Top 25 Tracker: April 7-9

1. CAL
STATE FULLERTON

Last Week: 2-1. Overall: 26-8, 5-1 in Big West. (2-3 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 8-2.
Fullerton has
won 17 of its last 19 games. So. RHP Wes Roemer threw eight scoreless innings
Friday, and fellow So. RHP Adam Jorgenson threw 4.2 scoreless innings of relief
in the series, earning a win after 3.2 innings Sunday.  Sr. 2B Red Turner
has nine hits in his last 18 at-bats to raise his average to a team-best .371.
RESULTS
April 7-9: @ UC Irvine: W 7-0, L 2-0, W 8-4
UPCOMING
April 13-15: UC Davis


2. RICE

Last Week: 4-0. Overall: 28-8, 8-1 in Conference USA. (7-6 vs. Top 25).
Weekend Series: 5-0.
Rice has won 10 straight games, thanks to some late-inning clutch hits. So. OF
Chad Lembeck homered in the eighth inning Friday to give the Owls a win, while
So. 1B Joe Savery (who didn’t pitch for the second straight week; he was
fatigued at Tulane and was feeling ill this week) came through with a pinch-hit
RBI single in the eighth inning Saturday.
RESULTS
April 4: @ Texas A&M: W 11-6
April 7-9: Alabama-Birmingham: W 2-1, W 8-7, W 7-3
UPCOMING
April 11: @ (24) Baylor
April 14-16: @ Memphis

3. NORTH CAROLINA
Last Week: 4-1. Overall: 27-7, 9-6 in ACC. (3-3 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 6-1.
So. RHP Andrew Carignan worked four innings on the weekend, with hitless
efforts to notch saves in the bookend games. He allowed two hits and his only
earned run of the year Saturday to take the loss. So. 3B Reid Fronk went
6-for-10 in the series, scoring six runs. He hit two homers and drove in four
Sunday. Fronk’s on an 11-game hit streak and has recorded multiple hits in the
last six of those games. So. C Benji Johnson and Fr. C Tim Federowicz also hit
two homers in the series as UNC hit nine longballs at Miami.
RESULTS
April 4: Elon: W 9-1
April 5: Davidson: W 23-7
April 7-9: @ Miami: W 8-7, L 9-7, W 9-6
UPCOMING
April 12: @ Charlotte
April 14-16: Virginia Tech


4.
FLORIDA STATE

Last Week: 4-0. Overall: 31-4, 12-3 in ACC. (2-2 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 8-1.
So. 2B Tony Thomas Jr. hit a grand slam as part of a five-RBI day Sunday.
His 34 RBIs already have surpassed his 2005 total. Jr. 3B Ryne Malone and So.
RF Jack Rye both hit their eighth homers of the year in the series. Jr. RHP
Bryan Henry threw seven scoreless innings Friday.
RESULTS
April 4: Jacksonville: W 4-2
April 7-9: @ Boston College: W 7-1, W 4-2, W 7-5
UPCOMING
April 12: @ Jacksonville
April 14-16: Miami


5. CLEMSON


Last Week: 4-1. Overall: 24-8, 9-3 in ACC. (11-3 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 6-1.
Clemson has won 13 of its last 15 games. Jr. 1B Andy D’Alessio hit a grand slam
and drove in nine runs on the week. He’s on a 10-game hit streak and has eight
homers and 35 RBIs over his last 15 games. Sr. RHP Josh Cribb held Maryland to six hits and
struck out nine batters in a complete game Friday.
RESULTS
April 4: Western Carolina: L 8-6
April 5: @ (2) South Carolina: W 3-2
April 7-9: Maryland: W 3-1, W 3-2 (11), W 15-7
UPCOMING
April 11: @ Western Carolina
April 12: (7) South Carolina
April 14-16: @ (14) Georgia Tech

6. NEBRASKA
Last Week: 4-0. Overall: 24-5, 7-2 in Big 12. (2-1 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 5-0.
Jr. RF Luke Gorsett had three hits, a homer and three RBIs Friday, a two-run
double in the 13th inning Saturday and another homer and three RBIs Sunday. But
he didn’t do much else. Sr. C Jeff Christy delivered a career-high four hits
Sunday as Nebraska
scored a season-high 13 runs.
RESULTS
April 4: @ (21) Creighton: W 6-4
April 7-9: @ Missouri: W 6-3, W 5-2 (13), W 13-7
UPCOMING
April 11: @ Iowa
April 13-15: Texas
A&M

