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James Madison 6 Hofstra 2
Hempstead, NY- Justin Wood pitched a complete game, allowing only four hits and striking out six to lead James Madison past Hofstra in game two of a Colonial Athletic Association series Saturday afternoon. Trevor Knight had two RBI for the Dukes while Matt Prokopowicz contributed a single and a run scored for the Pride. Hofstra falls to 8-18 (0-11 CAA) while James Madison improves to (18-7, 11-3 CAA). Continue reading
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UNC 7 Princeton 0
CARY, N.C. – Freshman right-hander Patrick Johnson and three relievers combined on a two-hit shutout to pitch No. 3 North Carolina past Princeton, 7-0, Wednesday at Cary’s USA Baseball National Training Complex. Shortstop Garrett Gore and outfielder Ben Bunting each drove in two runs for the Tar Heels (15-3). Continue reading
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HARRISONBURG, Va., March 16, 2008 – James Madison University scored eight runs in the first inning and cruised to a 16-1 victory over Towson to complete a Colonial Athletic Association series sweep on Sunday afternoon at Long Field/Mauck Stadium.
JMU won its ninth game in a row to improve to 13-3 overall and 8-1 in the CAA. The Dukes have compiled their best record through 16 games since the 1988 team opened 13-1-2. The winning streak is the longest since winning 16 in a row early in the 2006 campaign. Towson fell to 5-10 overall and 0-6 in the CAA. The Dukes are now 37-28 all-time against the Tigers. Continue reading
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Old Dominion 8 UNC 6 (10 innings)
CARY, NC–Old Dominion University senior first baseman Brian Cipolla (Plainview, NY.) knocked in six runs to lead the Monarchs (1-1) to an 8-6 victory over second ranked North Carolina (3-1) Tuesday evening. This is the highest ranked team ODU has ever beaten.
North Carolina took a 5-4 lead into the top of the ninth. With two outs, in the ninth Cipolla hit his first homer of the season to right field to tie the game. After shutting down the Tar Heels in the bottom of the ninth, the Monarchs scored three runs in the top of the tenth. Continue reading
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Old Dominion is the overwhelming favorite to capture the CAA baseball championship in 2008 according to a vote of the league’s head baseball coaches.
The Monarchs finished atop the poll with 99 points and received nine of a possible 10 first-place votes since coaches weren’t allowed to rank their own teams. Continue reading
Virginia 5 VCU 4
The Virginia Cavaliers picked up a 5-4 walkoff victory over Virginia Commonwealth on Tuesday night. Tyler Cannon hit a two out single to drive in Tim Henry with the winning run. Sean Doolittle led the Cavs by going 3-4 with two runs scored and an RBI. Andrew Carraway picked up the victory in relief by pitching 1.1 scoreless innings to up his record to 5-0 while Rams reliever Mick Mattaliano pitched 3.1 innings while giving up only the losing run in the ninth to even his record at 2-2.
Virginia Tech 12 Liberty 9
The Virginia Tech Hokies got ten hits and Liberty committed seven errors as the Hokies easy got by the Flames of Liberty in Blacksburg on Tuesday. Bryan Thomas went 3-5 with 2 RBI to lead the Hokie offense. Rhett Ballard got the victory in relief for the Hokies by giving them six strong innings while limiting the Flames to three runs. His record is now 6-2. Liberty reliever Ryan Page picked up the loss as he gave up two unearned runs in his two innings of work to drop his record down to 2-3.
Boston College 13 Quinnipiac 2
Boston College continued their hot hitting as they knocked around the Bobcats pitching for 18 hits and 13 runs. Johnny Ayers led the Eagles attack by going 4-4 with 2 RBI and 2 runs scored. Ted Ratliff pitched eight strong innings while giving up no runs on four hits and striking out ten batters as his record heads to 5-2. Ryan Walfield picked up the loss by giving up seven runs in 3.2 innings of work to put his record at 1-1.
Maryland 1 Towson 0
Four Maryland pitchers combined on a four hit shutout over Towson which broke a Terps losing streak of six games. Brad Taylor pitched 3.2 innings in relief to pick up the victory to up his record to 1-0 while Brett Cecil got his eighth save of the season. Nate Curd pitched four innings in relief for the Tigers but picked up the loss to drop his record to 1-4.
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WILMINGTON, N.C. - Sophomore second baseman Gary Helmick homered, singled and scored three runs as Towson evened its weekend series at UNC Wilmington with a 6-5 win Saturday at Brooks Field.
The Tigers improved to 15-20 with the win overall and moved to 7-9 in the CAA. The Seahawks, meanwhile, dropped to 18-23 and 9-10.
Senior Matt Holly (3-0), who remained perfect on the season with the win, allowed two runs, one earned, on seven hits and a walk over five innings. Freshman Zach Umberger picked up his first career save. The Tiger pitching staff recorded 16 ground ball outs on the game.
