Top 25 Tracker: March 5-7

1. VIRGINIA
Last Week: 3-1. Overall: 9-2, 0-0 in ACC. (2-1 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 2-0.
Wright State stunned the Cavaliers Friday but they rebounded to win their next three. So. LHP/DH Danny Hultzen (7 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 9 K) was the tough-luck loser Friday, as Wright State ace Alex Kaminsky (7 IP, 1 ER, 7 K) stifled Virginia’s potent offense. UVa.’s bats produced 50 hits the next three games, led by leadoff man Jr. 2B Phil Gosselin (10-for-16, 6 R). Jr. RHP Robert Morey (6 IP, 5 H, 2 ER) improved to 2-1 in Saturday’s win against Dartmouth.
RESULTS
March 2: James Madison
March 5-7: Virginia Tournament, Charlottesville, Va.:
Wright State: L 2-1
Dartmouth: W 14-3
Dartmouth: W 11-5
Wright State: W 13-3
UPCOMING
March 10: @ William & Mary
March 12-14: @ (5) Florida State


2. LOUISIANA STATE
Last Week: 4-0. Overall: 11-0, 0-0 in SEC. (0-0 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 2-0.
LSU continued to roll even without injured ace Anthony Ranaudo. The Tigers won four games at the LSU tournament to improve to 11-0. So. LHP Chris Matulis (5 IP, 4 H, 1 ER, 6 BB, 2 K) picked up the win in Thursday’s win against Pepperdine. Jr. C Micah Gibbs (3-for-3, 2 R, 2 RBI) led a 16-hit assault against Brown on Friday; Gibbs is hitting a team-best .436/.500/.667. On Saturday, So. RHP Joey Bourgeois (7 IP, 1 H, 0 R) turned in his second stellar outing in three starts this season, as LSU won a pitcher’s duel against Pepperdine. The Tigers broke a 2-2 tie against Brown on Sunday with four runs in the sixth.
RESULTS
March 4-7: LSU Tournament:
Pepperdine: W 8-1
Brown: W 13-7
Pepperdine: W 3-2
Brown: W 9-2
UPCOMING
March 9: Louisiana-Monroe
March 10: @ Northwestern State
March 12-14: Kansas

3. TEXAS
Last Week: 2-1. Overall: 8-3, 0-0 in Big 12. (4-0 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 1-1.
Texas played strong defense and got good pitching from So. RHP Taylor Jungmann (7.2 IP, 4 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, 8 K), Jr. RHP Brandon Workman (9 IP, 4 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 7 K) and Jr. RHP Cole Green (7.1 IP, 8 H, 5 ER, 1 BB, 4 K) in a 2-1 weekend at the Houston College Classic. For more on all three games, see the Baseball America College Blog.
RESULTS
March 2: Texas-Pan American
March 5-7: @ Astros College Classic, Houston:
(9) Rice: W 2-1
Houston: L 1-0
Missouri: W 8-5
UPCOMING
March 9: Texas State
March 12-14: Iowa

4. GEORGIA TECH
Last Week: 3-0. Overall: 10-1, 0-0 in ACC. (0-0 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 3-0.
The Yellow Jackets cruised to a sweep of Rutgers. On Friday, Jr. RHP Deck McGuire (8 IP, 6 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 9 K) improved to 2-0, 0.82 with 25 strikeouts and 3 walks in 22 innings. Tech pounded out 19 hits in Saturday’s blowout, and So. LHP Jed Bradley (6 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 9 K) was strong Sunday. So. 2B Jacob Esch (7-for-12, 5 R, 3 RBI) had a big weekend to raise his season average to .500 (19-for-38).
RESULTS
March 2: Western Carolina: PPD
March 5-7: Rutgers: W 5-0, W 19-5, W 9-4
UPCOMING
March 10: @ Mercer
March 12-14: Wake Forest

