Top 25 Tracker: April 14

virginia1. VIRGINIA
Last Week: 3-1.
Overall: 30-6, 14-4 in ACC. (3-2 vs. Top 25).
Weekend Series: 8-0.
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Virginia took two of three from Clemson in a series that drew 13,947 fans, breaking the school record for a three-game set. The Cavs have won seven straight series against Clemson and have not lost a series to the Tigers since 2005. Nate Irving’s RBI double in the fourth broke a 2-2 tie Friday, helping Nathan Kirby (6 IP 4 H, 2 ER, 3 BB, 6 K) improve to 7-1, 1.23. Clemson broke a scoreless tie Saturday with three runs in the sixth against Josh Sborz (5.1 IP, 1 H, 3 ER, 3 BB, 5 K), then tacked on four more in the seventh against the UVa. bullpen. Mike Papi’s sacrifice fly in the third inning provided the only run Sunday, as Brandon Waddell (6.1 IP, 6 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 4 K) combined with Whit Mayberry and Nick Howard on a shutout.
RESULTS
April 8:
@ James Madison: W 9-3
April 11-13: (14) Clemson: W 3-2, L 7-1, W 1-0
UPCOMING
April 15
: Radford
April 18-20: North Carolina


louisianalafayette2. LOUISIANA-LAFAYETTE
Last Week: 4-1.
Overall: 34-4, 14-1 in Sun Belt (3-1 vs. Top 25).
Weekend Series: 9-0.
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The Ragin’ Cajuns swept their fourth conference series of the year and continue to lead the nation in wins. The Cajuns scored single runs in each of the first five innings Friday in support of Carson Baranik (6 IP, 5 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 6 K) and went on to a 7-0 win. ULL used a balanced 10-hit attack Saturday in support of Ryan Wilson (5 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 0 ER), and Greg Milhorn (4 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 0 ER) earned his first save with stellar relief work, in his second appearance since returning from an oblique pull. Jace Conrad (3-for-3, 2 R, 2 RBI, 2 2B) led ULL’s 27th double-digit-hits game of the season Sunday, and Cody Boutte (6 IP, 4 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 7 K) improved to 5-0.
RESULTS
April 8:
New Orleans: L 8-7
April 9: @ McNeese State: W 14-8
April 11-12: Arkansas-Little Rock: W 7-0, W 5-2, W 6-3
UPCOMING
April 18-20
: @ Texas-Arlington


calpoly3. CAL POLY
Last Week: 4-0.
Overall: 30-5, 8-1 in Big West (7-2 vs. Top 25).
Weekend Series: 8-0-1.
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Cal Poly swept a road series at Hawaii to remain tied atop the Big West standings with UC Irvine. Matt Imhof (6 IP, 5 H, 2 ER, 3 BB, 7 K) improved to 7-2 in Friday’s win, and Reed Reilly (3 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 4 K) picked up his sixth save with sterling relief, as Cal Poly came from behind in the middle innings to win 3-2. Eight different Mustangs recorded hits as part of a balanced 10-hit attack Saturday. Nick Torres (3-for-5, R, 2 RBI, 2B) led a 14-hit attack Sunday in support of Casey Bloomquist (6.2 IP, 9 H, 3 ER), who improved to 8-0, 1.58.
RESULTS
April 8
: St. Mary’s: W 6-2
April 11-13: @ Hawaii: W 3-2, W 4-3, W 8-3
UPCOMING
April 15:
@ Cal State Bakersfield
April 17-19: Cal State Fullerton


4. FLORIDA STATEfloridastate
Last Week: 1-3.
Overall: 27-8, 14-4 in ACC (7-3 vs. Top 25).
Weekend Series: 8-1.
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Florida State dropped a road series at Georgia Tech but came from behind to salvage Sunday’s finale. The Yellow Jackets jumped on Luke Weaver (7 IP, 6 H, 5 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 5 K) for five runs in the first inning Friday and never looked back. The Jackets took control of Saturday’s game with four runs in the fourth to chase Mike Compton (3.2 IP, 6 H, 5 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 4 K), and the FSU bullpen provided little relief. Tech jumped on Bryant Holtmann for four runs in the first Sunday, but Gage Smith (6.1 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 4 K) held the Jackets at bay from that point on, and Josh Delph (3-for-4, R, 2 RBI) capped FSU’s comeback with a go-ahead two-run single in the eighth.
RESULTS
April 8
: (15) Florida: L 8-0
April 11-13: @ Georgia Tech: L 5-3, L 12-4, W 5-4
UPCOMING
April 15
: Jacksonville
April 18-20: @ Wake Forest


