2009 Conference Tournaments
#2 Florida 12, #3 Ole Miss 2
#1 LSU 9, #4 Alabama 6
#6 Georgia 2, #7 Arkansas 1 (10)
#8 Vanderbilt 5, #5 South Carolina 4
Around the Tournaments
no-hitter for Creighton at Wichita State
FSU clinches spot in ACC title
game, Radford upsets Coastal Carolina
#4 Creighton 11, #3 Wichita State 0 (no-hitter)
#1 Missouri State 8, #5 Southern Illinois 4
#6 Illinois State 7, #2 Indiana State 3
In Wichita, Kan., Brandon Koenigstein tossed a
seven-inning no-hitter as Creighton blanked host Wichita State
in front of 3,983 fans at Eck Stadium. Koenigstein (5-0) fanned
seven and allowed one base-runner on a hit batsman, who was
erased on a double play. He threw just 73 pitches and faced the
minimum 21 Shockers (28-25). It was the first no-hitter in MVC
Tournament history. Robbie Knight went 3 for 5 with two doubles,
two runs and three RBI for the Bluejays (30-24).
Missouri State scored three in
the third to take the lead for good against Southern Illinois. Brayden Drake and Chris Playter both had three hits
and one RBI for the Bears (34-19). Michael Stalter went 4 for 4
with a homer and three RBI for the Salukis (23-28).
Anthony Ruffalo had two hits and two RBI as
Illinois State topped Indiana State. Matt Mirabal also knocked
in two for the Redbirds (25-22). Brian Jett had a two-run homer
in the sixth for the Sycamores (33-20).
#1 Florida State 4, #5 Miami 2
#6 Virginia 6, #3 Clemson 5
#8 Boston College 7, #4 Georgia Tech 3
In Durham, N.C., Tommy Oravetz hit a
two-run, two-out homer in a four-run first that proved to be the
difference as Florida State (42-14) defeated Miami (36-19) on
the second day of the ACC Championships to secure a spot in
Sunday’s championship game. Brian Busch (6-2) earned the victory
after pitching six innings and allowing two runs on four hits.
Both teams combined for just 10 hits.
Andrew Carraway (6-1) pitched 4.1 scoreless
innings of relief with one hit and seven strikeouts for the win
as Virginia (40-12-1) beat Clemson (39-18) 6-5 in game six of
the ACC Championship. Kevin Arico earned his ninth save with a
perfect ninth. John Hicks knocked a two-run homer as the
Cavaliers scored all six runs in the fourth and fifth to come
back from a 4-0 deficit.
Mickey Wiswall went 3 for 4 with two home runs
and five RBI as Boston College (32-23) defeated Georgia Tech
(34-17-1). Starter JB MacDonald (5-7) survived early trouble to
go five innings of three-run ball for the win. Wiswall now has a
team-leading 14 homers and 62 RBI. Chris House had two hits, one
run and one RBI for the Yellow Jackets.
#4 Radford 11, #1 Coastal Carolina 7
#3 Liberty 20, #6 High Point 10
#2 Winthrop 8, #8 VMI 4 (VMI eliminated)
Asheville, N.C., Reggie Keen had a two-run single with two outs
in the top of the ninth to break a 7-7 tie and lift Radford past
Coastal Carolina at McCormick Field. The Highlanders (26-23)
trailed 7-2 before scoring nine unanswered runs over the final
four innings. Keen finished with two hits and four RBI. Alex
Gregory had three hits, including a homer, and three RBI for RU.
David Anderson and Scott Woodward both drove in two for the
Cody Brown had four hits, including a homer, and
six RBI as Liberty outscored High Point, tying a Big South
record for runs in a tournament game. P.J. Jimenez (2 for 3, 2
R, 4 RBI) and Errol Hollinger (4 for 6, 3 R, 3 RBI) led the
offense for the Flames (33-19). Jeff Cowan had three hits,
including a dinger, and six RBI for the Panthers (21-31).
