Last Week: 1-0. Overall: 40-9, 18-6 in ACC. (11-5 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 9-1.
The Cavaliers were off for exams. Before the break, Jr. OF Jarrett Parker (2-for-4, 2 R, 3 RBI, 3B) and Fr. RHP Branden Kline (6 IP, 5 H, 4 ER, 1 BB, 5 K) led them to a midweek win against Virginia Commonwealth.
May 4: Virginia Commonwealth: W 10-5
May 14-16: North Carolina
Last Week: 3-1. Overall: 41-8, 21-3 in Big 12. (8-1 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 10-1.
The Longhorns saw their winning streak snapped at 21 games in a loss to Kansas State on Friday, but they rebounded to win the road series. Saturday’s win clinched Texas’ fourth Big Ten regular-season title in the last five years. So. RHP Taylor Jungmann (5.1 IP, 1 H, 2 ER, 7 BB, 4 K) was a bit wild in Friday’s loss. The ‘Horns pounded out 19 hits Saturday in support of Jr. RHP Cole Green (9 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 4 K), who threw his third complete game in the last four weeks. Green has not allowed an earned run in his last 39.1 innings, a streak dating back to April 10 against Kansas. He has given up just three unearned runs in that span. Jr. OF Kevin Keyes (3-for-3, 2 HR, 4 RBI) powered the offense to the series-clinching win Sunday; nine of his 11 HRs have come in conference play.
May 4: Prairie View A&M: W 6-0
May 7-9: @ Kansas State: L 2-1, W 17-2, W 6-5
May 16: Louisiana Tech (DH)
3. ARIZONA STATE
Last Week: 1-0. Overall: 39-5, 14-4 in Pac-10 (5-1 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 9-1.
The Sun Devils were off for exams over the weekend. Before the break, ASU evened its season series against rival Arizona with a midweek win behind Fr. RHP Brady Rodgers (8 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 7 K).
May 4: (23) Arizona: W 13-1
May 10-11: Brigham Young
May 15-17: @ Arizona
Last Week: 2-1. Overall: 33-12, 17-7 in SEC. (11-8 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 10-1.
Florida won a road series against Alabama to pull even with South Carolina for the overall lead in the SEC. Fr. 3B Austin Maddox (2-for-5, 2 R, 2 RBI, HR) led a balanced 16-hit attack Friday in support of Fr. RHP Hudson Randall (7 IP, 8 H, 0 R). Fr. DH/LHP Brian Johnson (2-for-3, 2 R, 4 RBI) spearheaded a 15-hit assault Saturday behind So. LHP Alex Panteliodis (6 IP, 8 H, 4 ER, 4 BB, 5 K). Maddox had three more hits including another homer Sunday, but Johnson (3.1 IP, 5 H, 6 ER) struggled.
May 4: Bethune-Cookman: CCD (rain)
May 7-9: @ Alabama: W 9-3, W 14-8, L 10-8
May 12: Florida Atlantic
May 14-16: Georgia
5. FLORIDA STATE
Last Week: 3-1. Overall: 36-12, 16-8 in ACC. (11-5 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 10-2.
Florida State won a road series against Boston College to remain atop the ACC’s Atlantic Division by two games over Clemson. So. LHP Sean Gilmartin (3.1 IP, 7 H, 6 ER) lost his third straight start Friday. So. LHP Brian Busch (5 IP, 6 H, 4 ER, 3 BB, 10 K) was solid in a no-decision in the first game of Sunday’s doubleheader, and the Seminoles broke a 4-4 tie with two runs in the ninth. Eight different Seminoles recorded hits in the finale, helping Fr. RHP Scott Sitz (6 IP, 7 H, 3 ER, 1 BB, 4 K) improve to 5-0.
