April 6, 2011

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Ramsey's three-run homer helps FSU top Valdosta State

TCU tops UTPA, Clemson defeated WCU, JMU outscores Liberty


In Tallahassee, Fla., eighth-ranked Florida State scored seven in the first two innings on its way to a 10-2 victory over Division II Valdosta State Wednesday evening at Dick Howser Stadium. Rafael Lopez had a two-run single in a three-run first and James Ramsey belted a three-run homer in a four-run second as the Seminoles (22-7) built a 7-0 lead. Devon Travis went 1 for 2 with three walks, three runs and one RBI for FSU. David Trexler (1-0, 3 IP, 2 H, 4 K) was the starter and winner. Cameron Graves had three hits and one RBI for the Blazers (14-18).


No. 14 TCU 5, Texas-Pan American 1

In Fort Worth, Texas, Nick Frey won his first collegiate start as TCU topped Texas-Pan American at Lupton Stadium. Frey (1-0) allowed three hits in four scoreless innings with two strikeouts. Aaron Schultz had a two-run single in the third to put the Horned Frogs (20-9) ahead to stay. Zac Jordan’s RBI base hit in the fourth gave TCU a 3-0 advantage. Adrian De La Rosa had a run-scoring double in the fifth for the Broncs (9-10). The Frogs added single runs in the fifth and sixth to complete the scoring. Jason Coats had two hits and two runs for TCU. Vincent Mejia went 2 for 4 for UTPA.


Clemson 12, Western Carolina 3

In Clemson, S.C., Phil Pohl drove in three as Clemson defeated Western Carolina in front of 3,482 fans at Doug Kingsmore Stadium. The Catamounts (11-15-1) scored one in the top of the third before the Tigers (16-12) rallied for five in the third, two in the fourth and three in the fifth for a 10-1 advantage. Jason Stolz went 2 for 3 with a homer, two runs and two RBI, while John Hinson (1 for 2, 3 R) also went deep for Clemson. Ross Heffley knocked in two, while Cameron Dullnig went 3 for 3 with two runs for WCU. Scott Weismann (3-4, 6 IP, 7 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 5 K) was the starter and winner for the Tigers.


James Madison 16, Liberty 12

In Lynchburg, Va., Evan Scott hit a pinch-hit three-run homer to put James Madison ahead for good in a six-run ninth as the Dukes outscored Liberty to give Spanky McFarland his 600th coaching win. Jake Lowery (3 for 6) homered twice and drove in five for JMU (21-9). Matt Tenaglia (2 for 6, 2 R) and Bradley Shaban (2 for 4, 2 R) both homered and knocked in three for the Dukes. Doug Bream went 5 for 5 with three runs for the Flames (15-15). Matt Williams (3 R) and Justin Sizemore (2 for 4, 2 R, 3 RBI) both went deep for Liberty.


East Carolina 7, Elon 0

In Greenville, N.C., Austin Chrismon and two relievers combined on a three-hit shutout as East Carolina blanked Elon at Lewis Field inside Clark-LeClair Stadium. Chrismon allowed three hits and three walks in four innings with a strikeout. Kevin Brandt (3-0) pitched three hitless innings with one punchout. Joseph Hughes fanned five of the six batters he faced over the final two innings. Corey Thompson started the scoring with a run-scoring single in the third. Fultz hit a leadoff homer in the seventh and Trent Whitehead added a two-run shot later in the frame. Eric Serra went 1 for 1 with a walk for the Phoenix (19-12).


Arkansas 6, Texas State 5

In Fayetteville, Ark., Arkansas scored two in the eighth to pull out a seesaw game over Texas State at Baum Stadium. Bo Bigham (2 for 3) had a leadoff triple in the eighth and scored on a three-bagger by Jarrod McKinney (2 for 2) to tie the game at 5. Matt Reynolds added a sacrifice fly one out later to give the Razorbacks (20-8) a 6-5 lead. Nolan Sanburn pitched a perfect ninth for his fourth save. Collin Kuhn went 3 for 5 with a run for Arkansas. Jeff McVaney went 3 for 4 with a homer for the Bobcats (19-9). Casey Kalenkosky went deep for the 11th time for Texas State.


Georgia 3, Charleston Southern 2

In Athens, Ga., Kyle Farmer drove in two as Georgia swept a two-game set from Charleston Southern at Foley Field to extend its win streak to five. Farmer had a sacrifice fly in the first and a run-scoring single in the third as the Bulldogs (16-14) took an early lead. Jonathan Hester (2 for 3) tripled and scored in the fourth as Georgia took a 3-0 advantage. Jaren Sustar (2 for 4) and Brian Welch (2 for 3) both singled and scored in the fifth as the Buccaneers (17-15) pulled to within one. Bryan Benzor (1-0, 1.2 IP, 1 H, 2 K) won in relief, while Eric Swegman worked around one hit in the ninth with two strikeouts to record his first save.


Liberty Bell Classic – Second Round

Villanova 9, La Salle 7

In Philadelphia, Villanova reached the Championship Game for the second time in the past three years in defeating La Salle at Hank DeVincent Field. The Wildcats (13-15) will meet Delaware in the title game on April 12 at 7 p.m. at Citizens Bank Park. Villanova scored in each of the final five innings to secure the win. David Koczirka had four hits, including a run-scoring single in the seventh to plate the go-ahead run and a homer in the ninth. He had three RBI and was a triple short of the cycle. Kevin Wager had three hits and a run for the Wildcats. Max Almonte (2-0, 0.2 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 1 BB, 1 K) won in relief, while Mike Francisco fanned two over the final 1.2 innings for his eighth save. Eric Kammler went 3 for 4 with two doubles, one homer, two runs and three RBI for the Explorers (15-13).


Delaware 5, Lehigh 0

In Bethlehem, Pa., Matt Soren and two relievers combined on a three-hit shutout as Delaware blanked Lehigh to reach the Liberty Bell Classic finale. Soren (2-0) allowed two hits and one walk in 5.1 innings while striking out seven. Corey Crispell tossed 2.2 hitless innings with one strikeout. Jeff Murray gave up one hit but struck out the side in the ninth to secure the victory. Steve Ulaky had a run-scoring double in the fourth to start the scoring. Pat Dameron (4 for 5, 2 R, 2 RBI) added a RBI single in the fifth for a 2-0 advantage. Dameron’s RBI double sparked a three-run ninth for the Blue Hens (16-13). E.J. Stoltzfus and D.J. Long both had three hits for Delaware. Kevin Mihalik had two hits for the Mountain Hawks (16-12).