Last Week: 5-0. Overall: 39-9, 18-6 in ACC. (11-5 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 9-1.
Virginia swept a road series at Duke to run its winning streak to 10 games and move into a tie for first place in the ACC with Miami. So. 2B Keith Werman (4-for-5, 2 R) led a 16-hit attack Friday in support of So. LHP Danny Hultzen (9 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 13 K), who tied a career high in strikeouts and threw Virginia’s first complete game in more than two years. Jr. RHP Robert Morey (9 IP, 5 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 8 K) matched him with another complete game the next day, and the Cavs banged out 17 hits behind him, led by Jr. OF Jarrett Parker (5-for-5, 3 R, 4 RBI, 2 HR) and So. 3B Steven Proscia (2-for-5, 2 R, 4 RBI, 2B, HR). Proscia had three more hits as part of another 16-hit onslaught Sunday, and Jr. RHP Tyler Wilson (2.1 IP, 2 H, 0 R) earned the win in relief. This weekend marked the first time Virginia had scored in double digits in all three games of an ACC series since the league went to the three-game series format in 1990.
April 27: (10) Coastal Carolina: W 6-3
April 28: Georgetown: W 10-5
April 30-May 2: @ Duke: W 12-3, W 11-1, W 10-6
May 4: Virginia Commonwealth
May 14-16: North Carolina
Last Week: 4-0. Overall: 38-7, 19-2 in Big 12. (8-1 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 9-1.
How to capture the absurd dominance of Texas’ pitching staff? The Longhorns allowed just four runs in 33 innings in a three-game sweep of Baylor to lower their staff ERA to 2.17. Texas’ 20-game winning streak is the nation’s longest, and its 17-game Big 12 winning streak is the longest in conference history, surpassing Texas A&M’s 16-game streak in 2008. The Longhorns lead the Big 12 by seven games over Kansas State and Texas Tech. So. RHP Taylor Jungmann (6 IP, 8 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 2 K) was solid in a no-decision Friday, and Jr. RHP Chance Ruffin (3 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 6 K) earned the win when the Longhorns cobbled together two runs in the 10th. Jr. RHP Cole Green (8.1 IP, 6 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 5 K) stretched his scoreless innings streak to 30.2 before allowing an unearned run in the ninth Saturday, but Ruffin (1.2 IP, 0 R) and Fr. LHP Hoby Milner (4 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 4 K) blanked Baylor through the 14th, when Fr. Jordan Weymouth delivered a pinch-hit, walk-off RBI single. Jr. RHP Brandon Workman (5.2 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 6 K) improved to 9-1, 2.77 in Sunday’s win.
April 27: Texas-San Antonio: W 6-4
April 30-May 2: @/vs./vs. Baylor: W 4-2 (10 innings), W 2-1 (14 innings), W 4-1
May 4: Prairie View A&M
May 7-9: @ Kansas State
3. ARIZONA STATE
Last Week: 5-0. Overall: 38-5, 14-4 in Pac-10 (4-1 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 9-1.
Arizona State dominated its highly anticipated showdown at UCLA, allowing just five runs in a three-game sweep—its first in Westwood since 1994. Jr. RHP Seth Blair (6.2 IP, 6 H, 1 ER, 3 BB, 6 K) was solid in a no-decision Friday, and So. LHP Mitchell Lambson earned the win with 2.1 perfect innings of relief, striking out five. The Sun Devils broke a 1-1 tie with four in the eighth in that one, highlighted by So. OF Johnny Ruettiger’s two-run triple. So. 1B Riccio Torrez’s two-run single highlighted ASU’s four-run first inning Saturday, and Jr. RHP Merrill Kelly (5.2 IP, 6 H, 1 ER) and Fr. RHP Brady Rodgers (3.1 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 4 K) made it stand up. Ruettiger (3-for-4, 2 R, RBI) and So. 2B Zack MacPhee (2-for-4, 2 R, 4 RBI, HR) led a 17-hit barrage Sunday in support of So. RHP Jake Borup (6 IP, 5 H, 2 ER). The Sun Devils have also played four straight errorless games.
