May 27, 2010
Recaps compiled by Sean Ryan, Brian Buckey, Bart Remington,
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list of scores
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5: #7 ASU 6, #3 GSU 2
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6: #5 Samford 13, #8 Furman 10
Around the Tournaments
eliminates Southern Miss in C-USA
Stony Brook stays unbeaten in America East,
BC beats Miami in 12
#6 East Carolina 8, #2 Southern Miss 1
#1 Rice 24 vs. #5 Houston 3
#4 Marshall 10 vs. #3 Memphis 7
In Houston, East Carolina rebounded from yesterday's loss with
an elimination win over Southern Miss, a loss that virtually
crushes the Golden Eagles' chances of an at-large bid to the
NCAA tournament. The Pirates (32-26) turned in a complete team
effort. Devin Harris (2 for 3) plated a career-high five-runs on
a pair of round trippers. On the hill Seth Maness pitched in
dominant fashion, carrying a no-hitter into the fifth inning and
finishing with 7.2 innings and eight strikeouts. Southern Miss
(33-22) pushed across its lone run in the eighth inning, as Adam
Doleac brought in Taylor Walker.
Top-seeded Rice crushed tournament host Houston (25-31). The
Owls (37-20) manufactured 11 runs in the top of first and would
force the contest to conclude after seven innings. Anthony
Rendon plated five runs on three hits and every starter tallied
at least one hit. Michael Fuda (4 for 5) stroked a pair of
homers. With ample run support Mike Ojala (5-2) was awarded the
win in six innings of work.
In the second game, Marshall (27-30) stormed past Memphis
(27-30). The Thundering Herd opened the scoring early as it
posted five runs in the first inning. Victory Gomez and Thor
Meeks would later add a pair of insurance homers. Marshall
employed five pitchers with Ian Kadish (4-6) earning the win in
five innings, while Austin Coan notched his 12th save. The
Tigers’ Ryan Holland (1-6) surrendered five runs to the first
five batters and left after recording one out.
#3 Stony Brook 8, #4 Albany 4
#1 Binghamton 6, #2 Maine 0 (Maine eliminated)
In Vestal, N.Y., Tyler Johnson tossed eight solid innings,
and William Carmona hit a ninth-inning grand slam for insurance
runs that became necessary as Stony Brook topped Albany in a
winners' bracket game. Pat Cantwell went 2 for 4 with two RBI,
and Maxx Tissenbaum went 3 for 4 with two runs and a RBI for the
Seawolves (28-25). Zach Kraham tossed eight solid innings for
the Great Danes (12-39) in defeat.
Earlier, Mike Augliera tossed a complete-game shutout with eight
hits and 11 strikeouts as Binghamton eliminated Maine. The
Bearcats (31-19) scored four times in the first, two coming on
Dave Ciocchi's seventh homer. Jim Calderone and Jeff Abrams each
added two hits and a RBI for Binghamton, which meats Albany
Friday. Joe Mercurio and Justin Leisenheimer had two hits apiece
for the Black Bears (34-22).
#8 Boston College 12, #4 Miami 10 (12)
#5 Florida State 11, #1 Virginia 4
#6 Virginia Tech 6, #3 Georgia Tech 2
In Greensboro, N.C., John Spatola ripped a three-run homer
as Boston College rallied from five runs down in the bottom of
the ninth, and Andrew Lawrence beat Miami with a two-run homer
in the 12th as the Eagles stunned the Hurricanes. BC (30-27) led
4-0 but found themselves down 10-5 in the bottom of the ninth.
Spatola, who drove in four, tied it with his blast. Lawrence
then hit his first walkoff homer at any level to leave both
teams at 1-1 in tourney pool play. Zeke DeVoss hit a grand slam
in the ninth, and ACC Player of the Year Yasmani Grandal went 3
for 5 with a solo homer for the Hurricanes (40-16).
Stephen Cardullo ripped three homers and drove in four, and Mike
McGee launched two homers and drove in three as Florida State
hammered Virginia. The Seminoles (40-17) led 7-3 until McGee and
Cardullo each homered in a four-run inning. Steven Proscia hit a
solo homer for the Cavaliers (46-11). Both teams are 1-1 in
tourney pool play, with FSU meeting Boston College and Virginia
facing off against Miami next.
