May 25, 2012
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Stony Brook wins
America East championship
Liberty to face Coastal Carolina for Big
South title, UR vs. Dayton in A-10
Around the Tournaments
#1 Stony Brook 13, #4 Maine 6 (Maine
#4 Maine 5, #3 Binghamton 1 (BU eliminated)
Stony Brook wins America East title
Stony Brook, N.Y., William Carmona went 2 for 5 with a triple, a
homer and four RBI as Stony Brook defeated Maine to win the
America East title. Travis Jankowski went 3 for 3 with three
runs and three RBI, while Maxx Tissenbaum was 3 for 3 with two
RBI for the Seawolves (46-11). Stony Brook scored in six of its
eight at-bats, snapping a 6-6 tie with a run in the sixth. The
Seawolves added four in the seventh and two in the eighth. James
Campbell (5-0, 4 IP, 2 H, 3 K) earned the win in relief. Ian
Leisenheimer went 2 for 3 with a homer and two RBI for the Black
Bears (28-28). (photo courtesy of America East)
In the day’s first game, Mike Connolly (5-6, 8
IP, 5 H, 1 R, 4 BB, 6 K) pitched Maine past Binghamton to reach
the title game. Colin Gay had two hits and two runs for the
Black Bears. Scott Hagan homered for the Bearcats (23-26).
#3 Liberty 4, #4 Gardner-Webb 3 (GWU
#1 Coastal Carolina 4, #7 High Point 3 (HPU
In Asheville, N.C., Trey Wimmer hit a walk-off
two-run homer as Liberty eliminated Gardner-Webb and advanced to
the championship game. With the Flames (41-18) down to their
last out and the tying run on third base, Wimmer (2 for 4) swung
at the first pitch he saw from Bulldogs (32-28) reliever Jeff
Howell (3-4, 2.2 IP, 3 H, 2 ER, K) and deposited it over the
left field fence. Liberty’s starting pitcher, Brooks Roy (7.2
IP, 3 H, 3 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 4 K) pitched well. John Harris went 2
for 4 with a homer for the Bulldogs. (photo courtesy of Big
In the second game, Tripp Martin’s RBI single in
the bottom of the sixth pushed Coastal Carolina past High
Point. With the game tied at 3, Martin’s only hit of the day
brought home Alex Buccilli and gave the Chanticleers (40-17) the
4-3 lead. Rich Witten went 2 for 4 with two RBI and Aaron Burke
(4.1 IP, 5, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K) came out of the bullpen to register
the win and move to 9-5. Spencer Angelis went 3 for 4 with three
doubles for the Panthers (28-31). The Chanticleers will meet the
Liberty Flames in the championship game on Saturday at 4 p.m..
#5 Richmond 3, #1 Saint Louis 2 (St. Louis
#1 Saint Louis 3, #6 St. Joseph’s 0 (St. Joe’s
#2 Dayton 9, #5 Richmond 5
#6 St. Joseph’s 3, #3 Rhode Island 2 (URI
In Bronx, N.Y., Richmond reached the A-10 tourney
championship for the second straight year when Matt Zink’s
grounder was misplayed at second, allowing pinch-runner Nick
Poulos to score the game-winning run in the bottom of the ninth.
The Spiders (30-25) would need two wins over Dayton (30-28),
which has yet to lose in the tourney and beat Richmond Friday.
Closer Andrew Brockett (3-8) posted the win with three hitless
innings, including pitching out of a jam in the seventh when the
Spiders trailed 2-1. Richmond tied it when Mike Small scored
from second on a throwing error on a double-play attempt. The
Billikens finished 41-18, a school record for wins.
Clay Smith tossed a complete-game, three-hit
shutout as Saint Louis avoided elimination by beating pesky St.
Joseph’s, which was playing its third game in less than 24
hours. Connor Gandossy had a RBI single, and Alec Sole added a
RBI single as the Billikens (41-17) took a 2-0 lead in the top
of the second. Brett Tiagwad went 2 for 3 for the Hawks (25-32).
Tim Bury tossed 7.2 innings to improve to 8-2,
and Brian Blasik homered and drove in two as Dayton held off
Richmond. The Spiders (29-25) made three errors in the fourth –
and six in the game – that led to four runs for the Flyers
(30-28). Matt Zink had two RBI for Richmond, which chipped away
and closed to 7-5 in the eighth inning.
