May 4, 2012

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Kallunki homers twice as UVU extends win streak to 25

South Carolina beats Arkansas, Oregon tops Arizona, Florida wins at UK


In Houston, Goose Kallunki (left) homered twice as Utah Valley edged Houston Baptist 6-5 Friday in Great West action to extend its win streak to 25, the longest in Division I this season. Kallunki had a solo shot in the second and a two-run blast in the fifth that gave the Wolverines (17-0, 32-11) a 6-2 advantage. Kallunki tied the program’s single-season record with 15 home runs. The Huskies (10-7, 18-25) scored one in the sixth and two in the seventh to pull within one. Ryan Chadwick (3 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 2 K) earned his first save for starter Jeremy Gendlek (9-3, 6 IP, 9 H, 4 R, 1 K). Billy Burgess belted three doubles and drove in a pair for UVU. Josh Foust had two hits and two RBI for HBU.


No. 3 South Carolina 8, No. 16 Arkansas 6 (10)

In Fayetteville, Ark., South Carolina rallied from an early 6-0 deficit to edge Arkansas in 10 innings in the SEC series opener in front of 8,982 fans at Baum Stadium. Jimmy Bosco and Brian Anderson both drove in two as the Razorbacks (11-11, 33-14) scored in each of the first three innings to build a 6-0 lead. The Gamecocks put up three in the fourth and Grayson Greiner (2 for 4, 4 RBI) had a two-run homer in a three-run sixth as the visitors tied it at 6. Evan Marzilli (2 for 4, 2 R) had a RBI double to scored Joey Pankake (2 for 4, RBI) with the go-ahead run in the top of the 10th and Greiner plated Marzilli with a single for an insurance run. Matt Price pitched a perfect 10th for his seventh save, preserving the win for Evan Beal (3 IP, 1 H, 2 BB, 1 K). Matt Reynolds had three hits and two runs for Arkansas.


No. 10 Oregon 6, No. 11 Arizona 1

In Tucson, Ariz., Alex Keudell threw a complete-game seven-hitter in Oregon's win in the series opener against Arizona in front of 3,317 fans at Hi Corbett Field. Keudell (8-3) walked two and struck out seven as the Ducks (15-7, 33-13) capitalized on four two-out RBI to beat the Wildcats (12-7, 29-14) in a battle for first in the Pac-12. Kurt Heyer (8-2) took the loss for Arizona after giving up three earned runs on 12 hits in eight innings. Aaron Payne led the Ducks after going 3 for 4 with three RBI. Johnny Field and Bobby Brown both had two hits for the Wildcats.


No. 6 Florida 5, No. 5 Kentucky 1

In Lexington, Ky., Josh Tobias had a RBI single to snap a 1-1 tie in the top of the eighth and Florida added three in the ninth in clinching a SEC series win over Kentucky in front of 2,925 fans at Cliff Hagan Stadium. Casey Turgeon went 3 for 4 with a triple and a run for the Gators (14-9, 35-12). Greg Larson pitched 1.1 scoreless innings to earn the victory, while Steven Rodriguez fanned two in two hitless innings to record his second save. Luke Maile went 2 for 4 with one RBI for the Wildcats (14-9, 36-11).


No. 4 LSU 4, Ole Miss 3 (13)

In Oxford, Miss., Grant Dozar had a run-scoring single in the top of the 13th as LSU edged Ole Miss in front of 9,511 fans at Swayze Field. Dozar (2 for 5) tied the game at 3 in the eighth with a home run. Tyler Moore (2 for 6) also went deep, while Austin Nola had three hits and a run for the Tigers (15-7, 37-10). Joey Bourgeois (3-2, 1 IP, 1 H, 2 BB, 1 K) picked up the win, while Nick Goody (1 IP, 1 BB, 1 K) notched his ninth save. Matt Snyder (2 for 5) belted his 12th homer for the Rebels (10-12, 30-17). Both starters were effective, Kevin Gausman (7.2 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 4 K) for LSU and Bobby Wahl (7 IP, 7 H, 2 R, 2 BB, 6 K) for Ole Miss.


Houston 11, No. 7 Rice 6

In Houston, Landon Appling went 3 for 6 with a homer and a career-high six RBI as visiting Houston outscored Rice to open their Conference USA set in front of 3,807 spectators at Reckling Park. Appling had a three-run homer in a five-run second as the Cougars (4-11-1, 16-26-1) took the lead for good. Michael Pyeatt added three hits and scored three for UH. Austin Pruitt (3-3, 7.1 IP, 11 H, 5 R, 2 BB, 4 K) earned the win, while starter Matthew Reckling (7-1, 2.1 IP, 8 H, 8 R, 1 BB, 3 K) was knocked out early for the Owls (11-5, 31-13). J.T. Chargois had three hits, including a double, and two RBI for Rice.


