March 14, 2011

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Knipp leads Indiana past Pittsburgh

VCU outscores Princeton, Bucknell beats Bradley, TAMUCC tops Iowa


In Winter Haven, Fla., T.C. Knipp had four hits with three runs and two RBI as Indiana popped Pittsburgh 9-2 Monday. Brian Korte (1-0) went the distance for the Hoosiers, scattering nine hits with no walks and four strikeouts. Both teams scored two in the second, and IU put the game away with five in the eighth and two more in the ninth. Alex Dickerson had two hits, including a double, and three RBI for the Hoosiers. Travis Whitmore went 3 for 4 with a double and a run for the Panthers (8-4).


VCU 18, Princeton 6

In Richmond, Va., Taylor Buran went 4 for 6 with two runs and three RBI as VCU outscored Princeton in the finale of the Terry Sisisky Classic at The Diamond. The Rams (6-9) scored in six of their first seven at-bats, including five in the third and five in the seventh. Paul Nice (3 for 4, 2 R, 3 RBI), John Lenherr (2 for 6, 3 R, 1 RBI), Michael Cheatham (2 for 4, 3 R, 2 RBI) and Nick Kime (3 for 4, 3 R, 2 RBI) also had big days at the plate for VCU. David Benson (1-0, 6 IP, 6 H, 4 UE, 2 BB, 7 K) was the starter and winner. Sam Mulroy had two hits and two RBI for the Tigers (2-5).


Bucknell 4, Bradley 1

In Lakeland, Fla., Dylan Seeley allowed one run in 8.1 innings as Bucknell beat Bradley. Seeley (1-2) scattered eight hits with no walks and four strikeouts. Steve Carlin recorded the final two outs for his third save. Mike Tauchman (3 for 4) knocked in the lone run for the Braves (9-5) with a base hit in the top of the first. The Bison (6-7) tallied single runs in the fifth and sixth before getting two in the eighth. Bob Donato drove in two, while Drew Constable went 2 for 3 with a double, two runs and one RBI for Bucknell.


Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 5, Iowa 4

In Lubbock, Texas, Bobby Buckner had a three-run double in a four-run first to lead Texas A&M-Corpus Christi past Iowa at Dan Law Field. Brett Carnline (2-1) allowed four hits and four runs (one earned) in 6.2 innings with three walks and one strikeout. The Hawkeyes (5-8) scored one in the fourth and Trevor Willis had a two-run double to cap a three-run seventh as Iowa pulled to within one. Phillip Garcia got the final five outs to earn his first save. Trey Hernandez and Matt Holland both had two hits, one run and one RBI for the Islanders (12-7). Kasey Carling had two hits, one run and one RBI for the Hawkeyes.


Columbia 17, South Alabama 5

In Mobile, Ala., Jason Banos and Eric Williams both drove in five as Columbia bashed South Alabama at Stanky Field. The Lions (4-3) scored in seven of their nine at-bats, including four in the second to take a 6-0 lead. Banos and Williams both had three hits, with Banos scoring twice. Nick Cox (2 R, 1 RBI) and Jon Eisen (3 R, 1 RBI) also had three hits for Columbia. Taylor White went 4 for 6 with a run for the Jaguars (9-6).


Mercer 14, Harvard 3

In Macon, Ga., Thomas Carroll went 3 for 5 with two doubles and five RBI to lead Mercer over Harvard at Claude Smith Field. The Bears (14-5) used a six-run first to spark the offense. Joe Winker (2 R, 2 RBI) and John Moreland (2 R) both homered for Mercer, while Billy Burns went 1 for 3 with three walks and three runs. Jeff Reynolds and Jake McGuiggan both had two hits for the Crimson (0-9).