College Top 25 Tracker: March 12

1. FLORIDA
Last Week: 5-0. Overall: 15-1, 0-0 in SEC. (6-1 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 4-0.
The Gators won five games last week against in-state foes to run their winning streak to 13. Mike Zunino blasted two homers (giving him seven on the season) and drove in all four of Florida’s runs Friday in support of Hudson Randall (7.1 IP, 6 H, 2 ER, 0 BB, 6 K). Zunino (2-for-5, 2B, 2 RBI) led the offense again Saturday behind Brian Johnson (6 IP, 5 H, 3 ER, 0 BB, 6 K). Jonathon Crawford (5.2 IP, 5 H, 2 ER), filling in for Karsten Whitson for the second straight week, was solid in a no-decision Sunday, and Daniel Gibson (2.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 4 K) earned the win with strong relief, as Taylor Gushue’s solo homer in the seventh broke a 2-2 tie.
RESULTS
March 6: Florida Atlantic: W 16-1
March 7: Florida A&M: W 15-2
March 9-11: Florida Gulf Coast: W 4-2, W 8-3, W 3-2
UPCOMING
March 13: (7) Florida State
March 16-18: Vanderbilt

2. STANFORD
Last Week: 3-1. Overall: 13-2, 0-0 in Pac-12. (8-1 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 4-0.
Stanford took two of three from Rice and heads into its exam break having won series against Vanderbilt, Texas, Fresno State (on the road) and the Owls. Justin Ringo’s walk-off, two-run homer in the 10th inning propelled the Cardinal to Friday’s win. Mark Appel (9 IP, 4 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 14 K) was overpowering in a no-decision for Stanford, retiring the final 11 batters he faced and finishing his outing by fanning the side to set a new career high for strikeouts. Brian Ragira (3-for-5, 2 R, 2 RBI) and Austin Wilson (2-for-4, R, 4 RBI) both homered Saturday in support of Brett Mooneyham (6 IP, 6 H, 3 ER, 4 BB, 9 K), who improved to 4-0. John Hochstatter (6.2 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 0 ER) and David Schmidt (2.1 IP, 1 H 0 R) gave the Cardinal stellar pitching in a losing cause Sunday. Jake Stewart missed the weekend with a back injury and is considered day to day.
RESULTS
March 6: @ St. Mary’s: W 5-0
March 9-11: (5) Rice: W 4-2 (10 innings), W 11-6, L 1-0
UPCOMING
March 24-26: Southern California

3. SOUTH CAROLINA
Last Week: 4-0. Overall: 13-1, 0-0 in SEC. (2-1 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 4-0.
The Gamecocks allowed just four runs during a 4-0 week, capped by a sweep of pesky Princeton. Michael Roth (8.2 IP, 6 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 10 K) turned in a gem Friday, and Kyle Martin (3-for-4, HR, RBI) led the South Carolina offense. Christian Walker (3-for-4, R, 2 RBI, 2B) spearheaded South Carolina’s 12-hit attack Saturday in support of Matt Price (6 IP, 4 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 6 K). Martin and Erik Payne combined for four of South Carolina’s five hits Sunday, as Colby Holmes (5 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 6 K) and five relivers stifled the Princeton offense again.
RESULTS
March 7: UNC Asheville: W 8-1
March 9-11: Princeton: W 2-1, W 6-1, W 3-1
UPCOMING
March 13: Charleston Southern
March 14: Appalachian State
March 16-18: @ Kentucky


4. ARKANSAS
Last Week: 3-0. Overall: 14-2, 0-0 in SEC. (1-0 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 3-0.
Arkansas bookended its three-game sweep of Binghamton with a pair of shutouts. Ryne Stanek (7 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 6 K) and Cade Lynch (2 IP, 1 H, 0 R) combined on a three-hitter Friday, as Stanek improved to 4-0, 1.12. The Hogs hit three homers in the first game of Saturday’s doubleheader to help D.J. Banxendale (5 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 2 ER) pick up his fifth win of the season, and Brandon Moore (4 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 5 K) followed with brilliant relief. Randall Fant (6 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 4 K) picked up his first win of the year Sunday.
RESULTS
March 9-10: Binghamton: W 4-0, W 5-3, W 6-0
UPCOMING
March 13-14: Gonzaga
March 16-18: Alabama

