Feb. 27, 2016

Around the Bases

No. 12 North Carolina 6, No. 17 Oklahoma State 5 (10 innings)

In Chapel Hill, N.C., Brian Miller delivered the game-winning RBI on a bases-loaded single in the bottom of the 10th inning as North Carolina edged Oklahoma State for the second straight day. Cody Roberts had three hits and drove in two runs for the Tar Heels (4-1) – his single in the 10th put runners on first and second before Eli Sutherland walked to load the bases for Miller. Dustin Williams (2 for 3, 5 RBI) ripped a grand slam in the first inning for the Cowboys (2-4).

No. 5 Miami 5, No. 1 Florida 3

In Coral Gables, Fla., Zack Collins had two hits and four RBI, and Johnny Ruiz, who is hitting .526,  went 3 for 3 with an RBI as Miami evened its series with Florida. Michael Mediavilla allowed one run over five innings with two hits, four walks and four strikeouts for the Hurricanes (5-1). The Gators (6-1) tried to rally late by scoring single runs in the eighth and ninth innings, but Bryan Garcia got the last out for his third save. Buddy Reed and JJ Schwarz each had two hits and an RBI for Florida.

Illinois State 3, No. 10 Oregon 2

In Eugene, Ore., Jared Hendren delivered a two-run single after Oregon relievers walked the bases loaded in the top of the ninth inning as Illinois State handed the Ducks their first loss. Steve Heilenbach allowed two runs and four hits in 8.1 innings, and Jack Landwehr came on to work out of a jam for the save for the Redbirds (2-4). Matt Krook gave Oregon (6-1) a great start, allowing two hits, five walks and one run with eight strikeouts in seven innings.

East Carolina 6, No. 8 Virginia 1

In Charlottesville, Va., Virginia native Luke Bolka homered and drove in a career-high four runs as East Carolina beat Virginia for the second straight day. Jacob Wolfe, pitching on his 21st birthday, allowed one unearned run over six innings, and Nick Durazo struck out three over the final three frames to earn his first save for the Pirates (6-0). Dwanya Williams-Sutton had two triples and scored three times for ECU. Adam Haseley went 2 for 4 with a run for the Cavaliers (3-3).

Sacramento State 5, No. 7 LSU 4

In Baton Rouge, La., Matt Smith plated the tying run with an RBI single to right, and Vinny Esposito delivered the game-winner with a sacrifice fly as Sacramento State scored twice in the ninth to upend LSU to even their series. Tyler Beardsley tossed two scoreless innings to pick up the win for the Hornets (4-2), who trailed 4-1 after the third inning but didn’t allow a run the rest of the way. Esposito finished with two RBI, and Kody Reynolds went 3 for 4 with a run for Sacramento State, which won despite striking out 17 times. Alex Lange started and allowed three earned runs and struck out nine in five innings. Antoine Duplantis went 4 for 5 with two doubles, a run and an RBI, and Brody Wofford had two RBI for the Tigers (4-2).

No. 3 Vanderbilt 6, UIC 5 (14 innings)

In Nashville, Tenn., Bryan Reynolds singled in the game-tying run, and Alonzo Jones walked to bring home the game-winning run as Vanderbilt scored twice in the bottom of the 14th inning to slip past UIC. The Flames (3-3) had taken a one-run lead on Thomas Norton’s single in the top half of the inning. But Ro Coleman singled with one out and moved to second when Jeren Kendall was hit by a pitch. Reynolds, who posted his third straight three-hit game, singled to center to score Coleman before Will Toffey walked to load the bases for Jones.

No. 2 Louisville 4, Ole Miss 0

In Oxford, Miss., Brendan McKay tossed his first career complete game, and Danny Rosenbaum drove in a pair of runs as Louisville evened its series with Ole Miss. McKay was brilliant for the second straight start, striking out eight and allowing three hits – he hasn’t allowed a run in 14 innings and is now 11-3 with a 1.55 ERA in his two-year career for the Cardinals (5-1).

No. 4 Texas A&M 6, Pepperdine 0

In Malibu, Calif., Kyle Simonds yielded two hits and struck out nine in seven scoreless innings as Texas A&M evened its series with Pepperdine. Boomer White had three hits and two runs, and Michael Barash homered for the Aggies (6-1), who scored three late runs to break from a close game. The Waves fell to 3-3.

