Top 25 Tracker: May 18-20

1. VANDERBILT
Last Week: 3-0. Overall: 46-10, 22-8 in SEC. (7-4 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 12-1.
With Thursday’s win, Vanderbilt clinched the Southeastern Conference regular-season championship for the first time in school history. Jr. LHP David Price (8.2 IP, 4 H, 1 ER, 3 BB, 15 K) broke his own single-season strikeout record (155, set last year) with Thursday’s tour de force performance, improving to 10-1, 2.76 with 164 strikeouts and 29 walks in 114 innings. Fr. LHP Mike Minor (7.2 IP, 5 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 6 K) followed with a strong outing Friday, picking up his first win since April 21 against Tennessee. Vandy pitching came up big again Saturday, as Jr. RHP Cody Crowell (7 IP, 7 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, 5 K) improved to 3-1, 4.17 in just his fourth start of the year. Jr. OF Dominic de la Osa homered on Saturday and Sunday, giving him a team-leading 17 bombs on the year.
RESULTS
May 17-19: Louisiana State: W 4-1, W 6-2, W 6-2
UPCOMING
May 23-27: SEC tournament @ Hoover, Ala.

2. RICE
Last Week: 4-0. Overall: 45-11, 22-2 in CUSA. (6-5 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 10-1.
In its second year in CUSA, Rice tied the conference records it set a year ago for win percentage (.917), fewest losses (two) and most series won (eight). It won the regular-season crown by 7.5 games, the largest margin in league history. The Owls have won 18 straight games, the longest active streak in the nation and the fourth-longest streak this season. Their overall record is just a game behind their mark at the conclusion of the regular season last year, when they were ranked No. 1. The Owls have won 12 consecutive conference championships (tournament or regular-season) in three different leagues since 1996. The last time Rice lost a regular-season conference series at home was April of 2001 against Nevada. How’s that for a barrage of factoids? So. 2B Aaron Luna paced Rice’s offense on the week, going 7-for-14 with six RBIs and five runs scored. Jr. LHP Cole St. Clair worked 1.2 perfect innings Friday to pick up his school record 18th career save. On the season, St. Clair has five saves and a 1.93 ERA with an 18-3 K-BB ratio in 14 innings.
RESULTS
May 15: Baylor: W 13-0
May 17-19: Memphis: W 6-4, W 4-2, W 7-4
UPCOMING
May 23-27: CUSA tournament @ Greenville, N.C.

3. FLORIDA STATE
Last Week: 3-0. Overall: 46-9, 24-6 in ACC. (6-3 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 15-1.
Florida State swept Georgia Tech in Atlanta for the first time ever and captured the top seed in the ACC tournament. The Seminoles pounded out 20 hits Thursday in support of Sr. RHP Bryan Henry (6 IP, 2 ER), who became the nation’s first 14-game winner. FSU put up a six-spot in the top of the first Friday, and Fr. LHP Matt Fairel threw 4.1 scoreless innings in relief of Sr. RHP Michael Hyde (2.2 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 2 K). Jr. RHP Ryan Strauss (4 IP, 4 H, 1 R in a controlled start) moved back into the rotation Sunday, but RHPs Luke Tucker (0.0 IP, 2 H, 5 R, 3 ER, 1 BB) and Danny Rosen (2 IP, 6 H, 5 R, 4 ER) both struggled in mop-up duty after FSU jumped out to a 15-1 lead.
RESULTS
May 17-19: @ Georgia Tech: W 17-2, W 10-2, W 17-11
UPCOMING
May 23-27: ACC tournament @ Jacksonville, Fla.

