May 25, 2013
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UNC edges NC State in
18 innings to reach ACC title game
Championships for Saint Louis, Liberty,
Towson, Wichita State, Austin Peay
#1 North Carolina 2, #4 NC State 1 (18)
#3 Virginia 7, #2 Florida State 4 (12)
#8 Miami 7, #5 Clemson 0
In Durham, N.C., Cody Stubbs had a sacrifice fly
in the top of the 18th as North Carolina edged NC State to win
the longest game in program history and the longest game in ACC
Tournament history, earning a spot in the championship game
against Virginia Tech. The contest drew a crowd of 11,392, an
ACC tourney record and state of North Carolina record for
collegiate baseball attendance. The teams combined for 43
strikeouts, the second-highest total in an NCAA contest. Ever
starter on each team fanned at least once. Carlos Rodon pitched
well enough to win for the Wolfpack (44-14), allowing one hit
and one unearned run in 10 innings with two walks and 14
strikeouts. Hobbs Johnson (6 H, R, 2 BB) fanned nine in 5.1
innings in his start for the Tar Heels (51-8). Chris Munnelly
(6-0, 3 IP, 3 H, BB, 3 K) earned the win. NCSU stranded 17,
while UNC left 14 on base.
Kenny Towns belted a game-winning three-run homer
in the bottom of the 12th as Virginia outlasted Florida State.
The Seminoles (44-15) led 4-1 before the Cavaliers (47-10)
tallied two in the sixth and one in the eighth. Towns finished
with two runs and four RBI, while Joe McCarthy went 3 for 5 with
a dinger for UVa. Casey Smit had two hits and two RBI for FSU.
Bryan Radziewski tossed eight scoreless innings
as Miami blanked Clemson. Radziewski (9-2) allowed four hits and
two walks with five strikeouts. Brad Fieger doubled and drove in
two, while David Thompson went 2 for 4 with a double and two
runs for the Hurricanes (36-23). Steven Duggar had two hits for
the Tigers (39-20).
#1 Saint Louis 7, #2 Charlotte 4 (Charlotte
#1 Saint Louis
5, #2 Charlotte 4
In Charlotte, N.C., Steve Fernandez went 4 for 4
with a homer, two runs and two RBI, and Alex Kelly went 3 for 5
with a homer and two RBI as St. Louis beat Charlotte to claim
its third A-10 title since 2006. Earlier in the day, the
Billikens edged the 49ers to force a winner-take-all finale –
they won four games in 24 hours to become the first team since
Xavier (2009) to win out of the consolation bracket. Grant
Nelson had an RBI single, and Kelly followed with a two-run shot
to make it 3-0 in the third. Michael Bozarth and Fernandez added
solo homers in the fifth and sixth innings as the Billikens
(41-19) expanded the lead to 5-0. Derek Gallello (2 for 4) and
Brett Lang (2 for 4) had RBI singles, and Charlotte (37-23) took
advantage of three Billikens errors to score all four of its
runs in the bottom of the sixth. Fernandez added an RBI double,
and Alec Sole plated him with a single for the final margin.
Kelly, who set tourney records for hits (12) and RBI (13), was
named the tourney’s Most Outstanding Player. Earlier in the day,
Mike Vigliarolo went 4 for 5 with an RBI, and Danny Brennan had
a two-run single as St. Louis forced the “if necessary” game.
Grant Dunnegan hit a three-run homer for Charlotte.
#5 Liberty 2, #1 Campbell 1
In Lynchburg, Va., Ashton Perritt delivered an
RBI single in the top of the ninth and pitched a scoreless
bottom of the ninth to record the save as Liberty edged Campbell
in front of 1,165 fans at Liberty Baseball Stadium to win the
Big South Championship, the program’s fourth title and first
since 2000. The Flames (34-27) were the first host to capture
the crown since 1992. Alex Close reached second on an error in
the ninth and scored on the base hit by Perritt (3 for 5), who
fanned two in the bottom of the frame for his ninth save. Elijah
Trail drove in a run for the Camels (49-10) in the first before
Dalton Britt homered for Liberty in the third.
