College Top 25 Tracker: March 26

1. FLORIDA
Last Week: 3-1. Overall: 22-2, 5-1 in SEC. (9-2 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 6-0.
The Gators lost Thursday’s opener but won the next two games to take their showdown series against the Gamecocks, in Columbia. Hudson Randall (5.2 IP, 7 H, 2 ER, 1 BB, 11 K) set a career high for strikeouts in Thursday’s no-decision, but the Gamecocks broke a 2-2 tie with four runs in the seventh against the UF bullpen, then added three more in the eighth to put the game out of reach. Vickash Ramjit, who entered the game in left field after third baseman Josh Tobias left with a broken hand (causing the Gators to shuffle their defense), homered twice Friday, while Mike Zunino and Brian Johnson each added a homer apiece to help Johnson (6 IP, 5 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 4 K) improve to 4-0. Nolan Fontana’s two-run triple against Matt Price in the ninth inning Saturday broke a 3-3 tie. The Gamecocks had runners at second and third with one out in the eighth, but Austin Maddox escaped the jam with back-to-back strikeouts. Jonathon Crawford (5 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 1 ER) was solid in a no-decision for the Gators, and Steven Rodriguez worked 2.1 hitless innings of relief.
RESULTS
March 20: Samford: W 5-3
March 22-24: @ (8) South Carolina: L 9-3, W 8-2, W 5-4
UPCOMING
March 27: vs. (4) Florida State @ Jacksonville, Fla.
March 30-April 1: @ (16) Mississippi

2. STANFORD
Last Week: 2-0. Overall: 15-2, 2-0 in Pac-12. (8-1 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 5-0.
The Cardinal returned from its exam break to open Pac-12 play with a doubleheader sweep of USC on Sunday (the series finale is Monday). Mark Appel (9 IP, 6 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 7 K) went the distance in the opener but was in line to get the tough loss until Stanford rallied for three in the ninth, capped by Austin Wilson’s walk-off, two-run homer off Andrew Triggs (8.2 IP, 10 H, 4 ER, 0 BB, 4 K). The Cardinal got more stellar pitching in the nightcap from Brett Mooneyham (7 IP, 6 H, 1 ER, 3 BB, 9 K) and David Schmidt (2 IP, 3 H, 1 ER).
RESULTS
March 25: Southern California: W 4-2, W 3-2
UPCOMING
March 26: Southern California
March 27: @ UC Davis
March 30-April 1: @ (8) Arizona

3. ARKANSAS
Last Week: 3-1. Overall: 22-3, 5-1 in SEC. (1-0 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 5-0.
The Razorbacks played their first road series and took two of three from Mississippi State. Hunter Renfroe had a big Friday for MSU, hitting two homers (one of them inside-the-park) against Arkansas ace D.J. Baxendale (3 IP, 9 H, 8 R, 7 ER). Matt Reynolds (3-for-5, 3 RBI, 2 2B) led Arkansas’ 14-hit attack Saturday in support of Ryne Stanek (6.1 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 6 K), who combined with Cade Lynch (2.2 IP, 0 H, 0 R) on a three-hit shutout. Mississippi State got to Hogs closer Barrett Astin (3 IP, 3 H, 1 ER) for a run in the ninth to force extras Sunday, but Arkansas erupted for five runs in the 11th, highlighted by Jimmy Bosco’s two-run double. Arkansas turned its first triple play since 1998 in the fourth inning.
RESULTS
March 20-21: Nevada: W 10-2
March 23-25: @ Mississippi State: L 11-2, W 8-0, W 8-5 (11 innings)
UPCOMING
March 30-April 1: @ (15) Louisiana State

