Top 25 Tracker: April 7

1. FLORIDA STATEfloridastate
Last Week: 4-0.
Overall: 26-5, 13-2 in ACC (7-2 vs. Top 25).
Weekend Series: 8-0.

The Seminoles swept Notre Dame. Gage West led off the 12th inning Friday with a triple and scored on Casey Smit’s walk-off RBI single. FSU spotted Luke Weaver (7.2 IP, 8 H, 4 ER, 1 BB, 8 K) a 5-1 lead through five innings, but the Irish chased him with five runs in the eighth. Smit had four RBIs to lead the Florida State offense. John Nogowski (3-for-4, 2 HR, 4 RBI) led the FSU offense in the first game of Sunday’s doubleheader, and Mike Compton (6 IP, 10 H, 1 ER) improved to 3-0. FSU did most of its scoring in the finale in a three-run fourth, highlighted by Smit’s two-run single, and Bryant Holtmann (6 IP, 4 H, 2 ER) turned in a second straight strong start.
RESULTS
April 1:
Florida Gulf Coast: W 8-3
April 4-6: Notre Dame: W 8-7 (12 innings), W 11-2, W 4-3
UPCOMING
April 8
: (15) Florida
April 11-13: @ Georgia Tech


virginia2. VIRGINIA
Last Week: 4-1.
Overall: 27-5, 12-3 in ACC. (1-1 vs. Top 25).
Weekend Series: 7-0.
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The Cavs saw their winning streak snapped at nine games Saturday, but they bounced back to win Sunday’s rubber game. Nathan Kirby turned in the best individual performance of the season to date on Friday, striking out 18 in a no-hitter. He allowed just one walk and finished one strikeout shy of the ACC record. Pitt’s Joseph Harvey (7 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 0 ER) and Hobie Harris (2 IP) held UVa. to just two hits Saturday, setting the stage for Jordan Frabasilio’s game-winning sac fly in the bottom of the ninth. Brandon Waddell (8 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 K) silenced the Panthers Sunday.
RESULTS
April 1
: Old Dominion: W 7-1
April 2: George Washington: W 10-0
April 4-6: @ Pittsburgh: W 4-0, L 2-1, W 3-0
UPCOMING
April 8
: @ James Madison
April 11-13: (14) Clemson


louisianalafayette3. LOUISIANA-LAFAYETTE
Last Week: 4-0.
Overall: 30-3, 11-1 in Sun Belt (3-1 vs. Top 25).
Weekend Series: 8-0.
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The Cajuns scored 53 runs in four games on the week and became the first team in college baseball to reach the 30-win mark this year (no other team has more than 27). Their 30-3 start is the best in school history. Caleb Adams (3-for-4, 3 R, 2 RBI), HR) led ULL’s 19-hit barrage Friday in support of Carson Baranik (6.1 IP, 7 H, 4 ER, 2 BB, 7 K), as the Cajuns cruised to a 15-4 win. Baranik started in place of Austin Robichaux, who will take the weekend off with what Lafayette media describe as “slight tendinitis.” Adams and Ryan Leonards homered for ULL in the afternoon game Saturday, but the Cajuns’ bullpen nearly coughed up a huge lead, allowing eight runs in the bottom of the eighth before Reagan Bazar (1.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R) stopped the bleeding and collected his fifth save. The nightcap was far less stressful, as Seth Harrison (5-for-5, HR, 3 2B) tied a school record with five hits and the Cajuns raced out to a 9-0 lead through three innings. The Cajuns have scored in double figures in eight of their past 11 games.
RESULTS
April 1
: Tulane: W 16-0
April 4-6: @ Troy: W 15-4, W 11-8, W 11-0 (7 innings)
UPCOMING
April 8:
New Orleans
April 9: @ McNeese State
April 11-12: Arkansas-Little Rock


