Top 25 Tracker: May 24

1. VIRGINIA
Last Week: 2-1. Overall: 45-10, 23-7 in ACC. (13-6 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 11-1.
The Cavaliers won their second-ever series against Miami to finish with a program-record 23 ACC wins and earn the top seed in the conference tournament for the first time since 1985, and just the second time ever. Fr. RHP Branden Kline (5 IP, 3 H, 2 ER) pitched well in a no-decision Thursday, but Jr. RHP Tyler Wilson (5.2 IP, 5 H, 3 ER, 4 BB, 7 K) allowed Miami to tie the game with two runs in the eighth, then gave up the winning run in the 11th. Jr. RHP Robert Morey (7 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 4 BB, 5 K) posted his third straight stellar outing Friday to improve to 9-2, 3.14. Jr. OF Phil Gosselin (3-for-4, R, 2 RBI, 2 2B) led an 11-hit attack Saturday in support of So. LHP Danny Hultzen (5 IP, 4 H, 2 ER, 5 BB, 7 K), who won ACC pitcher of the year honors Monday.
RESULTS
May 18: Virginia Military Institute: CCD
May 20-22: @ (14) Miami: L 5-4 (11 innings), W 3-1, W 7-4
UPCOMING
May 26-30: @ ACC tournament, Greensboro, N.C.

2. TEXAS
Last Week: 3-0. Overall: 46-8, 24-3 in Big 12. (8-1 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 12-1.
Texas swept Missouri to finish the regular season with a Big 12-record 24 conference wins. The Longhorns have won 28 of their last 29 games heading into the conference tournament. Texas broke open a close game with four runs in the fourth Friday in support of So. RHP Taylor Jungmann (7 IP, 9 H, 2 ER, 1 BB, 9 K), and Jr. RHP Chance Ruffin struck out the side in both the eighth and the ninth to pick up his 13th save. Ruffin struck out two more in 1.2 perfect innings Saturday to pick up the win, as Texas came from behind to tie the score with a run in the eighth, then manufactured two runs in the ninth. So. 3B Kevin Lusson (2-for-6, 2 R, 6 RBI, 2 HR) hit one of Texas’ five home runs Sunday, as the Longhorns set a new school record for most homers in a season (71). So. SS Brandon Loy missed the last two games of the series with a shoulder injury suffered when he was hit by a pitch last weekend against Louisiana Tech; he had an MRI on Sunday and will be evaluated by a doctor in Oklahoma City this week.
RESULTS
May 21-23: @ Missouri: W 5-2, W 6-4, W 20-11
UPCOMING
May 26-30: @ Big 12 tournament, Oklahoma City

3. ARIZONA STATE
Last Week: 3-1. Overall: 45-7, 18-6 in Pac-10 (5-1 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 11-1.
The Sun Devils took two of three from Oregon State and lead the Pac-10 by two games over UCLA heading into the final weekend. Sr. OF Kole Calhoun (3-for-4, 3 R, 3 RBI, 2B, HR) led a 14-hit attack Friday in support of Jr. RHP Seth Blair (7 IP, 8 H, 4 ER, 2 BB, 9 K), who improved to 10-0. Calhoun’s three-run homer in the third put ASU on the board Saturday, and Sr. 3B Raoul Torrez broke a 5-5 tie with an RBI single in the eighth. Jr. RHP Merrill Kelly (7 IP, 4 H, 2 ER, 3 BB, 7 K) settled down after OSU’s two-run first in that one. So. RHP Jake Borup (1.2 IP, 6 H, 5 ER) was hit hard Sunday, and Fr. RHP Brady Rodgers (4.1 IP, 4 H, 4 ER) took the loss when the Beavers came from behind with four runs in the seventh.
RESULTS
May 17: @ Arizona: W 4-2
May 21-21: Oregon State: W 10-4, W 6-5, L 9-8
UPCOMING
May 27-29: @ Stanford

