Top 25 Tracker: April 5

1. ARIZONA STATE

Last Week: 2-1. Overall: 25-1, 5-1 in Pac-10 (1-0 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 6-0.

The Sun Devils stretched their season-opening winning streak to 24 games before dropping the middle game of their series at Oregon, but they bounced back Saturday to take the series. So. SS Drew Maggi’s third-inning solo homer proved decisive Thursday, as Jr. RHP Seth Blair (7 IP, 5 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 5 K) and relievers Mitchell Lambson and Jordan Swagerty combined to shut out the Ducks. ASU overcame an early 4-1 deficit Friday and took the lead with two in the ninth, but Oregon responded with a run in the bottom of the frame, then won it on Jr. OF Marcus Piazzisi’s walk-off RBI single in the 12th. The Ducks jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the first Saturday, but Arizona State battled back and took the lead for good with three runs in the seventh, helping So. RHP Jake Borup (7 IP, 6 H, 3 ER) improve to 6-0.

RESULTS

April 1-3: @ Oregon: W 1-0, L 6-5 (12 innings), W 7-3

UPCOMING

April 5-6: San Diego

April 9-11: @ Washington State

2. GEORGIA TECH

Last Week: 4-1. Overall: 25-3, 11-1 in ACC. (0-0 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 7-0.

Georgia Tech powered its way to a sweep of Duke, hitting 10 homers in three games to boost its ACC-leading long ball total to 63 on the season. Jr. OF Chase Burnette’s two-run homer highlighted Tech’s eight-run sixth inning Friday in support of Jr. RHP Deck McGuire (7 IP, 6 H, 3 ER, 1 BB, 5 K). Jr. SS Derek Dietrich (3-for-4, 3 R, 4 RBI, 2 HR) led a 24-hit onslaught Saturday behind Jr. RHP Brandon Cumpton (7 IP, 10 H, 3 ER, 2 BB, 7 K). Burnette had a two-homer game of his own Sunday, helping So. LHP Jed Bradley (6 IP, 9 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 7 K) improve to 4-1.

RESULTS

March 30: @ Georgia State: W 14-3

March 31: @ Kennesaw State: L 7-4

April 2-4: Duke: W 13-3, W 21-5, W 9-4

UPCOMING

April 6: Kennesaw State

April 9-11: @ (4) Virginia

3. UCLA

Last Week: 3-1. Overall: 23-1, 2-1 in Pac-10 (3-1 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 4-0.

The Bruins stretched their school-record winning streak to 22 games before dropping the middle game against Stanford on Friday, but they bounced back to win Saturday’s rubber game. So. RHP Dan Klein, UCLA’s closer, threw 4.2 scoreless innings over three appearances on the week, stretching his season-long scoreless streak to 19.2 innings and improving to 2-0, 0.00 with six saves and a 29-4 K-BB ratio. So. RHP Gerrit Cole (5.2 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 1 ER, 6 BB, 5 K) struggled with his control for the second straight week in a no-decision Thursday, but the Bruins came from behind to tie the game twice, then won it on So. 3B Dean Espy’s walk-off RBI single in the 10th. So. RHP Trevor Bauer (4.2 IP, 9 H, 7 R, 1 ER) allowed seven runs (six unearned) in the fifth inning Friday, falling to 5-1 on the season. Fr. OF Cody Keefer (2-for-4, 3 RBI) led a 12-hit attack Saturday behind Jr. LHP Rob Rasmussen (6 IP, 4 H, 3 ER, 0 BB, 8 K).

RESULTS

March 30: Pepperdine: W 2-1

April 1-3: (19) Stanford: W 6-5 (10 innings), L 8-4, W 7-5

UPCOMING

April 6: Cal State Fullerton

April 9-11: @ (17) Oregon State

4. VIRGINIA

Last Week: 3-2. Overall: 23-6, 8-4 in ACC. (6-3 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 5-1.