In the nightcap, Justin Wright struck out 15 and
allowed only four hits in a complete-game gem as Virginia Tech
knocked off Georgia Tech in the first game for both teams.
Austin Wates hit a two-run homer off Deck McGuire in the first
inning for a 2-0 lead for the Hokies (37-19). Michael Seaborn
hit a solo homer on a McGuire breaking ball and later walked
with the bases loaded, when the Georgia Tech ace went through a
stretch of 12 balls in 13 pitches. Jay Dantzler and Jeff Rowland
hit solo homers for the Yellow Jackets (44-12).
#4 UNF 13, #1 FGCU 2
#5 Jacksonville 3, #6 Stetson 2 (Stetson eliminated)
#2 Mercer 10, #3 ETSU 7
In Nashville, Tenn., TJ Thompson went 4 for 5 with a run and
three RBI, and Corey Bass hit a three-run homer as North Florida
avoided elimination by knocking off top-seeded Florida Gulf
Coast. Preston Hale also homered in a 3-for-4 day with two runs
and a RBI, and David Eldredge went 3 for 5 with two runs and two
RBI for the Ospreys (30-27). George Lott (7-3) tossed a complete
game with eight hits and two earned runs. Joe Guarnaccia went 3
for 4 with a solo homer for FGCU (38-19), which lost its first
game in the tourney.
In an elimination game, Alex Martinez singled to drive in Jamaal
Hawkins with the game-winning run in the bottom of the ninth as
Jacksonville (26-28) edged Stetson. The Hatters (27-31) had
rallied to tie the game in the top of the ninth on a Jeff
Thomas Carroll had a RBI double in a three-run
eighth as Mercer rallied past ETSU. The Bears (35-22) built an
early five-run lead, but fell behind 7-6 after seven. John
Moreland hit his 21st homer in the ninth for Mercer. Chas Byrne
hit his first homer and tied a tourney record with five RBI for
the Buccaneers (31-27).
#2 Xavier 4, #3 Rhode Island 2
#5 Saint Louis 3, #1 Charlotte 2
#6 La Salle vs. #3 Rhode Island 7 pm
In Camden, N.J., Tommy Shirley tossed 7.2 innings and
allowed two runs - both unearned - and struck out eight as
Xavier edged Rhode Island. Drew Schmidt had a two-run single in
the third, and Ben Thomas added a RBI single in the fifth to
make it 3-1 Musketeers (26-30). Oliver Palmer had two hits and a
run for the Rams (30-25).
Earlier, Bryant Cotton hurled a complete game with four hits,
two earned runs and five strikeouts as Saint Louis surprised
top-seeded Charlotte. Andrew Guerra hit a solo homer, and Cody
Cotter (2 for 3) and Steve Fernandez also drove in runs for the
Billikens (31-27). Cory Tilton went 2 for 4 with a RBI for the
#6 Rutgers 6, #2 Connecticut 5
#4 St. John's 6, #1 Louisville 5
#3 Pittsburgh 13, #7 Cincinnati 4 (Cincinnati eliminated)
#5 USF 10, #8 West Virginia 5 (WVU eliminated)
In Clearwater, Fla., Steve Nyisztor went 3 for 5 with two
runs, and Jayson Hernandez had two hits, two runs and a RBI as
Rutgers beat Connecticut to reach the semifinal round for the
third time in five years. Rob Smorol (5-1) tossed 2.1 innings to
earn the win, and Tyler Gebler worked out of a jam in the ninth
for his 12th save for the Scarlet Knights (30-24). Mike Nemeth
homered and drove in two, and Mike Olt hit his 21st homer for
the Huskies (44-13).
Jimmy Parque had three RBI over the final three innings as St.
John’s rallied past Louisville. The Red Storm (38-18) trailed
4-2 after six before Parque went deep in the seventh and added a
two-run single in a three-run eighth. Dan Burawa pitched the
final 1.2 innings to earn his ninth save. Stewart Ijames homered
for the Cardinals (47-11). Ryan Wright went 4 for 4 with two
doubles and two RBI for Louisville.
