Top 25 Tracker: March 30-April 1

1.
VANDERBILT

Last
Week:
3-1. Overall: 26-4, 5-4 in SEC. (7-4 vs. Top 25).
Weekend Series: 5-1.

Vandy
went an impressive 5-4 over a brutal three-weekend stretch against
Mississippi, at Arkansas and at South Carolina. The Commodores played
their third straight Friday-night extra-innings epic, as Jr. LHP
David Price (7.2 IP, 3 ER, 8 H, 10 K, 2 BB) and Sr. RHP Casey
Weathers (4.1 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 7 K, 2 BB) were brilliant and
pinch-hitter Ryan Davis drove in the game-winning run in the 12th.
Vandy scored 10 runs over the first three innings in Saturday’s rout,
highlighted by So. 3B Pedro Alvarez’ two-run double in the second,
and Fr. LHP Mike Minor (7 IP, 1 ER, 5 H, 9 K, 2 BB) was strong in his
first career weekend start. South Carolina took an early lead Sunday
against So. RHP Nick Christiani (2.1 IP, 5 ER, 4 H), and the ‘Dores
never recovered.

RESULTS

March
28: Middle Tennessee State: W 14-2

March
30-April 1: @ (1) South Carolina: W 4-3 (12 innings), W 12-1, L 8-2

UPCOMING

April
4: @ Austin Peay State

April
6-8: Alabama

2.
FLORIDA STATE

Last
Week:
3-1. Overall: 29-2, 8-1 in ACC. (3-0 vs. Top 25).
Weekend Series: 9-0.

The
Seminoles unexpectedly dropped their first conference game of the
year at Duke, but they still won the series. FSU scored nine runs
over the first three innings Friday, when Jr. 2B Tony Thomas
(3-for-4, 2 HR, 3 RBI) led an 18-hit attack. Sr. RHP Michael Hyde
failed to make it out of the second inning Saturday, allowing six
runs on seven hits to fall to 8-1 on the season. Thomas homered twice
more Sunday as the Seminoles jumped out to a 4-0 lead and held on for
the win. Thomas, FSU’s leadoff man, finished 9-for-14 with seven RBIs
on the weekend, boosting his average to .500 through 31 games, and
Jr. SS Mark Hallberg went 7-for-15 out of the No. 2 hole.

RESULTS

March
27: North Florida: W 6-0

March
30-April 1: @ Duke: W 15-3, L 8-5, W 8-5

UPCOMING

April
3: vs. Florida (in Jacksonville)

April
6-8: @ North Carolina State

3.
VIRGINIA

Last
Week:
5-0. Overall: 27-5, 8-4 in ACC. (2-1 vs. Top 25).
Weekend Series: 6-1.

The
Cavaliers ran their winning streak over rival Virginia Tech to nine
games with a three-game sweep this weekend. Sr. OF Tim Henry’s
two-run double highlighted Virginia’s three-run second inning Friday,
providing more than enough support for So. RHP Jacob Thompson (7 IP,
1 ER, 6 H, 4 K, 0 BB), who improved to 7-0. The Cavalier bats were
more lively Saturday, as Sr. OF Brandon Marsh (4-for-5, 2B, 3 RBI)
led a 17-hit attack, and So. RHP Andrew Carraway through five
scoreless innings in relief of Fr. LHP Matt Packer (4 IP, 4 R, 2 ER).
Jr. LHP/1B Sean Doolittle (6.2 IP, 2 R, 0 ER, 5 H, 0 K, 3 BB) was
effective if not overpowering Sunday.

RESULTS

March
27: George Mason: W 17-6

March
28: Longwood: W 4-3

March
30-April 1: @ Virginia Tech: W 3-1, W 11-4, W 8-5

UPCOMING

April
3: @ Virginia Military Institute

April
6-8: Duke

4.
NORTH CAROLINA

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

UNC
won its fifth straight series against the Demon Deacons. Fr. 1B
Dustin Ackley’s two-run homer in the first was all Sr. RHP Robert
Woodard (7.1 IP, 1 ER, 2 H, 6 K, 3 BB) needed Friday. Wake Forest
broke open a 1-1 game with four runs in the top of the seventh, but
the Tar Heels answered with eight in the bottom of the frame,
highlighted by Fr. 2B Kyle Seager’s pinch-hit two-run triple. UNC was
shut out on Sunday for the first time since a 3-0 loss to Notre Dame
in the final game of the 2005 Gainesville Regional, but Ackley still
extended his hitting streak to 22 games, believed to be a UNC
freshman record.

