May 22, 2013
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Conrad blasts three-run
homer in ninth for ULL
Texas A&M blanks Vandy, VT blasts
Virginia, SHSU tops McNeese State
#3 Louisiana-Lafayette 9, #6 FIU 6
#1 Troy 3, #8
Arkansas State 2
Atlantic 5, #5 Western Kentucky 4
Alabama 10, #7 UALR 2
In Lafayette, La.,
Jace Conrad (right) went 4 for 5 with a homer and four RBI – including a
three-run, walk-off homer – and Michael Strentz had three hits
and three runs as Louisiana-Lafayette scored four times in the
ninth to beat FIU in the day’s final game. Roche Woodard had
given FIU a 6-5 lead with an RBI double in the top of the ninth.
But Dex Kjerstad had a sac fly to tie the game before Conrad’s
heroics. (photo courtesy of SBC)
allowed one hit in 3.1 innings of relief, and Trae Santos hit
his 16th homer as Troy slipped past Arkansas State. The Trojans
(40-16) led 3-0 in the ninth, but ASU scored twice before Nate
Hill (3.1 innings) worked out of trouble for his fifth save.
Stuart Levy went 3 for 3 for the Red Wolves (26-30).
Austin Gomber tossed seven scoreless innings before getting
touched for three in the eighth, and Hugh Adams earned his 18th
save as the Owls held off Western Kentucky. Brendon Sanger and
Corey Keller had two RBI apiece for FAU (36-20). Ryan Huck
blasted a three-run homer in the eighth for the Hilltoppers
had three hits and an RBI, and Anthony Izzio hurled eight solid
innings with two earned runs as South Alabama (41-16) rolled
past UALR. Sam Vogel hit his fifth homer for the Trojans
#9 Texas A&M 5, #1 Vanderbilt 0
#3 Arkansas 2, #6 Ole Miss 1
#2 LSU 3, #7 Alabama 0
#5 Mississippi State 5, #4 South Carolina 3
In Hoover, Ala., Parker Ray, making only his fifth start,
allowed three hits and struck out three in eight scoreless
innings as Texas A&M knocked off top-ranked Vanderbilt. Hunter
Melton, Troy Stein and Cole Lankford each hit solo homers, and
Daniel Mengden had three hits for the Aggies (32-25). The
Commodores fell to 48-8.
Brian Anderson scored on a wild pitch with the bases loaded in
the bottom of the 10th as Arkansas slipped past Ole Miss.
Barrett Astin tossed eight innings with five hits and one run
for the Razorbacks (36-19). Anderson had two hits, and Matt
Vinson went 3 for 5 with a run as Arkansas picked up a big win
in its quest to host a Regional. Stuart Turner drove in the lone
run for the Rebels (37-21).
LSU’s Cody Glenn allowed five hits and struck out two in seven
scoreless innings as the Tigers blanked Alabama. Alex Bregman
went 3 for 4 with a double and a run, and Christian Ibarra added
a hit and a RBI for the Tigers (49-8). Charley Sullivan tossed a
complete game, allowing three runs in eight innings. Brett Booth
went 2 for 4 for the Crimson Tide (33-25).
Myles Gentry tossed 5.2 innings of three-hit
relief and had five strikeouts, and Wes Rea and Demarcus
Henderson had run-scoring hits in a two-run ninth inning as
Mississippi State edged South Carolina. Henderson finished with
two hits and three RBI, and Rea added three hits and two RBI for
the Bulldogs (42-16), who built a 3-0 lead. South Carolina
(39-17) scored three times in the fourth, two coming on Brison
#6 Indiana State 5, #7 Southern Illinois 0
#5 Evansville 4, #8 Bradley 3 (Bradley eliminated)
#2 Wichita State 11, #3 Creighton 4 (Creighton eliminated)
#1 Illinois State 6, #4 Missouri State 1
In Normal, Ill., Devin Moore allowed seven hits in a
complete-game shutout as Indiana State won a winners’ bracket
affair vs. Southern Illinois. Derek Hannahs had three hits and a
RBI, and Landon Curry went 2 for 4 with a run and a RBI for the
Sycamores (26-23). The Salukis fell to 25-32 and will meet
Wichita State in an elimination game.
Kevin Kaczmarski ripped a three-run, walk-off homer as
Evansville eliminated Bradley. Jacob Mahonwent 2 for 4 with a
run as the Aces (23-33) advanced to meet the winner of Illinois
State and Missouri State. Kyle Freeland (4-8) allowed three runs
(two earned) in a complete-game win for Evansville. Mike
Tauchman went 2 for 4 with an RBI and a run, and Austin Jarvis
scored twice for the Braves (17-32).
