May 26, 2010


Recaps compiled by Sean Ryan, Brian Buckey, Bart Remington, Michael Perry

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CBI Live: SoCon Game 1: #2 CofC 12, #7 ASU 11 (11)

CBI Live: SEC Game 1: #7 Alabama 7, #2 Auburn 1

CBI Live: SoCon Game 2: #6 WCU 11, #3 GSU 4

CBI Live: SEC Game 2: #6 Ole Miss 3, #3 South Carolina 0

CBI Live: SoCon Game 3: #1 The Citadel 9, #8 Furman 5

CBI Live: SEC Game 3: #8 LSU 10, #1 Florida 6

CBI Live: SoCon Game 4: #4 Elon 1, #5 Samford 0


Around the Tournaments
Tepesch pitches complete game as Missouri tops Texas

Stony Brook beats Maine, Rutgers upsets Pittsburgh, Coastal Carolina rolls


Big 12
#8 Missouri 7, #1 Texas 3
#4 Texas A&M 9, #5 Texas Tech 2
#2 Oklahoma 3 vs. #7 Kansas 2
#3 Kansas St 8 vs. #6 Baylor 11
In Oklahoma City, junior Nick Tepesch allowed three runs on 10 hits in a complete-game win as Missouri (28-25) upset top-seeded Texas (46-9) 7-3 Wednesday afternoon. Trailing 1-0 entering the third, the Tigers took the lead on a two-run double from Aaron Senne and added a third run on a Brett Nicholas single. Tepesch (6-6) struck out five in tossing his second complete-game in his past three starts. Eric Garcia went 2 for 2 with a RBI for the Tigers. Kevin Lusson led the Longhorns with two hits, a run and a RBI. Missouri will face fourth-seeded Texas A&M Thursday evening; Texas meets Texas Tech.

Earlier in the day, true freshman Michael Wacha took a perfect game into the sixth inning as Texas A&M (37-19-1) posted an impressive victory over slumping Texas Tech (27-28). The Aggies' Matt Jungel went 2 for 3, including a three-run homer in the seventh inning that put the game out of reach.

In the nightcap, Cody Reine doubled in two in the bottom of the ninth as Oklahoma stunned Kansas again - the Sooners swept the Jayhawks last week, twice by rallying in the ninth inning. Kansas (31-25-1), needing a nice showing at Bricktown, led 2-1entering the ninth as Tony Thompson went 2 for 2 with a triple and a RBI. But Garrett Buechele singled, and Tyler Ogle drew a walk from T.J. Walz, who pitched brilliantly all night, to set up Reine's heroics. Michael Rocha tossed eight innings with one earned run, and Jeremy Erben (7-1) picked up the win for the Sooners (43-14), who have won 16 of 19.

In the third game of the day, Vic Logan went 3 for 3 with two homers and three RBI as Baylor (32-21) scored early and often in defeating Kansas State (35-19). The Bears built a 7-1 lead after three innings and expanded it to 8-2 in the fifth, when the Wildcats' bats came alive. Kansas State went on a six-hit, six-run rally to tie the game.  Willie Kempf entered the game in relief to record the final out of the inning and went on to pitch a brilliant game for the final four innings, giving up just one hit and no runs.  Baylor added one run in each of the next three innings to seal the win.

America East

#4 Albany 9, #1 Binghamton 6

#3 Stony Brook 10, #2 Maine 1

In Binghamton, N.Y., Dave Kubiak struck out 10 and allowed five earned runs in eight innings, and Albany scored six times in the final three innings to surprise top-seeded Binghamton, ending the Bearcats’ 14-game winning streak. The Great Danes (12-38) trailed 5-2 after five and were tied at 6 in the ninth. Pete DiResta’s single scored Kyle Crean, who had doubled to lead off the last inning. Later, Brian Bullard doubled in two more. Albany meets Stony Brook on Thursday. Taylor Corey went 3 for 4 with two runs and a RBI for Binghamton (30-19), the heavy favorite who now faces elimination against Maine.


