Last Week: 0-0. Overall: 39-9, 17-1 in Conference USA. (8-7 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 8-0.
Off for exams.
May 10: Lamar
May 12-14: (14) Houston
2. NORTH CAROLINA
Last Week: 0-0. Overall: 39-8, 18-6 in ACC. (6-3 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 9-1.
Off for exams.
May 9: Campbell
May 10: Winthrop
May 12-14: @ (13) Virginia
3. CAL STATE FULLERTON
Last Week: 2-1. Overall: 35-12, 12-3 in Big West. (2-3 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 12-2.
Fullerton nearly lost its first series since the first week of March before Jr. 1B Brett Pill’s two-out, two-run triple in the ninth inning Sunday capped a three-run rally. A homer and three RBIs from So. RF Jared Clark helped So. RHP Wes Roemer become Fullerton’s third nine-game winner Friday.
May 5-7: @ UC Santa Barbara W 5-3, L 9-2, W 7-5
May 10: Southern California
4. OREGON STATE
Last Week: 2-1. Overall: 34-11, 11-4 in Pac-10. (4-3 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 7-2.
Oregon State has won 13 of its last 15 games. Jr. OF Cole Gillespie drove in seven runs on the weekend, including a three-run homer off Tim Lincecum on Friday. He reached base nine times in the series, stealing three bags. So. RHP Mike Stutes (8 IP, 3 H, R, 0 ER) delivered the best Beavers pitching performance of the weekend on Sunday. Jr. LHP Kevin Gunderson recorded his 15th save Saturday, breaking his 2005 school record of 14.
May 5-7: (22) Washington: L 6-4, W 5-3, W 7-1
May 12-14: @ (18) Arizona State
Last Week: 0-2. Overall: 36-8, 15-5 in Big 12. (4-2 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 8-1.
Jr. RF Luke Gorsett hit what looked like a go-ahead two-run homer in the ninth inning Sunday, but umpires reversed their original call and made it a foul ball. That, and a four-run eighth-inning rally by OSU sent Nebraska to its first series loss of the season. OSU scored twice in the seventh and once in the eighth to come from behind to win the opener as well. So. 2B Jake Opitz collected five hits in the two games. UNL’s bullpen allowed five runs in 3.2 innings over the two losses.
May 6-7: @ Oklahoma State: L 5-4, L 7-6
May 8: @ Oklahoma State
May 10: Northern Iowa
May 12-14: @ Baylor
Last Week: 5-0. Overall: 36-15, 19-4 in Big 12. (13-5 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 8-4.
Texas has won a season-best eight straight games to regain first place in the Big 12. It has five conference series sweeps, setting a school record, and its 19 league wins tie a school record. It has blasted 27 homers over its last 23 games. Jr. 3B Nick Peoples went 5-for-11 with six runs and five RBIs on the weekend. Fr. LHP Riley Boening threw six scoreless innings Saturday.
May 1: Texas A&M: W 6-1
May 2: Texas State: W 2-1
May 5-7: Kansas: W 7-3, W 11-4, W 11-1 (8)
May 13: Dallas Baptist (DH)
Last Week: 0-0. Overall: 33-13, 15-6 in ACC. (13-6 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 8-2.
Rain forces a Monday doubleheader in a series already shifted to accommodate exams.
May 8-9: @ Duke
May 12-14: (17) Florida State
Last Week: 3-0. Overall: 37-11, 16-8 in SEC. (13-5 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 8-2.
The Bat Cats have claws, as well as wins in 12 of their last 13 games and nine of their last 10 in the SEC, where they now own first place overall. So. RHP Greg Dombrowski allowed five singles and no walks in a complete game Sunday to seal the sweep. Ole Miss recorded 17 hits in the series. Sr. RHP Craig Snipp (7.2 IP, 6 H, 2 R) was also strong Saturday.
May 5-7: (18) Mississippi: W 8-3, W 3-2, W 6-1
May 10: Belmont
May 12-14: Mississippi State
Last Week: 2-2. Overall: 37-13, 15-6 in Big 12. (6-5 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 9-1.
OU creeps up on Nebraska for second place in the Big 12. So. CF Kody Kaiser drove in four runs and scored three more Sunday, notching a tally in each of those columns during a three-run eighth inning rally that helped the Sooners comeback from a two-run deficit. Sr. RHP Daniel McCutchen threw eight scoreless innings in the series opener before taking the loss after giving up three runs in the ninth. Sr. RF Chuckie Caufield homered and drove in five runs in the middle game.
May 2: @ Wichita State: L 9-5
May 5-7: Kansas State: L 3-2, W 16-6 (7), W 7-6
May 12-14: (24) Oklahoma State @ Tulsa, @ Oklahoma City (2)
Last Week: 3-1. Overall: 34-15, 14-10 in SEC. (15-8 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 7-3.
Arkansas recorded its first sweep against Alabama since 1994. Jr. LF Jake Dugger hit a three-run homer Sunday as part of a four-run sixth inning. Fr. 3B Logan Forsythe drove in four runs Saturday and came through with an RBI single in the 11th to win Friday’s game. Arkansas has lost four of its last five midweek games.
