UC Irvine 6, No. 1 TCU 3

In Irvine, Calif., Cole Kreuter launched a two-run homer, and Cole Spear allowed two runs in 5.1 innings as UC Irvine beat top-ranked TCU for the second straight day. Kreuter’s homer two batters into the bottom of the first jumpstarted a four-run frame, with Adrian Damla and Jake Hazard contributing RBI doubles. Spear (2-0) allowed four hits and struck out four, and Calvin Faucher earned his sixth save for the Anteaters (9-4). Nolan Brown went 2 for 4 with a solo homer for the Horned Frogs (11-3).

No. 9 Virginia 2-2, No. 12 North Carolina 1-12

In Chapel Hill, N.C., Adam Haseley tossed eight splendid innings and went 3 for 4 with a solo homer as Virginia edged North Carolina in the first game of an ACC doubleheader. In the second game, Brian Miller went 3 for 5 with a homer, two runs and three RBI, and Tyler Lynn added three hits, including a homer, two runs and two RBI as the Tar Heels captured the series. Brandon Riley added two hits and three RBI for the Tar Heels (2-1, 12-4), who scored eight in the third, in the nightcap. Jake McCarthy had two hits for the Cavaliers (1-2, 13-3).

Seton Hall 3-3, No. 2 Florida 2-4 (Game 1 – 13 innings)

In Gainesville, Fla., a sacrifice fly by Jonathan India in the bottom of the eighth of the nightcap gave Florida a doubleheader split and series win over Seton Hall. Al Molina had an RBI double to cap a three-run third for the Pirates (7-8) in Game 2 before the Gators (12-5) scored single runs in the fifth, sixth, seventh and eighth. Ryan Larson homered in the fifth and seventh for UF. Kirby McMullen (1-0, 2.1 IP, BB, 5 K) earned the win in relief, while Michael Byrne fanned the final two batters for his first save. In Game 1, Mike Caputo had a squeeze bunt in the ninth to tie the game and a sacrifice fly in the 13th to plate the game-winner for Seton Hall. Rob Dadona had two hits and two runs for the Pirates. Ryan Testani (1-0, 6.0 IP, 3 H, 3 BB) recorded the win, while Anthony Pacillo struck out a pair in a hitless 13th for his first save. India and Dalton Guthrie both had three hits, while Christian Hicks homered for UF.

No. 3 Florida State 11-13, Boston College 1-0

In Tallahassee, Fla., Tyler Holton and Drew Parrish combined for 12 innings with one earned run, and Florida State scored early and often in sweeping Boston College to avenge yesterday’s loss to the Eagles and capture their ACC series. JC Flowers homered and drove in three, and Tyler Daughtry went 3 for 4 with a run and two RBI in the first game for the Seminoles (2-1, 13-3). Taylor Walls added a solo homer and three runs. In the second game, Walls went 3 for 6 with two runs and three RBI, and Raleigh, Flowers, Ryan Mejia and Matt Henderson contributed two RBI apiece for FSU. The Eagles fell to 1-2, 6-8.

No. 4 Oregon State 8, Ball State 4

In Corvallis, Ore., Trevor Larnach went 3 for 3 with a double, a run and an RBI as OSU completed a four-game sweep of BSU. Christian Donahue and Michael Gretler both drove in two for the Beavers (14-1). Jake Thompson (4-0, 7.1 IP, 3 H, R, 2 BB, 8 K) registered the win. Seth Freed went 2 for 4 with a double and a run for the Cardinals (8-4).

No. 5 Louisville 8, Pittsburgh 2

In Louisville, Ky., Kade McClure turned in six scoreless innings with four hits and six strikeouts, and Colby Fitch went 2 for 4 with a homer and two RBI as Louisville improved to 14-0 by beating Pittsburgh in the ACC. Logan Taylor added two hits and two RBI, and Devin Hairston contributed two RBI for the Cardinals. Alex Amos went 2 for 2 with an RBI for the Panthers (0-2, 7-6).

No. 6 LSU 12, Wichita State 5

In Baton Rouge, Jared Poche’ put together another sparkling start, tossing seven scoreless innings and running his scoreless-innings streak to 29, as LSU beat Wichita State for the second straight day. Poche’ allowed four hits and struck out three in improving to 4-0. Zach Watson went 3 for 4 with a homer and four RBI, and Greg Deichmann went 3 for 4 with his seventh homer and two runs and two RBI for the Tigers (11-4). Noah Croft had two RBI for the Shockers (8-5), who scored all five of their runs in the ninth inning.

No. 7 Arizona 25, Hartford 3

In Tucson, Ariz., Alfonso Rivas went 4 for 4 with two runs and three RBI, and Nick Quintana went 2 for 2 with a homer and three RBI as Arizona coasted past Hartford. Kyle Lewis had three hits, three runs and two RBI, and Jared Oliva went 2 for 3 with two runs and three RBI for the Wildcats (12-1), who scored 14 runs in the fifth inning and totaled 26 hits. Erik Ostberg had his second straight big day, going 3 for 4 with two runs and an RBI for the Hawks (1-8).

No. 9 South Carolina 5, Michigan State 2

In Columbia, S.C., Will Crowe yielded one run and struck out nine in 6.2 innings, and Matt Williams went 3 for 5 with a homer and two runs as South Carolina topped Michigan State for the second straight day. LT Tolbert added a two-run double in the fifth inning for the Gamecocks (11-5). Alex Troop went 2 for 2 with two walks and a solo homer for the Spartans (9-4).

No. 10 Clemson 6, Notre Dame 5

In Clemson, S.C., Chase Pinter had two hits, two runs and a sacrifice fly in the fifth inning to break a 5-5 tie as Clemson slipped past Notre Dame to capture their ACC series. Brooks Crawford (3-0) was tremendous in relief for the Tigers (2-0, 11-3), working 4.2 scoreless innings with two hits and three strikeouts. Kyle Fiala had two hits, two runs and two RBI, and Nick Podkul added three hits and two RBI for the Fighting Irish (0-2, 3-10).

UTSA 3, No. 11 Texas Tech 2

In Lubbock, Texas, Mason George had a three-run double with two outs in the top of the ninth as UTSA shocked TTU to level their series at one game apiece. Karl Craigie (3-0, 1.2 IP, BB, 2 K) earned the win in relief of Tyler Giovanoni (6.1 IP, 2 H, 2 UE, BB, 3 K). Chris Muller fanned two in a 1-2-3 ninth for his second save for the Roadrunners (8-6). Tanner Gardner doubled twice with one run and one RBI for the Red Raiders (13-3). Steven Gingery (8.2 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 3 BB, 8 K) just missed the complete-game win for TTU.

No. 13 Cal State Fullerton 4, Gonzaga 3

In Fullerton, Calif., Hunter Cullen had a two-run triple to cap a three-run eighth as Fullerton rallied past Gonzaga. Cullen went 3 for 3 with a walk, while Taylor Bryant went 3 for 4 with a run for the Titans (8-5). Tyler Frost went 2 for 4 with a homer and two RBI for the Bulldogs (6-7).

No. 20 Ole Miss 5, Furman 0

In Oxford, Miss., Brady Feigl allowed three hits and struck out 10 in eight scoreless innings as Ole Miss blanked Furman *for the second straight day. Michael Fitzsimmons had a two-run homer as the Rebels (10-5) were held to three hits by the Paladins’ Grant Scheurmann (8 IP, 3 ER, 1 K). Kay Landon had two of the four hits for Furman (8-6).

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