4. FLORIDA STATE
Last Week: 5-1. Overall: 21-3, 8-1 in ACC (2-1 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 6-0.
Florida State started its week by completing a sweep against Virginia on Monday, then pounded Stetson in a pair of midweek games, then won a road series at Wake Forest. James Ramsey homered in all three games games of the series, giving him nine on the season. The ‘Noles mustered just five hits in the first game of Saturday’s doubleheader, but relievers Gage Smith, Brian Busch and Robert Benincasa combined for 4.2 innings of scoreless work, and Seth Miller delivered a game-winning RBI single in the 11th. Mike Compton (5 IP, 6 H, 2 ER) improved to 5-0 in the second game, and three relievers combined for four more scoreless frames. Peter Miller (2.2 IP, 5 H, 3 ER) took his first loss of the year Sunday, as FSU’s bid to overcome a 7-1 deficit in the late innings fell short.
RESULTS
March 19: Virginia: W 7-5
March 20-21: Stetson: W 17-8, W 9-1
March 24-25: @ Wake Forest: W 5-4 (11 innings), W 3-2, L 7-5
UPCOMING
March 30-April 1: Virginia Tech

5. NORTH CAROLINA
Last Week: 2-1. Overall: 18-5, 6-2 in ACC. (4-1 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 5-0 (one series pending).
The Tar Heels split the first two games of the Saturday through Monday series against rival N.C. State. Wolfpack freshman Brett Austin delivered a two-run single against Kent Emanuel (6.2 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 4 K) to break a 1-1 tie in the seventh inning Saturday. That loss proved even more costly for the Tar Heels, as All-America third baseman Colin Moran broke his right hand during the game and is expected to miss three to four weeks. After the Wolfpack scored three runs in the second inning Sunday against Chris Munnelly, Hobbs Johnson (4 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 5 K) turned in stellar relief, and UNC won it on Tommy Coyle’s walk-off RBI single in the ninth.
RESULTS
March 20: Princeton: W 15-5 (6 innings)
March 24-25: (20) North Carolina State: L 3-1, W 4-3
UPCOMING
March 26: (20) North Carolina State
March 28: Coastal Carolina
March 30-April 1: Wake Forest

6. UCLA
Last Week: 2-0. Overall: 17-4, 4-1 in Pac-12. (7-2 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 5-1.
UCLA won a pair of 12-3 blowouts against Washington State, but rain caused Sunday’s series finale to be pushed back to Monday. The Bruins have won 14 of their last 15 games. Eric Filia-Snyder’s two-run single highlighted UCLA’s five-run first inning Friday, and the top third of the lineup (Beau Amaral, Tyler Heineman and Cody Keefer) combined for seven hits, six runs and six RBIs in support of Adam Plutko (6 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 10 K). Amaral (5-for-6, 3 R, 2 2B) had a career high for hits Saturday, and Jeff Gelalich (2-for-3, 2 R, 2 RBI) hit his fifth homer of the year behind Nick Vander Tuig (5.2 IP, 7 H, 3 ER, 4 BB, 6 K).
RESULTS
March 23-25: Washington State: W 12-3, W 12-3, PPD
UPCOMING
March 26: Washington State
March 30-April 1: @ Utah

7. TEXAS A&M
Last Week: 3-0. Overall: 19-5, 2-1 in Big 12 (1-2 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 5-1.
Texas A&M made its first trip to the West Coast since 2004 and swept a quality Pepperdine team. Michael Wacha rebounded from his rough outing against Kansas State by carrying a perfect game into the eighth inning Friday and finishing with a complete-game, two-hit shutout. Ross Stripling (9 IP, 8 H, 2 ER, 1 BB, 9 K) threw his second straight complete game in the opener of Saturday’s doubleheader—the fourth consecutive CG by an A&M starter—and Rafael Pineda (5.2 IP, 6 H, 2 ER, 0 BB, 3 K) followed with a strong start in the finale. Leadoff man Mikey Reynolds had six hits and four RBIs in the doubleheader, sparking an Aggie offense that pounded out 28 hits in the two games.
RESULTS
March 20: @ Houston: PPD
March 23-25: @ Pepperdine: W 4-0, W 9-2, W 12-5
UPCOMING
March 27: Houston Baptist
March 30-April 1: Missouri