In the early game, Brett Taigwad (3 for 4) scored
the game-winning run on Kevin Taylor’s bouncer to first in the
bottom of the ninth as St. Joseph’s eliminated Rhode Island. The
Hawks took the field a mere 10 hours after finishing their
extra-inning game against Dayton the night before. Daniel Thorpe
(3-2) tossed a complete game, allowing five hits and striking
out seven for St. Joe’s. The Rams finished 33-25-1.
#8 Georgia Tech 17, #4 Virginia 5
#5 Clemson 9, #1 Florida State 7
#6 Miami 6, #7 Wake Forest 3
In Greensboro, N.C., Jake Davies, Zane Evans, and
Mott Hyde all hit home runs to power Georgia Tech past
Virginia. The Yellow Jackets (34-24) were trailing 3-0 until
they exploded for six runs in the bottom of the third. Davies (2
for 3, 2 R, 3 RBI), Evans (3 for 4, 2 R, 6 RBI) and Hyde (1 for
3, R, 3 RBI) helped Georgia Tech add four in the fourth, two in
the sixth, and five in the seventh before the game was called
due to the 10-run rule. Colin Harrington was 3 for 4 with two
runs for the Cavaliers (37-17-1). (photo by Sara D. Davis/theACC.com)
In the second game, Jon McGibbon hit a walk-off
three-run homer as Clemson defeated Florida State. The Tigers
(33-25) trailed 7-4 entering the bottom of the eighth, but
Spencer Kieboom (2 for 4) drove in two with a single to make it
a one-run game. Then in the bottom of the ninth McGibbon (3 for
5, 2 R, 4 RBI) homered off of Robert Benicasa, the Seminoles’
(43-14) closer. Florida State’s Justin Gonzalez was 2 for 4 with
a solo home run. With the victotry, Clemson can still win its
pool and move into the championship game if it beats Georgia
Tech on Saturday.
In the third game, Eric Whaley threw eight strong
innings as Miami defeated Wake Forest. Whaley (4-4) allowed
seven hits and two runs (one earned) while striking out six
Demon Deacons (33-24). An RBI double in the sixth by Brad Fieger
broke a 2-2 tie, and a Fieger RBI single in the seventh helped
the Hurricanes (36-20) extend their lead. Miami’s Rony Rodriguez
was 1 for 4 with a solo homer and a sacrifice fly. Brett Armour
was 2 for 4 with two RBI for Wake Forest.
#1 Belmont 10, #5 Mercer 3 (Mercer eliminated)
#3 Kennesaw State 5, #6 Stetson 4 (Stetson
#1 Belmont 6, #4 FGCU 4
In DeLand, Fla., Zac Mitchell and Matt Beaty
drove in two runs apiece as Belmont eliminated Mercer. Mitchell
(3 for 5, 2 R) and Beatty (2 for 4, R) helped pace a Bruins
(37-22) offense that pounded out 12 hits. Derrick Workman and CJ
Reed both had two hits for the Bears (38-21). Belmont starting
pitcher James Buckelew (5 IP, 5 H, 3 ER, 6 BB, 3 K) fought
through some control issues and picked up his seventh win.
In the second game, Max Pentecost drove in three
with a bases-clearing double in the bottom of the eighth to help
Kennesaw State squeeze past Stetson in an elimination game. The
Owls (33-24) were trailing 4-1 entering the eighth inning until
Andy Chriscaden’s RBI single made it a two-run game. Pentecost
(2 for 4) followed with a double that gave the Owls their first
lead of the game. Ben Carhart was 2 for 4 with an RBI double for
the Hatters (35-23). Justin McCalvin (3-1, 5 K) came out of the
bullpen and earned the win, allowing only one hit and no runs in
his four innings. (photo courtesy of Atlantic Sun)
In the third game, Jared Breen drove in two runs
as Belmont edged FGCU. Breen (1 for 3) delivered a two-run
double in the bottom of the eighth as the Bruins (38-22) broke a
4-4 tie. Belmont’s Judah Akers (3 for 5, R, RBI) and Alec
Diamond (2 for 2, 2 BB, 2 RBI) were also key offensive
contributors. Brady Anderson was 1 for 4 with a triple and two
RBI for the Eagles (26-30). With the win Belmont advances to
the championship game and will face the winner of FGCU and
#4 USF 6, #1 Louisville 2 (Louisville
#5 Connecticut 4, #1 Louisville 1
#7 Notre Dame 4, # 3 Seton Hall 3 (Seton Hall
In Clearwater, Fla., Alex Mendez and Daniel
Rockhold each went 2 for 4 with a homer and three RBI, and Matt
Reid allowed one earned run in 7.1 innings as USF eliminated
Louisville. Mendez hit a three-run homer in the fifth, and
Rockhold hit an 0-2 offering for a two-run homer in the bottom
of the eighth for the Bulls (36-21). Nick Ratajczak had a pair
of hits for the Cardinals (39-20).
