Feb. 27, 2012

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Camporeale has grand slam, seven RBI for Washington

Texas Tech tops Northern Illinois, Washington State sweeps Nebraska-Omaha


In Northridge, Calif., Michael Camporeale had a grand slam and seven RBI as Washington whipped Cal State Northridge 18-6 Monday at Matador Field. The game was called after seven innings due to a travel curfew for the Huskies (5-3). UW scored multiple runs in six of the seven innings. Camporeale (3 for 5) had one of three dingers for the Huskies. Jacob Lamb (2 for 4, 2 R) and Ryan Wiggins (2 for 4, 2 R) both had two-run homers for the visitors. Branden Berry had three hits, including two doubles, for UW. Brett Balkan had a two-run single in a three-run fifth for the Matadors (5-3). Zach Wright (2-0, 2 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 2 BB, 1 K) earned the win in relief.


Texas Tech 3, Northern Illinois 2

In Lubbock, Texas, Tim Proudfoot ripped a RBI triple in the bottom of the ninth to lift Texas Tech past Northern Illinois in the final game of the Brooks Wallace Memorial Classic at Dan Law Field at Rip Griffin Park. Brennan Moore had a one-out single in the ninth and scored the game-winner on the three-bagger by Proudfoot (2 for 4). Four hurlers for the Red Raiders (8-1) combined on a no-hitter through eight. The Huskies (0-7) erupted for three hits and two runs in the top of the ninth to knot the score at 2. Texas Tech scored single runs in the third and eighth before the ninth-inning heroics. Matt Eureste and Brennan Moore both had two hits for the Red Raiders. Jamison Wells and Troy White both doubled for NIU.


Washington State 7-5, Nebraska-Omaha 1-3

In Pullman, Wash., Adam Nelubowich belted a three-run homer in the nightcap as Washington State took two from Nebraska-Omaha. In the opener, the completion of Sunday’s suspended contest, Nate Blackham (2 for 3) had a two-run single in the second to give the Cougars (5-2) a 3-0 advantage. Derek Jones had three hits and three RBI for WSU. Kyle Swannack (1-0, 5 IP, 4 H, 1 BB, 6 K) recorded the victory. Tyler Splichal went 2 for 4 with a run for the Mavericks (1-7). In Game 2, Nelubowich’s bomb broke a scoreless tie in the fourth. Taylor Ard finished with three hits for the Cougars. Beau Suponchick went 3 for 4 with a run for Nebraska-Omaha. Spencer Jackson (1-1) allowed one hit and struck out three in the seventh to earn the win. Anthony Drobnick fanned one in a hitless ninth for his first save.