May 4: Jacksonville: W 11-10 (13 innings)
May 7-9: @ Boston College: L 10-7, W 6-4, W 11-6
May 12: @ Stetson
May 14-16: North Carolina State
6. COASTAL CAROLINA
Last Week: 2-0. Overall: 41-6, 19-0 in Big South (3-1 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 7-1.
Coastal is a Big South juggernaut. The Chanticleers won the first two games of their series against Winthrop (the finale is Monday) and have won 32 straight conference home games, and 29 straight conference games overall. Coastal reached the 20-run mark for the fifth time this season Saturday, led by Sr. 1B Adam Rice (3-for-4, 2B, RBI), who proposed to his girlfriend before the game. So. RHP Anthony Meo (7 IP, 4 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 8 K) improved to 10-1 in that one. The Chants pounded out 16 hits Sunday in support of Jr. LHP Cody Wheeler (6 IP, 7 H, 3 ER, 3 BB, 10 K), who improved to 9-0 this season and 25-1 for his career.
May 8-9: Winthrop: W 20-3, W 11-7
May 10: Winthrop
7. TEXAS CHRISTIAN
Last Week: 2-1. Overall: 36-10, 16-4 in MWC. (2-4 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 10-0 (one series suspended).
TCU won a big road series against second-place New Mexico, extending its lead over the Lobos in the Mountain West to three games. In Friday’s opener, the Horned Frogs scored single runs in each of the first three innings—two of them courtesy of solo homers by So. OF Brance Rivera—to give Fr. LHP Matt Purke (7.1 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 4 BB, 6 K) all the support he needed. New Mexico RHP Willy Kesler shut out the Frogs into the ninth inning Friday, making a tough-luck loser out of So. RHP Kyle Winkler (8 IP, 5 H, 3 ER). TCU’s bats went bananas in Sunday’s finale, setting a school record with 67 total bases and tying a record with nine home runs. So. OF Aaron Schultz (4-for-4, 4 H, 7 RBI, 2 HR, 2B, SB) led TCU’s 34-hit onslaught in support of Jr. RHP Steven Maxwell (5 IP, 6 H, 3 ER, 1 BB, 6 K).
May 7-9: @ New Mexico: W 3-2, L 3-2, W 26-4
May 12: @ Texas State
May 14-16: Air Force
8. SOUTH CAROLINA
Last Week: 2-2. Overall: 36-11, 17-7 in SEC. (6-6 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 9-3.
South Carolina’s streak of 10 straight conference series victories was snapped at Kentucky, but the Gamecocks remain tied with Florida atop the SEC’s overall standings. Fr. 1B Christian Walker (4-for-6, 3 R, 4 RBI, 3 2B) led a 14-hit attack Friday in support of Sr. RHP Blake Cooper (5.2 IP, 9 H, 7 R, 3 ER), who improved to 9-0 despite a mediocre outing. Jr. RHP Sam Dyson (8 IP, 6 H, 2 ER, 4 BB, 8 K) was a tough-luck loser in a pitcher’s duel Saturday. Sr. RHP Jay Brown (3.1 IP, 4 H, 3 ER) failed to last four innings for the third straight start in Sunday’s loss.
May 5: Winthrop: W 14-6
May 7-9: @ Kentucky: W 13-9, L 2-1, L 9-3
May 11: Wofford
May 12: Charleston Southern
May 14-16: @ (12) Arkansas
Last Week: 4-1. Overall: 40-8, 16-5 in Big East. (3-1 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 10-1.
Louisville went 4-1 on the road against Ohio State and Georgetown to tie last year’s school record for regular-season victories, with eight games left to play. Jr. RHP Thomas Royse (8 IP, 6 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 11 K) improved to 9-1 in a combined shutout Friday. Fr. RHP Matt Koch (8 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 6 K) was stellar in a no-decision Saturday, but Georgetown broke a 1-1 tie with a run in the 10th. So. OF Stewart Ijames (3-for-5, 3 R, 3 RBI) led the offense Sunday in support of Fr. RHP Justin Amlung (6 IP, 5 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 4 K), who earned his second win of the week.
