May 11, 2009

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Carpenter leads TCU past Dallas Baptist

Clemson defeats Furman, New Mexico outscores Saint Mary's


In Dallas, Matt Carpenter (left) had two hits to lead No. 18 TCU past Dallas Baptist 5-3 Monday at Patriot Field. Carpenter singled in the first, stole second and scored on a base hit by Chris Ellington as the Horned Frogs (32-14) took the lead for good. TCU added single runs in the second, third and fourth before Bryan Holaday’s homer in the sixth put the Frogs on top 5-0. Ryan Thompson had a two-run double and scored in a three-run sixth for the Patriots (35-15). Eric Miller pitched the final 2.1 innings for his second save. Ellington drove in two for TCU. Thompson had two hits for DBU.


No. 15 Clemson 8, Furman 5

In Greenville, S.C., Wilson Boyd and Ben Paulsen both went 4 for 5 as Clemson topped Furman in front of 4,324 fans at Fluor Field. Boyd had a double, a triple, two runs and three RBI for the Tigers (35-17). Boyd had a three-run double in the first and Paulsen pounded a two-run homer in the third as Clemson built a 5-0 lead. Jason Stolz had two hits and three RBI for the Tigers. Justin Holloway had three hits for the Paladins (21-27). Campbell Lewis had a three-run homer in a four-run eighth for Furman.


New Mexico 11, Saint Mary’s 7

In Moraga, Calif., Brian Cavazos-Galvez had two homers and five RBI as New Mexico defeated SMC at Louis Guisto Field. Cavazos-Galvez had a solo shot in the second and a three-run blast in the fifth. Mike Brownstein and Justin Howard both had three hits for the Lobos (34-18). Michael Gastelum had two hits and three RBI for the Gaels (28-27) in their season finale.


Dayton 10, La Salle 7

In Dayton, Ohio, Cole Tyrell’s three-run homer highlighted a seven-run fifth as Dayton swept its Atlantic 10 series with La Salle at TWC Stadium. The Flyers (20-4, 35-15) secured a bye in next week’s A-10 Championship. Jimmy Roesinger had three hits and two RBI for UD. Aaron Dunsmore added two hits and three RBI for the Flyers. TJ Chism knocked in two for the Explorers (7-16, 18-27).


Washington State 10, Oregon 2

In Pullman, Wash., Jared Prince had three hits and three RBI as WSU completed the Pac-10 sweep of Oregon at Bailey-Brayton Field. The Cougars (14-7, 25-20) are in second in the conference standings. Prince had a two-run single to cap a four-run third for WSU. Ryan Peterson had two hits and two RBI for the Cougars. Jett Hart went 2 for 2 with a RBI for the Ducks (4-17, 14-34).


Purdue 9, Michigan State 3

In East Lansing, Mich., Ben Wolgamot and Drew Madia both had two hits and two RBI as Purdue won its Big Ten series over MSU. The Boilermakers (9-11, 22-23) took advantage of four errors by the Spartans (12-9, 22-26). Eric Roof homered for MSU.


Jacksonville 23, Mercer 5

In Macon, Ga., Thomas Myers went 3 for 3 with two homers and four RBI as JU won its Atlantic Sun series over Mercer at Claude Smith Field. The Dolphins (19-11, 33-17) secured the top seed in the A-Sun Tournament. After JU scored one in the first and six in the second, Myers had a three-run homer in an eight-run fourth as the visitors built a 15-1 lead. Joey Belviso also had two homers and four RBI for the Dolphins. Michael Langley had two hits, including a double, for the Bears (9-15, 20-22).


Vermont 7, UMBC 4

In Burlington, Vt., Mark Micowski had three hits, including a three-run homer in the sixth, as Vermont completed a four-game America East sweep of UMBC at Centennial Field. Micowski’s blast gave the Catamounts (11-9, 19-28) a 5-4 lead. Justin Milo added a two-run double in the eighth for Vermont. Corey Moylan also had three hits and a run for the Catamounts. Rich Conlon and Brad Brainer both had two hits and one run for the Retrievers (4-18, 9-35).


Northern Colorado 28-19, Texas-Pan American 22-6

In Greeley, Colo., Erik Hegstad and Adrian Schenk both had six hits and six RBI as UNC swept a doubleheader from UTPA. The Bears (15-33) rallied from a 21-8 deficit in the seventh, scoring 20 in their final two at-bats. UNC drew a school-record 20 walks to go along with 15 hits. In Game 2, the Bears hit a school-record 10 doubles. Jordan Rutenbar went 8 for 10 in the doubleheader for the Broncs (11-39) with a homer, five runs and five RBI.


San Diego State 12, San Francisco 4

In San Diego, Chris Wilson’s two-run homer in the third gave the home team the lead for good as SDSU powered past USF at Tony Gwynn Stadium. Stephen Yarrow had a two-run blast in a three-run third as the Dons (26-27) took a 4-2 lead. In the bottom of the frame, Erik Castro’s two-run dinger tied it and Wilson’s homer put the Aztecs (35-18) ahead to stay. Ryan O’Sullivan went deep in the fourth for SDSU. Wilson finished with three hits. Derek Poppert had two hits and two RBI for USF.