RESULTS

March
28: Davidson: W 28-3

March
30-April 1: Wake Forest: W 3-1, W 11-6, L 6-0

UPCOMING

April
3: UNC Wilmington

April
5, 7-8: @ Boston College

5.
SOUTH CAROLINA

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

The
Gamecocks dropped their first weekend series of the year, as
Vanderbilt proved a rude guest. Jr. RHP Harris Honeycutt (6.1 IP, 3
R, 2 ER, 6 H, 7 K, 1 BB) held his own against Vandy ace David Price
on Friday, and the Gamecocks put runners in scoring position in the
ninth, 10th, and 11th against Casey Weathers but couldn’t score. So.
RHP Mike Cisco (2.1 IP, 10 R, 8 ER, 10 H) was pounded in Saturday’s
blowout. On Sunday it was the Gamecocks who jumped out to the early
lead, scoring three in the first on homers by So. 3B James Darnell
(2-for-4, 3 RBI) and Jr. DH Phil Disher (3-for-4, 4 RBI). That
offense helped Fr. RHP Blake Cooper (7.2 IP, 2 ER, 6 H) improve to
4-0.

RESULTS

March
27: @ Elon: W 10-6

March
30-April 1: (3) Vanderbilt: L 4-3 (12 innings), L 12-1, W 8-2

UPCOMING

April
4: Furman

April
6-8: @ Florida

6.
ARKANSAS

Last
Week:
3-1. Overall: 22-8, 7-2 in SEC. (4-2 vs. Top 25).
Weekend Series: 8-0.

With
South Carolina and Oregon State going down this weekend, Arkansas,
Florida State and Coastal Carolina are the only ranked teams that
have yet to drop a weekend series this year. Jr. LHP Nick Schmidt (9
IP, 2 ER, 4 H, 9 K, 2 BB) threw his fourth career complete game and
second of the season on Friday, and the Hogs finally got to UT ace
James Adkins with five runs over the seventh and eighth innings. Jr.
RHPs Duke Welker (6.2 IP, 3 ER) and Jess Todd (2.1 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 4 K,
0 BB) were strong Saturday, and Jr. C Brian Walker led off the ninth
with a double before scoring the game-winning run. Four different
Razorbacks recorded three-hit games Sunday in support of Fr. LHP
Dallas Keuchel (5 IP, 1 ER, 5 H, 5 K, 1 BB).

RESULTS

March
27: @ Oral Roberts: L 5-3

March
30-April 1: @ Tennessee: W 6-2, W 4-3, W 11-7

UPCOMING

April
3-4: Northern Colorado

April
6-8: Mississippi State

7.
TEXAS

Last
Week:
3-1. Overall: 25-9, 7-2 in Big 12. (3-1 vs. Top 25).
Weekend Series: 7-2.

The
Longhorns opened their season with series against San Diego and Long
Beach State before either team was ranked, but Tuesday’s game against
Rice was UT’s first of the season against a currently ranked
opponent. The ‘Horns went 3-1 against ranked opponents on the week
after taking a series from Oklahoma. So. OF Kyle Russell continued
his tear Friday, going 2-for-4 and smacking his 17th homer of the
year in a back-and-forth affair. Jr. RHP Adrian Alaniz (9 IP, 1 ER, 3
H, 5 K, 0 BB) dominated the Sooners on Saturday, when Texas scored
all three of its runs in the seventh inning. So. OF Jordan Danks went
3-for-3 with his 12th double of the year in Sunday’s loss.

RESULTS

March
27: (8) Rice: W 6-4

March
30-April 1: (17) Oklahoma: W 4-3, W 3-1, L 5-2

UPCOMING

April
3: Texas-San Antonio

April
5-7: @ Kansas

8.
RICE

Last
Week:
3-1. Overall: 22-10, 5-1 in C-USA. (2-5 vs. Top 25).
Weekend Series: 4-1.