A.J. Ladwig tossed the first complete game of his career, and
Wichita State eliminated Creighton, delivering a serious blow to
the Bluejays’ NCAA tourney hopes. Casey Gillaspie (right) went 2 for 2
with a homer and three RBI, and Johnny Coy went 3 for 5 with a
homer and two RBI for the Shockers (35-26). Reagan Fowler had
two hits and two runs for Creighton (30-18), which likely needed
a few wins in the league tourney to reach the NCAA field. (photo
courtesy of MVC)
In the nightcap, Dan Savas tossed a complete-game
with no earned runs and 12 strikeouts in improving to 10-0 as
Illinois State beat Missouri State. Kyle Stanton went 3 for 4
with a run and a RBI, and Eric Aguilera added a two-run triple
in a four-run third inning for the Redbirds (38-18). Spencer
Johnson doubled and scored for the Bears (31-22).
# 6 Virginia Tech 10, # 3 Virginia 1
# 7 Georgia Tech 4, # 2 Florida State 3
# 4 N.C. State 6, # 5 Clemson 3
In Durham, N.C., Chad Pinder went 3 for 5 with a
double, two homers and six RBI for Virginia Tech, which scored
six in the second and four in the sixth to clobber Virginia. Joe
Mantiply (ER, 2 K) scattered seven hits and four walks in seven
innings and got the win for the Hokies (36-19). David
Rosenberger struck out two and allowed a mere hit in three
scoreless relief innings for the Cavaliers (45-10).
A.J. Murray and Mott Hyde
hit back-to-back solo homers in the ninth to rally Georgia Tech
past Florida State. Murray went 1 for 4, whereas Hyde went 3 for
4 with two RBI. Daniel Palka (2-1) struck out one and allowed an
inherited runner to score via sacrifice fly in two otherwise
perfect innings to get the win and end the game for the Yellow
Jackets (34-23). D.J. Stewart scored his second run on that
sacrifice fly and went 3 for 3 with a double and a triple for
the Seminoles (44-13).
Jake Fincher went 2 for 4 with a run and an RBI,
pacing NC State to victory against Clemson. Josh Easley (5-2, 3
K) allowed just two hits and one earned run in four innings of
relief, both earning the win and finishing the game for the
Wolfpack (43-13). Garrett Boulware went 3 for 4 with a solo
homer, finishing a triple shy of the cycle for the Tigers
#5 Eastern Kentucky 11, #4 Jacksonville State
#6 Southeast Missouri 9, #3 Belmont 6
In Jackson, Tenn., Sean Hagen
(right) and Luke Wurzelbacher both had two hits, including a homer, and three RBI
as Eastern Kentucky jolted Jacksonville State. Kyle Nowlin and
Bryan Soloman both had three hits and two RBI for the Colonels
(21-32). Brent Cobb (7-6, 8 IP, 9 H, 2 R, 2 BB, 4 K) secured the
win. Eddie Mora-Loera went 3 for 4 with a run for the Gamecocks
(32-25). (photo by Kevin Britton/EKU Athletic Public Relations)
Derek Gibson had a two-run single in the top of
the ninth to snap a 6-6 tie as Southeast Missouri bounced
Belmont. Gibson finished with two hits and three RBI, while
Jason Blum went 2 for 3 with a homer, two walks, four runs and
two RBI for the Redhawks (25-31). Matt Beaty went 3 for 4 and
knocked in a pair for the Bruins (37-19).
#1 Sam Houston State 8, #8 McNeese State 3
#3 Oral Roberts 4, #6 Stephen F. Austin 2
#2 Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 5, #7 Central Arkansas 3
#4 Southeastern Louisiana 5, #5 Lamar 3
Sugar Land, Texas, Kevin Miller (right) launched a three-run
homer in the eighth inning as Sam Houston State scored four
times in the frame to break from a 4-3 game with McNeese State.
Tyler Eppler (5-2) tossed seven innings with two runs (one
earned) and three hits for the Bearkats (37-18). Lucas Quary
went 2 for 4 with a run for McNeese State (23-30). (photo
courtesy of Southland Conference)
Cody Stephens hit a two-run homer and finished with three RBI,
and Dominic Lopez had a pinch-hit RBI single to drive in the
go-ahead run in the eighth inning as Texas A&M-Corpus Christi
(33-22) edged Central Arkansas (34-20). Justin Treece drove in
two for UCA.