5. NORTH CAROLINA
Last Week: 5-0. Overall: 13-2, 3-0 in ACC. (3-0 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 4-0.
The Tar Heels went on the road and swept Clemson to open conference play with a sweep for the first time since 2007. Closer Michael Morin appeared in all three games at Clemson, earning two saves and a win while working 4.2 combined scoreless innings. UNC broke a 1-1 tie with three runs in the sixth Friday, helping Kent Emanuel (7 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 7 K) improve to 4-0. Tommy Coyle (3-for-5, 2 R) and Parks Jordan (2-for-3, R, 2 RBI) led the UNC offense Saturday, and the Tar Heels broke a 3-3 tie with three runs in the ninth. North Carolina rallied for three runs in the ninth Sunday to force extra innings, then won it on Mike Zolk’s RBI single in the 11th.
RESULTS
March 6: Davidson: W 5-4
March 7: @ Elon: W 3-0
March 9-11: @ (20) Clemson: W 4-3, W 6-3, W 6-5 (11 innings)
UPCOMING
March 13: @ UNC Greensboro
March 14: Gardner-Webb
March 16-18: @ Maryland

6. ARIZONA
Last Week: 5-0. Overall: 13-2, 0-0 in Pac-12. (0-0 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 4-0.
The Wildcats scored 34 runs in a three-game sweep of Eastern Michigan to cap a 5-0 week and extend their winning streak to eight. Robert Refsnyder (2-for-4, 3 RBI) led a balanced 13-hit attack Friday in support of Kurt Heyer (8 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 8 K). Alex Mejia (4-for-5, 4 R, RBI) spearheaded a 19-hit barrage Saturday, as Konner Wade (5.1 IP, 9 H, 7 R, 6 ER) picked up the win despite being hittable. The Eagles rallied from behind with four runs in the eighth inning Sunday, but Refsnyder scored the tying run on Seth Mejias-Brean’s RBI single in the eighth, then delivered the winning run on a walk-off RBI single in the ninth.
RESULTS
March 6-7: UC Davis: W 6-0, W 9-2
March 9-11: Eastern Michigan: W 9-2, W 16-7, W 9-8
UPCOMING
March 13-14: @ (8) Rice
March 16-18: Washington State

7. FLORIDA STATE
Last Week: 5-0. Overall: 14-1, 3-0 in ACC (2-0 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 4-0.
After sweeping a two-game midweek series at UCF, the Seminoles stayed on the road and swept their ACC-opening series at Duke to run their winning streak to 10 games. Brandon Liebrandt (5.2 IP, 3 H, 2 ER, 1 BB, 6 K) was solid in a no-decision Friday, and the Seminoles took the lead against Marcus Stroman (7.1 IP, 5 H, 5 R, 4 ER, 3 BB, 9 K) with three runs in the eighth, highlighted by James Ramsey’s two-run triple. Mike Compton (7 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 3 BB, 5 K) took care of business Saturday, and Jayce Boyd’s three-run double in the ninth broke open a close game. Boyd (2-for-4, 3 R) led a balanced 11-hit attack Sunday behind Peter Miller (5 IP, 6 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, 5 K).
RESULTS
March 6-7: @ (18) Central Florida: W 7-6, W 1-0
March 9-11: @ Duke: W 5-3, W 5-0, W 10-2
UPCOMING
March 13: @ (1) Florida
March 17-19: Virginia

8. RICE
Last Week: 2-3. Overall: 13-4, 0-0 in C-USA. (1-4 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 2-1.
The Owls dropped the first two games of their showdown series at Stanford but salvaged Sunday’s finale. Matthew Reckling (6 IP, 3 H, 2 ER, 4 BB, 7 K) turned in another strong outing on Friday, as each team managed just five hits, but the Cardinal won on Justin Ringo’s walk-off homer in the 10th. Austin Kubitza (3 IP, 8 H, 7 ER, 1 BB, 4 K) struggled for the third straight week on Saturday, but Rice got a nice day from Michael Fuda (3-for-5, 2 R, 3 RBI, HR, 2B) in defeat. Jordan Stephens (6.2 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 3 BB, 2 K) and J.T. Chargois (2.1 IP, 1 H, 0 R) combined on a four-hit shutout Sunday against a Stanford offense that was averaging 14 runs per game over its first three Sundays. Jeremy Rathjen’s RBI single in the third provided all of the scoring.
RESULTS
March 6: @ (21) Texas State: L 3-2
March 7: Texas A&M-Corpus Christi: W 7-2
March 9-11: @ (2) Stanford: L 4-2 (10 innings), L 11-6, W 1-0
UPCOMING
March 13-14: (6) Arizona
March 17-18: Grambling State

