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FSU 4 Auburn 3
Tallahassee, Fla. – Florida State (6-0) remained undefeated on the season with a 4-3 victory over Auburn (4-3) in front of a crowd of 6,544, the fourth largest crowd to witness a game at Dick Howser Stadium. The Seminoles got seven shutout innings from senior Ryan Strauss and three solo home runs on Saturday afternoon to win their third straight game over the Tigers this season.
Strauss (1-0) was lights out in his first start of the season scattering just four hits over seven innings of work. He did not face more than four batters in any inning and retired the last five Auburn hitters including the final two on strikeouts. The Tampa, Fla., native finished the game with five strikeouts on 113 pitches.
St. Bonaventure 15 Boston College 14
LANTANA, Fla. – The Boston College baseball team (3-2, 0-0 ACC) was downed by the St. Bonaventure Bonnies (4-2, 0-0 A10) in 11 innings, 15-14, at the Santaluces Sports Complex on Saturday afternoon.
The Eagles took the lead in the top of the 11th inning, when John Spatola hit a two-run single, to give BC a 14-12 advantage. The Bonnies answered in the bottom of the inning by scoring three runs on four hits, capped off by a walk-off RBI single from Randy Moley to end the game.
Every starter on both teams collected at least one hit, as the teams combined for 39. St. Bonaventure pounded out 23 hits on the afternoon and the Eagles totaled 16.
St. Bonaventure Recap
South Carolina 10 Clemson 1
Columbia, S.C. – South Carolina starting pitcher Mike Cisco allowed just one run in 7.1 innings of work and Reese Havens connected on a grand slam home run in the second inning as the third ranked Gamecocks defeated 13th ranked Clemson 10-1 on Saturday afternoon in front of 5,921 fans at Sarge Frye Field. Carolina improves to 4-1 on the year while the loss drops Clemson to 5-1 this season. Both teams meet on Sunday at Doug Kingsmore Stadium with first pitch set for 2 pm.
Cisco limited the Tigers to just eight hits and walked just one batter while striking out four to improve to 2-0 on the year. Carolina left-hander Will Atwood pitched 1.2 hitless innings to close out the game for the Gamecocks. Clemson starting pitcher Ryan Hinson suffered the loss and is 1-1 on the year. He worked six innings and allowed seven runs, one earned with five strikeouts.
South Carolina Recap
Game 1: UVA 12 Cornell 2
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – David Adams (Jr., Margate, Fla.) went 4-for-4 while Pat McAnaney tossed six strong innings to lead the Virginia baseball team to a 12-2 win over Cornell Saturday in the first game of a doubleheader at Davenport Field. The Cavaliers (8-0) play Siena at 3 p.m. today in the second half of their doubleheader.
McAnaney struck out a career-high 11 batters in earning his first win of 2008. He pitched six innings, allowing two earned runs, six hits and a walk. Jake Rule (Sr., Waynesboro, Va.) tossed three scoreless innings to notch his first save at Virginia.
Game 2: UVA 7 Siena 4
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The Virginia baseball team tied the program’s best-ever start to a season as it bested Siena, 7-4, Saturday afternoon at Davenport Field. With their ninth-consecutive win to open the season, the Cavaliers matched the 1924 team for the best start to a season in school history.
Virginia starting pitcher Andrew Carraway (Jr., Marietta, Ga.) threw five innings, allowing three runs (two earned), eight hits and one walk while striking out six as he improved to 2-0 this season. Michael Schwimer (Sr., Alexandria, Va.) pitched the ninth inning and recorded his third save. Craig Marcellus (0-2) took the loss for Siena (0-6). He went 4.2 innings, giving up six earned runs, eight hits and one walk while fanning two.
GT 4 Rutgers 3
ATLANTA – Charlie Blackmon tripled home the winning run in the bottom of the eighth inning and then made a diving catch to end the game to lead No. 22 Georgia Tech (6-1) to a 4-3 win over Rutgers (2-2) Saturday afternoon at Russ Chandler Stadium.
Blackmon, who went 3-for-4 with a single, triple, and home run, drove in three of the Yellow Jackets’ four runs while making his second start in right field.
With one out in the bottom of the eighth inning, Yellow Jacket shortstop Derek Dietrich singled up the middle and came around to score on Blackmon’s triple to break a 3-3 tie.