Friday
was one of Rice’s most dominating overall performances of the year,
as Jr. 1B/LHP Joe Savery (4-for-6, 3 RBI), Jr. SS Brian Friday
(3-for-6, 2 2B) and Jr. C Danny Lehmann (3-for-4, 5 RBI) led a 16-hit
attack, and Fr. RHP Ryan Berry (9 IP, 1 ER, 5 H, 10 K, 0 BB) was
masterful. Friday had two more hits Saturday as the Owls jumped out
to a 5-0 lead over the first two innings and held on for the win
despite issuing seven walks. The Owls scored 11 runs over the second
and third innings Sunday, highlighted by Jr. OF Jordan Dodson’s
three-run homer in the third, and Savery (7 IP, 3 R, 0 ER, 5 H, 7 K,
0 BB; 2-for-5, RBI) improved to 4-1.

RESULTS

March
27: @ (9) Texas: L 6-4

March
30-April 1: Marshall: W 13-1, W 5-3, W 12-6

UPCOMING

April
3: Prairie View A&M

April
6-8: @ (22) East Carolina

9.
OREGON STATE

Last
Week:
1-3. Overall: 23-6, 0-3 in Pac-10. (5-1 vs. Top 25).
Weekend Series: 5-1.

Oregon
State’s 12-game winning streak came to an end with a resounding thud
in its conference-opening series. Jr. RHP Mike Stutes (4.2 IP, 5 ER)
suffered his first loss of the season Friday when the Wildcats scored
four runs in the fifth. Jr. LHP Joe Paterson (4.2 IP, 4 ER) also
failed to make it through the fifth on Saturday, when OSU stranded 12
baserunners. Jr. RHP Daniel Turpen (2.1 IP, 7 ER) struggled most of
all on Sunday, when the Beavers made things interesting by scoring
six runs in the ninth before Jr. 3B Drew George struck out with the
bases loaded to end it.

RESULTS

March
26: @ Cal Poly: W 13-1

March
30-April 1: @ Arizona: L 5-4, L 8-2, L 17-14

UPCOMING

April
5-7: (25) Southern California

10.
WICHITA STATE

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

Jr.
RHP Travis Banwart had his second straight 10-strikeout outing
Friday, allowing just four hits over 7.1 shutout innings. Fr. SS
Dusty Coleman’s two-run homer in the second was all the support So.
RHP Aaron Shafer (7 IP, 1 ER, 2 H, 12 K, 4 BB) needed Saturday, as he
recorded his second straight game with at least 11 strikeouts. Sr.
RHP/IF Noah Krol saved both wins, but he wasn’t available Sunday,
when Jr. 2B/RHP Damon Sublett allowed an inherited runner to score in
the ninth inning, giving the Braves a 6-5 win.

RESULTS

March
27: @ Kansas State: W 8-3

March
30-April 1: @ Bradley: W 3-0, W 3-1, L 6-5

UPCOMING

April
3: @ Oral Roberts

April
6-8: Creighton

11.
PEPPERDINE

Last
Week:
4-0. Overall: 23-8, 3-0 in WCC. (5-3 vs. Top 25).
Weekend Series: 5-1-1.

The
Waves played well in all facets in a conference-opening sweep of St.
Mary’s. Jr. RHP Barry Enright (8 IP, 3 ER, 9 H, 7 K, 1 BB) improved
to 7-1 Friday, when Jr. OF Adrian Ortiz and Jr. SS Danny Worth
combined to go 7-for-10 out of the top two spots in the lineup. So.
RHP Brett Hunter (8 IP, 1 ER, 4 H, 9 K, 2 BB) bounced back strong
from his worst start of the season last week, and the Waves scored
two in the seventh on Ortiz’ two-run homer to make him a winner.
Pepperdine spotted So. LHP Robert Dickmann (7 IP, 1 ER, 5 H, 4 K, 4
BB) to a six-run lead in the first inning Sunday.

RESULTS

March
26: UC Santa Barbara: W 11-3

March
30-April 1: St. Mary’s: W 7-3, W 3-1, W 11-6

UPCOMING

April
5-7: Loyola Marymount

12.
CAL STATE FULLERTON

Last
Week:
3-0. Overall: 18-10, 3-0 in Big West. (7-4 vs. Top
25). Weekend Series: 7-1.

