Feb. 22, 2010

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Oregon goes 3-1 in California trip with win over LMU

Winthrop outscores Marist, No. 18 Oregon State blanks Hawaii


In Los Angeles, Danny Pulfer went 3 for 5 with three runs and four RBI as Oregon downed Loyola Marymount 12-3 Monday afternoon at Page Stadium. Curtis Raulinaitis went 2 for 4 with two runs and two RBI for the Ducks (3-1). Oregon scored nine of its runs over the final three innings, including four in the seventh to break a 3-3 deadlock. Jason Barmasse went 2 for 4 with a run for the Lions (0-4).


Winthrop 10, Marist 9

In Rock Hill, S.C., Chas Crane was a double short of the cycle as Winthrop outscored Marist at Winthrop Ballpark. Crane went 3 for 4 with a triple, a home run, two runs and three RBI. Matt Pierpont (3 for 4, 3 R, 2 RBI) also went deep for the Eagles (4-0). Ryan Gauck went 2 for 4 with two runs and four RBI for the Red Foxes (1-3). Michael Gallic and Mark Stuckey both had three hits for Marist, with Gallic homering for the visitors.


No. 18 Oregon State 5, Hawaii 0

In Honolulu, James Nygren and Matt Boyd combined on a five-hitter as Oregon State blanked Hawaii at Les Murakami Stadium. Nygren started and went four innings with three hits, three walks and one strikeout. Boyd (1-0) allowed two hits and a walk over the final five innings with a pair of strikeouts. Rob Folsom’s two-run single in the sixth gave the Beavers (3-1) a 3-0 lead. Carter Bell had two hits for OSU. Breland Almadova had two hits for the Rainbows (1-3).


Nevada 3, Saint Mary’s 1

In Moraga, Calif., Brock Stassi pitched 5.1 innings of scoreless relief to earn the win as Nevada edged Saint Mary’s at Louis Guisto Field. Stassi (1-0) allowed three hits with no walks and one strikeout. He also went 2 for 4 at the plate with a walk. The Wolf Pack (3-1) scored single runs in each of the final two innings. Michael Turay singled and scored the game-winner in the eighth. Shaun Kort walked and scored an insurance run in the ninth. Ryan Mulligan and Michael Cipolla both had two hits for the Gaels (1-2).


Nebraska 4, Fresno State 1

In Fresno, Calif., Tom Lemke and Kurt Giller combined to hold Fresno State to one run as Nebraska salvaged the finale of the four-game series at Beiden Field. Lemke (1-0) pitched five scoreless innings with five hits and six strikeouts. Giller surrendered one run on four hits over the final four innings to record the save. Adam Bailey singled and scored in the fifth for the Cornhuskers (1-3) to break the scoreless tie. Josh Scheffert had a two-run single one inning later to push the lead to 3-0. DJ Belfonte’s run-scoring single in the ninth gave Nebraska its final run. The Bulldogs (3-1) got on the scoreboard in the bottom of the ninth on an RBI single by Trent Garrison. Fresno State brought the tying run to the plate, but a line-drive double play ended the contest.


UC Riverside 6, Bethune-Cookman 1

In Riverside, Calif., Trevor Frank tossed six shutout innings as UC Riverside topped Bethune-Cookman at the Riverside Sports Complex. Frank (1-0) allowed five hits with no walks and two strikeouts. Robert Brantly had two RBI and Ryan Goetz scored twice for the Highlanders (4-0). UCR took advantage of three errors and three balks in the second to take a 3-0 lead. Dan Pellegrino homered in the fourth to make it 4-0. The Wildcats (1-3) tallied an unearned run in the ninth to avoid the shutout. Peter O’Brien had two hits for Bethune-Cookman.


Eastern Michigan 3-5, Kansas 1-9

In Minneapolis, Kansas scored six without benefit of a hit in the bottom of the eighth of the nightcap to earn a doubleheader split with Eastern Michigan at the Metrodome. The Jayhawks (1-1) drew eight walks and one hit batsman in the eighth. Cameron Selik (1-0) allowed two hits and one run in six innings with no walks and five strikeouts to earn the win in Game 2. Robby Price knocked in two for Kansas. Matt Skirving and Andrew Marshall both had two hits for the Eagles (1-1). In the opener, Corey Chaffins (1-0) held KU to three hits and one run over seven innings. Skirving homered for EMU in Game 1.