College of Charleston 19, Furman 5
GREENVILLE -- Sophomore David Peterson held Furman to four runs in 6 2/3 innings and junior Cole Rakar had four hits to pace College of Charleston to a 19-5 win over the Paladins.
After Furman (11-21, 5-10 SoCon) jumped out to a 4-1 lead in the third inning, the Cougars scored 12 unanswered runs.
Catcher Rob Kral and pinch hitter Dre Watts each homered for Charleston (24-10, 9-6).
Indiana State 4, The Citadel 2
Indiana State scored two runs in the top of the ninth en route to a 4-2 win to take the series over The Citadel at Riley Park.
Indiana State (20-9) got two runs off Drew Mahaffey in the top of the ninth as catcher Jeremy Lucas started off the inning with a base hit and was sacrificed over to second.
Mahaffey recorded a pair of outs after the opening hit, but a single by Ben Ferrell scored Lucas. Ryan Strausborger then singled, followed by Kyle Burnan's RBI single that scored Farrell to make it 4-2 and chase Mahaffey in favor of Raymond Copenhaver, who came in to record the last out.
Indiana State closer Tyler Browning set all three Bulldogs down in order in the bottom of the ninth to earn his fifth save and give the Sycamores the series win.
No. 11 South Carolina 2, No. 20 Vanderbilt 0
COLUMBIA -- South Carolina pitchers Jay Brown, Michael Roth and Matt Price combined to face the minimum and record a two-hit shutout as the Gamecocks defeated Vanderbilt 2-0 to win the rubber game of a three-game SEC series.
With the victory, coach Ray Tanner reached 1,000 career victories. He is the fourth fastest active coach to tally 1,000 D-I victories. Tanner is 1,000-446-3 in Division-I.
The Gamecocks (25-7, 9-3) have won four consecutive series in conference play to open the season -- the first time since joining the SEC in 1992.
In his second start of the year, Brown (2-0) commanded the zone and worked ahead of the Vanderbilt (26-8, 6-6) hitters, yielding just two hits while striking out two.
Whit Merrifield was 2-for-3 to extend his hitting streak to 19 games.
Duke 7, No. 16 Clemson 2
DURHAM, N.C. -- Freshman righthander Chase Bebout allowed just two runs in a career-high 7 1/3 innings pitched to lead Duke to a 7-2 win over Clemson at Durham Bulls Athletic Park.
The Blue Devils (19-13, 5-10 ACC) took the lead with two runs in the first inning and never gave it up. Meanwhile, the Tigers (23-10, 10-5) were unable to solve Bebout in clutch situations, especially with two outs, as they were 0-for-7 in that situation while Duke was 5-for-11.
Bebout (4-0) earned the win, giving up six hits and five walks with five strikeouts in throwing 114 pitches over 7 1/3 innings.
Ben Grisz pitched the final 1 2/3 innings without allowing a run to close out the game.
Will Lamb (3-2), the first of four Clemson pitchers, suffered the loss, as he yielded four runs on four hits in 3.0 innings pitched.
Winthrop 7, Charleston Southern 3
Charleston Southern went error-free, but an 11-7 hit advantage for Winthrop (15-16, 3-6 Big South) allowed the Eagles to steal the three-game series with a 7-3 win at CSU Ballpark.
Andrew White took the mound for the Buccaneers (15-20, 4-7) and got through the first two innings unscathed before giving up five runs over the next four innings.
Patrick Dolan relieved White in the seventh inning and faced five batters without recording an out. He allowed four walks and a single to give up two runs and push the deficit out to 7-3.
Tyler Vick came on and shut the door on Winthrop, but the CSU bats went silent the rest of the way.
Brantley Meier led the way for the Bucs, going 2-for-5 and driving in two runs