Some highlights from Wednesday's games:
• Florida International junior righthander Ryan Fitzpatrick threw a no-hitter in a 4-0 win against Northeastern. It was the fifth no-hitter in FIU history, but the first nine-inning no-hitter since the program joined Division I in 1983. Fitzpatrick faced just one batter over the minimum, allowing one walk and striking out five.
"In the sixth or seventh inning I looked up there and there were no hits so I was like 'All right, just keep on going,'" Fitzpatrick said. "The defense was great. I would get the ground balls and they just took care of me. This doesn't happen very often at all. I guess I got lucky."
• In the showdown of the day, Coastal Carolina topped College of Charleston, 12-3, behind a career-high 12 strikeouts from So. RHP Josh Conway and a two-homer, six-RBI day from Daniel Bowman. It was the first loss of the season for the Cougars, while Coastal broke out of its offensive slump to improve to 5-4.
• Rice pounded out 15 hits and got a career-long 5 2/3 innings from righthander Chase McDowell to earn a split of its midweek series at Arizona with an 11-7 win. Anthony Rendon (3-for-4, 2B, 3B, 3 RBI, 2 BB) led the Owls' attack, and Rice erased a 3-1 deficit with eight runs in the fifth.
• Georgia State improved to 8-1 with a 6-3 upset of Georgia Tech, behind three hits from Mark Micowski and a strong start from Aidan Francis (7 IP, 7 H, 2 ER, 0 BB, 8 K). Talented freshman Matt Grimes struck out nine for the Yellow Jackets but still took his first collegiate loss.
• Michigan dropped ot 0-7 with a 6-4 loss at Florida Gulf Coast. The Wolverines will look for their first wins of the season at the Bearkat Baseball Invitational this weekend, against Sam Houston State and Massachusetts.
• Alabama lost its fourth straight, falling 10-6 to Southern Mississippi. The Golden Eagles have won the last three meetings against Alabama.
• Georgia is worse off than the Crimson Tide. The Bulldogs were shut out, 3-0, by Furman to fall to 2-6 on the season, heading into a daunting series against Florida State. It was Furman's first shutout of Georgia since 1948. Jr. LHP Daniel Stallsmith, who beat Georgia in his first collegiate start in 2010, earned the win again Wednesday, allowing just three hits over 5 2/3 innings.
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