Oral Roberts got a big day from Logan Domenico, who had three
hits and two RBi in a win over Stephen F. Austin. Alex Gonzalez
(9-5) allowed two earned runs over six innings for the Golden
Eagles (24-30). Max Lamantia hit a solo homer for SFA (28-28).
Josh Watkins and Adam Marse had RBI singles – and
a third run scored on a wild throw – as Southeastern Louisiana
scored three times in the eighth to knock off Lamar in a game
plagued by rain. Kyle Cedotal (5-5) tossed 4.2 innings of relief
after a rain delay, and Mason Klotz earned his 10th save for the
Lions (34-22). Jude Vidrine went 2 for 4 with a RBI for
#1 Maine 7, #4 Stony Brook 0
#2 Binghamton 9, #3 Albany 0
In Lowell, Mass., Tommy Lawrence (10-3) tossed a
two-hit shutout with two walks and six strikeouts as Maine
blanked Stony Brook. Eric White went 2 for 4 with a homer and
four RBI for the Bears (35-20). Cole Peragine and Brett Tenuto
both went 1 for 3 for the Seawolves (22-35).
Jake Lambert (6-2, 2 BB, 6 K) tossed a two-hit
shutout as Binghamton shut out Albany. Shaun McGraw had three
hits and three runs, while Brian Ruby went 1 for 2 with two runs
and two RBI for the Bearcats (28-22). Gordon Madej and Brian
Bullard both went 1 for 3 for the Great Danes (23-24-1).
#4 ETSU 4, #5 Stetson 3 (11)
#1 Mercer 12, #8 USC Upstate 6
#7 Kennesaw State 3, #2 FGCU 1
#3 North Florida vs. #6 Lipscomb ppd.
In DeLand, Fla., Alex Reynolds (3 for 5) had a
two-run single with two outs in the bottom of the 11th as ETSU
rallied past Stetson. Clinton Freeman (6-1, 2 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1
BB, 3 K) won in relief of Kerry Doane (9 IP, 7 H, 2 R, 5 K) for
the Bucs (33-22). James Rasmussen had two hits and three RBI for
the Hatters (26-30).
Chesny Young drove in four
as Mercer thumped USC Upstate. Evan Boyd (2 for 2, 2B, 2 RBI)
and Travis Benn (2 for 3, 2B, BB, RBI) both scored three for the
Bears (43-14). Brody Greer had three hits and two RBI, while
Gaither Bumgardner and Tyler Lesch both had three hits and two
runs for the Spartans (26-29).
Stephen Janas (9-0) allowed eight hits and one
run in seven innings with four walks and five strikeouts as
Kennesaw State upset FGCU. Justin McCalvin fanned four over the
final two scoreless innings to record his second save. Max
Pentecost homered for the Owls (27-28). Ricky Knapp (9-3, 9 H, 3
R, 4 K), the A-Sun Pitcher of the Year, went the distance for
the Eagles (37-19).
# 3 Rhode Island 5, # 6 La Salle 2
# 2 Charlotte 6, # 7 Richmond 5
# 4 Xavier 8, # 5 George Washington 2
#7 Richmond 7, #6 La Salle 2 (La Salle
In Charlotte, N.C., Mike LeBel went 1 for 3 with
two walks, a run and a double, the only extra-base hit in Rhode
Island's win over La Salle. Mike Bradstreet (8-5, 5 H, 2 R)
struck out six and allowed no earned runs in getting the win for
the Rams (35-22). Dominic Sgroi struck out one and only allowed
a single and a hit batter to reach in three relief innings for
the Explorers (24-28).
Brad Elwood went 2 for 3 with a sacrifice fly, as
well an RBI double and run in Charlotte's four-run seventh that
provided just enough to beat Richmond. Wes Hatley (2-2, 2.2 IP,
2 H, 2 R, BB) struck out three and allowed no earned runs in
getting the win for the 49ers (35-21). Tyler Beckwith went 4 for
4 with an RBI single that resulted in a 3-1 lead in the top of
the fifth for the Spiders (30-23).
Vinny Nittoli went 2 for 3
with a walk, hit by pitch, double and two runs in Xavier's rout
of George Washington. Jon Richard (9-4, 5 H, 2 ER, 3 BB) struck
out two while throwing a complete game to earn the win for the
Musketeers (31-24). Tyler McCarthy (1 for 4) broke Richard's
shutout with a two-out, two-run single in the ninth for the
In the day’s final game, Tyler Beckwith went 3
for 4 with two runs and one RBI as Richmond eliminated La Salle.