4. NORTH CAROLINA
Last Week: 4-0. Overall: 45-11, 21-9 in ACC. (6-4 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 11-2.
The Tar Heels swept Maryland to win the ACC’s Coastal Division by a game over Virginia and earn the No. 2 seed in the conference tournament. They also matched the school record for regular-season victories. UNC took advantage of three late Maryland errors to break a 3-3 tie in Thursday’s opener. UNC’s 16-hit attack Friday was led by Jr. OF Reid Fronk (3-for-4, 2 HR, 2 RBI) and Jr. SS Josh Horton (2-for-5, HR, 3 RBI), helping Fr. RHP Alex White (7 IP, 8 H, 3 ER, 1 BB, 7 K) win for the first time since April 7. A day later, Jr. RHP Luke Putknonen (5 IP, 1 ER) won for the first time since April 22, as So. C/RHP Tim Federowicz (3-for-5, 2 2B, 2 RBI; 2.1 IP, 0 R) led the offense and the bullpen.
RESULTS
May 15: Winthrop: W 8-7
May 18-19: @ Maryland: W 6-3, W 12-4, W 6-3
UPCOMING
May 23-27: ACC tournament @ Jacksonville, Fla.

5. SAN DIEGO
Last Week: 0-0. Overall: 41-15, 18-3 in WCC. (6-2 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 11-3.
The well-rested Toreros will host Gonzaga in the best-of-three WCC championship series next weekend.
RESULTS
No games.
UPCOMING
May 25-27: Gonzaga (WCC championship series)

6. TEXAS
Last Week: 3-0. Overall: 42-14, 21-6 in Big 12. (9-2 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 12-3.
Texas swept the rival Aggies to sew up its second straight Big 12 regular-season title. So. OF Kyle Russell launched his 27th homer of the year Friday, when the Longhorns came from behind with two runs in the seventh and two more in the ninth. Sr. LHP Joseph Krebs threw 4.1 shutout innings Saturday in relief of Jr. RHP Adrian Alaniz, and Fr. DH Josh Prince delivered a game-winning RBI single in the eighth inning. The Longhorns scored six runs in the fourth Sunday in support of So. LHP Austin Wood (8 IP, 5 H, 1 ER).
RESULTS
May 18-20: @/vs./vs. (9) Texas A&M: W 6-4, W 3-2, W 9-1
UPCOMING
May 23-27: Big 12 tournament @ Oklahoma City

7. ARIZONA STATE
Last Week: 4-0. Overall: 41-12, 17-4 in Pac-10. (10-4 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 10-3.
The Sun Devils have swept consecutive series against preseason Pac-10 title favorites to clinch at least a share of their first conference championship since 2000. Fr. RHP Mike Leake (8.2 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 5 BB, 7 K) improved to 11-1, 3.57 with Friday’s win. Jr. 2B Eric Sogard and So. OF Jarred Bogany homered Saturday in support of Jr. LHP Josh Satow (8 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 3 BB, 8 K). Jr. LHP Brian Flores (9 IP, 1 H, 1 ER, 3 BB, 8 K) posted his best start as a Sun Devil in Sunday’s finale, and ASU broke it open with a five-run fifth inning highlighted by So. 1B Brett Wallace’s two-run homer.
RESULTS
May 16: Utah Valley State: W 11-3
May 18-20: @ (22) Oregon State: W 4-3, W 3-0, W 8-1
UPCOMING
May 23-25: (13) Arizona

8. VIRGINIA
Last Week: 2-1. Overall: 41-13, 19-9 in ACC. (4-3 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 10-2-1.
Virginia finished a game behind UNC in the ACC’s Coastal Division and will enter the conference tournament as the No. 3 seed. The Cavaliers reached the 40-win plateau for the fourth straight season on Thursday, when So. RHP Jacob Thompson (7.1 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 8 K) pitched well in a no-decision and UVa. won on a 10th-inning RBI single by So. 2B David Adams (2-for-4, 3 RBI). Rain disrupted the rest of the series, raining out Friday’s game and delaying the start of Saturday’s scheduled doubleheader enough that the final game was canceled. Sr. LHP Casey Lambert (4 IP, 2 H, 1 ER) picked up the win in his first start of the season Saturday, with help from Fr. SS Tyler Cannon (3-for-5, 4 RBI, first career HR).
RESULTS
May 15: (17) Coastal Carolina: L 11-7
May 17-19: @ Boston College: W 5-4 (10 innings), W 11-3, CCD
UPCOMING
May 23-27: ACC tournament @ Jacksonville, Fla.