Earlier in the day, Bryn Henderson homered in the
seventh to snap a 2-2 tie as Winthrop eliminated VMI. Kevin Nolan and Eddie Rohan both had three hits
for the Eagles (33-24). A.J. Yoder homered for the Keydets
(18-35). Matteo D’Angelo (8-2) allowed three earned runs in
seven innings with no walks and two strikeouts to earn the
#2 Albany 8, #3 Stony Brook 1
#1 Binghamton 10, #4 Vermont 7
In Endicott, N.Y.,
Sean Donovan had three hits and two RBI, and Dave Kubiak tossed
eight innings with no earned runs and eight strikeouts as Albany
rolled past Stony Brook. The Great Danes (25-29-1) scored four
times in the sixth inning then added on with a run in the
seventh and three in the eighth. Dave West went 3 for 3 with two
runs for Albany. Brian Witkowski had two hits, including a
double, and scored the lone run for the Seawolves (29-22).
Jim Calderone had three hits and three runs as
Binghamton outscored Vermont. C.J. Lekaszewski had two hits and
two RBI for the Bearcats (27-25). Corey Moylan and Brad Currier
both had two hits and two RBI for the Catamounts (22-32).
#4 Belmont 6, #5 Mercer 5
#6 East Tennessee 4, #3 Stetson 2
In DeLand, Fla., after leading 2-0,
Belmont (29-28) scored three runs in the eighth to take back the
lead and held on against Mercer (23-23) in a single-elimination
game in the first round of the Atlantic Sun Championships.
Daniel Wagner drove in two for the Bruins. Jon Ivie (3-3) picked
up the win after pitching 1.1 innings of relief and allowing one
run on three hits.
East Tennessee (25-27) capitalized on three errors to upset host
Stetson (27-30) in a single-elimination game. Hitters two and
three - Bo Reeder and Troy Mendez - had the two RBI for the
Buccaneers. Starter Chas Byrne (6-4) went 6.1 innings and gave
up two runs on five hits for the win. Darren Caldwell pitched
2.1 scoreless and one-hit innings for his fourth save.
#1 Dayton 9, #4 Massachusetts 5
#2 Rhode Island 7, #3 Xavier 6
#4 Massachusetts 6, #6 Charlotte 5 (10)
In Dayton, Ohio, Adam Dunsmore went 4 for 5 with
two doubles and three RBI as Dayton topped UMass at Fifth Third
Field. Marshall MacDonald had three hits, three runs and two RBI
for the Flyers (38-17), who face the winner of the Xavier-Rhode
Island game at noon on Friday. The Minutemen (26-25) meet
Charlotte later this evening in an elimination game. Mike Gedman
had two hits and two runs for UMass.
Oliver Palmer had a grand slam in a five-run
fifth as URI nipped Xavier. Zoey Angulo had two hits, one run
and one RBI for the Rams (36-18-1). John McCambridge, who had
three hits, delivered a two-run single in the ninth for the
Matt Gedman had a two-run single in the top of
the 10th as UMass eliminated Charlotte. Mike Gedman had three
hits, including a homer, for the Minutemen (27-25). Grant Bomann
knocked in three for the 49ers (33-22).
#1 Louisville 12, #5 Notre Dame 2
#3 West Virginia 20, #7 Pittsburgh 8 (Pitt
In Clearwater, Fla., Andrew Clark had a three-run
homer and Jeff Arnold added a two-run dinger in a five-run first
as Louisville defeated Notre Dame Thursday morning for its
second win in the tournament. Arnold had three hits for the
Cardinals (42-14). Jeremy Barnes had a two-run homer in the
third for the Fighting Irish (34-22), who face St. John’s in an
elimination game later today at 7 p.m.
Austin Markel went 4 for 6 with two triples, one
homer and a tournament-record six RBI as WVU pounded Pitt in
seven innings. The Mountaineers (37-17) put up crooked numbers
in all but one inning in setting a tourney record for runs in a
game. Jedd Gyorko also had four hits with four RBI for WVU.
Morgan Kielty and Frank Mercurio both went 2 for 3 for the
#3 Indiana 12, #2 Minnesota 3
#1 Ohio State 7, #4 Illinois 4
#6 Purdue 12, #5 Michigan State 9 (MSU eliminated)
In Columbus, Ohio, Matt Bashore
allowed two hits and struck out nine in seven scoreless innings,
and Alex Dickerson drove in three runs as Indiana routed
Minnesota to advance to a semifinal date with Ohio State.