Virginia dropped one-run games Friday and Sunday to lose its first series of the year, at North Carolina State. So. LHP Danny Hultzen (6 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, 6 K) was strong in a no-decision Friday, but the Wolfpack came from behind twice in the final two innings to force extra innings, then won it in the 11th. Virginia rapped out 15 hits Saturday in support of Jr. RHP Robert Morey (6.2 IP, 8 H, 4 ER, 3 BB, 5 K). Jr. RHP Cody Winiarski (3.1 IP, 8 H, 3 ER) struggled Sunday, and Jr. RHP Tyler Wilson served up Andrew Ciencin’s game-winning grand slam in the seventh, two days after throwing 35 pitches over two innings of relief Friday. So. 3B Steven Proscia (7-for-12, 4 R, 2 2B) led the UVa. offense on the weekend. The Cavs have never won a series at N.C. State, losing all 11 series they have played in Raleigh since the ACC went to its current three-game weekend series format in 1990.

RESULTS

March 30-31: Towson: W 8-5, W 17-4

April 2-4: @ North Carolina State: L 6-5 (11 innings), W 8-4, L 7-6

UPCOMING

April 6: James Madison

April 7: Radford

April 9-11: (2) Georgia Tech

5. LOUISIANA STATE

Last Week: 3-1. Overall: 23-4, 7-2 in SEC. (2-1 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 5-1.

The Tigers won two of three against Georgia, their seventh consecutive SEC series win and their 16th conference series win in their last 17 tries, dating back to 2008. Jr. RHP Anthony Ranaudo (3 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, 4 K) was solid in a 55-pitch outing Friday, and So. SS Austin Nola’s two-run single in the seventh provided the eventual game-winning runs. Sr. DH Matt Gaudet (4-for-5, 4 RBI) hit his team-leading 11th homer of the season Saturday, but Jr. RHP Austin Ross (5 IP, 7 H, 6 R, 5 ER, 1 BB, 7 K) struggled, falling to 3-2 on the year. So. OF Mikie Mahtook (2-for-5, 4 R, 4 RBI, 2 HR) spearheaded LSU’s 17-hit assault Sunday.

RESULTS

March 31: Binghamton: W 13-7

April 2-4: Georgia: W 4-3, L 12-6, W 15-5

UPCOMING

April 6: Alcorn State

April 7: vs. Southern Mississippi @ Metairie, La.

April 9-11: @ Auburn

6. TEXAS

Last Week: 3-1. Overall: 21-7, 7-2 in Big 12. (8-1 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 5-1.

Texas utterly dominated a three-game sweep at rival Oklahoma, allowing three runs on 11 hits the entire weekend. It was the Longhorns’ sixth sweep of a three-game series against Oklahoma in the last 12 years; Texas has won 12 straight regular-season series against Oklahoma overall. So. RHP Taylor Jungmann (7 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 6 K) rebounded from two rough starts in a row with a gem in Thursday’s opener, and Jr. RHP Chance Ruffin struck out six straight batters to end the game. Ruffin appeared in all three games, working a combined 4.1 hitless, scoreless innings. Jr. RHP Cole Green (7.2 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 6 K) dominated Friday, and Jr. RHP Brandon Workman (8 IP, 4 H, 3 ER, 1 BB, 8 K) cruised in Saturday’s finale. Jr. OF Kevin Keyes homered twice Saturday.

RESULTS

March 30: Oral Roberts: L 3-2

April 1-3: @ (17) Oklahoma: W 5-0, W 2-0, W 9-3

UPCOMING

April 6-7: Texas A&M-Corpus Christi

April 9-11: Kansas

7. FLORIDA STATE

Last Week: 2-2. Overall: 21-6, 7-5 in ACC. (8-4 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 5-2.

Florida State lost a series to Virginia Tech for the first time ever. The Hokies roughed up So. LHP Sean Gilmartin (4 IP, 10 H, 8 R, 7 ER) on Friday, then went ahead for good Saturday on Ronnie Shaban’s third-inning grand slam off Jr. LHP John Gast (4.2 IP, 11 H, 8 ER). The Seminoles trailed preseason All-America RHP Jesse Hahn (6.1 IP, 6 H, 4 ER, 2 BB, 10 K) by two runs heading into the seventh, when they rallied for four to take the lead. Virginia Tech tied it in the eighth, before the Seminoles went ahead for good with three in the bottom of the frame, capped by So. OF James Ramsey’s two-run homer. That helped FSU coach Mike Martin become just the third coach in history to reach 1,600 Division I wins.

