Last Week: 3-1. Overall: 32-6, 9-6 in SEC. (7-4 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 7-1.
The Commodores played their fourth extra-inning Friday game in five weeks of SEC play, improving to 3-1 in those contests. Jr. LHP David Price (6 IP, 6 H, 6 ER, 2 BB, 9 K) couldn’t hold a 4-0 lead, as the Wildcats scored seven runs over the fifth and sixth innings, but Sr. RHP Casey Weathers came to the rescue with four hitless, scoreless innings of relief, striking out five and walking none (he’s 7-2, 1.80 with three saves overall). Vandy doubled twice in a two-run 12th. Saturday’s game was suspended by rain with Vanderbilt leading 2-1 in the sixth, and the bats picked up when the game resumed Sunday; So. 3B Pedro Alvarez (4-for-5, RBI) led the way. So. RHP Nick Christiani lasted just one inning in the regularly scheduled Sunday game, but Vandy still led 6-4 until Kentucky’s four-run sixth inning clinched the seven-inning affair.
April 11: Belmont: W 7-6
April 13-15: @ Kentucky: W 10-8 (12 innings), W 9-4, L 8-6 (7 innings)
April 17: @ Lipscomb
April 18: @ Middle Tennessee State
April 20-22: Tennessee
2. NORTH CAROLINA
Last Week: 3-1. Overall: 32-6, 13-5 in ACC. (5-2 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 8-1.
Sr. RHP Robert Woodard threw his third career complete-game shutout on Friday, in the process moving into a tie with Michael Hoog atop UNC’s career victories list. Woodard is now 30-3 in his career and 7-0, 1.98 in ’07. In the first game of Saturday’s doubleheader, Fr. 1B Dustin Ackley went 0-for-5 to snap the third-longest hitting streak in UNC history at 28 games, three games shy of the school record. Fellow freshman sensation Alex White gave up six runs over 2.2 IP, the shortest outing of his career. So. RHP Adam Warren (5 IP, 2 ER) improved to 7-0 in the nightcap, filling in for Jr. RHP Luke Putknonen, who missed his second straight weekend start. Jr. SS Josh Horton (2-for-3, HR, 2 RBI) led the offense in that one and is hitting .352/.482/.539 overall.
April 10: UNC Charlotte: W 6-3
April 11: @ Elon: PPD
April 13-15: Duke: W 7-0, L 8-3, W 7-4
April 17: Campbell
April 20-22: @ (3) Florida State
3. FLORIDA STATE
Last Week: 4-0. Overall: 35-4, 13-2 in ACC. (3-0 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 11-0.
FSU has won 30 straight home games and has taken its first five ACC series for the first time since 1999. The Seminoles jumped out to a 5-0 lead in the first inning Friday and never looked back, helping Sr. RHP Bryan Henry (6 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 9 K) improve to 9-0. Jr. OF Jack Rye went 4-for-4 with a double and an RBI to lead the offense Saturday, and Sr. RHP Michael Hyde (6 IP, 2 ER) bounced back from two straight rough outings with a solid start. Florida State rapped out 16 hits Sunday in support of Jr. RHP Ryan Strauss (7 IP, 2 H, 3 ER), who improved to 8-0.
April 10: Jacksonville: W 7-2
April 13-15: Virginia Tech: W 14-1, W 4-3, W 8-5
April 18: Florida
April 20-22: (2) North Carolina
4. SOUTH CAROLINA
Last Week: 2-1. Overall: 28-8, 9-6 in SEC. (3-2 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 7-1.
Jr. RHP Harris Honeycutt (4 IP, 8 H, 8 ER, 4 BB, 8 K) was roughed up Friday, as the top four hitters in Auburn’s lineup combined to go 11-for-20 with 15 RBIs. The Gamecocks paid the Tigers back in kind on Saturday and Sunday, outscoring the visitors 28-5. Jr. 2B Travis Jones (5-for-9, 2 HR, 8 RBIs, 9 HRs overall now) and So. 3B James Darnell (3-for-9, 2 HR, 7 RBI) led the way. Jr. LHP Arik Hempy (6.2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 4 BB, 5 K) dominated Saturday in his first weekend start of the season.
April 11: @ (14) Clemson: PPD
April 13-15: Auburn: L 16-1, W 10-1, W 18-4
April 17: Wofford
April 18: (14) Clemson
April 20-22: @ (24) Mississippi
Last Week: 3-0. Overall: 31-10, 12-3 in Big 12. (3-1 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 9-2.
