Last Week: 3-0. Overall: 43-9, 21-6 in ACC. (11-5 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 10-1.
Virginia allowed just six runs in its first-ever three-game sweep of North Carolina, running its winning streak to 14 games—tied with Jackson State for longest active streak in the nation. UVa. now leads the ACC by two games over Miami and Georgia Tech. Jr. OF Jarrett Parker had two hits in each game to lead the Cavaliers’ offense. After UNC tied the first game of Saturday’s doubleheader with a run in the top of the ninth, Jr. OF John Barr delivered a walk-off RBI single in the bottom of the frame. In the nightcap, Jr. RHP Robert Morey (9 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, 8 K) became the first Cavalier to throw back-to-back complete games since Andrew Dobies in 2004. Jr. RHP Tyler Wilson (5.1 IP, 2 H, 0 R) earned the win in relief Sunday, as Virginia capped its comeback from an early 3-0 deficit with So. 1B John Hicks’ walk-off three-run homer in the ninth. It was UVa.’s first walk-off homer since David Adams hit one against Georgia Tech in 2007. The series drew a school-record 13,294 fans.
May 15-16: North Carolina: W 3-2, W 5-1, W 5-3
May 18: Virginia Military Institute
May 20-22: @ (14) Miami
Last Week: 2-0. Overall: 43-8, 21-3 in Big 12. (8-1 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 11-1.
Texas returned from its exam break with a doubleheader sweep on Sunday against Louisiana Tech. Jr. RHPs Cole Green (2.2 IP, 5 H, 4 ER) and Brandon Workman (4 IP, 5 H, 4 ER, 1 BB, 7 K) were both hittable in the first game, but the Longhorns scored 10 runs on nine hits and 10 walks to avoid being upset. In the nightcap, Jr. OF Kevin Keyes (3-for-4, 2 R, 6 RBI, HR) led a 13-hit attack in support of So. RHP Taylor Jungmann (7 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 3 BB, 8 K).
May 16: Louisiana Tech: W 10-9, W 13-2
May 21-23: @ Missouri
3. ARIZONA STATE
Last Week: 3-1. Overall: 42-6, 15-5 in Pac-10 (5-1 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 9-1 (one series pending).
The Sun Devils split the first two games of their series at Arizona, with the finale scheduled for Monday. So. 1B Riccio Torrez (3-for-5, 3 RBI, 2B) led a 13-hit attack Saturday behind Jr. RHP Seth Blair (6 IP, 9 H, 4 ER, 1 BB, 6 K), who improved to 9-0. Jr. RHP Merrill Kelly (3.2 IP, 5 H, 6 R, 5 ER) took his first loss of the season Sunday, as Arizona coach Andy Lopez picked up his 1,000th career victory.
May 10-11: Brigham Young: W 14-0, W 7-2
May 15-16: @ Arizona: W 12-4, L 12-4
May 17: @ Arizona
Last Week: 4-0. Overall: 37-12, 20-7 in SEC. (11-8 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 11-1.
A school-record 14,619 fans watched the Gators sweep Georgia at home for the first time since 2000. Florida remains tied with South Carolina atop the SEC standings heading into next weekend’s showdown between the two teams in Columbia. So. RHP Greg Larson (4 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 K) picked up the win in relief Friday, as the Gators took advantage of two Georgia errors to come from behind with two runs in the ninth, capped by Fr. C Mike Zunino’s walk-off sacrifice fly. Fr. RHP Hudson Randall (5.2 IP, 9 H, 2 ER, 0 BB, 5 K) was solid in a no-decision Saturday, and the Gators earned another walk-off win—this time on So. C Ben McMahan’s solo tie-breaking solo homer in the ninth. McMahan entered after Zunino dislocated his thumb catching a cutter from Fr. LHP Steven Rodriguez. McMahan had two more hits Sunday, and the Gators broke open a 2-1 game with seven runs in the sixth in support of Fr. LHP Brian Johnson (5.2 IP, 6 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 3 K).
May 12: Florida Atlantic: W 7-3
May 14-16: Georgia: W 4-3, W 4-3, W 9-3
May 18: North Florida
May 20-22: @ (6) South Carolina
5. COASTAL CAROLINA
Last Week: 4-0. Overall: 45-6, 23-0 in Big South (3-1 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 8-1.
