April 11, 2012

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Around the Bases
Miller, Cianfrocco homer for Purdue at Ball State

D-II Francis Marion edges South Carolina, Baylor extends win streak to 16


In Muncie, Ind., Angelo Cianfrocco and CBI journalist David Miller (left) both had two-run homers in a 12-run sixth as No. 18 Purdue pounded Ball State 15-2 Wednesday afternoon. Cianfrocco (3 for 4, 2 R, 3 RBI) doubled and scored in his first at-bat in the sixth before going deep on his second appearance of the inning. Miller (1 for 4, 2 R, 3 RBI) executed a squeeze bunt in his first plate appearance in the sixth before going yard in his second. Stephen Talbott went 4 for 4 with a double, three runs and one RBI, while Kevin Plawecki went 2 for 4 with a double, two runs and two RBI for the Boilermakers (25-5). Cameron Perkins drove in three for Purdue. Robert Ramer (3-0, 4 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 1 BB) picked up the win, while CBI journalist Calvin Gunter (1 H, 1 BB, 1 K) pitched two scoreless innings. Kevin Schlotter went 2 for 4 with a run for the Cardinals (7-23).


Francis Marion 5, No. 12 South Carolina 4

In Florence, S.C., Matt Broderick didn’t take the day off, as he earned the victory for Division II Francis Marion over South Carolina in front of an opening-night crowd of 1,755 at Cormell Field at Sparrow Stadium. Broderick (6-1) allowed four hits and two runs in five innings with one walk and three strikeouts. Don Sandifer tossed two hitless innings with one strikeout and Tyler Hibbs gave up one hit, two walks and one run in 0.2 innings before Jeffrey Stoner (1.1 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 2 K) finished the game for his second save. The Patriots (27-13) scored three in the third before the Gamecocks (24-10) tallied single runs in the fourth and fifth to pull to within one. Francis Marion pushed the margin back to three with a pair in the seventh before South Carolina put up runs in the eighth and ninth. Stephen Tarkenton had two hits and two RBI, while Michael Wilson went 2 for 5 with two runs for the victors. Christian Walker went 3 for 4 with a homer and two RBI for the Gamecocks.


No. 11 Baylor 8, ULM 7

In Waco, Texas, Michael Howard went 4 for 4 and scored three times as Baylor completed a two-game sweep of ULM in front of 2,511 fans at Baylor Ballpark. The Bears (27-7) extended their win streak to 16, the longest current streak in Division I and the second-longest in Baylor history. After the Warhawks (16-17) scored in the top of the first, the Bears answered with three in the bottom of the frame and led the rest of the way. Baylor led 8-3 after eight before ULM put up four in the ninth to make it close. Cal Towey (1 for 4, R) and Logan Vick (2 for 4, R) both drove in two for the Bears. Dillon Newman (2-1, 2.1 IP, 1 H, 3 K) earned the win in relief, while Max Garner (1 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 BB) recorded his third save. Jeremy Sy went 1 for 3 with three RBI, while Brandon Alexander drove in a pair for the Warhawks.


No. 5 LSU 8, Southern Miss 3

In Metairie, La., LSU had only four hits but took advantage of 10 walks and three errors in defeating Southern Miss in the ninth annual Wally Pontiff Jr. Baseball Classic in front of 7,994 fans at Zephyr Field. Blake Brown (2 for 4, 2 2B) had a two-run double in the top of the first for the Golden Eagles (19-13) before the Tigers (27-7) drew four bases-loaded walks in the bottom of the frame. Arby Fields (2 for 3, R) had a RBI single in the third for LSU before it added three in the sixth on two bases-loaded hit batsmen and a bases-loaded walk. Aaron Nola (4-1, 1 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 1 K) picked up the win. Dillon Day went 2 for 3 for Southern Miss.


No. 6 Stanford 8, Pacific 3

In Stanford, Calif., Kenny Diekroeger had three extra-base hits to lead Stanford past Pacific. Diekroeger went 3 for 3 with two doubles and a homer as the Cardinal (21-7) scored in four of the first five innings in building a 7-1 lead. Lonnie Kauppila went 2 for 4 with a double and two RBI for Stanford. Garrett Hughes (1-0, 5 IP, 4 H, 1 UE, 1 BB, 1 K) recorded the win. Curtis Gomez doubled and drove in two, while Erik Lockwood had two hits and two runs for the Tigers (10-22).