Earlier, lefty Anthony Marzi
(right) allowed four hits
and one unearned run in 8.2 innings as Connecticut stayed
unbeaten by beating Louisville. Marzi, who entered 2-8 with a
2.80 ERA, struck out five and retired 13 in a row at one point.
LJ Mazzilli went 3 for 4, and Ryan Fuller and Tom Verdi had RBI
singles as the Huskies took a 2-0 lead in the third inning off
Justin Amlung, the conference pitcher of the year. Zac Wasserman
went 2 for 4 for the Cardinals (39-19). (photo courtesy of Big
Notre Dame (31-26) stayed alive by beating Seton
Hall as Eric Jagielo hit his 12th homer in the bottom of the
fifth, and Adam Norton allowed two runs in seven strong innings.
The Pirates finished (34-24).
#6 Ohio State 6, #4 Nebraska 2 (Nebraska
In Columbus, Ohio, Kirby Pellant went 3 for 3
with a pair of triples, two runs and one RBI as Ohio State
eliminated Nebraska. The Buckeyes (33-26) scored two in the
second and never trailed. Greg Solomon drove in two for OSU.
Brian King (5-5, 6 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 3 BB, 4 K) earned the win. Josh
Scheffert went 2 for 3 with a walk and a run for the Huskers
#1 Baylor 11, #8 Kansas State 2 (KSU
#7 Kansas 5, #2 Texas A&M 3 (TAMU eliminated)
In Oklahoma City, Max Muncy had three hits and
two RBI as Baylor eliminated Kansas State. The Bears (44-13)
scored in six different innings, with four in the eighth. Muncy
was a homer short of the cycle, while Josh Ludy homered and
drove in two for Baylor. Jon Davis went deep for the Wildcats
In the second game, Thomas Taylor (5-7, 7 IP, 3
R, 3 BB, 9 K) went the distance as Kansas bounced Texas A&M.
Dakota Smith homered and drove in two for the Jayhawks (24-33).
Ross Stripling (10-3, 8 IP, 9 H, 5 R, 1 BB, 6 K) pitched the
complete game for the Aggies (42-16).
#1 UNC Wilmington 3, #3 Delaware 2
#2 Hofstra 4, #5 VCU 2 (VCU eliminated)
#3 Delaware 12, #2 Hofstra 9 (HU eliminated)
In Harrisonburg, Va., UNC Wilmington scored two
in the seventh and one in the eighth to edge Delaware and
advance to the CAA title game. Mat Batts (6-4, 9 IP, 10 H, 2 R,
1 BB, 11 K) went the distance for the Seahawks (37-20). Hunter
Ridge went 3 for 4 with a home run for UNCW. Alex Maruri went 3
for 4 with a homer for the Blue Hens (29-26).
Kenny Jackson had three hits and three RBI, while
Matt Ford went 3 for 4 with two runs as Hofstra eliminated VCU.
T.J. Thomas added two doubles for the Pride (34-21). Chris Ayers
had three hits for the Rams (34-25).
In the day’s final game, Jimmy Yezzo went 3 for 5
with a double, a homer, three runs and four RBI as Delaware
outscored Hofstra to reach the title game. The Blue Hens (30-26)
erases a 7-2 deficit with a 10-run seventh. Matt Ford and Kenny
Jackson both drove in two for the Pride (34-22).
