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Johnson's grand slam
leads Hawaii past San Diego
Troy batters Brown, San Francisco stops
In San Diego, Christian Johnson had a grand slam
to lead Hawaii past San Diego 8-6 Monday afternoon at Cunningham
Stadium. Jeffrey Van Doornum (2 for 5) had an RBI triple in the
first for the Rainbows (14-11) before Zack Kometani’s home run
in the bottom of the frame tied it at one. Johnson’s slam in the
sixth gave UH the lead for good at 5-1. Kometani (3 for 4) added
a two-run shot in the ninth for the Toreros (14-12). Kolten Wong
went 2 for 4 with two runs for the Rainbows. Mike Ferraro and
Victor Sanchez both had three hits for USD.
Troy 26, Brown 3
In Troy, Ala., Adam Bryant (4 for 4, 3 R, 3 RBI)
and Ryan Ditthardt (4 for 5, 3 R, 6 RBI) both had two home runs
as Troy pounded Brown at Riddle-Pace Field. The Trojans (12-11)
had 29 hits and scored in all eight at-bats. Troy scored seven
in the first and rolled from there. T.J. Rivera (3 for 5, 3 R, 3
RBI) also went deep for the Trojans. Drew Hull (2-4) tossed six
scoreless innings to earn the win with three hits, no walks and
four strikeouts. The Bears (2-11) scored one in the eighth and
two in the ninth. Chris Tanabe had two hits for Brown.
San Francisco 5, Stanford 1
In Palo Alto, Calif., Derek Poppert had a two-run
double and Stephen Yarrow added a two-run homer in a four-run
first as San Francisco stopped Stanford at Klein Field. Poppert
(3 for 4) singled in the third and scored on a double by Yarrow
(2 for 3) to give the Dons (13-13) a 5-0 lead. Kenny Diekroeger
had a run-scoring single in the fourth for the Cardinal (12-7).
Haden Hinkle (1-0) tossed three scoreless innings of relief with
one hit and one strikeout to earn his first collegiate victory.
Ryan Lipkin had two hits for USF. Jonathan Kaskow had a double
for Stanford, one of its four hits.
San Diego State 11, Stony Brook 10
In San Diego, Chris Wilson and Jomel Torres both
had three RBI as San Diego State held off Stony Brook at Tony
Gwynn Stadium. Torres had a bases-clearing triple in a four-run
second as the Aztecs (10-14) took the lead for good at 6-3.
Wilson had a three-run homer in the sixth and the home team
added two in the seventh for an 11-3 lead. The Seawolves (7-11)
rallied for seven in the top of the ninth before John Pecorara
got a strikeout to end the threat and earn his fourth save. Cory
Vaughn and Blair Moore both went 2 for 3 with two runs and one
RBI for the Aztecs. Robert Dyer had two hits and two RBI for
Cal State Northridge 10, Albany 2
In Northridge, Calif., Justin DeMarco homered
twice to lead Cal State Northridge past Albany at Matador Field.
Ryan Pineda (2 for 5, 3 RBI) had a two-run homer in the third to
give the Matadors (16-7) the lead for good at 3-1. CSUN added
another run before Mike Tirri (1 for 3, 2 RBI) went deep in the
fourth as the Great Danes (1-17) pulled to within two at 4-2.
DeMarco (3 for 4) had a solo shot in the fifth and a two-run
blast in a five-run sixth as the Matadors built a 10-2 lead.
Dominic D’Anna went 2 for 3 with two runs and two RBI for CSUN.
Drew Muren scored three for the Matadors. Brian Bullard had two
hits for Albany.
Davenport 6, Western Michigan 5
In Kalamazoo, Mich., Davenport scored in five of
its final six at-bats to edge Western Michigan at Robert J. Bobb
Stadium. James Folske (1 for 4) and Matt McNeil (2 for 5) both
drove in two for the Panthers (8-13). Grant Simotes had a
two-run triple with one out in the bottom of the ninth to pull
the Broncos (4-18) to within one, but was cut down at the plate
on a grounder to short for the second out. A fielder’s choice
ended the contest. Kyle Galbraith and Brad Wehrmeyer both had
two hits and a run for WMU. Andy Westerburg (2-1) earned the
victory, allowing eight hits and three runs in six innings with
no walks and five strikeouts. Gordon Powers got the final two
outs for his second save. It was the first-ever win against a
NCAA Division I program for Davenport, an NAIA school from Grand