College Top 25 Tracker: May 20-22




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1. SOUTH CAROLINA
Last Week: 3-1. Overall: 44-12, 22-8 in SEC. (8-4 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 13-1.
South Carolina won a road series at Alabama to claim a share of its third SEC regular-season title, and its first since 2002. The Gamecocks head to the conference tournament as the No. 1 seed by virtue of its series wins against Vanderbilt and Florida, which also finished 22-8 in conference play. Nathan Kilcrease (9 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 3 BB, 5 K) shut down the Gamecocks on Thursday, and Brett Booth hit a two-run single in the first against Michael Roth (5.2 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 0 ER, 4 BB, 4 K), who lost his second straight start to fall to 10-3 on the year. South Carolina broke open a 3-1 game Friday with three runs in the eighth, highlighted by Evan Marzilli's two-run double, and Forrest Koumas (5 IP, 5 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 5 K) improved to 6-0. Marzilli (4-for-4, 2 2B) led South Carolina's 12-hit attack in support of Colby Holmes (6.2 IP, 4 H, 1 ER, 4 BB, 5 K) on Saturday.
RESULTS
May 17: UNC Asheville: W 9-5
May 19-21: @ Alabama: L 2-1, W 6-3, W 3-2
UPCOMING
May 25-29: @ SEC tournament, Hoover, Ala.

2. TEXAS
Last Week: 2-1. Overall: 40-13, 19-8 in Big 12 (6-3 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 13-1.
Texas took two of three from Texas A&M to win its third straight Big 12 regular-season title, though Saturday's loss meant it has to share the championship with the Aggies. But Texas earned the top seed in the conference tournament by virtue of the head-to-head series win. Taylor Jungmann (9 IP, 7 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 12 K) threw his fourth complete game of the season and won his 14th straight decision on Thursday. Texas erased a 2-0 deficit with three runs in the seventh against John Stilson (6.1 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 1 ER, 7 BB, 3 K), taking advantage of a wild pitch and an error in the frame. The Aggies chased Cole Green (5.2 IP, 7 H, 4 ER, 1 BB, 7 K) with three runs in the sixth Friday, but Texas answered with three in the bottom of the frame to chase Michael Wacha, highlighted by Kevin Lusson's pinch-hit two-run single. After an hour and a half-long rain delay, Paul Montalbano delivered a tie-breaking RBI single in the seventh, and Hoby Milner (2.2 IP, 0 H, 0 R) earned the win in relief. Sam Stafford (5 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 3 BB, 5 K) turned in a solid outing in a no-decision Saturday, and the Aggies broke a scoreless tie with three runs in the ninth on Andrew Collazo's three-run triple to center field against closer Corey Knebel.
RESULTS
May 19-21: @/vs./vs. (11) Texas A&M: W 4-2, W 6-4, L 3-0
UPCOMING
May 25-29: @ Big 12 tournament, Oklahoma City

3. FLORIDA
Last Week: 2-2. Overall: 41-15, 22-8 in SEC. (7-5 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 12-2.
Florida took two of three from Kentucky to earn a piece of the SEC regular-season title, which it shares with South Carolina and Vanderbilt. The Gators head to Hoover as the No. 3 seed. Mike Zunino (3-for-4, 2 HR, 5 RBI) hit his 14th and 15th homers of the season Thursday in support of Brian Johnson (6 IP, 7 H, 5 R, 4 ER, 1 BB, 6 K). Kentucky pounded Hudson Randall (4 IP, 7 H, 5 R, 4 ER) and the Florida bullpen in a 14-1 rout Friday, and Alex Meyer (7 IP, 5 H, 1 ER, 3 BB, 9 K) shut down the UF offense. Preston Tucker (5-for-6, 5 R, 2 RBI, 2 2B), Austin Maddox (3-for-6, 2 HR, 6 RBI), Brian Johnson (3-for-4, HR, 4 RBI), Josh Adams (3-for-6, 4 RBI) and Zunino (4-for-4, 4 R, RBI) all went bonkers in Saturday's blowout, helping Karsten Whitson (5 IP, 7 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 4 K) improve to 7-0.
RESULTS
May 17: Jacksonville: L 11-2
May 19-21: Kentucky: W 9-6, L 14-1, W 19-3
UPCOMING
May 25-29: @ SEC tournament, Hoover, Ala.