9. UCLA
Last Week: 4-0. Overall: 12-3, 0-0 in Pac-12. (5-1 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 3-1.
The Bruins swept a road series at Georgia to run their winning streak to 10 games, their longest since starting the 2010 season with 22 straight victories. Jeff Gelalich is hitting .571 during the 10-game streak and .491 overall. Gelalich went 4-for-4 on Friday, and Trevor Brown’s two-run homer in the fourth inning provided all the support Adam Plutko (9 IP, 5 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 11 K) needed. Gelalich had three more hits Saturday, and Tyler Heineman’s RBI single in the ninth proved decisive, as Scott Griggs stranded the tying run at third in the bottom of the ninth. Cody Keefer (3-for-5, R, 2 RBI) led UCLA’s 12-hit attack Sunday.
RESULTS
March 6: UC Riverside: W 4-0
March 9-11: @ (9) Georgia: W 2-0, W 7-6, W 7-3
UPCOMING
March 13: vs. Southern California @ Dodger Stadium
March 16-18: (11) Arizona State

10. TEXAS A&M
Last Week: 2-2. Overall: 13-3, 0-0 in Big 12 (1-2 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 3-1.
The Aggies had their eight-game winning streak snapped Sunday, when they dropped lost the continuation of Saturday’s game, then dropped the rubber game of the series to Cal State Fullerton. Tyler Naquin (3-for-4, 2 RBI) led a 13-hit attack in support of Michael Wacha (6 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 8 K) on Friday. Play was suspended with the score tied 5-5 heading into extra innings Saturday. Krey Bratsen’s two-run triple highlighted A&M’s three-run second inning, but the Titans took their first lead of the series in the sixth, thanks in part to a pair of A&M errors. The Titans finally got to Daniel Mengden (3 IP, 3 H, 1 ER) for a run in the 11th. Rafael Pineda (5.1 IP, 4 H, 3 ER) relinquised A&M’s early 3-0 lead in the fourth inning in the finale, and the Titans pushed across the winning run in the ninth against Kyle Martin.
RESULTS
March 6: Prairie View A&M: W 10-1
March 9-11: (19) Cal State Fullerton: W 6-1, L 6-5 (11 innings), L 4-3
UPCOMING
March 13-14: Texas-Pan American
March 16-18: Kansas State

11. ARIZONA STATE
Last Week: 2-2. Overall: 10-4, 0-0 in Pac-12. (0-0 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 3-0.
The Sun Devils won two of three at Long Beach State. Brady Rodgers (9 IP, 5 H, 2 ER, 3 BB, 7 K) and Shawn Stuart (9 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 5 K) squared off in a stellar pitcher’s duel Friday, and Jake Barrett (3 IP, 0 H, 0 R) picked up the win in relief, as Andrew Aplin delivered a game-winning RBI single in the 11th. Alex Blackford (2 IP, 4 H, 4 ER) struggled in Saturday’s loss. Trevor Williams (8 IP, 8 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, 4 K) improved to 4-0 Sunday.
RESULTS
March 6: Texas Tech: L 8-4
March 9-11: @ Long Beach State: W 3-2 (12 innings), L 7-3, W 6-1
UPCOMING
March 13-14: Utah Valley
March 16-18: @ (9) UCLA

12. MISSISSIPPI
Last Week: 4-0. Overall: 13-2, 0-0 in SEC. (1-1 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 3-0-1.
Ole Miss outscored Houston 28-3 in a three-game sweep to run its winning streak to six games. Bobby Wahl (6 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 3 BB, 10 K) was masterful Friday, and Alex Yarbrough (3-for-5, R, 2 RBI, 2B) led Mississippi’s 12-hit attack. Matt Snyder (4-for-4, 2 R, 2 RBI) led a 15-hit attack in support of R.J. Hively (6 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 9 K) in another shutout Saturday. Yarbrough had two more hits in that one, then went 4-for-5, with three runs, three RBIs, a double and a homer Sunday in support of Mike Mayers 5 IP, 4 H, 1 ER).
RESULTS
March 6: Tennessee-Martin: W 20-4
March 9-11: Houston: W 8-0, W 9-0, W 11-3
UPCOMING
March 13-14: @ Louisville
March 16-18: Auburn