April 27-28: San Francisco: W 11-5, W 21-3
April 30-May 2: @ (5) UCLA: W 5-1, W 6-1, W 12-3
May 4: (23) Arizona
May 10-11: Brigham Young
Last Week: 3-0. Overall: 31-11, 15-6 in SEC. (11-8 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 9-1.
The Gators have won back-to-back series against SEC West heavyweights LSU and Arkansas, and they have won six of their seven conference series overall. Florida swept the Tigers for the second time ever, and the first time since 1996. Florida built a 7-0 lead through five innings before Friday’s game was suspended, and when play resumed Saturday, Jr. LHP Kevin Chapman (2.2 IP, 0 H, 0 R) preserved the win for So. LHP Alex Panteliodis (5 IP, 4 H, 0 R). Fr. RHP Hudson Randall (8 IP, 7 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 7 K) improved to 5-3 in the second game of the series. Fr. LHP/DH Brian Johnson (6.1 IP, 9 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 4 K) helped himself improve to 4-2 by going 2-for-4 with his first career grand slam at the plate. Sr. OF Matt den Dekker also had a big finale, going 5-for-5 with a homer and four RBIs.
April 30-May 2: (15) Louisiana State: W 7-3, W 8-5, W 13-6
May 4: Bethune-Cookman
May 7-9: @ Alabama
5. FLORIDA STATE
Last Week: 2-1. Overall: 33-11, 14-7 in ACC. (11-5 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 9-2.
Florida State was stunned by Le Moyne in a game that was suspended Friday and resumed Saturday, but the Seminoles came back to win the series. So. LHP Sean Gilmartin (5 IP, 5 H, 3 ER, 0 BB, 5 K) fell to 6-4 in the opener, in which FSU stranded 11 runners, while Le Moyne stranded two. Jr. OF/RHP Mike McGee (2-for-3, 2 R, 4 RBI, HR; 2 IP, 2 H, 1 R) led Florida State’s late comeback and earned the win in relief in the second game. The ‘Noles tied a season high with 14 walks and set a season high with eight stolen bases in Sunday’s blowout, and Fr. RHP Scott Sitz (5 IP, 5 H, 1 ER) turned in a solid start.
April 30-May 2: Le Moyne: L 3-1, W 8-5, W 17-1
May 4: Jacksonville
May 7-9: @ Boston College
6. SOUTH CAROLINA
Last Week: 2-1. Overall: 34-9, 16-5 in SEC. (6-6 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 9-2.
The Gamecocks took two of three from Alabama, their 10th straight conference series win dating back to last season. South Carolina leads Florida by one game in the overall SEC standings. So. OF Jackie Bradley (3-for-5, 4 RBI, HR) led South Carolina’s balanced 14-hit attack Friday, and Sr. C Brady Thomas delivered a walk-off, two-run homer in the 11th. Alabama scored five runs in the second inning Saturday against Jr. RHP Sam Dyson (7.1 IP, 8 H, 5 ER, 1 BB, 10 K), who was otherwise very good. Bradley and Thomas each homered again in Sunday’s wild slugfest, and Sr. C Kyle Enders (5-for-5, HR, 5 RBI) led South Carolina’s season-high 25-hit onslaught. The three-game attendance total was 24,204, largest in school history.
April 30-May 2: Alabama: W 9-7 (11 innings), L 6-4, W 20-15
May 5: Winthrop
May 7-9: @ Kentucky
7. COASTAL CAROLINA
Last Week: 3-1. Overall: 39-6, 17-0 in Big South (3-1 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 6-1.
