FROM CBB NEWS SOURCES
College of Charleston 8 Davidson 6
Michael Kohn broke a ninth inning tie with an RBI double and Brandon Sizemore homered and collected four hits lifting the College of Charleston to an 8-6 win at Davidson and a sweep of its three-game Southern Conference baseball series at Wilson Field on Sunday.
Charleston, which improved to 97-22 in SoCon play over its last 119 regular season games, improved to 16-7 overall and 3-0 in league play. The Cougars play at nationally ranked South Carolinat at 7 p.m. on Wednesday. The Wildcats fell to 7-11 and 0-3.
George Mason 26 Northeastern 9
The George Mason baseball team had a season-high for runs and hits as the Patriots used a 10-run fifth inning and an eight-run sixth inning to cruise to a 26-9 win over Northeastern on Sunday, taking the rubber-match in the three-game series. Mason, in the midst of 14 straight games at home, played as the visitor over the weekend as the series had originally been scheduled to be played in Boston, but was moved due to inclement weather.
Dan Gerjets earned the win for Mason, improving to 3-0 on the year. He struck out a career high eight while walking one batter but Mason’s big fifth and sixth innings, when they scored a total of 18 runs, took him out of his rhythm and he didn’t make it out of the sixth. Justin Bour finished the game 4 for 5 with seven RBI, four runs as he hit a pair of homers. Ryan Uphouse was 3 for 6 with four RBI while Chris Henderson was 3 for 3 with three runs and three RBI. The Patriots had 19 hits and are now 9-11, 6-2 on the year. Northeastern is 8-8, 2-4.
Temple 8 URI 2
KINGSTON, RI (3/23/08) – Senior Mike Mongiardini (Toms River, NJ / Toms River East / Yale) struck out seven batters in six innings, allowing two earned runs, and Temple received a balanced offensive attack to beat Rhode Island, 8-2, on Sunday at Bill Beck Field. The Owls won their fifth straight game and completed the series sweep of URI to start the Atlantic 10 schedule with a 3-0 record. Junior Carmen Del Mastro (Philadelphia, PA / Roman Catholic) had two hits and two RBI for TU.
Mongiardini (1-2) picked up his first win in a Temple uniform by scattering six hits in six innings. The southpaw retired 10 of 11 batters beginning in the third inning and opponents are now batting just .214 against him this season.
The Citadel 5 Furman 2
Charleston, S.C. – Chris Swauger went 5-for-5 with two singles, two doubles and a home run as The Citadel recorded a 5-2 victory over rival Furman to notch their first conference series victory of the season in front of 881 at Riley Park Sunday afternoon.
Swauger’s perfect day at the plate helped the Bulldogs to victory as the senior from Tampa, Fla. scored three of The Citadel’s five runs on the day. Swauger’s second double of the day was his 60th career double, tying him for second all-time in school history in career doubles with Bo Betchman (1994-97).
Swauger is now listed in the school’s Top-10 charts in at bats (9th, 798), runs (7th, 177), hits (5th, 268), total bases (2nd, 456), doubles (T-2nd, 60), triples (1st, 16), home runs (T-3rd, 32) and RBI (9th, 155).
Coastal Carolina 17 Albany 4
CONWAY, S.C. – The 18th-ranked Coastal Carolina University baseball team (18-4) kept the hot bats going, belting out 16 hits in a 17-4 win over Albany (4-14-1) March 23 at Watson Stadium/Vrooman Field.
Coastal scored 14 runs in the first four innings of the game. Junior Dock Doyle (Conway, S.C./Conway), who was put in the starting lineup just minutes before the game, singled home sophomore Adam Rice (Murphy, Texas/Elgin C.C.) to get Coastal on the board in the first. Coastal made it 2-0 in the first as freshman Scott Woodward (Markle, Ind./Norwell) drove in Doyle on an error by Ralph Rizzo. Junior David Sappelt (Saxapahaw, N.C./Southern Alamace) drove in two in the second with a double down the left field line. Junior David Anderson (Lexington, S.C./White Knoll) brought in Sappelt on a sacrifice bunt, making it 5-0 Coastal.
Old Dominion 6 James Madison 2
Norfolk, Va. – Senior Ryan Bergh tossed his first career complete game and designated hitter Bryan Cippolla drove in two runs to lead the Monarchs of Old Dominion to a 6-2 victory over visiting James Madison Sunday afternoon. The Monarchs (12-10, 5-4 CAA) became the first team this season to hand James Madison consecutive losses after also defeating the Dukes on Saturday.
James Madison (15-6, 9-3 CAA) struck first in the top of the second with three consecutive singles, the last of which came off the bat of shortstop Mike Fabiaschi scoring Lee Bujakowski. A wild pitch by ODU starter Ryan Bergh scored another run for the Dukes who led 2-0.
UNC-Wilmington 16 William and Mary 5
WILMINGTON, N.C. – UNC Wilmington sent 15 batters to the plate in a 10-run first inning as UNC Wilmington earned a series win with a 16-5 win over William & Mary in Colonial Athletic Association baseball action Saturday at Brooks Field.
The Seahawks extended their winning streak to 15 games, longest in the nation, and improved to 16-4 overall and 8-0 in the conference. W&M has lost its last three and fell to 16-7 and 7-4.
Junior Brad Holt (4-1) won his fourth consecutive decision for the Seahawks, allowing three runs, two earned, on four hits and four walks in 5 1/3 innings.
Sophomore starter Tyler Truxell never made it out of the first inning as the Seahawks scored five runs on four hits and a walk.
Seniors Daniel Hargrave (2-for-5) and Nate Hall (2-for-5) each drove in three runs on the afternoon to lead the UNCW lineup. Senior Justin Barefoot and freshman Cody Stanley each added two hits apiece.