calpoly4. CAL POLY
Last Week: 3-1.
Overall: 26-5, 5-1 in Big West (7-2 vs. Top 25).
Weekend Series: 7-0-1.
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The Mustangs won a hard-fought showdown series against Big West rival UC Santa Barbara by pulling out a pair of one-run victories Saturday and Sunday. The Gauchos got to Matt Imhof (3.1 IP, 5 H, 7 R, 6 ER, 3 BB, 4 K) for four runs in the third and three more in the fourth Friday, then held on for the 8-6 win. A back-and-forth Saturday game saw UCSB climb out of an early 5-0 hole to tie the game 7-7 in the fifth, but the scored remained there until the bottom of the ninth, when Chris Hoo’s walk-off single brought home Brett Barbier. Jimmy Allen’s RBI triple in the fourth provided the game’s lone run Sunday, as Casey Bloomquist (7.2 IP, 5 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 10 K) improved to 7-0. The series drew 6,479 fans, the second-most for a three-game set in Cal Poly history (and the most since 2005).
RESULTS
April 1
: Cal State Bakersfield: W 6-1
April 4-6: (17) UC Santa Barbara: L 8-6, W 8-7, W 1-0
UPCOMING
April 8
: St. Mary’s
April 11-13: @ Hawaii


southcarolina5. SOUTH CAROLINA
Last Week: 2-2.
Overall: 26-5, 7-5 in SEC. (8-1 vs. Top 25).
Weekend Series: 6-2.
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The Gamecocks dropped two of three at Arkansas; they have lost each of their two road series this season. After Thursday’s series opener was postponed by rain, the Gamecocks won the first game of Friday’s doubleheader 2-1, but Arkansas leveled the series with a 4-1 win in the nightcap. Jordan Montgomery (7 IP, 4 H, 1 ER, 3 BB, 9 K) was outstanding in the opener, and the Gamecocks got to Trey Killian (7.2 IP, 6 H, 2 ER) for two runs in the eighth on Tanner English’s RBI double and Marcus Mooney’s RBI single. The two teams combined for seven errors in Game Two, and South Carolina’s proved costly, as Jack Wynkoop (6.1 IP, 4 H, 4 R, 1 ER) took the loss. Chris Oliver (8 IP, 4 H, 0 R) fanned a career-high 10 for Arkansas on Saturday, finishing off a dominant weekend for the Razorbacks’ staff, which limited the Gamecocks to three runs in three games. On the other side, Gamecocks starter Wil Crowe (1.2 IP, 5 H, 5 R, 4 ER) didn’t last two innings.
RESULTS
April 1
: Appalachian State: W 2-1
April 4-5: @ Arkansas: W 2-1, L 4-1, L 7-0
UPCOMING
April 11-13
: (15) Florida


oregonstate6. OREGON STATE
Last Week: 4-0.
Overall: 25-6, 9-3 in Pac-12. (1-0 vs. Top 25).
Weekend Series: 5-1.

The Beavers allowed just two runs in 31 innings in a three-game sweep of Stanford, stretching their winning streak against the Cardinal to eight games over the last three years. They have also won eight of their last 10 series against Stanford. Ben Wetzler (9 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 0 ER) earned his 30th career win Friday, tying Ken Noble’s school record, as the Beavers won 4-1. Wetzler, the Pac-12 ERA leader, improved to 6-0, 0.32 on the season. Michael Conforto (2-for-3, 2 R, RBI) hit his second homer of the year in that one. The two teams played to a scoreless draw through 12 innings Saturday before OSU broke through in the 13th on Jeff Hendrix’s RBI single. Scott Schultz picked up the win with 4.2 innings of no-hit relief Saturday, then bounced back to work a scoreless ninth Sunday to earn the save, preserving a win for Jace Fry (7 IP, 10 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 6 K). Kavin Keyes hit a two-run single in the first to give Oregon State all the runs it needed Sunday.
RESULTS
April 1
: @ Portland: W 9-6
April 4-6: Stanford: W 4-1, W 1-0 (13 innings), W 2-1
UPCOMING
April 11-13:
@ Washington State


texas7. TEXAS
Last Week: 4-0.
Overall: 26-7, 6-3 in Big 12 (2-0 vs. Top 25).
Weekend Series: 5-1-1.
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Texas won its second straight conference series, sweeping Baylor at home. The Longhorns have won 11 of their last 12 games. Texas came from behind with three runs in the ninth Friday, winning 5-4 on Mark Payton’s three-run, walk-off double. Texas clinched the series with a 6-3 win Saturday behind Dillon Peters (6 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 9 K) and three innings of shutout relief from Morgan Cooper. The ‘Horns broke open a 1-0 game with three runs in the seventh Sunday, highlighted by Tres Barrera’s two-run double, and Nathan Thornhill (8 IP, 2 H, 0 R) improved to 5-0.
RESULTS
April 1:
@ (12) Rice: W 5-2
April 4-6: Baylor: W 5-4, W 6-3, W 4-0
UPCOMING
April 8:
(21) Rice
April 11-13: @ Oklahoma