Jr. LHP James Russell (6.2 IP, 9 H, 2 ER, 0 BB, 11 K) improved to 8-2 Friday with help from So. 3B Bradley Suttle (3-for-4, HR, 3 RBIs). He’s hitting .408/.483/.704 with 10 HRs. Five Longhorns recorded multiple hits Saturday, as Texas jumped out to a 5-0 lead in the first inning in support of Jr. RHP Adrian Alaniz (7 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 7 K). So. OF Jordan Danks went 3-for-4 Sunday, driving in a run and scoring a run in Texas’ three-run seventh inning. So. OF Kyle Russell doubled in the go-ahead run but did not homer this weekend and still needs one to break UT’s single-season record.
April 13-15: Texas Tech: W 7-2, W 10-1, W 4-2
April 17: @ (7) Rice
April 20-22: @ Nebraska
Last Week: 2-1. Overall: 31-8, 11-6 in ACC. (2-1 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 7-1-1.
So. RHP Jacob Thompson (7.2 IP, 5 H, 1 ER, 3 BB, 8 K) pitched well in Friday’s pitcher’s duel against Tech ace David Duncan (7 IP, 6 H, 1 ER), but the Yellow Jackets scored the winning run in the 11th on a suicide squeeze. So. 2B David Adams (3-for-5, 4 RBIs) capped his big Saturday with a two-out, walk-off homer in the bottom of the ninth. Sunday’s game was rained out.
April 10: @ Virginia Commonwealth: W 8-1
April 13-15: Georgia Tech: L 2-1 (11 innings), W 7-6, CCD
April 17: Richmond
April 20-22: @ (14) Clemson
Last Week: 3-1. Overall: 29-11, 10-2 in C-USA. (5-5 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 6-1.
So. 2B Jess Buenger (3-for-4, HR) was the only Owl with multiple hits Friday, as Fr. RHP Ryan Berry (7.1 IP, 7 H, 5 ER, 3 BB, 7 K) suffered his second loss of the season. Sr. RHP Ryne Tacker (6 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 9 K) was dominant Saturday in his first start of the season, improving to 7-1, 2.03 overall, and he got support from Jr. 1B Joe Savery (4-for-4, 3 RBI) and Jr. SS Brian Friday (3-for-5, 2 RBI). Buenger (4-for-5, 2 RBI) led Rice’s 16-hit attack Sunday, and Jr. LHP Cole St. Clair (1.2 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 2 K) pitched well late.
April 11: @ Lamar: W 13-4
April 13-15: @ Houston: L 5-2, W 12-0 (8 innings), W 11-6
April 17: (5) Texas
April 20-22: Central Florida
8. OREGON STATE
Last Week: 3-1. Overall: 28-8, 4-5 in Pac-10. (7-2 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 7-1.
Jr. RHP Mike Stutes (7.1 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 4 BB, 6 K) out-dueled Cal ace Tyson Ross in Friday’s gem, and the Beavers scored their lone run in the sixth when Jr. C Mitch Canham doubled and scored on Sr. DH Mike Lissman’s RBI single. The Beavers left eight runners on base Saturday and were shut out for the first time since 2003. OSU fell behind 2-0 in the first inning Sunday before Jr. 3B Drew George’s first career Division I home run tied the score in the second, and Sr. LHP Anton Maxwell (4 IP, 2 H, 1 ER) was strong in relief of Jr. RHP Daniel Turpen.
April 10: Portland: W 12-4
April 13-15: California: W 1-0, L 4-0, W 5-3
April 20-22: Nevada-Las Vegas
Last Week: 4-0. Overall: 29-10, 11-4 in SEC. (4-2 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 9-1.
The Razorbacks are in first place in the SEC. After Friday’s game was postponed until Sunday by poor weather, Jr. LHP Nick Schmidt (7 IP, 7 H, 3 ER, 4 BB, 7 K) showed he can win on Saturday just as easily as he can win on Friday. He’s 8-0, 2.22 overall with a .191 opponents average. Sr. 1B Danny Hamblin (3-for-4, HR, 5 RBIs) helped support Schmidt in Saturday’s first game, then went 2-for-4 with another RBI in the nightcap in support of Jr. RHP Duke Welker (8.1 IP, 5 H, 1 ER, 3 BB, 7 K). Jr. RHP Jess Todd (5 IP, 4 H, 2 ER, 4 BB, 10 K) pitched well in his move back to the weekend rotation Sunday, but Florida scored six runs in the sixth. So. 3B Logan Forsythe (4-for-5, 2 2B, 6 RBI) capped his big Sunday with a go-ahead three-run double in the eighth to secure the sweep.