The Chanticleers swept UNC Asheville and have won 30 straight Big South home games and 27 straight conference games overall. Coastal used a balanced 12-hit attack and drew 10 walks Friday in support of Jr. RHP Anthony Meo (6 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 4 K), who improved to 9-1, 1.76. Jr. LHP Cody Wheeler (6 IP, 3 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 4 K) improved to 8-0, 3.65 in Saturday’s win. So. SS Taylor Motter collected three of his seven RBIs on the weekend in Sunday’s win, and Jr. LHP Matt Laney (2 IP, 2 H, 0 R) earned the win in relief of Fr. RHP Josh Conway (5 IP, 5 H, 1 ER).
April 27: @ (1) Virginia: L 6-3
April 30-May 2: UNC Asheville: W 18-2, W 6-4, W 7-1
May 8-10: Winthrop
8. TEXAS CHRISTIAN
Last Week: 4-1. Overall: 34-9, 14-3 in MWC. (2-4 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 9-0 (one series suspended).
The Horned Frogs have swept four straight weekend series for the first time in program history, and they have recorded six sweeps on the season. Sr. C Bryan Holaday (3-for-5, 3 R, 4 RBI, 2B, 2 HR) led the offense Friday in support of Fr. LHP Matt Purke (7 IP, 5 H, 5 ER, 4 BB, 7 K), who improved to 8-0. So. OF Jason Coats had three of TCU’s 15 hits Saturday behind So. RHP Kyle Winkler (8 IP, 6 H, 4 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 5 K). Coats’ seventh-inning grand slam broke open a 3-1 game Sunday, and Jr. RHP Steven Maxwell (8 IP, 7 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 8 K) turned in his fifth straight strong outing. He has allowed just six runs in 37 innings during that stretch.
April 27-28: vs./@ Baylor: W 5-4 (10 innings), L 14-4 (8 innings)
April 30-May 2: @ Utah: W 11-6, W 11-4, W 8-2
May 7-9: @ New Mexico
Last Week: 4-0. Overall: 36-7, 14-4 in Big East. (3-1 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 9-1.
Louisville swept Rutgers to pull within a half-game of Connecticut in the Big East. Jr. 3B Phil Wunderlich (8-for-15, 4 HR, 6 RBI) led the offense on the week. In the first game of Friday’s doubleheader, So. OF Stewart Ijames broke a 3-3 tie with a two-run double in the eighth inning, helping Jr. RHP Thomas Royse (8 IP, 8 H, 3 ER) improve to 8-1. Sr. 1B Andrew Clark (2-for-3, HR, 3 RBI) led a 12-hit attack behind Fr. RHP Matt Koch (5.1 IP, 8 H, 4 ER) in the nightcap. Clark (4-for-4, 4 R, 8 RBI) hit a grand slam and a three-run homer in Louisville’s 10-run first inning Saturday.
April 28: Kentucky: W 10-9
April 30-May 1: Rutgers: W 5-3, W 9-4, W 24-6
May 4-5: @ Ohio State
May 7-9: @ Georgetown
10. CAL STATE FULLERTON
Last Week: 3-1. Overall: 27-14, 12-3 in Big West. (5-5 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 7-2.
Fullerton ran its winning streak to nine games before dropping Sunday’s series finale at Pacific. With So. RHP Noe Ramirez still sidelined with a broken left wrist, Fr. RHP Dylan Floro (7.2 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 8 K) delivered a strong start Friday, and So. 1B Nick Ramirez (3-for-5) led a balanced 11-hit attack. Ramirez went 2-for-4 with four RBIs Saturday and extended his hitting streak to 20 games with two more hits Sunday. So. RHP Daniel Renken (5 IP, 3 H, 6 R, 4 ER, 5 BB, 5 K) labored through five innings but improved to 7-2 Saturday. Pacific’s 17 hits Sunday were the most Fullerton has allowed all season, and Pacific’s 18 runs were its most ever against the Titans. Jr. SS Christian Colon (4-for-6, 3B) led Fullerton’s 16-hit attack in defeat.