Houstonlogo8. HOUSTON
Last Week: 3-1.
Overall: 25-6, 4-2 in AAC (3-2 vs. Top 25).
Weekend Series: 6-0.
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The Cougars won a road series at Rutgers, splitting Saturday’s doubleheader and winning a pitcher’s duel Sunday. Rutgers hit Aaron Garza (5 IP, 10 H, 5 ER, 0 BB, 3 K) hard in the first game Saturday, winning 7-3. But the Cougars came back with a comfortable 9-1 win in the nightcap, as Casey Grayson went 3-for-4 with a homer to lead the offense while sophomore Jake Lemoine (9 IP, 5 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, 9 K) tossed his first career complete game. Justin Montemayor (2-for-4, 2 RBI) powered the offense Sunday, and Houston got strong relief from Tyler Ford (4.1 IP, 2 H, 1 ER) and Chase Wellbrock (2.1 IP, 3 H, 0 R).
RESULTS
April 1
: @ Texas A&M: W 10-8
April 5-6: @ Rutgers: L 7-3, W 9-1, W 2-1
UPCOMING
April 8:
Texas State
April 11-13: (13) Louisville


block_w9. WASHINGTON
Last Week: 2-1.
Overall: 22-6, 10-2 in Pac-12 (2-2 vs. Top 25).
Weekend Series: 5-0.
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The Huskies won their fourth straight Pac-12 series—and their first against a ranked team—to remain alone atop the conference standings, a game ahead of Oregon State. Jared Fisher (5.1 IP, 4 H, 5 ER, 5 BB) took the loss Friday for UW, which saw its winning streak snapped at 10 games. Robert Pehl’s RBI double in the bottom of the third was one of just two hits Washington got all night Saturday, but it was enough support for Tyler Davis (7.2 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 10 K) and Troy Rallings (1.1 IP, 2 H, 0 R). It was the longest outing of the junior Davis’ career and his personal best in strikeouts as well. The Ducks loaded the bases with two outs against Rallings in the ninth, but he got pinch-hitter Shaun Chase to fly out to left to end it. Andrew Ely extended his hitting streak to 19 games Sunday and delivered a walk-off three-run double in the 10th, as the Huskies answered Oregon’s two-run rally in the top of the frame.
RESULTS
April 4-6
: (19) Oregon: L 10-3, W 1-0, W 5-4 (10 innings)
UPCOMING
April 8
: @ Seattle
April 11-13: Stanford


alabama10. ALABAMA
Last Week: 3-1.
Overall: 22-9, 8-4 in SEC (6-3 vs. Top 25).
Weekend Series: 6-2.
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Alabama did something few other teams have been able to do this year—won an SEC road series. The Tide took two of three at Texas A&M to take sole possession of first place overall in the SEC. Mikey White had three hits to lead the Alabama offense behind Spencer Turnbull (7 IP, 5 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, 3 K), who bested Daniel Mengden (8 IP, 7 H, 4 ER, 2 BB, 9 K). Sunday’s weather forecast prompted the teams to play a doubleheader Saturday. A&M won the first game 13-8, but Alabama came back to take a 6-4 win in the rubber match. Justin Kamplain (4 IP, 8 H, 7 R, 5 ER) had a rough outing for the Tide in the afternoon game, and A&M scored 10 runs after falling behind 7-3 in the fifth. In the night game, Hunter Webb’s RBI double in the top of the ninth broke a 4-4 tie, while Ray Castillo threw 2.2 innings of scoreless relief to pick up his first win of the season.
RESULTS
April 1:
Louisiana-Monroe: W 3-2
April 4-5: @ Texas A&M: W 5-1, L 13-8, W 6-4
UPCOMING
April 8
: Alabama-Birmingham
April 11-13: Auburn


