May 20, 2012

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Bethune-Cookman downs Delaware State for MEAC title

Prairie View A&M wins SWAC crown, Army & Holy Cross split Patriot pair


MEAC Tournament

N1 Delaware State 3-3, S1 Bethune-Cookman 2-8 (DSU eliminated)

In Norfolk, Va., David Lee had three hits and four RBI in the second game as Bethune-Cookman downed Delaware State to win its seventh straight MEAC title. The Wildcats (34-25) broke a 3-3 tie with one in the fourth and added four in the bottom of the fifth. Josh Johnson had two hits and two RBI, while Jairo Acevedo drove in a pair for B-CU. Bryan Rivera (3-3) pitched 5.2 hitless innings with one walk and nine strikeouts to secure the win in relief of Ali Simpson (pictured) (2.1 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 3 K). Cameron Cecil walked twice and scored once for the Hornets (40-17-1). In the first game, DSU scored three in the top of the first and made it stand up. Tommy Dill (3-1, 3.1 IP, 1 H, 2 BB) registered the victory in relief, while Jordan Elliot (2 IP, 1 BB, 2 K) earned his first save. Cecil and Scott Davis both had a hit and a run for the Hornets. Johnson doubled and scored for the Wildcats.


SWAC Tournament

W2 Prairie View A&M 7, E4 Mississippi Valley State 4

In Baton Rouge, La., Brett Valley had two hits and two RBI to lead Prairie View A&M past Mississippi Valley State to win its SWAC title since 2007 and third in program history. Brad Benes also knocked in a pair for the Panthers (28-23). Derrick Mitchell (5.1 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 3 BB, 3 K) earned the win, while Daniel Castillo (3.2 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 2 K) recorded the save. Seth Milliorn went 3 for 5 with one RBI for the Delta Devils.


Patriot League Championship Series

#1 Army 4-4, #2 Holy Cross 0-7

In West Point, N.Y., Logan Lee tossed a three-hit shutout in the opener as top-seeded Army split a doubleheader with second-seeded Holy Cross at Doubleday Field. Lee (8-2) walked one and struck out two. The Black Knights (40-13) scored twice in the fifth and sixth. Harold Earls went 2 for 4 with a double for Army. Alex Maldonado went 1 for 3 with a walk for the Crusaders (33-21). In the nightcap, Holy Cross scored a pair in the bottom of the seventh to erase a 4-3 deficit and added two in the eighth. Jordan Enos (3 for 3, 2 RBI) and Brandon Cipolla (2 for 3) both homered for the Crusaders. John Colella (6-1, 3.1 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 2 BB, 3 K) earned the win in relief. Matthew Carter doubled and scored for Army. The teams will meet in the deciding game on Monday at noon.


No. 7 Oregon 6, Seattle 1

In Eugene, Ore., Aaron Payne went 2 for 4 with two RBI for Oregon and his home run sparked a three-run fifth in its win over Seattle at PK Park. With the win over the Redhawks (22-27), the Ducks (41-14) extended their win streak to eight and now have recorded the program's most wins in a single season. Jeff Gold (8-3) tossed 6.1 innings of one-run, five-hit baseball with five strikeouts for the Ducks. Bryan Dalton (1-3) took the loss after giving up three runs on three hits and four walks over 4.2 innings. Nate Roberts went 1 for 4 with an RBI for Seattle.


California 6, No. 11 UCLA 5

In Berkeley, Calif., California used a four-run eighth to erase a 4-2 deficit in salvaging the finale of its Pac-12 series with UCLA in front of 1,087 fans at Evans Diamond. Chadd Krist went 2 for 4 with a homer, two runs and two RBI, while Vince Bruno had three hits, including a double, and one RBI for the Golden Bears (10-17, 27-24). Joey Donofrio (6-1, 2 IP, 3 H, 1 UE, 2 K) earned the victory. Trevor Brown went 4 for 4 with two runs for the Bruins (17-10, 38-14), who had their seven-game win streak snapped.


UC Riverside 1, No. 12 Cal State Fullerton 0

In Fullerton, Calif., Alex Rubanowitz's RBI double was just one of three hits for UC Riverside, but that was all it would need in picking up the win over Cal State Fullerton to win the Big West series. It was a pitchers’ duel all night as there was a combined one run and nine hits between both the first-place Titans (15-6, 33-18) and the Highlanders (9-12, 21-28). Dylan Stuart (7-6) picked up the win after throwing a complete game shutout while only giving up six hits with two walks and two strikeouts. Graham Wiest (5-4) took the loss after giving up only one run on three hits over nine innings while striking out seven. 


No. 13 Stanford 4, Utah 1

In Salt Lake City, Stephen Piscotty threw a career-best 6.1 innings as Stanford won at Utah. Piscotty (4-2) gave up only one run on seven hits while striking out four as the Cardinal (17-10, 36-14) completed the sweep of the Utes (7-23, 14-38). Stanford put together a ten-hit performance in which Piscotty also went 1 for 4 with a run. Danny Diekroeger went 3 for 5 with a homer, while Alex Blandino drove in two for the Cardinal. AJ Vanegas picked up his fifth save after throwing 2.2 innings of one-hit baseball. Mitch Watrous (2-5) took the loss after giving up three runs on seven hits over 5.2 innings. Gavin Green went 2 for 3 with a walk for Utah.


No. 14 Arizona 6, USC 1

In Los Angeles, James Farris (6-3) picked up the win as Arizona sealed the Pac-12 series win over USC at Dedeaux Field. Farris (6-3) gave up one run on six hits over 6.1 innings. After getting the series win over the Trojans (8-19, 23-27), the Wildcats (18-9, 36-16) won all of their conference road series for the first time since 2005. Stephen Tarpley (5-3) took the loss for USC after giving up two earned runs on seven hits in six innings. Seth Brean-Mejias went 2 for 3 with an RBI for Arizona, while Brandon Garcia went 3 for 4 at the plate for the Trojans.


Loyola Marymount 4, Pepperdine 3

In Los Angeles, Nick Devian had a two-run single in the bottom of the ninth as Loyola Marymount defeated first-place Pepperdine in the finale of their WCC series at Page Stadium. The Waves (14-7, 32-20) scored one in the fourth and two in the top of the seventh to take a 3-0 lead before the Lions (12-9, 24-26) scored single runs in the seventh and eighth before winning it in the ninth. Bret Dahlson (3-3, 1.2 IP, 1 H, 1 BB, 2 K) picked up the win. Sam Meyer went 4 for 5 with a double and one run for Pepperdine. The Waves fell into a first-place tie with San Diego and will host the Toreros this weekend for the WCC title.


New Mexico State 15, San Jose State 2

In San Jose, Calif., Parker Hipp went 2 for 4 with two runs and four RBI as New Mexico State thumped San Jose State to earn a share of the WAC regular season title and the top seed in this week’s tournament. Tanner Rust went 4 for 4 with a triple, three runs and two RBI, while Robert Lecount (1 for 4, HR) and Kyle Phillips (2 for 4, 2 2B) both drove in three for the Aggies (11-7, 35-20). Michael Ormseth (8-2, 6 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 4 K) earned the victory. Tim Quiery went 2 for 3 with one run and one RBI for the Spartans (5-13, 22-29).


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