4. FLORIDA
Last Week: 3-1. Overall: 40-13, 22-8 in SEC. (13-9 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 12-1.
Florida won its first series in Columbia since 1996 (and just its second ever) to capture its 11th SEC regular-season title and its league-best 20th divisional crown. The Gators ended the season with a school-record eight consecutive SEC series wins. Jr. LHP Kevin Chapman worked a combined 3.2 hitless, scoreless innings Thursday and Friday to pick up the saves in both games, improving to 3-0, 1.14 with 10 saves and 40 strikeouts in 39 innings. So. OF Daniel Piggot had three hits to lead the offense Thursday, and Jr. 2B Josh Adams (3-for-4, 3 RBI) delivered a tie-breaking, two-run double in the seventh Friday to propel the Gators to the series-clinching win. Fr. LHP Brian Johnson (1 IP, 2 H, 1 ER) took the loss in a predetermined one-inning tune-up start Saturday, and Adams added three more hits in a losing effort.
RESULTS
May 18: North Florida: W 9-3
May 20-22: @ (6) South Carolina: W 3-2, W 5-2, L 11-6
UPCOMING
May 26-30: @ SEC tournament, Hoover, Ala.

5. COASTAL CAROLINA
Last Week: 2-1. Overall: 47-7, 25-0 in Big South (3-1 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 9-1.
The Chanticleers became the second team in Big South history to finish the regular season unbeaten (Coastal went 15-0 in 1988), finishing seven games ahead of second-place Liberty. But CCU did drop a midweek game against College of Charleston—its fifth straight loss to the Cougars and its largest margin of defeat this season. So. 2B Tommy LaStella (3-for-4, 4 RBI, HR) led the offense Thursday in support of So. RHP Anthony Meo (7.1 IP, 5 H, 1 ER, 3 BB, 10 K). LaStella had two more hits Friday behind Jr. LHP Cody Wheeler (5.1 IP, 4 H, 4 ER, 3 BB, 9 K), but the Chanticleers had to come from behind to win with three runs in the top of the ninth, sparked by Jr. 3B Scott Woodward’s game-tying solo homer.
RESULTS
May 18: College of Charleston: L 10-4
May 20-22: @ Radford: W 7-2, W 8-6, CCD
UPCOMING
May 26-30: @ Big South tournament, Rock Hill, S.C.

6. TEXAS CHRISTIAN
Last Week: 3-0. Overall: 43-11, 19-5 in MWC. (2-4 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 13-0.
TCU registered its seventh series sweep of the season and finished the year as the only team in the nation that did not lose a weekend series. TCU’s 43 regular-season wins tied a school record set in 2007. The Horned Frogs’ pitching staff finished the regular season with 23 consecutive scoreless innings. Fr. LHP Matt Purke (5 IP, 5 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 5 K) improved to 11-0, 3.51 in Thursday’s blowout. Sr. 1B Matt Curry’s three-run homer in the second Friday (his 17th of the year) staked So. RHP Kyle Winkler (7 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 7 K) to a big lead, and he cruised to his ninth win of the season. Curry had three more hits Saturday on Senior Day in support of Jr. RHP Steven Maxwell (6 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 6 K).
RESULTS
May 18: @ Texas-San Antonio: CCD
May 20-22: Cal State Bakersfield: W 13-1, W 12-0, W 7-0
UPCOMING
May 26-30: @ MWC tournament, San Diego

7. UCLA
Last Week: 4-0. Overall: 41-11, 16-8 in Pac-10 (7-6 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 9-2.
UCLA swept a road series at Cal to run its winning streak to seven games and draw within two games of first-place Arizona State in the Pac-10. So. RHP Gerrit Cole (7.1 IP, 9 H, 5 ER, 2 BB, 7 K) took a no-decision Friday, and the Bruins rallied from behind with three runs in the ninth. Jr. OF Brett Krill (2-for-4, 3 R, 4 RBI, 2B) led the UCLA offense Saturday behind So. RHP Trevor Bauer (7 IP, 8 H, 4 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 7 K). So. 1B Dean Espy (3-for-4, 2 R, 3 RBI, HR) led an 18-hit assault Sunday in support of Jr. LHP Rob Rasmussen (6.2 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, 6 K).
RESULTS
May 18: UC Santa Barbara: W 6-2
May 21-23: @ California: W 8-7, W 12-4, W 11-2
UPCOMING
May 25: @ (8) Cal State Fullerton
May 28-20: (22) Washington State

