May 13, 2009

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Kiilsgaard delivers game-winner in ninth for Stanford

Dartmouth downs Bryant, UNC Greensboro nips UNC Asheville


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 finale.


UNC Greensboro 7, UNC Asheville 6

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 for SIUE.


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 PVAMU.


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.