April 24, 2013

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Schwarber homers as Indiana defeats Indiana State

UNC downs Charlotte, LSU edges Tulane, Virginia outscores JMU


In Bloomington, Ind., Will Coursen-Carr allowed one run over six innings as No. 19 Indiana handled Indiana State 8-1 Wednesday evening at Bart Kaufman Field. Coursen-Carr (2-0) allowed five hits and two walks with three strikeouts. The Hoosiers (31-8) scored in six of their eight at-bats, taking the lead with two in the first. Chad Clark (2 for 3) drove in two, while Kyle Schwarber (2 for 4, 2B, 2 R) homered for IU. Mike Fitzgerald had two hits, including a double, and one RBI for the Sycamores (17-18).


No. 1 North Carolina 10, Charlotte 2

In Chapel Hill, N.C., North Carolina became the first team to reach 40 wins by downing Charlotte at Boshamer Stadium. The Tar Heels (40-3) scored in four of the first six innings, with three in the fifth on a homer by Cody Smith (2 for 4, 4 RBI) and four in the sixth. Chaz Frank (2 for 4, 2 2B, 2 R) drove in three, while Colin Moran (3 for 4, R) knocked in a pair for UNC. Reilly Hovis (1-0, 5 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 5 K) earned the victory. Michael Green went 1 for 4 with a double and one RBI for the 49ers (24-18).


No. 2 LSU 4, Tulane 3

In Baton Rouge, La., LSU erased a 2-1 deficit with a three-run sixth to edge Tulane in front of 4,522 fans at Alex Box Stadium. Andrew Garner (2 for 4) had a two-run double in the top of the sixth to give the Green Wave (20-21) a 2-1 advantage. Raph Rhymes (3 for 4) had a two-run single to cap a three-run bottom of the sixth as the Tigers (38-4) took a 4-2 lead. Kevin Berry (3-0, 2 IP, 1 H, 2 K) picked up the victory and Chris Cotton, the ninth pitcher for LSU, got the final two outs for his ninth save.


No. 5 Virginia 16, James Madison 8

In Charlottesville, Va., Brandon Downes was a double short of the cycle with four runs and three RBI as Virginia outscored James Madison in front of 3,063 fans at Davenport Field. The Cavaliers (37-6) scored five in the first, but saw the Dukes (18-22) put up two in the second and four in the third to take a one-run advantage. Virginia took the lead for good with four in the fourth and put it away with five in the eighth. Reed Gragnani (2 for 3) drove in four, while Nick Howard (2 for 4, 2B, 2 R) knocked in two. Austin Young (5-0, 2.1 IP, 2 H, 1 UE, 1 BB, 3 K) earned the win, with Kyle Crockett (2 IP, 1 H, 3 K) recorded his 10th save. Conner Brown homered and drove in four for JMU.


No. 16 Arizona State 5, UNLV 2

In Tempe, Ariz., Trever Allen had three hits and two RBI to lead Arizona State past UNLV in front of 2,183 fans at Packard Stadium. The Sun Devils (25-12-1) scored in each of the first four innings in building a 5-0 lead before the Rebels (27-13) put up two in the fifth. Drew Stankiewicz had two hits and a walk for ASU. Zak Miller (3-0, 5.2 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 7 K) earned the win, while Ryan Burr worked around a walk in a scoreless ninth for his eighth save. T.J. White went 1 for 4 with one RBI for UNLV.


Washington 11, Gonzaga 8

In Spokane, Wash., Ryan Wiggins had a two-run homer to spark a four-run ninth as Washington defeated Gonzaga for the second straight day. The Wiggins blast put the Huskies (13-26) on top 9-8. Jayce Ray (1 for 5, 3 RBI) delivered a two-run double later in the frame for insurance. Michael Camporeale (3 for 5, 2B) and Trevor Mitsui (1 for 4) both knocked in two, while Joe Meggs (1 for 4) scored three for Washington. Dae Yang Kim (1-1) fanned one in the eighth to pick up the victory. Austin Voth worked a 1-2-3 ninth for his first save. Caleb Wood (1 for 4, 2 RBI) and Cabe Reiten (2 for 3, 2 RBI) both homered for the Bulldogs (26-13-1).


Austin Peay 3-3, Evansville 1-2

In Clarksville, Tenn., Tyler Rogers recorded a pair of saves to raise his season total to 16, an OVC record, as Austin Peay swept Evansville. Rogers went 1.1 innings in the opener with one hit and one strikeout to save the game for Ryan Quick (4-2, 5.2 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 2 BB, 5 K). Craig Massoni had a two-run homer in the first for the Govs (30-12). Chris Pearson had two hits and one RBI for the Purple Aces (15-27). Rogers fanned three in the final inning in the nightcap, working around two hits and one unearned run. Jordan Hankins homered and scored twice for APSU. Pearson had two more hits for Evansville.


Missouri State 4, Missouri 2

In Columbia, Mo., Matt Hall fanned six in seven innings as Missouri State edged Missouri at Taylor Stadium. Hall (4-1) allowed three hits, three walks and one run. Grant Gordon (2 IP, 3 H, 1 UE, 3 K) records his second save. The Bears (25-11) got a two-run homer from Eric Cheray (2 for 4) in the third while adding single runs in the seventh and eighth. Josh Lester went 2 for 4 with a double and one RBI for the Tigers (13-23).


Army 10, Marist 3

In Fishkill, N.Y., Andrew Johnson drove in four as Army downed Marist in the WRWD Hudson Valley Baseball Classic in front of 2,512 fans at Dutchess Stadium. Johnson had two hits and two runs, as did Jacob Page. Alex Jensen went 3 for 5 with a double, two runs and one RBI for the Black Knights (20-18). Brian Hapeman (1-1, 1.2 IP, 3 H, 1 BB) picked up the win in relief. Gunnar Carroll (2.1 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 1 BB, 2 K) registered his third save. The game was scoreless through four before Army plated two in the fifth, three in the sixth and four in the seventh. Mike Orefice went 3 for 4 with a double, one run and one RBI for the Red Foxes (20-15-1).


Clemson 12, Western Carolina 1

In Clemson, S.C., Garrett Boulware had three hits and four RBI as Clemson whipped Western Carolina in front of 4,165 fans at Doug Kingsmore Stadium. The Tigers (28-13) scored four in the third and fourth while adding three in the sixth. Tyler Slaton, Steven Duggar and Shane Kennedy each had two hits and two runs for Clemson. Zack Erwin (3-0, 5 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 4 K) registered the win. Bradley Strong went 2 for 2 with one RBI for the Catamounts (27-17).