Feb. 25, 2013

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Charlotte downs Marshall for 1,000th win

Rice blanks Hawaii, FIU tops Texas Tech, Virginia Tech edges Delaware


In Charlotte, N.C., Justin Seager had two hits and two runs as Charlotte defeated Marshall 7-3 Monday at Hayes Stadium for the 1,000th win in program history, dating back to 1979. The 49ers (4-1) erased a 2-1 deficit with three in the third. Justin Roland had two hits and a run, while Brett Lang knocked in a pair for Charlotte, under the direction of head coach Loren Hibbs (right). Brock Hudgens (1-0, 5 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 BB, 5 K) earned the victory, while Jordan Hudson struck out the final batter of the game for his first save. Andrew Dundon went 2 for 3 with one RBI for the Thundering Herd (3-3).


No. 13 Rice 5, Hawaii 0

In Honolulu, John Simms and Blake Fox combined on the shutout as Rice completed the four-game sweep of Hawaii at Les Murakami Stadium. Simms (3-0) scattered five hits and struck out three, while Fox allowed two hits in three innings with one punchout to notch his first save. Michael Aquino went 3 for 4 with a homer, two runs and three RBI for the Owls (6-2). Kaeo Aliviado and Trevor Podratz both doubled for the Rainbows (0-8).


FIU 9, Texas Tech 7

In Miami, Fla., Edwin Rios went 4 for 5 with a double, a homer, two runs and two RBI as FIU downed Texas Tech at FIU Baseball Stadium. The Red Raiders (4-4) led 3-2 after three before the Golden Panthers (7-1) put up two in both the fourth and fifth. FIU added three in the eighth for a 9-3 advantage before Tech talked four in the ninth to make it close. Roche Woodard had two doubles and T.J. Shantz (3 for 5, 2B, 2 R) also went deep for the home team. Ty Sullivan (2-1, 5 IP, 8 H, 3 R, 3 BB, 6 K) picked up the victory, while Michael Gomez (1.2 IP, 4 H, 4 R, 1 K) recorded his fourth save. Bryant Burleson (4 for 5, 2 R, RBI) and Alex Humphreys (3 for 5, 2 R) led the offense for the Red Raiders.


Virginia Tech 5, Delaware 3

In Blacksburg, Va., Devin Burke pitched 7.2 innings to lead Virginia Tech past Delaware at English Field. Burke (2-0) scattered six hits and allowed three runs (one earned) with one walk and two strikeouts. Clark Labitan (1.1 IP, 2 K) earned his third save. The Hokies (7-1) scored two in the third, but saw the Blue Hens (3-3) put up three in the top of the fifth to take the lead. Tech answered with three in the bottom of the frame. Chad Morgan (2 for 2, 2B, R, RBI) and Tyler Horan (2 for 4, RBI) had multiple hits for the Hokies. Ty Warrington went 2 for 3 with one run and one RBI for Delaware.


UC Davis 10, Utah 7

In Davis, Calif., Evan Wolf tossed seven solid innings as UC Davis outscored Utah at Dobbins Stadium. Wolf (1-0, 6 H, 3 R, 2 ER) walked two and fanned a pair. Max Cordy got the final two outs for his second save. The Aggies (5-4) trailed 3-1 before a three-run fourth put UC Davis on top for good. A pinch-hit three-run double by Mike Massara highlighted a four-run fifth. The Utes (4-3) tallied two in both the eighth and ninth to narrow the gap. Wyler Smith went 3 for 5 with two RBI, while AJ Young had two hits, including a homer, two runs and two RBI for Utah.


VMI 17, Maryland-Eastern Shore 4

In Lexington, Va., VMI set a school record with four triples in its victory over Maryland-Eastern Shore at Gray-Minor Stadium. Jordan Tarsovich reached base five times for the Keydets (3-5), going 3 for 3 with two walks. Drew Bryan was a home run short of the cycle for VMI. The Keydets scored four in the first, two in the second and five in the third in building an 11-3 lead. Campbell Henkel (1-1, 6 IP, 4 H, 4 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 4 K) earned the victory. Byron Campbell drove in two, while Mike Escanilla scored twice for the Hawks (1-5).


Buffalo 6, Maryland-Eastern Shore 3

In Lexington, Va., Buffalo scored three in the top of the ninth to snap a 3-3 deadlock against Maryland-Eastern Shore. The tie-breaking run scored on an error in the ninth and Tyler Mautner followed with a two-run double for insurance. Kyle Figgins had three hits, Alex Baldock drove in a pair for the Bulls (4-3). Byron Campbell had three hits and a run for the Hawks (1-4).


Rider 2, Norfolk State 0

In Norfolk, Va., Kurt Sowa allowed three hits in seven scoreless innings as Rider won its three-game series against Norfolk State. Sowa (1-0) walked two and struck out one. Jerry Mulderig (1 IP, 1 H, 1 BB) worked the eighth, while Zach Mawson pitched a hitless ninth for his first save. Eric Strano had a leadoff single in the fifth and scored on a double by Adam Wayman (3 for 5) to break the scoreless deadlock. Locklear singled and scored in the eighth to give the Broncs (2-1) an insurance run. Cody Ellis had two hits for the Spartans (2-4).


St. Bonaventure 6, Mount St. Mary’s 5

In Port Charlotte, Fla., Billy Urban’s RBI single capped a four-run rally in the top of the ninth and he earned the save in the bottom of the frame as St. Bonaventure edged Mount St. Mary’s. Eric Jutca had a RBI single to start the scoring in the ninth. Two runs scored on an error before Urban’s base hit brought in the game-winner for the Bonnies (1-2). Urban pitched a scoreless bottom of the ninth to record his first save. Ryan Winton (1.1 IP, 2 H, 1 K) registered the win. Jay Knight had two hits and three runs, Zane Bard went 3 for 4, Tom Healy had two doubles and two RBI, and Sam Nott went deep for The Mount (2-4).


St. Cloud State 4-0, North Dakota 2-2

In Minneapolis, Jeff Campbell pitched a four-hit shutout in the nightcap as North Dakota split a doubleheader with St. Cloud State at the Metrodome. Campbell (1-1) walked one and struck out two in the seven-inning complete game. Sam Alt (2 for 3) and Kris Kwak (1 for 4) had run-scoring singles in the fourth for UND (4-2). Garrett Fischer had two hits for the Huskies (7-2). In the opener, Brian Hansen went 2 for 3 with a triple and two runs, and Fischer drove in a pair for SCSU. Jacob Threlkeld had three hits, including a triple, and Tyler Petersen went deep for UND.


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