April 3, 2013
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Indiana wins at Xavier
to extend win streak to 16
Furman nips South Carolina, UNC blanks UNCW, Virginia edges VMI
In Cincinnati, Ohio, Kyle Schwarber homered and
scored three as No. 17 Indiana defeated Xavier 9-5 Wednesday to
extend its win streak to 16, a record in the program’s 119-year
history and the longest current streak in the nation. The
Hoosiers (23-3) scored single runs in the first three innings
and added five in the fifth for an 8-1 advantage. Schwarber went
2 for 3 with a pair of walks, while Dustin DeMuth added two hits
and two runs. Scott Donley (1 for 4, 3B), Ricky Alfonzo (1 for
5, 2B, R) and Chad Clark (1 for 2, BB) each drove in a pair for
IU. Christian Morris (1-0, 2.2 IP, 3 H, 1 K) earned the victory,
while Scott Effross (2 IP, 2 H) registered his third save.
Patrick Paligraf (3 for 5, 2 2B) and Derek Hasenbeck (2 for 5)
both scored and knocked in two for the Musketeers (11-14).
Furman 6, No. 14 South Carolina 5
In Greenville, S.C., Griffin Davis delivered a
pinch-hit RBI double in the bottom of the eighth to snap a 5-5
tie and carry Furman past South Carolina in front of 4,738 fans
at Fluor Field. Matt Solter worked around a pair of walks to
pitch a scoreless ninth to earn his sixth save, giving the
victory to Ben Carlson (3-1, 1.2 IP, 3 H, 1 K). Taylor Johnson
(3 for 3, 3 RBI) and Chris Ohmstede (3 for 4) both homered for
the Paladins (17-11). Brison Celek went 2 for 2 with a double,
three walks and two RBI for the Gamecocks (23-7), who stranded
No. 1 North Carolina 10, UNC Wilmington 0
In Wilmington, N.C., Chris Munnelly allowed two
hits in seven scoreless innings as North Carolina blanked UNC
Wilmington in front of 3,285 fans at Brooks Field. Munnelly
(2-0) did now walk a batter and equaled his career best with
eight strikeouts. Skye Bolt had a two-run homer in a four-run
third for the Tar Heels (26-2). Cody Stubbs (3 for 5, 2B, 2R)
and Mike Zolk (1 for 4) both drove in two, while Colin Moran
went 3 for 5 with a double, two runs and one RBI for UNC. Ryan
LaGrange went 1 for 3 with a double for the Seahawks (21-9).
No. 5 Virginia 8, VMI 6
In Charlottesville, Va., Mike Papi had a RBI
single to spark a three-run third as Virginia took the lead for
good in its win over VMI in front of 2,745 fans at Davenport
Field. The Keydets (14-18) put up a run in the top of the first
before the Cavaliers (27-3) answered with three in the bottom of
the frame. VMI tallied single runs in the second and third to
tie it at 3 before Virginia grabbed the lead with three in the
bottom of the third. Papi drove in two, as did Brandon Downes (2
for 5, 2B, 2 R). Nick Howard had three hits and one RBI for the
victors. Trey Oest (5-0, 5.1 IP, 7 H, 5 R, 1 BB, 7 K) picked up
the win, while Kyle Crockett fanned two in the ninth for his
fourth save. The Cavs hit into double plays in four consecutive
innings after only hitting into eight in their first 29 games.
Thomas Stallings had two hits and two RBI, while Rob Dickinson
(2 for 5, 2 R) homered for the Keydets.
No. 15 Georgia Tech 9, Kennesaw State 1
In Atlanta, A.J. Murray went 3 for 5 with a
triple, two runs and one RBI as Georgia Tech thumped Kennesaw
State in front of 1,419 fans at Russ Chandler Stadium. The
Yellow Jackets (22-7) used a five-run fifth to extend a 3-1
advantage. Kyle Wren (2 for 4), Sam Dove (1 for 5) and Thomas
Smith (2 for 4, 2B, 2 R) each drove in two for Georgia Tech.
Jonathan Roberts (2-0, 1 IP, 2 BB, 1 K) picked up the win. Dylan
Ivey had two hits for the Owls (17-13).