oregonstate5. OREGON STATE
Last Week: 2-1.
Overall: 27-7, 11-4 in Pac-12. (1-0 vs. Top 25).
Weekend Series: 6-1.
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After dropping Friday’s series opener, Oregon State scored 20 runs over the next two games to take a road series at Washington State. The Beavers mustered just four hits Friday, as Ben Wetzler (5.1 IP, 6 H, 4 R, 2 ER, 6 BB, 3 K) took his first loss since March 30, 2013. Gabe Clark (4-for-5, 2 R, 4 RBI, 2 2B) spearheaded OSU’s 16-hit barrage Saturday, helping Andrew Moore (5.2 IP, 11 H, 5 ER, 3 BB, 0 K) pick up the win despite a lackluster start. Michael Conforto (3-for-5, 2 R, 3 RBI) led Oregon State’s 11-hit attack Sunday in support of Jace Fry (8 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 5 BB, 6 K), who improved to 7-1.
RESULTS
April 11-13
: @ Washington State: L 4-1, W 12-5, W 8-1
UPCOMING
No games.


texas6. TEXAS
Last Week: 3-1.
Overall: 29-8, 9-3 in Big 12 (2-1 vs. Top 25).
Weekend Series: 6-1-1.
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The Longhorns swept a road series at rival Oklahoma, giving them back-to-back Big 12 series sweeps for the first time since 2010, when they swept five in a row. Texas has won 10 straight in Norman since 2008. The Longhorns scored six runs in the first Friday, and Oklahoma answered with six in the third before taking the lead with two in the fifth, but UT tied it with two in the seventh, then won it with two in the 10th. C.J. Hinojosa (2-for-4, 2 R) led off the 10th with a go-ahead solo homer. Morgan Cooper (3 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 4 K) earned the win with strong relief work. All nine Texas starters recorded hits as part of a 10-hit attack Saturday, and C.J Hinojosa and Kacy Clemens provided two RBIs apiece to lead the offense in support of Dillon Peters (7 IP, 7 H, 2 ER). Nathan Thornhill (9 IP, 5 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 6 K) threw his third career complete game Sunday—despite getting interrupted by a two-hour rain delay in the fifth inning. Mark Payton (3-for-6) led UT’s 15-hit attack in that one, as 10 different Longhorns recorded hits. Texas has won 14 of its last 16 games overall.
RESULTS
April 8
: (21) Rice: L 7-2
April 11-13: @ Oklahoma: W 10-8 (10 innings), W 7-2, W 8-1
UPCOMING
April 15:
Texas-Arlington
April 17-19: Texas Christian


block_w7. WASHINGTON
Last Week: 2-1.
Overall: 24-7, 12-3 in Pac-12 (2-2 vs. Top 25).
Weekend Series: 6-0.
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Washington won its fifth straight Pac-12 series to maintain a one-game lead over Oregon State atop the conference standings. Braden Bishop and Robert Pehl delivered a pair of two-run singles in Washington’s four-run second Friday, and Jared Fisher (6 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 3 BB, 5 K) turned in a strong start. Brian Wolfe (3-for-3, 2 RBI) and Pehl (3-for-4, 2 R) led the UW offense Saturday in support of Tyler Davis (5.2 IP, 7 H, 2 ER). Jake Brigham (5.1 IP, 7 H, 6 R, 3 ER, 0 BB, 5 K) took his first loss Sunday.
RESULTS
April 8
: @ Seattle: PPD
April 11-13: Stanford: W 6-1, W 7-2, L 6-3
UPCOMING
April 14
: Northern Colorado
April 17-19: @ California


alabama8. ALABAMA
Last Week: 2-2.
Overall: 24-11, 10-5 in SEC (6-3 vs. Top 25).
Weekend Series: 7-2.
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The Crimson Tide rebounded from Friday’s loss to take its rivalry series against Auburn, keeping it alone atop the SEC’s overall standings. The Tigers scored twice in the second Friday against Spencer Turnbull (7 IP, 4 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 6 K) and held on for the 2-1 win. Chance Vincent (3-for-4, RBI) led Alabama’s 13-hit attack Saturday in support of Justin Kamplain (8.2 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 3 BB, 5 K). With the score tied 3-3 in the ninth Sunday, Wade Wass hit a one-out double, then scored on Casey Hughston’s walk-off double.
RESULTS
April 9
: Alabama-Birmingham: L 2-1
April 11-13: Auburn: L 2-1, W 4-1, W 4-3
UPCOMING
April 15
: Jackson State
April 16: @ UAB
April 18-20: @ Tennessee


