Wednesday's slate featured no Top 25 showdowns or upsets, but there were some interesting results. A few highlights:
• A day after its winning streak was snapped at 24 games, Baylor got back in the win column with a 6-4 victory against Southland Conference upstart Texas-Arlington. Max Muncy (2-for-5, 3 RBI) led the Baylor offense behind Tyler Bremer (7 IP, 4 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 9 K).
• Karsten Whitson (4 IP, 4 H, 0 R) turned in his longest and best outing since returning from arm soreness, as Florida cruised to a 10-1 win against Bethune-Cookman. Preston Tucker hit his 11th home run.
• Tyler Moore's two-run single highlighted LSU's four-run third inning, propelling the Tigers to a 4-3 win against a quality Southeastern Louisiana club.
• Kent Emanuel (8.1 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 7 K) dominated into the ninth inning on four days' rest, and Chaz Frank (3-for-5) broke a scoreless tie with a walk-off RBI single in the 10th, sending North Carolina into its exam break with a 1-0 win against East Carolina. The Tar Heels shuffled their defense, moving Tommy Coyle (who has 19 errors this season) from shortstop to second, sliding Mike Zolk from second to third and Michael Russell from third to short. Russell and Zolk each committed an error, but Russell also made a game-saving stop in the ninth inning to prevent ECU from scoring the go-ahead run. Jeff Hoffman (7 IP, 5 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 5 K) turned in a strong outing in a no-decision for the Pirates.
• Trea Turner (3-for-4, 3 R, 2 RBI, HR) led North Carolina State to a 6-3 win against Charlotte.
• Derek Fisher's two-run homer capped Virginia's three-run ninth inning, propelling the Cavs to a 7-5 win at Virginia Commonwealth. UVa. coach Brian O'Connor earned his 400th career victory in his ninth season.
• Kelly Secrest tied a UNC Wilmington record for strikeouts in a game by a reliever (12) and retired all 16 batters he faced in the Seahawks' big 7-5 win against fellow at-large bubble dweller Elon. Secrest entered with the bases loaded and two outs in the fourth and escaped the jam with a strikeout, then fanned the next six batters he faced. With an RPI around No. 50 and six wins against the top 50, UNCW is building a fine at-large case, while Elon continues to slip.
• In another important showdown between bubble teams, Dallas Baptist won a road game at Oklahoma, 8-2. DBU freshman Jay Calhoun (5 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 4 K) beat OU's Dillon Overton (5 IP, 5 H, 3 ER, 2 BB, 7 K).
• The nation's last winless team finally broke into the victory column, as Coppin State improved to 1-38 with a 5-4 win against George Mason. The Eagles overcame a 4-3 deficit with two in the eighth to snap their 44-game losing streak. "These kids deserve it," Coppin State coach Sherman Reed said afterward. "They persevered, even when we fell behind in the eighth inning. Nobody dropped their head. They just kept playing baseball."
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