Feb. 18, 2013

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Cal Poly rallies past Santa Clara for 4-0 start

Thome tosses no-hitter for North Dakota, UNC handles Coastal Carolina


In Santa Clara, Calif., Cal Poly scored two in both the sixth and seventh to erase a 3-1 deficit on its way to a 5-4 win Monday over Santa Clara at Stephen Schott Stadium. The Mustangs improved to 4-0 for the first time since 2001. Tim Wise delivered a pinch-hit two-run single in the sixth to knot the score at 3. David Armendariz (right) had a run-scoring infield hit in the seventh to break the deadlock and Jordan Brower’s sacrifice fly plated the eventual game-winner. Danny Zandona (1-0, 1.1 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 3 BB) registered the victory, while Reed Reilly worked two scoreless innings to record his second save. Nursing a one-run lead, Reilly surrendered a walk and a base hit in the bottom of the ninth to put runners on the corners with no outs. Reilly struck the next two hitters out looking before the final batter went down swinging. Greg Harisis went 3 for 5 with a double and a run for the Broncos (2-2).


North Dakota 2-10, Mount Marty 1-6

In Minneapolis, Andrew Thome tossed a seven-inning no-hitter in the opener as North Dakota swept a doubleheader from Mount Marty at the Metrodome. Thome (1-0) walked two and struck out nine. Jeff Campbell had a run-scoring single in the top of the first before the Lancers (0-2) tied it in the bottom of the frame on a hit batsman, a walk and a throwing error. Jacob Threlkeld scored from second on an infield groundout in the sixth for UND (2-0). In the nightcap, Campbell belted a three-run homer in a seven-run second to help North Dakota outscore Mount Marty. Tyler Follis had three hits, two runs and one RBI for UND. Threlkeld drew three walks, stole four bases and scored three.


No. 1 North Carolina 7, Coastal Carolina 1

In Chapel Hill, N.C., Chaz Frank had a three-run triple in the second to spark North Carolina past Coastal Carolina at Boshamer Stadium. The Tar Heels (3-0) scored single runs in the first and third in building a 5-0 advantage. Colin Moran went 1 for 3 with two runs and two RBI for UNC. Chris McCue (1-0, 2.2 IP, 1 H, 2 BB, 5 K) picked up the win in relief. Chris Suseck went 2 for 3 with a walk for the Chanticleers (2-1).


No. 6 Oregon State 5, UC Riverside 4 (11)

In Palm Springs, Calif., Joey Matthews had a RBI double in the 11th to lift Oregon State over UC Riverside at Palm Springs Stadium. Kavin Keyes (2 for 5, RBI) had a leadoff single and was sacrificed to second by Dylan Davis. After Jerad Casper was intentionally walked and Zane Yanzick pinch-ran for Keyes at second, Matthews crushed a ball to the warning track in left to plate Yanzick with the game-winner. The Highlanders (1-3) scored a pair in the top of the ninth on a fielder’s choice to force the extra frames. David Andriese and Phil Holinsworth each drove in two for Riverside. Max Engelbrekt (1-0, 2.2 IP, 1 K) picked up the win. Tyler Painton pitched six scoreless innings in relief for OSU with one hit, two walks and four strikeouts.


No. 8 Oregon 4, Hawaii 2

In Honolulu, J.J. Altobelli went 3 for 4 with one run and two RBI as Oregon completed a four-game sweep of Hawaii in front of 3,453 fans at Les Murakami Stadium. The Rainbows (0-4) got a run in the bottom of the first before the Ducks (4-0) answered with three in the fifth to take the lead for good. Both squads tallied single runs in the sixth. Jordan Spencer (1-0, 1.2 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 2 K) earned the victory in relief of starter Jeff Gold (4.2 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 K), who was forced to leave due to injury. Austin Wobrock went 3 for 3 with a double for Hawaii.


No. 9 Kentucky 11, USC Upstate 10

In Spartanburg, S.C., Kentucky scored four in the top of the eighth to tie the game and won it with a run in the ninth to defeat USC Upstate at Harley Park. The Spartans (1-1) scored in five of the first six innings, including five in the fourth, in building a 10-6 lead. J.T. Riddle (2 for 3, 2 R, 2 RBI) homered to spark the rally in the eighth. A second run came in on a wild pitch and the final two runs of the frame scored on an error. Thomas Bernal delivered a RBI single with two away in the top of the ninth to give the Wildcats (3-0) the lead. Closer Trevor Gott (1-0), who had pitched a scoreless eighth, did the same in the ninth to secure the win. Brandon Patterson had three hits and three RBI for Upstate, while Trey Richardson (2 for 4, 2 R, 2 RBI) and Tyler Miller (2 RBI) both went deep for the home team.