4. VANDERBILT
Last Week: 2-1. Overall: 44-9, 22-8 in SEC. (7-5 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 12-2.
The Commodores won a road series at Georgia to claim a piece of the SEC regular-season title, which it shares with South Carolina and Florida. The Commodores lost series against both the other teams, though, and head to the conference tournament as the No. 4 seed. Vanderbilt jumped out to a 3-0 lead Thursday against Michael Palazzone (9 IP, 8 H, 4 ER, 2 BB, 6 K), but Georgia battled back against Sonny Gray (6 IP, 9 H, 4 ER, 3 BB, 6 K), and Palazzone retired 19 of the final 20 batters he faced. Grayson Garvin (2.2 IP, 4 H, 3 ER, 5 BB, 4 K) was wild Friday, failing to become the first player ever to win all 10 SEC starts, but the Commodores rode a balanced 15-hit attack to a 9-3. Freshmen T.J. Pecoraro and Kevin Ziomek combined for 6.1 innings of three-hit, shutout relief in that one. All nine Vanderbilt starters got into the hit column—led by leadoff man Tony Kemp (4-for-6, 3 R, RBI, 2B)—in Saturday's rubber game. The Bulldogs actually led 7-6 after seven innings, but the 'Dores broke it open with 11 runs over the next two innings, capped by Aaron Westlake's two-run homer.
RESULTS
May 19-21: @ Georgia: L 5-4, W 9-3, W 17-7
UPCOMING
May 25-29: @ SEC tournament, Hoover, Ala.

5. VIRGINIA
Last Week: 0-3. Overall: 45-9, 22-8 in ACC (9-6 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 10-1.
Virginia's 15-series winning streak ended in Chapel Hill, where the Cavs were swept in an ACC series for the first time since 2008 at Miami. The Cavs had to settle for sharing the ACC's regular-season crown with Georgia Tech, but UVa. earned the top seed in the conference tournament by virtue of its head-to-head series win against the Yellow Jackets. The Cavaliers, who entered the weekend as the nation's ninth-highest scoring team, managed just three runs in three games. UVa. was shut out on four hits by Patrick Johnson on Thursday, and UNC broke a scoreless tie with five runs in the sixth against Cody Winiarski (5.1 IP, 6 H, 3 ER). On Friday, Danny Hultzen (7.2 IP, 4 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 10 K) carried a shutout into the eighth inning before a two-run Tar Heel rally. Will Roberts (4.2 IP, 7 H, 3 ER) took his first loss of the season Saturday.
RESULTS
May 17: High Point: CCD
May 19-21: @ (17) North Carolina: L 6-0, L 2-1, L 3-2
UPCOMING
May 25-29: @ ACC tournament, Durham, N.C.

6. OREGON STATE
Last Week: 1-2. Overall: 38-14, 17-7 in Pac-10. (13-3 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 10-1.
The Beavers dropped their first weekend series of the year but remained atop the Pac-10 standings by a game over Arizona State and UCLA. Jared Norris (3-for-3, 2 R, 2 RBI) and Brian Stamps (1-for-3, 3 RBI) homered in support of Sam Gaviglio (6.2 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 6 K) in Friday's win. The Trojans jumped on Bet Wetzler (0.1 IP, 6 H, 7 R, 4 ER) in an eight-run first inning Saturday, and James Nygren (7.2 IP, 9 H, 1 ER) kept USC off the board thereafter, but the damage was done. Logan Odom (6.1 IP, 5 H, 2 ER, 3 BB, 8 K) bested Josh Osich (5.2 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 4 BB, 5 K) on Sunday.
RESULTS
May 20-22: Southern California: W 7-2, L 8-3, L 4-3
UPCOMING
May 27-29: @ Oregon

