Feb. 25, 2012

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Mooneyham pitches Stanford past Texas

Holy Cross upsets Texas A&M, App State blanks LSU, OSU tops Georgia Tech


In Stanford, Calif., Brett Mooneyham tossed eight solid innings as No. 3 Stanford clinched a series win over ninth-ranked Texas with a 6-2 victory Saturday afternoon at Sunken Diamond. Mooneyham (2-0) allowed three hits and one run with three walks and seven strikeouts. The Cardinal (6-0) scored two in the second and three in the fifth to take control. Kenny Diekroeger (pictured) went 3 for 3 with two doubles and two RBI, while Austin Wilson was 2 for 3 with a double, a homer and two runs for Stanford, off to its best start since 1998. Jonathan Walsh and Jordan Etier both drove in runs for the Longhorns (2-4). (photos by Zach Sanderson of StanfordPhoto.com)


Holy Cross 7, No. 4 Texas A&M 3 (10)

In College Station, Texas, Chris Sintetos had a RBI single to spark a four-run 10th as Holy Cross upset Texas A&M at Blue Bell Park. It was the first win over a Top 10 team in recent history for the Crusaders (1-1). The Aggies (5-1) scored one in the first before Jordan Enos (2 for 5, 2 R) had a two-run homer in a three-run second for Holy Cross. TAMU added single runs in the fifth and sixth to knot the score at 3. Brandon Wood and Tyler Naquin both had two hits for the Aggies. Mike Ahmed (1-0, 1.2 IP, 1 BB) got the win in relief. TAMU starter Ross Stripling (6 H, 3 R, 3 BB) had 10 strikeouts in 6.2 innings.


Appalachian State 1, No. 8 LSU 0

In Baton Rouge, La., Daniel Kassouf’s solo bomb in the fourth proved to be the deciding factor for Appalachian State against LSU. The one run for the Mountaineers (3-2) was all they needed against the Tigers (5-1) as they rode a three-hit shutout from Ryan Arrowood (1-0, 7 IP, 2 H, BB, 10 K) and Nathan Hyatt (S 2, 2 IP, 3 K). LSU’s Ryan Eades (1-1) took the loss after giving up one run on four hits over 6.1 innings. Tyler Hanover had two of the three hits for the Tigers.


Ohio State 7, No. 10 Georgia Tech 3

In Atlanta, Tim Wetzel and David Corna powered Ohio State past Georgia Tech to even the series at one game apiece. Wetzel (4 for 5, RBI) and Corna (2 for 5, RBI) both hit solo home runs for the Buckeyes (3-2), who jumped out to a 6-1 lead after four. Brian King (2-0, 5 IP, 3 H, 4 BB, 4 K) earned the victory for OSU. Mott Hyde and Zane Evans both went 1 for 3 with an RBI for the Yellow Jackets (5-2).


No. 20 Cal State Fullerton 4, No. 14 TCU 2

In Fullerton, Calif., Jesse Jenner had a pinch-hit RBI dunker in his first collegiate at-bat in the bottom of the eighth to snap a 2-2 tie as Cal State Fullerton evened its series with TCU at Goodwin Field. Michael Lorenzen drove in an insurance run later in the frame and worked out of a ninth-inning jam to earn his second save. The Horned Frogs (2-3) used two walks and a single to load the bases to start the ninth, but Lorenzen got a strikeout and a double play to end the threat and the game. Koby Gauna (2-0, 3 IP, 3 H, 1 UE, 1 BB, 2 K) earned the win in relief. Richie Pedroza went 2 for 3 with one run and one RBI for the Titans (2-3). Kyle Von Tungeln had three hits and Derek Odell homered for TCU.