Earlier, Nick Tropeano allowed one earned run in eight strong innings, and battery-mate Justin Echevarria doubled and drove in three as Stony Brook dumped Maine. Chad Marshall had three hits and two RBI, and Pat Cantwell contributed two hits and two RBI for the Sea Wolves (27-25), who scored five times in the sixth and three more in the seventh. Joe Mercurio had two hits for the Black Bears (34-21).



#1 Virginia 6, #8 Boston College 4

#4 Miami 9, #5 Florida State 5

#7 NC State 13, #2 Clemson 8

In Greensboro, N.C., Kyle Wilson went 4 for 5 with a homer, four runs and four RBI as NC State got a huge night from the top of the order and picked up a big win over Clemson to add to its NCAA resume. Wilson, the Wolfpack’s leadoff man, was backed by Dallas Poulk (2 for 5, HR, 2 R, 3 RBI), Drew Poulk (2 for 5, R, RBI), Harold Riggins (2 for 4, R, 2 RBI) and Andrew Ciencin (3 for 6, R, 3 RBI) as State (37-20) pounded out 16 hits against five Tigers pitchers. Jeff Shaus went 3 for 5 with a homer and three RBI, and Brad Miller had three hits and three RBI for the Tigers (37-20). Will Lamb added a late, pinch-hit, three-run homer for Clemson.


Earlier in the day, Jarrett Parker delivered a two-run single to break a 4-4 tie and cap a three-run eighth inning as Virginia slipped past Boston College. The Eagles (29-27), desperate for a strong showing in the ACC tourney to improve its NCAA chances, had taken a 4-3 lead in the top of the seventh on a two-run homer from John Spatola and a RBI double from Mike Sudol. Pat Dean pitched brilliantly for BC, allowing only two hits – but four earned runs – in seven-plus innings. In all, the Cavaliers (46-10) won despite getting only two hits. Dan Grovatt and Phil Gosselin each homered for Virginia. Tyler Wilson (7-3) picked up the win, and Kevin Arico earned save No. 16.


Harold Martinez homered and drove in three, and Eric Whaley tossed five effective innings as Miami handed Florida State its fourth straight loss. Michael Board went 3 for 4 with a homer, two runs and two RBI, and Nathan Melendes went 2 for 3 with a homer, two runs and two RBI for the Hurricanes (40-15). Tyler Holt had two hits and a run for the Seminoles (39-17).


Atlantic Sun

#1 FGCU 9, #6 Stetson 4

#2 Mercer 10, #5 Jacksonville 1

#3 ETSU 7 vs. #4 UNF 5

In Nashville, Tenn., Florida Gulf Coast broke from a 5-4 game by scoring four in the eighth inning and slipping past Stetson at the A-Sun Tournament. Chris Sale (11-0) allowed six hits and two earned runs and struck out 11 before leaving after seven innings with a 5-2 lead. But the Hatters (27-30) scratched for two off two FGCU pitchers before Jason Forjet (0-2, 9.61 ERA) came on for the final 1.2 innings to earn his first save. Mikel Alvarez went 3 for 4 with two RBI, and Austin Gaines went 3 for 4 with three runs for the Eagles (38-18).


Later, catcher Nick Dimauro went 5 for 5 with two doubles and three RBI as Mercer scored five times in the first in an easy win over Jacksonville. Matt McCall (7-2) allowed only one hit, but walked six and was lifted after 5.1 scoreless innings for the Bears (34-32). Adam Brett Walker homered for the only run for the Dolphins (25-28).


In the nightcap, Bo Burton pitched into the ninth, and Matthew Scruggs went 3 for 5 with two RBI as East Tennessee State held off North Florida. Bo Reeder went 3 for 3 with a run and a RBI, and Kerry Doane came up big with two RBI for the Bucs (31-26). Burton allowed five earned runs and struck out six before giving way to starter-turned-closer Chas Byrne. Preston Hale went 2 for 4 with two homers, three runs and three RBI for the Ospreys (29-27).


