CAA Recap for 3/30

FROM CBB NEWS SOURCES

William and Mary 9 Delaware 4

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. – Senior Paul Juliano hit a grand slam in the seventh inning to help William and Mary earn a 9-4 victory against Delaware on a cold and rainy afternoon at Plumeri Park on Sunday. With the triumph, W&M claimed the series against UD and improves its record to 18-10 overall and 9-6 in conference play.

In addition to the grand slam, Juliano went 2-for-2 with five RBI. The Northfield, N.J., native also drew three walks as he reached base in all five of his trips to the plate. Senior Greg Maliniak also hit a home run, while classmate Tim Park went 3-for-5 with a run scored. Junior Jeff Jones came up big with a 2-for-4 effort and scored twice.

Freshman RHP Tim Norton (4-1) worked 5.1 innings and allowed just two earned runs to record the win, while senior LHP Sean Grieve struck out six batters in 3.2 innings to pick up his fourth save of the season. Delaware’s sophomore RHP Brian Rorick (1-4) lasted just 2.2 innings and suffered the loss.

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James Madison 7 Hofstra 5

HEMPSTEAD, N.Y., March 30, 2008 – James Madison University plated two runs in the eighth inning after Hofstra University had tied the score in the seventh to pull out a 7-5 Colonial Athletic Association victory and complete the series sweep on Sunday afternoon at University Field.

JMU improved to 19-7 overall with its fourth straight victory while improving to 12-3 in conference play. The Dukes picked up their third CAA sweep in five series and improved to 16-6 against the Pride. The seven runs were the most the team has scored in nine tries at University Field. Hofstra dropped to 8-19 overall and 0-12 in the CAA.

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UNC-Wilimington 6 VCU 5

WILMINGTON, N.C. – Senior Jason Appel’s two-out single knocked in the game-winning run in the top of the ninth inning as UNC Wilmington edged Virginia Commonwealth, 6-5, to complete a sweep of the defending Colonial Athletic Association champions on Sunday at The Diamond.

The Seahawks, who extended their winning streak to 20 games, improved to 21-4 overall and 12-0 in the CAA. The Rams, meanwhile, dropped their second straight one-run game and fell to 5-19 and 0-8 in the circuit. The win also pushed UNCW’s road winning streak to nine, tops in the nation.

Senior reliever Allen Flood improved to 3-0 with the win while freshman Stephen Harrold collected his fourth save, setting the Rams down in order in the ninth. Senior starter Jeff Hatcher didn’t figure in the decision, but set a season-high with seven strikeouts in seven innings of 5-hit baseball.

UNC-Wilmington Recap
VCU Recap

Georgia State 17 Northeastern 7

PANTHERSVILLE, Ga. – The Georgia State baseball team claimed the rubber match of its Colonial Athletic Association series against Northeastern by hammering out 19 hits and scoring 17 runs on the way to a 17-7 win. Bradley Logan had three doubles and drove in three runs while Nick Hogan went 2-for-4 with four runs scores and two RBIs.

The Georgia State bats exploded in the second, scoring five runs off Northeastern starter Dan Zehr (1-1). Marc Mimeault and Derek Simmons led off the frame with back-to-back singles. Mike McCree brought home the first run with a bases-loaded single through the right side. After two more runs scored on infield fielder’s choices, Mike McCree stole home to give the Panthers a 4-0 lead. Bradley Logan capped the scoring with a double down the left field line, bringing in Nick Hogan.

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Old Dominion 3 George Mason 1

FAIRFAX, VA–Old Dominion University senior righthander Ryan Bergh tossed a complete game four-hitter as the Monarchs defeated George Mason, 3-1 Sunday afternoon.

ODU is now 15-12 overall and 7-5 in the CAA, while the Patriots are 12-14 overall and 7-4 in the CAA.

This was Bergh’s second straight complete game victory. He held the Patriots hitless until the fifth when Ryan Soars doubled with one out. The Patriots only run came in the sixth when Chris Henderson’s groundout plated Ryan Uphouse. Bergh walked no one, and fanned four. Bergh has lowered his ERA to 2.89 overall.

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