May 25, 2010

Rankings are from CBI Composite Poll

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Around the Tournaments
Maines and Copeland combine on shutout for Illinois State

VMI defeats UNC Asheville, UNLV bounces BYU


Missouri Valley

#2 Illinois State 3, #7 Bradley 0

#3 Indiana State 8, #6 Creighton 7 (10)

#5 Evansville 11, #4 Southern Illinois 4

#1 Wichita State 6, #8 Missouri State 2

In Wichita, Kan., Corey Maines and Ryan Copeland combined on the shutout as Illinois State blanked Bradley at Eck Stadium. Maines allowed five hits in seven innings with one walk and four strikeouts to earn the win. Copeland fanned three of the six he faced for his third save. Anthony Ruffolo had two hits and two RBI for the Redbirds (20-31). He had a run-scoring double in the third and a RBI base hit in the seventh. Brian Martin and Mike Tauchman both had two hits for the Braves (20-31).


In the first game, Ben Farrell had a game-winning RBI single in the bottom of the 10th as Indiana State edged Creighton. The Bluejays (26-24) used a four-run second to take a 5-1 lead. The Sycamores (34-17) scored four in the sixth to take a 7-6 lead. Creighton got a run in the eighth to force extra innings. Tyler Graham had three hits and two runs for Indiana State. Alex Straehely had two hits, including a home run, and three RBI for the Bluejays.


Cody Fick homered twice and Greg Wallace had two triples as Evansville outscored Southern Illinois. Wallace had a two-run triple and Fick added a two-run dinger in the fifth as the Purple Aces (31-25) took a 4-0 lead. Fick went deep again in a five-run ninth. Chris Serritella had three hits and two runs, and Brian Baher drove in two for the Salukis (28-28).


Jordan Cooper, the MVC Pitcher of the Year, went the distance as Wichita State stopped Missouri State. Cooper (10-2) allowed eight hits and two runs with no walks and seven strikeouts. Kevin Medrano homered in the first for the Bears (20-32). The Shockers (39-18) answered with four in the fifth, and Bret Bascue (2 for 2) hit a two-run homer in the sixth to give WSU a 6-2 advantage.


Big South

#6 VMI 7, #7 UNC Asheville 4

#5 Winthrop 4, #8 Gardner-Webb 3

In Rock Hill, S.C., Chase Worthington had a pair of RBI doubles as VMI defeated UNC Asheville at The Winthrop Ballpark. The Keydets (33-20) used a three-run fourth to take the lead for good at 4-2. Worthington had run-scoring doubles in the fifth and seventh innings. Sam Roberts had three hits, including two doubles, one run and one RBI for VMI. John Garrett (6-1) allowed one hit and one unearned run in four innings of relief with four strikeouts to earn the victory. Robert McIntosh had two hits and two RBI for the Bulldogs (17-35).


Chas Crane homered and Matteo D’Angelo surrendered one run in six innings as Winthrop nipped Gardner-Webb. Crane went deep in the second, and he doubled and scored in a two-run sixth as the Eagles (26-28) took a 4-0 lead. Josh Drewery had a two-run homer in the eighth as the Bulldogs (25-30) pulled to within one. D’Angelo (8-5) allowed six hits and one run with two walks and five strikeouts. Tyler Mizenko pitched the final three innings for his sixth save.


Mountain West

#5 UNLV 9, #4 BYU 1

#6 Utah 12, #3 San Diego State 6

In San Diego, Tanner Peters struck out nine as UNLV beat BYU at Tony Gwynn Stadium. Peters allowed six hit and one walk over seven innings. Jarred Frierson went 4 for 4 with two runs for the Rebels (28-27). Brandon Bayardi had two hits and three RBI for UNLV. Jonathan Cluff had three hits for the Cougars (25-30).


Nick Kuroczko went 5 for 5 with five RBI as defending champion Utah topped host San Diego State. The Utes (23-26) used a seven-run fourth to erase a 2-0 deficit. Michael Beltran had three hits and two runs for Utah. Cory Vaughn went 3 for 5 with a double and three RBI for the Aztecs (28-27). Rick Anton (7-3) went 5.1 innings to earn the win, and Tyler Wagner fanned five in 3.2 hitless innings to record his third save.