April 4, 2012

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Hicks doubles twice as UCF wins at Miami (Fla.)

FGCU downs Florida State, UNC defeats Elon, Utah Valley edges Arizona


In Coral Gables, Fla., D.J. Hicks (left) had two doubles, two runs and one RBI as No. 14 UCF defeated No. 13 Miami (Fla.) 4-1 Wednesday in front of 2,142 fans at Mark Light Stadium. The Knights (24-6) scored single runs in the third and fourth before putting up a pair in the eighth. Ronnie Richardson homered and scored twice for UCF. Eric Skoglund (4-1, 2 IP, 2 H, 1 BB, 1 K) got the win, while Joe Rogers fanned one in a hitless ninth for his seventh save. Peter O’Brien and Michael Broad both had two hits for the Hurricanes (21-8).


FGCU 5, No. 2 Florida State 1

In Tallahassee, Fla., Sean Dwyer had a RBI double and scored in a two-run first as FGCU upset Florida State in front of 4,090 fans at Dick Howser Stadium. Jayce Boyd had a run-scoring double in the sixth for the Seminoles (22-5) before the Eagles (11-18) scored three in the top of the seventh. Michael Suchy and Brandon Bednar both had two hits and one run for FGCU. Harrison Cooney (1-2, 4 IP, 1 H, 2 BB, 3 K) earned the win, while Jason Forjet (2 IP, 1 BB) registered his first save.


No. 3 North Carolina 11, Elon 3

In Chapel Hill, N.C., Tommy Coyle had two hits and drove in three as North Carolina took care of Elon in a rain-shortened seven-inning affair in front of 1,323 fans at Boshamer Stadium. The Tar Heels (23-6) had only six hits, but took advantage of 12 walks and two errors by the Phoenix (18-12). UNC scored in each of the first four innings, including four in the third and fourth. Shell McCain (1 for 2, 2 R) also knocked in three, while Michael Russell had two hits and two runs for the Heels. Eric Serra doubled and scored for Elon.


Utah Valley 5, No. 7 Arizona 4

In Orem, Utah, Jeremy Gendlek pitched seven solid innings as Utah Valley edged Arizona in front of 2,014 fans at Brent Brown Ballpark. Gendlek (4-3) allowed four hits and two runs with one walk and one strikeout. He carried a no-hitter into the sixth and set down 11 in a row through one stretch. Josh Swenson walked one and fanned two in the ninth to record his third save. Goose Kallunki (2 for 4, 2 RBI) homered in the second for the Wolverines (13-11). Sean Moysh went 2 for 4 with two RBI for UVU. Robert Refsnyder had a three-run homer in the eighth for the Wildcats (21-8).


No. 4 Kentucky 19, Dayton 6

In Lexington, Ky., Luke Maile had two of his team’s six home runs as Kentucky powered past Dayton to tie a school record with 20 straight home victories. Maile finished with three hits and four RBI. The Wildcats (28-2) scored in each of their eight at-bats, including six in the second and five in the fifth. Zac Zellers (3 for 3, 2 R) had a grand slam, while Thomas McCarthy (3 for 5, 3 R, 3 RBI), J.T. Riddle (2 for 5, 2 R, 2 RBI) and Matt Reida (3 for 5, 2 R) also went deep for UK. Sam Mahar (2-1, 4.1 IP, 4 H, 1 UE, 1 BB, 5 K) earned the win in relief. Brian Blasik went 3 for 5 with two runs for the Flyers (12-18).


No. 12 South Carolina 7, College of Charleston 0

In Charleston, S.C., Adam Westmoreland and two relievers combined on a four-hit shutout as South Carolina blanked College of Charleston in front of 1,767 fans at Patriots Point. Westmoreland (2-0) allowed two hits and one walk in 5.1 innings with three strikeouts to earn the victory. Tyler Webb (2.2 IP, 2 H, 1 BB, 3 K) and Nolan Belcher (1 IP, 2 K) completed the shutout. Joey Pankake went 3 for 5 with two doubles, a homer and three runs, while L.B. Dantzler drove in a pair for the Gamecocks (21-8). Brandon Murray had a double for the Cougars (21-9).


No. 19 NC State 16, Old Dominion 6

In Norfolk, Va., Danny Canela and Ryan Mathews both homered as NC State powered past Old Dominion at the Bud Metheny Complex. Canela (2 for 3, 2B, 3 R) had a three-run homer in the top of the first and Mathews (2 for 5, 4 RBI) added a three-run shot in a six-run third. Dillon Frye (1-0, 4.2 IP, 1 H, 4 K) picked up the win in relief. Joey Burney and D.J. Engler both drove in a pair for the Monarchs (10-19).


Western Carolina 13, Clemson 8

In Clemson, S.C., Tyler White went 4 for 6 with a double, three runs and two RBI as Western Carolina outscored Clemson in front of 3,437 fans at Doug Kingsmore Stadium. The Catamounts (21-9) erased an 8-5 deficit with four in the sixth and four in the seventh. Adam Martin (3 for 6, 2 R) and Aaron Attaway (2 for 6) both drove in three for WCU. Andrew Blackwell (1-0, 1.2 IP, 3 H, 1 BB) recorded the win. Thomas Brittle went 2 for 4 with a triple, two runs and three RBI for the Tigers (15-14).


Monmouth 7, Lafayette 2

In West Long Branch, N.J., Jamie Rosenkranz went 4 for 5 with a double, two runs and two RBI as Monmouth defeated Lafayette to give head coach Dean Ehehalt his 500th win with the Hawks. Tim Bickford drove in two, while Josh Boyd and Tom Augustyniak both went 1 for 2 with two runs for Monmouth (14-12). Jonathan Shippee (2-0, 6.1 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 1 BB, 3 K) registered the win, while Neil Harm retired the final eight batters for his second save. Andrew Santomauro and Brian Davila both had two hits and a run for the Leopards (8-19-1).


Dartmouth 12, Saint Anselm 4

In Hanover, N.H., Jake Carlson became the first known player in Dartmouth history to hit for the cycle in a win over Saint Anselm. Hitting ninth for the Big Green (5-13), Carlson doubled in the fourth, homered in the fifth, hit a two-run triple in the sixth and finished with an infield single in the eighth. Carlson finished with three runs and four RBI. Ennis Coble went 4 for 4 with a double, one run and one RBI for Dartmouth. Louis Concato (1-1, 5 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 1 K) got the win. Robert Kelly had two hits and one RBI, while Tito Lluberes added two hits and two runs for the Hawks (11-15-1).


Indiana 6, Ball State 5 (15)

In Bloomington, Ind., Justin Cureton had a game-winning single in the bottom of the 15th as Indiana outlasted Ball State at Sembower Field. Michael Basil went 4 for 7 with a double and one run for the Hoosiers (13-16). Walker Stadler (1-0, 2 IP, 3 K) earned the win. Kevin Franchetti went 2 for 6 with a homer and two RBI for the Cardinals (5-20).


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