Feb. 21, 2011

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Moore's pinch-hit RBI double helps Fullerton nip LBSU

Oregon earns a split in series at Hawaii, Fresno State edges Oregon State


In Long Beach, Calif., Walker Moore had a pinch-hit run-scoring double to snap a 1-1 tie in the top of the seventh as No. 14 Cal State Fullerton nipped Long Beach State 4-3 Monday evening at Blair Field. It was career win No. 250 for head coach Dave Serrano (right). Moore would score on a base hit by Michael Lorenzen as the Titans (2-2) led 3-1. Fullerton added a run in the ninth before the Dirtbags (1-2) got a pair in the bottom of the ninth. Colin O’Connell (1-0) allowed five hits and one run in seven innings with no walks and six strikeouts to earn the win. Chris Devenski pitched the final two innings to earn the save. Walker finished with two hits and two runs for the Titans. Mike Marjama and Ino Patron both had two hits for LBSU.


No. 16 Oregon 4, Hawaii 3

In Honolulu, Aaron Jones had two hits, including a home run, as Oregon edged Hawaii in front of a crowd of 3,104 at Les Murakami Stadium to earn a split in their four-game series. The game was called after eight innings due to Oregon’s travel plans. Jones led off the game with a dinger as both teams scored single runs in the first and fourth innings. The Ducks (2-2) rallied for a pair in the sixth as Stefan Sabol tripled and scored on a base hit by Danny Pulfer, who eventually scored on an error. Michael Blake had a sacrifice fly in the seventh as the Rainbows (2-2) pulled to within one. Jack Marder had two hits for Oregon. Kolten Wong went 2 for 3 with a run for Hawaii.


Fresno State 5, Oregon State 4

In Fresno, Calif., Austin Wynns had a game-winning RBI single in the bottom of the ninth as Fresno State edged Oregon State in front of 2,020 fans at Beiden Field. After the Beavers (1-2) got one in the top of the first, the Bulldogs (3-0) answered with three in the second and one in the sixth for a 4-1 advantage. OSU got two in the seventh and one in the top of the ninth to tie it at 4-4. Aaron Judge (3 for 4, 1 R, 1 RBI), Austin Wynns (2 for 4, 1 R, 1 RBI) and Danny Muno (1 for 3, 2 RBI) led the offense for FSU. Brian Stamps had three hits for the Beavers, while Luke Acosta added two hits and two RBI for OSU.


San Jose State 2, Saint Mary’s 0

In Moraga, Calif., three pitchers combined on the shutout as SJSU spoiled the home opener for Saint Mary’s at Louis Guisto Field. Andy Hennessey started and went 4.2 innings for the Spartans (2-0) with five hits, two walks and four strikeouts. John Austin (1-0) surrendered two hits in 2.1 innings with no walks and two strikeouts to pick up the win. Zack Jones tossed two hitless innings with four punchouts to register his first save. Nick Borg homered in the top of the second to give SJSU all the offense it would need. Michael Reiling added a sac fly in the ninth for an insurance run. Toby DeMello went 3 for 3 for the Gaels (0-2).


Sacramento State 3, UC Davis 2

In Sacramento, Calif., Kirby Young had a run-scoring single with two outs in the bottom of the 10th to lift Sacramento State over UC Davis at John Smith Field. Eli Davis singled and advanced to second on an error to start the 10th for the Hornets (2-1). After a pair of strikeouts, Davis moved to third on a wild pitch, setting the stage for Young’s heroics. CJ Blom drove in the tying run in the top of the ninth for the Aggies (1-2) with two outs to force the extra frame. Trevor Paine and Dax Turner both singled and scored for Sacramento State. Scott Heylman and Scott Lyman both had two hits for UC Davis.


Cal State Bakersfield 6, San Francisco 2

In Bakersfield, Calif., Jeremy Rodriguez went 4 for 5 as Cal State Bakersfield topped USF at Hardt Field. Ryan McIntyre had a two-run single in the third for the Roadrunners (2-2) before the Dons (0-4) got a run in the sixth. CSUB added one in the seventh before USF answered in the top of the eighth. Oscar Sanay drove in a pair to cap a three-run rally in the bottom of the eighth for the Roadrunners.  Andrew Letourneau had three hits and two runs for CSUB. Stephen Yarrow had two hits and two RBI for the Dons.


Penn State 8, Nexen Heroes 7 (exhibition)

In St. Petersburg, Fla., Michael Glantz went 3 for 3 with two RBI to lead Penn State past the Nexen Heroes in front of 3,035 fans at Progress Energy Park. The game started the inaugural International Baseball Series. The Heroes are from Seoul, South Korea, and compete in the country’s top professional league. The Heroes scored single runs in each of the first three innings before the Nittany Lions got five in the sixth. The Heroes added one in the seventh to make it 5-4, but PSU put up three in the top of the ninth for an 8-4 lead. The Heroes tallied three in the bottom of the frame, but came up one run short. Jordan Steranka drove in two for the Lions. Lee Soung Yong went 2 for 2 with one run and one RBI for the Heroes.


(photo by Matt Brown)