April 28, 2011

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Winkler strikes out 13 in seven innings as TCU tops BYU

LSU rallies past Kentucky, Wagner beats Iona, Utah Valley blanks NYIT


In Provo, Utah, Kyle Winkler (right) struck out 13 in seven scoreless innings as ninth-ranked TCU won the Mountain West series opener against BYU 12-6 Thursday in front of a crowd of 1,272 at Miller Field. Winkler (8-1) allowed five hits and walked one. The Horned Frogs (14-2, 30-13) scored two in the fourth, six in the fifth and four in the sixth in building a 12-0 lead. The Cougars (7-8, 20-19) scored five in the eighth and one in the ninth. Jerome Pena drove in four, while Taylor Featherston went 3 for 5 with three runs and one RBI for TCU. Dillon Robinson had a double and knocked in a pair for BYU.


LSU 9, Kentucky 5

In Baton Rouge, La., Mason Katz had a pinch-hit two-run single to highlight an eight-run eighth as LSU rallied past Kentucky in the SEC series opener in front of 9,810 fans at Alex Box Stadium. The Wildcats (4-15, 20-23) scored two in the seventh and two in the eighth to take a 5-1 lead before the Tigers (5-15, 26-17) erupted for eight in the bottom of the frame. Nick Rumbelow (2-0, 1 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 1 BB, 2 K) earned the win, while Matty Ott pitched a scoreless ninth to secure the victory. Ty Ross went 3 for 4 with one run and one RBI for the Tigers. Michael Williams went 3 for 4 with a homer and three RBI for UK.


Wagner 10, Iona 3

In Staten Island, N.Y., Seth Boyd had a double to start a six-run sixth as Wagner defeated Iona at R.C.B. Ballpark. The Seahawks (14-26) trailed 2-0 before Boyd’s two-base hit, the 200th of his career, started a six-run outburst in the sixth. Jon Lucas had a two-run single to tie it before Wagner took control with four more runs in the frame. Ian Vazquez went 2 for 4 with three RBI for the Seahawks. Nick Rossetti went 3 for 4 with a homer, two runs and two RBI for the Gaels (13-25). Dale Hering (4-5, 6 IP, 7 H, 2 R, 2 BB, 3 K) was the starter and winner for Wagner.


Dallas Baptist 7, Mississippi Valley State 1

In Dallas, Jared Stafford pitched eight scoreless innings as Dallas Baptist defeated Mississippi Valley State at Patriot Field. Stafford (4-3) allowed three hits and struck out six. Joel Hutter had a RBI single in a two-run first for the Patriots (27-13). Jason Krizan (2 for 5) doubled and scored in a three-run seventh as DBU built a 7-0 lead. Ryan Behmanesh had two hits and two RBI for the Patriots. Mark Kaplan had a RBI double in the top of the ninth for the Delta Devils (17-26).


New Mexico State 7, Seattle 4

In Seattle, Ryan Aguayo had a three-run homer in the top of the first to spark New Mexico State past Seattle at Bannerwood Park. The Aggies (28-13) are 16-1 when scoring in the first. NMSU added three in the fifth for a 6-0 advantage. Tyler Forney went 3 for 3 with three runs for the Aggies. Cullen Hendrickson had two hits and two RBI for the Redhawks (16-19).


Western Illinois 15, Southern Utah 5

In Cedar City, Utah, Austin Cowen drove in four as Western Illinois outscored Southern Utah in the Summit series opener at Thunderbird Park. Cowen had two hits and three runs, while Matt Igara went 3 for 4 with three runs and two RBI for the Leathernecks (5-8, 13-28). Dan Dispensa had three hits and four runs, while John Koszulinski added two hits and two runs for WIU. The Leathernecks led 1-0 after three before putting up four in each of the next three innings. Mitchell Kauweloa drove in a pair for the Thunderbirds (5-8, 17-22).


Texas Southern 7, NC Central 4 (10)

In Conyers, Ga., Frankie Rivera had a two-run single in a three-run 10th as Texas Southern outlasted NC Central at the Marquis Grissom Field of Dreams. The Tigers (20-22) scored single runs in the eighth and ninth to force the extra frame. Abel Flores (4-2, 4.2 IP, 4 H, 1 UE, 2 BB, 6 K) earned the victory. Ray Hernandez and Anthony Flenoy both had two hits and two runs for Texas Southern. Ross Plummer had two hits and two runs for the Eagles (6-38).


Utah Valley 18, NYIT 0

In Orem, Utah, Jeremy Gendlek tossed a complete-game shutout as Utah Valley blanked NYIT in the Great West series opener at Brent Brown Ballpark. Gendlek (4-3) scattered nine hits over seven innings with no walks and three strikeouts in extending his scoreless innings streak to 24. Chris Benson (4 for 5, 3 R, 4 RBI), Kai Hatch (4 for 5, 4 R, 3 RBI) and Alex Exon (2 for 3, 1 HR, 2 R, 3 RBI) led the offense for the Wolverines (8-1, 16-19). UVU scored in each of six at-bats, including four in the first and eight in the third. Rob Cafiero went 3 for 3 for the Bears (6-4, 10-21).


(photo courtesy of TCU Media Relations Office)