April 1, 2009

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Whitehead homers twice for East Carolina at NC State

EKU sets NCAA records in 49-1 win; ASU gets by Cal State Fullerton


In Raleigh, N.C., Trent Whitehead (left) had two home runs and drove in a career-high five as No. 18 East Carolina defeated NC State 14-4 Wednesday at Doak Field. Whitehead and Devin Harris had three-run homers in a seven-run third for the Pirates (22-5). Whitehead added a two-run shot in the fourth for a 9-0 lead. Drew Schieber had four RBI for ECU, including a three-run triple in the sixth. Andrew Ciencin had a two-run double in the eighth for the Wolfpack (15-13). Pratt Maynard and Chris Schaeffer both had two hits for NC State.


Eastern Kentucky 49, Kentucky State 1

In Richmond, Ky., Jayson Langfels went 7 for 8 with two homer, six runs and 11 RBI as EKU clobbered KSU in a game stopped in the fifth inning. The Colonels (16-8) set NCAA Division I records for runs in an inning (22), runs in the first inning (22) and winning margin (48), and tied the mark for runs in the third inning (19). EKU was one away from the record for runs in a game, set by Nebraska against Chicago State on March 16, 1999, in a 50-3 victory. Jacob Daniel went 5 for 6 with a homer, five runs and eight RBI. Richie Rodriguez went 4 for 6 with six runs and seven RBI. Raphael Amey had two hits and one RBI for KSU.


No. 4 Arizona State 3, No. 1 Cal State Fullerton 1

In Tempe, Ariz., Seth Blair allowed four hits and one unearned run in seven innings as ASU split its two games with Cal State Fullerton in front of 3,489 fans at Winkles Field-Packard Stadium at Brock Ballpark in the DeMarini West Coast Challenge. Blair (3-1) did not walk a batter and struck out three. Josh Spence tossed two scoreless innings to earn his first save. Jared Clark had an RBI single in the fourth for the Titans (19-5), but the Sun Devils (20-5) answered with an RBI double by Matt Newman in the fifth. Zack MacPhee smacked a two-run homer in the sixth to give ASU a 3-1 lead. Andy Workman and Raoul Torrez both had two hits for the Sun Devils. Josh Fellhauer went 2 for 3 for Fullerton.


No. 2 Georgia 4, No. 20 Clemson 2

In Clemson, S.C., Rich Poythress had an RBI single to spark a four-run ninth as Georgia rallied past Clemson at Doug Kingsmore Stadium. The Bulldogs (24-3) trailed 2-1 in the ninth before Matt Cerione led off with a base hit followed by a walk to pinch-hitter Johnathan Taylor. Poythress singled to right to bring home Cerione. An error allowed Taylor to score the tie-breaker and move Poythress to third. Joey Lewis had an RBI groundout to put Georgia up two. Will Harvil (2-0) pitched a perfect ninth to seal the win. Cerione and Poythress both finished with two hits. Mike Freeman and Brad Miller both had two hits for the Tigers (18-9).


Tulane 8, No. 3 LSU 7

In New Orleans, Sam Honeck had two hits, including a home run, and four RBI as Tulane edged LSU in front of 4,987 at Greer Field at Turchin Stadium. Honeck’s three-run shot in the first put the Green Wave (17-11) ahead to stay. Drew Allain had a two-run single to cap a four-run fifth to give Tulane a 7-2 advantage. After both teams scored in the sixth, the Tigers (21-7) tallied two in the seventh and eighth to make it a one-run contest. Nick Pepitone got the final four outs for his fourth save. Josh Prince had three hits and two runs for the Green Wave. Tyler Hanover had two hits and three RBI for LSU.


No. 6 North Carolina 7, Old Dominion 6

In Chapel Hill, N.C., Mark Fleury homered in the eighth and had a game-winning RBI double in the bottom of the ninth to lift UNC past ODU at Boshamer Stadium. With the score 6-6, Kyle Seager led off the ninth by reaching on an error, moved to second on a balk and scored on Fleury’s two-base hit. The Monarchs (8-16) scored in the eighth to take a 5-3 lead. Fleury led off the bottom of the frame with a dinger to make it 5-4. Garrett Gore added a two-run triple to put the Tar Heels (22-6) on top 6-5. Max Most lead off the ninth with an infield single and scored on a double play for ODU to knot the score at 6-6. Most finished with three hits. Gerard Hall had two hits, including a two-run homer, for the Monarchs.


No. 7 Rice 11, Dallas Baptist 8

In Houston, Chad Mozingo had three hits, including a home run, and drove in five as Rice outscored Dallas Baptist at Reckling Park. Ryan Thompson’s three-run homer capped a six-run third for the Patriots (16-8). Mozingo had a two-run homer in the fourth for the Owls (18-7) before DBU added two in the sixth for an 8-2 advantage. Mozingo had an RBI single and Brock Holt added a three-run homer in the bottom of the frame to make it 8-6. Rick Hague’s two-run single in the eighth tied it at 8-8. Hague came home on a fielder’s choice and Mozingo added a two-run single to give the Owls an 11-8 advantage. Michael Fuda and Daniel Gonzales-Luna both had three hits and two runs for Rice. Austin Knight had three hits and two runs for the Patriots. Trevor Head had two hits and two RBI for DBU.