#4 Towson 5, #2 William and Mary 2 (W&M
#2 William and Mary 12, #5 Northeastern 4 (NU
In Harrisonburg, Va., Mike Volpe picked a great
time to throw his first career complete game. The senior,
working on two days’ rest, allowed one hit and no runs over the
final five innings, and Kurt Wertz had three RBI as Towson
upended William and Mary to capture the CAA title. In a season
in which Towson announced it was cutting baseball, only to have
Gov. Martin O’Malley step in with a plan to keep the baseball
program going for at least two more years, the Tigers (29-28)
will be making their first trip to the NCAA tournament since
1991 and their third overall. Dominic Fratantuono went 3 for 4
with a homer for Towson. Volpe (9-3) finished with six
strikeouts on 139 pitches, which followed 133 pitches in
Wednesday’s win over Northeastern. Ryan Lindemuth went 3 for 4
with an RBI, capping an 11-for-17 week with four doubles, two
homers, eight runs and 12 RBI, for the Tribe (37-22). W&M now
waits to see if it will grab an at-large bid to the NCAA
Earlier in the day, Ryan Lindemuth homered and
drove in three, and Michael Katz had two hits, two runs and two
RBI as William and Mary reached the final by beating
Northeastern. William Shaw had two hits and three runs, and Ryan
Brown added two hits and two runs for W&M. Rob Fonseca homered
and drove in three for the Huskies (31-26).
#3 Houston Baptist 13, #1 Northern Colorado 3
In Newark, N.J., Samm Wiggins went 3 for 5 with
two runs and two RBI as Houston Baptist thumped Northern
Colorado to capture its first Great West title after finishing
as runner-up each of the past two seasons. Wiggins had a two-run
single to highlight a seven-run first for the Huskies (35-24-1).
Bradley Brown (2 for 5, 2 R, 2 RBI) and Josh Foust (1 for 5, 3
RBI) both went deep for HBU. Nick Miller had two hits and one
RBI for the Bears (33-24).
#2 Wichita State 5, #1 Illinois State 2
In Normal, Ill., Cale Elam held Illinois State to
a pair of runs in seven innings as Wichita State claimed its
18th MVC title and first since 2009. Elam (7-4) allowed eight
hits with no walks and seven strikeouts. Aaron LaBrie (2 IP, 2
BB, 3 K) earned his fourth save. Garrett Bayliff (3 for 4, 2 BB,
RBI) led the offense for the Shockers (39-26). Johnny Coy drove
in a pair for WSU. Mike Hollenbeck went 3 for 4 with two doubles
and two runs for the Redbirds (39-19).
#2 Austin Peay 6, #5 Eastern Kentucky 3 (EKU
#5 Eastern Kentucky 6, #1 Tennessee Tech 4 (TTU
In Jackson, Tenn., Reed Harper ripped a three-run
homer, and Lee Ridenhour, making his first appearance in three
weeks, picked up the win in relief as Austin Peay captured the
OVC tourney title over Eastern Kentucky. The Governors (45-13)
won their third straight title and will enter the NCAA
Tournament having won 15 in a row and 19 of 20. Jordan Hankins
went 2 for 5 with two RBI and a run, and Cody Hudson and Dylan
Riner each had three hits for Austin Peay. Tyler Rogers posted
his 21st save for the Govs. Shaun Ball went 3 for 4 with a run,
and Bryan Soloman drove in two for the Colonels (23-34).
Earlier in the day, Kenny Hostrander had a
two-run single in a four-run seventh inning as Eastern Kentucky
eliminated Tennessee Tech. Shane Grimm worked into the ninth
inning, allowing seven hits and four runs (three earned) for the
Colonels. Austin Wulf had two hits and two runs for Tennessee
Tech (40-17), who set a school record for wins.