May 4-5: @ Ohio State: W 6-0, W 10-8
May 7-9: @ Georgetown: W 5-0, L 2-1 (10 innings), W 10-3
May 11: @ (23) Vanderbilt
May 14-16: St. John’s
10. CAL STATE FULLERTON
Last Week: 3-0. Overall: 30-14, 15-3 in Big West. (5-5 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 8-2.
The Titans swept UC Riverside to remain in control of the Big West. Fullerton got strong weekends from its dynamic duo of All-Americans atop the lineup: Jr. SS Christian Colon (7-for-14, 2 R, 5 RBI) and Jr. OF Gary Brown (6-for-12, 5 R, 5 RBI, 2 HR, 2B, SB). So. RHP Noe Ramirez (6 IP, 7 H, 3 ER) earned the win Friday in his return from a broken bone in his left hand. Jr. RHP Daniel Renken (5 IP, 5 H, 1 ER) improved to 8-2 Saturday, and So. RHP Colin O’Connell contributed four hitless innings of relief. Fr. RHP Dylan Floro (4-0, 2.81) threw a six-hit, complete-game shutout Sunday.
May 7-9: UC Riverside: W 6-4, W 9-1, W 6-0
May 12: @ Pepperdine
May 14-16: @ Long Beach State
Last Week: 4-0. Overall: 34-10, 10-8 in Pac-10 (7-6 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 7-2.
UCLA rebounded from a sweep at the hands of Arizona State with a road sweep of its own to climb into a tie with Stanford for second place in the Pac-10, percentage points ahead of California. So. RHP Gerrit Cole (8 IP, 3 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 9 K) improved to 7-2 in Friday’s victory. Fr. OF Cody Keefer (2-for-4, 2 R, 4 RBI) hit his first career home run Saturday in support of So. RHP Trevor Bauer (7 IP, 7 H, 6 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 6 K), and the Bruins broke open a one-run game with seven in the ninth. Jr. LHP Rob Rasmussen (6.2 IP, 5 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 4 K) ended his personal two-game losing skid with a strong performance Sunday, and the bullpen held off Washington’s late charge.
May 4: @ Pepperdine: W 5-1
May 7-9: @ Washington: W 7-2, W 14-6, W 7-6
May 11: @ UC Irvine
May 14-16: Southern California
Last Week: 2-1. Overall: 37-11, 16-8 in SEC (7-5 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 9-3.
Arkansas won a big road series at Ole Miss to take sole possession of first place in the SEC West, a game ahead of the Rebels and Auburn. Six Razorbacks posted multiple-hit games Friday in support of So. LHP Drew Smyly (6 IP, 5 H, 2 ER, 1 BB, 6 K), who improved to 8-0. The Rebels jumped on Fr. RHP D.J. Baxendale (1.2 IP, 4 H, 3 ER) Saturday and hung on for the win, despite 6.1 scoreless innings of relief from the Arkansas bullpen. Jr. 1B Andy Wilkins (3-for-4, 2 R, 3 RBI, HR) led the offense Sunday in support of Sr. RHP Mike Bolsinger (8 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 3 BB, 11 K), who bounced back strong from a 21-pitch relief outing Friday.
May 7-9: @ (11) Mississippi: W 11-4, L 3-2, W 7-0
May 11: vs. Louisiana Tech @ Little Rock
May 14-16: (8) South Carolina
Last Week: 2-0. Overall: 36-11, 18-6 in ACC (3-6 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 9-3.
Miami extended its home winning streak to 16 games with a two-game sweep of Division II Barry (Fla.). Fr. 2B Frankie Ratcliff (2-for-3, HR, 4 RBI) powered the offense Friday behind Jr. LHP Chris Hernandez (6 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 13 K). Ten Hurricanes recorded hits Saturday, and Sr. RHPs Jason Santana (4 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 8 K) and David Gutierrez (4 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 7 K) combined to strike out 15.
