May 24, 2011
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Around the Bases
Navy rallies past Army
to win Patriot League title
Butler pitches Radford past VMI, Wichita
State nips Evansville
Around the Tournaments
#1 Navy 5, #2 Army 3 (Army eliminated)
Navy wins Patriot League Championship
In Annapolis, Md., Navy erased a 3-0 deficit
against Army to win the deciding game of the Patriot League
Championship Series at Max Bishop Stadium. The Black Knights
(22-26) got RBI singles from Brent Peterson (2 for 3) and Cody
Murtle with two away in the second and a RBI double by Clint
Moore in the third for their 3-0 lead. Alex Azor hit into a
double play with the bases loaded in the bottom of the frame to
put the Midshipmen (33-23-1) on the board. Navy finally took the
lead in the sixth. Nick Driscoll and Andrew Hahn both drove in a
run with a fielder’s choice and the go-ahead run came in on an
error as the Mids stood a 4-3 advantage. Azor added a
run-scoring double in the seventh for Navy. Army put two on in
both the eighth and ninth, but could not score as the Mids held
on for the win. Jeff Bland had two hits and a run for Navy. Ben
Koenigsfeld went 3 for 5 with one run for the Knights. It was
the sixth Patriot League crown for Navy, one more than Army and
#6 Radford 3, #7 VMI 1
#5 Gardner-Webb 14, #8 High Point 4
Lexington, Va., Eddie Butler (right) tossed seven scoreless
innings as Radford eliminated host VMI at Gray-Minor Stadium.
Butler (9-2) surrendered five hits with no walks and seven
strikeouts. Jake Quigg fanned two in the eighth before Abram
Williams (1 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 BB) worked the ninth for his 17th
save. The Highlanders (31-23) scored in the first, fourth and
fifth, while the Keydets (27-24-1) got their run in the top of
the ninth on a homer by Alex Haitsuka (2 for 4). Matt Hilsinger
went 3 for 4 with two runs, while Matt Mack and Jake Taylor both
had two hits for Radford.
the second game, Jake Watts had four hits and Dusty Quattlebaum
drove in four as Gardner-Webb whipped High Point. After the
Panthers (24-32) scored three in the top of the first,
Quattlebaum bashed a two-run homer in the bottom of the frame
for the Runnin’ Bulldogs (31-21-1). Watts had a two-run double
to key a four-run second and five runs in the third pushed the
lead to 11-4. Watts and Jackson both drove in three for the
victors. Ryan Retz had two hits and two RBI for HPU. Emilio
Pagan (4-3, 6 IP, 7 H, 4 R, 4 BB, 4 K) registered the win for
the Bulldogs. (photos by Carlos Morales, Sideline Sports)
#2 Wichita State 2, #7 Evansville 1
#6 Indiana State 5, #3 Illinois State 2
#4 Missouri State 6, #5 Southern Illinois 4
In Omaha, Neb., MVC Pitcher of the Year Charlie
Lowell allowed one run over 6.1 innings as Wichita State edged
Evansville at TD Ameritrade Park. Lowell (10-4) gave up eight hits with one walk and
four strikeouts. Cale Elam (2.2 IP, 2 H, 1 BB, 2 K) earned his
fifth save. The Shockers (37-24) got runs in the first and
fourth, while the Aces (28-24) tallied their run in the top of
the seventh. Preston Springer went 2 for 3 with a double, one
run and one RBI for WSU. Eric Stamets and Jared Baehl both had
three hits for Evansville, which stranded 13. Cody Fick (7-4, 8
IP, 4 H, 2 R, 4 BB) struck out 11 in going the distance for the
In the first game of the day, Colin Rea and two
relievers combined to hold third-seeded Illinois State to two
runs as No. 6 Indiana State advanced. Rea (8-4) allowed two hits
and one run in five innings with six walks and six strikeouts.
Reggie Hochstedler gave up one hit and one run in three innings
with one walk and four strikeouts. Blake Drake got the final
three outs for his eighth save. The Sycamores (27-27) scored two
in the first, one in the fourth and two more in the eighth,
while the Redbirds (35-17) got single runs in the second and
ninth. Robby Ort went 2 for 5 with a triple, two runs and one
RBI for Indiana State. Zach Amrein had two hits and one RBI for
Illinois State. Corey Maines (9-4, 7 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 2 BB)
struck out 12 in a losing effort.
Luke Voit had three hits and two runs as Missouri
State got past Southern Illinois. Aaron Conway (2 for 4, 2 R)
and Tyler Paxson (1 for 3, 2 RBI) both homered for the Bears
(32-21). Bryan Bajer had three hits and one RBI for the Salukis
(22-33). Nick Petree (9-2, 7 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 5 K) came
away with the win, while Pierce Johnson (2 IP, 3 H, 1 UE, 1 BB,
2 K) got his second save.
The final game of the day, #8 Bradley against
top-seeded Creighton, was postponed due to weather. It will be
played Wednesday morning at 9 a.m.
#4 San Diego State 4, #3 UNLV 3
#6 New Mexico 5, #3 BYU 4 (11)
In San Diego, San Diego State scored a pair in
the bottom of the eighth in edging UNLV at Tony Gwynn Stadium.
