No. 1 Oregon State 4, Washington State 3

In Corvallis, Ore., OSU scored one in the eighth and two in the ninth to rally past WSU to begin their Pac-12 series. Steven Kwan and Jack Anderson both drew bases-loaded walks in the bottom of the ninth to tie and win the game, respectively. Luke Heimlich (9-1) went the distance with eight hits, two earned runs, no walks and eight strikeouts for the Beavers (25-34, 43-4). Dillon Plew went 3 for 4 with a double and a run for the Cougars (10-15, 24-24).

Florida State 8, No. 2 Louisville 2

In Louisville, Ky., Tyler Holton allowed one run and struck out 11 in eight innings as FSU clinched an ACC series win at UL. Holton (8-2) allowed five hits and walked three. Taylor Walls had two hits and two RBI for the Seminoles (14-14, 35-20). Devin Hairston had two hits and a run for the Cardinals (23-6, 46-9)

Illinois State 8, No. 19 Missouri State 4

In Normal, Ill., Collin Braithwaite belted a grand slam in the bottom of the first as ISU handed MSU its first MVC loss. Braithwaite drove in five for the Redbirds (2-18, 13-38). Matt Walker (1-2) allowed one hit over six scoreless innings with two walks and four strikeouts to earn the victory. Hunter Steinmetz had a three-run homer in the eighth for the Bears (18-1, 37-15).

No. 3 North Carolina 3, Duke 2 (10)

In Chapel Hill, N.C., Tyler Lynn had a run-scoring single in the bottom of the 10th as UNC leveled its ACC series with Duke. Josh Hiatt (4-1, 3 IP, H, BB, 4 K) earned the win in relief of J.B. Bukauskas (7 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 4 BB, 8 K) for the Tar Heels (22-7, 43-11). Jimmy Herron went 1 for 3 with a double, a run and an RBI for the Blue Devils (12-17, 28-26).

No. 4 Texas Tech 16, Kansas 4

In Lubbock, Texas, TTU scored four in the fifth to break a 1-1 tie and added six in the sixth and four in the eighth to clinch a Big 12 series win over KU. Josh Jung (3 for 5, HR, 2 R) and Brian Klein (1 for 3, 2B, R) both drove in four for the Red Raiders (15-8, 41-13). Ryan Shetter (4-0, 3 H, R) fanned 11 in seven innings in recording the victory. Jaxx Groshans went 2 for 4 with a triple and a run for the Jayhawks (11-12, 29-25).

No. 5 Florida 14, No. 7 Kentucky 3

In Gainesville, Fla., Mark Kolozsvary went 3 for 4 with a homer, three runs and five RBI as UF evened its SEC series with UK. Deacon Liput doubled and drove in four for the Gators (20-9, 39-15). Kole Cottam (2 for 4) had a two-run homer in the seventh for the Wildcats (19-10, 38-17).

No. 6 TCU 5, California 4

In Berkeley, Calif., Michael Landestoy had a two-run double and Austen Wade added a two-run homer in a five-run sixth as TCU held on to edge Cal. Brian Howard (8-3, 6 IP, 8 H, 3 R, 4 K) recorded the win, while Durbin Feltman (1 IP, 2 H, R, K) registered his 14th save for the Horned Frogs (39-13). Matt Ruff doubled and knocked in two for the Golden Bears (22-28).

No. 8 LSU 11, No. 11 Mississippi State 5

In Starkville, Miss., Mike Papierski went 2 for 4 with a homer, three runs and two RBI as LSU secured a series win at MSU and clinched the SEC West title. Papierski’s RBI single snapped a 4-4 tie and sparked a four-run sixth for the Tigers (20-9, 38-17). Nick Coomes doubled and knocked in three for LSU. Jared Poche’ (9-3, 5 IP, 8 H, 4 R, 2 BB, 4 K) picked up the win. Hunter Stovall had two hits and two RBI for the Bulldogs (17-12, 34-21).

No. 9 Long Beach State 2, Hawaii 1

In Long Beach, Calif., Darren McCaughan struck out eight in eight scoreless innings as LBSU nipped Hawaii to kick off their Big West series. McCaughan (8-2) allowed seven hits and walked two. Chris Rivera recorded his ninth save. Daniel Jackson went 2 for 3 with one RBI for the Dirtbags (16-3, 33-16-1). Alex Fitchett went 3 for 4 with a homer in the ninth for the Rainbows (8-11, 26-20).

No. 10 Stanford 8, Washington 4

In Stanford, Calif., Matt Winaker had a two-run homer to erase a 4-3 deficit and spark a five-run seventh as Stanford took Game 1 of its Pac-12 series with UW. Quinn Brodey and Brandon Wulff both had two hits and two RBI for the Cardinal (16-9, 35-14). Kris Bubic (5-6, 7.0 IP, 3 H, 4 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 6 K) earned the win. Nick Roberts scored twice for the Huskies (12-13, 26-23).

