TCU Varsity 5 Alumni 3
FORT WORTH, Texas – A Kyle Von Tungeln home run in the seventh inning broke a 3-3 tie and helped propel the TCU Varsity baseball team to a 5-3 win over the Alumni squad Saturday afternoon. The game capped an outstanding weekend for the Horned Frog baseball team as they gear up for the opening of the 2011 campaign on Friday, Feb. 18 against Kansas.
Matt Curry staked the Alumni squad to a 2-0 lead in the top of the first inning. Matt Carpenter doubled with two outs in the inning and Curry followed with an opposite field shot down the left field line for the two run lead.
Houston Varsity 25 Houston Old-Timers 10
HOUSTON – In front of a large crowd of fans at Cougar Field, the University of Houston baseball team knocked off the a team of former Cougars 25-10 Saturday afternoon in the Alumni Game.
The seven-inning affair was a tune-up for the Cougars who will open the 2011 season Feb. 18 against UT-Arlington at Cougar Field.
Houston scored at least one run in each inning of the contest, while holding the alumni scoreless through the first three innings.
Texas Tech 12 Alumni 2
LUBBOCK, Texas – Kelby Tomlinson homered and Jamodrick McGruder went 2-for-5 with three RBI to lead Texas Tech to a 12-2 victory in the second annual baseball alumni game at Dan Law Field on Saturday afternoon.
The Red Raiders scored a pair of runs in the second and had big innings in the fourth and sixth innings – scoring four in each frame – to win its second alumni game in as many years. Texas Tech defeated its alums 21-1 in last season’s inaugural game.
New Mexico State 14 Alumni 4
LAS CRUCES, N.M. – The New Mexico State baseball defeated the Aggie Alumni Team 14-4 at Presley Askew Field, Saturday, Feb. 12.
The 2011 Aggies took on former All-Americans, former All-WAC selections, and former All-Sun Belt Conference selections winning behind the arm of sophomore Tyler Mack who threw 5.0 innings, giving up three hits and two runs. Alumnus Leo Aguirre, who was a 2010 All-WAC selection, was the only player on either team to hit a home run.
“Mack did a pretty good job for us today on the mound,” head coach Rocky Ward said. “Although he gave up a few walks, he hung in there and got the work we wanted from him.”
Hawaii 10 Alumni 1
HONOLULU – The University of Hawai’i Rainbow baseball team won its alumni game 10-1 at Les Murakami Stadium Saturday.
Starter Matt Sisto earned the win for the Rainbows, pitching six complete innings allowing no runs on one hit with eight strikeouts. He took a no-hitter into the sixth inning before Jarett Alexander slapped a base hit into right field. Brent Harrison, Michael Blake, and Lenny Linsky saw action in relief of Sisto.
UH got on the board early, posting two runs in the bottom of the first inning to take a 2-0 lead. The ‘Bows added two more runs in the third inning, then broke the game wide open with a three-run fifth inning to take an 8-0 lead.
San Jose State 8 Alumni 2
San Jose, Calif. – Under a beautiful blue sky, the 2011 Spartans baseball team finished its last official business of the preseason and now focuses on its season opener.
Saturday saw this year’s team play a team of its Alumni all-stars and take an 8-2 victory behind the pitching of Roberto Padilla and Zack Jones and the two-RBI each from Craig Hertler and Jason Martin.
Miami (FL) 8 Alumni 4
Coral Gables, Fla. – The 2011 University of Miami Hurricanes scored four runs in the bottom of the eighth inning to run past the Alumni Team, 8-4, in the annual UM Alumni Baseball Game on Saturday night inside Alex Rodriguez Park in Coral Gables, Fla.
With the score tied at four in the bottom of the eighth frame, sophomore shortstop Stephen Perez began what would be a four-run inning with a walk a steal to get into scoring position right off the bat. Catcher David Villasuso plated Perez two batters later with a single to left, giving the 2011 `Canes their first lead of the game.
Fresno State 10 Alumni 5
FRESNO, Calif. – A couple hundred fans came out Saturday afternoon to watch the annual Fresno State baseball alumni game. The current Bulldogs were victorious once again winning 10-5 in nine innings.
Former Bulldog and current San Francisco Giants bullpen coach Mark Gardner was on hand to throw out the first pitch. He hung out in the dug out with the coaches and players before the game.