1. UC IRVINE
Last Week: 3-0. Overall: 37-11, 17-1 in Big West. (6-3 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 10-0.
Irvine has won seven straight and 14 of its last 15 to clinch the Big West title. The Anteaters pounded out 16 hits Friday in support of Jr. LHP Daniel Bibona (8 IP, 6 H, 5 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 7 K), who has lasted seven or more innings and allowed two or fewer earned runs in eight straight outings. Sr. 3B Eric Deragisch hit a go-ahead, two-run homer in the ninth inning to propel the ‘Eaters to a win Saturday. Fr. OF Tommy Reyes had three hits Saturday and three more Sunday in support of So. RHP Crosby Slaught (7 IP, 6 H, 4 ER).
May 8-10: @ Pacific: W 11-6, W 5-4, W 6-5
May 12: San Diego
May 15-17: UC Davis
2. LOUISIANA STATE
Last Week: 2-1. Overall: 38-13, 18-9 in SEC. (8-4 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 10-2.
For the second straight weekend, LSU won a series against a top SEC contender; the Tigers now sit alone in first place overall in the conference, a game ahead of Florida. LSU pounded out 13 hits Friday in support of So. RHP Anthony Ranaudo (7 IP, 6 H, 1 ER, 3 BB, 7 K). Sr. RHP Louis Coleman (8 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 7 K) extended his scoreless streak to 17 innings Saturday. So. RHP Austin Ross (4.2 IP, 8 H, 4 ER) fell to 5-6 in Sunday’s loss.
May 8-10: (11) Florida: W 10-1, W 4-0, L 9-3
May 12: Centenary
May 14-16: @ Mississippi State
3. ARIZONA STATE
Last Week: 5-0. Overall: 38-11, 16-5 in Pac-10 (4-4 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 10-1.
ASU rebounded from a series loss to Oregon State by winning five straight games, including a sweep of Winthrop. Jr. C Carlos Ramirez (7-for-12, 9 RBI, 3 2B, 2 HR) and Jr. OF Jason Kipnis (8-for-14, 8 R, 5 RBI, 2B, 2 3B, 2 HR) led ASU’s potent offense on the weekend. The Sun Devils got a strong start Friday from Jr. RHP Mike Leake (7 IP, 6 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 8 K) and a gem Sunday from Sr. RHP Jason Franzblau (9 IP, 7 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 5 K). The Sun Devils did it all without Jr. LHP Josh Spence, who will likely miss the rest of the season with a strained tendon in the middle finger of his left hand; there’s a chance he could pitch out of the bullpen at some point, but the Devils say he definitely will not start again.
May 5-6: San Diego: W 8-7 (11 innings), W 7-6
May 8-10: Winthrop: W 14-3, W 10-9, W 5-0
May 15-17: Oregon
Last Week: 2-2. Overall: 33-13, 15-6 in CUSA. (9-2 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 8-1.
The Owls took two of three from Central Florida to remain a game ahead of East Carolina in Conference USA. Rice was shut out Friday despite 10 hits, as the Owls hit into three double plays. Fr. Anthony Rendon (3-for-4, 3 RBI, HR) led an 11-hit attack Saturday in support of Jr. RHP Ryan Berry (7 IP, 6 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 6 K). Rendon had three more hits Sunday, and Jr. RHP Mike Ojala (3 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 4 K) was solid in his first start since April 18. Jr. C Diego Seastrunk tied the game with a three-run homer in the seventh, then held on to the ball on a collision at home plate to record the game’s final out in the ninth.
May 5: Texas State: L 4-1
May 8-10: Central Florida: L 5-0, W 10-2, W 8-7
May 12: Louisiana Lafayette
May 14-16: @ Alabama-Birmingham
5. CAL STATE FULLERTON
Last Week: 4-1. Overall: 36-13, 14-7 in Big West. (9-5 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 8-3.
