Top 25 Tracker: Feb. 27




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1. FLORIDA
Last Week: 5-0. Overall: 7-1, 0-0 in SEC. (3-1 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 2-0.
Hudson Randall (6.1 IP, 5 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 4 K) earned his first win of the season in the Gators' 4-1 victory Friday. Preston Tucker hit his fourth homer in seven games Saturday and took sole possession of Florida's all-time RBIs record in the Gators' 5-1 win. Brian Johnson (6.1 IP, 5 H, 1 ER) earned his first win of the year in that one. Karsten Whitson left Florida's 5-3 win Sunday in the first inning; UF sports information director John Hines said Whitson "had a groin issue in the fall" and was dealing with "normal arm tiredness, early-season stuff—all precautionary measures." Steven Rodriguez (3.1 IP, 1 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, 4 K) picked up the win in relief in a game shortened by rain.
RESULTS
Feb. 21: Bethune-Cookman: W 8-6
Feb. 22: (19) Central Florida: W 8-0
Feb. 24-26: William & Mary: W 4-1, W 5-1, W 5-3 (6 innings)
UPCOMING
March 2-4: @ (12) Miami

2. STANFORD
Last Week: 4-0. Overall: 7-0, 0-0 in Pac-12. (6-0 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 2-0.
Stanford outscored Texas 28-5 in its first-ever three-game sweep of the annual series against the Longhorns. First-team preseason All-American Mark Appel struck out a career-high 10, carried a no-hitter into the fifth and a shutout into the eighth, leading the Cardinal to a 7-2 win Friday. Appel scattered three hits, allowed one run and walked three. Brian Ragira (3-for-5, 3 RBI, 2 2B), Jake Stewart and Tyler Gaffney had three hits apiece for the Cardinal. Kenny Diekroeger (3-for-3, 2 2B, 2 RBI) led an 11-hit attack in support of Brett Mooneyham (8 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 3 BB, 7 K) on Saturday, as the Cardinal took an early lead against Texas LHP Hoby Milner (4 IP, 5 H, 4 R, 3 ER) and cruised from there. Stanford broke open a 1-1 game by batting around twice in a 13-run fourth inning Sunday. Stephen Piscotty (2-for-5, 2B, 4 RBI) and Diekroeger (3-for-5, 2B, 2 RBI) spearheaded a 17-hit attack in support of freshman John Hochstatter (6.1 IP, 5 H, 1 ER, 3 BB, 4 K), who earned the win in his first collegiate start.
RESULTS
Feb. 21: @ Pacific: W 9-7 (11 innings)
Feb. 24-26: (12) Texas: W 7-2, W 6-2, W 15-1
UPCOMING
Feb. 28: UC Davis
March 2-4: @ Fresno State

3. SOUTH CAROLINA
Last Week: 3-0. Overall: 6-0, 0-0 in SEC. (0-0 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 2-0.
The Gamecocks allowed just three runs in a three-game sweep of Elon to remain unbeaten. Michael Roth threw seven hitless innings Friday, and the Gamecocks came one out away from a combined no-hitter. Christian Walker (2-for-2, HR, 5 RBI) powered South Carolina's offense, and Joey Pankake went 2-for-4 with three runs out of the No. 8 hole. Matt Price (5 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 8 K) dominated Saturday. Tyler Webb (3.2 IP, 1 H, 2 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 7 K) was strong in relief. L.B. Dantzler's three-run homer put South Carolina ahead for good in the first inning Sunday, as Colby Holmes (5.2 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 3 BB, 6 K) and three relievers combined on a three-hit shutout.
RESULTS
Feb. 24-26: Elon: W 8-1, W 3-2, W 6-0
UPCOMING
Feb. 28: Presbyterian
March 2-4: vs./vs./@ (15) Clemson