7. FLORIDA STATE
Last Week: 1-2. Overall: 40-15, 19-11 in ACC (9-8 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 11-3.
The Seminoles clinched their fourth Atlantic Division title in six years with Thursday's win, then dropped the final two games against Clemson, dealing their national seed hopes a small setback in the tightly packed ACC. Sean Gilmartin (7 IP, 7 H, 4 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 6 K) took a line drive off his chest in the first inning Friday but stayed in the game and battled his way to his 10th win of the season. James Ramsey (2-for-4, 3B, 3 RBI) led the FSU offense in that one. Robert Benincasa (2.2 IP, 7 H, 5 ER) got the start Friday and struggled in a loss. Ramsey and Jayce Boyd homered in defeat Sunday, as Mike McGee (3.1 IP, 2 H, 5 R, 4 ER, 6 BB, 2 K) fell to 2-3.
RESULTS
May 19-21: (18) Clemson: W 8-6, L 7-4, L 8-5
UPCOMING
May 25-29: @ ACC tournament, Durham, N.C.

8. ARIZONA STATE
Last Week: 2-1. Overall: 38-14, 16-8 in Pac-10. (10-6 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 11-2.
The Sun Devils won a road series at Washington to climb within a game of first-place Oregon State in the Pac-10. Brady Rodgers (9 IP, 5 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 9 K) threw his first career complete-game shutout Friday, and Joey DiMichele's two-run homer capped ASU's five-run third inning. Washington native Kramer Champlin (9 IP, 6 H, 0 R, 3 BB, 7 K) followed Rodgers' lead with his own shutout Saturday—the second time this season that two Sun Devils have thrown back-to-back shutouts (Champlin and Jake Barrett did it to Cal in April). The Huskies turned the tables on ASU on Sunday, as Jacob Clem held ASU to just six hits in a complete-game shutout, and Kyle Ottoson (4.1 IP, 4 H, 2 ER) made the start and got the loss for the Devils. Normal Sunday starter Barrett was out with arm soreness that ASU coach Tim Esmay said "doesn't seem to be serious," according to the Arizona Republic last week.
RESULTS
May 20-22: @ Washington: W 6-0, W 12-0, L 3-0
UPCOMING
May 27-29: (23) UCLA

9. CAL STATE FULLERTON
Last Week: 1-0. Overall: 37-14, 17-4 in Big West. (4-6 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 11-2.
The idle Titans saw their magic number in the Big West shrink to one with UC Irvine's loss to UC Riverside on Sunday. The Titans can clinch the conference title with one win at Cal State Northridge next weekend, or one Irvine loss to Long Beach State.
RESULTS
May 17: @ UCLA: CCD
May 18: Loyola Marymount: W 8-1
UPCOMING
May 24: San Diego
May 27-29: @ Cal State Northridge

10. TEXAS CHRISTIAN
Last Week: 4-0. Overall: 40-15, 20-3 in MWC. (5-5 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 13-1.
The Frogs swept a road series at New Mexico to run their winning streak to six. Matt Purke (3 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 4 K) was strong Thursday in his first start since April 16, and Joe Weik (4-for-4, 2B, HR, 2 R, 3 RBI) led the TCU offense. Jantzen Witte (6-for-7, 4 R, RBI) led TCU's 26-hit onslaught Friday, but Frogs starter Andrew Mitchell (3.2 IP, 10 H, 7 ER) was hit hard in a no-decision. Jason Coats and Josh Elander combined for four hits and seven RBIs Saturday, helping Erik Miller (6 IP, 9 H, 8 R, 7 ER) even his record at 6-6.
RESULTS
May 17: Oral Roberts: W 6-4
May 19-21: @ New Mexico: W 9-0, W 25-16, W 12-8
UPCOMING
May 25-29: @ MWC tournament, San Diego