florida9. FLORIDA
Last Week: 3-1.
Overall: 23-13, 9-6 in SEC (10-5 vs. Top 25).
Weekend Series: 5-3.
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After finishing off a sweep of the season series against Florida State on Tuesday, the gritty Gators stayed on the road and won a big series at South Carolina, earning come-from-behind wins Saturday and Sunday. The Gamecocks scored three runs in the fifth Friday to beat Logan Shore (7 IP, 6 H, 4 ER). Florida overcame a 3-0 deficit with two runs in the eighth and another in the ninth to force extra innings Saturday, and Justin Shafer’s sacrifice fly in the 13th won it. Over the final four innings, Florida alternated Shafer between right field and pitcher, and A.J. Puk (3.1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 3 K) between first base and the mound. Puk worked a perfect 10th and 13th, recorded two outs in the 11th and one out in the 12th. Shafer recorded the last out in the 11th and two in the 12th. The Gators erased a 4-2 deficit Sunday with four runs in the eighth. Taylor Gushue, Braden Mattson and Buddy Reed had three hits, one run and one RBI apiece in that one. The Gators sit alone atop the SEC East standings.
RESULTS
April 8
: @ (1) Florida State: W 8-0
April 11-13: @ (5) South Carolina: L 4-1, W 4-3 (13 innings), W 6-5
UPCOMING
April 15
: @ Florida Gulf Coast
April 18-20: Georgia


louisville10. LOUISVILLE
Last Week: 4-0.
Overall: 27-8, 7-2 in AAC. (3-2 vs. Top 25).
Weekend Series: 6-0.
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Louisville made a loud statement that it is the team to beat in the American Athletic Conference by sweeping a road series at Houston. Cole Sturgeon (3-for-5, 3 RBI) hit a two-run double in Louisville’s crucial three-run fifth Friday in support of Kyle Funkhouser (7 IP, 5 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 8 K). Louisville did all its scoring in a three-run sixth Saturday, highlighted by Jeff Gardner’s RBI double, helping Jared Ruxer (6 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 1 ER) earn the win. Zach Lucas (2-for-4, 2 R, 3 RBI) and Grant Kay (2-for-4, R, 2 RBI) led the offense Sunday in support of Anthony Kidston (5 IP, 6 H, 3 ER, 2 BB, 6 K), and Kyle McGrath followed with three scoreless innings of relief. Nick Burdi picked up his sixth and seventh saves with a pair of hitless outings Friday and Saturday, covering 2.1 innings. He has yet to allow a run in 17 innings this year, and has allowed just six walks and seven hits while striking out 30.
RESULTS
April 8
: @ Purdue: W 3-1
April 11-13: @ (8) Houston: W 4-2, W 3-2, W 10-3
UPCOMING
April 15
: (19) Kentucky
April 17-19: @ Central Florida


southcarolina11. SOUTH CAROLINA
Last Week: 2-2.
Overall: 28-7, 8-7 in SEC. (9-3 vs. Top 25).
Weekend Series: 6-3.
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South Carolina dropped its second straight weekend series, losing two of three at home to Florida. Jordan Montgomery (7 IP, 7 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 8 K) allowed just one earned run over seven innings for his third straight start, and Grayson Greiner’s two-run single highlighted South Carolina’s three-run fifth Friday. Joey Pankake and Tanner English had three hits apiece in a losing cause Saturday, and Jack Wynkoop (7 IP, 5 H, 1 ER) was strong in a no-decision, but the Gators overcame a 3-0 deficit with two runs in the eighth and another in the ninth to force extra innings, then won it in the 13th. Florida came from behind again Sunday, erasing a 4-2 deficit with four runs in the eighth to beat Wil Crowe (7.1 IP, 10 H, 5 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 4 K).
RESULTS
April 8
: @ Furman: W 9-2
April 11-13: (15) Florida: W 4-1, L 4-3 (13 innings), L 6-5
UPCOMING
April 15
: Charleston Southern
April 16: @ The Citadel
April 18-20: @ Auburn


