College baseball has gone no-hitter-crazy.
Penn State's Steven Hill and Army's Logan Lee each threw no-hitters Saturday—the third and fourth Division I no-hitters in the last four days (Oregon's Jordan Spencer threw one Wednesday, and UC Irvine's Andrew Thurman threw one Friday).
Hill threw Penn State's first no-hitter since 1995 in a 2-0 win at Iowa. The junior righthaner issued just one walk and allowed just two baserunners in nine innings, while striking out three.
Lee, a senior lefty, threw a seven-inning no-hitter in the first game of a doubleheader sweep of Bucknell. Lee carried a perfect game into the seventh, when he issued a leadoff walk on a 3-and-2 pitch. He finished with seven strikeouts and one walk in Army's first no-hitter since 1957. The Black Knights won the nightcap in 15 innings to clinch the Patriot League regular-season title.
Top 25 Showdowns
• (18) Miami at (1) Florida State: Freshman John Holland (3-for-4, 2 RBI) led the FSU offense in support of Mike Compton (5 IP, 5 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 3 K) in Florida State's 6-1 win. The Seminoles clinched their third straight series against the Hurricanes, who got a wild start from Eric Whaley (4 IP, 3 H, 4 R, 1 ER, 6 BB, 3 K).
• (2) Texas A&M vs./@/@ (6) Baylor: The Bears ran their winning streak to 23 games with a series-clinching 1-0 win in front of a Baylor Ballpark-record crowd of 5,911. The Bears improved to 17-0 in the Big 12, tying the league record with 17 straight wins in conference play. Trent Blank (8 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 6 K) turned in a masterful performance to improve to 9-0, 2.18. Max Muncy provided the game's only run with a fifth-inning sacrifice fly against Ross Stripling (7.2 IP, 6 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, 5 K).
• (4) Louisiana State at (3) Kentucky: Austin Cousino and Luke Maile each homered and drove in three runs apiece, leading Kentucky to an 8-1 win, leveling the series. Jerad Grundy (6 IP, 6 H, 1 ER) got back on track for the Wildcats, while Ryan Eades (3.1 IP, 9 H, 6 ER) struggled for the Tigers.
• (20) Arizona State at (14) Stanford: Alex Blandino (3-for-4, 4 RBI, HR) delivered a two-out, walk-off RBI single in the ninth to give the Cardinal a series-clinching 8-7 win. The Great Blandino hit his third home run of the weekend—a three-run shot in the sixth. A.J. Vanegas (2 IP, 2 H, 1 ER) moved back to the bullpen after two strong weekends in the rotation and earned the win. The Cardinal hit Trevor Williams (6 IP, 11 H, 7 ER) hard.
• (17) Arkansas at (22) Mississippi: The Rebels won the continuation of Friday's suspended game, 8-2, then clinched the series with a 1-0 win. Alex Yarbrough (4-for-5, R, 3 RBI, 3 2B) led Mississippi's 14-hit attack in the first game, as Brandon Moore (2.1 IP, 7 H, 6 ER) got the start for Arkansas and was knocked around. Yarbrough's RBI single off Ryne Stanek (6.1 IP, 5 H, 1 ER) provided all the offense Ole Miss needed in the second game, as Mike Mayers (6.1 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 4 K) and R.J. Hively (2.2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 3 K) combined on a two-hit shutout.
Top 25 Upsets
• Georgia at (5) Florida: Kyle Farmer and Levi Hyams had two homers apiece in support of Michael Palazzone (8 IP, 6 H, 3 ER, 1 BB, 6 K), leading the Bulldogs to a series-evening 5-3 win. Preston Tucker hit his 10th homer of the year behind Brian Johnson (7 IP, 7 H, 4 ER, 0 BB, 5 K) for the Gators.
• Washington State at (8) Oregon: The Cougars erased a 3-2 deficit with six runs in the eighth to even the series with an 8-3 win. Jake Reed (7 IP, 6 H, 2 ER, 0 BB, 5 K) was strong in a no-decision for the Ducks, but Adam Nelubowich put the Cougars ahead for good with a two-run single against Jimmie Sherfy (0.1 IP, 1 H, 4 R, 2 ER).
• Georgia Tech at (10) North Carolina: The Yellow Jackets and Tar Heels split a doubleheader, giving Tech a much-needed series win on the road. Brian Holberton (3-for-4, HR, 2B, 4 RBI) and Jacob Stallings (2-for-3, 3 R, 3 RBI, HR, 2B) led UNC's 14-hit attack behind Benton Moss (5.2 IP, 5 H, 4 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 4 K) in a 12-6 win in the opener. Tech overcame a 2-0 deficit with two in the seventh and two more in the eighth against Michael Morin (2.2 IP, 6 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 2 K) to win the finale 4-2. Alex Cruz (4 IP, 2 H, 0 R) earned the win with sparkling relief for the Jackets.