Oregon 7, No. 19 Vanderbilt 2

In Nashville, Tenn., Jake Reed pitched six solid innings to lead Oregon to a series win over Vanderbilt at Hawkins Field. Reed (1-0) allowed three hits and two runs with three walks and five strikeouts. Tommy Thorpe pitched a scoreless seventh before Joey Housey allowed one hit over the final two shutout innings with two strikeouts for the Ducks (6-1). After the Commodores (1-5) got a run in the bottom of the first, Oregon responded with a four-run fourth. The Ducks scored three without benefit of a hit before Scott Heineman’s single plated the fourth run. UO added single runs in the fifth, seventh and eighth. Tony Kemp went 1 for 2 with a walk and scored both runs for Vanderbilt.


No. 1 Florida 5, William and Mary 1

In Gainesville, Fla., Preston Tucker homered and became the program’s career RBI leader as Florida defeated William and Mary at McKethan Stadium. Tucker (2 for 4) went deep in the third, passing Brad Wilkerson with 215 career RBI. Casey Turgeon (2 for 3) added a two-run homer in a three-run sixth for the Gators (6-1). Brian Johnson (1-0, 6.1 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 2 BB, 2 K) earned the victory. Ryan Lindemuth had two hits and Tadd Bower homered for the Tribe (2-4).


No. 2 South Carolina 3, Elon 2

In Columbia, S.C., three pitchers combined for 16 strikeouts as South Carolina topped Elon for the second straight day at Carolina Stadium. Matt Price (1-0) allowed one hit and one walk in five scoreless innings with eight strikeouts, matching his career high. Tyler Webb (1 H, 2 UE) fanned a career-best seven in 3.2 innings. Forrest Koumas allowed a hit before striking out the final batter of the game in recording his second save. Christian Walker and Grayson Greiner drove in runs in the third as the Gamecocks (5-0) led 2-0. Adam Matthews reached on an error and scored in the fifth as South Carolina built a 3-0 lead. Alex Swim and Garrett Koster had RBI singles in the top of the ninth for the Phoenix, but Elon stranded a pair in the final frame. Tanner English had two hits and one RBI for the Gamecocks.


No. 5 Arkansas 4, Valparaiso 3

In Fayetteville, Ark., Arkansas bounced back from an early 3-0 deficit to nip Valparaiso and clinch the series victory. Chris Manning, Elliott Martin and John Loeffler each drove in a run in a three-run first for the Crusaders (2-3). The Razorbacks (7-0) got single runs in the third and fifth before taking the lead with two in the sixth. Bo Bigham went 2 for 4 with one RBI, while Jacob Morris went 1 for 2 with two runs and one RBI for Arkansas. Ryne Stanek (2-0, 6 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 4 K) got the win, while Barrett Astin tossed two scoreless innings with one hit and one strikeout for his first save. Tanner Vavra went 3 for 4 with a run for Valpo.


No. 6 Rice 2, Dallas Baptist 0

In Houston, Matthew Reckling struck out 11 in 8.1 innings, both career highs, as Rice edged Dallas Baptist. Reckling (1-0) allowed two hits and walked three. J.T. Chargois got the final two outs for his third save and second in the series. Michael Fuda (3 for 4, 2 2B) had a RBI double in the bottom of the first and Michael Ratterree homered in the fourth for the Owls (7-0). Austin Elkins and R.J. Talamantes both had hits for the Patriots (3-3).


No. 7 North Carolina 14, Wright State 0

In Chapel Hill, N.C., Colin Moran hit for the cycle to lead North Carolina past Wright State at Boshamer Stadium. Moran went 5 for 6 with three runs and six RBI. He singled in the first, doubled in the third, tripled in the sixth and belted a three-run homer in the seventh. The Tar Heels (4-1) scored in seven of their eight at-bats, including three in both the seventh and eighth. Tommy Coyle went 2 for 4 with two runs and four RBI for UNC. Chris Munnelly (1-0, 3 H, 3 BB, 3 K) picked up the win. Jake Hibberd had two hits and a walk for the Raiders (1-4).