7. SOUTH CAROLINA

Last Week: 1-3. Overall: 27-6, 9-3 in SEC. (8-4 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 7-1.
South Carolina lost consecutive games and a
series for the first time all year, and lost a home series to Alabama for the first time ever. Fr. SS Reese
Havens delivered a game-winning RBI double Friday and went 5-for-9 on the
weekend.  Jr. LHP Arik Hempy had season-ending Tommy John surgery before
the series.
RESULTS
April 5: (7) Clemson: L 3-2
April 7-9: (14) Alabama: W 7-6 (11), L 8-6, L
6-1
UPCOMING
April 12: @ (5) Clemson
April 14-16: Mississippi


8.
TEXAS

Last Week: 3-0. Overall: 24-11, 9-2 in Big 12. (9-4 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 5-3.
Jr. OF Carson Kainer tied career-bests with four hits and five RBIs Sunday as Texas rallied back from
three different deficits to earn a series sweep. Kainer finished the weekend
with 11 hits and nine RBIs. Jr. CF Drew Stubbs set a career high with four hits
and scored four times in the finale. Stubbs and Fr. Kyle Russell each homered
in the series and are tied for the team lead with eight.
RESULTS
April 7-9: @ Kansas State: W 7-2, W 10-2, W 10-9 (10)
UPCOMING
April 11: UT Arlington
April 13-15: @/vs./vs. Baylor


9.
ALABAMA

Last Week: 3-1. Overall: 25-10, 9-3 in SEC (6-6 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 7-2 A week after taking two of three against
then-No. 1 Mississippi State, Alabama does the same at South
Carolina
, earning its first-ever series win in Columbia (no, not the country). Jr. RHP
Bernard Robert (7 IP, 6 H, 4 ER) and Fr. RHP Tommy Hunter (7 IP, 3 H, ER) threw
seven-inning complete games Sunday in a doubleheader sweep. Sr. 3B Matt Downs
and Sr. 2B Evan Bush contributed three hits and three RBIs each in the two wins.
RESULTS
April 5: Alabama-Birmingham: W 4-3
April 7-9: @ (2) South Carolina: L 7-6, W 8-6
(7), W 6-1 (7)
UPCOMING
April 12: @ Southeastern Louisiana
April 14-16: @ Louisiana
State


10.
MISSISSIPPI STATE

Last Week: 3-3. Overall: 25-6, 6-5 in SEC. (4-1 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 5-2.
MSU lost its second straight weekend series and is 7-6 following an 18-0 start.
Sr. SS Thomas Berkery set a school record by extending his hit streak to 28
games and has a hit in all but one game this year. Saturday’s game drew 13,617
fans, and the 29,915 who watched the three-game series set an SEC attendance
record.
RESULTS
April 4: @ Louisiana Tech: L 13-12
April 5: Louisiana-Monroe (DH) @ Pearl, Miss.: W 15-4, W 11-0
April 7-9: Georgia: W 15-5,
L 6-1, L 4-2
UPCOMING
April 11: Mississippi @ Jackson,
Miss.

April 14-16: @ Auburn


11.
OREGON STATE

Last Week: 2-1. Overall: 21-9, 3-3 in Pac-10. (2-2 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 4-2.
Oregon State
scored six times in the seventh inning against Arizona closer Mark Melancon to win Friday,
and Jr. RHP Jonah Nickerson allowed a pair of solo homers over 5.1 IP Saturday.
OSU lost its first home game of the year Sunday. Jr. CF Tyler Graham returned
to action in the final two games (hamstring), collecting three hits and making
two acrobatic catches.
RESULTS
April 7-9: Arizona:
W 10-5, W 10-2, L 8-1
UPCOMING
April 11: @ Portland
April 13-15: Stanford