Sam Houston State 4, No. 19 Houston 1
In Houston, Tyler Eppler allowed one run in seven
innings as Sam Houston State upset Houston in front of 1,062
fans at Cougar Field. Eppler (3-1) gave up four hits with one
walk and four strikeouts. Logan Boyd (2 IP, 1 H, 2 BB, 1 K)
recorded his first save. Luke Plucheck (2 for 4, 2B, R) had a
two-run single in a three-run second for the Bearkats (16-12).
Caleb Barker had two hits for the Cougars (23-7).
Notre Dame 3, Valparaiso 1
In Notre Dame, Ind., Trey Mancini had a two-run
single to erase a 1-0 deficit in the bottom of the eighth as
Notre Dame rallied past Valparaiso at Frank Eck Stadium. Andy
Burns (1 for 3) had a run-scoring single in the top of the fifth
for the Crusaders (10-17). Eric Jagielo went 2 for 3 with a walk
and a run for the Fighting Irish (17-9). Nick McCarty (4-3)
pitched a hitless eighth to pick up the win. Sean Fitzgerald (1
IP, 1 H, 1 K) recorded his first save in the 1:58 contest.
Dalton Lundeen (7 H, 3 K) pitched seven scoreless innings for
Arizona State 4, Wichita State 2
In Wichita, Kan., Trever Allen had a
bases-clearing triple and scored in the top of the first as
Arizona State completed a two-game sweep at Wichita State in
front of 2,322 spectators at Eck Stadium. Zak Miller (1-0, 5 IP,
7 H, 1 R, 3 BB, 4 K) earned the victory, while Alex Blackford
fanned one in a hitless ninth to register his first save.
Garrett Bayliff had three hits for the Shockers (16-14).
Ohio State 1, Miami (Ohio) 0
In Columbus, Ohio, Jake Post allowed one hit in
six scoreless innings as Ohio State nipped Miami in front of
1,547 fans at Bill Davis Stadium. Post (1-0) did not issue a
walk and struck out four. Trace Dempsey worked around two hits
in the ninth for his ninth save in the 1:40 contest. The
Buckeyes (18-8) got their run in the fourth as Jacob Bosiokovic
(1 for 1) was hit by a pitch with one away, advanced to third on
a pair of wild pitches and came home on a groundout by Troy
Kuhn. Matt Honchel, Alex Johnson, Nate Bowles and Ryan Elble
each had a hit for the RedHawks (12-12).
Bethune-Cookman 5, Miami (Fla.) 3
In Coral Gables, Fla., Montana Durapau and Jordan
Dailey combined for 10 strikeouts as Bethune-Cookman defeated
Miami in front of 2,419 fans at Mark Light Stadium. Durapau
(4-3, 7 IP, 8 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 1 BB) fanned seven in earning the
win, while Dailey (2 IP, 1 H, 3 K) picked up his fifth save.
Chris Biocic went 2 for 4 with one RBI for the Wildcats (15-17).
Michael Broad (2 for 4, 2 RBI) homered for the Hurricanes
USC Upstate 6, Charlotte 0
In Spartanburg, S.C., Chris Cox pitched a
four-hit shutout as USC Upstate downed Charlotte at Harley Park.
Cox (2-2) walked one and fanned four, using 100 pitches in the
contest. Tyler Lesch had a RBI single in the fourth to start the
scoring. Trey Richardson went deep an inning later to give the
Spartans (17-11) a 2-0 advantage. Tyler Miller (1 for 2, BB, 2
R) had a two-run single in a three-run fifth. Gaither Bumgardner
had RBI singles in the fifth and seventh. Justin Seager, Patrick
Raley, Justin Roland and Grant Dunnegan had hits for the 49ers
Portland 13, Seattle 6
In Bellevue, Wash., Colin Sowers doubled twice
with the bases loaded, driving in five, as Portland outscored
Seattle at Bannerwood Park. Sowers cleared the bases in a
six-run second and drove in two to spark a four-run third as the
Pilots (12-17) built a 10-0 lead. Michael Lucarelli (3 for 5,
2B, 2 R) drove in three for the visitors. Kody Watts (1-2, 5 IP,
6 H, 4 R, 2 BB, 3 K) earned the victory. Zach Aaker (2 for 3,
2B, HR) knocked in four for the Redhawks (10-18).