March 31, 2011

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Brugman drives in game-winner in 12th for BYU

Saint Mary's wins at SUU, UMass blanks Hartford, Wichita State tops Hawaii


In Malibu, Calif., Jaycob Brugman had a RBI double in the top of the 12th as BYU outlasted Pepperdine 5-4 Thursday in the opener of their three-game series at Eddy D. Field Stadium. The Waves (13-12) tallied four in the fifth to take a 4-3 lead before Dane Nielsen scored the tying run for the Cougars (13-11) in the eighth on a bunt single by Andrew Law with two outs. Brugman drove in two, while Ryan Bernal had two hits and one run for BYU. Trent Diedrich went 3 for 3 with two walks and one RBI for Pepperdine. Kolton Mahoney (3-1) fanned two in two innings of relief to secure the win. Matthew Neil recorded the final two outs for his second save. Tony Cooper set a Pepperdine record with four sacrifice hits.


Saint Mary’s 10, Southern Utah 5

In Cedar City, Utah, Brenden Kalfus went 4 for 5 with two runs as Saint Mary’s won its series opener over Southern Utah at Thunderbird Field. The Gaels (10-12) scored two in the second, fourth and seventh before putting the game away with three in the top of the ninth. Troy Channing (2 for 5, 2 R) had a two-run homer in the seventh for Saint Mary’s. He is the school’s career leader in dingers with 38. Patrick Wisdom (1 for 3, 2 BB, 3 R) and Toby DeMello (2 for 4) both drove in two for the Gaels. Mitchell Kauweloa had two hits, including a homer, for the Thunderbirds (11-12). Bo Cuthbertson knocked in a pair for SUU. Mark Anderson (5-1, 7 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 6 K) recorded the win.


Massachusetts 15, Hartford 0

In West Hartford, Conn., Massachusetts scored multiple runs in five different innings in hammering Hartford at Fiondella Field. The Minutemen (7-10) tallied two in the first, one in the fourth, three in the fifth, three in the sixth, two in the eighth and four in the ninth. Matt Gedman (5 for 6, 4 R, 3 RBI), Rich Graef (4 for 5, 3 R, 1 RBI), Nick Sanford (3 for 4, 1 R, 2 RBI) and Tom Conley (2 for 3, 1 R, 2 RBI) led the UMass offense. Ryan Lukach had a hit and a walk for the Hawks (1-17-1). Dennis Torres (2-2, 6 IP, 4 H, 4 BB, 6 K) earned the victory.


Wichita State 6, Hawaii 2

In Honolulu, Chris O’Brien had two doubles, a sacrifice fly and drove in five as Wichita State topped Hawaii in front of 2,650 fans at Les Murakami Stadium. O’Brien had a run-scoring double in the first, a sacrifice fly in the third and a three-run double in a four-run eighth as the Shockers (18-9) built a 6-0 lead. The Rainbows (12-14) got their two runs in the bottom of the ninth. Tyler Grimes had two hits and two runs, while Kevin Hall added two hits and one run for Wichita State. Kalani Brackenridge had two hits and one RBI for Hawaii. Josh Smith (4-1, 4 H, 1 BB) fanned seven in seven scoreless innings to earn the victory.


Dallas Baptist 16, Houston Baptist 6

In Houston, Ryan Behmanesh went 5 for 7 with a homer and six RBI as Dallas Baptist outscored Houston Baptist in the first of a three-game set at Husky Field. Landon Anderson (4 for 7, 3 R, 1 RBI) and Jason Krizan (3 for 5, 1 R, 3 RBI) also had big games for the Patriots (16-9). DBU scored five in the second, three in the third, two in the fifth and five in the sixth to take control. Luke Clements scored twice and drove in one for the Huskies (1-20). Brandon Williamson (5-1, 6 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 3 K) picked up the win.


Indiana State 4-2, Rockhurst 3-1

In Terre Haute, Ind., Indiana State swept a doubleheader from Rockhurst at Bob Warn Field. Jon Hedges went 2 for 2 with a double and one RBI in the opener for the Sycamores (14-10). Reggie Hochstedler (1-0, 3 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 2 K) earned the win in relief. Ben Baker (3 for 4, 1 RBI) and Ryan Porter (2 for 3, 2 R, 1 RBI) led the Hawks (9-10). In the nightcap, Jeff Miera had a game-winning RBI single in the bottom of the eighth to give ISU the sweep. After Rockhurst got a run in the top of the first, Kyle Burnum had a run-scoring single in the sixth to even the score. Koby Kraemer had two hits for the Sycamores. Tyler Gans had a hit and a run for the Hawks. Chris Machado (1 IP, 1 K) pitched the eighth to get the win.