March 24, 2011

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Sclafani has five hits as Dartmouth downs UMBC

Nelson homers in ninth for Campbell, BYU beats San Diego State


In Winter Haven, Fla., Joe Sclafani (right) had a career-high five hits and Kyle Hendricks struck out 11 as Dartmouth downed UMBC 17-2 Thursday at Chain O’ Lakes Park. Hendricks (2-1) allowed three singles and one walk in eight scoreless innings. The Big Green (7-4) led 6-0 before scoring 11 in the eighth to put the game away. The Retrievers (3-11) scored their two in the ninth. Jake Carlson had two hits and four RBI, while Dustin Selzer homered and knocked in three for Dartmouth. D.J. Ream had two hits and one RBI for UMBC.


Campbell 9, Northwestern 6

In Buies Creek, N.C., Cameron Nelson ripped a game-winning homer in the bottom of the ninth as Campbell outscored Northwestern at Taylor Field. The Camels (11-12) trailed 6-5 in the ninth before scoring the tying run on an error and winning it on Nelson’s three-run blast. The Wildcats (5-13) had scored two in the top of the ninth to take the lead. Nelson finished with two hits and two runs, while Jimmy Brenneman added two hits and two RBI for Campbell. Paul Sneider and Chris Kontos both had two hits for Northwestern. Jake Smith (2-1) retired the final batter in the top of the ninth to pick up the win.


BYU 8, San Diego State 4

In Provo, Utah, Jaycob Brugman had a two-run single in a six-run first as BYU defeated Mountain West rival San Diego State in its home opener at Larry H. Miller Field. Larry Bernal (2 for 3, 1 R, 2 RBI) had a run-scoring double to spark the first-inning outburst. Alex Wolfe and Bernal had consecutive RBI singles in the fourth to complete the scoring for the Cougars (2-2, 11-10). Jomel Torres had two hits and two runs for the Aztecs (2-2, 6-16). Taylor Cole (3-1, 6 IP, 5 H, 4 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 3 K) was the starter and winner for BYU.


Cal State Bakersfield 13, Ohio State 2

In Bakersfield, Calif., Andrew Letourneau and Kevin Younger both drove in three as Cal State Bakersfield defeated Ohio State in the first game under the lights at Hardt Field. The game was knotted at 2 after three innings before the Roadrunners (17-5) scored one in the fourth, three in the fifth, four in the sixth and three in the seventh. Ryan McIntyre had three hits and three runs for CSUB. Mike McCarthy (3-2) fanned nine in eight innings to record the win. Ryan Cypret had a two-run double in the third for the Buckeyes (6-9).


Appalachian State 8, Cornell 3

In Boone, N.C., Ryan Arrowood struck out 10 in eight innings as Appalachian State topped Cornell at Smith Stadium. Arrowood (3-1) allowed 10 hits and three runs with one walk. Tyler Tewell hit a three-run homer in the sixth to put the Mountaineers (11-11) ahead for good at 4-3. Trey Holmes had two hits and two RBI for ASU. Brian Billigen went 2 for 4 with one run and two RBI for the Big Red (1-12).


Southern Illinois 7, Dallas Baptist 4

In Carbondale, Ill., Southern Illinois rallied for four runs with two down in the eighth to edge Dallas Baptist at Abe Martin Field. The Patriots (13-9) led 4-3 in the eighth before Wes Neece (3 for 5, 3 R, 2 RBI) and Jordan Sivertsen had consecutive two-run single in the bottom of the frame for the Salukis (6-15). Tyler Dray (1-0, 2 IP, 1 H, 1 UE, 1 BB, 2 K) earned the win in relief. Nick Johnson had two hits and two RBI for SIU. Tyler Robbins had four hits and one run for DBU.


New Mexico State 18, Binghamton 3

In Las Cruces, N.M., Chuck Howard went 4 for 4 with three runs and three RBI as New Mexico State thumped Binghamton at Presley Askew Field. The Aggies (16-5) scored six in the second and exploded for 10 in the fourth. Ryan Aguayo (3 for 3, 2 R) and Tanner Waite (2 for 5, 2 R) both drove in three. Kyle Liner had a pinch-hit RBI double and scored in the seventh for the Bearcats (4-12). Dan Reid (5-0, 3 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 3 K) earned the victory as NMSU stretched its win streak to five.


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