Fullerton
needed a pair of late-innings comebacks to sweep its
conference-opening series. The Titans erased a 2-0 deficit with three
in the eighth Friday and another in the ninth, helping Jr. RHP Wes
Roemer (9 IP, 3 ER, 9 H, 9 K, 1 BB) pick up his first win since March
2. Fr. 2B Corey Jones (5-for-5, 5 RBI) had a career game Saturday in
support of Jr. RHP Jeff Kaplan (7.2 IP, 4 R, 3 ER). Sr. C John Curtis
went 3-for-5 and drove in the final run in Fullerton’s five-run ninth
inning; all of those runs proved necessary, as Northridge scored
three of its own in the bottom of the frame.

RESULTS

March
30-April 1: @ Cal State Northridge: W 4-3, W 9-4, W 7-6

UPCOMING

April
5-7: (23) UC Irvine

13.
OKLAHOMA STATE

Last
Week:
3-0. Overall: 22-6, 5-1 in Big 12. (1-1 vs. Top 25).
Weekend Series: 4-1-1.

The
big bats carried the Cowboys to a dominating series sweep. OSU hung
10 runs on Baylor starter Jeff Mandel over the first four innings
Saturday, with Jr. 1B Rebel Ridling (3-for-5, 2 HR, 6 RBI) leading
the charge. The top three hitters in Oklahoma State’s lineup combined
for nine hits Saturday, and So. SS Jordy Mercer drove in five runs
out of the seven-hole. Jr. 3B Matt Mangini homered in each of the
first two games and added two more hits Sunday, but he was outdone by
Ridling (4-for-4) and Sr. 2B Tyler Mach (4-for-5). Touted freshmen
Andrew Oliver (0.2 IP, 5 ER) of OSU and Kendal Volz (1.2 IP, 4 ER) of
Baylor started and struggled in that one.

RESULTS

March
30-April 1: Baylor: W 15-5 (7 innings), W 14-7, W 10-5

UPCOMING

April
5-7: @ Nebraska

14.
COASTAL CAROLINA

Last
Week:
4-0. Overall: 27-3, 6-0 in Big South. (2-2 vs. Top
25). Weekend Series: 3-0.

By
sweeping Charleston Southern, the Chanticleers extended their
nation-leading winning streak to 15 games. Coastal rapped out 18 hits
on Friday, including four apiece by So. OF David Snappelt (including
his third home run of the season) and Jr. OF Tommy Baldridge. Sr. RHP
John Mariotti helped continue the streak by pitching seven innings of
three-hit, shutout ball (0 BB, 9 K) on Sunday; Sr. C Matt Rademacher
drove in four runs with a home run and two singles. The Chanticleers
have outscored their opponents 116-53 during the winning streak.

RESULTS

March
27: @ College of Charleston: W 6-5 (10 innings)

March
30-April 1: Charleston Southern: W 10-4, W 5-1, W 10-0

UPCOMING

April
6-8: @ Troy

15.
ARIZONA STATE

Last
Week:
2-2. Overall: 23-10, 4-2 in Pac-10. (4-4 vs. Top
25). Weekend Series: 5-2.

Fr.
RHP Jason Jarvis (1.2 IP, 0 H, 0 R) and Jr. OF/LHP Matt Spencer (2.1
IP, 0 H, 0 R) came from the bullpen to shut down Washington on
Saturday, and Spencer also hit his fifth homer of the season. Jarvis
threw 1.2 more scoreless innings Sunday to help preserve a 7-5 Sun
Devil lead, as Arizona State won its fourth series in a row. So. C
Kiel Roling (3-for-5, HR, 2 RBI, 2 R) played a big role in Sunday’™s
offense. So. 1B Brett Wallace went 7-for-9 with a homer and four RBIs
in the two wins; Wallace is hitting a ridiculous .469/.553/.844 with
11 homers and 44 RBIs. The Sun Devils have scored four or more runs
in 32 of their 33 games this season.

RESULTS

March
28: Challenge at Chase, Phoenix: Arizona: L 6-5

March
30-April 1: @ Washington: L 5-4, W 11-5, W 8-5

UPCOMING

April
5-7: Stanford

16.
TEXAS A&M

Last
Week:
3-1. Overall: 25-6, 5-4 in Big 12. (4-4 vs. Top 25).
Weekend Series: 5-1.

