March 22, 2010

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Dallas Baptist rallies past No. 10 TCU

Bethune-Cookman tops Ohio State, Connecticut thumps Northeastern


In Dallas, Duncan McAlpine’s RBI single in the sixth proved to be the game-winner as Dallas Baptist knocked off No. 10 TCU 8-7 Monday at Patriot Field. The Horned Frogs (15-4) took an early 5-0 lead in the second before the Patriots (14-7) plated five in the bottom of the second on a three-run double by Chris Haney and a two-run two-base hit by Austin Knight. TCU added two in the third on a two-run homer by Joe Weik before a two-run double by Austin Elkins in the bottom of the frame tied it at 7-7. Ryan Enos walked in the sixth and scored on McAlpine’s base hit to give DBU an 8-7 lead. Brandon Williamson (5-0) went the distance for the Patriots, with six hits, five earned runs, two walks and five strikeouts. Jason Krizan had four hits for DBU. Bryan Holaday drove in three for the Frogs.


Bethune-Cookman 5, Ohio State 3

In Daytona Beach, Fla., Roman Lancara allowed one run in seven innings as Bethune-Cookman beat Ohio State at Jackie Robinson Park for its ninth consecutive victory. Lancara (2-1) gave up five hits and one walk with four strikeouts. Juan Perez recorded the final five outs for his third save. Peter O’Brien had two hits, including a homer, and scored twice for the Wildcats (13-9). After the Buckeyes (12-5) scored in the top of the second, B-CU answered with two in the fourth and two in the sixth. The Wildcats scored its final run in the bottom of the eighth, sandwiched around single runs by OSU in the eighth and ninth. Brian DeLucia went 1 for 3 with one run and one RBI for the Buckeyes. OSU’s eight hits were all singles.


Connecticut 12, Northeastern 1

In Storrs, Conn., Kevin Vance homered and drove in four as Connecticut thumped Northeastern in a battle of Huskies at J.O. Christian Field. Vance (2 for 4) had a two-run homer in a five-run fourth as UConn (11-5) built a 7-0 lead. His two-run double in the seventh completed the scoring for the home team. John Andreoli (3 for 4) had a two-run dinger in the fifth for UConn. Tony DiCesare had an RBI single in the top of the eighth for Northeastern (6-5). The game was called in the middle of the eighth due to fog. Pat Butler (1-1) allowed five hits in six scoreless innings for UConn with three walks and one strikeout. Matt Miller and Alan Pastyrnak both had two hits for Northeastern.


Cornell 8, Northwestern 7

In Winter Haven, Fla., Mike Lopez went 3 for 4 with four RBI as Cornell nipped Northwestern at Chain of Lakes Park. Lopez had a two-run homer in the fifth to give the Big Red (3-1) a 3-1 lead. The Wildcats (5-13) got a pair of two-run dingers from Chris Kontos (2 for 3) and Arby Fields (3 for 5, 4 RBI) in the bottom of the frame for a 5-3 advantage. Lopez had a two-run single in a four-run eighth as Cornell took the lead for good. Brian Billigen had two hits and two RBI for the Big Red.


San Diego State 13, Santa Clara 6

In San Diego, Cory Vaughn had a two-run double in a seven-run fifth as San Diego State outscored Santa Clara at Tony Gwynn Stadium. Jordan Van Hoosier (3 for 4, 3 RBI) and Matt Parker (2 for 5) both had two-run singles in the fifth for the Aztecs (9-10). Vaughn went 3 for 5 with five RBI. Lucas Herbst had three hits and a run for the Broncos (7-10). Curtis Wagner had two hits and two runs for Santa Clara.


Grambling State 12, Texas Southern 9

In Houston, Justin Kelley went 3 for 6 with a grand slam and six RBI as Grambling State defeated Texas Southern at MacGregor Park to win the SWAC series. Kelley’s slam in the fourth gave the visiting Tigers (2-1, 6-11) a 6-0 lead. Grambling added five in the sixth to make it 11-3. Richard Bautista had two hits and three RBI for the Tigers. Ray Hernandez went 2 for 4 with a homer and four RBI for the home Tigers (4-2, 10-12).


Hawaii 13, Air Force 1

In Honolulu, David Freitas homered and drove in three as Hawaii completed the sweep of Air Force in front of 2,375 fans at Les Murakami Stadium. Kolten Wong went 3 for 4 with a double, two runs and two RBI for the Rainbows (11-9). Hawaii scored four in the first and five in the second to take charge. Matt Sisto (2-3) allowed three hits and one run in seven innings with one walk and eight strikeouts to earn the victory. Addison Gentry doubled and knocked in one for the Falcons (5-16).