three RBI for LSU. Zack Hess (1-1, 5 H, 2 R, 2 BB) fanned 10 in six innings in earning the win. Tate Shaw had two hits and knocked in two for the Longhorns (3-2).

No. 1 Florida 7, Miami 3

In Miami, Nick Horvath went 2 for 4 with a homer and four RBI as Florida topped Miami. Brady Singer (2-0) allowed a three-spot in the first inning, including Michael Perez’s two-run homer two batters into the game but didn’t allow another, finishing with five innings, nine hits and four strikeouts. Tommy Mace came on for four hitless innings of relief for his first save. JJ Schwarz had three hits, including a solo homer, and two runs, and Keenan Bell added three hits and two runs for the Gators (6-0).

No. 2 Oregon State 10, Ohio State 8

In Surprise, Ariz., Oregon State scored six times in the bottom of the eighth to overcome Ohio State and improve to 6-0.  Adley Rutschman (2 RBI) had a sacrifice fly, and Jack Anderson followed with an RBI single to tie the game at 6. After a run-scoring error, Kyle Nobach had an RBI single, and Steven Kwan ripped a two-run triple for the Beavers. Kevin Abel struck out 10 in 4.1 innings of relief to post the win. Conner Pohl had two homers and five RBI for the Buckeyes (4-2).

No. 5 Florida State 7, Troy 3

In Tallahassee, Fla., Jonathan Foster ripped a three-run homer as part of a four-run sixth inning, and Cole Sands allowed two hits and struck out five in six scoreless innings as Florida State (5-0) topped Troy (4-2).

No. 7 Kentucky 10, Oakland 1

In Lexington, Ky., Sean Hjelle took a no-hitter into the eighth inning and finished with a career-best 13 strikeouts and one hit in 7.2 scoreless innings, and Troy Squires went 2 for 4 with three RBI as Kentucky rolled past Oakland. T.J. Collett went 2 for 5 with two hits, including a homer, and two RBI, and Ryan Johnson went 3 for 4 with two runs and an RBI for the Wildcats (5-1).

No. 9 Stanford 6, Rice 2

In Stanford, Calif., Tim Tawa went 2 for 3 with two runs and two RBI, and Tristan Beck allowed four hits and two earned runs with seven strikeouts in five innings as Stanford beat Rice for the second straight day. Andrew Daschbach hit a solo homer to break a 2-2 tie in the seventh inning, and Alex Wilson added an RBI single later in the inning for the Cardinal (6-0). Mike Canterino pitched well in defeat for Rice (3-3), working 6.1 innings with three hits, three runs (two earned) and seven strikeouts.

No. 10 UCLA 5, Baylor 2

In Los Angeles, Michael Toglia went 3 for 3 with a run and two RBI, and Chase Strumpf added two RBI as UCLA scored four times in the eighth inning to beat Baylor. The Bears (2-2) led 2-0 before Toglia doubled in a run in the seventh. He and Kyle Cuellar had bases-loaded walks in the eighth before Strumpf plated two more with a single to left for the Bruins (5-0). Josh Bissonette had two hits and an RBI, and Davis Wendzel added two hits and a run for Baylor, whose pitchers walked 10.

No. 11 Vanderbilt 15, UMass-Lowell 0

In Nashville, Connor Kaiser and Ethan Paul each drove in three, and Alonzo Jones had two hits and three runs as Vanderbilt rolled past UMass-Lowell. Drake Fellows allowed two hits and struck out eight in five scoreless innings for the Commodores (5-1).

No. 12 Texas A&M 3-22, Cornell 2-0

In College Station, Texas, Chris Andritsos went 4 for 6 with a homer and five RBI, and Braden Shewmake added four hits, three runs and two RBI as Texas A&M pounded out 29 hits in the second game of a doubleheader sweep of Cornell. In the first game, Shewmake had an RBI grounder that proved to be the difference as the Aggies (6-0) earned a one-run win. Ramon Garza went 2 for 4 with a run for Cornell in the opener (0-1).

No. 15 Southern Miss 16, UT Martin 2

In Hattiesburg, Miss., Nick Sandlin struck out 14 in seven scoreless innings, and Luke Reynolds and Matthew Guidry each drove in three as Southern Miss rolled past UT Martin. Gabe Montenegro added three hits, four runs and two RBI for the Golden Eagles (4-1). Carson Shrode homered and drove in two for the Skyhawks (0-5).

No. 16 Louisville 11, Youngstown State 0

In Louisville, Ky., Adam Wolf allowed two hits in seven scoreless innings as UL blanked YSU. Wolf (2-0) did not walk a batter and fanned six. Josh Stowers tripled and knocked in three for the Cardinals (5-0). Andrew Kendrick went 1 for 3 with a double for the Penguins (1-3).

No. 19 Cal State Fullerton 2, Houston 1 (15 innings)

In Fullerton, Calif., Jacob Pavletich drew a leadoff walk and scored on a wild pitch in the bottom of the 15th as Fullerton edged UH. Tommy Wilson (1-0) allowed one hit in five scoreless innings of relief with one walk and nine strikeouts to earn the victory for the Titans (1-4). Drew Minter went 2 for 6 with a double and one RBI for the Cougars (2-2).

No. 18 Ole Miss led Tulane 2-1 in the bottom of the fifth when the game was suspended. The game will resume on Saturday at noon.

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