Top 25 Showdowns
• (7) Florida at (3) Kentucky: Casey Turgeon tripled to lead off the eighth and scored on Josh Tobias's RBI single, breaking a 1-1 tie and propelling the Gators to a series-clinching 5-1 win. The Gators broke it open with three more in the ninth, and Steven Rodriguez followed Thursday's 2.1 innings of scoreless relief with two hitless, scoreless innings Friday to earn the save. Karsten Whitson (4.2 IP, 6 H, 1 ER, 3 BB, 2 K) was solid in an 81-pitch outing, and Jerad Grundy (7.1 IP, 6 H, 2 ER) was strong in defeat for Kentucky, which lost a series for the second straight weekend after going its first 10 weeks without a series loss.
• (4) Louisiana State at (24) Mississippi: Grant Dozar's RBI single in the 13th propelled LSU to a 4-3 win in the series opener. The Tigers built an early 2-0 lead against Bobby Wahl (7 IP, 7 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 6 K), but the Rebels came back to take a 3-2 lead against Kevin Gausman (7.2 IP, 6 H, 3 ER, 0 BB, 4 K) with two in the seventh. LSU answered with a run in the eighth against R.J. Hively (6 IP, 4 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 6 K) on Dozar's solo homer to force extra innings.
• (5) South Carolina at (18) Arkansas: The Razorbacks built a 6-0 lead against Michael Roth (6 IP, 6 H, 6 R, 4 ER, 4 BB) through three innings, but the Gamecocks stormed back against Ryne Stanek (5 IP, 6 H, 5 ER, 1 BB, 5 K) and the Arkansas bullpen, winning 8-6 in 10 innings. Grayson Greiner (2-for-4, 4 RBI) led the South Carolina assault, hitting a two-run homer in a three-run sixth inning to tie the game, then adding an RBI single to cap the two-run 10th. With Kentucky losing, the Gamecocks moved into sole possession of first place in the SEC East.
• (10) Oregon at (11) Arizona: Alex Keudell (9 IP, 7 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, 7 K) threw his second straight complete game and third of the season, shutting down the Pac-12's best offensive team in a 6-1 win. Aaron Payne (3-for-4, 3 RBI) led the Oregon offense against Kurt Heyer (8 IP, 12 H, 5 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 5 K).
Top 25 Upsets
• Houston at (6) Rice: Landon Appling (3-for-6, HR, 6 RBI) spearheaded a 15-hit attack against Matthew Reckling (2.1 IP, 8 H, 8 ER) and the Owls in an 11-6 upset.
Other Top 25 Results
• (8) Cal State Fullerton at Pacific: Dylan Floro (9 IP, 5 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 7 K) needed just 99 pitches to throw his second complete game of the season in Fullerton's 5-2 win.
• Texas Tech at (9) Texas A&M: Michael Wacha (7 IP, 8 H, 2 ER, 1 BB, 9 K) improved to 7-0 in the Aggies' 4-2 win. Tyler Naquin tripled and drove in two for A&M.
• (12) Stanford at Oregon State: Stephen Piscotty, Brian Ragira and Alex Blandino (3 2B) had three hits apiece in support of Mark Appel (7 IP, 9 H, 2 ER, 0 BB, 4 K), as the Cardinal overcame a 2-0 deficit with eight runs in the final two innings to win 8-2.
• Boston College at (16) North Carolina: Chaz Frank and Cody Stubbs had five RBIs apiece in support of Kent Emanuel (6 IP, 5 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 7 K), leading UNC to a 15-1 shellacking of the Eagles. Colin Moran went 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI in his first ACC game since March 24.
• Cal State Bakersfield at (17) North Carolina State: Trea Turner's two-run single and Danny Canela's two-run homer highlighted the Wolfpack's five-run seventh, leading N.C. State to an 8-4 win.
• (19) San Diego at Brigham Young: Kris Bryant (4-for-5, 3 R, 3 RBI, 2 HR) paced USD's 18-hit attack in support of Paul Sewald (8 IP, 7 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 10 K), as the Toreros clinched the road series with a 13-2 win.
• Utah at (20) Arizona State: Max Rossiter and Michael Benjamin had three hits and two RBIs apiece behind Brady Rodgers (8 IP, 5 H, 3 ER, 0 BB, 9 K) in ASU's 5-3 win.
• (21) Sam Houston State at Texas-Arlington: Play was suspended by inclement weather with the Bearkats leading 2-0 in the bottom of the eighth.
• (25) Texas at Missouri: Parker French (4.1 IP, 1 H, 1 ER) improved to 6-2, and Corey Knebel (2.1 IP, 2 H, 0 R) picked up his ninth save in UT's 6-4 win. Jonathan Walsh led the Texas offense with his fourth homer of the year, a two-run shot in the third.
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