April 17, 2012

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Baylor ties program record with 20th consecutive victory

Rice edges Texas A&M, College of Charleston wins at South Carolina


In Waco, Texas, it was a record-setting night as sixth-ranked Baylor beat Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 15-2 Tuesday to tie the school mark with its 20th straight win (1985). The victory was No. 650 in coach Steve Smith’s career, which broke his predecessor Mickey Sullivan’s school record for career wins. Cal Towey went 3 for 4 with a double, triple and four RBI, and Dan Evatt contributed a three-run homer for the Bears (31-7). Max Muncy (left) and Logan Brown chipped in with two RBI apiece, making things easy for Austin Stone (2-0). Stone tossed a career-best five innings and allowed two runs on four hits with a career-high five strikeouts. Stafford Brantley went 2 for 3 with a RBI for the Islanders (15-21).


No. 11 Rice 5, No. 5 Texas A&M 4

In College Station, Texas, Shane Hoelscher scored the tying run in the eighth and drove in the go-ahead run in the ninth as Rice rallied past Texas A&M in front of 5,506 fans at Blue Bell Park. Hoelscher (3 for 4, 2 R) had a leadoff single in the eighth and scored on a sacrifice fly by Christian Stringer to knot the score at four. Craig Manuel had a leadoff single in the top of the ninth and came in on a base hit by Hoelscher as the Owls (28-11) took a 5-4 advantage. Ford Stainback (4 for 5, R, RBI) had two doubles for Rice. Taylor Wall (5-3, 1.1 IP) picked up the victory, while J.T. Chargois allowed one walk and fanned two in the ninth for his eighth save. Tyler Naquin went 2 for 5 with a two-run triple in a four-run first for the Aggies (28-9).


College of Charleston 4, No. 9 South Carolina 3

In Columbia, S.C., Ryan West tossed six solid innings, and Daniel Aldrich went 2 for 4 with a two-run homer – one of three homers in the first three innings – as College of Charleston edged South Carolina. Aldrich hit a two-run shot in the first, and Bradley Goodson and Brandon Glazer added solo shots to give West (4-3) an early lead. West yielded three hits and one run and struck out seven for the Cougars (26-12). David Peterson allowed two runs in the eighth but earned his ninth save. L.B. Dantzler had two hits and a RBI for the Gamecocks (27-11).


No. 2 Florida 8, Georgia Southern 2

In Gainesville, Fla., Brian Johnson matched his career best with five RBI as Florida defeated Georgia Southern. Johnson had a three-run homer in the first to start the scoring and added a two-run double in the seventh. Mike Zunino went 2 for 3 with a double and two runs for the Gators (29-8). Greg Larson (4-0, 3 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 3 K) got the win. Michael Burruss went 4 for 4 with one RBI for the Eagles (22-17).


No. 3 Kentucky 7, Cincinnati 0

In Lexington, Ky., Sam Mahar tossed six scoreless innings in his first collegiate start as Kentucky blanked Cincinnati in front of 1,530 fans at Cliff Hagan Stadium. Mahar (3-1) was perfect through four and allowed two hits with no walks and five strikeouts. Thomas McCarthy had two hits and two RBI, while Austin Cousino (2 for 4, 2 R) and Luke Maile (2 for 3) both homered for the Wildcats (33-5). Nic Spence went 1 for 3 with a double for the Bearcats (12-24).


No. 7 North Carolina 10, High Point 5

In Chapel Hill, N.C., Chaz Frank had a double, a triple and three RBI as North Carolina doubled High Point. The Tar Heels (28-9) led 6-1 after four and scored four in the seventh to put the game away. Adam Griffin had two hits and two RBI, while Cody Stubbs went 2 for 4 with two runs and one RBI for UNC. Shane Taylor (4-0, 5 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 K) registered the victory. Devin Bujnovsky homered for the Panthers (22-17).


No. 8 UCLA 12, Cal State Northridge 4

In Los Angeles, Beau Amaral homered to spark a seven-run seventh as UCLA defeated Cal State Northridge at Jackie Robinson Stadium. Amaral finished with three hits, two runs and two RBI. Pat Valaika (3 for 5, 2B, 2 R), Pat Gallagher (1 for 3) and Kevin Williams (3 for 4, R) each drove in a pair for the Bruins (25-8). Zack Ortiz (2-0, 1 IP, 2 H, 1 K) earned the victory. Cal Vogelsang had three hits for the Matadors (16-20).


San Jose State 3, No. 12 Stanford 2

In Stanford, Calif., Michael Gerlach delivered a run-scoring single with two away in the top of the eighth as San Jose State nipped Stanford at Sunken Diamond for its seventh straight road victory. Alex Blandino had a two-run homer in the third for the Cardinal (22-10). Gerlach had a sacrifice fly and Tyler Christian added a RBI single as the Spartans (18-14) tied it in the fifth. Matt Lopez went 2 for 3 with two runs for SJSU. Kalei Contrades (1-1, 1 IP, 1 BB) recorded the victory, while Zack Jones allowed one hit over the final two scoreless innings for his seventh save.


No. 13 UCF 12, Florida Atlantic 3

In Orlando, JoMarcos Woods, Nick Carrillo and Travis Shreve each had three hits and two RBI as UCF coasted past FAU. Ronnie Richardson homered on the first pitch of the bottom of the first to spark a four-run first inning for the Knights (31-8), who added three in the third and two more in the fourth. Eric Skoglund (5-1) was the beneficiary of all the run support and struck out seven in five innings. Mike Albaladejo went 2 for 4 with a RBI for the Owls (24-14).