Atlantic 10

#5 Saint Louis 16, #4 Fordham 11

#3 Rhode Island 7, #6 La Salle 2

#6 La Salle 10, #4 Fordham 8 (Fordham eliminated)

In Camden, N.J., Mike LeBel blasted a grand slam, and Tim Boyce allowed five hits and two earned runs in seven strong innings as Rhode Island got by La Salle. Tom Coulombe had three hits and a RBI, and Milan Adams went 2 for 3 with a RBI for the Rams (30-24). Boyce’s 37.2-scoreless-inning streak came to an end when Chris Umstead (2 for 4) had a RBI single in the fourth for the Explorers (21-31).


Earlier, Saint Louis trailed 5-0 but scored 11 straight runs – thanks in large part to Ben Braaten, who went 4 for 5 with a double and six RBI – en route to a win over Fordham. Jon Myers drove in three, and Danny Brock and Andrew Guerra had two RBI apiece for the Billikens (30-27), who meet top-seeded Charlotte Thursday. A-10 Rookie of the Year Alex Alemann (9-2) worked 6.1 innings to post the win. Chris Walker went 4 for 4 with four RBI for the Rams (21-34).


In the nightcap, Dan Klem drove in three, and Jon Gyles went 2 for 3 with two RBI and a run as La Salle eliminated Fordham. The Explorers (22-31) scored six times in the fourth inning, and Shane Petrellis and Pat Christensen made it stick. The Rams finish 21-35.


Big Ten

#6 Indiana 5, #3 Northwestern 0

#4 Iowa 7, #5 Purdue 4

Drew Leininger (9-3) tossed a complete-game shutout to lead Indiana (28-25) to a victory over Northwestern (24-31) in the opening round of the Big Ten Tournament in Columbus. Leininger scattered eight hits over nine innings, while walking two and striking out six. The Hoosiers scored four runs in the first inning and never looked back. Michael Earley and Ethan Wilson had two RBI apiece.


In earlier action, Iowa (31-23) scored four in the fifth inning, three in the sixth and outlasted Purdue (28-26). Jarred Hippen (6-4) pitched 7.1 innings, giving up four runs and striking out five. Third baseman Zach McCool paced the Hawkeyes with two RBI.


Big East

#6 Rutgers 9, #3 Pittsburgh 5

#2 Connecticut 9, #7 Cincinnati 6

#1 Louisville 11 vs. #8 West Virginia 4

#4 St. John’s vs. #5 USF 8 pm

In Clearwater, Fla., Russ Hopkins went 3 for 3 with two doubles and two RBI, and Pat Biserta added three hits and two runs as Rutgers handed Pittsburgh a damaging loss to its NCAA hopes. The Scarlet Knights (29-25) scored four in the first and five in the second, giving starter Casey Gaynor (8-5) plenty of support. Rutgers roughed up Corey Baker (11-3) to the tune of 16 hits and nine earned runs on 130 pitches in six innings. Kevin Smith went 3 for 4 with a run for the Panthers (37-17).


Later, Pierre LePage had two hits and three runs, and George Springer went 3 for 3 with two runs as Connecticut rallied from a 6-3 deficit to beat Cincinnati. Nick Ahmed and Mike Nemeth contributed two RBI apiece for the Huskies (44-12), who scored six runs in their final three at-bats. Jamel Scott went 2 for 3 with two RBI for the Bearcats (29-28).


Top-seeded Louisville erupted for 10 runs in its final two at-bats in overwhelming West Virginia, which led 3-1 after six innings. Ryan Wright went 2 for 5 with his 15th homer and five RBI, and Adam Duvall went 2 for 4 with two runs and two RBI for the Cardinals (47-10). Jedd Gyorko went 2 for 4 with homers 18 and 19 and three RBI for the Mountaineers (27-29). Andy Berry allowed only four hits and one earned run in six-plus innings for WVU.