The Titans have won 13 of their last 15, but they lost Sunday’s finale to Cal Poly, ensuring the best they can do is finish tied for the Big West title with UC Irvine. So. RHP Daniel Renken (9 IP, 8 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 10 K) improved to 7-2, 2.35 in Friday’s win. Jr. OF Josh Fellhauer (3-for-4, 2 R) paced an 11-hit attack Saturday in support of Fr. RHP Noe Ramirez (6.2 IP, 8 H, 3 ER, 2 BB, 5 K). Fr. RHP Tyler Pill (6.2 IP, 9 H, 6 ER) failed to tie the Fullerton freshman record for wins in a season Sunday, falling to 8-2, 3.61.
May 5-6: Arizona: W 5-2, W 8-4
May 8-10: @ (12) Cal Poly: W 8-4, W 7-3, L 7-4
May 15-17: vs./@/@ UCLA
Last Week: 3-1. Overall: 36-12-1, 17-10-1 in Big 12. (11-6-1 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 10-2.
The Longhorns took two of three from rival Texas A&M to clinch the Big 12 title for the third time in the last four years. So. RHP Chance Ruffin (6.1 IP, 3 H, 5 ER, 3 BB, 9 K) was solid in a no-decision Friday, and the Longhorns rallied for three runs in the 10th to win a back-and-forth affair. The Longhorns mustered just three hits Saturday and were shut out by the Aggies for the first time since 1979. Texas scored five unearned runs in the first Sunday and held on to win despite being out-hit 13-5.
May 6: Texas Southern: W 7-3
May 8-10: @/vs./vs. (14) Texas A&M: W 11-9 (10 innings), L 3-0, W 5-4
May 16: Alabama A&M
7. GEORGIA TECH
Last Week: 2-1. Overall: 33-12-1, 16-8-1 in ACC (7-5-1 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 9-2-1.
The Yellow Jackets snapped Florida State’s 14-game winning streak Friday and won the series to move into a virtual tie with North Carolina atop the ACC’s Coastal Division. Jr. 1B Tony Plagman (5-for-5, 4 R, 3 RBI, HR) led a 13-hit attack Friday in support of So. RHP Deck McGuire (6 IP, 7 H, 3 ER, 2 BB, 6 K). So. RHP Brandon Cumpton (5 IP, 7 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 7 K) moved up to the Saturday starter slot and took a no-decision, as FSU came from behind with three runs in the ninth to win it. Tech returned the favor Sunday, overcoming a one-run deficit to win with two in the ninth.
May 6: vs. Tennessee @ Chattanooga, Tenn.: CCD
May 8-10: (16) Florida State: W 12-3, L 8-6, W 6-5
May 12: Georgia
May 14-16: @ Duke
8. NORTH CAROLINA
Last Week: 3-2. Overall: 38-13, 17-9 in ACC. (10-3 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 8-3.
The Tar Heels lost a series to scuffling rival North Carolina State and fell into a virtual tie with Georgia Tech atop the ACC’s Coastal Division. Jr. RHP Alex White (6 IP, 5 H, 3 ER, 5 BB, 5 K) fell to 7-2 on Friday, as UNC left 12 runners on base. The Tar Heels scored five runs on just three hits Saturday, and Sr. RHP Adam Warren (5.1 IP, 4 H, 2 ER, 3 BB, 7 K) and Jr. LHP Brian Moran (3.2 IP, 0 H, 0 R) made it stand up. Jr. 1B/OF Dustin Ackley, who played center field Saturday and Sunday, had a double, a homer and three RBIs in a loss Sunday. Ackley also had a triple Saturday to give the Tar Heels 25 for the season, breaking a school record established in 1948 and equaled last year. So. RHP Matt Harvey (4.2 IP, 7 H, 7 R, 5 ER, 2 BB, 6 K) took the loss Sunday.