In the first game of the day, Kevan Smith went 4 for 4 with two
runs and two RBI as Pittsburgh avoided elimination by beating
Cincinnati. The Panthers (38-17) pounded out 19 hits, getting
three hits and two runs from Philip Konieczny and two RBI from
Zach Duggan (2 for 4), David Chester and Travis Whitmore. The
Bearcats (29-29) got two hits and a RBI from Chris Peters,
Braden Kline and Kevin Johnson.
Todd Brazeal hit a three-run homer to lead USF
past WVU in an elimination game. Andrew Barbosa scattered six
hits and fanned eight in seven innings for the Bulls (26-31).
Brazeal’s three-run shot in the third gave USF the lead for
good. Clark Sambuco went deep for the Mountaineers (27-30).
#1 Coastal Carolina 11, #3 Radford 9 (Radford eliminated)
#3 Winthrop 11, #6 VMI 6 (VMI eliminated)
#4 High Point 2, #2 Liberty 1
In Rock Hill, S.C., top-seeded Coastal Carolina batted
around in the second inning to build a 10-0 lead but had to hold
off a furious Radford rally to eliminate the Highlanders. Chance
Gilmore (2 for 4, 4 RBI) had a two-run double, and Tommy La
Stella (3 for 4, 2 R, 3 RBI) had a two-run homer in the big
inning for the Chanticleers (49-7). Radford (29-26) got back in
it when Tyren Rivers (2 for 5, 5 RBI) ripped a grand slam in the
fourth. From there, the Highlanders kept chipping away and cut
the lead to two with a run in the eighth.
In an elimination game, Chas Crane went 3 for 4 with two homers
and five RBI as Winthrop ended VMI's season. Tyler Cook went 3
for 5 with two runs and two RBI, and Eddie Rohan went 2 for 3
with two runs and two RBI for the Eagles (27-29), who scored
five times in the third and sixth innings. Jordan Ballard went 3
for 5 with two RBI for the Keydets (33-22).
Drew Dades got the win and Kyle Wigmore earned
the save as High Point edged Liberty. Dades (2-0) allowed two
hits and one unearned run in four innings. Wigmore recorded the
final two outs to strand a pair. Matt Gantner singled and scored
in the sixth for the Panthers (31-27). Mike Mercurio added a
run-scoring single in the ninth for High Point. P.J. Jimenez
singled and scored in the bottom of the ninth for the Flames
(40-18). Max Fulginiti went 4 for 4 for HPU.
#1 Minnesota 10, #6 Indiana 8
#2 Michigan 18, #4 Iowa 4
#5 Purdue 11, #3 Northwestern 1 (Northwestern eliminated)
In Columbus, Ohio, top-seeded Minnesota (28-28) scored seven
runs in the second inning and held on to beat Indiana (28-26)
10-8 in the second round of the Big Ten Tournament. Kyle Knudson
and Nick O'Shea each had three hits and drove in three for the
Golden Gophers. Seth Rosin (7-4) pitched 7.2 innings and gave up
seven runs en route to the win. Scott Matyas recorded his
seventh save after pitching 1.1 innings, giving up one run.
Earlier in the day, Michigan (35-20) erupted for 18 runs on 21
hits in a convincing win over Iowa (28-27) in second-round
action. Ryan LaMarre had four hits and drove in four, and every
Wolverines starter recorded at least one RBI. Alan Oaks (6-5)
earned the win after pitching seven innings, giving up three
earned runs and striking out five.
Matt Bischoff (10-2) pitched nine innings of one-run baseball as
Purdue (32-23) eliminated Northwestern (24-32). The Boilermakers
scored four in the second inning and never looked back. Catcher
Kevin Plawecki drove in three runs to lead the Purdue offense.
#1 James Madison 8, #4 UNC Wilmington 7
#2 Georgia State 4 vs. #3 VCU 7
In Wilmington, N.C., Brett Garner went 2 for 3
and delivered a two-run double in a four-run seventh inning as
top-seeded James Madison edged UNC Wilmington. Kevin Munson
(8-1), the CAA Pitcher of the Year, tossed 3.2 innings, allowing
three runs but earning the win for the Dukes (30-21). Mike
Fabiaschi went 2 for 4 with two runs and two RBI, and David
Herbek also added two RBI for JMU. Michael Rooney had three hits
and a run for the Seahawks (30-26).
