March 29, 2010

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Johnson's grand slam leads Hawaii past San Diego

Troy batters Brown, San Francisco stops Stanford


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 Stony Brook.


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 Rapids, Mich.