May 23, 2013
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Zagunis homers in ninth
for Virginia Tech vs. FSU
Wichita State stops Indiana State, Arkansas
tops LSU, USD nips BYU in 10
#6 Virginia Tech 3, #2 Florida State 2
#1 North Carolina 10, #8 Miami 0 (8)
#3 Virginia 8, #7 Georgia Tech 2
Durham, N.C., Mark Zagunis (right) ripped a game-winning home
run in the bottom of the ninth as Virginia Tech improved to 2-0
at the ACC tourney by edging Florida State. Zagunis earlier had
given the Hokies (37-19) a 1-0 lead in the seventh inning with
an RBI triple and scored on Andrew Rash’s sacrifice fly to left.
The Seminoles (44-14) were beaten by a game-winning homer in the
ninth inning for the second straight day. FSU trailed 2-0
entering the ninth but battled back as Casey Smit doubled in
Stephen McGee, who had doubled, and Josh Delph singled in Smit.
The Hokies can solidify a spot in the championship game with a
win over Georgia Tech. (photo courtesy of Virginia Tech Media
Kent Emanuel allowed four hits in eight scoreless
innings, and Cody Stubbs and Brian Holberton each drove in three
runs as North Carolina coasted past Miami. Stubbs doubled twice
and finished with four hits and a run, and Holberton had three
hits and a run. Colin Moran added two hits, three runs and an
RBI for the Tar Heels (49-8). The Hurricanes fell to 35-22.
Scott Silverstein tossed 8.2 solid innings, and
Brandon Downes, Nick Howard and Kenny Towns hit homers as
Virginia beat Georgia Tech. Silverstein (9-1) allowed two earned
runs on 10 hits for the Cavaliers (46-10). Howard and Mike Papi
led Virginia with two RBI apiece. Zane Evans went 3 for 4 with a
run for the Yellow Jackets (34-24).
#1 Illinois State 5, # 5 Evansville 3
#2 Wichita State 5, #6 Indiana State 0
#5 Evansville 4, #4 Missouri State 2 (Missouri State eliminated)
#2 Wichita State 15, #7 Southern Illinois 0 (Southern Illinois
In Normal, Ill., Brad Sorkin turned in six solid innings, and
Paul Dejong had two RBI as Illinois State eliminated Evansville
in the final game of the day. The Redbird (39-18) took a 3-0
lead in the fifth and added two runs in the eighth. Brock
Stewart had two hits and two runs, and Chad Hinshaw had two hits
and his 32nd stolen base for ISU, which is unbeaten in the
tourney. Andy Lasher had two RBI for the Aces (24-34), who beat
Missouri State earlier in the day.
Gardner allowed seven hits and struck out three in his first
complete game as Wichita State topped Indiana State, setting up
a rematch between the two teams Friday with a berth in the MVC
championship on the line. Tyler Baker (right) went 2 for 3 with
two doubles and two RBI, and Casey Gillaspi had two hits and an
RBI for the Shockers (37-26). Robby Ort had two hits for the
Sycamores (26-24). (photo courtesy of MVC)
Earlier, Wichita State’s Mikel Mucha went 3 for 4 with his first
homer, two runs and four RBI, and Garrett Bayliff went 3 for 4
with two runs and three RBI as the Shockers eliminated Southern
Illinois. Garrett Brummett (4-0) struck out seven and allowed
three hits in five scoreless innings. The Salukis finish 25-33.
Josh Biggs allowed two runs in the first innings and then held
Missouri State scoreless for the next seven innings as
Evansville eliminated the Bears. Chris Pearson went 3 for 4 with
two runs, and Jake Mahon went 2 for 4 with an RBI for the Aces
(24-33). Keenen Maddox had two hits and two RBI for Missouri
#3 Arkansas 4, #2 LSU 1
#5 Mississippi State 6, #9 Texas A&M 4
#1 Vanderbilt 4, #4 South Carolina 3 (10
innings) (USC eliminated)
#7 Alabama 7, #6 Ole Miss 5 (10 innings) (Ole
In Hoover, Ala., Ryne Stanek was brilliant,
allowing six hits and one unearned run over eight innings, and
Joe Serrano had two hits and two RBI as Arkansas slipped past
LSU in a winners’ bracket gem. Matt Vinson went 3 for 5 with a
run and an RBI, and Tyler Spoon added three hits and a run for
the Razorbacks (37-19). Aaron Nola struck out eight and yielded
six hits and one earned run for the Tigers (49-9). Serrano had
an infield hit, and Vinson added a bunt single for another RBI
in the top of the ninth as Arkansas expanded its 2-1 lead. Colby
Suggs closed for his 12th save, tying a school mark.
