May 18, 2009

Rankings are from CBI Composite Poll

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Buschini guides No. 22 Cal Poly past Santa Clara

Oral Roberts outscores Dallas Baptist, Arizona wins series with Washington


In San Luis Obispo, Calif., Adam Buschini had a single, double and home run to lead No. 22 Cal Poly past Santa Clara 5-4 Monday at Baggett Stadium. Adam Melker had an RBI triple to cap a three-run fourth for the Mustangs (36-17). After the Broncos (19-34) scored a pair in the top of the fifth, Buschini went deep in the bottom of the frame and Bobby Crocker went deep in the sixth to make it 5-2. Santa Clara scored two in the seventh, but Mark DeVincenzi pitched two scoreless innings with one hit and Eric Massingham tossed a scoreless ninth with one hit and one strikeout for his fifth save. Crocker and J.J. Thompson both had two hits and one RBI for Cal Poly. Kevin Madden had three hits, including two doubles, and two RBI for the Broncos. Curtis Wagner had two hits and two runs for Santa Clara.


Oral Roberts 14, Dallas Baptist 8

In Dallas, Michael Notaro drove in five as ORU scored nine over the final two innings to outscore DBU at Patriot Field. Robert Barbosa and Juan Martinez both had three hits for the Golden Eagles (28-13). ORU led 5-4 after seven before scoring five in the eighth to take control. The Patriots (38-17) scored four in the bottom of the frame on a two-run homer by Trevor Head and a two-run double by Ryan Goins to make it 10-8. Notaro had a grand slam in the ninth to complete the scoring. Notaro had two hits and three runs for ORU. Head finished with two hits and four RBI for DBU.


Arizona 9, Washington 5

In Tucson, Ariz., Hunter Pace accounted for seven of his team’s nine runs as Arizona won its Pac-10 series against Washington at Jerry Kindall Field. Pace went 2 for 4 with three runs, two RBI and two steals for the Wildcats (10-14, 27-24). Pace had a two-run single in a five-run first as UA took the lead for good. He added a two-run triple in the fourth and scored on a double by Dwight Childs, who finished with two hits and three RBI. Jake Rife and Troy Scott both drove in two for the Huskies (13-11, 25-27).