Feb. 25, 2016

Around the Bases

Stanford 1, Texas 0 (12 innings)

In Austin, Texas, three pitchers combined on the 12-inning shutout with 18 strikeouts as Stanford edged Texas. Kris Bubic allowed two hits and two walks in 4.1 innings with seven strikeouts for the Cardinal (4-1). Colton Hock surrendered three hits and three walks in 5.2 innings with eight punchouts. Chris Viall (1-0) worked two hitless frames with one walk and three strikeouts. Alex Dunlap had a leadoff single in the top of the 12th and pinch-runner Alec Wilson eventually scored on a fielder’s choice. Tyler Rand had two hits for the Longhorns (2-2). Six hurlers combined on a four-hitter for Texas.

No. 6 Oregon State 7, Kansas State 5

In Surprise, Ariz., Caleb Hamilton had a three-run pinch-hit triple in the top of the eighth to erase a deficit and propel Oregon State past Kansas State in the opener of their four-game series. Billy King and Joe Gillette each drove in a pair for the Beavers (4-1). Bryce Fehmel (2-0, 1 IP, 2 H, R, 3 BB, K) registered the victory, while Max Engelbrekt (1.1, H, BB) notched his third save. Steve Serratore knocked in two, while Danny Krause went deep for the Wildcats (2-3).

No. 10 Oregon 8, Illinois State 5

In Eugene, Ore., Phil Craig-St. Louis had a three-run triple in the first and scored twice as Oregon outscored Illinois State. The Ducks (4-0) scored five in the first to take an early lead and three in the seventh to snap a 5-5 tie. Jacob Bennett (2-0, 1 IP, 2 H, R, 2 K) picked up the win, while Cooper Stiles tossed two hitless innings with one walk and one strikeout to record his first save. Owen Miller (3 for 4, R, 2 RBI) doubled twice and Daniel Dwyer went deep for the Redbirds (1-3).

San Diego 9, San Diego State 6

In Lake Elsinore, Calif., Hunter Mercado-Hood went 2 for 3 with a homer, two runs and two RBI as San Diego built a 6-0 lead and held on to down San Diego State. Daniel Gardner (1 for 5, R) and Ryan Kirby (2 for 5, R) both drove in two, while Bryson Brigman had three hits and two runs for the Toreros (1-3). Alan Trejo went 2 for 5 with a double and three RBI for the Aztecs (1-4).

UC Davis 8, Santa Clara 0

In Santa Clara, Calif., Zach Stone and Robert Garcia combined on a three-hit shutout with 15 strikeouts as UC Davis blanked Santa Clara to kick off the 2016 Jack Gifford Memorial Tournament. Stone (1-1) allowed three hits and three walks in six innings with nine strikeouts, while Garcia retired the final nine batters with six punchouts to record his first save. Leadoff hitter Alex Aguiar went 4 for 5 with one run and one RBI, while Ryan Anderson had two hits, a homer and three RBI for the Aggies (2-4). Grant Meylan went 1 for 1 with a walk for the Broncos (3-2).

Texas Southern 3, Incarnate Word 1

In San Antonio, Ryan Lazo went 3 for 5 with a run as Texas Southern edged Incarnate Word in Day 1 of the Irish Alamo Classic. Larry Romero (2-0) scattered seven hits and allowed one unearned run in eight innings with two walks and three strikeouts to earn the victory, while Robert Pearson worked a hitless ninth for his first save for the Jaguars (2-3). Brance Kahle went 2 for 3 with one RBI for the Cardinals (2-2). John Shull pitched seven shutout innings with a career-high 12 strikeouts for IWU.

UT Rio Grande Valley 3, Washington State 1

In Edinburg, Texas, Johnny Gonzalez fanned eight in 8.1 innings as UTRGV edged Washington State in the first game of the Al Ogletree Classic. Gonzalez (1-1) allowed eight hits, two walks and a run. Andrew Padron struck out the final batter of the game for his first save. Joseph Collazo went 1 for 3 with two RBI for the Vaqueros (1-4). Trek Stemp was 4 for 5 with a run for the Cougars (1-4).

BYU 7, Samford 1

In Birmingham, Ala., Brennon Anderson belted a grand slam in the top of the fourth to erase a 1-0 deficit as BYU beat Samford. Brennon Lund went 3 for 4 with a double and a run, while Nate Favero also homered for the Cougars (5-0). Michael Rucker (2-0, 7 IP, 4 H, UE, BB, 7 K) earned the victory. Austin Edens and Danny Rodriguez both had two hits for the Bulldogs (4-1).


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