March 21, 2011

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Selsky smacks a two-run homer to lead Arizona past USF

Stanford nips UC Davis, Cal blanks Nevada, Cal Poly and UCLA split DH


In Tucson, Ariz., Steve Selsky’s two-run homer in the first sparked No. 15 Arizona to an 8-5 win Monday and a series sweep of San Francisco at Kindall Field/Sancet Stadium. The Wildcats (16-5) scored in four of the first five innings in building an 8-1 lead. The Dons (9-11) fought back with a pair of runs in the sixth and seventh. Cole Frenzel went 3 for 3 with two RBI, while Alex Mejia and Bryce Ortega both had two hits for Arizona. Travis Higgs had two hits, including a homer, and drove in two for USF. Tyler Hale (3-0, 5.2 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 4 BB, 2 K) earned the victory, while Matt Chaffee struck out two in the ninth for his first save.


No. 20 Stanford 3, UC Davis 2

In Stanford, Calif., Tyler Gaffney pounded a two-run homer to lead Stanford past UC Davis at Sunken Diamond. Gaffney’s two-run shot in the fourth made it 3-0 for Cardinal (7-5), playing for the first time after a 15-day layoff. Mark Appel (1-2, 2 IP, 3 K) was the starter and winner, while Chris Reed (2 IP, 1 H, 3 K) notched his second save. Daniel Cepin had two hits, including a two-run single in the fifth, for the Aggies (3-13).


California 2, Nevada 0

In Berkeley, Calif., Kevin Miller tossed seven scoreless innings as California blanked Nevada at Evans Diamond. Miller (2-1) allowed six hits with no walks and seven strikeouts, lowering his ERA to 0.61. Kyle Porter walked one and struck out two in the eighth, while Matt Flemer worked around one hit in the ninth to notch his second save. Chadd Krist had a RBI double in the first and Vince Bruno (2 for 4) doubled and scored in the third for the Golden Bears (13-5). Darrel Matthews had two hits for Cal. Nick Melino went 3 for 4 for the Wolf Pack (4-12).


Cal Poly 2-0, UCLA 1-8

In San Luis Obispo, Calif., Mason Radeke fanned eight in 7.1 innings as Cal Poly won the opener of its doubleheader with UCLA at Baggett Stadium. Radeke (2-1) allowed five hits, one walk and one run. Jeff Johnson struck out two over the final 1.2 innings for his second save. Denver Chavez had a run-scoring single in the fifth and Mitch Haniger added a RBI base hit in the sixth as the Mustangs took a 2-0 lead. Cody Regis (2 for 2) ripped a leadoff homer in the top of the eighth for the lone run for the Bruins. Bobby Crocker had three hits and a run for Cal Poly. In the nightcap, Trevor Bauer (3-1) allowed two hits in seven scoreless innings with two walks and 12 strikeouts as UCLA (9-7) earned the split. Dean Espy and Tyler Heineman both had two hits and two RBI, while Tyler Rahmatulla added three hits and two runs for the Bruins. Crocker had two of his team’s three hits for the Mustangs (7-9).


Dallas Baptist 6, Binghamton 0

In Dallas, Jordan Staples allowed two hits in 5.2 scoreless innings as Dallas Baptist won the rubber game of its series with Binghamton at Patriot Field. Staples (3-0) walked two and struck out three. Joel Hutter had a run-scoring single in a two-run fourth for the Patriots (13-7). Tyler Robbins and Ryan Behmanesh (2 for 4) both had RBI singles in the fifth, and DBU added single runs in the sixth and eighth. Jason Krizan had two hits and two RBI, while Austin Elkins added two hits and two runs for the home team. Dave Ciocchi had a double and two walks for the Bearcats (4-9).


Creighton 6, BYU 5

In Omaha, Neb., Jimmy Swift drove in the tying run and scored the eventual game-winner in the bottom of the seventh as Creighton nipped BYU. Alex Wolfe homered in the top of the seventh as the Cougars (9-10) took a 5-4 lead. Nick Judkins had a leadoff triple in the bottom of the frame and came home on a base hit by Swift (3 for 3, 2 R, 2 RBI) to knot the score at 5. Swift took second on a passed ball and scored the go-ahead run on a double by Trever Adams (4 for 4, 3 RBI). Alex Staehely also went 3 for 3 with a run for the Bluejays (16-4). Chase Framton had two hits and two RBI for BYU. Jack VanLeur (3-0, 2.2 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 2 BB) earned the win in relief, while Reese McGraw struck out the final batter with the bases loaded for his fourth save.


Dartmouth 13, UMBC 4

In Winter Haven, Fla., Sam Bean and Jeff Onstott both had a single and a double in an 11-run first as Dartmouth rolled past UMBC at Chain O’ Lakes Park. Bean finished with three hits and two runs, while Onstott also knocked in a pair. Brian Klukowicz had two hits, including a triple, and drove in two for the Retrievers (3-9). Louis Concato (1-0, 5 IP, 5 H, 3 UE, 1 BB, 1 K) earned the win for the Big Green (5-4).


Hawaii 8, Centenary 4

In Honolulu, Michael Blake and Kolten Wong both drove in two as Hawaii outscored Centenary in front of 2,311 fans at Les Murakami Stadium. The Rainbows (12-9) took control with three in the fifth and three more in the sixth. Blake had a double and a triple, while Wong homered. Sean Montplaisir went 1 for 2 with two walks and two runs for Hawaii. Matt Creamer went 2 for 2 with one run and one RBI for the Gents (3-10). Alex Capaul (1-1, 2.1 IP, 4 K) earned the win in relief.


Mercer 9, Florida A&M 4

In Macon, Ga., Travis Benn had two hits, two walks and three RBI as Mercer topped Florida A&M at Claude Smith Field. Benn had a two-run single in a five-run first for the Bears (15-8). Jacob Tanis (2 for 5, 2 R, 2 RBI) and Austin Barrett (2 R) both homered for Mercer. Tobi Adeyemi went 3 for 4 for the Rattlers (8-16).


Southern Utah 10, Utah 9

In Salt Lake City, Southern Utah built a 10-0 lead and held on to edge Utah. Bo Cuthbertson had a three-run homer in the second as the Thunderbirds (9-9) led 10-0 in the fourth. The Utes (7-9) chipped away and scored twice in the ninth to pull to within one. With two on and two out, SUU got a strikeout to secure the win.