RESULTS

March 30: vs. (8) Florida at Jacksonville: W 7-2

April 2-4: Virginia Tech: L 10-5, L 8-7, W 9-6

UPCOMING

April 6-7: @/vs. North Florida

April 9-11: @ Wake Forest

8. FLORIDA

Last Week: 2-2. Overall: 20-7, 6-3 in SEC. (6-6 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 5-1.

Florida won a big series against SEC East rival Vanderbilt. So. LHP Alex Panteliodis (6.1 IP, 7 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, 6 K) out-dueled Vandy ace Sonny Gray on Friday, as Sr. RHP Matt den Dekker broke a 1-1 tie with a two-run homer in the seventh. Fr. LHP/DH Brian Johnson (5.2 IP, 7 H, 1 ER) picked up the win Saturday and also went 3-for-3 at the plate, becoming the first Gator to start an SEC weekend series game on the mound and also hit for himself since Brad Wilkerson in 1998. Johnson started all three games at DH, going 5-for-9. Fr. RHP Hudson Randall (5.2 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 6 K) fell to 2-3 in Sunday’s loss.

RESULTS

March 30: vs. (4) Florida State @ Jacksonville: L 7-2

April 2-4: (20) Vanderbilt: W 3-2, W 7-3, L 7-0

UPCOMING

April 6: Jacksonville

April 9-11: @ Tennessee

9. LOUISVILLE

Last Week: 4-0. Overall: 24-3, 5-1 in Big East. (2-1 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 6-0.

Louisville swept Villanova to move into a tie atop the Big East standings with Rutgers and South Florida. Sr. 1B Andrew Clark (5-for-5, 4 R, 5 RBI, 2 2B, 2 HR) led a 17-hit barrage Thursday in support of Jr. RHP Thomas Royse (6.1 IP, 10 H, 4 ER, 2 BB, 6 K). Sr. SS Adam Duvall (4-for-5, 2 HR, 2 RBI) led the offense Friday in support of Jr. LHP Dean Kiekhefer (9 IP, 5 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 5 K), who threw Louisville’s first nine-inning shutout since Zach Johnson in 2003. Jr. RHP Neil Holland (1.2 IP, 0 H, 0 R) picked up his seventh save Saturday, lowering his miniscule ERA to 0.34.

RESULTS

March 30: @ Indiana: W 5-4

April 1-3: Villanova: W 12-4, W 7-0, W 10-6

UPCOMING

April 6: @ Kentucky

April 9-11: @ Pittsburgh

10. ARKANSAS

Last Week: 4-1. Overall: 22-6, 6-3 in SEC (4-2 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 6-1.

The Razorbacks won a wild series against a Kentucky team desperate to avoid losing its third straight series to start SEC play. The Wildcats jumped on Sr. RHP Mike Bolsinger (2.1 IP, 9 H, 8 R, 7 ER) in Friday’s opener. So. LHP Drew Smyly (7 IP, 4 H, 1 ER, 7 BB, 5 K) worked around spotty control Saturday and quieted Kentucky’s hot bats, and the Hogs supported him with a balanced 17-hit attack. The Wildcats overcame a 13-5 deficit and took a three-run lead with a seven-run eighth inning Sunday, but So. OF Collin Kuhn’s hit a walk-off grand slam with two outs and two strikes in the bottom of the ninth, giving Arkansas the game and the series. Both Jr. RHP Brett Eibner (5.2 IP, 9 H, 9 R, 8 ER) and Fr. RHP D.J. Baxendale (0.2 IP, 5 H, 7 ER) were roughed up in that one, but Bolsinger came back to pick up the win with 1.1 perfect innings of relief.

RESULTS

March 30-31: Centenary: W 18-2, W 9-4

April 2-4: Kentucky: L 12-8, W 10-1, W 17-16

UPCOMING

April 7: Saint Louis

April 9-11: @ Mississippi State

11. SOUTH CAROLINA

Last Week: 3-1. Overall: 22-6, 7-2 in SEC. (2-4 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 5-2.

