ACC Recap 3/8

FROM PRESS RELEASES

Game 1: Duke 13 UNC 4
Game 2: UNC 9 Duke 3

DURHAM, N.C. – Led by a 7-for-8, 4 RBI day by sophomore Jeremy Gould, the Duke baseball team split a Saturday doubleheader with No. 2 North Carolina at Jack Coombs Field, upsetting the nationally ranked Tar Heels 13-4 in the series opener before falling 9-3 in the nightcap.

Gould went 4-for-4 with a home run and four RBI in Saturday’s opener as the Blue Devils (12-1, 1-1 ACC) knocked out 14 hits on the way to their sixth double-figure scoring outburst of the season. Three of Gould’s four RBI came with two outs on the board, as the sophomore left fielder is now batting .765 (13-for-17) with two outs and .722 (13-for-18) with runners in scoring position. Senior designated hitter Kyle Kreick also contributed four RBI in a 3-for-5 outing, while Ryan McCurdy and Nate Freiman each contributed three runs.

Duke Recap
UNC Recap

Game 1: FSU 5 Maryland 4

Tallahassee, Fla. – Florida State starter Elih Villanueva went the distance as the Seminoles hung on for a 5-4 victory over Maryland in game one of a doubleheader Saturday afternoon at Dick Howser Stadium. In the conference opener for both team, the Seminoles (10-0, 1-0) scored all five runs in the first four innings to extend their winning streak to 31 straight games over the Terps (5-5, 0-1), while running their all-time record in the series to 52-3.

Villanueva (3-0) was the story in game one as he threw the first nine-inning complete game for the Seminoles since Tyler Chambliss went nine innings back on March 11, 2006 in a 6-2 Florida State victory over Maryland. The junior right hander gave up four runs, two earned, on five hits as he walked just one and struck out a season-high eight batters.

FSU Recap
UMD Recap

Game 2: FSU 16 Maryland 0

Tallahassee, Fla. – Game two of a doubleheader on Mike Martin Field at Dick Howser Stadium may have featured some cold temperatures Saturday evening but it was the Florida State (11-0, 2-0) bats that were on fire as the Seminoles blanked Maryland (5-6, 0-2) 16-0 in front of a crowd of 4,532. FSU pounded out 14 hits in game two reaching the double-digit hit plateau for the 11th straight game to start the season. The Seminoles have now won 32 straight games against the Terrapins.

With the doubleheader sweep, Florida State has now won all 17 series against Maryland since joining the ACC in 1992. The Garnet and Gold leads the all-time series 53-3 including a mark of 27-2 at home. Dating back to the last league series in 2006 against NC State, the Seminoles have won 11 of their last 12 ACC series.

FSU Recap
UMD Recap

Game 1: UVA 5 NC State 3 (11 Innings)
Game 2: NC State 2 UVA 0

RALEIGH, N.C. – NC State and Virginia opened the 2008 Atlantic Coast Conference baseball season by splitting a doubleheader at Doak Field at Dail Park. The Cavaliers took the opener 5-3 in 10 innings on a two-run home run by Phil Gosselin. The Wolfpack bounced back to salvage the nightcap 2-0 behind a splendid three-hit pitching performance from Clayton Shunick.Shunick (2-0) retired the first 10 batters he faced, allowed just four baserunners to reach scoring position, and wound up setting career highs with eight innings pitched and nine strikeouts. He walked one, and pitched around three errors. He worked out of a bases-loaded, two-out jam in the fourth, then stranded the potential tying runs at second and third with one down in the sixth.

UVA Game 1 Recap
UVA Game 2 Recap
NC State Recap

Game 1: Wake Forest 13 Clemson 10
Game 2: PPD until Sunday

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Allan Dykstra collected four hits including a pair of home runs and four Demon Deacon pitchers recorded 15 strikeouts to lead Wake Forest to a 13-11 win over Clemson Saturday afternoon at Hooks Stadium. The game was the Atlantic Coast Conference opener for each team.

After being rained out on Friday, the two teams endured a 76 minute rain delay on Saturday. The second game of Saturday’s scheduled doubleheader was moved to Sunday. Wake Forest (6-4, 1-0) and Clemson (6-3, 0-1) will now play a twinbill Sunday starting at 11 a.m. at Hooks Stadium.

Wake Forest Recap
Clemson Recap

Miami 8 Boston College 3

CORAL GABLES, Fla. – Yonder Alonso hit two home runs and for the second straight night, No. 6 Miami used a big inning featuring multiple home runs to defeat Boston College, 8-3, in front of a capacity crowd of 3,000 at Mark Light Field. The Hurricanes (8-1, 2-0 ACC) clinched their first Atlantic Coast Conference series of the season.

Alonso finished 2-for-3 with four RBI and two runs while Adan Severino, Jemile Weeks, Ryan Jackson and Dave DiNatale each finished with a pair of hits as UM collected its sixth double-digit hit total in nine games with 12 on the night. Severino hit his second home run of the season in the fourth as he and Jackson each drove in a pair of runs on the night.

Miami (FL) Recap
BC Recap

Georgia Tech 6 VT 4

Full Recap is available here.