No. 17 Mississippi State 5, No. 11 South Carolina 4

In Columbia, S.C., Hunter Stovall had an RBI single to cap a three-run ninth Saturday as MSU clinched an SEC series win at USC. Hunter Vansau went 2 for 2 with a double, a run and an RBI, while Luke Alexander went deep for the Bulldogs (10-4, 25-12). Carlos Cortes (3 for 4) had a pair of two-run homers for the Gamecocks (7-7, 21-13), one in the third and the other in the ninth.

Toledo 21, Buffalo 20

In Toledo, Ohio, Matt Hansen reached on a fielder’s choice in the bottom of the eighth to drive in the game-winner, his seventh RBI of the game, as Toledo edged Buffalo to clinch a MAC series win. Hansen had a two-run single in the second, a run-scoring fielder’s choice in the fifth and a three-run homer in the sixth. The Rockets (6-5, 12-23) trailed 13-5 before scoring six in the fifth to pull within two. The Bulls (3-5, 10-21) plated four in the sixth to lead 17-11 before UT scored seven in the sixth to lead 18-17. The Rockets added two in the seventh before UBo tied it with three in the top of the eighth. Antonio Bennett went 4 for 4 with four runs and three RBI for UT. Vinny Mallaro (3 for 4, 3 R) homered twice and knocked in nine, while Ben Haefner was 5 for 6 with a homer, four runs and six RBI for the Bulls.

No. 1 Oregon State 3, Washington 0

In Seattle, Jake Thompson tossed 7.2 scoreless innings with eight strikeouts as OSU earned a Pac-12 series win over UW. Thompson (8-0) allowed six hits and three walks. Jake Mulholland worked the final 1.1 innings with one hit and one strikeout to register his fifth save. The Beavers (14-1, 30-2) scored all their runs in the seventh, as Nick Madrigal drove in the first run with a bases-loaded walk and Steven Kwan (3 for 4, 2B) added a two-run single. AJ Graffanino had two hits for the Huskies (7-5, 20-14).

No. 2 Louisville 5, Georgia Tech 4

In Atlanta, Josh Stowers had a sacrifice fly that scored Colin Lyman to cap a three-run ninth inning as Louisville rallied to beat Georgia Tech and sweep its ACC series with the Yellow Jackets. Brendan McKay homered to lead off the ninth, and after a walk, hit batter and fielder’s choice on a sacrifice but loaded the bases, Ryan Summers plated the tying run with a groundout. After Stowers gave the Cardinals (15-3, 31-4) the lead, Lincoln Henzman posted his 11th save of the year. Drew Ellis contributed a two-run homer for Louisville. Xzavion Curry had two hits and two RBI, and Austin Wilhite added two hits and two runs for the Yellow Jackets (4-14, 16-18).

No. 3 TCU 8, West Virginia 6

In Morgantown, W.Va., Nolan Brown and Connor Wanhanen each drove in two runs in a five-run eighth inning as TCU rallied to beat West Virginia in front of a WVU school-record crowd of 3,415. Brown had a two-run single, and Wanhanen added a two-run double for the Horned Frogs (9-2, 28-6), who evened the Big 12 series with the Mountaineers (7-4, 20-13). Evan Skoug went 2 for 4 with two homers, three runs and two RBI for TCU. Jimmy Galusky and Kyle Davis each homered and drove in two runs for West Virginia.

No. 5 North Carolina 7, NC State 1

In Chapel Hill, N.C., Gianluca Dalatri allowed five hits and one earned run over six innings, and Logan Warmoth drove in two as North Carolina beat NC State for the second straight day. Brandon Riley had two hits, two runs and an RBI, and Tyler Lynn added two hits and two runs for the Tar Heels (14-3, 29-6), who scored three in the sixth, one in the seventh and two in the eighth to pull away. Brock Deatherage went 2 for 3 with an RBI for the Wolfpack (7-10, 19-17).

No. 6 Texas Tech 12, Kansas State 8

In Manhattan, Kan., Kholeton Sanchez had three hits and three RBI, and Josh Jung homered, had two RBI and scored three times as Texas Tech beat Kansas State to claim their Big 12 series. Michael Davis had three hits and two runs, and Cody Farhat had two hits, including a solo homer, and two runs for the Red Raiders (8-4, 31-8), who scored five in the seventh and two more in the ninth to claim the win. Josh Rolette and Jake Scudder each homered and drove in two for the Wildcats (2-10, 17-18).

No. 7 Arizona 18, Oregon 4

In Tucson, Ariz., Alfonso Rivas went 5 for 5 with four runs and two RBI, and JJ Matijevic went 4 for 5 with three runs and two RBI as Arizona scored eight runs in the first two innings en route to an easy win over Oregon. Nick Quintana had two hits, including a homer, and three RBI, and Jared Oliva contributed two hits, two runs and three RBI for the Wildcats (9-6, 26-9). Tim Susnara went 2 for 4 with a homer, two runs and two RBI for the Ducks (6-6, 23-10).

No. 8 Cal State Fullerton 2, USC 1

In Fullerton, Calif., John Gavin allowed one run in seven innings as Fullerton earned a series victory over USC. Gavin (5-0) gave up six hits, walked one and fanned three. Brett Conine tossed two hitless innings with one punchout to record his seventh save. Zach Weller had an RBI single and Hank LoForte (2 for 4) added a run-scoring triple in the sixth for the Titans (23-11).  Cris Perez homered in the seventh for the Trojans (17-16).