Earlier, Joe Van Meter went 4 for 5 with four RBI
- including the game-winning three-run triple in the top of the
eighth - as VCU slipped past Georgia State. John Lenherr had
three hits, and Richard Gonzalez scored three times for the Rams
(32-23-1). Seth Cutler-Voltz tossed a complete game to earn the
win. Bradley Logan went 2 for 4 with a run for the Panthers
#3 UIC 7, #5 Butler 0 (Butler eliminated)
#2 Milwaukee 3, #4 Valparaiso 1
#1 Wright State vs. #6 Youngstown State 7 pm
In Gary, Ind., Chad Pierce allowed six hits and
one run as Milwaukee edged Valparaiso. Dan Buchholz gave Pierce
all the support he needed with a two-run single in the first,
and the Panthers (30-23) added a run on a throwing error in the
third. Kyle Muhlsteff had a solo homer for the Crusaders
Earlier in the day, Chris Kovacevich tossed a
complete-game shutout with seven hits and three strikeouts as
Illinois-Chicago eliminated Butler (21-29). Chris Rutta had a
two-run triple in the first, and the Flames (23-29) added on
throughout the game.
#3 Rider 10, #1 Canisius 5
#4 Manhattan 6, #2 Marist 5
In Fishkill, N.Y., A.J. Albee went 3 for 5 with a
homer, three runs and four RBI - including a three-run homer in
the eighth - as Rider upended Canisius to move within one win of
the MAAC title. Mike Murphy tossed seven solid innings with
three earned runs and seven strikeouts for the Broncs. John
Ralston contributed a two-run single as Rider scored four times
in the first.
In an elimination game, Mark Onorati and Kevin
Nieto hit solo homers in the top of the ninth, and Ramon Ortega
plated the game-winner later in the inning with a sacrifice fly
as Manhattan edged Marist. Nieto finished 3 for 5 with two runs,
and Austin Sheffield had two hits and two RBI for the Jaspers
(31-19). Ryan Gauck went 3 for 5 with two RBI for the Red Foxes
#7 Eastern Michigan 7, #3 Toledo 6 (10 innings)
#1 Central Michigan 8, #5 Bowling Green 1
# 2 Kent State 9, #6 Miami (Ohio) 2 (Miami (Ohio) eliminated)
#4 Ball State 13, #8 Ohio 10 (Ohio eliminated)
In Chillicothe, Ohio, Bo Kinder hit a walk-off home run in
the 10th inning as Eastern Michigan (27-30) upset Toledo (34-21)
in the second round of MAC Tournament action. Toledo led 6-5 in
the bottom of the ninth inning, but Andrew Marshall launched a
two-out, game tying homer off Toledo reliever Matt Kuna. Robert
Wendzicki (1-0) pitched 3.1 scoreless innings to earn the win
for the Eagles.
In earlier action, Bryce Morrow (4-2) struck out nine and gave
up one run in nine strong innings as Central Michigan (35-20)
breezed past Bowling Green (29-22-1). The Chippewas exploded for
six runs in the second inning and never were tested the rest of
the way. Matt Faiman and Scott Phillion both drove in two runs
to lead Central Michigan's offense.
Robert Sabo (6-4) struck out 11 over nine innings of two-run,
three-hit baseball as Kent State (35-23) cruised to a victory
over Miami (OH) (28-28) in an elimination game. Right fielder
Ben Klafczynski led the Golden Flashes with three hits and three
RBI. Third baseman Travis Shaw also had three hits, including a
solo home run.
Catcher Zach Dygert had five hits including a home run and three
RBI as Ball State (29-28) eliminated Ohio (20-35) in a slugfest.
T.J. Baumet and Ian Nielsen also added homers for the Cardinals.
Derek Grabner (5-3) earned the win while Kolbrin Vitek pitched
one out to record his third save.
#6 Creighton 7 vs. #3 Indiana State 9 (Creighton
#5 Evansville 7, #8 Missouri State 2 (Missouri
#2 Illinois State 9, #3 Indiana State 4 (Indiana
#1 Wichita State vs. #5 Evansville, 7:30 p.m.