May 2: Oral Roberts: L 5-4
May 5-7: (6) Alabama: W 4-3 (11), W 13-6, W 5-3
May 12-14: @ (22) Mississippi
11. NOTRE DAME
Last Week: 2-2 Overall: 37-11-1, 17-3-1 in Big East. (0-1 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 6-1.
Notre Dame drops its first conference series of the season and suffers its first consecutive losses since the first weekend of March. ND led 4-0 and 3-0 in the final two games and gave up four runs in the ninth inning of the finale. Jr. RHP Jeff Manship struck out nine batters in seven innings Friday. Sr. 1B Craig Cooper went 7-for-11 with six runs scored on the weekend.
May 2: Cleveland State: W 12-1
May 5-7: Louisville: W 11-3, L 5-4, L 9-6
May 13-14: @ Seton Hall
Last Week: 0-3. Overall: 34-16, 15-9 in SEC (9-9 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 9-4.
Alabama gets swept by Arkansas for the first time since 1994 and falls a game behind Kentucky for first place overall in the SEC. Jr. RHP Bernard Robert (1.2 IP, 7 H, 8 ER) got lit Saturday. Alabama allowed four hits Friday, but walked a school-record 16 batters, seven by Jr. LHP Wade LeBlanc.
May 5-7: @ (14) Arkansas: L 4-3 (11), L 13-6, L 5-3
May 12-14: Florida
Last Week: 1-0. Overall: 39-10, 16-8 in ACC. (6-3 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 8-2.
So. LF Brandon Guyer hit a game-ending three-run homer to cap a four-run ninth-inning rally.
May 2: Mount St. Mary’s: W 6-4
May 12-14: (2) North Carolina
Last Week: 3-1. Overall: 34-17, 17-4 in CUSA. (3-8 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 9-3.
Fr. RHP Luis Flores allowed two hits over seven scoreless innings Sunday to clinch the sweep. He also homered in each of the first two games of the series as the catcher. The Cougars rallied from a 2-1 seventh-inning deficit Saturday to make a winner of So. RHP Ricky Hargrove (8.1 IP, 9 H, 2 R, ER). Jr. RHP Brad Lincoln allowed a run over seven innings Friday while recording 10 strikeouts.
May 2: @ Stephen F. Austin: L 3-2
May 5-7: Central Florida: W 10-5, W 6-2, W 5-2
May 12-14: @ (1) Rice
15. GEORGIA TECH
Last Week: 3-0. Overall: 36-12, 14-10 in ACC. (8-2 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 9-3.
Starters Blake Wood, David Duncan and John Goodman allowed three earned runs over 21 combined innings as Tech bullied the Bulls. Sr. RF Jeff Kindel’s hit streak ended at 19 games in the finale. Jr. 3B Wes Hodges didn’t play, resting a sore calf (moo) that’s bothered him for three weeks.
May 5-7: South Florida: W 9-3, W 7-2, W 4-3
May 10: (16) Georgia @ Turner Field
May 12-14: Duke
Last Week: 3-0. Overall: 31-16, 13-11 in ACC. (13-6 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 7-5.
Seven straight wins and consecutive SEC series sweeps has Georgia in second place in the SEC East. Fr. LHP Nathan Moreau threw eight scoreless innings Sunday before running into trouble in the ninth (8+ IP, 7 H, 3 ER). Fr. SS Gordon Beckham collected seven hits and scored five runs in the series.
May 5-7: (12) South Carolina: W 8-4, W 7-5, W 7-4
May 10: (15) Georgia Tech @ Turner Field
May 12-14: @ Auburn
17. FLORIDA STATE
Last Week: 2-1. Overall: 37-12, 14-9 in ACC. (2-5 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 9-3.
So. 1B Dennis Guinn’s RBI double in the 20th inning Saturday gave FSU a win in the longest game in school history. FSU held Wake scoreless over the final 17 innings, which looks like this in the line score: 000 000 000 000 000 00. Jr. RHP Tyler Chambliss started Friday and allowed four runs–one earned–on four hits in seven innings.
May 3: Jacksonville: W 9-2
May 5-7: @ Wake Forest: L 4-2, W 4-3 (20)
May 12-14: @ (7) Clemson
18. ARIZONA STATE
Last Week: 1-0. Overall: 30-16, 8-7 in Pac-10. (4-4 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 9-2.
Jr. 3B C.J. Retherford homered twice and drove in six runs, while Jr. CF Colin Curtis had four hits and four runs scored in a nonconference win against Arizona.
May 2: Arizona: W 22-8
May 12-14: (4) Oregon State
19. SOUTH CAROLINA
Last Week: 0-4. Overall: 32-16, 13-11 in SEC. (10-9 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 9-3.
Not much good for the Gamecocks this week as its starting pitchers allowed 18 runs in 17.1 innings against Georgia. Fr. 1B Justin Smoak cranked three-run homers Saturday and Sunday to set a freshman record with 12 homers. Fr. 2B/RF Andrew Crisp extended his hit streak to 17 games. S. Carolina lost to Wofford for the first time since 1947.
