Top 25 Showdowns
• (3) Kentucky at (11) Arkansas: After losing Friday's opener, Kentucky bounced back to sweep a doubleheader Saturday, giving the Wildcats their first series win in Fayetteville in 10 years. Arkansas was swept in a doubleheader at home for the first time since 1999. A.J. Reed's fourth-inning RBI double proved the winning run in the opener, as Chandler Shepherd and Tim Peterson combined for 5.2 innings of scoreless, one-hit relief in a 5-4 win. Brandon Moore (5 IP, 2 H, 0 R) was strong in relief of Barrett Astin (4 IP, 7 H, 5 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 8 K) for Arkansas. Cameron Flynn's two-run homer in the fourth provided all the offense Kentucky needed in the second game, as Corey Littrell (6.1 IP, 8 H, 1 ER) improved to 6-0. D.J. Baxendale (8 IP, 6 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 7 K) was strong in defeat.
• (17) UCLA at (4) Arizona: The top three hitters in UCLA's lineup—Beau Amaral, Tyler Heineman and Cody Keefer—combined for 11 of the team's 20 hits, as well as seven runs and five RBIs, leading the Bruins to a 15-3 rout. Nick Vander Tuig (5.2 IP, 8 H, 3 ER) earned the win for UCLA, which hammered Konner Wade (3 IP, 10 H, 6 R, 5 ER). The series is tied 1-1.
• (16) Oregon at (6) Stanford: Ryon Healy (3-for-4, 2 R, 3 RBI, HR) led the Oregon offense in support of Jake Reed (7 IP, 2 H, 0 R) in the Ducks' series-clinching 5-0 win. Oregon has now won four straight Pac-12 series—the last three against powers Arizona State, at UCLA and at Stanford—to move into a tie with Arizona for first place in the conference. The Cardinal mustered just three hits behind Brett Mooneyham (4 IP, 4 H, 5 R, 4 ER, 4 BB, 8 K).
Top 25 Upsets
• (7) Florida at Tennessee: Richard Carter (2-for-3, 3 RBI) drove in the winning run on a fifth-inning squeeze, as the Volunteers evened the series with a 5-4 victory. The dramatically improved Volunteers climbed back to .500 in the SEC (7-7). Karsten Whitson (3 IP, 6 H, 4 R, 3 ER) got a no-decision for the Gators, and Johnny Magliozzi (5 IP, 2 H, 1 ER) pitched well in defeat.
• (12) Cal State Fullerton at UC Irvine: Andrew Thurman (8 IP, 1 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 6 K) carried a no-hitter into the ninth inning in Irvine's 4-1 win in the first game of a doubleheader. Austin Kingsolver broke up the no-hit bid with a chopper over the mound leading off the ninth. That proved to be Fullerton's lone hit of the game. The Titans made up for it in the nightcap, pounding out 18 hits in support of Kenny Mathews (7 IP, 6 H, 2 ER, 0 BB, 7 K) to win 13-2. Clay Williamson, making his second start of the year, hit a three-run triple to highlight Fullerton's seven-run second, and Matt Chapman (3-for-5) added three-run double in the third.
• (13) Miami at Virginia Tech: The Hokies evened the series with a come-from-behind 5-4 win. Virginia Tech tied the game with a sacrifice fly in the eighth and won it on Alex Perez's bases-loaded walk in the ninth against Adam Sargent. Eric Whaley (6 IP, 7 H, 3 ER) was solid in a no-decision.
• (24) Sam Houston State at Lamar: The Cardinals broke a 2-2 tie with a run in the sixth against Justin Jackson (6.1 IP, 7 H, 4 ER, 3 BB, 6 K) and went on to a 5-2 upset.
• Top-five teams Florida State, Texas A&M and Louisiana State took care of business against last-place teams in their respective conferences, clinching series against Boston College, Kansas and Alabama, respectively.
• (9) Rice at Marshall: The Owls also clinched a series against their conference cellar-dweller, 5-1. Notably, Austin Kubitza (6.2 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 4 BB, 6 K) turned in his second consecutive scoreless weekend start for Rice.
• Baylor's 17-game winning streak and undefeated Big 12 record are still intact. Baylor's game at Kansas State was suspended by inclement weather in the sixth inning, with the Bears leading 10-8.
• Mississippi State at (10) South Carolina: Jordan Montgomery (6.1 IP, 5 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, 4 K) turned in another strong weekend start in South Carolina's 5-3 win, clinching the series. The Gamecocks pulled back to .500 in the SEC (7-7).
• (14) North Carolina at Virginia: The Tar Heels clinched a big road series with a 6-2 win. Chaz Frank (2-for-4, 2 RBI) led the North Carolina offense, and four UNC relievers combined for seven innings of one-run relief. The Cavaliers committed four errors.
• (15) Central Florida at Southern Mississippi: A day after getting shut out for 14 innings, UCF scored 11 runs on 14 hits to even the series with an 11-6 win. Travis Shreve and D.J. Hicks combined for four hits and seven RBIs.
• (18) Mississippi at Georgia: The Rebels avoided the sweep with an 8-3 win in Athens. Tanner Mathis (4-for-6, 2 RBI) paced MIssissippi's 20-hit barrage against Blake Dieterich (3.1 IP, 9 H, 5 R, 4 ER) and the UGa. bullpen.
• La Salle at (20) San Diego: The Toreros swept a doubleheader, 4-1 and 2-0. Dylan Covey (7 IP, 5 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 7 K) turned in another strong start in the second game.
• Southern California at (21) Arizona State: Trevor Williams (9 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 6 K) posted his first career complete game in ASU's 4-0 win, clinching the series. Williams, the second half of ASU's dynamic rotation duo, improved to 7-2, 1.41.
• (22) North Carolina State at Clemson: A day after tying an ACC record with five steals in a game, Trea Turner delivered a game-winning two-run double in the seventh inning, helping fellow freshman Carlos Rodon (8 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 4 BB, 8 K) improve to 6-0, 1.38 in N.C. State's 3-1 win, leveling the series.
• Oklahoma State at (23) Texas: The Longhorns bounced back from Friday's loss by sweeping Saturday's doubleheader, 5-0 and 3-2. Mark Payton and Jacob Felts had two RBIs apiece in support of Parker French (8 IP, 6 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 6 K) in the opener. Payton's solo homer broke a 2-2 tie in the eighth inning in the nightcap.
(25) New Mexico State at Sacramento State: The Aggies swept a doubleheader, 16-4 and 6-1. Zach Voight (4-for-5, 2 R, 7 RBI, HR) led the offense in support of Ryan Beck (5 IP, 6 H, 4 R, 2 ER) in the seven-inning opener. The Aggies did all their scoring in a six-run first in the nightcap in support of Adam Mott (7 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 3 BB, 4 K).
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