5. FLORIDA STATE
Last Week: 4-0. Overall: 10-0, 0-0 in ACC. (4-0 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 3-0.
Florida State smacked Florida and dismantled Georgia, winning the four games against ranked SEC foes by a combined score of 48-13. The Seminoles, averaging 12.5 runs per game, had plenty of offensive heroes in the sweep of Georgia (they hit .369 as a team, compared to Georgia’s .228 mark), but Sr. SS Stephen Cardullo (7-for-12, 4 R, 7 RBI) had multiple hits in all three games. The Seminoles also got strong starts from So. LHP Sean Gilmartin (7 IP, 6 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 9 K) and Jr. LHP John Gast (7 IP, 7 H, 1 ER, 3 BB, 2 K) the first two games.
RESULTS
March 2: vs. (5) Florida @ Tampa: W 10-5
March 5-7: (25) Georgia: W 12-1, W 9-2, W 17-5
UPCOMING
March 8: @ Jacksonville
March 10: North Florida
March 12-14: (1) Virginia

6. FLORIDA
Last Week: 2-2. Overall: 7-2, 0-0 in SEC. (2-2 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 2-0.
After falling to Florida State in midweek action, the Gators took two of three on the road from their other in-state rival power, Miami. So. LHPs Alex Panteliodis (5.2 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, 8 K) and Nick Maronde (3.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 7 K) stymied the Hurricanes in Friday’s win. Fr. LHP Brian Johnson (4.2 IP, 6 H, 5 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 5 K) took his first career loss Saturday. Florida’s pitching got back on track in Sunday’s rubber game, as So. RHP Tommy Toledo (5 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 1 ER) and Jr. LHP Kevin Chapman (4 IP, 1 H, 0 R) shut down the ‘Canes, and Florida’s three-run fourth proved decisive.
RESULTS
March 2: vs. (6) Florida State @ Tampa: L 10-5
March 5-7: @ (16) Miami: W 7-1, L 9-6, W 4-2
UPCOMING
March 9-10: Illinois State
March 12-14: Charleston Southern

7. TEXAS CHRISTIAN
Last Week: 3-1. Overall: 8-2, 0-0 in MWC. (2-2 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 2-0.
The Horned Frogs beat hard-throwing juniors Chad Bettis and Nick Tepesch the first two days at the Houston College Classic, then lost a back-and-forth game to Rice in walk-off fashion Sunday. Sr. C Bryan Holaday (7-for-13, 2 2B, 2 RBI) was named the tournament’s Most Outstanding Player and is now hitting .463/.542/.732 with 10 RBIs on the season. The Frogs got three strong starts from Jr. RHP Steven Maxwell (6 IP, 7 YH, 2 ER), Fr. LHP Matt Purke (5.1 IP, 5 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, 7 K) and So. RHP Kyle Winkler (6.1 IP, 4 H, 3 ER). For more on all three games, see the Baseball America College Blog.
RESULTS
March 2: Texas-San Antonio: W 17-12
March 5-7: @ Astros College Classic, Houston:
Texas Tech: W 11-2
Missouri: W 4-3
(9) Rice: L 5-4
UPCOMING
March 9: @ Texas-Arlington
March 12-14: Texas Tech

8. COASTAL CAROLINA
Last Week: 3-0. Overall: 10-1, 0-0 in Big South (2-0 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 0-0.
Coastal Carolina won the first three games of its tournament, with one game remaining against Ball State on Monday. The Chanticleers hit six home runs in the first two games, led by Sr. C Jose Iglesias’ two long balls in Saturday’s win against Pittsburgh. That was plenty of support for Coastal starters So. RHP Anthony Meo (6 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 1 ER) and Jr. LHP Cody Wheeler (6.1 IP, 7 H, 3 ER). The Chanticleers mustered just four hits Sunday but escaped with a one-run win thanks in part to five Ball State errors.
RESULTS
March 5-7: Caravelle Resort Invitational, Conway, S.C.:
Toledo: W 14-4
Pittsburgh: W 9-6
Ball State: W 3-2
UPCOMING
March 8: Ball State
March 9: Wake Forest
March 12-14: Caravelle Resort Classic, Conway, S.C.: Illinois (2), Michigan (2)

