• There were plenty of wild games Saturday, but none crazier than Fresno State's 3-2 win against San Diego—in 22 innings. The two teams combined for 39 hits, but neither could push across a run from the ninth (when Fresno scored twice to force extra innings) until the 22nd, when Danny Muno singled, stole second and scored on Garrett Weber's RBI single to left. There were no Austin Wood or Mike Belfiore performances (both pitchers went more than nine innings in the record 25-inning game between Texas and Boston College in 2009) on the mound for either team, but Paul Sewald went seven scoreless for USD, while Fresno got five shutout from Charlie Robertson.
The game lasted seven hours, 12 minutes—making it the longest game in Fresno State history by one hour, 45 minutes. The previous longest game in Fresno history by innings was a 17-inning affair in 1965. The Bulldogs clinched the series against USD and improved to 17-2 on the year. A couple of unusual lines: Dusty Robinson had three hits for the Bulldogs, but also had six strikeouts; Brennan Gowens drove in two of Fresno's three runs, but finished the game 1-for-11; San Diego's Zach Sullivan boosted his average the most, going 5-for-9. One other note: Originally, the teams were scheduled to play a doubleheader, but it was pared back to one game because of the weather. But instead of playing 16 innings (they were scheduled to play a seven-inning game, then a nine-inning game), they wound up playing 22. It was the third-longest game in Division I history, trailing only the 25-inning game between Texas and BC, and the 23-inning contest between Lafayette and McNeese State in 1971.
• Florida evened its series against South Carolina with a 2-1 win behind a complete-game gem from Hudson Randall (9 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 4 K), who improved to 4-0, 0.66 with a 25-1 K-BB mark in 41 innings. Freshman Forrest Koumas (6 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 5 K) pitched well in a spot start (scheduled starter Steven Neff experienced shoulder tenderness), but Kamm Washington greeted bullpen ace Matt Price with a solo home run leading off the seventh, propelling the Gators to the win. South Carolina will start lefthander Bryan Harper on Sunday against Karsten Whitson.
• Arizona State knotted up its series against rival Arizona with a 5-1 win behind Brady Rodgers (7 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 5 K). Xorge Carrillo's two-run double highlighted Arizona State's four-run second, and Rodgers made the early lead stand up.
• No. 2 Vanderbilt also evened its series at Arkansas with a 4-1 win behind Grayson Garvin (8 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, 6 K). Tony Kemp had three hits, and Jason Esposito had two RBIs to power the Commodores.
• Wake Forest jumped on Scott Sitz (1.2 IP, 5 H, 5 ER) in the first two innings and cruised to an 8-0 upset over Florida State. Tim Cooney (7.2 IP, 5 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 11 K) shut down FSU's potent offense.
• That wasn't the only upset in the ACC on Saturday. North Carolina State clinched its first weekend series victory of the year, beating Clemson 5-3. Rob Chamra picked up the win with five briliant innings of scoreless, one-hit relief.
• Georgia Tech clinched a road series win at MIami, breaking a 3-3 tie with nine runs in the 10th to win 12-3. Evan Martin's pinch-hit, two-run homer off closer Daniel Miranda put the Yellow Jackets ahead for good. Jed Bradley (6.1 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 8 K) was strong in a no-decision.
• Another Saturday starter with a chance to go in the top 10 picks in June's draft—UCLA's Trevor Bauer—struck out 14 in a comple-game, one-hit shutout, leading the Bruins to a 4-0 win at Southern California. Bauer carried a perfect game into the seventh inning and a no-hitter into the eighth, and he pushed his career strikeout total to 329, breaking Alex Sanchez's school record (328). It was Bauer's second career one-hit shutout.
• Oklahoma State and Texas had another quality pitcher's duel, and this time OSU came out on the winning end, 3-1, as Brad Propst (9 IP, 7 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 6 K) bested Hoby Milner (6 IP, 5 H, 1 ER).
• Mississippi State clubbed No. 22 Auburn, 15-8, to clinch the series. Jonathan Ogden led a 21-hit attack with three hits and five RBIs, and his three-run double highlighted MSU's eight-run first.
• Texas A&M clinched its series against Kansas with an 11-1 win. Michael Wacha (9 IP, 7 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 9 K) was dominant for the Aggies, and Krey Bratsen paced the offense with four hits.
• Matt Purke (4 IP, 4 H, 5 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 5 K) struggled, and Texas Christian trailed Houston 8-3 after five innings before putting up seven runs in the sixth and going on to a 16-10 win, leveling the series. Brance Rivera led the way with four hits and four RBIs.
• Like TCU, Stanford and Rice bounced back from Friday upsets to even series Saturday. The Cardinal topped Long Beach State 6-1, while Rice got a career-high 6 1/3 strong innings from Abe Gonzalez in a 6-2 win against Central Florida.
• California shut out Washington State for the second straight day in a 3-0 win. Justin Jones (8 IP, 7 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 7 K) earned the win for the Golden Bears, who have allowed just an unearned run in their last four games. The Cougars have lost five straight, scoring a total of three runs in their last four games.
• Tulane came out on top of a wild game against Southern Mississippi, 16-15 in 10 innings. After The Golden Eagles stormed back from a 15-10 deficit with three runs in the seventh and three more in the eighth, Jeremy Schaffer brought Tulane back with a game-tying solo homer in the ninth, then drove in the winning run on a fielder's choice in the 10th.
• College of Charleston snapped its five-game losing streak with a 3-2 win against Geogia Southern, knotting up the series.
• Wichita State won a 17-inning marathon against Oregon, 7-6, to take a 2-1 lead in the four-game series. Tyler Grimes hit an RBI single off Scott McGough (5 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 3 bB, 6 K) to put the Shockers ahead in the 17th.
• Oklahoma and Missouri had to settle for a series split, as the series finale in Columbia was canceled by heavy snowfall.
• Alabama won its fifth straight game and its second straight weekeend series in SEC play, beating Kentucky 6-5. The Wildcats came from behind with four in the seventh to tie it, but Brett Booth delivered a walk-off, pinch-hit RBI single in the ninth.
• Tennessee and Mississippi, both trying to avoid starting conference play with back-to-back series losses, are knotted at one game apiece after the Volunteers earned a 6-4 win Saturday. Josh Liles' two-run single highlighted Tennessee's deceisive three-run seventh.
• Gonzaga upset UC Irvine for the second straight day, winning 3-0 to clinch the series. Tyler Olson (6.1 IP, 6 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 7 K) earned the win.
• Tyler Pill took a perfect game into the seventh inning of a seven-inning game against Hawaii, as Cal State Fullerton beat the Rainbows 4-2 in the first game of a doubleheader. Pill struck out a career-high 11 without issuing a walk, and he ended the game with a strikeout after giving up a pair of RBI doubles in the seventh. The Titans also won the nightcap 4-2 to clinch the four-game series (and remember, eight Titans stayed at home this weekend due to team suspensions).
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