April 4, 2013

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Five hurlers pitch Arkansas past Alabama

BYU wins at Santa Clara, Bryant beat Brown to extend win streak to 10


In Tuscaloosa, Ala., five pitchers combined to hold Alabama to four hits and one unearned run as No. 11 Arkansas won the SEC series opener 3-1 Thursday at soggy Sewell-Thomas Stadium. Jalen Beeks (4-0, 2.2 IP, 1 H, 1 BB, 3 K) won in relief of starter Barrett Astin (4.1 IP, 3 H, 1 UE, 2 BB, 4 K). Colby Suggs worked around a pair of walks in a hitless ninth with one strikeout for his fourth save. The Razorbacks (7-3, 22-8) scored one in the second and two in the fifth before the Crimson Tide (7-3, 19-12) tallied its run in the bottom of the fifth. Willie Schwanke went 3 for 3, while Joe Serrano and Tyler Spoon both had two hits and a run for Arkansas, who stranded 13. Brett Booth and Andrew Miller both went 1 for 3 with a walk for Alabama. The teams are now tied for second in the SEC Western Division.


BYU 3, Santa Clara 1

In Santa Clara, Calif., Desmond Poulson registered his third complete game as BYU downed Santa Clara in the WCC series opener. Poulson (4-0) allowed five hits and one run with no walks and eight strikeouts. Jacob Hannemann (3 for 4, 3B, 2 R) tripled and scored in the fifth before belting a two-run homer in the seventh for the Cougars (3-4, 15-14). Greg Harisis went 2 for 4 with a RBI double in the bottom of the seventh for the Broncos (0-7, 8-19).


Bryant 11, Brown 4

In Providence, R.I., Dan Muscatello had three hits and four RBI to lead Bryant past Brown for its 10th straight victory. The Bulldogs (15-9) erased a 4-3 deficit with a run in the sixth and blew the game open with six in the seventh. Carl Anderson (3 for 4, 3 R, 3 RBI) had a two-run single and Muscatello knocked in a pair with a double to cap the seventh-inning rally. Joseph Michaud (2-2, 6 IP, 5 H, 4 R, 3 BB, 9 K) was the starter and winner. Dan Massey (2 for 4, HR) and Wes Van Boom (1 for 3, 2B) both drove in two for the Bears (2-16).


Canisius 14, Cornell 5

In Ithaca, N.Y., Brett Siddall had a three-run homer to cap a seven-run ninth as Canisius got past Cornell at Hoy Field for its sixth straight win and ninth consecutive road victory. Siddall had two hits and two runs, while Anthony Massicci went 3 for 5 with three runs and two RBI for the Golden Griffins (20-7). Mike Tolsma (1-0, 1 IP), one of seven Canisius hurlers, won in relief. Tatum drove in two, while Swinford had two hits, including a triple, and two runs for the Big Red (15-8).


Wilmington 14, Maryland-Eastern Shore 4

In New Castle, Del., Wilmington scored multiple runs in four of the first five innings in downing Maryland-Eastern Shore for its 10th straight win. Josh Hampton homered and drove in four for the Wildcats (23-9). Justin Risko (1-0, 1.2 IP, 1 H, 4 BB, 2 K) earned the victory. Jeffrey Fleetwood had two hits and two RBI for the Hawks (5-26).