May 5: Elon: W 15-6
May 7: Longwood: W 5-4
May 8-10: @ North Carolina State: L 3-0, W 5-2, L 9-4
May 12: @ Charlotte
May 14-16: @ Boston College
Last Week: 1-2. Overall: 37-15, 17-10 in SEC. (5-5 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 7-4.
The Rebels dropped their first weekend series in their last four tries, at home against downtrodden rival Mississippi State. The Bulldogs got to So. LHP Drew Pomeranz (5.1 IP, 8 H, 6 R, 4 ER, 1 BB, 11 K) for four runs in the sixth inning Friday. Sr. LHP Brett Bukvich (4.1 IP, 8 H, 6 ER) struggled in Saturday’s loss. Ole Miss salvaged Sunday’s finale using a balanced 11-hit attack and a strong start from Jr. RHP Phillip Irwin (6.1 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 10 K). Mississippi trails LSU by a game in the SEC West.
May 8-10: Mississippi State: L 6-5, L 11-8, W 8-1
May 14-16: @ Arkansas
Last Week: 2-1. Overall: 37-10-1, 15-9-1 in ACC (3-5-1 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 7-2-1.
The Cavaliers took two of three from Duke to pull within a game of first place in the ACC’s Coastal Division. Fr. LHP/1B Danny Hultzen (5.1 IP, 6 H, 6 R, 2 ER) suffered his first collegiate loss Friday. The Cavaliers stormed back from a 9-3 deficit Saturday with five runs in the eighth and two in the ninth, tying the game on Hultzen’s solo homer to lead off the ninth then winning on So. OF John Barr’s bases-loaded single. So. OF Jarrett Parker (4-for-6, 3 R, 5 RBI, 2B, HR) paced a 13-hit attack Sunday in support of So. RHP Robert Morey (7 IP, 4 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, 5 K).
May 8-10: Duke: L 11-4, W 10-9, W 12-1
May 12: Virginia Commonwealth
May 14-16: @ Virginia Tech
11. KANSAS STATE
Last Week: 3-2. Overall: 38-13-1, 13-9-1 in Big 12 (7-7-1 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 7-4.
The Wildcats have won a school-record 38 games, but they lost a home series to Texas Tech to fall into a three-way tie for third place in the Big 12. Jr. RHP A.J. Morris (8 IP, 10 H, 5 ER, 2 BB, 5 K) suffered his first loss of the season Friday, falling to 11-1, 1.67. Sr. LHP Lance Hoge (5.2 IP, 6 H, 5 ER) fell to 5-3 in Saturday’s loss. K-State salvaged Sunday’s finale behind Sr. RHP Todd Vogel (8 IP, 6 H, 3 ER).
May 4-5: Brigham Young: W 9-8 (10 innings), W 11-3
May 8-10: Texas Tech: L 6-0, L 12-6, W 9-5
May 15-17: vs/@/@ Kansas
Last Week: 3-0. Overall: 35-15, 17-9 in SEC (7-5 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 7-4.
The Crimson Tide swept Arkansas to run its winning streak to seven games and draw within a half-game of Louisiana State for first place overall in the SEC. Alabama is 18-5 since April 1. Sr. OF Kent Matthes (5-for-11, 5 RBI, 2B, 2 HR) paced the offense, collecting two game-winning RBIs and one game-tying RBI against the Razorbacks. Sr. RHP Austin Hyatt (9 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 7 K) turned in a gem Friday improve to 8-1, 3.13. Jr. DH Brandon May (3-for-4, 2 RBI) led a balanced 12-hit attack in Saturday’s win. May’s RBI double in the seventh Sunday proved the eventual game-winner.
May 8-10: (17) Arkansas: W 2-1, W 8-6, W 6-5
May 12: Jacksonville State
May 14-16: @ Auburn
Last Week: 1-3. Overall: 35-17, 17-10 in SEC (7-5 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 7-5.