8. ARIZONA
Last Week: 2-3. Overall: 18-7, 4-2 in Pac-12. (3-2 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 6-0.
In their first weekend road series of the year, the Wildcats won two out of three at Oregon State. Oregon State built a 5-1 lead through three innings against Kurt Heyer (6.1 IP, 10 H, 5 ER, 1 BB, 5 K) on Friday, but the Wildcats rallied for two runs in each of the final two innings against the OSU bullpen to tie the game, only to lose on Ryan Dunn’s walk-off RBI single in the bottom of the ninth. Bobby Brown and Riley Moore hit home runs in the ninth inning Saturday to break a 3-3 tie. Konner Wade (7.2 IP, 7 H, 3 ER, 4 BB, 1 K) was solid in that one. Arizona’s 3-4-5 hitters—Alex Mejia, Robert Refsnyder and Seth Mejias-Brean—combined for seven hits, five runs and four RBIs Sunday in support of James Farris (7.2 IP, 6 H, 5 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 6 K).
RESULTS
March 20-21: New Mexico State: L 7-4, L 13-8
March 23-25: @ (19) Oregon State: L 6-5, W 5-4, W 7-5
UPCOMING
March 30-April 1: (2) Stanford

9. RICE
Last Week: 3-2. Overall: 18-8, 2-1 in C-USA. (2-5 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 3-1-1.
Rice went on the road and won its Conference USA-opening series against Memphis. Matthew Reckling (9 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 8 K) threw the first complete-game shutout of his career Friday, as the Owls pushed across a run in the eighth to beat Sam Moll (7.2 IP, 4 H, 1 ER). Christian Stringer (3-for-6, 2 R, 2 RBI, 2B, 2B) led a 14-hit attack Saturday, as Rice broke open a 5-4 game with nine runs in the eighth inning, capped by Stringer’s two-run double. Jordan Stephens (4.2 IP, 5 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 6 K) got the Saturday start and earned a no-decision. Andrew Benak (5.1 IP, 3 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 5 K) moved into the Sunday starter role and earned a no-decision Sunday, as Memphis won it with four runs in the eighth against the Rice bullpen.
RESULTS
March 20: Texas-San Antonio: W 9-1
March 21: Lamar: L 5-4
March 23-25: @ Memphis: W 1-0, W 15-4, L 6-2
UPCOMING
March 27: @ Lamar
March 30-April 1: Southern Mississippi

10. KENTUCKY
Last Week: 3-1. Overall: 24-1, 5-1 in SEC (3-0 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 5-0.
The Wildcats finally sustained their first loss Friday at Tennessee, but they rebounded to win the series. UT’s Zack Godley (8 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, 4 K) out-dueled Taylor Rogers (6.1 IP, 3 H, 2 ER, 0 BB, 5 K) Friday, as each team mustered just four hits. J.T. Riddle (3-for-4, 3 RBI, 3B, HR) powered the UK offense in the first game of Sunday’s doubleheader, and Alex Phillips (4.1 IP, 2 H, 0 R) earned the win in relief of Jerad Grundy (4.2 IP, 4 H, 2 ER). Corey Littrell (6 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 5 K) improved to 3-0 in the finale.
RESULTS
March 21: @ Cincinnati: W 10-7
March 23-25: @ Tennessee: L 4-1, W 6-2, W 6-0 (7 innings)
UPCOMING
May 27: Western Kentucky
March 30-April 1: @ (25) Georgia

11. SOUTH CAROLINA
Last Week: 2-3. Overall: 17-7, 1-5 in SEC. (3-3 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 4-2.
South Carolina dropped two of three at home to Florida and has now lost six of its last eight games. MIchael Roth (6.2 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 5 K) was solid in a no-decision Thursday, and Matt Price (2.1 IP, 0 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 3 BB, 3 K) earned the win in his return to the bullpen, as the Gamecocks broke a 2-2 tie with four runs in the seventh, then broke it open with three more in the eighth. Adam Matthews (3-for-4, 2 R, 2 RBI, HR) led the offense in that one. Rain delayed the start of Friday’s game for an hour, 15 minutes, and Florida jumped on Forrest Koumas (1 IP, 4 H, 6 ER, 5BB, 3 K) for five runs in the first when play finally got going. After the Gamecocks failed to score with men at second and third and one out in the eighth inning Saturday, Nolan Fontana’s two-run triple against Price (2.1 IP, 1 H, 2 ER) in the ninth broke a 3-3 tie.
RESULTS
March 20: @ Furman: W 8-5
March 21: Wofford: L 5-4
March 22-24: (1) Florida: W 9-3, L 8-2, L 5-4
UPCOMING
March 27: @ The Citadel
March 30-April 1: @ Vanderbilt