The Gamecocks won their third straight series to begin SEC play, taking two of three from Mississippi State. Sr. DH Brady Thomas (3-for-4, 2 HR, 4 RBI) led the offense Friday in support of Sr. RHP Blake Cooper (8.1 IP, 6 H, 2 ER, 1 BB, 7 K). Jr. RHP Sam Dyson (5.1 IP, 8 H, 5 ER) took his first loss of the year Saturday, as South Carolina’s late rally fell short. Fr. RHP Matt Price (5 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 3 BB, 6 K) picked up the win in relief Sunday, moving South Carolina to 16-2 in its last 18 games.

RESULTS

March 30: The Citadel: W 10-1

April 2-4: Mississippi State: W 10-2, L 8-7, W 14-2

UPCOMING

April 7: College of Charleston

April 9-11: @ (20) Vanderbilt

12. TEXAS CHRISTIAN

Last Week: 3-1. Overall: 20-6, 5-3 in MWC. (2-2 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 5-0 (one series suspended).

TCU won two of three against San Diego State. Fr. LHP Matt Purke (7.1 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 3 BB, 10 K) pitched well in a no-decision Thursday, and TCU broke a 1-1 tie with three runs in the eighth. Jr. 2B Jerome Pena (2-for-5, HR, 4 RBI) led the offense Friday, and Sr. RHP Tyler Lockwood (5 IP, 5 H, 1 ER) picked up the win in relief. Jr. RHP Steven Maxwell (8.1 IP, 4 H, 1 ER, 3 BB, 5 K) was strong in a no-decision in Saturday’s loss, as the Aztecs broke a 1-1 tie with two in the ninth. So. Brance Rivera continued to shine since taking over for Fr. Kyle Von Tungeln in center field; he went 6-for-10 with six RBIs on the weekend.

RESULTS

March 30: Texas-Arlington: W 10-3

April 1-3: San Diego State: W 4-1, W 11-5, L 3-1

UPCOMING

April 6: (19) Oklahoma

April 9-11: @ Houston

13. COASTAL CAROLINA

Last Week: 4-0. Overall: 23-5, 5-0 in Big South (3-0 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 2-1.

Coastal Carolina won a midweek showdown at Clemson on Jr. OF Rico Noel’s walk-off homer, then cruised to a three-game sweep of Presbyterian. Noel had an inside-the-park homer and five RBIs Friday in support of Jr. LHP Cody Wheeler (7 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, 3 BB, 10 K). So. 2B Tommy La Stella homered three times in Saturday’s doubleheader sweep, and the Chanticleers got strong starts from So. RHP Anthony Meo (5 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 7 K) and Jr. LHP Jim Birmingham (7 IP, 4 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 8 K).

RESULTS

March 31: @ (16) Clemson: W 4-3 (11 innings)

April 2-3: Presbyterian: W 14-1, W 25-2, W 5-2

UPCOMING

April 6: UNC Wilmington

April 9-11: High Point

14. MIAMI

Last Week: 4-0. Overall: 20-7, 10-2 in ACC (1-2 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 6-1.

Miami swept Wake Forest and has won four straight series to start ACC play—the last three against teams that did not make regionals last year (Duke, North Carolina State, Wake Forest). Jr. LHPs Chris Hernandez and Eric Erickson plus Sr. RHP Jason Santana combined to allow just two earned runs in 18 innings on the weekend, and So. DH David Villasuso (5-for-10, HR, 2 RBI) led the offense. Sr. 1B Scott Lawson’s walk-off RBI double gave Miami a win in Saturday’s back-and-forth affair. The Hurricanes stole nine bases Sunday, their best single-game showing since 2001.

RESULTS

March 31: Florida Atlantic: W 12-5

April 2-4: Wake Forest: W 7-4, W 9-8 (11 innings), W 10-1

UPCOMING

April 6-7: @/vs. Florida Atlantic

April 9-11: @ (25) Virginia Tech

15. MISSISSIPPI

Last Week: 2-2. Overall: 21-8, 5-4 in SEC (5-4 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 5-2.

