College roundup: Wildcats update logo, add women's coach

Published: Friday, May 18 2012 10:00 p.m. MDT

Stanford took a 2-0 lead in the fourth inning behind a two-RBI single with the bases loaded off the bat of Eric Smith.

The Cardinal continued to pull away with solo runs in the fifth, sixth, seventh and ninth innings. Jake Stewart, Danny Diekroeger and Brian Ragira each had two hits in the game for Stanford.

Utah stranded a pair of runners on base in the sixth inning, after Tyler Relf and Parker Morin had back-to-back singles with two outs before Appel got a strikeout to end the inning. A Trey Nielsen single in the ninth inning started a final rally that also saw Green reach on an error before pinch-hitter Connor Eppard hit a fly ball out to close out the game.

Appel, who pitched a complete game to earn his ninth win of the season, had 13 strikeouts.

Utah starter Brock Duke earned the loss on the mound, allowing four runs (three earned) on six hits with six strikeouts. Josh Chapman pitched the final three innings, allowing two runs on five hits with two strikeouts.

BYU BASEBALL: At Provo, Marc Oslund became BYU's first pitcher with two league wins from a 7-3 victory over Santa Clara.

Oslund (5-1) started the contest rocky, working himself out of a bases-loaded and one-out jam in the first inning. Oslund dished out nine strikeouts through five innings before Tyler Westensee relieved him on the mound.

The Cougars moved to 21-24 on the season and 9-11 in West Coast Conference play. Santa Clara brought its season record to 24-25 and 3-17 in the WCC.

Jaycob Brugman had the game-winning RBI in the fourth, pounding a two-run home run over the right-field fence to give BYU a 5-2 lead. The home run was Brugman's second in the series, after hitting a walk-off grand slam Thursday night.

Kelton Caldwell hit a second BYU homer, a solo over the center-field fence to pad the Cougars' lead, 6-3, in the sixth frame. After hitting four home runs on the season, the Cougars have hit four home runs in this series.

SUU BASEBALL: At Rochester, Mich., the T-Birds suffered a pair of defeats at Oakland University. The Golden Grizzlies ran away with a 10-4 win and then rallied to erase a five-run deficit in the second meeting before eventually taking an 8-7 win on a walk-off RBI single. The pair of losses drops SUU to 12-10 in the Summit League, locking it into the fourth seed at the conference tournament, while Oakland remains second in the rankings with a record of 14-6.

Chase Rezac finished the day 4-for-8 at the plate with a double and two RBIs to lead the T-Birds while Oakland got six RBIs on three hits from Mike Carson.

The T-Birds and Golden Grizzlies will wrap up their four-game series with a final game set to begin Saturday at 11 a.m.

UVU BASEBALL: Goose Kallunki has been named a semifinalist for the 2012 Dick Howser Trophy, presented by Easton Foundations, in a list announced on Friday by the National College Baseball Writers Association. The award, given to the top player in collegiate baseball, is based on two rounds of national voting.

This is the 26th year of the Dick Howser Trophy presented by Easton Foundations. The award will be presented June 15 at TD Ameritrade Stadium in downtown Omaha, Neb., the home of the College World Series for the second year.

Kallunki received the NCBWA National Hitter of the Week award on May 7 and is also a two-time Collegiate Baseball "Louisville Slugger" National Player of the Week, two-time CollegeBaseball360.com honoree and was also twice named to the College Baseball Hall of Fame's National All-Star Lineup.

He led Utah Valley to a 32-game win streak — the longest streak in the nation in 2012 and the fourth-longest streak in NCAA history — that spanned from March 23 to May 15. Kallunki leads all Division I players with 78 RBIs and is among the nation's leaders in batting (.419), home runs (16), slugging (.739), hits (85) and total bases (150).

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