May 3, 2011

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UVa wins at VCU in front of state-record crowd of 5,421

Oregon knocks off Oregon State, BYU upsets Arizona State, UTSA nips A&M


In Richmond, Va., Jared King went 3 for 4 with four runs and two RBI as top-ranked Virginia outscored VCU 14-3 Tuesday evening in front of 5,421 fans at The Diamond, the largest crowd ever for a college baseball game in the state of Virginia. The Cavaliers (43-5) scored three in the second, four in the third and four in the fourth to take control. John Hicks went 2 for 4 with a double, a homer, two runs and two RBI for UVa. Kenny Swab went 2 for 3 with two walks, three runs and one RBI for the Cavs. Cody Winiarski (6-2, 5 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 1 K) earned the victory. Bill Cullen went 2 for 4 for the Rams (17-25).


Oregon 7, No. 5 Oregon State 2

In Corvallis, Ore., Christian Jones allowed one earned run in eighth innings as Oregon knocked off Oregon State in front of 2,774 fans at Goss Stadium. Jones (4-2) allowed six hits and one walk with one strikeout. KC Serna went 2 for 4 with two runs and two RBI for the Ducks (23-20). Garrett Nash went 2 for 3 with a double and a two-run homer in the ninth as the Beavers (32-10) avoided the shutout.


BYU 6, No. 7 Arizona State 4

In Tempe, Ariz., Jaycob Brugman had a key two-run single as BYU upset Arizona State in front of 2,732 at Packard Stadium. The base hit by Brugman (2 for 4) gave the Cougars (21-21) a 5-0 lead. Austin Hall (2 for 4) had a two-run double in the fourth to start the scoring for BYU. The Sun Devils (32-11) scored one in the sixth and three in the eighth. Matt Newman went 2 for 4 with two RBI for ASU. Blake Torgerson (6.1 IP, 7 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 3 K) earned the victory, while Desmond Poulson (1.2 IP, 2 H, 2 K) registered his first save.


UTSA 3, No. 10 Texas A&M 2 (10)

In San Antonio, Matthew James drove in the game-winner with a base hit in the bottom of the 10th as UTSA edged Texas A&M in front of 2,035 spectators at Wolff Stadium. Ryan Dalton (2 for 4) had a run-scoring single with one out in the bottom of the ninth to force the extra frame. Tyler Carpenter had two hits and two runs for the Roadrunners (22-24). Brandon Wood went 1 for 3 and scored both runs for the Aggies (30-15). Kevin Clarke (2-4) got the final two outs in the top of the 10th to earn the victory. UTSA starter Michael Kraft (7 IP, 1 H, 1 UE, 1 BB) fanned a career-high 10.


No. 4 Florida 11, Bethune-Cookman 0

In Gainesville, Fla., Mike Zunino went 3 for 4 with two homers and a career-high seven RBI as Florida thumped Bethune-Cookman in front of 2,582 fans at McKethan Stadium. Zunino smacked a two-run dinger in the first to start the scoring for the Gators (35-10). A three-run homer by Zunino keyed a four-run fifth as UF built a 7-0 advantage. He finished the day with a RBI single in the eighth. Bryson Smith went 2 for 5 with a double, three runs and two RBI for the Gators. Alex Pantaliodis (3-1, 4.1 IP, 3 H, 5 K) picked up the win. Brashad Johnson went 1 for 3 with a sacrifice for the Wildcats (29-20). Florida is 25-0 all-time against Bethune-Cookman.


No. 6 Texas 8, Prairie View A&M 0

In Austin, Texas, Nathan Thornhill pitched five perfect innings as Texas shut out Prairie View A&M in front of 5,713 fans at UFCU Disch-Falk Field. Thornhill (2-0) struck out four in earning the victory for the Longhorns (34-11). Andrew McKirahan (2 IP, 1 H, 3 K), Kirby Bellow (1 IP, 1 H, 1 K) and Stayton Thomas (1 IP, 1 H, 1 BB) completed the shutout. Erich Weiss went 2 for 4 with one run and two RBI, while Paul Montalbano had two sacrifice flies for UT. Rafael Perez had a double for the Panthers (23-19).


