April 30, 2009

Rankings are from CBI Composite Poll

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Greene knocks in game-winner in ninth for Texas A&M

Steglich drives in four for TCU; Louisiana Tech wins at Hawaii


In College Station, Texas, Brodie Greene had a game-winning single in the bottom of the ninth as No. 17 Texas A&M edged Dallas Baptist 4-3 Thursday in front of 2,922 fans at Olsen Field in the opener of their three-game series. The Aggies (30-15) scored single runs in each of the final three innings to snap the nine-game win streak of the Patriots (31-12). Austin Knight had a two-run double in the fourth to give DBU a 3-1 lead. Kevin Gonzalez had a RBI single in the seventh and Kyle Colligan was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded in the eighth to even the score at 3-3. Jason Krizn had three hits and a run for the Patriots.


No. 18 TCU 8, BYU 5

In Fort Worth, Texas, Corey Steglich drove in a career-high four as TCU won the opener of its Mountain West series at Lupton Stadium. Matt Carpenter and Matt Vern both homered for the Horned Frogs (9-4, 28-13). Steglich had a two-run double to cap a three-run fourth as TCU took a 5-2 lead. Michael Bowen, who had a sac fly in the second, had a two-run double in the fifth for the Cougars (11-7, 24-18) to make it a one-run contest. Carpenter and Vern went deep in the bottom of the frame to push the score to 7-4. Steve Parker had two hits and two runs for BYU.


Louisiana Tech 5, Hawaii 1

In Honolulu, Jeb Stefan fanned a career-high 12 in 7.2 innings as Louisiana Tech topped Hawaii at Les Murakami Stadium in the opener of their four-game WAC series. Stefan (4-5) allowed five hits, one earned run and one walk. Mark Threlkeld had three hits, including a homer, two runs and three RBI for the Bulldogs (8-9, 23-18). Matt Roquemore had two hits for the Rainbows (9-7, 26-17). Ryan Morford went deep in the eighth for the lone run by Hawaii.


Elon 10, North Carolina A&T 7

In Elon, N.C., Jared Kernodle (1-4) threw three perfect innings of relief with four strikeouts as Elon rallied past NCA&T at Latham Park. Nick Rogers had an RBI double and scored in the fifth as the Aggies (14-31) took a 7-5 lead. Dallas Tarleton homered to start the bottom of the frame for the Phoenix (30-13). Zeth Stone had a RBI single to tie it at 7 and Chase Austin added a two-run homer as Elon took a 9-7 advantage. Pat Irvine and Harry Austin both went 3 for 3 for the Phoenix. C.J. Beatty had two hits, two runs and two RBI for A&T.


Siena 11, Vermont 10

In Burlington, Vt., Dan Paolini homered twice and drove in four as Siena outscored Vermont at Centennial Field. Paolini went deep in each of the first two innings as the Saints (12-32) built a 6-1 lead. The Catamounts (13-26) scored three in the second and three in the third to take a 7-6 advantage. Both teams scored single runs in the fifth. Gary DerHagopian had a two-run homer in the sixth to put Siena ahead by one before Justin Milo added a two-run blast in the seventh to give Vermont a 10-9 lead. The Saints rallied for a pair in the top of the ninth and Dan Lazzaroni pitched a scoreless bottom of the frame for the save. William Cardona had three hits for Siena. Mark Micowski went 4 for 4 with three runs for the Catamounts.


Appalachian State 17, North Carolina Central 0

In Boone, N.C., ASU put up crooked numbers in each of the first five innings in blanking NCCU at Beaver Field at Jim and Bettie Smith Stadium. The Mountaineers (28-17) put up three in the first, six in the second, three in the third and two in both the fourth and fifth in building a 16-0 lead. Isaac Harrow went 3 for 3 with a homer, three runs and four RBI. Timothy Rennard went 1 for 3 for NCCU (5-30).


Bryant 10, Brown 2

In Providence, R.I., Kevin Cobb went the distance as Bryant beat Brown at Murray Stadium. Cobb (7-0) allowed nine hits and two runs with one walk and six strikeouts. Nick Campbell (1 HR, 3 R, 3 RBI) and Jeff Vigurs (1 R,1  RBI) both had three hits for the Bulldogs (28-21). Pete Greskoff and Robert Papenhause both had two hits, including a home run, in the season finale for the Bears (24-19-1).