#2 San Diego 2, #4 San Francisco 0
In Stockton, Calif., Troy Conyers tossed a
three-hit shutout as San Diego blanked San Francisco to claim
the WCC crown. Conyers (2-2) walked two and struck out nine
while being named the tourney's Most Outstanding Player. The
Toreros (35-23) plated single runs in the first and third.
Austin Green (2 for 4) doubled and scored on a base hit by
Andrew Daniel in the bottom of the first to start the scoring.
Two innings later, Connor Joe had a two-out double and came home
on a single by Green as USD extended its lead to 2-0. Bradley
Zimmer went 1 for 3 with a walk for the Dons (33-22).
#7 Notre Dame 3, #3 Pittsburgh 2 (10) (Pitt
#8 Connecticut 2, #5 Rutgers 1 (RU eliminated)
In Clearwater, Fla., Ryan Bull drove in the
game-winner with a base hit in the bottom of the 10th as Notre
Dame edged Pittsburgh to reach the title game for the first time
since 2006. Eric Jagielo had two hits, including a double, and
two RBI for the Irish (34-23). Nick McCarty (5-4, 3.1 IP, 3 H, 2
K) earned the win in relief of starter Sean Fitzgerald (6.2 IP,
7 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 4 K). Sam Parente went 2 for 4 and knocked
in both runs for the Panthers (42-17).
Jordan Tabakman (6-2, 6 H, 6 K) allowed one
unearned run over seven innings as Connecticut nipped Rutgers to
advance to the championship game. Pat Butler (1 IP, H, BB, K)
recorded his fourth save. LJ Mazzilli had an RBI double and
scored in the first for the Huskies (33-26). Brian O’Grady went
2 for 3 with one walk and one RBI for the Scarlet Knights
#2 LSU 3, #3 Arkansas 1 (Arkansas eliminated)
#1 Vanderbilt 16, #5 Mississippi State 8 (MSU
In Hoover, Ala., five pitchers combined to hold
Arkansas to one hit as LSU advanced to the championship game.
Will LaMarche (2-0, 2 IP, H, K) allowed the lone hit, but picked
up the win in relief. Christian Ibarra went 3 for 4 with two
doubles and two RBI to lead the offense for the Tigers (51-9).
Tyler Spoon had the one hit for the Razorbacks (37-20). LSU has
won nine SEC Tournament crowns and three in the past five years.
Conrad Gregor and Zander Wiel both had three hits
and three RBI as Vanderbilt outscored Mississippi State to reach
the title game against LSU. The Commodores (51-8) scored seven
in the top of the second and never trailed. Hunter Renfroe went
3 for 5 with two RBI for the Bulldogs (43-17).
#1 Maine vs. #2 Binghamton, ppd. (Sun. tba)
#4 ETSU 4, #8 USC Upstate 3 (USCU eliminated)
#7 Kennesaw State 5, #3 North Florida 2
#7 Kennesaw State 4, #6 Lipscomb 2 (Lipscomb
In DeLand, Fla., Andrew Green delivered a
game-winning RBI single in the bottom of the ninth as ETSU
nipped USC Upstate to reach the championship game. Alex Reynolds
knocked in two for the Bucs (35-22), who extended their win
streak to six. Will Chesney (4-2) pitched a scoreless ninth and
picked up the win. Luke Weber and Brandon Patterson both had two
hits and a run for the Spartans (28-30).
Chris McGowan had two hits and three RBI as
Kennesaw State defeated North Florida, forcing another meeting
on Sunday to determine ETSU’s opponent in the title game. Andy
Almonte had two hits and two runs for the Owls (29-29). Travis
Dean (4-9, 6.2 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 3 BB, 5 K) earned the win, while
Colton Cross (2.1 IP, H, BB, 2 K) recorded his first save.
