April 21, 2011

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Marrero helps Arizona State edge Cal in 17

Texas blanks Kansas, Cal Poly upsets Fullerton, Oregon State tops WSU


In Berkeley, Calif., Devin Marrero had a two-run single in the top of the 17th as ninth-ranked Arizona State outlasted No. 19 California 6-4 Thursday at Evans Diamond. It was the second-longest game in program history for the Sun Devils (9-4, 26-9). ASU took one-run leads in the 10th and 13th before finally winning it in the 17th. Riccio Torrez went 5 for 8 with a run, while Zach Wilson went 4 for 8 with one run and one RBI for the Devils. Marrero and Austin Barnes both had two hits and two RBI for ASU. Devon Rodriguez had three hits, including a homer, and two RBI for the Golden Bears (9-4, 24-10). Mark Lambson (2-0, 3 IP, 2 H, 3 K) registered the win.


No. 4 Texas 9, Kansas 0

In Lawrence, Kansas, Taylor Jungmann and Nathan Thornhill combined on the two-hit shutout as Texas blanked Kansas in the Big 12 series opener at Hoglund Ballpark. Jungmann (9-0) allowed one hit in eight innings with four walks and nine strikeouts to secure the win. Thornhill worked around one hit in the ninth to complete the shutout. The Longhorns (12-4, 29-9) expanded a 1-0 lead with six in the sixth. Brandon Loy went 4 for 5 with two doubles and two RBI, while Jordan Etier had three hits and two RBI, finishing a homer short of the cycle. Zac Elgie and Kaiana Eldredge both had doubles for the Jayhawks (8-8, 19-19).


Cal Poly 7, No. 6 Cal State Fullerton 2

In San Luis Obispo, Calif., Mason Radeke pitched his first career complete game as Cal Poly knocked off Cal State Fullerton in the Big West series opener in front of a crowd of 1,131 at Baggett Stadium. Radeke (6-1) allowed 10 hits and single runs in the first and fifth. He walked two and struck out eight. The Mustangs (7-3, 17-16) used a four-run fourth to snap a 1-1 deadlock. J.J. Thompson went 2 for 4 with one RBI, while Jimmy Allen drove in two for Cal Poly. Tyler Pill had two hits and one RBI for the Titans (8-2, 27-10).


No. 8 Oregon State 4, Washington State 2

In Corvallis, Ore., Parker Berberet had a two-run double in a three-run seventh as Oregon State won its Pac-10 series opener against Washington State in front of 2,467 fans at Goss Stadium. Berberet’s two-base hit snapped a 1-1 tie and Berberet (2 for 4) scored the final run for the first-place Beavers (9-1, 28-7). James Nygren (6-1, 8 IP, 7 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 8 K) recorded the win while Tony Bryant fanned one in the ninth for his sixth save. Derek Jones went 2 for 3 with a homer and two runs for the Cougars (2-11, 14-18).


No. 10 TCU 4, UNLV 1

In Fort Worth, Texas, Kyle Winkler went the distance as TCU topped UNLV to begin their Mountain West set in front of 3,612 fans at Lupton Stadium. Winkler (7-1) allowed six hits and one run with one walk and five strikeouts. Taylor Featherston (3 for 4) had a run-scoring double in the eighth to break a 1-1 deadlock and spark a three-run outburst. Brance Rivera had two hits and two runs for the Horned Frogs (11-2, 27-11). Trent Cook had two hits for the Rebels (4-8, 25-15). Tanners Peters (6-3, 7.1 IP, 8 H, 3 R, 1 BB, 6 K) took the loss.


No. 14 Fresno State 2, Sacramento State 0

In Sacramento, Calif., Greg Gonzalez tossed a four-hit shutout as Fresno State took the WAC series opener at Sacramento State. Gonzalez (7-0) did not allow a hit until the sixth and matched his career high with 12 strikeouts. Kenny Wise belted a two-run homer in the sixth for the game’s only runs. Austin Wynns went 3 for 4 and Danny Muno had two hits for the Bulldogs (6-2, 26-6). Andrews Ayers had a walk and a stolen base for the Hornets (0-5, 12-26).


Stanford 7, No. 17 UCLA 4

In Stanford, Calif., Zach Jones, Tyler Gaffney and Stephen Piscotty all homered as Stanford topped UCLA to start their Pac-10 set at Sunken Diamond. Jones belted a three-run shot in the second as the Cardinal (4-6, 18-12) took the early lead. The Bruins (9-4, 20-13) got two in the third and one in the sixth to knot the score at 3. Brian Guymon had a RBI single in the bottom of the sixth as Stanford reclaimed the lead. Gaffney’s two-run dinger in the seventh ended the day for UCLA starter Gerrit Cole (4-4, 6.1 IP, 9 H, 6 R, 1 BB, 1 K). Piscotty (3 for 4) hit out reliever Mitchell Beacom’s first pitch to extend the lead to 7-3. Brian Ragira went 2 for 4 with a run for Stanford. Dean Espy went 3 for 5 with a run, while Pat Valaika had two hits and two runs for the Bruins. Mark Appel (3-4, 7 IP, 9 H, 3 R, 3 BB, 6 K) picked up the win.


No. 20 UC Irvine 3, UC Davis 2

In Irvine, Calif., Tommy Reyes has a squeeze bunt with one away in the bottom of the eighth to plate the eventual game-winner as UC Irvine nipped UC Davis in the Big West series opener at Cicerone Field Anteater Ballpark. Jordan Leyland (2 for 4) led off the eighth with a double and moved to third on a failed pickoff. After a popout and a pair of intentional walks, Reyes laid down a bunt on the first base line to score Leyland. Brian Hernandez pitched a perfect ninth with two strikeouts for his eighth save. Sean Madigan and Hernandez (4 for 4) both had RBI singles in the fifth to give the Anteaters (7-3, 25-9) a 2-0 lead. The Aggies (2-5, 8-23) got a run-scoring single by Scott Heylman in the sixth and by Daniel Cepin in the seventh to knot the score at 2. Ronnie Shaeffer went 2 for 4 for UCI. Matt Summers (6-2, 8 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 1 BB, 4 K) earned the victory.