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Otto has three hits and
three RBI to lead VCU past UCF
Baylor edges BYU; Cal rallies to nip Vandy; South Carolina
Orlando, Fla., Doug Otto went 3 for 4 with a double and three
RBI as VCU got an 8-3 win Monday afternoon to salvage a
four-game series split at UCF. The Rams (2-2) scored in six of
their nine at-bats. A two-run single in the fourth by R.J.
Schenk (pictured left) snapped a 2-2 tie and gave VCU the lead
for good. Josh Alford had two hits, two runs and an RBI for the
Rams. Richard Gonzalez had two hits and two runs for the
visitors. Two pitchers combined on the six-hitter in their
debuts for VCU. Ryan Crosby (1-0) allowed five hits and three
runs in five innings with two walks and a strikeout. Kyle Pelchy
gave up one hit over the final four scoreless innings with no
walks and two punchouts to earn the save. Colin Arnold had a
home run and a sacrifice fly for the Knights (2-2). Nick Choto
and Eric Kallstrom both had doubles for UCF.
No. 14 Baylor 7, BYU 6
In Waco, Texas, Landis Ware scored on a passed
ball with two outs in the bottom of the ninth as Baylor nipped
BYU at Baylor Ballpark. Ware had a pinch-hit single with one out
and moved to second on Joey Hainsfurther’s base hit. Brooks
Kimmey beat out a potential double-play ball, putting Ware at
third. The first pitch to pinch-hitter Ben Booker bounced past
the catcher, bringing home Ware with the game-winner. The
Cougars (1-4) had tied the game in the eighth as Jonathan Cluff
drew a one-out walk and eventually scored on a groundout.
Hainsfurther finished with three hits and one RBI. Dustin
Dickerson was 3 for 5 with two RBI for the Bears (3-1). Shaver
Hansen and Raynor Campbell both homered for Baylor. Cluff and
Michael Bowen both drove in two for BYU.
California 4, Vanderbilt 3
In Berkeley, Calif., a game-winning single by
Jeff Kobernus capped a two-run ninth as Cal edged Vanderbilt at
Evans Diamond. Brett Jackson doubled with one out in the ninth
for the Bears (2-2) and scored when Austin Booker reached on a
three-base error. Kobernus followed with a base hit to give Cal
the win. The Commodores (1-3) took a 3-2 lead in the eighth as
Brian Harris scored on a wild pitch. Kobernus was 3 for 5 with a
double and two RBI. Mark Canha had a homer in the sixth for the
Bears. Harris was 1 for 2 with two runs for Vanderbilt.
South Carolina 6, Duquesne 0
In Columbia, S.C., four pitchers combined on the
three-hitter as South Carolina completed the three-game series
sweep of Duquesne. Blake Cooper (1-0) allowed two hits in six
innings with no walks and seven strikeouts. Grimes Medlin, Matt
Price and Parker Bangs each tossed one inning with one walk and
one strikeout. Medlin allowed one hit. DeAngelo Mack had a
three-run homer in the first for the Gamecocks (3-0). USC added
three more in the second to complete the scoring. Bill Torre had
a hit and was hit by a pitch for the Dukes (0-3).
UC Santa Barbara 6, Westmont 0
In Santa Barbara, Calif., UCSB blanked Westmont
to record consecutive shutouts for the first time since 1992.
Jesse Meaux and Zach Samuels combined on the three-hitter. Meaux
worked the first three innings and allowed one hit with six
strikeouts. Samuels finished the contest, surrendering two hits
in six innings with nine punchouts. Brian Gump’s three-run homer
capped a four-run second for the Gauchos (2-1). Gump went 3 for
4 with two runs. Ryan Cavan had two triples for UCSB. Colten
Christianson had a hit and a steal for the Warriors (2-14).
West Virginia 10, Northwestern 5
In St. Petersburg, Fla., Austin Markel homered
twice to lead West Virginia past Northwestern. Markel went deep
in the third and homered again in the ninth. Dan DiBartolomeo
added a three-run double in the ninth for the Mountaineers
(2-2). Markel finished with three hits, as did Jedd Gyorko, who
scored twice. Kenneth Avila went 4 for 5 for the Wildcats (1-3)
with a run. Jake Goebbert homered and drove in three for
Texas-Arlington 12, Siena 1
In Arlington, Texas, Michael Choice went 4 for 5
with a triple and four RBI to lead an 18-hit attach for UTA
against Siena. The Mavericks (3-1) scored in six of their first
seven at-bats. Blake Holt’s home run sparked a three-run first.
Andrew Kainer also went deep in the fifth for UTA. Dan Paolini
had two hits for the Saints (1-3).