4. ARKANSAS
Last Week: 4-1. Overall: 7-1, 0-0 in SEC. (0-0 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 2-0.
The Razorbacks won a hard-fought series against Valparaiso but blew a five-run lead in Sunday's loss. Six Razorbacks posted two-hit days in support of D.J. Baxendale (6 IP, 5 H, 3 ER, 2 BB, 6 K) on Friday. The Hogs overcame four errors and a three-run first inning to win 4-3 Saturday behind a solid outing from Ryne Stanek (6 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 4 K). Valparaiso trailed 5-0 through four innings Sunday but stormed back against Randall Fant (4 IP, 6 H, 4 ER, 1 BB, 5 K) and Trent Daniel (0.2 IP, 3 H, 5 ER) and pushed across a run in the 10th against Nolan Sanburn (3 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 8 K) to pull off the 10-9 upset. Dominic Ficociello went 4-for-4 in a losing cause for Arkansas, and cleanup man Will Hagel had four hits for Valpo, including the game-winning RBI single in the 10th.
RESULTS
Feb. 21-22: Northwestern State: W 8-7, W 6-2
Feb. 24-26: Valparaiso: W 7-3, W 4-3, L 10-9 (10 innings)
UPCOMING
Feb. 28-29: Brigham Young
March 2-4: @ Houston College Classic: Texas Tech, Houston, (21) Texas

5. RICE
Last Week: 5-0. Overall: 8-0, 0-0 in C-USA. (0-0 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 2-0.
The Owls swept Dallas Baptist to improve to 8-0, their best start since 2001. Michael Fuda delivered a tie-breaking solo homer in the seventh inning to Friday, and John Simms (3.2 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 4 K) earned the win in relief of Austin Kubitza (4.2 IP, 5 H, 4 ER, 3 BB, 6 K). Matthew Reckling (8.1 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 3 BB, 11 K) was masterful for the second straight week in Saturday's win, improving to 1-0, 0.00 with 20 strikeouts and four walks in 15 innings. Michael Ratterree's three-run double highlighted Rice's four-run fifth inning Sunday, putting the Owls ahead for good. Taylor Wall (4.2 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 0 ER) earned the win in relief of Jordan Stephens (3 IP, 5 H, 2 ER)
RESULTS
Feb. 21-22: New Mexico State: W 7-5, W 12-4
Feb. 24-26: Dallas Baptist: W 6-5, W 2-0, W 7-3
UPCOMING
Feb. 28: @ Houston
March 2-4: @ Houston College Classic: (21) Texas, Texas Tech, Tennessee

6. TEXAS A&M
Last Week: 3-1. Overall: 6-1, 0-0 in Big 12 (0-0 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 2-0.
The Aggies won a surprisingly tense series against Holy Cross, which was playing its first games of the season. Michael Wacha (7 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 11 K) was brilliant in a no-decision Friday, but the Crusaders forced extra innings with two runs in the ninth against freshman closer Daniel Mengden. Matt Juengel's bases-loaded walk gave the Aggies a 3-2 win in the 11th. Holy Cross scored four runs in the 10th against Kyle Martin on Saturday to pull off the 7-3 upset. Ross Stripling (6.2 IP, 6 H, 3 ER, 3 BB, 10 K) was solid in a no-decision for the Aggies. A&M took control of Sunday's game with a five-run second inning in support of Rafael Pineda (7 IP, 5 H, 2 ER, 1 BB, 8 K).
RESULTS
Feb. 21: Stephen F. Austin State: W 4-3
Feb. 24-26: Holy Cross: W 3-2 (11 innings), L 7-3 (10 innings), W 8-2
UPCOMING
Feb. 28-29: Northwestern State
March 2-4: Michigan State

7. ARIZONA
Last Week: 3-1. Overall: 5-2, 0-0 in Pac-12. (0-0 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 2-0.
The Wildcats won two of three at home against Auburn. Alex Mejia (3-for-5, 2B, HR, 4 RBI) led a 14-hit attack in support of Kurt Heyer (7 IP, 6 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 4 K) in Friday's win. Mejia (3-for-5, 3 R, 3 RBI, HR) led a 17-hit onslaught in support of Konner Wade (6.2 IP, 7 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 10 K) in the first game of Saturday's doubleheader, as the Wildcats hit Slade Smith (2.2 IP, 7 H, 7 ER) hard. Daniel Koger (6 IP, 2 H, 0 R) gave Auburn a much better start in the nightcap, while Arizona starter James Farris (3.1 IP, 7 H, 5 ER) followed up last week's shutout by taking the loss.
RESULTS
Feb. 21: Utah Valley: 12-6
Feb. 24-25: Auburn: W 8-1, W 15-4, L 8-3
UPCOMING
March 2-4: Harvard

