Here's a look at Friday's Top 25 action in college baseball:
• (1) Virginia at Boston College: The Cavaliers obliterated the Eagles, 17-0, and out-hit them 18-1. Kenny Swab (3-for-5, 2B, 3B, 5 RBI) led the UVa. assault in support of Danny Hultzen (7 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 8 K), who rebounded from his first loss of the season to improve to 9-1, 1.19.
• Auburn at (2) South Carolina: Michael Roth (8 IP, 7 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 6 K) was characteristically outstanding in a no-decision for the Gamecocks, and Jon Luke Jacobs (8 IP, 5 H, 1 ER, 5 BB, 9 K) matched him for eight innings, but South Carolina broke a 1-1 tie on Scott Wingo's walk-off RBI single in the ninth against Dillon Ortman.
• (3) Oregon State at (24) UCLA: The Beavers erased a four-run deficit against Gerrit Cole (4.1 IP, 10 H, 7 ER, 3 BB, 5 K) with six runs in the fifth, highlighted by Carter Bell's three-run triple, and went on to win 7-5. Sam Gaviglio (6 IP, 6 H, 5 R, 4 ER, 7 BB, 0 K) had one of the strangest lines you'll see for a winning pitcher, and relievers Matt Boyd and Tony Bryant combined to work three shutout innings for the Beavers. Cole has given up 18 runs over 18.2 innings over his last three starts. I was on hand for this game, and I'll have more on Cole in an upcoming Draft Blog post, and more on the Beavers in Monday's Three Strikes.
• Tennessee at (4) Vanderbilt: Vandy used a balanced 11-hit attack to reach double digits in runs for the fourth straight game, beating Tennessee 10-1. Sonny Gray (8 IP, 4 H, 1 ER, 4 BB, 6 K) improved to 9-2, 1.91.
• Mississippi at (5) Florida: Josh Adams and Vickash Ramjit combined for eight of Florida's 17 hits in a 9-3 win against Mississippi, keeping the Gators even with South Carolina and Vandy atop the SEC at 15-4. Hudson Randall (7.1 IP, 6 H, 3 ER, 0 BB, 6 K) improved to 8-1.
• (6) Texas A&M at Missouri: The Aggies had a 6-1 lead with ace John Stilson on the mound heading into the bottom of the seventh, when Missouri chased Stilson with seven runs en route to a 10-9 win. The Aggies regained the lead with three in the eighth, only to see the Tigers win it with two in the ninth against Joaquin Hinojosa, capped by Jonah Schmidt's walk-off walk with the bases full. Tyler Naquin and Matt Juengel combined for six hits and nine RBIs in defeat for the Aggies, who fell into a tie with Texas atop the Big 12.
• (14) Oklahoma at (7) Texas: Augie Garrido became the first Division I coach to reach 1,800 wins in Texas' 5-0 victory against Oklahoma. Taylor Jungmann (9 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 9 K) needed just 107 pitches to throw his third complete-game shutout of the season, improving to 10-0, 0.90 on the season and 17-0 in his career at UFCU Disch-Falk Field. Michael Rocha (8 IP, 9 H, 5 R, 4 ER) also went the distance in defeat.
• (21) Stanford at (8) Arizona State: The Sun Devils outslugged the Cardinal, 12-10. Riccio Torrez (3-for-5, 3B, 2 R, 4 RBI) was one of seven Devils to record multiple hits in support of Brady Rodgers (7 IP, 8 H, 4 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 8 K), and ASU chased Stanford ace Mark Appel (7 IP, 12 H, 7 ER, 2 BB, 5 K) in a six-run eighth.
• (9) Florida State at (16) Miami: Sherman Johnson scored the winning run on a wild pitch in the ninth to give Florida State a 6-5 win in a fractured affair. The start of the game was delayed 65 minutes by rain, and the teams sat through an 18-minute lightning delay later. Miami committed a season-high seven errors, hit three batsemen and threw two wild pitches that led to runs.
• Pacific at (10) Cal State Fullerton: Unheralded shortstop Keegan Dale filled in for injured Richy Pedroza and delivered three hits and three RBIs to lead banged-up Cal State Fullerton to a come-from-behind 12-6 win. Colin O'Connell (2.1 IP, 6 H, 5 R, 4 ER) got the start in place of injured ace Noe Ramirez and struggled, but the Titans got strong relief from Raymond Hernandez (2.2 IP, 1 ER) and Chris Devenski (4 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 6 K).
• (11) Texas Christian at Brigham Young: Erik Miller (8 IP, 7 H, 4 ER, 2 BB, 3 K) won his second straight start, leading TCU to a series-clinching 6-4 win at BYU. Miller held the Cougars to just one run until the ninth, when they made things interesting with a three-run rally.
(12) Georgia Tech at Clemson: Brad Miller had four hits and Jason Stolz had three RBIs in support of Dominic Leone (8 IP, 2 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 10 K), as Clemson earned a big 4-2 win against Georgia Tech. The Tigers overame four errors (two by Miller) by holding the Yellow Jackets to just two hits. Mark Pope (6 IP, 10 H, 3 ER, 2 BB, 5 K) fell to 9-2.
• Hawaii at (13) Fresno State: Sean Montplaisir scored on a wild pitch in the 10th to give Hawaii a 6-5 win at Hawaii, keeping the Rainbows in first place in the WAC. Zack Swasey (3-for-5, 2 R, 2 RBI) led the Hawaii offense, while Greg Gonzalez (5 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 11 K) was strong in a no-decision for Fresno.
• (15) Southern Mississippi at East Carolina: Ashley Graeter, filling in at shortstop while B.A. Vollmuth nurses a hip injury at DH, delivered RBI singles in the seventh and ninth to lead Southern Miss to a 3-1 win at ECU. Geoffrey Thomas (6.1 IP, 7 H, 1 ER) moved into the Friday role and improved to 9-2, as the Golden Eagles opted to give ace Todd McInnis an extra day of rest after he experienced some shoulder soreness last week. MIke Wright (6.2 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 6 K) pitched well in defeat for ECU, filling in for banged-up ace Seth Maness for the second straight Friday.
• North Florida at (17) Stetson: The Hatters were without their top two pitchers—Kurt Schluter and Lindsay Caughel—but Austin Perez (7 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, 9 K) filled in admirably in a no-decision, as Stetson scored three in the eighth to beat North Florida 6-3. Spencer Theisen's two-run double broke a 3-3 tie in the fateful eighth.
• Kansas State at (19) Oklahoma State: The Cowboys halted their four-game losing streak and Kansas State's six-game winning streak with a 9-2 victory against the Wildcats. Zach Johnson and Jared Womack combined for seven hits and five RBIs in support of Mike Strong (8 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 6 K).
• Oregon at (20) California: Mitch Theofanopoulos delivered a walk-off, pinch-hit RBI double in the ninth to give Cal a 2-1 win. Erik Johnson (8 IP, 4 H, 1 ER, 3 BB, 11 K) and Tyler Anderson (7.2 IP, 6 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 8 K) were both strong in no-decisions.
• (22) Troy at Florida Atlantic: The game was suspended after three innings with Troy leading FAU 6-3. Play will resume at 1 p.m. ET on Saturday.
(23) Connecticut at Rutgers: The Scarlet Knights got to UConn ace Matt Barnes (5 IP, 6 H, 5 ER) in an 8-3 upset, snapping Connecticut's winning streak at 12 games. D.J. Anderson (2-for-4, 5 RBI) led the Rutgers offense in support of Tyler Gebler (9 IP, 9 H, 3 ER, 3 BB, 5 K).
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