May 23, 2010

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Bethune-Cookman wins fifth straight MEAC crown

Texas hits five homers at Missouri, Oregon State wins at Arizona State


In Daytona Beach, Fla., Jeremy Davis went 4 for 4 with two doubles, one triple and four runs as top-seeded Bethune-Cookman defeated second-seeded North Carolina A&T 7-4 Sunday at Jackie Robinson Park to capture its fifth straight MEAC title. The Wildcats (35-20) have won 10 championships in 11 seasons under head coach Mervyl Melendez (right). Alejandro Sanchez had two hits, including a homer, for Bethune-Cookman. Roman Lancara (4-2) allowed seven hits and one earned run in six innings with two walks and four strikeouts to earn the victory. Juan Perez allowed one hit in a scoreless ninth with one strikeout to record his 10th save. George Hines had three hits and Dario Little drove in two for the Aggies (31-26). The higher seed won each of the 10 games in the tournament.


No. 1 Texas 20, Missouri 11

In Columbia, Mo., Kevin Lusson homered twice and drove in six as Texas outscored Missouri to complete the Big 12 sweep at Taylor Stadium. Lusson had three-run homers in the third and ninth. The Longhorns (24-3, 46-8) matched a season-high with five dingers and set a school record with 71 for the season. Cameron Rupp (4 for 5, 1 2B, 4 R, 4 RBI), Jonathan Walsh (1 for 5, 3 RBI) and Cohl Walla (4 for 6, 3 R, 2 RBI) also went deep for Texas. The Longhorns scored five in the third and six in the fourth in building a 14-0 lead after five. Aaron Senne (3 for 5, 5 RBI) homered twice for the Tigers (10-16, 27-25).


Oregon State 9, No. 3 Arizona State 8

In Tempe, Ariz., Andrew Susac had a two-run double to cap a four-run seventh as Oregon State edged Arizona State in front of 2,914 fans at Packard Stadium to salvage the finale of the Pac-10 series. The Beavers (10-14, 28-21) took a 9-6 lead before the Sun Devils (18-6, 45-7) put up two in the bottom of the frame to cut the margin to one. Kraig Sitton allowed two hits and one walk over the final 2.1 innings with two strikeouts to earn his third save. Susac finished with three hits and three RBI. Adalberto Santos went 3 for 5 with a homer and two RBI for OSU. Kole Calhoun, Riccio Torrez, Zach Wilson and Johnny Ruettiger all hit solo homers for ASU. Jordan Swagerty had three hits and two RBI for the Sun Devils.


No. 10 Cal State Fullerton 18, Santa Clara 11

In Fullerton, Calif., Carlos Lopez had three hits and six RBI as Cal State Fullerton outscored Santa Clara at Goodwin Field. Pat Stover (5 for 5, 4 RBI) smacked a three-run homer in the top of the second for the Broncos (21-30). Nick Ramirez had a two-run dinger to spark a seven-run rally in the bottom of the frame for the Titans (37-15). Lopez launched a three-run blast in the fourth to extend the lead to 11-3. Richie Pedroza had three hits, three runs and two RBI, while Christian Colon added three runs and three RBI for Fullerton. Tommy Medica had two hits and three RBI, while Matt Ozanne went 3 for 3 with two runs for Santa Clara.


No. 11 UCLA 11, California 2

In Berkeley, Calif., Rob Rasmussen fanned six in 6.2 innings as UCLA completed a three-game Pac-10 sweep of California at Evans Diamond. Rasmussen (8-2) allowed two hits and one run in earning the win. Dean Espy (3 for 4, 3 RBI) had a two-run homer to cap a five-run second as the Bruins (16-8, 41-11) took an early 7-0 lead. Blair Dunlap had two hits, two runs and two RBI for UCLA. Tyler Rahmatulla had two hits and two RBI for the Bruins. Eddie Hsieh homered in the fifth for the Golden Bears (11-13, 27-22).


No. 14 Oklahoma 9, Kansas 6

In Lawrence, Kan., Tyler Ogle smacked a three-run homer in the top of the ninth to snap a 6-6 tie and lift Oklahoma to the Big 12 sweep of Kansas. Cameron Seitzer (3 for 5) had a three-run shot in the seventh to give the Sooners (15-10, 42-14) a 6-5 lead. The Jayhawks (11-15-1, 31-24-1) scored in the bottom of the frame to make it 6-6. Jeremy Erben allowed one hit in a scoreless bottom of the ninth for his third save. Brandon Macias had two hits and two RBI for Kansas.


(photo courtesy of Bethune-Cookman Media Relations Office)