UIC 5, No. 7 Vanderbilt 2 (11)

In Nashville, Scott Ota plated the go-ahead run, and Rob Calabrese provided insurance with a two-run homer as UIC scored three times in the top of the 11th inning to beat Vanderbilt and capture its series against the SEC power. Bowen Ogata went 3 for 5 with a solo homer and two runs, and Mickey McDonald had three hits and scored the go-ahead run in the 11th for the Flames (4-3). Julian Infante had two hits and a run, and Jason Delay added three hits for the Commodores (4-3).

Wright State 5, No. 4 South Carolina 1

In Columbia, S.C., Danny Sexton yielded six hits and one unearned run with four strikeouts, and Matt Morrow went 2 for 5 with a homer and four RBI as Wright State salvaged the third game of its series with South Carolina. Seth Gray added two hits and two runs for the Raiders (3-3), who took two of three at Clemson and lost 4-3 to open this series. Jonah Bride went 2 for 3 with an RBI for the Gamecocks (5-3).

No. 1 TCU 5, Arizona State 2

In Fort Worth, Jared Janczak tossed seven strong innings, and Austin Wade drove in a pair of runs as TCU won the rubber game of its series with Arizona State. Janczak allowed five hits and two earned runs with four strikeouts in improving to 2-0 for the Horned Frogs (6-1). Trailing 2-1 in the seventh, Evan Barzilli and Evan Skoug delivered back-to-back RBI doubles before Cam Warner added an RBI single for a 4-2 lead. Spencer Van Scoyoc threw six innings with two hits and one unearned run for the Sun Devils (4-3).

No. 2 Florida 6, No. 17 Miami 2

In Gainesville, Fla., Jackson Kowar struck out seven and allowed one run in 5.2 innings as Florida completed a sweep of Miami, allowing just two runs in sweeping the Hurricanes for the first time since 2012. Dalton Guthrie went 3 for 4 with two RBI, and Christian Hicks went 2 for 3 with a run and an RBI for the Gators (6-1). Romy Gonzalez went 2 for 4 with a homer, two runs and two RBI for the Hurricanes. Of note, the three-game total of 16,807 was the highest in McKethan Stadium history.

No. 3 LSU 9, Maryland 5

In Baton Rouge, La., Greg Deichmann homered, drove in two and scored three times as LSU completed a sweep of Maryland. Josh Smith added a 2-for-3 day with two RBI, and Michael Papierski contributed two RBI for the Tigers (7-1). In addition, leadoff man Cole Freeman went 3 for 3 with a run and an RBI. Will Watson homered and drove in two, and Zach Jancarski went 2 for 3 with a solo homer for the Terps (1-5).

No. 5 Florida State 13, Samford 4

In Tallahassee, Fla., Jackson Lueck drove in five runs, and Drew Parrish allowed two hits and one earned run and struck out six in six innings as Florida State swept Samford. J.C. Flowers went 2 for 3 with three runs and two RBI as the Seminoles (5-2) jumped on top with five runs in the second, two coming on a Flowers single and three coming on a Lueck double. T.J. Dixon went 2 for 4 with two runs and an RBI, and Branden Fryman went 2 for 4 with a run and an RBI for the Bulldogs (2-4).

No. 6 Oregon State 5, Ohio State 1

In Surprise, Ariz., Jake Thompson was masterful, allowing two hits and one earned run with seven strikeouts over eight innings, as Oregon State topped Ohio State. Michael Gretler and Andy Atwood each had two hits and an RBI for the Beavers, who improved to 7-1 and capped a nearly two-week trip to Surprise. Tre’ Gantt homered for the lone run for the Buckeyes (3-5).

No. 8 Louisville 6, Omaha 0

In Louisville, Ky., Michael McAvene allowed four hits and struck out 11 in five scoreless innings, and Logan Taylor went 3 for 5 with a double, triple and three RBI as Louisville swept Omaha. Devin Hairston added two hits and two runs for the Cardinals, who stayed unbeaten at 7-0. Grant Suponchick threw well for Omaha (1-7), tossing six innings with seven hits, two earned runs and four strikeouts.


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