Relieving
So. RHP Kyle Thebeau, who allowed 2 ER in 0.1 IP and took a line
drive off his foot, Sr. LHP Matt Ueckert threw 5.0 strong innings (7
H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K) to earn the victory Saturday. Ueckert, a former
Rice transfer, was making just his third appearance of the season.
Jr. SS Brandon Hicks drove in six runs over the weekend, going
4-for-13 with two HR. He now has a team-high six home runs this
season. Sr. RHP Kyle Nicholson came on in the seventh inning to shut
out Nebraska for 3.0 innings and earn Sunday’™s win. Nicholson is
now 7-1 with a 1.32 ERA, 0.82 WHIP, and 46 K in 61.1 IP. So. 1B Luke
Anders singled in the game-winning run, collecting his fourth RBI of
the afternoon.

RESULTS

March
27: Texas Christian: W 13-2

March
30-April 1: Nebraska: L 11-4, W 8-5, W 8-7

UPCOMING

April
3: Dell Diamond, Texas: Texas State

April
5-7: @ Texas Tech

17.
ARIZONA

Last
Week:
4-0. Overall: 25-6, 3-0 in Pac-10 (5-3 vs. Top 25).
Weekend Series: 7-1.

By
recording their first Pac-10 home series sweep since 2001, the
Wildcats ran their winning streak to 11 games, their longest since
1999. So. RHP Preston Guilmet (9 IP, 4 R, 3 ER, 7 H, 10 K, 2 BB)
improved to 6-0 Friday with help from Arizona’s four-run fifth
inning, which was keyed by So. 3b/1b Brad Glenn’s two-run triple. Sr.
LHP Brad Mills (6.2 IP, 2 ER, 9 H, 8 K, 4 BB) repeatedly wriggled out
of trouble Saturday, and Fr. RHP Jason Stoffel (2.1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 4
K, 2 BB) needed no such fancy footwork in his dominating relief
appearance. Neither team got good performances from any of the eight
combined pitchers who appeared in Sunday’s game, but the Wildcats
held off a late OSU rally. Jr. 1B C.J. Ziegler (5-for-5, 2 2B, 2 RBI,
4 R) broke out of a 3-for-19 slump in a big way, and Glenn tied his
career high with five RBIs.

RESULTS

March
28: Challege at Chase, Phoenix: (16) Arizona State: W 6-5

March
30-April 1: (4) Oregon State: W 5-4, W 8-2, W 17-14

UPCOMING

April
5-7: California

18.
CLEMSON

Last
Week:
3-2. Overall: 18-9, 5-4 in ACC. (1-2 vs. Top 25).
Weekend Series: 4-3.

Clemson
dropped its second straight conference series, this one at home. Jr.
RHP P.J. Zocchi (4 IP, 4 ER) took the first loss of his collegiate
and high school career on Friday, when Miami So. 1B Yonder Alonso
launched a pair of homers and So. OF Dennis Raben added another. So.
LHP Ryan Hinson (6 IP, 1 ER, 3 H, 6 K, 2 BB) and two relievers held
the Hurricanes to three hits Saturday, matching Clemson Jr. OF Brad
Chalk’s total out of the leadoff spot. The Tigers led 5-4 when rain
delayed Sunday’s game for an hour and a half, but Jr. LHP Daniel
Moskos inherited a bases-loaded, no-outs mess in the seventh and
couldn’t quite extract the Tigers from it, surrendering Gus Menendez’
pinch-hit, two-run, go-ahead double.

RESULTS

March
27: Gardner-Webb: W 14-2

March
28: Western Carolina: W 15-6

March
30-April 1: Miami: L 10-3, W 4-1, L 7-6

UPCOMING

April
3-4: @/vs. Georgia

April
6-8: @ Virginia Tech

19.
OKLAHOMA

Last
Week:
1-2. Overall: 21-9, 3-3 in Big 12 (7-4 vs. Top 25).
Weekend Series: 4-1.

