April 8, 2013

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McCarthy homers twice as Virginia sweeps WFU

Coastal Carolina completes sweep of Liberty, Gonzaga nips Portland


In Winston-Salem, N.C., Joe McCarthy homered twice and drove in four as fifth-ranked Virginia outscored Wake Forest 9-7 Monday to complete the three-game ACC sweep. McCarthy (4 for 6, 2B, 3 R) had a solo shot in the fifth and a three-run blast in the ninth which gave the Cavaliers (12-3, 30-3) a 9-3 advantage. Mike Papi (2 for 3, 2B, 2 BB) drove in two, while Branden Cogswell (2 for 4, RBI) scored twice for Virginia. Nick Howard (4-2, 7.1 IP, 3 H, 3 UE, 2 BB, 6 K) did not allow a hit over the first five innings in earning the victory. Kyle Crockett recorded the final two outs for his seventh save. Brett Armour had a two-run homer in a four-run ninth for the Demon Deacons (4-11, 17-17).


Coastal Carolina 12, Liberty 1

In Myrtle Beach, S.C., Coastal Carolina scored six in the bottom of the first and rolled to a Big South sweep over Liberty. The Chanticleers (7-2, 20-12) have won 20 straight contests against the Flames (6-6, 17-15). Tyler Chadwick (2 for 3, 2 R) and Zach Remillard (2 for 3) both drove in two, while Justin Creel (1 for 2, 3 BB, RBI) scored three for Coastal. Alex Cunningham (2-1, 5 IP, 1 H, 2 BB, 4 K) earned the victory. Ashton Perritt went 1 for 4 with a run for Liberty.


Gonzaga 2, Portland 1

In Portland, Ore., Kenny Smith allowed one unearned run over seven innings as Gonzaga completed a three-game WCC sweep at Portland. Smith (3-0) did not issue a walk and fanned four. Marco Gonzales (2 IP, 1 H, 2 K) earned his first save. Travis Forbes had a sacrifice fly in the second and Mitchell Gonsolus scored on a fielder’s choice in the third for the Bulldogs (8-4, 20-10-1). Jeff Melby had a RBI groundout in the bottom of the third for the Pilots (4-5, 12-20), who stranded 10.


Cal State Northridge 8, Washington 7

In Northridge, Calif., Chester Pak had a run-scoring single in the bottom of the ninth to give Cal State Northridge the win over Washington at Matador Field. The Matadors (17-15) scored in each of their final five at-bats. Alexis Mercado (3 for 4, 2B, RBI) scored three, while Nate Ring (1 for 4, HR, 2 R) and Kyle Attl (1 for 5, 2B) both drove in two for the victors. DJ Milam (3-0) retired the final six batters of the game to pick up the win. Michael Camporeale (2 for 4, 4 RBI) homered twice as the Huskies (8-22) built a 6-0 lead in the middle of the fifth.


Bethune-Cookman 10, Stetson 2

In Daytona Beach, Fla., Anthony Stokes homered twice and drove in three as Bethune-Cookman dispatched of Stetson at Jackie Robinson Park. Stokes (3 for 4) and Matt Noble (2 for 4, 3B, 2 R) had consecutive homers in the second as the Wildcats (19-17) took the lead for good at 2-1. Stokes added a two-run shot in the sixth. Montana Durapau (6 IP, 7 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 4 K) earned the win, with Michael Austin (3 IP, 3 H, 3 K) registering his second save. Patrick Mazeika had three hits for the Hatters (15-18). It was the 2,000th game coached by Stetson head coach Pete Dunn.