Coastal swept a road series at second-place Liberty to clinch its fourth straight Big South regular-season title. The Chanticleers have won 33 consecutive Big South regular-season games and have won 26 of their last 27 games overall. They also set a new program record for regular-season wins. The Chanticleers used a balanced 12-hit attack Friday to help So. RHP Anthony Meo (7.1 IP, 5 H, 2 ER, 1 BB, 4 K) improve to 11-1, 1.78. Coastal took advantage of four Liberty errors Sunday, as Jr. LHP Cody Wheeler (6 IP, 7 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 7 K) improved to 10-0. CCU had another balanced attack Sunday behind Fr. RHP Josh Conway (5 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 4 K).
May 10: Winthrop: W 10-4
May 14-16: @ Liberty: W 5-2, W 7-1, W 5-0
May 18: College of Charleston
May 20-22: @ Radford
6. SOUTH CAROLINA
Last Week: 5-0. Overall: 41-11, 20-7 in SEC. (9-6 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 10-3.
The Gamecocks swept a huge series at SEC West leader Arkansas, and they remain tied with Florida atop the SEC’s overall standings heading into next weekend’s showdown between the two teams in Columbia. South Carolina has reached the 40-win plateau in 11 straight seasons. So. OF Jackie Bradley’s RBI double in the seventh broke a 2-2 tie Friday and helped Sr. RHP Blake Cooper (7 IP, 3 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 7 K) improve to 10-0. Jr. RHP Sam Dyson (9 IP, 6 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 8 K) threw his second complete-game shutout of the season Saturday (the first one was just seven innings, however). Jr. OF Whit Merrifield’s second homer of the day on Sunday—a two-run shot in the seventh inning—put South Carolina ahead for good, and five Gamecocks relievers combined to throw six shutout innings, allowing just two hits.
May 11: Wofford: W 17-4
May 12: Charleston Southern: W 10-2
May 14-16: @ (12) Arkansas: W 3-2, W 5-0, W 5-3
May 18: Furman
May 20-22: (4) Florida
7. FLORIDA STATE
Last Week: 3-1. Overall: 39-13, 18-9 in ACC. (11-5 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 11-2.
Florida State continues to struggle on the mound, but also continues to win, albeit in ugly fashion. The Seminoles took two of three from N.C. State and lead the ACC’s Atlantic Division by three games over Clemson. So. LHP/1B Sean Gilmartin (5.2 IP, 7 H, 5 R, 4 ER, 1 BB, 6 K) lost his fourth straight start Friday, falling to 6-6, 4.52 on the year. So. LHP Brian Busch (6.1 IP, 4 H, 3 ER, 2 BB, 4 K) was solid in a no-decision Saturday, and the Seminoles overcame an early 3-0 deficit behind two hits and two RBIs from So. OF James Ramsey. Ramsey had two more hits and four more RBIs Sunday, and Gilmartin went 3-for-3 at the plate to help the ‘Noles erase an early 8-0 deficit.
May 12: @ Stetson: W 6-2
May 14-16: North Carolina State: L 5-2, W 7-5, W 12-9 (7 innings)
May 20-22: @ Clemson
8. TEXAS CHRISTIAN
Last Week: 4-1. Overall: 40-11, 19-5 in MWC. (2-4 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 12-0.
After coming from behind to win in the resumption of a suspended game Friday to clinch their seventh straight regular-season conference title, the Horned Frogs won another surprisingly hard-fought series against Air Force, which entered the weekend with a 1-16 conference record. TCU trailed 16-15 in the seventh inning of the game that was suspended on March 28, and Fr. LHP Matt Purke (6 IP, 5 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 12 K) took the mound when play resumed. He earned the win to improve to 10-0, as the Frogs tied it with two in the ninth and won it with two more in the 12th. Jr. 2B Jerome Pena finished that game 6-for-8 with five RBIs. In the regularly scheduled Friday game, TCU put up six runs in the first in support of So. RHP Kyle Winkler (8 IP, 9 H, 2 ER, 1 BB, 6 K). Jr. RHP Steven Maxwell (8 IP, 3 H, 2 ER, 1 BB, 6 K) was a tough-luck loser Saturday, as TCU out-hit the Falcons 12-4 but left 13 runners on base compared to Air Force’s one. So. RHP Erik Miller (5 IP, 4 H, 2 ER, 0 BB, 3 K) pitched well in his first career start Sunday, and TCU took the lead for good with two runs in the seventh.