No. 11 Florida State 3, FIU 1

In Tallahassee, Fla., James Ramsey drove in all three of Florida State’s runs to lift the Seminoles past FIU. Ramsey delivered a two-run single in the bottom of the second and added a solo home run in the seventh. Starter Mike Compton earned his second win for the Seminoles (5-1), going six scoreless innings allowing only two hits and two walks. Iosmel Leon provided the only scoring for the Golden Panthers (1-4), hitting a solo home run in the eighth.


No. 12 Miami (Fla.) 11, Albany 1

In Coral Gables, Fla., Eric Whaley (1-0) gave up no earned runs over six innings while striking out six as Miami mauled Albany. The Hurricanes (6-0) needed only eight hits combined with nine walks by the Great Danes (0-2) to score 11 runs in their win. Starter Sean Lucas (0-1) took the loss after giving up five runs on three hits and seven walks. Hurricane catcher Peter O’Brien had a big day at the plate, going 2 for 4 with two doubles, two runs and three RBI.


No. 13 Georgia 2, Winthrop 1

In Athens, Ga., Peter Verdin’s RBI single in the bottom of the eighth snapped a 1-1 tie and lifted Georgia past Winthrop at Foley Field. The Eagles (0-6) got a run-scoring single by Tyler Donovan (2 for 3) in the top of the fifth before Nelson Ward’s RBI double in the bottom of the frame for the Bulldogs (6-0) tied it at 1. Bryan Benzor (2-0, 2 IP, 1 K) earned the win in relief of Michael Palazzone (7 IP 3 H, 1 R, 2 BB, 4 K). Eric Ruth (3 H, 1 R, 1 BB) struck out six in seven innings for Winthrop.


No. 15 Arizona 15-3, Auburn 4-8

In Tucson, Ariz., Konner Wade (1-0) racked up 10 strikeouts in 6.2 innings in the opener as Arizona spilt a doubleheader with Auburn at Hi Corbett Field. The Wildcats (5-1) cranked out a season-high 17 hits on offense in Game 1 as Joey Rickard (3 for 5, 2 R) and Alex Mejia (3 for 5, HR, 3 R, 3 RBI) combined for six hits and five runs. Auburn (3-5) scored in three different innings, but it wasn’t enough to match Arizona’s firepower. Auburn starter Slade Smith (0-2) suffered the loss after giving up seven runs in 2.2 innings. In the finale, Auburn starter Daniel Koger (1-0) was able to shutout Arizona (5-2) over six innings as he only surrendered two hits. Auburn (4-4) got off to a quick start, scoring four runs in first two innings. The first two runs came on a balk and an RBI single from Garrett Cooper (2 for 5, RBI). In the second, the Tigers added two more on singles by Blake Austin (3 for 5, 2 RBI) and Ryan Tella (2 for 4, RBI). Arizona starter James Farris (1-1) took the loss after giving up five runs on seven hits in 3.1 innings.


No. 16 Clemson 9, Maine 5

In Clemson, S.C., Spencer Kieboom and Phil Pohl lifted Clemson past visiting Maine. Kieboom’s three-run homer in the bottom of the fifth put the Tigers (3-2) ahead 7-4. The Black Bears (1-1) jumped out to a 4-0 lead after scoring four in the top of the third off Clemson starter Dominic Leone. However, Leone (1-0, 5 IP, 6 H, 4 ER, 6 K) regained form and earned the victory. Pohl’s home run in the bottom of the sixth made it 9-4 and put the game out of reach. Center fielder Colin Gay was 3 for 4 with one run and 2 RBI for the Maine.


No. 17 Oklahoma 10, Hartford 5

In Norman, Okla., Jordan John came out of the bullpen to shut down visiting Hartford and help Oklahoma rally back for the victory. John (2-1, 6 IP, 4 H, 1 UE, 4 K) entered the game in the third with the Sooners (3-2) trailing 4-2. Oklahoma scored three in the bottom of the fifth thanks to a two-run triple by Caleb Bushyhead and RBI single from Garrett Carey.  Hunter Lockwood also joined in on the offensive with Bushyhead (3 for 4, BB, 3 R, 3 RBI) and Carey (2 for 3, 2 RBI) as he had two hits, a solo homer and an RBI double. Simon Kudernatsch was 3 for 4 with 4 RBI for the Hawks (0-2).