11. GEORGIA TECH
Last Week: 2-2. Overall: 39-17, 22-8 in ACC (5-4 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 12-2.
The Yellow Jackets won a series at Virginia Tech to claim a share of the ACC's regular-season title, and they will head to the ACC tournament as the No. 3 seed. Tech's 22 conference wins is tied for the most in school history (the 2005 team also won 22 ACC games). Jacob Esch (4-for-6, 2B, HR, 2 R, 2 RBI) led a 14-hit attack Thursday in support of Mark Pope (7 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 4 BB, 7 K). Jed Bradley (3.2 IP, 10 H, 7 ER, 0 BB, 6 K) struggled for the second straight week in Friday's loss. Buck Farmer (7 IP, 8 H, 3 ER, 1 BB, 5 K) improved to 10-2 in Saturday's rubber game.
RESULTS
May 17: East Tennessee State: L 8-6
May 19-21: @ Virginia Tech: W 11-4, L 7-5, W 5-3
UPCOMING
May 25-29: @ ACC tournament, Durham, N.C.

12. NORTH CAROLINA
Last Week: 4-0. Overall: 44-12, 20-10 in ACC (8-5 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 8-4.
The Tar Heels held the ninth-highest scoring offense in the nation to just three runs in three games, sweeping Virginia for the first time since 2005. The Tar Heels earned the No. 4 seed in the conference tournament and likely sewed up a national seed (they sit atop the RPI rankings). On Thursday, Patrick Johnson (9 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 9 K) threw North Carolina's first shutout since Alex White in 2009, and UNC broke a scoreless tie with five runs in the sixth. Johnson, who improved to 10-1 on the season, moved into fifth place on UNC's career strikeout list (280). On Friday, UVa. ace Danny Hultzen carried a shutout into the eighth inning, when Levi Michael delivered an RBI single to tie the game; Colin Moran drove in the go-ahead run with a sac fly. Kent Emanuel (6 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, 6 BB, 7 K) was strong in a no-decision for the Tar Heels. Moran (4-for-4) hit a two-run double to highlight UNC's three-run fifth inning in support of Chris Munnelly (6 IP, 4 H, 2 ER) on Saturday.
RESULTS
May 17: Appalachian State: W 7-2
May 19-21: (1) Virginia: W 6-0, W 2-1, W 3-2
UPCOMING
May 25-29: @ ACC tournament, Durham, N.C.

13. TEXAS A&M
Last Week: 2-2. Overall: 38-18, 19-8 in Big 12. (7-6 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 11-2.
The Aggies dropped the first two games against Texas but salvaged Saturday's finale to grab a share of the regular-season title. They head to the Big 12 tournament as the No. 2 seed, as Texas' head-to-head series win is the tie-breaker. Texas erased a 2-0 deficit Thursday with three runs in the seventh against John Stilson (6.1 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 1 ER, 7 BB, 3 K), taking advantage of a wild pitch and an error in the frame. The Aggies chased Cole Green with three runs in the sixth Friday, but Texas answered with three in the bottom of the frame to chase Michael Wacha (5.2 IP, 8 H, 4 R, 3 ER). After an hour and a half-long rain delay, Paul Montalbano delivered a tie-breaking RBI single in the seventh. Ross Stripling (9 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 6 K) was brilliant in a complete-game shutout Saturday, tying him with Texas' Taylor Jungmann for the national lead in wins (12). The Aggies broke a scoreless tie with three runs in the ninth on Andrew Collazo's three-run triple to center field.
RESULTS
May 17: Texas-Arlington: W 1-0
May 19-21: vs./@/@ (5) Texas: L 4-2, L 6-4, W 3-0
UPCOMING
May 25-29: @ Big 12 tournament, Oklahoma City