For
the second straight Friday, So. RHP Stephen Porlier went seven
innings but allowed four or more runs and took a loss. The Sooners
managed just three hits Saturday against Adrian Alaniz, giving Jr.
LHP Heath Taylor (7 IP, 3 ER, 7 H, 6 K, 4 BB) his first loss of the
year. Jr. SS Aaron Reza (2-for-4, 2 RBI) paced the offense Sunday, as
the Sooners salvaged the series finale behind Sr. LHP/OF Joseph
Hughes (5 IP, 2 ER) and So. RHP Nich Conaway (4 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 4 K, 2
BB).

RESULTS

March
30-April 1: @ (9) Texas: L 4-3, L 3-1, W 5-2

UPCOMING

April
3: Texas Christian

April
5-7: @ Baylor

20.
MISSISSIPPI

Last
Week:
3-1. Overall: 21-9, 5-4 in SEC. (6-4 vs. Top 25).
Weekend Series: 5-2.

Jr.
RHP Will Kline (9.0 IP, 6 H, 2 ER, 4 BB, 11 K) rebounded from his
first loss of the season by dominating the Tigers on Friday. So. 3B
Cody Overbeck went deep and drove in two runs on the afternoon.
Six-foot-5, 260-pound So. RHP Lance Lynn followed Kline with a 6.1
inning, 4 ER performance on Saturday, which paired with the Rebels’™
13-hit, seven-run offensive showing was good enough to earn him his
third win of the season. Mississippi saw its five-game winning streak
(longest of the season) snapped on Sunday with a 3-2 loss that gave
Auburn its first conference win in nine tries this season.

RESULTS

March
27: @ Southern Mississippi: 6-5

March
30-April 1: @ Auburn: W 4-2, W 7-4, L 3-2

UPCOMING

April
3: Arkansas State

April
6-8: Georgia

21.
TULANE

Last
Week:
3-1. Overall: 22-8, 5-1 in C-USA (2-1 vs. Top 25).
Weekend Series: 5-3.

Jr.
RHP Sean Morgan (6.2 IP, 1 ER, 4 H, 10 K, 6 BB) has registered at
least five strikeouts in five straight starts, reaching double-digit
Ks in three of them. So. RHP Shooter Hunt (7 IP, 2 R, 1 ER, 5 H, 9 K,
1 BB) might have been even better on Saturday, when the Green Wave
gave him all the support he’d need with a three-run first inning.
Tulane got 4.1 combined shutout innings of relief in the two wins
from Sr. RHP Daniel Latham and Fr. RHP Preston Claiborne. Sr. RHP
Brandon Gomes (6.2 IP, 5 ER, 10 H) and the Tulane bullpen couldn’t
hold a 7-2 lead Sunday, as even Latham (1 IP, 4 ER) got knocked
around.

RESULTS

March
27: Nicholls State: W 5-0

March
30-April 1: (19) East Carolina: W 2-1, W 8-2, L 11-7

UPCOMING

April
3: Louisiana State

April
6-8: Memphis

22.
EAST CAROLINA

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

Coming
off three consecutive series victories, East Carolina lost its first
series since it was swept by UCLA on the road (Feb. 16-18). None of
the Pirates’™ weekend starters managed to come away with victories,
though Jr. RHP T.J. Hose (6 IP, 2 ER) threw well in a losing effort
in Friday’s pitcher’s duel. Sr. LHP Jason Neitz (2.2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 2
BB, 1 K) worked out of the bullpen to win Sunday’™s game. The
Pirates have played just six games on the road all season, and
Sunday’™s win was their first road win this year. Jr. 3B/C Corey
Kemp (2-for-5, 2B, 2 R) and Sr. RF Ryan Tousley (5-for-5, HR) each
drove in four runs for East Carolina in Sunday’s win.

RESULTS

March
28: UNC Wilmington: W 11-10(10 innings)

March
30-April 1: @ Tulane: L 2-1, L 8-2, W 11-7

UPCOMING

April
4: @ North Carolina State

April
6-8: (8) Rice

23.
UC IRVINE

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

So.
RHP Scott Gorgen (9 IP, 8 H, 4 ER, 1 BB, 3 K) turned in one of his
finest starts of the season on Friday, propelling the Anteaters to a
Friday victory. Seven of UC Irvine’™s nine starters collected
multiple hits on the afternoon. Jr. RHP Wes Etheridge (8-0) allowed
nine hits over 6.2 innings on Saturday but didn’™t give up a run and
struck out nine. A junior transfer from Cypress C.C., Etheridge has
yet to lose a Division I game. Only East Tennessee State’s Caleb
Glafenhein (9-2) has more victories. Jr. CF/1B Taylor Holiday went
5-for-14 with two home runs, a triple, and five RBI in the series.