No. 6 Oregon State 9, Kansas 3

In Surprise, Ariz., Billy King went 2 for 2 with a homer and four RBI as Oregon State scored eight runs in its final two at-bats to pull away from Kansas. King ripped a pinch-hit, three-run homer in the eighth inning to erase a 2-1 Beavers deficit and spark a five-run frame. Trever Morrison and Nick Madrigal each had two hits and two runs for OSU (6-1). Ben Krauth allowed four hits and one earned run with five strikeouts in seven innings for the Jayhawks (2-3).

Texas Tech 5, No. 9 Louisiana-Lafayette 3 (10 innings)

In Houston, Ryan Long went 2 for 4 and ripped a two-run double in the 10th inning as Texas Tech knocked off Louisiana-Lafayette. Tyler Floyd plated Tyler Neslony (3 for 5), who had doubled and moved to third on Zach Davis’ bunt single, with a grounder as the Red Raiders (6-1) forced extras with a run in the ninth inning. Joe Robbins went 3 for 4 with a solo homer and two runs for the Ragin’ Cajuns (3-3).

No. 11 Florida State 8, College of Charleston 3

In Tallahassee, Fla., Cal Raleigh had a two-run single to highlight a four-run third as Florida State evened its series with College of Charleston. John Sansone went 3 for 5 with two runs and two RBI for the Seminoles (4-1). Drew Carlton (2-0, 6 IP, 7 H, 2 R, 2 BB, 6 K) picked up the win. Bradley Jones homered for the Cougars (3-2).

No. 13 UCLA 19, Cal Poly 0

In San Luis Obispo, Calif., Scott Jarvis went 5 for 5 with four runs and three RBI as UCLA overpowered Cal Poly. The Bruins (3-3) scored multiple runs in six different innings, building an 8-0 lead after four innings. Brett Urabe had three hits and four RBI for the victors. Griffin Canning (1-0) struck out nine in seven innings with four hits and one walk to earn the win. Brett Barbier had two hits for the Mustangs (5-2).

Arkansas 12, No. 14 Houston 3

In Houston, Michael Bernal homered twice and drove in five as Arkansas thumped Houston in Minute Maid Park. Austin Catron went 3 for 3 with three RBI, while Carson Shaddy was 3 for 5 with a homer, two runs and two RBI for the Razorbacks (7-0). Arkansas used a five-run third to take an 8-1 lead. Joe Davis went 4 for 4 with two doubles, two runs and one RBI for the Cougars (4-2).

No. 15 TCU 10, Rice 0

In Houston, Elliott Barzilli went 2 for 3 with a homer, two runs and three RBI as TCU topped Rice at Minute Maid Park. Cam Warner went 2 for 3 with two runs and two RBI, while Luken Baker also went deep for the Horned Frogs (5-1). TCU scored five in the second and three in the third. Baker (2-0) was also the winning pitcher, allowing four hits in six innings with seven strikeouts. Ford Proctor went 1 for 3 with a double for the Owls (3-4).

No. 16 California 4, Purdue 0

In Berkeley, Calif., Ryan Mason struck out 10 in seven innings as Cal blanked Purdue for the second straight game. Mason (1-0) allowed six hits and walked one. Brett Cumberland went 4 for 4 with two doubles, a homer, two runs and two RBI for the Golden Bears (4-2). Jack Picchiotti had two hits for the Boilermakers (1-4).

No. 18 NC State 6, Wright State 1

In Raleigh, N.C., Chance Shepard had two hits and two RBI as NC State evened its series with Wright State. Shepard’s homer in the second tied it at 1-1 and his RBI single in the third put the Wolfpack (4-2) ahead to stay. Josh McLain also knocked in two for NC State. Brian Brown (1-0) struck out five in five innings with three hits, two  walks and one unearned run. John Brodner had an RBI double for the Raiders (5-1).

Ohio State 6, No. 20 Coastal Carolina 4

In Conway, S.C., Brady Cherry homered twice as Ohio State edged Coastal Carolina. Cherry’s two-run shot followed a three-run blast by Nick Sergakis in a five-run fourth as the Buckeyes (4-1-1) took the lead for good. Cherry (3 for 4, 2 R) also went deep in the eighth. Cameron Pearcey homered for the Chanticleers (3-2).

Cal Poly 5, No. 19 Michigan 1

In San Luis Obispo, Calif., Brett Barbier and John Schuknecht both drove in two as Cal Poly handed Michigan its first lost of the season. Cam Schneider (1-0) allowed three hits and three walks in five scoreless innings with four strikeouts to record the victory. Justin Bruihl (4 IP, H, UE, 2 BB, 3 K) earned his first save. Johnny Slater went 1 for 4 with a run for the Wolverines (5-1).

 

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