Game 1: VT 14 Central Connecticut State 12
Game 2: VT 16 CCSU 8
BLACKSBURG, Va. – It took 61 hits, 50 runs and over six hours, but day two of the Hawthorn Suites Invitational at English Field saw the Virginia Tech baseball team pick up two victories with a double-header sweep of Central Connecticut State on Saturday.
The Hokies captured game one 14-12 before doubling up the Blue Devils 16-8 in game two. Tech surpassed its previous season high of 14 hits in the opener by collecting 16, and recorded another 15 in the nightcap. After winning the series opener on Friday, Tech moves to 5-3 on the young season while dropping CCSU to 0-3.
Game 1: Duke 2 Columbia 1
Game 2: Duke 11 Columbia 3
DURHAM, N.C. – The Duke baseball team swept Columbia in a doubleheader Saturday at Jack Coombs Field, coming from behind to win game one 2-1 in the bottom of the ninth before posting an 11-3 trouncing of the Lions in game two. The Blue Devils have now won eight straight games to open the season.
In game one, Andrew Wolcott (1-0) pitched six shutout innings while Gabriel Saade singled to drive in the game-winning run with one out in the bottom of the ninth as Duke (8-0) defeated Columbia 2-1. Wolcott held the lions to just three hits and faced two batters over the minimum, while Michael Ness contributed two hitless innings in relief. Michael Seander (2-0) picked up the win, while Matt Williams went 3-for-4 with an RBI and Saade finished 2-for-5 with a run and the game-winning RBI.
In game two, Will Currier (2-0) pitched six solid innings to earn his second win of the season, while Kyle Butler scatted two hits through three scoreless innings to pick up his first career save in an 11-3 victory over the Lions. Currier allowed three hits and just one earned run in his second start of the season, while Jeremy Gould drove in three runs and Williams, Alex Hassan and Ryan McCurdy each scored a pair of runs.
Game 1: Maryland 14 Hofstra 7
Game 2: Maryland 13 Hofstra 3
DETAILS TO COME SOON
NC State 11 NC A& T 2
CHARLESTON, S.C. – NC State did not take long to bounce back from Friday’s disappointing loss to Louisville. The Wolfpack made quick work of North Carolina A&T Saturday, jumping to an 8-0 lead through three innings and cruising to an 11-2 victory at the Charleston Firefighter Memorial Classic at Riley Park.
Devon Cartwright, leading off and playing center field, led off the game with a double into the left-field corner, went to third on a wild pitch and scored on Ryan Pond’s sacrifice fly. An RBI single later in the inning by Russell Wilson staked NC State starter Alex Sogard to a 2-0 lead before he even threw a pitch.
NC State Recap
NC A&T Recap
Game 1: Wake Forest 8 Troy 3
Dothan, Ala. – Wake Forest used timely hitting and a strong outing from starter Garrett Bullock to take game one of a doubleheader against Troy in the Screentech Wiregrass Classic in Dothan, Ala., 8-3.
Troy suffered its first loss of the season.
Bullock went six and two-thirds innings, giving up two earned runs on eight hits. He struck out one.
Game 2: Troy 1 Wake Forest 0
Dothan, Ala. – Wake Forest split its doubleheader with Troy after falling 1-0 in the second game Saturday in the Screentech Wiregrass Classic.
The Deacs (3-4) had a chance to tie when Allan Dykstra led off the top of the ninth with a walk and Brett Linnenkohl singled to deep right center field, moving Dykstra to third base with one out.
Wake’s Evan Ocheltree struck out swinging for the second out and Mike Murray lined out to left field to end the threat and end the game.
Miami (FL) 8 Florida 5
CORAL GABLES, Fla. – Junior left fielder Dave DiNatale doubled in the go-ahead runs in the bottom of the seventh and the Hurricane bullpen tossed 6 1/3 shutout innings as the No. 8 ranked Miami Hurricanes rallied to defeat the Florida Gators, 8-5, Saturday night in front of another capacity crowd of 3,000 at Mark Light Field. The Hurricanes improved to 5-0 and clinched their first series over the Gators (5-2) since the 2004 season.
Miami’s trio of Jason Santana, Kyle Bellamy and Carlos Gutierrez continued their dominance early in the season out of the UM bullpen. After starter Enrique Garcia allowed five runs in 3 2/3 innings, Santana came on in the bottom of the fourth and from there on out, Florida would only manage two hits the rest of the evening.