#7 UAB 6, #3 Tulane 3
#2 UCF 11, #6 East Carolina 1
#8 Houston 7, #5 Memphis 3
In Pearl, Miss., Tanner Bryant went 3 for 3 with
one run and one RBI as UAB topped Tulane to advance to Sunday’s
championship game against Memphis. Keith DePew scored twice for
the Blazers (31-27). Blake Crohan had two hits and a run for the
Green Wave (38-19).
Chris Taladay went 3 for 5 with a homer and five
RBI as UCF pounded East Carolina. Ronnie Richardson scored four
for the Knights (42-15). Ben Lively (9-2, 6 IP, 6 H, 1 R, 3 BB,
2 K) got the win. Drew Reynolds had three hits for the Pirates
In the day’s final game, Codey Morehouse had two
hits and three RBI as Houston downed Memphis. Jacob Lueneburg
had two hits and drove in two for the Cougars (18-35-1). Ford
Wilson went 3 for 3 for the Tigers, who reached the championship
game despite the loss.
#5 Houston Baptist 13, #6 North Dakota 8 (UND
#5 Houston Baptist 11, #4 Northern Colorado 5
Asai Adame led HBU over
North Dakota with his 2-for-4 day while he added three RBI as
the Huskies advanced to the championship game. HBU (28-32)
capitalized on its seven-run first inning against North Dakota
(19-37) while they cruised to the win. Ross Kennell (5-4) picked
up the win after giving up three earned runs on 11 hits in 7.1
innings with 11 strikeouts. Ben Clark (1-5) took the loss after
lasting only 0.1 innings where he gave up six runs on four hits
for North Dakota.
In the earlier game, Jake Gonzalez set the Great
West Conference Tournament record with seven RBI after he went 3
for 4 with a double and a triple for Houston Baptist as it
eliminated Northern Colorado at Brent Brown Ballpark. Houston
Baptist's (27-32) Gonzalez banged out his 46th career double
that moved him into fourth place on HBU's all-time list in the
win over Northern Colorado (27-33). Curtis Jones (6-5) picked up
the victory after giving up five runs on nine hits. Kevin
Willman (1-3) suffered the loss after allowing us two runs on
seven hits in 3.2 innings. Tony Curdo went 4 for 4 with two RBI
for Northern Colorado.
#1 Valparaiso 4, #4 UIC 3
#2 Wright State 2, #3 Milwaukee 1 (UWM
#6 Youngstown State 5, #2 Wright State 4 (WSU
In Chicago, Mark Johnson tied it with a two-run
single and Steven Scoby capped a three-run eighth with a RBI
single to plate the eventual game-winner as Valparaiso edged UIC
to advance to the Horizon title game. Kevin Wild (6-3, 8 IP, 9
H, 3 R, 1 BB, 1 K) got the win, while Jarad Miller worked a
scoreless ninth for his eighth save for the Crusaders (34-22).
Alex Jurich had two hits and two RBI for the Flames (21-33).
Garrett Gray had a RBI single in the bottom of
the 12th as Wright State eliminated Milwaukee. Jake Hibberd and
Michael Timm both had two hits and a run for the Raiders
(37-20). Ryan Solberg drove in a run for the Panthers (27-27).
In the day’s finale, Wright State built a 4-0
lead after two before Youngstown State rallied to send the
Raiders home. Craig Goubeaux scored twice for the Penguins
(11-43). Zach Tanner had two hits and two RBI for WSU (37-21).
#2 Canisius 10, #4 Rider 3
#1 Manhattan 1, #3 Fairfield 0 (Fairfield
In Troy, N.Y., Shane Zimmer drove in three as
Canisius downed Rider to stay undefeated in the MAAC Tournament.
Connor Panas had three hits, while Mike Krische scored three for
the Golden Griffins (33-25). Adam Wayman had two hits and a run,
while Eric Strano drove in two for the Broncs (22-33).
In the earlier game, Taylor Sewitt (9-1) tossed a
four-hit shutout with 12 strikeouts as Manhattan eliminated
Fairfield. Shulick (6-5, 8 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 4 BB, 2 K) went the
distance for the Stags (27-28). Anthony Vega walked twice and
scored in the first for the Jaspers (30-25).