13. LOUISIANA STATE
Last Week: 3-1. Overall: 13-3, 0-0 in SEC. (0-0 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 2-1.
The Tigers beat Michigan twice but lost to Notre Dame at their home tournament, with one more game against the Fighting Irish left on Monday. Raph Rhymes (3-for-4, 2 R, 2 RBI, 2B) led a 12-hit attack Friday in support a dominant Kevin Gausman (8 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 11 K), who improved to 4-0, 1.32. Rhymes had three more hits Saturday behind Ryan Eades (8 IP, 10 H, 4 ER, 0 BB, 7 K). Kurt McCune (3 IP, 6 H, 5 ER) continued to scuffle in Sunday’s loss, which was Notre Dame’s first road win against a higher ranked opponent since 2002. Rhymes is hitting .460 through 63 at-bats.
RESULTS
March 6: @ Tulane: W 5-0
March 9-11: LSU Tournament 2, Baton Rouge:
Michigan: W 6-0
Michigan: W 6-4
Notre Dame: L 7-1
UPCOMING
March 12: Notre Dame
March 14: Northwestern State
March 16-18: (21) Mississippi State

14. MIAMI
Last Week: 4-0. Overall: 12-3, 3-0 in ACC (0-3 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 3-1.
The ‘Canes rebounded from last weekend’s sweep at the hands of Florida by winning four straight games, including a sweep of BC to open ACC play. Stephen Perez’s three-run homer highlighted Miami’s five-run seventh inning Friday, helping Eric Erickson (7.2 IP, 7 H, 3 ER, 1 BB, 5 K) improve to 3-1. Eric Whaley (6 IP, 9 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 5 K) was solid in a no-decision Saturday, and the Hurricanes came from behind with three in the eighth, capped by Perez’s game-winning two-run triple. Bryan Radziewski (7 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 3 BB, 6 K) was dominant Sunday.
RESULTS
March 7: Miami (Ohio): W 4-3
March 9-11: Boston College: W 7-3, W 5-3, W 4-1
UPCOMING
March 13: Illinois State
March 14: @ (19) Central Florida
March 16-18: @ Duke


15. CAL STATE FULLERTON
Last Week: 2-2. Overall: 10-5, 0-0 in Big West (5-4 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 3-1.
Three of Fullerton’s first four series have come against ranked opponents (two of them on the road against Top-10 foes), and the Titans have emerged from that stretch in great shape. After losing Friday, the Titans won the final two games of their series at Texas A&M. Dylan Floro (4 IP, 8 H, 4 ER) wasn’t his best in Friday’s loss, and play was suspended with the score tied 5-5 heading into extra innings Saturday. Anthony Trajano doubled and scored on Austin Kingsolver’s RBI single in the 11th to give Fullerton the win in that one. Grahamm Weist (4 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 5 K) made his first appearance since opening weekend in the finale and earned the win in relief, as Anthony Hutting’s RBI groundout in the ninth broke a 3-3 tie. Michael Lorenzen struck out four over two scoreless, hitless innings Sunday to save both games.
RESULTS
March 6: @ Southern California: L 7-4
March 9-11: @ (6) Texas A&M: L 6-1, W 6-5 (11 innings), W 4-3
UPCOMING
March 13: Washington State
March 16-18: Long Beach State

16. GEORGIA TECH
Last Week: 1-3. Overall: 11-5, 1-2 in ACC (0-0 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 2-1.
The Yellow Jackets opened ACC play by dropping a road series at N.C. State. Kyle Wren (3-for-3, 4 R, 2 RBI) and Zane Evans (3-for-5, R, 4 RBI) led Tech’s 14-hit assault Friday in support of Buck Farmer (6 IP, 7 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 6 K). Fr. RHP Josh Heddinger  made an emergency start for Matthew Grimes (“arm,” according to a Georgia Tech release) and failed to record an out in N.C. State’s four-run first inning Saturday. The Jackets mustered just four hits Sunday against Logan Jernigan (6 IP, 0 H, 2 ER, 6 BB, 9 K) and D.J. Thomas (3 IP, 1 ER), as Dusty Isaacs (3 IP, 3 H, 5 R, 4 ER, 6 BB, 2 K) struggled for Georgia Tech.
RESULTS
March 7: @ Georgia State: L 5-4
March 9-11: @ North Carolina State: W 14-6, L 8-5, L 8-3
UPCOMING
March 13: Wagner
March 16-18: Virginia Tech