Adam Frazier went 4 for 5 with two runs and an
RBI, and Brett Pirtle added two hits, two runs and two RBI as
Mississippi State stayed unbeaten by beating Texas A&M. Ross
Mitchell tossed 3.1 innings of scoreless relief to improve to
11-0 on the season for the Bulldogs (43-16). Blake Allemand
drove in two for the Aggies (32-26).
Conrad Gregor had a bases-loaded RBI single in
the bottom of the 10th inning as Vanderbilt knocked South
Carolina out of the SEC tournament. The Commodores (49-8) scored
three times early, with Gregor delivering an RBI single and two
more runs scoring on an error. Max Schrock scored a run and
later had an RBI single, and LB Dantzler launched his 15th homer
for the Gamecocks (39-18).
Mikey White delivered a two-run single in the top of the 10th
inning to lift Alabama past Ole Miss, eliminating the Rebels.
White finished with two hits and three RBI, and seven different
batters scored for the Crimson Tide (34-25). Stuart Turner had
two hits and two RBI, and Will Jamison went 2 for 3 with a run
and an RBI for the Rebels (37-22).
#2 San Diego 9, #3 BYU 8 (10)
#4 San Francisco 8, #1 Gonzaga 5
Stockton, Calif., Austin Bailey delivered a game-winning RBI
single in the bottom of the 10th as San Diego edged BYU. Dillon
Haupt had a pinch-hit grand slam in a six-run sixth for the
Toreros (33-22). Kris Bryant went 1 for 2 with three walks, one
hit-by-pitch and three runs for USD. Adam Law (2 for 5, R) and
Bret Lopez (1 fir 4, HR) both knocked in two for the Cougars
(31-20). (photo by Kyle Terada/WCC)
In the earlier game, Josh Miller went 3 for 4
with two RBI as San Francisco knocked off Gonzaga. Bob
Cruikshank added three hits and two runs for the Dons (33-21).
Cory Lebrun had a three-run homer in the third for the Bulldogs
#4 Stony Brook 3, #3 Albany 1 (UA eliminated)
In Lowell, Mass., Brandon McNitt (4-6, 5 H, 3 BB,
4 K) allowed one unearned run in seven innings as Stony Brook
sent Albany home. Joshua Mason got the final three outs for his
fourth save. Johnny Caputo went 3 for 4 with one run and one RBI
for the Seawolves (25-33). Greg Muller was 1 for 3 with one RBI
for the Great Danes (23-25-1).
#3 North Florida 6, #6 Lipscomb 1
#8 USC Upstate 6, #5 Stetson 0 (SU eliminated)
Corey Bass had a two-run single to cap a four-run
sixth as North Florida defeated Lipscomb. Kyle Westwood (4-1)
tossed a three-hitter for the Ospreys (39-17) with one walk and
seven strikeouts. Josh Cotham (4-6, 8 IP, 9 H, 6 R, 4 ER, 2 BB,
3 K) went the distance for the Bison (24-33).
Brandon Lee (7-6) tossed a three-hit shutout with
one walk and five strikeouts as USC Upstate eliminated host
Stetson. The Spartans (27-29) put the game away with four in the
top of the ninth. Gaither Bumgardner had three hits and two
runs, while Luke Weber went 3 for 5 with a double, one run and
two RBI for USCU. Tyler Bocock went 1 for 2 with a walk for the
#4 Xavier 7, #1 Saint Louis 6
#2 Charlotte 5, #3 Rhode Island 2
#1 Saint Louis 10, #7 Richmond 6 (UR
In Charlotte, N.C., Patrick Paligraf singled and
scored on an error in the top of the ninth to snap a 6-6 tie as
Xavier upset Saint Louis. Mark Elwell (3 for 4, 2 R, 2 RBI)
homered in the eighth as the Musketeers (32-24) knotted the
score at 6. Alex Kelly had a three-run homer for the Billikens
John Hamilton (6-3, 5 H, 2 R, 1 BB, 5 K) hurled a
complete game as Charlotte downed Rhode Island. Brad Elwood went
3 for 3 with a double, two runs and two RBI for the 49ers
(36-21). Tim Caputo was 2 for 4 with a double, one run and one
RBI for the Rams (35-23).