The Gators lost two of three at LSU but still lead the SEC’s Eastern Division by two games over Georgia. Sr. LHP Stephen Locke (5.1 IP, 12 H, 9 ER) was hammered in Friday’s opener, and Fr. RHP Anthony DeSclafani (4 IP, 7 H, 3 ER) was hittable in Saturday’s loss, when Florida mustered just four hits. Fr. 1B Preston Tucker (4-for-5, 3 R, RBI, 2 2B) paced a 15-hit attack Sunday in support of Fr. LHP Nick Maronde (5 IP, 3 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 8 K).
May 6: Florida Gulf Coast: L 17-5
May 8-10: @ (3) Louisiana State: L 10-1, L 4-0, W 9-3
May 12: Jacksonville
May 14-16: Kentucky
14. TEXAS CHRISTIAN
Last Week: 2-1. Overall: 31-14, 12-5 in MWC (9-7 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 9-2.
TCU took two of three from Utah and leads the Mountain West by a half-game over Brigham Young with one weekend left in the regular season for the Horned Frogs. TCU broke a 4-4 tie with six runs in the seventh inning Friday. So. RHP Steven Maxwell (1.2 IP, 7 H, 7 ER) was bombed in Saturday’s loss. The Frogs won the rubber game behind a strong outing from Fr. RHP Kyle Winkler (6 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 5 K).
May 8-10: Utah: W 10-5, L 15-11, W 4-3
May 11: @ Dallas Baptist
May 14-16: @ Nevada-Las Vegas
Last Week: 3-2. Overall: 37-16, 14-10 in Big 12 (5-5 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 8-2-1.
The Sooners won their first series against Oklahoma State since 2005 to move into a three-way tie for third place in the Big 12. So. RHP Michael Rocha (6 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 7 K) picked up the win Friday in relief of Jr. RHP Stephen Porlier (2 IP, 4 H, 2 ER). Jr. 1B Aaron Baker (3-for-4, 2B) led a 12-hit attack Saturday, and Jr. RHP Chase Anderson (5 IP, 4 H, 1 ER) picked up the win in relief of Jr. LHP J.R. Robinson (3 IP, 7 H, 4 ER) as the Sooners broke a 5-5 tie with two in the ninth. Jr. RHP Garrett Richards (5.2 IP, 7 H, 5 ER, 1 BB, 5 K) took the loss Sunday, as OU mustered just two hits in support. So. RHP Ryan Duke picked up two saves on the weekend and now has 12 on the season, the most by a Sooner since Bucky Buckles recorded 14 for Oklahoma’s 1994 national championship team.
May 4: Southern Utah: W 14-5
May 5: @ Texas-Arlington: L 8-5
May 8-10: vs. Oklahoma State @ Tulsa/Oklahoma City: W 5-2, W 7-5, L 5-1
May 15-17: (16) Texas A&M
16. TEXAS A&M
Last Week: 2-2. Overall: 33-18, 14-10 in Big 12. (6-5 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 7-4.
The Aggies dropped two of three against rival Texas to officially end their hopes of repeating as Big 12 champions. Texas got to So. LHP/OF Brooks Raley (6.1 IP, 9 H, 8 ER) for five runs in the seventh inning Friday and won it with three in the 10th against Jr. RHP Alex Wilson (3.2 IP, 2 H, 3 R, 2 ER). On Saturday, Fr. LHP Ross Hales (9 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 9 K) gave A&M its first shutout against Texas since 1979, and its first win in Austin since 2003. Texas A&M out-hit the ‘Horns 13-5 Sunday but left 12 men on base, and Texas scored all five of its runs—unearned—in the first against So. RHP Barret Loux (0.2 IP, 2 H, 5 R, 0 ER).
May 5: Sam Houston State: W 8-2
May 8-10: vs./@/@ (8) Texas: L 11-9 (10 innings), W 3-0, L 5-4
May 15-17: @ (15) Oklahoma
17. FLORIDA STATE
Last Week: 3-2. Overall: 36-14, 19-9 in ACC (6-6 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 8-4.
