April 29, 2013
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Vavra had three hits
and four runs in Valparaiso win
San Francisco downs San Diego State,
Northeastern wins Beanpot Classic
Valparaiso, Ind., Tanner Vavra (left) went 3 for 4 with two
doubles and four runs as Valparaiso downed Goshen 11-4 Monday at
Emory G. Bauer Field. The Crusaders (19-23) used a three-run
fifth to snap a 4-4 deadlock and added one in the seventh and
three in the eighth. John Loeffler (2 for 3, 2B, 3B, 2 RBI)
scored three, Chris Manning (1 for 2, BB, R) drove in three, and
Andrew Bynum went 3 for 3 with two walks and two RBI. Ryan
Kennedy (1-1, 1.1 IP, BB, K) earned the win in relief. Benjamin
Kelly walked twice and scored for the Maple Leafs (4-40).
San Francisco 8, San Diego State 2
In San Diego, Justin Maffei went 3 for 4 with a
double and three runs as San Francisco defeated San Diego State
at Tony Gwynn Stadium. The Dons (25-19) scored in each of the
first four innings, including five in the third. Bradley Zimmer
and Bob Cruikshank both drove in a pair for USF. Abe Bobb (3-5,
5.1 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 5 K) earned the victory, with
Andrew Pulido (3.2 IP, BB, 3 K) recording his second save. Greg
Allen had three hits and one RBI for the Aztecs (22-22).
Championship Game: Northeastern 6,
Consolation Game: Boston College 7, Harvard 2
In Boston, Rob Fonseca homered to spark a
four-run fourth as Northeastern defeated Massachusetts in front
of 1,563 fans at Fenway Park to win the 23rd annual Beanpot
championship. Fonseca had two hits, including a double, and two
runs for the Huskies (24-17). Pete Castoldi drove in a pair and
Michael Foster walked twice with two runs for NU. Matt Cook
(2-0, 4 IP, 2 H, 1 BB, 2 K) earned the win in relief, while
Foster (2 IP, 3 H, R, BB, 5 K) notched his first save. Rob McLam
had three hits and two runs for the Minutemen (10-25).
In the first contest, Joe Cronin had three hits
and a run to lead Boston College past Harvard. The Eagles (9-35)
scored in six different innings, including two in the sixth.
Matt McGovern (1 for 3, 2B, 2 BB, R) drove in a pair for BC.
Steve Green (1-0, 5 IP, 5 H, R, BB, 4 K) was the starter and
winner. Carlton Bailey had three hits and Mike Martin added two
hits for the Crimson (10-31).
(photo courtesy of Valparaiso Media