May 7, 2012

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Maryland scores two on squeeze bunt to edge FSU

UCF tops Presbyterian, College of Charleston wins at Clemson


In Tallahassee, Fla., Kyle Convissar snapped a 5-5 tie by driving in two with a squeeze bunt in the top of the eighth as Maryland avoided the ACC sweep at top-ranked Florida State with an 8-5 win Monday in front of 4,044 fans at Dick Howser Stadium. The Terrapins (9-18, 30-22) reached 30 wins for the third time in program history. Maryland had runners on second and third with one out in the eighth. With a 0-1 count, Convissar laid down a bunt that plated Matt Bosse from third. Pinch-runner Andrew Amaro sprinted around from second and scored to give the Terps a 7-5 lead. The Seminoles (21-3, 39-8) scored two in each of the first two innings before Maryland put up three in the fourth and two in the seventh. Alfredo Rodriguez went 2 for 4 with two runs, while Tim Kiene had two doubles, one run and one RBI for the Terps. Korey Wacker (5-0, 2 IP, 2 H, 3 K) picked up the win, while Jimmy Reed (1 IP, 1 BB) earned his eighth save. Sherman Johnson (2 for 4, 2 R, 2 RBI) homered for FSU.


No. 17 UCF 7, Presbyterian 2

In Orlando, Fla., Darnell Sweeney went 2 for 4 with three RBI to lead UCF to a series win over Presbyterian in front of 1,013 fans at Jay Bergman Field. James Vasquez (1 for 2, RBI) and Ryan Breen (1 for 4) both scored twice for the Knights (38-11). Chris Matulis (6-0, 5.2 IP, 6 H, 1 R, 4 BB, 7 K) earned the victory, while Joe Rogers fanned two in two hitless innings to record his 10th save. Nathan Chong went 3 for 4 with a double, a triple and a run, while Gabe Grammer homered for the Blue Hose (20-27).


College of Charleston 4, Clemson 2

In Clemson, S.C., Matt Pegler and Kyle Owings combined on a six-hitter as College of Charleston edged Clemson in front of 3,343 fans at Doug Kingsmore Stadium. Pegler (8-2) allowed five hits and two runs in six innings with three walks and two strikeouts to earn the victory, while Owings worked three scoreless innings with one hit, one walk and two punchouts for his second save. Bradley Goodson went 2 for 5 with two runs, while Daniel Aldrich was 2 for 3 with a double and a home run for the Cougars (32-15). Steve Wilkerson was 2 for 4 with a double, one run and one RBI for the Tigers (28-20).


Long Beach State 7, Loyola Marymount 5

In Long Beach, Calif., Long Beach State scored four in the bottom of the eighth to rally past Loyola Marymount. Johnny Bekakis went 1 for 4 with two runs and two RBI, while Matt Duffy and Richard Prigatano had two hits and one RBI for the Dirtbags (24-21). Eddie Magalion (1-3, 2.1 IP, 1 H, 1 BB, 3 K) earned the win in relief, while Edgar Gomez recorded the final out for his first save. Zac Fujimoto went 3 for 4 with a double, a triple and four RBI, while Scott Harkin had two hits, including a double, and two runs for the Lions.


Elon 11, Western Carolina 4

In Elon, N.C., Alex Swim and Ryan Kinsella both drove in two as Elon salvaged the Southern Conference series finale with Western Carolina. The Phoenix (17-10, 28-23) scored in each of the first three innings in building a 5-0 lead. The Catamounts tallied single runs in the fourth and fifth before putting up two in the top of the eighth to pull to within one. Elon put the game away with six in the bottom of the eighth. Quinn Bower went 2 for 4 with a double, two runs and one RBI, while Michael Elefante homered for the Phoenix. David Whitehead (4-3, 7.2 IP, 7 H, 4 R, 4 BB) recorded the victory, while Nate Young (1.1 IP, 1 BB, 1 K) earned his eighth save. Jacob Hoyle went 3 for 4 with a homer and three RBI for WCU.