April 27: @ (25) San Diego: W 13-10
April 30-May 2: @ Pacific: W 6-2, W 11-7, L 18-10
May 7-9: UC Riverside
Last Week: 5-0. Overall: 33-13, 14-7 in SEC (9-6 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 8-3.
The Rebels ran their winning streak to 10 games by sweeping Mississippi State in Starkville for the first time since 1972—which also is the last year Ole Miss went to Omaha. Mississippi climbed into a tie with Arkansas atop the SEC West heading into next weekend’s showdown between the two teams. Jr. LHP Drew Pomeranz (6.1 IP, 5 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 11 K) was back to his overpowering self in a no-decision Friday, and the Rebels capitalized on three MSU errors to score three unearned runs in the eighth, breaking a 1-1 tie. Sr. 3B Zach Miller (3-for-3, 3 R, RBI) led a 14-hit attack in Saturday’s slugfest. Seven different Rebels recorded multiple RBIs in a curfew-shortened slugfest Sunday.
April 27: Murray State: W 11-10 (10 innings)
April 28: Tennessee-Martin: W 15-6
April 30-May 2: @ Mississippi State: W 4-2, W 12-10, W 19-11 (7 innings)
May 7-9: (14) Arkansas
Last Week: 1-3. Overall: 30-10, 7-8 in Pac-10 (7-6 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 6-2.
The Bruins were swept at home by Arizona State for the first time since 1994; they fell to 8-10 since starting the season 22-0. So. RHP Gerrit Cole (7 IP, 6 H, 2 ER, 4 BB, 9 K) pitched well in defeat Friday, but the Sun Devils broke a 1-1 tie with four runs in the eighth. The Sun Devils jumped on So. RHP Trevor Bauer (7 IP, 8 H, 6 R, 4 ER, 5 BB, 7 K) for four runs in the first inning Saturday, and the Bruins never recovered. Jr. LHP Rob Rasmussen (4 IP, 7 H, 7 R, 6 ER, 1 BB, 6 K) took his second straight loss in Sunday’s blowout.
April 27: UC Irvine: W 4-1
April 30-May 2: (3) Arizona State: L 5-1, L 6-1, L 12-3
May 4: @ Pepperdine
May 7-9: @ Washington
Last Week: 5-0. Overall: 34-11, 18-6 in ACC (3-6 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 8-3.
Miami swept Maryland to run its winning streak at Alex Rodriguez Park to 14 and move into a tie with Virginia atop the ACC’s overall standings. The Hurricanes got solid starts in the first two games from Jr. LHP Chris Hernandez (7 IP, 8 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 4 K) and Sr. RHP Jason Santana (7 IP, 7 H, 3 ER, 1 BB, 7 K), and the offense produced balanced attacks both days. Jr. OF Chris Pelaez broke open a 4-1 game Sunday with a seventh-inning grand slam.
April 27: St. Thomas (Fla.): W 9-6
April 28: South Florida: W 14-7
April 30-May 2: Maryland: W 5-1, W 6-4, W 9-1
May 7-8: Barry (Fla.)
Last Week: 2-2. Overall: 35-10, 14-7 in SEC (5-4 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 8-3.
Arkansas lost its second straight weekend series, this time at home against Auburn. The Razorbacks overcame four errors and a 4-0 fifth-inning deficit Friday, as So. LHP Drew Smyly (9 IP, 8 H, 4 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 9 K) threw his second complete game in his last three starts. Jr. OF/RHP Brett Eibner’s three-run homer in the fifth jumpstarted the comeback Friday, and he hit his team-leading 16th homer of the season in Saturday’s loss. Eibner (3.1 IP, 4 H, 3 ER) took the loss Sunday, and the Tigers piled on in the late innings against Sr. RHP Mike Bolsinger (1 IP, 7 H, 6 ER) and the Arkansas bullpen.
April 28: Missouri State: W 5-4
April 30-May 2: Auburn: W 9-4, L 8-7, L 13-2
May 7-9: @ (11) Mississippi
Last Week: 3-1. Overall: 30-14, 10-8 in Pac-10 (6-4 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 7-3.
