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Washington 8-5, UC Riverside 0-2
In Seattle, Joe DeMers tossed a perfect game with nine strikeouts – the first in Washington’s history – as the Huskies blanked UC Riverside in the first game of a doubleheader. DeMers, who entered 2018 with a 9-8 career record, needed only 84 pitches and reached a three-ball count once in his gem. Nick Kahle drove in two runs, and Joe Wainhouse had two hits, two runs and an RBI for the Huskies, who improved to 4-2 behind two RBI from AJ Graffanino in the nightcap.
Hofstra 3-1, Lamar 2-0
In Beaumont, Texas, Seamus Brazill tossed a seven-inning no-hitter, and Teddy Cillis had a fifth-inning sacrifice fly as Hofstra swept a doubleheader from Lamar, which won the first two games of the four-game series Friday. Brazil walked four and struck out five in what is believed to be first no-hitter in school history. According to a school release, Brazill said, “I felt strong from the start. I was really excited after we won the first game and I wanted to keep the momentum going. I couldn’t have done this without the help from our defense, who played great tonight. I also need to credit Coach Habyan for the confidence he has shown in me. The no-hitter is great, but what really matters is that we came away with the win.”
No. 1 Florida 8, Miami 2
In Miami, Blake Reese had two hits and three RBI, and Jackson Kowar allowed two earned runs over six strong inning as Florida scored six late runs to beat Miami for the second straight day. Jonathan India had two hits, two runs and two RBI as the Gators (7-0) scored two runs in the sixth, eighth and ninth innings. Jack Leftwich was perfect over the final three innings with six strikeouts for Florida.
No. 2 Oregon State 10, Nebraska 3
In Surprise, Ariz., Trevor Larnach blasted his fourth homer and finished with two runs and two RBI, and Bryce Fehmel allowed two earned runs in 6.2 innings as Oregon State improved to 7-0 by beating Nebraska. Steven Kwan had two hits, two runs and an RBI as four Beavers hitters had two hits and an RBI. Jaxon Hallmark drove in two runs for the Cornhuskers (4-3).
No. 3 Arkansas 5, San Diego State 2
In San Diego, Isaiah Campbell allowed one earned run and struck out seven in five innings, and Matt Cronin followed with four perfect innings and five strikeouts as Arkansas slipped past San Diego State at the Tony Gwynn Legacy tourney. Jax Biggers drove in a run and scored another, and Eric Cole homered for the Razorbacks (5-1), who managed only three hits and scored three times in the ninth to pick up the win.
No. 4 Texas Tech 5, UT San Antonio 0
In San Antonio, Gabe Holt had three hits and two runs, and Davis Martin allowed three hits and struck out five in five scoreless innings as Texas Tech blanked UT San Antonio. Brian Klein and Kurt Wilson each drove in a pair of runs for the Red Raiders (6-0). Chance Kirby struck out 10 in defeat, allowing three earned runs in five innings for UTSA (2-2).
No. 5 Florida State 6, Troy 5
In Tallahassee, Fla., Drew Mendoza delivered the game-winning hit with a bases-loaded single in the bottom of the ninth as Florida State edged Troy. Mendoza finished with two RBI, and Mike Salvatore had two hits and two runs for the Seminoles (6-0). Brandon Lockridge had two hits and two runs, and Matt Sanders had two hits, including a solo homer, for Troy (4-3).
No. 6 North Carolina 5, East Carolina 4
In Durham, N.C., Michael Busch had two hits and two RBI, and Kyle Datres went 2 for 4 with a solo homer and two runs as North Carolina edged East Carolina to even their series. Austin Bergner picked up his second win with 2.2 innings of one-run relief for the Tar Heels (3-4). Spencer Brickhouse hit a three-run homer to give the Pirates (5-1) a short-lived 4-3 lead in the fifth.
