April 23, 2009
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Larson drives in three
as UC Irvine wins at Utah
New Mexico beats BYU; Stony Brook tops
Salt Lake City, Utah, Francis Larson (left) drove in three as
No. 3 UC Irvine won the series opener over Utah 8-3 Thursday at
Spring Mobile Ballpark. Jeff Cusick had three hits and a run for
the Anteaters (29-10). Daniel Bibona (7-1) allowed seven hits
and two runs in seven innings with two walks and three
strikeouts. Larson had a sac fly in a three-run third for UCI.
Tyler Yagi had an RBI single in the fifth for the Utes (14-23).
Tommy Reyes had a two-run double in the sixth to give the
Anteaters a 5-1 advantage. After CJ Cron homered in the bottom
of the frame for Utah, Larson had a two-run triple to highlight
a three-run seventh. Eric Deragisch had two hits and two runs
for UCI. Yagi and Cron both had two hits for the Utes.
New Mexico 12, BYU 2
In Provo, Utah, Kevin Atkinson had two hits and
four RBI as New Mexico won the opener of its Mountain West
series against BYU at Larry Miller Field. Brian Cavazos-Galvez
had two hits and three RBI for the Lobos (11-5, 31-11). Ryan
Honeycutt had a two-run double in the fifth to give New Mexico a
4-1 lead. Atkinson had a three-run homer in a four-run ninth for
the Lobos. Kent Walton and Brandon Relf both had two hits for
the Cougars (10-6, 23-16).
Stony Brook 5, Fairleigh Dickinson 1
In Teaneck, N.J., Michael Tansey had three hits,
including two doubles, two runs and one RBI as Stony Brook beat
Fairleigh Dickinson. Nick Thode homered to spark a two-run third
for the Seawolves (18-16). SBU added two in the fourth and one
in the sixth. The Knights (9-23) got on the board in the seventh
on an RBI single by Steven LaForge. Keith Fier and Chad Rebecca
both had two hits for the Seawolves. Zachary Sand had a double
Hartford 7, Yale 6 (12)
In West Hartford, Conn., Andy Drexel walked and
scored on a throwing error in the bottom of the 12th as Hartford
edged Yale at the Hartford Baseball Field. The Hawks (9-21)
scored a run in the ninth to force extra innings. Mike Amendola
had two hits, two runs and two RBI for Hartford. Zach Tobolowsky
had three hits, including a home run, for the Bulldogs (12-21).
Andrew Kolmar also homered and drove in two for Yale.
Eastern Illinois 11, Illinois College 1
In Charleston, Ill., Ryan Lindquist had three
hits to lead EIU past Illinois College at Coaches Stadium. Zach
Carney (1-0) allowed six singles and one run in six innings with
one walk to earn the victory. Alex Gee homered and scored four
for the Panthers (29-9). Richie Derbak had a two-run single in a
five-run sixth for EIU. Victor Fink had two hits and one RBI for
Illinois College (8-13).
Delaware State 3, Delaware 1
In Dover, Del., Jordan Elliott (1-1) allowed two
hits in six scoreless innings with five strikeouts as DSU edged
UD at Soldier Field. Justin Bittner and Abe Eubank both homered
for the Hornets (17-15-1). Jared Olson went deep in the seventh
for the Blue Hens (22-15).
Holy Cross 17, Brown 12
In Worcester, Mass., Jake Gorman homered twice,
scored four and drove in three as Holy Cross outscored Brown at
Fitton Field. Brendan McCrea had four hits and four runs for the
Crusaders (18-22). Nick Ciardiello had two hits and two RBI for
Holy Cross. Gorman had a two-run homer in the first and, after
adding one in the second, the Crusaders erupted for eight in the
third to take control. John Sills had three hits and three runs
for Holy Cross. Pete Greskoff went deep twice and drove in seven
for the Bears (18-17). Robert Papenhause had four hits and two
runs for Brown.
Navy 10, Maryland-Eastern Shore 7
In Princess Anne, Md., Josh Moore had two hits,
two runs and two RBI as Navy got by UMES at Hawks Stadium. Nick
Driscoll added two hits and two runs for the Midshipmen
(17-23-1). Navy scored six in the fourth to build a 10-1 lead.
Ben Vasko had three hits and three RBI for the Hawks (11-32).
Indianapolis 7, SIU Edwardsville 6 (10)
In Edwardsville, Ill., Chase Kittinger had an RBI
single in the top of the 10th as Indianapolis edged SIUE at
SimmonsCooper Complex. Brett Keeler (2 for 4) had a two-run
single in the sixth that gave the Cougars (9-26) a 5-3 lead.
Andrew Armour (2 for 6, 4 RBI) had a two-run single in a
three-run seventh for Indianapolis (30-16). SIUE tied it in the
eighth on a run-scoring base hit by Michael Hopkins.
Robert Morris (Ill.) 9, Chicago State 8
In Crestwood, Ill., Robert Morris scored three in
the seventh and three in the eighth to rally past Chicago State.
Matt Whitney had two hits and three RBI for the Eagles (29-12).
Matt Haug had two hits and knocked in three for the Cougars
Milwaukee 7, Cardinal Stritch 3
In Milwaukee, Tim Patzman was a triple short of
the cycle as Milwaukee topped CSU at Henry Aaron Field. Patzman
homered to spark a five-run second for the Panthers (16-19).
Andy Gerhartz added a two-run double for UWM. Andy Abromaitis
had two hits for the Wolves (6-39).
Cleveland State 7, Niagara 3
In Niagara, N.Y., Josh Hungerman had four hits,
two runs and three RBI as CSU defeated Niagara at Bobo Field.
Brad Buell had three hits, including a homer, and three runs for
the Vikings (13-21). Nate Dick (2-1) allowed three hits in six
innings with two unearned runs and three strikeouts. Hungerman
had a three-run homer in the seventh to give CSU a 7-2 lead.
Brian Deering had two hits for the Purple Eagles (15-25).
(photo courtesy of UCI Media