March 14, 2013

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Bryant belts three homers, including game-winner for USD

Cal Poly stops Notre Dame, DBU downs SHSU, Stony Brook edges FDU


In San Diego, Kris Bryant (left) belted three home runs, including a game-winning three-run blast in the bottom of the ninth, as San Diego bested BYU 7-5 Thursday at Fowler Park in the West Coast Conference opener for both clubs. The Toreros (1-0, 12-6) trailed 5-4 in the ninth before pinch-hitter Logan Davis singled and moved to second on a wild pitch. Chris Woolley was hit by a pitch and was erased at second on a fielder’s choice. Bryant (3 for 3, 2 BB, 6 RBI) launched a three-run homer over the wall in left, his 10th, to give USD the win. Bryant had a two-run dinger in the third and a solo shot in the fifth. Jacob Hanneman (4 for 5, 2 R) led off the game with a homer, while Jaycob Brugman (2 for 3, 2 BB) added a three-run shot in the fifth for the Cougars (0-1, 9-8). PJ Conlon (4-0, 3.2 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 5 K) earned the victory.


Cal Poly 6, No. 20 Notre Dame 3

In San Luis Obispo, Calif., Joey Wagman went the distance with a career-high 12 strikeouts as Cal Poly won the series opener with Notre Dame in front of 1,351 fans at Baggett Stadium. Wagman (4-1) allowed seven hits, one walk and three earned runs. Brian Mundell (2 for 4) belted a three-run homer to snap a 3-3 tie and cap a five-run third for the Mustangs (15-2), off to their best start since 1997. Jimmy Allen (2 for 4, 2B) drove in a pair for Cal Poly. Frank DeSico (2 for 4, 3B), Eric Jagielo (2 for 4, 2B, RBI) and Trey Mancini (2 for 3, 2B, RBI) each scored for the Fighting Irish (10-5).


Dallas Baptist 18, Sam Houston State 4

In Dallas, Boomer Collins had a grand slam and drove in five as Dallas Baptist blasted Sam Houston State in the series opener. Collins had a RBI double in an eight-run fourth and his grand slam highlighted a seven-run fifth for the Patriots (10-8). Austin Listi (2 for 5, 3 RBI) also went deep, while Duncan McAlpine (2 for 2, 2B, 2 R) and RJ Talamantes (2 for 3, 2 R) both drove in three for DBU. Jake Johansen (2-2, 6 IP, 9 H, 4 R, 6 K) picked up the win. Anthony Azar had four hits, while Hayden Simerly (2 for 4, 2 R, 2 RBI) went deep for the Bearkats (8-8).


Stony Brook 6, Fairleigh Dickinson 5 (10)

In Stony Brook, N.Y., Anthony Italiano knocked in three, including the game-winner in the bottom of the 10th, as Stony Brook edged Fairleigh Dickinson at Joe Nathan Field. Italiano (4 for 5) had a two-run single to cap a four-run eighth as the Seawolves (5-10) tied it at 5 and his run-scoring base hit in the 10th ended the contest. Michael Hubbard had two hits and two RBI for SBU. G.C. Yerry (1-0, 2.1 IP, 1 H, 3 BB, 2 K) picked up the victory. Kyle Weeks (1 for 4) and John Giakas (1 for 3) both drove in two, while Joel Roman had two hits and two run for the Knights (2-7).


Indiana 4, Navy 0

In Winter Haven, Fla., Aaron Slegers and Scott Effross combined on the shutout as Indiana blanked Navy at Chain of Lakes Park. The Hoosiers (11-3) have posted consecutive shutouts and have not allowed an earned run in four consecutive contests. Slegers (2-0, 6.2 IP, 5 H, 2 BB) fanned eight, while Effross (2.1 IP, 1 BB, 3 K) earned his second save. After scoring once in the top of the first, Nick Ramos (1 for 2) had a two-run double in the fifth and Dustin DeMuth (2 for 4, 2 R) homered in the seventh for IU. Brad Borosak and David Wiedeman both had a hit and a walk for the Midshipmen (6-10).


Creighton 4, North Dakota 1

In Omaha, Neb., Creighton managed just three hits but took advantage of three North Dakota errors in winning at the CU Sports Complex. Patrick Vandoorne (1 for 3) had a two-out RBI in the second for UND (7-7-1) before the Bluejays (8-3) put up three in the bottom of the sixth. Kevin Lamb was hit by a pitch and moved to second on a walk by Brad McKewon. Federico Castagnini (1 for 4) placed a bunt in front of home plate. The catcher’s throw to third sailed to the left field wall, allowing all three runners to score for Creighton. Mark Lukowski (2-1, 2 IP, 1 BB) garnered the win, while Jake Peter fanned two in the ninth to earn his first save.


Valparaiso 6, Bucknell 2

In Auburndale, Fla., Kyle Wormington pitched into the eighth as Valparaiso beat Bucknell at Lake Myrtle Park. Wormington (1-3, 7.2 IP, 8 H, 2 R) walked one and fanned four. Ben Mahar (1.1 IP, 1 BB, 1 K) earned his first save. Mark Johnson went 2 for 3 with a run and a RBI for the Crusaders (7-10). Corey Furman went 4 for 4 with a double and a run for the Bison (4-11).


Army 13, Miami (Ohio) 7

In Lakeland, Fla., Patrick Mescher had three hits, three runs and two RBI as Army outscored Miami at Henley Park. Jacob Page (2 for 5, 2 R) drove in three, while Alex Jensen added two doubles, two runs and one RBI for the Black Knights (4-8). Army trailed 5-0 after two and eventually took the lead with a six-run seventh. Alex Robinett (2-1, 6 IP, 7 H, 6 UE, 1 BB, 3 K) registered the win. Bower and Romano both had two hits and a run for the RedHawks (6-7).


Northwestern 12, LIU Brooklyn 3

In Winter Haven, Fla., Zach Morton pitched seven innings, drove in three and scored twice as Northwestern downed LIU Brooklyn at Chain of Lakes Park. Morton (3-0) allowed nine hits and two unearned runs with one walk and five strikeouts. The Wildcats (5-5) scored multiple runs in three of the first six innings, building a 10-0 advantage. Kyle Ruchim (2 for 3, 2 R, RBI, 2 BB) doubled twice for NU. Kevin Needham had three hits for the Blackbirds (0-11).


North Dakota State 17, Yale 2

In Auburndale, Fla., Kirk Kenneally went 3 for 3 with a triple, a homer, three runs and three RBI as North Dakota State overwhelmed Yale. The Bison (7-7) took control with an eight-run first. Blake Turbak (3 for 5, 2 2B, 3 R), Wes Satzinger (2 for 3, 2B, 3 R) and Jon Hechtner (2 for 5, 2B, R) also drove in three for NDSU. Adam Labrecht (1-0, 4 IP, 1 H, 1 BB, 4 K) recorded the win, while Simon Anderson (3 IP, 1 BB, 2 K) registered his first save. Eric Hsieh had two of the five hits for the Bulldogs (1-5).


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