vanderbilt11. VANDERBILT
Last Week: 2-2.
Overall: 25-8, 6-6 in SEC (5-4 vs. Top 25).
Weekend Series: 6-2.
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Vanderbilt was one strike away from winning a road series at Tennessee before the Vols pulled out a walk-off win Saturday, and UT cruised to a win in Sunday’s rubber game. Like South Carolina, the Commodores have lost both of their conference road series. The Volunteers jumped on Tyler Beede (8 IP, 5 H, 4 ER, 2 BB, 6 K) for three runs in the first Friday, but Beede was outstanding from the second inning on, posting the longest outing of his career. Vince Conde hit a two-run double in the fourth to tie it, and back-to-back RBI doubles by Rhett Wiseman and Xavier Turner in the fifth put Vandy ahead for good. Down 9-8 with two outs in the ninth Saturday, Vols freshman Nathaniel Maggio hit a walk-off two-run single on a 3-2 pitch against Vandy closer Carson Fulmer. The teams had taken turns putting up crooked numbers earlier in the game, highlighted by Tennessee’s six-fun fourth followed by Vandy’s four-run fifth. The loss spoiled a huge night from Conde, who went 4-for-5 with a double, a homer and two steals. Tyler Ferguson (4.1 IP, 6 H, 7 R, 5 ER) took his first loss of the season Sunday, and the ‘Dores were shut out on two hits by Kyle Serrano and two relievers.
RESULTS
April 1
: Tennessee-Martin: W 5-0
April 4-6: @ Tennessee: W 6-4, L 10-9, L 7-0
UPCOMING
April 8
: Indiana State
April 11-13: Texas A&M


kentucky12. KENTUCKY
Last Week: 3-1.
Overall: 22-10, 6-6 in SEC (7-5 vs. Top 25).
Weekend Series: 4-2.
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Kentucky continued to protect its home turf, winning its second home series against a top-15 SEC opponent. UK scored 36 runs in a wild three-game set against Florida. A.J. Reed (7 IP, 5 H, 0 R) improved to 6-1 on the mound and went 3-for-4 with a homer at the plate Friday, helping the Wildcats pound the Gators 17-1. The Wildcats nearly overcame a 9-0 deficit Saturday, scoring eight runs in the bottom of the eighth, highlighted by another home run by Reed, a three-run blast. After UF scored two insurance runs in the top of the ninth, Kentucky came back with two more in the bottom half and had the tying run on second when A.J. Puk finally ended the madness by getting Max Kuhn to bounce one back to the mound. Reed went 3-for-4 Sunday with his third homer of the weekend—and his SEC-leading 12th of the season—and Kentucky pounded out 18 hits. The Wildcats erased a 3-2 deficit with seven runs in the sixth inning, then held off Florida’s comeback bid, as the Gators scored five runs in the eighth before running out of gas.
RESULTS
April 1
: (11) Louisville: W 8-3
April 4-6: (13) Florida: W 17-1, L 11-10, W 9-8
UPCOMING
April 8
: Morehead State
April 11-13: Missouri


louisville13. LOUISVILLE
Last Week: 2-2.
Overall: 23-8, 4-2 in AAC. (0-2 vs. Top 25).
Weekend Series: 4-0.
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Last Week: 2-2. Overall: 23-8, 4-2 in AAC. (0-2 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 5-0.
The Cardinals won a hard-fought series at home against Memphis. Jeff Gardner’s two-run double highlighted Louisville’s four-run first inning Friday in support of Kyle Funkhouser (6 IP, 4 H, 3 ER, 6 BB, 5 K). Jared Ruxer (6.1 IP, 3 H, 2 ER, 0 BB, 4 K) pitched well in a no-decision Saturday, and Louisville scored twice in the eighth to tie the score, only to lose in the ninth. The Cards stormed back from a 7-1 deficit Sunday with two runs in the eighth and four in the ninth, highlighted by Zach Lucas’ two-run double. Nick Burdi (3 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 5 K) provided overpowering relief to earn the win when Alex Chittenden hit a walk-off RBI single in the 12th.
RESULTS
April 1:
@ (22) Kentucky: L 8-3
April 4-6: Memphis: W 5-4, L 3-2, W 8-7 (12 innings)
UPCOMING
April 8:
@ Purdue
April 11-13: @ (8) Houston