No. 8 Florida State 8, Jacksonville 5

In Jacksonville, Fla., Robert Benincasa struck out a career-high six in five innings of relief as Florida State outlasted Jacksonville. Benincasa entered in the second and allowed two hits, two walks and one run. Brian Busch (4-1, 1 IP, 1 H, 1 BB, 2 K) pitched a scoreless seventh to earn the win as the Seminoles (34-11) took the lead for good at 5-4 with a run in the eighth. Daniel Bennett (3 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 2 K) pitched the final two innings to register his eighth save. Justin Gonzalez (2 for 2, 2 R, 2 BB) had a two-run homer in a three-run ninth for FSU. Sherman Johnson went 3 for 3 with two walks, three runs and one RBI for the Seminoles. Alex Swenson had two hits and two RBI, while Adam Brett Walker went 2 for 3 with a homer, two runs and two walks for the Dolphins (26-17).


No. 14 North Carolina 8, Gardner-Webb 1

In Chapel Hill, N.C., Levi Michael had a grand slam to highlight a seven-run seventh as North Carolina beat Gardner-Webb at Boshamer Stadium. Michael was hit by a pitch and scored in the fourth as the Tar Heels (34-10) took the early lead. Greg Holt had a two-run single before Michael’s blast made it 8-0. Daniel Merck went 2 for 3 and drove in the lone run for the Runnin’ Bulldogs (28-14-1) in the eighth. Chris Munnelly (4-3, 5.1 IP, 4 H, 1 BB, 5 K) was the starter and winner for UNC.


No. 20 UCLA 10, Pepperdine 0

In Malibu, Calif., Zack Weiss fanned a season-high seven in six scoreless innings as UCLA blanked Pepperdine at Eddy D. Field Stadium. Weiss (5-1) allowed seven hits and walked two. The Bruins (24-16) snapped a scoreless tie with two in the sixth and added four in the seventh, two in the eighth and two in the ninth. Dean Espy went 3 for 6 with a run, while Cody Regis (1 for 5, 1 HR, 2 R), Jeff Gelalich (1 for 2) and Cody Keefer (1 for 2, 2 R) each drove in two for UCLA. Brian Humphries went 3 for 5 for the Waves (18-21).


Dartmouth 13, Hartford 1

In West Hartford, Conn., Brandon Parks and Ennis Coble both belted three-run homers as Dartmouth beat Hartford at Fiondella Field to extend its win streak to 11, the longest current streak in the nation. Mike Aldrich (2 for 4) knocked in Brian Hunter in the bottom of the first as the Hawks (3-34-1) took the early lead. Joe Sclafani (2 for 5, 1 R, 3 RBI) had a two-run double in a three-run second as the Big Green (29-10) took the lead for good. The three-run dinger by Coble (4 for 5, 2 R) in the fourth pushed the advantage to 6-1. Jason Brooks had a two-run double and Parks delivered a three-run long ball in the seventh to make it 11-1. Dartmouth scored its final two runs in the ninth. Max Langford (1-0, 5 IP, 4 H, 1 UE, 4 K) earned the victory. The Big Green will travel to Princeton this weekend for the Ivy League Championship Series.


Seton Hall 3, Saint Peter’s 0

In South Orange, N.J., Frank Morris and two relievers combined on a two-hit shutout as Seton Hall blanked Saint Peter’s at Owen T. Carroll Field for its 1,900th victory in program history, dating back to 1863. Morris (2-2) allowed two hits and one walk in 6.2 innings with two strikeouts to register the win. Rick Mangione walked one and struck out one for the Pirates (15-26). George Fernandez fanned three of the final four batters of the contest to record his first save. A.J. Rusbarsky went 3 for 3 with two RBI as Seton Hall scored single runs in the first, third and fourth. Preston Aldridge and James Smith both had hits for the Peacocks (21-21).


Long Island 6, Hofstra 4

In Brooklyn, N.Y., Tito Marrero went 2 for 2 with one run and two RBI as Long Island defeated Hofstra at MCU Park to match a school record for wins in a season with 27. Jared Hammer (3 for 5) had a two-run double in the top of the first for the Pride (11-27). The Blackbirds (27-15) got one in the bottom of the frame before going ahead to stay with three in the second. Brad Greve went 2 for 5 with a run for LIU. Bryan Vermitsky went 3 for 4 for Hofstra.