May 7-8: Barry (Fla.): W 6-0, W 11-1
May 14-16: @ (16) Georgia Tech
Last Week: 1-2. Overall: 34-15, 15-9 in SEC (10-8 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 8-4.
Ole Miss lost a home series to Arkansas to fall into a tie with Auburn for second place in the SEC West, a game behind the Hogs. Jr. LHP Drew Pomeranz (6.2 IP, 9 H, 4 ER, 2 BB, 8 K) took his first loss of the season Friday, and Arkansas piled on against the Mississippi bullpen. Jr. OF Matt Smith delivered a two-run homer in the first and an RBI single in the second Saturday to give Sr. RHP Aaron Barrett (8 IP, 6 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, 6 K) all the support he needed. Mississippi was shut out on two hits Sunday, as So. RHP David Goforth (6 IP, 8 H, 6 R, 5 ER) fell to 1-3.
May 7-9: (14) Arkansas: L 11-4, W 3-2, L 7-0
May 12: @ Arkansas State
May 14-16: @ Alabama
15. VIRGINIA TECH
Last Week: 2-1. Overall: 34-15, 14-10 in ACC. (7-9 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 9-2.
Virginia Tech outscored Savannah State 19-0 in a two-game sweep. Jr. OF Austin Wates (2-for-5, 5 RBI, 2 HR) led a 15-hit attack Friday in support of Jr. LHP Justin Wright (5 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 3 BB, 9 K). So. 3B Ronnie Shaban (2-for-3, 3 RBI, 2B) led the offense Saturday, and So. RHP Mathew Price (7 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 10 K) turned in another dominating performance. Jr. RHP Jesse Hahn sat out for a third straight week, but his elbow MRI showed no structural damage, according to an ESPN tweet.
May 4: Davidson: L 14-10
May 8-9: Savannah State: W 12-0, W 7-0
May 14-16: Duke
16. GEORGIA TECH
Last Week: 3-0. Overall: 39-9, 17-7 in ACC. (5-4 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 9-3.
The Yellow Jackets rebounded from back-to-back series losses with a sweep of Illinois-Chicago, their seventh series sweep of the season. The top two hitters in the Tech lineup—Jr. OF Jeff Rowland and Jr. SS Derek Dietrich—combined to go 7-for-7 with four runs and four RBIs Friday in support of Jr. RHP Deck McGuire (6 IP, 7 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 6 K). Jr. C Cole Leonida (3-for-4, 2 R, 3 RBI, 2B) led a 12-hit attack Saturday behind Jr. RHP Brandon Cumpton (5 IP, 3 H, 2 ER). So. LHP Jed Bradley (6 IP, 8 H, 2 ER, 1 BB, 10 K) improved to 8-2 in Sunday’s win.
May 7-9: Illinois-Chicago: W 8-4, W 11-5, W 5-2
May 14-16: (13) Miami
Last Week: 3-1. Overall: 35-13, 12-10 in Big 12 (2-4 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 7-2.
Oklahoma took two of three in its annual Bedlam series against rival Oklahoma State, helping the Sooners climb into third place in the Big 12, percentage points ahead of Kansas State and a half-game behind Texas Tech. Sophomore corner infielders Garrett Buechele and Cameron Seitzer each went 2-for-4 with two RBIs Friday in support of Jr. RHP Zach Neal (6.2 IP, 9 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 5 K). The Cowboys chased Jr. RHP Bobby Shore in a four-run third inning Saturday, and Jr. RHP Michael Rocha (6.2 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 5 K) was terrific in relief, but to no avail. In Sunday’s finale, Fr. RHP Jack Mayfield (9 IP, 5 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 7 K) became the first Oklahoma pitcher to throw a complete-game shutout against OSU since 1997, and the first freshman to do it since 1976.
