CAA (Wilmington, N.C.)

No. 4 Delaware 9, No. 5 College of Charleston 0

Rain shortened Wednesday’s play, but Ron Marinaccio tossed a two-hit shutout and struck out five as Delaware coasted past College of Charleston. Jeremy Ake went 3 for 4 with two RBI, and Diaz Nardo (2 for 4) and Jordan Glover (2 for 5, 2 R) also had big days for the Blue Hens.

 

America East (Lowell, Mass.)

No. 4 Albany 3, No. 5 Maine 0

No. 3 Stony Brook 4, No. 6 Hartford 3 (10)

No. 5 Maine 2 vs. No. 6 Hartford 1 (11)

Jack McClure allowed six hits and struck out six in 6.1 scoreless innings, and Travis Collins had two hits and two runs as Albany blanked Maine. In the second game, Bobby Honeyman had two hits, including a game-winning RBI single in the bottom of the 10th inning as Stony Brook evaded Hartford. In the nightcap, Maine eliminated Hartford when Tyler Schwanz singled down the left-field line to score Jeremy Pena with one out in the bottom of the 11th inning.

 

American (Clearwater, Fla.)

No. 7 Memphis 15, No. 6 Cincinnati 14 (10)

Colton Neal tossed three perfect innings and drove in the game-winning run with a single up the middle as Memphis completed a comeback from down 14-8 to eliminate Cincinnati. Chris Carrier went 4 for 6 with a homer, three runs and four RBI for the Tigers, who led 6-1 before the Bearcats, behind three hits and six RBI from Jake Mercer, built a six-run lead.

 

ACC (Louisville, Ky.)

No. 8 Florida State 5, No. 12 Notre Dame 3 (12)

No. 2 North Carolina vs. No. 11 Boston College ppd.

No. 3 Wake Forest vs. No. 10 Georgia Tech ppd.

Jackson Lueck went 3 for 3 with two homers and four RBI, including a two-run shot in the bottom of the 12thinning, as Florida State escaped Boston College. Nick Podkul went 4 for 5 with two homers, a double and two RBI for the Eagles, who outhit the Seminoles 14-8 but stranded 14.

 

Atlantic Sun (DeLand, Fla.)

No. 1 Jacksonville 8, Lipscomb 2

No. 5 Kennesaw State vs. No. 2 Stetson ppd.

No. 3 FGCU vs. No. 4 North Florida (late)

Ruben Someillan had three hits, a run and an RBI, and Mike Cassala contributed three hits and a run as Jacksonville topped Lipscomb to open the A-SUN tournament. Chris Lehane added two hits and two runs as the Dolphins scored four runs in the eighth inning to pull away.

 

Atlantic 10 (St. Louis)

No. 6 Davidson 5, No. 3 St. Bonaventure 2

No. 7 George Mason 9, No. 2 Rhode Island 5

No. 4 George Washington 6, No. 5 St. Louis 4

No. 3 St. Bonaventure vs. No. 5 St. Louis (late)

Durin O’Linger allowed nine hits and two earned runs in 8.1 innings, and Alex Acosta went 2 for 4 with a homer and three RBI as Davidson upended St. Bonaventure. Ryan MacCarrick went 3 for 5 with a homer and two RBI for the Bonnies. The upsets continued as Brady Acker homered, doubled and drove in two, and Alejando Aponte contributed two hits and two RBI as George Mason topped Rhode Island. Mike Corin went 3 for 4 with two solo homers for the Rams. Andrew Selby homered and drove in three runs as George Washington built a 6-0 lead after two innings and held off St. Louis. Brady Renner tossed eight solid innings with three earned runs and six strikeouts for the Colonials. Alex King homered and drove in three for the Billikens.

 

Big Ten (Bloomington, Ind.)

No. 3 Minnesota 5, No. 6 Indiana 4

No. 7 Northwestern 6, No. 2 Michigan 2

No. 1 Nebraska 15, No. 8 Purdue 9

No. 4 Maryland vs. No. 5 Iowa ppd.