No. 8 Stanford 8, Oregon State 2

In Corvallis, Ore., Mark Appel (7-1) went seven strong innings to lead Stanford past Oregon State in front of a sellout crowd of 2,061 at Goss Stadium. Appel (7-1) gave up only two runs while striking out four as the Cardinal (11-8, 29-12) out-hit the Beavers (9-10, 28-15) 13 to 9 in its win in the Pac-12 series opener. OSU scored two in the seventh to snap a scoreless tie before Stanford put up three in the eighth and five in the ninth. AJ Vanegas (2 IP, 1 K) picked up his second save for Stanford. Ryan Gorton (1-1) took the loss for Oregon State after giving up one run on two hits without retiring a batter in relief of starter Ben Wetzler (7 IP, 7 H, 2 R, 3 BB, 5 K). Alex Blandino led Stanford after going 3 for 5 with three doubles and two RBI. Austin Wilson (1 for 5, 3 RBI) had a two-run triple for the Cardinal to tie it at 2 and scored the go-ahead run in the eighth on a double by Bandino. Max Gordon had three hits and a run for the Beavers.


No. 9 Texas A&M 4, Texas Tech 2

In College Station, Texas, Michael Wacha fanned nine in seven innings as Texas A&M edged Texas Tech to kick off their Big 12 series in front of 5,178 fans at Blue Bell Park. Wacha (7-0) allowed eight hits, one walk and two runs. The Aggies (12-7, 33-13) scored single runs in the first and third before the Red Raiders (5-14, 26-13) tied it with a pair in the top of the sixth. Jacob House scored the go-ahead run in the bottom of the frame, drawing a one-out walk and coming in when Blake Allemand was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded. Matt Juengel (2 for 4) had a RBI triple in the eighth to add an insurance run for Texas A&M. Tyler Naquin went 1 for 4 with a triple and two RBI for the Aggies. Reid Redman had two hits, including a double, for Texas Tech.


No. 12 North Carolina 15, Boston College 1
In Chapel Hill, N.C., Chaz Frank and Cody Stubbs drove in five runs as North Carolina cruised to an easy victory against visiting ACC foe Boston College. The Tar Heels (14-8, 32-13) jumped out to an early 11-0 lead, including an eight-run second inning in which Frank (3 for 5, 3 R) tripled and Stubbs (2 for 5, 2 R) homered. North Carolina starter Kent Emmanuel (6-3) notched the win after working six innings, allowing five hits and striking out seven. Tom Bourdon and John Hennessy both had two hits for the Eagles (9-16, 20-27). 

No. 15 Cal State Fullerton 5, Pacific 2

In Stockton, Calif., Dylan Floro threw a complete-game five-hitter in Cal State Fullerton's win over Pacific. Floro (7-3) gave up two runs with seven strikeouts as the Titans (10-3) out-hit the Tigers (1-12, 11-32) 11 to 5 in their win in the Big West series opener at Klein Family Field. Fullerton scored three unearned runs in the top of the eighth (two on an error, one on a wild pitch) to break a 2-2 deadlock. Richy Pedroza went 3 for 5, while Anthony Hutting scored twice for the Titans. Michael Benson (2-7) took the loss for Pacific after giving up two earned runs on 10 hits in 7.2 innings. Taylor Murphy doubled and scored for the Tigers.


No. 18 NC State 8, CSU Bakersfield 4
In Raleigh, N.C., Trea Turner had two RBI and helped spark a five-run seventh inning that put NC State ahead of CSU Bakersfield for good. The Roadrunners (19-21) and Wolfpack (31-12) traded runs in the first, second, and fourth innings until a Dylan Christensen sacrifice fly put CSU Bakersfield ahead 4-3. In the bottom of the seventh, NC State rallied for five runs as a Turner (1 for 4, SB, BB, 2 R) single brought home two and Danny Canela (1 for 4, 2 RBI) and Ryan Mathews (2 for 3, 2 R) hit back-to-back home runs. Kevin Younger (2 for 5), DC Legg (2 for 4) and Tyler Shryock (2 for 4) helped CSU Bakersfield pound out 10 hits, but the Roadrunners could not scratch out any runs against NC State relievers Ryan Wilkins, D.J. Thomas, and Chris Overman. Wilkins (1.2 IP, 3 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 K) earned the victory to move to 4-2.

No. 20 San Diego 13, BYU 2

In Provo, Utah., Paul Sewald gave up one earned run on seven hits in eight innings as he led San Diego over BYU. Sewald (8-1) did not walk a batter and struck out 10. The Toreros (12-5, 35-11) out-hit the Cougars (7-7, 18-20) 18 to 7 to clinch a WCC series win at Larry H. Miller Field. USD scored five in the top of the first to take control. Kris Bryant led the Toreros with his 4-for-5, three-RBI performance, while Corey LeVier added three hits and two RBI. Marc Oslund (4-1) took the loss for BYU after giving up seven runs on 10 hits in four innings.