May 4: Arkansas-Little Rock: W 14-5
May 7-8: vs. Oklahoma State @ Tulsa/Oklahoma City: W 7-6, L 4-3, W 6-0
May 14-16: Memphis
Last Week: 3-0. Overall: 33-15, 15-9 in SEC. (7-9 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 7-4.
Auburn swept Mississippi State for the first time since 1987 and moved into a tie with Mississippi for second place in the SEC West, just a game behind Arkansas. Four Tigers posted three-hit games Friday in support of So. LHP Cory Luckie (5.1 IP, 5 H, 3 ER, 2 BB, 4 K). Auburn pounded out seven home runs and 17 hits in Saturday’s slugfest, when it stormed back from an early 9-0 deficit thanks to six-spots in the fifth and seventh innings. Jr. OF Brian Fletcher homered Saturday and twice more Sunday behind Jr. LHP Grant Dayton (5.1 IP, 8 H, 5 R, 4 ER).
May 7-9: Mississippi State: W 9-6, W 16-14, W 11-8
May 11: @ South Alabama
May 14-16: Tennessee
19. SAN DIEGO
Last Week: 4-0. Overall: 30-16, 15-0 in WCC (4-9 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 9-1.
The Toreros swept a road series against second-place Portland to improve to 15-0 in WCC play, matching the best start for any school in WCC history (Loyola Marymount did it in 1988). San Diego has won seven straight games overall and 13 of its last 14. Jr. RHP Kyle Blair (9 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 3 BB, 15 K) was one out away from a no-hitter Friday and finished with a season-high 15 strikeouts, one shy of the school record he shares with Brian Matusz. The Toreros got two more dominant starts the next two days from So. LHP Sammy Solis (9 IP, 4 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 10 K) and Sr. RHP A.J. Griffin (8 IP, 6 H, 2 ER, 1 BB, 12 K).
May 4: UC Riverside: W 8-7
May 7-9: @ Portland: W 2-0, W 5-1, W 9-2
May 10: @ Oregon State
May 11: @ (22) Oregon
May 21-23: @ Pepperdine
Last Week: 2-1. Overall: 37-10, 16-4 in Big East. (1-2 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 7-1-1.
UConn took two of three from Cincinnati to maintain its half-game lead over Louisville in the Big East. Jr. C Joe Pavone (4-for-5, 4 RBI, 2B, HR) led a 17-hit attack behind Jr. LHP Elliot Glynn (6 IP, 6 H, 2 ER) in the first game of Saturday’s doubleheader. The Huskies rapped out 16 more hits in the nightcap in support of So. RHP Matt Barnes (9 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 8 K), who threw his first career complete-game shutout. Jr. LHP Greg Nappo (7.2 IP, 8 H, 3 ER, 0 BB, 6 K) pitched well in defeat Sunday.
May 8-9: Cincinnati: W 14-2, W 14-0, L 3-2
May 10: @ Boston College
May 11: Manhattan
May 14-16: @ South Florida
Last Week: 4-1. Overall: 30-17, 13-5 in CUSA. (2-2 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 5-3-1.
Rice’s hot bats did not cool over the exam break, as the Owls averaged nearly 14 runs per game in a 4-1 week, which included their fifth straight series win. So. 3B Anthony Rendon homered and drove in five Friday in support of So. LHP Taylor Wall (6.2 IP, 11 H, 3 ER). Rendon went deep twice more in a losing effort Saturday, and Sr. RHP Mike Ojala (6.2 IP, 6 H, 4 ER, 2 BB, 8 K) was solid in defeat. The Owls rapped out 14 hits and three homers Sunday behind Sr. RHP Jared Rogers (6.1 IP, 9 H, 4 ER).
May 4: Texas State: W 16-2
May 5: Texas Southern: W 16-9
May 7-9: @ Marshall: W 20-4, L 4-3, W 14-4
May 11: @ Oklahoma State
May 14-16: Southern Mississippi
Last Week: 0-4. Overall: 30-18, 10-11 in Pac-10 (6-4 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 7-4.