Big South 

#1 Coastal Carolina 11, #6 VMI 2

#2 Liberty 7, #5 Winthrop 1

#4 High Point 10, #3 Radford 8

In Rock Hill, S.C., Adam Rice ripped a three-run homer on a hanging change up in the first inning and drove in four on the day, and Anthony Meo allowed five hits in seven innings as Coastal Carolina (48-7) built an early 8-1 lead and coasted past VMI (33-21).


In the afternoon affair, Steven Evans tossed a complete game with seven hits, one earned run and nine strikeouts as Liberty beat Winthrop for its 40th win. Tyler Bream went 2 for 4 with a homer and two RBI, and Kenneth Negron also drove in two for the Flames (40-17), who likely need a big tournament to snare an NCAA at-large bid. Robert Lake threw a complete game for the Eagles (26-29).


In the nightcap, Mike Mercurio had a sacrifice fly that capped a four-run seventh inning and helped lift High Point to a win over Radford. Big South Player of the Year Nate Roberts went 2 for 4 with a homer and three RBI, and Pablo Rosario went 4 for 5 with three runs and a RBI for the Panthers (30-27), who meet Liberty next. Raphael Turner went 2 for 4 with his 10th homer and three RBI for the Highlanders (29-25), who will try to survive against Coastal Carolina.


Conference USA
#2 Southern Miss 8, #3 Memphis 2
#1 Rice 11, #6 East Carolina 3
#4 Marshall 7 @ #5 Houston 11

In Houston, Southern Miss opened the Conference USA Tournament with a bang as four Golden Eagles smashed the long ball in their win over Memphis. On the other side of the ball, USM's Scott Copeland (10-0) fanned five Tigers (27-29) in eight shutout innings. Neither team produced a run until the bottom of the fourth inning, when the Golden Eagles (33-21) hit three home runs as part of a six-run fourth. Travis Graves (2 for 4) plated two runs on a home run and a base-hit single. Rick Russell went 2 for 3 with a run for the Tigers.

Rice scored at will en route to a win over East Carolina (31-26) and received a strong performance from Taylor Wall (5-5) on the hill. The top-seeded Owls (36-20) jumped out the gate with a three-run first and went on to add a four-run fourth and a three-run eighth. Wall pitched six innings, scattering three-runs on seven hits and fanning five. Catcher Diego Seastrunk (3 for 5) plated five runs, including a homer and a two-run single that gave Rice an 8-1 lead in the fourth. The Pirates' Patrick Somers (1-2) was tagged with the loss after just one inning in which he allowed four runs on four hits.

Tournament-host Houston successfully defended its home turf as, topping Marshall. The Cougars (25-30) scored all 11 runs in the first five innings, while Michael Goodnight kept the Thundering Herd (26-30) hitless until the bottom of the sixth. Goodnight fanned seven in his 6.1 innings. Marshall attempted to climb back into the game by scoring four in the bottom of the eighth, but a trio of relievers secured the win for Houston. M.P. Cokinos lead the Cougars at the dish with three hits, two walks and four RBI.


#4 Valparaiso 7, #5 Butler 3

#6 Youngstown State 8, #3 UIC 4

In Gary, Ind., Kyle Gaedele went 3 for 5 with a triple, two runs and two RBI, and Bryce Shafer (7-4) tossed eight strong innings with nine strikeouts as Valparaiso knocked off Butler. Steven Scoby had two hits and two runs, and Will Hagel went 2 for 4 with a run and a RBI for the Crusaders (23-30). Luke Duncan went 3 for 5 with two RBI for the Bulldogs (21-28).


Later, Aaron Swenson struck out eight and allowed two runs and six hits in seven innings as Youngstown State toppled Illinois-Chicago. Tom Clayton had two hits and two RBI, and Padraic Williams added two hits and two runs as seven Penguins (22-32) had two hits, enabling them to score five runs in the final two innings. Nathan Orf and Jason Ganek had two hits and a RBI for the Flames (22-29).


