March 26, 2009

Rankings are from CBI Composite Poll

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Cody Wheeler tosses no-hitter for Coastal at Hawaii

Baylor bounces TCU; Milwaukee edges Valparaiso


In Honolulu, Cody Wheeler tossed a no-hitter and struck out 10 as No. 15 Coastal Carolina blanked Hawaii 4-0 Thursday evening in front of 2,725 fans at Les Murakami Stadium. Wheeler allowed four base-runners, three walks and a passed ball on a strikeout. Wheeler set down 12 straight from the second to sixth and retired the final 10. The Chanticleers (19-4) snapped the scoreless tie with a pair in the sixth on a sacrifice fly by David Anderson and an RBI single by Chance Gilmore. Coastal Carolina added a pair in the eighth on run-scoring singles by Rico Noel and Anderson. Scott Woodward had three hits and two runs for the Chants. Greg Garcia drew two walks for the Rainbows (13-9).


No. 9 Baylor 15, No. 20 TCU 4 

In Waco, Texas, Dan Evatt had a pinch-hit two-run double to cap a nine-run sixth and added a two-run homer in the eighth as Baylor bounced TCU at Baylor Ballpark. Shaver Hansen had a two-run homer in the first and Ben Booker doubled and scored in the fifth before the Bears (15-5) put it away with nine in the sixth. Hanses and Dustin Dickerson both had three runs for Baylor. Brance Rivera went 2 for 2 with a run and two RBI for the Horned Frogs (14-7).


Milwaukee 6, Valparaiso 5

In Valparaiso, Ind., Brad Lusti fanned six in leading Milwaukee past Valparaiso at Emory Bauer Field in the Horizon League series opener. Lusti (1-2) pitched 7.1 innings with seven hits, one walk and two runs. Doug Dekoning had an RBI single in the top fo the ninth that gave the Panthers (1-0, 5-13) a 6-2 lead before the Crusaders (2-2, 7-12) got three in the bottom of the ninth to make it close. Josh Groves had two hits and two RBI for Milwaukee. Kyle Muhlsteff went 3 for 5 with a two-run triple in the ninth for Valparaiso. Matt Lenski also had two hits for the Crusaders.


Dallas Baptist 14, Louisiana Tech 12

In Dallas, Ryan Enos went 3 for 4 with five RBI as DBU outscored Louisiana Tech at Patriot Field. Enos was hit by a pitch and scored in the third for the Patriots (13-7) before Chris Kersten homered in the fifth for the Bulldogs (12-7). Enos had a solo shot and Trevor Head belted a three-run blast in an eight-run fifth as DBU went ahead 9-1. The Bulldogs trailed 14-5 after eight before plating seven in the ninth. Devon Dageford had two homers and six RBI, including a grand slam in the ninth, for Louisiana Tech.


New Mexico State 9, Texas-Pan American 8 (10)

In Edinburg, Texas, Bryan Marquez scored on a passed ball in the top of the 10th as NMSU edged UTPA in the opener of their three-game series at Edinburg Baseball Stadium. Marquez went 2 for 4 with three runs and four RBI. Richard Stout added three hits, two runs and two RBI for the Aggies (23-3). Bonham Hough had a three-run homer in a five-run ninth for the Broncs (5-20).


New Orleans 11, Harvard 9

In New Orleans, Jay Morris had a career-high four hits as UNO nipped Harvard at Maestri Field. Jerad Comarda had two hits, including a two-run homer, as the Privateers (8-14) snapped a five-game home losing streak. Nick Schwaner also went deep for UNO. The Privateers scored four in the fourth and three in the sixth to take a 10-3 lead before the Crimson (2-14) got four in the seventh and a pair in the eighth. Schwaner’s dinger in the eighth gave UNO an insurance run. David Burch pitched a scoreless ninth for his first save. Harry Douglas had three hits and three RBI for Harvard. J.T. Tomes and Matt Rogers both had two hits, two runs and two RBI for the Crimson.


New Mexico 7, BYU 5

In Albuquerque, N.M., John Hesketh struck out nine as New Mexico got by BYU in their Mountain West series opener at Isotopes Park. Hesketh (4-0) allowed six hits in seven innings with three runs, one earned, and two walks. Ryan Honeycutt went 4 for 5 with a run and an RBI for the Lobos (4-0, 23-3). Mike Brownstein had three hits, two runs and two RBI for UNM. Brownstein had an RBI triple and scored in the fourth as the Lobos took a 6-0 lead. The Cougars (4-3, 14-9) scored one in the sixth, two in the seventh and two in the eighth to make it close. Kent Walton had two hits and two walks, and Andrew Law drove in two for BYU.


Air Force 18, Charleston Southern 16

In Charleston, S.C., Matt Alexander went 4 for 6 with a homer, three runs and five RBI as Air Force outscored Charleston Southern at Buccaneer Ballpark. Ben Ausbun and Daniel Walker both had three hits, two runs and two RBI for the Falcons. Scotty Radabaugh went 5 for 6 with four runs and two RBI for the Buccaneers (10-14). Air Force scored three in the first, four in the second and five in the third in building a 12-0 lead. CSU rallied to tie it at 15-15 after seven before the Falcons scored two in the eighth and one in the ninth.


The Citadel 5, Air Force 2

In Charleston, S.C., Nick Orvin went 3 for 5 with a run and two RBI as The Citadel defeated Air Force at Riley Park. Sonny Meade added two hits and two RBI for the Bulldogs (11-9). Trey Thomas went deep for The Citadel. Nathan Carter and Jon McMahon both had two hits for the Falcons (8-14). The Bulldogs scored single runs in the third, sixth and seventh before Air Force pulled to within one in the eighth. The Citadel added a pair of insurance runs in the bottom of the frame.


Arkansas-Pine Bluff 9-6, Central Baptist 1-0

In Pine Bluff, Ark., Hinton Huckabee drove in two in each contest as UAPB swept a doubleheader from Central Baptist (2-16) at Regional Park. Huckabee went 2 for 3 with two runs, two steals and two RBI in the opener. Lloyd Burchett went 2 for 4 with a homer, two runs and three RBI for the Golden Lions (13-10). Sulayann Muhammad (1-0) went the distance in the nightcap, tossing a two-hit shutout with three walks and two strikeouts. UAPB scored two in the third and fourth in the fourth to take control.