8. GEORGIA
Last Week: 4-0. Overall: 7-0, 0-0 in SEC (0-0 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 2-0.
The Bulldogs swept Winthrop and are off to their best start since beginning 14-0 in 2009. Freshman Hunter Cole (4-for-5, 2 RBI, 2 SB) led a 16-hit barrage behind Alex Wood (6 IP, 8 H, 4 ER, 1 BB, 5 K) Friday. Michael Palazzone (7 IP, 3 H, 1 ER) pitched well in a no-decision Saturday, and Peter Verdin's tie-breaking RBI single in the eighth lifted Georgia to a 2-1 win. Taylor Hicks (6 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 6 K) and two relievers combined on a three-hit shutout Sunday. Hicks, a redshirt freshman, has yet to allow a run in his first two career starts this year, covering 10 innings.
RESULTS
Feb. 22: Georgia State: W 4-1
Feb. 24-26: Winthrop: W 13-5, W 2-1, W 3-0
UPCOMING
Feb. 28: Savannah State
Feb. 29: @ Western Carolina
March 2-4: Western Illinois

9. NORTH CAROLINA
Last Week: 3-0. Overall: 5-1, 0-0 in ACC. (0-0 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 2-0.
The Tar Heels outscored Wright State 34-3 in a dominating three-game sweep. Eight Tar Heels recorded multiple hits in support of Kent Emanuel (6 IP, 3 H, 0 ER, 2 BB, 5 K) Friday. Colin Moran (5-for-6, 3 R, 6 RBI) became the first UNC player to hit for the cycle since Tim Fedroff in 2009, leading the Tar Heels to a 14-0 shellacking of Wright State, capturing the series. Moran delivered the natural cycle, singling in the first, doubling in the third, tripling in the sixth and hitting a three-run homer in the seventh. Chris Munnelly (7 IP, 3 H, 0 R) cruised to the win in his first return to the weekend rotation. Freshman Chris O'Brien (4 IP, 6 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 4 K) was better in his second start than he was in his debut a week ago, and R.C. Orlan (4 IP, 0 H, 0 R) and Michael Morin (1 IP, 2 H, 0 R) followed with stellar relief in UNC's 3-0 win. Orlan retired all 12 batters he faced, helping the UNC pitching staff extend its scoreless innings streak to 20.
RESULTS
Feb. 24-26: Wright State: W 17-3, W 14-0, W 3-0
UPCOMING
Feb. 28: St. John's
March 2-4: Southern California

10. GEORGIA TECH
Last Week: 3-1. Overall: 6-2, 0-0 in ACC (0-0 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 1-0.
The Yellow Jackets won an ugly series against Ohio State. Tech overcame three homers by OSU two-way star Josh Desze on Friday, as the Jackets rapped out 15 hits in support of Buck Farmer (6 IP, 4 H, 3 ER, 4 BB, 13 K). Three Georgia Tech errors led to four unearned runs for OSU on Saturday, and  Matt Grimes (2 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 5 K) had a short outing. Six OSU pitchers combined to issue 14 walks Sunday, helping Georgia Tech cruise to a 13-4 win despite committing four errors. Jake Davies (3-for-4, 3 R, 4 RBI, HR) led the Jackets' offense behind Dusty Isaacs (5.2 IP, 5 H, 3 ER).
RESULTS
Feb. 22: @ Georgia Southern: W 11-9
Feb. 24-26: Ohio State: W 12-4, L 7-3, W 13-4
UPCOMING
Feb. 29: Kennesaw State
March 2-4: Rutgers