Arizona 7, Loyola Marymount 6

In Tucson, Ariz., Brad Glenn had a game-winning sacrifice fly in the bottom of the ninth as Arizona completed the series sweep of LMU at Jerry Kindall Field. The Wildcats (25-23) scored twice in the ninth for the victory. Dillon Baird and Hunter Pace both had two hits, one run and one RBI for Arizona. Angelo Songco had two home runs and drove in four for the Lions (29-24).


Notre Dame 5, Western Michigan 3

In Notre Dame, Ind., Steve Sabatino fanned four in 7.1 innings as Notre Dame edged WMU at Frank Eck Stadium. Sabatino (3-0) allowed eight hits, one walk and three runs. Todd Miller earned his fourth save. A.J. Pollock and Brayden Ashdown both had two hits for the Irish (30-20). Pollock belted a two-run homer in the third to start the scoring. Evan Sharpley had a two-run dinger in a three-run sixth as Notre Dame led 5-1. Chris Lewis drove in a pair for the Broncos (13-33).


West Virginia 6, Youngstown State 2

In Morgantown, W.Va., Jedd Gyorko had two hits, including a home run, and two RBI as WVU defeated YSU at Hawley Field in a game called after five innings due to the weather. Justin Parks collected his 200th career hit, joining teammates Vince Belnome and Austin Markel, who reached the milestone this past weekend. Joe Iacobucci had an RBI double in the third for the Penguins (14-34) before Belnome’s two-run single capped a three-run rally in the bottom of the frame for the Mountaineers (35-14). Gyorko went deep in a three-run fifth for WVU. John Koehnlein and Anthony Porter both had two hits for YSU.


Central Michigan 8, Oakland 7 (11)

In Mount Pleasant, Mich., Sam Russell reached on an error and scored in the 11th as CMU nipped Oakland at Theunissen Stadium. Nate Theunissen had a three-run homer in the first for the Chippewas (25-26). Dale Cornstubble had two hits, including a home run, and two RBI for CMU. Rob Merkle had four hits and two RBI for the Grizzlies (19-32).


Wright State 6, Toledo 3

In Dayton, Ohio, Jeff Mercer had three hits and drove in three to lead WSU past Toledo at Nischwitz Stadium. Mercer had an inside-the-park two-run homer in the first, and his sac fly in the seventh tied the score at 3-3. Jake Hibberd had an RBI single to give the lead to the Raiders (28-25). Michael Schum pitched two scoreless innings for his 12th save. Aaron Dudley had two hits for the Rockets (21-26).


Connecticut 6, Central Connecticut State 3

In Storrs, Conn., John Andreoli plated the game-winner in the bottom of the eighth as UConn topped CCSU at J.O. Christian Field. Peter Fatse had a two-run homer in the eighth for the Huskies (30-22) to tie the game at 3-3. After a single and a walk, Andreoli’s base hit gave UConn its first lead. Andreoli later scored on a balk to make it 6-3. David Erickson had two strikeouts in the ninth for his ninth save. Sean Allaire had a two-run single in a three-run second for the Blue Devils (23-19).


Bryant 5, Northeastern 4

In Smithfield, R.I., Jeff Vigurs had a two-run single with two outs in the bottom of the ninth to give Bryant the win over Northeastern. It was the 200th career hit for Vigurs, the eighth player in program history and third this season to reach the milestone. Frank Pessanello pounded a three-run homer in the top of the ninth for a 4-3 lead for the Huskies (26-21). Tim Norton reached on an error and Pat McKenna singled in the bottom of the frame for the Bulldogs (30-21). Following a strikeout, the runners moved up on a fielder’s choice, setting the stage for Vigurs’ heroics.


James Madison 8, George Washington 5

In Arlington, Va., Matt Townsend had two hits, three steals and two RBI as JMU defeated GWU at Barcroft Park. Matt Browning had a two-run double in a three-run first for the Dukes (29-21). After Brian Hwang had an RBI single in the bottom of the frame, JMU added three more in the second for a 6-1 advantage. Hwang homered in the sixth for the Colonials (20-32). Tom Zebroski also had two hits and two RBI for GWU.


Campbell 23-13, Alabama A&M 2-3

In Huntsville, Ala., Chris Bangi went 5 for 5 with five runs and five RBI as Campbell swept a doubleheader from Alabama A&M. Ellis Lowe had five hits, six runs and seven RBI for the Camels (27-21). Greg Goff earned his 200th career coaching victory. In the opener, Campbell scored three in the first and six in the second to take control. The Bulldogs (14-27) took an early 2-0 lead in the nightcap before the Camels erupted for six in the fourth. LaDale Hayes went 3 for 3 in Game 2 for A&M with one run and one RBI. Marcus Spencer had two hits, including a homer, and scored twice for the Bulldogs.


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