Leadoff man Brian Lambert and Jake Dunning had three hits, two
runs and two RBI, and Josh Phegley added two hits and two runs
as the Hoosiers (30-25) pounded out 18 hits. Minnesota fell to
After trailing 4-1, OSU scored a pair in the
sixth, seventh and eighth to rally past Illinois. Zach Hurley
had two hits, including a triple, and one RBI for the Buckeyes
(39-15). Aaron Johnson went 3 for 4 with a homer, two runs and
three RBI for the Illini (34-19).
Earlier, Brandon Haveman went 4 for 6 with two doubles and three
RBI as Purdue eliminated Michigan State. Dan Black, Barrett
Serrato and Alex Jaffee contributed two RBI apiece for the
Boilermakers (25-35), who advance to meet Minnesota in a losers'
bracket game. Eli Boike went 3 for 5 with a homer and three RBI
for the Spartans (23-31).
#1 Texas 9, #5 Kansas 3
#4 Kansas State 9, #8 Baylor 4
In Oklahoma City, Chance Ruffin tossed
a complete game, and Brandon Belt had another big game with two
hits, including his eighth homer, two runs and three RBI as
Texas improved to 1-1 at the Big 12 Tourney. Ruffin (9-2)
allowed three runs on four hits and struck out six. Texas
(39-13-1) scored twice on Belt's two-run homer in the first and
has outscored opponents 41-7 in the opening frame this season.
Cameron Rupp added a three-run homer to center to make it 6-0 in
the fourth. Kansas fell to 37-21 and 0-2 in the tourney.
Justin Bloxom had two hits, including a home run,
and three RBI as Kansas State topped Baylor. Jason King knocked
in two for the Wildcats (41-15-1). Dustin Dickerson had three
hits and a run for the Bears (28-24).
#6 Delaware 9, #5 Northeastern 5 (NU eliminated)
#1 George Mason 11, #4 Old Dominion 5 (ODU
#2 Georgia State 8, #3 UNC Wilmington 5
In Wilmington, N.C., Pat Dameron, Jared Olson and
Kyle Davis each went deep as Delaware stayed alive against
Northeastern at Brooks Field. Olson’s three-run shot in the
sixth gave the Blue Hens (28-19) a 9-3 advantage. James
Donaldson had a dinger for the Huskies (28-25).
Ryan Soares had a grand slam to highlight a
nine-run third as Mason eliminated ODU. The Patriots (42-10)
won on the 52nd birthday of head coach Bill Brown. Spencer
Wiggins went 3 for 6 with two doubles, one homer and five RBI
for Mason. Max Most and Gerard Hall both had two hits for the
Will Palmer (5-5) fanned eight in 7.2 innings as
Georgia State topped UNCW. Justin Malone retired the final four
hitters to record his sixth save. Bradley Logan had a three-run
homer in the fifth for the Panthers (37-20). Bobby Leeper had
three hits for the Seahawks (29-22).
#2 Rice 8, #6 UAB 1
#5 Southern Miss 5, #1 East Carolina 2
#3 Houston 4, #7 Marshall 1 (MU eliminated)
#4 Tulane 7, #8 UCF 3 (UCF eliminated)
In Hattiesburg, Miss., Ryan Berry,
injured with a muscle strain in his shoulder for a chunk of the
season, fired a complete game with two hits, one earned run and
seven strikeouts as Rice won a winners' bracket game with UAB,
which took two of three from Rice last weekend. The Owls (37-15)
have not lost a game that Berry has started this season. Diego
Seastrunk had a double and three RBI, and Brock Holt and Craig
Manuel each contributed two hits and a RBI for Rice. UAB fell to
B.A. Vollmuth had a two-run homer in the seventh
to tie the game, and Joey Archer’s two-run single capped a
three-run eighth as Southern Miss rallied past ECU. Corey Steven
had a sac fly to snap a 2-2 tie in the eighth for the Golden
Eagles (34-22). Brandon Henderson drove in both runs for the
Zak Presley had a bunt single to plate Jake Runte
with the tie-breaking run to spark a three-run eighth as Houston
eliminated Marshall. Presley’s hit made it 2-1. Chase Dempsay
and Chris Wallace drew bases-loaded walks for the final two
runs. Dempsay drove in two for the Cougars (26-30). Kenny
Socorro had two hits and a run for the Thundering Herd (22-32).