lsu12. LOUISIANA STATE
Last Week: 3-1.
Overall: 27-9-1, 8-6-1 in SEC. (4-3 vs. Top 25).
Weekend Series: 6-2.
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The Tigers took two of three at home against Arkansas and have won seven of eight since getting swept at Florida. Alex Bregman delivered a two-run single in the first Friday and Sean McMullen added a two-run homer in the third in support of Aaron Nola (7 IP, 4 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 13 K), who set a career high for strikeouts. Mark Laird’s tie-breaking walk-off single in the ninth lifted LSU to a 5-4 win Saturday; Jared Poche (5.2 IP, 6 H, 3 ER) got a no-decision in that one. The Hogs jumped on Kyle Bouman (1 IP, 3 H, 4 ER) early Sunday and broke it open against Cody Glenn (3 IP, 1 H, 3 ER, 3 BB) in the middle innings.
RESULTS
April 9:
Lamar: W 5-0
April 11-13: Arkansas: W 5-3, W 5-4, L 10-4
UPCOMING
April 15
: vs. Southern Miss @ Metairie, La.
April 17-19: @ (13) Mississippi


mississippi13. MISSISSIPPI
Last Week: 4-1.
Overall: 29-9, 9-6 in SEC (3-3 vs. Top 25).
Weekend Series: 7-2.
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Ole Miss took two of three at rival Mississippi State, making the Rebels 8-1 since getting swept at Alabama. Sikes Orvis and Braxton Lee had two hits and two RBIs apiece Friday to lead Mississippi’s balanced 13-hit attack in support of Chris Ellis (6.2 IP, 8 H, 1 ER). Orvis’ two-run homer highlighted a three-run top of the 10th Saturday, but Josh Laxer (2.1 IP, 5 R, 4 R, 1 ER) couldn’t hold the lead, as MSU stormed back with four in the bottom of the frame to win. Austin Anderson (4-for-5, 2 RBI) and Preston Overbey (3-for-5, 3 RBI) led Mississippi’s 20-hit onslaught Sunday in support of Sam Smith (6 IP, 6 H, 2 ER).
RESULTS
April 8
: @ Memphis: W 9-1
April 9: Murray State: W 8-5
April 11-13: @ (17) Mississippi State: W 6-1, L 6-5 (10 innings), W 12-2
UPCOMING
April 17-19
: (12) Louisiana State


Houstonlogo14. HOUSTON
Last Week: 1-3.
Overall: 26-9, 4-5 in AAC (3-5 vs. Top 25).
Weekend Series: 6-1.
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The Cougars were swept at home by Louisville, dropping them 4.5 games behind first-place UCF in the AAC standings. The Cards scored three runs in the fifth Friday to beat Aaron Garza (6.1 IP, 6 H, 4 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 5 K). Louisville did all its scoring in a three-run sixth Saturday against Jake Lemoine (7.1 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 6 K). Two Houston errors led to four unearned runs against Jared West (4.1 IP, 4 H, 5 R, 1 ER) in Sunday’s loss.
RESULTS
April 8:
Texas State: W 7-1
April 11-13: (13) Louisville: L 4-2, L 3-2, L 10-3
UPCOMING
April 15
: @ Sam Houston State
April 17-19: South Florida


miami15. MIAMI
Last Week: 4-0.
Overall: 25-12, 14-4 in ACC. (7-5 vs. Top 25).
Weekend Series: 6-3.
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The Hurricanes have swept three straight ACC series for the first time ever, extending their winning streak to 12 games, the longest active streak in the nation and their longest streak since 2008. MIami is locked in a three-way tie atop the ACC’s overall standings with Florida State and Virginia. Dale Carey (3-for-5, 3 R, RBI) led a balanced 11-hit attack Friday in support of Chris Diaz (6 IP, 6 H, 2 ER, 1 BB, 10 K). Andrew Suarez (9 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 9 K) was brilliant in a no-decision Saturday, and Miami broke a scoreless tie on Willie Abreu’s walk-off RBI single in the 10th. Johnny Ruiz and Alex Hernandez combined for five hits and four RBIs out of the No. 7 and 8 holes in the lineup Sunday, and Bryan Radziewski (6.2 IP, 1 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 8 K) picked up the win.
RESULTS
April 9
: @ Central Florida: W 6-5
April 11-13: Pittsburgh: W 12-2, W 1-0 (10 innings), W 7-2
UPCOMING
April 16
: Florida Atlantic
April 19-21: Notre Dame


