March 8, 2012

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Around the Bases
Fresno State edges San Francisco

UC Irvine beats BYU, Santa Clara tops Utah, SJSU downs Lehigh


In Fresno, Calif., Justin Haley struck out nine in seven innings, both career highs, as Fresno State nipped San Francisco 2-1 Thursday. Haley allowed three hits, two walks and one unearned run. Thomas Harlan (2-2) fanned two in a hitless eighth to earn the win. Taylor Garrison worked around two hits in the ninth to notch his second save. Ted LeMasters doubled and scored in the top of the fourth for the Dons (7-7). Austin Wynns of the Bulldogs (6-7) doubled and scored on an error in the sixth to tie it at 1. Aaron Judge (right) walked and scored on a wild pitch in the eighth to give Fresno State the lead. Justin Charles went 2 for 2 for the Bulldogs.


UC Irvine 3, BYU 1

In Irvine, Calif., Scott Gottchling had a three-run double in the bottom of the first as UC Irvine got past BYU. Kyle Hooper (3-0, 6 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 7 K) earned the win, while Jimmy Litchfield recorded the final out for his first save. Christian Ramirez went 2 for 3 with a double and a run for the Anteaters (7-5). Wes Guenther went 2 for 4 for the Cougars (4-5).


Santa Clara 4, Utah 1

In Santa Clara, Calif., Tommy Nance allowed one run in eight innings as Santa Clara topped Utah on the first day of the third annual Jack Gifford Memorial Tournament. Nance (3-0) allowed seven hits and two walks with seven strikeouts. Paul Twining fanned two in a scoreless ninth for his fourth save. Peter Summerville went 3 for 4 with a triple, one run and one RBI for the Broncos (11-3). James Brooks had three hits, including a homer, for the Utes (2-10).


San Jose State 8, Lehigh 4

In San Jose, Calif., Nick Schulz homered twice as San Jose State doubled Lehigh in the opening game of the third annual Jack Gifford Memorial Tournament. Schulz had a solo shot in the third and added a three-run dinger in the fifth as the Spartans (5-8) built a 5-0 lead. Andre Mercurio scored twice, while Cabel Natov went 2 for 4 with a double and one RBI for SJSU. Johnny Melero (1-3, 7 H, 4 R, 2 ER) struck out seven in eight innings to earn the victory. Alex Jacquez homered and drove in two, while Chad Warga went 3 for 4 for the Mountain Hawks (2-7).


Wofford 5, Presbyterian 4

In Greenville, S.C., Taylor Rozier had a two-run single in a five-run third as Wofford edged Presbyterian. Brandon Yarusi (2-0, 7 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 3 BB, 7 K) picked up the win, while Eric Eck (1.2 IP, 1 H, 2 K) earned his third save. Kenny Bryant had a two-run homer in the eighth for the Blue Hose (5-10).


Western Michigan 11, Penn 4

In Winter Haven, Fla., Casey Webber recorded his second career complete game as Western Michigan downed Penn. Webber (2-1) allowed seven hits and four unearned runs with no walks and six strikeouts. Jared Kujawa (2 for 4), Ryan McMillin (1 for 4) and Patrick Duncan (1 for 4) each had two runs and two RBI for the Broncos (5-7). Greg Zebrack (2 for 3) had a two-run homer for the Quakers (2-4).


Yale 11, Bowling Green 9

In Winter Haven, Fla., Josh Scharff went 2 for 5 with a double, two runs and three RBI as Yale outscored Bowling Green. The Bulldogs (2-4) built an 11-0 lead and held off the Falcons (3-9). Kevin Fortunato (3 for 4, 2B), Charlie Neil (2 for 3, 3B) and David Toups (1 for 3) each drove in two for Yale. O’Hare (1-1, 5 H, 2 BB) pitched six scoreless innings with six strikeouts to earn the victory. Fortunato got the final out with a strikeout to record his second save. Brandon Howard went 4 for 6 with two RBI for BGSU.


Pittsburgh 6, Xavier 5

In Port Charlotte, Fla., Matt Iannazzo tied a program record with his 24th career victory as Pittsburgh edged Xavier. Iannazzo (3-0) allowed eight hits and three runs (two earned) with six strikeouts. Tanner Wilt (1.2 IP, 1 H, 2 K) earned his third save. Casey Roche had two hits, including a double, and two RBI, while Elvin Soto homered for the Panthers (6-5). Brian Bruening went 2 for 4 with three RBI for the Musketeers (4-9).


Miami (Ohio) 8, Sacred Heart 2

In Port Charlotte, Fla., Mac Thoreson went the distance with six strikeouts as Miami downed Sacred Heart. Thoreson (1-2) allowed six hits and one earned run with one walk. John Crummy went 2 for 3 with three RBI, while Jacob Wolf doubled and drove in two for the RedHawks (5-7). Hunter Phillips and Derick Horn both had one hit and one RBI for the Pioneers (1-7).


UIC 5, Northwestern 2

In Chicago, Nick Addison and Joe Betcher both had two hits as UIC won its home opener against Northwestern. Addison scored once, while Betcher had a RBI double for the Flames (3-8). Joey Begel (1-3, 7.1 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 3 BB, 3 K) earned the win, while Collin Weyer (1.2 IP, 1 H, 3 K) registered his first save. Paul Snieder went 3 for 4 with a home run for the Wildcats (3-8).


(photo by Keith Kountz)