Josh Prince went 5 for 5 five stolen bases with
three runs, and Scott Powell and Jeremy Schaffer drove in two
runs apiece as Tulane eliminated Central Florida. Prince became
the first player to post five hits and five stolen bases in
C-USA tourney history. The Green Wave (33-24) led 2-0 before
scoring four times in the top of the seventh, thanks in part to
Schaffer's two-run single. Brandon Romans drove in two runs, and
Colin Arnold went 3 for 4 with a RBI for the Golden Knights
#1 Illinois-Chicago 16, #5 Cleveland State 6
#3 Wright State 20, Milwaukee 4
#4 Valparaiso 4, #7 Butler 2 (BU eliminated)
In Lorain, Ohio, Brett Schaefer homer and drove
in four as UCI outscored CSU at The Pipe Yard. Andy Leonard had
four hits and three RBI for the Flames (27-21). Kyle Shaffer
went deep and knocked in three for the Vikings (21-30).
Kory Twede went 5 for 6
with two homers, three runs and six RBI as WSU manhandled
Milwaukee. Jeff Mercer also homered twice and drove in five for
the Raiders (31-27). Josh Groves knocked in two for the Panthers
Bryce Shafer (7-3) worked 8.1
innings with five hits, two walks and seven strikeouts as
Valparaiso bounced Butler. Dan DeBruin and
David Klein both had two hits for the Crusaders (28-23). Grant
Fillipitch and Jason Jamerson both had a pair of hits for the
Marist 7, #2 Canisius 6
#1 Manhattan 2, #4 Rider 1
In Trenton, N.J., Jon Schwind had a two-run
triple to left center in the top of the eighth as Marist knocked
off defending champ Canisius. Ricky Pacione tripled, had a
two-run homer and drove in three, and Brian McDonough added
three hits and a RBI for the Red Foxes (29-25). Branson Joseph
drove in three, and Steve McQuail had a two-run homer for the
Golden Griffs (33-21).
Kevin Nieto went 2 for 3 as Manhattan nipped
Rider. Austin Sheffield homered in the fifth for the Jaspers
(35-16). Ryan Masters added a run-scoring single for Manhattan
to snap a 1-1 tie. Mason Heyne had a run-scoring single in the
first for the Broncs (26-22).
#4 Kent State 17, #8 Central Michigan 2
#6 Toledo 7, #7 Eastern Michigan 6
#8 Central Michigan 6, #1 Bowling Green 2
#3 Ohio 15, #2 Ball State 6 (BSU eliminated)
#5 Miami 17, #1 Bowling Green 4 (BGSU eliminated)
In Chillicothe, Ohio, Anthony Gallas had two
hits, including a home run, and five RBI as Kent State thumped
CMU at VA Memorial Stadium. Chris Tremblay had four hits and
four runs for the Golden Flashes (40-15). Scott Phillion had
three hits and one RBI for the Chippewas (28-29).
Chris Dudics had three hits, including a dinger,
and two runs as Toledo edged EMU. Dan Sherwood had two hits and
two RBI for the Rockets (23-29). Jim Gulliver had two hits and
two RBI for the Eagles (24-34).
CMU completed its upset of BGSU in the resumption of Wednesday’s suspended game that was
called due to a power outage, reportedly caused by a raccoon
biting through the wires of an electrical transformer. Robbie
Harman went 3 for 4 with two runs and four RBI for the Chippewas
(28-28). Harman had a two-run single in the first, and Matt
Faiman went deep in the third to give CMU a 3-0 lead. T.J.
Blanton (3 for 3) homered in the bottom of the third for the
Falcons (28-21). Harman homered in the fourth for a 4-1 lead
before the lights went out. Derek Spencer had a dinger for BGSU
when play resumed on Thursday. The Chippewas added a pair of
insurance runs in the ninth.
Hayden Johnston went 5 for 5 with three doubles
and a grand slam as OU stayed alive against Ball State. Johnston
had three runs and four RBI. The Bobcats (29-23) scored 12 over
the final four innings to pull away. Jeremie Rehak had two hits,
including a homer, and two RBI for OU. Kolbrin Vitek had two
hits and three RBI for the Cardinals (26-25).