rice16. RICE
Last Week: 4-0.
Overall: 26-12, 13-5 in C-USA. (3-3 vs. Top 25).
Weekend Series: 5-2.
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The Owls broke their two-series losing streak by sweeping Tulane on the road, giving them sole possession of first place in Conference USA. With Zech Lemond sidelined, Kevin McCanna (7 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 7 K) stepped into the Friday starter role and picked up the win. Shane Hoelscher went 3-for-4 with two runs scored for the Owls. Rice coach Wayne Graham told reporters Friday that Lemond will miss two to three weeks with soreness in his lower right arm. Blake Fox (8.1 IP, 6 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 8 K) improved to 8-0, 1.00 on Saturday, as the Owls broke a 1-1 tie with a run in the eighth, taking advantage of a passed ball and an error. Charlie Warren (5-for-5, R, RBI) led Rice’s 19-hit barrage Sunday, as the Owls erased an early 5-0 deficit with nine runs in the third.
RESULTS
April 8:
@ (7) Texas: W 7-2
April 11-13: @ Tulane: W 4-3, W 2-1, W 11-7
UPCOMING
April 15
: @ Lamar
April 18-20: Alabama-Birmingham


UCSB17. UC SANTA BARBARA
Last Week: 2-1.
Overall: 22-8, 4-5 in Big West (6-3 vs. Top 25).
Weekend Series: 5-2.
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After dropping a wild series opener, the Gauchos earned a pair of one-run wins to capture their first series win against Cal State Fullerton since 2007, and their first at home since 1985. Play was suspended by darkness with the score tied 9-9 in the top of the 11th Friday, and the Titans got to Dillon Tate for a pair of runs when play resumed Saturday. Joey Epperson (2-for-5) delivered a walk-off RBI single in the ninth Saturday, and Domenic Mazza (5.2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 5 K) picked up the win in relief. The Gauchos scored twice in the fourth Sunday, and that proved enough support for Kenny Chapman (5 IP, 5 H, 1 ER), Greg Mahle (2 IP, 2 H, 0 R) and Tate (2 IP, 1 H, 0 R).
RESULTS
April 11-13
: (18) Cal State Fullerton: L 11-9 (11 innings), W 3-2, W 2-1
UPCOMING
April 14
: Brigham Young
April 17-19: @ Long Beach State


vanderbilt18. VANDERBILT
Last Week: 2-2.
Overall: 27-10, 7-8 in SEC (5-4 vs. Top 25).
Weekend Series: 6-3.
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The Commodores lost their second straight series, dropping two of three at home against Texas A&M. Tyler Beede (5 IP, 9 H, 7 R, 4 ER, 4 BB, 4 K) fell to 5-4 in Friday’s loss. Rhett Wiseman (3-for-4, 2 R, 2 RBI, 2B) was one of five Commodores to record multiple hits Saturday, and Brian Miller (5 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 4 K) earned the win in relief of Jared Miller (4 IP, 6 H, 4 ER). The Aggies built a 5-2 lead through four innings Sunday against Tyler Ferguson (6 IP, 7 H, 6 R, 5 ER, 1 BB, 5 K) and never looked back.
RESULTS
April 8
: Indiana State: W 6-2
April 11-13: Texas A&M: L 10-4, W 8-5, L 8-2
UPCOMING
April 15
: Middle Tennessee State
April 18-20: @ Arkansas


kentucky19. KENTUCKY
Last Week: 1-3.
Overall: 23-13, 7-8 in SEC (7-5 vs. Top 25).
Weekend Series: 4-3.
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The Wildcats lost a home series against a Missouri team that entered the weekend alone in the SEC basement. A.J. Reed (7 IP, 9 H, 5 R, 4 ER, 1 BB, 10 K) earned a no-decision in Friday’s back-and-forth affair, and Reed went 3-for-4 with four RBIs and his 13th homer in a losing cause. Max Kuhn (4-for-4, 2 R, 2 RBI) led Kentucky’s 15-hit onslaught Saturday, and Reed homered for the second straight day, as the Wildcats cruised to a 12-0 win, leveling the series. Dylan Dwyer (6.1 IP, 6 H, 0 R) improved to 4-1, as Kentucky broke open a 3-0 game with nine runs in the sixth. Andrew Nelson (6 IP, 10 H, 4 ER) fell to 1-3 Sunday.
RESULTS
April 8:
Morehead State: L 6-4
April 11-13: Missouri: L 8-7, W 12-0, L 8-3
UPCOMING
April 15
: @ (10) Louisville
April 18-20: @ Texas A&M


UNLV Primary Logo20. UNLV
Last Week: 3-2.
Overall: 25-11, 13-5 in MWC (0-1 vs. Top 25).
Weekend Series: 8-1.