Alex Kelly went 5 for 5 with three doubles and
three RBI as Saint Louis eliminated Richmond. Jordan Hammerman
(2 for 5, R) also drove in three for the Billikens (37-19). Adam
Forrer (2 for 4) belted a grand slam in the third for the
#8 Connecticut 8, #4 USF 7
#7 Notre Dame 5, #3 Pittsburgh 3
#5 Rutgers 9, #1 Louisville 1 (Louisville
#2 Seton Hall 7, #2 St. John’s 2 (St. John’s
In Clearwater, Fla., Stanley Paul scored on a
wild pitch in the bottom of the ninth as Connecticut completed a
comeback from a 7-0 deficit to stun South Florida. The Huskies
(32-26) scored six times in the fifth inning and took advantage
of Bulls mistakes in the ninth to steal the win: Paul reached on
a two-base outfield error, moved to third on a wild pitch, and
after USF intentionally loaded the bases, scored on a wild
pitch. Billy Ferriter had two hits and two RBI for UConn. Alex
Mendez and Jimmy Falla each had two hits and two RBI for the
Frank DeSico went 3 for 4 with two RBI, and Pat
Connaughton turned in six solid innings with three runs (none
earned) as Notre Dame beat Pittsburgh in a winners’ bracket
game. Dan Slania tossed the final 1.2 innings for his 13th
save for the Fighting Irish (33-23). Casey Roche had two RBI to
lead the Panthers (41-16).
Greg Terhune tossed a complete game with three
hits and two earned runs as Seton Hall ended St. John’s season.
Ryan Sullivan went 3 for 5 with two runs, and Chris Chiaradio
had three hits, a run and an RBI for the Pirates (37-18). Frank
Schwindel had an RBI double for the Red Storm (23-35).
Charlie Law struck out nine and allowed nine hits and one earned
run as Rutgers eliminated Louisville. Jeff Melillo and Steve
Zavala had two RBI, and Matt Tietz and Nick Favatella had two
hits and two runs apiece for the Scarlet Knights (27-29). Brian
O’Grady added three hits, a run and an RBI. Cole Sturgeon went 2
for 4 with a run for the Cardinals (46-12), who may have lost
the chance to be a national seed in the NCAA tourney with two
straight league tourney losses.
#7 Longwood 6, #6 Gardner-Webb 5 (GW
#5 Liberty 3, #4 Radford 2 (RU eliminated)
In Lynchburg, Va., Kyri Washington whacked a
three-run homer in the top of the fifth to lift Longwood over
Gardner-Webb. Aaron Myers (4-2, 14 H, 5 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 9 K) went
the distance for the Lancers (26-27), throwing 145 pitches. John
Harris had four hits, Brad Collins drove in three, and JJ
Nazzaro went 3 for 4 with three runs for the Bulldogs (29-27-1).
Justin Sizemore hit a two-run homer in the top of
the ninth to erase 2-1 deficit as Liberty eliminated Radford.
Jeff Kemp had a two-run single in the third for the Highlanders
(30-26). Ashton Perritt went deep in the fifth for the Flames
(31-27) and also struck out the side in the ninth for his
seventh save, securing the win for Trey Lambert (7-3, 8 IP, 6 H,
2 R, 2 BB, 4 K).
#2 Ohio State 3, #3 Nebraska 2
#1 Indiana 4, #4 Minnesota 2
#5 Illinois 3, #6 Michigan 2 (UM eliminated)
In Minneapolis, Troy Kuhn drew a game-winning
bases-loaded walk in the bottom of the ninth as Ohio State edged
Nebraska. Bryan Peters (2 for 4) had a RBI single in the top of
the ninth as the Huskers (26-29) tied it at 2. Zach Ratcliff had
three hits and one RBI for the Buckeyes (35-21).
Indiana scored three in the first in defeating
Minnesota. Scott Donley had two hits and two RBI for the
Hoosiers (41-13). Aaron Slegers (9-1, 7 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 7 K)
picked up the win, with Ryan Halstead (1 IP, 2 H, 2 K) notching
his 10th save. Troy Larson went 3 for 4 with one run and one RBI
for the Gophers (31-21).