Jordan Petraitis went 3 for 4 with four runs and
five RBI as Miami eliminated Bowling Green. Tommy Nurre, who
homered twice, and Eric Darlage both drove in four for the
Redhawks (29-24). Derek Spencer homered and knocked in two for
the Falcons (28-21).
#4 San Diego State 9, #6 Utah 8
#1 TCU 9, #3 BYU 2 (BYU eliminated)
#3 BYU 5, #2 New Mexico 1 (New Mexico eliminated)
In Fort Worth, Texas, Pat Colwell’s
RBI double capped an eight-run eighth as SDSU shocked Utah at
Lupton Stadium. The Aztecs (40-19) trailed 8-1 and had only five
hits through seven before having nine consecutive batters reach
on six hits and three walks. Erik Castro had two hits and three
RBI, including a two-run single in the eighth for SDSU. Ryan
O’Sullivan also had two hits and drove in two for the Aztecs.
Corey Shimada and Michael Beltran both had two hits for the Utes
Freshman Kyle Winkler tossed his first career
complete game, and Matt Vern went 4 for 5 with a homer, two RBI,
two stolen bases - including a steal of home - and three runs as
TCU eliminated BYU. Matt Curry and Brance Rivera contribute two runs apiece for the
Horned Frogs (36-15). The Cougars fell to 30-24.
In the day's first game, Sean McNaughton homered twice and drove
in four, and Marc Oslund shut down New Mexico as BYU won an
elimination game. Oslund (7-1) pitched his first complete game
of the year, allowing four hits to a team that boasts five .400
hitters. The Lobos dropped to 37-20.
#4 Monmouth 14, #1 Wagner 8
#2 Sacred Heart 16, #3 Central Connecticut State
In New Britain, Conn., Monmouth used a pair of
six-run innings and a triple play to get by Wagner at New
Britain Stadium. The Hawks (30-23) put up six in the second and
ninth. Ryan Terry (2 for 5, 3 R, 3 RBI), Chris Collazo (3 for 6,
1 R, 3 RBI) and Paul Bottigliero (2 for 3, 1 R, 3 RBI) each
knocked in three for Monmouth. Matt Logan had two hits and three
RBI for the Seahawks (30-20).
Mike Drowne smacked a two-run homer in the eighth
to snap a 13-13 tie and propel Sacred Heart past CCSU. Robert
Griffith had four hits and three RBI for the Pioneers (28-25-1).
Richie Tri (4 for 6, 3 R) had six RBI for the Blue Devils
(26-21), tying a NEC Tournament record.
#5 Tennessee Tech 7, #2 Murray State 2
#6 Jacksonville State 11, #1
Eastern Illinois 5
#3 Morehead State 7, #4 Southeast Missouri 5 (11) (SEMO
In Paducah, Ky., Ben Burgess and Evan Webb had
two-run singles in the top of the eighth as Tennessee Tech won
for the second straight day. Chad Oberaker had a two-run homer
in the first to give the Golden Eagles (28-22-1) an early lead,
and A.J. Kirby-Jones (18) also homered. Ryan Dennick tossed a
complete game with five hits and four strikeouts as Tech handed
Chris Craycraft (10-3) his third loss. Bryan Probst had two hits
and two RBI for the Thoroughbreds (32-20-1).
Daniel Adamson had a two-run double in a
three-run third as JSU outscored EIU. Adamson added a two-run
single in a five-run fifth for the Gamecocks (30-24). Zach
Borenstein had an RBI double for the Panthers (36-13).
In an elimination game, Travis Redmon doubled in Luke Bainer,
and J.D. Ashbrook singled in Redmon in the top of the 11th
inning as Morehead State knocked off Southeast Missouri. Michael
Bottoms allowed two runs over 4.2 innings of relief to pick up
the win for the Eagles (20-31). Kenton Parmley had four hits,
and Trenton Moses drove in two for the Redhawks (26-25).