clemson14. CLEMSON
Last Week: 3-1.
Overall: 20-10, 9-4 in ACC (1-5 vs. Top 25).
Weekend Series: 5-2 (one series pending).
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The Tigers split the first two games of their series against N.C. State, with the finale scheduled for Monday. With Clemson ace righthander Daniel Gossett held out this weekend because of shoulder tightness, Matthew Crownover (8 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, 7 K) started the opener Saturday and pitched brilliantly. The Tigers pulled away late to win 6-1, handing Carlos Rodon (8 IP, 12 H, 6 R, 4 ER, 0 BB, 5 K) and the Wolfpack their 10th straight ACC loss. Zack Erwin (6.2 IP, 7 H, 3 ER, 1 BB, 7 K) was solid in a no-decision Sunday, but the Wolfpack broke open a 3-2 game with six runs in the ninth against Clay Bates.
RESULTS
April 1
: Furman: W 13-2
April 2: Winthrop: W 4-2
April 5-6: North Carolina State: W 6-1, L 9-4
UPCOMING
April 7
: North Carolina State
April 8: Georgia
April 11-13: @ (2) Virginia


florida15. FLORIDA
Last Week: 1-3.
Overall: 20-12, 7-5 in SEC (7-4 vs. Top 25).
Weekend Series: 4-3.
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The Gators dropped a wild, high-scoring series at Kentucky and have lost all three of their road series this year. The Wildcats pummeled Eric Hanhold (3 IP, 8 H, 10 R, 9 ER) on Friday. Florida built a commanding 9-0 lead Saturday only to have to hang on by the skin of its teeth for an 11-10 win. The Gators got a much-needed strong start from Logan Shore (7 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 3 BB, 3 K), while John Sternagel (4-for-5, 2 RBI) and Richie Martin (3-for-5) powered the offense. The Wildcats scored eight runs in the bottom of the eighth, and after UF scored two insurance runs in the top of the ninth, Kentucky came back with two more in the bottom half and had the tying run on second when A.J. Puk finally ended the madness by getting Max Kuhn to bounce one back to the mound. Martin (3-for-5, 3 RBI) led the offense Sunday, and Florida put a scare into the Wildcats by scoring five runs in the eighth, capped by Peter Alonso’s three-run homer. But the comeback bid fell just short in a 9-8 loss.
RESULTS
April 1
: Florida Atlantic: L 5-4
April 4-6: @ (22) Kentucky: L 17-1, W 11-10, L 9-8
UPCOMING
April 8
: @ (1) Florida State
April 11-13: @ (5) South Carolina


lsu16. LOUISIANA STATE
Last Week: 4-0.
Overall: 24-8-1, 6-5-1 in SEC. (4-3 vs. Top 25).
Weekend Series: 5-2.
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LSU swept Mississippi State, giving the Tigers their eighth straight series win against the Bulldogs, and their 18th victory in the last 26 meetings between the two teams. Aaron Nola (8 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 10 K) dazzled as usual Friday, and the Tigers went ahead for good in the third, when Mark Laird tripled home a run and scored on an RBI single by Alex Bregman (2-for-4). Jared Poche (6 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 0 ER) picked up his sixth win Saturday, as LSU’s Kade Scivicque (2-for-3) was the only player on either side with multiple hits, one of them an RBI single in the sixth, when the Tigers scored both of their runs. Kyle Bouman (3.1 IP, 5 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 4 K) battled into the fourth inning in his return from an ankle injury Sunday, and LSU supported him with a 20-hit barrage, led by Laird and Scivicque, who had three hits and four RBIs apiece.
RESULTS
April 2
: McNeese State: W 10-3
April 4-6: (9) Mississippi State: W 3-0, W 2-1, W 17-4
UPCOMING
April 9
: Lamar
April 11-13: Arkansas