No. 9 LSU 3, Ole Miss 2

In Baton Rouge, La., Eric Walker allowed two runs in 6.2 innings as LSU edged Ole Miss to win their SEC series. Walker (5-0) gave up six hits and fanned five. Hunter Newman pitched a hitless ninth with one walk and one strikeout to record his fifth save. Greg Deichmann homered for the Tigers (9-6, 25-12). Tate Blackman went deep for the Rebels (7-9, 22-14).

No. 10 Auburn 8, Tennessee 1

In Knoxville, Tenn., Davis Daniel hurled eight scoreless innings as Auburn defeated UT to win their SEC set. Daniel (3-2) allowed three hits, walked three and struck out five. Jonah Todd went 4 for 5 with two runs and an RBI, while Dylan Ingram belted a three-run homer in the seventh for the Tigers (10-5, 27-11). Justin Ammons and Pete Derkay both had two hits for the Volunteers (4-11, 18-15).

No. 12 Florida 20, Vanderbilt 8

In Nashville, Tenn., Florida scored in seven of its at-bats, including four in the first and eight in the third, to win its SEC series at Vanderbilt. Nelson Maldonado (2 for 5, HR, 2 R), JJ Schwarz (2 for 6, HR, 2 R) and Mark Kolozsvary (3 for 6, 2 2B, 2 R) each drove in four for the Gators (8-7, 24-12). Jason Delay went 2 for 4 with three RBI for the Volunteers (7-8, 22-15)

Michigan 6, No. 13 Oklahoma 2

In Ann Arbor, Mich., Jonathan Engelmann had a two-run single to highlight a five-run sixth as Michigan completed a three-game sweep of OU. Alec Rennard (5-1, 6.0 IP, 2 H, R, 2 BB, 5 K) earned the win for the Wolverines (29-7). Brady Lindsly went 2 for 4 with a double and two RBI for the Sooners (27-12).

Missouri 9, No. 14 Kentucky 8

In Columbia, Mo., Trey Harris hammered three home runs as Missouri evened its SEC series with UK. Brett Bond went deep twice for the Tigers (7-7, 26-10). Tristan Pompey (3 for 3) had a pair of solo homers for the Wildcats (9-5, 24-12).

No. 15 Arkansas 11, Georgia 3

In Fayetteville, Ark., Chad Spanberger and Luke Bonfield both had two hits and three RBI as Arkansas completed the SEC sweep of Georgia. Spanberger had a three-run homer to cap a seven-run second for the Razorbacks (11-4, 29-8). Kevin Kopps (2-0, 5.2 IP, 5 H, 2 BB, 3 K) earned the victory in relief. Cam Shepherd went 3 for 5 with a double and a run, while Tucker Maxwell homered for the Bulldogs (4-11, 15-22).

Virginia Tech 7, No. 16 Virginia 5

In Blacksburg, Va., Mac Caples cranked a three-run homer to cap a five-run seventh as VT salvaged the finale of its ACC set with UVa. Joey Sullivan (1-2) recorded the final to outs in the top of the seventh to pick up the win, while Tom Stoffel tossed two scoreless innings with two hits to record his first save for the Hokies (7-11, 19-19). Nate Eikhoff homered for the Cavaliers (10-8, 29-9).

CSUN 8, No. 18 Long Beach State 5

In Long Beach, Calif., Albee Weiss drove in four as CSUN avoided the Big West sweep at LBSU. Weiss was a triple short of the cycle. He had a two-run homer in the seventh and a two-run double in the eighth for the Matadors (4-5, 17-20). Dylan Alexander went 4 for 5 with two doubles and three RBI for CSUN. Andrew Weston (4-1, 8.0 IP, 8 H, 5 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 3 K) recorded the win, while Conner O’Neil struck out the three batters he faced in the ninth for his fifth save. Garrett Nelson had two hits and two RBI for the Dirtbags (7-2, 22-12).

Rice 11, No. 19 Southern Miss  4

In Houston, Tristan Gray had three doubles among his four hits as Rice evened its C-USA series with Southern Miss. The Owls (4-10, 13-24) scored four in the second, four in the fifth and three in the seventh. Gray scored twice, while Darryn Sheppard was 3 for 5 with a double, two runs and two RBI for Rice. Zach Esquivel (3-4, 5.0 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 4 BB, 4 K) earned the win, while Willy Amador (4.0 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 3 BB, K) registered his first save. Dylan Burdeaux and Jake Viaene both homered for the Golden Eagles (11-3, 27-9).

UCLA 7, No. 20 Stanford 6 (10 innings)

In Stanford, Calif., Michael Toglia delivered an RBI single in the top of the 10th as UCLA nipped Stanford to capture their Pac-12 series. Toglia went 3 for 4 with a hoer and four RBI. Matt Winaker (3 for 5, 2B, 2 R) smacked a three-run homer in the bottom of the eighth to give a 6-5 lead to the Cardinal (5-7, 19-12). Kyle Cuellar drove in a run in the ninth with a double for the Bruins (9-6, 16-16) to force the extra frame. Brian Gadsby (3-4) worked 2.2 hitless innings with one strikeout to earn the victory.

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