March 25, 2010

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Bethune-Cookman scores two late to down Dartmouth

Nathans homers twice and drives in nine for Fairfield, UCLA goes to 18-0


In Daytona Beach, Fla., Bethune-Cookman scored two unearned runs in the bottom of the seventh to snap a 2-2 tie and defeat Dartmouth 4-2 Thursday evening at Jackie Robinson Park, winning for the 10th time in the past 11 games under head coach Mervyl Melendez (right). Emmanuel Castro homered in the second to give the Wildcats (14-10) the early lead. The Big Green (5-7) tied it in the third on a run-scoring double by Ennis Coble. Matt Wright went deep in the bottom of the frame to give B-CU a 2-1 lead. Coble’s RBI single in the top of the seventh evened it at 2-2. Castro singled and scored the go-ahead run in a two-run bottom of the seventh for the Wildcats. Chris Anselmo (2-0) earned the win in relief. Juan Perez allowed one hit over the final two scoreless innings with two walks and five strikeouts to record his fourth save. Jake Carlson went 4 for 5 with a run for the Big Green. Kyle Hendricks (1-2) went the distance for Dartmouth, allowing seven hits and two earned runs in eight innings with one walk and seven strikeouts.


Fairfield 24, Hartford 18

In West Hartford, Conn., Tucker Nathans hit two home runs and drove in a school-record nine as Fairfield outscored Hartford. Nathans went 4 for 7 with two doubles and four runs. Ryan Furbeck (4 for 6) tied a school record with five runs for the Stags (7-9). Jason Rago (5 for 6, 2 R, 2 RBI) was a home run short of the cycle for Fairfield. The Stags scored five in the first and seven in the third to take a 12-3 lead. Fairfield added one in the sixth, three in the seventh and eighth, and five in the ninth. The Hawks (3-8) scored 13 in their final four at-bats. Mike Aldrich went 4 for 5 with five RBI for Hartford.


No. 7 UCLA 11, Cal Poly 7

In Los Angeles, Cody Keefer had a career-high five RBI to lead UCLA past Cal Poly at Jackie Robinson Stadium in the opener of their three-game series. The Bruins (18-0) continued their best start in school history. Keefer was 3 for 4 with two runs, while Blair Dunlap went 4 for 5 with two doubles and two runs to extend his hit streak to 13. UCLA scored three in the first, three in the third and five in the fourth in building an 11-0 lead. Gerrit Cole (6-0) allowed two hits and three runs in five innings with seven walks and seven strikeouts. The Mustangs (7-13) put up three in the fifth and four in the seventh. Mitch Haniger had a three-run double in the seventh for Cal Poly.


Gonzaga 23, Utah Valley 12

In Orem, Utah, Mark Castellitto had three home runs with seven RBI as Gonzaga outscored Utah Valley. The Bulldogs (9-12) scored eight in the third and six in the fifth on its way to a season high for runs. Castellitto (5 for 7, 5 R) had a three-run shot in the first, a two-run blast in the fifth and another two-run dinger in the sixth as Gonzaga sprinted to a 20-6 lead. Chris Sturdivant and Sean Wilson both went 3 for 5 with two runs and three RBI for the Bulldogs. Drew Heid (2 for 5, 3 R) and Cameron Edman (3 for 5, 4 R) both went deep for Gonzaga. Chris Benson and Jake Rickenbach both had four hits and two runs for the Wolverines (6-9).


Webber International 9, Ohio State 0

In Babson Park, Fla., eight Webber pitchers combined to home Ohio State to four hits in the shutout. The Warriors (18-16) scored one in the first, three in the fifth, two in the sixth and three in the seventh. Billy Farrell had three hits and knocked in two for Webber. Chris Griffin, Ryan Dew, Ryan Cypret and Shawn Forsythe each had one hit for the Buckeyes (13-7).


BYU 12, UNLV 11

In Provo, Utah, Alex Wolfe went 4 for 5 with two homers, four runs and three RBI as BYU edged UNLV in the opener of their Mountain West series. Drew Beuerlein (2 for 3, 3 RBI) had a two-run homer in the top of the eighth to pull the Rebels (0-1, 14-9) to within one at 10-9. Brandon Relf (3 for 5, 2 R) went deep and Brandon Ayoso (1 for 4) added a run-scoring double to plate Wolfe in the bottom of the frame to give the Cougars (2-2, 9-11) a 12-9 advantage. R.J. Arnold (2 for 4) had a two-run blast in the ninth, but UNLV came up one run short. Ryan Bernal (2 for 4) also homered for BYU.


Stetson 5, Northwestern 4

In DeLand, Fla., Jeff Simpson had a two-run triple in the sixth to lift Stetson over Northwestern in the opener of a four-game set at Melching Field. Kurt Schluter had a two-run double in the first for the Hatters (10-13). The Wildcats (5-15) tied it with a pair in the third. Simpson (2 for 4) had a two-run triple and scored on a wild pitch in the sixth as Stetson took a 5-2 lead. Chris Lashmet had a two-run double in the seventh for Northwestern. Arby Fields had three hits and a run for the Wildcats. Aaron Crittenden went 3 for 5 with a run for the Hatters.


Washington 7, Dallas Baptist 4

In Dallas, Chase Anselment had a pinch-hit, three-run triple to break a 4-4 tie and cap a four-run ninth as Washington rallied past Dallas Baptist in the opener of their three-game series at Patriot Field. The Patriots (14-8) scored one in the seventh and two in the eighth to take a 4-3 lead. The Huskies (9-10) used two walks and an error to load the bases in the ninth before Doug Cherry (4 for 5) had a base hit to tie it at four. Anselment came off the bench to clear the bases with his triple to left center. Pierce Rankin had a two-run double in the first and a homer in the sixth as UW took a 3-1 advantage. Ryan Enos, who scored in the second, went deep in the seventh for DBU to make it 3-2. Austin Knight added a two-run homer in the eighth as the Patriots took a 4-3 lead.


Boston College 7, Holy Cross 4

In Chestnut Hill, Mass., Garret Smith had a two-run double to cap a six-run fifth as Boston College beat Holy Cross at Eddie Pellagrini Diamond at Commander Shea Field. Robbie Anston went 3 for 4 with two runs for the Eagles (8-12). Matt Perry had two hits, including a double, two RBI and one run for the Crusaders (4-8).


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