12. MIAMI
Last Week: 3-1. Overall: 19-5, 7-2 in ACC (1-3 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 5-1.
The Hurricanes won two of three from Maryland to move into sole possession of first place in the ACC’s Coastal Division by a half-game over North Carolina (with UNC set to complete its series Monday). Peter O’Brien led the offense with two RBIs on Friday in support of Eric Erickson (7 IP, 5 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 5 K). The ‘Canes used a balanced 14-hit attack behind Eric Whaley (6 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 5 K) to cruise to Saturday’s win. Steven Ewing (5 IP, 10 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 7 K) got a no-decision Sunday, as the Terrapins broke a 4-4 tie with two runs in the seventh.
RESULTS
March 21: @ Florida Atlantic: W 8-5
March 23-25: Maryland: W 4-1, W 9-1, L 6-4
UPCOMING
March 28: St. Thomas (Fla.)
March 30-April 1: @ Clemson

13. CAL STATE FULLERTON
Last Week: 2-1. Overall: 14-8, 0-0 in Big West (5-4 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 5-1.
Fullerton took two of three from Oral Roberts. Carlos Lopez had three hits to lead the offense Thursday in support of Dylan Floro (8 IP, 8 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 6 K). Kenny Mathews (5.2 IP, 6 H, 1 ER, 3 BB, 11 K) got the win Friday, as Michael Lorenzen had three hits out of the leadoff spot and worked 1.2 scoreless innings to record his eighth save. ORU freshman Jose Trevino delivered the Saturday’s big blow, a two-run homer in the fourth against Grahamm Wiest (8 IP, 4 H, 3 ER, 0 BB, 7 K).
RESULTS
March 22-24: Oral Roberts: W 7-1, W 5-3, L 3-0
UPCOMING
March 27-28: @ (8) Arizona State
March 30-April 1: Cal State Northridge

14. ARIZONA STATE
Last Week: 3-1. Overall: 15-8, 3-3 in Pac-12. (1-2 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 4-1.
The Sun Devils bounced back from last week’s series loss at UCLA by taking two of three from Cal. Andrew Aplin had three hits Friday in support of Brady Rodgers (9 IP, 8 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 6 K) , who improved to 4-0. Trevor Williams (8.2 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 1 ER) took the loss Saturday, as Chadd Krist’s solo homer in the sixth provided what proved to be the winning run. Deven Marrero’s two-run single highlighted ASU’s five-run sixth inning Sunday, as the Sun Devils erased a 6-3 deficit.
RESULTS
March 21: Nevada-Las Vegas: W 4-2
March 23-25: California: W 5-1, L 3-2, W 9-6
UPCOMING
March 27-28: (13) Cal State Fullerton
March 30-April 1: @ (23) Oregon

15. LOUISIANA STATE
Last Week: 2-2. Overall: 18-6, 3-3 in SEC. (2-1 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 3-2.
LSU played its first road series of the year and lost two of three to Auburn. Kevin Gausman (5 IP, 6 H, 2 ER, 5 BB, 8 K) earned a no-decision Friday, and Ryan Tella propelled Auburn to the win with an RBI single in the eighth. LSU got another solid start Saturday from Ryan Eades (7.1 IP, 7 H, 2 ER, 4 BB, 4 K), but Auburn tied the game with a run in the eighth and won it on Dan Glevenyak’s sacrifice fly in the 10th. On Sunday, it was LSU’s turn to win a game in the late innings, as JaCoby Jones hit a tie-breaking RBI single in the ninth. Aaron Nola (7.1 IP, 8 H, 3 ER) was solid in a no-decision, and Kurt McCune worked a scoreless ninth for his first save.
RESULTS
March 21: Southern: W 15-5
March 23-25: @ Auburn: L 4-3, L 3-2 (10 innings), W 4-3
UPCOMING
March 28: Louisiana-Lafayette
March 30-April 1: (3) Arkansas

