Feb. 28, 2013

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Stephenson reaches win No. 1,800 at Wichita State

ASU edges Arkansas, NC State tops NMSU, USD beats Coastal Carolina


In Little Rock, Ark., Casey Gillaspie went 2 for 3 with three runs and two RBI as Wichita State won at UALR 9-5 on Thursday to give head coach Gene Stephenson his 1,800th career victory. Stephenson joins Augie Garrido of Texas as the only two Division I coaches to reach the milestone. The Shockers (2-3) scored in each of the first four innings in building a 6-3 advantage. WSU scored three in the top of the ninth for insurance. Gillaspie and Tyler Baker (2 for 4, 2B, 2 R) both went deep for the victors. Erik Harbutz (2 for 4) drove in a pair, while Johnny Coy had one hit and one RBI for the Shockers. A.J. Ladwig (1-1, 5 IP, 8 H, 4 R, 6 K) earned the victory, while T.J. McGreevy (2.1 IP, 1 H, 3 K) notched his first save. John Clark had three hits and two RBI, while Blake Johnson (2 for 4) homered for the Trojans (5-3).


Arizona State 3, No. 2 Arkansas 2

In Surprise, Ariz., James McDonald had two hits and two RBI to lead Arizona State past Arkansas at Surprise Stadium. McDonald had a run-scoring single in the first and a RBI double in the eighth for the Sun Devils (5-2). Brett Lilek (5 IP, 7 H, 1 R, 6 K) earned the victory, while Ryan Burr (3 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 2 BB, 4 K) secured his first save. Ryne Stanek (1-1, 5.2 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 BB, 3 K) suffered the loss. Dominic Ficociello had two hits for the Razorbacks (7-2).


No. 11 NC State 8, New Mexico State 3

In Raleigh, N.C., NC State scored multiple runs in three different innings to complete a two-game sweep of New Mexico State. The Wolfpack (7-1) scored two in the first and fifth as well as three in the seventh. Grant Clyde had three hits, including two doubles, while Trea Turner (2 for 4, 2 R) homered for NC State. Tarran Senay and Jake Fincher both drove in a pair for the Wolfpack. Quinnton Mack had a two-run double in a three-run fourth for the Lobos (3-6).


San Diego 8, Coastal Carolina 3

In Myrtle Beach, S.C., Andrew Daniel had a two-run double to highlight a four-run third as San Diego defeated Coastal Carolina. Daniel finished with two hits and two runs, while Chris Woolley had three of his team’s 15 hits, including a home run. Dillon Haupt (2 for 4, 2B) and Austin Green (2 SF) both drove in two for the Toreros (4-4). P.J. Conlon (2-0, 2 IP, 2 H, 2 K) earned the win in relief. Zach Remillard and Nick Oberg both had two hits and a run for the Chanticleers (3-4).


Loyola Marymount 9, Hawaii 0

In Las Vegas, Colin Welmon tossed a two-hit shutout as Loyola Marymount blanked Hawaii at Wilson Stadium. Welmon (2-1) faced one batter over the minimum with no walks and six strikeouts. The Lions (4-5) scored three in the first, two in the sixth and four in the seventh. Zac Fujimoto had two hits, including a double, and three RBI, while Matt Lowenstein and Colton Plaia both had three hits for LMU. Kaeo Ailviado had both hits for the Rainbows (0-9).


UNLV 8, Bradley 6

In Las Vegas, Brandon Bayardi had two hits and three RBI as UNLV outscored Bradley at Wilson Stadium. The Rebels (6-3) led 4-0 and 8-2 before the Braves (2-6) put up four in the ninth. Mark Shannon had four hits and two doubles, Patrick Armstrong went 3 for 4 and T.J. White scored three for UNLV. Erick Fedde (2-0, 6.2 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 7 K) registered the win, while Andrew Beresford recorded the final out for the save. Mike Tauchman had two hits, including a triple, and two runs for Bradley.


Washington State 2, Cal State Northridge 1

In Pullman, Wash., Trace Tam Sing delivered a RBI single in the seventh to break a 1-1 deadlock as Washington State edged Cal State Northridge for its fifth straight victory. Trek Stemp and Nick Tanielu both had two hits, including a double, for the Cougars (6-2). Sean Hartnett (1-0, 0.2 IP) earned the win in relief of Joe Pistorese (6.1 IP, 6 H, 1 R, 2 BB, 4 K). J.D. Leckenby pitched a scoreless ninth to register his third save. Alexis Mercado went 2 for 2 with a walk for the Matadors (4-4).


St. Bonaventure 9, Mount St. Mary’s 7

In Port Charlotte, Fla., Jason Radwan had five hits and Eric Jutca scored five as St. Bonaventure outlasted Mount St. Mary’s. Radwan went 5 for 6 with two doubles, setting a career best for hits in a game. Jutca went 3 for 3 and set a career mark with the five runs. The Bonnies (2-3) scored in seven different innings, including three in the second. Austin Ingraham (2 for 5) drove in three for St. Bonaventure. Mark Quaranta went 4 for 5, while Andrew Clow knocked in a pair for The Mount (3-5).


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