May 3: @ Wofford: L 9-8 (13)
May 5-7: @ Georgia: L 8-4, L 7-5, L 7-4
May 9: @ The Citadel
May 12-14: Tennessee
Last Week: 3-1. Overall: 33-17, 12-6 in West Coast. (8-4 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 10-4.
Pepperdine maintained its first-place tie with San Francisco in the WCC behind a career-best nine-strikeout performance Sunday from Sr. RHP James Johnson. Sr. 2B David Uribes became all-time hits leader in the school and conference Saturday with a first-inning double. The Waves recorded a season-high 16 hits in each of the final two gmes.
May 2: @ Long Beach State: W 5-1
May 5-7: @ Gonzaga: L 6-1, W 13-4, W 10-4
May 9: UC Riverside
May 12-14: @ St. Mary’s
21. COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON
Last Week: 0-1. Overall: 33-11, 15-4 in SoCon (2-0 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 9-1.
GSU scored twice in the top of the 10th and held CofC to one run after it loaded the bases in the bottom of the frame. Rain forced the rest of the series to a Monday doubleheader.
May 6: Georgia Southern: L 5-4 (10)
May 8: Georgia Southern (DH)
May 10: @ Charleston Southern
May 12-14: @ Furman
Last Week: 1-3. Overall: 31-18, 13-11 SEC (5-5 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 7-5.
Mississippi notched 17 hits in the series as its 11-game win streak turned into a three-game losing skid. Jr. RF Mark Wright homered Saturday, when Fr. LHP Brett Bukvich allowed three runs over eight innings.
May 2: Nicholls State: W 11-7
May 5-7: @ (11) Kentucky: L 8-3, L 3-2, L 6-1
May 12-14: (10) Arkansas
Last Week: 3-0. Overall: 32-16, 14-10 ACC. (5-10 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 9-5.
Miami earns its first sweep since cleaning up against Duke in mid-March. Jr. SS Roger Tomas batted .615 in the series, including a three-hit, three-RBI performance in the finale, when Miami tied a season-best with 19 hits. The Hurricanes were hit by pitches seven times Saturday, setting a school record.
May 5-7: Wright State: W 4-2, W 14-1, W 15-1
May 12-14: Wake Forest
24. OKLAHOMA STATE
Last Week: 2-0. Overall: 33-13, 12-8 in Big 12. (3-6 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 7-3.
Oklahoma State ran its win streak to 11 games and became the first team to beat Nebraska in a weekend series by taking the first two games. Jr. DH Deik Scram hit a three-run homer to cap a four-run eighth-inning rally Sunday, when OSU was fortunate that the umpires called a go-ahead Nebraska home run foul in the ninth inning after initially ruling it fair. OSU scored three times in its final two at-bats to comeback from a three-run deficit Saturday, when So. RHP Matt Gardner threw a complete game.
May 6-7: (4) Nebraska: W 5-4, W 7-6
May 8: (5) Nebraska
May 12-14: (9) Oklahoma @ Tulsa, @ Oklahoma City (2)
25. OLD DOMINION
Last Week: 2-1. Overall: 37-9, 19-5 in Colonial (0-0 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 11-1.
Sr. C Patrick Nichols delivered an RBI single in the 11th inning Sunday to give ODU the game and the series. Fr. RHP Dan Hudson struck out nine batters and allowed one run in nine innings for a no decision in the finale. Sr. RHP Kevin Gunter threw a six-hit shutout Friday, striking out nine batters.
May 5-7: Virginia Commonwealth: W 6-0, L 7-5, W 2-1 (11)
May 9: Richmond
May 12-14: @ UNC Wilmington
Last Week: 1-3. Overall: 31-19, 9-9 Pac-10. (5-5 vs. Top 25) Weekend Series 8-4.
Jr. RHP Tim Lincecum struck out 16 batters over eight innings Friday, setting a new Pac-10 career record at 460. His 168 on the year broke his UW season record, set in 2004. So. 3B Matt Stevens hit his 15th homer of the year in Friday’s win.
May 2: Lewis-Clark State: L 9-7
May 7-9: @ (5) Oregon State: W 6-4, L 5-3, L 7-1
May 8-9: Portland
May 12-14: Stanford
Last Week: 1-2. Overall: 28-20, 12-12 in SEC (4-10 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 7-3.
Vandy loses its third straight SEC series and has dropped eight of its last 11 games overall. Arrow down. Jr. 3B Pedro Alvarez collected three doubles on the weekend, adding a ninth-inning RBI single to help the Dores salvage the series finale. Four unearned runs in the bottom of the eighth inning helped Tennessee rally from a 2-1 deficit in the middle game. So. LHP David Price struggled again Friday (3.1 IP, 9 H, 9 R, 8 ER).
May 5-7: @ Tennessee: L 13-3, L 5-3, W 6-4
May 10: Lipscomb
May 12-14: @ Louisiana State