March 7, 2011

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Springer leads Connecticut past San Diego

Arkansas State edges Creighton, Coastal Carolina bounces Ball State


In San Diego, George Springer (right) went 4 for 5 with a homer, five runs and four RBI as Connecticut thumped San Diego 17-0 Monday at Cunningham Stadium. Doug Elliot went 4 for 4 with four RBI, while Mike Nemeth was 4 for 6 with four runs and one RBI. The Huskies scored in six different innings, including seven in the sixth. Greg Nappo (2-0) tossed six scoreless innings with two hits, three walks and three strikeouts to earn the victory. Scott Schauer had two of the four hits for the Toreros (3-7).


Arkansas State 8, Creighton 6

In Jonesboro, Ark., Arkansas State used a seven-run second to salvage the finale of its three-game series with Creighton at Tomlinson Stadium and Kell Field. Trever Adams (3 for 4, 2 R, 2 RBI) had a run-scoring triple and scored in a three-run first for the Bluejays (9-2). Todd Baumgartner (2 for 4, 2 R) doubled and scored in the bottom of the first for the Red Wolves (5-8) which was answered by Creighton in the top of the second. Jordan Castaldo and Tyler Smith both had two-run doubles in the seven-run second for ASU. Brad Allen (6 IP, 8 H, 5 R, 6 K) picked up the win, while Cory Kyle (1 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 5 K) pitched the final two innings for the save.


Coastal Carolina 10, Ball State 2

In Conway, S.C., Tommy La Stella had two hits, including a homer, and three RBI as Coastal Carolina bounced Ball State in the final game of the Caravelle Resort Invitational at Watson Stadium. La Stella had a RBI single in a three-run third for the Chanticleers (8-4). T.J. Baumet had a sacrifice fly in a two-run fifth for the Cardinals (1-9). La Stella drew a bases-loaded walk in a three-run sixth and added a dinger in the eighth for Coastal. Daniel Bowman finished with two doubles for the Chants.


Long Beach State 4, Hawaii 3

In Long Beach, Calif., Mike Marjama stole third and scored the eventual game-winner on a wild pitch in the eighth as Long Beach State edged Hawaii at Blair Field. The Dirtbags (6-6) scored three over the first two innings before the Rainbows (5-7) got two in the fifth and one in the sixth to tie it. Jeff Yamaguchi had two hits and one run for LBSU. Piā€™ikea Kitamura went 3 for 3 with a triple, one run and one RBI for Hawaii. Kyle Friedrichs (2-1, 3.1 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 3 K) earned the win in relief, while Josh Frye (1 IP, 2 H, 1 BB, 2 K) picked up his first save.


Dallas Baptist 13, Washington State 4

In Pullman, Wash., Jason Krizan had a three-run homer to spark an eight-run first as Dallas Baptist outscored Washington State. Landon Anderson (3 for 5, 3 R, 3 RBI) added a two-run single later in the frame for the Patriots (8-4). Krizan finished with five RBI. Brandon Williamson (2-0, 6 IP, 9 H, 4 R, 4 K) was the beneficiary of the fast start to get the win for DBU. Matt Argyropoulos went 2 for 3 with a homer and two runs for the Cougars (5-4).


BYU 7, Portland 6 (12)

In Portland, Ore., BYU scored twice in the top of the 12th and hung on for the win at Portland. Kelton Caldwell had a run-scoring single and Dane Nielsen added a sacrifice fly as the Cougars (7-4) took a 7-5 lead in the 12th. The Pilots (6-3) plated one in the bottom of the frame and had the bases loaded before Kolton Mahoney got a strikeout to secure the win. Mahoney (2-0, 3 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 3 BB, 1 K) earned the victory in relief. Stephen Wells went 3 for 6 with two runs for BYU, while Ryan Bernal was 4 for 6 with a triple, one run and one RBI. Matt Mardesich had two hits and three RBI for Portland.


Sacred Heart 5, Southeastern Louisiana 3 (10)

In Hammond, La., Chris Whittemore delivered a two-run single in the top of the 10th as Sacred Heart split a four-game series at Southeastern Louisiana. Whittemore finished with two hits and three RBI, while Hunter Phillips went 3 for 5 with one run and one RBI for the Pioneers (4-3). Justin Boudreaux went 3 for 5 with a run for the Lions (8-4). Chris Dionisio (1-0, 5 IP, 2 H, 1 UE, 5 BB, 4 K) earned the win in relief.


Penn 7, Maine 4

In Winter Park, Fla., Rick Brebner went 3 for 4 with three RBI as Penn defeated Maine. Derek Vigoa had two hits and drove in three for the Quakers (1-2). Fran Whitten (1 R, 2 RBI) and Colin Gay both had three hits for the Black Bears (3-9). Chris McNulty (1-0, 6.1 IP, 11 H, 4 R, 4 BB, 3 K) got the win, while Kirk Hayes (1 IP, 1 H, 2 BB, 1 K) recorded the save. Maine led 4-2 after three before Penn took the lead with three in the fourth and added two in the eighth.


UNC Wilmington 12, Holy Cross 4

In Wilmington, N.C., Cameron Cockman contributed three doubles and had a career-high four RBI as UNC Wilmington outscored Holy Cross at Brooks Field. The Seahawks (6-5) scored three in the second before the Crusaders (2-4) took the lead with four in the top of the third. UNCW scored in each of its next six at-bats to secure the win. Michael Bass had three hits and three runs for the Seahawks. Nick Ciardiello drove in a pair for Holy Cross.


(photo courtesy of UConn Athletic Communications Office)