Florida State saw its winning streak snapped at 14 games Friday and its four-series winning streak snapped in Sunday’s rubber game. Fr. RHP Sean Gilmartin (6 IP, 10 H, 10 R, 8 ER) was lit up in his return to the Friday starter spot. FSU came from behind with three runs in the ninth to win Saturday. So. RHP/OF Mike McGee (5.1 IP, 3 H, 3 ER) was solid in a no-decision Sunday, but the Yellow Jackets scored twice in the ninth to earn a comeback win.
May 5: Jacksonville: W 5-2
May 6: Florida International: W 15-5
May 8-10: @ (9) Georgia Tech: L 12-3, W 8-6, L 6-5
May 14-16: Grambling State
18. CAL POLY
Last Week: 1-3. Overall: 33-15, 11-7 in Big West (3-7 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 10-2.
The Mustangs lost their best hitter (Fr. 2B Matt Jensen) to a broken collarbone last weekend, then went 1-3 without him this week. Jr. RHP D.J. Mauldin (5.2 IP, 8 H, 4 ER) was decent in defeat Friday. The Mustangs left 12 runners on base Saturday, when Fullerton broke a 3-3 tie with two runs in the seventh, then added two more in the ninth. Fr. RHP Mason Radeke (8 IP, 9 H, 4 ER, 2 BB, 5 K) stymied the Titans Sunday to help Poly avoid a sweep.
May 5: @ Southern California: L 5-0
May 8-10: (6) Cal State Fullerton: L 8-4, L 7-3, W 7-4
May 12: Pepperdine
May 15-17: @ Long Beach State
Last Week: 2-1. Overall: 34-17, 16-11 in ACC (5-6 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 8-4.
The Tigers won a nonconference series against UNC Wilmington, their third straight series victory. So. DH Chris Epps (3-for-3, 3 RBI, 2 2B) paced a 12-hit attack Friday in support of Sr. RHP Trey Delk (5 IP, 5 H, 1 ER). So. OF Jeff Schaus (2-for-5, 4 RBI, 2B, HR) led a 14-hit assault Saturday behind So. LHP Casey Harman (6 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 9 K). Schaus had two more hits in a losing effort Sunday, and Fr. LHP Chris Dwyer (5 IP, 4 H, 3 ER, 1 BB, 5 K) was solid in a no-decision.
May 6: @ Furman: PPD
May 8-10: UNC Wilmington: W 13-2, W 11-3, L 4-3
May 11: @ Furman
May 12: College of Charleston
May 14-16: @ North Carolina State
20. EAST CAROLINA
Last Week: 2-1. Overall: 37-15, 14-7 in CUSA (3-4 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 7-3.
The Pirates won a road series at Houston to remain a game behind Rice in Conference USA with one weekend to play. Jr. RHP Chris Heston (6 IP, 7 H, 4 ER, 1 BB, 8 K) pitched well in a no-decision in Friday’s loss. Sr. OF Stephen Batts (2-for-5, 4 RBI, 2B) led a 17-hit barrage Saturday behind So. RHP Seth Maness (7 IP, 5 H, 2 ER). Sr. 2B Ryan Wood had three hits and three RBIs in that one, then went 4-for-6 with four more RBIs and a pair of homers Sunday.
May 8-10: @ Houston: L 5-4, W 12-2, W 13-6
May 12: @ UNC Wilmington
May 14-16: Memphis
Last Week: 3-1. Overall: 33-14, 15-5 in Big Ten (2-1 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 7-1-1.
The Golden Gophers won their third straight series and lead the Big Ten by a half-game over Ohio State and Illinois. Fr. SS A.J. Pettersen (3-for-5, 3 RBI) led a 12-hit attack Friday in support of Sr. RHP Chauncy Handran (7.1 IP, 11 H, 5 ER). Minnesota broke open a 5-5 game with seven runs over the final three innings Sunday. Jr. 2B Derek McCallum went 3-for-4 with a homer in defeat Sunday.