#1 Elon 15, #4 Western Carolina 7
#2 Georgia Southern 6, #6 Appalachian State 5
#8 Furman 6, #5 College of Charleston 5 (CofC
#3 The Citadel 9, #7 Davidson 8 (DC eliminated)
In Greenville, S.C., Bennett Davis hit for the
cycle and Chase Austin blasted two home runs as Elon outscored
WCU at Fluor Field. Austin had three hits and six RBI, while
Davis drove in four. Mike Melilli added three hits and two RBI
for the Phoenix (39-14). J.C. Lyons had a three-run homer for
the Catamounts (35-21).
Kyle Blackburn went deep twice as Georgia
Southern nipped Appalachian State. Ty Wright and Griffin
Benedict both homered and drove in two for the Eagles (40-15).
Jerod Faggart went 4 for 4 with a triple and two RBI for the
Bobby Lyne (2-3) pitched four scoreless innings
of relief with one hit, one walk and three strikeouts as Furman
eliminated CofC. Marcus Rose had two hits, including a homer,
and two RBI for the Paladins (23-30). Ryan Daniels had two hits
and three RBI for the Cougars (35-22).
Chris McGuiness homered in
the top of the ninth to break an 8-8 tie as The Citadel edged
Davidson. Bryan Altman went 4 for 5 with two runs
for the Bulldogs (35-21). McGuiness, Sonny Meade and Richard
Jones each drove in two for The Citadel. Zach Kayne went 5 for 6
with two RBI for the Wildcats (18-31), tying a SoCon Tournament
single-game record for hits.
#1 Texas State 10, #4 Lamar 1
#7 Sam Houston State 8, #3 UTSA 6 (11)
#5 Texas-Arlington 7, #8 Stephen F. Austin 4 (SFA
#2 Southeastern Louisiana 9, #6 Northwestern
State 7 (NSU eliminated)
In Corpus Christi, Texas, Texas State used a
six-run third to beat Lamar at Whataburger Field. Spenser Dennis
went 3 for 5 with three runs and one RBI for the Bobcats
(40-14). Kyle Livingstone also knocked in three for Texas State.
Anthony Moore tripled and scored in the seventh for the
Mark Wyatt had a two-run homer in the bottom of
the 11th to lift SHSU past UTSA. Michael Rockett had a two-run
double in a three-run seventh as the Roadrunners (32-23) took a
6-4 lead. Adam DeLaGarza had a two-run double in the eighth for
the Bearkats (34-23) that tied it at 6. Nick Zaleski had four
hits for SHSU. Rockett finished with three hits, including a
homer, and four RBI.
Nathan Long fanned eight in seven innings as UTA
eliminated SFA. Matt Otteman went 2 for 3 with a two-run homer
and three RBI for the Mavericks (30-25). Brian Ferguson had
three hits and two RBI for the Lumberjacks (23-32).
In Corpus Christi, Texas, Southeastern Louisiana
led 7-0 after two and held on to eliminated NSU at Whataburger
Field. The Lions (36-21) scored two in the first and five in the
second. Brandon Street had three hits and three RBI for SLU.
Eric DeBlanc had three hits, two RBI and one run for the Demons
#1 Oral Roberts 9, #4 Centenary 1
#2 Southern Utah 11, #3 South Dakota State 8
In Tulsa, Okla., Jerry Sullivan (7-3) tossed a
one-hitter with one walk and 10 strikeouts as ORU overwhelmed
Centenary at J.L. Johnson Stadium. Johnny Roberts went 3 for 3
with three RBI, and Colby Price had two hits and drove in three
for the Golden Eagles (29-13. Jeff Schaffert had an RBI single
in the second for the Gents (33-18).
Keli’i Zablan had an RBI double to cap a five-run
fifth as SUU took the lead for good against SDSU. Jesse Sawyer
had a two-run homer in the eighth for the Jackrabbits (24-29).
Chester Wilson went 3 for 3 with a homer, two runs and four RBI
for the Thunderbirds (27-22). Bo Cuthbertson added three hits
for SUU. Sawyer had two hits and two runs for SDSU.
#8 Florida Atlantic 16, #4 FIU 6 (8 innings) (FIU eliminated)
#7 ULM 13, #6 South Alabama 8 (USA
#5 Louisiana-Lafayette 5, #1 Middle Tennessee 4
#2 Western Kentucky 14, #3 Troy 11
In Troy, Ala., Jeremy Griffiths
led the Owl offense, which scored in every inning by the third,
by going 3 for 5 with a homer, three runs and five RBI as
Florida Atlantic (30-25) eliminated FIU (34-23). Mike Gipson
(4-5) pitched all eight innings and gave up six runs on seven
hits with seven strikeouts for the win.