17. OREGON
Last Week: 2-2. Overall: 12-3, 0-0 in Pac-12 (3-1 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 3-0.
The Ducks went 2-2 at the Nike College Showcase. Oregon mustered just a run on four hits Friday, as Alex Kuedell (8 IP, 6 H, 2 ER, 1 BB, 6 K) was a tough-luck loser. The Oregon bats responded by run-ruling West Virginia, as Kyle Garlick (4-for-4, R, RBI) led a 15-hit barrage in support of Jeff Gold (8 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 5 K). Jake Reed (6.2 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 1 ER) pitched well in defeat later Saturday against Oklahoma. After escaping a bases-loaded jam unscathed in the first inning Sunday, Brando Tessar (9 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 5 K) held UConn hitless from the second through the eighth inning en route to a complete-game shutout.
RESULTS
March 9-11: Nike College Showcase, Eugene:
Illinois: L 2-1
West Virginia: W 12-0 (8 innings)
(22) Oklahoma: L 3-2
Connecticut: W 4-0
UPCOMING
March 16-18: @ Washington

18. GEORGIA
Last Week: 1-3. Overall: 11-5, 0-0 in SEC (0-3 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 3-1.
Georgia, which was swept at home by UCLA, has scored four or fewer runs in 10 of its last 11 games. Alex Wood (6.2 IP, 6 H, 2 ER, 1 BB, 5 K) took his first loss of the season Friday, as the Bulldogs were shut out on five hits. The Bulldogs moved Michael Palazzone to the bullpen with closer Tyler Maloof sidelined for at least another month, and Palazzone (2 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 1 ER) took the loss in relief of Pete Nagel (5 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 1 ER) on Saturday, as four Georgia errors led to four unearned runs. Taylor Hicks (1.1 IP, 2 H, 3 ER) had a short outing Sunday, as UCLA took control with a three-run second inning and pulled away in the late innings.
RESULTS
March 6: vs. Kennesaw State @ Lawrenceville, Ga.: W 3-2
March 9-11: (16) UCLA: L 2-0, L 7-6, L 7-3
UPCOMING
March 13-14: Alcorn State
March 16-18: Tennessee

19. CENTRAL FLORIDA
Last Week: 3-2. Overall: 13-4, 0-0 in C-USA (0-3 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 4-0.
After getting swept in a tight two-game midweek series by Florida State, UCF rebounded by sweeping UMass. Alex Friedrich (3-for-4, 2 R, 6 RBI, 2 2B, HR) powered the Knights on Friday in support of Ben Lively (5 IP, 4 H, 3 ER, 7 BB, 6 K). Friedrich (2-for-4, 2 R) led the offense again Saturday, and Garrett Nuss (4 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 5 K) earned the win with stellar relief. Brian Adknis (5 IP, 3 H, 1 ER) was solid in a no-decision Sunday, and D.J. Hicks delivered a tie-breaking RBI single in the seventh.
RESULTS
March 6-7: (12) Florida State: L 7-6, L 1-0
March 9-11: Massachusetts: W 16-4, W 5-4, W 2-1
UPCOMING
March 14: (14) Miami
March 16-18: Harvard

20. TEXAS STATE
Last Week: 3-1. Overall: 11-4, 2-1 in Southland (2-1 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 3-0.
The Bobcats followed their big midweek win against Rice with a road series win at UTA in their first conference series. Colton Turner (6.1 IP, 5 H, 2 ER, 5 BB, 5 K) was decent in a no-decision Friday, and the Bobcats broke a 3-3 tie with two runs in the ninth. After Saturday’s game was postponed, Travis Ballew (6 IP, 7 H, 5 R, 3 ER) took his first loss of the year in the first game of Sunday’s doubleheader. But Texas State rebounded in the nightcap behind Kyle Finnegan (8 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 4 K), and Tyler Sibley’s bases-loaded walk broke a 2-2 tie in the ninth.
RESULTS
March 6: (5) Rice: W 3-2
March 9-11: @ Texas-Arlington: W 5-3, L 6-4, W 3-2
UPCOMING
March 13: @ Texas
March 16-18: Stephen F. Austin State