In Wichita, Kan., Evan Kohli went 2 for 3 with
four RBI as Illinois State earned a spot in the MVC title game
by scoring nine runs (six unearned) on six hits in a win over
Indiana State. The Redbirds (30-22) reached 30 wins for the
first time since 2001, thanks in large part to Kohli, who ripped
a three-run homer.
In elimination games, Corey Davisson (9-1) made
his first start of the year and worked seven brilliant innings
as Evansville bounced Missouri State. Nate Smith went 2 for 4
with two runs and two RBI for the Aces (32-26). Luke Voit hit a
two-run homer for the Bears (21-34). In another elimination
game, Kyle Burnham had three hits, two runs and two RBI as
Indiana State knocked out Creighton. The Bluejays got two homers
and five RBI from Trevor Adams.
#4 BYU 25 vs. #6 Utah 18 (Utah eliminated)
#2 New Mexico 7, #4 BYU 6 (BYU eliminated)
#1 TCU 5, #5 UNLV 2
In San Diego, Sean McNaughton blasted two grand
slams, and Austin Hall also hit a grand slam - the ninth time in
NCAA history that three grand slams have been hit in the same
game - as BYU slugged past Utah in an elimination game of the
Mountain West Tournament. Stephen Wells had five hits and five
runs, and Alex Wolfe went 5 for 5 with three runs and three RBI
as the Cougars went 22 for 47 with 23 RBI in the game. Dane
Nielsen added four RBI. CJ Cron went 4 for 5 with two homers,
three runs and six RBI for the Utes. The Cougars led 14-0 before
the Utes scored eight times in the fourth. BYU answered with 10
in the bottom of the fourth.
Later, Max Willett singled in the eventual
game-winner in the seventh inning as New Mexico eliminated BYU.
Justin Howard had two hits and three RBI, and Daniel Gonzalez
went 4 for 4 with a RBI and two RBI for the Lobos. Austin Hall
and Dane Nielsen added to already big days from the Utah game
with homers for the Cougars.
In the nightcap, Kyle Winkler struck out 12 and
allowed nine hits and two earned runs as TCU advanced to the
tourney final by beating UNLV. Joe Weik had two RBI, and Jason
Coats went 2 for 4 with two runs for the Horned Frogs.
#1 Sacred Heart 5, #4 Monmouth 4
#2 Central Connecticut State 5, #3 Wagner 3
In Bridgewater, N.J., JJ Edwards had the
game-winning RBI triple in the eighth inning, and Troy Scribner
worked out of a jam in the eighth inning and closed out Wagner
in a Sacred Heart win. Edwards went 2 for 3 with two RBI.
In the nightcap, Dave Krasnowiecki tossed a
complete game, allowing nine hits and three runs, as Central
Connecticut State got past Wagner. Richie Tri led the Blue
Devils with three hits, and Danny Hickey's near-homer gave them
a 5-3 lead late.
#6 Eastern Kentucky 4, #3 Murray State 3
#3 Murray State 13, #4 Southeast Missouri State 9 (10) (SEMO
#2 Jacksonville State 7, #5 Eastern Illinois 5
#1 Tennessee Tech vs. #6 Eastern Kentucky 7:30 pm
In Jackson, Tenn., A.J. Jamison tied the game at 3 with a
pinch-hit RBI double in the ninth, and Bryce Labhart added a sac
fly for the go-ahead run later in the inning as Eastern Kentucky
edged Murray State. Anthony Bazzani struck out 10 in eight
innings for the Colonels (28-25). Bryan Probst went 2 for 3 with
three RBI for the Breds.
Murray State (26-27-1) came right back and rallied for a
dramatic win of its own in eliminating Southeast Missouri State.
Kyle Tiernan broke a 9-9 tie in the top of the 10th with a solo
homer, and Wes Cunningham ripped a three-run shot later in the
inning for the Breds. Bryan Probst went 4 for 5 with two runs
and three RBI (for the day, he was 6 for 8 with six RBI) for MSU.
Casey Jones and Louie Haseltine each had three hits and a RBI
for SEMO (30-25).
Steven Leach homered and drove in two, and Austin Lucas tossed
7.2 innings to improve to 6-0 as Jacksonville State knocked off
Eastern Illinois. The Gamecocks (30-24) scored four times in the
second inning, then scored three times in the seventh and eighth
innings to hold off the Panthers (18-34). Zach Borenstein
homered and drove in three for EIU.