#1 Kent State 8, #8 Buffalo 3 (Buffalo
#3 Central Michigan 11, #7 Miami 10 (will meet
#8 Buffalo 10, #5 Western Michigan 8 (WMU
#3 Central Michigan 6, #6 Eastern Michigan 4
In Avon, Ohio, Jimmy Rider drove in three as Kent
State downed Buffalo to reach the MAC title game. George Roberts
had four hits and two RBI for the Golden Flashes (40-17). Tom
Murphy homered and drove in a pair for the Bulls (20-36).
In the day’s fourth game, Jordan Adams had three
hits, including a homer and two doubles, and drove in four as
Central Michigan defeated Miami to force a deciding game on
Saturday for a spot in the MAC championship game. Jordan Dean
had three hits and three RBI for the Chippewas (33-28). Bryce
Redeker had three hits, including two doubles, and two RBI for
the Redhawks (30-28).
Alex Baldock had three hits and five RBI as
Buffalo (20-35) eliminated Western Michigan (26-29).
Nate Theunissen homered
twice and drove in three as Central Michigan (32-28) eliminated
Eastern Michigan (25-31).
#1 New Mexico 5, #2 TCU 2
#3 San Diego State 15, #4 UNLV 9 (UNLV
In Las Vegas, Gera Sanchez (8-2) came up huge for
New Mexico as he out-dueled TCU's Preston Morrison (9-1) as New
Mexico advances to the finals. Sanchez went 6.1 innings with
just two runs on six hits while tacking on six strikeouts. New
Mexico (35-22) came up big on offense with a 13-hit and five-run
game, while TCU (36-18) was able to only put together seven hits
and two runs. Bobby Mares picked up his fifth save after
throwing 2.1 innings of shutout baseball while adding on six
strikeouts. Morrison took the loss after giving up three earned
runs on nine hits in six innings for TCU. It was Morrison's
first loss on the year. Trey Porras went 2 for 4 with two RBI
for New Mexico.
After Thursday's intense game with TCU, SDSU
repeated it by blowing a seven-run lead, but this time the
Aztecs rallied back to win behind Ryan Muno's 3-for-6 and
three-RBI day. SDSU (25-33) was out-hit 15-13 against UNLV
(26-31), but SDSU was able to capitalize on nine free passes to
score 15 runs. Michael Cederoth (4-4) threw four innings in
relief to pick up the victory, giving up an unearned run on two
hits. Zak Qualls (4-6) took the loss after giving up five runs
on six hits in 4.1 innings of relief. Mark Shannon went 3 for 5
with four RBI for UNLV.
#4 Eastern Illinois 7, #6 Southeast Missouri 6
#3 Jacksonville State 9, #2 Eastern Kentucky 4
#1 Austin Peay 7, #3 Jacksonville State 6 (11)
In Jackson, Tenn., T.J. McManus had two hits and
two RBI as Eastern Illinois edged Southeast Missouri to advance
to the title game. Ben Thoma (2 RBI) and David Ciaglia both
homered for the Panthers (29-27). Andy Lennington had three hits
and two RBI for the Redhawks (23-35).
Ben Waldrip drove in four as Jacksonville State
erased an early three-run deficit with three in the sixth and
five in the seventh to eliminate Eastern Kentucky. Kyle
Bluestein had three hits and one RBI for the Gamecocks (28-29).
Richie Rodriguez went 3 for 4 with a homer and two RBI for the
Greg Bachman (4 for 5, HR, 3 R) scored on a wild
pitch in the bottom of the 11th as Austin Peay eliminated
Jacksonville State. Kyle Bluestein homered and drove in three
for the Gamecocks (28-30).
#1 LSU 3 vs. #7 Mississippi State 4, #1 LSU 3
(10) (LSU eliminated)
#3 Florida 7, #2 South Carolina 2 (USC
In Hoover, Ala., Matthew Britton had a RBI single
in the bottom of the 10th as Mississippi State edged LSU to
reach the SEC semifinals. The Tigers (43-16) led 3-0 in the
second before the Bulldogs (37-22) scored one in the eighth and
two in the ninth to force the extra frame. Adam Frazier had
three hits for MSU. Ty Ross had a two-run single in the first
In the second game, Mike Zunino homered and drove
in three as Florida downed South Carolina to reach the
semifinals. Nolan Fontana had two hits, two walks and three runs
for the Gators (42-17). Chase Vergason had a pair of hits for
the Gamecocks (40-17).