14. CLEMSON
Last Week: 3-1. Overall: 39-17,17-13 in ACC (5-10 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 9-4.
The Tigers won a road series at Florida State to thrust themselves into the thick of the regional hosting discussion. The Tigers have a top-10 RPI and won series down the stretch against Georgia Tech and FSU to finish just two games behind FSU in the Atlantic Division, though they head to the ACC tournament as the No. 6 seed. The Seminoles clinched the division title Thursday, chasing ace Dominic Leone (3.1 IP, 6 H, 6 R, 5 ER) in the fourth. Will Lamb (3-for-5, 2 RBI) and Chris Epps (2-for-3, RBI) homered in support of Justin Sarratt (5.1 IP, 5 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 5 K) in Friday's win. John Hinson and Richie Shaffer homered Sunday, and David Haselden (2.2 IP, 0 H, 0 R) earned the win in relief of Jonathan Meyer (4.1 IP, 5 H, 3 ER, 3 BB, 7 K).
RESULTS
May 17: Davidson: W 19-0
May 19-21: @ (4) Florida State: L 8-6, W 7-4, W 8-5
UPCOMING
May 25-29: @ ACC tournament, Durham, N.C.

15. CONNECTICUT
Last Week: 3-1. Overall: 39-15-1, 22-5 in Big East (2-0 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 10-0.
UConn won a road series at Cincinnati and heads to the Big East tournament as the top seed. Matt Barnes (6 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 6 K) improved to 11-3, 1.11 in Thursday's win; he ranks second in the nation in ERA behind Taylor Jungmann, and tied for third in wins behind Jungmann and Ross Stripling of Texas A&M. George Springer (2-for-4, 2 RBI) hit his 12th homer of the year and the 46th of his career on Friday in support of Greg Nappo (5.2 IP, 9 H, 5 ER), who tied Barnes for second place on UConn's career wins list (24). Springer had two more hits in defeat Sunday and is hitting .379/.480/.685 with 72 RBIs and 29 stolen bases in 36 tries.
RESULTS
May 16: @ Rhode Island: W 4-1
May 17: @ Northeastern: CCD
May 19-21: @ Cincinnati: W 3-1, W 9-5, L 7-4
UPCOMING
May 25-29: @ Big East tournament, Clearwater, Fla.

16. RICE
Last Week: 3-1. Overall: 38-18, 16-8 in C-USA. (6-6 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 8-3.
The Owls took two of three at Southern Miss to win a share of the C-USA conference title and the No. 1 seed in the conference tournament. This is Rice's fifth C-USA regular-season crown in six years, and it marks the 16th consecutive season the Owls have won a conference championship, dating back to 1995, the final year of the Southwest Conference. Austin Kubitza (8.1 IP, 5 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 9 K) Thursday, and Rice took advantage of three straight Southern Miss errors to break open a 1-0 game with three unearned runs in the seventh. J.T. Chargois (4-for-6, 4 RBI) spearheaded Rice's 16-hit barrage Friday, and Abe Gonzalez (3.1 IP, 2 H, 0 R) earned the win in relief of Matthew Reckling (3.1 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 1 ER). The Golden Eagles surged ahead with four runs in the fifth to chase John Simms (4 IP, 9 H, 5 ER, 0 BB, 7 K) on Saturday.
RESULTS
May 17: (25) Texas State: W 6-4
May 19-21: @ (14) Southern Mississippi: W 4-0, W 16-2, L 7-3
UPCOMING
May 25-29: @ C-USA tournament, Pearl, Miss.

