April 8, 2010

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New Mexico wins MWC series opener with BYU

Evansville rallies past Dallas Baptist, Longwood stops NC Central


In Albuquerque, N.M., Kenny Toves matched his career high with six strikeouts as New Mexico beat BYU 11-5 Thursday in the opener of their Mountain West series in front of 1,405 fans at Isotopes Park. Toves (2-0) allowed seven hits over 5.1 innings in earning the victory. Jason Oatman pitched three hitless innings with no walks and one strikeout to earn the save. The Lobos (7-3, 20-10) scored two in the second, four in the third, two in the fifth and three in the sixth. Rafael Neda and Max Willett (left) both had two hits and two RBI for New Mexico. Jacob Nelson had a two-run homer for the Lobos. Sean McNaughton had a two-run homer in the seventh for the Cougars (3-4, 13-15). Alex Wolfe had three hits for BYU.


Evansville 6, Dallas Baptist 5

In Evansville, Ind., Eric Stamets had a game-winning two-run homer in the bottom of the ninth as Evansville edged Dallas Baptist at Charles H. Braun Stadium. The Patriots (17-13) built a 5-1 lead in the top of the eighth before Cody Fick smacked a three-run homer in the bottom of the frame to pull the Purple Aces (14-15) within one. Pinch-hitter John Day had a single to start the ninth and was sacrificed to second before Stamets’ blast ended the contest. Stamets went 4 for 5 with three runs. Austin Elkins went 2 for 4 with three RBI for DBU.


Longwood 15, NC Central 6

In Farmville, Va., Phil Cerreto had four hits, including a home run, and three RBI as Longwood outscored NC Central at Bolding Stadium. The Lancers (14-13) took control with six in the first, keyed by a two-run double by David Smiy Jr. Robbie Bailey homered in the third as Longwood built a 10-0 lead. Dustin Sollars added a three-run double in the fifth for the Lancers. Anthony Wilson had three hits and two RBI for the Eagles (0-29).


Pacific Lutheran 6, Seattle 0

In Seattle, Paul DiPietro tossed seven scoreless innings as Pacific Lutheran blanked Seattle at Bannerwood Park. DePietro allowed three hits and six walks with five strikeouts. He did not allow a runner past second. The Lutes (20-6) scored all their runs in the seventh. Ben Shively had a two-run double, followed by two-run singles by Josh Takayoshi and Ryan Aratani. Riley Tompkins went 1 for 2 with two walks for the Redhawks (3-22). Doug Buser drew three walks for Seattle. Aratani went 3 for 4 for the Lutes.


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