John Kravetz (5-2, 7.1 IP, 8 H, 2 R) struck out
seven as Illinois sent Michigan home. Bryan Roberts (1 IP, 1 BB,
1 K) earned his seventh save. Thomas Lindauer had two hits, two
runs and one RBI for the Illini (34-17). Travis Maezes knocked
in a pair for the Wolverines (29-27).
#4 Oklahoma 2, #5 Baylor 0
#1 Kansas State 4, #8 Texas Tech 3
#6 Kansas 7, #3 West Virginia 2
#7 TCU 8, #2 Oklahoma State 4
In Oklahoma City, Jonathan Gray tossed a
three-hit shutout with 12 strikeouts as Oklahoma won its Pool 1
opener with Baylor. Jack Mayfield and Hector Lorenzana had RBI
for the Sooners (37-19), who totaled six hits. Dillon Newman was
solid in defeat, hurling a complete game for the Bears (27-26).
Also in Pool 1, Jon Davis drove in two, and
relievers Nate Williams and Jake Matthys combined to allow one
hit and strike out five over the final 3.2 innings as Kansas
State edged Texas Tech. Shane Conlon had two hits and a run for
the Wildcats (40-19), who scored three times in the fourth
inning. Eric Gutierrez had two runs and two RBI for the Red
Raiders (25-29). Trey Masek turned in a complete-game effort,
allowing six hits and four earned runs (no runs after the third)
In Pool 2, Derek
Odell had two hits, three RBI and a run, and Jantzen Witte added
three hits and two runs as TCU upended Oklahoma State. Trevor
Seidenberger was outstanding in relief with 5.1 innings, one
hit, one walk and nine strikeouts for the Horned Frogs (29-26).
Donnie Walton and Tanner Krietemeier each drove in a pair of
runs for the Cowboys (39-15).
Michael Suiter and
Tucker Tharp each had two hits and two RBI as Kansas knocked off
West Virginia. Thomas Taylor allowed four hits and two earned
runs in 7.1 strong innings for the Jayhawks (32-24). Jacob Rice
led the Mountaineers (31-26) with two hits and an RBI.
#4 Towson 13, #1 UNC Wilmington 11
#6 James Madison 9, #3 Delaware 6
#5 Northeastern 7, #3 Delaware 6 (UD
In Harrisonburg, Va., Zach Fisher homered twice
and drove in six as Towson upset UNCW. The Seahawks (37-20) led
3-0 before the Tigers (27-28) put up five in the fifth and four
in the sixth. Fisher had a grand slam in the sixth and a two-run
homer in the eighth. Tyler Molinaro had two dingers and three
RBI, while Matt Keeler went 3 for 3 with three walks and three
runs for UNCW.
Bradley Shaban had three hits, including a homer,
and four RBI as James Madison won its suspended contest against
Delaware. Chad Carroll had two hits and three runs for the Dukes
(25-28). DJ Long went 3 for 4 with a double and three runs for
the Blue Hens (33-21).
Jason Vosler had a two-run single with two away
to cap a four-run bottom of the ninth as Northeastern eliminated
Delaware. Vosler had three hits, while Rob Fonseca homered and
knocked in two for the Huskies (29-25). Nick Ferdinand went 3
for 5 with a double, a homer, two runs and two RBI for the Blue
#1 Rice 5, #5 UCF 1
#6 Houston 9, #3 East Carolina 4
#4 Memphis 6, #8 UAB 5
In Houston, Jordan Stephens took a no-hitter into the sixth
inning and combined with Blake Fox to hold UCF to two hits as
Rice improved to 2-0 in the C-USA tourney. Leon Byrd had an RBI
triple and a run as seven players had one hit apiece and five
scored for the Owls (39-17). Eric Hempe drove in the lone run
for UCF (29-29).
Justin Montemayor went 4 for 4 with a run and two RBI, and Jacob
Campbell added two hits and three runs as Houston topped East
Carolina. Austin Pruitt (10-5) tossed a complete game, allowing
12 hits and four runs, for the Cougars (36-20). Drew Reynolds
and Zach Houchins each went 3 for 5 with a run for the Pirates
Drew Griffin went 3 for 3 with a run and two RBI, and Tucker
Tubbs homered and scored twice as Memphis built a 6-1 lead and
hung on to beat UAB. Five pitchers combined to strike out seven
and limit damage for the Tigers (35-23). Carter White had three
hits and a run for Memphis. Ryan Prinzing went 3 for 6 with a
pair of RBI for UAB (22-36).