9. RICE
Last Week: 4-1. Overall: 7-5, 0-0 in CUSA. (1-1 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 0-1.
The Owls went 2-1 in a trio of one-run games at the Houston College Classic. Rice’s pitching finally got on track, as they got strong starts from So. LHP Taylor Wall (7.1 IP, 5 H, 2 ER, 3 BB, 8 K), Jr. LHP Tony Cingrani (6.2 IP, 2 H, 2 ER) and Jr. RHP Boogie Anagnostou (7 IP, 8 H, 1 ER), plus strong relief work in all three games. For more on all three games, visit the Baseball America College Blog.
RESULTS
March 2: Houston: W 8-2
March 3: @ Texas State: W 5-0
March 5-7: Astros College Classic, Houston:
(3) Texas: L 2-1
Texas Tech: W 3-2
(7) Texas Christian: W 5-4
UPCOMING
March 9: Sam Houston State
March 11-14: California

10. LOUISVILLE
Last Week: 4-0. Overall: 11-0, 0-0 in Big East. (0-0 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 2-0.
The Cardinals improved to 11-0 with a sweep of Le Moyne despite being without injured Sr. 1B Andrew Clark (stress fracture in his rib cage) and Jr. OF Josh Richmond (broken left hand). Jr. RHP Thomas Royse (7 IP, 7 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 5 K) dominated again Friday to improve to 3-0, 0.50 with 19 strikeouts and three walks in 18 innings. Jr. LHP Dean Kiekhefer (7 IP, 6 H, 2 ER) was solid in a no-decision Saturday, as the Dolphins went ahead with three runs in the top of the 10th, but Louisville answered with four in the bottom of the frame, capped by Fr. 3B Cade Stallings’ walk-off, three-run homer. Ten different Cardinals had hits Sunday in support of So. RHPs Derek Self (5 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 5 K) and Tony Zych (3 IP, 1 H, 0 R).
RESULTS
March 3: Evansville: W 13-6
March 5-7: Le Moyne: W 8-1, W 6-5 (10 innings), W 12-1
UPCOMING
March 9: Indiana
March 12-14: @ (18) Mississippi

11. ARIZONA STATE
Last Week: 4-0. Overall: 11-0, 0-0 in Pac-10 (1-0 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 2-0.
The Sun Devils stayed perfect with a 4-0 weekend at the Coca-Cola Classic. Sr. 3B Raoul Torrez’s grand slam was the big blow in ASU’s decisive five-run seventh inning in Thursday’s slugfest against Cal Poly. The Sun Devils overcame an early 3-0 deficit Friday behind Jr. RHP Merrill Kelly (5 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 1 ER). So. SS Drew Maggi (4-for-4, 2 2B, 3B, 2 RBI) led ASU’s 22-hit barrage Saturday against UC Riverside, helping Jr. LHP Jimmy Patterson (6 IP, 6 H, 2 ER) pick up his first win. So. C/RHP Jordan Swagerty (3-for-3, 2B, 2 R) helped So. RHP Jake Borup (5 IP, 6 H, 1 ER) improve to 3-0 in Sunday’s rain-shortened affair against FIU.
RESULTS
March 4-7: Coca-Cola Classic, Surprise, Ariz.:
Cal Poly: W 12-9
(22) Oregon State: W 6-4
UC Riverside: W 16-2
Florida International: W 4-1 (7 innings)
UPCOMING
March 9: Grand Canyon (Ariz.)
March 12-14: Auburn

12. CLEMSON
Last Week: 3-1. Overall: 9-1, 0-0 in ACC. (2-1 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 2-0.
Clemson took two out of three in the Reedy River Rivalry. Sr. OF Wilson Boyd’s RBI single broke a 1-1 tie in the eighth Friday, and So. RHP David Haseldon picked up the win with four hitless, scoreless innings of relief. So. LHP/OF Will Lamb (5.1 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 4 BB) was decent in a no-decision Saturday, but South Carolina broke a 4-4 tie with three in the ninth. Clemson hit five home runs Sunday in support of So. RHP Scott Weismann (6 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 2 ER).
RESULTS
March 3: Dayton: W 6-5 (10 innings)
March 5-7: vs./vs./@ (15) South Carolina: W 4-3, L 7-5, W 19-6
UPCOMING
March 10: Gardner-Webb
March 12-14: North Carolina State