11. ARIZONA STATE
Last Week: 2-1. Overall: 5-1, 0-0 in Pac-12. (0-0 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 2-0.
The Sun Devils won two of three from UC Riverside, and coach Tim Esmay picked up his 100th win at ASU on Sunday. Abe Ruiz (3-for-4, HR, 2B, 4 RBI) led a 14-hit attack behind Brady Rodgers (7 IP, 5 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 9 K) Friday. Eddie Orozco (6 IP, 4 H, 1 ER) and two relievers held the Sun Devils in check Saturday. Alex Blackford (4.2 IP, 5 H, 1 ER) was solid in relief of Darin Gillies (2.1 IP, 3 H, 2 ER) for ASU. Joey DeMichele (3-for-4, 2 R, 4 RBI, HR, 2B) paced a 15-hit attack in support of Trevor Williams (6 IP, 6 H, 2 ER) in Sunday's rubber game.
RESULTS
Feb. 24-26: UC Riverside: W 11-3, L 3-1, W 11-2
UPCOMING
March 1-4: @ Coca-Cola Classic, Surprise, Ariz.: Saint Louis, Northern Illinois, Winthrop, St. Mary's

12. MIAMI
Last Week: 4-0. Overall: 7-0, 0-0 in ACC (0-0 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 2-0.
The Hurricanes swept Albany and are undefeated through seven games for the first time since 2005. Eric Erickson (7 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 9 K) improved to 2-0 in Friday's 15-4 rout. Peter O'Brien (2-for-4, 2 R, 3 RBI, 2 2B) led the offense in another blowout Saturday, as Eric Whaley (6 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 6 K) earned his first win of the year. Rony Rodriguez, Dale Carey and Michael Broad combined for eight hits and six RBIs in support of Bryan Radziewski (6 IP, 7 H, 2 ER) in Sunday's travel curfew-shortened game.
RESULTS
Feb. 22: @ Florida Gulf Coast: W 3-0
Feb. 24-26: Albany: W 15-4, W 11-1, W 12-5 (8 innings)
UPCOMING
Feb. 29: Florida Atlantic
March 2-4: (1) Florida

13. FLORIDA STATE
Last Week: 3-1. Overall: 6-1, 0-0 in ACC (0-0 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 2-0.
Florida State's previously beleaguered pitching staff held FIU's potent offense to two runs in the final two games of the series, as FSU rebounded from Friday's loss. The Panthers beat Florida State on Friday for the first time since 1990, as Fr. LHP Brandon Liebrandt (2.2 IP, 5 H, 4 ER, 4 BB, 4 K) took his first collegiate loss. James Ramsey (2-for-3, HR, 3 RBI) provided half of FSU's four hits in a 3-1 win Saturday, and Mike Compton (6 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 4 K) won for the second straight week. So. RHP Peter Miller (5 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 5 BB, 4 K) earned his first career victory in FSU's 2-1 win in the rubber game
RESULTS
Feb. 21: Jacksonville: W 16-9
Feb. 24-26: Florida International: L 8-5, W 3-1, W 2-1
UPCOMING
March 2-4: Maine

14. LOUISIANA STATE
Last Week: 2-2. Overall: 5-2, 0-0 in SEC. (0-0 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 1-1.
LSU's bats went cold in a home series loss to Appalachian State, which won its first-ever three-game series against an opponent from a Bowl Championship Series conference. ASU pitching held the Tigers scoreless for 20.2 consecutive innings until Arby Fields' RBI triple in the ninth Sunday. Kevin Gausman (7 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 7 K) and Aaron Nola (2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 4 K) combined on a four-hit shutout Friday. Ryan Arrowood (7 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 10 K) outdueled Ryan Eades (6.1 IP, 4 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, 5 K) Saturday, the first time LSU was shut out by a nonconference opponent since April 6, 2004 against Tulane. Arrowood retired 16 in a row at one point, twice striking out five consecutive hitters. ASU's Rob Marcello (8.1 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, 4 K) carried a shutout into the ninth, and the Mountaineers out-hit the Tigers 14-4 in an 11-1 drubbing of Kurt McCune (3 IP, 7 H, 4 R, 3 ER) and the LSU bullpen.
RESULTS
Feb. 22: McNeese State: W 11-4
Feb. 24-26: Appalachian State: W 4-0, L 1-0, L 11-1
UPCOMING
Feb. 28: Grambling State
Feb. 29: @ McNeese State
March 2-4: Dartmouth