Garrick Ferguson went 3 for 4 with a run for the Ospreys
Kennesaw State scored four in the top of the
seventh to edge Lipscomb in an elimination contest. Peyton Hart
and Alex Liquori both delivered RBI singles and scored for the
Owls (28-29). Kevin Kyle (7-7, 6 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 2 BB, 5 K) got
the win, with Kevin McCoy (3 IP, H, BB, 3 K) recording his first
save. Tyson Ashcraft had a two-run single in the first for the
#3 Nebraska 7, #1 Indiana 6 (11)
#3 Nebraska 5, #2 Ohio State 0 (OSU
In Minneapolis, Tanner Lubach belted a
game-winning home run in the bottom of the 11th as Nebraska
edged Indiana to force a winner-take-all contest on Sunday for
the Big Ten title. Kash Kalkowski went 4 for 5 with a homer, two
runs and four RBI for the Huskers (29-29). Sam Travis (3 for 5,
3 RBI) and Kyle Schwarber (3 for 5, 2 R, 2 RBI) both went deep
for the Hoosiers (42-14).
Christian DeLeon hurled eight scoreless innings
as Nebraska dispatched of Ohio State. DeLeon (7-4) allowed five
hits and two walks with three strikeouts. The Huskers (28-29)
plated three in the fourth and two in the eighth. Rich
Sanguinetti had two hits and two runs, while Chad Christensen
and Blake Headley both drove in a pair for Nebraska. Jacob
Bosiokovic went 2 for 3 for the Buckeyes (35-23).
#4 Oklahoma 7, #1 Kansas State 5 (11)
#6 Kansas 4, #7 TCU 0
#3 West Virginia 6, #2 Oklahoma State 5 (10)
#8 Texas Tech 8, #5 Baylor 2
In Oklahoma City, Taylor Alspaugh doubled and
scored on a base hit by Craig Aikin in the top of the 11th as
Oklahoma edged Kansas State to advance to the Big 12 title game.
Garrett Carey had two hits and three RBI for the Sooners
(39-19). Ross Kivett went 3 for 4 with two RBI for the Wildcats
Robert Kahana (5-1, 4 H, 2 BB, 2 K) pitched six
scoreless innings as Kansas blanked TCU to earn a spot in the
Big 12 championship game. Michael Suiter had a two-run homer in
the seventh for the Jayhawks (34-24). Cody Jones went 3 for 5
for the Horned Frogs (29-28).
Jacob Rice had an RBI single in the bottom of the
10th as West Virginia nipped Oklahoma State. Ryan Tuntland (1
for 3) and Ryan McBroom (2 for 4, HR) both knocked in two for
the Mountaineers (33-26). Corey Walter (5-5, 4 IP, 4 H, 1 BB, 1
K) earned the victory. Randy McCurry had a two-run homer in the
top of the first for the Cowboys (39-17).
Tim Proudfoot went 3 for 4 with five RBI as Texas
Tech topped Baylor. Proudfoot had a RBI single in the fifth, a
two-run double in the sixth and a two-run single in the eighth.
Matt Withrow (5-3, 5 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 5 BB, 4 K) got the win, while
Jonny Drozd (4 IP, 3 H, 1 BB, 2 K) earned his first save for the
Red Raiders (26-30). Nathan Orf went 1 for 4 with one RBI for
the Bears (27-28).
#1 Rice 10, #4 Memphis 1
#3 East Carolina 8, #2 Southern Miss 7
#7 Tulane 3, #6 Houston 2
In Houston, Shane Hoelscher had three hits and
three RBI as Rice smacked Memphis to take a spot in the C-USA
title game. The Owls (40-17) scored in each of the first five
innings, including four in the second. Austin Hatfield doubled
and scored in the third for the Tigers (35-24).
East Carolina trailed 6-2 before scoring three in
both the seventh and eighth to rally past Southern Miss. The
Golden Eagles (30-26) had already secured a place in the C-USA
championship game. Philip Clark had two hits and two runs for
the Pirates (31-26). Nick Dawson drove in three, while Blake
Brown had three hits and two RBI for Southern Miss.