8. CAL STATE FULLERTON
Last Week: 3-1. Overall: 37-15, 18-3 in Big West. (5-5 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 10-2.
The Titans swept a nonconference series against Santa Clara and clinched the Big West title outright when UC Irvine lost Saturday. Fr. OF Austin Kingsolver (2-for-3, 3B, 4 RBI), starting in place of the injured Gary Brown, led a 14-hit attack Friday in support of So. RHP Noe Ramirez (8 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 11 K). Jr. 2B Corey Jones (3-for-4, 3 RBI) led a 12-hit assault Saturday behind Jr. RHP Daniel Renken (8 IP, 10 H, 4 ER, 2 BB, 5 K). Fr. OF Carlos Lopez (3-for-4, 6 RBI, HR) led a 19-hit barrage Sunday in support of Fr. RHP Dylan Floro (6 IP, 12 H, 5 ER, 1 BB, 8 K), who improved to 6-0, 3.23.
RESULTS
May 18: Loyola Marymount: L 11-10
May 21-23: Santa Clara: W 8-0, W 6-4, W 18-11 (8 innings)
UPCOMING
May 25: (7) UCLA
May 28-30: Cal State Northridge


9. LOUISVILLE
Last Week: 4-0. Overall: 46-10, 21-6 in Big East. (3-2 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 12-1.
Louisville became the first team ever to sweep Notre Dame in South Bend in a Big East Conference series, helping the Cardinals overtake UConn for the league’s regular-season title on the final day of the season. Louisville finished the regular season with 46 wins, six more than the previous school record for regular-season wins and one shy of the overall school record set in the 2007 College World Series season and matched by last year’s super regional team. The Cardinals came from behind with four runs in the ninth Thursday, highlighted by Jr. J.J. Ethel’s pinch-hit, three-run homer. After Friday’s game was postponed by rain, Louisville came from behind again in the first game of Saturday’s doubleheader, winning on Sr. SS Adam Duvall’s two-run triple in the seventh and final frame. Duvall (3-for-6, 3 R, 3 RBI, 2 HR) led a 20-hit barrage in the finale behind Fr. RHP Justin Amlung (6 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 6 K).
RESULTS
May 18: Eastern Kentucky: W 14-3
May 20-22: @ Notre Dame: W 6-3, W 4-3 (7 innings), W 13-3
UPCOMING
May 26-30: @ Big East tournament, Clearwater, Fla.

10. SOUTH CAROLINA
Last Week: 2-2. Overall: 43-13, 21-9 in SEC. (10-8 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 10-4.
South Carolina dropped a home series against Florida and enters the SEC tournament as the No. 3 seed. Sr. RHP Blake Cooper (6.2 IP, 8 H, 3 ER) pitched well Thursday but fell to 10-1 on the season. Jr. RHP Sam Dyson (6.2 IP, 5 H, 4 ER, 1 BB, 7 K) took the loss Friday, as Florida snapped a 2-2 tie with two runs in the seventh. So. OF Jackie Bradley (2-for-4, 2 R, 4 RBI, 2B, HR) and Sr. SS Bobby Haney (4-for-5, 3 R) led a 16-hit attack Saturday behind Sr. RHP Jay Brown (6.1 IP, 5 H, 2 ER, 1 BB, 4 K), as the Gamecocks avoided the sweep.
RESULTS
May 18: Furman: W 11-6
May 20-22: (4) Florida: L 3-2, L 5-2, W 11-6
UPCOMING
May 26-30: @ SEC tournament, Hoover, Ala.

11. GEORGIA TECH
Last Week: 3-1. Overall: 44-11, 21-9 in ACC. (7-5 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 11-3.
The Yellow Jackets won their third straight weekend series and earned the No. 3 seed in the ACC tournament. Jr. OF Chase Burnette (5-for-6, 3 R, 3 RBI, HR, 2 2B) led a 23-hit, five-homer onslaught Thursday in support of Jr. RHP Deck McGuire (6 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 6 K). The Yellow Jackets scratched out a win Friday despite being out-hit 11-6. Burnette had two of Tech’s five hits in Saturday’s loss, and So. LHP Jed Bradley (6 IP, 6 H, 5 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 6 K) fell to 9-3 on the year.
RESULTS
May 18: Georgia State: W 9-3
May 20-22: @ Boston College: W 15-8, W 7-5, L 6-3
UPCOMING
May 26-30: @ ACC tournament, Greensboro, N.C.