The Ducks won their fourth straight weekend series and reached the 30-win plateau for the first time since 1964. Oregon is tied with Stanford for third place in the Pac-10. So. LHP Tyler Anderson (7.1 IP, 6 H, 2 ER, 1 BB, 8 K) pitched well in a no-decision Friday but failed to hold a 2-0 lead after seven innings, as the Cougars rallied for two in the eighth, then another in the ninth against So. RHP Scott McGough. On Saturday, Sr. RHP Justin LaTempa (9 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 10 K) carried a no-hitter into the eighth, when Matt Argyropoulos led off with a shallow double to right field that fell just a few feet fair for the only hit of the game. So. DH Paul Eshelman’s three-run homer highlighted Oregon’s five-run fourth inning Sunday, helping Sr. RHP Zack Thornton (6 IP, 4 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 6 K) improve to 7-0, 2.87.
April 27: Oregon State: W 9-4
April 30-May 2: Washington State: L 3-2, W 6-0, W 6-1
May 4: Portland
May 7-9: @ Oregon State
16. VIRGINIA TECH
Last Week: 4-0. Overall: 32-14, 14-10 in ACC. (7-9 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 8-2.
The Hokies swept Boston College, earning their first ACC sweep of the season and just their second conference sweep since joining the ACC in 2005. With two conference series to go, Virginia Tech has already set a school record for ACC wins, surpassing its previous high of 12, set last season. Jr. OF Austin Wates tripled and drove in three Friday in support of Jr. LHP Justin Wright (6.1 IP, 5 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 9 K). Fr. OF Andrew Rash’s two-run homer in the fourth broke a 1-1 tie Saturday, and So. RHP Mathew Price (9 IP, 6 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 9 K) threw his second complete game of the season. Jr. RHP Jesse Hahn missed his second straight start Sunday, but Fr. LHP Joe Mantiply (5.2 IP, 5 H, 4 ER, 1 BB, 5 K) filled in admirably, and So. OF Buddy Sosnoski (4-for-5, R, 2 RBI, 3B) led a 14-hit attack.
April 27: @ Virginia Military Institute: W 9-2
April 30-May 2: Boston College: W 9-4, W 3-1, W 10-5
May 4: Davidson
May 8-9: Savannah State
17. GEORGIA TECH
Last Week: 2-2. Overall: 36-9, 17-7 in ACC. (5-4 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 8-3.
Georgia Tech dropped two of three at N.C. State and has lost three of its last four weekend series. Jr. DH Thomas Nichols homered twice in defeat Friday, and Jr. RHP Deck McGuire (6 IP, 10 H, 5 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 8 K) gave up at least five runs for the third time in his last four starts. Jr. RHP Brandon Cumpton (5.1 IP, 6 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 5 BB, 4 K) settled down after the Wolfpack scored two runs in each of the first two innings Saturday, but the offense mustered just two runs on four hits, and the defense committed three errors. So. 3B Matt Skole put Tech ahead for good with a three-run homer in the first inning Sunday, and the Yellow Jackets got solid pitching from So. LHP Jed Bradley (6 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 4 K) and So. RHP Mark Pope (3 IP, 1 H, 0 R).
April 27: vs. Georgia @ Turner Field: W 6-4
April 30-May 2: @ North Carolina State: L 6-5, L 4-2, W 5-3
May 7-9: Illinois-Chicago
Last Week: 3-1. Overall: 32-12, 10-9 in Big 12 (2-4 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 6-2.
The Sooners won their ninth straight series against Kansas State, and they have won five of their seven Big 12 series. So. 3B Garrett Buechele extended his hitting streak to 16 games in the series, and he had five hits and five RBIs Friday in support of Jr. RHP Zach Neal (6 IP, 9 H, 2 ER), who has lasted at least five innings in six straight starts. The Wildcats chased Jr. RHP Bobby Shore with six runs in the third Saturday and hung on for the win. So. OF Cody Reine (3-for-4, HR, 5 RBI) paced Oklahoma’s 18-hit barrage in Sunday’s slugfest. The Sooners hit six homers Sunday to boost their Big 12-leading long ball total to 62.