April 11: Missouri State: W 2-0
April 14-15: Florida: W 14-3, W 7-1, W 10-7
April 18: @ Missouri State
April 20-22: @ Georgia
10. WICHITA STATE
Last Week: 4-0. Overall: 30-8, 10-2 in MVC. (3-3 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 8-1.
Sr. 1B Danny Jackson (starting in place of Sr. 1B Derek Schermerhorn, who severely sprained his ankle in Wednesday’s win against Nebraska and will miss at least two weeks) homered and drove in five on Friday, as the Shockers won despite a poor outing from Jr. RHP Travis Banwart (3.1 IP, 10 H, 6 ER). The Shockers finally broke through against hard-throwing So. RHP Cody Adams with three runs in the sixth in the first game of Sunday’s doubleheader, and Sr. LHP Noah Booth picked up the win with 3.2 scoreless innings of relief of So. RHP Aaron Shafer (5.1 IP, 4 ER). Jackson was one of three Shockers to notch four-hit performances in the nightcap, as Jr. 2B Damon Sublett (4-for-5, 2B, HR, 4 RBIs) and Fr. SS Dusty Coleman (4-for-6, 3 2B, 3 RBIs) also had big games. WSU broke that game open with 11 runs in the sixth.
April 10: (23) Oklahoma: CCD
April 11: Nebraska: W 5-3
April 14-15: @ Southern Illinois: W 10-7, W 8-4, W 19-9
April 17: Oral Roberts
April 18: Kansas
April 20-22: @ Missouri State
11. ARIZONA STATE
Last Week: 3-0. Overall:Overall:Overall:Overall:Overall: 29-10, 10-2 in Pac-10. (4-4 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 7-2.
Arizona State ran its winning streak to eight games by sweeping its second consecutive conference series at home. Fr. RHP Mike Leake (6 IP, 3 H, 0 R) was dominant in Friday’s win, and Jr. LHP Josh Satow (8 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 8 K) joined him in the eight-win club on Saturday. Jr. SS Andrew Romine’s two-run double highlighted ASU’s three-run fifth inning Saturday. ASU scored 16 runs on 17 hits Sunday, as six different Sun Devils recorded multi-hit games.
April 13-15: Washington State: W 8-3, W 4-3, W 16-6
April 20-22: Louisiana-Lafayette
Last Week: 2-1. Overall: 30-7, 8-1 in Pac-10 (5-3 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 9-1.
The Wildcats extended their winning streak to 16 games before dropping Sunday’s series finale, their first conference loss of the season (and Stanford’s first Pac-10 win). So. RHP Preston Guilmet dominated on Friday, striking out 15 and allowing just one run on five hits and a walk in a complete-game victory. Sr. LHP Brad Mills followed with a complete game of his own Saturday, and the Wildcats supported him with an 11-run fifth inning. Jr. 1B C.J. Ziegler went 5-for-10 with two doubles, a homer and four RBIs in the two wins, and So. OF T.J. Steele went 6-for-10 with two doubles, a homer and six RBIs. So. RHP Ryan Perry (2.1 IP, 4 ER) started and struggled Sunday.
April 13-15: @ Stanford: W 8-1, W 15-1, L 6-3
April 20-22: @ Washington State
Last Week:Last Week: 2-3. Overall: 28-11, 8-1 in WCC. (5-3 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 7-1-1.
Jr. RHP Barry Enright (8 IP, 5 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 7 K) improved to 9-1 on Friday, as eight of Pepperdine’s nine starters hit safely. So. LHP Robert Dickmann (5 IP, 3 ER) won his fourth straight start in Saturday’s win, and closer Jason Dominguez recorded his 10th save. So. RHP Brett Hunter (3 IP, 7 H, 4 ER) had his second consecutive short outing Sunday.
April 10: Long Beach State (resumption of Feb. 6 game), @ Long Beach State: L 10-7, L 6-5
April 13-15: @ San Francisco: W 10-4, W 6-4, L 5-4
April 17: @ UCLA
April 20-22: Santa Clara
Last Week: 2-1. Overall: 25-10, 10-5 in ACC. (1-2 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 6-3.
