• No. 9 Arizona State completed a two-game midweek sweep of No. 3 Oklahoma with a 6-4 win Wednesday. So. RHP Jake Barrett struck out a career-high 11 over six strong innings to pick up his first win of the year. Preseason All-America second baseman Zack MacPhee led ASU's opportunistic offense, going 2-for-2 with two walks, a run and an RBI.
• Wichita State finished off a two-game midweek sweep of No. 11 Arizona, winning 8-3 in Wichita. Lefthander Charlie Lowell (6 IP, 5 H, 3 ER, 2 BB, 8 K) picked up the win for the Shockers, who broke open a one-run game on Tyler Coughenour's three-run homer in the seventh.
• Presbyterian upset No. 16 Clemson, 4-3, giving the Blue Hose their first win against Clemson since 1949—though the teams met only five times in that span. The Tigers' fifth straight loss dropped them to 7-7 on the season. A wild pitch and an error led to an unearned run for the Blue Hose in the eighth inning, breaking a 3-3 tie. Clemson will try to get back on track this weekend, when it hosts Duke. Injuries have contributed to the slide; shortstop Brad Miller (who pinch-ran but was picked off in the ninth inning Wednesday) suffered a broken finger last Friday that will require at least two weeks to heal, and righthander Kevin Brady is expected to be sidelined until at least late March with a forearm strain.
• Rice continued its recent slide, losing 3-1 to Dallas Baptist in 11 innings. Jared Stafford held the Owls to a run on six hits over nine innings, and DBU won it on Tyler Robbins' two-run homer in the 11th. No. 25 Rice fell to 10-9 on the season, while DBU improved to 11-6, with notable wins over Oklahoma State, Texas Christian, Washington State and Rice.
• No. 15 California also lost in 11 innings, 7-6 against San Francisco. Jason Mahood, Connor Bernatz and Stephen Yarrow had three hits apiece to lead USF's 14-hit attack, and Yarrow delivered a go-ahead RBI single in the 11th.
• Southern California beat Louisville, 9-4, to sweep a two-game midweek set. All-American Ricky Oropesa had three hits to lead the USC offense, and Ben Mount picked up the win of the year with five innings of one-run ball. The Trojans climbed to 7-10 with their third straight win.
• Georgia Tech and Coastal Carolina also finished off two-game sweeps of Georgia Southern and San Diego, respectively. Freshmen Zane Evans and Daniel Palka had three RBIs apiece to lead the Yellow Jackets to a 12-3 win, and a 3-1 win in the season series against the Eagles. Josh Conway (7.1 IP, 3 H, 0 R) and two relievers combined on a three-hit shutout of USD, which threw one of its top two starters for the second straight day—Calvin Drummond (5.2 IP, 8 H, 4 ER).
• Virginia quadrupled its season home run production, as John Hicks (3-for-4, 4 RBI) homered twice and Steven Proscia went deep for the second straight game to lead the Cavaliers past James Madison, 7-3. Will Roberts (5.2 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 7 K) improved to 3-0 on the season for the 17-1 Cavs, who entered the game with just one home run on the season.
• Kennesaw State snapped Georgia's five-game winning streak with a 12-8 win behind three hits and two RBIs from Ronnie Freeman (whose hitting streak ended at 42 games last week). But Harvard topped Kennesaw 10-6 earlier in the day.
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