Friday College Baseball Top-50 Scoreboard/Wrapup (5/20/11)

May 20, 2011
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Action was wide-open on Friday – with many series playing game-2 – as the lower-ranked/unranked teams won 40% of the games involving CB360 top-50 teams (14-21). Four underdogs clinched their series upsets – most notably #9 North Carolina after its 2-1 victory at #1 Virginia. In the Atlantic Sun Conference, a pair of NCAA bubble teams lost for the second straight day – as Mercer topped #44 East Tennessee State (12-2) and Kennesaw State bested #49 Jacksonville (5-3). The Conference USA race took another wrinkle, as #17 Rice won again at #16 Southern Mississippi (16-2) to move a game ahead of USM in the league standings.  front-page photo courtesy of Mercer

The top of the SEC East standings once again feature a three-way tie for the top spot, as #2 Florida lost to Kentucky ace Alex Meyer (14-1) while #3 South Carolina (6-3 at #38 Alabama) and #4 Vanderbilt (9-3 at #42 Georgia) both rebounded from game-1 losses.

Other results of note included:  #6 Texas winning again vs. #11 Texas A&M (6-4; putting the Longhorns one game ahead of the Aggies atop the Big 12 standings) … Virginia Tech‘s 7-5 upset of #10 Georgia Tech (preventing GT from tying Virginia for the ACC Coastal lead) … Cal State Bakersfield winning 6-0 at #18 Fresno State Belmont tying its series at #20 Stetson (5-2) … and Troy (11-6 winner at South Alabama) edging back ahead of #23 Florida International, in the race for the Sun Belt title (FIU lost a 2-0 game to Florida Atlantic).

The only CB360 top-50 team that was not scheduled to play on not in action on Friday was #12 Cal State Fullerton, which was idle until a May 24 game at San Diego.

All photos to-be-added on this page are courtesy of the respective schools.

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FRIDAY’S TOP-50 MATCHUPS (5/20/11)
(based on the CB360 Composite National Rankings) … upsets in italics

North Carolina's Colin Moran

at #9 North Carolina 2-4-3 def. #1 Virginia 1-5-1 … series-clincher (2-0)
Final Stats | UNC Recap | VA Recap |  Photos 1 |  Photos 2 | Video Highlights (VA)

#3 South Carolina 6-13-0 won at #38 Alabama 3-11-1 …series tied
Final Stats | SC Recap (w/ video) | AL Recap |  Notes & Quotes (AL)

#4 Vanderbilt 9-15-0 won at #42 Georgia 3-7-1 … series tied
Final Stats | VAN Recap | GA Recap

#15 Clemson 7-13-0 won at #5 Florida State 4-7-2 … series tied
Final Stats | CLEM Recap | FSU Recap

at #6 Texas 6-12-0 def. #11 Texas A&M 4-8-2 .. series-clincher (2-0; gm-1 at A&M)
Final Stats | TX Recap | A&M Recap |  Photos

#14 Oklahoma 5-7-0 won at #45 Baylor 4-7-1 … series tied
Final Stats | OU Recap (w/ video) | BAY Recap (w/ video)  |  Quotes (BAY)

Stanford's Tyler Gaffney

#17 Rice 16-16-1 won at #16 Southern Mississippi 2-9-3 … series-clincher (2-0)
Final Stats | Rice Recap | SoMiss Recap

at #19 Arkansas #48 Mississippi – postponed (Sat. DH at 12 CT; OleMiss won opener)

at #27 Stanford 1-5-0 def. #24 Arizona 0-6-0 (11 inn.) … series opener
Final Stats | STAN Recap | AZ Recap |  Photos

#28 California 4-8-0 won at #29 UCLA 0-3-2 … series opener
Final Stats | Cal Recap | UCLA Recap

California's Erik Johnson

at #32 Mississippi State 6-12-2 def. #37 LSU 5-11-2 … series tied
Final Stats | MS Recap (w/ video) | LSU Recap

OTHER FRIDAY TOP-50 GAMES (5/20/11)
(based on the CB360 Composite National Rankings) … upsets in italics

Kentucky's Thomas McCarthy

Kentucky 14-18-3 won at #2 Florida 1-7-2 … series tied
Final Stats | KY Recap | FL Recap |  Photos

at #7 Oregon State 7-9-0 def. USC 2-5-0 … series opener
Final Stats | OR-St. Recap | USC Recap

