April 18, 2011
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Lehigh and Army split
Patriot League doubleheader
Hawaii wins WAC series over Louisiana Tech,
Texas Tech wins at Texas State
In Bethlehem, Pa., Chad Warga drove in two in the
opener as Lehigh won 7-6 before Army earned a split with a 12-9
victory Monday in a Patriot League doubleheader. Kevin Mihalik
went 2 for 3 with two runs for the Mountain Hawks (6-6, 21-15).
Clint Moore went 3 for 4 with two runs for the Black Knights
(7-5, 14-19). In the nightcap, Army scored four in the third and
seven in the fourth to take control. Steve May went 2 for 5 with
a homer and four RBI for the Knights. Brendan Pifer had two
hits, including a dinger, and knocked in four for Lehigh.
Hawaii 5, Louisiana Tech 2
In Honolulu, Jeffrey Van Doornum had a two-run
double in the bottom of the seventh to snap a 2-2 tie and lead
Hawaii to a WAC series win over Louisiana Tech in front of 2,462
fans at Les Murakami Stadium. Michael Blake had a RBI double and
scored in the second as the Rainbows (7-1, 21-15) took an early
2-0 lead. The Bulldogs (3-5, 18-18) answered with a Mark
Threlkeld two-run double in the top of the third to knot the
score at 2. Van Doornum’s two-bagger in the seventh gave Hawaii
the lead and he scored the game’s final run to make it 5-2.
Blair Walters (4-1, 2.1 IP, 1 H, 3 K) picked up the win in
relief. Lenny Linsky got three groundouts in the ninth for his
seventh save. Zack Swasey had two hits and a run for the
Rainbows. Kyle Roliard went 2 for 4 and scored once for Tech.
Texas Tech 8, Texas State 5
In San Marcos, Texas, Texas Tech used a four-run
seventh to take the lead for good in defeating Texas State in
front of a crowd of 1,167 at Bobcat Stadium. Nick Popescu had a
two-run single in the seventh that gave the Red Raiders (24-15)
a 5-3 lead. Barrett Barnes (2 2B, 3 R) and Stephen Hagen (2 for
5) both drove in two for Tech. Tyler Sibley went 2 for 4 with
three runs and two RBI for the Bobcats (23-13). Aaron Corwin
(1-0, 1.1 IP, 1 K) got the win in relief. John Neeley (2.1 IP, 2
H, 2 R, 1 BB, 3 K) earned his sixth save.
Nebraska 5, Kansas State 4
In Lincoln, Neb., Kash Kalkowski drove in the
game-winner with a base hit in the bottom of the ninth as
Nebraska earned the Big 12 series win over Kansas State at Hawks
Field. The Wildcats (5-10, 20-15) scored single runs in the
eighth and ninth to tie it at 4. The Cornhuskers (5-7, 24-14)
loaded the bases in the ninth before Kalkowski’s single ended
the contest. Kurt Farmer went 3 for 4 with a run for Nebraska.
Nick Martini went 2 for 4 with a homer and three RBI for KSU.
Casey Hauptman (6-2, 3 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 K) earned the win in
Oregon 4, San Francisco 0
In Eugene, Ore., Christian Jones and Scott
McGough combined on the shutout as Oregon blanked San Francisco
in front of 1,308 fans at PK Park. Jones (3-1) allowed four hits
in six innings with seven strikeouts to record the victory.
McGough gave up one hit in three innings with five strikeouts to
earn his third save. The Ducks (18-16) scored one in the first,
two in the third and one in the sixth. Stefan Sabol had two hits
and two RBI, while J.J. Altobelli went 2 for 3 and one run for
Oregon. Pete Lavin had two hits for the Dons (17-20).
Connecticut 18, Massachusetts 3
In Amherst, Mass., George Springer went 2 for 4
with a double and four RBI as Connecticut thumped Massachusetts
at Earl Lorden Field. The Huskies (22-12-1) scored multiple runs
in each of the first five innings in building a 17-2 lead. LJ
Mazzilli had three hits and three runs, while Doug Elliot and
Tim Martin both had two hits and three RBI for UConn. Martin and
Mike Nemeth both homered for the Huskies. Nik Campero had two
hits and two runs for the Minutemen (11-17). Anthony Marzi (1-0)
tossed three hitless innings with one walk and three strikeouts
to get the win. Stephen Catalina (3 H, 1 R, 3 K) worked the
final three innings for his first save.
Navy 6-7, Bucknell 5-15
In Annapolis, Md., Nick Driscoll drove in the
game-winner in the opener as Navy split a Patriot League
doubleheader at Max Bishop Stadium. Jonathan Wright and Jeff
Bland both had two hits and two RBI, while Taylor Cato and Greg
Dupell both had two hits and two runs for the Midshipmen (7-5,
22-16). Travis Clark went 4 for 4 and Gerry Runyan had two hits
and two RBI for the Bison (4-8, 16-22). In the nightcap, Drew
Constable homered and drove in seven as Bucknell earned the
split. Clark (3 R, 2 RBI) and Justin Meier (2 R, 3 RBI) both had
four hits for the Bison. Driscoll drove in three for the
Valparaiso 8, Saint Francis (Ind.) 3
In Valparaiso, Ind., Kevin Upp allowed two hits
in seven innings as Valparaiso topped Saint Francis at Emory G.
Bauer Field. Upp (2-0) surrendered three unearned runs with two
walks and three strikeouts. Robbie Robinson, Ben Olejniczak and
Sam Carius each had two hits and one RBI for the Crusaders
(15-21). David Yoder had a hit and a run for the Cougars
Lafayette 2-10, Holy Cross 2-14
In Easton, Pa., Rob Froio drove in the
game-winner in the opener as Lafayette split a Patriot League
doubleheader with Holy Cross. The Leopards (7-5, 13-20) trailed
1-0 after five in Game 1 before Froio singled and scored the
tying run in the sixth and knocked in the game-winner an inning
later. Mike Ahmed had two hits for the Crusaders (5-7, 17-19-1).
In the nightcap, eight of the nine starters had multiple hits
and the top five hitters had multiple RBI as Holy Cross
outscored Lafayette. Patrick Puentes went 3 for 6 with a homer,
two runs and four RBI for the Crusaders. A.J. Miller had three
hits, including a dinger, and drove in five for the Leopards.