FGCU 4, No. 7 Miami (Fla.) 2

In Coral Gables, Fla., Zack Tillery allowed two hits and one run in seven innings as FGCU upset Miami in front of 2,492 fans at Mark Light Field. Tillery (1-0) did not walk a batter and struck out one. Brady Anderson (1 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 BB) earned his second save. Sean Dwyer had a two-run double in the first for the Eagles (14-20). Alex Diaz went 1 for 4 with a double and two runs for FGCU. Chantz Mack went 2 for 4 with two RBI for the Hurricanes (24-9).


No. 10 North Carolina 10, UNC Asheville 5

In Chapel Hill, N.C., Parks Jordan drove in a career-best four as North Carolina doubled UNC Asheville. The Tar Heels (24-9) scored in four of the first five innings, building a 6-1 lead. The Bulldogs (16-19) got three in the seventh and one in the eighth to pull to within one before UNC put the game away with four in the bottom of the eighth. Chaz Frank (1 for 4, R) and Michael Russell (1 for 2, 2 R) both drove in two, while Cody Stubbs (2 for 3) homered for the Heels. Hobbs Johnson (2-0, 3.1 IP, 1 R, 3 BB, 6 K) registered the victory. Ian Graham went 2 for 4 with a double, a triple, two runs and one RBI for UNCA.


No. 16 UCF 6, Bethune-Cookman 2

In Orlando, Fla., Chris Taladay went 2 for 4 with a home run as UCF defeated Bethune-Cookman. The Knights (28-7) scored three in the first, one in the third and two in the fifth before the Wildcats (20-14) tallied two in the eighth. Alex Friedrich and Ryan Breen both had two hits, one run and one RBI for UCF. Garrett Nuss (2-0, 3 IP, 1 H, 1 BB, 1 K) picked up the win. Josh Johnson went 2 for 3 with one RBI for B-CU.


Old Dominion 3, East Carolina 2

In Greenville, N.C., Chris Baker singled and scored the game-winner in the top of the ninth as Old Dominion edged East Carolina in front of 2,682 fans at Clark-LeClair Stadium. Josh Wright belted a two-run homer in the third for the Monarchs (12-21) before Jack Reinheimer (2 for 4) delivered a two-run triple in the bottom of the fourth to knot the score at 2-2. Brandon Smith (3 IP, 1 BB, 3 K) earned the victory, while Dean Ali (1 IP, 2 H, 1 K) registered his first save.


Georgia 8, Clemson 7

In Clemson, S.C., Brandon Stephens went 2 for 4 with three RBI as Georgia used a six-run fifth to defeat Clemson in front of 4,386 fans at Doug Kingsmore Stadium. The Bulldogs (20-13) trailed 5-0 after two and 7-2 after four before taking the lead in the fifth. Colby May drove in a pair, while Hunter Cole scored twice for Georgia. Ross Ripple (1-0, 1 IP, 4 H, 2 R) received the win, while Blake Dieterich fanned two in a hitless ninth for his sixth save. Thomas Brittle (3 for 5, 2 R, 3 RBI) homered, while Steve Wilkerson (2 for 5, 2 R, 2 RBI) tripled for the Tigers (19-15).


ETSU 4, Tennessee 3

In Johnson City, Tenn., Kerry Doane fanned seven in 6.2 innings in his first start of the season as ETSU edged Tennessee for its fifth straight win in the series. Doane (3-1) allowed seven hits, one walk and two runs. Jake Long (2.1 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 2 BB, 3 K) earned his first save. The Bucs (16-15) scored single runs in four of the first five innings. Dylan Pratt (2 for 4, 2 RBI) had a double and a homer for ETSU. Will Maddox went 3 for 5 with two runs for the Volunteers (20-13).


Joe Nuxhall Classic


Wright State 2, Miami (Ohio) 1

In Oxford, Ohio, Sam Picchiotti had a one-out double and scored on a base hit by Jake Hibberd in the top of the ninth as Wright State nipped Miami in the championship game of the Joe Nuxhall Classic. Hibberd (2 for 4) singled and scored on a double by Tristan Moore (2 for 4) in the top of the third as the Raiders (21-10) took the early lead. Matt Honchel had a RBI single in the bottom of the frame for the RedHawks (17-16). Jordan Marker (4-1, 2.2 IP, 1 H, 5 K) earned the win for Wright State, which extended its win streak to 12.


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