15. CLEMSON
Last Week: 2-1. Overall: 4-2, 0-0 in ACC (0-0 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 2-0.
The Tigers won two of three at home but did not play at a high level. Fran Whitten and Mike Connolly delivered RBI singles in the eighth inning, as the Black Bears broke a 4-4 tie and went on to a 6-5 upset over Clemson in their season opener Friday. Kevin Brady (5 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 5 K) was solid in a no-decision for Clemson, which lost its second straight Friday game. Clemson overcame an early 4-0 deficit Saturday, going ahead for good in a five-run fifth inning, highlighted by Spencer Kieboom's three-run homer. The Tigers won despite committing five errors (by five different players) Sunday. Steve Wilkerson (4-for-5, 2 R, 2 RBI, 2B) led Clemson's 14-hit attack, and Scott Firth and Daniel Gossett combined for three innings of one-hit, shutout relief to nail down the series-clinching win.
RESULTS
Feb. 24-26: Maine: L 6-5, W 9-5, W 9-6
UPCOMING
March 2-4: vs./@/vs. (3) South Carolina

16. MISSISSIPPI
Last Week: 4-0. Overall: 5-1, 0-0 in SEC. (1-1 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 1-0-1.
Bobby Wahl (7 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 9 K) dominated and improved to 2-0 in Friday's win. Matt Snyder (3-for-4) hit a three-run double int he first inning Saturday, and Ole Miss never looked back, winning 6-4 behind a solid start from R.J. Hively (5.2 IP, 6 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 9 K). Zach Kirksey (3-for-4, 2 2B, 3 RBI) was one of six rebels to record multiple hits Sunday, and Chris Ellis (3 IP, 0 H, 0 R) earned the win in relief of Mike Mayers (5 IP, 6 H, 5 ER).
RESULTS
Feb. 21: Arkansas State: W 8-1
Feb. 24-26: UNC Wilmington: W 2-0, W 6-4, W 10-5
UPCOMING
Feb. 28: Memphis
March 2-4: Miami (Ohio)

17. UCLA
Last Week: 3-1. Overall: 4-3, 0-0 in Pac-12. (2-1 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 1-1.
The Bruins bounced back from a tough series loss to Maryland and a blowout loss Friday against Baylor to win the next two games of the series. Leadoff man Nathan Orf (4-for-5, 2 R, 2 RBI, 2 2B) and Jr. CF Logan Vick (4-for-5, 3 R, 2 RBI, 4 2B) led Baylor's 19-hit barrage against Bruins ace Adam Plutko (3.1 IP, 5 H, 5 ER, 4 BB, 3 K) and three relievers on Friday. Jeff Gelalich's towering two-run homer capped UCLA's three-run first against Max Garner (4 IP, 6 H, 3 ER) on Saturday, and the Bruins broke open a 3-3 game with five runs in the sixth. Beau Amaral (3-for-5, 2 RBI) was one of five Bruins to post multi-hit games in support of Nick Vander Tuig  (5.2 IP, 5 H, 3 ER). The Bruins erased a two-run deficit with four in the eighth inning Sunday, highlighted by Cody Regis' two-run double off the glove of the diving second baseman. Regis had begun the season 2-for-22 before delivering in the eighth for UCLA, which got a big day from Pat Valaika (3-for-4, 2B, 3B, 4 RBI).
RESULTS
Feb. 21: @ Cal State Northridge: W 19-7
Feb. 24-26: (25) Baylor: L 15-3, W 9-3, W 8-6
UPCOMING
Feb. 28: Long Beach State
March 2-4: Sacramento State

