April 25, 2012

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Tucker homers as Florida bounces Bethune-Cookman

Baylor beats UTA, LSU edges Southeastern Louisiana, UNC nips ECU in 10


In Gainesville, Fla., Preston Tucker went 2 for 4 with a homer, two runs and two RBI as second-ranked Florida thumped Bethune-Cookman 10-1 Wednesday in front of 2,563 fans at McKethan Stadium. After a scoreless first, the Gators (32-10) scored in each of the next seven innings. Casey Turgeon went 3 for 4 with two runs and one RBI, while Nolan Fontana drove in two and Brandon Sedell homered for Florida. Karsten Whitson (3-0, 4 IP, 4 H, 1 K) earned the victory. Brandon Turner went 3 for 4 with a run for the Wildcats (24-18).


No. 3 Baylor 6, UT Arlington 4

In Waco, Texas, Tyler Bremer logged career highs with seven innings and nine strikeouts as Baylor got by UT Arlington in front of 2,669 fans at Baylor Ballpark, its 18th straight home victory. Bremer (4-0) allowed four hits, one walk and one run. Max Garner (2 BB, 1 K) got the final two outs for his ninth save. The Bears (36-8) scored in four of their first six at-bats in building a 6-1 lead. Logan Vick belted a two-run homer in the first, while Max Muncy added two hits and three RBI for Baylor. Preston Morrow went 3 for 4 with one run and one RBI for the Mavericks (26-15).


No. 5 LSU 4, Southeastern Louisiana 3

In Baton Rouge, La., Tyler Moore went 2 for 4 with two RBI as LSU edged Southeastern Louisiana in front of 5,822 fans at Alex Box Stadium. The Tigers (33-9) scored all four runs in the bottom of the third. Brent Bonvillain (3-0, 2 IP, 1 BB, 4 K) got the win, while Nick Goody worked a scoreless ninth with one strikeout for his seventh save. Brock Hebert went 1 for 2 with a triple, two walks, one run and one RBI for the Lions (28-14).


No. 15 North Carolina 1, East Carolina 0 (10)

In Chapel Hill, N.C., Chaz Frank had three hits, including a game-winning single in the bottom of the 10th as North Carolina edged East Carolina in front of 1,662 fans at Boshamer Stadium. Mike Zolk drew a two-out walk and moved to third on a hit-and-run single by Parks Jordan (2 for 4). Frank’s base hit plated Zolk with the game-winner. Michael Morin (5-3, 1.2 IP, 3 H, 1 BB, 3 K) picked up the win in relief of Kent Emanuel (8.1 IP, 4 H, 7 K). Jeff Hoffman allowed five hits and one walk in seven scoreless innings with five strikeouts for the Pirates (27-14-1). Corey Thompson had two hits for ECU.


Dallas Baptist 8, Oklahoma 2

In Norman, Okla., Boomer Collins went 2 for 4 with a double and two runs as Dallas Baptist downed Oklahoma. The Patriots (28-12) erased a 1-0 deficit with three in the fourth and extended a 4-2 lead with four in the top of the ninth. Austin Elkins homered for DBU. Trey Calhoun (3-1, 5 IP, 3 H, 1 UE, 1 BB, 4 K) earned the victory, while Stuart Pudenz (2.1 IP, 2 H, 1 BB, 5 K) notched his fourth save. Max White went 2 for 5 with a double, one run and one RBI for the Sooners (26-16).


Virginia 7, VCU 5

In Richmond, Va., Derek Fisher smacked a two-run homer to break a 5-5 tie in the top of the ninth as Virginia rallied past VCU in front of 3,427 fans at The Diamond to give head coach Brian O’Connor his 400th career win. The Rams (22-19) tallied three in the sixth to take a 5-4 lead before the Cavaliers (28-14-1) reclaimed the lead with three in the ninth. Stephen Bruno went 3 for 4 with two doubles, one run and one RBI, while Colin Harrington went 1 for 4 with two runs for UVa. Chris Ayers went 2 for 4 with a double, a triple and three RBI for VCU. Justin Thompson (4-1, 2 IP, 1 H, 1 K) claimed the victory.


Stony Brook 6, Fairfield 4

In Stony Brook, N.Y., Travis Jankowski went 4 for 4 with one RBI as Stony Brook downed Fairfield. Kevin Courtney had a three-run double in the fifth to snap a 2-2 tie as the Seawolves (31-10) have won seven straight and 17 of 19. Tanner Nivins went 3 for 5 with two runs for Stony Brook. Josh Barry (1-0, 1 IP 1 R, 2 BB) picked up the win, while G.C. Yerry (2 IP, 1 H, 1 BB, 1 K) registered his first save. Sal Ciccone drove in a pair for the Stags (18-21).


New Mexico 14, Texas Tech 13

In Albuquerque, New Mexico scored the game’s final six runs, including four in the bottom of the ninth, in a win over Texas Tech in front of 1,361 fans at Isotopes Park. Ryan Padilla (3 for 5, 3 RBI) had a two-run single in the ninth to pull the Lobos (23-19) to within one. Josh Melendez (1 for 5, 4 RBI) had a run-scoring fielder’s choice to tie the game before a base hit by Alex Allbritton (2 for 6) gave UNM the win. Melendez had a three-run homer in a five-run third for the Lobos. Ben Woodchick went 4 for 6 with a double and two runs for UNM. Hobie McClain (1-1) pitched a scoreless top of the ninth to earn the victory. Jamodrick McGruder went 2 for 5 with a triple, two runs and three RBI, while Steven Hagen was 3 for 4 with a double, a homer, two runs and two RBI for the Red Raiders (23-21).