Metro Atlantic

#1 Canisius 7, #4 Manhattan 5

#3 Rider 10, #2 Marist 7

In Fishkill, N.Y., Brian Burton and Shayne Wilson each drove in two, and top-seeded Canisius scored six times in the fourth en route to a win over Manhattan. Shane Davis improved to 9-3 with 8.1 innings of solid work, and Wilson came on to get the final two outs for his sixth save for the Golden Griffins (38-19). Chad Salem drove in two for the Jaspers (30-19).


In the nightcap, Nick Wojnowski went 2 for 3 with two homers and two RBI, and Brandon Cotton went 3 for 6 with two RBI as Rider upended Marist. The Broncs (34-21), who have won 14 of 16, scored five times in the first to chase Kyle Putnam and then added three in fifth to take an 8-6 lead. Mike Thomas allowed seven earned runs but improved to 9-2. Mike Orefice went 2 for 5 with a triple and three RBI for the Red Foxes (33-21).



#1 Central Michigan 13, #8 Ohio 9

#7 Eastern Michigan 12, #2 Kent State 4

#5 Bowling Green 6, #4 Ball State 4

#3 Toledo 7, #6 Miami (Ohio) 1

In Chillicothe, Ohio, top-seeded Central Michigan (33-20) used an eight-run fourth inning to outlast Ohio (20-34) in the opening round of the MAC Tournament. Third baseman James Teas led the Chippewas with two hits and three RBI. Scott Phillion and Ricky Clark added two RBI apiece. Dietrich Enns (7-0) earned the win after pitching three innings of relief, allowing two runs. Central Michigan will face Bowling Green on Thursday.


In other action, Todd Graves and Aaron Crooks belted two home runs apiece as Eastern Michigan (26-30) coasted to a 12-4 upset over Kent State (34-23) in the third game of the day.  Graves drove in six of the Eagles’ runs, and Crooks added four. Kendall Lewis (7-4) earned the win, pitching seven innings and allowing four runs.


Third baseman Derek Spencer drove in three runs, and catcher Ryan Schlater added a homer and two RBI as Bowling Green (29-21) knocked off Ball State (28-28) in the opening round of the MAC Tournament. Brennan Smith (6-4) earned the win, pitching 6.2 innings, allowing four runs and striking out six. Patrick O’Brien notched his second save of the season, pitching a 1-2-3 ninth inning.


Tim Krofcheck, Matt Delewski and Dan Sherwood each knocked in two runs as Toledo (34-20) cruised to a victory over Miami (Ohio) (28-27) in afternoon action. Matt Suschak (5-1) paced the Rockets with 6.1 innings of one-run, five-hit baseball. Toledo meets No. 7 Eastern Michigan next.


Missouri Valley

#2 Illinois State 10, #3 Indiana State 5

#5 Evansville @ #1 Wichita State 7:30 pm

#6 Creighton 6, #7 Bradley 5 (12 innings) (Bradley eliminated)

#8 Missouri State 14, 4 Southern Illinois 10 (SIU eliminated)

In Wichita, Kan., Kevin Tokarski went 2 for 4 with a homer, three runs and four RBI, and Ryan Court had three hits and two RBI as Illinois State (29-22) doubled up Indiana State in a winners’ bracket game. Kenny Long tossed the final four innings of scoreless ball to post his ninth save, a save that became easier when the Redbird scored four in the top of the ninth. Ben Farrell and Kyle Burnham had two hits and a RBI for the Sycamores (34-18).


In elimination games, Creighton saved its season with four in the eighth to tie it, and Michael Blatchford delivered a two-out single – his first hit since March 19 – to bring home the game-winning run in the bottom of the 12th inning to beat Bradley. T.J. Roemmich (4 RBI) had a three-run double in the bottom of the eighth for the Bluejays (27-24), who meet Indiana State. Kevin Fritz homered and plated his second run on a safety squeeze for the Braves (20-32). Later, Keenan Maddox had a grand slam, and Brett Marshall homered and drove in three as Missouri State (21-33) erupted for 11 runs in the sixth inning to overcome Southern Illinois (28-29).