12.
ARKANSAS
Last Week: 2-2. Overall: 25-8, 6-6 in SEC. (8-6 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 4-2.
Arkansas
bounced back to win the series after David Price rang up 17 strikeouts against
them Friday. So. LHP Nick Schmidt struck out 10 Saturday, his fourth straight
double-digit K performance. So. C Brian Walker hit a solo homer in the top of
the ninth Saturday to give Arkansas
a 4-3 lead. Jr. 1B Danny Hamblin hit a grand slam Sunday to give the Hogs all
the runs they needed.
RESULTS
April 4: Missouri State: L 10-5
April 7-9: @ (16) Vanderbilt: L 7-1, W 5-3, W 4-3
UPCOMING
April 11: @ Missouri State
April 14-16: (19) Kentucky

13. ARIZONA STATE
Last Week: 2-1. Overall: 25-10, 4-2 in Pac-10. (2-3 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 8-0.
Like Arkansas, Arizona State
bounced back to win its series after getting dominated in the opener. Tim
Lincecum (CG, 2 H, 12 K) did the dominating here. Fr. C Preston Paramore keyed
Saturday’s win with five RBIs, while a three-run homer by Jr. RF Colin Curtis
helped ASU come back from a 6-2 deficit Sunday.
RESULTS
April 7-9: Washington: L 8-0, W 12-7, W 8-7
(11)
UPCOMING
April 13-15: Southern California


14.
GEORGIA
TECH

Last Week: 3-2. Overall: 25-8, 8-7 in ACC. (2-2 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 6-2.
Tech survives another shaky weekend on the mound and comes away with a series
win by winning a Sunday doubleheader. So. 1B/C/RHP Matt Wieters rang up five
hits, including a homer, and seven RBIs in the two wins and also pitched a
perfect inning to save the clincher.
RESULTS
April 4-5: Georgia Southern:
L 19-7, W 7-4
April 7-9: Virginia Tech: L 8-6, W 17-11, W 5-3
UPCOMING
April 12: Georgia
April 14-16: (5) Clemson


15. OLD DOMINION

Last Week: 2-1. Overall: 31-4, 14-1 in Colonial (0-0 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 9-0 ODU blew two
three-run leads as its 18-game win streak ended on a walk-off homer Friday. The
Monarchs didn’t panic and started a new streak with a doubleheader sweep
Sunday. Jr. CF Jimmy Miles singled home the game-winner in the opener before
Fr. RHP Dan Hudson threw a five-hit, complete-game shutout in the nightcap.
RESULTS
April 7-9: @ Hofstra: L 8-7, W 3-2 (12), W 2-0
UPCOMING
April 11: @ Maryland
April 14-16: Northeastern


16.
NORTH CAROLINA
STATE

Last Week: 2-1. Overall: 27-9, 10-5 in ACC. (7-5 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 6-2.
Five NC State batters recorded two hits Friday as the Wolfpack erased a 6-1 deficit.
So. 2B Ramon Corona had two hits and two RBIs in that one before racking up
five hits and five RBIs in Sunday’s shellacking. So. RHP Eryk McConnell threw
seven scoreless innings in the finale.
RESULTS
April 7-9: (20) Wake Forest: W 8-6, L 11-5, W 17-2
UPCOMING
April 12: @ East Carolina
April 14-16: @ Maryland


17.
OKLAHOMA
Last Week: 3-1. Overall: 24-10, 5-4 in Big 12. (5-5 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 5-1.
A day after Jason Meyer limited Oklahoma to one hit, Sr. RHPs Stephen Guerra (8
IP) and Will Savage (3 IP) combined to hold A&M to two hits and OU won on a
Kody Kaiser RBI double. OU leads the Big 12 win five shutouts. Sr. RHP Daniel
McCutchen struck out a career-best 13 batters Friday in a hard-luck
complete-game loss. Coach Sunny Golloway missed Friday’s game and So. RHP Ryan
Mottern missed the entire series after both were ejected for Mottern’s throwing
at a batter in an April 2 win against Texas.
RESULTS
April 4: UT Arlington: W 4-3
April 7-9: @ Texas A&M: L 3-1, W 1-0 (11), W 6-3
UPCOMING
April 11: Texas Christian
April 14-16: Missouri


