March 8, 2010

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Three pitchers combine on one-hitter for Florida State

Coastal Carolina rallies past Ball State, San Diego takes two from Monmouth


In Jacksonville, Fla., Mike McGee, Tyler Everett and Daniel Bennett combined on a one-hitter as No. 2 Florida State blanked Jacksonville 2-0 Monday evening in front of 3,112 fans at John Sessions Stadium. Alex Martinez had a leadoff single in the bottom of the ninth for the lone hit for the Dolphins (6-5). McGee (1-0) tossed six hitless innings with four walks and eight strikeouts. Everett went 2.2 innings with one hit, one walk and two strikeouts. Bennett got the final out for his second save. Sherman Johnson scored both runs for the Seminoles (11-0). He singled and scored on a base hit by Sean Gilmartin in the fifth to snap the scoreless tie. Johnson had a leadoff walk in the ninth and scored an insurance run on a single by Parker Brunelle. Gilmartin finished with two hits for FSU. Matt Loosen (0-1) allowed four hits in seven innings for JU with one run, one walk and 11 strikeouts.


No. 9 Coastal Carolina 3, Ball State 2

In Conway, S.C., Coastal Carolina scored in each of the final two innings to rally past Ball State in the finale of the Caravelle Resort Invitational. Rico Noel (2 for 3, 2 R) homered in the bottom of the eighth for the Chanticleers (11-1) to even the score at 2-2. Daniel Bowman reached on an error with one out in the bottom of the ninth and advanced to second on a wild throw. Adam Rice reached on an infield single and, one out later, Josh Conway walked to load the bases. Taylor Motter grounded to third and Conway beat the throw to second, allowing Bowman to score the game-winner. Kolbrin Vitek had a sacrifice fly in the third for the Cardinals (3-8). T.J. Baumet (2 for 3) drew a bases-loaded walk in the fourth as Ball State took a 2-1 lead.


San Diego 3-8, Monmouth 2-2

In San Diego, Victor Sanchez had a game-winning hit in the opener as San Diego swept a doubleheader from Monmouth at Cunningham Stadium. In Game 1, a scheduled seven-inning contest, Nick McCoy drew a walk in the bottom of the seventh and was replaced by pinch-runner Matt Moynihan, who stole second. With two outs, James Meador was intentionally walked to get to Sanchez, who singled through the left side to plate Moynihan with the game-winner. Tony Strazzara homered in the fourth and Kevin Muno went deep in the fifth for the Toreros (6-6). In the nightcap, Bobby Dombrowski had an RBI single in a two-run sixth as the Hawks (0-4) took a 2-1 lead. USD answered with a pair in the sixth and four in the seventh. Kalei Hanawahine had two hits and two RBI for the Toreros.


Cal State Northridge 5, Connecticut 3

In Northridge, Calif., Marty Bowen’s two-run single highlighted a four-run sixth as Cal State Northridge defeated Connecticut at Matador Field. Bowen finished with two hits and three RBI, while C.J. Belanger went 3 for 4 and Ryan Pineda added two hits for the Matadors (5-5). Pierre LePage, Nick Ahmed and Billy Ferriter each had three hits for the Huskies (5-2). George Springer homered for Connecticut.


Duke 10, Quinnipiac 3

In Cary, N.C., Jake Lemmerman belted a grand slam in the eighth as Duke topped Quinnipiac at the USA Baseball National Training Complex. Devin Burke (1-1) allowed three runs in five innings to earn the victory. Ben Grisz allowed four hits over the final four scoreless innings with no walks and three strikeouts to record the save. Gabriel Saade had a three-run triple in a four-run second for the Blue Devils (8-3). Gabe Guerino went 4 for 4 with one run for the Bobcats (0-4).