After splitting a two-game midweek road series at Arkansas, the Rebels won two of three at home against San Jose State. Edgar Montes (2-for-3, 3 RBI) led UNLV’s balanced 13-hit attack Friday behind Erick Fedde (7 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, 8 K). The Rebels scored a run in the eighth Saturday when Patrick Armstrong tripled and Erik VanMeetren doubled, propelling them to a series-clinching 2-1 win. John Richy (9 IP, 10 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 9 K) improved to 5-2 in that one. VanMeetren drove in all three UNLV runs Sunday, and the Spartans jumped on Bryan Bonnell (8 IP, 7 H, 3 ER) for three runs in the first. Bonnell and Joey Lauria (6 IP, 7 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 5 K) held them scoreless from the first until the 14th, when they broke a 3-3 tie with a run against Lauria.
RESULTS
April 8-9
: @ Arkansas: W 10-7, L 9-2
April 11-13: San Jose State: W 9-1, W 2-1, L 4-3 (14 innings)
UPCOMING
April 15
: @ Arizona State
April 17-19: @ Air Force


Indiana21. INDIANA
Last Week: 4-1.
Overall: 21-11, 9-2 in Big Ten. (2-1 vs. Top 25).
Weekend Series: 5-2.
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The Hoosiers ran their winning streak to nine games before dropping Sunday’s series finale against Morehead State. Sam Travis (3-for-4, 4 R, 6 RBI, 2 HR, 2B) went bonkers in Indiana’s 13-1 blowout Friday, as Joey DeNato (5 IP, 5 H, 1 ER, 3 BB, 4 K) became IU’s all-time wins leader. Kyle Schwarber and Brad Hartong contributed two hits and two RBIs apiece Saturday to lead IU’s balanced 15-hit barrage in support of Christian Morris (5.2 IP, 7 H, 3 ER). Schwarber (3-for-4, 2 R, 2 RBI, 2B, HR) led the Indiana offense in a losing cause Sunday, and Scott Donley hit a grand slam in the ninth to make things interesting before the Eagles escaped with the win.
RESULTS
April 7
: @ Iowa: W 5-3
April 9: Indiana State: W 8-4
April 11-13: Morehead State: W 13-1, W 11-3, L 8-7
UPCOMING
April 16:
Western Kentucky
April 18-20: Michigan State


clemson22. CLEMSON
Last Week: 1-4.
Overall: 21-14, 10-7 in ACC (2-7 vs. Top 25).
Weekend Series: 5-4.
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After beginning the week by dropping Monday’s rubber game at home against N.C. State, the Tigers went on the road to Charlottesville and lost their seventh straight series against the Cavaliers, though both losses this weekend were one-run affairs. Virginia broke a 2-2 tie against Matthew Crownover (7 IP, 5 H, 3 ER) with a run in the fourth inning Friday and held on for the win. Tyler Krieger and Garrett Boulware combined for four hits and five RBIs Saturday in support of Daniel Gossett (7 IP, 5 H, 1 ER), as Clemson broke a scoreless tie with three runs in the sixth. UVa. scratched out a run in the third Sunday against Jake Long (5 IP, 4 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, 4 K), and that proved enough to win, as the Tigers lost despite out-hitting the Cavs 8-4.
RESULTS
April 7
: North Carolina State: L 7-1
April 8: Georgia: L 6-2
April 11-13: @ (2) Virginia: L 3-2, W 7-1, L 1-0
UPCOMING
April 15
: Coastal Carolina
April 18-20: @ Pittsburgh


 

oregon23. OREGON
Last Week: 5-0.
Overall: 27-10, 7-5 in Pac-12. (1-5 vs. Top 25).
Weekend Series: 6-3.
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After losing back-to-back series on the road, the Ducks posted a 5-0 week, capped by a home sweep of UC Riverside. Tyler Baumgartner (2-for-4, 2 2B, 4 RBI) led the Oregon offense Friday in support of Tommy Thorpe (7 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 7 K). Mitchell Tolman (3-for-4, 2 RBI) led Oregon’s 11-hit attack Saturday, as Jeff Gold (6.1 IP, 9 H, 4 ER, 0 BB, 5 K) improved to 8-0, and Jake Reed worked a scoreless ninth to pick up his eighth save. Reed allowed two runs in the ninth Sunday but held on to record his ninth save, after the Ducks broke a 3-3 tie with three runs in the seventh.
RESULTS
April 8-9
: vs./@ Portland: W 15-10, W 3-0
April 11-13: UC Riverside: W 7-2, W 7-4, W 6-5
UPCOMING
April 14
: San Diego
April 17-19: Washington State