Tulane scored three in the seventh to rally past
Houston. Bowen Woodson went 1 for 4 with one run and one RBI for
the Green Wave (30-28). Landon Appling had two hits and a run
for the Cougars (36-22).
#3 Valparaiso 6, #1 Milwaukee 4
#4 Wright State 11, #1 Milwaukee 6 (UWM
In Niles, Ohio, Valparaiso scored five in the
first on its way to a win over Milwaukee and a spot in the
Horizon title game. Billy Cribbs drove in two for the Crusaders
(30-26). Chris DeBoo (5-7, 7 IP, 7 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 5 K) earned the
win, while Karch Kowalczyk (1.1 IP, H, BB) notched his 11th
save. Jonathan Capasso had two hits and a run for the Panthers.
In the second game of the day, Wright State used
an eight-run fourth to eliminate Milwaukee and move to the
championship game. Justin Kopale (2 for 5, 3 RBI) had a two-run
double, while Cody Gardner (2 for 5, 3 RBI) and Kieston Greene
(2 for 4) both had two-run singles for the Raiders (25-29).
Michael Porcaro had three hits and one RBI for the Panthers
(29-21), who stranded 16.
#3 Canisius 18, #1 Rider 7
#4 Siena 11, #1 Rider 8 (10) (Rider
In Trenton, N.J., Jesse Puscheck and Ryan
Coppinger both drove in five as Canisius outscored Rider in the
completion of Friday’s suspended contest to advance to the title
game. Puscheck had three hits, including a homer, and four runs
for the Golden Griffins (41-15). Justin Thomas had three hits
and two runs for the Broncs (35-21).
the second game, John Rooney (3 for 5, 2 R) and Mike Allen (1
for 3, 3 R) both had RBI doubles in the top of the 10th as Siena
eliminated Rider on its way to the championship game. Andres
Ortiz had a grand slam in the seventh for the Saints (27-29).
Adam Wayman (3 for 5, 3 RBI) went deep for the Broncs (35-22).
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#4 Ball State 4, #1 Kent State 1 (KSU
#6 Bowling Green 1, #7 Toledo 0 (UT
#7 Toledo 5, #6 Bowling Green 2
In Avon, Ohio, Chris Marangon held Kent State to
one run in eight innings as Ball State eliminated the defending
champion and advanced to the title game. Marangon (4-3) allowed
six hits and five walks while striking out three. The Golden
Flashes (36-23) loaded the bases in the ninth, but Scott Baker
came in to get a game-ending fielder’s choice to earn his first
save. Sam Tidback had three hits and one RBI, while Billy
Wellman went 2 for 4 with one run and one RBI for the Cardinals
(31-23). Sawyer Polen had three hits for KSU, which stranded 12.
Cody Apthorpe (4-3, 6 H, BB, K) hurled seven
scoreless innings as Bowling Green blanked Toledo to move on to
the championship game. Nick Bruns fanned two in a hitless ninth
for his sixth save for the Falcons (25-32). Patrick Lancaster
had a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the sixth to plate Nick
Glanzman with the game’s only run. Tyler Grogg and Ben Hammer
both had two hits for the Rockets (25-33).
Ryan Wilkinson (7-3, 5 H, 2 R, 1 BB, 4 K) went
the distance as Toledo forced the if-necessary game with Bowling
Green. Ryan Callahan went 2 for 4 with a double and two RBI for
the Rockets. Jeremy Shay had two hits and a run for the Falcons.
#3 San Diego State 8, #1 New Mexico 7
#3 San Diego State 6, #2 UNLV 2 (UNLV eliminated)
In Fresno, Calif., reliever Mike RoBards turned in 5.2 innings
of relief - and minimized damage with the bases loaded in the
seventh, eighth and ninth innings - as San Diego State beat New
Mexico to force a deciding game for the conference title Sunday.