Clemson’s pitchers appear to still be adjusting to their new roles, but the Tigers secured a tough road series victory. Jr. LHP Daniel Moskos (6 IP, 6 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 7 K) picked up his first win as Clemson’s Friday starter, with help from Jr. SS Taylor Harbin (2-for-3, 3 RBIs), who’s heating up a bit (hitting .280/.336/.462 overall with 11 SBs). Jr. RHP David Kopp (5 IP, 8 H, 5 ER) labored Saturday, and new closer Stephen Clyne entered with a runner on second and the score tied in the ninth, then gave up the game-winning single to Brett Linnenkohl. So. LHP Ryan Hinson (7 IP, 2 ER) pitched well Sunday, but Wake made things interesting by scoring two in the ninth against Jr. RHP P.J. Zocchi. Sr. 1B Andy D’Alessio, who returned Friday from a hamstring injury, went 3-for-4 with three RBIs Sunday.
April 11: (4) South Carolina: PPD
April 13-15: @ Wake Forest: W 6-2, L 6-5, W 5-4
April 18: @ (4) South Carolina
April 20-22: (6) Virginia
15. OKLAHOMA STATE
Last Week: 3-1. Overall: 26-9, 7-4 in Big 12. (1-1 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 4-2-1.
Poor weather forced the Cowboys and Wildcats to play a doubleheader Sunday and schedule another game for Monday. Kansas State rapped out 14 hits in the first game Sunday but left 13 runners on base, and Jr. 1B Rebel Ridling led the OSU offense with three hits. Fr. LHP Andrew Oliver (1.2 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 1 ER) had another short outing in the second game.
April 10-11: Arkansas State: W 6-2, W 21-2
April 15: Kansas State: W 5-3, L 7-1
April 16: Kansas State (makeup)
April 17-17: Arkansas-Pine Bluff
April 20-22: @ (16) Texas A&M
16. TEXAS A&M
Last Week: 3-1. Overall: 30-8, 8-6 in Big 12. (6-5 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 6-1.
After rained caused Friday’s game to be made up as part of a doubleheader Saturday, Sr. RHP Kyle Nicholson (9 IP, 7 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 6 K) bested Missouri ace Aaron Crow thanks to a ninth-inning double squeeze play that scored two runs for A&M, breaking a 1-1 tie. The Aggies fell behind 6-1 in the nightcap but battled back to tie the score in the seventh inning, only to fall when the Tigers manufactured a run in the bottom of the ninth. Jr. LHP David Newmann struck out seven and allowed just two hits in six scoreless innings Sunday, and So. 1B Luke Anders went 3-for-4 with a homer and two RBIs help Newmann improve to 6-1.
April 10: Texas-San Antonio: W 6-2
April 14-15: @ (25) Missouri: W 3-1, L 7-6, W 5-2
April 17: Houston
April 20-22: (15) Oklahoma State
17. CAL STATE FULLERTON
Last Week: 4-0. Overall: 23-12, 4-2 in Big West. (8-6 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 8-2.
Jr. RHP Wes Roemer (8 IP, 7 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 5 K) picked up his second win in his last three starts Friday. Jr. RHP Jeff Kaplan (6.2 IP, 3 ER) improved to 6-2 on Saturday, with help from Sr. 3B Evan McArthur (3-for-4, 2B, 2 RBIs). For the second straight Sunday, Fr. RHP Sean Urena failed to get out of the second inning, but the Titans stormed back behind a big day from Jr. C Matt Wallach (3-for-4, 2B, 3B, 2 RBIs).
April 10: Southern California: W 7-1
April 13-15: @ UC Davis: W 9-2, W 6-3, W 9-8
April 20-22: Pacific
18. UC IRVINE
Last Week: 2-2. Overall: 25-10, 5-4 in Big West. (4-2 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 8-2.
So. RHP Scott Gorgen (8.2 IP, 8 H, 5 ER, 0 BB, 6 K) gave up four runs in the third Friday and the Anteaters couldn’t quite complete their comeback bid. So. SS Ben Orloff went 3-for-4 Saturday in support of Jr. RHP Wes Etheridge (8 IP, 8 H, 2 ER, 0 BB, 7 K), who picked up his ninth win of the year before handing off to Sr. RHP Blair Erickson, who worked a perfect ninth to set a new NCAA record with his 50th career save. Fr. RHP Christian Bergman (2.2 IP, 6 H, 4 R, 1 ER) fell to 0-3 in Sunday’s blowout.