Jordan Kozicky homered and drove in two, and Luke Pettersen had two hits and two runs as Minnesota rallied to beat Indiana to open the Big Ten Tournament. Matt Lloyd drove in a pair of runs to lead the Hoosiers. Northwestern got two hits, including a homer, and three RBI from Alex Erro in a win over Michigan. Connor Lind also homered, finishing with two hits and two runs. Ako Thomas had two hits, a run and an RBI, and Johnny Slater hit a solo homer for the Wolverines. Scott Schreiber went 2 for 5 with a homer, four runs and four RBI, and Ben Miller added two hits, two runs and three RBI as Nebraska scored early and often in a win over Purdue. Jackson McGowan had two hits, including a homer, and three RBI to lead the Boilermakers.

 

Big 12 (Oklahoma City, Okla.)

No. 4 West Virginia 11, No. 5 Baylor 1 (8)

No. 8 Oklahoma State 3, No. 1 Texas Tech 0

No. 7 Kansas 7, No. 2 TCU 3

No. 3 Oklahoma vs. No. 6 Texas (late)

It was an upsetting day in the Big 12 as Oklahoma State and Kansas knocked off the top two seeds. Blake Battenfield tossed six scoreless innings, and Colin Simpson had two hits and two runs as the Cowboys knocked off Texas Tech. And Matt McLaughlin had two hits, two runs and two RBI, and Brett Vosik contributed two hits and two RBI as the Jayhawks upended TCU. West Virginia had no problem with Baylor as Kyle Gray went 2 for 3 with three RBI, and Jimmy Galusky added three hits and two RBI. Freshman Isaiah Kearns allowed three hits and a run with six strikeouts for the Mountaineers.

 

Conference USA (Biloxi, Miss.)

No. 6 Rice 5, No. 3 FAU 3

No. 2 Old Dominion 3, No. 7 FIU 2

No. 8 UTSA 9, No. 1 Southern Miss 2

No. 5 Louisiana Tech, No. 4 Charlotte (late)

Jesse Baker went 2 for 4 with a homer, two runs and three RBI, and CJ Pickering went 3 for 5 with two runs and two RBI as UTSA surprised Southern Miss, ending the Golden Eagles’ 14-game winning streak. Dominic DiCaprio went 2 for 4 with a homer and three RBI, and Matt Canterino struck out 11 in 7.2 innings as Rice topped FAU. Tyler Frank had two hits, including a solo homer for the Owls. Javier Valdes ripped a two-run homer to give FIU a 2-1 lead in the eighth inning, but Zach Rutherford delivered an RBI single to tie the game, and Kurt Sinnen walked to plate another run as Old Dominion scored twice in the bottom of the eighth to pick up a win.

 

Horizon (Chicago)

No. 5 Oakland 6, No. 4 Valparaiso 4

No. 3 Northern Kentucky 11, No. 6 Milwaukee 5

TJ Alas went 4 for 5 with three runs and two RBI, and Brad Bohlen went 4 for 5 with a run and two RBI as Northern Kentucky posted the first postseason win in school history. Chad Roberts added three hits and three RBI for Northern Kentucky. Chris Kelly had two hits and two RBI for Milwaukee. Tyler Pagano went 3 for 5 with a homer and four RBI to lead Oakland past Valparaiso.

 

MAAC (Niagara Falls, N.Y.)

No. 3 Canisius 11, No. 6 Rider 8

No. 4 Iona 4, No. 5 Manhattan 1

Ryan Stekl went 3 for 4 with three runs, and Gage Lanning hit a two-run homer as Canisius used a six-run seventh inning to get past Rider. Riley Mihalik ripped a grand slam and finished with two hits and two runs, and Lee Lipinski had two hits and two RBI for the Broncs. Iona picked up its first MAAC tourney win since 1997 as Bill Maier tossed a complete game with one earned run, seven hits and five strikeouts. Matt Byrne went 2 for 3 with a double, homer and three runs for the Gaels.

 

 

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