Tyler France went 3 for 4 with two runs and two RBI, and his
leadoff homer in the seventh gave the Aztecs (30-29) a 7-5 lead.
Matt Munoz went 4 for 5 with three RBI, a three-run homer that
put SDSU up 6-4. DJ Peterson went 3 for 3 with a homer and two
RBI, and Luke Campbell went 4 for 5 with two runs and two RBI
for the Lobos (37-19).
Earlier in the day, France had another big game,
going 3 for 3 with two runs and two RBI as San Diego State
eliminated UNLV (37-20). T.J. White went 2 for 4 with a homer
for the Rebels.
#1 Bryant 6, #2 Sacred Heart 3
#1 Bryant 16, #4 LIU Brooklyn 1 (LIU eliminated)
In Lakewood, N.J., Jordan Mountford went 3 for 5 with two runs
and three RBI as Bryant forced a winner-take-all game for the
NEC championship by beating Sacred Heart. Joe Michaud worked
five innings with one hit to improve to 6-3, and Sal Lisanti
worked out of a bases-loaded jam with just one run and picked up
his 10th save for the Bulldogs (43-16-1). Dan Perez had three of
the seven hits for the Pioneers (34-23) and drove in a run.
Earlier, Dan Muscatello went 3 for 4 with three RBI, and Carl
Anderson had three hits and four runs as the Bulldogs eliminated
the Blackbirds (21-33-1).
#3 Elon 7, #7 Georgia Southern 6 (GSU
#3 Elon 11, #7 Georgia Southern 4
#4 The Citadel 8, #5 Appalachian State 6 (ASU eliminated)
In Greenville, S.C., Antonio Alvarez had a two-run double, and
Chris King drove him in with the go-ahead run as Elon scored
five times in the top of the seventh to beat Georgia Southern
for the second time of the day and advance to Sunday's final
against The Citadel. Phoenix ace Kyle Webb came on in the ninth
and got a fielder's choice out at the plate and a lineout to end
the game. Sebastian Gomez and Casey Jones also had RBI singles
for Elon (31-19) in the seventh. Scooter Williams and Ben Morgan
had two hits apiece for the Eagles (27-31).
Earlier in the day, Alex Swim had a two-run double in a six-run
sixth inning, and T.D. Davis added a two-run double as the
Phoenix rallied to beat Georgia Southern. Swim went 3 for 4 and
broke the school record of 285 hits in a career.
Center fielder Hughston Armstrong made a tremendous diving catch
in right-center and fired back to the infield to complete a
double play to end the game in style as The Citadel advanced to
Sunday's title game by beating Appalachian State. Mason Davis
went 3 for 5 with two RBI and three runs for the Bulldogs
(35-24). Michael Pierson had three hits and an RBI for the
#7 Central Arkansas 4, #4 Southeastern
#7 Central Arkansas 11, #2 Oral Roberts 3 (ORU
#4 Southeastern Louisiana 7, #5 Lamar 2 (Lamar
In Sugar Land, Texas, Connor Gilmore tossed a
two-hit shutout as Central Arkansas blanked Southeastern
Louisiana to win its first Southland title and earn its initial
trip to the NCAA Division I Championship. It is the first
national postseason appearance for the Bears (39-20) since the
1959 NAIA playoffs. Gilmore (4-0) walked four and fanned two.
Scott Zimmerle had two sac flies for UCA. Alex Marse went 1 for
2 with a walk for the Lions (36-24).
Jonathan Davis doubled and drove in three as
Central Arkansas defeated Oral Roberts to advance to the title
game for the first time. Ethan Harris and Michael Marietta both
had two hits and two RBI for the Bears (38-20). Caleb McClanahan
(10-5, 6 IP, 9 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 5 K) earned the win, while Jon Rand
(3 IP, 2 H, 2 K) registered his first save. Logan Domenico had
three hits and one RBI for the Golden Eagles (25-32).
