Top 25 Showdowns
• (3) Kentucky at (11) Arkansas: Derrick Bleeker's three-run triple in the seventh inning propelled the Hogs to a come-from-behind 8-7 win. Cade Lynch (5.2 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 4 K) earned the win with strong relief work, as starters Ryne Stanek (3.1 IP, 8 H, 6 R, 5 ER, 2 BB, 6 K) and Taylor Rogers (4 IP, 7 H, 5 ER) struggled. Tim Carver had four hits and two RBIs for the Razorbacks, and Thomas McCarthy (3-for-4, 2 RBI) led the UK attack.
• (17) UCLA at (4) Arizona: Joey Rickard's RBI single broke a 3-3 tie in the eighth, and Kurt Heyer (9 IP, 8 H, 3 R, 2 ER) went the distance in Arizona's 4-3 win. Tyler Heineman had three hits in a losing cause for the Bruins.
• (16) Oregon at (6) Stanford: Alex Keudell (9 IP, 5 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 7 K) turned in a gem for the Ducks, who scored three times in the 10th to win 4-2. Mark Appel (9 IP, 10 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 13 K) turned in a gritty 149-pitch outing in a no-decision for the Cardinal, which melted down in the 10th, as Oregon took advantage of a dropped routine fly ball, two throwing errors, a walk and a wild pitch. Stanford got a run in the 10th against Jimmie Sherfy but stranded the bases loaded to end the game. Oregon improved to 9-4, taking sole possession of second place in the Pac-12, a game behind Arizona. Stanford fell to 4-6 in the conference.
Top 25 Upsets
• (15) Central Florida at Southern Mississippi: Mason Robbins blooped a walk-off RBI single down the left-field line in the 14th, giving the Golden Eagles a thrilling 1-0 win. Andrew Pierce (9 IP, 5 H, 0 R, 3 BB, 10 K) and Bradley Roney (5 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 5 K) shut out UCF's potent offense on six hits for 14 innings. The Knights stranded the bases loaded in the eighth, and USM left the bases full in the 11th, adding to the tension. Brian Adkins (7 IP, 3 H, 0 R) was strong in a no-decision for the Knights.
• (18) Mississippi at Georgia: The Bulldogs clinched a huge SEC series with a 6-3 win behind Alex Wood (7.1 IP, 8 H, 3 ER, 2 BB, 7 K). Curt Powell had two hits and two RBIs for the Bulldogs, who improved to 7-7 in conference play. R.J. Hively (4 IP, 7 H, 5 ER, 1 BB, 5 K) took the loss for Ole Miss, which dropped its second straight series and fell to 6-8 in the SEC.
• (22) North Carolina State at Clemson: After the Wolfpack stormed back from a 4-0 deficit with three runs in each of the sixth and seventh innings, Clemson answered with a run in the eighth to tie it, then won 7-6 on Thomas Brittle's walk-off RBI bloop single to right in the 12th. Brittle had for hits, three runs and two RBIs to lead the Clemson offense. Scott Firth (6.1 IP, 2 H, 3 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 4 K) earned the win with strong relief of Kevin Brady (5.2 IP, 4 H, 3 ER, 3 BB, 4 K).
• Oklahoma State at (23) Texas: In yet another extra-innings affair, the Cowboys got 10th-inning RBIs from Robbie Rea and Mark Ginther to beat Texas, 3-1. Andrew Heaney (9 IP, 6 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 9 K) was characteristically outstanding in a no-decision for the Cowboys, and Blake Barnes picked up the win with two hitless innings of relief. Nathan Thornhill (6.2 IP, 4 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 5 K) was strong in a no-decision for Texas.
Other Top 25 Results
• (1) Florida State at Boston College: Jayce Boyd doubled and scored in the ninth to lead the Seminoles to a 6-5 win. Brandon Liebrandt (5.2 IP, 7 H, 3 ER) was solid in a no-decision for FSU.
• (2) Texas A&M at Kansas: Michael Wacha (9 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 6 K) threw his second shutout of the season in A&M's 8-0 win. Mikey Reynolds hit his first homer for the Aggies, a three-run shot.
• Alabama at (5) Louisiana State: Austin Nola and Mason Katz each homered and combined for seven RBIs behind Kevin Gausman (8 IP, 6 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 7 K), leading LSU to a 10-2 win.
• (7) Florida at Tennessee: Nolan Fontana (4-for-4, 2 2B, R, RBI) led the Florida offense behind Jonathon Crawford (5 IP, 6 H, 1 ER, 3 BB, 5 K) in a 3-1 win.
• (8) Baylor at Kansas State: The Bears ran their remarkable winning streak to 17 games and improved to 13-0 in the Big 12 with a 5-2 win behind Josh Turley (9 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 6 K), who threw his second career complete game. Baylor has won all nine of Turley's starts this year.
• (9) Rice at Marshall: The Owls got a strong start from Matthew Reckling (6.2 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 7 K) and broke open a close game with seven in the ninth to win 9-0.
• Mississippi State at (10) South Carolina: After MSU surged ahead with four runs in the sixth against Michael Roth (5.1 IP, 5 H, 5 ER), the Gamecocks rallied back with four in the eighth against Chris Stratton (7.2 IP, 9 H, 5 ER, 2 BB, 11 K) and Caleb Reed to win 7-6. Sean Sullivan's two-run triple tied the game. With two outs and Sullivan on third, Reed struck out Tanner English, but the pitch got by the catcher and Sulivan scored the winning run on the wild pitch.
• (13) Miami at Virginia Tech: Eric Erickson (6.2 IP, 6 H, 2 ER) improved to 6-3, and E.J. Encinosa (2 IP, 2 H, 0 R) earned his eighth save in MIami's 6-4 win.
• (14) North Carolina at Virginia: Jacob Stallings hit a game-winning solo homer in the 10th, propelling UNC to a 2-1 win in Charlottesville. Kent Emanuel (8 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 3 BB, 7 K) and Branden Kline (6 IP, 5 H, 1 ER, 3 BB, 10 K) went head-to-head in a fine pitcher's duel. Michael Russell, in his second game at third base, committed an error but went 4-for-4 for UNC.
• Illinois at (19) Purdue: Cameron Perkins (2-for-4, RBI, 2B) led the Purdue offense behind Joe Haase (7.2 IP, 5 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 K) in a 3-0 win.
• Southern California at (21) Arizona State: Deven Marrero hit a two-run homer behind Brady Rodgers (8 IP, 6 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 7 K) in ASU's 5-1 win. Rodgers improved to 6-1, 1.12 with 55 strikeouts and seven walks in 72 innings.
• (24) Sam Houston State at Lamar: Jake Arrington (2-for-4, 2B, 3 RBI) led a 12-hit attack in support of Caleb Smith (6 IP, 7 H, 2 ER, 3 BB, 6 K), as SHSU extended its winning streak to 13 games with a 6-2 win. The Bearkats are 14-2 in the Southland Conference, which they lead by four games.
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