Feb. 26, 2016

Around the Bases

No. 1 Florida 5, No. 5 Miami 0

In Coral Gables, Fla., Logan Shore was brilliant, tossing the first complete-game shutout of his career as Florida blanked Miami Friday. Shore (2-0) allowed two hits and struck out eight in facing only two batters above the minimum. Peter Alonso ripped a two-run homer in the first inning, and Deacon Liput added a two-run single in the fourth inning for the Gators (6-0). JJ Schwarz later homered for Florida. Carl Chester went 3 for 3 as the only hitter for the Hurricanes (4-1) to figure out Shore.

Ole Miss 6, No. 2 Louisville 5

In Oxford, Miss., J.B. Woodman homered and drove in two as Ole Miss edged Louisville. The Rebels (5-0) scored two in the first and four in fourth in building a 6-1 lead. Brady Bramlett (2-0, 5 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 4 BB) struck out eight in earning the victory. Wyatt Short fanned three over the final 1.2 innings in notching his second save. Nick Solak had two hits, including a double, and two runs for the Cardinals. Kyle Funkhouser (1-1, 3.2 IP, 3 H, 6 R, 7 BB, 6 K) suffered the loss.

Pepperdine 7 No. 4 Texas A&M 5

In Malibu, Calif., Brad Anderson and Manny Jefferson both homered as Pepperdine rallied from a 4-0 deficit to defeat Texas A&M. The Aggies (5-1) had a 35-game regular-season non-conference win streak, which dates back to 2014. A three-run blast by Anderson capped a four-run third as the Waves (3-2) leveled the score at 4-4. Jefferson’s two-run dinger in the sixth put Pepperdine ahead for good. Aaron Barnett went 3 for 5 with one run and two RBI, while Matt Gelalich had two hits and two runs for the Waves. J.B. Moss went 2 for 3 with one walk and two runs for A&M.

No. 12 North Carolina 2, No. 17 Oklahoma State 1

In Chapel Hill, N.C., Kyle Datres drove in the game-winner in the bottom of the ninth with a double as North Carolina edged Oklahoma State to begin their weekend series. Tyler Ramirez had an RBI double in the first for the Tar Heels (3-1) before Garrett Benge homered for the Cowboys (2-3) in the second. Brian Miller (2 for 4, 2 R) drew a one-out walk in the ninth for UNC, moved to second on an infield single by Tyler Lynn and scored on the two-bagger by Datres (2 for 5). Zac Gallen (7 IP, 3 H, R, 3 BB) struck out nine in the start for the Heels, while Hunter Williams (1-0, 1.1 IP, H, 2 K) earned the victory.

East Carolina 8, No. 8 Virginia 5 (10 innings)

In Charlottesville, Va., East Carolina scored one in the ninth and three in the 10th to rally past Virginia. Dwanya Williams-Sutton (1 for 4, R) drove in two, while Charlie Yorgen (1 for 4, RBI) scored twice for the Pirates (5-0). Joe Ingle (1-0) fanned four over the final two innings with one hit and one walk to earn the victory. Matt Thaiss had three hits and three RBI for the Cavaliers (3-2).

College of Charleston 2, No. 11 Florida State 1

In Tallahassee, Fla., Nathan Helvey and three relievers combined on a three-hitter as College of Charleston edged Florida State to begin their three-game series. Helvey (1-0) allowed two hits and three walks in 5.1 innings with three strikeouts, while Eric Bauer (1.2 IP, 2 BB, K) and Will Detwiler (1 IP, H, R, BB) bridged the game to Carter Love, who fanned two in a 1-2-3 ninth for his first save. Jake Maziar has an RBI single in the fourth, while Erven Roper (2 for 2, 2 BB, 2 R) walked and scored on an error in the sixth for the Cougars (3-1). Jackson Lueck had a run-scoring single in the eighth for the Seminoles (3-1).

No. 3 Vanderbilt 9, UIC 0

In Nashville, Tenn., Jordan Sheffield struck out 11 over seven innings, and Bryan Reynolds went 3 for 4 with a homer and three RBI as Vanderbilt improved to 6-0 with a win over UIC. Ro Coleman had two hits and scored three times, and Jason Delay contributed a pair of RBI for the Commodores. Derrick Patrick went 2 for 4 for the Flames (3-2).

No. 7 LSU 6, Sacramento State 0

In Baton Rouge, La., Jared Poche’ struck out eight in six innings as LSU blanked Sacramento State. Poche’ (1-0) gave up two hits and three walks. Kramer Robertson and Beau Jordan both had two hits and two RBI for the Tigers (4-1). Bronson Grubbs went 1 for 1 with a walk for the Hornets (3-2).

Wright State 10, No. 18 NC State 8

In Raleigh, N.C., John Brodner went 3 for 5 with two runs and two RBI, and Ryan Fucci added two hits, including a homer, and two RBI as Wright State held off NC State. The Raiders (5-0) also got homers from Sean Murphy and Gabe Snyder in building a 10-4 lead after seven innings. Shane Shepard had three hits and three RBI, and Preston Palmeiro hit a two-run homer in the ninth as the Wolfpack (3-2) rallied but came up short.

No. 19 Michigan 5, Saint Joseph‘s 1

In Santa Clara, Calif., Harrison Wenson had two hits and two RBI to lead Michigan past Saint Joseph’s. Drew Lugbauer also drove in two for the Wolverines (5-0). Ryan Nutof (2-0) allowed three hits in five scoreless innings with no walks and five strikeouts to pick up the win. Charlie Concannon had three hits, two doubles and one RBI for the Hawks (0-1).

Maryland 1, Rhode Island 0

In College Park, Md., Mike Shawaryn allowed one hit in eight shutout innings as Maryland edged Rhode Island to kick off their weekend series. Shawaryn (1-1) did not walk a batter and struck out five. Ryan Selmer got three groundouts in the ninth to record his second save. The Terrapins (2-2) scored the game’s lone run in the bottom of the fourth. Kevin Smith (2 for 3) had a one-out single and scored on an error. Connor Foreman had the lone hit for the Rams (0-4). Steve Moyers (0-2, 8 IP, 4 H, UE, 2 BB, 5 K) took the loss for URI.

Shriners Hospitals for Children College Classic (Minute Maid Park)

Texas Tech 3, No. 14 Houston 2

In Houston, three hurlers combined on a five-hitter as Texas Tech nipped Houston. Ryan Moseley (5.0 IP, 3 H, R, 2 BB, 3 K) was the starter for the Red Raiders (5-1). Hayden Howard (1-0, 2 H, BB, 4 K) allowed one unearned run in three innings to earn the win in relief before Davis Martin pitched a scoreless ninth with one walk and one strikeout for his second save. After the Cougars (4-1) scored one in the top of the first, Stephen Smith homered in the fourth for TTU. Ryan Long had a two-run single in the sixth for the Raiders. Joe Davis went 2 for 4 with one RBI for UH.

No. 15 TCU 7, No. 9 Louisiana-Lafayette 1

In Houston, Dane Steinhagen went 3 for 4 with a homer and two RBI, and Brian Howard struck out seven and allowed one run in 6.2 innings as TCU topped Louisiana-Lafayette at the Houston College Classic. Connor Wanhanen and Elliott Barzilli also added three hits, and Josh Watson drove in two for the Horned Frogs (4-1).

 

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