No. 3 Louisville 14, Eastern Kentucky 4

In Richmond, Ky., Brendan McKay went 4 for 5 with four home runs and nine RBI as Louisville topped Eastern Kentucky. McKay’s four homers tied a school mark (Jim LaFountain, April 24, 1976) – he homered in the first, second, fourth and ninth inning for the Cardinals (34-6).

NC State 13, NC Central 0

In Raleigh, N.C., Joe Dunand homered twice and drove in five as NC State blanked North Carolina Central to give coach Elliott Avent his 1,000th career win. Avent, in his 21st season leading the Wolfpack and 28th overall, is one of 15 active Division I coaches to reach 1,000. UAB’s Brian Shoop joined that club last week.

Stephen F. Austin 6, No. 3 TCU 2

In Lubbock, Texas, Josh Evans homered and drove in two, and Zac Michener added two hits, two runs and two RBI as Stephen F. Austin slipped past TCU. Erik Nouis allowed three hits and four walks with six strikeouts in six scoreless innings for the Lumberjacks (25-18). Austen Wade drove in both runs for the Frogs (30-9).

No. 4 North Carolina 11, Elon 2

In Chapel Hill, N.C., Brian Miller went 4 for 5 with three runs and three RBI, and Brandon Riley homered and drove in three as North Carolina rolled past Elon. Kyle Jackson homered and scored twice for the Phoenix.

No. 5 Clemson 7, College of Charleston 2

In Clemson, S.C., Reed Rohlman went 3 for 3 with a homer, two runs and three RBI, and Tyler Jackson turned in seven strong innings as Clemson got past College of Charleston. The Tigers also got two hits and an RBI apiece from Seth Beer and Andrew Cox in pulling away from the Cougars in the middle innings.

Postponements and/or cancellations included No. 1 Oregon State vs. Oregon, Radford at No. 11 Virginia, No. 18 Wake Forest at UNCG and No. 20 Maryland at James Madison.

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