Coastal, UK, Cal, Niagara, and UTA pick up wins

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Coastal 6 George Mason 0

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. – Sophomore Nick McCully (Lakeland, Fla./Santa Fe Catholic) allowed just a bunt single in the first inning while striking out nine in the Coastal Carolina University baseball team’s (8-1) 6-0 win over George Mason (1-6) March 2 in the final game of the Baseball at the Beach Tournament at BB&T Coastal Field.

McCully allowed just one walk and tied his career high in strikeouts while improving his record to 2-0 on the year.

Coastal got on the board in the second. Sophomore Adam Rice (Murphy, Texas/Elgin C.C.) led off the inning with a double down the left field line. Classmate Jose Iglesias (Miami, Fla./St. John’s) moved Rice to third with a single to center field. The bases were loaded when junior Tyler Borntick (Mentor, Ohio/Mentor) walked. Rice would score as sophomore Ricky Grice (Lexington, S.C./Lexington) grounded into a double play.

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Cal 5 San Diego 0

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – The 12th-ranked University of San Diego baseball team was upset by the University of California Golden Bears, 5-0, Sunday afternoon in a non-conference game at USD’s Cunningham Stadium.

With the loss, the Toreros fall to 5-4 overall and saw their four-game winning streak come to an end. With the win, the Golden Bears improve to 5-1-1 overall.

The game began as a pitchers dual between USD’s Kyle Blair and Cal’s Alex Rollin. Then Cal was able to get to Blair in the fourth inning putting up two runs on one hit. The Cal runs came on a throwing error by USD and a bases loaded walk to give the Golden Bears a 2-0 lead.

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Kentucky 12 Butler 2

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Senior right-fielder Sawyer Carroll boosted his fourth home run of the week – the fifth of his season – adding a triple and a single as part of a 3-for-4, three-RBI day, to lead the No. 17 Kentucky baseball team to a 12-2 drubbing of the Butler Bulldogs, on Sunday afternoon at Cliff Hagan Stadium.

With the win, Kentucky improves to 9-0 on the season, sweeping the four-game set with the Bulldogs by a combined score of 63-7. UK, which has totaled double-figure runs in each game this season, has outscored its opposition by 100 runs just nine games deep into 2008, by a combined score of 121-21. UK’s offensive juggernaut is outscoring its opponents by an average of 11.1 runs per game, while hitting for a .376 (118-for-314) average.

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Niagara 10 Davidson 7

DAVIDSON, N.C. – Niagara senior Tim Alberts went 5-for-5 from the plate, and Davidson could not replicate yesterday’s late-inning heroics as the Wildcats fell 10-7 to the Purple Eagles Sunday afternoon at Wilson Field.

Alberts had two doubles, a home run and five RBIs for Niagara (2-1), and Frank Kurnik was 3-for-5 with a double.

Junior Brett Shore, junior Zach Kayne, Jay Honeycutt, and freshman Matt Ray each had two hits for Davidson (3-5).

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UTA 12 Alabama 8

ARLINGTON, Texas – In a near carbon copy of Thursday’s game between the University of Alabama and Texas-Arlington, the Crimson Tide dug itself a huge hole in the early innings and then brought the tying run to the plate in the ninth inning, before falling 12-8 at Clay Gould Ballpark Sunday afternoon in Arlington, Texas.

UTA (4-6) scored seven runs in the first inning and took an 11-1 lead into the seventh inning before the Crimson Tide made another furious comeback in the late innings, bringing the tying run to the plate in the final inning.

“It was déjà vu all over again,” Alabama head coach Jim Wells said. “The game was just like Thursday. We dug a huge hole and then made a comeback. We have a good offense and we are capable of coming back. We’ve showed that. The story today was a breakdown in starting pitching and poor defense.”

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