Jonathan de Marte (5-1, 7 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 5 K) earned
the victory for the Spiders (31-23). Brandon Day homered for the
#8 Connecticut 3, #1 Louisville 2 (12)
#7 Notre Dame 5, #2 Seton Hall 0
#3 Pittsburgh 10, #6 St. John's 2
#4 USF 5, #5 Rutgers 2
In Clearwater, Fla., Billy Ferriter scored the
first run in the first inning and drove in the only run of the
last inning, via a two-out single that helped Connecticut stun
Louisville. Ferriter went 4 for 5 with a double and a walk.
David Mahoney (1-2, 2.1 IP) was perfect in relief of Carson
Cross (9 IP, 7 H, 2 ER, 3 K) to get the win; as was Pat Butler
(.2 IP) in relief of Mahoney to get his third save for the
Huskies (31-26). Nick Ratajczak went 2 for 5 with a double and a
run for the Cardinals (46-11).
Adam Norton struck out seven, hit two batters and
allowed just seven singles while earning a shutout, which
improved his record to 10-4 and led Notre Dame to an upset of
Seton Hall. Eric Jagielo went 2 for 3 with a double, two walks
and two RBI for the Fighting Irish (32-23). Giuseppe Papaccio
went 2 for 4, the only player with multiple hits for the Pirates
Boo Vazquez went 2 for 4 with an RBI walk and two
runs, including Pittsburgh's first after he had doubled in a
four-run second to begin a rout of St. John's. Ethan Mildren
(10-3, 4 H, 2 R, BB) struck out five and allowed just one earned
run in eight innings to pick up the win for the Panthers
(41-15). Frank Schwindel went 2 for 4, accounting for half of
the hits and runs scored by the Red Storm (23-24).
James Ramsay had two hits and two RBI as USF
downed Rutgers. Nik Alfonso went 3 for 3 with two runs for the
Bulls (36-20). Jimmy Herget (6-2, 7.2 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 4 BB, 4 K)
notched the win. John Jennings went 1 for 2 with two walks for
the Scarlet Knights (26-29).
#1 Campbell 4, #4 Radford 3
#2 Coastal Carolina 3, #6 Gardner-Webb 2
#7 Longwood 11, #3 High Point 3 (HPU
#5 Liberty 2, #8 Charleston Southern 1 (CSU
Brent Graham doubled and scored to break a 3-3
deadlock in the bottom of the seventh as Campbell edged Radford.
Will Albertson drove in a pair for the Camels (48-9). Ryan
Thompson (9-0, 3 IP, 5 H, R, 3 K) got the win in relief. Patrick
Marshall and Alexander Lee both had two hits and one RBI for the
Alex Buccilli had two hits and two RBI to lead
Coastal Carolina past Gardner-Webb. Ben Smith (5-3, 5 H, 2 R, 3
BB) fanned nine in six innings to earn the victory for the
Chanticleers (37-19). Ryan Hodge went 2 for 2 with two walks and
one RBI for the Bulldogs (29-26-1).
Colton Konvicka was 5 for 6 (a homer short of the
cycle) with two doubles, four runs and two RBI as Longwood
eliminated High Point. Matt Dickason had four hits, including a
pair of doubles, and four RBI for the Lancers (25-27). Willie
Medina drove in a pair for the Panthers (29-29).
Liberty scored single runs in the seventh and
eighth to knock out Charleston Southern. Trey Wimmer went 3 for
3 with a homer in the seventh for the Flames (30-27). Alex
Tomasovich was 3 for 4 with a run for the Bucs (22-34).
#4 Minnesota 4, #5 Illinois 2
#3 Nebraska 11, #6 Michigan 2
In Minneapolis, Andy Henkemeyer had three hits,
including a game-winning RBI single in the bottom of the ninth,
as Minnesota edged Illinois at Target Field. The Gophers (31-20)
will face top-seeded Indiana on Thursday. Ben Meyer (5-4, 2 H, 6
K) tossed four scoreless innings to get the win. David Kerian
had three hits for the Illini (33-17).
Austin Darby had two doubles and four RBI to lead
Nebraska past Michigan. The Cornhuskers (26-28) will meet
second-seeded Ohio State on Thursday. Kyle Kubat (5-0) hurled
seven scoreless innings with one hit, four walks and six
strikeouts. Kevin White went 2 for 4 with one run and one RBI
for the Wolverines (29-26).