Hawaii 14, New Mexico State 2

In Honolulu, Jarrett Arakawa went the distance as Hawaii run-ruled New Mexico State in front of 3,959 fans at Les Murakami Stadium. Arakawa (6-4) allowed five hits and two runs in seven innings with one walk and nine strikeouts as the Rainbows (7-4, 27-18) moved into a first-place tie in the WAC with the Aggies (7-4, 30-16). Hawaii scored multiple runs in four of the first five innings, including sixth in the fifth. Max Duval doubled and drove in three, while Zack Swasey (2 for 4, 2 R), Trevor Podratz (1 for 3, 2B, 2 R) and Breland Almadova each drove in two for the Rainbows. Cody Edwards homered for NMSU.


Bryant 6, Monmouth 5 (12)

In West Long Branch, N.J., Bryant tied it with a run in the top of the ninth on a sacrifice fly by Connor Carignan and won it in the 12th on a RBI double by John Mullen at Monmouth in a battle for first in the NEC. Kevin Brown went 2 for 4 with three runs, while Mullen finished with two hits and two RBI for the Bulldogs (20-5, 29-18). Salvatore Lisanti (2-3, 4 IP, 1 H, 1 BB, 1 K) earned the win. Jake Gronsky and Danny Avella (2 RBI) both had three hits and a run for the Hawks (18-7, 30-18). Pat Light (6 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 1 BB) struck out six in six innings for Monmouth.


Valparaiso 12, Wright State 11

In Fairborn, Ohio, Will Hagel’s two-run single sparked a five-run eighth inning as Valparaiso rallied to beat Wright State in a battle of the top two teams in the Horizon League. The Crusaders (16-6, 24-20) roughed up Raiders relief ace Michael Schum for four earned runs in the eighth – Schum didn’t record an out and saw his ERA go from 2.75 to 3.75. Tanner Vavra (2 for 4, 2 R) singled in a run before Hagel (2 for 5, 2 R, 3 RBI) singled to make it 11-10. Elliott Martin (2 for 5, 2 RBI) singled to right before Spencer Mahoney (3 for 5, 2 RBI) capped a big night with a single to left. It was a wild game throughout, with Valpo scoring seven times in the fifth to take a 7-3 lead. The Raiders scored five in the sixth and three more in the seventh to seemingly take control. Garrett Gray had a huge night for Wright State, going 5 for 5 with a homer, two runs and three RBI.


USC Upstate 8, Stetson 4

In DeLand, Fla., David Roseboom improved to 7-1 with 7.1 strong innings, and Brody Greer and Tyler Cook each drove in a pair of runs as USC Upstate took the first game of a key A-Sun series against Stetson. The Spartans (14-5, 31-13) scored in five straight innings starting in the second and chased Hatters ace Kurt Schluter (5-3) in the fifth. Luke Weber went 3 for 5 with a run and a RBI, and Austin Liput scored twice for USC Upstate. Roseboom allowed six hits and two earned runs and struck out four as the Spartans won their seventh straight in conference play. Ben Carhart went 3 for 5 with a run and a RBI for Stetson (11-8, 29-16).


USF 3, St. John’s 0
In Queens, N.Y., Andrew Barbosa pitched a complete game two-hitter as USF defeated host St. John’s in Game 1 of an important Big East series. Barbosa (6-4) struck out nine Red Storm (14-5, 29-17) hitters and did not walk or hit an opposing batter in his nine innings. The Bulls (13-6, 30-16) supplied Barbosa an early 3-0 cushion as USF leadoff man Alex Mendez (2 for 3, 2B, 2 R) played the part perfectly and teammate James Ramsay (1 for 3, 2 RBI) drove in Mendez on a sacrifice fly in the first and a double in the top of the third. St. John’s starting pitcher Matt Carasiti caught the loss in a solid effort (4-3, 6.2 IP, 4 H, 3 ER, 2 BB, 5 K).


Indiana State 1, Wichita State 0 (10)

In Terre Haute, Ind., Jeremy Lucas singled in Landon Curry in the bottom of the 10th inning as Indiana State edged Wichita State in a key Missouri Valley Conference series at Bob Warn Field. Dakota Bacus tossed seven strong innings with six strikeouts for the Sycamores (9-4, 35-11), while Josh Smith went 6.2 innings with four strikeouts for the Shockers (6-7, 28-21). Reggie Hochstedler (4-1) worked the final three innings for ISU, allowing one hit and striking out four. Tyler Wampler singled and advanced to second on an outfield bobble to lead off the 10th off Cale Elam (4-4). Curry was intentionally walked and after a fielder’s choice, Lucas singled to left to plate the game’s only run.


Jayhawk Classic

Missouri State 7, Air Force 0

In Lawrence, Kan., Nick Petree fanned a career-best 12 in eight scoreless innings as Missouri State downed Air Force in the opener of the Jayhawk Classic. Petree (9-2) allowed three hits and three walks, extending his consecutive scoreless innings streak to a single-season school-record 30. Kevin Medrano went 3 for 5 with a double and a season-high four RBI, while Spider Helms and Eric Cheray both had two hits and two runs for the Bears (32-14). Blair Roberts went 2 for 3 with a walk for the Falcons (12-31).


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