April 29, 2009
Around the Bases
Schimpf and Dean both
homer twice in fifth for LSU
USC wins at Cal State Fullerton;
Jacksonville State rallies at Georgia
In Baton Rouge, La., Ryan Schimpf and Blake Dean
belted back-to-back homers twice in a 10-run fifth as No. 5 LSU
blew past Tulane 13-2 Wednesday at Alex Box Stadium. Dean
finished 4 for 4 with three RBI and has 10 home runs. Schimpf
raised his dinger total to 14. Sean Ochinko had a two-run double
to cap a three-run first for the Tigers (34-12). The Green Wave
(26-19) scored single runs in the second and third before LSU
put it away with 10 in the fifth. Micah Gibbs had a three-run
double in the fifth for the Tigers. Josh Prince, Scott Powell
and Drew Allain each had two hits for Tulane.
USC 9, No. 6 Cal State Fullerton 3
In Fullerton, Calif., Ricky Oropesa homered twice
and knocked in five as USC defeated Cal State Fullerton at
Goodwin Field. Oropesa had a three-run homer in the first and a
two-run shot in the third as the Trojans (22-20) built a 5-1
lead. Alex Sherrod had three hits and a run for USC. Joey
Siddons and Gary Brown both had three hits for the Titans
Jacksonville State 16, Georgia 8
In Athens, Ga., JSU trailed 8-3 after six before
scoring 13 over the final three frames to rally past Georgia at
Foley Field. The Gamecocks (26-15) tallied one in the seventh,
three in the eighth and nine in the ninth for the victory.
Andrew Edge homered in the seventh and Daniel Adamson had an RBI
double in the eighth to pull JSU within one. Todd Cunningham’s
two-run triple in the ninth put the Gamecocks ahead 9-8. Edge
and Jay Davis both added two-run singles in the final frame.
Rich Poythress had a two-run single in a four-run first for the
Bulldogs (33-12). Steven Leach went 5 for 6 with three runs,
while Adamson finished with three hits and four RBI for JSU.
Matt Cerione had three hits and three runs for Georgia.
No. 3 Arizona State 20, Arizona 3
In Tucson, Ariz., Riccio Torrez had a grand slam
in the fourth to give ASU the lead for good in a non-conference
win over Arizona. The Sun Devils (32-9) put the game away with
13 runs in the ninth. Kole Calhoun (2 for 6, 1 HR, 1 R, 4 RBI)
and Matt Newman (3 for 5, 3 R, 3 RBI) also had big games for ASU.
Bryce Ortega and Jett Bandy both had two hits for the Wildcats
No. 9 Ole Miss 22, Arkansas-Pine Bluff 2
In Oxford, Miss., Brett Basham went 3 for 5 with
a homer, three runs and five RBI as Ole Miss throttled UAPB at
Oxford-University Stadium/Swayze Field. Evan Button, David
Phillips and Matt Snyder each had three hits for the Rebels
(33-13). Zac Varnell had two hits, including a homer, for the
Saint Mary’s 7, No. 15 Cal Poly 4
In Moraga, Calif., Greg Ditmer had two hits and
three RBI as Saint Mary’s knocked off Cal Poly at Louis Guisto
Field. Cory Miller went 4 for 5 with a run for the Gaels
(26-21). Troy Channing had two hits and two runs for SMC. J.J.
Thompson had a two-run homer in the second for the Mustangs
(30-11). Luke Yoder also went deep for Cal Poly.
Cornell 9, Princeton 0
In Ithaca, N.Y., Nate David had a three-run homer
to highlight a nine-run first as Cornell blanked Princeton to
advance to the Ivy League Championship Series. The Big Red
(16-21) will head to Dartmouth for the best-of-three series this
weekend to determine the league’s representative in the NCAA
Tournament. Domenic Di Ricco had a two-run single to start the
scoring for Cornell. David’s blast quickly made it 5-0. Four
pitchers combined to strike out 18 Tigers (18-19), tying a
52-year-old school record. Corey Pappel () fanned 11 in six
innings with two hits and three walks. Stephen Osterer (3 K),
Jadd Schmeltzer (2 K) and David Rochefort (2 K) each pitched one
hitless inning for the Big Red. Dan DeGeorge and Jon Broscious
both had a hit for Princeton.