March 2, 2009

Rankings are from CBI Composite Poll

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Lassley's two-run double gives win to Wichita State

Northeastern edges Duquesne in 11; Xavier wins at Charleston Southern


In Wichita, Kan., Cody Lassley’s two-run double in the bottom of the ninth gave Wichita State a 6-5 win over BYU Monday afternoon in front of 2,744 fans at Eck Stadium. With one out in the ninth, Will Baez and Ryan Jones had back-to-back singles, setting the table for Lassley’s game-winning double. The Cougars (3-6) built a 5-2 lead after four before Josh Rosecrans singled and scored in the sixth to make it 5-3. Rosecrans had an RBI groundout in the eighth to make it a one-run contest. J.T. Musso’s three-run homer capped a four-run fourth for BYU before Clint McKeever went deep in the bottom of the frame for the Shockers (6-1). McKeever finished with three hits. Kent Walton and Brandon Relf both had two hits for the Cougars. Grant Muncrief (1-0) pitched 5.1 scoreless innings of relief with one hit, three walks and five strikeouts to earn the victory.


Northeastern 10, Duquesne 9 (11)

In Winter Haven, Fla., Sam Berg scored on a passed ball in the bottom of the 11th as Northeastern outlasted Duquesne. Berg had a two-out single and moved to third on a base hit by Matt Miller. David Gustafson struck out, but the ball got by the catcher, allowing Berg to score the game-winner. Jeff Dunlap had a three-run double and Brendan Stokes added a two-run homer in a six-run first for the Huskies (3-1). Rick Devereaux had a three-run double in the eighth for the Dukes (0-6) that tied the game at 9-9. Mike Tamsin had two hits, two RBI and a run for Northeastern. Andrew Heck and Bill Torre both had three hits for Duquesne.


Xavier 11, Charleston Southern 4

In Charleston, S.C., Billy O’Conner went 3 for 4 with three runs as Xavier defeated Charleston Southern at Buccaneer Ballpark. After Scotty Radabaugh singled and scored in the first for the Buccaneers (3-3), Adam Pasono homered in the third for the Musketeers (3-1) to even it at 1-1. Sean Farrell’s two-run single capped a five-run fifth as Xavier took control. Pasono finished with two hits and four runs. John McCambridge had three hits, two runs and an RBI for the Musketeers. Radabaugh and Patrick Dolan both had three hits and a run for CSU.


Rhode Island 12, Fairfield 6

In Winter Haven, Fla., Milan Adams went 3 for 4 with a homer, two runs and two RBI as Rhode Island doubled up Fairfield. Jeff Cammans drove in five for the Rams (4-2) and Rob Deveney added three hits for URI. A three-run triple by Cammans keyed an eight-run first for the Rams. Mark Skrapits drove in two for the Stags (0-2). Carmine DeVito had a double and a triple for Fairfield with a run and an RBI.


Southern Utah 8-8, Portland 7-11

In Cedar City, Utah, Southern Utah and Portland split a doubleheader at Thunderbird Park. SUU (5-4) scored a pair in the bottom of the eighth to snap a 6-6 tie in the opener. Matt Sanford’s RBI single broke the deadlock and Keli’I Zablan’s bases-loaded walk plated the eventual game-winner. The Pilots (4-4) used a three-run eighth to take the lead for good in the nightcap. Craig Smith reached on a one-out single and tied the game at 8-8 on a double by Beau Fraser. Cort Carpenter’s base hit brought in pinch-runner Kyle Haskin with the go-ahead run. Carpenter finished the day with five hits and six RBI.


St. Bonaventure 11, New York Tech 5

In West Palm Beach, Fla., Anthony Randich went 3 for 4 with a double, two runs and two RBI as St. Bonaventure outscored NYIT at the Papa John’s Challenge. After the Bears (0-3) got a run in the bottom of the second, Kevin Suminski’s two-run single capped a three-run second as the Bonnies (2-1) took the lead for good. Tristan Mulcahy’s RBI double keyed a seven-run sixth as St. Bonaventure built an 11-2 advantage.