#3 Southeastern Louisiana 10, #2 Northwestern State 4 (NSU
#1 Texas State 8 vs. #4 Stephen F. Austin 2 (SFA eliminated)
#7 Lamar 10 vs. #6 McNeese State 7
#5 UT Arlington 5,
#8 Nicholls State 4
In Corpus Christi, Texas, Southeastern Louisiana (40-18)
kicked off the day with a victory over Northwestern State
(36-21). The Lions got the sticks going early as Jeff Harkensee
ripped a three-run home run in the first frame. Tyler Watkins
(6-3) pitched seven innings, giving up four runs on eight hits
with five strikeouts. Southeastern supported Watkins with a
four-run third inning and a three-run eighth.
Texas State rode a victory
over Stephen F. Austin on the arm of Michael Russo (5-2). The
senior right-hander fanned eight in eight innings en rout to the
win. Kyle Kubitza (2 for 4) and Jason Martinson (3 for 5)
provided run support for the Bobcats as they both finished with
a pair of RBI. The Lumberjacks’ Brad Oates (3-3) was tagged with
the loss, giving up four runs in 1.2 innings.
Later in the day, Lamar (33-24) topped McNeese State 10-7 after
the Cardinals (30-26 posted two runs in the top of the ninth to
gain some breathing room from the Cowboys. Both teams plugged
away through the contest. Lamar’s Eric Harrington was in the
zone as he pitched the entire contest. Harrington totaled eight
strikeouts. Anthony Moore turned in a strong offensive
performance as he went 4 for 5 with a pair of RBI.
To finish the day at Whataburger Field, UT Arlington completed a
comeback against Nicholls State. The Colonels (27-28) held a 5-2
lead heading into the bottom of the seventh but the Mavericks
(29-29) would score three in the bottom of the inning to snatch
the lead and hold on. Preston Beck tied the contest with a
two-run single and Steffan Guest knocked the game-winning RBI
single. Rett Varner (8-5) won the contest on the mound, retiring
eight on strikes in seven innings. Logan Bawcom hurled a
shutdown ninth frame to earn his second save of the tournament
and fifth of the season.
#1 South Dakota State 6, #4 Oakland 5 (10)
#3 Centenary @ #2 Oral Roberts 7 pm
In Tulsa, Okla., Zach Briggs walked with the bases loaded in
the bottom of the 10th to plate the game-winning run as South
Dakota State edged Oakland to open the Summit League Tournament.
The Jackrabbits (38-19) trailed 5-1 in the eighth before scoring
three times and tying the game in the ninth with a run. The
Golden Grizzlies (22-33) made two errors in the eighth, and Joel
Blake (2 for 4) drove in a run. In the ninth, Briggs (2 RBI) hit
a sacrifice fly to tie the game. Zach Rhodes went 4 for 6, and
Billy Stitz added three hits for SDSU. D.J. Jarrad went 4 for 6
with two RBI, and Tim Ryan had two hits and two RBI for Oakland.
#3 Nevada 3, #5 Louisiana Tech 1 (LT eliminated)
#4 Hawaii 13, #2 New Mexico State 7
#1 Fresno State vs. #6 San Jose State 7:30 pm
In Mesa, Ariz., freshman Tom Jameson retired the first 23
batters in taking a perfect game into the eighth, and Nevada
eliminated Louisiana Tech. Jameson (6-1) allowed a solo homer to
Clint Ewing with two outs in the bottom of the eighth and ended
with eight innings, one hit, one run, one walk and four
strikeouts. Ewing's homer made it 2-1, and Tyler Graham closed
for his 10th save. Nick Melino went 2 for 3 with a homer and two
RBI for the Wolf Pack (35-21-1).
Later, Collin Bennett went 4 for 5 with three runs and three
RBI, and Kevin Macdonald had two hits and two RBI as Hawaii got
past New Mexico State. Kolten Wong had his second straight big
game for the Rainbows (31-25), going 3 for 5 with three runs and
a RBI. Ryan Aguayo went 2 for 3 with three RBI for the Aggies