Game 1: Maryland 10 #6 Texas 1 (7 innings)
Game 2: #6 Texas 7 Maryland 4
AUSTIN, Texas – The Texas Longhorns came back in dramatic fashion to take game two of Saturday’s doubleheader against the Maryland Terrapins, 7-4. Texas trailed the entire game until a five-run eighth inning propelled the Horns to victory.
The Horns rallied in the bottom of the eighth with five runs to grab a 7-4 lead. Erich Weiss drew a leadoff walk, Kevin Lusson singled through the right side and Cohl Walla was hit by a pitch to load the bases with no outs. After a Jacob Felts foul-out, Tant Shepherd drew a full-count before getting hit by a pitch and bringing in Weiss. Korey Wacker was then called upon to move from centerfield to the mound in relief for the Terrapins. Wacker pegged pinch-hitting Paul Montalbano to drive in Lusson. Wacker’s next toss was a wild pitch that plated Walla and gave the Longhorns their first lead of the game. Mark Payton then dropped a ground-rule double down the left field line to drive in both Shepherd and Montalbano and seal the Longhorn victory.
Maryland (1-2), like in the first game of the double-header, got off to a fast start and put a run on the scoreboard in the opening frame. Alfredo Rodriguez led off the game with a walk. A Wacker sacrifice bunt moved Rodriguez to second, and a stolen base moved him to third. Tomo Delp then brought Rodriguez home with a groundout to open the scoring and give the Terrapins an early 1-0 lead.
Eastern Michigan 7 #7 Clemson 6
CLEMSON, S.C. (EMUEagles.com) – The Eastern Michigan University baseball team defeated the fourth-ranked Clemson Tigers, 7-6, in the second game of a three-game set in front of 5,407 fans at Doug Kingsmore Stadium, Saturday, Feb. 19.
The Eagles built as much as a 6-0 lead before the Tigers eventually tied the score in the seventh inning and Daniel Russell (Grandville, Mich.-Grandville), who posted a career day by going 4-for-4 with an RBI and two runs scored, tallied the go-ahead run on a wild pitch in the eighth that proved to be the game-winning run.
#29 North Carolina 4 #9 Cal-State Fullerton 3 (11 innings)
FULLERTON, Calif. – North Carolina improved to 2-0 on the year with a 4-3 extra-inning win over No. 8 Cal State Fullerton Saturday in Fullerton, Calif. Greg Holt earned his second straight win, while Cody Penny earned the first save of his career.Jacob Stallings was 3-for-5 with a solo home run in the win. Carolina returns to action Sunday against Missouri at 10 a.m. PT followed by a 2 p.m. PT start against USC.
The Tar Heels picked up a first inning run for the second straight day Saturday as Tommy Coyle dropped a single into right field and used his speed to get to third on Levi Michael’s single through the right side. A wild pitch moved Coyle 90 feet to score before a wild pitch put Michael at third where he was stranded.
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#10 Florida State 9 VMI 2
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Junior Adam Simmons came out of the bullpen and into his own Saturday as 10th-ranked Florida State locked down a 9-2 victory over VMI, in front of a Dick Howser Stadium crowd of 5,183.
Simmons’ debut came quickly as the right-hander from South Florida Community College replaced starter Brian Busch with two outs in the third inning and VMI runners at second and third.
#13 Virginia 13 #23 Auburn 2
AUBURN, Ala. – Behind six shutout innings from starting pitcher Tyler Wilson (Sr., Midlothian, Va.) and 13 runs from the offense over the final five innings, the No. 13 Virginia baseball team routed No. 23 Auburn, 13-2, Saturday afternoon in the Auburn Tournament, held at Plainsman Park in Auburn, Ala.
Making his first start after 51-consecutive relief outings, Wilson was extremely impressive. He worked six innings, allowing just three singles and two walks while striking out six in picking up the win. Will Roberts (Jr., Richmond, Va.) tossed a perfect seventh inning, while Ryan Ashooh (Fr., Clifton, Va.) made his first UVa appearance and pitched the final two innings.