Arizona State 12, No. 14 Arizona 8

In Tempe, Ariz., Arizona State used a seven-run seventh to erase an 8-5 deficit in defeating Arizona in front of 2,972 fans at Packard Stadium. Deven Marrero had a two-run single to snap an 8-8 tie and Joey DeMichele (3 for 4, 3 R), who started the seventh-inning uprising with a base hit, capped the scoring with a two-run double. Andrew Aplin (2 for 4, 3 R, 3 RBI) homered, while James McDonald (3 for 5, 2B) drove in three for the Sun Devils (24-13). Joseph Lopez (1-0, 1 IP, 2 H, 1 UE, 1 BB) picked up the win. Seth Mejias-Brean (3 for 5, 2 R) went deep for the Wildcats (24-12).


No. 16 Cal State Fullerton 8, Pepperdine 6

In Fullerton, Calif, Cal State Fullerton used a three-run eighth to rally past Pepperdine in front of 1,285 fans at Goodwin Field. Greg Velazquez (2 for 2) tied the game at 6 with a base hit and Anthony Trajano plated the go-ahead run with a double. The Waves (22-15) led 2-1 after six before the Titans (24-12) scored four in the seventh. Pepperdine answered with four in the top of the eighth before Fullerton put up three in the bottom of the frame. Richy Pedroza went 3 for 4 with one run and one RBI for the Titans. Joe Sever drove in four for the Waves, including a three-run homer in the eighth. Michael Lorenzen (1-0, 1.1 IP, 2 H, 1 K) recorded the victory.


No. 18 Purdue 12, UIC 2

In Chicago, David Miller went 3 for 4 with four RBI as Purdue thumped UIC at Les Miller Field. The Boilermakers (29-5) scored four in both of the first two innings to take control. Eric Charles had three hits and four runs, while Cameron Perkins added a pair of doubles and two RBI for Purdue. Robert Ramer (4-0, 4 IP, 2 H, 2 K) registered the victory. Nick Addison had a two-run double in the ninth as the Flames (14-20) avoided the shutout.


Campbell 8, No. 20 NC State 6

In Buies Creek, N.C., Jimmy Brenneman reached base five times as Campbell edged NC State in front of a season-high crowd of 1,135 at Taylor Field. The Wolfpack (24-11) led 4-1 after four before the Camels (31-8) tallied three in the fifth and four in the sixth. Brenneman was 2 for 2 with three walks and two runs, while David Olson was 3 for 5 with one run and two RBI for Campbell. Ryan Mattes (4-1, 2.2 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 2 K) picked up the win, while Matt Marksberry (2.1 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 2 K) recorded his first save. Chris Diaz had two hits and two RBI, while Logan Ratledge went 2 for 3 with two runs for NC State.


Southeast Missouri 5, Arkansas State 3

In Cape Girardeau, Mo., Kenton Parmley extended his hit streak to 45 as Southeast Missouri downed Arkansas State to give head coach Mark Hogan career win No. 900. Parmley had a single in the third as his 45-game hit streak is tied for fourth in the NCAA Division I history. The Redhawks (21-17) scored one in the second and three in the third to take the early lead. Trenton Moses went 2 for 3 with a homer and four RBI, while Derek Gibson had two hits and two runs for Southeast Missouri. Will Spitzfaden (1-0, 7.2 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 2 BB, 1 K) earned the victory, while Christian Hull fanned two over the final 1.1 innings for his first save. Logan Uxa went 2 for 3 with a homer and two RBI for the Red Wolves (21-17).


Nevada 10, San Francisco 5

In Reno, Nev., Nevada used a seven-run sixth to erase a 4-3 deficit in beating San Francisco to give head coach Gary Powers his 900th career win. Brooks Klein had a grand slam to cap the sixth-inning outburst for the Wolf Pack (20-16). Elliott Van Gaver (1-0, 1.1 IP, 1 H, 2 K) got the win. Kewby Meyer went 3 for 3 with two triples, two runs and one RBI for Nevada. Nik Balog had two hits and two RBI, while Matt Chavez homered for the Dons (16-24).


Fresno State 5, Cal Poly 3

In San Luis Obispo, Calif., Fresno State scored four in the top of the ninth to rally past Cal Poly, giving head coach Mike Batesole his 600th career victory. Cody Kendall (3-1, 2 IP, 2 H) notched the win, while Taylor Garrison worked a scoreless ninth for his eighth save. Aaron Judge went 2 for 3 with two walks, one run and one RBI for the Bulldogs (16-19). Mitch Haniger had three hits, including a double, and one RBI, while Tim Wise had two hits and two runs for the Mustangs (21-14).


UNC Wilmington 10, East Carolina 1

In Greenville, N.C., Corey Dick drove in a career-high five as UNC Wilmington pounded East Carolina in front of 2,578 fans at Clark-LeClair Stadium. Dick (2 for 4) had a three-run homer in the third to start the scoring for the Seahawks (21-16). Thomas Pope went 4 for 4 with a double and three runs for UNCW. Tyler DeLoach (3-2, 6.1 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 4 BB, 3 K) picked up the win. Drew Reynolds went 3 for 5 for the Pirates (25-11-1).


Liberty Bell Classic


Saint Joseph’s 6, Penn 3

In Philadelphia, Greg Kumpel had a two-run homer and Anthony Cirillo drove in three as Saint Joseph’s defeated Penn in the championship game of the 21st annual Liberty Bell Classic at Citizens Bank Park. It was the first title for the Hawks (16-21) in their third trip to the championship game. Saint Joe’s scored two in the third and three in the fourth to take a 5-1 advantage. Daniel Thorpe (2-1, 3.2 IP, 4 H, 1 UE, 2 BB, 4 K) earned the victory, while Kevin Burum pitched a scoreless ninth for his third save. Austin Bossart had two hits and a run for the Quakers (15-17). The Hawks are 15-10 (.600) in their past 25 games.


(photo courtesy of Baylor Media Relations Office)