March 28, 2011

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Stony Brook blanks Army for second straight day

UIC wins at Notre Dame, Creighton tops NDSU, Coppin State beats UMES


In West Point, N.Y., Tyler Johnson and Frankie Vanderka combined on a four-hit shutout as Stony Brook blanked Army 11-0 Monday at Doubleday Field. Johnson (3-2) surrendered four hits in six innings with one walk and four strikeouts to earn the victory. Vanderka pitched three perfect innings to register the save. Chad Marshall went 2 for 5 with four RBI for the Seawolves (13-5), while Kevin Courtney had three hits and three runs for the victors. Stony Brook scored three in the fifth and pulled away with five in the seventh, keyed by a two-run double off the bat of Maxx Tissenbaum. Zach Price had a hit and a walk for the Black Knights (6-13).


UIC 5, Notre Dame 3

In Notre Dame, Ind., Jon Ryan drove in three to lead UIC past Notre Dame at Frank Eck Stadium. Ryan had a RBI groundout in the second to give the Flames (10-10) the lead for good. He added a two-run double in a three-run fourth as UIC took a 4-0 lead. The Irish (9-12-1) got two in the fourth and one in the ninth. Jason Ganek had two hits and two runs for the Flames, and also pitched the ninth for his third save. Eric Jagielo, Trey Mancini and Herman Petzold each had two hits and a run for Notre Dame.


Creighton 3, North Dakota State 2

In Omaha, Neb., Trever Adams hit a two-run homer in the bottom of the eighth to lift Creighton over North Dakota State at the Creighton Sports Complex. Adams knocked in a run in the first to give the Bluejays (17-5) an early lead. The Bison (2-16) scored single runs in the fourth and fifth to take the lead. Michael Mutcheson had a leadoff double and was sacrificed to third. He was still there with two outs when Adams went deep to give Creighton a 3-2 lead. Kurt Spomer (1-1) got the final four outs, including two by strikeout, to register the win. Nick Colwell had two hits and one RBI for NDSU.


Coppin State 11, Maryland-Eastern Shore 7

In Princess Anne, Md., Zach Spahn went 3 for 3 with five RBI as Coppin State salvaged the finale of its MEAC series with Maryland-Eastern Shore at Hawks Stadium. The Eagles (1-2, 3-18) used a six-run third to take control with an 8-3 lead. Chris Kashangaki went 3 for 4 with four runs for CSU. Andrew Kiessling (1-2) went the distance for the Eagles, allowing 12 hits and five earned runs with one walk and three strikeouts. Bryan Chaikowsky had two hits and two RBI, while Franklin Armstrong had three hits and one run for the Hawks (2-1, 3-20).


Santa Clara 17, Brown 3

In Santa Clara, Calif., Matt Ozanne had a three-run homer in a six-run first to spark to a four-game sweep for Santa Clara against Brown. The Broncos (11-10) scored in five of the first six innings. Curtis Wagner went 4 for 5 with two runs and three RBI for Santa Clara. Powell Fansler (3-0, 5.2 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 2 BB, 2 K) was the starter and winner. Ryan Zrenda had two doubles, one run and one RBI for the Bears (2-10).


San Jose State 5-1, UC Davis 2-9

In San Jose, Calif., Blake McFarland allowed one run in five innings in the opener as San Jose State split a doubleheader with UC Davis. In Game 1 at Blethen Field, McFarland (4-0) allowed five hits and two walks with two strikeouts to earn the victory. Zach Jones fanned two in the ninth to register his third save. Tyler Christian had two hits, one run and one RBI as the Spartans (15-7) scored two in the first, one in the fourth and two in the sixth in building a 5-1 lead. Paul Politi and Eric Johnson both had two hits and one RBI for the Aggies (4-14). In the nightcap at Municipal Stadium, Brett Morgan had three hits and three RBI to lead UC Davis. After three scoreless innings, the Aggies scored in their next five at-bats to take control. Anthony Kupbens (2-2, 5 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 2 BB, 4 K) earned the win. Danny Stienstra had two hits and one RBI for the Broncos.