OU, Nevada, Davidson, Temple, and JMU pick up wins

Oklahoma 6 USF 1

TAMPA, Fla. — Sophomore Chase Anderson struck out six batters and junior Trey Sperring had three RBIs in Oklahoma’s 6-1 victory on Tuesday over South Florida at Red McEwen field. The win improved the Sooners’ overall record to 16-5 while the Bulls fell to 10-7.

In his fourth start of the year, Anderson delivered his best outing as a Sooner, striking out a season-high six batters. Anderson (2-1), who struggled in his last start allowing four runs in 1 1/3 innings against Washington State, limited the Bulls’ offense on Tuesday to one run off five hits and two walks.

“This is another good win for this ball club,” said OU head coach Sunny Golloway. “Our offense gave us an early lead and Chase Anderson bounced back and pitched a solid game.”

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Nevada 10 Pacific 0

Reno, Nev. – Eight University of Nevada(8-8) pitchers combined to shutout Pacific(4-10) 10-0 on Tuesday afternoon at Peccole Park in Reno. With the win the Wolf Pack evened their season mark at 8-8 while the Tigers fell to 4-14 on the season.

Nevada scored four unearned runs in the bottom of the second inning after Pacific committed an error. Center fielder Jason Sadoian drove in the first two runs of the game with single and left fielder Matt Bowman followed with a two-RBI double and it was 4-0.

The Pack put together another four-run inning in the bottom of the third inning to take an 8-0 lead. Freshman shortstop Garrett Patterson drove in the first two runs of the inning with a single and catcher Tyson Jaquez scored the third run of the big inning on a wild pitch. Bowman then plated his third run of the game with a sacrifice fly.

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Davidson 3 Columbia 2

DAVIDSON, N.C. – Davidson’s Jay Honeycutt slid by the tag of Columbia catcher Dean Forthun in the bottom of the ninth inning to lift the Wildcats to a 3-2 baseball victory over the Lions Tuesday night at Wilson Field.

With the score tied in Davidson’s last at-bat, Honeycutt led off the inning with a double down the right-field line. Danny Weiss moved Honeycutt to third with a sac bunt, and he scored on Tommy Piacenza grounder to first base.

Hugh Eden and Chris FitzPatrick led the Davidson offense with two hits apiece. Henry Perkins was 2-for-3 to lead the Lions.

The Wildcats got on the board first when Sam Payne stroked a two-out double, and Eden followed with an RBI single in the third inning.

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Temple 8 Lehigh 3

AMBLER, PA (3/18/08) – The Temple pitching staff, led by sophomore starter Mike Click (Media, PA / Penncrest), allowed just two earned runs over nine innings while the offense broke up a close contest with four eight-inning runs to give the Owls a 8-3 win over Lehigh on Tuesday at Skip Wilson Field. Click surrendered one earned run in five innings and struck out five to improve to 1-0.

“The pitching staff gave us an excellent effort and Mike has been pitching better each outing,” head coach Rob Valli said. “The bats came to life late and everyone in the bullpen did their job for us today. It was an all-around good effort”

The contest was close throughout, with neither team holding more than a one run lead until the bottom of the eighth. Leading 4-3, the Owls (7-7) hung a four-spot on the scoreboard and created some breathing room in the ninth for senior closer Arshwin Asjes (Willemstad, Curacao / Cheverus-ME). Freshman Steve Nikorak (Stroudsburg, PA / East Stroudsburg) reached base on an error to lead off the frame and moved to second on junior Kyle Obal’s (Derwood, MD / Sherwood) one-out walk.

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JMU 3 Liberty 2

LYNCHBURG, Va., March 18, 2008 – James Madison University got a two-run home run from junior Brett Garner (Burke, Va./Lake Braddock) and survived a pair of late threats from Liberty University for a 3-2 non-conference win Tuesday afternoon at Worthington Stadium.

JMU improved to 14-3 overall and won its 10th game in a row to continue the program’s best start since 1988. The Dukes improved to 5-0 in one-run games. Liberty fell to 9-7 overall after dropping its fourth game in a row.

With JMU up 3-0 going into the bottom of the eighth, LU loaded the bases with one out. A fielder’s choice groundout brought in the first run for the Flames. A hit batter reloaded the bases, but redshirt freshman Trevor Knight (Charlottesville, Va./St. Anne’s-Belfield) came in to strike out the next batter to escape the jam.

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