#19 LSU 4 Wake Forest 3
BATON ROUGE – Freshman second baseman JaCoby Jones went 3-for-3 with a home run to pace the LSU offense and junior reliever Matty Ott shut down a ninth-inning Wake Forest rally as the No. 15 LSU baseball team surged past the Demon Deacons 4-3 in Game 2 of the series on Saturday at Alex Box Stadium.
The Tigers (2-0) look to pick up the series sweep against the Deacons (0-2) on Sunday at Noon in Alex Box Stadium. Freshman right-hander Kurt McCune will start on the mound for LSU, while Wake Forest is expected to counter with sophomore right-hander Justin Van Grouw.
CORAL GABLES, Fla. (February 19, 2011) – The Rutgers baseball team erased an early three-run deficit and later a two-run deficit in the seventh to send the game to extra innings where the Scarlet Knights upended No. 18 Miami, 6-5, in 10 innings Saturday night in front of 3,687 fans at Alex Rodriguez Park to earn a hard-fought, come-from-behind victory.
The win was the first for Rutgers (1-1) over Miami (1-1) since Feb. 21, 2009, ending a five-game losing streak to the Hurricanes in south Florida. RU and UM have opened the season against each other each of the last three seasons.
Georgia Tech 8 Kent State 1
ATLANTA – The 19th-ranked Georgia Tech baseball team used a solid pitching effort, allowing just four total hits in an 8-1 series clinching win over Kent State Saturday afternoon at Russ Chandler Stadium.
The entire Georgia Tech (2-0) pitching staff combined for 14 total strikeouts, paced by 10 from by junior Jed Bradley to put the clamps on the Golden Flashes’ (0-2) offense.
Bradley’s only blemish came in the sixth inning, when he allowed an RBI single to right field by Kent State’s Ben Klafczynski that tied the game at 1-1. Bradley scattered four hits over 5.2 innings, but did not record a decision after exiting the game with two on and two outs in the sixth.
MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. – Senior Nate Bayuk worked 5.0 innings and allowed one run on five hits to lead the Boston College baseball team to a 6-1 win against Indiana Saturday night at BB&T Coastal Field.
Bayuk earned the first win of his career in his first start. He struck out four and walked just one.
Senior Garret Smith, sophomore Matt Watson and freshman Tom Bourdon each had two hits in the game. Smith knocked a pair of doubles. Bourdon had a double, a run and an RBI while Watson also doubled and drove in a run. Junior Anthony Melchionda recorded two RBI.
Elon 12 NC State 2
ELON, N.C. — Niko Fraser and Ryan Kinsella both drove in four runs and Kyle Webb fanned a career-best eight hitters in 6.0 innings as the Elon Phoenix baseball squad captured game two of a three-game series with North Carolina State by a 12-2 margin from Latham Park on Saturday. Both teams now sport a 1-1 record and the rubber match will be at 1 p.m. in Raleigh on Sunday.
Webb (1-0) was masterful in just his second career start. Along with the eight strikeouts, he allowed just five hits and two runs. Dylan Clark was awarded his first career save after he tossed three scoreless frames, surrendering just one hit.
Richmond 9 Duke 8
DURHAM, N.C. – Richmond scored six runs in the final three innings and stormed back from an early 6-0 deficit to beat Duke 9-8 Saturday in the second of a three-game series at Jack Coombs Field in Durham, N.C.
Senior righty Anthony Cafagna fired the final seven innings to get the win, while Mike Mergenthaler and Bryan Conway each had four of Richmond’s (1-1) 15 hits in the winning effort.
Virginia Tech 11 Tennessee Tech 9
CONWAY, S.C. – Virginia Tech twice battled back to take the lead, the second time for good, as the Hokies found some offense and recorded an 11-9 victory over Tennessee Tech on Saturday afternoon at Watson Stadium in their second game of the Caravelle Resort Tournament.
Junior Ronnie Shaban had three RBI for Virginia Tech, as he drove in one run in each of his last three at-bats. The final gave the Hokies a two-run lead in the top of the ninth, and he then closed out the game on the mound to pick up his first career save.
Virginia Tech found itself down four runs after one inning, but starter junior Marc Zecchino found his groove after the first. He allowed just one hit and one run over the next four frames as the Hokies mounted a come back. He finished with a career-high tying five strikeouts in five innings of work.
Virginia Tech Recap
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