March 16, 2009

Rankings are from CBI Composite Poll

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Ware's RBI single in 10th leads Baylor past Texas A&M

Coastal Carolina tops UNC Asheville; TCU gets by Minnesota


In Waco, Texas, Landis Ware’s RBI single in the bottom of the 10th led No. 14 Baylor to an 8-7 win over No. 7 Texas A&M in Big 12 action Monday at Baylor Ballpark. The Aggies (2-1, 13-5) scored three in the top of the ninth to tie it and loaded the bases in the 10th with one out, but could not break the deadlock. Brooks Kimmey led off the bottom of the frame by reaching on an error, moved to second on a hit batsman and advanced to third on a balk. Following an intentional walk, Ware’s base hit to left ended the contest. Logan Verrett (5-0) earned the win in relief, allowing four runs on nine hits with two walks and 10 strikeouts in 6.1 innings. Joey Hainsfurther and Shaver Hansen both had three hits for the Bears (1-2, 11-4). Joe Patterson went 3 for 5 with a homer and two runs for the Aggies.


No. 11 Coastal Carolina 12, UNC Asheville 2

In Asheville, N.C., Daniel Bowman had a career-high four hits as Coastal Carolina defeated UNCA for its 13th straight victory and a two-game sweep of its rain-shortened Big South series. Scott Woodward and Chance Gilmore both homered in the first for the Chanticleers (2-0, 16-1). Derrick Hopkins had an RBI single in the fourth for the Bulldogs (1-4, 3-13). Coastal added four in the fifth and four more in the seventh to put the game away. Gilmore finished 3 for 3 with two RBI and Woodward scored four. Justin Schumer and Beau Zinman both had two hits for UNCA.


No. 18 TCU 4, Minnesota 1

In Fort Worth, Texas, Kyle Winkler struck out 10 in eight innings as TCU salvaged the final game of its series with Minnesota at Lupton Stadium. Winkler (1-0) allowed six hits, one run and three walks. Trent Appleby worked a perfect ninth for his first save. Nick O’Shea homered in the second for the Gophers (10-4) before Matt Vern went deep and Corey Steglich tripled and scored in the third to give the Horned Frogs (11-4) the lead for good. Bryan Holaday had an RBI single in the seventh and Ben Carruthers doubled and scored in the eighth to give TCU a 4-1 lead. Steglich finished with two hits for the Horned Frogs. Derek McCallum went 3 for 3 with a walk for Minnesota.


Northern Iowa 28, Indiana 17

In Winter Haven, Fla., James Dinizo went 5 for 7 with two doubles, four runs and six RBI as UNI outscored Indiana. Both teams scored in seven of their nine at-bats, but the Panthers (8-7) scored at least four in four different innings, including eight in the fifth. Travis Bennett (5-7, 5 R, 5 RBI) and Levi Ferguson (5-8, 3 R, 2 RBI) also had big days for UNI. Josh Phegley had two hits, including a home run, two sac flies, three runs and four RBI for the Hoosiers (6-9). Kip Schutz had three hits, including a grand slam, for IU. Of the 45 runs scored, 38 were earned.


Towson 13, Yale 6

In Towson, Md., Gary Helmick hit for the cycle as Towson topped Yale at John B. Schuerholz Park. He became the fourth Tiger (10-7) to hit for the cycle and joined teammate Kevin Collins, who accomplished the feat earlier this season against Boston College. Helmick singled in the first, doubled in the third, homered in the fifth and tripled in the seventh. He scored four and drove in two. Towson used a six-run fifth to snap a 3-3 tie and take the lead for good. Aaron Gabrielian’s two-run homer highlighted the fifth for the Tigers. Jason Stifler had three hits and four RBI for Towson. Andy Megee and Andrew Kolmar both had two hits and two RBI for the Bulldogs (2-4).


USC 10, Winthrop 2

In Los Angeles, Andrew Triggs celebrated his 20th birthday by winning his first collegiate start as USC won the four-game series with Winthrop 3-1. Triggs (1-0) worked seven innings with six hits, two runs, one earned run, one walk and two strikeouts. The Trojans (7-8) broke a 2-2 tie with a seven-run sixth, sparked by an RBI single by Hector Rabago. Anthony Vasquez had three hits, including two doubles, for USC. Joe De Pinto and Grant Green also had three hits for the Trojans. Cam Walters had two hits for the Eagles (11-6).