18. OREGON
Last Week: 5-0. Overall: 7-1, 0-0 in Pac-12 (3-0 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 2-0.
The Ducks swept a road series at Vanderbilt to extend their winning streak to seven games, their longest since the program was restored in 2009. Alex Keudell (7 IP, 5 H, 2 ER) and Jimmie Sherfy (2 IP, 0 R, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K) shut down the Commodores on Friday, and the Ducks took advantage of three Vandy errors. Talented Fr. RHP Jake Reed (6 IP, 3 H, 2 ER, 3 BB, 5 K) picked up the win Saturday, as Oregon took control of the game with four runs in the fourth. Aaron Jones' two-run double capped Oregon's four-run sixth Sunday, helping Brando Tessar (5 IP, 7 H, 5 R, 2 ER, 4 BB, 4 K) improve to 2-0.
RESULTS
Feb. 20: @ Hawaii: W 12-6
Feb. 23: @ Belmont: W 13-4
Feb. 24-26: @ (17) Vanderbilt: W 4-2, W 7-2, W 7-6
UPCOMING
Feb. 28: Portland
March 2-4: Long Beach State

19. CENTRAL FLORIDA
Last Week: 2-2. Overall: 5-2, 0-0 in C-USA (0-1 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 2-0.
The Knights won a tense series against BC that featured three straight one-run games. It was UCF's first series win against an ACC opponent since 2004. Ben Lively (6 IP, 4 H, 3 ER, 2 BB, 11 K) was strong in a no-decision Friday, and Ryan Breen's RBI double in the seventh propelled UCF to a 6-5 win in a back-and-forth contest. BC came from behind Saturday, as a single and four straight walks accounted for all the damage in BC's decisive three-run seventh inning. Darnell Sweeney hit a two-out, walk-off, two-run single in the ninth Sunday. Roman Madrid (2.2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 5 K) was strong in relief for the Knights.
RESULTS
Feb. 22: @ (1) Florida: L 8-0
Feb. 24-26: Boston College: W 6-5, L 8-7, W 5-4
UPCOMING
Feb. 28: South Florida
Feb. 29: @ Bethune-Cookman
March 2-4: Siena

20. CAL STATE FULLERTON
Last Week: 2-1. Overall: 3-3, 0-0 in Big West (3-3 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 1-1.
The Titans rebounded from Friday's loss to take the next two games, as the home team won the annual Fullerton-TCU series for the first time since the teams began playing in 2008. Dylan Floro (8 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 4 K) carved up TCU for seven innings Friday, but the Frogs finally got to him for three runs in the eighth to win 3-2. Michael Lorenzen had five of CSF's 14 strikeouts in that one, then went 0-for-5 with two more strikeouts Saturday, but he did earn the save off the mound by escaping a bases-loaded, no-outs jam in the ninth thanks to a strikeout and a double play. The Titans capitalized on eight walks by four TCU pitchers and got solid work from freshmen Kenny Mathews (5 IP, 5 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 6 K) and Koby Gauna (5 IP, 5 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 6 K) in that one. TCU made four of its five errors in Fullerton's nine-run fourth inning Sunday, but the Horned Frogs stormed most of the way back from an 11-3 deficit before a travel curfew cut the game short after eight innings, giving the Titans a series-clinching 11-10 win. The Frogs had the bases loaded with one out in the eighth, but a strike-him-out, throw-him-out double play (with Josh Elander attempting to score on a wild pitch) ended the threat. Lorenzen (4-for-5, 2 R, 3 RBI) broke out for the Titans on Sunday, and J.D. Davis (4 IP, 7 H, 5 ER) earned the win in his first career start despite getting hit fairly hard.
RESULTS
Feb. 24-26: (15) Texas Christian: L 3-2, W 4-2, W 11-10 (8 innings)
UPCOMING
Feb. 28: San Diego State
Feb. 29: @ Loyola Marymount
March 2-4: Utah Valley