MississippiState17. MISSISSIPPI STATE
Last Week: 0-3.
Overall: 20-13, 6-6 in SEC (2-4 vs. Top 25).
Weekend Series: 4-1-1.
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Mississippi State was swept at LSU, marking the Bulldogs’ eighth straight series loss against the Tigers. LSU has won 18 of the last 26 meetings. LSU’s Aaron Nola (8 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 10 K) dazzled as usual Friday, and the Tigers went ahead for good in the third, chasing MSU starter Trevor Fitts (2 IP, 4 H, 2 ER). LSU scored both of its runs in the sixth Saturday to beat Ross Mitchell (6 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 1 ER). Dakota Hudson (2.2 IP, 6 H, 6 R, 5 ER, 3 BB, 0 K) was hit hard Sunday, and the MSU bullpen provided little relief, as the Tigers racked up 20 hits and drew seven walks in a blowout.
RESULTS
April 4-6
: @ (20) Louisiana State: L 3-0, L 2-1, L 17-4
UPCOMING
April 8
: vs. Southern Miss @ Pearl, Miss.
April 11-13: (19) Mississippi


calstatefullerton18. CAL STATE FULLERTON
Last Week: 2-1.
Overall: 16-11, 2-1 in Big West. (3-0 vs. Top 25).
Weekend Series: 6-2.

The Titans took two of three from UC Davis, winning the series after dropping Friday’s opener. The Aggies beat the Titans for the first time in six years (and 16 games) on Friday, as UCD’s Harry Stanwyck (7.1 IP, 6 H, 1 ER) stifled Fullerton’s struggling offense, and Thomas Eshelman (7 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 7 K) took his first loss of the year. The Fullerton bats showed some life over the next two days. Tanner Pinkston (3-for-5) led the charge Saturday, as the Titans collected 10 hits and drew five walks, providing more than enough support for Grahamm Wiest (8 IP, 5 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 9 K), who picked up just his second win despite owning a 1.81 ERA. Matt Chapman’s three-run homer in the third put Fullerton ahead for good Sunday, and Keegan Dale added three RBIs of his own in support of Phil Bickford (6 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 3 BB, 6 K). Justin Garza remained sidelined with “soreness.”
RESULTS
April 4-6:
UC Davis: L 3-1, W 7-1, W 9-1
UPCOMING
April 8
: UCLA
April 11-13: @ (22) UC Santa Barbara


mississippi19. MISSISSIPPI
Last Week: 4-0.
Overall: 25-8, 7-5 in SEC (1-2 vs. Top 25).
Weekend Series: 6-2.
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It has been sweep or be swept for Ole Miss over the last three weeks. The Rebels swept Missouri at home two weeks ago, then were swept at Alabama last weekend, but they bounced back with a sweep of Auburn at home this weekend. In perhaps the most bizarre finish of the season so far, Ole Miss won 8-5 Friday on Austin Anderson’s three-run walk-off homer in the 13th—on an attempted intentional walk. With runners at second and third, the Tigers tried to intentionally walk Anderson for the third straight time, but Auburn reliever Jay Wade missed badly with a floater right over the plate, and Anderson crushed it over the right-field fence. The Rebels won despite making five errors, leading to four unearned runs against Chris Ellis (5.2 IP, 6 H, 5 R, 1 ER). Christian Trent (9 IP, 5 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 7 K) improved to 4-0 with a gem in the first game of Saturday’s doubleheader, handing Auburn’s Keegan Thompson (5.2 IP, 9 H, 6 R, 5 ER) his first loss. In the nightcap, the Rebels did all their scoring in a five-run sixth, keyed by Auston Bousfield’s two-run double and Sikes Orvis’ two-run single. Sam Smith (6.2 IP, 7 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 5 K) picked up the win in that one.
RESULTS
April 2
: Arkansas-Pine Bluff: W 11-1
April 4-5: Auburn: W 8-5 (13 innings), W 6-0, W 5-1
UPCOMING
April 8
: @ Memphis
April 9: Murray State
April 11-13: @ (17) Mississippi State