May 12: @ Texas State: W 10-5
May 14-16: Air Force: W 19-17 (12 innings), W 8-2, L 4-2, W 5-3
May 18: @ Texas-San Antonio
May 20-22: Cal State Bakersfield
9. CAL STATE FULLERTON
Last Week: 4-0. Overall: 34-14, 18-3 in Big West. (5-5 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 9-2.
The Titans swept rival Long Beach State to clinch at least a share of the Big West title, and they own the tie-breaker over UC Irvine by virtue of their head-to-head series victory. Fullerton, which has won nine straight series, will make its 19th consecutive trip to regionals, the third-longest active streak in the nation—behind just Miami (37 straight) and Florida State (32). Jr. SS Christian Colon (3-for-6, 3 R, 3 RBI, 3B, HR) led a 16-hit attack Friday behind So. RHP Noe Ramirez (7 IP, 8 H, 1 ER, 3 BB, 5 K). Colon’s grand slam highlighted Fullerton’s six-run sixth inning Saturday in support of Jr. RHP Daniel Renken (9 IP, 8 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 6 K). The Titans used a balanced 14-hit attack Sunday behind Fr. RHP Dylan Floro (6.2 IP, 8 H, 2 ER, 0 BB, 6 K), who continued to pitch well in place of So. RHP/DH Tyler Pill in the rotation. Elbow pain and fatigue continues to prevent Pill from pitching, but he remains in the lineup as the DH.
May 12: @ Pepperdine: W 10-7
May 14-16: @ Long Beach State: W 12-2, W 8-0, W 6-4
May 18: Loyola Marymount
May 21-23: Santa Clara
Last Week: 3-1. Overall: 37-11, 13-8 in Pac-10 (7-6 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 8-2.
The Bruins swept USC to move into sole possession of second place in the Pac-10. So. RHP Gerrit Cole (5 IP, 6 H, 5 ER, 4 BB, 2 K) labored but got the win Friday, as the Bruins scored 13 runs on 13 hits and nine walks. Jr. OF Bret Krill (3-for-4, 3 R, 3 RBI, 2 2B, HR) led a 20-hit assault Saturday behind So. RHP Trevor Bauer (7 IP, 7 H, 2 ER, 6 BB, 11 K). Jr. LHP Rob Rasmussen (7 IP, 6 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 8 K) was strong in a no-decision Sunday, and the Bruins overcame a 1-0 ninth-inning deficit on Fr. OF Cody Keefer’s walk-off, two-run homer.
May 11: @ UC Irvine: L 2-1
May 14-16: Southern California: W 13-7, W 15-2, W 2-1
May 18: UC Santa Barbara
May 21-23: @ California
Last Week: 2-2. Overall: 42-10, 18-6 in Big East. (3-2 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 11-1.
Louisville took two of three from St. John’s and trails UConn by a half-game in the Big East. St. John’s Fr. OF Jeremy Baltz hit four home runs Friday to power the Red Storm to the upset, though Jr. RHP Thomas Royse (7 IP, 8 H, 4 ER, 2 BB, 5 K) was solid in a no-decision. The Cardinals broke the school record for most regular-season wins on Saturday, as the offense pounded out 14 hits and So. RHP Tony Zych (5 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K) picked up the win in relief. So. OF Stewart Ijames (3-for-4, 3 R, 5 RBI, 2 HR, 2B) had his first career multi-hit game Sunday in support of Fr. RHP Justin Amlung (5.2 IP, 4 H, 3 ER). Jr. OF Josh Richmond went 3-for-11 over the weekend in his return from a broken bone in his left hand.
May 11: @ (23) Vanderbilt: L 11-10 (17 innings)
May 14-16: St. John’s: L 8-5, W 10-6, W 8-4
May 18: Eastern Kentucky
May 20-22: @ Notre Dame
12. VIRGINIA TECH
Last Week: 2-1. Overall: 36-16, 16-11 in ACC. (7-9 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 10-2.