May 5: North Dakota State: W 6-5
May 8-10: @ Michigan: W 9-5, W 12-5, L 10-4
May 14-16: @ Penn State
Last Week: 3-1. Overall: 36-14, 23-4 in SoCon (1-3 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 10-1.
The Phoenix have won 12 of their last 13 and clinched the SoCon regular-season title (five games ahead of second-place Georgia Southern). Elon’s mashing offense is averaging 15.3 runs per game over its last 14 conference games, and the Phoenix has scored 11 or more runs in 13 of the 14 games. They have also plated 11 or more in 18 of their last 21 conference games and are averaging 14 runs per game over that span. Elon won Friday’s slugfest on Sr. OF Pat Irvine’s two-run homer in the 11th. The Phoenix produced 27 runs on 26 hits Saturday, then got a strong outing from Sr. RHP Tom Porter (5.2 IP, 6 H, 2 ER) on Sunday.
May 5: @ (4) North Carolina: L 15-6
May 8-10: @ Western Carolina: W 13-11 (11 innings), W 27-6, W 7-2
May 12: High Point
Last Week: 4-1. Overall: 36-14, 16-7 in Big East (0-0 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 8-3.
The Cardinals have won seven of their last eight games and sit in second place in the Big East, 1.5 games behind South Florida heading into next weekend’s showdown between the two teams. Jr. 2B Adam Duvall (14-for-24, 15 R, 7 RBI, 4 2B, 3 HR in five games) paced the offense on the week, and So. OF Phil Wunderlich extended his hitting streak to a career-best 13 games with two hits Sunday. Jr. LHP Justin Marks (7 IP, 8 H, 8 R, 6 ER, 2 BB, 7 K) benefited from Louisville’s 15-hit attack Friday to improve to 8-2. So. LHP Dean Kiekhefer (5.1 IP, 9 H, 4 ER) turned in a decent start Saturday, but Louisville’s first five pitchers were tattooed Sunday and its seven-run, ninth-inning rally came up short.
May 5-6: Ohio State: W 21-5, W 12-7
May 8-10: @ St. John’s: W 10-8, W 5-4, L 19-15
May 12: @ Western Kentucky
May 14-16: South Florida
Last Week: 1-2. Overall: 32-18, 15-12 in ACC (6-6 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 8-4.
Miami’s regional hosting ambitions took a major hit this weekend, as the Hurricanes dropped a home series to Bethune-Cookman (29-26 overall). So. LHP Chris Hernandez (7 IP, 6 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 6 K) pitched well in a no-decision Friday, but the Wildcats broke a scoreless tie with a run in the ninth against Fr. LHP Daniel Mirada. So. C Yasmani Grandal (3-for-5, 6 RBI, HR) paced Miami’s 11-hit attack Saturday. Miami managed just four hits Sunday in support of Jr. RHP David Gutierrez (5 IP, 7 H, 4 ER).
May 8-10: Bethune-Cookman: L 1-0, W 14-4, L 5-2
May 14-16: @ Wake Forest
Last Week: 2-2. Overall: 30-23, 16-11 in Big 12 (11-13 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 6-4.
Missouri won its fourth straight weekend series and sits in second place in the Big 12. In Friday’s win, Jr. RHP Kyle Gibson (8 IP, 7 H, 4 ER, 1 BB, 8 K) improved to 9-3, 3.73 with 115 strikeouts and 15 walks in 92 innings. Sr. LHP Scooter Hicks (4.1 IP, 5 H, 4 ER, 1 BB, 6 K) got the start and the loss Saturday. So. RHP Nick Tepesch (6.1 IP, 5 H, 6 R, 5 ER, 4 BB, 4 K) earned a no-decision in Sunday’s slugfest, as Missouri’s bullpen coughed up a five-run lead in the ninth, but the Tigers won on So. C Ryan Ampleman’s walk-off homer in the bottom of the frame. Ampleman is filling in for Jr. C Trevor Coleman, who has missed the last two weekends with a broken hand. The Tigers say there’s a chance he could be available for the postseason.
