May 9, 2011

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Hoilman homers to lead ETSU past UNC Asheville

Ga. Tech wins at UIC, Edman hits three HRs for Gonzaga, UConn tops USF


In Johnson City, Tenn., Paul Hoilman (right) had a two-run homer in a four-run first as ETSU topped UNC Asheville 9-5 Monday at Cardinal Park. Hoilman had two hits and two runs for the Buccaneers (31-16). Kerry Doane also had two hits and two RBI for ETSU. Nick Collazo and Patrick Koontz (2 for 2, 2 R) both went deep for the Bulldogs (15-29). Lee Hall (1-0) pitched five scoreless innings with two hits, two walks and three strikeouts to earn the victory.


No. 12 Georgia Tech 5, UIC 1

In Chicago, Brandon Thomas went 4 for 4 with two doubles as Georgia Tech completed a three-game sweep of UIC at Les Miller Field. After the Flames (22-22) took a 1-0 lead in the first, the Yellow Jackets (34-14) answered with three in the third. Matt Skole and Sam Dove both had two hits and a run for Tech. Matt Serna had two hits and one RBI for UIC.


Gonzaga 12, BYU 5

In Provo, Utah, Cameron Edman homered three times to lead Gonzaga past BYU at Larry H. Miller Field. Edman set career highs with the three dingers, five hits and six RBI for the Bulldogs (26-13-1). Tyler Chism had three hits, including a homer, two runs and three RBI for Gonzaga. Chase Frampton had a three-run double and Austin Hall homered in a five-run eighth for the Cougars (24-22).


Connecticut 2, USF 0

In Storrs, Conn., Brian Ward and Kevin Vance combined on the shutout as Connecticut completed the Big East sweep of USF. Ward (4-0) allowed six hits and three walks in eight innings with 10 strikeouts. Vance worked a perfect ninth for his ninth save. Ryan Fuller had a two-run double in the first for the Huskies (18-3, 34-13-1). Jonathan Koscso doubled for the Bulls (11-10, 22-25).


Stanford 11, Pacific 5

In Stockton, Calif., Tyler Gaffney, Brian Ragira and Austin Wilson each homered as Stanford outscored Pacific to claim its fifth straight win. Ragira drove in four, including a three-run dinger in the top of the first. Gaffney went 4 for 5 with four runs and two RBI for the Cardinal (26-16). Sahil Bloom (1-0) earned the win in relief, tossing five shutout innings with two hits, one walk and five strikeouts. Matthew Carvutto drove in a pair for the Tigers (15-28).


Loyola Marymount 8, Cal State Bakersfield 2

In Los Angeles, Evan Simonitsch went 3 for 5 with two RBI as Loyola Marymount defeated Cal State Bakersfield at Page Stadium. The Lions (24-20) snapped a 2-2 tie with five in the bottom of the seventh. Jonathan Johnson and Zac Fujimoto both scored twice for LMU. Matt Florer (2-0, 1 IP, 3 H) earned the victory. Andrew Letourneau and Kevin Younger both had a hit and a walk for the Roadrunners (26-19).


Le Moyne 3-2, Buffalo 1-3

In Buffalo, N.Y., Jeff Tardiff tossed a four-hitter in the opener as Le Moyne split a doubleheader with Buffalo at Audubon Field. Tardiff (2-2) allowed one unearned run in seven innings with no walks and eight strikeouts. Kody O’Connor went 3 for 3 with a run for the Dolphins (22-29). Tom Murphy had two hits for the Bulls (12-33). In the nightcap, Alex Baldock (2 for 4) had the game-winning single in the bottom of the eighth as Buffalo earned the split. Jason Kanzler had two doubles, including a two-run two-bagger in the third for the Bulls. Matt Marra went 2 for 4 with a run for Le Moyne.


Western Carolina 13, Appalachian State 7

In Boone, N.C., Stephen Notaro had a three-run homer to highlight a 10-run fifth as Western Carolina avoided the Southern Conference sweep against Appalachian State at Beaver Field/Smith Stadium. Ross Heffley went 2 for 4 with three runs and three RBI for the Catamounts (8-16, 18-26-1). Trey Holmes had two hits and two RBI for the Mountaineers (12-12, 28-20). Andrew Chilcoat (1-0, 4.1 IP, 2 BB, 1 K) earned the win in relief.


(photo courtesy of ETSU Media Relations Office)