13. EAST CAROLINA
Last Week: 3-0. Overall: 7-3, 0-0 in CUSA. (3-3 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 1-1.
The Pirates won three tight games at the Keith LeClair Classic. So. LHP Kevin Brandt (6 IP, 5 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, 8 K) was strong in a no-decision Friday, and So. 3B Corey Thompson’s two-run double highlighted ECU’s four-run seventh to propel the Pirates to victory. Jr. RHP Zach Woods (7 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 11 K) was brilliant Saturday in relief of Jr. RHP Brad Mincey (2 IP, 6 H, 3 ER). Jr. RHP Seth Maness (7.1 IP, 8 H, 2 ER, 0 BB, 7 K) picked up his first win of the year Sunday, as the Pirates came from behind with two runs in the seventh and two more in the eighth.
RESULTS
March 2: @ High Point: PPD
March 5-7: Keith LeClair Classic, Greenville, N.C.:
Illinois: W 7-5
West Virginia: W 6-3
Western Carolina: W 5-4
UPCOMING
March 10: @ Cal State Northridge
March 11-13: @ Pepperdine

14. ARKANSAS
Last Week: 3-1. Overall: 8-2, 0-0 in SEC (0-0 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 3-0.
Arkansas fared well on its first road trip of the season, taking two of three at Cal despite making eight errors in three games. So. 3B Zack Cox (5-for-11, 2 R, 4 RBI) led the offense on the weekend, improving his average to .385. The Razorbacks came from behind with five runs in the eighth Friday to make a winner out of Sr. RHP Mike Bolsinger (7 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 6 K). Another five-spot, in the fifth, proved decisive Saturday, as So. LHP Drew Smyly (5 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 5 BB, 7 K) picked up his first win of the year. Jr. RHP/OF Brett Eibner (5 IP, 4 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 5 K) pitched well in defeat Sunday.
RESULTS
March 2: Kansas: W 15-3
March 5-7: @ California: W 7-3, W 9-5, L 6-0
UPCOMING
March 9-10: South Dakota State
March 12-14: Wisconsin-Milwaukee

15. UCLA
Last Week: 3-0. Overall: 9-0, 0-0 in Pac-10 (0-0 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 1-0.
UCLA has gotten off to a 9-0 start for the first time on record (dating back to 1955). UCLA’s starting pitching continued to dominate, as the Bruins got three strong starts from So. RHPs Gerrit Cole (7 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 9 K) and Trevor Bauer (6.2 IP, 6 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, 10 K) and Jr. LHP Rob Rasmussen (5 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 4 BB, 10 K). So. 3B Dean Espy (6-for-13, 5 RBI) led a UCLA offense that produced 39 hits in three games against Nebraska.
RESULTS
March 5-6: Nebraska: W 13-1, W 5-3, W 5-4
UPCOMING
March 9: UC Riverside
March 12-14: @ Whataburger College Classic, Corpus Christi, Texas: Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, Mississippi State, (25) Oklahoma

16. UC IRVINE
Last Week: 2-2. Overall: 6-5, 0-0 in Big West (0-2 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 1-0.
Irvine had lost four out of its last five heading into this weekend against St. Mary’s when it took two out of three. Sr. RHP Eric Pettis performed double duty for the Anteaters, picking up his first save of the season Friday and then throwing a career-high eight innings in a no-decision in Saturday’s finale, recording a season-high five strikeouts while allowing just one run on seven hits. Sr. 1B Jeff Cusick (3-for-5, 2 HR, 6 RBI) led the offense in a slugfest in the first game of Friday’s doubleheader. Sr. LHP Daniel Bibona (7 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 11 K) improved to 2-1 in the second game.
RESULTS
March 2: @ Pepperdine: L 6-0
Marcy 5-7: St. Mary’s: W 11-9, W 12-8, L 4-2 (10 innings)
UPCOMING
March 9: San Diego
March 12-14: @ Sacramento State

