April 13, 2011

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Virginia scores three in ninth to rally past Coastal Carolina

Cincinnati wins Joe Nuxhall Classic, JMU outlasts Maryland in 12


In Charlottesville, Va., Steven Proscia (right) had a run-scoring single with two away to cap a three-run ninth as No. 2 Virginia rallied past Coastal Carolina 8-7 Wednesday at Davenport Field. Tommy La Stella (3 for 4, 2 2B, 2 R, 3 RBI) had a RBI double and scored in the top of the ninth as the Chanticleers (21-12) took a 7-5 lead. The Cavaliers (33-3) loaded the bases with none out in the bottom of the frame. Chris Taylor walked to force in a run. John Barr (3 for 5, 2 R) singled to right to bring home the tying run, but the potential game-winner was cut down at the plate. A wild pitch moved up the runners before a grounder back to the mound turned into the second out at home. Proscia (3 for 5, 2 RBI) then singled to bring home Barr with the victory. John Hicks had three hits and a run for UVa. Taylor Motter went 3 for 4, while Daniel Bowman had two hits and two RBI for Coastal.


Cincinnati 7, Wright State 4

In Cincinnati, Justin Glass went 2 for 3 with three RBI to lead Cincinnati past Wright State in the championship game of the 2011 Joe Nuxhall Classic at Marge Schott Stadium. Glass had a two-run triple in the bottom of the seventh to snap a 4-4 tie. Sam Picchiotti (2 for 4, 3 R) singled in the first and third and came home both times on base hits by Jake Hibberd (4 for 5, 3 RBI) to give the Raiders (20-10) a 3-0 lead. Glass had a sacrifice fly to spark a three-run third as the Bearcats (17-14) took a 3-2 lead. Wright State answered with single runs in the sixth and seventh to reclaim the lead at 4-3 before the home team put up four in the bottom of the seventh. Zach Isler (3-1, 1.1 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 K) took the win in relief, while Cory Hough worked around two hits and two walks over the final two innings for his second save. Jake Proctor (2 for 4) and Chris Peters both scored twice for UC.


James Madison 13, Maryland 12 (12)

In Harrisonburg, Va., David Herbek and Alex Foltz had consecutive doubles to start the 12t as James Madison outlasted Maryland at Eagle Field at Veterans Memorial Park. The Dukes (23-11) built a 9-1 lead after five before the Terrapins (16-18) scored four in the sixth and five in the seventh to take a 10-9 advantage. JMU tallied three in the bottom of the seventh before a two-run homer by Jake Stinnett in the eighth tied it as 12. D.J. Brown (5-0) pitched four scoreless innings of relief with one hit and seven strikeouts to earn the victory. Herbek went 4 for 7 with two doubles, one triple and four RBI. Jake Lowery also drove in four, while Johnny Bladel went 3 for 5 with five runs and two RBI for the Dukes. Aaron Etchison (2 for 6, 2 R) drove in three, while Austin Kilbourne (3 R, 2 RBI) and Tim Kiene (2 R) both had three hits for Maryland.


Kansas State 5, Wichita State 2

In Manhattan, Kan., Mike Kindel had a two-run homer to cap a four-run third as Kansas State defeated Wichita State in front of 1,507 fans at Tointon Family Stadium. It was the sixth straight victory for the Wildcats (19-13) over the Shockers (21-15). KSU trailed 2-0 before the shot by Kindel (2 for 4, 2 R) put the home team ahead to stay. Blake Freeman (2-1, 3.2 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 BB, 1 K) was the starter and winner for the Wildcats, while James Allen pitched the ninth for his 10th save. Kevin Hall had a RBI double and scored in the first for the Shockers.


UNC Wilmington 9, NC State 1

In Raleigh, N.C., Hunter Ridge homered and knocked in three as UNC Wilmington dominated NC State at Doak Field. Ridge (2 for 5, 3 R) drove in the game’s initial run in the top of the first, knocked in another in a four-run second and hit a leadoff homer in the fifth as the Seahawks (18-14) built a 6-0 lead. Thomas Pope and David Shambley both had two hits, one run and one RBI for UNCW. Tarran Senay went 2 for 4 for the Wolfpack (18-16). Kelly Secrest (2-0, 1 IP, 2 BB, 1 K) picked up the win, while William Prince tossed 3.1 hitless innings with one walk and six strikeouts to notch his first save.


Oregon 6, Portland 4

In Portland, Ore., Paul Eshleman’s RBI single in the eighth snapped a 4-4 tie and helped Oregon edge Portland at Joe Etzel Field. Matt Mardesich had a two-run homer in the bottom of the first as the Pilots (12-17) took the early lead. Shawn Peterson and Jack Marder had consecutive sacrifice flies in the sixth as the Ducks (16-14) tied it a 2. KC Serna had a RBI single and scored in the seventh as Oregon took a 4-2 advantage before Portland answered with a pair in the bottom of the frame to knot the score at 4. Eshleman, Danny Pulfer and Stefan Sabol each had two hits for the Ducks. Kramer Scott went 3 for 3 with a run for the Pilots. Scott McGough (1-4, 1.1 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 2 K) got the win, while Kellen Moen (1.2 IP, 1 H, 2 K) recorded his fifth save.


Belmont 17, Austin Peay 16

In Clarksville, Tenn., Belmont used a seven-run eighth to tie the game at 16 before Greg Brody’s run-scoring double in the ninth plated the game-winner in a win at Austin Peay. Zac Mitchell (3 for 3, 2 2B, 5 RBI) had a two-run triple and scored the tying run in the eighth for the Bruins (17-17). Garrett Fanchier (2-3) held the Govs (15-17) scored in the bottom of the eighth with one hit and one strikeout. Brody’s double with two away in the ninth plated Vinny Casha with the go-ahead run. Jon Ivie pitched a perfect ninth for his sixth save. Brody went 5 for 6 with a homer, four runs and three RBI. P.J. Torres (2 for 5, 2 R, 5 RBI) and Cody Hudson (2 for 5, 3 R) both went deep, while Jon Clinard went 4 for 5 with four RBI for Austin Peay.


LSU 7, Alcorn State 1

In Baton Rouge, La., Ty Ross drove in three to lead LSU past Alcorn State at Alex Box Stadium. The Tigers (22-12) scored two in the first, three in the fourth and two in the sixth. Austin Nola went 2 for 4 with a double, one run and one RBI for LSU. Ross had a two-run double in the fourth and knocked in another in the sixth. Kilby Perdomo had a RBI single in the sixth for the Braves (12-20). Nick Rumbelow (1-0, 2.1 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 3 BB, 3 K) picked up the win in relief.


(photo by Jimmy Jones)