April 8, 2008

Rankings are from CBI Composite Poll

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Perkins drives in four as Columbia splits with Dartmouth

Southern Illinois tops Murray State; Cal and Stanford deadlocked after 13


In Hanover, N.H., Columbia and Dartmouth split an Ivy League doubleheader at Richard Emerson Field, winning 7-1 in the opener before dropping a 9-3 decision in the second contest. In the first game, Henry Perkins had two hits and four RBI to lead the Lions (6-2, 10-17). He had a two-run triple in the third and a two-run double in the fourth. John Baumann (1-1) pitched the complete game with five strikeouts. In the nightcap, Michael Pagliarulo had three hits for the Big Green (7-1, 12-9) with two doubles, two runs and two RBI. His RBI double in the third snapped a 2-2 tie and gave Dartmouth the lead for good.


Southern Illinois 17, Murray State 4

In Carbondale, Ill., Dean Cademartori had four hits and five RBI as Southern Illinois outscored Murray State at Abe Martin Field. Cademartori had a double and a home run and scored twice for the Salukis (18-11). Tyler Bullock had a two-run single in the first for SIU. Cademartori’s three-run homer in the fifth gave the Salukis a 13-3 advantage. Mark Kelly also had four hits for SIU with two runs and three RBI. Cody Hodskins went 4 for 4 for the Thoroughbreds (11-14) with two RBI.


No. 8 California 5, No. 15 Stanford 5 (suspended after 13 innings)

In Berkeley, Calif., Cal and Stanford were deadlocked after 13 innings at Evans Diamond when the game was stopped due to darkness. A final decision on whether the contest will be resumed is to be determined. The Golden Bears scored a pair in the sixth to take a 5-4 lead before the Cardinal tied it in the top of the ninth on a two-out single by Cord Phelps, his fourth RBI of the game.


VMI 3, Radford 2 (16)

In Lexington, Va., Justin Topping’s pinch-hit sacrifice fly in the 16th ended the longest game in the history of both schools as VMI edged Radford to sweep their Big South series at Gray-Minor Stadium. Brian Sandridge led off the 16th with a double for the Keydets (7-2, 15-15) and moved to third on a groundout. After a pair of intentional walks, Topping lofted a fly ball to center that plated Sandridge with the game-winner. Travis Smink (1-0) pitched six hitless innings with six strikeouts to earn the victory. Sandridge went 4 for 8 with three doubles. Alex Gregory had three hits, including a home run, for the Highlanders (2-4, 15-15).


North Florida 9, Campbell 2

In Jacksonville, Fla., T.J. Thompson’s three-run homer sparked an eight-run fifth as North Florida defeated Campbell to win their Atlantic Sun series. Andy Warren added a three-run double in the fifth for the Ospreys (9-9, 18-13). John Atteo (4-1) went the distance for UNF with four hits and one earned run. Graham Fronk had two of the four hits for the Fighting Camels (6-12, 11-20).


Illinois 18, Indiana 8

In Bloomington, Ind., Ryan Hastings had five hits and Aaron Johnson knocked in five as Illinois won its Big Ten series at Indiana. The Hoosiers (3-5, 14-12) scored three in the first before the Illini (6-2, 17-8) took control with a nine-run fourth, keyed by Johnson’s two-run single. Johnson added a three-run homer in the ninth.


Mount St. Mary’s 12, Coppin State 7

In Emmitsburg, Md., Josh Vittek had four hits and six RBI to lead Mount St. Mary’s past Coppin State at Straw Family Stadium. Vittek had two doubles and a home run. Kyle Kane went 5 for 5 and Shane Eyler had four hits and four runs for the Mountaineers (4-18). Sean Yampierre had two hits and five RBI for the Eagles (2-32).


Manhattan 7, Siena 0

In Riverdale, N.Y., Dan Forman pitched seven shutout innings as Manhattan blanked Siena in MAAC action at Van Cortlandt Park. Forman (3-3) allowed two hits and fanned seven Saints (4-5, 7-18). Ruben Perez and Marc Giordano homered for the Jaspers (12-12-1). Kevin Nieto had two doubles for Manhattan.


Penn 10-5, Harvard 0-0

In Cambridge, Mass., Todd Roth tossed a two-hitter in the opener as Penn swept an Ivy League doubleheader at Harvard. Roth (4-1) was perfect through five and registered six strikeouts. Tom Grandieri had three hits, including two doubles, for the Quakers (3-4-1, 11-11-1). In the second game, Sam Gilbert and Reid Terry combined on the shutout against the Crimson (0-6, 1-21). Gilbert (3-0) fanned six in 5.2 innings. Terry allowed one hit in 3.1 innings for his first save. Steve Gable had hits in each contest for Penn to extend his hit streak to 18.