17. MIAMI
Last Week: 2-2. Overall: 34-20, 19-10 in ACC. (4-11 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 10-4.
Miami won two of three from Duke and heads to the ACC tournament as the No. 5 seed. The Hurricanes scored three runs in the first Thursday, and Bryan Radziewski (7 IP, 4 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 8 K) made it stand up. Duke's Dennis O'Grady (7.2 IP, 3 H, 0 R) out-dueled Eric Whaley (8 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 7 K) on Friday. Miami was cautious with E.J. Encinosa (4 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 0 ER) on Saturday after he felt some soreness during side drills last week, but he pitched well in a no-decision. Zeke DeVoss (4-for-4, 2 R) and Rony Rodriguez (3-for-3, HR, 2 2B, 2 R, 3 RBI) paced Miami's offense in that one.
RESULTS
May 17: Florida Atlantic: L 7-4
May 19-21: Duke: W 4-1, L 2-0, W 5-2
UPCOMING
May 25-29: @ ACC tournament, Durham, N.C.

18. OKLAHOMA
Last Week: 1-2. Overall: 40-15, 14-11 in Big 12. (7-8 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 7-5-1.
Oklahoma's nine-game winning streak ended Thursday at Baylor, and the Sooners wound up losing the series, but they still earned the No. 3 seed in the Big 12 tournament. The Bears rapped out 12 hits Thursday against Michael Rocha (4.2 IP, 8 H, 4 ER, 2 BB, 6 K) and the OU bullpen. Garrett Buechele (2-for-4, 2B, HR, 4 RBI) led the OU offense and delivered a game-tying RBI double in Oklahoma's decisive two-run ninth Friday. Dillon Overton (4.2 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 3 BB, 6 K) was strong in relief for the Sooners on Saturday, but Josh Ludy hit a walk-off RBI single in the ninth for Baylor.
RESULTS
May 19-21: @ Baylor: L 4-2, W 5-4, L 3-2
UPCOMING
May 25-29: @ Big 12 tournament, Oklahoma City

19. SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI
Last Week: 1-2. Overall: 38-15, 16-8 in C-USA (5-3 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 8-4-1.
The Golden Eagles lost their second straight weekend series but salvaged Saturday's series finale to claim a share of the C-USA regular-season title with Rice, which earned the top seed in the conference tournament. On Thursday, Rice took advantage of three straight Southern Miss errors to break open a 1-0 game with three unearned runs in the seventh against Todd McInnis (6 IP, 6 H, 4 R, 1 ER). Geoffrey Thomas (2 IP, 4 H, 6 R, 2 ER) struggled for the second straight week in Friday's loss. The Golden Eagles surged ahead with four runs in the fifth Saturday, making a winner out of Jonathan Thompson (5 IP, 8 H, 2 ER).
RESULTS
May 19-21: (19) Rice: L 4-0, L 16-2, W 7-3
UPCOMING
May 25-29: @ C-USA tournament, Pearl, Miss.

20. ARKANSAS
Last Week: 3-1. Overall: 36-18, 15-15 in SEC. (8-7 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 8-6.
Arkansas took two of three from Ole Miss to win the SEC West, the only team in the division to post a .500 record in conference play. The Rebels came from behind with two runs in the seventh against D.J. Baxendale (8.1 IP, 6 H, 2 ER, 1 BB, 8 K) to win Thursday's series opener, putting Arkansas in danger of missing the SEC tournament altogether. After Friday's game was postponed, Arkansas swept a pair of seven-inning games Saturday to head to Hoover as the No. 2 seed. Randall Fant (6.1 IP, 3 H, 0 R) led Arkansas to a 2-0 win in the opener. Ryne Stanek (0.1 IP, 2 H, 2 ER) started the nightcap but did not last long, and Barret Astin (4 IP, 2 H, 0 R) wound up getting the win in relief, as the Hogs erased a 3-2 deficit with three runs in the sixth.
RESULTS
May 17: Tennessee-Martin: W 6-2
May 19-21: Mississippi: L 2-1, W 2-0 (7 innings), W 5-3 (7 innings)
UPCOMING
May 25-29: @ SEC tournament, Hoover, Ala.