April 10: @ UCLA: W 5-4
April 13-15: Cal Poly: L 5-4, W 3-2, L 12-0
April 17: Southern California
April 20-22: @ UC Santa Barbara
19. SAN DIEGO
Last Week: 3-1. Overall: 29-13, 7-2 in WCC. (3-2 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 8-3.
The Toreros rapped out 15 hits Friday in support of dominant So. LHP Brian Matusz (8 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 13 K), who improved to 7-2 and leads the nation with 119 K’s. So. LHP/OF Josh Romanski (8 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, 5 K) followed with another strong outing Saturday. Jr. RHP Matt Couch (6 IP, 5 H, 2 ER, 0 BB, 5 K) delivered USD’s third strong start of the weekend on Sunday, when Sr. OF Shane Buschini homered twice and drove in five. Jr. 2B Justin Snyder paced the offense out of the leadoff spot all weekend, going 7-for-12 with five RBIs.
April 10: UC Riverside: L 8-7
April 13-15: Portland: W 15-1, W 7-1, W 10-2
April 17: @ San Diego State
April 20-22: @ Loyola Marymount
20. MISSISSIPPI STATE
Last Week: 2-0. Overall: 23-8, 8-5 in SEC (5-4 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 5-1.
Bad weather washed out the final two games of the series, but the Bulldogs won Friday to take the series. So. RHP Chad Crosswhite (7 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 5 K) made his second straight Friday start on the road and improved to 4-1 , as the Bulldogs scored three runs in the sixth. So. OF Mark Goforth led the offense, going 3-for-5 with three RBIs out of the leadoff spot.
April 10-11: @/vs. South Alabama: CCD, W 4-3
April 13-15: @ Tennessee: W 4-3, CCD, CCD
April 17: vs. (24) Mississippi (Pearl, Miss.)
April 20-22: Louisiana State
21. COASTAL CAROLINA
Last Week: 2-2. Overall: 30-7, 8-1 in Big South. (2-2 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 4-1.
High Point ace Eammon Portice (6 IP, 3 R, 0 ER) made sure the Panthers’ four-run first inning stood up Friday, but the Chanticleers snapped their four-game losing streak by sweeping Saturday’s doubleheader. So. OF David Sappelt hit for the cycle in the first game in support of So. RHP Bobby Gagg (8 IP, 6 H, 4 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 5 K). Sappelt added two more hits in the nightcap to help Sr. RHP John Mariotti (6 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 3 K) improve to 4-0. So. closer David Anderson saved both victories.
April 11: Wake Forest: L 4-3
April 13-14: @ High Point: L 4-3, W 6-5, W 4-1UPCOMING
April 18: @ Wake Forest
April 20-22: Virginia Military Institute
Last Week: 6-0. Overall: 22-6, 8-0 in ACC (0-1 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 4-0.
The Wolverines went on the road and emphatically swept the rival Buckeyes, who had won 17 of their previous 19. So. RHP/OF Zach Putnam (8.1 IP, 9 H, 4 ER, 7 BB, 1 K) struggled with his location Friday, but Michigan scored six in the 10th, highlighted by So. 3B Adam Abraham’s two-run double. Abraham doubled, homered and drove in four on Saturday in support of Sr. RHP Andrew Hess (6 IP, 8 H, 4 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 4 K). Jr. 1B Nate Recknagel’s three-run double keyed Michigan’s four-run fifth inning in the first game of Sunday’s twin bill. Sr. Brad Roblin went 3-for-3 with a pair of RBIs in the nightcap in support of So. RHP Chris Fetter (7 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 K).
April 10: @ Eastern Michigan: W 11-4 (7 innings), W 9-1 (7 innings)
April 13-15: @ Ohio State: W 10-4 (10 innings), W 12-4 (7 innings), W 6-3 (7 innings), W 13-3
April 18-18: Eastern Michigan
April 20-21-21-22: Purdue
Last Week: 3-1. Overall: 27-11, 8-4 in C-USA (2-1 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 6-4.
Jr. RHP Sean Morgan (6 IP, 8 H, 3 ER, 3 BB, 5 K) improved to 7-2 in Friday’s back-and-forth affair, with help from Jr. 2B Brad Emaus (4-for-4, 3B, 2 R) and Jr. OF Warren McFadden (3-for-4, 2 2B, 3 RBI). So. RHP Shooter Hunt (5 IP, 7 H, 5 R, 3 ER, 6 BB, 7 K) struggled with his control in the first game of Sunday’s doubleheader. Sr. 3B Tim Guidry’s grand slam keyed Tulane’s seven-run first-inning in the second game, and Sr. RHP Brandon Gomes (7 IP, 6 H, 1 R, 0 ER) cruised to his fifth win.