The Hokies took two of three against Duke, winning their third straight ACC series and sixth in their last seven. Sr. C Steve Domecus (3-for-5) was one of five Hokies to record multiple hits Friday in support of Jr. LHP Justin Wright (7.2 IP, 6 H, 3 ER). Domecus (4-for-6, 3 R, 3 RBI, 2B) and So. 1B/3B Ronnie Shaban (4-for-5, 3 R, 6 RBI, HR) led a 19-hit barrage Saturday, and So. RHP Marc Zecchino (5 IP, 4 H, 2 ER) earned the win in relief of So. RHP Mathew Price (4 IP, 9 H, 6 R, 5 ER). Domecus had three more hits in a losing effort Sunday, and Jr. RHP Jesse Hahn (4 IP, 3 H, 3 ER, 4 BB, 0 K) took the loss in his return from a three-week layoff due to arm soreness.
May 14-16: Duke: W 11-3, W 18-8, L 11-7
May 18: @ Davidson
May 20-22: @ North Carolina
13. GEORGIA TECH
Last Week: 2-1. Overall: 41-10, 19-8 in ACC. (7-5 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 10-3.
Georgia Tech won a series against Miami to move into a tie with the Hurricanes for second place in the ACC, two games behind Virginia. The Yellow Jackets pounded out 15 hits Friday in support of Jr. RHP Deck McGuire (7 IP, 4 H, 1 ER, 3 BB, 9 K), who improved to 7-3, 2.91. So. RHP Mark Pope (5 IP, 11 H, 5 ER) moved into the weekend rotation and took his first loss of the season Saturday. Georgia Tech trailed 3-0 after five innings Sunday before storming back with six unanswered, helping So. LHP Jed Bradley (6 IP, 5 H, 3 ER, 2 BB, 5 K) improve to 9-2. First-team preseason All-America closer Kevin Jacob, who had been sidelined since March 13 with shoulder tendinitis, returned to action Friday, striking out the side in a perfect inning of relief. He threw another scoreless inning Sunday, allowing a hit and a walk and earning a strikeout.
May 14-16: (13) Miami: W 14-3, L 9-2, W 6-3
May 18: Georgia State
May 20-22: @ Boston College
Last Week: 1-2. Overall: 37-13, 19-8 in ACC (4-8 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 9-4.
Miami dropped two of three at Georgia Tech and has lost all four series it has played this year against Top 25 teams. Sr. RHP Jason Santana (2.2 IP, 6 H, 9 ER) was blasted in Friday’s blowout. Jr. OF Chris Pelaez (3-for-5, 2 R, 4 RBI, HR) led a 17-hit attack Saturday in support of Jr. LHP Chris Hernandez (6 IP, 5 H, 2 ER, 4 BB, 6 K). Georgia Tech came back from a 3-0 deficit with four runs in the sixth Sunday, chasing Sr. RHP David Gutierrez (5.1 IP, 5 H, 3 ER).
May 14-16: @ (16) Georgia Tech: L 14-3, W 9-2, L 6-3
May 18: Florida Gulf Coast
May 20-22: (1) Virginia
Last Week: 2-1. Overall: 37-14, 12-10 in Big 12 (2-4 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 8-2.
The Sooners took two of three in a nonconference series against Memphis, their fourth straight weekend series win. Oklahoma mustered just three runs on five hits Friday, as Jr. RHP Zach Neal (5.2 IP, 8 H, 3 ER) took his second loss of the season. So. 1B Cameron Seitzer (2-for-4, 3 RBI, HR) led a 17-hit attack Saturday in support of Fr. RHP Jack Mayfield (6.2 IP, 7 H, 2 ER). OU broke open a 1-0 game with six runs in the fourth Sunday, helping make a winner out of Jr. RHP Bobby Shore (6 IP, 4 H, 2 ER, 3 BB, 5 K).
May 14-16: Memphis: L 4-3, W 14-6, W 9-2
May 18: (17) Arkansas
May 19: Texas Southern
May 21-23: @ Kansas
Last Week: 2-2. Overall: 35-17, 17-10 in SEC. (7-9 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 8-4.
