Top 25 Showdowns
• No. 7 Rice won a big midweek game at No. 2 Texas A&M, 5-4. Shane Hoelscher (3-for-4, 2 R, RBI) scored the tying run on a sacrifice fly in the eighth, then delivered a game-winning RBI single in the ninth. The Aggies jumped on Jordan Stephens for four runs before he could record an out in the first, but John Simms (6 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 8 K) came up big in relief for the Owls. Ford Stainback had four hits out of the leadoff spot for Rice.
• No. 20 Arizona State overcame a five-run deficit to beat No. 13 Arizona, 12-8. The Wildcats surged ahead with six runs in the fifth, but ASU erupted for seven runs in the seventh, highlighted by Deven Marrero's two-run single and Joey DeMichele's two-run double. DeMichele and James McDonald had three hits apiece for the Sun Devils.
Top 25 Upsets
• Daniel Aldrich (2-for-4, R, 2 RBI, HR) helped College of Charleston build an early four-run lead against No. 9 South Carolina, and the Cougars held on for a 4-3 win in Columbia. Ryan West (6 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, 7 K) turned in a strong start to earn the win.
• No. 14 Stanford continued to scuffle, losing 3-2 against San Jose State. The Spartans broke a 2-2 tie on Michael Gerlach's RBI single in the eighth. Stanford mustered just five hits against seven San Jose State pitchers.
• Campbell improved to 31-8 with a big 8-6 win against No. 21 North Carolina State. David Olson (3-for-5, R, 2 RBI) led the offense for the Camels, who overcame a 4-1 deficit with three in the fifth and four in the sixth.
• Baylor ran its winning streak to a school record-tying 20 games with a run rule-shortened 15-2 win over Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, helping Baylor coach Steve Smith become the winningest coach in program history. Cal Towey (3-for-4, 2B, 3B, 4 RBI) led Baylor's 15-hit barrage.
• Kenton Parmley extended his hitting streak to 45 games, tying Arizona State's Roger Schmuck for the fourth-longest in Division I history, as Southeast Missouri State beat Arkansas State 5-3. Trenton Moses (2-for-4, 4 RBI) hit his 15th home run and reached base for the 58th consecutive game for SEMO, helping coach Mark Hogan earn his 900th career win.
• Nevada's Gary Powers also earned his 900th career victory in a 10-5 win against San Francisco. Brooks Klein's grand slam highlighted the Wolf Pack's seven-run sixth.
• Brian Johnson (2-for-4, 2B, HR, 5 RBI) powered Florida to an 8-2 win over Georgia Southern.
• Sam Mahar (6 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 5 K) and four relievers combined on a four-hit shutout in Kentucky's 7-0 win against Cincinnati.
• Chaz Frank (2-for-4, 3 RBI) led the North Carolina offense behind Shane Taylor (5 IP, 5 H, 1 ER) in a 10-5 win over High Point.
• Beau Amaral (3-for-5, 2 R, 2 RBI, HR) extended his hitting streak to 19 games in UCLA's 12-4 win against Cal State Northridge. It is the longest hitting streak by a UCLA player since 2001, when Josh Canales hit safely in 24 straight games.
• Central Florida pounded out 16 hits in support of Eric Skoglund (5 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 7 K) in a 12-3 blowout of Sun Belt Conference leader Florida Atlantic.
• Arkansas swept a doubleheader from Stephen F. Austin State, 8-3 and 4-3. Sam Bates had four hits and four RBIs in the opener. Nolan Sanburn started the second game and turned in three hitless, scoreless innings.
• Purdue out-hit Illinois-Chicago 14-6 in a 12-2 win.
• Richy Pedroza had three hits in support of Koby Gauna (7 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 4 K), as Cal State Fullerton scored seven runs over the seventh and eighth innings en route to an 8-6 win over Pepperdine.
• Five Texas pitchers combined on a four-hit shutout in a 2-0 win against struggling Texas State.
• Ryan O'Hearn had three hits to lead the Sam Houston State offense in a 5-4 win against Houston.
• Fresh off a big CAA series win against Hofstra, UNC Wilmington trounced East Carolina, 10-1. Corey Dick (2-for-4, 5 RBI, HR) led the UNCW offense in support of Tyler DeLoach (6.1 IP, 2 H, 1 ER).
• Gonzaga extended its winning streak to six games with a 7-4 win against Washington State, led by Royce Bolinger (3-for-5, R, 2 RBI, 2 2B). The Zags improved to 4-0 in midweek games against Pac-12 Evergreen State foes Washington and Washington State.
• Matt Snyder (3-for-4, 2 RBI) led the Mississippi offense in a 6-3 win against Mississippi State, which has lost four straight games and seven of its last 10.
• Fresno State scored four in the ninth to beat Cal Poly, 5-3, and give coach Mike Batesole his 600th win.
• Indiana State allowed 18 hits but still managed to beat Valparaiso 2-1 in 16 innings. Valpo stranded 17 runners—but the Sycamores stranded 24 before finally scoring the winning run on a throwing error in the 16th.
• Nick Bates (5 IP, 1 H, 0 R) and three relievers combined on a two-hit shutout, leading Saint Louis to a 1-0 win at Missouri State. The Billikens are 25-11.
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