The Rebels dropped a home series against Tennessee, which entered the weekend 0-6 in conference play. Jr. LHP Drew Pomeranz (7 IP, 5 H, 3 ER, 6 BB, 7 K) improved to 5-0 in Friday’s win. Sr. RHP Aaron Barrett (6.2 IP, 8 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 7 K) pitched well Saturday but took his first loss of the season, as the Rebels mustered just two runs on four hits. So. RHP David Goforth (4.1 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 2 ER) moved into the rotation Sunday and earned a no-decision, as Tennessee broke a 6-6 tie with four unearned runs in the ninth, taking advantage of two Ole Miss errors.

RESULTS

March 30 @ Mississippi State: W 5-3

April 2-4: Tennessee: W 7-3, L 5-2, L 10-6

UPCOMING

April 7: Arkansas-Little Rock

April 9-11: @ Georgia

16. CLEMSON

Last Week: 2-2. Overall: 20-8, 9-3 in ACC. (3-4 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 5-1.

The Tigers took two of three from Boston College and now lead Florida State by two games in the ACC’s Atlantic Division. So. SS Brad Miller (7-for-13, 2B, 3B, HR, 6 R, 3 RBI) led the Clemson offense on the weekend. The Tigers scored 15 runs on 15 hits Friday in support of Jr. LHP Casey Harman (6 IP, 4 H, 1 ER, 3 BB, 10 K). The Eagles chased So. LHP Will Lamb (1.1 IP, 4 H, 6 ER) in a seven-run second Saturday, then cruised to the upset. So. RHP Scott Weismann (6 IP, 6 H, 4 ER, 3 BB, 6 K) was decent in a no-decision Sunday, and Clemson came from behind to win it with eight runs in the eighth.

RESULTS

March 31: (14) Coastal Carolina: L 4-3 (11 innings)

April 2-4: Boston College: W 15-2, L 11-5, W 14-9

UPCOMING

April 6-7: @/vs. Georgia

April 9-11: @ Duke

17. OREGON STATE

Last Week: 2-1. Overall: 18-6, 2-1 in Pac-10 (0-1 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 4-1.

The Beavers won a series at Southern California’s Dedeaux Field for just the second time ever, and the first time since 2004. Jr. RHP Greg Peavey (7 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 3 BB, 10 K) was outstanding in a no-decision Thursday, and the Beavers broke a 1-1 tie with three in the 10th. The Beavers made six errors in Friday’s loss, sabotaging Jr. LHP Tanner Robles (4.1 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 6 K). So. OF Michael Miller’s two-run, inside-the-park homer keyed OSU’s three-run first Saturday in support of So. RHP Sam Gaviglio (5.1 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 4 K), who picked up his first win of the year in his return to the weekend rotation after working his way back from a hamstring injury.

RESULTS

March 30: @ Portland: PPD

April 1-3: @ Southern California: W 4-1 (10 innings), L 8-2, W 4-3

UPCOMING

April 6: Portland

April 9-11: (3) UCLA

18. UC IRVINE

Last Week: 3-0. Overall: 17-8, 3-0 in Big West (0-2 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 5-1.

The Anteaters rebounded from a series loss at Nevada by sweeping a road series at Cal State Northridge. Sr. 2B Casey Stevenson (4-for-7, 4 R, 5 RBI, 3B, HR) led a 22-hit barrage Thursday in support of Sr. LHP Daniel Bibona (8 IP, 4 H, 2 ER, 1 BB, 12 K), who held the Matadors hitless through five innings. Jr. 3B Brian Hernandez and Sr. C Francis Larson homered Friday in support of Sr. RHP Christian Bergman (6 IP, 8 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 7 K). So. DH Ronnie Shaeffer had four hits Saturday behind Sr. RHP Eric Pettis (7.2 IP, 8 H, 5 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 5 K), who improved to 5-0 on the year.

RESULTS

April 1-3: @ Cal State Northridge: W 16-2, W 5-3, W 7-5

UPCOMING

April 6: San Diego State

April 9-11: Cal State Fullerton

19. OKLAHOMA

Last Week: 2-3. Overall: 22-6, 3-4 in Big 12 (0-4 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 3-1.