#8 Furman 13, #1 Appalachian State 4 (ASU
#3 Elon 7, #7 The Citadel 3
In Greenville, S.C., Chris Ohmsted went 4 for 4
with two doubles, a run and three RBI as Furman scored seven
runs in the first inning – and 11 in the first three innings –
in upsetting Appalachian State and eliminating the Mountaineers.
Elliott Warford (6-0) tossed eight innings with three earned
runs and eight strikeouts for the Paladins (28-30), who advance
to play Samford Saturday. Furman needs two wins over the
Bulldogs to reach Sunday’s final. Jake Jones went 3 for 5 with
two runs and two RBI, and Paul Nitto went 2 for 4 with two RBI
for Furman. At 39-16, the Mountaineers are expected to claim an
at-large bid to the NCAA tourney.
Joey Tomko and Ryan Kinsella each blasted two-run
homers, and David Whitehead spun a complete game as Elon
eliminated The Citadel. The Phoenix (33-25) advance to the
semifinals, where it will need two wins over Georgia Southern to
reach Sunday’s final against Samford/Furman. Whitehead (5-3)
allowed eight hits and struck out a season-high six. The
Bulldogs finished (25-33).
#4 UT Arlington 7, #1 Sam Houston State 6
#3 Stephen F. Austin 4, #2 Southeastern
Louisiana 3 (teams meet again Saturday)
#1 Sam Houston State 4, #8 Texas A&M-Corpus
Christi 3 (A&M eliminated)
#6 Stephen F. Austin 9, #3 Texas State 7
(Texas State eliminated)
In San Marcos, Texas, Preston Beck ripped a
game-winning homer in the bottom of the ninth inning as UT
Arlington advanced to the championship game by eliminating Sam
Houston State. Kevin Miller blasted a three-run homer to give
the Bearkats (38-20) a 6-5 lead in the top of the eighth, but
the Mavericks (35-23) tied it at 6 on Travis Sibley’s RBI single
and won it in dramatic fashion on Beck’s 12th homer. Sibley
finished 3 for 4 with two runs.
In the late game, Jordon Lenaburg had a RBI
single in the bottom of the ninth inning to lift Stephen F.
Austin past Southeastern Louisiana. The same teams will play
Saturday, with the winner advancing to play UT Arlington in a
winner-take-all final. The Lions (38-20) led 3-0, getting runs
on a wild pitch, infield grounder and an infield hit that
allowed Brock Hebert to score from second. But Max Lamantia had
two hits and two RBI, and Cory Ochs tossed three innings of
relief after Chase Greening got past his rough start for the
Earlier in the day, it was Sam Houston State
celebrating a game-winning homer in the bottom of the ninth as
Anthony Azar ripped a leadoff homer to eliminate Texas
A&M-Corpus Christi. John Hale also homered for the Bearkats
(38-19), who built a 3-0 lead. But Jeramie Marek had a two-run
double to tie the game at 3 in the sixth. The Islanders finished
Bobby Loveless hit a two-run homer in the bottom
of the eighth – his third of the tourney – as Stephen F. Austin
beat Texas State in an elimination game. Loveless’ homer came
after Jeff McVaney (3 for 4, 3 R, 5 RBI) ripped a grand slam to
give the Bobcats a 7-6 lead in the top of the eighth.
#3 North Dakota State 4, #1 Oral Roberts 3
#2 Oakland 4, #4 Southern Utah 2 (SUU
#1 Oral Roberts 3, #2 Oakland 2 (Oakland
In Tulsa, Okla., Wes Satzinger had a sacrifice
fly in the bottom of the 10th as North Dakota State edged Oral
Roberts to reach the title game. The Bison (40-18) scored three
in the eighth to tie the game. Max Casper went 2 for 4 with one
run and one RBI for NDSU. Jose Trevino doubled and drove in one
for the Golden Eagles (34-23).