21. MISSISSIPPI STATE
Last Week: 4-1. Overall: 14-3, 0-0 in SEC (0-0 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 2-0.
Injuries continued to pile up for the Bulldogs, but they still managed a strong 4-1 week, including a quality series win against Mercer. Chris Stratton (5 IP, 4 H, 2 ER, 5 BB, 7 K) and Caleb Reed (2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 K) provided characteristically strong relief in Friday’s win. Nick Routt (4 IP, 9 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 6 K) sustained his first loss of the year Saturday, but Kendall Graveman (8.1 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 8 K) turned in a gem Sunday. With C.T. Bradford and Darryl Norris injured earlier in the week against Penn State, C/RHP Hunter Renfroe manned center field all weekend, and three different players saw time at third base.
RESULTS
March 6-7: Penn State: W 7-3, W 10-6
March 9-11: Mercer: W 5-3, L 6-1, W 3-1
UPCOMING
March 13-14: @ Southeastern Louisiana
March 16-18: @ (13) Louisiana State

22. OKLAHOMA
Last Week: 4-2. Overall: 11-5, 0-0 in Big 12 (1-0 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 2-1.
The Sooners held their own during a six-game week, capped by a 2-2 showing in Oregon. Steven Okert (7 IP, 6 H, 5 ER, 4 BB, 5 K) took his first loss Friday, as the Sooners rallied for four runs in the bottom of the ninth but stranded the tying run at third. Max White (3-for-4, RBI) and Tanner Toal (1-for-4, 2 RBI) powered Oklahoma offense in support of Jonathan Gray (7 IP, 8 H, 2 ER, 0 BB, 10 K) in Saturady’s win against Oregon. White also had three hits behind Dillon Overton (9 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 6 K) in Oklahoma’s win against West Virginia on Saturday. The Sooners coughed up an early 7-0 lead Sunday at Oregon State, as the defense made five errors. Damien Magnifico (4.2 IP, 6 H, 3 ER, 3 BB, 2 K) made his first start in that one.
RESULTS
March 6-7: Arkansas-Pine Bluff: W 9-4, W 5-4
March 9-11: @ Nike College Showcase, Eugene, Ore.:
Connecticut: L 8-7
West Virginia: W 5-2
(17) Oregon: W 3-2
Oregon State: L 11-7
UPCOMING
March 13: @ Dallas Baptist
March 16-18: Texas


23. NORTH CAROLINA STATE
Last Week: 3-1. Overall: 11-3, 2-1 in ACC (2-1 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 1-0.
The Wolfpack opened ACC play with a big series win against Georgia Tech. Anthony Tzamtzis (1.2 IP, 1 H, 3 R, 1 ER, 4 BB) had a short outing Friday, and Ryan Wilkins (4 IP, 11 H, 10 R, 9 ER) was pounded in relief. Chris Diaz (3-for-4, 4 RBI, 2B) led the offense Saturday, as the ‘Pack jumped out to an early 7-0 lead behind Carlos Rodon (7 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 6 K) and held off Tech’s comeback bid in the late innings. Diaz (2-for-4, R, 2 RBI, 2B) led the offense again Sunday behind Logan Jernigan (6 IP, 0 H, 2 ER, 6 BB, 9 K), who pitched around six walks by holding the Yellow Jackets hitless for six innings.
RESULTS
March 7: Davidson: W 11-0
March 9-11: (10) Georgia Tech: L 14-6, W 8-5, W 8-3
UPCOMING
March 13: @ Elon
March 16-18: Wake Forest

24. PURDUE
Last Week: 3-0. Overall: 11-1, 0-0 in Big Ten (0-0 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 1-0.
The Boilermakers outscored Murray State 40-5 in a three-game sweep to extend their winning streak to seven games and break into the Top 25 for the first time since 2001. The Nos. 2-4 hitters in Purdue’s lineup had huge weekends: Eric Charles (8-for-15, 5 R, 6 RBI), Cameron Perkins (10-for-18, 7 R, 5 RBI) and Kevin Plawecki (6-for-13, 4 R, 6 RBI) each recorded multiple hits in all three games. The Boilermakers pounded out 30 hits in Saturday’s blowout in support of Lance Breedlove (6 IP, 2 H, 1 ER). They produced 17 more hits Sunday behind Calvin Gunter (5 IP, 5 H, 2 ER).
RESULTS
March 9-11: @ Murray State: W 5-2, W 22-1, W 13-2
UPCOMING
March 13: @ Missouri State
March 15-17: @ Wichita State

