May 16, 2011

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Georgia Southern completes SoCon sweep of Davidson

Connecticut wins at URI, Kent State stops CSU, Washington tops Pacific


In Statesboro, Ga., Shawn Payne went 2 for 3 with three runs as Georgia Southern completed a three-game Southern Conference sweep of Davidson with a 5-2 victory Monday at JI Clements Stadium. The Eagles (17-10, 30-21) scored single runs in five of the first seven innings. Victor Roache (1 for 2) had one of three sacrifice flies for GSU. Joe Lower (1-2, 2.2 IP, 3 K) earned the win in relief, while Will Middour (1.1 IP, 1 H, 1 K) picked up his second save. Sam Payne had two hits and one RBI for the Wildcats (8-21, 18-29).


No. 18 Connecticut 4, Rhode Island 1

In Kingston, R.I., Bob Van Woert pitched 5.2 scoreless innings as Connecticut defeated Rhode Island at Bill Beck Field. Van Woert (4-0) allowed six hits and two walks with four strikeouts. Kevin Vance worked around one hit in the ninth with two strikeouts to notch his 11th save. LJ Mazzilli and Doug Elliott both had two hits and one RBI for the Huskies (37-14-1). Mike LeBel went 3 for 4 with a homer for the Rams (29-18).


Kent State 6, Cleveland State 2

In Kent, Ohio, Ben Klafczynski went 4 for 4 with one RBI as Kent State stopped Cleveland State at Schoonover Stadium. The Vikings (12-39) scored single runs in the first and fourth before the Golden Flashes (37-13) tied it in the fifth on a two-run triple by Jimmy Rider and went ahead with three in the seventh. Derek Toadvine went 1 for 3 with three runs, while Evan Campbell had two hits and two runs for KSU. Tom Carter went 1 for 4 with one RBI, while Alex Johnson doubled and scored for CSU.


Washington 4, Pacific 3

In Seattle, Jacob Lamb had a game-winning RBI triple in the bottom of the ninth as Washington nipped Pacific at Husky Ballpark. The Tigers (15-31) tied it in the top of the ninth on a two-run single by Daniel Johnson with two outs before the Huskies (15-32) pulled it out in the bottom of the frame. Joe Meggs had two hits and two runs for UW. Adam Cimber (4-4) got the final two outs in the top of the ninth to get the win.


Seattle 4, Pacific 3

In Bellevue, Wash., Seattle scored two unearned runs in the bottom of the ninth to edge Pacific in the completion of their suspended game from Saturday. Trent Oleszczuk went 3 for 4 with one run and one RBI for the Redhawks (20-25-1). Dustin Torchio had two hits, including a homer, for the Tigers (15-32). Conor Spink (4-2, 2.1 IP, 2 H, 1 K) earned the win for Seattle.


Canisius 1, Fairfield 0

In Buffalo, N.Y., Alex Tufts and two relievers combined on the shutout as Canisius edged Fairfield at the Demske Sports Complex to win the MAAC series. Tufts (4-2) allowed three hits and one walk in 5.1 innings with two strikeouts to record the victory. Nathan Linseman worked around two hits and one walk in 1.2 innings with one strikeout before Jordan Cave pitched two hitless innings with two punchouts for his second save. Chris Gruarin had a RBI single in the second for the Golden Griffins (10-9, 22-28) for the game’s only run. Scott Gussaroff (4-6) went the distance for the Stags (10-11, 19-25), allowing five hits and one run in eight innings with two walks and six strikeouts.


Arizona 6, Washington State 4

In Pullman, Wash., Arizona erased a 4-0 deficit with five in the seventh to win its Pac-10 series against Washington State at Bailey-Brayton Field. Johnny Field had a run-scoring triple to cap the five-run outburst in the top of the seventh and drove in an insurance run with a sacrifice fly in the ninth for the Wildcats (11-10, 32-17). Bryce Ortega went 3 for 4 with two runs and one RBI for Arizona. Taylor Ard had two hits, including a homer, and knocked in two for the Cougars (6-15, 21-24). Bryce Bandilla (4-1, 3.1 IP, 2 H, 1 BB, 4 K) earned the win in relief, while Matt Chaffee (0.2 IP, 1 BB, 1 K) chalked up his sixth save.


Murray State 9, Morehead State 6

In Morehead, Ky., Cody Larson went 3 for 4 with three RBI as Murray State salvaged the finale of its OVC series at Morehead State. The Thoroughbreds (7-12, 17-31) scored two in the fourth and took control with five in the sixth. Zach Noonan had three hits and three runs for Murray State. Taylor Davis went 3 for 5 with two RBI, while Austin Haney homered and drove in two for the Eagles (6-13, 10-36). Luke Shuemaker (4-5, 6.2 IP, 9 H, 5 R, 1 BB, 6 K) picked up the win, while Will Handlin (2.1 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 2 K) registered his first save.


Gonzaga 5, Portland 2

In Portland, Ore., Marco Gonzales tossed his fourth complete game and went 2 for 2 at the plate as Gonzaga completed a three-game sweep of Portland at Joe Etzel Field. Gonzales (9-2) allowed six hits and one unearned run with no walks and seven strikeouts for the Bulldogs (12-3, 29-14-1). Tyler Thompson had a RBI single in a two-run first for the Pilots (6-9, 17-28). Gonzaga was held scoreless for seven innings before erupting for five in the top of the eighth as Tyler Chism (2 for 3) and Billy Moon had consecutive two-run doubles for the Bulldogs.