April 25, 2013

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Kentucky rallies to win at No. 17 Ole Miss

Canisius edges Binghamton, Gonzaga beats BYU, Hofstra tops Molloy


In Oxford, Miss., Kentucky scored a pair in the top of the eighth to edge No. 17 Ole Miss 3-2 Thursday in the opener of their SEC series in front of 7,898 fans at Swayze Field. Austin Cousino homered in the top of the first to give the Wildcats (8-11, 25-16) an early lead. Tanner Mathis and Christian Helsel drove in runs in the bottom of the seventh as the Rebels (10-9, 30-13) took a 2-1 advantage. Cousino and J.T. Riddle knocked in runs in the top of the eighth as UK reclaimed the lead. Chandler Shepherd (3-0, 2.1 IP, 3 H, 1 BB, 2 K) earned the win in relief of starter A.J. Reed (6.2 IP, 4 H, 2 UE, 1 BB, 3 K). Andrew Mistone had two hits, including a double, and a run for Ole Miss.


Canisius 7, Binghamton 6 (11)

In Vestal, N.Y., Jimmy Luppens had three hits and two RBI as Canisius nipped Binghamton to extend its win streak to nine. Mike Krische (2 for 5, 2 R) had a leadoff double in the top of the 11th and scored on a triple by Ryan Coppinger (2 for 6, R, RBI) to give the Golden Griffins (29-10) the 7-6 lead. Scott Whitehead (1-0, 2 IP, H, BB, 2 K) picked up the victory, stranding the tying run at second in the bottom of the 11th. Luppens had a two-run single to spark a five-run fifth as Canisius took a 6-1 advantage. Jake Thomas had a two-run double as the Bearcats (20-15) rallied for three in the bottom of the ninth to force the extra frames.


Gonzaga 6, BYU 4

In Spokane, Wash., Caleb Wood homered to help Gonzaga beat BYU to kick off their WCC series. The Bulldogs (14-5, 27-13-1) snapped a 1-1 tie with a pair in the fourth, while adding one in the sixth and two in the seventh in snapping its three-game losing streak. Travis Forbes (1 for 2, 2B) drove in two, while Steven Halcomb (1 for 3) scored twice for the Zags. Marco Gonzales (6-2, 8 IP, 11 H, 4 R, 1 BB, 3 K) recorded the win, while going 2 for 4 at the plate with one run. Brock Whitney went 3 for 3 with a double and one RBI, with Jaycob Brugman adding two hits and two RBI for the Cougars (7-6, 20-16).


Hofstra 9, Molloy 1

In Hempstead, N.Y., Jared Hammer had two hits and three RBI as Hofstra overwhelmed Molloy. The Pride (22-21) scored in each of the first four innings in building a 7-0 lead. Kenny Jackson had two hits, two runs and two RBI, while Taylor Stuart was 1 for 3 with a walk, two steals and three runs for Hofstra. David D’Errico (3-2, 5 IP, 2 H, 1 BB, 2 K) earned the victory. Erik Pyle went 2 for 3 with one walk and one RBI for the Lions (19-21).


Milwaukee 17, Carroll 3

In Milwaukee, Gunnar Eastman tossed five hitless innings as Milwaukee crushed Carroll in its first game of the season at Henry Aaron Field. Eastman (1-1) walked three and fanned a career-high six. Will Fadness (3 for 5, 2 R, 2 RBI) and Jonathan Capasso (2 for 2, R, 2 RBI) both had a pair of RBI hits in an 11-run first for the Panthers (15-16). Pat Wilson went 3 for 4 with four runs and two RBI for UWM. Jordan Stephans had two hits and drove in one for the Pioneers (11-14).