#1 Northern Colorado 4, #6 NJIT 2 (NJIT
#8 Chicago State 4, #2 UT Pan American 1 (UTPA eliminated)
#3 Houston Baptist 8, #5 North Dakota 4
In Newark, N.J., James Tucker allowed three hits and one earned
run as Chicago State surprised Texas-Pan American. Mattingly
Romanin had two hits and three RBI for CSU, which improved to
10-44. UTPA ends its season 28-30.
Jake Johnson improved to 7-3 with eight innings of two-run ball
as Northern Colorado eliminated NJIT. Corey Fujimoto went 2 for
4 with a RBI for UNC (31-23), while Tom Bouck went 2 for 2 with
a RBI for NJIT (20-34).
Josh Foust had two hits and three RBI, and Curtis Jones added
two hits and two RBI as Houston Baptist (33-24-1) topped North
Dakota (25-20-1). Houston Baptist moved into the championship
game Saturday and will await Northern Colorado, Chicago State or
#3 Valparaiso 8, #2 UIC 7
#1 Milwaukee vs. #3 Wright State ppd.
#5 Youngstown State vs. #2 UIC ppd.
In Niles, Ohio, Valparaiso built an 8-2 lead in
the sixth and held on to nip UIC. Bryce Hara, Chris Manning and
Elliott Martin each had two hits and two RBI for the Crusaders
(29-26). Alex Jurich went 3 for 4 with one run and one RBI for
the Flames (26-27).
#1 Rider 7, #4 Siena 1
Canisius 2, #2 Marist 1
In Trenton, N.J., Tyler Smith (7-5, 5 H, 1 UE, 3
BB) fanned nine in seven innings as Rider took care of Siena.
Ian Lindsay (2 for 5, 2 R) and Adam Wayman (2 for 5, R) both
knocked in two for the Broncs (35-20). Mike Allen went 2 for 4
for the Saints (25-29).
In the first game, Garrett Cortright (11-3)
(right) tossed a one-hitter with seven strikeouts as Canisius
nipped Marist. Brooklyn Foster had two hits and a run for the
Golden Griffins (40-15). Mike Orefice had the lone hit for the
Red Foxes (27-23-1).
#2 Buffalo 13, #3 Northern Illinois 0 (NIU
Jason Kanzler (2 for 5, 2 R, 3 RBI), Alex Baldock
(2 for 4) and Jon Mestas (2 for 4, 3 R, 2 RBI) all homered as
Buffalo eliminated Northern Illinois. The Bulls (33-23) put up
five in both the fifth and eighth. Mike Burke (8-2, 2 BB, 6 K)
tossed a four-hit shutout. Brandon Mallder went 1 for 2 with a
walk for the Huskies (22-34).
#1 New Mexico 7, #5 Nevada 3
#4 Fresno State 6, #6 Air Force 4 (Air Force eliminated)
#2 UNLV 6, #3 San Diego State 3
In Fresno, Calif., Sam Haggerty and DJ Peterson homered, and
Luke Campbell had two hits and two RBI as New Mexico knocked off
Nevada. Josh Walker (11-0) tossed 8.2 innings with seven hits
and three earned runs for the Lobos (36-18). Brooks Klein went 3
for 4 with two runs for Nevada (25-31).
Brandon Bayardi blasted a grand slam as part of a five-run fifth
inning as UNLV doubled up San Diego State. Erick Fedde (7-3)
worked into the eighth inning and allowed three earned runs and
struck out seven for the Rebels (37-18). Brad Haynal had two RBI
to lead the Aztecs (27-29).
Tim Borst worked seven solid innings, and Kevin Viers and Aaron
Judge each had two hits and two runs as Fresno State eliminated
Air Force. Judge added a solo homer, and Austin Wynns had
pinch-hit, two-run single for the Bulldogs (22-32). Seth Kline
had two hits and two RBI to pace the Falcons.
