April 29, 2014

Rankings are from CBI Composite Poll

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Around the Bases
Monarchs Clip Cavaliers at Harbor Park

ULL rallies past SLU, Pepperdine downs Cal Poly, LSU nips Alcorn State


In Norfolk, Va., Connor Myers had two hits and three RBI, and Nick Walker drove in a pair of runs as Old Dominion upended top-ranked Virginia 8-1 Tuesday night before a crowd of 2,937 at Harbor Park. The Monarchs (27-18), who held an RPI of 29 entering the night, beat a top-ranked team for the first time by building a 4-1 lead and scoring four runs in the eighth. Brett Harris (1-1) tossed five innings with three hits and one earned run, and Dean Ali, Conner Overton and Brad Gero combined to allow one run in four innings of relief. John La Prise had two hits and an RBI for the Cavaliers (37-9).


No. 3 Louisiana-Lafayette 6, Southeastern Louisiana 5

In Hammond, La., Chase Compton had a two-run homer in the top of the ninth to lift Louisiana-Lafayette over Southeastern Louisiana. The Lions (27-18) scored three in the bottom of the eighth to take a 5-4 lead. Seth Harrison had a pair of sacrifice flies for the Ragin’ Cajuns (40-6). Greg Milhorn (5-2, 2 IP, 5 H, 3 R, K) picked up the win, while Ryan Wilson worked around two walks in the ninth for his fourth save. Jacob Seward and Kyle Cedotal both had three hits, while Brett Hoffman homered and scored twice for SLU.


Pepperdine 11, No. 4 Cal Poly 4

In Malibu, Calif., Brad Anderson was a triple short of the cycle with two runs and three RBI as Pepperdine handled Cal Poly. The Waves (31-9) scored multiple runs in each of the first three innings in building a 7-2 advantage. Aaron Barnett went 4 for 5 with a run, while Austin Davidson (3 for 4) and Devin Carter (2 for 4) both drove in two and scored one for Pepperdine. A.J. Puckett (1-2, 5 IP, 2 H, 1 UE, 2 BB, 7 K) earned the win in relief. Jimmy Allen (2 for 4) went deep for the Mustangs (36-8).


No. 6 LSU 9, Alcorn State 7

In Baton Rouge, La., Conner Hale belted a three-run homer to cap a five-run eighth as LSU rallied past Alcorn State. Ashton Lewis (3 for 5) had a three-run double to highlight a five-run third for the Braves (8-37). The Tigers (34-11-1) trailed 6-1 before Jake Fraley launched a pinch-hit three-run homer in the bottom of the sixth to make it 6-4. Alcorn State added a run in the top of the eighth for a 7-4 advantage. Tyler Moore had a two-out two-run homer in the bottom of the eighth to make it a one-run game before Hale’s three-run blast gave LSU its first lead. Nate Fury (2-1, 2 IP, 2 H, R, K) picked up the win, while Brady Domangue pitched a hitless ninth with a walk and a strikeout for his first save.


Seattle 6, No. 9 Washington 3

In Seattle, Cullen Hendrickson went 3 for 4 with four RBI, and Chase Fields went 4 for 4 with a run as Seattle beat Washington for the second time this season. Hendrickson had a three-run triple as the Redhawks (21-19) scored five times in the fourth inning. Grant Gunning (2-1) tossed seven innings and settled down after allowing three runs in the first two innings. Braden Bishop and Trevor Mitsui each had two hits and an RBI for the Huskies (29-11-1).


No. 14 Texas 6, Prairie View A&M 3

In Austin, Texas, C.J. Hinojosa had a two-run double in a three-run third as Texas topped Prairie View A&M. The Longhorns (33-13) led 5-0 after three before J Sealy (3 for 5) had a three-run triple for the Panthers (18-25). Ben Johnson had two hits and two runs for Texas. Lukas Schiraldi (6-2, 6 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 2 BB, 8 K) earned the win, while John Curtiss (1 IP, H, BB, K) recorded his seventh save.


No. 20 Houston 8, McNeese State 2

In Lake Charles, La., Casey Grayson had three hits and two RBI, and Frankie Ratcliff went 2 for 4 with two runs and two RBI as Houston topped McNeese State. The Cougars (33-12) totaled 13 hits but needed five late runs in the eighth and ninth innings to pull away from the Cowboys (23-21). Andrew Lantrip (4-0) allowed three hits and two unearned runs in 5.1 innings for Houston. Billy Sommers drove in two for McNeese State.


Dartmouth 9-5, Harvard 0-3

In Cambridge, Mass., Mike Concato tossed a complete-game shutout in the opener, and Duncan Robinson tossed six splendid innings of relief as Dartmouth swept a doubleheader from Harvard to complete a four-game sweep to force a tie for first in the Ivy League’s Rolfe Division with Yale. The Big Green (11-9, 17-19) will face the Bulldogs in a one-game playoff this weekend at Dartmouth. Concato (2-2) allowed seven hits and struck out three, and Jeff Keller went 2 for 4 with a grand slam. In the second game, Robinson (6-2) allowed four hits and one run in six innings. Jake McGuiggan went 3 for 4 with a homer and two RBI for the Crimson in Game 2 (5-15, 11-28).


East Carolina 1, North Carolina 0

In Chapel Hill, N.C., Reid Love tossed a shutout with five hits and seven strikeouts to lead East Carolina past North Carolina, the second time this season the Pirates have beaten the Tar Heels by a run. Charlie Yorgen went 2 for 4 and drove in the game’s lone run in the seventh to score Garrett Brooks, who led off the inning with a single. With the win, the Pirates improved to 12-6 in one-run games and 28-18 overall. Taylore Cherry tossed six innings with eight hits and a run for the Tar Heels (27-19).