ACC Recap for 2/24

Here is you ACC Recap for 2/24. We had 15 games involving ACC teams on Sunday.

Georgia Southern 18 Boston College 6

STATESBORO, Ga. – The Boston College (2-1, 0-0 ACC) baseball team dropped the final game of a three-game series to Georgia Southern (1-2, 0-0 SoCon), 18-6, Sunday afternoon at J.I. Clements Stadium. Barry Butera was the bright spot offensively for the Eagles. The second baseman registered a 3-for-5 day with a 2-run homer and three RBIs.

Eric Campbell added a RBI single for the Eagles.

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UNC 8 FAU 7

BOCA RATON, Fla. – Sophomore right fielder Tim Fedroff lifted No. 2 North Carolina to an improbable 8-7 comeback win over Florida Atlantic Sunday with a go-ahead, two-run home run in the top of the ninth Sunday at FAU Stadium. The Tar Heels (3-0) trailed by three runs heading into the final frame but rallied to sweep the season-opening series from the Owls (0-3).

With FAU carrying a 7-4 lead, the Tar Heels homered twice and scored four runs in the top of the ninth to grab their first lead since the fourth inning. Catcher Tim Federowicz started the rally with a leadoff solo homer, and Ryan Grapel and Mark Fleury followed with back-to-back base hits to pull UNC within a run and set the stage for Fedroff. The Flagtown, N.J., then native sent the first pitch he saw from FAU closer Michael Obradovich (0-1) off the scoreboard in right field for an 8-7 UNC lead.

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Miami (FL) 8 Cincinnati 0

CORAL GABLES, Fla. – Freshman left-hander Chris Hernandez tossed six shutout innings and struck out eight to earn his first career win and juniors Adan Severino and Jemile Weeks each homered as the No. 10 ranked University of Miami baseball team (3-0) cruised to an 8-0 win over Cincinnati Sunday afternoon at Mark Light Field to sweep the season-opening series over the Bearcats (0-2).

Hernandez, facing just three batters over the minimum in six innings, allowed just three hits and didn’t walk a batter in his first start as a Hurricane. He recorded at least one strikeout in all six innings of work and allowed only one Bearcat to reach scoring position while he was on the mound.

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FSU 15 Duquesne 3

Tallahassee, Fla. – Florida State (3-0) remained perfect on the season downing Duquesne (0-3) 15-3 on Sunday to sweep the weekend series. The Seminoles pounded out 15 hits for the second straight game including seven of the extra base variety, while freshman Mike McGee took a no hitter into the sixth inning in his first collegiate start to earn the victory. McGee also helped his cause at the plate going 3-for-4 with three RBIs and a run scored. Ohmed Danesh and Jason Stidham also contributed to the Seminole offense on Sunday as both student-athletes drove in three runs each.

McGee (1-0) was impressive in his first career start as he faced just two batters over the minimum through the first five innings of work. The freshman right hander did not allow a hit to the Dukes until the sixth when pinch hitter Pat Kimutis led off the inning with a double to the gap in right center. McGee finished the game going five plus innings allowing three runs on two hits. He walked four and struck out four as he threw 89 pitches.

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Clemson 10 Mercer 3

Wilson Boyd highlighted a nine-run third inning with two home runs and red-shirt freshman Graham Stoneburner pitched 5.0 scoreless innings to lead #13 Clemson to a 10-3 victory over Mercer on Sunday afternoon in front of 4,064 fans at Doug Kingsmore Stadium.

The Tigers improved to 3-0 after completing the sweep, while the Bears fell to 0-3. Clemson scored 28 runs in the series, 16 of which came in the three combined third innings.

In his first outing as a Tiger, Stoneburner (1-0) pitched 5.0 scoreless innings, surrendering only three hits and one walk while striking out three to earn the win. The Richmond, VA native red-shirted last season after suffering a torn ACL during the preseason.

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Game 1: Virginia 12 Lehigh 1

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – David Adams (Jr., Margate, Fla.) swatted two home runs and drove in five runs, while Andrew Carraway (Jr., Marietta, Ga.) pitched six solid innings to propel the No. 17-ranked Virginia baseball team to a 12-1 win over Lehigh Sunday in game one of a doubleheader at Davenport Field.

Carraway put together a great start on the mound, going six innings while giving up just two hits. He struck out eight and did not walk a batter in earning the win. Lehigh starter Andrew Berger was saddled with the loss after giving up nine earned runs and six hits over 1.2 innings.

Phil Gosselin (Fr., West Chester, Pa.) went 3-for-4 for the Cavaliers, while Adams was 3-for-5 with three runs scored. Adams’ two-homer performance was UVa’s first since Mark Reynolds ripped two homers against Georgia Tech on March 12, 2004.

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Game 2: Virginia 6 Lehigh 1

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Virginia finished off a four-game sweep of Lehigh with a 6-1 win Sunday in the second game of a doubleheader at Davenport Field. The Cavaliers allowed just four runs in the series while outscoring the Mountain Hawks 27-4.