#8 Arizona State 6-9-2 won at Washington 0-5-1 … series opener
Final Stats | ASU Recap | WA Recap

Virginia Tech prevented Georgia Tech from moving into a tie with Virginia atop the ACC Coastal Division

at Virginia Tech 7-14-0 def. #10 Georgia Tech 5-7-0 … series tied
Final Stats | VT Recap | GT Recap |  Photos

#13 TCU 25-26-5 won at New Mexico 16-21-3 … series-clincher (2-0)
Final Stats | TCU Recap | NM Recap

Cal State Bakersfield's Mike McCarthy

Cal State Bakersfield 6-12-0 won at #18 Fresno State 0-4-1 … series opener
Final Stats | CSB Recap | FS Recap

Belmont 5-9-1 won at #20 Stetson 2-9-1 … series tied
Final Stats | BEL Recap | STET Recap

Belmont's Matt Hamann

Duke 2-5-1 won at #21 Miami 0-4-1 … series tied
Final Stats | Duke Recap (w/ video) | MIA Recap (w/ video)  |  Postgame Notes (MIA)

#22 Connecticut 9-12-2 won at Cincinnati 8-9-0 … series-clincher (2-0)
Final Stats | UConn Recap | CIN Recap

Duke's Dennis O'Grady

Florida Atlantic 2-7-0 won at #23 Florida International 0-9-0 … series tied
Final Stats | FAU Recap | FIU Recap

Florida Atlantic's Paul Davis

#25 UC Irvine 12-18-0 won at UC Riverside 0-2-1 … series opener
Final Stats | UCI Recap | UCR Recap

#26 Oklahoma State 11-14-1 won at Texas Tech 10-18-3 … series opener
Final Stats | OK-St. Recap | TT Recap |  Postgame Video (TT)  |  Photos (TT)  |  Notes (TT)  |  Quotes (TT)

at #30 Central Florida 13-12-0 def. Marshall 10-9-3 … series tied
Final Stats | UCF Recap | MAR Recap

at #31 Kent State 6-15-2 def. Akron 5-10-0 (12 inn.) … series-clincher (2-0)
Final Stats | Kent-St. Recap | Akron Recap

#33 East Carolina 6-13-2 won at Tulane 2-7-1 … series-clincher (2-0)
Final Stats | ECU Recap | TUL Recap

#34 Texas State at Texas Arlington – suspended (2-2, top-10; resume Sat. at 1 CT; UTA won opener)

#35 Auburn 13-18-1 won at Tennessee 4-12-1 … series tied
Final Stats | AUB Recap | TN Recap |  Photos

Charleston Southern's George Schaefer

#36 Troy 11-15-3 won at South Alabama 6-13-1 … series tied
Final Stats | Troy Recap | SA Recap

Charleston Southern 4-10-0 won at #39 Coastal Carolina 3-7-3 … CC won opener
Final Stats | CS Recap | CC Recap |  Photos (CC)

at #40 Elon 14-12-0 def. Furman 0-9-0 … series-clincher (2-1)
Final Stats | Elon Recap | FUR Recap

Mercer's Justice French

at #41 Creighton 3-8-1 def. Missouri State 1-4-1 … series-clincher (2-0)
Final Stats | CU Recap | MO-St. Recap

#43 North Carolina State 10-2-0 won at Boston College 0-5-1 … series-clincher (2-0)
Final Stats | NCS Recap | BC Recap

at Mercer 12-14-0 def. #44 East Tennessee State 2-7-2 … series-clincher (2-0)
Final Stats | MER Recap | ETSU Recap

Northwesern (La.) State's Colin Bear

Charlotte at #46 Dallas Baptist – suspended (DB leads 10-6 in b-7; resume Sat. 10:30 a.m. CT; DB won opener)

at Northwestern (La.) State 13-15-1 def. #47 Southeastern Louisiana 3-4-3 (7 inn.) … series tied
Final Stats | NWS Recap | SL Recap

at Kennesaw State 5-9-3 def. #49 Jacksonville 3-9-0 … series-clincher (2-0)
Final Stats | KS Recap | JU Recap

Kennesaw State's Andy Chriscaden

#50 Gonzaga 3-8-0 won at Pepperdine 2-4-1 … series opener
Final Stats | GON Recap | PEP Recap

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