No. 8 Miami (Fla.) 15, Barry 10

In Coral Gables, Fla., Jason Hagerty homered and knocked in four as Miami outscored Barry at Alex Rodriguez Park at Mark Light Field. Hagerty had two hits, one double, two walks and two runs. Dave DiNatale had two hits, two runs and three RBI for the Hurricanes (21-7). DiNatale had a two-run double in the seventh to break a 10-10 tie and Hagerty added a three-run double later in the frame. Chris Herrmann had three hits, two runs and two RBI for Miami. Manny Pedrozo had a grand slam in the first for the Bucs (28-4). Yudelmis Hernandez had a three-run homer to cap a four-run seventh for Barry.


No. 10 Baylor 14, Prairie View A&M 1

In Waco, Texas, Shaver Hansen’s two-run homer sparked an 11-run first as Baylor coasted past Prairie View A&M at Baylor Ballpark. Dan Evatt had two doubles in the first, the second driving in two to cap the rally. Evatt finished with three hits and three RBI. Hansen and Ben Booker both had two hits, two runs and two RBI for the Bears (18-7). Oscar Reed doubled and scored in the fifth for the Panthers (15-14).


No. 15 Oklahoma State 15, Tabor 0

In Stillwater, Okla., Randy McCurry hit two of his team’s five home runs as OSU topped Tabor at Allie P. Reynolds Stadium. McCurry had a solo shot in a three-run first and his three-run blast in the fourth made it 6-0. The Cowboys (20-8) put it away with a seven-run fifth, capped by a three-run homer by Michael Dabbs. C.J Henrichsen and Clayton Kessler both had a hit and a walk for Tabor (11-19).


No. 16 Ole Miss 7, Memphis 6 (10)

In Memphis, Tenn., Ole Miss used two-out hits in the ninth and 10th to rally past Memphis at AutoZone Park. Kyle Henson’s RBI single in the ninth tied it for the Rebels (19-8) and Jordan Henry’s run-scoring base hit in the 10th gave Ole Miss a 7-6 lead. Jake Morgan (3-1) struck out five over the final two innings to earn the victory. Henson finished with two hits and three RBI. Shawn Ablett (3 for 5, 2 R, 1 RBI) and Trey Wiedman (2 for 4, 1 R, 2 RBI) both homered for the Tigers (10-16).


No. 17 Virginia 6, Norfolk State 2

In Charlottesville, Va., Jarrett Parker and Phil Gosselin both had three hits as Virginia defeated Norfolk State at Davenport Field. Parker homered in the third after Brandon Hairston scored in the second for the Spartans (6-10). Jermaine Berry came home in the fourth to give NSU a 2-1 lead. Danny Hultzen had a two-run single in the sixth to give the Cavs (24-4) the lead for good. UVa added three in the seventh. Gosselin had two doubles for the Cavs. Andrew Suttmiller had three hits for the Spartans.


Marshall 14, No. 21 Ohio State 3

In Columbus, Ohio, Rhett Stafford had five hits, including two doubles and a home run, as Marshall mauled OSU at Bill Davis Stadium. Thor Meeks had a three-run homer to key a four-run third for the Thundering Herd (12-15). It was Marshall’s first win in 16 tries against the Buckeyes (21-5). Victor Gomez had three hits and three RBI for MU. Ben Toussant and Tyler Engle both had two hits and an RBI for OSU.


No. 22 New Mexico 15, Texas Tech 7

In Albuquerque, N.M., Daniel Gonzalez and Max Willett both had two-run singles in a nine-run eighth as New Mexico rallied to beat Texas Tech at Isotopes Park. Michael Reed had an RBI single as the Red Raiders (12-18) scored three in the top of the eighth to pull within one at 6-5 before the Lobos (25-5) exploded in the bottom of the frame. Willett finished with two hits, two runs and three RBI for UNM. Brian Cavazos-Galvez went 3 for 5 with two runs and two RBI for the Lobos. Justin Berry had three hits and three runs for Tech. Kevin Whitehead and Jeremy Mayo both had two-run homers for the Red Raiders.


No. 24 Coastal Carolina 3, UNC Wilmington 2

In Wilmington, N.C., Daniel Bowman and Rico Noel had home runs in the fifth to lead Coastal Carolina past UNCW at Brooks Field. Noel had a sac fly in the third for the Chanticleers (21-7) before the Seahawks (17-7) tied it in the bottom of the frame on a run-scoring single by Ben Thielsen. Bowman broke the tie with a leadoff homer in the fifth and Noel went deep two batters later. Mike Rooney had an RBI double in the ninth for UNCW, but the Seahawks came up one run short. Noel went 3 for 3 with a homer and two RBI. Thielsen and Andrew Cain both had two hits for UNCW.


Dartmouth 8, Siena 6

In Hanover, N.H., Nick Santomauro had a two-run double to cap a five-run eighth as Dartmouth won the inaugural game at Red Rolfe Field at Biondi Park. Santomauro’s two-bagger was the only hit in the inning for the Big Green (6-9). Ryan Smith retired the side in order in the ninth for his fourth save. Johnathon Santopadre had one hit, two runs and two RBI for Dartmouth. William Cardona went 4 for 4 with two runs for the Saints (4-21). Kevin Quaranto had two hits and three RBI for Siena.


(photo courtesy of ECU Media Relations Office)