Tyler Cannon (So., Pigeon Forge, Tenn.) went 3-for-4 with two doubles for Virginia (4-0), while Dan Grovatt (Fr., Tabernacle, N.J.) went 2-for-4 with two runs scored and two RBI.

Virginia’s pitching once again was excellent, as Cavalier hurlers surrendered just one run for the fourth straight game in the series. Jeff Lorick (So., Duluth, Ga.), Robert Morey (Fr., Virginia Beach, Va.) and Neal Davis (So., Baltimore, Md.) combined to hold the Mountain Hawks to a run and seven hits.

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Coastal Carolina 5 Maryland 3

CONWAY, S.C. – Junior Jensen Pupa (Germantown, Md./Montgomery College) pitched well in his first Division-I collegiate start, allowing no earned runs in a 5-3 Maryland loss at Coastal Carolina Sunday afternoon.

Pupa allowed four unearned runs in five innings, striking out three batters. With two on and two outs in the bottom of the first, Coastal’s Tommy Baldridge hit a ground ball to the left of Terps second baseman Joe Palumbo (Bowie, Md./DeMatha). Palumbo fielded the ball cleanly, but his throw to first was low, evading first baseman Dan Benick (Glen Lyon, Pa./Nanticoke), allowing a run to score. On the very next pitch, Coastal Carolina catcher Dock Doyle made the Terps pay for the error, drilling a two-run homer to right-center field. The Chanticleers (2-0) added another run in the inning. However, Pupa rebounded nicely, keeping Maryland (1-2) in the game, retiring 12 of the last 14 batters he faced.

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Georgia Tech 5 Youngstown State 1

ATLANTA – Starter Zach Von Tersch and a trio of relievers held Youngstown State (0-3) to one run on five hits and Charlie Blackmon drove in the go-ahead run in the bottom of a four-run eighth inning as No. 25 Georgia Tech (3-0) completed a three-game sweep of the Penguins with a 5-1 win Sunday afternoon at Russ Chandler Stadium.

Von Tersch held Youngstown State to one run on four hits in six innings of work. He struck out five on the afternoon while issuing just one walk. Andrew Robinson, Brad Rulon and Chris Hicks all worked scoreless innings in relief to secure the sweep for the Yellow Jackets.

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Pepperdine 22 Wake Forest 3

MALIBU, C.A. – Pepperdine earned a win in the rubber match of the three-game series with Wake Forest on Sunday afternoon by claiming a 22-3 win at Eddy D. Field Stadium.

Wake Forest is now 1-2 on the season while the Waves improved to 2-1.

The Waves built an 18-0 lead through the first five innings including a 10-run fourth in which Pepperdine sent 15 men to the plate. Pepperdine collected 23 base hits off seven different Demon Deacon pitchers.

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NC State 14 Appalachian State 4

RALEIGH, N.C. – Drew Martin had a career-high four hits and drove in three runs in leading NC State to a come-from-behind 14-4 victory over Appalachian State Sunday at Doak Field at Dail Park.

Martin was a perfect 4-for-4 on the afternoon, while Jeremy Synan (three RBI) and Nick Stanley (three runs) were each 2-for-4 in leading NC State (2-1) to score 13 unanswered runs after falling behind in the early innings.

The Wolfpack broke open a tight ball game with a five-run fifth inning to take a 9-3 lead. Tommy Foschi led the charge with a two-run double to left, while Synan, Martin and Domonique Rodgers each added RBI singles in the frame as the Pack batted around for the second straight inning.

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Game 1: Duke 10 Iona 1

Game 2: Duke 17 Iona 5

Pittsburgh 12 Va Tech 8

CONWAY, S.C. – Pittsburgh scored runs in each of the first five innings and got a strong performance on the mound from Brian Chrisman to hand Virginia Tech a 12-8 loss Saturday morning in the IMICHotels.com INN-vitational at Watson Stadium.

Tech (1-1) out-hit the Panthers 13-11 in the game, but the pitching of Chrisman and a Pitt running game that produced eight stolen bases were too hard to overcome, especially when the Hokies chipped in six walks, six wild pitches, five hit batters, three errors and two passed balls.

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Coastal Carolina 4 Va Tech 3

CONWAY, S.C. – Coastal Carolina manufactured runs in the sixth and eight innings to post a 4-3 victory over Virginia Tech in the IMICHotels.com INN-vitational at Watson Stadium on Sunday evening.

The host Chanticleers improved their record to 3-0 despite managing just four hits in the game. Tech fell to 1-2 with its second loss of the day. The Hokies out-hit their foes in both games.

Coastal broke a 2-2 tie in the bottom of the sixth inning. Right fielder Scott Woodward drew a lead-off walk and then proceeded to steal second and third base. He scored the go-ahead run on a sacrifice fly by catcher Jose Iglesias. The Chants added what proved to be a much-needed insurance run in the eight inning when designated hitter Tommy Baldridge double, moved to third on an error and scored on a wild pitch.

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