Wade Nick led a Warhawk offense that had four
different players drive in two by going 3 for 5 with three RBI
as ULM (29-26) beat South Alabama (25-30). Graham Drew (3-2)
took over for starter Justin Anderson, and gave up three runs,
two earned, over 4.2 innings for the win. ULM trailed 6-0 before
outscoring USA 13-2 over the final six innings.
Starter Justin Robichaux (3-3) scattered nine hits and one run
over seven innings with three strikeouts as ULL (27-28-1) held
off MTSU (38-16). Five different Ragin' Cajuns drove in a run.
Luke Wagley picked up his fourth save in 1.2 innings.
Trailing 9-5 in the seventh, Western Kentucky
(39-16) reeled off nine runs in three innings, including a
six-run eighth, to beat Troy (33-22). Hitters one through four
collected all 12 Hilltopper RBI. Leadoff batter Jared Andreoli
knocked a home run and had a game-high four RBI, while cleanup
batter Chad Cregar hit two homers for three RBI. Bart Carter
(7-1), the seventh pitcher for WKU, pitched two scoreless
innings of relief for the win.
4W Texas Southern 6, 2W Arkansas-Pine Bluff 0
1W Southern 5, 3W Grambling State 2
3E Alcorn State 8, 1E Mississippi Valley State 7
2E Jackson State 17, 4E Alabama A&M 7 (A&M
In Baton Rouge, La., Charles Derkowski had a
three-run homer in the eighth as defending champion Texas
Southern blanked UAPB (21-24). Brandon Mikell had an RBI double
for the Tigers (24-27).
Greg Whitfield had an RBI single in the fourth as
Southern took the lead for good against Grambling State. Jarrett
Maloy went the distance for the Jaguars (27-14) with eight hits,
two runs, three walks and eight strikeouts. Sam Keller had a
run-scoring single in the sixth for the Tigers (15-36).
Kenneth Rowan had a two-run
homer to cap a five-run eighth as Alcorn State eliminated MVSU.
Eduardo Gonzales had a two-run triple to pull the Tigers within
one before Rowan’s blast put ASU on top. Collin Arnold (5-5)
pitched the final two innings to record the victory. He tossed a
perfect ninth with two strikeouts. Sean Bard had a three-run
double in the sixth for the Delta Devils (20-29).
Jamaal Thelwell had a two-run homer in a
seven-run fifth as JSU took a 10-6 on its way to the win over
A&M. Willie Wesley had a three-run double in the sixth for the
Tigers (35-20). Jerome Tyes had three hits for JSU. The Bulldogs
(14-31) scored five in the first and one in the second, but had
only two hits over the final seven innings.
#1 San Jose State 5, #6 Nevada 3
#4 New Mexico State 7, #3 Fresno State 4
#2 Louisiana Tech 4, #5 Hawaii 3
In Honolulu, Kyle Bellows went 3 for 4
with a homer, three runs and two RBI, and Corey Valine added two
hits, including a homer, and two RBI as San Jose State knocked
off Nevada. Ryan Shopshire allowed three earned runs in pitching
into the eighth inning as the Spartans improved to 40-18. Nick
Melino had two RBI for Nevada (25-30).
Steven Anderson, who pinch-ran and scored in the
eighth, hit a three-run homer in the top of the ninth to lift
NMSU over FSU. The Aggies (42-15) scored a pair in the eighth to
take a 4-3 lead before the Bulldogs (28-28) tied it in the
bottom of the frame. Nate Shaver had three hits and a run for
NMSU. Danny Muno had three hits, one run and one RBI for FSU.
Dusty Robinson had a two-run homer in the first and knocked in
three for the Bulldogs.
Clint Ewing hit a game-winning two-run homer in
the bottom of the ninth as Louisiana Tech edged host Hawaii in
front of 2,935 fans at Les Murakami Stadium. Kevin Winn had
three hits for the Bulldogs (29-20). Kevin Fujii had two hits,
one run and one RBI for the Rainbows (31-25).