12. OKLAHOMA
Last Week: 5-0. Overall: 42-14, 15-10 in Big 12 (3-4 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 9-2.
The Sooners swept a road series at Kansas to finish second in the Big 12. Oklahoma has won its last five weekend series. Fr. OF Max White (3-for-6, R, 3 RBI, HR) led a 17-hit barrage Friday in support of Jr. RHP Zach Neal (6.1 IP, 8 H, 4 ER, 3 BB, 6 K). Sr. LHP J.R. Robinson (5 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 6 K) earned the win in relief Saturday, as the Sooners rallied from behind with four runs in the ninth, highlighted by So. C Tyler Ogle’s three-run double. Ogle came up big again in Sunday’s comeback win, singling in OU’s four-run seventh and hitting a tie-breaking three-run homer in the ninth.
RESULTS
May 18: (17) Arkansas: W 5-2
May 19: Texas Southern: W 13-1
May 21-23: @ Kansas: W 14-4, W 8-7, W 9-6
UPCOMING
May 26-30: @ Big 12 tournament, Oklahoma City

13. AUBURN
Last Week: 4-0. Overall: 39-17, 20-10 in SEC. (10-9 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 9-4.
The red-hot Tigers recorded their first sweep of Ole Miss since 1988, and their first in Oxford since 1976. Auburn, which finished the regular season with a school-record 20 conference wins, won its first SEC Western Division title since 1995 and will head to the conference tournament as the No. 2 seed. So. LHP Cory Luckie (6 IP, 7 H, 3 ER) was solid in a no-decision Thursday, and Auburn came from behind to win on Jr. DH Kevin Patterson’s pinch-hit, three-run homer in the eighth. Patterson blasted another three-run homer in Friday’s blowout, and Fr. RHP Slade Smith (5.2 IP, 5 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 5 K) earned the win in relief. Jr. OF Trent Mummey (3-for-6, 3 R, 4 RBI, 2 2B, HR) led a 14-hit assault Saturday in support of Jr. LHP Grant Dayton (5 IP, 3 H, 1 ER). Mummey and Patterson have combined for 31 homers in just 227 at-bats, and Auburn’s 114 home runs leads the nation.
RESULTS
May 18: Jacksonville State: W 9-7
May 20-22: @ (18) Mississippi: W 5-3, W 18-4, W 11-1
UPCOMING
May 26-30: @ SEC tournament, Hoover, Ala.

14. FLORIDA STATE
Last Week: 0-3. Overall: 39-16, 18-12 in ACC. (11-5 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 11-3.
Florida State was swept for the first time this season by Clemson, which stole the ACC’s Atlantic Division crown away from the Seminoles on the final day of the regular season. So. LHP Sean Gilmartin (6 IP, 9 H, 5 R, 4 ER, 4 BB, 9 K) avoided his fifth consecutive loss in a no-decision Thursday, but the Tigers came from behind with three runs in the eighth against Jr. RHP Geoff Parker. Clemson chased So. LHP Brian Busch (2.1 IP, 6 H, 6 ER) in a six-run third Friday, then cruised to the win. Jr. LHP John Gast (2.2 IP, 4 H, 6 ER) also failed to get out of the third inning Saturday.
RESULTS
May 20-22: @ Clemson: L 9-8, L 8-4, L 8-3
UPCOMING
May 26-30: @ ACC tournament, Greensboro, N.C.