Oklahoma’s offense mustered just three runs on 11 hits in a three-game sweep at the hands of Texas in Norman. Jr. RHPs Zach Neal (5.2 IP, 7 H, 3 ER, 0 BB, 9 K) and Bobby Shore (7 IP, 3 H, 2 ER, 4 BB, 7 K) both pitched well in tough-luck defeats Thursday and Friday. Sr. LHP J.R. Robinson (2 IP, 4 H, 4 R, 3 ER) had a short outing Saturday. Texas has won the regular-season series against Oklahoma each of the last 12 years, including six sweeps.

RESULTS

March 30-31: Arkansas-Pine Bluff: W 26-3 (8 innings), W 16-1

April 1-3: (7) Texas: L 5-0, L 2-0, L 9-3

UPCOMING

April 6: @ (12) Texas Christian

April 9-11: Missouri

20. VANDERBILT

Last Week: 3-2. Overall: 24-6, 5-4 in SEC (1-3 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 3-2.

The Commodores lost two of three at Florida and have dropped two of their first three SEC series. Jr. RHP Sonny Gray (6.1 IP, 4 H, 2 ER, 5 BB, 7 K) pitched well in defeat Friday, but the Gators broke a 1-1 tie with a two-run homer in the seventh. Jr. RHP Taylor Hill (5 IP, 8 H, 6 R, 5 ER) struggled in Saturday’s loss. Fr. 2B Anthony Gomez (4-for-5, 2 RBI) and S. 3B Jason Esposito (2-for-5, 2 HR, 2 RBI) led a 15-hit attack Sunday in support of So. RHP Jack Armstrong (6 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 3 BB, 4 K), who improved to 4-0, 3.93.

RESULTS

March 30-31: Wofford: W 7-2, W 10-7

April 2-4: @ (8) Florida: L 3-2, L 7-3, W 7-0

UPCOMING

April 6: Belmont

April 9-11: (11) South Carolina

21. WESTERN KENTUCKY

Last Week: 2-2. Overall: 22-7, 7-2 in Sun Belt (1-1 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 5-1.

Western Kentucky won a midweek game at Kentucky but saw its nine-game winning streak snapped Saturday at Arkansas State (18-10), then dropped Sunday’s rubber game. Jr. C Matt Rice (3-for-5, 2 RBI) led the WKU offense Friday in support of Sr. RHP Matt Ridings (6.1 IP, 9 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 9 K), who improved to 6-0 on the year. Sr. RHP Shane Camerson (5.2 IP, 3 H, 2 ER) was solid in a no-decision Saturday, but the Red Wolves came from behind with four in the eighth. Arkansas State’s three-run third proved decisive Sunday, as WKU mustered just one run on seven hits.

RESULTS

March 31: @ Kentucky: W 6-3

April 2-4: @ Arkansas State: W 4-3, L 6-4, L 3-1

UPCOMING

April 6: Murray State

April 7: Belmont

April 9-11: South Alabama

22. STANFORD

Last Week: 1-3. Overall: 13-9, 3-3 in Pac-10 (4-5 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 4-2.

Stanford dropped its second road series against a Top 10 opponent, losing two of three at UCLA (the Cardinal was also swept at Texas in Week Two). Jr. RHP Alex Pracher (3.1 IP, 6 H, 1 ER), Stanford’s closer, pitched well in relief Thursday but took his first loss of the year when UCLA broke a 5-5 tie in the 10th. Stanford scored seven runs in the fifth Friday in support of So. RHP Jordan Pries (9 IP, 8 H, 4 R, 3 ER), as the Cardinal handed UCLA its first loss of the year. So. LHP Brett Mooneyham (3 IP, 6 H, 5 ER, 5 BB, 6 K) failed to get through five innings for the fourth time in seven starts in Saturday’s loss. He’s now 0-4, 7.82 with 32 walks and 33 strikeouts in 25.1 IP.