21. TEXAS
Last Week: 0-4. Overall: 2-5, 0-0 in Big 12 (0-3 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 1-1.
The Longhorns were butchered by a score of 28-5 in a three-game sweep at Stanford, extending their losing streak to five games. Texas continued to scuffle a bit on defense Friday, as 2B Brooks Marlowe and  3B Erich Weiss each committed an error behind Nathan Thornhill (5 IP, 10 H, 6 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 5 K). The Cardinal took an early lead against Texas LHP Hoby Milner (4 IP, 5 H, 4 R, 3 ER) on Saturday and cruised behind Brett Mooneyham. The Cardinal broke open a 1-1 game Sunday by batting around twice in a 13-run fourth inning, with all the damage coming against highly touted freshmen John Curtiss, Ricky Jacquez and Parker French.
RESULTS
Feb. 21: Texas-Arlington
Feb. 24-26: @ (2) Stanford: L 7-2, L 6-2, L 15-1
UPCOMING
Feb. 28: Houston Baptist
March 2-4: @ Houston College Classic: (5) Rice, Tennessee, (4) Arkansas

22. TEXAS CHRISTIAN
Last Week: 1-3. Overall: 2-4, 0-0 in MWC. (1-2 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 0-1-1.
The home team won the annual Fullerton-TCU series for the first time since the teams began playing in 2008, but the series concluded in wild fashion. Andrew Mitchell (5 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, 3 BB, 12 K) set a career high in strikeouts, and the Horned Frogs finally got to Dylan Floro (8 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 4 K) for three runs in the eighth Friday. Freshman two-way talent Jerrick Suiter hit a pinch-hit, two-run triple on his first collegiate swing to put TCU ahead for good. The Titans capitalized on eight walks by four TCU pitchers Saturday and got solid work from freshmen Kenny Mathews (5 IP, 5 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 6 K) and Koby Gauna (5 IP, 5 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 6 K). CF/RHP Michael Lorenzen went 0-for-5 for the second straight day for Fullerton but escaped a bases-loaded, no-outs jam unscathed in the ninth thanks to a strikeout and a double play. TCU made four of its five errors in Fullerton's nine-run fourth inning Sunday, but the Horned Frogs stormed most of the way back from an 11-3 deficit before a travel curfew cut the game short after eight innings, giving the Titans a series-clinching 11-10 win. The Frogs had the bases loaded with one out in the eighth, but a strike-him-out- throw-him-out double play (with Josh Elander attempting to score on a wild pitch) ended the threat.
RESULTS
Feb. 21: @ (25) Baylor: L 7-1
Feb. 24-26: @ Cal State Fullerton: W 3-2, L 4-2, L 11-10 (8 innings)
UPCOMING
Feb. 28: Texas State
March 2-4: Oklahoma State

23. OKLAHOMA
Last Week: 3-0. Overall: 4-2, 0-0 in Big 12 (0-0 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 1-1.
The Sooners rebounded from a road series loss to Pepperdine by sweeping Hartford. Fr. C Hunter Lockwood homered in all three games, including two homers Friday in support of Dillon Overton (6.1 IP, 8 H, 4 ER, 4 BB, 7 K). Jonathan Gray (2 IP, 5 H, 4 ER) struggled for the second straight Saturday, but Jordan John (6 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 4 K) earned the win in relief. Steven Okert (8 IP, 9 H, 3 ER, 2 BB, 9 K) earned his first Division I win, and Oklahoma won 8-3 despite getting out-hit 11-2, as Hartford issued 12 walks and committed three errors.
RESULTS
Feb. 24-25: Hartford: W 9-6, W 10-5, W 8-3
UPCOMING
Feb. 28: Texas-Arlington
March 2-4: @ New Mexico

24. LOUISVILLE
Last Week: 4-0. Overall: 6-1, 0-0 in Big East (0-0 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 1-0.
The Cardinals swept a three-game set against Oakland. The Cardinals scored five runs in the fifth in support of Justin Amlung (7 IP, 4 H, 2 ER, 0 BB, 4 K) on Friday. Stewart Ijames (2-for-2, 3 R, 3 RBI, 2 HR) led a balanced 14-hit attack in support of Jeff Thompson (5 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 4 BB, 5 K) on Saturday. Louisville scored three runs in each of the first two innings Sunday, and Travis Tingle (6 IP, 7 H, 2 R, 1 ER) cruised to his first win
RESULTS
Feb. 22: Eastern Kentucky: W 7-2
Feb. 24-26: Oakland: W 7-4, W 10-7, W 6-3
UPCOMING
Feb. 28: Eastern Illinois
March 2-4: Pepperdine

