April 29, 2010

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Speciale goes 4 for 4 as Navy outscores Coppin State

Dallas Baptist beats Fresno State in 10, Seattle outlasts BYU in 16


In Hanover, Md., Michael Speciale (left) went 4 for 4 with a double and a home run as Navy outscored Coppin State 12-7 Thursday at Joe Cannon Stadium. Speciale also walked and scored three for the Midshipmen (27-18). Mike Guadagnini had three hits, two runs and two RBI for Navy. Mike Hoosier had a two-run homer in the first to start the scoring for the Mids. After the Eagles (11-26) plated three in the bottom of the frame, Navy answered with three in the top of the second to take the lead for good. Chris Kashangaki had three hits and two RBI for Coppin State.


Dallas Baptist 13, Fresno State 9 (10)

In Fresno, Calif., Duncan McAlpine belted a three-run homer in the 10th as Dallas Baptist bounced Fresno State. The Patriots (24-17) scored two in the eighth and one in the ninth to take a 9-6 lead, but the Bulldogs (24-19) used two home runs in the bottom of the ninth to force an extra frame. Ryan Enos (3 for 5, 3 RBI), Austin Knight (3 for 5, 2 R) and Tyler Robbins (2 for 6, 2 R, 2 RBI) led the offense for DBU. Brennan Gowens homered twice for Fresno State, while Jordan Ribera went deep for the sixth straight game (school record) and the 21st time for the Bulldogs.


Seattle 3, BYU 2 (16)

In Bellevue, Wash., Mike Malland drove in the game-winner in the bottom of the 16th as Seattle outlasted BYU at Bannerwood Park. Nate Roberts walked in the 16th and was sacrificed to second. Free passes to Josh Kutz and Sean Narby loaded the bases before Malland’s hit to right ended the contest. Stephen Wells had a sacrifice fly in the seventh for the Cougars (18-21) which tied the game at 2. Bryndon Ecklund and Cullen Hendrickson both had two hits for the Redhawks(6-28). Austin Hall had three hits for BYU.


(photo courtesy of Navy Media Relations Office)