San Diego 13, No. 18 Oregon State 2

In San Diego, Kris Bryant went 3 for 5 with a double and three RBI as San Diego thumped Oregon State at Cunningham Stadium. The Toreros (4-2) scored three in the first, three in the fourth and four in the eighth. Dillon Haupt (3 for 5, 3 R, 2 RBI) homered for USD. Michael Conforto and Jake Rodriguez both had three hits for the Beavers (4-3). Dylan Covey (1-1, 6.1 IP, 7 H, 2 R, 5 BB, 2 K) earned the victory.


UC Riverside 3, Arizona State 1

In Tempe, Ariz., Joie Dunyon of UC Riverside was able to pick up his first save of the year as he closed the door on Arizona State’s comeback with runners in scoring position. The Sun Devils (4-1) were unable to get any runs across in the ninth with only one out as the Highlanders (3-3) picked up the win in the second game of the series. UCR scored first in the third when Eddie Young ripped an RBI single down the right field line and Clayton Prestridge (2 for 3, BB) followed that up with another RBI single. That was all UCR would need as starter Eddie Orozco (1-1) gave up just one run over six innings of four-hit baseball. ASU’s Darin Gillies (1-1) was given the loss after giving up two runs on three hits in 2.1 innings. Deven Marrero had two hits and Joey DeMichele homered for the Sun Devils.


Georgia Southern 7-7, Radford 6-6 (Game 2 – 11 innings)

In Statesboro, Ga., Georgia Southern got a pair of walk-off wins, but may have suffered a devastating loss against Radford. All-American Victor Roache reportedly suffered a broken bone in his wrist in the nightcap diving for a ball in right field. Roache (3 for 4, 2 RBI) drove in the first of three in the bottom of the ninth in the opener for the Eagles (5-1). The Highlanders (1-5) scored two in the eighth and three in the ninth to take a 6-4 lead before the GSU rally. Scooter Williams had two hits and two runs, while Chase Griffin homered for the Eagles. Matt Hillsinger and Matt Mack both had three hits, including a double, for Radford. In the nightcap, GSU scored in the seventh and eighth to tie it and won it in the bottom of the 11th on a bases-loaded walk to Griffin. Eric Phillips had three hits and two RBI for the Eagles. Hillsinger, Hunter Higgerson and Daniel Wright each had three hits for the Highlanders.


UCLA 9, Baylor 3

In Los Angeles, Beau Amaral went 3 for 5 with a double, two runs and two RBI as UCLA leveled its series with Baylor. The Bruins (3-3) scored three in the first and broke a 3-3 deadlock with five in the sixth. Jeff Gelalich (2 for 3, HR, 2 RBI) and Cody Keefer both drove in two for UCLA. Nathan Orf went 2 for 5 with two RBI for the Bears (6-1). David Berg (1-0, 1.1 IP, 1 H, 1 BB) earned the win in relief.


Bethune-Cookman 7, USF 3

In Tampa, Fla., Gabriel Hernandez struck out six in six innings as Bethune-Cookman evened its series at USF. Hernandez (1-1) allowed two hits, two walks and two runs. The Wildcats (3-3) scored three in the seventh to extend a 3-2 lead. Jordan Taylor went 2 for 5 with two RBI for B-CU. Andrew Longley doubled and drove in one for the Bulls (4-2).


Southern Miss 2, Troy 1

In Hattiesburg, Miss., Jake Drehoff and James McMahon combined on the five-hitter as Southern Miss evened its series with Troy in front of 3,539 fans at Pete Taylor Park. Drehoff (2-0) allowed four hits and one run in six innings with three walks and one strikeout. McMahon worked three scoreless innings with one hit, one walk and three strikeouts to record his second save. The Golden Eagles (3-3) scored single runs in the first and third. Josh McDorman (1 for 4) scored in the seventh for the Trojans (3-2). Jimmy Hodgskin (0-1, 7 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 4 K) took the loss.