17. NORTH CAROLINA
Last Week: 4-0. Overall: 10-1, 0-0 in ACC (0-0 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 3-0.
North Carolina swept Michigan to improve to 10-1. UNC mustered just four hits Friday—one a two-run HR by Jr. 1B Dillon Hazlett (.441/.533/.647, team-best 14 RBIs), but Jr. RHP Matt Harvey (8 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 3 BB, 11 K) dominated to improve to 2-0. UNC rapped out 12 hits Saturday and jumped out to a 7-1 lead behind Jr. RHP Patrick Johnson (6 IP, 6 H, 1 ER), then held off a late Michigan rally to escape with the win. Jr. OF Ben Bunting and Sr. SS Ryan Graepel each had three hits and two RBIs Sunday in support of Jr. RHP Colin Bates (5.2 IP, 6 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 4 K).
RESULTS
March 4: Gardner-Webb: W 6-5
March 5-7: Michigan: W 7-6, W 4-2, W 9-1
UPCOMING
March 9: William & Mary
March 10: St. John’s
March 12-14: @ Duke

18. MISSISSIPPI
Last Week: 3-1. Overall: 9-2, 0-0 in SEC (0-0 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 3-0.
The Rebels won a road series at Tulane to improve to 9-2. Jr. 1B Miles Hamblin’s three-run homer in the seventh Friday made a winner out of Jr. LHP Drew Pomeranz (6 IP, 6 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, 6 K). Fr. 2B Alex Yarbrough had three of Mississippi’s 10 hits Saturday behind Sr. RHP Aaron Barrett (6.1 IP, 6 H, 1 ER, 4 BB, 7 K), who improved to 3-0. Yarbrough had three more hits in a losing effort Sunday as Jr. RHP Trent Rothlin (3.2 IP, 10 H, 6 ER) was hit hard.
RESULTS
March 2: Memphis: W 7-2
March 5-7: @ Tulane: W 6-4, W 5-1, L 12-4
UPCOMING
March 9-10: Austin Peay State
March 12-14: (10) Louisville

19. SOUTH CAROLINA
Last Week: 2-2. Overall: 6-4, 0-0 in SEC. (2-4 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 1-2.
Sr. RHP Blake Cooper (6.2 IP, 7 H, 3 ER, 1 BB, 7 K) was solid in a no-decision Friday, but the Tigers scored single runs in the seventh and eighth to win a back-and-forth affair. So. OF Jackie Bradley Jr., back from a broken hamate, had six hits on the weekend—including a homer and what proved to be the game-winning RBI single in the ninth on Saturday as part of a three-hit, four-RBI performance in support of Jr. RHP Sam Dyson (5.2 IP, 5 H, 4 ER, 2 BB, 7 K). The Tigers pounced with six runs in the second inning Sunday, then piled on in the late innings.
RESULTS
March 3: Presbyterian: W 15-0
March 5-7: @/vs./vs. (13) Clemson: L 4-3, W 7-5, L 19-6
UPCOMING
March 9-10: Valparaiso
March 12-14: Brown

20. MIAMI
Last Week: 2-2. Overall: 7-3, 0-0 in ACC (1-2 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 2-1.
Miami dropped a home series against rival Florida. The Hurricanes were out-hit 10-2 Friday, as Jr. LHP Chris Hernandez (6 IP, 8 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 0 BB, 8 K) suffered his first loss of the season. So. OF Nathan Melendres’ three-run homer in the sixth Saturday broke open a 5-3 game and propelled Miami to the win. The Hurricanes held Jr. LHP Eric Erickson back until Sunday because of arm soreness, and he took the loss in a low-scoring game, allowing three runs (two earned) on five hits over 3.1 IP.
RESULTS
March 2: vs. South Florida @ Tampa: W 15-2
March 5-7: (5) Florida: L 7-1, W 9-6, L 4-2
UPCOMING
March 9: @ Central Florida
March 12-14: Boston College

