April 10, 2013

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Kemp homers to lead Radford past Virginia

UNC edges Liberty, LSU thumps Southern, Arizona State wins at UNLV


In Charlottesville, Va., Radford built an early 9-1 lead and held on to upset fifth-ranked Virginia 9-8 Wednesday in front of 2,977 fans at Davenport Field. The Highlanders (20-11) put up three in the first and six in the second in extending their win streak to eight. Jeff Kemp (1 for 4, BB, 2 R) had a three-run homer in the second, while Josh Gardiner and Josh Reavis both had two hits and two runs for Radford. Dylan Nelson (4-2, 6 IP, 4 H, 4 R, 3 BB, 2 K) earned the win, while Michael Costello (1 IP, 3 H, 1 R) picked up his seventh save. Derek Fisher (2 for 4, 2 R, 2 RBI) and Mike Papi (1 for 3, BB, 2 R) both went deep for the Cavaliers (30-4).


No. 1 North Carolina 7, Liberty 5

In Chapel Hill, N.C., Colin Moran mashed a grand slam in the fifth to lead North Carolina past Liberty. The blast by Moran (2 for 5) snapped a 1-1 tie and put the Tar Heels (31-2) ahead for good. Brian Holbertson (2 for 3, 2 BB, 2 R, 2 RBI) also went deep for UNC. Trevor Kelley (1-0, 3.1 IP, 2 H, 3 K) earned the win in relief, with Tate Parrish getting the final out in a four-run ninth to pick up his first save. Ashton Perritt homered and drove in two for the Flames (18-16).


No. 2 LSU 16, Southern 2

In Baton Rouge, La., LSU built a 12-2 lead after four in rolling past Southern for its 14th straight victory. The Tigers (32-2) scored three in the first, two in the second and seven in the fourth. Sean McMullen went 3 for 3 with a double and three runs, while Mason Katz (2 for 3, 2B, R) and Christian Ibarra (1 for 5, 2B, R) both drove in three for LSU. Hunter Devall (3-0, 2 IP, 1 H, 1 R) was the starter and winner. Kevin Williams went 2 for 4 with one RBI for the Jaguars (12-14).


No. 18 Arizona State 11, UNLV 3

In Las Vegas, Trever Allen’s three-run homer highlighted an eight-run second as Arizona State won at UNLV. Allen finished with two hits and four RBI, while RJ Ybarra added three hits and four runs for the Sun Devils (20-9-1). Zak Miller (2-0, 5 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 3 BB, 2 K) picked up the win. Joey Swanner, Justin Jones and Brandon Bayardi each had two hits for the Rebels (22-10).


Coastal Carolina 2, College of Charleston 1 (14)

In Myrtle Beach, S.C., Alex Buccilli delivered a run-scoring single in the bottom of the 14th as Coastal Carolina outlasted College of Charleston. The Chanticleers (21-12) loaded the bases to start the 14th before Buccilli (1 for 5, 2 BB) brought home the game-winner with his base hit. Nick Oberg had two hits and a run for Coastal. Ryan Connolly (2-3, 3 IP, 1 H, 1 BB, 5 K) picked up the victory. Eight Chanticleer hurlers combined for 19 strikeouts, a program record. Carl Wise had two hits for the Cougars (18-14).


Stephen F. Austin 6, TCU 3

In Fort Worth, Texas, Stephen F. Austin used a six-run fifth to get past TCU in front of 2,754 fans at Lupton Stadium. Rene Moreda and Hunter Dozier both went 2 for 5 with one run and one RBI for the Lumberjacks (16-16). Cameron Gann (2-4, 5 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 2 K) earned the victory, while Brett Higginbotham (1 IP, 2 H, 1 K) recorded his third save.


UNC Wilmington 8, Elon 5

In Elon, N.C., Tyler Molinaro had three runs and three RBI to lead UNC Wilmington past Elon. Molinaro had two hits, including a homer, while Luke Dunlap also went deep and drove in two for the Seahawks (24-10). UNCW scored in five of the first eight innings in building an 8-1 lead. William Shepley (1-0, 0-2 IP) took the win, with Kelly Secrest (1.2 IP, 2 H, 2 K) notching his third save. Danny Lynch had a three-run homer in a four-run eighth for the Phoenix (20-15).


Joe Nuxhall Classic – Championship Game

Wright State 19, Cincinnati 16

In Cincinnati, Ohio, John Brodner homered and drove in four as Wright State outscored Cincinnati in the title game of the Joe Nuxhall Classic in front of 1,476 fans at Marge Schott Stadium. The Raiders (14-16) scored five in the second to take a 5-1 lead before the Bearcats (12-19) put up two in the third and three in the fourth for a 6-5 advantage. WSU took the lead for good with seven in the fifth. Jason DeFevers (3 for 6, 2 2B, 3 R) and Michael Timm (3 for 6, 2B, 2 R) both drove in three for the Raiders. Luke Mamer (1-0, 1.2 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 2 BB, 2 K) took the victory, with Travis Hissong (1 IP, 1 BB, 1 K) working a scoreless ninth for his third save. Devin Wenzel had two hits and four RBI, while Russell Clark (3 for 6, 2 R) doubled twice and knocked in three for the Bearcats (12-19).