RESULTS

March
27: @ Nevada-Las Vegas: L 11-6

March
30-April 1: (23) Long Beach State: W 9-4, W 4-0, L 12-4

UPCOMING

April
5-7: @ (12) Cal State Fullerton

24.
KENTUCKY

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

Kentucky’™s
starting pitchers gave up nine earned runs in 18 innings as UK
dropped its second series loss in the last three weeks. Fr. OF Jason
Kipnis drove in three runs as part of a 2-for-5 performance Saturday
to help lead the Wildcats over Mississippi State. Jr. RHP Aaron
Lovett allowed one hit and one earned run on his way to saving
Saturday’™s game (his third save of the season).

RESULTS

March
28: Morehead State: PPD (weather)

March
30-April 1: @ Mississippi State: L 10-7, W 10-6, L 5-4

UPCOMING

April
3: West Carolina

April
6-8: Tennessee

25.
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

Last
Week:
1-0. Overall: 18-12, 1-2 in Pac-10. (5-6 vs. Top
25). Weekend Series: 5-2.

Given
a chance to redeem himself after getting hit hard last weekend, So.
RHP Ryan Cook (5.1 IP, 8 H, 3 ER, 2 BB, 4 K) pitched well enough to
win his fourth game of the season on Friday. The Trojans’™ bullpen
finished off the effort with 3.2 innings of one-hit, scoreless ball.
Jr. DH/2B Matt Cusick (2-for-5), Fr. SS Grant Green (2-for-5, 3B),
and Jr. LF Lucas Duda (3-for-4) all drove in multiple runs for
Southern California. The Trojans are 5-5 in their last 10 games.

RESULTS

March
27: @ UC Riverside: W 8-3

UPCOMING

April
5-7: @ (9) Oregon State

DROPPED
OUT

SAN
DIEGO (20)

Last
Week:
2-2. Overall: 23-12, 1-2 in WCC. (3-2 vs. Top 25).
Weekend Series: 6-3.

Coming
off back-to-back victories, So. LHP Brian Matusz (6.2 IP, 10 H, 6 ER,
3 BB, 4 K) lost his second game of the season on Friday. Fr. RHP A.J.
Griffin (1.1 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 1 K) came out of the bullpen to win
Saturday’™s game. So. LHP Josh Romanski started that game and
pitched 7.2 innings of one-run ball. The Toreros’™ offense ignited
to break a 1-1 tie in the ninth inning with a three-run rally. Jr. 2B
Justin Snyder had the game-winning single for San Diego on Saturday.

RESULTS

March
27: San Diego State: W 9-3

March
30-April 1: @ Gonzaga: L 6-3, W 4-1, L 1-6

UPCOMING

April
5-7: @ St. Mary’™s

LONG
BEACH STATE (23)

Last
Week:
1-2. Overall: 14-11, 1-2 in Big West. (10-10 vs. Top
25). Weekend Series: 4-4.

Roughed
up by UC Irvine both Friday and Saturday, Long Beach State managed to
salvage Sunday’™s game and avoid its first sweep of the season. So.
LHP Shane Peterson (5.0 IP, 4 H, 2 ER, 0 BB, 2 K) started and made
his longest career appearance in Sunday’™s game, as he won for the
first time this season. Peterson also added two hits and a run from
the three hole. Sr. CF Robert Perry (two) and Fr. 3B Taylor Krick
(one) both went deep for Long Beach in Sunday’™s victory. Despite
scattering nine hits during the afternoon, the Dirtbags were shut out
for the first time this season on Saturday. The team scored four
times on eight hit Friday, but committed four errors and gave up four
unearned runs.

RESULTS

March
30-April 1: @ (24) UC Irvine: L 9-4, L 4-0, W 12-4

UPCOMING

April
4-7: Oral Roberts

College | #2007 #Top 25 Tracker

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