April 11, 2012
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homer for Purdue at Ball State
D-II Francis Marion edges South Carolina,
Baylor extends win streak to 16
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
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.
(photo courtesy of
Purdue Media Relations Office)