9. SOUTH CAROLINA
Last Week: 2-1. Overall: 40-16, 17-13 in SEC. (5-5 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 10-3.
The Gamecocks seized the No. 3 seed in the SEC tournament in dramatic, improbable fashion. There was nothing dramatic about Thursday’s win, as USC got a strong outing from So. RHP Mike Cisco (8 IP, 7 H, 3 ER, 1 BB, 5 K) and two homers from Jr. 2B Travis Jones (3-for-4, 6 RBI, 4 R) in a blowout. The Bulldogs bounced back Friday against Jr. LHP Arik Hempy (4 IP, 8 H, 6 R, 5 ER, 5 BB, 3 K), who failed to get through the fifth inning for the second straight week. Georgia jumped on Fr. RHP Blake Cooper (2.1 IP, 6 H, 7 ER) on Saturday, and the Gamecocks trailed 13-5 heading into the bottom of the eighth before exploding for a nine-run rally highlighted by five doubles.
RESULTS
May 17-19: Georgia: W 13-3, L 6-4, W 14-13
UPCOMING
May 23-27: SEC tournament @ Hoover, Ala.

10. UC IRVINE
Last Week: 4-0. Overall: 38-14, 13-5 in Big West. (5-4 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 12-2.
The Anteaters swept their second straight conference series to draw even with Long Beach State for second place in the Big West. UCI trails first-place UC Riverside by two games heading into next weekend’s regular season-ending showdown between the two teams at UCR. Irvine’s 38 wins are the program’s most since it re-launched its program in 2002. So. RHP Scott Gorgen (9 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 8 K) threw his third complete game of the season in Friday’s blowout, and Jr. RHP Wes Etheridge (8 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 2 Bb, 4 K) nearly matched him Saturday. Fr. RHP Eric Pettis (6 IP, 4 H, 2 ER) improved to 3-0 Sunday. Jr. OF Taylor Holiday paced the Irvine offense on the week, going 10-for-18 with three triples, seven runs scored, three RBIs and two stolen bases out of the leadoff spot.
RESULTS
May 15: @ (25) Pepperdine: W 5-1
May 18-20: Cal State Northridge: W 9-0, W 10-0, W 11-3
UPCOMING
May 25-27: @ (16) UC Riverside

11. MISSOURI
Last Week: 4-0. Overall: 39-14, 19-8 in Big 12 (7-5 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 11-1.
The Tigers have won five straight Big 12 series and have not lost a road series this season. They surged past Oklahoma State to earn the No. 2 seed in the Big 12 tournament. So. RHP Aaron Crow (7 IP, 6 H, 3 ER, 3 BB, 9 K) improved to 8-2 with Friday’s win, which featured three Tiger home runs. Jr. OF Evan Frey’s RBI single in the eighth inning broke a 5-5 tie Saturday, and Missouri tacked on two more in the ninth. Mizzou broke open a 3-3 with four runs in the sixth Sunday in support of So. RHP Ian Berger (6 IP, 4 ER).
RESULTS
May 15: vs. Illinois (Sauget, Ill.): W 12-5
May 18-20: @ (16) Oklahoma State: W 9-6, W 8-5, W 7-4
UPCOMING
May 23-27: Big 12 tournament @ Oklahoma City

