Around the Bases
game-winner in ninth for Stanford
Dartmouth downs Bryant, UNC Greensboro nips
In Stanford, Calif., Kellen Kiilsgaard had a
two-run single with two outs in the bottom of the ninth to lift
Stanford past Pacific 14-13 Wednesday at Klein Field at Sunken
Diamond. The Cardinal (27-21) trailed 13-10 before plating four
in the ninth. The Tigers (18-29) took an 11-10 lead in the
seventh and added two insurance runs in the eighth. Zach Jones
(3 for 4, 2 R, 2 RBI) and Colin Walsh (3 for 4, 2 R, 1 RBI0 both
had three hits for Stanford. Kurt Wideman went 4 for 4 with
three runs and five RBI for Pacific.
Dartmouth 7, Bryant 4
In Hanover, N.H., Mike Pagliarulo went 3 for 3
with a three-run homer as Dartmouth downed Bryant at Red Rolfe
Field at Biondi Park. Jeff Vigurs had a two-run double in the
third for the Bulldogs (32-22). Pagliarulo had a leadoff single
to spark a three-run fourth as the Big Green (26-15) took a 3-2
lead. Jake Carlson was hit by a pitch to lead off the fifth,
forcing Bryant to bring in Nick Laude from the bullpen. He did
not get to face a hitter as he was hit in the face by the
catcher’s throw back to the mound after his final warm-up pitch.
Brian O’Neil entered and surrendered a walk before Pagliarulo
went deep to make it 6-2. Jamie Skagerlind had a two-run dinger
in the sixth for the Bulldogs to make it a two-run contest. Nick
Santomauro singled and scored in the seventh for the game’s
final run. Ray Allen had two hits for Dartmouth, the Ivy League
champ, in its final game before the NCAA Regionals. Nick
Campbell had three hits and a run for Bryant in its season
UNC Greensboro 7, UNC
In Greensboro, N.C., Corey Overholtzer went 3 for
5 with a game-winning two-run single in the eighth as UNCG
nipped UNCA at the UNCG Baseball Stadium. With the game tied at
5, Trevor Edwards led off the eighth for the Spartans (18-28)
with a base hit. Pinch-runner Eric Temple stole second and moved
to third on a bunt single by Michael Wall. After two strikeouts,
Brent O’Berry walked to load the bases. Overholtzer then singled
up the middle to give UNCG a 7-5 lead. The Bulldogs (8-40)
loaded the bases with no outs in the ninth, but a double play
and a groundout kept them one run short. Trevor Edwards had
three hits and one RBI for the Spartans. Jordan Lurie and Austin
Graham both drove in two for UNCA.
Monmouth 21, Saint Peter’s 0
In Long Branch, N.J., Paul Bottigliero went 5 for
7 with two homers, three runs and three RBI as Monmouth posted
season highs with 21 runs and 25 hits in blanking Saint Peter’s
at MU Baseball Field. The Hawks (28-20) scored in each of the
first seven innings. Rick Niederhaus (4 for 5, 3 2B, 3 R, 2
RBI), Chris Collazo (3 for 4, 4 R, 1 RBI), Jamie Rosenkranz (2
for 5, 1 2B, 1 HR, 2 R, 4 RBI) and David Jacob (2 for 4, 3 R, 3
RBI) paced the Monmouth offense. Matt Frazier (1-2) allowed two
hits and one walk in five innings with four strikeouts to earn
the victory. Justyn Carter and Garrett Duross both had a hit and
a walk for the Peacocks (17-34).
USC 11, Loyola Marymount 2
In Los Angeles, Ricky Oropesa went 5 for 5 with a
double and three RBI as USC defeated LMU at Dedeaux Field.
Robert Stock homered twice, and Grant Green had four hits,
including a double, and one RBI for the Trojans (24-25). Andrew
Triggs (5-3) pitched four shutout innings with two hits, three
walks and one strikeout to earn the victory. The Lions (29-25)
stranded 14 runners. Angelo Songco had a hit, two walks and a
RBI for LMU.
