April 26, 2012

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Witten's two-run double keys Coastal Carolina comeback

Utah Valley stretches win streak to 20, Hawaii wins in 12 at Louisiana Tech


In Lynchburg, Va., Rich Witten had a two-run double in a three-run sixth as Coastal Carolina downed Liberty 5-3 Thursday in the opener of their Big South series. The Chanticleers (10-3, 28-13) trailed 3-1 before taking the lead in the sixth in posting their 14th straight win over the Flames (10-6, 33-13). Daniel Bowman (right) went 2 for 4 with a homer and two runs for Coastal. Aaron Burke (6-3, 3.2 IP, 2 H, 1 BB) earned the win in relief, while Patrick Corbett recorded the final two outs to strand a pair for his first save. Dalton Sype went 3 for 4 with one RBI, while Alex Close was 2 for 4 with a double, a homer and two runs for Liberty.


Utah Valley 14, NJIT 0

In Orem, Utah, Adam Gunn and two relievers combined on a one-hitter as Utah Valley run-ruled NJIT in Great West action to extend its win streak to 20. Gunn (7-3) allowed one hit and one walk with four strikeouts. Craig Brimhall pitched a perfect sixth and Justin Campbell worked a 1-2-3 seventh. Willie Pratt went 2 for 4 with a triple, a homer, two runs and three RBI, while Goose Kallunki had two hits and three RBI for the Wolverines (13-0, 27-11). Jake Rickenbach was 3 for 3 with a double, two walks and four runs, while Sean Moysh was 2 for 2 with a double, a triple, three walks and three runs for UVU. D.J. Roche went 1 for 3 for the Highlanders (9-4, 17-16).


Hawaii 4, Louisiana Tech 3 (12)

In Ruston, La., Piā€™ikea Kitamura had a leadoff singled and scored on an error in the top of the 12th as Hawaii edged Louisiana Tech in the WAC series opener at J.C. Love Field. Trevor Podratz went 2 for 4 with a homer and two RBI for the Rainbows (5-2, 25-16). Kyle Dowdy (2-2, 3.1 IP, 1 H, 1 BB, 1 K) got the win, while Brent Harrison worked a perfect ninth for his seventh save. Stephen Gandy (2 for 4) homered and knocked in a pair for the Bulldogs (1-9, 18-23), who stranded 12.


San Francisco 12, BYU 0

In San Francisco, Abe Bobb tossed six scoreless innings as San Francisco blanked BYU to start their West Coast Conference series at Benedetti Diamond. Bobb (5-4) allowed four hits with two walks and seven strikeouts. Aritz Garcia went 2 for 3 with a double and three RBI, while Ted Lemasters was 3 for 3 with a double, two runs and one RBI for the Dons (7-6, 20-25). Mason Morioka went 2 for 4 with two runs and two RBI for USF. Brock Whitney had two hits, including a double, for the Cougars (6-4, 17-16).


Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 10, Houston-Victoria 8

In Victoria, Texas, Jonathan Gonzales went 4 for 4 with a double, two homers, three runs and six RBI as Texas A&M-Corpus Christi outscored Houston-Victoria. The Islanders (17-24) scored in seven of their nine at-bats, while the Jaguars (17-29) scored all their runs over the final four innings. Jordan Lee had two hits and two RBI for the visitors. Matt Danton (2-0, 1 IP, 1 H) picked up the win, while Phillip Garcia (0.2 IP, 2 H, 1 BB) notched his fifth save. Creighton Hoke (2 for 4) homered and drove in four, while Tyler Steiner had two doubles and scored twice for the Jaguars.


No. 6 South Carolina had its SEC series opener suspended due to severe weather with a scoreless tie in the eighth. The game will resume at 5 p.m. Friday.


Campbell scored five in the top of the first before weather halted its series opener at Lipscomb. The contest will continue at 3 p.m. Friday.


(photo courtesy of Coastal Carolina Media Relations Office)