April 9, 2008

Rankings are from CBI Composite Poll

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Henderson's RBI double helps Winthrop by No. 17 Georgia

Elon blanks No. 4 North Carolina; Lafayette wins Liberty Bell Classic


In Athens, Ga., four hurlers combined to handcuff No. 17 Georgia as Winthrop registered the 5-1 win Tuesday at Foley Field. The quartet walked one and allowed one unearned run. The Eagles (13-19) scored a pair in the second on a double by Bryn Henderson (left) and a single by Bennett Jordan. Tony Brunetti’s two-run homer capped a three-run third as Winthrop took a 5-0 lead. Matt Olson had a run-scoring single in the bottom of the frame for the Bulldogs (20-11), who snapped a seven-game win streak.


Elon 2, No. 4 North Carolina 0

In Cary, N.C., Cory Harrilchak tossed seven scoreless innings as Elon edged North Carolina at the USA Baseball National Training Center. Harrilchak (3-2) allowed five hits with two walks and three strikeouts. Dallas Tarleton’s RBI double in the second put the Phoenix (26-7) on the board. Elon added a run in the eighth as Donny Jobe singled and scored on a bases-loaded walk. Tim Federowicz had two hits for the Tar Heels (25-7).


Lafayette 5, Lehigh 4

In Philadelphia, Lafeyette scored a pair in the top of the eighth to nip Lehigh and claim its second straight Liberty Bell Classic title at Citizens Bank Park. Justin Shepherd’s RBI single for the Leopards (16-10) in the eighth knotted the score at 4-4 and Ryan Roberts’ RBI groundout plated the game-winner. The Mountain Hawks (14-19) put two on in the bottom of the eighth, but Brian Mostek doused the rally and pitched a perfect ninth to earn his third save.


No. 1 Miami (Fla.) 4, Florida Gulf Coast 2 (11)

In Coral Gables, Fla., Dave DiNatale’s two-run homer in the bottom of the 11th gave Miami the win over Florida Gulf Coast at Mark Light Field. DiNatale drove in all four runs for the Hurricanes (27-2), with a sacrifice fly in the first and an RBI single in the sixth. Stephen Wickens homered for the Eagles (25-9).


No. 5 Wichita State 4, Kansas State 3

In Manhattan, Kan., Conor Gillaspie had an RBI double and scored once as Wichita State nipped Kansas State. The Shockers (25-4) got on the board in the top of the second on Gillaspie’s two-base hit. The Wildcats (15-16) answered with a pair in the bottom of the frame before WSU used a three-run rally to take a 4-2 lead. Adam Muenster doubled and scored in the sixth for KSU.


No. 6 UC Irvine 6, UCLA 5 (10)

In Los Angeles, Jeff Cusick’s run-scoring single in the top of the 10th lifted UC Irvine past UCLA at Jackie Robinson Stadium. Tony Asaro homered in the third and Josh Tavelli’s two-run triple keyed a three-run fourth as the Anteaters (21-5) built a 5-0 lead. The Bruins (14-13) battled back, eventually tying it in the bottom of the seventh on a two-run single by Alden Carrithers.


No. 9 Rice 13, Lamar 5

In Houston, J.P. Padron and Aaron Luna each had three hits as Rice outscored Lamar at Reckling Park. Padron knocked in four for the Owls (24-10). Steven Tucker’s RBI single in the top of the first gave the Cardinals (20-11) the early lead. Luna’s two-run shot sparked a four-run rally in the bottom of the frame for Rice. After Lamar added a run in the top of the second, Padron’s two-run single highlighted a seven-run second for the Owls as they took control 11-2.


No. 10 Texas 5, Texas State 3

In Round Rock, Texas, Augie Garrido recorded his 500th victory with the Longhorns as Texas topped Texas State at The Dell Diamond. Garrido joined Jim Morris (Georgia Tech and Miami (Fla.)) as the only coaches to register 500 or more wins at two Division I schools. Garrido had 929 victories at Cal State Fullerton. Michael Torres had a two-run homer in the third for Texas (22-10). Thomas Field had an RBI double and scored in the eighth for the Bobcats (17-11).


No. 12 Kentucky 7, Louisville 6 (12)

In Lexington, Ky., sophomore Keenan Wiley hit his first career home run in the bottom of the 12th to give Kentucky the win over Louisville in front of 4,009 fans at Cliff Hagan Stadium. Wiley had four hits with three runs and two RBI for the Wildcats (26-5). Ryan Wilkes also had four hits for UK. Chris Dominguez hit a three-run homer in the eighth to give the Cardinals (16-13) a 6-4 lead. The Wildcats scored a pair in the bottom of the frame on an RBI single by Collin Cowgill and a sacrifice fly by pinch-hitter Bryan Rose to knot the score at 6-6.


No. 13 South Carolina 9, Western Carolina 6

In Columbia, S.C., DeAngelo Mack drove in four to lead South Carolina past Western Carolina at Sarge Frye Field. Mack had a homer and a triple for the Gamecocks (21-10). Justin Smoak and Kyle Enders also went deep for USC. Ryan Matthews homered in the fourth for a 4-2 lead for the Catamounts (15-16). Mack’s three-run triple highlighted a four-run fourth as USC took the lead for good.


No. 14 Texas A&M 13, Houston 6

In Houston, Brian Ruggiano had four RBI as Texas A&M outscored Houston in front of 2,014 fans at Cougar Field. Scott Migl (2-1) allowed two earned runs in 7.2 innings with five hits, two walks and six strikeouts. The Aggies (27-6) scored five in the first, capped by a three-run homer by Ruggiano. The Cougars dropped to 19-11.


USC 5, No. 16 Cal State Fullerton 4 (11)

In Los Angeles, Anthony Vasquez doubled and scored in the 11th to lift USC over Cal State Fullerton at Dedeaux Field. Sebastian Salinas drove in Vasquez for the game-winner for the Trojans (16-15), one of his three hits. The Titans (18-11) tied the game in the top of the ninth as Shevis Shema singled and scored on a bases-loaded hit batsman.


No. 18 Vanderbilt 5, Western Kentucky 1

In Nashville, Nick Christiani fanned six in 6.1 innings as Vanderbilt beat Western Kentucky at Hawkins Field. Christiani (3-1) allowed five hits and three walks. David Macias had four hits for the Commodores (20-10). Dominick de la Osa had three hits and one RBI for Vandy. Matt Payton drew a bases-loaded walk in the fourth for the Hilltoppers (18-12).


Loyola Marymount 7, No. 19 Long Beach State 3

In Los Angeles, Angelo Songco belted a grand slam as Loyola Marymount got past Long Beach State at Page Stadium. Songco’s blast in the fifth gave the Lions (17-15) a 6-1 lead. Sean Dovel also homered for LMU. Jason Corder went 4 for 4 for the 49ers (18-12) with two homers and three RBI.


No. 20 San Diego 11, UC Riverside 4

In Riverside, Calif., Kevin Hansen had four hits as San Diego defeated UC Riverside at the Riverside Sports Complex. Sean Nicol added three hits for the Toreros (23-11). Aaron Wible had a two-run homer and drove in three for the Highlanders (9-17).


TCU 4, Baylor 3

In Waco, Texas, Clint Arnold had four hits to lead TCU past Baylor at Baylor Ballpark. Chris Ellington had a two-run triple in the fifth to give the Horned Frogs (20-12) a 3-1 lead. Matt Carpenter’s sacrifice fly in the sixth pushed the lead to 4-1. The Bears (19-12) got a two-run single in the top of the ninth by Adam Hornung, but Andrew Cashner struck out the final batter to nail down his third save.