April 10: Louisiana-Lafayette: W 5-4
April 13-15: @ Southern Mississippi: W 7-5, L 5-2 (7 innings), W 7-1 (7 innings)
April 17: Northwestern State
April 20-22: Houston
Last Week: 1-3. Overall: 25-13, 8-7 in SEC. (6-4 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 6-3.
The Rebels dropped their first conference series since visiting Vanderbilt a month ago. Jr. RHP Will Kline (7.2 IP, 12 H, 3 ER, 1 BB, 7 K) danced in and out of trouble Friday, and So. RHP Scott Bittle walked in the winning run in the bottom of the ninth. LSU scored three runs in the first against So. RHP Lance Lynn (5.2 IP, 5 ER) on Saturday and never looked back. Jr. SS Zack Cozart was one of three Rebels to post a three-hit game in Sunday’s blowout.
April 11: @ Southern Mississippi: L 4-2
April 13-15: @ Louisiana State: L 4-3, L 8-2, W 16-5
April 17: vs. (20) Mississippi State (Pearl, Miss.)
April 20-22: (4) South Carolina
25. NORTH CAROLINA STATE
Last Week: 2-1. Overall: 26-11, 11-7 in ACC (1-3 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 6-2.
N.C. State went on the road and took a big series from Miami, and its only loss of the weekend came with Jr. RHP Andrew Brackman on the mound. So. LHP Eric Surkamp (6.2 IP, 7 H, 3 ER, 3 BB, 8 K) pitched well in a no-decision Friday, and the Wolfpack got 6.1 scoreless innings of relief from Jr. RHPs Eryk McConnell and Jeff Stallings before taking advantage of two Miami errors in a two-run 13th. Miami Jr. RHP Enrique Garcia limited N.C. State to five hits while striking out 12 in a complete game Saturday, handing Brackman (7 IP, 10 H, 5 ER, 3 BB, 5 K) his third loss of the season. So. OF Marcus Jones (4-for-6, HR, 3 RBIs) paced N.C. State’s 23-hit attack in Sunday’s blowout.
April 13-15: @ Miami: W 5-3 (13 innings), L 5-1, W 19-9
April 18: Davidson
April 20-22: @ Georgia Tech
Last Week: 2-2. Overall:Overall: 25-13, 5-7 in Big 12 (7-4 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 4-3.
The Sooners have dropped three straight Big 12 series since opening conference play with a series win over Texas A&M. So. RHP Stephen Porlier (9 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 6 K) was brilliant for the second straight Friday, beating Nebraska ace Tony Watson. Porlier is 5-3, 2.70 overall with a sterling 68-13 strikeout-walk ratio in 63 innings. The Cornhuskers broke open a 3-3 tie with two runs in the sixth Saturday. Sr. LHP Joseph Hughes (2.1 IP, 8 H, 6 ER) struggled Sunday, and Nebraska reliever Luke Wertz held the Sooners to one run over the final 8.2 IP.
April 10: @ (11) Wichita State: CCD
April 11: Dallas Baptist: W 2-1
April 13-15: Nebraska: W 3-0, L 6-4, L 12-5
April 17: @ Texas Christian
April 20-22: @ Kansas State
Last Week: 1-2. Overall: 25-11, 7-5 in Big 12 (2-4 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 6-1.
Missouri dropped its first weekend series of the season. So. RHP Aaron Crow (9 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 0 ER, 3 BB, 5 K) lost a terrific pitcher’s duel to Kyle Nicholson in the first game of Saturday’s doubleheader when the Aggies scored two runs on a squeeze play in the top of the ninth. The Tigers jumped out to a 6-1 lead through three innings in the nightcap, and So. LHP Rick Zagone allowed A&M to tie the score in the seventh, but Missouri manufactured the winning run in the ninth. Missouri managed just two hits Sunday, and the Aggies chased Fr. RHP Greg Folgia (4.1 IP, 4 ER) in the fifth.
April 10: @ St. Louis: CCD
April 14-15: (16) Texas A&M: L 3-1, W 7-6, L 5-2
April 17: @ Missouri State
April 20-22: @ Baylor