RESULTS

March 29: San Francisco: L 5-1

April 1-3: @ (6) UCLA: L 6-5 (10 innings), W 8-4, L 7-5

UPCOMING

April 5: @ California

April 7: St. Mary’s

April 9-11: Oregon

23. TEXAS A&M

Last Week: 1-2-1. Overall: 18-8-1, 5-3-1 in Big 12 (0-0 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 5-0-1.

The Aggies split the first two games of their series at Kansas, and Saturday’s game ended in a tie due to a travel curfew. The Aggies are 3-5-1 in their last eight games. Jr. RHP Barret Loux (6 IP, 5 H, 4 ER, 4 BB, 6 K) fell to 4-2, 1.98 in Thursday’s loss. So. RHP John Stilson (4.2 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 6 K) earned the win in relief Friday, improving to 6-0, 0.96 with a 58-9 K-BB mark in 38 IP. So. LHP Ross Hales (0.2 IP, 3 H, 2 ER) had a short outing in Saturday’s back-and-forth affair.

RESULTS

March 30: @ Texas State: L 6-5 (11 innings)

April 1-3: @ Kansas: L 9-5, W 6-4, T 8-8 (11 innings)

UPCOMING

April 6: Texas-San Antonio

April 9-11: vs./@/@ Baylor

24. ALABAMA

Last Week: 3-2. Overall: 19-8, 4-5 in SEC (2-4 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 6-1.

Alabama won a series against rival Auburn, but the Crimson Tide have lost seven of their last 10 overall. So. OF Taylor Dugas (7-for-10, 4 R, 3 BB) sparked the Alabama offense against the Tigers. The Tide rapped out 15 hits Friday in support of So. LHP Adam Morgan (7 IP, 6 H, 3 ER, 2 BB, 8 K). So. DH Jon Kelton’s two-run single broke a 4-4 tie in the seventh Saturday. Jr. SS Josh Rutledge’s 21-game hitting streak was snapped in Sunday’s loss; Rutledge is the only player in Alabama history with two hitting streaks of 20-plus games in his career.

RESULTS

March 30: Jacksonville State: W 7-3

March 31: @ Alabama-Birmingham: L 6-4

April 2-4: Auburn: W 10-5, W 6-5, L 7-1

UPCOMING

April 6: Alabama-Birmingham

April 7: @ Jacksonville State

April 9-11: @ Kentucky

25. VIRGINIA TECH

Last Week: 4-1. Overall: 20-10, 6-6 in ACC. (2-5 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 5-1.

The Hokies won a series against Florida State for the first time ever—in Tallahassee, no less. Jr. OF Austin Wates (4-for-5, R, 3 RBI, 2 2B) led a 15-hit attack Friday in support of Jr. LHP Justin Wright (7 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 10 K). The Hokies took the lead for good Saturday on So. 1B Ronnie Shaban’s third-inning grand slam, helping So. RHP Mathew Price (6.1 IP, 8 H, 6 ER, 5 BB, 5 K) improve to 4-1 on the year. Jr. RHP Jesse Hahn (6.1 IP, 6 G, 4 ER, 2 BB, 10 K) was solid in a no-decision Sunday, but the Seminoles came from behind with seven runs over the seventh and eighth innings to salvage the finale.

RESULTS

March 30: Virginia Military Institute: W 11-3

March 31: @ East Tennessee State: W 14-3

April 2-4: @ (4) Florida State: W 10-5, W 8-7, L 9-6

UPCOMING

April 6: North Carolina Central

April 9-11: (14) Miami

DROPPED OUT

ARIZONA (22)

Last Week: 0-3. Overall: 20-8, 2-4 in Pac-10. (2-1 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 5-2.

Arizona left Tucson for the first time all season and was swept in a three-game series at California. Fr. RHP Kurt Heyer (3 IP, 3 H, 1 ER) Thursday’s game in Cal’s five-run fourth after he was struck in the head by a line drive, but he rejoined the team Saturday and was feeling no ill effects. Arizona was shut out on five hits in the first game of Saturday’s doubleheader. Two Wildcats errors led to an unearned run in the seventh in the finale, helping Cal break a 3-3 tie.

RESULTS

April 1-3: @ California: L 7-2, L 8-0, L 4-3

UPCOMING

April 9-11: @ Washington

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