ACC Recap 3/9

FROM PRESS RELEASES

FSU 9 Maryland 8

Tallahassee, Fla. – Florida State kept its perfect season intact Sunday afternoon with a 9-8 victory over Maryland. Freshman Stuart Tapley delivered a walk-off bases loaded single in the bottom of the ninth to give the Seminoles (12-0, 3-0) a three-game sweep over the Terrapins (5-7, 0-3). FSU extended its win streak to 32 straight games over the Terps with the win on Sunday.

For the second consecutive year and for only the third time in the Mike Martin era, the Seminoles start a season at 12-0. Last year, Florida State set the school record for the best start in school history winning its first 23 games to start 23-0. The only other time FSU started 12-0 was in 1985.

FSU Recap
UMD Recap

UNC 9 Duke 0

DURHAM, N.C. – Designated hitter Mark Fleury went 3-for-5 with a home run and three RBI and four pitchers combined on a shutout to lift No. 2 North Carolina to a 9-0 series-clinching win over Duke Sunday at Jack Coombs Field. The Tar Heels (10-2, 2-1 ACC) outscored the Blue Devils (12-2, 1-2 ACC) by an 18-3 margin over the final two games of the series after dropping the opener.

The series win was the seventh straight for Carolina against Duke and gave the Tar Heels one more point in the race for the Carlyle Cup, the all-sports competition between the two rivals. UNC holds a 14-3 lead in the 2007-08 edition of the event.

UNC Recap
Duke Recap

Miami (FL) 7 Boston College 1

CORAL GABLES, Fla. – Freshman lefty Chris Hernandez won his second game and sophomore shortstop Ryan Jackson drove in three runs as No. 6 Miami completed the sweep of Boston College, 7-1, Sunday afternoon at Mark Light Field. Junior second baseman Jemile Weeks went 3-for-4 with one RBI for the Hurricanes (9-1, 3-0 ACC), who swept their Atlantic Coast Conference series opener for only the second time since joining the league in 2005.

Hernandez (2-0) was solid in his third straight start for the Hurricanes. He allowed just one earned run on four hits and struck out four in seven innings. He now has 19 strikeouts in 19 innings with just two walks on the season. Redshirt junior Carlos Gutierrez tossed scoreless eighth and ninth innings and struck out two. Right fielder Adan Severino and left fielder Dave DiNatale each had a pair of hits for Miami, who out-hit the Eagles, 14-6.

Miami (FL) Recap
Boston College Recap

NC State 4 UVA 2

RALEIGH, N.C. – Dallas Poulk led off the bottom of the sixth inning with a tiebreaking home run and four NC State pitchers combined on a four-hit gem to lead NC State past No. 12 Virginia 4-2 Sunday in the rubber game of a three-game Atlantic Coast Conference series at Doak Field at Dail Park.

NC State won the series, two games to one, and improved to 8-3 overall and 2-1 in the ACC. Virginia fell to 11-2 overall and 1-2 in the conference.

Poulk’s homer came moments after the Cavaliers had tied the game at 2-2 in the top of the sixth inning with an unearned run on Dan Grovatt’s RBI-double down the right-field line. David Adams, who reached first on a two-out error by Poulk, scored on the play. Poulk atoned for the error by hitting UVa starter Andrew Carraway’s first pitch in the bottom of the inning over the fence in right field to give NC State a 3-2 lead. Poulk drew a bases-loaded walk in the bottom of the seventh to give the Pack an insurance run.

NC State Recap
Virginia Recap

Game 1: Wake Forest 5 Clemson 3

Game 2: Clemson 12 Wake Forest 11

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Wake Forest earned its first series defeat of Clemson since 1999 with a doubleheader split against the Tigers Sunday afternoon at Hooks Stadium.

The Demon Deacons took the first game on Sunday, 5-3, before falling 12-11 in game two. Clemson rallied back from an 11-4 deficit to stave off the series sweep.

Wake Forest now stands at 7-5 overall and 2-1 in the ACC. Clemson moves to 7-4 overall and 1-2 in conference play.

Wake Forest Recap
Clemson Game 1 Recap
Clemson Game 2 Recap

VT at Georgia Tech

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