12. WICHITA STATE
Last Week: 3-1. Overall: 46-16, 20-4 in MVC. (3-4 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 12-2.
The Shockers swept a weekend series for the sixth time this year and won the MVC regular-season title for the 18th time in coach Gene Stephenson’s tenure. Wichita State came from behind Thursday, scoring three in the seventh and another in the eighth to give Jr. RHP Travis Banwart (7 IP, 5 ER) his ninth win of the year. On Friday, Jr. LHP Rob Musgrave threw WSU’s first complete-game shutout since Mike Pelfrey in 2005. Musgrave took a no-hitter into the fifth and struck out seven without issuing a walk. So. LHP Anthony Capra (8 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 8 K) nearly matched him Saturday, and So. RHP Aaron Shafer (1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 K) was strong in his first appearance since April 21. So. 3B Conor Gillaspie doubled five times on the weekend.
RESULTS
May 15: (16) Oklahoma State: L 3-1
May 17-19: Illinois State: W 7-5, W 7-0, W 6-0
UPCOMING
May 23-26: MVC tournament @ Springfield, Mo.

13. ARIZONA
Last Week: 3-1. Overall: 39-13, 14-7 in Pac-10 (6-5 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 11-4.
After the Wildcats dropped the finale of the Southern California series last Monday–Arizona’s third straight conference series loss–they bounced back with a sweep of Washington to climb back into second place in the conference. Arizona trails first-place Arizona State by three games heading into next weekend’s regular season-ending series between the two in Tempe. So. RHP Preston Guilmet (9 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 7 K) recorded his second straight complete game and fourth of the year on Friday. He improved to 11-1, 1.58 on the year, the most wins by an Arizona pitcher since Scott Erickson won 18 in 1989. The Wildcats rapped out 13 runs on 13 hits Saturday and bettered that Sunday, scoring 17 runs on 19 hits. Nine of those runs came against hard-throwing Washington bullpen ace Nick Hagadone. Sr. OF Bill Rhinehart hit for the cycle Sunday, driving in four runs, and Jr. 1B C.J. Ziegler went 4-for-6 with six RBIs.
RESULTS
May 14: Southern California: L 4-2
May 18-20: Washington: W 7-0, W 13-4, W 17-8
UPCOMING
May 23-25: @ (7) Arizona State

14. COASTAL CAROLINA
Last Week: 3-1. Overall: 44-11, 17-4 in Big South. (3-2 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 9-1.
The Chanticleers won their second Big South regular-season title in three years and 10th overall, but it came down to the final game. Winthrop ace Alex Wilson (6 IP, 1 H, 0 R) bested So. RHP Bobby Gagg (6 IP, 5 H, 4 ER) on Friday. Coastal committed four errors Saturday to put Sr. LHP Andy DeLaGarza (5 IP, 4 R, 1 ER) in an early hole, but the Chants scored eight times over the seventh and eighth innings to pull out the victory. Sr. RHP John Mariotti (7 IP, 2 R, 1 ER) improved to 7-0 Sunday. Jr. OF Tommy Baldridge had eight hits on the week to lift his average to a team-leading .384 to go along with a team-best 55 RBIs.
RESULTS
May 15: @ (6) Virginia: W 11-7
May 18-20: @ Winthrop: L 6-2, W 10-5, W 7-2
UPCOMING
May 23-26: Big South tournament @ Rock Hill, S.C.

15. ARKANSAS
Last Week: 1-2. Overall: 38-18, 18-12 in SEC. (5-2 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 11-4.
The Razorbacks backpedaled their way to the SEC’s Western Division title, losing their third straight conference series, two of which were at home. Ole Miss ace Will Kline struck out 13 Arkansas batters Thursday to hand Jr. LHP Nick Schmidt (7.1 IP, 6 H, 5 R, 4 ER) his third loss of the season and second in a row. Jr. RHP Jess Todd (9 IP, 4 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, 12 K) was masterful Friday, but the Arkansas bats mustered only one run against Lance Lynn. After the Rebels took the lead in the top of the 10th, So. OF Wayne Hrozek delivered a walk-off two-run double in the bottom of the frame. Jr. RHP Duke Welker (5 IP, 7 H, 5 R, 4 ER) dropped his third consecutive start on Saturday, as the Hogs were shut out for the second time this season, both coming in the last two weekends.
RESULTS
May 17-19: Mississippi: L 5-4, W 4-3 (10 innings), L 5-0
UPCOMING
May 23-27: SEC tournament @ Hoover, Ala.

