May 13, 2008

Rankings are from CBI Composite Poll

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Wallace drives in three to lead No. 3 ASU past LMU

Posey plays all nine positions for No. 3 FSU; No. 16 Stanford tops SCU


In Tempe, Ariz., Brett Wallace (right) homered and drove in three as Arizona State completed three-game sweep of Loyola Marymount 12-10 Monday evening in front of 2,110 fans at Winkles Field-Packard Stadium at Brock Ballpark. Wallace had a sacrifice fly in the first for the Sun Devils (41-9). After the Lions (22-29) tied it in the top of the fourth, Wallace’s homer ignited a four-run rally in the bottom of the frame. ASU built the lead to 12-3 before LMU scored seven in the ninth to make it close.


No. 3 Florida State 10, Savannah State 0

In Tallahassee, Fla., Buster Posey played all nine field position as Florida State completed the four-game sweep of Savannah State at Dick Howser Stadium. The Seminoles (44-8) outscored the Tigers (20-25) 76-10 in the four games. Jason Stidham had an RBI triple and scored in the first. Posey hit a grand slam in the second to give FSU a 6-0 advantage.


No. 16 Stanford 15, Santa Clara 4

In Stanford, Calif., Brent Milleville, Sean Ratliff and Jason Castro homered to lead Stanford past Santa Clara at Klein Field. Matt Long had an RBI single to spark a four-run third for the Broncos (32-19). Milleville had a solo shot and Ratliff added a two-run blast in the fourth for the Cardinal (30-18-2). Stanford exploded for seven in the fifth, sparked by a three-run homer by Castro.


Youngstown State 13, West Virginia 9

In Morgantown, W.Va., Eric Marzec homered three times to lead Youngstown State past West Virginia at Hawley Field. Marzec tied the school record with three dingers in a game and set a school mark with 13 total bases. His three-run shot in the fourth gave the Penguins (20-30) a 10-0 lead. He hit a solo shot in the seventh and added a two-run homer in the ninth. Sean Lucas had three hits and two runs for YSU. Austin Markel went deep in the sixth for the Mountaineers.


Utah Valley 11, Oregon State 6

In Corvallis, Ore., Cole Anderson belted a grand slam to lead Utah Valley past Oregon State. The Wolverines (15-34-1) scored a pair in the first before Anderson’s slam in the fourth gave Utah Valley a 6-0 lead. The Wolverines added three in the fifth and two in the sixth before the Beavers (24-20) got one in the sixth and five in the eighth.


Kentucky 4, Murray State 3 (10)

In Paducah, Ky., Keenan Wiley’s two-run double tied it in the ninth and Chris Wade’s RBI single in the 10th was the game-winner as Kentucky got past Murray State in front of a capacity crowd of 1,651 at Brooks Stadium. Wiley’s double came with two outs in the ninth for the Wildcats (39-14). Wade’s 10th-inning single was his third hit of the contest. Collin Cowgill homered in the fourth for Kentucky. Wes Cunningham had an RBI single in the eighth that gave the Thoroughbreds (20-27) a 3-1 lead.


TCU 8, Texas-Pan American 5

In Fort Worth, Texas, Ben Carruthers’ two-run double highlighted a six-run sixth as TCU completed the sweep of Texas-Pan American at Lupton Stadium. Jordan Vest had a two-run double in the first for the Broncs (18-34). UTPA added a run in the third and two in the sixth for a 5-0 advantage before the Horned Frogs (36-16) answered with six in the bottom of the sixth. TCU added single runs in the seventh and eighth. Steve Ellington finished with two hits and two runs for the Horned Frogs.


Arkansas 12, Mississippi Valley State 3

In Fayetteville, Ark., Logan Forsythe had three hits to lead Arkansas past Mississippi Valley State at Baum Stadium. The Razorbacks (32-20) used a seven-run second to secure their fifth straight win. The Delta Devils (17-24) scored a pair in the top of the second before Arkansas exploded for seven in the bottom of the frame, including an RBI single by Forsythe. MVSU added one in the fourth before Aaron Murphree’s three-run homer keyed a four-run fourth for the Razorbacks to make it 11-3.


Western Illinois 4-5, North Dakota State 3-3

In Macomb, Ill., Western Illinois swept a doubleheader against North Dakota State to win their Summit League series. Cole Waddell’s three-run homer in the bottom of the ninth gave the Leathernecks (11-9, 18-27) the win over the Bison (4-15, 12-29) in the opener. Kole Zimmerman hit a two-run homer in the top of the first in the second game for NDSU. WIU eventually took the lead in the fourth as a bases-loaded walk tied it at 3-3 and RBI singles by Drew Laidig and James Bina gave the Leathernecks the lead for good.


Northern Illinois 7, Northern Iowa 4

In DeKalb, Ill., Bobby Stevens and Danny Reed each drove in two as Northern Illinois topped Northern Iowa at Ralph McKinzie Field. Brandon Douglas hit a two-run homer in the top of the first for the Panthers (28-20). The Huskies (24-23) answered in the bottom of the frame on an RBI single by Justin Behm and a sacrifice fly by Reed. Stevens had a sac fly in the second to give NIU the lead for good. He added an RBI double in the fourth for a 4-2 advantage. Dave Reynolds and Nick Badgley had RBI singles in the fifth as the Huskies pushed their lead to 6-2.


Portland 3, Cal State Northridge 0

In Northridge, Calif., David Gruener tossed a six-hitter as Portland blanked Cal State Northridge at Matador Field. Gruener (2-5) walked one and struck out two in his first complete game. Danny Meier homered in the top of the second for the Pilots (20-30). Portland added a pair in the sixth as Chase Powell and Clayton Shaw had RBI singles. The Matadors fell to 22-27.


Charlotte 11, Presbyterian 3

In Charlotte, N.C., Shayne Moody had three hits as Charlotte topped Presbyterian at Robert and Mariam Hayes Stadium for its sixth straight victory. Moody doubled and scored in a three-run first for the 49ers (38-13). The Blue Hose (12-36) got on the board in the third on a run-scoring double by Cory Lyda. Charlotte answered with three more in the bottom of the frame to lead 6-1. Rob Lyerly added a three-run double in the seventh for the 49ers.


Lewis-Clark State 8, Gonzaga 5

In Spokane, Wash., Ryan Wiegand had three hits, but it wasn’t enough as Gonzaga fell to Lewis-Clark State at Patterson Baseball Complex and Washington Trust Field. The Zags (28-21) scored in the first as Evan Wells walked and scored on a groundout. The Warriors (51-5) took the lead in the third as Kyle Greene had an RBI double and scored. LCSC added two in the fifth and Bernard Pena’s two-run homer in the seventh gave the visitors a 6-1 lead.


Connecticut 14, Quinnipiac 9

In Norwich, Conn., Mike Olt belted a grand slam in the ninth as Connecticut outscored Quinnipiac at Dodd Stadium. After trailing 3-1, the Huskies (24-27) scored four in the seventh and five in the eighth before Olt’s slam gave them a 14-3 advantage. The Bobcats (14-33) scored six in the bottom of the ninth to narrow the margin. Olt finished with two hits, two runs and five RBI. Elliot Glynn drove in four for the Huskies. Ben Farina had five RBI for Quinnipiac.