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FSU 7 Auburn 5
Auburn, Ala. – Despite game time temperatures in the mid-40’s, Florida State (4-0) didn’t let the cold weather effect its play in the first of a four game set against Auburn as the Seminoles passed an early season test downing Auburn (4-1) 7-5 in their first road contest of the season. Senior Dennis Guinn and freshman Stuart Tapley each recorded three hits while Seminole starter Elih Villanueva worked 5.1 innings to register his second win of the season.
“Any win on the road against a quality team like Auburn is so important regardless of how early on in the season we are at this point,” said head coach Mike Martin. “We know that tomorrow is an even bigger game. We just have to come out and play tough baseball.”
North Carolina 6 Winthrop 1
ROCK HILL, S.C. – North Carolina second baseman Kyle Seager hit a two-run home run and matched a career high with three RBI, and right-hander Adam Warren held Winthrop to one run over 5 1/3 innings in a 6-1 Tar Heel victory Thursday in game two of the Coca-Cola Classic at The Winthrop Ballpark.
Seager, who was 2-for-4 and added two runs scored, singled and scored the first run for Carolina (4-1) in the fourth. The Kannapolis sophomore then drove in the go-ahead run with a sacrifice fly in the fifth before belting his third home run of the year in the eighth. Shortstop Garrett Gore, who did not start the last two games due to a hamstring injury, also added two hits and two runs scored. First baseman Dustin Ackley extended his hitting streak to nine games dating to last season.
UVA 27 Coppin State 1
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The Virginia baseball team moved to 6-0 Thursday after posting a 27-1 win over Coppin State in seven innings at Davenport Field. The win gives Virginia its first 6-0 start since the 1997 season. The Cavaliers racked up 22 hits Thursday, as four players had three or more hits.
Robert Poutier (Sr., Yorktown, Va.) pitched five excellent innings for Virginia, allowing just a hit and a walk while striking out a career-best 11 batters. Freshmen Sean Tierney (Moseley, Va.) and Jake Cowan (Roswell, Ga.) each made their first UVa appearances and pitched an inning apiece to wrap up the game. Nick Ericson took the loss for Coppin State, which fell to 0-2 on the season.