Auburn won its fourth straight series to take sole possession of first place in the SEC West and clinch a trip to the SEC tournament for the first time since 2003. Tennessee jumped on So. LHP Cory Luckie (3.2 IP, 5 H, 5 R, 4 ER) for three runs in the first and two more in the fourth in Friday’s loss. Jr. OF Trent Mummey (3-for-6, 3 R, 7 RBI, 2 HR, 2B) led a 22-hit onslaught Saturday behind of Jr. LHP Cole Nelson (9 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 3 K), who threw Auburn’s first complete-game shutout since 2005 and its first in SEC play since 2002. Mummey (3-for-4, 2 R, 5 RBI, 2 HR) had another huge game Sunday in support of Jr. LHP Grant Dayton (6.2 IP, 9 H, 2 ER, 0 BB, 4 K).
May 11: @ South Alabama: L 10-9 (11 innings)
May 14-16: Tennessee: L 9-3, W 18-0, W 9-2
May 18: Jacksonville State
May 20-22: @ (18) Mississippi
Last Week: 1-3. Overall: 38-14, 16-11 in SEC (7-8 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 9-4.
Arkansas was swept at home by South Carolina to fall a game behind Auburn in the SEC West. The Razorbacks have lost three of their last four series. So. LHP Drew Smyly (7 IP, 6 H, 3 ER, 2 BB, 9 K) took his first loss of the season Friday, as the Gamecocks broke a 2-2 tie with a run in the seventh. Sr. RHP Mike Bolsinger (7.2 IP, 5 H, 5 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 6 K) took the loss Saturday, as the Hogs were shut out on six hits. Arkansas led 3-2 after seven innings Sunday, but South Carolina rallied for three over the final two frames against Jr. RHP Jordan Pratt.
May 11: vs. Louisiana Tech @ Little Rock: W 5-4
May 14-16: (8) South Carolina: L 3-2, L 5-0, L 5-3
May 18: @ (15) Oklahoma
May 20-22: @ (23) Vanderbilt
Last Week: 2-2. Overall: 36-17, 16-11 in SEC (10-8 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 8-5.
Mississippi lost its second straight series and is tied with Arkansas for second place in the SEC West, a game behind Auburn. Jr. OF Tim Ferguson (3-for-5, HR, 3 RBI) led the offense Friday in support of Jr. LHP Drew Pomeranz (5 IP, 1 H, 1 ER, 7 BB, 9 K), who improved to 7-1, 2.15 despite shaky control. Sr. RHP Aaron Barrett (6.2 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, 8 BB, 7 K) had his own bouts with wildness in a no-decision Saturday, and the Rebels were shut down by Alabama’s Jimmy Nelson (9 IP, 4 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, 11 K). Ole Miss led 3-2 at the seventh-inning stretch Sunday, but the Crimson Tide put up four runs in the bottom of the seventh, chasing So. RHP David Goforth (6.1 IP, 7 H, 4 ER), who fell to 1-4.
May 12: @ Arkansas State: W 5-2
May 14-16: @ Alabama: W 5-4, L 4-1, L 6-3
May 20-22: (16) Auburn
19. SAN DIEGO
Last Week: 1-1. Overall: 31-17, 15-0 in WCC (4-10 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 9-1.
San Diego ran its winning streak to eight games before losing Tuesday at Oregon in its fifth game in five days. The Toreros then took the weekend off for exams and clinched the West Coast Conference title, as second-place Portland was swept at San Francisco. The WCC has no conference tournament, so USD has already wrapped up the league’s automatic bid. The Toreros have won the WCC three of the last four years.
May 10: @ Oregon State: W 4-1
May 11: @ (22) Oregon: L 13-4
May 21-23: @ Pepperdine
Last Week: 4-1. Overall: 41-11, 18-5 in Big East. (1-2 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 8-1-1.
UConn won a road series at South Florida and enters the final weekend atop the Big East standings, a half-game ahead of Louisville and a game ahead of Pittsburgh. So. RHP Matt Barnes (2 IP, 4 H, 8 ER, 6 BB, 2 K) was shellacked Friday in his first loss of the season. The Huskies scored 10 runs on 11 hits in the sixth inning Saturday, and Jr. LHP Greg Nappo (7 IP, 7 H, 4 ER) improved to 7-5 as UConn broke a program record for wins. So. OF George Springer (2-for-4, 2 R, 3 RBI, HR, 2B) hit his 17th homer of the season on Sunday behind Jr. RHP Robert Van Woert (5 IP, 6 H, 2 ER). UConn gave ace Jr. LHP Elliot Glynn the weekend off due to soreness between his ribs, but coach Jim Penders said he expects Glynn to be fine next weekend with the extra rest.