21. OREGON STATE
Last Week: 2-1. Overall: 7-3, 0-0 in Pac-10 (0-1 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 2-0.
The Beavers went 2-1 at the Coca-Cola Classic, but Sunday’s game against Cal Poly was washed out. Fr. LHP Matt Boyd (6.2 IP, 4 H, 3 ER, 0 BB, 7 K; 2-for-4, 2 R, 2 RBI, HR) did a little bit of everything in Thursday’s win against UC Riverside. Oregon State managed just six hits in a loss to Arizona State on Friday, as Jr. RHP Tyler Waldron (4.1 IP, 7 H, 4 ER) took his first loss of the year. Jr. LHP Tanner Robles (7.2 IP, 9 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 9 K) turned in a strong outing Saturday against Utah Valley.
RESULTS
March 4-7: @ Coca-Cola Classic, Surprise, Ariz.:
UC Riverside: W 10-3
(12) Arizona State: L 6-4
Utah Valley: W 9-0
Cal Poly: CCD
UPCOMING
March 12-14: Oregon State Tournament, Corvallis, Ore.: Utah, Portland, Utah, Portland

22. KENTUCKY
Last Week: 3-1. Overall: 9-1, 0-0 in SEC (1-0 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 1-0.
The Wildcats took their first loss of the year Thursday at San Diego State but rebounded with wins against San Diego and Monmouth. So. RHP Alex Meyer (4.1 IP, 8 H, 7 ER, 4 BB, 7 K) was roughed up in Thursday’s loss to ace Addison Reed (6 IP, 5 H, 2 ER, 1 BB, 6 K) and the Aztecs. Sr. 1B Gunner Glad (4-for-5, 2B, 2 RBI) led the offense Friday in support of Jr. LHP Logan Darnell (9 IP, 8 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 4 K), who needed just 90 pitches (70 strikes) to throw a complete-game shutout in his third career start. Kentucky fell behind Monmouth 11-5 early Saturday but rallied in the final three innings and won on a walk-off hit-by-pitch by So. DH Braden Kapteyn (4-for-5, 2 R, 3 RBI). Fr. LHP Taylor Rogers (2.1 IP, 10 H, 10 ER) was drilled in that one, but Jr. RHP Matt Little bailed out the Wildcats with four innings of two-hit, shutout relief, striking out nine without issuing a walk.
RESULTS
March 2: @ Morehead State: W 5-2
March 4-6: @ San Diego Tournament:
San Diego State: L 12-4
San Diego: W 6-0
Monmouth: W 14-13
UPCOMING
March 9-10: Evansville
March 12-14: IPFW

23. STANFORD
Last Week: 3-1. Overall: 7-4, 0-0 in Pac-10 (3-3 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 2-1.
Stanford pulled out a pair of come-from-behind, walk-off wins against UCSB before dropping Sunday’s slugfest. Jr. 1B Jonathan Kaskow delivered a pinch-hit RBI single to win Friday’s game in the bottom of the ninth, and Jr. SS Jake Schlander hit a walk-off solo homer in the 11th Saturday. After falling behind 14-3 early Sunday, Stanford rallied with eight runs in the sixth before running out of gas. The Cardinal’s four starting pitchers have a combined 7.35 ERA through 11 starts. In Thursday’s win against UC Davis, Fr. 3B Kenny Diekroeger hit his first career grand slam to highlight a six-run sixth inning. He’s hitting a team-best .382.
RESULTS
March 4: @ UC Davis: W 10-5
March 5-7: UC Santa Barbara: W 6-5, W 5-4 (11 innings), L 15-11
UPCOMING
March 19-21: Pepperdine