Oregon was swept in a hard-fought road series against rival Oregon State, losing three one-run games. Fr. LHP Tyler Anderson (6.1 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, 6 K) was strong in a no-decision Friday, but the Beavers broke a 1-1 tie on So. SS K.C. Serna’s throwing error in the 10th. Sr. RHP Justin LaTempa (7 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 5 K) turned in another solid start Saturday, and the Ducks rallied from behind with three runs in the ninth to force extra innings, but they left the bases loaded in the 11th and Oregon State scored the winning run on a wild pitch in the bottom of the frame. Oregon came from behind again Sunday, scoring four in the ninth to tie it, but the Beavers answered with a win in the bottom of the frame against Jr. RHP Drew Gagnier.
May 4: Portland: L 3-1
May 7-9: @ Oregon State: L 6-5, L 2-1 (10 innings), L 4-3 (11 innings)
May 11: (19) San Diego
May 14-16: East Tennesse State
Last Week: 2-1. Overall: 35-13, 12-10 in SEC (6-7 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 6-4.
Vandy won its first SEC road series of the season and its third straight series against LSU. Fr. 2B Anthony Gomez (6-for-13, 6 R, 2 RBI, HR) had a big weekend to raise his average to .447, best of any freshman in the nation. Gomez hit his first career home run in the ninth inning Friday to tie the wild slugfest at 15-15, but LSU won it with a run in the 10th. So. RHP Sonny Gray (3 IP, 7 H, 7 ER) had the shortest outing of his career in Friday’s loss, but he bounced back from that 77-pitch outing with a 32-pitch game Sunday to pick up the save, securing a win for So. RHP Jack Armstrong (7.2 IP, 6 H, 2 ER). So. OF Joe Loftus, who drove in five runs and fell a single shy of the cycle on Friday, delivered a tie-breaking two-run single in the eighth against LSU closer Matty Ott to win Sunday’s game. In between, Jr. RHP Taylor Hill (9 IP, 7 H, 2 ER, 1 BB, 8 K) shut down the Tigers on Saturday.
May 7-9: @ (24) Louisiana State: L 16-15 (10 innings), W 6-2, W 4-3
May 11: (9) Louisville
May 14-16: @ Mississippi State
Last Week: 3-1. Overall: 34-12, 15-5 in Big East (3-3 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 7-1-1.
Pitt won a road series against Seton Hall to remain a game behind first-place UConn in the Big East. The Panthers, who break into the Top 25 for the first time ever, split a series at Connecticut last week and have a series win against second-place Louisville under their belts. Jr. 3B Joe Leonard, who broke Pitt’s single-season hits record on Wednesday, went 4-for-5 Friday in support of Jr. RHP Corey Baker (7 IP, 8 H, 2 ER, 0 BB, 5 K). Leonard got just three at-bats on the weekend doubleheader due to a stomach bug. Jr. C Kevan Smith (3-for-5, 2 R, 4 RBI, 3B, HR) led a 16-hit attack behind So. LHP Matt Ianazzo (7 IP, 8 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 4 K) in the first game of Saturday’s doubleheader. Jr. OF John Schultz had three hits in that one and three more in the nightcap, but Sr. RHP Nathan Hood (2.1 IP, 10 H, 9 ER) was shellacked.
May 5: Akron: W 15-12
May 7-9: @ Seton Hall: W 5-2, W 14-2, L 9-7
May 11: Ohio
May 12: @ Duquesne
May 14-16: @ Cincinnati
Last Week: 4-1. Overall: 25-18, 10-8 in Pac-10 (10-5 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 7-4.