25. BAYLOR
Last Week: 3-2. Overall: 6-2, 0-0 in Big 12 (2-2 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 1-1.
Baylor improved to 6-0 with Friday's blowout win but lost the next two games in the late innings. Leadoff man Nathan Orf (4-for-5, 2 R, 2 RBI, 2 2B) and Jr. CF Logan Vick (4-for-5, 3 R, 2 RBI, 4 2B) led Baylor's 19-hit barrage Friday. Trent Blank (3 IP, 1 H, 0 R) earned the win in relief of Josh Turley (4 IP, 6 H, 2 ER, 1 BB, 4 K). Blank, who has found great success with a lowered slot this season, already had three wins and a 0.00 ERA in 10 innings over three appearances. The Bruins broke open a 3-3 game with five runs in the sixth inning Saturday. UCLA erased a two-run deficit with four in the eighth Sunday. Max Muncy homered twice and Logan Vick went deep once for Baylor, which had not homered in its previous 13 games dating back to last May.
RESULTS
Feb. 21: (15) Texas Christian: W 7-1
Feb. 22: vs. Texas State @ Round Rock, Texas: W 5-1
Feb. 24-26: @ (22) UCLA: W 15-3, L 9-3, L 8-6
UPCOMING
Feb. 28: Sam Houston State
March 2-4: QYI Baylor Classic: UC Irvine, Lamar, UC Irvine, Lamar

DROPPED OUT

VANDERBILT (17)
Last Week: 1-3. Overall: 1-6, 0-0 in SEC (0-3 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 0-2.
Vandy has begun its season by getting swept in back-to-back weekends. Kevin Ziomek (4.2 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 6 K) pitched better than he did a week ago, but Vandy made three errors (one by Ziomek), and its bats were quiet. Sam Selman (3.2 IP, 1 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 4 BB, 3 K) struggled for the second straight week in Saturday's loss. Drew VerHagen (1.2 IP, 3 H, 3 ER) supplanted Tyler Beede in the rotation Sunday and struggled, but Fr. DH Connor Castellano (2-for-3, 2 RBI) and reliever Steven Rice (3.2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 6 K) were bright spots in defeat.
RESULTS
Feb. 22: Oakland: W 11-4
Feb. 24-26: Oregon: L 4-2, L 7-2, L 7-6
UPCOMING
Feb. 29: Louisiana Tech
March 2-4: Rhode Island

OREGON STATE (21)
Last Week: 2-2. Overall: 5-3, 0-0 in Pac-12. (0-0 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 1-0.
The Beavers went a strange 2-2 in San Diego, scoring in double digits in two wins but getting blown out in two losses. OSU rapped out a balanced 12-hit attack in support of Ben Wetzler (5 IP, 8 H, 6 ER) in Thursday's win against Pacific. Cole Baylis (4.1 IP, 7 H, 8 ER, 4 BB, 4 K) got the start for OSU on Friday and got pounded by San Diego State, and Dan Child (3.1 IP, 7 H, 5 R, 4 ER) wasn't much better Saturday against USD. Danny Hayes, Michael Conforto and Jake Rodriguez each homered and combined for seven RBIs Sunday, and Matt Boyd (4.2 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 1 ER, 4 BB, 2 K) earned the win in relief.
RESULTS
Feb. 23-25: @ San Diego/San Diego State Tournament:
vs. Pacific: W 10-7
@ San Diego State: L 18-2
@ San Diego: L 13-2
vs. Kansas State: W 13-5
UPCOMING
March 1-4: @ Coca-Cola Classic, Surprise, Ariz.: St. Mary's, Winthrop, Saint Louis, Northern Illinois