In the first game, Oakland scored three in the
top of the eighth to eliminate Southern Utah. Jason Hager (5-3,
8 IP, 8 H, 2 R, 3 BB, 6 K) got the win, while Greg Welke pitched
a perfect ninth for his second save for the Grizzlies (25-30).
Aaron Cieslak and Nolan Jacoby both drove in two for Oakland.
Brad Royer had three hits for the Thunderbirds (18-36).
In the final game of the day, Giller (6-4, 6.2
IP, 6 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 5 K) got the win and Rush (2.1 IP, 1
H, 1 K) earned his fourth save as Oral Roberts eliminated
Oakland. The Golden Eagles (35-23) scored two in the sixth to
erase a 2-1 deficit. John Estes had two hits and one RBI for the
#4 South Alabama 5, #1 Florida Atlantic 4 (10)
#7 Middle Tennessee 12, #3 FIU 6
#6 Troy 8, #2 Arkansas State 3
In Bowling Green, Ky., Nick Zaharion singled in
the game-winning run run in the bottom of the 10th inning as
South Alabama improved to 2-1 in pool play by beating Florida
Atlantic, the second straight day the Owls have lost an
extra-inning game. Payton Gardner (2-6) threw six splendid
innings of relief for the Jaguars (23-34), allowing three hits
and one earned run. Whitt Dorsey went 5 for 5 with a run and a
RBI, and Zaharion had three hits and three RBI for USA. Geoff
Jimenez went 3 for 4, and Nathan Pittman homered for FAU
(32-22), which is 1-2 and may fall back onto the NCAA bubble.
Hank Larue had two hits, including his fifth
homer, and drove in three as Middle Tennessee pounded out 16
hits in improving to 1-1 in pool play by beating FIU. Ryan Ford
went 3 for 5 with two runs, and Johnny Thomas went 3 for 4 with
a run and a RBI as the Blue Raiders (30-28) scored three in the
first and six in the third. Nathan Burns had two hits and three
RBI for FIU (31-25), which is 0-2 in pool play.
Boone Shear had a three-run double in a five-run
first as Troy knocked off Arkansas State. Ali Knowles had two
hits and two RBI, and Jakob Nixon had three hits and two runs
for the Trojans (28-29), who are 2-0 in pool play. Ryan Roberts
went 2 for 3 with a solo homer for ASU (33-22), 1-1 in pool
#2 Sacramento State 8, #5 Fresno State 3
#7 Louisiana Tech 18, #2 Nevada 5 (Nevada
#7 Louisiana Tech 15, #1 New Mexico State 12 (NMSU
In Mesa, Ariz., Clay Cederquist led Sacramento
State after going 3 for 5 with three RBI en route to a victory
over Fresno State that sent the Hornets to their first WAC
Tournament title game. Sac State (31-26) tacked on 15 hits and
eight runs, while holding Fresno State (27-26) to just five hits
and three runs. Brennan Leitao (7-5) came up the victor after
giving up three runs on four hits in 6.1 innings. Cody Kendall
(4-3) was saddled with the loss after giving up eight runs on 14
hits in eight innings for the Bulldogs.
Bre'shon Kimbell and La
Tech were facing elimination for the third time and they evaded
it again as Kimbell went a perfect 4 for 4 with five RBI in the
win over Nevada. The Bulldogs (27-27) cranked out a staggering
18 runs on 20 hits in their win over the Wolf Pack (32-25).
Jamie Gilley (3-4) picked up the win after throwing 3.1 shutout
innings for La Tech. Tim Culligan (2-2) took the loss after
giving up three runs on five hits in 3.2 innings. Kyle Hunt went
2 for 3 with two RBI for Nevada.
Taylor Terrasas and La Tech sent #1 New Mexico
State packing after their 15-12 victory where Terrasas went 3
for 5 with a home run and five RBI. La Tech's (26-27) top four
hitters went a combined 10 for 19 with 11 runs and eight RBI in
their win over NMSU (35-22). Chris Sadberry (3-1) picked up the
win after going a career long 5.1 innings in relief where he
gave up three earned runs on nine hits. Adam Mott (6-3) took the
loss after giving up six earned runs on eights hits with six
strikeouts and four walks in 4.1 innings. Tanner White went 3
for 5 with four RBI for NMSU.