16. UC RIVERSIDE
Last Week: 3-0. Overall: 36-17, 15-3 in Big West. (10-2 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 12-3.
The surging Highlanders have won 14 of 15, and they lead the Big West by two games over Long Beach State and UC Irvine. Jr. RHP James Simmons (6 IP, 1 ER) improved to 10-2, 2.08 on Friday, passing his nine-win total in 2006. So. RHP Matt Montgomery (8.2 IP, 9 H, 1 ER) dazzled in his second career start Friday in place of the still-injured Mark Rzepczynski. UCR came from behind to tie Sunday’s game with three runs in the ninth, then won it on a sacrifice fly in the 10th.
RESULTS
May 18-20: @ (18) Long Beach State: W 7-4, W 2-1, W 7-6 (10 innings)
UPCOMING
May 25-27: (10) UC Irvine

17. TEXAS A&M
Last Week: 1-4. Overall: 41-16, 13-13 in Big 12. (7-10 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 9-3.
Not only were the Aggies swept by the rival Longhorns, they fell to fifth place in the conference and likely fumbled any opportunity to host a regional, barring a run through the conference tournament. Sr. RHP Kyle Nicholson (6.1 IP, 4 ER) and the A&M bullpen couldn’t hold a 4-1 lead Friday, as Texas scored two runs in the seventh and two more in the ninth. Jr. LHP David Newmann (6.1 IP, 2 ER) pitched well in a no-decision Saturday, and Texas pushed across the go-ahead run in the eighth. The Longhorns chased Fr. RHP Scott Migl (3.2 IP, 5 ER) in a six-run fourth inning Sunday.
RESULTS
May 15: McNeese State: W 10-4
May 18-20: vs./@/@ (7) Texas: L 6-4, L 3-2, L 9-1
UPCOMING
May 23-27: Big 12 tournament @ Oklahoma City

18. TEXAS CHRISTIAN
Last Week: 3-1. Overall: 43-12, 20-3 in MWC (0-3 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 13-0.
TCU, the regular-season MWC champion, stretched its winning streak to nine before dropping its regular-season finale. Jr. RHP Jake Arrieta (2.1 IP, 2 H, 3 R, 0 ER, 5 BB) was wild Thursday, but Sr. LHP Donald Furrow (5.2 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 7 K) bailed him out, and Jr. C Andrew Walker (2-for-3, HR, 4 RBI) led the offense. The Horned Frogs mustered four runs on just four hits Friday, but that was enough for Jr. RHP Chris Johnson (6 IP, 2 ER) and two relievers. Jr. RHP Chance Corgan (1.2 IP, 6 H, 6 ER, 5 BB) was rocked Saturday.
RESULTS
May 15: Texas-Arlington: W 14-7
May 17-19: New Mexico: W 10-4, W 4-2, L 9-8
UPCOMING
May 23-26: MWC tournament @ Las Vegas

19. CLEMSON
Last Week: 2-2. Overall: 36-20, 18-12 in ACC. (7-7 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 9-4.
Clemson lost its final regular-season series at N.C. State and earned the No. 4 seed in the ACC tournament. Jr. LHP Daniel Moskos (4 IP, 6 H, 4 ER, 4 BB, 2 K) fell to 3-5, 3.07 on Thursday, and the Wolfpack piled on against the Clemson bullpen. Jr. RHP Alan Farina took the loss in relief Friday when Dallas Poulk led off the bottom of the ninth with a walk-off solo homer. So. LHP Ryan Hinson (2 IP, 1 H, 0 R) picked up the win Saturday in relief of So. RHP D.J. Mitchell (4.2 IP, 6 H, 3 ER), and Jr. C Doug Hogan (3-for-5, HR, 3 RBI) led the offense.
RESULTS
May 15: College of Charleston: W 19-7
May 17-19: @ North Carolina State: L 11-4, L 6-5, W 6-3
UPCOMING
May 23-27: ACC tournament @ Jacksonville, Fla.