April 27: Dallas Baptist: W 14-0
April 30-May 2: Kansas State: W 14-3, L 14-9, W 15-11
May 4: Arkansas-Little Rock
May 7-8: vs. Oklahoma State @ Tulsa/Oklahoma City
Last Week: 3-1. Overall: 30-15, 12-9 in SEC. (7-9 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 6-4.
The Tigers have won three of their last four series, including a home set against LSU and a road series against Arkansas. The Tigers built a 4-0 lead behind So. LHP Cory Luckie (4 IP, 5 H, 1 ER) on Friday, but Arkansas stormed back against the Auburn bullpen. Jr. 1B Hunter Morris hit two of Auburn’s four home runs in an eight-run fifth inning Saturday, and Fr. RHP Slade Smith (5.2 IP, 6 H, 3 ER) picked up the win in relief. Jr. OF Brian Fletcher (3-for-6, 3 R, 2 RBI) led a 16-hit attack Sunday in support of Jr. LHP Grant Dayton (7 IP, 6 H, 2 ER, 1 BB, 10 K).
April 27: Samford: W 11-4
April 30-May 2: @ (9) Arkansas: L 9-4, W 8-7, W 13-2
May 7-9: Mississippi State
Last Week: 2-2. Overall: 35-9, 14-3 in Big East. (1-2 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 6-1-1.
After UConn’s winning streak was snapped at 22 games Wednesday, the Huskies split a doubleheader at Pitt on Saturday, but Sunday’s series finale was rained out. Jr. 3B Mike Olt (3-for-5, 2 R, 4 RBI, HR) led UConn’s 18-hit assault in the opener, making a winner out of Jr. LHP Elliot Glynn (6 IP, 11 H, 5 R, 2 ER). So. OF George Springer homered in that game and added another long ball in a losing effort in the nightcap, as Jr. LHP Greg Nappo (3.1 IP, 10 H, 8 R, 7 ER, 1 BB, 5 K) was hit hard. Connecticut remains atop the Big East by a half-game over Louisville.
April 27: Bryant: W 14-6
April 28: Central Connecticut State: L 7-3
May 1-2: @ Pittsburgh: W 11-7, L 13-4, CCD
May 8-9: Cincinnati
Last Week: 3-1. Overall: 26-15, 11-7 in Pac-10. (7-10 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 6-3-1.
The Golden Bears recorded their third conference series sweep of the season to take sole possession of second place in the Pac-10, three games behind Arizona State. Jr. 2B Brian Guinn (3-for-5, 2B, RBI) led a 14-hit attack Friday in support of So. RHP Erik Johnson (6 IP, 8 H, 2 ER, 4 BB, 8 K). Guinn had three more hits and three RBIs in another blowout Saturday, as Fr. LHP Justin Jones (7 IP, 8 H, 4 ER) improved to 9-3. The Bears broke open a 3-2 game with six runs in the fourth Sunday, and So. RHP Dixon Anderson (8 IP, 8 H, 3 ER) rebounded from a rough start against Stanford to improve to 4-1.
April 28: @ UC Davis: L 6-5
April 30-May 2: Oregon State: W 11-3, W 14-4, W 9-3
May 4: @ Sacramento State
May 8-10: @ Washington State
22. SAN DIEGO
Last Week: 3-1. Overall: 26-16, 12-0 in WCC (4-9 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 8-1.