#4 LIU-Brooklyn 7, #1 Bryant 2
#2 Sacred Heart 7, #3 Monmouth 1
In Lakewood, N.J., Justin Topa tossed a complete game with five
hits, two runs (one earned) and six strikeouts as Long Island
surprised Bryant. John Ziznewski went 5 for 5 with a double,
triple and three RBI for the Blackbirds (21-31-1). John Mullen
had two hits and two RBI for the Bulldogs (40-16-1).
Troy Scribner struck out 10 and allowed six hits and one earned
run as Sacred Heart got past Monmouth. It marked the third
straight year Scribner (5-2) has opened NEC tourney play with a
complete game for the Pioneers (33-22). Rocco Gondek homered and
drove in three to lead Sacred Heart, which broke the game open
with five in the second.
#1 Tennessee Tech 5, #6 Southeast Missouri
#2 Austin Peay 13, #5 Eastern Kentucky 3
#3 Belmont 6, #4 Jacksonville State (JSU eliminated)
In Jackson, Tenn., Tristan Archer pitched into the ninth inning,
and James Abraham had two RBI to lead Tennessee Tech past
Southeast Missouri. Archer (9-4) allowed seven hits and one
earned run and struck out six for Tech (40-15). Jason Blum had
two hits and a run for SEMO (25-32).
Austin Peay helped its NCAA at-large tourney hoped by routing
Eastern Kentucky, thanks in part to Reed Harper, whose four hits
give him the school record. Craig Massoni homered and drove in
three, and Michael Davis added three hits and two RBI for the
Governors (43-13). Bryan Solomon had two hits and an RBI for the
Chase Brookshire struck out 14 batters - an OVC Tourney neutral
site record - and allowed three runs on five hits in a complete
game as Belmont avoided elimination by beating Jacksonville
State. Alec Diamond went 4 for 4, and Matt Beaty had three RBI
for the Bruins (38-19). Griff Gordon went 3 for 3 with a homer
for the Gamecocks, who finish 32-26.
#4 The Citadel 12, #1 Western Carolina 11
#7 Georgia Southern 3, #7 Furman 2
#7 Georgia Southern 2, #2 College of
#3 Elon 18, #2 College of Charleston 8
(College of Charleston eliminated)
#5 Appalachian State 2, #8 Samford 1 (Samford
In Greenville, S.C., Tyler Griffin had a
three-run homer in the sixth inning and finished with four RBI
as The Citadel won a winners’ bracket game with Western
Carolina. Johnathan Stokes added three hits and four RBI, and Bo
Thompson contributed three hits and three runs for the Bulldogs
(34-24). Jacob Hoyle homered twice and drove in four, and Tyler
White homered and drove in four for the Catamounts (39-19), who
took a 9-8 lead with a six-run sixth, only to see The Citadel
score four times in the bottom of the sixth.
In the nightcap, Zac Lens had a game-tying
single, and Tyler Avera scored on a wild pitch as Georgia
Southern scored twice in the top of the ninth to overcome Furman
in a winners’ bracket game. Kyle Rowe hurled 2.1 innings of
scoreless relief for the Eagles (27-30). Greg Harrison went 4
for 4 for the Paladins (32-24), who next face Elon.
Hess tossed a four-hit shutout, and T.D. Davis had a two-run
homer in the first inning as Georgia Southern opened tourney
play with a win over College of Charleston. Hess (5-6) struck
out 10 in tossing his first complete game of the year for the
Eagles (26-30). Jake Zokan (4-3) struck out 10 in 6.2 solid
innings for the Cougars (31-25).
Sebastian Gomez had three hits and five RBI, Ryan Kinsella went
2 for 4 with his 20th homer and four RBI and Quinn Bower had
three hits and four RBI as Elon (28-28) eliminated College of
Charleston. Alex Swim went 4 for 5 and moved into a tie for the
Elon career mark of 284. Carl Wise went 4 for 4 with two homers,
four runs and four RBI for the Cougars (31-26).
Sam Agnew-Wieland tossed eight innings with one run on five hits
with seven strikeouts, and Will Callaway had the go-ahead RBI
single in the sixth as Appalachian State (29-23) ended Samford’s
season. C.K. Irby tossed a complete game with no earned runs for
the Bulldogs (27-30).
