April 13, 2009

Rankings are from CBI Composite Poll

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Dugas has two-run double to help Alabama bounce UAB

Martin fans 19 for Marist; Curry has four hits and four RBI for TCU


In Birmingham, Ala., Taylor Dugas (right, photo by Rob Tibbs) had a two-run double to key a five-run sixth as Alabama outscored UAB 10-6 Monday in the completion of a suspended game from March 25. The scored was tied at 2-2 with the bases loaded in the top of the sixth when play was suspended. When the contest was resumed, pinch-hitter Tyler Odle was hit by a pitch to force in the go-ahead run for the Crimson Tide (23-12). Dugas followed with his two-base hit to make it 5-2. Casey Kebodeaux (3-0) worked the first five innings to earn the win, allowing three hits and two unearned runs with two walks and three strikeouts. Jamal Austin had two hits and three runs for the Blazers (18-16).


Marist 4, Rider 2

In Poughkeepsie, N.Y., B.J. Martin struck out 19 as Marist won its MAAC series with Rider at McCann Baseball Field. Martin (2-3) worked 8.2 innings with five hits, two runs and four walks. He tossed eight scoreless innings before running into trouble in the ninth. Jacob Wiley walked in a run before striking out the final batter to earn his second save. Kyle Meyer had a two-run triple and scored in the second for the Red Foxes (7-5, 16-15). Ben Luderer had an RBI single in the sixth to give Marist a 4-0 advantage. Mike McCollum and Steve Galella both had singles in a two-run ninth for the Broncs (6-6, 14-14).


No. 19 TCU 12, Texas Tech 5

In Fort Worth, Texas, Matt Curry went 4 for 4 with three runs and four RBI as TCU topped Texas Tech. Curry had a two-run single in a three-run fourth as the Horned Frogs (23-10) took the lead for good at 4-1. Chris Ellington had a two-run single in a four-run sixth as TCU built an 8-2 lead. Matt Vern had three hits, including two doubles, and a pair of runs for the Horned Frogs. Taylor Ashby had two hits and two RBI for the Red Raiders (16-23). Scott LeJeune drove in two and Joey Kenworthy scored twice for Texas Tech.


No. 5 UC Irvine 6, Loyola Marymount 4

In Irvine, Calif., Francis Larson had an RBI double to snap a 4-4 tie and lead UCI to the win over LMU at Anteater Ballpark. Jeff Cusick added a sac fly in the eighth for an insurance run for the Anteaters (23-9). Casey Stevenson had a three-run double in the fifth for UCI. Ronnie Shaeffer had three hits and two runs for the Anteaters. Jonathan Johnson went 4 for 4 for the Lions (22-16).


No. 18 Oregon State 7, BYU 6

In Corvallis, Ore., Michael Miller went 2 for 2 with two RBI as OSU nipped BYU at Goss Stadium. Miller had a two-run single in a five-run second for the Beavers (21-7). Michael Bowen had two hits and four RBI for the Cougars (20-14). Sean McNaughton had two hits, including a homer, for BYU. Kevin Rhoderick pitched a perfect ninth for his fifth save.


UTSA 4, Dallas Baptist 3

In San Antonio, Michael Rockett became the Southland Conference career hit leader and Zach Calhoon set the league mark with 24 career saves as UTSA edged Dallas Baptiest at Roadrunner Field. Rockett went 3 for 4 to raise his hit total to 297, passing the mark of 296 by Willie Core of ULM. Calhoon fanned two in the ninth for his fifth save of 2009 and No. 24 for his career, passing the total of 23 by Luke Prihoda of Sam Houston State. Ryan Hutson had a two-run double and Jason Mohn added a two-run homer in a four-run second for the Roadrunners (19-17). The Patriots (22-11) scored single runs in the fifth, seventh and eighth. Chris Haney and Clay Kelly both had two hits for DBU.


Canisius 20, Iona 2

In New Rochelle, N.Y., Kevin Mahoney tied school records with five hits, five runs and seven RBI as Canisius canned Iona to win its MAAC series. Mahoney homered twice to tie the single-season school record of 13. Kevin Mailloux (4 for 5, 1 HR, 3 R, 3 RBI) and Connor Burke (4 for 7, 3 2B) had big days for the Golden Griffins (5-4, 17-16). Mailloux had a three-run homer in a five-run first for Canisius. Mahoney added a three-run shot in the second. Andrew Passerelle and Andrew Wernicki both had two hits for the Gaels (2-7, 2-26-1).


Northeastern 5, Massachusetts 3

In Boston, Northeastern won its fifth title in the 20th Baseball Beanpot at Fenway Park, getting by Massachusetts. The Huskies (18-11) scored three in the third and single runs in the sixth and seventh before the Minutemen (10-18) put up three in the bottom of the ninth. Matt Miller had three hits, one run and one RBI for Northeastern. Adam Tempesta had three hits, a run and a RBI for UMass.


Lafayette 9, Lehigh 8

In Easton, Pa., A.J. Pisarri pounded a three-run homer in the bottom of the eighth to give Lafayette its first lead on its way to a Patriot League win over Lehigh. Jeff Snell pitched a perfect ninth for the save. The Leopards (7-5, 17-16) took three of four from the Mountain Hawks (3-7, 9-26-1). Pisarri finished with three hits and a career-high six RBI. A.J. Miller also had three hits and two RBI for Lafayette. Jim McConlogue’s two-run homer capped a five-run first for Lehigh.


Fairfield 3-1, Saint Peter’s 0-0

In Fairfield, Conn., Rob Gariano and Kevin Fico tossed back-to-back shutouts as Fairfield won a pair of MAAC contests against Saint Peter’s at Alumni Diamond. In the opener, Gariano (4-3) allowed one hit in nine innings with two walks and a career-high 15 strikeouts. Mark Skrapits and Jason Rago both had two hits and a run for the Stags (5-3, 15-14). Conor Mullee had the lone hit for the Peacocks (2-9, 8-24). In the nightcap, Fico (3-2) fanned five in eight innings with six hits and two walks. Bill Rafferty had a single and scored the game-winner in the bottom of the eighth.