The Rebels (33-24) scored two in the first and one in the top of
the sixth to take a 3-0 advantage. Cody Smith (3 for 4) had a
two-run homer in the bottom of the sixth as the Aztecs (22-34)
pulled to within one. SDSU scored the tying run in the eighth on
a throwing error and plated the game-winner on a wild pitch.
Evan Potter went 1 for 2 with two runs for the Aztecs. Corey
Black (8 IP, 3 H, 3 UE, 8 BB, 8 K) got the win, while Craig
Rasmussen got a strikeout to end the game and earn his third
save. Tanner Peters (9-4, 8 IP, 8 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 6 K) went
the distance for UNLV.
In the earlier game, Trey Porras had a
run-scoring single to score Jacob Nelson in the top of the 11th
as New Mexico nipped BYU. Nelson also had a pinch-hit homer in
the ninth for the Lobos (17-39), his first dinger of the season.
DJ Peterson went 4 for 5 with a triple and two RBI for UNM.
Stephen Wells had three hits, while Dane Nielsen went 2 for 4
with one run and one RBI for the Cougars (29-26). Gera Sanchez
(2-2, 3 IP, 2 H, 1 UE, 1 BB, 5 K) earned the victory.
#1 Utah Valley 13, Chicago State 3
#4 NYIT 3, #5 NJIT 2
#3 Houston Baptist 6, Texas-Pan American 5
#7 North Dakota 5, #2 Northern Colorado 1
In Grand Forks, N.D., Alex Exon went 3 for 3 with
three runs and three RBI as Utah Valley run-ruled Chicago State
in eight innings in the tourney opener at Kraft Field. The
Wolverines (31-22) scored three in the first, four in the third
and put the game away with four in the bottom of the eighth.
Billy Burgess (2 for 4) also drove in three, while Chris Benson
went 3 for 5 with a homer, three runs and two RBI for UVU.
Jeremy Gendlek (7-3, 8 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 2 K) recorded
the win. Michael Carpen and Jeremy Rataczyk both had two hits
for the Cougars (9-40).
Rob Cafiero had a sacrifice fly in the bottom of
the seventh to snap a 2-2 tie and lead NYIT past NJIT. Cafiero
(2 for 3) homered in the third to knot the score at 2. Effrey
Valdez went 3 for 3 with a run for the Bears (18-30). Jeff
Peterson went 1 for 4 with a double, one run and one RBI for the
Highlanders (19-34). Both pitchers went the distance, as Marcos
Perez (5-4, 9 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 6 BB, 7 K) earned the victory. Mark
Leiter (5-3, 8 IP, 10 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 8 K) took the loss.
Beau Warren had a sacrifice fly in the bottom of
the ninth as Houston Baptist edged UTPA. Warren also had a
two-run homer in the second for the Huskies (19-38). The Broncs
(21-30) had scored twice in the top of the ninth to knot the
score at 5-5. Tanner Kalina drove in a pair, while Asai Adame
went 2 for 4 with a double for HBU. Angel Ibanez went 3 for 4
with a double and three runs, while Mike McCarthy added two hits
and two RBI for UTPA. Stephen Nikonchik (4-4, 2.1 IP, 3 H, 2 R,
1 BB, 1 K) picked up the victory.
In the final game of the day, David Spies and
Cory Baker combined to hold Northern Colorado to one run as
North Dakota pulled the upset on its home field. Spies (3-3)
allowed six hits and one run in 7.2 innings with two walks and
one strikeout. Baker gave up one hit and two walks in 1.1
innings with one punchout to notch his fourth save. Jake Magner
(2 for 3) had a three-run homer in the top of the first for the
Fighting Sioux (11-33). Ryan Gerber added two hits and two RBI
for UND. Adam Hilker went deep in the bottom of the first for
the lone run for the Bears (23-31). Jarod Berggren had three
hits for UNC.
Around the Bases
No. 11 Cal State Fullerton 6, San Diego 4
In Fullerton, Calif., Tyler Pill and Michael
Lorenzen both drove in two as Cal State Fullerton topped San
Diego at Goodwin Field to extend its win streak to five. Jake
Floethe (6-3, 2.2 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 2 K) earned the win in
relief, while Nick Ramirez (1 IP, 1 H, 2 K) registered his 15th
save for the Titans (38-14). Jon Hotta drove in a pair with a
triple in the ninth for the Toreros (22-28).
No. 18 UC Irvine 2, No. 20 UCLA 1
In Irvine, Calif., Sean Madigan knocked in the
game-winner in the bottom of the eighth as UC Irvine edged UCLA
in front of a season-high crowd of 1,442 at Cicerone Field at
Anteater Ballpark. Brian Hernandez fanned two in the ninth for
his 12th save. Andy Lines (5-2, 0.1 IP, 1 H) picked up the win.
Andrew Thurman (4 H, 1 R, 2 BB) struck out nine in seven innings
for the Anteaters (38-14). Cody Regis (2 for 4) homered in the
fourth for the Bruins (31-21).