April 5, 2010

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Rodgers and Moody combine on shutout for Arizona State

California blanks Stanford, Fairfield edges Rider


In Tempe, Ariz., Brady Rodgers and Josh Moody combined on the shutout as top-ranked Arizona State blanked San Diego 15-0 Monday in front of 2,967 fans at Winkles Field-Packard Stadium at Brock Ballpark. Rodgers (2-1) allowed four hits in seven innings with three walks and six strikeouts to earn the victory. Moody worked the final two innings with one hit, one walk and one strikeout. Riccio Torrez had a RBI single to start a two-run first for the Sun Devils (26-1). Drew Maggi (2 for 4, 3 R, 2 RBI) had a run-scoring single and scored on an error in a three-run second. Jordan Swagerty (3 for 6) and Zack MacPhee both drove in two in a six-run seventh. Johnny Ruettiger went 2 for 3 with four runs for ASU. Matt Moynihan went 2 for 2 for the Toreros (14-13).


California 2, Stanford 0

In Berkeley, Calif., Chris Petrini and Kevin Miller combined to hold Stanford scoreless as California claimed the non-conference victory at Evans Diamond. The Golden Bears (17-10) won their fifth straight and recorded their eighth shutout, the most in a season since seven in 1973. The school record is 12, set in 1966. Petrini (1-0) fanned seven in seven innings with four hits and three walks to earn the victory. Miller allowed two hits over the final two innings to register his first save. Cal got its two runs in the second as Mitch Delfino walked with the bases loaded and Marcus Semien delivered a sacrifice fly. Zach Jones and Ben Clowe both had a hit and a stolen base for the Cardinal (13-10).


Fairfield 9, Rider 8

In Fairfield, Conn., Chris Horning had a game-winning single with two outs in the bottom of the ninth as Fairfield won its MAAC series over Rider. Mason Heyne had a RBI single in the top of the ninth for the Broncs (2-4, 11-13) to tie the game at eight. Tucker Nathans led off the bottom of the ninth with a walk and was sacrificed to second. An intentional walk followed by an unintentional walk loaded the bases for Horning, who singled through the left side to give the win to the Stags (3-3, 10-14). Nathans finished with two hits, two runs and one RBI. Bill Rafferty went 2 for 5 with a double, two runs and two RBI for Fairfield. A.J. Albee had a triple, a homer and four RBI for Rider.