20. ST. JOHN’S
Last Week: 3-1. Overall: 39-15, 20-7 in Big East (1-0 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 9-1.
St. John’s tied with Rutgers for the Big East title but earned the No. 1 seed in the Big East tournament thanks to its victory in the head-to-head series with the Scarlet Knights from March 30-April 1. Sr. OF Anthony Smith (4-for-5, 2B, HR, 5 RBI) powered the offense in Thursday’s slugfest, and So. LHP Scott Barnes (5.2 IP, 3 ER) improved to 6-2. The Johnnies used a four-run sixth inning to boost So. RHP Jared Yecker (7 IP, 6 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 8 K) to 7-3 on Friday. Jr. LHP George Brown (5 IP, 4 R, 2 ER) was harmed by three St. John’s errors Saturday.
RESULTS
May 15: @ New York Tech: W 16-6
May 17-19: @ South Florida: W 12-8, W 7-3, L 5-2
UPCOMING
May 22-26: Big East tournament @ Brooklyn, N.Y.

21. OKLAHOMA STATE
Last Week: 1-3. Overall: 38-16, 16-11 in Big 12. (4-8 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 7-4-1.
In its last four conference series, Oklahoma State has been swept twice but has also been the sweeper twice. The Cowboys finished the regular season in third place in the Big 12. So. RHP Jeff Breedlove (4.2 IP, 7 H, 4 R, 3 ER) fell to 0-4 on Friday. Sr. OF Keanon Simon went 4-for-5 Saturday in a losing effort, as Missouri scored three times over the final two innings to break a 5-5 tie. Fr. LHP Andrew Oliver couldn’t get out of the second inning Sunday, and the Tigers broke the game open with four runs in the sixth.
RESULTS
May 15: @ (13) Wichita State: W 3-1
May 18-20: (19) Missouri: L 9-6, L 8-5, L 7-4
UPCOMING
May 23-27: Big 12 tournament @ Oklahoma City

22. LONG BEACH STATE
Last Week: 1-3. Overall: 35-17, 13-5 in Big West. (12-13 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 10-5.
LBSU saw its 13-game winning streak turn into a three-game losing streak in Riverside. The Dirtbags entered the weekend with a one-game lead in the Big West, but they now trail the Highlanders by two. Jr. RHP Manny McElroy (3.2 IP, 3 H, 2 ER, 4 BB, 3 K) struggled in Friday’s loss, and LBSU’s ninth-inning comeback bid fell short. Jr. RHP Andrew Liebel (9 IP, 8 H, 2 ER) came out on the wrong end of a fine pitchers’ duel Saturday. Sr. LHP Omar Arif (5.2 IP, 3 H, 0 R) pitched well in relief of So. LHP Shane Peterson (1 IP, 3 R, 1 ER) on Sunday, but the Highlanders scored three in the ninth off closer Bryan Shaw and won it on a sacrifice fly in the 10th against So. RHP Vance Worley.
RESULTS
May 15: @ Loyola Marymount: W 21-2
May 18-20: (21) UC Riverside: L 7-4, L 2-1, L 7-6 (10 innings)
UPCOMING
May 25-27: @ Cal State Fullerton

