May 5, 2011

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McKinney homers in eighth as Arkansas edges Florida

Texas A&M tops DBU, Seton Hall nips Louisville in 18, Hawaii beats Nevada


In Fayetteville, Ark., Jarrod McKinney homered in the bottom of the eighth to snap a 3-3 tie and DJ Baxendale went the distance as Arkansas edged fourth-ranked Florida 4-3 Thursday in the SEC series opener in front of 4,874 fans at Baum Stadium. Baxendale (7-1) scattered seven hits and allowed two earned runs with one walk and seven strikeouts. The Gators (17-5, 35-11) scored single runs in the first, fifth and sixth to take a 3-1 lead. Collin Kuhn (2 for 4, 2 R) belted a two-run homer in the sixth to tie it at 3. Preston Tucker (2 for 4) went deep, and Daniel Pigott went 2 for 2 with one RBI for Florida.


No. 10 Texas A&M 4, Dallas Baptist 2

In College Station, Texas, Matt Juengel went 3 for 4 with one run and one RBI to lead Texas A&M past Dallas Baptist in front of 2,725 fans at Olsen Field. Juengel had a RBI double and scored in the first as the Aggies (31-15) took an early 2-0 lead. Kevin Gonzalez homered in the fourth as A&M took a 3-0 advantage. Tyler Robbins (2 for 5) belted a two-run dinger in the top of the sixth as the Patriots (31-14) pulled to within one at 3-2. Kenny Jackson had a safety squeeze in the bottom of the frame to give the Aggies an insurance run. Jacob House had two hits and one RBI, while Tyler Naquin added two hits and a run for A&M. John Stilson (5-1) tossed five scoreless innings with three hits, one walk and two strikeouts to earn the victory. Kyle Martin (2 IP, 4 H, 1 BB, 3 K) picked up his first save.


Seton Hall 1, Louisville 0 (18)

In South Orange, N.J., Mike Genovese drove in Mike Betz with a base hit in the bottom of the 18th as Seton Hall nipped Louisville in the Big East series opener at Owen T. Carroll Field. Sean Gusrang had a leadoff single in the 18th and was replaced by Betz. Guiseppe Papaccio (3 for 8) put down a bunt and the errant throw to second moved Betz to third and put Papaccio on second. Two hitters later, Genovese (2 for 8) singled through a drawn-in infield to end the 4:52 marathon. The Pirates (8-11, 22-21) had 14 hits and stranded 16. Adam Engel had three of the four hits for the Cardinals (11-8, 25-21). Joe DiRocco allowed one hit in nine innings with three walks and six strikeouts for Seton Hall. Ryan Harvey (4-2) surrendered one hit and one walk over the final five innings with 10 strikeouts to earn the win.


Hawaii 12, Nevada 9

In Reno, Nev., Zack Swasey went 3 for 4 with three RBI as Hawaii outscored Nevada in the WAC series opener at Peccole Park. The first-place Rainbows (10-3, 25-19) used a four-run third to take the lead for good. Sean Montplaisir went 4 for 5 with two RBI, while Collin Bennett went 3 for 6 with two runs and two RBI for Hawaii. Braden Shipley had three hits and four RBI, while Brock Stassi added two doubles and three RBI for the Wolf Pack (5-7, 16-24). Brent Harrison (2-1, 4.2 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 3 BB, 2 K) got the win in relief, while Lenny Linsky recorded the final out for his 10th save.


Liberty 3, UNC Asheville 2

In Lynchburg, Va., Matt Williams had a two-run homer to cap a three-run third as Liberty rallied past UNC Asheville to start their Big South series at Worthington Stadium. The Bulldogs (7-12, 15-26) led 2-0 after eight before Ian Parmley (2 for 3) led off the ninth with a base hit for the Flames (13-6, 27-19). He moved to third on a failed pickoff attempt and scored on a double by Michael Robertson. Williams went deep to end the contest. Jordan Lurie went 4 for 5 with a run for UNCA. Garrett Baker (6-3, 2.1 IP, 1 H, 1 BB, 2 K) got the win for Liberty. Ryan Dull (2-6, 8 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 10 K) went the distance for the Bulldogs.


BYU 4, Seattle 3 (11)

In Provo, Utah, Stephen Wells launched a game-winning homer in the bottom of the 11th as BYU edged Seattle. The Redhawks (18-22) scored two in the seventh to take a 3-2 lead. Chase Frampton came off the bench to hit a sacrifice fly in the eighth for the Cougars (22-21) to knot the score at 3. Mark Anderson (2-2, 2 IP, 1 H, 2 K) earned the victory for BYU. Jace Sloan had two hits and one run, while Doug Kincaid added two hits and one RBI for Seattle.


Fairfield 15, Quinnipiac 1

In Hamden, Conn., Tucker Nathans went 3 for 5 with three runs and five RBI as Fairfield thumped Quinnipiac. Nathans was a triple short of the cycle and became the school’s career leader with 59 doubles. The Stags (16-22) scored three in the third and put the game away with 12 in the sixth. Mark Skrapits went 2 for 3 with two runs and three RBI, while Larry Cornelia went 2 for 2 with two walks, three runs and two RBI for Fairfield. Mickey Amanti had two hits and scored in the ninth for the Bobcats (14-29). Brian Comiskey (1-1, 3 IP, 1 H, 1 BB, 1 K) registered the win for the Stags.


Mount St. Mary’s 7-13, Maryland-Eastern Shore 4-2

In Emmitsburg, Md., Mark Quaranta belted a three-run homer in the opener as Mount St. Mary’s swept a doubleheader from Maryland-Eastern Shore. With the score knotted at 4 in Game 1, Kyle Kane was hit by a pitch and Shane Eyler added a base hit before Quaranta went deep to snap a 17-game losing streak for the Mount (14-30). Eyler had four hits, four runs and three RBI in the doubleheader. His homer in the sixth tied the game for the Mount. Michael Foster belted a grand slam and drove in five as MSM rolled in the nightcap. Tre-von Johnson had two doubles on the day for the Hawks (8-37).