April 15, 2008

Rankings are from CBI Composite Poll

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Chatwood drives in four for Gonzaga against Washington

Army completes four-game sweep at Navy; No. 16 Stanford nips Santa Clara


In Spokane, Wash., Jason Chatwood had three hits and four RBI as Gonzaga thumped Washington 15-3 Monday evening at Patterson Baseball Complex and Washington Trust Field. Mark Castellitto also had three hits for the Bulldogs (19-16). Reedy Berg (2-2) fanned eight in six innings to earn the win. Kyle Conley hit a two-run homer in the top of the first for the Huskies (23-11). The Zags tied it in the bottom of the frame and took the lead for good with three in the second. The Bulldogs added two in the third and Castellitto’s two-run homer highlighted a five-run fourth as the lead grew to 12-2. Chatwood’s two-run single keyed a three-run fifth for the Zags.


Army 7, Navy 4

In Annapolis, Md., Kyle Stramara had three hits and one run to lead Army to a win over Navy at Terwilliger Brothers Field at Max Bishop Stadium to complete a four-game Patriot League sweep. Clint Moore added two hits and scored twice for the Black Knights (7-5, 15-18). Moore tripled and scored in the top of the fifth to snap a 2-2 tie. In the sixth, Chris Simmons had a double and scored and Tony Capozzi added an RBI double as Army took a 5-2 advantage. The Black Knights added single runs in the eighth and ninth. The Midshipmen (6-6, 20-17) plated a pair in the bottom of the ninth and brought the tying run to the plate before a popout ended the contest. Michael Speciale finished with three hits for Navy.


No. 16 Stanford 3, Santa Clara 1

In Stanford, Calif., Max Fearnow tossed four scoreless innings in relief to earn the victory as Stanford defeated Santa Clara at Klein Field at Sunken Diamond. Fearnow (2-1) allowed three hits and fanned four for the Cardinal (18-11-1). Sean Ratliff homered in the second to give Stanford the early lead. Matt Long went deep for the Broncos (19-14) in the top of the third to knot the score at 1-1. Brent Milleville’s RBI single in the bottom of the frame gave the home team a 2-1 edge. Jake Schlander’s run-scoring single in the fourth completed the scoring. Santa Clara threatened in the ninth with a single and a walk to start the inning. But Drew Storen got a pair of flyouts and a strikeout to notch his third save. Ben Clowe had two hits for the Cardinal. Gabe Alcantar had two hits for the Broncos.


Northeastern 9, Connecticut 6

In Storrs, Conn., Frank Pesanello hit a double and his 13th home run as Northeastern outscored Connecticut in a battle of Huskies at J.O. Christian Field. NU (13-16-1) scored four in the first and three in the third to take command against UConn (18-18). Pesanello drove in three for NU. Frank Compagnone and Mike Tamsin each added two hits for the visitors.


Western Illinois 4-9, IPFW 0-3

In Macomb, Ill., Western Illinois swept a Summit League doubleheader against IPFW at Alfred D. Boyer Stadium. In the opener, Mark DiBernardo (2-4) tossed a three-hit shutout with no walks and five strikeouts for the Leathernecks (4-4, 10-18). In the fourth, Brett Pendell walked and Kenny Price singled. Both scored on an error to give WIU a 2-0 lead. Lorenzo Gallaga had an RBI double and scored in the fifth as the Leathernecks took a 4-0 advantage. In the second game, Cooper Stewart had an RBI single in each of the first two innings as WIU took control 6-1 after two against the Mastadons (3-5, 7-20). Eric Eden (4-2) went the distance for the Leathernecks with five hits, no walks and four strikeouts.


Northwestern 6-3, Minnesota 5-9

In Evanston, Ill., Northwestern and Minnesota split a Big 10 doubleheader at Rocky Miller Park. In the first game, Tommy Finn hit a two-run homer in the bottom of the fifth to give the Wildcats (5-7, 10-16) the comeback victory. The Golden Gophers (5-7, 15-17) had scored three in the second and two in the third for a 5-2 lead before NU fought back. In the second game, Matt Nohelty, Jeff DeSmidt and Nate Hanson each had three hits to lead the Minnesota offense. The Gophers scored two in the first and two more in the second to take control.