Senior third baseman Hans Falkenhan and junior outfielder Brian Conley each collected two hits on the afternoon for the Tigers.
Junior Jeff Hatcher was tagged with the loss to fall to 4-4 on the season. Hatcher, who has dropped three of his last four decisions, allowed five runs, three earned, on six hits in six innings.
Junior outfielder Jason Appel went 3-for-5 while juniors first baseman Daniel Hargrave and third baseman Nate Hall each had tow hits.
UNCW grabbed an early 1-0 lead with a run in the bottom of the first. Appel singled with one out, stole second and scored on senior catcher Jonathan Batts' two-out single to leftcenter.
The Tigers plated two in the third, one earned, to take their first lead of the series. Helmick drew a leadoff walk and stole second. After a strike out, he moved to third on a throwing error by sophomore shortstop Steve Halford on Skellchock's routine ground ball. Falkenhan delivered a RBI single through the right side for the first run and senior catcher Ryan Schreiter plated the second with a ground out to third later in the inning.
Towson extended its lead to 4-1 with two in the fourth on three hits, a hit batter and an error. With the bases loaded and one out, Skellchock lined a single to left to score one run and junior outfielder Mark Carver mishandled the ball to allow the second to score on the same play.
The Seahawks loaded the bases with none out in the bottom of the inning, but junior designated hitter Shane French grounded into a double play that scored one to make it 4-2, and UNCW lost its momentum.
In the fifth, Halford lifted a fly ball to center to score red-shirt freshman second baseman Matt Holt, who reached base on a throwing error by Falkenhan, to make it a 4-3 game.
Towson answered that run in the top of the fifth on Helmick first home run of the season to lead off the inning.
The Tigers added what would prove to be the winning run with two out in the ninth off junior reliever Larry Salefsky. The 6-7 righthander retired the first batters, but surrendered a single to Conley to keep the inning going. Schreiter then lined a double off the centerfield wall to score Conley from first to make it 6-3.
UNCW would rally in the ninth loading the bases again with none out. Holt struck out looking for the first out, but Appel followed with a single to right to narrow the deficit to 6-4. Halford trimmed it to 6-5 with a RBI ground out one batter later.
The series concludes on Sunday with a 2 p.m. start.
The Towson Tigers picked up a 7-6 victory over the Maryland Terps on Wednesday. Junior rightfielder Brian Conley hit a one out single to left center to drive in the winning run in a two run bottom of the 13th. The Tigers were losing 6-5 entering the bottom of the 13th after Maryland shortstop hit his second home run in the top of the inning. The Tigers also made a three run comeback off of potential All-American closer Brett Cecil who blew his save chance. The Terps will be back in action when they host Wake Forest in a weekend series. Towson will return to action on April 11th when they head to Mount St. Mary’s.
The UNC Tar Heels picked up a 10-2 victory over the Towson Tigers behind a three hit game from Tim Fedroff. Adam Warren picked up his fourth victory of the season by going five innings while only giving up a run.
Western Carolina 6
Western Carolina used a five run sixth inning to upset the Clemson Tigers by a score of 6-3. The Catamounts were led by catcher Blake Murphy who went 2-4 with two RBI. D.J. Mitchell hit a two run homer to lead the Tigers.
Western Carolina Recap
The Virginia Cavaliers used a 13 hit attack to pick up their 20th victory of the season over the Richmond Spiders. Brandon Guyer went 4-6 with 4 RBI to lead the Cavs to the victory. Pat McAnaney picked up the victory by going five strong innings while giving up only one unearned run.
Wake Forest 6
Ohio University 4
Willy Fox hit his fourth homer on the year and Dustin Hood went 3 for 4 to lead the Deacons to the 6-4 victory. This win broke a five game losing streak for the Deacons and gave them their 12th win on the season.
Wake Forest Recap
Ohio University Recap
Boston College and Central Connecticut State had their game canceled due to the unplayable field conditions throughout the Northeast. They will try to make up the series later this year on a date yet to be determined.
William & Mary 9 Northeastern 3
William & Mary picked up a 9-3 victory over Northeastern to take the series two games to one. Pat Kantakevich pitched 7.0 innings while scattering ten hits and three runs to pick up the victory.
William & Mary Recap
Game 1 Delaware 9 Towson 8
Game 2 Towson 9 Delaware 8
The Delaware Blue Hens and Towson Tigers split a doubleheader on Sunday each won a game by the same exact score of 9-8.
Towson Game 1 Recap
Towson Game 2 Recap
Hofstra 9 George Mason 7
The Hofstra Pride picked up their first win in the CAA with a 9-7 victory over George Mason. Matt Prokopowicz went 2 for 2 in the victory with a homer, three runs scored, and two RBI in the victory.
George Mason Recap