23. MICHIGAN
Last Week: 3-1. Overall: 39-14, 21-7 in Big Ten (0-1 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 7-1-1.
Michigan won its second consecutive Big Ten regular-season title and earned the right to host the conference tournament for the second straight year. The Wolverines got strong pitching Friday from So. RHP/OF Zach Putnam (7 IP, 5 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 10 K) and So. RHP/3B Adam Abraham (4 IP, 2 H, 1 ER), and they manufactured a run in the 11th to win it. Michigan got four homers in the first game of Saturday’s doubleheader, but Iowa scored four times in the sixth in the nightcap and held off a Wolverine rally in the seventh. Putnam’s third-inning grand slam propelled UM to the win Sunday. Jr. 1B Nate Recknagel had a big weekend, going 8-for-16 with two doubles, two homers and six RBIs.
RESULTS
May 15: @ Notre Dame: CCD
May 18-20: @ Iowa: W 4-3 (11 innings), W 11-5 (7 innings), L 8-6 (7 innings), W 7-2
UPCOMING
May 23-27: Big Ten tournament @ Ann Arbor, Mich.

24. PEPPERDINE
Last Week: 3-1. Overall: 35-20, 14-7 in WCC. (5-8 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 9-3-1.
After losing consecutive conference series, Pepperdine stopped the bleeding with a sweep of Portland, though it was too late for the Waves to earn a berth in the WCC championship series. So. LHP Robert Dickmann (6 IP, 3 H, 0 R) and Jr. RHP Adam Olbrychowski (3 IP, 2 H, 0 R) combined on a shutout Friday, when Jr. SS Danny Worth (3-for-5) sparked the offense from atop the order. So. RHP Brett Hunter failed to get out of the second inning Saturday, but four relievers held the Pilots to a run on five hits the rest of the way. So. 3B Chase d’Arnaud went 3-for-5 with two RBIs Sunday in support of Jr. RHP Barry Enright (9 IP, 7 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 8 K), who improved to 12-4.
RESULTS
May 15: (12) UC Irvine: L 5-1
May 18-20: @ Portland: W 3-0, W 3-2, W 4-2
UPCOMING
No games.

25. CREIGHTON
Last Week: 3-1. Overall: 40-13, 19-5 in MVC (1-3 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 11-1.
The Bluejays finished one game behind Wichita State in the MVC and will enter the conference tournament as the No. 2 seed. Sr. LHP Marc Lewis (7 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 3 BB, 6 K), out-dueled All-America candidate Ross Detwiler (7 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 9 K) on Friday, as the Bluejays manufactured a run in the seventh. Sr. SS Chad Ogden homered in the third and drove in the winning run on a sacrifice fly in the seventh on Saturday. Jr. LHP Ben Mancuso (5 IP, 4 R, 2 ER) fell to 9-2 on Sunday. Jr. RHP/LHP Pat Venditte allowed just one hit over four scoreless innings of relief in that one; the ambidextrous one is working on a 32.2 IP scoreless streak.
RESULTS
May 15: Nebraska (Rosenblatt Stadium): W 9-2
May 17-19: Missouri State: W 1-0, W 3-2, L 4-3
UPCOMING
May 23-26: MVC tournament @ Springfield, Mo.

DROPPED OUT

OREGON STATE (22)
Last Week: 0-3. Overall: 36-16, 8-13 in Pac-10. (7-5 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 9-4.
The defending national champs are in serious peril of missing out on the postseason. In dropping their third consecutive Pac-10 series, the Beavers fell to eighth place in the nine-team league. Jr. RHP Mike Stutes (7 IP, 10 H, 4 ER, 2 BB, 9 K) lost his third straight start Friday. The Beavers were held to two hits by ASU lefty Josh Satow on Saturday, wasting a strong start by Jr. LHP Joe Paterson (8.1 IP, 7 H, 3 ER, 0 BB, 5 K). The OSU offense was even more quiet Sunday, mustering just one hit against another lefty, Brian Flores.
RESULTS
May 18-20: (8) Arizona State: L 4-3, L 3-0, L 8-1
UPCOMING
May 25-27: @ UCLA

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