Top 25 Upsets
• Casey Kalenkosky's first-inning RBI triple proved all the offense Texas State needed, as Mitchell Pitts (6 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 8 K) and three relievers combined on a four-hit shutout in a 1-0 win against No. 22 Texas Christian. Brandon Finnegan (5 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 8 K) pitched well in defeat for the banged-up Frogs (2-5), who are still without three infield starters and center fielder Brance Rivera.
"We competed and I told the team that," said TCU coach Jim Schlossnagle. "I don’t doubt anyone’s want or desire or effort, but I do doubt our ability to make an adjustment at home plate. We have guys out, but no one is going to feel sorry for us there. I expect the guys in the lineup to be able to represent TCU in the highest fashion and we didn’t do that tonight."
• Troy Barton (5.1 IP, 3 H, 0 R) stymied No. 24 Louisville in Eastern Illinois' 3-2 upset. The Cardinals rallied from a three-run deficit with two in the ninth, but Adam Engel struck out with the tying run on third to end the game.
Other Top 25 Results
• Stephen Piscotty doubled and drove in three, leading No. 2 Stanford toa 5-1 win against UC Davis. The Cardinal improved to 8-0.
• Joey Pankake's solo home run in the first broke a 1-1 tie, propelling No. 3 South Carolina to a 2-1 win against Presbyterian. The 7-0 Gamecocks have yet to allow more than two runs in a game against VMI, Elon or Presbyterian.
• Brandon Moore (4 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 K) and three relievers combined on a three-hit shutout in No. 4 Arkansas' 5-0 win against Brigham Young.
• Andrew Benak (5 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 4 BB, 4 K) turned in his second straight strong start in No. 5 Rice's 4-1 win against crosstown rival Houston. The Owls (9-0) are also unbeaten.
• Northwestern State, which failed to hold a 4-0 lead against Arkansas last week, squandered leads of 7-0 and 10-1 against No. 6 Texas A&M on Tuesday. Brandon Wood (4-for-5, 2 R, 4 RBI) led the Aggies' furious comeback, which was highlighted by an eight-run sixth inning.
• Five pitchers combined on a seven-hit shutout in No. 8 Georgia's 5-0 win against Savannah State. The Bulldogs are 8-0.
• Red-hot Colin Moran recorded four hits for the second time in three games, leading No. 9 North Carolina to an 8-4 win against St. John's. Cody Stubbs delivered a key three-run double in the eighth to break open a one-run game.
• No. 14 Louisiana State, which had scored one run total in its previous two games against Appalachian State, broke out the bats in a 17-10 win against Grambling State. Raph Rhymes (4-for-5, 2 R, 6 RBI, 2B) led LSU's 19-hit barrage.
• Fr. RHP Sam Smith (5 IP, 5 H, 2 ER, 0 BB, 4 K) was strong in a no-decision, and No. 16 Mississippi broke a 2-2 tie with five runs in the eighth to beat Memphis 7-2.
• Fr. LHP Grant Watson (4 IP, 1 H, 1 ER) improved to 2-0 in UCLA's 9-1 drubbing of Long Beach State. The Bruins out-hit the Dirtbags 12-2.
• D.J. Hicks threw two scoreless innings in his first start since Marc 1, 2009, and he added four RBIs to lead No. 19 Central Florida to a 12-1 blowout of South Florida. Talented freshman Eric Skoglund (3.2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 7 K) was dominant in relief to pick up his first win.
• No. 20 Cal State Fullerton shut down San Diego State, 3-0. Michael Lorenzen (3-for-4) has posted seven hits in his last two games after starting this past weekend 0-for-10 with seven strikeouts. Five Titans combined on a three-hit shutout Tuesday.
• No. 21 Texas did not exactly get its bats going, but it did snap its five-game losing streak, beating Houston Baptist 2-0. Six Longhorns combined on a three-hit shutout.
• Trent Blank (5 IP, 3 H, 1 ER) picked up his fourth win of the season already, leading No. 25 Baylor to a 6-2 win against Sam Houston State.
• Liberty dominated Virginia in an 8-0 upset victory. Three Liberty pitchers combined to hold the Cavs to two hits, and Virginia made four errors.
• In a matchup between two teams that entered the game with a combined 14-1 record, Tulane hammered Southeastern Louisiana, 12-1, handing the Lions their first loss. Garrett Cannizaro (3-for-5, 2 R, 5 RBI, HR) led Tulane's 14-hit attack behind Alex Byo (7 IP, 5 H, 1 ER).
• Pepperdine stayed hot, handing Southern California its first loss of the season, 7-2. Waves second baseman Joe Sever had three hits (including a grand slam) in support of Matt Maurer (5.1 IP, 7 H, 2 ER, 0 BB, 5 K).
• San Francisco out-hit California 14-7, but the Dons left 14 men on base in a 5-3 loss.
• Fresno State continued to struggle, falling to 4-5 in a 7-1 home loss to UC Santa Barbara. Greg Mahle (4-for-5, 3 RBI) led UCSB's 14-hit attack in support of Matthew Vedo (7 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 3 BB, 10 K).
• In a matchup between two projected regional teams in mid-major conferences, Troy routed Samford, 13-6. Boone Shear had three hits and six RBIs for the Trojans.
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