Mountain West

#5 UNLV 6, #2 New Mexico 3
#1 TCU 13, #6 Utah 2
#4 BYU 16, #3 San Diego State 8 (SDSU eliminated)
In San Diego, Matt Hutchison allowed three earned runs in 8.1 innings as UNLV upended second-seeded New Mexico. Jarred Frierson and RJ Arnold contributed two RBI apiece, and the Rebels (29-27) scored four times in the third inning to break from a close game.

Freshman Matt Purke struck out 14 in seven innings, Jantzen Witte had three hits and three RBI and Aaron Shultz added a three-run homer as TCU pounded Utah. Taylor Featherston added four hits and three runs for the Horned Frogs (43-11). C.J. Cron had two hits and a RBI for the Utes (23-27).

Alex Wolfe had three hits and two RBI, and Chase Frampton contributed two hits, two runs and two RBI as BYU eliminated San Diego State. Stephen Wells had three hits and two runs, and Brandon Relf scored three times for the Cougars (26-30), who pounded out 19 hits and scored four in the seventh and six in the ninth. Mitch Blackburn went 3 for 5 with two runs and three RBI for the Aztecs (28-28).

Ohio Valley

#5 Eastern Illinois 10, #4 Southeast Missouri State 5 (10 innings)

#3 Murray State vs. #6 Eastern Kentucky (delayed to Thursday morning - light malfunction)

In Jackson, Tenn., Ryan Dineen squeezed in a run, and Ben Thoma and Matt Kucharski added two-run hits as Eastern Illinois scored five times in the top of the 10th to surprise Southeast Missouri State. EIU opened the 10th with two walks and Alex Gee’s sacrifice bunt was misplayed to load the bases. With one out, Dineen bunted in the game-winner, and Thoma (3 for 6, 2 R, 4 RBI) later doubled in two more runs. Mike Recchia (6-6) tossed the final 3.2 innings to pick up the win. Kenton Parmley had three hits and a RBI, and Michael Adamson had two RBI for SEMO.


#6 McNeese State 8, #3 Southeastern Louisiana 7
# 7 Lamar 4, #2 Northwestern State 3
# 8 Nicholls State 13, #1 Texas State 2
#5 UT Arlington 10, #4 Stephen F. Austin 4
In Corpus Christi, Texas, Beau Faulk went 2 for 5 with a three-run homer and four RBI, and Nicholls State shocked top-seeded Texas State (34-21) at the Southland Conference Tournament. The Colonels (27-27) scored seven runs in the first three innings to mark the untimely departure of Carson Smith, the Southland Conference Pitcher of the Year. Faulk's fifth-inning, three-run long ball off of Bobcat reliever Bryant Rutledge put his team up 10-2. Clint Dempster (6-6) notched the win, turning in a complete game and giving up just two runs on three hits. Every member of the Colonels' starting lineup collected at least one hit.

To kick of the tournament, McNeese State third basemen Steven Irvine connected on a two-run blast to left field in the top of the ninth to give the Cowboys a thrilling win over Southeastern Louisiana. Chris Franklin (8-6) gave up the homer on a 1-1 slider with two outs. Matt Click picked up his eighth save, and Tyler Davis (4-6) tallied the win. Joe Sparacino (2 for 4) plated four runs for the Lions.

Later in the day, Lamar (33-24) upset Northwestern State with a complete team effort as Quentin Luquette (2 for 4) sent a sacrifice fly ball to left to score Aaron Buchanan and break the 3-3 tie. Cardinal starter Matison Smith (10-3) pitched 8.2 innings for the win, and Jonathan Dziedzic closed out the contest by retiring the final two batters for his second save. Jacob Williford (3-2) suffered the loss for the Demons (36-20).