21. TROY
Last Week: 3-1. Overall: 40-16, 21-9 in Sun Belt (0-0 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 13-2.
The Trojans won the Sun Belt regular season championship. In the clincher, reliever Tyler Workman improved to 5-3 with a yeoman's effort, tossing the final seven innings and striking out six while tossing 149 pitches. "Why did we leave them in there so long? He was the guy we trusted to win a championship," coach Bobby Pierce said. "Bottom line. End of that question." Boone Shear had a big weekend, going 7-for-9 overall, including three hits and an RBI in the clincher. Ace Tyler Ray was bailed out by a rally in the opener after allowing season highs for hits (10) and runs (8) in 6.1 IP, and South Alabama won it on a walk-off homer by Brad Hook.
RESULTS
May 17: Samford: W 14-1
May 19-21: @ South Alabama: L 9-8, W 11-6, W 10-7

22. FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL
Last Week: 2-1. Overall: 37-17-1, 20-9-1 in Sun Belt (3-6 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 9-4.
FIU took two of three from Florida Atlantic but finished a half-game behind Troy in the Sun Belt. On Thursday, Phil Haig (7 IP, 9 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 7 K) improved to 9-3 for the Golden Panthers, who stretched their unbeaten streak to 17 games. The Panthers were shut out Friday by Paul Davis (9 IP, 9 H, 0 R, 3 BB, 9 K). Eight Panthers recorded hits Saturday in support of Daniel DeSimone (5.2 IP, 9 H, 2 ER, 1 BB, 5 K).
RESULTS
May 19-21: Florida Atlantic: W 9-7, L 2-0, W 7-3
UPCOMING
May 25-29: @ Sun Belt tournament, Monroe, La.

23. UCLA
Last Week: 2-1. Overall: 31-20, 16-8 in Pac-10. (3-4 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 8-4-1.
The Bruins won their third straight weekend series, taking two of three from Cal to climb within a game of Oregon State in the Pac-10. Gerrit Cole (7 IP, 6 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 6 K) pitched well but fell to 5-7 in Friday's loss. Trevor Bauer (9 IP, 5 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 8 K) threw his seventh consecutive complete game Saturday and failed to record double digits in strikeouts for just the second time this season. Adam Plutko (8 IP, 3 H, 2 ER) led UCLA to a 5-2 win in the rubber game, as the Bruins out-hit the Bears 12-5 Sunday.
RESULTS
May 17: (9) Cal State Fullerton: CCD
May 20-22: California: L 4-0, W 2-1, W 5-2
UPCOMING
May 27-29: @ (8) Arizona State

24. UC IRVINE
Last Week: 3-1. Overall: 37-14, 15-6 in Big West (2-3 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 10-2-1.
The Anteaters won their sixth straight weekend series, taking two of three at UC Riverside. Matt Summers (9 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 10 K) was brilliant in Friday's win. Christian Ramirez (2-for-3, 2 RBI) led the Irvine offense Saturday in support of Crosby Slaught (7 IP, 6 H, 2 ER, 1 BB, 6 K). The Anteaters wasted a nice start Sunday from Matt Whitehouse (7 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 7 K), as the Highlanders rallied from behind with two runs in the eighth.
RESULTS
May 17: Southern California: W 9-2
May 20-22: @ UC Riverside: W 12-0, W 3-2, L 2-1
UPCOMING
May 24: (23) UCLA
May 27-29: Long Beach State

25. EAST CAROLINA
Last Week: 3-1. Overall: 37-18, 14-10 in C-USA (2-6 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 9-4.
The Pirates swept a series at Tulane and have won five of their last six weekend series. They'll head to the conference tournament as the No. 3 seed. Mike Wright (6 IP, 2 H, 1 ER) and Brad Mincey (3 IP, 0 H, 0 R) combined on a two-hitter Thursday. Ben Fultz (3-for-5, 2 RBI) led the offense Friday in support of Seth Maness (6 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 0 ER). Kevin Brandt (7 IP, 7 H, 2 R, 1 ER) was strong in a no-decision Saturday, as the Pirates won on Cory Thompson's RBI single in the 11th.
RESULTS
May 17: Old Dominion: L 7-4
May 19-21: @ Tulane: W 5-1, W 6-2, W 7-6 (11 innings)
UPCOMING
May 25-29: @ C-USA tournament, Pearl, Miss.