May 10: @ Boston College: W 11-7
May 11: Manhattan: W 5-4
May 14-16: @ South Florida: L 12-1, W 13-5, W 10-3 (7 innings)
May 18: @ Quinnipiac
May 20-22: Seton Hall
Last Week: 2-2. Overall: 32-19, 15-6 in CUSA. (2-2 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 6-3-1.
Rice won a wild series against second-place Southern Miss to clinch at least a share of the CUSA regular-season title. So. LHP Taylor Wall (2.1 IP, 5 H, 6 ER) was roughed up in the first game of Saturday’s doubleheader, but the Owls rallied back with eight runs in the eighth before their comeback bid ran out of steam. So. 3B Anthony Rendon (2-for-4, 4 RBI, HR, 2B) led a 10-hit attack in the nightcap in support of Sr. RHP Mike Ojala (6 IP, 3 H, 2 ER, 3 BB, 7 K). Rendon (4-for-5, R R, 4 RBI, 2 HR) and Sr. C Diego Seastrunk (4-for-6, 3 R, 4 RBI, 2 2B, HR) led Rice’s furious comeback from an early 12-2 deficit Sunday, and Jr. RHP Boogie Anagnostou (5.2 IP, 6 H, 2 ER) earned the win in relief.
May 11: @ Oklahoma State: L 12-5
May 14-16: Southern Mississippi: L 11-10, W 10-2, W 21-14
May 18: @ Houston
May 20-22: Alabama-Birmingham
Last Week: 4-0. Overall: 34-18, 10-11 in Pac-10 (7-4 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 8-4.
The Ducks rebounded from a four-game losing streak with a 4-0 week, capped by a sweep of East Tennessee State. So. LHP Tyler Anderson (7.2 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 5 BB, 6 K) improved to 7-3 in a combined shutout Friday. Oregon overcame a one-run deficit with two in the ninth Saturday, capped by Jr. Mitch Karraker’s pinch-hit, walk-off RBI single. Sr. C Eddie Rodriguez (4-for-6, 5 RBI) hit for the cycle Sunday, and So. RHP Alex Keudell (4.1 IP, 2 H, 1 ER) picked up the win in relief.
May 11: (19) San Diego: W 13-4
May 14-16: East Tennessee State: W 5-0, W 7-6, W 17-7
May 18: @ Portland
May 21-23: @ Washington
Last Week: 4-0. Overall: 39-13, 15-10 in SEC (7-7 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 7-4.
Vanderbilt has won seven of its last eight games overall and has swept its last three series against Mississippi State. Fr. OF Connor Harrell (4-for-5, 2 R, 4 RBI, 2 2B) led a 19-hit barrage Friday in support of So. RHP Sonny Gray (5 IP, 7 H, 5 ER, 1 BB, 5 K). Vandy broke a 7-7 tie with eight runs in the 10th Saturday, highlighted by Fr. OF Michael Yastrzemski’s three-run double. So. 3B Jason Esposito went 5-for-5 in that one then went 1-for-1 with a school-record-tying five walks Sunday, helping him set a Vandy record by reaching base safely in 15 consecutive plate appearances. So. RHP Jack Armstrong (7 IP, 9 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 4 K) improved to 7-1 on Sunday.
May 11: (9) Louisville: W 11-10 (17 innings)
May 14-16: @ Mississippi State: W 13-8, W 13-7 (10 innings), W 14-4
May 20-22: (17) Arkansas
24. WASHINGTON STATE
Last Week: 3-1. Overall: 28-18, 11-10 in Pac-10 (8-7 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 6-5-1.
