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 relief.


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 Midshipmen.


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 (14-30).


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.