18. VANDERBILT

Last Week: 2-2. Overall: 21-11, 8-4 in SEC (3-5 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 5-1 So. LHP David Price struck out a career-high 17
batters over eight innings Friday, limiting Arkansas to a run on three hits. Fr. 3B
Pedro Alvarez homered in the win, his fourth longball in four games. Arkansas homers proved
the difference in the rest of the series, with one breaking a 3-3 ninth-inning
tie Saturday before Danny Hamblin’s  grand slam proved the difference
Sunday.
RESULTS
April 5: @ Austin Peay: W 6-2 (14)
April 7-9: (12) Arkansas: W 7-1, L 5-3, L 4-3
UPCOMING
April 11: Western Kentucky
April 12: @ Lipscomb
April 14-16: Georgia


19.
KENTUCKY
Last Week: 3-1. Overall: 25-8, 7-5 in SEC. (4-2 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 5-1.
Kentucky is
off to its best start since the SEC expanded to 12 teams. The series win
against Florida was the first since 1999 and
the first in Lexington
since 1994. Jr. C Sean Coughlin hit .757 with four doubles, a homer and seven
RBIs in the series, and he delivered a walk-off single in the opener.
RESULTS
April 5: Louisville: W 5-4
April 7-9: Florida: W 8-7, L 6-4, W 8-6
UPCOMING
April 14-16: @ (12) Arkansas


20.
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
Last Week: 3-1. Overall: 20-14, 7-2 Pac-10 (5-6 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 6-2 USC has won seven of its last 11 games and stands
in first place in the Pac-10. Jr. RHP Ian Kennedy went 10 innings Friday (5 H,
ER, BB, 8 K), a game the Trojans won when Jr. CF Danny Perales got hit by a
pitch with the bases loaded. Kennedy, Fr. RHP Ryan Cook and Fr. LHP Tommy
Milone have a 2.36 ERA in nine conference games.
RESULTS
April 5: UC Santa Barbara: L 9-2
April 7-9: California; W 2-1 (10), W 3-2, W
10-1
UPCOMING
April 11: UC Riverside
April 14-16: @ (13) Arizona
State


21.
COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON
Last Week: 4-0. Overall: 27-6, 10-2 in SoCon (1-0 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 7-1 CofC has won 17 of its last 19 games and its
last 25 SoCon series. Jr. 1B Graham Maiden went 7-for-9 in Sunday’s
doubleheader with a homer, two doubles and six RBIs. So. RHP Danny Mezaros
improved to 6-0, 1.92 on Friday (7.1 IP, 4 H, R, 0 ER, 11 K)

RESULTS
April 4: (25) Winthrop: W 8-3
April 7-9: @ Davidson: W 12-3, W 6-1, W 11-3
UPCOMING
April 11: @ (25) Winthrop
April 14-16: @ Western Carolina


22. CREIGHTON

Last Week: 2-2. Overall: 20-8, 5-4 in Missouri
Valley
(2-2 vs. Top 25).
Weekend Series: 5-2.
Sr. 3B Zach Daeges reached base in 10 of his 15 plate appearances in the series.
He stole home in the opener and drove in four runs in the finale.
So. CF John Nowczyk set career highs with four hits and three RBIs in the second
game and tied a school record with three triples. Creighton trailed 8-2 Sunday
before taking a 13-11 lead and giving that back in the ninth inning as it
couldn’t close out the sweep.
RESULTS
March 4: (8) Nebraska: L 6-4 March 7-9: Illinois State:
W 8-6, W 14-4 (7), L 14-13
UPCOMING
April 11: Kansas State
April 14-16: @ Southern Illinois


23.
SAN DIEGO
Last Week: 2-1. Overall: 21-12, 4-2 in West Coast (5-4 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 7-2.
So. RHP Matt Couch earned one-inning saves in the first two games before throwing
nine innings of relief Sunday. He struck out 11 in that appearance, allowing
five hits before finally yielding his only run of the weekend in his 11th
inning of work. Fr. LHP Brian Matusz (8 IP, 4 H, 7 K) dominated Friday. Jr. C
Jordan Abruzzo rang up three hits, three RBIs and three runs scored in
Saturday’s win.
RESULTS
April 7-9: @ Portland: W 2-0, W 8-6, L 4-3 (15)
UPCOMING
April 11: Cal
State
Northridge
April 13-15: Loyola Marymount