No. 12 Virginia 16, Georgia Tech 3

In Atlanta, Pavin Smith homered and drove in four as UVa leveled its ACC series at GT. The Cavaliers (17-12, 40-13) scored six in the first and three in the second to take control. Jake McCarthy went 4 for 6 with a double and three runs, while Cameron Simmons had three hits, including a double, and three RBI for UVa. Derek Casey (4-1, 7 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 3 BB, 8 K) earned the win. Wade Bailey and Kyle McCann both homered for the Yellow Jackets (11-18, 27-25).

NC State 12, No. 13 Clemson 10

In Raleigh, N.C., Will Wilson had an inside-the-park grand slam to cap a seven-run eighth as NC State secured an ACC series win over Clemson. Evan Mendoza (2 for 5, 3 RBI) and Brock Deatherage also homered for the Wolfpack (16-13, 33-21). Andrew Cox (2 for 5, 5 RBI) had a grand slam in an eight-run ninth for the Tigers (16-13, 38-17).

No. 14 Cal State Fullerton 3, CSUN 2

In Northridge, Calif., Fullerton scored single runs in each of the final two innings to rally past CSUN to begin their Big West series. Timmy Richards (2 for 4, R) had an RBI single in the eighth to knot the score at 2-2 and Hunter Cullen (1 for 4) knocked in a run in the ninth with a fielder’s choice to put the Titans (13-6, 32-18) on top. Connor Seabold (9-4, 8.0 IP, 6 H, 2 R, BB, 7 K) earned the win, while Brett Conine (1.0 IP, 2 H, BB, K) picked up his 12th save. Albee Weiss had two hits for the Matadors (11-11, 25-28).

Texas A&M 5, No. 15 Arkansas 2

In College Station, Texas, Hunter Coleman had a three-run homer to cap a four-run third as TAMU evened its SEC set with Arkansas. Cole Bedford drove in two for the Aggies (16-13, 36-19). Corbin Martin (6-3, 8 IP, 8 H, 2 R, BB) struck out 12 in recording the win and Cason Sherrod worked a hitless ninth for his third save. Eric Cole doubled twice and scored for the Razorbacks (17-11, 38-15)

No. 16 Southern Miss 15-15, UTSA 1-9

In San Antonio, Bryant Bowen homered twice in the opener and drove in four as Southern Miss swept a doubleheader and its C-USA series at UTSA, extending its win streak to 14. Dylan Burdeaux had three hits, including a homer, and three RBI for the Golden Eagles (25-5, 44-12). Kirk McCarty (9-2, 6 IP, 2 H, 2 BB, 6 K) got the win, while Hayden Roberts (3 IP, 5 H, R, BB, 5 K) recorded his first save. Aldo Buendia had two hits and one RBI for the Roadrunners (15-15, 28-26). Burdeaux went 5 for 6 in the nightcap with a homer, three runs and two RBI, while Taylor Braley (1 for 4, HR, 3 R) and Matthew Guidry (3 for 5, HR) both knocked in four for Southern Miss. Bryan Arias (4 for 5, 2 2B, 2 R, 2 RBI) and Mason George (4 for 4, 2 RBI) led the offense in Game 2 for UTSA.

No. 17 Arizona 3, Arizona State 1

In Phoenix, Cameron Ming went the distance with six hits and one earned run as UA secured a Pac-12 series win over ASU. Ming (7-1) walked two and struck out three. The Wildcats (14-12, 35-17) scored twice in the seventh to break a 1-1 deadlock. Louis Boyd had two hits and a run for UA. Hunter Bishop went 2 for 4 with a double and a run for the Sun Devils (8-18, 23-28).

Pittsburgh 5, No. 18 Wake Forest 4

In Winston-Salem, N.C., Pitt scored a pair of unearned runs in the ninth to even its series at WFU. Caleb Parry (2 for 4) homered and drove in three for the Panthers (9-20, 23-29). Sam Mersing (3-2) fanned three of the five batters he faced to record the win. Gavin Sheets and Johnny Aiello (2 for 3, 2 R) both went deep for the Demon Deacons (18-11, 37-17),

No. 20 Michigan 11, Michigan State 6

In Ann Arbor, Mich., Michael Brdar went 4 for 5 with two runs and two RBI as UM evened its Big Ten series with MSU. The Wolverines (15-8, 41-13) scored multiple runs in each of the first three innings in building a 9-1 lead. Drew Lugbauer and Miles Lewis both knocked in three for UM. Royce Ando had three hits and three runs for the Spartans (10-13, 29-22).

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