San Diego swept its fourth straight WCC series and has won its last eight weekend series overall. The Toreros got strong starts in all three games from Jr. RHP Kyle Blair (8 IP, 5 H, 2 ER, 3 BB, 8 K), So. LHP Sammy Solis (9 IP, 5 H, 4 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 9 K) and Sr. RHP A.J. Griffin (9 IP, 6 H, 3 ER, 2 BB, 10 K). Sr. OF James Meador had five of USD’s 20 hits Saturday, and Sr. RHP Matt Thomson (3 IP, 3 H, 0 R) earned the win when the Toreros scored six in the 12th. Jr. OF Kevin Muno delivered a game-winning RBI double in the ninth Sunday.
April 27: (13) Cal State Fullerton: L 13-10
April 30-May 2: @ San Francisco: W 4-2, W 10-4 (12 innings), W 4-3
May 4: UC Riverside
May 7-9: @ Portland
Last Week: 1-2. Overall: 29-13, 9-9 in Pac-10. (4-3 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 7-4.
Arizona dropped its second straight series but rallied to salvage Sunday’s finale at USC. The Wildcats were shut out on four hits Friday by Trojans ace Andrew Triggs and reliever Chad Smith, and Fr. RHP Kurt Heyer (5.2 IP, 8 H, 3 R, 2 ER) took his first career loss. USC put up four unearned runs in the second inning Saturday against So. RHP Kyle Simon (6.2 IP, 9 H, 6 R, 2 ER), and Arizona’s comeback bid fell short. The Wildcats overcame a 6-0 deficit Sunday with three runs in the sixth and six more in the eighth, and So. LHP Bryce Bandilla (3.1 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 5 K) earned the win in relief.
April 30-May 2: @ Southern California: L 6-0, L 7-5, W 9-7
May 4: @ (3) Arizona State
May 7-9: Cal State Bakersfield
24. LOUISIANA STATE
Last Week: 0-4. Overall: 32-13, 11-10 in SEC. (2-7 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 6-4.
LSU’s midseason swoon continues, as the Tigers were swept at Florida, extending their losing streak to seven games. Jr. RHP Anthony Ranaudo (2 IP, 6 H, 4 ER) had another rough outing Friday and was removed from the game after a line drive bruised his shin. Jr. OF Leon Landry went 3-for-4 with a homer in a losing effort in the second game of the series, and So. LHP Chris Matulis (4 IP, 9 H, 7 ER, 5 BB) took the loss. Landry had three more hits Sunday, and So. RHP Matty Ott (3.2 IP, 8 H, 9 ER, 2 BB, 3 K) was hammered in his first career start.
April 27: New Orleans: L 7-4
April 30-May 2: @ (6) Florida: L 7-3, L 8-5, L 13-6
May 4: Southeastern Louisiana
May 7-9: Vanderbilt
Last Week: 3-1. Overall: 26-16, 11-4 in CUSA. (2-2 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 4-3-1.
The Owls were off for exams.
May 4: Texas State
May 5: Texas Southern
May 7-9: @ Marshall
Last Week: 0-4. Overall: 21-17, 10-8 in Pac-10 (10-5 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 6-4.
Stanford’s rollercoaster season continues, as it followed its eight-game winning streak with an 0-4 week, capped by a sweep at the hands of Washington. So. LHP Brett Mooneyham (8 IP, 4 H, 4 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 13 K) posted his second straight strong outing in a loss Friday, recording the most strikeouts in a game by a Cardinal pitcher since Erik Davis struck out 13 in 2008. Fr. 3B Kenny Diekroeger had two hits in that one and three more each of the next two days to extend his hitting streak to 12 games. So. RHP Jordan Pries (4.1 IP, 5 H, 6 R, 3 ER) failed to last five innings for the second straight start Saturday. Jr. RHP Alex Pracher (7.2 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 5 BB, 5 K) pitched well in relief Sunday but took the loss after issuing a wild pitch with a runner on third in the 15th inning.
April 26: Santa Clara: L 9-3
April 30-May 2: @ Washington: L 4-2, L 8-1, L 4-3 (15 innings)
May 3: Santa Clara
May 4: San Jose State
May 7-9: @ Long Beach State