UNLV Primary Logo20. UNLV
Last Week: 3-1.
Overall: 22-9, 11-4 in MWC (0-1 vs. Top 25).
Weekend Series: 7-1.
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UNLV won two of three at Fresno State to remain atop the Mountain West standings by a game over San Diego State. Erick Fedde (7 IP, 5 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 11 K) improved to 6-1 in Friday’s win against Jordan Brink (6 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 ER) and the Bulldogs. Fresno’s Tim Borst (9 IP, 5 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 4 K) outdueled UNLV’s John Richy (8 IP, 6 H, 2 ER, 1 BB, 11 K) on Saturday. T.J. White and Edgar Montes had two RBIs apiece to lead UNLV’s balanced attack Sunday in support of Bryan Bonnell (9 IP, 5 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 4 K).
RESULTS
March 31:
@ Creighton: W 3-1
March 4-6: @ Fresno State: W 6-0, L 2-0, W 7-0
UPCOMING
April 8-9
: @ Arkansas
April 11-13: San Jose State


rice21. RICE
Last Week: 1-3.
Overall: 22-12, 10-5 in C-USA. (2-3 vs. Top 25).
Weekend Series: 4-2.
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Rice lost its second straight weekend series and is just 3-6 since its nine-game winning streak ended March 25. The Pirates broke a 1-1 tie Friday with two runs in the top of the ninth and held on for a 3-2 win. Zech Lemond (6.2 IP, 4 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, 4 K) was solid in a no-decision, but he left after getting a visit from the trainer in the seventh, and Rice coach Wayne Graham told reporters he left with arm tenderness. Blake Fox (7.1 IP, 7 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 8 K) set a career-high for strikeouts in Saturday’s win, while Keenan Cook and John Clay Reeves led Rice’s offense with three hits apiece. Chase McDowell (6 IP, 2 H, 0 R) was strong in a no-decision Sunday, but ECU got to closer Matt Ditman (2.2 IP, 4 H, 2 ER) for two runs in the ninth, giving him his second loss of the weekend.
RESULTS
April 1
: (8) Texas: L 5-2
April 4-6: East Carolina: L 3-2, W 8-0, L 2-1
UPCOMING
April 8:
@ (7) Texas
April 11-13: @ Tulane


UCSB22. UC SANTA BARBARA
Last Week: 1-2.
Overall: 20-7, 2-4 in Big West (4-2 vs. Top 25).
Weekend Series: 4-2.
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UCSB dropped a hard-fought road series at Big West rival Cal Poly—the second straight series loss for the Gauchos. Santa Barbara got to Matt Imhof (3.1 IP, 5 H, 7 R, 6 ER, 3 BB, 4 K) for four runs in the third and three more in the fourth Friday, then held on for the 8-6 win. Robby Nesovic (3-for-5, 3 RBI) and Tyler Kuresa homered for UCSB, which got strong relief work from Greg Mahle (3 IP, 3 H, 0 R) and Dillon Tate (1.2 IP, 1 H, 0 R). A back-and-forth Saturday game saw UCSB climb out of an early 5-0 hole, but ultimately the Mustangs pulled out an 8-7 win, as the two teams combined for 27 hits, led by UCSB’s Tyler Kuresa (4-for-5). The two teams produced just five hits apiece in Sunday’s 1-0 affair, as Shane Bieber (5.2 IP, 5 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 6 K) pitched well in defeat for UCSB.
RESULTS
April 4-6:
@ (5) Cal Poly: W 8-6, L 8-7, L 1-0
UPCOMING
April 11-13
: (18) Cal State Fullerton


Indiana23. INDIANA
Last Week: 2-0.
Overall: 17-10, 7-1 in Big Ten. (2-1 vs. Top 25).
Weekend Series: 4-2.
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Indiana’s bats continue to heat up, as the Hoosiers clinched their second straight conference road series, taking the first two games at Iowa (with the finale scheduled for Monday). Joey DeNato (6 IP, 8 H, 3 ER, 2 BB, 5 K) picked up his 30th career win Friday, tying the IU school record, and Indiana’s powerful offense mashed four home runs, including two by Sam Travis (3-for-5). Indiana smacked four more homers in Sunday’s blowout, as Dustin DeMuth (3-for-4, 3 R, 3 RBI, HR) led a 17-hit attack, and Luke Harrison (4.2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 7 K) earned the win with stellar relief of Christian Morris (3.1 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 1 ER). Morris moved up to the No. 2 starter role after LHP Kyle Hart sustained a partial tear in his UCL.
RESULTS
April 2:
Miami (Ohio): CCD
April 5-6: @ Iowa: W 6-3, W 14-3
UPCOMING
April 7
: @ Iowa
April 9: Indiana State
April 11-13: Morehead State


miami24. MIAMI
Last Week: 4-0.
Overall: 21-12, 11-4 in ACC. (7-5 vs. Top 25).
Weekend Series: 5-3.

