Top 25 Showdowns
• Scott Sitz (5 IP, 3 H, 0 R) and three relievers combined on a five-hit shutout, leading No. 12 Florida State to a 1-0 win over No. 18 Central Florida and a sweep of the two-game midweek series. Jayce Boyd's solo homer in the fourth inning against Ray Hanson (5 IP, 4 H, 1 ER) provided all of the scoring.
Top 25 Upsets
• Georgia State beat No. 10 Georgia Tech 5-4, the Panthers' second straight win against a ranked Yellow Jackets squad and their fourth in the last six years. Freshman Max Schmitz (5 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 0 ER) earned the win, and Georgia State shortstop Caden Bailey snagged a line drive with two outs and the tying run on third base in the ninth to preserve the win.
• No. 23 Mississippi State came from behind to beat Penn State, 10-6, but lost two more key players to injury. Center fielder/lefthander C.T. Bradford left with a shoulder injury while diving into second base in the fifth inning. Then, in the seventh, third baseman Daryl Norris left with an apparently serious knee injury.
"Those are two guys who are really playing at the height of their ability right now and two guys who are giving us a whole lot," MSU coach John Cohen told the Starkville Daily News. "It is a very expensive win and it is disappointing that those kinds of things happen, but you can't control them and when kids are playing hard, those kinds of things happen."
Bradford and Norris join No. 1 starter Ben Bracewell and senior outfielder Brent Brownlee on the shelf.
• Heralded Fr. RHP Benton Moss (8.1 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 8 K) turned in a gem in North Carolina's 3-0 win against Elon.
• Arizona completed a two-game midweek sweep of UC Davis with a 6-4 win Wednesday behind Vincent Littleman (6.1 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 2 ER).
• In the Miami vs. Miami showdown, the Hurricanes of Florida came from behind to beat the Redhawks of Ohio, 6-4. The 'Canes trailed 3-1 in the eighth inning but took advantage of crucial RedHawk errors in the final two innings to rally for the win.
• Michigan State coach Jake Boss said this weekend that he wanted to use hard-throwing sophomore righthander David Garner in relief at Texas A&M over the weekend and then start him at Baylor on Wednesday, to get him more experience in tough environments. Garner rose to the challenge, working six innings of three-hit, shutout ball in the Spartans' 4-0 win against the Bears.
• No. 25 Maryland extended its winning streak to 10 games with a 4-2 win at Navy behind Sander Beck (5.1 IP, 3 H, 2 ER, 4 BB, 7 K).
• Danny Collins had two hits and three RBIs in support of Cass Abercrombie (6 IP, 3 H, 2 ER, 1 BB, 5 K) led Troy to an 8-2 win against East Carolina.
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