15. ARKANSAS
Last Week: 2-2. Overall: 40-16, 18-12 in SEC (9-10 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 10-4.
Arkansas saw its losing streak stretched to five games before rallying to win the final two games of a huge series at Vanderbilt. Arkansas earned the No. 4 seed in the conference tournament and will open with a rematch against the fifth-seeded Commodores. So. 3B Zack Cox sat out three of the Hogs’ four games on the week with a sore back; he started at DH Friday but left after two at-bats. So. LHP Drew Smyly (5 IP, 6 H, 3 ER, 1 BB, 6 K) was solid in a no-decision Thursday, and Vandy broke a 3-3 tie with a run in the seventh against Fr. RHP D.J. Baxendale (3 IP, 5 H, 1 ER). Jr. C Monk Kreder’s two-run homer capped a three-run fourth Friday in support of Sr. RHP Mike Bolsinger (8 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 5 K). Kreder (2-for-3, 4 RBI) powered the offense again Saturday behind Sr. RHP T.J. Forrest (6 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K).
RESULTS
May 18: @ (15) Oklahoma: L 5-2
May 20-22: @ (23) Vanderbilt: L 4-3, W 4-3, W 7-5
UPCOMING
May 26-30: @ SEC tournament, Hoover, Ala.


16. SAN DIEGO
Last Week: 2-1. Overall: 33-18, 17-1 in WCC (4-10 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 10-1.
The Toreros, who clinched the WCC title last weekend, won two of three at Pepperdine. The Waves did all their damage Friday in a five-run fourth against Jr. RHP Kyle Blair (7 IP, 6 H, 5 ER, 0 BB, 8 K), and USD was shut out by LHP Matt Bywater. Sr. 3B Chris Engell had three hits in that one and three more Saturday, when Jr. OF Mike Ferraro’s grand slam highlighted a five-run fourth in support of So. LHP Sammy Solis (6 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 4 K). Engell (4-for-5, 2 R, 2 RBI) powered the offense again Sunday and delivered a game-winning RBI single in the ninth.
RESULTS
May 21-23: @ Pepperdine: L 5-0, W 6-3, W 5-4
UPCOMING
May 24: @ Cal State Northridge
May 28-30: St. Mary’s

17. MIAMI
Last Week: 2-2. Overall: 39-15, 20-10 in ACC (5-10 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 9-5.
Miami lost a home series against top-ranked Virginia and has lost all five series it has played this year against Top 25 teams. Sr. 1B Scott Lawson’s two-run homer in the eighth tied Thursday’s game, and the Hurricanes won it on Fr. SS Stephen Perez’s walk-off RBI single in the 11th. The Hurricanes got stellar relief from Fr. RHP Eric Whaley (4 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 7 K) and So. LHP Daniel Miranda (2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 4 K) in that one. Jr. LHP Chris Hernandez (5.2 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 1 ER, 5 BB, 9 K) fell to 8-3 on Friday, as the Hurricanes mustered just four hits and committed three errors. Sr. RHP David Gutierrez (5 IP, 7 H, 5 R, 4 ER, 3 BB, 6 K) took his first loss of the season Saturday. Miami will be the No. 4 seed at the ACC tournament.
RESULTS
May 18: Florida Gulf Coast: W 5-4
May 20-22: (1) Virginia: W 5-4 (11 innings), L 3-1, L 7-4
UPCOMING
May 26-30: @ ACC tournament, Greensboro, N.C.


18. VIRGINIA TECH
Last Week: 0-3. Overall: 36-19, 16-14 in ACC. (7-9 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 10-3.
Virginia Tech, which had won six of its last seven series heading into the weekend, was swept for the second time this year to fall to the No. 6 seed in the ACC tournament. The Hokies played shoddy defense, committing eight errors in three games, and got poor starts from Jr. LHP Justin Wright (3.1 IP, 6 H, 7 ER, 5 BB, 3 K) on Thursday and Jr. RHP Jesse Hahn (4.1 IP, 9 H, 6 R, 5 ER, 1 BB, 4 K) on Saturday. In between, So. RHP Mathew Price (6 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 5 K) pitched well in a no-decision, but the Tar Heels rallied back from an early 3-0 deficit.
RESULTS
May 18: @ Davidson: CCD
May 20-22: @ North Carolina: L 13-6, L 5-3, L 10-2
UPCOMING
May 26-30: @ ACC tournament, Greensboro, N.C.

