May 18, 2011

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Around the Bases
Lyne and Cole combine on shutout for Furman at Elon

Fullerton tops LMU, Bethune-Cookman beats FAMU in MEAC tourney


In Elon, N.C., Bobby Lyne and Dylan Cole (left) combined on the shutout as Furman blanked first-place Elon 3-0 Wednesday in the Southern Conference series opener at Latham Park. Lyne (3-4) allowed two hits and one walk in eight innings with three strikeouts. Cole struck out the side in the ninth for his 10th save. The Paladins (13-14, 23-29) scored two in the first and one in the seventh. Aaron Thompkins went 2 for 4, while Will Miller and Alex Abrams both drove in a run for Furman. Garrett Koster had both hits for the Phoenix (21-7, 34-19).


No. 10 Cal State Fullerton 8, Loyola Marymount 1

In Fullerton, Calif., Tyler Pill went 3 for 3 with one run and one RBI as Cal State Fullerton topped Loyola Marymount at Goodwin Field. Pill also pitched an inning of scoreless relief. The Titans (37-14) scored in each of the first six innings. Richy Pedroza went 1 for 2 with three runs for Fullerton. Joe Vierra had two hits for the Lions (26-22). Jake Floethe (5-3, 3 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 3 K) was the starter and winner for the Titans.


California 8, UC Davis 3

In Davis, Calif., Marcus Semien went 3 for 4 with a triple, two runs and two RBI as California defeated UC Davis at Dobbins Stadium. Chadd Krist had two hits and two RBI, while Devon Rodriguez went 3 for 5 with one run and one RBI for the Golden Bears (29-16). Justin Jones (7-4, 4 IP, 1 H, 1 BB, 5 K) earned the win in relief. Justin Andrade walked twice and scored a pair for the Aggies (16-31).


Long Beach State 4, Pepperdine 3

In Long Beach, Calif., Jeff Yamaguchi had a two-run single to cap a four-run sixth as Long Beach State edged Pepperdine at Blair Field. The Dirtbags (25-25) trailed 2-0 before taking the lead in the sixth. Matt Duffy went 3 for 4 with one run and one RBI for LBSU. Nate Underwood (3-0, 1.1 IP, 1 K) earned the win in relief, while Branden Pinder got the final four outs, including two by strikeout, to notch his second save. Joe Sever, Trent Diedrich and Nate Johnson each had two hits and one RBI for the Waves (20-28).


Oregon 9, Gonzaga 0

In Eugene, Ore., Alex Keudell and Scott McGough combined on the shutout as Oregon thumped Gonzaga in front of 1,563 fans at PK Park. Keudell (6-3) scattered six hits over 7.1 innings with one walk and four strikeouts. McGough allowed one hit and one walk over the final 1.2 innings with two punchouts to preserve the shutout. The Ducks (28-24-1) scored two in the first and two in the third to take control. Aaron Jones went 3 for 5 with one run and two RBI, while Ryon Healy went 2 for 4 with a double, two runs and two RBI for Oregon. Billy Moon and Eric Lane both had two hits for the Bulldogs (29-16-1).


Akron 9, Youngstown State 2

In Niles, Ohio, Sam Watkins had a three-run homer in a six-run ninth as Akron got past Youngstown State at Eastwood Field. Matt Corpora went 2 for 4 with two runs and one RBI, while Kurt Gamby homered and scored twice for the Zips (15-35). Jon Pusateri (3-3, 5 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 3 BB, 3 K) was the starter and victor for Akron, while Kevin Zumazec notched his first save. Dan Hurlimann went 2 for 2 with one RBI for the Penguins (12-36).


Lewis-Clark State 7, Seattle 3

In Bellevue, Wash., Kevin Lovelace had two hits and two RBI as Lewis-Clark State defeated Seattle at Bannerwood Park. The Warriors (37-15) scored three in the top of the first and never trailed. Josh Kalalau had a two-run homer in the eighth for the Redhawks (20-27-1).


Around the Tournaments



#1 Bethune-Cookman 18, #6 Florida A&M 5

#2 Delaware State 5, #5 Maryland-Eastern Shore 0

#4 Norfolk State 14, #3 North Carolina A&T 4


In Daytona Beach, Fla., Peter O’Brien (right) and Ryan Durrence both homered and drove in five as Bethune-Cookman thumped Florida A&M in seven innings at Jackie Robinson Park. O’Brien (3 for 5, 3 R) also doubled, while Durrence had four hits and three runs. Alejandro Sanchez went 3 for 4 with four runs for the Wildcats (33-22). Tobi Adevemi (2 for 4, 3 RBI) went deep for the Rattlers (17-38). Gabriel Hernandez (7-0, 5 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 1 ER, 6 BB, 6 K) was the starter and winner.


In the day’s first game, Jordan Elliot (6-5) tossed the complete-game shutout with seven hits, no walks and 12 strikeouts as Delaware State blanked Maryland-Eastern Shore. Aaron Nardone had two hits and two RBI for the Hornets (25-27). Tre-von Johnwon went 3 for 4 for the Hawks (8-40).


In the finale of Day 1, Chris Joyce went 3 for 5 with two doubles and four RBI as Norfolk State drubbed North Carolina A&T. The Spartans (22-27) scored in three of the first four innings in building an 8-0 lead. John Rasberry went 3 for 5 with four runs and two RBI, while Chris Warren added two sacrifice flies and drove in three for NSU. Stefan Jornad had a double and knocked in three for the Aggies (20-33).



W1 Southern 10, E4 Alabama State 3

E1 Alcorn State 6, W4 Texas Southern 5

E2 Jackson State 6, W3 Prairie View A&M 3

W2 Grambling State 4, E3 Mississippi Valley State 0


In Shreveport, La., Belfred Pryer pitched a complete game with one earned run as Southern defeated Alabama State in the finale of Day 1 at Fair Grounds Field. Pryer allowed eight hits and four walks while striking out six. Taylor Roy had two hits and two RBI for the Jaguars (27-20). Jordan Mims and Ronald James both had two hits and one RBI for the Hornets (14-28).


Steve Easter went the distance as Alcorn State nipped Texas Southern. Easter scattered 11 hits and three walks while fanning five. The Braves (23-27) scored four in the fifth to take the lead for good. Angel Rosa and Eduardo Gonzalez both had two hits, one run and one RBI for Alcorn State. Ray Hernandez drove in a pair for Tigers (23-28).


Quintavious Drains pitched a complete game for Jackson State in its victory over Prairie View A&M. Drains allowed nine hits with no walks and four strikeouts. The Tigers (26-24) scored four in the bottom of the seventh to grab the lead for good. Malcolm Tate had two hits and two RBI for JSU. Giovanni Angel went 2 for 4 with one RBI for the Panthers (24-20).


In the day’s first game, Richard Bautista pitched a six-hit shutout as Grambling State got past Mississippi Valley State. Bautista walked three and struck out two. The Tigers (23-24) scored all their runs in the bottom of the seventh, as Chris Wolfe went 1 for 4 with one run and one RBI. Jerry Hildreth had two hits for the Delta Devils (18-35).


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