In the nightcap, Jesse Payne and Brian Nephew each registered three RBI as UT-Arlington (28-29) rolled past Stephen F. Austin. The Lumberjacks (34-21) took an early 3-1 by the end of the third, but the Mavericks chipped away at the deficit and finally broke a 4-4 tie with a four-run seventh inning. Chad Comer plated a pair of runs in the seventh on a single to notch the game-winner. Jason Mitchell totaled six strikeouts on the way to his seventh win, and Logan Bawcom tossed three innings of scoreless relief, retiring nine consecutive batters for his fourth save.


Sun Belt
#1 Florida Atlantic 9, #8 Western Kentucky 8 (13 innings)
#5 South Alabama 7, #4 FIU 1
#2 Louisiana-Lafayette 6 vs. #7 Arkansas State 8
#3 Middle Tennessee 4 vs. #6 Troy 15
In Murfreesboro, Tenn., top-seeded Florida Atlantic (34-20) got all it could handle from Western Kentucky (35-22), as it took the Owls 13 innings to put away the Hilltoppers on Mike Albaladejo's three-run, game-winning homer. FAU jumped out to an early 3-0 in the first thanks to three errors by WKU.  Leading 5-1 heading into the top of the eighth, the Owls allowed four runs - including Logan Robbins' three-run homer - to knot the game at 5.  Both teams added runs in the ninth on solo HRs, and the game remained tied until the 13th.  In the top half, WKU added two runs to take an 8-6 lead, but the error bug bit the Hilltoppers again in the bottom of the inning, as the first two FAU batters reached on errors. The Owls advance to the winners' bracket, where they will face #5 seed South Alabama. The Hilltoppers will face FIU.

In the first game of the tournament, senior D.D. Hanks struck out eight and allowed just one run in eight innings of work, leading South Alabama (32-25) to a 7-1 victory over FIU (31-23). FIU's Garrett Wittels went hitless in his first three at-bats but doubled in the bottom of the ninth to extend his hitting streak to 49 games - nine shy of Robin Ventura's NCAA record. Hanks got plenty of support in the win, as Zach Grichor went 2 for 3 with a home run and two RBI. Adam Heisler also made huge contributions, delivering two hits, two RBI and two stolen bases.

Giovanni Garcia went 2 for 4 with a homer and two RBI, and Arkansas State scored five times in the fourth in surprising Louisiana-Lafayette. The Red Wolves (29-26) got 7.2 gritty innings from Andy Ferguson (5-4). Alex Fuselier and Kyle Bostick had two RBI apiece for the Ragin' Cajuns (37-19).

In the nightcap, which started nearly four hours after it was scheduled to start, Ryan Ditthardt went 3 for 6 with two doubles, a homer, three runs and six RBI as Troy pounded Middle Tennessee. Chad Watson went 3 for 4 with a homer and three RBI for the Trojans (33-23). Will Skinner went 2 for 3 with two RBI for the Blue Raiders (34-23).



#4 Hawaii 8, #5 Louisiana Tech 7 (10 innings)
#6 San Jose State 6, #3 Nevada 0

In Mesa, Ariz., Kolten Wong blasted a game-tying homer in the eighth and won it in the 10th with a walkoff homer as Hawaii edged Louisiana Tech to open the WAC Tournament. The Bulldogs had taken a 7-6 lead in the 10th, but Wong, who finished with four RBI, ripped a 1-1 pitch for a two-run shot to end the game. Sean Montplaisir and Matt Roquemore added two RBI for the Rainbows (30-25). Clint Stubbs went 4 for 4 with a triple, two runs and a RBI for Louisiana Tech (27-29).

In the nightcap, Blake McFarland (7-4) tossed eight scoreless innings with six hits, five walks and four strikeouts as San Jose State surprised Nevada. Tim Quiery and Alex Sofranac each had two hits and two RBI, with Sofranac delivering his second homer, and Corey Valine went 4 for 4 with a run for San Jose State (22-35). Garrett Yrigoyen had two hits for Nevada (34-21-1).