Tuesday Roundup: Elon Pounds N.C. State

A pair of top 10 teams were knocked off Tuesday. The day's most jarring score was Elon's 24-12 win against No. 9 North Carolina State on a cold, wet night in Elon. The Wolfpack, which carried a 10-game winning streak into the game, had allowed just 26 runs total in its first 11 games. Anthony Tzamtzis (1 IP, 4 H, 7 R, 6 ER) turned in N.C. State's third very short outing in its last four games. Antonio Alvarez and Alex Swim had five RBIs apiece for the Phoenix, and Sebastian Gomez drove in a career-high six, helping Elon build an 18-3 lead by the end of the fourth. Trea Turner continued his torrid start to the season for the Wolfpack, going 4-for-5 with two homers, five RBIs and two stolen bases.

• No. 10 Cal State Fullerton dropped its second straight game, 7-3 at San Diego, which has won six straight and eight of nine since starting the season 0-3. Kris Bryant hit a pair of two-run homers to power the USD offense, which handed hard-throwing J.D. Davis (3 IP, 4 H, 4 ER) his first loss of the season.

• Tuesday's other Top 25 upset came in Arlington, where Texas-Arlington cruised to a 6-1 win against No. 17 Oklahoma. Matt Shortall had two hits and two RBIs in support of Chase Weaver (5.1 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 5 K), and John Beck worked three scoreless innings for the save.

• Jeff Gold (7 IP, 6 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 6 K) turned in a strong start in Oregon's 4-1 win against Cal State Northridge, but his defensive resourcefulness stole the headlines after a ball got stuck in his glove on a comebacker, and he threw ball and glove to first base for the out. Credit first baseman Ryon Healy with maintaining his concentration after the ball and glove separated in mid-air. The video is definitely worth a look, if you haven't already seen it on SportsCenter.

• In a matchup between teams that entered the game with just one loss apiece, Georgia Tech scored in double digits for its seventh straight game, outslugging Mercer 16-9. Brandon Thomas (4-for-6, 2 R, 3 RBI, 2B) led Georgia Tech's balanced 18-hit barrage.

• Conner Kendrick worked six hitless innings of relief, allowing just one walk while striking out eight, to lead Auburn to a 6-3 win against rival Alabama in Montgomery. The Tigers improved to 9-3, while the Crimson Tide has lost three of four but is still 8-4 on the year.

• With key players Justin Gonzalez (hip) and D.J. Stewart (wrist) still sidelined with injuries, Florida State got a little extra offense from catcher Stephen McGee in a 9-2 win against Presbyterian. McGee hit his first career home run—after 367 plate appearances—and drove in four behind Luke Weaver (6 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 8 K).

• Freshman Jack Wynkoop (6 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 5 K) and three relievers combined on a three-hit shutout in South Carolina's 10-0 win against Ball State.

• UCLA broke a 2-2 tie with a run in the top of the ninth on Brenton Allen's bases-loaded walk, and David Berg stranded two runners in the bottom of the frame to preserve a 3-2 win at Long Beach State.

• Mississippi got a nice start from Josh Laxer (5.1 IP, 4 H, 0 R) in a 2-0 win against Southeastern Louisiana.

• Furman, fresh off a series win at Elon to open Southern Conference play, earned another nice road win Tuesday, 4-1 against Coastal Carolina. Tyler Wood (5 IP, 2 H, 0 R) picked up his first win for the Paladins, who improved to 9-3.

• Johnny Field (3-for-4, 2 R, RBI) led Arizona's offense behind Tyler Crawford (8 IP, 8 H, 2 ER, 0 BB, 5 K), as the Wildcats won the opener of a two-game midweek set against Texas Tech, 6-2.

• After winning its first weekend series on the road at Jacksonville, Texas Christian returned home and dropped a 6-4 decision to Arkansas-Pine Bluff. The Frogs managed just five hits against Stanton Jones and Jaron Gold, and they made three errors that led to a couple of unearned runs. TCU falls to 3-8, while UAPB falls to 4-9. That's not a good loss for a ranked No. 14 in the preseason.

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