May 17, 2010

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Aplin drives in two as Arizona State wins series at Arizona

Western Illinois outscores Centenary in Summit series opener


In Tucson, Ariz., Andrew Aplin’s RBI single in the seventh helped No. 3 Arizona State edge Arizona 4-2 Monday evening to win the Pac-10 series. Aplin’s hit snapped a 1-1 tie and put the Sun Devils (16-5, 43-6) on top 2-1. In the top of the ninth, Aplin (2 for 3, 2 RBI) drew a bases-loaded walk and Austin Barnes was hit by a pitch with the sacks full as ASU added two insurance runs. Mitchell Lambson (6-2) pitched 2.1 innings of scoreless relief with five strikeouts to earn the win. Jordan Swagerty worked the ninth for his 11th save. Riccio Torrez had two hits and Johnny Ruettiger scored twice for the Sun Devils. Seth Mejias-Brean had two hits and one RBI for the Wildcats (10-11, 31-18).


Western Illinois 18, Centenary 7

In Shreveport, La., Jason Summers belted a grand slam to lead Western Illinois past Centenary in the Summit series opener. The slam for Summers (3 for 4, 3 R, 6 RBI) in the six-run second gave the Leathernecks (5-16, 13-34) control early. WIU also scored five in the fifth and five in the seventh and final inning. John Koszulinski (2 for 4, 3 RBI), Chris Giglio (3 for 4, 3 R), Rich Mascheri (1 for 1, 4 BB, 4 R) and Bryan Jordan (1 for 4, 1 HR, 2 RBI) contributed to the Leatherneck offense. Scott Pasket (3 for 4, 2 RBI) homered for the Gents (13-7, 24-22), while Jeff Schaffert added two hits and three RBI.