Showdown of the day:
• No. 3 Vanderbilt over No. 8 Stanford, 8-7, to clinch series. The Commodores twice overcame three-run deficits, and bullpen stalwarts Mark Lamm and Navery Moore combined for three shutout innings to nail down the victory. Aaron Westlake homered and had three hits for Vandy, and Kenny Diekroeger had four hits for Stanford.
• No. 12 Cal State Fullerton over No. 4 Texas Christian, 8-4, to even series. The Titans broke open a 3-3 game with five runs in the ninth, highlighted by Nick Ramirez's three-run double off TCU closer Erik Miller.
• Virginia over East Carolina, 4-3, to clinch series, behind a strong start from Tyler Wilson (6.1 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 10 K).
• Rice over Southern California, 6-5, to clinch series. Anthony Rendon hit his second homer in as many days, and Austin Kubitza (5.2 IP, 6 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 3 BB, 7 K) pitched well in a no-decision.
• Georgia Tech over No. 23 St. John's, 5-0, to clinch the series. All-America LHP Jed Bradley fired seven innings of no-hit ball, striking out 10 while walking three, before exiting. The Johnnies' potent offense finished with two hits.
• California over North Carolina State, 4-0, behind six shutout innings from Erik Johnson. He and Kyle Porter limited the dangerous Wolfpack lineup to three hits.
Upset of the Day:
• San Jose State over No. 2 UCLA, 5-3. The Spartans improved to 5-0 by beating Trevor Bauer (6.2 IP, 8 H, 5 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 6 K) and the Bruins. Roberto Padilla (9 IP, 5 H, 3 ER, 4 BB, 5 K) kept the Bruins' offense in check, and Zach Jones had three hits to lead the Spartans' offense.
• Hawaii over No. 6 Texas, 5-4 (15 innings), to even the series. Cole Green (6.2 IP, 4 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 9 K) rebounded for Texas, but the teams traded three-run rallies in the eighth, and neither would score again until the 15th, when David Peterson hit a leadoff single and eventually scored on two wild pitches.
• Indiana over No. 14 Connecticut, 3-1. Huskies All-American Matt Barnes (7 IP, 6 H, 3 ER, 1 BB, 9 K) pitched well in defeat for the second straight week, but Indiana's own All-American, Alex Dickerson, bested him with a three-run homer in the second, providing all of Indiana's scoring. The Huskies have scored two or fewer runs in four of their first five games.
• Toledo over Louisville, 4-2, to clinch series. The Rockets stormed back from behind with three runs in the ninth against first-team preseason All-America closer Tony Zych. All three Big East powers (UConn, St. John's and Louisville) lost Friday and Saturday.
• Georgia over No. 16 Baylor, 4-3, to even the series.
• Texas A&M-Corpus Christi over Oregon State, 8-7. The Islanders are 6-1 and have wins over Texas and the Beavers. Today they'll face No. 14 UConn.
• Houston over Mississippi, 8-2, to even the series.
• Stony Brook over Florida Atlantic, 5-1, to clinch the series at FAU. You seldom see America East teams—even good ones like Stony Brook—winning series at Sun Belt Conference powers in February. Stony Brook did not even play last weekend, but it has shown little rust in Florida. Tyler Johnson (6 IP, 5 H, 1 ER) earned the win Saturday for the Seawolves.
• It wasn't a great day for hitting streaks. While Kennesaw State So. C Ronnie Freeman extended the nation's longest hitting streak to 35 games with a first-inning double, Old Dominion's Chris Baker went 0-for-4 against Wright State to end his streak at 34 games. And Central Florida Jr. C Beau Taylor's hitting streak ended at 26 games in UCF's 7-2 loss to red-hot Southeastern Louisiana. Taylor's streak was tied for the longest in school history.
• TCU ace LHP Matt Purke will not pitch in Sunday's finale against Cal State Fullerton because of a blister on his index finger. Fr. RHP Andrew Mitchell will get the start in his stead.
• Michigan State beat Furman 7-3 to improve to 5-0, its best start since 1964. Next up is ACC power Clemson today.
• Kent State LHP Andrew Chafin, a potential premium pick who missed last week's start with bicep tenderness, made his season debut in Saturday's 13-0 win against WInthrop. He pitched well, allowing just three hits and no walks over five shutout innings, striking out three.
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