16. MISSISSIPPI
Last Week: 2-2. Overall: 17-7, 3-3 in SEC. (1-1 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 4-1-1.
The Rebels won two of three on the road against Alabama. Mississippi rode a seven-run seventh Friday’s win, as Alex Yarbrough and Andrew Mistone combined for four hits and seven RBIs to lead the Rebels’ 16-hit attack. On Saturday, Ole Miss failed to hold a 2-1 ninth-inning lead for the second straight weekend, as Brett Booth hit a two-run, walk-off homer against Brett Huber. R.J. Hively (8 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 8 K) was outstanding in a no-decision for the Rebels. Ten Rebels recorded hits Sunday, and Dylan Chavez (2.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R) picked up the win in relief of Mike Mayers (6.2 IP, 5 H, 4 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 5 K).
RESULTS
March 20: Southern Mississippi: L 10-0
March 23-25: @ Alabama: W 11-7, L 3-2, W 8-4
UPCOMING
March 27: Jackson State
March 30-April 1: (1) Florida

17. CENTRAL FLORIDA
Last Week: 3-1. Overall: 19-6, 2-1 in C-USA (0-4 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 6-0.
The Knights passed their first major weekend test of the year, taking two of three from East Carolina in their Conference USA-opening series. Brian Adkins (7 IP, 5 H, 1 ER) was strong in a no-decision Friday, and Ronnie Richardson’s eighth-inning RBI double broke a 1-1 tie. Alex Friedrich (4-for-5, 2 R, 2 RBI, 3B, HR) led UCF’s 16-hit assault Saturday, and Chris Matulis (4.1 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 7 K) picked up the win with excellent relief of Ben Lively (1.2 IP, 3 H, 4 R, 2 ER). ECU’s Jack Reinheimer (5-for-6, 5 R) led a 19-hit barrage Sunday, as the Pirates jumped out to an early 4-0 lead against Eric Skoglund (2.1 IP, 4 H, 4 R, 2 ER) and piled on late against the UCF bullpen.
RESULTS
March 20: @ South Florida: W 6-2
March 23-25: East Carolina: W 2-1, W 10-6, L 15-6
UPCOMING
March 27: @ Florida Atlantic
March 30-April 1: @ Houston

18. TEXAS
Last Week: 3-1. Overall: 13-9, 5-1 in Big 12 (5-4 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 3-1-1.
UT’s bats remained lively for the second straight week, leading the Longhorns to a road series win at Kansas State. The Wildcats jumped out to a 4-1 lead through four innings against Nathan Thornhill (5.1 IP, 9 H, 4 ER) on Friday and cruised to the win. Corey Knebel threw four hitless innings of relief, and the Longhorns scored twice in the 11th, highlighted by RBI singles by Erich Weiss and Jonathan Walsh. Weiss (3-for-4, 3 R, 4 RBI, 2 HR, 3B) and Walsh (4-for-5, R, 3 RBI, 2 2B) paced a 16-hit attack Sunday, and Knebel threw another 1.1 scoreless innings for his fifth save.
RESULTS
March 20: Stephen F. Austin State: W 9-1
March 23-25: @ Kansas State: L 5-2, W 6-4 (11 innings), W 8-5
UPCOMING
March 28: Texas-Pan American
March 30-April 1: vs. California @ Round Rock, Texas

19. PURDUE
Last Week: 2-1. Overall: 16-4, 2-1 in Big Ten (0-0 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 2-0-1.
The Boilermakers opened conference play by sweeping Saturday’s doubleheader at Ohio State, but they blew a late lead in Sunday’s series finale. Sluggers Cameron Perkins and Kevin Plawecki combined for 11 hits, 12 runs and six RBIs in the three games to lead the offense. Purdue’s four-run seventh inning in Game One helped Joe Haase (6.1 IP, 11 H, 5 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 7 K) improve to 3-0. Lance Breedlove (9 IP, 9 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 10 K) went the distance in Saturday’s nightcap. Purdue surged ahead with two runs in the eighth Sunday, only to see OSU answer with three in the bottom of the frame to win it. Calvin Gunter (5 IP, 6 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 5 K) was solid in a no-decision.
RESULTS
March 24-25: @ Ohio State: W 8-5, W 8-1, L 5-4
UPCOMING
March 27: Louisville
March 28: IPFW
March 30-April 1: Penn State