#4 Southeastern Louisiana 5, #1 Sam
Houston State 3
#3 Oral Roberts 6, #2 Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 1
#5 Lamar 10, #8 McNeese State 3 (McNeese eliminated)
#7 Central Arkansas 7, #6 Stephen F. Austin 3 (SFA eliminated)
In Sugar Land, Texas, Jameson Fisher had a two-run single, and
Sam Roberson added a two-run triple as Southeastern Louisiana
scored five times in the third inning and held on to beat Sam
Houston State. The Lions (35-22) got 6.2 strong innings from
Tate Scioneaux (7-3), who allowed three earned runs, and Mason
Klotz picked up his 11th save. Carter Burgess had two hits and
two RBI for the Bearkats (37-19).
Bowen (right) allowed three hits and one run and struck out
eight as Oral Roberts won a winners’ bracket affair with Texas
A&M-Corpus Christi. Logan Domenico and Austen Colt each went 2
for 4 with a RBI for the Golden Eagles (25-30). Brad Porras
drove in the lone run for the Islanders (33-23). (photo courtesy
of Southland Conference)
Garret Autrey had two hits and four RBI, and Aaron Olivas added
two hits and three runs as Lamar eliminated McNeese State. V.J.
Bunner went 2 for 3 with two runs and two RBI, and Seth Dornak
added two hits, two runs and an RBI for the Cardinals (37-19),
who scored three in the first, third and fourth innings. Michael
Sullivan went 2 for 4 with a run and an RBI for the Cowboys
Blake Marchal went 2 for 4 with a run and three RBI, and Michael
Marietta added two hits and two RBI as Central Arkansas
eliminated Stephen F. Austin. Blake Clayton allowed two hits and
no runs in four scoreless innings of relief for UCA (35-20).
Hunter Dozier had two hits and two RBI, and Zach Benson added
two hits and two runs for SFA (28-29).
#4 Western Illinois 4, #1 South Dakota State 2
Rochester, Mich., Aaron Michel (4-2, 6 H, 2 R, 2 BB, 1 K)
allowed one earned run in eight innings as Western Illinois
upset South Dakota State. Brian Loconsole fanned two in a
hitless ninth for his ninth save. Dan Dispensa (right) went 3
for 4 with a run for the Leathernecks (19-35). Scott Splett had
three hits and one run for the Jackrabbits (31-22). (photo by
#8 Arkansas State 10, #5 Western Kentucky
4 (WKU eliminated)
#6 FIU 4, #7 UALR 3 (UALR eliminated)
#4 Florida Atlantic vs. #1 Troy suspended with game tied at 1 in
top of 9th
#2 South Alabama vs. #3 Louisiana-Lafayette ppd.
In Lafayette, La., Edwin Rios hit two two-run homers to account
for all of FIU’s offense as the Panthers eliminated UALR.
Leading by a run in the ninth, FIU left fielder Zach Sweety
threw a runner out at third and then threw out another runner at
the plate to help preserve the win for the Panthers (26-31).
Chris Burk went 3 for 3 with a run for the Trojans (28-28).
Logan Uxa went 2 for 2 with three runs and an RBI, and Alex
Potts went 3 for 3 with two runs and an RBI as Arkansas State
eliminated Western Kentucky. Derek Birginske added two RBI for
the Red Wolves (27-30). Steve Hodgins had two hits and two RBI
for the Hilltoppers (28-29).
#1 CSU Bakersfield 7, #5 Sacramento State
#3 Texas State 9, #6 New Mexico State 4
#4 UTSA 13, #8 San Jose State 3 (8 innings)
In Grand Prairie, Texas, Jonathan Montoya and three relievers
combined to allow four hits and one run as CSU Bakersfield
knocked off Sacramento State. Dylan Christiansen had two RBI,
and Jordie Hein added two hits and two runs for Bakersfield
(37-21). Kyle Moses hit his first homer of the season for the
Colby Targun and Garrett Mattlage each drove in two runs as
Texas State beat New Mexico State. Mattlage went 3 for 5 with
his third homer, and Ben McElroy went 2 for 5 with a homer and
two runs for the Bobcats (28-28). Robert Lecount homered and
drove in two, and Kent Blackstone added two RBI for the Aggies
RJ Perucki homered and drove in four, and Riley Good (5 for 6, 3
R, 2 RBI) and Mike Warren (5 for 5, R, 2 RBI) had five-hit games
as UTSA steamrolled San Jose State.