Stanford’s up and down season continues, as the Cardinal rebounded from a sweep at the hands of Washington by winning a series at Long Beach State. Stanford has won 12 of its last 17 games. Fr. 3B Kenny Diekroeger (8-for-20, 7 R, 4 RBI, 2 HR in five games) had a good week to extend his hitting streak to 17 games. So. LHP Brett Mooneyham (6 IP, 5 H, 2 ER, 5 BB, 9 K) posted his third straight solid start and improved to 2-5 on the season in Friday’s win. So. RHP Jordan Pries (8 IP, 9 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 9 K) bounced back from two poor outings and earned a no-decision Saturday, and the Cardinal won on Fr. Eric Smith’s pinch-hit RBI double in the 10th. Fr. RHP Mark Appel (1.2 IP, 4 H, 5 ER) took his first collegiate loss Sunday.
May 3: Santa Clara: W 8-3
May 4: San Jose State: W 10-7
May 7-9: @ Long Beach State: W 3-2, W 4-3 (10 innings), L 10-5
May 10: Santa Clara
May 12: @ San Jose State
May 14-16: Washington State
Last Week: 1-2. Overall: 27-17, 11-9 in Pac-10. (7-10 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 6-4-1.
Cal’s rollercoaster season continued, as the Golden Bears followed their sweep of Oregon State with a series loss at Washington State, with the series finale scheduled for Monday. Cal broke a scoreless tie Saturday with five runs in the fourth, but the Cougars answered with five of their own in the bottom of the frame to chase So. RHP Erik Johnson, then won the slugfest in the late innings. Jr. 1B Mark Canha (3-for-4, 2 HR, 7 RBI) led Cal’s 16-hit attack in another slugfest Sunday, but the Bears could not overcome Washington State’s nine-run sixth inning.
May 4: @ Sacramento State: W 7-3
May 8-9: @ Washington State: L 13-10, L 11-9
May 10: @ Washington State
Last Week: 1-3. Overall: 30-14, 9-9 in Pac-10. (4-4 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 7-5.
Arizona was stunned at home by Cal State Bakersfield, which won its first-ever series against a Pac-10 opponent. The Wildcats have lost three straight weekend series and seven of their last 10 games overall. Fr. RHP Kurt Heyer (6.2 IP, 5 H, 2 ER, 3 BB, 9 K) was solid in a no-decision Friday, but the Roadrunners broke a 2-2 tie with five runs in the 11th. Fr. OF Joey Rickard (5-for-7, 2 R, 2 RBI) led Arizona’s 20-hit attack Saturday behind So. RHP Kyle Simon (8 IP, 12 H, 3 ER, 2 BB, 8 K). Rickard had three more hits in a losing effort Sunday, but Jr. RHP Daniel Workman (1 IP, 8 H, 7 ER) was hammered, and the bullpen provided little relief.
May 4: @ (3) Arizona State: L 13-1
May 7-9: Cal State Bakersfield: L 7-2 (11 innings), W 17-6, L 22-5
May 15-17: (3) Arizona State
LOUISIANA STATE (24)
Last Week: 2-2. Overall: 34-15, 12-12 in SEC. (2-7 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 6-5.
LSU lost a home series to Vanderbilt—its third straight series loss—and has dropped nine of its last 11 games. Jr. RHP Anthony Ranaudo (2.2 IP, 5 H, 6 ER, 4 BB, 1 K) was shellacked for the third straight Friday, but the Tigers rallied back from a seven-run deficit to win on Jr. C Micah Gibbs’ RBI double in the 10th. LSU made four errors Saturday, leading to four unearned runs against Fr. LHP Jordan Rittiner (6.1 IP, 8 H, 5 ER, 1 BB, 6 K). Jr. RHP Austin Ross (5.1 IP, 5 H, 2 ER) was solid in a no-decision Sunday, but the Commodores broke a 2-2 tie on Joe Loftus’ two-run single in the eighth against So. RHP Matty Ott.
May 4: Southeastern Louisiana: W 9-5
May 7-9: Vanderbilt: W 16-15 (10 innings), L 6-2, L 4-3
May 14-16: @ Kentucky