19. CONNECTICUT
Last Week: 2-1. Overall: 43-12, 20-6 in Big East. (1-2 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 9-1-1.
The Huskies won their third straight series but lost their regular-season finale against Seton Hall to finish a half-game behind Louisville in the Big East. Jr. 3B Mike Olt (3-for-4, 3 R, 4 RBI) led a 10-hit attack Thursday in support of Jr. LHP Elliot Glynn (6 IP, 8 H, 1 R, 0 ER). Jr. 1B Mike Nemeth (2-for-4, 2 R, 4 RBI, 2 2B) led a 12-hit attack Friday behind So. RHP Matt Barnes (5 IP, 9 H, 2 ER). Jr. LHP Greg Nappo (8 IP, 8 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 4 K) was strong in a no-decision Saturday, but the Pirates broke a 2-2 tie with a run in the ninth against So. RHP Scott Oberg.
RESULTS
May 18: @ Quinnipiac: CCD
May 20-22: Seton Hall: W 7-2, W 11-5, L 3-2
UPCOMING
May 26-30: @ Big East tournament, Clearwater, Fla.

20. RICE
Last Week: 3-1. Overall: 35-20, 17-7 in CUSA. (2-2 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 7-3-1.
Rice took two of three against UAB to win the CUSA regular-season title outright. So. OF Jeremy Rathjen (6-for-14, 5 RBI, HR) and Sr. C Diego Seastrunk (7-for-11, 6 R, 4 RBI, 2 HR) led the offense on the weekend. The Owls broke open a 2-0 game with three eighth-inning insurance runs Thursday in support of Sr. RHP Jared Rogers (7.2 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 4 K). Sr. RHP Mike Ojala (7.2 IP, 2 H, 2 ER, 3 BB, 12 K) set a career high in strikeouts Friday, improving to 4-2, 2.35. Jr. RHP Boogie Anagnostou (5.1 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 4 K) was solid in a no-decision Saturday, but the Blazers rallied back against the Rice bullpen.
RESULTS
May 18: @ Houston: W 15-5
May 20-22: Alabama-Birmingham: W 5-2, W 9-2, L 8-5
UPCOMING
May 26-30: @ CUSA tournament, Houston

21. OREGON
Last Week: 3-1. Overall: 37-19, 12-12 in Pac-10 (7-4 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 9-4.
Oregon won a road series at Washington to move into sole possession of fifth place in the Pac-10. The two teams combined for 35 hits in Friday’s wild back-and-forth affair, in which the Huskies forced extra innings with two runs in the ninth, and the teams traded four-spots in the 10th, before UW won it on Chase Anselment’s walk-off two-run homer in the 11th. Fr. OF Andrew Mendenhall (3-for-4, 2 RBI, 2B) led the offense Saturday behind Sr. RHP Justin LaTempa (6 IP, 9 H, 2 ER, 1 BB, 4 K). Oregon did most of its damage in a four-run fifth Sunday in support of Sr. RHP Zack Thornton (7.2 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 4 K).
RESULTS
May 18: @ Portland: W 4-2
May 21-23: @ Washington: L 13-11 (11 innings), W 5-2, W 5-2
UPCOMING
May 26: vs. Oregon State @ Portland
May 28-30: California

22. WASHINGTON STATE
Last Week: 3-0. Overall: 31-18, 14-10 in Pac-10 (8-7 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 7-5-1.
Washington State swept a series against Southern California for the first time ever by scoring 46 runs in three games, the most the Trojans have ever allowed in a three-game series in their history. The Cougars sit alone in third place in the Pac-10. So. OF Patrick Claussen (4-for-6, 2 R, 3 RBI) led a 23-hit barrage Friday in support of Jr. RHP Chad Arnold (6 IP, 3 H, 2 ER, 5 BB, 4 K). Sr. 1B/2B Michael Weber (3-for-5, 3 R, 5 RBI, 2B) and So. OF Derek Jones (3-for-4, 2 R, 7 RBI, 2 HR) did the heavy lifting Saturday behind Jr. RHP James Wise (6 IP, 7 H, 3 ER, 4 BB, 5 K). So. LHP Adam Conley (8 IP, 7 H, 2 ER, 0 BB, 4 K) posted the longest outing of his career Sunday.
RESULTS
May 18: @ Gonzaga: CCD
May 21-23: Southern California: W 20-7, W 18-4, W 8-2
UPCOMING
May 25: @ Gonzaga
May 26: Portland
May 28-30: @ (7) UCLA