The Hurricanes have won eight straight games, including back-to-back conference road series sweeps at N.C. State and Virginia Tech. Miami came from behind Friday with four runs in the eighth and two more in the ninth, as Zack Collins (3-for-5, 2 R, 2 RBI) had an RBI single in each frame, including the game-winner. Andrew Suarez (7.2 IP, 8 H, 3 ER) was solid in Saturday’s victory, and Brad Fieger (3-for-3, R, RBI) led the offense. Miami took control of Sunday’s game with three runs in the third in support of Bryan Radziewski (7 IP, 8 H, 2 ER, 1 BB, 7 K), then broke it open with five runs in the ninth.
RESULTS
April 2
: Bethune-Cookman: W 10-1
April 4-6: @ Virginia Tech: W 8-7, W 4-3, W 9-2
UPCOMING
April 9
: @ Central Florida
April 11-13: Pittsburgh


oregon25. OREGON
Last Week: 3-2.
Overall: 22-10, 7-5 in Pac-12. (1-5 vs. Top 25).
Weekend Series: 5-3.
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Oregon dropped its second straight conference series and finished 5-5 on its challenging 10-game road trip over the last two weeks. Mitchell Tolman and Kyle Garlick combined for five hits and five RBIs Friday in support of Tommy Thorpe (5.2 IP, 8 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 6 K), as the Ducks won the series opener at Washington. The Ducks loaded the bases with two outs against UW closer Troy Rallings in the ninth Saturday, but he got pinch-hitter Shaun Chase to fly out to left to end it. The bigger story from that one could be the loss of Matt Krook, who left in the third inning with what Ducks coach George Horton called “stiffness in his arm,” according to the Oregonian. Jeff Gold (8 IP, 4 H, 2 ER, 0 BB, 4 K) was strong in a no-decision Sunday, and Oregon scored two runs int he top of the 10th only to see the Huskies answer with three in the bottom of the frame.
RESULTS
April 1-2
: @ Gonzaga: W 3-2, W 14-5
April 4-6: @ (14) Washington: W 10-3, L 1-0, L 5-4 (10 innings)
UPCOMING
April 8-9
: vs./@ Portland
April 11-13: UC Riverside


DROPPED OUT

UCLAUCLA (21)
Last Week: 2-2.
Overall: 18-12, 6-3 in Pac-12 (2-3 vs. Top 25).
Weekend Series: 3-3.

UCLA lost its second consecutive series, winning Friday’s opener at Long Beach but losing Saturday at home and Sunday back at Blair Field. The Bruins earned a 1-0 win in 11 innings Friday, as Kort Peterson reached on a hit-by-pitch, stole second, reached third on a passed ball and scored the game’s only run on a throwing error. James Kaprielian (9 IP, 3 H, 0 R) was outstanding in a no-decision in that one. The Bruins were shut out for the fourth time this season Saturday as Long Beach’s Josh Frye (7 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 5 K) and Ryan Millison combined on a three-hitter. The Dirtbags led wire to wire after scoring twice in the first against Grant Watson (6 IP, 8 H, 3 ER). UCLA scored five runs in the second Sunday to take a brief 5-2 lead, but Long Beach answered with four runs in the bottom of the frame to chase Cody Poteet (1 IP, 7 H, 6 R, 5 ER).
RESULTS
April 1
: @ Loyola Marymount: W 5-3
April 4-6: @/vs./@ Long Beach State: W 1-0 (11 innings), L 4-0, L 8-5
UPCOMING
April 8
: @ (18) Cal State Fullerton
April 11-13: @ Arizona

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