MississippiState24. MISSISSIPPI STATE
Last Week: 2-2.
Overall: 22-15, 7-8 in SEC (3-6 vs. Top 25).
Weekend Series: 4-2-1.
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The Bulldogs dropped two of three at home against rival Ole Miss, making them 1-5 in SEC play over the last two weekends. Ross Mitchell (8.2 IP, 13 H, 6 ER, 2 BB, 5 K) allowed five runs over the first four innings Friday and then settled down, but the damage was done. The Bulldogs answered Mississippi’s three-run 10th inning Saturday with four runs of their own in the bottom of the frame to earn a thrilling 6-5 win in front of 15,586 fans—a new NCAA on-campus attendance record. Cody Brown, Seth Heck and Wes Rea contributed doubles in MSU’s four-run 10th, and Gavin Collins delivered a walk-off RBI single. Ben Bracewell (2.2 IP, 5 H, 2 ER) took the loss Sunday, and Brandon Woodruff (2.1 IP, 7 H, 7 R, 6 ER, 2 BB) was hit hard in relief.
RESULTS
April 8
: vs. Southern Miss @ Pearl, Miss.: W 4-3
April 11-13: (19) Mississippi: L 6-1, W 6-5 (10 innings), L 12-2
UPCOMING
April 15
: Alcorn State
April 18-20: @ Missouri


georgiatech25. GEORGIA TECH
Last Week: 4-1.
Overall: 23-14, 10-8 in ACC (6-3 vs. Top 25).
Weekend Series: 6-2.

The Yellow Jackets took two of three against Florida State and are 8-1 since getting swept at Pittsburgh in late March. Connor Justus’ two-run single highlighted Georgia Tech’s five-run first Friday against Luke Weaver, and Josh Heddinger (5 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 5 K) held the Seminoles in check. Devin Stanton (6 IP, 5 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 5 K) stymied the FSU offense Saturday, while Mitch Earnest (2-for-4, 4 RBI, HR) led Georgia Tech’s 15-hit attack. Daniel Spingola, Mott Hyde, Connor Justus and Brandon Gold also contributed multi-hit games. The Yellow Jackets took a 4-0 lead in the first inning Sunday, but FSU battled back with two runs in the fifth and three more in the eighth to avoid the sweep.
RESULTS
April 8
: Georgia Southern: W 13-2
April 9: Savannah State: W 12-1
April 11-13: (1) Florida State: W 5-3, W 12-4, L 5-4
UPCOMING
April 15
: Georgia
April 18-20: @ Maryland


DROPPED OUT

calstatefullerton CAL STATE FULLERTON (18)
Last Week: 2-2.
Overall: 18-13, 3-3 in Big West. (4-2 vs. Top 25).
Weekend Series: 6-3.

Fullerton dropped a tight series at UC Santa Barbara, losing a pair of one-run games after winning the opener in extra innings. It was Fullerton’s first Big West series loss since May of 2012 against UC Riverside, and its first series loss to UCSB since 2007. Play was suspended by darkness with the score tied 9-9 in the top of the 11th Friday. Justin Garza made his first career appearance out of the bullpen for Fullerton, allowing one run on one hit and a walk over two innings in his first appearance since March 8 at Baylor. When play resumed Saturday, J.D. Davis hit a game-winning two-run double in the 11th and earned the win with two perfect innings of relief. Grahamm Wiest (8 IP, 7 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 4 K) was strong in a no-decision in the second game, and the Gauchos earned a walk-off win in the ninth. Santa Barbara scored twice in the fourth Sunday against Phil Bickford (6.1 IP, 8 H, 2 ER), and that proved enough to win, as the Titans mustered just a run on eight hits.
RESULTS
April 8
: UCLA: W 4-3
April 11-13: @ (22) UC Santa Barbara: W 11-9 (11 innings), L 3-2, L 2-1
UPCOMING
April 17-19
: @ (3) Cal Poly

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