DROPPED OUT

FRESNO STATE (20)
Last Week: 1-3. Overall: 37-14, 16-7 in WAC (0-0 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 9-1-3.
Fresno State was swept at Cal State Bakersfield, effectively squashing the Bulldogs' chances to host a regional. Even so, Fresno clinched a share of the WAC regular-season title for the sixth straight year thanks to Hawaii's loss to New Mexico State on Friday. Bakersfield's Mike McCarthy (9 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 3 BB, 12 K) dazzled in a complete-game shutout Friday, as Josh Poytress (6.2 IP, 9 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 4 K) fell to 6-2. Tyler Linehan (6 IP, 7 H, 3 ER) was solid in defeat Saturday. The Roadrunners broke a 4-4 tie Sunday with three unearned runs in the eighth against Taylor Garrison.
RESULTS
May 19: Nevada: W 7-1
May 20-22: vs./@/@ Cal State Bakersfield: L 6-0, L 5-2, L 7-4
UPCOMING
May 25-29: @ WAC tournament, Mesa, Ariz.

STETSON (21)
Last Week: 1-3. Overall: 40-16, 23-7 in A-Sun (1-1 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 12-1.
The Hatters limped to the 40-win mark, losing six of their final nine regular-season games. They lost their first weekend series of the year against Belmont, but they still enter the conference tournament as the top seed, having won the league by four games over Jacksonville. Ryan Lashley (3-for-4, 2 RBI) led the offense Thursday in support of Lindsey Caughel (7 IP, 7 H, 4 R, 3 ER). Stetson was held to two runs on five hits Friday, as Will Dorsey (5.2 IP, 7 H, 4 ER) took the loss. The Bruins jumped on Austin Perez (2.1 IP, 5 H, 5 R, 4 ER) in the first three innings Saturday and cruised to another upset.
RESULTS
May 17: Central Florida: L 7-6
May 19-21: Belmont: W 7-4, L 5-2, L 11-5
UPCOMING
May 25-29: @ A-Sun tournament, Nashville

OKLAHOMA STATE (22)
Last Week: 1-3. Overall: 34-21, 14-12 in Big 12. (5-8 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 8-5.
The Cowboys lost a road series to Texas Tech, their fourth series loss in the last five weekends. Zach Johnson (2-for-4, HR, 3 RBI) led Oklahoma State to a win in Friday's slugfest. Brad Propst (3.2 IP, 8 H, 8 R, 7 ER) struggled for the third straight week in Saturday's loss. The Red Raiders jumped out to an early lead Sunday with four runs in the second against Randy McCurry (5 IP, 5 H, 5 ER).
RESULTS
May 17: @ Missouri State: L 4-3
May 20-22: @ Texas Tech: W 11-10, L 11-7, L 5-3
UPCOMING
May 25-29: @ Big 12 tournament, Oklahoma City

TEXAS STATE (25)
Last Week: 1-3. Overall: 35-20, 24-9 in Southland. (1-7 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 11-2.
Texas State dropped a series at UTA but still finished atop the Southland standings by four games. The Mavericks rode a five-run second inning against Mitchell Pitts (7.2 IP, 8 H, 6 R, 2 ER) to the upset Thursday. Carson Smith (7 IP, 6 H, 2 ER, 5 BB, 8 K) was solid in a no-decision in the first game of Saturday's doubleheader, and the Bobcats won it with two runs in the 11th. Arlington erased a 3-0 deficit with five in the fifth en route to another upset in the finale.
RESULTS
May 17: @ (19) Rice: L 6-4
May 19-21: @ Texas-Arlington: L 6-5, W 4-2 (11 innings), L 9-6
UPCOMING
May 25-29: @ Southland tournament, San Marcos, Texas