May 5: Missouri State: L 10-5
May 8-10: (23) Kansas: W 8-5, L 7-4, W 13-12
May 15-17: Cal State Bakersfield
Last Week: 0-3. Overall: 31-17, 14-12 in SEC (5-7 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 8-4.
Arkansas was swept at Alabama and has lost five straight games, two straight series and four of its last five series. Jr. LHP Dallas Keuchel (7.2 IP, 8 H, 2 ER) was a tough-luck loser Friday, as the Hogs mustered just three hits in support. Fr. OF Collin Kuhn homered twice and drove in three in a losing effort Saturday. So. RHP/OF Brett Eibner (6 IP, 6 H, 5 ER, 2 BB, 6 K) took the loss Sunday.
May 8-10: @ (21) Alabama: L 2-1, L 8-6, L 6-5
May 12: Oral Roberts
May 14-16: (9) Mississippi
Last Week: 1-2. Overall: 34-17, 15-12 in SEC (4-9 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 7-5.
Georgia’s regional hosting ambitions took a dagger to the heart this weekend, as the Bulldogs dropped their third straight series (and second in a row at home) against Vanderbilt. Georgia’s losing streak reached eight games before it salvaged Sunday’s finale. The Bulldogs mustered just four hits Friday against Vandy freshmen Sonny Gray (6 IP, 1 ER) and Jack Armstrong (3 IP, 1 ER), and Georgia Sr. RHP Trevor Holder (6 IP, 9 H, 8 R, 3 HR, 6 ER) was hit hard; he’s given up 17 home runs in 70 innings this season. The Bulldogs were limited to five hits Saturday against Commodores lefty Mike Minor (9 IP, 5 H, 2 E, 2 BB, 12 K), and Dawgs Jr. LHP Alex McRee (6 IP, 8 H, 7 ER) was knocked around. UGa. scored single runs in each of the final three innings Sunday to pull off a comeback victory and stop the bleeding.
May 8-10: Vanderbilt: L 10-2, L 9-2, W 4-3
May 12: (7) Georgia Tech
May 14-16: @ South Carolina
Last Week: 2-2. Overall: 35-18, 13-11 in Big 12 (11-9 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 5-5.
Kansas dropped a road series at Missouri to fall to sixth place in the Big 12. Jr. LHP Shaeffer Hall (5.2 IP, 10 H, 7 ER) was hit hard in Friday’s opener. Jr. SS David Narodowski (4-for-5, 3 R, 2 2B, HR) and So. OF Casey Lytle (4-for-4, HR) led KU’s 13-hit attack Saturday. Kansas made four errors Sunday but rallied for five runs in the ninth to tie the game at 12-12, only to lose on a walk-off homer in the bottom of the frame.
May 6: @ Wichita State: W 8-3
May 8-10: @ Missouri: L 8-5, W 7-4, L 13-12
May 15-17: @/vs./vs. (11) Kansas State
OREGON STATE (25)
Last Week: 2-2. Overall: 29-14, 12-9 in Pac-10 (3-3 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 5-4-1.
OSU has lost three of its last four series to fall into a tie with Washington for fourth place in the Pac-10. So. 3B Stefen Romero (2-for-5, 2 R, 3 RBI, 3B) led the offense Friday in support of So. LHP Tanner Robles (6.1 IP, 2 H, 0 R). So. RHP Greg Peavey (1.2 IP, 7 H, 9 ER) was bombed Saturday, and Jr. RHP Jorge Reyes (4 IP, 3 H, 3 ER, 6 BB, 5 K) struggled with his command in Sunday’s loss.
May 5: @ Portland: W 5-1
May 8-10: @ Washington: W 6-4, L 15-6, L 4-3
May 12-13: Gonzaga
May 15-17: Washington State