April 2, 2009

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Walton's homer wins it for BYU at Western Carolina

Delaware scores three in ninth to beat DSU; Purdue pops Wabash


In Cullowhee, N.C., Kent Walton’s homer in the fourth was the game’s lone run as three pitchers combined on the shutout as BYU nipped Western Carolina 1-0 Thursday evening. Walton finished 4 for 4 for the Cougars (16-10). Jeremy Toole (5-2) fanned 10 in seven innings for BYU. Marc Oslund tossed a perfect eighth and Jordan Muir retired the side in order in the ninth for his sixth save. Nick Liles had two of the four hits for the Catamounts (18-7).


Delaware 7, Delaware State 6

In Newark, Del., Kyle Davis had a two-run game-winning single to cap a three-run ninth as Delaware nipped Delaware State at Bob Hannah Stadium. Chris Nehl homered to lead off the ninth for the Blue Hens (17-8). Steve Ulaky followed with a pinch-hit double. Ryan Reed was hit by a pitch and Pat Dameron walked to load the bases with two outs, setting the stage for Davis. Nehl finished with four hits and two runs for UD. Bill Merkler and Pat Dameron both had two hits and two RBI for the Hens. Abe Eubanks had three hits and two RBI for the Hornets (10-12-1). Ross Babineaux and Wynton Weather both drove in two for DSU.


Purdue 11, Wabash 0

In West Lafayette, Ind., four hurlers combined on the four-hit shutout as Purdue whitewashed Wabash at Lambert Field. Jeff Straub (2-0) allowed two hits in three innings with two strikeouts to earn the win. Kevin Cahill (1 IP), Tyler Calder (3.2 IP) and Emilio Domondon (1.1 IP) combined to hold the Little Giants (6-12) to two hits over the final six innings. Tyler Spillner went 3 for 3 with a double and three runs for the Boilermakers (11-11). Eric Charles had three hits and two runs, while David Blount added two hits and three RBI for Purdue. Jake Thomas had two hits for Wabash.


Southern Utah 9, North Dakota State 6

In Cedar City, Utah, Nick Freitas had three hits, including a home run, three runs and three RBI to lead SUU past NDSU in the Summit League opener for both teams. Freitas had a three-run dinger in the eighth to give the Thunderbirds (1-0, 11-13) a 9-3 lead. Zach Heidmann had a pinch-hit RBI single in a three-run ninth for the Bison (0-1, 6-12). Ray Wright had two hits and two runs for SUU. Justin Kline and Zach Wentz both had two hits for NDSU.


Bryant 4, Brown 3

In Smithfield, R.I., Jamie Skagerlind went 4 for 4 with two RBI as Bryant bounced Brown. Skagerlind’s two-run single capped a three-run sixth as the Bulldogs (20-7) took their first lead at 3-2. Nick Campbell added a run-scoring single in the seventh for Bryant. The Bears (7-12-1) got a run in the eighth to pull to within one, but would get no closer. Dan Shapiro and Robert Papenhause both had a hit and an RBI for Brown.


Longwood 7, Liberty 3

In Farmville, Va., Scott Kimble had two hits, including a three-run double in the fourth, as Longwood rallied past Liberty at Lancer Stadium. Kimble doubled and scored in the first before the Flames (19-7) got two in the second and one in the third for a 3-1 advantage. Kimble’s bases-clearing double capped a four-run fourth as the Lancers (16-9) took the lead for good at 5-3. Jonathan Quigley had an RBI double in the fifth and Casey Havers homered in the seventh for Longwood. Havers had two hits and scored twice. Doug Bream had two hits for Liberty.


Marist 12, New Jersey Tech 2

In Newark, N.J., John Prano, Kenny Anderson and Kyle Meyer each had two hits and two RBI as Marist manhandled NJIT. Sean McKeown (2-0) allowed five hits and two unearned runs in six innings with two walks and three strikeouts. Anderson had a two-run single to spark a five-run second for the Red Foxes (14-9). Brian McDonough homered in the third for Marist. Craig Binkiewicz and Kyle McCarthy both had two hits for the Highlanders (1-17).


Dallas Baptist 9, Houston Baptist 6

In Dallas, Ryan Millard struck out 10 in eight innings as DBU defeated HBU. Millard (3-2) allowed three hits and one run. He did not allow a hit in the first four innings and did not allow a run in the first seven frames. Trevor Head had three hits, including two doubles, and two RBI for the Patriots (17-8). Ryan Thompson had two hits and two RBI for DBU. The Patriots scored two in the first, five in the second and single runs in the third and fourth to take a 9-0 lead. HBU scored one in the eighth and five in the ninth. Andrew Taccolini had two hits and a run for the Huskies (2-21).