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Carpenter leads TCU
past Dallas Baptist
Clemson defeats Furman, New Mexico
outscores Saint Mary's
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
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
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
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
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
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.
(photo courtesy of TCU Media