• (11) UCLA at Oregon State: Lefthander Jace Fry (9 IP, 6 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 6 K) threw a complete-game shutout against the lefty-leaning Bruins, as the Beavers evened the series with a 3-0 win. Ryan Dunn (3-for-3, 2 RBI) led the OSU attack against Nick Vander Tuig (5.1 IP, 8 H, 3 ER, 1 BB, 4 K).
• Cal Poly at (12) Cal State Fullerton: Cal Poly scored all of its runs on three two-out homers to beat the Titans 8-6, leveling the series. Mitch Haniger (3-for-5, 3 RBI) led the Mustang offense, and Reed Reilly (4 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K) earned the win with lights-out relief work. MIchael Lorenzen and Ivory Thomas combined for four hits and five RBIs in defeat for the Titans.
• (16) Purdue at Nebraska: The Cornhuskers evened the series with an 8-3 win behind Brandon Pierce (7 IP, 9 H, 3 R, 2 ER). Richard Stock went 4-for-4 to lead the Nebraska attack against Lance Breedlove (5 IP, 8 H, 5 ER).
Other Top 25 Results
• East Carolina at (7) Rice: Craig Manuel's walk-off grand slam in the 10th gave Rice a series-clinching 6-2 win, extending the Owls' winning streak to eight games. Austin Kubitza (7 IP, 7 H, 2 ER, 3 BB, 4 K) turned in his third straight strong outing for Rice, and J.T. Chargois (2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 K) earned the win with strong relief work.
• (9) South Carolina at Auburn: Christian Walker's two-run triple highlighted South Carolina's four-run sixth in support of Jordan Montgomery (5.1 IP, 6 H, 2 ER), as the Gamecocks clinched the road series with a 5-3 win. Montgomery improved to 4-0 with his third straight strong start since moving into the weekend rotation.
• (13) Arizona at Washington: After getting whacked around by UCLA in his first loss of the season last week, Konner Wade (9 IP, 6 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 7 K) bounced back with a complete game in Arizona's series-clinching 4-1 win.
• (15) Central Florida at Tulane: After coughing up a 7-2 lead in the eighth and ninth innings, the Knights bounced back to win 8-7 on Alex Friedrich's RBI double in the 12th. Chris Matulis (6 IP, 7 H, 2 ER, 0 BB, 4 K) turned in a strong start for UCF, and Friedrich led the offense with four hits and two RBIs.
• St. Mary's at (19) San Diego: Andrew Daniel (2-for-5, 2 R, 4 RBI, HR) led USD's 20-hit barrage in support of Dylan Covey (6 IP, 4 H, 3 ER, 5 BB, 7 K), as the Toreros evened the series with a 12-4 win. Eight Toreros recorded multiple hits.
• Boston College at (21) North Carolina State: The Wolfpack bounced back from Friday's loss by sweeping Saturday's doubleheader, 9-0 and 16-9. Carlos Rodon (8 IP, 5 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 10 K) was characteristically dominating in the first game. Trea Turner (5-for-5, 3 R, 2 RBI) spearheaded N.C. State's 19-hit barrage in the nightcap, and Anthony Tzamtzis (4 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 5 K) earned the win in relief of Logan Jernigan (5 IP, 6 H, 7 R, 4 ER, 3 BB, 6 K).
• Kansas at (23) Texas: Erich Weiss (3-for-4, 2 RBI) led an 11-hit attack behind Parker French (7 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 3 K), as Texas evened the series with a 3-0 win.
• (24) Sam Houston State at McNeese State: The Bearkats improved to 17-3 in the Southland with a series-clinching doubleheader sweep, 5-2 and 4-0. Jessie Plumlee (3-for-3, 2 RBI) led the offense in support of Caleb Smith (8 IP, 3 H, 2 ER, 1 BB, 9 K) in the opener. Justin Jackson (9 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 10 K) was two outs shy of a no-hitter in the nightcap but settled for a two-hit shutout.
• Louisiana Tech at (25) New Mexico State: The Aggies completed a three-game series sweep with a 10-0 win in seven innings (shortened by the run rule). The Aggies drew nine walks and used a balanced nine-hit attack in support of Michael Ormseth (5 IP, 4 H, 0 R), who improved to 7-0.
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