FROM CBB NEWS SOURCES
UNC 7 Princeton 0
CARY, N.C. – Freshman right-hander Patrick Johnson and three relievers combined on a two-hit shutout to pitch No. 3 North Carolina past Princeton, 7-0, Wednesday at Cary’s USA Baseball National Training Complex. Shortstop Garrett Gore and outfielder Ben Bunting each drove in two runs for the Tar Heels (15-3).
Miami (FL) 20 Cornell 9
CORAL GABLES, Fla. – Sophomore third baseman Mark Sobolewski tied a school record going 6-for-6 as he drove in five runs to lead No. 4 Miami (14-2) to a 20-9 win over Cornell Tuesday night at Mark Light Field. Sobolewski’s six hits tied the mark set by Mike Fiore on May 12, 1985, which was matched again by Kevin Howard on May 11, 2002.
Florida 6 FSU 1
Florida (15-3) extended its winning streak to seven games by knocking off third-ranked Florida State (16-2), 6-1, in front of a McKethan Stadium record crowd of 5,719 fans on Tuesday night. Junior left-hander Stephen Locke (Tampa, Fla.) (2-0) kept the high-powered Seminole offense scoreless over 5.1 innings and sophomore Kyle Mullaney (Jacksonville, Fla.) entered the game with the bases loaded in the eighth and recorded the final four outs to collect his second save. Kevin O’Sullivan became the first Gator head coach to win his initial encounter with FSU since Joe Arnold accomplished the feat in 1984.
Game 1: UVA 3 Stony Brook 0
Game 2: UVA 6 Stony Brook 4
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The Virginia baseball team manufactured five runs in the eighth inning to come back and defeat Stony Brook, 6-4, and sweep a doubleheader Tuesday night at Davenport Field. The Cavaliers (16-4) remain unbeaten in 14 games at home this season
Duke 10 Hartford 6
DURHAM, N.C. – Jonathan Nicolla went 3-for-3 with a home run and four RBI to lead Duke to a 10-6 win over Hartford Tuesday afternoon at Jack Coombs Field.
The senior designated hitter also scored twice to account for five of 10 runs for the Blue Devils (17-3, 3-3 ACC). Two of Nicolla’s hits went for extra bases, including a two-run homer that was his second of the season. Since earning a spot in Duke’s starting lineup last week, Nicolla has ripped off a six-game hitting streak in which he is batting .450 with two home runs, two doubles and a team-high eight RBI.
Maryland 5 Old Dominion 2
NORFOLK, Va. – Maryland starting pitcher Brett Tidball allowed one earned run in 5 1/3 innings and the offense gave him all the support he needed with a four-run third inning to knock off the Old Dominion Monarchs, 5-2, in Norfolk, Va. Tuesday night.
Senior Chad Durakis (Cockeysville, Md./St. Pauls) opened the scoring with a two-run double down the left-field line in the top of the third inning off Old Dominion starter Cory Toth.
Durakis’ double was the 39th of his career, moving him into a three-way tie for 10th place in school history with John McCurdy and Steve Oursler.
NC State 4 Towson 3
RALEIGH, N.C. – Someone had to drive in a run, and Ryan Pond turned out to be the right man for the job. NC State and Towson carried a 3-3 tie into extra innings Tuesday at Doak Field at Dail Park, and Pond ended it with a leadoff home run in the bottom of the 10th inning, his third long ball of the season.
Pond’s homer capped a long, uphill struggle against the Tigers, who jumped to a 3-0 lead through 2 ½ innings. Two of the runs came off Wolfpack starter Jeff Stallings, who walked two, hit a batter with the bases loaded and was unable to get out of the first inning. Greg Furmanek’s RBI groundout in the top of the third pushed the Towson lead to 3-0.
Appalachian State 22 Wake Forest 6
March 18, 2008 – BOONE, N.C. – On the strength of a school-record 27 hits, Appalachian State University baseball completed a season sweep of local-rival Wake Forest with a resounding 22-6 victory in Tuesday’s home opener at Beaver Field at Jim and Bettie Smith Stadium.
Thirteen different players banged out hits for Appalachian (11-8), which completed its first season sweep of Wake Forest since 1996. When ASU defeated Wake, 18-8, on Feb. 27 in Winston-Salem, its 18 runs were the most ever scored against an Atlantic Coast Conference foe. However, Appalachian well surpassed that mark on Tuesday en route to outscoring WFU by a combined 40-14 in two matchups this season.