March 21, 2008

Rankings are from CBI Composite Poll

Loyola Marymount 5, Cal State Northridge 4

Around the Bases
Top-ranked Arizona State up to 19-0 with win over Cal

No. 2 Arizona postponed at USC; No. 10 Kentucky 19-0 with win over Xavier


In Tempe, Ariz., Ike Davis (right) capped a five-run third with a two-run homer as top-ranked Arizona State topped Northern Colorado 13-3 in front of 2,805 fans in the opening game of the Bob Schaefer Memorial Tournament. Jason Franzblau had a two-run double to give the Bears (5-14) an early lead in the second before the Sun Devils (19-0) answered in the third. Jason Kipnis evened the score with his own two-run double and came home on a double play to give ASU the lead for good. Davis belted his seventh homer later in the inning for a 5-2 lead. Brett Wallace smacked a two-run homer in the sixth to complete the scoring, his eighth long ball of the spring.


No. 2 Arizona at USC, postponed

In Los Angeles, Arizona’s Pac-10 opener at USC was postponed as one of the light standards at Dedeaux Field did not illuminate for the 7 p.m. start. The teams will play at 1 p.m. Friday.


No. 10 Kentucky 12, Xavier 1

In Lexington, Brian Spear launched two of his team’s five home runs as Kentucky matched its best start in school history with a lopsided win over Xavier at Cliff Hagan Stadium. The Wildcats started 19-0 for the second consecutive season. Collin Cowgill, Chris McClendon and Tyler Howe also went deep for UK. Sean Farrell’s RBI single in the ninth avoided the shutout for the Musketeers (4-9).


No. 13 Texas 22, Texas Tech 6

In Lubbock, Texas, Michael Torres and Jordan Danks each drove in five as Texas scored its most runs ever in a Big 12 contest in thumping Texas Tech at Dan Law Field. Michael Torres was 5 for 6 with a homer and three runs for the Longhorns (3-1, 15-5). Danks went 4 for 7 with a double and a triple, extending his hit streak to 13. Chris Hall, Doug Thennis, Monk Kreder, Taylor Ashby and Tanner Rindels each had two hits for the Red Raiders (1-3, 10-9).


No. 17 California 9, Washington State 1

In Pullman, Wash., Tyson Ross allowed two hits in seven innings as California topped Washington State in the Pac-10 opener for both teams. Ross (3-0) walked three and fanned five. Blake Smith had an RBI single in the second to give the lead to the Golden Bears (1-0, 14-3-1). Rich Gorman homered in the fifth for Cal. Travis Coulter had an RBI triple in the fifth for the Cougars (0-1, 13-6).


Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 6, Sam Houston State 5

In Corpus Christi, Texas, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi scored five in the bottom of the ninth to pull out a Southland Conference victory over Sam Houston State at Whataburger Field. Stephen Flora started the rally for the Islanders (1-3, 4-14) with a single off Bearkat starter Ryan Tepera, who allowed three hits over the first eight innings. Reliever Zac Baker loaded the bases with a base hit to Chase Wheaton and a walk to Jacob Perales. A base hit by Trey Hernandez made it 5-2 and forced another pitching change for SHSU (3-1, 12-7). Ernie Olivarez had a single to pull the Islanders to within two. A bases-loaded walk made it 5-4 before a slow roller to third by pinch-hitter Adrian Salinas knotted the score at 5-5. A chopper to the left side by Chase Williams brought in the game-winner for the Islanders.