24. VANDERBILT
Last Week: 4-0. Overall: 10-1, 0-0 in SEC (0-1 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 1-0.
Vandy swept three games at its Music City Classic. Jr. 1B Curt Casali (7-for-13, 2 HR, 6 R, 5 RBI) had a big week but left Sunday’s game with an injury, and his availability this week is undetermined. Vandy’s pitching staff also continued to dominate, posting a 1.89 ERA with 46 strikeouts and 10 walks in 38 innings on the week. So. RHP Sonny Gray (7 IP, 5 H, 1 ER, 3 BB, 10 K) rebounded from a rough start against UCLA in Friday’s win against Kent State. Casali had four hits Saturday in support of Jr. RHP Taylor Hill (7.1 IP, 7 H, 2 ER, 0 BB, 6 K). Fr. SS/2B Anthony Gomez delivered a walk-off RBI single in the 11th inning Sunday.
RESULTS
March 3: Tennessee Tech: W 10-1
March 5-7: Music City Classic, Nashville:
Kent State: W 7-1
Illinois State: W 9-2
Indiana: W 6-5 (11 innings)
UPCOMING
March 10: Tennessee-Martin
March 12-14: Ohio

25. OKLAHOMA
Last Week: 5-0. Overall: 11-1, 0-0 in Big 12 (0-0 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 1-0.
The Sooners recorded one-run victories in four of their five games on the week to get off to their best start since 1998. So. 3B Garrett Buechele (7-for-18, 2 HR, 8 RBI) led the offense on the week and has hit safely in all 12 of OU’s games. Sr. RHP Jeremy Erben was lights-out in the bullpen, picking up wins in relief in three of his four appearances on the week. He struck out eight and allowed just four hits and a walk over six scoreless innings of work. Oklahoma also got strong starts from Jr. RHPs Michael Rocha (6 IP, 8 H, 4 R, 2 ER), Zach Neal (5.2 IP, 5 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 8 K) and Bobby Shore (6.2 IP, 6 H, 3 ER, 1 BB, 7 K).
RESULTS
March 2: Texas-Arlington
March 4-7: Sooner Classic, Norman, Okla.:
South Florida: W 5-4
Western Illinois: W 12-1
South Florida: W 4-3
Stephen F. Austin State: W 5-4
UPCOMING
March 9: @ Dallas Baptist
March 10: Houston Baptist
March 12-14: @ Whataburger College Classic, Corpus Christi, Texas: Mississippi State, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, (15) UCLA

DROPPED OUT

CAL STATE FULLERTON (18)
Last Week: 2-2. Overall: 4-6, 0-0 in Big West. (1-2 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 0-2.
The Titans lost their third straight weekend despite the continued hot hitting of Jr. OF Gary Brown (12-for-19, 6 R, 6 RBI, 2B, 2 3B, 2 HR, 3 SB on the week). Struggling Jr. RHP Daniel Renken (1 IP, 1 H, 2 ER) was forced to leave his start Friday in the second inning with lower back stiffness, and normal Sunday starter So. RHP Tyler Pill (6 IP, 6 H, 5 R, 4 ER, 1 BB, 8 K) was respectable in relief, but the Titans lost in 11 innings. Renken is listed as day to day. So. RHP Noe Ramirez (9 IP, 5 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 9 K) carried a shutout into the ninth inning of Saturday’s win and finished with his first career complete game. Arizona jumped out to a 9-0 lead through four innings Sunday, and Fullerton never threatened.
RESULTS
March 2: San Diego: W 11-4
March 5-7: @ Arizona: L 8-7 (11 innings), W 6-1, L 10-1
UPCOMING
March 11-14: @ SDSU Tournament, San Diego: San Francisco, San Diego State, San Diego, Alabama-Birmingham

GEORGIA (25)
Last Week: 0-4. Overall: 6-6, 0-0 in SEC (0-3 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 1-1.
Georgia was obliterated in four games last week by a total score of 46-10. Only one Georgia starter made it out of the second inning in the three games against Florida State, but that starter—Jr. RHP Justin Grimm (4 IP, 11 H, 9 R, 7 ER, 2 BB, 7 K)—was hit hard as well.
RESULTS
March 3: vs. Alabama @ Hoover, Ala.: L 13-2
March 5-7: @ (6) Florida State: L 12-1, L 9-2, L 17-5
UPCOMING
March 9-10: vs./@ Kennesaw State
March 12-14: Siena

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