20. NORTH CAROLINA STATE
Last Week: 1-2. Overall: 16-5, 6-2 in ACC (3-2 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 2-0 (one series pending).
The Wolfpack split the first two games of the Saturday through Monday series at rival UNC. N.C. State got strong mound work from Ethan Ogburn (5.2 IP, 8 H, 1 ER) and D.J. Thomas (3.1 IP, 2 H, 0 R) on Saturday, and Brett Austin’s two-run single off Kent Emanuel broke a 1-1 tie in the seventh. Carlos Rodon (6.2 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 7 K) earned a no-decision Sunday, and UNC broke a 3-3 tie with a run in the ninth off Fr. LHP Travis Orwig, who made just his fourth appearance.
RESULTS
March 20: @ East Carolina: L 6-5
March 24-25: @ (4) North Carolina: W 3-1, L 4-3
UPCOMING
March 26: @ (4) North Carolina
March 28: East Carolina
March 30-April 1: Virginia

21. BAYLOR
Last Week: 4-0. Overall: 18-7, 6-0 in Big 12 (2-2 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 4-1.
Baylor has swept back-to-back conference series for the first time since 2005 and has won nine of its last 10 games. Josh Ludy (3-for-4, 3 RBI, 2B) led the offense Friday in support of Josh Turley (5.2 IP, 6 H, 0 R, 3 BB, 4 K). Max Muncy (2-for-4, 2 R, 5 RBI) homered twice Saturday, as Trent Blank (6 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 8 K) and Ryan Smith (3 IP, 3 H, 0 R) combined on a shutout. Muncy had four more hits in Sunday’s travel curfew-shortened affair, including a game-winning two-run double in the eighth inning to break a 6-6 tie.
RESULTS
March 21: @ Sam Houston State: W 10-3
March 23-25: Kansas: W 10-2, W 9-0, W 8-6 (8 innings)
UPCOMING
March 27: @ Houston
March 30-April 1: Oklahoma State

22. OREGON STATE
Last Week: 1-2. Overall: 15-7, 4-2 in Pac-12. (2-2 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 2-1.
The Beavers dropped a tight home series against Arizona. Oregon State built a 5-1 lead through three innings against Kurt Heyer on Friday, and Ben Wetzler (6.2 IP, 4 H, 1 ER, 4 BB 7 K) held the Wildcats at bay until they rallied for two runs in each of the final two innings against the OSU bullpen to tie the game. But Ryan Dunn hit a walk-off RBI single in the bottom of the ninth to win it. Dan Child (6 IP, 7 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 5 K) was strong in a no-decision Saturday for the Beavers, who got three hits and three RBIs from Tyler Smith. But Arizona broke a 3-3 tie with two in the ninth. Jace Fry (4.2 IP, 6 H, 6 R, 4 ER, 4 BB, 5 K) took his first collegiate loss Sunday, though Matt Boyd (4.1 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 4 K) was strong in relief.
RESULTS
March 23-25: (5) Arizona: W 6-5, L 5-4, L 7-5
UPCOMING
March 27: @ Portland
March 30-April 1: Washington


23. OREGON
Last Week: 2-1. Overall: 15-6, 3-3 in Pac-12 (3-1 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 4-1.
The Ducks bounced back from their series loss at Washington by taking two of three from Utah at home. The Ducks surged ahead for good with two runs in the fifth Friday in support of Alex Keudell (7 IP, 5 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 5 K). Jake Reed (7.1 IP, 4 H, 3 ER, 3 BB, 4 K) was solid in a no-decision Saturday, and the Ducks came from behind with three runs in the eighth, highlighted by Scott Heineman’s go-ahead RBI single. Utah returned the favor with two runs in the ninth Sunday against Jimmie Sherfy to avoid the sweep. Brando Tessar (6.1 IP, 5 H, 2 ER, 3 BB, 7 K) pitched well in a no-decision.
RESULTS
March 23-25: Utah: W 3-1, W 5-3, L 4-3
UPCOMING
March 27-28: @ Texas State
March 30-April 1: (14) Arizona State