#4 Towson 9, #5 Northeastern 8
In Harrisonburg, Va. Dominic Fratantuono had a
three-run homer in the bottom of the seventh to extend a 6-5
lead as Towson outscored Northeastern. Zach Fisher (3 for 5, 2
R), Kurt Wertz (2 for 4, 2 R, 2 RBI) and Andrew Parker (1 for 2,
2 RBI) also homered for the Tigers (26-28). Jason Vosler had
four hits and four runs, while Sean Lyons added two hits and
four RBI for the Huskies (28-25).
Game 2 was suspended in the top of the fourth
with #6 James Madison holding a 4-2 lead over Delaware. It will
resume at 9 a.m. Thursday. The loser will stay on to face #5
Northeastern in an elimination game at 11 a.m., prior to the
three regularly-scheduled contests.
#4 Memphis 6, #5 UCF 1
#2 Southern Miss 10, #7 Tulane 7
#1 Rice 3, #8 UAB 1
In Houston, Carter White went 2 for 2 with three
RBI as Memphis downed UCF. The Tigers (34-23) snapped a 1-1 tie
with two in the sixth and added three in the seventh. Zach
Willis (3 for 5) and Ethan Gross (2 for 3) both scored twice for
Memphis. Sam Moll (9-3, 7 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 3 BB, 6 K) earned the
victory. Austin Johnston had two hits for the Knights (29-28).
Bradley Roney had a run-scoring base hit in the
bottom of the seventh to snap a 7-7 tie as Southern Miss got
past Tulane. Roney had two hits and two RBI, while Blake Brown
had two hits, including a homer, and three RBI for the Golden
Eagles (29-25). Tim Yandel went 3 for 5 with two runs and one
RBI for the Green Wave (28-28).
Alex Kubitza (8-4, 2 H, 1 R, 1 BB) fanned nine in
7.2 innings as Rice edged UAB. Zech Lemond (1 IP, H, 2 K)
recorded his 14th save. Michael Aquino had an inside-the-park
home run for the Owls (38-17). Jeff Schalk went 1 for 4 with one
RBI for the Blazers (22-35).
#8 Chicago State 3, #4 Utah Valley 2 (UVU
#5 North Dakota 11, #1 Northern Colorado 3
#6 NJIT 9, #7 NYIT 6 (NYIT eliminated)
#3 Houston Baptist 3, #2 Texas-Pan American 2
In Newark, N.J., Joelh Calixto had an RBI single
to spark a two-run eighth as Chicago State eliminated three-time
defending GWC champion Utah Valley. The Wolverines (24-30)
stranded the tying run at third in the ninth. Andrew Wellwerts
(4-10, 5 H, 2 R, 6 K) went the distance for the Cougars (9-44).
Jeff Campbell had three hits and Tyler Follis
scored three as North Dakota knocked off Northern Colorado. UND
(25-20-1) will face Houston Baptist in the finals of the
winners’ bracket. Colby Harrison had two hits and two runs for
the Bears (30-23).
Tom Bouck had four hits, including a double, and
two RBI as NJIT eliminated NYIT. The Highlanders (20-33) scored
four in the first to take control. Robert Loftus and Ali
Rodriguez both had three hits for the Bears (10-47).
Luke Clements and Bradley Brown both homered as
Houston Baptist nipped Texas-Pan American. Tyler Hoelscher (8-5,
7 H, 1 R, 4 K) went the distance for the Huskies (32-24-1).
Derek Hagy had two hits and one RBI for the Broncs (28-29).
#4 Wright State 6, #5 Youngstown State 3
In Niles, Ohio, Joey Hoelzel (7 IP, 9 H, 3 R, 4
BB, 1 K) earned the win as Wright State stopped Youngstown
State. Trevor Swaney tossed a pair of scoreless innings with two
punchouts to pick up his first save. Sam Picchiotti went 2 for 3
with a homer, three runs and two RBI for the Raiders (23-28).
Josh White had two hits and one RBI for the Penguins (14-42).
#1 Kent State 15, #8 Central Michigan 8
#7 Toledo 12, #2 Buffalo 10
#6 Bowling Green 6, #3 Northern Illinois 4
#4 Ball State 13, #5 Miami 7
In Avon, Ohio, Justin Wagler went 3 for 4 with a
homer and five RBI as Kent State stopped Central Michigan. The
Golden Flashes (35-21) scored four in the first and five in the
second in building a 9-2 lead. Jordan Adams had three hits,
including a dinger, and three RBI for the Chippewas (25-31).