24. BAYLOR

Last Week: 3-1. Overall: 22-11, 7-5. (6-6 vs. Top 25) Weekend Series: 4-3 Baylor earned its first sweep of the year and
first-ever sweep of Oklahoma
State
. Sr. C Zach Dillon
recorded at least one hit in all four games on the week, driving in seven runs
and scoring three more. He has reached safely in 17 straight games and 53 of
his last 54. Sr. RHP Ryan LaMotta threw a complete-game shutout Friday,
allowing three hits. The series drew 10,516 fans, the fourth-largest three-date
total in Baylor Ballpark history.
RESULTS
April 4: @ Texas Christian: L 18-8
April 7-9: Oklahoma State: W 14-0, W 8-2, W 11-2
UPCOMING
April 11: (2) Rice
April 13-16: vs./@/@ (8) Texas


25.
WINTHROP
Last Week: 3-2. Overall: 26-9, 6-3 in Big South. (1-1 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 7-2.
Jr. RHP Heath Rollins threw a two-hit shutout Friday, after Fr. RHP Alex Wilson
and Fr. RHP Jason Franzblau held Wake
Forest
to one hit
Wednesday. Jr. CF Tommy Lentz had five hits in Sunday’s doubleheader. Winthrop came back from an 8-0 deficit in the first game
of the DH to lead 13-11, but Wilson
couldn’t hold the lead in a relief appearance. He started and won the final game
of the day, earning three decisions on the week.
RESULTS
April 4: @ College of Charleston: L 8-3
April 5: (20) Wake Forest: W 5-0
April 7-9: @ Coastal Carolina: W 8-0, L 14-13, W
8-2
UPCOMING
April 11: (21) College of Charleston
April 14-15: UNC Asheville


DROPPED OUT

TULANE (18)
Last Week: 2-2. Overall: 20-14, 3-6 in Conference USA. (2-7 vs. Top 25).
Weekend Series: 5-3.
Jr. 1B Mark Hamilton doubled, homered and drove in four runs Saturday to help
Tulane to its only win of the weekend. RHP Sean Morgan allowed six solo homers
in 5.1 IP Friday.
RESULTS
April 4: @ New Orleans: W 19-5
April 7-9: @ Houston: L 8-4, W 8-4, L 6-2
UPCOMING
April 11: Nicholls State
April 14-16: Central Florida


WAKE
FOREST
(20)

Last Week: 1-4. Overall: 24-11, 9-6 in ACC (5-7 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 3-4.
The Top 25 didn’t agree with Wake Forest, who recorded only one hit against Winthrop
before blowing a 6-1 lead Friday at NC State and then notching just four hits
Sunday. Fr. RF Evan Ocheltree hit his first home run as part of a three-hit day
Sautrday.
RESULTS
April 4: Coastal Carolina: L 6-5
April 5: @ (25) Winthrop: L 5-0
April 7-9: @ (17) North Carolina State: L 8-6, W 11-5, L 17-2
UPCOMING
April 11: @ Elon
April 12: UNC Greensboro
April 14-16: @ Duke


PEPPERDINE (22)

Last Week: 1-2. Overall: 21-15, 2-4 in West Coast. (6-3 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 6-4.
Pepperdine lost its second straight conference series. Jr. 1B Justin Tellam’s
two-run eighth-inning double Saturday helped the Waves to their only win of the
weekend.
RESULTS
April 7-9: San Francisco: L 6-3, W 5-3, L 2-0
UPCOMING
April 13-15: @ Santa Clara

KANSAS (24)
Last Week: 2-2. Overall: 22-13, 5-4 in Big 12 (6-9 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 5-3.
Sr. RHP Don Czyz saved both Kansas
wins and leads the nation with 12′”which is a school record. His 112th
appearance broke the Big 12 record held by Zane Carlson (Baylor). Sr. Jared
Schweitzer missed the series after injuring his shoulder Wednesday, but Sr. CF
Matt Baty returned to action after missing 18 games following an outfield
collision. He hit .357 on the week.
RESULTS
April 5: Wichita State:
L 4-0
April 7-9: Texas Tech: W 5-3, L 8-6, W 5-3
UPCOMING
April 11-12: North Dakota
State

April 14-16: @ Oklahoma State

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