Washington 9, BYU 3
In Seattle, Jake Rife and Troy Scott both homered
as Washington beat BYU at Chaffey Field at Husky Ballpark. Rife
went deep in the first and Scott’s three-run blast capped a
four-run third as the Huskies (24-25) took a 5-0 lead. Brandon
Relf had a two-run dinger in the fourth for the Cougars (28-22).
Caleb Brown added a two-run single in the eighth for UW. Rife
finished with two hits, three runs and two RBI. Forrest Snow
fanned eight in four innings for the Huskies. Kent Walton and
Michael Bowen both had two hits for BYU.
Wagner 11, New York Tech 6
In Staten Island, N.Y., Matt Logan and Jon Lucas
both had two-run singles in a six-run third as Wagner defeated
NYIT at R.C.B. Ballpark. Lucas finished with three RBI for the
Seahawks (26-19). Seth Boyd had two hits and two runs for
Wagner. Steve McNamara had two hits, two runs and two RBI for
the Bears (18-27-1).
Saint Louis 4, SIU Edwardsville 3 (10)
In Sauget, Ill., Lucas Calderon had a
game-winning RBI double in the bottom of the 10th as Saint Louis
edged SIUE at GCS Ballpark. Calderon walked and scored on a
double by Cody Cotter in the ninth to force the extra frame.
Mike Hurt had an RBI double in the second and Josh Street added
a two-run double in the third as the Cougars took a 3-0 lead.
Andrew Guerra had a two-run single in the fourth as the
Billikens (29-24) pulled to within one. Danny Brock had two hits
and one run for SLU. Hurt and Chase Thrasher both had two hits
Houston Baptist 15, Prairie View A&M 6
In Houston, Andrew Taccolini went 4 for 5 with
two doubles, one homer, three runs and three RBI as HBU
outscored PVAMU at Husky Field. Robbie Buller had three hits,
two runs and two RBI for the Huskies (10-35). HBU put up crooked
numbers in five of the first seven innings, including three in
the first, three in the third and five in the seventh. Brandon
Whitby homered and knocked in two for the Panthers (21-25). John
Villapondo and Myrio Richard both had three hits and one RBI for
Belmont 12-8, Tennessee-Martin 6-4
In Nashville, Tenn., Frank Adelman went the
distance in the opener as Belmont swept a doubleheader from UTM
at Shelby Park. Both games were seven innings. Adelman (2-2)
allowed eight hits and four earned runs with three strikeouts.
The Skyhawks (17-31) scored two in the first and got a three-run
homer from Wes Patterson in the second for a 5-0 lead. The
Bruins (28-25) responded with nine in the third, keyed by a
two-run single by Brandon McCall, a three-run double by Mark
Noth and a two-run triple by Dylan Craig. In the nightcap, Matt
Zeblo had three RBI to pace the Belmont offense. He drew a
bases-loaded walk in the fifth to snap a 3-3 tie and added a
two-run single in the sixth. Drew Mason had three hits and two
RBI for UTM.
Youngstown State 17, Buffalo 10
In Niles, Ohio, Jacke Healey and Jeremy Banks
both drove in four as YSU recorded season highs with 19 hits and
17 runs in outscoring Buffalo at Eastwood Field. The Penguins
(16-34) scored in each of the first seven innings. John
Koehnlein had three hits and three runs for YSU. David Leon had
four hits and three runs for the home team. Eric Flynn had a
grand slam for the Bulls (20-32).
Portland 6, Washington State 3
In Pullman, Wash., Garrett Queen homered and
drove in two as Portland split its two-game series against WSU
at Bailey-Brayton Field. Cort Carpenter had a two-run single and
scored on a double by Queen in the first for the Pilots (24-24).
Portland added a pair in the second for a 5-0 lead. Queen went
deep in the seventh to finish the scoring. Kris Kauppila had
three hits for the Pilots. Jay Ponciano had two hits and two RBI
for the Cougars (26-21).
Western Carolina 10, High Point 5
In High Point, N.C., J.C. Lyons capped a five-run
fourth with a three-run homer as WCU outscored HPU at Williard
Stadium. Lyons had two hits and knocked in five. The Panthers
(18-29) scored twice in the second before the Catamounts (31-20)
took the lead for good in the fourth. Stephen Notaro had two
hits and two runs for WCU. Pablo Rosario had two hits and two
RBI for HPU.