April 11, 2008

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Hawaii earns WAC win over New Mexico State

Haughian fans 14 for Washington vs. BYU; URI scored four in ninth for win


In Honolulu, Jared Alexander fanned seven in eight innings as Hawaii topped New Mexico State 4-2 in the opener of their three-game WAC series Thursday in front of 1,966 fans at Les Murakami Stadium. Alexander (4-3) allowed one run for the Rainbows (6-7, 13-20). Jayson Kramer earned his fourth save. After Vinnie Catricala drove in the first run for Hawaii in the second, Joseph Scaperotta homered for the Aggies (4-5, 15-17) in the top of the third. Greg Garcia knocked in a run in the fourth to give the ‘Bows a 2-1 lead. Alex Myers added a pinch-hit RBI single in the seventh to stretch the UH advantage to 3-1. Catricala added a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the eighth before NMSU scored its final run in the ninth.


Washington 5, BYU 1

In Seattle, reigning CBI national player of the week Nick Haughian struck out 14 in eight innings as Washington used a five-run eighth to get by BYU at Husky Ballpark. Haughian (4-2) allowed five hits and one run with two walks. The Cougars (14-19) scored in the third as Kent Walton singled, stole second and came home on a base hit by Sean McNaughton. With one out in the eighth, Bradley Boyer doubled and tied it on a two-base hit by Troy Scott. Kyle Conley followed with a homer to give the Huskies (22-9) their first lead of the contest. Following a walk, Ty Rasmussen also went deep for a 5-1 advantage.


Rhode Island 6, Siena 5

In Kingston, R.I., Zoey Angulo and Rob Deveney each had two-run doubles in the bottom of the ninth as Rhode Island rallied past Siena at Bill Beck Field. The Saints (8-20) led 5-0 in the sixth before the Rams (12-19) put up two runs in the bottom of the frame. Still trailing 5-2 in the ninth, Zach Zaneski led off with a bunt single. Tom Coulombe walked and Mike O’Malley was hit by a pitch to load the bases for Deveney, whose two-base hit made it a one-run contest. After an intentional walk to Jeff Cammans, Angulo ended it with a double to left center.


Florida A&M 12, Morehouse 4

In Atlanta, Timothy Schalch had two hits and drove in four to lead Florida A&M past Morehouse at Perkerson Park. Corey McFadden added two hits and three RBI for the Rattlers (9-15). Schalch’s two-run single capped a three-run second as FAMU took a 3-1 lead. After the Tigers (18-19) tied it with a pair in the bottom of the frame, Tim Jones went deep in the top of the third to give FAMU the lead for good. Hank McCladdie and Brian Gray each had two hits for MC.


Saint Peter’s 6, Coppin State 4

In Jersey City, N.J., Claude Jones stole home with two outs in the bottom of the eighth to snap a 4-4 tie and lead Saint Peter’s to the victory over Coppin State. The Eagles (2-32) scored a pair in the top of the sixth for a 4-3 lead. The Peacocks (13-14) tied it in the bottom of the sixth on a sacrifice fly by Mike LaCava. After Jones stole home in the eighth, Mike McGuire added an RBI single for an insurance run. McGuire and Kevin Madison each had three hits for Saint Peter’s. Roman Batista had a run-scoring triple in the second for Coppin State. Pedro Adorno (1-0) pitched two hitless innings with a pair of strikeouts to earn the victory. Kevin Kallert closed the game for his first save.