Texas State 6, Houston 1

In Houston, Travis Ballew allowed one unearned run in 5.1 innings as Texas State evened its series with Houston at Cougar Field. Ballew (2-0) allowed seven hits and four walks while fanning four. Hunter Lemke worked 2.2 shutout innings with two hits, one walk and one strikeout before Dylan Adamek worked around one hit and one walk in the ninth with three strikeouts. Casey Kalenkosky homered for the second straight game, while Jeff McVaney had two doubles and two runs for the Bobcats (3-3). Tyler Sibley went 3 for 4 for Texas State. Jacob Lueneburg had three hits and Landon Appling went 2 for 5 for the Cougars (4-2).


UAB 1, Ball State 0 (12)

In Birmingham, Ala., Ben Bullard and Ryan Nance combined on the four-hit shutout in 12 innings as UAB edged Ball State for the second straight day. Bullard fanned nine in seven innings with two hits and one walk. Nance (1-0) surrendered two hits and two free passes with four strikeouts in five innings. Patrick Palmeiro delivered a RBI triple in the bottom of the 12th for the Blazers (4-2). T.J. Weir had two hits and a walk for the Cardinals (1-3). BSU starter Nestor Bautista allowed two hits and one walk in seven innings with seven strikeouts.


North Dakota State 11-18, Northern Colorado 2-4

In Greeley, Colo., Nick Anderson homered in both games as North Dakota State swept a doubleheader at Northern Colorado. Anderson went 5 for 9 with four runs and seven RBI. He had a grand slam in an eight-run second in the opener. Nick Colwell went 8 for 11 with four runs and four RBI while tying a program record with five hits in the nightcap for the Bison (4-2). Luke Anderson (2-0, 7 IP, 9 H, 2 R, 1 K) earned the complete-game victory in the opener. Dylan Banach and Adam Hilker both had three hits on the day for the Bears (0-3).


Wake Forest 7, Cincinnati 0

In Winston-Salem, N.C., Tim Cooney struck out 10 in seven innings as Wake Forest blanked Cincinnati. Cooney (1-1) gave up three hits and walked three. Nate Jones fanned two over the final two hitless innings for the Demon Deacons (3-4). Brett Armour (2 for 4, 2 R) had a two-run double to spark a four-run second for WFU. Pat Blair went 4 for 5 with a double, one run and two RBI for the Demon Deacons. Nic Spence went 1 for 2 with a walk for the Bearcats (0-5).


Maryland 3, Western Carolina 0

In Greenville, N.C., Brady Kirkpatrick and Jimmy Reed combined on a four-hit shutout as Maryland blanked Western Carolina in the opener of the Keith LeClair Classic. Kirkpatrick (1-0) allowed four hits and two walks in 7.1 innings with five strikeouts. Reed retired the five batters he faced for his second save. The Terps (3-1) scored two unearned runs in the second and added a run in the top of the ninth. Kyle Convissar went 1 for 4 and scored twice. Tyler While had two hits for the Catamounts (4-1). Jordan Smith (0-1, 7 IP, 3 H, 2 UE, 3 BB, 3 K) was saddled with the loss.


Virginia 7, Monmouth 1

In Charlottesville, Va., Scott Silverstein struck out eight in seven innings as Virginia defeated Monmouth at Davenport Field. Silverstein (1-0) allowed three hits, two walks and one run. Chris Taylor had a RBI triple and scored in a three-run third, and Reed Gragnani added a three-run double in the sixth for the Cavaliers (4-1-1). Branden Cogswell had two hits and two runs for UVa. Owen Stewart had a run-scoring double in the fourth for the Hawks (3-2).