FROM PRESS RELEASES
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.
Georgia Tech 12 GA Southern 2
ATLANTA – Freshman starting pitcher Deck McGuire gave up one run on three hits and Thomas Nichols and Jeff Rowland drove in three runs apiece to lead No. 22 Georgia Tech (4-0) to a 11-2 win over Georgia Southern (1-3) Tuesday afternoon at Russ Chandler Stadium.
McGuire (1-0) faced three batters over the minimum and allowed just one runner past first base to earn the first win of his career. He also struck out three and walked one.
Duke 8 Alabama A&M 1
DURHAM, N.C. – Christopher Manno struck out 10 batters and held Alabama A&M to one run through six innings to lead the Duke baseball team to an 8-1 win over the Bulldogs Tuesday afternoon at Jack Coombs Field.
Manno (1-0) surrendered just seven hits without allowing a walk in his third career start. The sophomore southpaw needed only 75 pitches – 61 of which were strikes – to pick up his first career win.
Relievers Ryan Perry and Ryan Knott combined for three hitless innings of relief after Manno’s departure. Perry, a senior, logged two innings and one strikeout, while Knott, a freshman, closed out the ninth with two strikeouts in his first career appearance.
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Towson 11 Maryland 6
COLLEGE PARK, Md. – Freshman Chris Wychock cracked two doubles and drove in five runs as the Tigers (2-1) came from behind to pull out an 11-6 victory over the University of Maryland (1-3) at rainy Shipley Field on Tuesday afternoon, ruining the Terrapins’ home opener.
The Tigers, who entered the fifth inning trailing by a 5-3 margin, rallied for six runs to grab a 9-5 lead. Freshman first baseman Austin Harclerode started the rally with a solo home run to centerfield, the first homer of his college career. After senior Terry Gallo walked and advanced to second base on an infield out, senior Brian Conley singled to left, scoring Gallo with the tying run.
Virginia against Coppin State will be played on Thursday and Florida State against the Phillies was canceled because of bad weather.