24. SAN DIEGO
Last Week: 3-0. Overall: 20-6, 2-0 in WCC (1-0 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 3-1.
The Toreros won their first conference series against Santa Clara and have posted five straight winning weekends (including a road series at Vanderbilt) since dropping their first series of the year at Sam Houston State. Andrew Daniel’s two-run single highlighted USD’s five-run seventh Saturday, as the Toreros stormed back from a 5-1 hole and helped Calvin Drummond (7 IP, 8 H, 5 R, 4 ER) improve to 5-1. Daniel had three more hits Sunday and Kris Bryant homered in support of Paul Sewald (7 IP, 2 H, R R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 5 K). The series finale is Monday.
RESULTS
March 20: @ San Diego State: W 5-1
March 24-25: Santa Clara: W 6-5, W 4-2
UPCOMING
March 26: Santa Clara
March 30-April: @ San Francisco


25. GEORGIA
Last Week: 2-2. Overall: 17-8, 3-3 in SEC (1-3 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 4-2.
The Bulldogs dropped a tightly contested series that featured three one-run games at Vanderbilt. Alex Wood (4.1 IP, 4 H, 0 R) had a start cut short by a weather delay for the second straight week, but Chase Hawkins, Bryan Benzor and Blake Dieterich combined for 5.1 innings of three-hit relief Friday. Seven Bulldogs posted multi-hit games Saturday, as UGa. out-hit the Commodores 17-9 and got a strong start from Michael Palazzone (7 IP, 6 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 7 K), but the bullpen coughed up a late lead in a 5-4 loss. Georgia stranded 14 runners. Conrad Gregor’s walk-off RBI single capped Vandy’s three-run ninth. Vandy stung the Dawgs late again Sunday, overcoming a 2-1 lead with four runs in the eighth against Benzor. Kyle Farmer had three hits and three RBIs in defeat.
RESULTS
March 20: (15) Georgia Tech: W 7-1
March 23-25: @ Vanderbilt: W 1-0, L 5-4, L 5-3
UPCOMING
March 27: Clemson
March 30-April 1: (10) Kentucky

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GEORGIA TECH (15)
Last Week: 1-3. Overall: 15-9, 4-5 in ACC (0-1 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 3-2.
Tech dropped its second conference road series but avoided a sweep with a win in the second game of Saturday’s doubleheader at Boston College. The Eagles, who were swept in their first two conference series, registered their first ACC win Friday in just their second home game of the year. Eight BC hitters posted multi-hit games, as the Eagles pounded out 19 hits (including four homers) against Buck Farmer (4.1 IP, 14 H, 11 ER) and Clay Dalton (3.2 IP, 5 H, 4 ER). Center fielder Kyle Wren and catcher Zane Evans were injured Friday and missed Saturday’s doubleheader, as the Jackets were held to 13 hits in the two games. Luke Bard (7 IP, 6 H, 2 ER, 0 BB, 6 K) pitched well again in a no-decision in the first game, but BC came from behind with two runs in the ninth, capped by Blake Butera’s walk-off RBI single. Tech scored both of its runs in the first inning of the nightcap, and Dusty Isaacs (5 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 6 BB, 3 K) and Cole Pitts (4 IP, 4 H, 0 R) made the lead stand up.
RESULTS
March 20: @ (18) Georgia: L 7-1
March 23-24: @ Boston College: L 15-7, L 4-3, W 2-1
UPCOMING
March 27-28: Georgia Southern
March 30-April 1: Duke

TEXAS STATE (23)
Last Week: 1-3. Overall: 14-9, 4-5 in Southland (2-1 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 4-1.
The Bobcats were swept by Sam Houston State in a three-game series for the first time since 1989. The Bearkats erased a 2-0 deficit Friday with four runs in the seventh against Travis Ballew (7 IP, 8 H, 4 ER, 2 BB, 7 K) and held off Texas State’s ninth-inning comeback bid. Colton Turner (2.2 IP, 8 H, 6 R, 3 ER, 4 BB) struggled in Saturday’s loss, and Kyle Finnegan (7 IP, 10 H, 5 ER, 0 BB, 8 K) took his first loss of the season Sunday.
RESULTS
March 20: Texas Christian: W 8-4
March 23-25: @ Sam Houston State: L 4-3, L 10-4, L 5-2
UPCOMING
March 27-28: (23) Oregon
March 30-April 1: McNeese State

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