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Miami overcomes rough start to win

By wire services
Published June 20, 2004

OMAHA, Neb. - Cesar Carrillo allowed two hits from the third through eighth innings and Adam Ricks hit a two-run homer to break open the game as Miami defeated LSU 9-5 in the College World Series on Saturday.

Carrillo gave up five runs on five hits, two walks and a hit batsman during the first two innings. But he settled down to retire 19 of 23 batters and lead the Hurricanes to their 13th consecutive victory.

Miami is 16-0 in games in which Carrillo starts and 19-0 when he makes an appearance.

It was the first meeting of the traditional powers since LSU's Warren Morris hit a winning home run in the bottom of the ninth inning of the 1996 World Series title game.

Miami advanced to a Monday game against Cal State Fullerton. LSU meets South Carolina in an elimination game Monday.

The Hurricanes broke a 5-5 tie when Erick San Pedro doubled with two outs in the fifth and scored on Gaby Sanchez's second run-scoring single of the game.

Jon Jay hit a run-scoring triple in the sixth before Ricks connected off Justin Determann for his 11th home run, which barely cleared the wall in left-centerfield.

LSU starter Nate Bumstead lasted only two innings, giving up five runs and eight hits before Determann relieved.

The Tigers strung together three consecutive hits off Carrillo to open the game.

J.C. Holt led off with a ground-rule double and scored on Ryan Patterson's single. Jon Zenrigue followed with a sacrifice fly and Ivan Naccarata with a run-scoring single.

Miami tied it in the bottom of the first on Ryan Braun's two-run homer and a Sanchez single.

The score was tied 5-5 after each team scored two more runs in the second.

CAL ST. FULLERTON 2, SOUTH CAROLINA 0: Jason Windsor pitched a three-hitter and struck out a career-high 14 for the Titans.

"I'm just glad you and America got to see what we've been seeing for two years," Fullerton coach George Horton said of Windsor.

Windsor, a third-round pick of Oakland who recorded his third shutout of the season, pitched out of trouble three times. He left runners at third in the second and fifth and escaped a bases-loaded jam in the seventh by striking out Steven Tolleson for the third time in the game.

"I didn't have real good control of my fastball, but it came around in the second or third inning," Windsor said. "I just kept working to get to the next pitch. And finally, things smoothed out, and my fastball came back."

The Titans have won 28 of 33 after starting the season 15-16.

South Carolina starter Matt Campbell, a first-round pick of the Royals, allowed four hits but walked a career-high eight in 52/3 innings.

Hitless through three, Fullerton broke through in the fourth. Kurt Suzuki walked, went to third on P.J. Pilittere's single and scored on Danny Dorn's double off the leftfield wall.

In the sixth, Fullerton loaded the bases with one out. Felipe Garcia was thrown out at home on Ronnie Prettyman's grounder to first. But Justin Turner walked for a 2-0 lead.

South Carolina hadn't been shut out in 67 games, since losing 8-0 to Stanford in last year's World Series. The Gamecocks also were shut out by Georgia Tech, 11-0, in the 2002 World Series opener.

"Jason Windsor completely dominated the game. He just overmatched us," Gamecocks coach Ray Tanner said. "We had a couple opportunities but weren't able to cash in. He's just too good."

WASHINGTON: Todd Turner, whose job as athletic director at Vanderbilt was eliminated last year in a major overhaul, was hired for the position. He replaces Dick Thompson, who took over on an interim basis when Barbara Hedges announced her early retirement in January.

The athletic department has been rocked by scandals during the past year. It faces the possibility of major sanctions in a gambling investigation, and a federal probe is continuing into the actions of a former softball team physician.

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