25. OREGON STATE
Last Week: 3-1. Overall: 11-5, 0-0 in Pac-12. (1-0 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 1-0.
The Beavers won three out of four games for the third time in four weekends this year. They scored seven runs in the seventh inning Friday to give Ben Wetzler (7 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 8 K) a run rule-shortened complete-game shutout against West Virginia. Freshmen Michael Conforto and Dylan Davis had three RBIs apiece in support of Dan Child (8.1 IP, 5 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 9 K) on Saturday against Illinois. Conforto had two hits and two RBIs in a loss to UConn later Saturday, as Jace Fry (4.1 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 1 ER) made the start and got a no-decision. Davis and Conforto combined for six hits (including two homers) and seven RBIs Sunday, as the Beavers stormed back from an early 7-0 deficit to stun Oklahoma. Carlos Rodriguez, Riley Wilkerson and Tony Bryant combined to work seven innings of scoreless, three-hit relief.
RESULTS
March 9-11: Nike College Showcase, Corvallis, Ore.:
West Virginia: W 11-0 (7 innings)
Illinois: W 8-2
Connecticut : L 6-3
(22) Oklahoma: W 11-7
UPCOMING
March 16-18: @ California


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CLEMSON (20)
Last Week: 1-3. Overall: 6-7, 0-3 in ACC (1-5 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 2-2.
The Tigers were swept at home by North Carolina in their first ACC series. Kevin Brady (5.1 IP, 6 H, 4 ER, 0 BB, 6 K) took his first loss Friday, as Clemson dropped its fourth straight series opener. UNC broke a 3-3 tie with three runs in the ninth Saturday, then stung the Clemson bullpen again for three runs in the ninth Sunday, forcing extra innings and winning in the 11th. Kevin Pohle (6 IP, 6 H, 2 ER) was solid in Sunday’s start, one of the few bright spots for Clemson.
RESULTS
March 7: Holy Cross: W 16-4
March 9-11: (8) North Carolina: L 4-3, L 6-3, L 6-5 (11 innings)
UPCOMING
March 14: @ Western Carolina
March 16-18: Boston College

LOUISVILLE (24)
Last Week: 2-2. Overall: 10-5, 0-0 in Big East (0-0 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 2-0.
The Cardinals posted a 1-2 weekend at a tournament in Tuscaloosa. Nick Ratajczak (4-for-5, 3 RBI) led the offense Friday in support of Justin Amlung (7.2 IP, 6 H, 3 ER, 1 BB, 6 K), as the Cardinals beat Oral Roberts. Stewart Ijames had three hits and two RBIs Saturday in a loss against Alabama. Two Louisville errors led to six unearned runs in Sunday’s loss to East Carolina.
RESULTS
March 6: Indiana: W 13-4
March 8-11: @ Alabama Baseball Tournament, Tuscaloosa, Ala.:
Oral Roberts: W 7-3
Alabama: L 7-6
East Carolina: L 9-4
UPCOMING
March 13-14: (12) Mississippi
March 16-18: Ball State

MARYLAND (25)
Last Week: 2-3. Overall: 11-4, 0-3 in ACC (2-1 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 2-1.
After extending their winning streak to 10 games Wednesday, the Terrapins came crashing back to earth over the weekend, getting swept at Wake Forest in their first conference series. The Demon Deacons erased a 5-2 deficit with seven runs in the fifth inning Friday. Charlie Morgan’s two-run single highlighted Wake’s three-run fifth inning Saturday, helping the Deacons erase a two-run deficit. Brett Harman (7.1 IP, 7 H, 4 ER, 0 BB, 5 K) took his first loss of the season Sunday.
RESULTS
March 6: Delaware: W 2-0
March 7: @ Navy: W 4-2
March 9-11: @ Wake Forest: L 10-5, L 9-6, L 4-3
UPCOMING
March 14: St. Peter’s (DH)
March 16-18: (5) North Carolina

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