Ben Hernandez and Jesse Buratt both had two hits
and one RBI as Southeastern Louisiana eliminated Lamar to
advance to the championship game. Sam Bumpers went 2 for 4 with
an RBI for the Cardinals (39-20).
#3 North Dakota State 3, #4 Western Illinois 0
#1 South Dakota State 5, #4 Western Illinois 4
In Rochester, Mich., David Ernst pitched a
two-hit shutout to propel North Dakota State past Western
Illinois into the title game. Ernst (5-5) walked two and struck
out seven. John Skrbec went 3 for 4 with one run and one RBI for
the Bison (26-25). Tanner Glore went 1 for 1 with a walk for the
South Dakota State trailed 4-0 before scoring
single runs in the fourth and fifth while adding three in the
seventh to rally past Western Illinois. Daniel Telford went 2
for 5 with a double and two RBI for the Jackrabbits (33-22).
Steve Kedroski had two double and one RBI for the Leathernecks
#4 Florida Atlantic 5, #8 Arkansas State 4 (ASU
#3 Louisiana-Lafayette 12, #2 South Alabama 2
In Lafayette, La., Brendon Sanger went 3 for 4
with three runs as Florida Atlantic nipped Arkansas State to
move on to the championship game for the first time. Sanger was
a double short of the cycle for the Owls (38-20). Kevin
Fitzpatrick went 4 for 4 with one run and one RBI, while Ryan
Emery added two hits and two RBI for the Red Wolves (28-31).
Chase Compton went 2 for 2 with a double and
three RBI as Louisiana-Lafayette run-ruled South Alabama in
seven innings to advance to the title game. The Ragin’ Cajuns
(41-17) scored multiple runs in five of their seven at-bats.
Michael Stretz and Blake Trahan both had two hits and three runs
for ULL. Ryan Wilson (6-4, 7 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 6 K) tossed the
complete game for the Cajuns. Nick Zaharion went 1 for 2 with a
triple, a run and an RBI for the Jaguars (42-18).
#4 UTSA 1, #1 CSU Bakersfield 0
#7 Dallas Baptist 12, #6 New Mexico State 4
#3 Texas State 11, #2 UT Arlington 2
#5 Sacramento State 3, #8 San Jose State 0
In Grand Prairie, Texas, Nolan Trabanino and Matt
Sims combined on the shutout as UTSA edged CSU Bakersfield in
the completion of Friday’s suspended contest to advance to the
title game. Trabanino allowed three hits and no walks in four
innings before the game was suspended. Sims (6-2) took over on
Saturday morning, working five hitless innings with two walks
and three strikeouts. Tony Ramirez had a leadoff single in the
sixth and scored on a double by Mike Warren for the victorious
Roadrunners (34-23). Oscar Sanay had two hits for CSUB (37-22).
Michael Miller went 4 for 5 with two homers,
three runs and six RBI as Dallas Baptist battered New Mexico
State. The Pioneers (30-29) earned a spot in the championship
game following UT Arlington’s loss to Texas State in the day’s
final game. Miller had a two-run homer in the first, an RBI
single in the second and a three-run dinger in the sixth. He was
a triple short of the cycle. Quinnton Mack was 3 for 5 with a
homer and four RBI for the Aggies (29-28).
Garrett Mattlage had two hits and three RBI as
Texas State thumped UT Arlington. Kevin Sah and Colby Targun
both went 3 for 5 with three runs and two RBI for the Bobcats
(29-29). Jake Pinchback went 3 for 3 with a run for the
Zach Morgan (7-2, 6 H, BB, 5 K) pitched eight
scoreless innings as Sacramento State blanked San Jose State.
Brandon Creel worked a hitless ninth for his second save. Will
Soto had two doubles and drove in all three for the Hornets
(34-25). Matt Carroll went 1 for 3 with a walk for the Spartans