May 15, 2008
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Sellers has four hits as James
Madison wins at Marist
No. 12 UC Irvine thumps Loyola Marymount;
Davidson wins at UNCG
Poughkeepsie, N.Y., Brett Sellers (right) had four hits to lead
James Madison past Marist 10-3 Wednesday at McCann Baseball
Field. Sellers had two doubles and knocked in three. Alex Foltz
added three hits and three runs. Turner Phelps (6-0) went seven
innings with six hits, two earned runs, one walk and five
strikeouts for the Dukes (32-16). After scoring a run in the
first, Matt Browning homered and Sellers smacked a two-run
double in the second as JMU built a 4-0 lead. Matthew Howard
went 2 for 4 with two runs for the Red Foxed (19-26).
No. 12 UC Irvine 18, Loyola Marymount 1
In Los Angeles, Sean Madigan went 5 for 6 with
two runs and two RBI as UC Irvine whipped Loyola Marymount 18-1
at George C. Page Stadium. The Anteaters (34-14) had 26 hits and
a season-high 18 runs. Brock Bardeen had three hits and three
RBI for UCI. Ryan Wheeler homered in the second for the Lions
(22-30) before the Anteaters got four in the fourth, single runs
in the fifth and seven and 11 in the eighth.
Davidson 9, UNC Greensboro 5
In Greensboro, N.C., Matt Webb went 3 for 5 with
two doubles and a home run as Davidson outscored UNC Greensboro
in the opener of their Southern Conference series. Tommy
Piacenza homered and drove in four for the Wildcats (3-22,
11-36). Piacenza’s three-run homer in the second gave Davidson
the lead for good. Webb’s two-run shot sparked a four-run rally
in the fifth as the Wildcats took a 7-1 advantage. Ricky Orton
had a two-run double in the ninth for the Spartans (14-11,
Mississippi Valley State 12, Grambling State 2
In Baton Rouge, La., Joel Gafford’s two-run
triple in the sixth gave MVSU the lead for good in its win over
Grambling State in the opening game of the SWAC Tournament.
Willie Mays smacked a two-run homer in the seventh for the Delta
Devils (18-23). Curtin Ford and Hogan Barnes also went deep for
MVSU. Chris Mills (8-4) allowed one run on five hits in eight
innings with three walks and six strikeouts to earn the victory.
Anthony Clifton had an RBI triple for the Tigers (21-26). Rain
suspended the second game, as Alcorn State led Prairie View A&M
2-1 in the top of the third. Play is scheduled to resume on
Thursday morning at 9 a.m.
Baylor 11, Stephen F. Austin 0
In Waco, Texas, Tim Matthews tossed a
three-hitter as Baylor blanked Stephen F. Austin at Baylor
Ballpark. Matthews (5-1) walked one and struck out six in
recording his first complete game. Paul Miles had two hits, two
runs and one RBI for the Bears (30-22). Beamer Weems had three
hits, including two doubles, and two RBI for the home team.
Aaron Miller had a two-run double in the first to spark Baylor.
The Bears are 26-0 all-time against the Lumberjacks (24-27).
Wagner 10, New York Tech 7
In Old Westbury, N.Y., Wagner tied a school
record with its 24th win in defeating New York Tech
at President’s Field. Vin Avella had three hits, two runs and
one RBI to lead the Seahawks (24-25). Jack Rice (5-3) fanned six
with no walks in five innings to earn the win. Andrew Huebner
worked the ninth for his 10th save. Effrey Valdex
homered in the first for the Bears (17-28-2) before Wagner
rallied for four in the fourth as Avella singled and scored to
ignite the outburst. The Seahawks added two in the fifth and
four more in the sixth to take control.
Longwood 6, VMI 4
In Lexington, Va., Jake Yocum had three hits and
one RBI as Longwood concluded its 2008 season with a win over
VMI at Gray-Minor Stadium. The Lancers (23-26-1) scored single
runs in the first and third before a three-run fourth gave them
a 5-0 advantage. Robbie Bailey homered in the first for Longwood
and Brant Jones had a two-run single in the fourth. Sam Roberts
went 4 for 4 for the Keydets (26-24).
USC 13, UC Riverside 10
In Riverside, Calif., Robert Stock had three
doubles as USC outscored UC Riverside at the Riverside Sports
Complex. Anthony Vasquez (2-1) had two hits and pitched the
final 3.2 innings to earn the win, allowing two hits and one
run. Grant Green went 3 for 5 for the Trojans (24-26) to raise
his average to .398. Hector Rabago’s two-run double capped a
four-run first for USC. The Highlanders (19-28) scored two in
the sixth to tie the game at 9-9 before Stock’s RBI double in
the seventh gave the Trojans the lead for good. Roberto Lopez
added a two-run double to give USC a 12-9 lead.
Pittsburgh 4, Cleveland State 2
In Lorain, Ohio, Joe Leonard’s three-run homer in
the first propelled Pittsburgh to a win at Cleveland State in a
game called after five innings due to rain. Nick Mullins added a
sacrifice fly in the fourth for the Panthers (19-31). The
Vikings (20-27) tallied single runs in the fourth and fifth
before play was halted.
Presbyterian 9, Charleston Southern 5
In Clinton, S.C., Presbyterian stopped an 11-game
losing streak with a road win over Charleston Southern at
Buccaneer Field. William Bolchoz had three hits with one run and
one RBI for the Blue Hose (13-37). Steven Henry homered in the
second before the Buccaneers (18-31) took a 3-2 lead in the
fourth. Casey Carlson had an RBI single and scored in the fifth
as PC took a 4-3 advantage. After a sacrifice fly in the sixth
for CSU tied it at 4-4, Zac Rhinesmith’s home run in the seventh
gave the Blue Hose the lead for good.
Central Arkansas 12, Southeast Missouri State
In Cape Girardeau, Mo., Graham Martin drove in
three as Central Arkansas defeated Southeast Missouri State at
Capaha Field. Richey Irvin had three hits and two RBI for the
Bears (25-26-1). UCA scored four in the first and third innings
to take control. Irvin’s two-run double highlighted the four-run
first. Martin’s two-run single keyed the four-run third for the
Bears. Nick Harris had two hits for the Redhawks (22-22).
Illinois-Chicago 9, Purdue 2
In West Lafayette, Ind., Brett Schaefer hit a
grand slam to lead UIC past Purdue at Lambert Field. Peter Ifft
(2-0) allowed seven hits and one earned run in eight innings
with one walk and five strikeouts for the Flames (28-19). The
Boilermakers (27-23) scored in the second before Schaefer’s slam
in the third put UIC on top to stay.
Saint Peter’s 3, Monmouth 2
In Jersey City, N.J., Conor Mullee’s RBI single
in the bottom of the ninth plated the game-winner as Saint
Peter’s edged Monmouth. The Peacocks (19-29) scored a pair of
unearned runs in the third before the Hawks (34-14) scored in
the sixth and ninth to knot the score at 2-2. Dennis Alexander
drew a leadoff walk in the bottom of the ninth and moved to
third on a base hit by Brandon Edwards, setting the stage for