No. 7 Kentucky 17, Oakland 6
In Lexington, Ky., T.J. Collett had two hits, including a homer, and five RBI, and Kole Cottam went 3 for 5 with a homer, two runs and four RBI as Kentucky beat Oakland. Troy Squires drove in three, and Ben Aklinski added three hits, three runs and an RBI for the Wildcats (6-1). Ben Hart went 2 for 4 with a homer, two runs and three RBI for the Grizzlies (1-6).
Long Beach State 3-3, No. 8 TCU 2-8
In Fort Worth, Zak Baayoun allowed one earned run and struck out seven in 7.1 innings as Long Beach State edged TCU in the first game of a doubleheader. The Frogs, behind three RBI from Michael Landestoy and two hits, two runs and two RBI from Luken Baker, took the second game. Nick Lodolo allowed one earned run and struck out six in six innings for TCU (3-2). In the first game, Luke Rasmussen hit a solo homer and scored two runs to lead the way for the Dirtbags (2-4).
No. 9 Stanford 7, Rice 4
In Stanford, Calif., Kris Bubic allowed one earned run and struck out eight in six strong innings, and Nico Hoerner had a two-run homer as Stanford topped Rice for the second straight day. Kyle Stowers added two RBI for the Cardinal (7-0), who scored five times (four unearned) in the sixth to take control. Braden Comeaux had two hits and two RBI, and Ryan Chandler with 2 for 4 with a solo homer and two runs for the Owls (3-4).
Baylor 8, No. 10 UCLA 6
In Los Angeles, Shea Langeliers ripped a two-run homer in the top of the ninth to break a 6-6 tie and give Baylor a win over UCLA. Langeliers went 3 for 4 with three runs and three RBI, and Davis Wendzel and Andy Thomas added two RBI apiece as the middle of the lineup did the bulk of the lineup for the Bears (3-2). Jeremy Ydens drove in two runs to lead the Bruins (5-1).
No. 16 Clemson 9-3, No. 13 Dallas Baptist 1-2
In Clemson, S.C., Drew Wharton homered twice and drove in six, and Brooks Crawford tossed five scoreless innings as Clemson rolled in the first game of a doubleheader with Dallas Baptist. In the second game, Seth Beer hit a two-run homer in the first inning, and Jake Higginbotham allowed one unearned run in seven innings as the Tigers (7-0) won the second game and completed a three-game sweep of the Patriots (3-3).
No. 17 Virginia 12, Eastern Kentucky 3
In Charlottesville, Va., Derek Casey struck out 12 and allowed one earned run in seven innings, and Andy Weber went 3 for 5 with a homer, two runs and five RBI as Virginia evened its series with Eastern Kentucky, which scored three times in the top of the ninth to beat the Cavaliers by a run on Friday.
No. 18 Ole Miss 5-9, Tulane 4-1
In Oxford, Miss., Ryan Rollison tossed five solid innings with one run and nine strikeouts, and Nick Fortes had two RBI as Ole Miss edged Tulane in a game that started Friday and was completed Saturday. In the second game of the series, Brady Feigl yielded one unearned run and struck out six in six splendid innings, and Grae Kessinger went 2 for 3 with a homer and two RBI for the Rebels (6-0).
Houston 9, No. 19 Cal State Fullerton 4
In Fullerton, Calif., Cooper Coldiron had two hits and two RBI, and Drew Minter had two doubles, two runs and an RBI as Houston rebounded from a 15-inning loss the day before to even its series with Cal State Fullerton. Aaron Fletcher allowed two earned runs in a career-best six innings for the Cougars (3-2). Sahid Valenzuela had three hits and a run to lead the Titans (1-5).
LSU 10, No. 20 Texas 5
In Baton Rouge, La., Zach Zubia ripped two homers and drove in three as Texas scored the first five runs of the game, but Bryce Jordan went 3 for 4 with two runs and two RBI, and Brandt Broussard added two hits and two RBI as LSU had the last laugh and beat the Longhorns for the second straight day. Daniel Cabrera added a solo homer for the Tigers (4-2), and Kody Clemens went 2 for 4 with a solo homer for the Longhorns (3-3), who led 5-0 before giving up a five-spot in the fifth inning.