Virginia 9, Saint Peter’s 1

In Charlottesville, Va., Trey Oest allowed one hit over six shutout innings in his collegiate debut as Virginia stopped St. Peter’s to win its home opener in front of 2,333 fans at Davenport Field. Oest (1-0) walked one and struck out four. He retired the first 12 hitters before issuing a leadoff walk in the fifth. Oest allowed a single with two away in the sixth. The Cavaliers (3-0) led 3-0 after six before putting up three in both the seventh and eighth. Brandon Downes went 3 for 4 with a double, a homer and three runs. Branden Cogswell also had three hits for UVa. Matt Speckmann had two hits for the Peacocks (0-1).


Appalachian State 13, Canisius 6

In Boone, N.C., Appalachian State used 15 hits and three home runs to power past Canisius in the home opener at Smith Stadium. Dillon Dobson (2 for 4, 2B, 2 R, 2 RBI), Preston Troutman (3 for 5, 2 R, 2 RBI) and Josh Zumbrook (2 for 4, 3B, 2 R, 3 RBI) all went deep in a four-run second for the Mountaineers (2-0). Sam Agnew-Wieland (1-0, 4.2 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 2 BB, 3 K) picked up the win in relief. Jose Torralba and Christian Segar both had two hits and a run for the Golden Griffins (2-2).


Nevada 9, Kansas 8

In Mesa, Ariz., Brad Gerig hit a two-strike double with two away in the bottom of the ninth to plate the tying and winning runs as Nevada rallied past Kansas at Hohokam Park. With two outs in the bottom of the ninth and the tying run at third, pinch-hitter Bryce Barger parlayed an 0-2 count into a walk. Gerig also fell behind 0-2 before lining off the wall in left to plate pinch-runner Curtis Frisbie from first with the winning run. Brooks Klein and Ryan Teel both had two hits and two RBI for the Wolf Pack (2-2). Alex DeLeon (2 for 2, 2 BB, 2 R, 2 RBI) homered for the Jayhawks (2-2).


Wright State 5, Dayton 1

In Dayton, Ohio, Sam Picchiotti had three RBI as Wright State downed Dayton to win its home opener at Nischwitz Stadium. Picchiotti had a two-run double in the sixth to extend the lead to 4-1 and he added a RBI single in the eighth for the Raiders (3-0). Robby Sexton (1-0, 4 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 3 K) was the starter and winner, while four relievers combined to hold the Flyers (0-2-1) scoreless over the final five innings. Jared Broughton went 2 for 4 with one RBI for UD.


Wofford 7, Niagara 4

In Spartanburg, S.C., Matthew Ramsay drove in a pair to lead Wofford past Niagara. The Terriers (3-0) snapped a 1-1 tie with four in the bottom of the third to take control. Luke Leftwich (1-0, 3 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 5 K) was the starter and winner. Pavel Chavez-Rusova had a two-run homer in the sixth for the Purple Eagles (0-4).


South Dakota State 3-5, Waldorf 0-0

In Minneapolis, South Dakota State opened its season with a pair of seven-inning shutouts against Waldorf at the Metrodome. In the opener, Stephen Bougher tossed a three-hit shutout for the Jackrabbits (2-0). Bougher (1-0) walked one and struck out seven. Tyler Shannon went 2 for 3 with two runs, while Zach Coppola drove in a pair for SDSU. Brandon Pizzo, Ben Alexander and Jarvis White, Jr. each had a hit for the Warriors (0-2). In the nightcap, Adam Bray and two relievers combined on the shutout. Bray (1-0) scattered six hits over five innings with one walk and seven strikeouts. Layne Somsen (1 K) and J.D. Moore (2 K) both worked a scoreless inning in relief. Coppola went 3 for 3 with three runs and one RBI, while Al Robbins had two hits and two RBI for the Jackrabbits. Tevin Padgett went 3 for 3, while Alexander added two hits for Waldorf.


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