The Cougars won a road series at Stanford and have won three of their last four series (including sets against Oregon State and California). They also remain the only team to win a series against Arizona State this season. Jr. RHP Chad Arnold (7 IP, 4 H, 4 ER) was decent in a no-decision Friday, but the Cardinal rallied from behind with five runs in the eighth to win. Sr. DH Matt Fanelli (2-for-4, 2 RBI, HR) led the offense Saturday in support of Jr. RHP James Wise (8 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 8 K). Fanelli had three more hits Sunday, and Sr. 1B Michael Weber hit a grand slam to cap a seven-run ninth inning, as the Cougars stormed back from a 3-2 deficit—their 17th come-from-behind win of the season, and their sixth win in their final at-bat. So. LHP Adam Conley (7 IP, 8 H, 3 R, 2 ER) was solid in a no-decision, and Sr. RHP Connor Lambert picked up the win with two perfect innings of relief.
May 11: @ Portland: W 6-5
May 14-16: @ Stanford: L 8-7, W 4-2, W 9-3
May 18: @ Gonzaga
May 21-23: Southern California
25. UC IRVINE
Last Week: 3-1. Overall: 32-17, 12-6 in Big West (1-3 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 9-3.
Irvine’s 3-1 week included its first win of the season against a ranked opponent (UCLA) and a series win against UC Santa Barbara. The Anteaters have won their last four weekend series and 12 of their last 16 games overall. Sr. 1B Jeff Cusick (6-for-15, HR, 4 RBI) had a solid week, becoming Irvine’s all-time doubles leader on Tuesday and extending his hitting streak to 10 games over the weekend. Jr. 3B Brian Hernandez (3-for-3, 2B, RBI) led the offense Friday in support of Sr. RHP Christian Bergman (7.1 IP, 5 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 6 K), who started in place of Sr. LHP Daniel Bibona (inflamed rib muscles). The ‘Eaters jumped out to a 5-0 lead through three innings Saturday in support of Fr. RHP Evan Brock (6 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 0 ER). Sr. RHP Eric Pettis (8.1 IP, 5 H, 2 ER, 0 BB, 7 K) was a tough-luck loser in Sunday’s pitcher’s duel.
May 11: (11) UCLA: W 2-1
May 14-16: UC Santa Barbara: W 4-0, W 8-1, L 2-1
May 21-23: UC Riverside
Last Week: 2-2. Overall: 36-14, 17-6 in Big East (3-3 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 8-1-1.
The Panthers won two of three at Cincinnati to remain a game behind first-place UConn and a half-game behind Louisville in the Big East. Seven Panthers recorded multiple hits Friday in support of Jr. RHP Corey Baker (9 IP, 7 H, 2 ER). Jr. 3B/RHP Joe Leonard (2-for-5, 2 R, 3 RBI) led the offense and picked up the save Saturday, helping So. LHP Matt Ianazzo (6.2 IP, 10 H, 5 ER) improve to 10-1. Fr. LHP Alex Caravella (7 IP, 5 H, 1 ER) was strong in a no-decision Sunday, but the Bearcats broke a 1-1 tie with two runs in the eighth against reliever J.R. Leonardi.
May 11: Ohio: CCD
May 12: @ Duquesne: L 10-9
May 14-16: @ Cincinnati: W 12-2, W 8-5, L 3-1
May 18: @ Ohio State
May 20-22: South Florida
Last Week: 2-2. Overall: 27-19, 11-10 in Pac-10 (10-5 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 7-5.
Stanford is just 1-5 against teams from the Evergreen State after dropping a home series against Washington State. So. LHP Brett Mooneyham (6.2 IP, 8 H, 5 ER, 2 BB, 7 K) was decent in a no-decision Friday, and the Cardinal rallied from behind with five runs in the bottom of the eighth, scoring the go-head run on a two-out error. So. RHP Jordan Pries (5.2 IP, 7 H, 4 R, 3 ER) fell to 3-3 in Saturday’s loss. Stanford carried a 3-2 lead into the ninth in Sunday’s rubber game, but Washington State exploded for seven runs in the frame against Jr. RHP Alex Pracher. Fr. 3B Kenny Diekroeger extended his hitting streak to 21 games Sunday.
May 10: Santa Clara: PPD
May 12: @ San Jose State: W 8-3
May 14-16: Washington State: W 8-7, L 4-2, L 9-3
May 18: Hawaii
May 21-23: @ Arizona