James Miglin (3 for 4, 3 R) had a sacrifice fly
in the top of the ninth to snap a 10-10 tie as Toledo outscored
Buffalo. John Martillotta drove in three, while Tyler Grogg had
two hits and three runs for the Rockets (23-31). Jason Kanzler
(2 for 4, HR, 2 R) drove in three and Jim Topps (3 for 4, 3B, 2
RBI) scored three for the Bulls (32-23).
Jesse Rait singled and scored on a wild pitch in
the top of the 11th to snap a 4-4 tie as Bowling Green outlasted
Northern Illinois. Rait and Jeremy Shay both had two hits and
two runs for the Falcons (21-28). Nate Ruzich had two hits,
including a double, and one RBI for the Huskies (22-33).
In the first game of the day, Sam Tidaback and
Cody Campbell both had three hits, including a homer, two runs
and three RBI, while T.J. Weir went 3 for 4 with a homer, three
runs and two RBI as Ball State bashed Miami. Alex Johnson (2 for
5, HR, 2 R) and Dan Walsh (2 for 4, 2B) both knocked in three
for the RedHawks (25-29).
#3 San Diego State 15, #6 Air Force 6
#5 Nevada 4, #4 Fresno State 3 (12)
In Fresno, Calif., Ryan Muno had two hits, three
runs and four RBI to lead San Diego State past Air Force. Tim
Zier went 4 for 5 with two runs and two RBI for the Aztecs
(27-28). Seth Kline (3 for 4, 2 R, 2 RBI) and Matt Thorne (1 for
4, 2 RBI) both homered for the Falcons (15-38).
Jamison Rowe homered with two away in the top of
the 12th as Nevada nipped Fresno State. Hugo Hernandez had a
three-run dinger in the first for the Wolf Pack (25-30). Trent
Garrison had an RBI single and scored in a three-run first for
the Bulldogs (21-32).
#1 Western Carolina 13, #8 Samford 7
#4 The Citadel 6, #5 Appalachian State 5
#6 Furman 10, #3 Elon 1
#2 College of Charleston vs. #7 Georgia Southern ppd. (Thurs. 10
In Greenville, S.C., Tyler White, the SoCon Player of the Year,
had two homers and five RBI and Aaron Attaway added four hits, a
homer, three runs and three RBI as Western Carolina (39-18)
blasted five homers in beating Samford. Attaway and Julian
Ridings hit back-to-back homers in the fourth inning. Patrick
McGavin went 4 for 5 for Samford (27-29), which will meet
Appalachian State next. The Catamounts will take on The Citadel.
Joe Jackson hit a walkoff solo homer in the bottom of the ninth
inning as The Citadel edged Appalachian State. The Mountaineers
(28-23) scored twice in the top of the ninth on Hector Crespo’s
two-run homer to tie the game at 5. Jackson finished 2 for 2
with three walks to lead the Bulldogs (33-24).
Furman built an early lead and expanded it on Alex Abrams’
three-run double in the seventh in a rout of Elon. Nate Smith
went 6.1 innings, allowing one run on six hits with eight
strikeouts for the Paladins (32-23). The Phoenix fell to 27-28.
#4 UTSA 3, #5 Sacramento State 2 (14)
#1 CSU Bakersfield 11, #8 San Jose State 3
#2 UT Arlington 2, Dallas Baptist 0
In Grand Prairie, Texas, Ryan Talley homered on
the first in the bottom of the 14th as UTSA outlasted Sacramento
State. Talley finished with two hits and two runs, while Jesse
Baker (3 for 5) also went deep for the Roadrunners (32-23). Matt
Sims (5-2, 3 H, 4 BB, 2 K) tossed 6.2 innings in relief for the
win. Andrew Ayers (2 for 6) homered for the Hornets (33-24).
Frank Martinez had two hits and drove in four as
CSU Bakersfield took care of San Jose State. Oscar Sanay (3 for
4, 2 R, 2 RBI) had a triple for the Roadrunners (36-21). CSUB
turned a triple play in the second on a line drive to first with
runners on first and second moving on the 3-2 pitch. Jeff
McKenzie (13-2, 10 H, 3 R, 3 K) went the distance for the
Roadrunners. Dane Lund had two hits and three RBI for the