May 10, 2012

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Bryant drives in game-winner for Auburn at Arkansas

Pepperdine edges BYU in 11, UNC Wilmington downs William and Mary


In Fayetteville, Ark., Justin Bryant had a run-scoring single in the top of the 10th as Auburn, under head coach John Pawlowski (left), edged No. 15 Arkansas 3-2 Thursday to open their SEC series in front of 7,555 fans at Baum Stadium. Bryant finished with three hits, while Jay Gonzalez doubled twice and scored a pair for the Tigers (11-14, 27-22). Derek Varnadore (3-7, 2 IP, 1 H, 1 K) earned the win in relief of Jon Luke Jacobs (8 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 8 K). Matt Reynolds had a double and a homer for the Razorbacks (12-13, 34-16). D.J. Baxendale (5.2 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 2 BB) struck out nine for Arkansas.


Pepperdine 4, BYU 3 (11)

In Malibu, Calif., Joe Sever was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded in the bottom of the 11th as Pepperdine nipped BYU to start their WCC series. The Waves (10-6, 27-19) scored two in the fourth and one in the fifth to take a 3-1 lead before the Cougars (7-9, 19-22) tallied single runs in the seventh and eighth. Zach Vincej went 3 for 5 with a run, while Bryan Langlois drove in a pair for Pepperdine. Eric Karch (3-3, 2.2 IP, 2 H, 2 K) recorded the victory. Brock Whitney went 3 for 4 with a double and two runs for BYU.


UNC Wilmington 4, William and Mary 1

In Williamsburg, Va., Tyler McSwain allowed one run in 6.1 innings and the offense delivered three home runs as UNC Wilmington won the CAA series opener at William and Mary. McSwain (8-3) allowed 11 hits, did not walk a batter and struck out three. Ricky Holden (2.2 IP, 1 H, 4 K) registered his fourth save. Hunter Ridge (2 for 4) had a two-run homer in the first to put the Seahawks (20-5, 30-19) on top for good. Tyler Molinaro added a solo shot in the third, his 12th, while Jake Koenig went deep in the sixth for UNCW. Ryan Lindemuth went 2 for 5 with one RBI for the Tribe (11-14, 28-21), which stranded 12.


Dayton 8, Massachusetts 7

In Dayton, Ohio, C.J. Gillman had a game-winning RBI single with two away in the bottom of the 11th as Dayton edged Massachusetts in the Atlantic 10 series opener at Woerner Field. Gillman finished with three hits and five RBI, while Bobby Glover went 3 for 6 with a double, two runs and two RBI for the Flyers (12-7, 23-27). Burny Mitchem (3-7, 3.1 IP, 2 H, 4 K) earned the victory. Rich Graef went 3 for 5 with a double, one run and one RBI for the Minutemen (11-8, 19-18).


Sacred Heart 3, Monmouth 2

In Bridgeport, Conn., Sacred Heart scored three in the bottom of the eighth to rally past Monmouth to start the NEC series at Harbor Yard. Conor McEvoy (2 for 4, 2B), Billy McDonough (2 for 4) and John Murphy (1 for 5, 2B) all drove in runs for the Pioneers (17-12, 20-29). Nick Leiningen (5-5) went the distance to earn the win, allowing seven hits and two runs with three walks and four strikeouts. Pat Light struck out 10 for the Hawks (20-9, 32-20) in six scoreless innings with six hits and two walks. He set a single-season program record with 97 strikeouts. Jake Gronsky doubled twice and scored once for Monmouth.


NC Central 12, Campbell 7

In Buies Creek, N.C., Tyson Simpson went 5 for 6 with a double and two RBI as NC Central outscored Campbell at Taylor Field. The Eagles (18-30) used a five-run seventh to erase a 7-6 deficit. Dylan Drayton went 2 for 4 with two walks, four runs and two RBI, while Luis Diaz had two hits and two RBI for NC Central. Glenn Frye (4-5, 2 IP, 1 H, 1 UE, 2 K) earned the victory, while Michael Romano (3 IP, 2 H, 1 BB) recorded his first save. Jimmy Brenneman tripled, scored twice and knocked in one for the Camels (35-15).


Southern Utah 14, South Dakota State 0

In Cedar City, Utah, Chase Rezac tossed a two-hit shutout and went 3 for 4 at the plate with a homer, three runs and three RBI as Southern Utah run-ruled South Dakota State in seven innings in the Summit series opener. Rezac (3-7) did not issue a walk and struck out two. The Thunderbirds (10-6, 16-29) scored in all six at-bats, including multiple runs in four frames. Mitchell Kauweloa (2 for 3, 3 R, 1 RBI), Kevin Kline (2 for 4, HR, 2 R) and D.J. Andrade (3 for 3, 2 RBI) all contributed at the plate for SUU. Steven Autenrieth had a double for the Jackrabbits (3-11, 14-30-1).


Norfolk State 12, Coppin State 2

In Hanover, Md., Tyon Ore went 3 for 5 with two runs and two RBI as Norfolk State run-ruled Coppin State in eight innings to begin their MEAC series. The Spartans (12-9, 18-26) scored multiple runs in five different innings. Chase Kyriacou drove in two, Rafael Colon scored three and Ryan Montgomery had two hits and two runs for NSU. Justin Bhatti (4-6, 5 IP, 4 H, 1 UE, 3 BB, 6 K) earned the victory. John Walls had two hits for the Eagles (0-21, 1-48).


Central Connecticut 9, Mount St. Mary’s 0

In Emmitsburg, Md., Harry Glynne tossed a four-hit shutout as Central Connecticut blanked Mount St. Mary’s in the NEC series opener. Glynne (3-3) walked three and struck out seven. The Blue Devils (16-13, 25-22) scored in each of the first three innings in building a 7-0 lead. JP Sportman went 3 for 5 with a homer and three RBI, while Anthony Turgeon went deep and drove in three for CCSU. Dylan Delacruz went 2 for 5 with a double and two runs for the Blue Devils. Mark Quaranta doubled for the Mounties (7-22, 14-37).


St. Bonaventure 16, Temple 10

In St. Bonaventure, N.Y., Austin Ingraham went 2 for 5 with a homer, three runs and two RBI as St. Bonaventure outscored Temple to kick off their Atlantic 10 series. After a scoreless first, the Bonnies (6-13, 19-22) scored in each of the next seven innings, including five in the fifth and four in the eighth. Jason Radwan went 3 for 5 with two runs, while Ryan Skellie (3 for 5, 2B, RBI) and Michael Greico (3 for 4, 2 R, 1 RBI) each had three hits for St. Bonaventure. Billy Urban (1 for 3, 2 RBI) and Nathan Shaw (1 for 3, 2 RBI) both scored three for the Bonnies. Jordan Crane (5-2, 7.2 IP, 10 H, 7 R, 6 ER, 1 BB, 3 K) recorded the win. Matt Elko went 3 for 4 with two doubles and four RBI, while Steve Nikorak went 2 for 4 with three runs for the Owls (7-12, 18-30).


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