April 22, 2008

Rankings are from CBI Composite Poll

Around the Bases
Holaday greetings for the Horned Frogs

No. 15 Stanford tops Santa Clara; Johnson homers in 11th for Cincinnati


In Dallas, Bryan Holaday had three hits, including his first homer, and four RBI to lead TCU past Dallas Baptist 6-4 Monday at Patriot Field. Nick Santos had a two-run double in a three-run first for the Patriots (26-11). DBU added a run in the second for an early 4-0 lead. Holaday had an RBI single in the fifth to get the Horned Frogs (27-13) on the board. Holaday’s three-run dinger in the seventh knotted the score at 4-4. TCU scored its final two runs in the eighth without a hit as Steve Ellington had a sacrifice fly to snap the tie and Clint Arnold came home on a passed ball for an insurance run.


No. 15 Stanford 13, Santa Clara 6

In Santa Clara, Calif., Randy Molina had two hits, including a home run, and drove in five as Stanford outscored Santa Clara at Stephen Schott Stadium. Brent Milleville also had two hits for the Cardinal (22-12-2), including a grand slam in a six-run fifth that gave the visitors the lead for good. Tommy Medica smacked a three-run homer in the third that gave the Broncos (21-16) a 5-2 advantage.


Cincinnati 6, Xavier 4 (11)

In Cincinnati, Kevin Johnson’s two-run homer in the bottom of the 11th gave Cincinnati the win over Xavier at Marge Schott Stadium. The Musketeers (16-21) got a two-run double from Bobby Freking in a three-run fifth as the visitors took a 4-0 lead. Justin Riddell’s two-run bomb in the bottom of the frame cut the lead in half. Mike Spina’s sacrifice fly capped a two-run sixth as the Bearcats (23-14) tied it at 4-4. Following a walk and a fielder’s choice in the 11th, Johnson ended it with his sixth homer.


Bucknell 5, Navy 4

In Lewisburg, Pa., Jason Buursma tied the school record for career home runs as Bucknell defeated Navy in Patriot League play at Depew Field. Buursma’s three-run bomb in the bottom of the fifth gave the Bison (9-7, 20-18) a 4-2 advantage. It was the 21st dinger of Buursma’s career, tying him with Roger Ahrens and Tyler Prout for the school record. Shawn Hirsch had an RBI fielder’s choice in the sixth for Bucknell’s fifth run, which was key as Thomas Hamilton’s two-run single in the ninth pulled the Midshipmen (8-8, 23-19) to within one. But Navy left the bases loaded to end the contest. Hamilton finished with four hits and three RBI for the Mids.


Georgia State 12-19, Alabama A&M 2-3

In Atlanta, Georgia State set a school record with 12 stolen bases in the opener in a doubleheader sweep of Alabama A&M at The Field at Panthersville. Matt Van Horn went 6 for 7 with four home runs (two in each game), two doubles and 10 RBI. The Panthers (23-16) hit six dingers in each game against the Bulldogs (4-31). Both contests were called after five innings due to the 10-run rule. Mitch Rider went deep twice and drove in three. Nick Hogan had two homers, three runs and four RBI.