23. UC IRVINE
Last Week: 2-1. Overall: 34-18, 14-7 in Big West (1-3 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 10-3.
The Anteaters won their fifth straight weekend series and remained in second place in the Big West. Sr. RHP Christian Bergman (8 IP, 6 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 5 K) stymied Riverside on Friday and improved to 7-3. The Highlanders broke an 11-11 tie with four runs in the ninth in Saturday’s slugfest. Jr. OF Drew Hillman (4-for-4, 2 R, 2 RBI, HR) led a 14-hit attack Sunday in support of Sr. RHP Eric Pettis (9 IP, 10 H, 6 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 6 K).
RESULTS
May 21-23: UC Riverside: W 5-0, L 15-12 (12 innings), W 9-6
UPCOMING
May 25: @ Southern California
May 28-30: @ Long Beach State

24. VANDERBILT
Last Week: 1-2. Overall: 40-15, 16-12 in SEC (8-9 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 7-5.
The Commodores had their three-series winning streak snapped by Arkansas. Vandy earned the No. 5 seed in the SEC tournament and will open with another game against the Hogs, who earned the No. 4 seed. So. RHP Sonny Gray (8 IP, 7 H, 3 ER, 3 BB, 9 K) improved to 8-4 Thursday, as Jr. DH Curt Casali delivered a tie-breaking RBI single in the seventh. Jr. RHP Taylor Hill (7.1 IP, 6 H, 4 ER, 1 BB, 5 K) was solid in defeat Friday, and Vandy’s ninth-inning rally fell short. So. RHP Jack Armstrong (2.1 IP, 5 H, 5 R, 4 ER) took his second loss of the season Saturday, though Vandy rallied from a 7-0 deficit after six innings to make it interesting.
RESULTS
May 20-22: (17) Arkansas: W 4-3, L 4-3, L 7-5
UPCOMING
May 26-30: @ SEC tournament, Hoover, Ala.

25. CLEMSON
Last Week: 4-0. Overall: 37-19, 18-12 in ACC. (6-7 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 8-5.
The Tigers rebounded from a series loss to Wake Forest by sweeping Florida State to steal the ACC’s Atlantic Division title on the last day of the season. Clemson heads to the ACC tournament as the No. 2 seed. So. DH Brad Miller (5-for-5, 4 R, 3 RBI, HR, 2B), moved off shortstop thanks to 25 errors, led a 17-hit attack Thursday, and his RBI double keyed a three-run eighth in Clemson’s comeback victory. Fr. 1B Richie Shaffer (3-for-4, 3 RBI, 2B) led the offense Friday in support of So. RHP Scott Weismann (6.1 IP, 3 H, 3 ER, 4 BB, 5 K). The Tigers jumped out to a 7-2 lead through three innings Saturday, and Clemson’s bullpen made it stand up, led by Jr. RHP Alex Frederick (4.2 IP,1  H, 0 R, 2 BB, 5 K).
RESULTS
May 18: Presbyterian: W 8-2
May 20-22: (7) Florida State: W 9-8, W 8-4, W 8-3
UPCOMING
May 26-30: @ ACC tournament, Greensboro, N.C.

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MISSISSIPPI (18)
Last Week: 0-3. Overall: 36-20, 16-14 in SEC (10-11 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 8-6.
The Rebels were swept in a conference series for the first time since 2006; it was the first time they were swept at home in SEC play since 2003. Ole Miss lost its final three weekend series and wound up as the No. 6 seed in the SEC tournament. Jr. LHP Drew Pomeranz (7 IP, 8 H, 4 ER, 2 BB, 6 K) took his second loss of the season Thursday when closer Brett Huber served up a game-winning, three-run homer to Kevin Patterson in the eighth, allowing two inherited runners to score. Sr. RHP Aaron Barrett (2.2 IP, 7 H, 8 ER, 4 BB, 4 K) was tattooed in Friday’s blowout, and the bullpen provided no relief. So. RHP David Goforth (2.1 IP, 7 H, 7 R, 5 ER, 4 BB, 3 K) was hammered in another blowout Saturday.
RESULTS
May 20-22: (16) Auburn: L 5-3, L 18-4, L 11-1
UPCOMING
May 26-30: @ SEC tournament, Hoover, Ala.

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