FROM CBB NEWS SOURCES
Miami 4 Florida Gulf Coast 2 (11 innings)
CORAL GABLES, Fla. – For the second time in the last four games, a walk-off home run propelled No. 1 Miami to a win. Junior left fielder Dave DiNatale sent the first pitch he saw in the bottom of the 11th over the fence in left field as top-ranked Miami walked off with a 4-2 win over Florida Gulf Coast Tuesday night at Mark Light Field. DiNatale finished 2-for-4 and drove in all four runs for the Hurricanes (27-2) who extended their winning streak to 14 games.
Carlos Gutierrez (1-1) picked up his first win of the season, holding the Eagles hitless over the final two innings. David Gutierrez, making his third start of the season, had an effective outing, allowing just two runs on five hits while striking out five in five innings of action before giving way to the Hurricane bullpen. P.J. Fisher had his best outing of the season in relief, allowing no runs on two hits in 2 1/3 innings before Bellamy tossed a scoreless 1 1/3 leading up to Carlos Gutierrez’s entrance in the 10th.
Elon 2 North Carolina 0
CARY, N.C. – The Elon Phoenix rode the arm of junior lefty Cory Harrilchak for seven innings and pushed across a couple of runs to earn a 2-0 non-conference baseball victory over the fourth-ranked Tar Heels of North Carolina from the USA Baseball National Training Center on Tuesday night. The win was the 18th over a top-25 program for Elon since the start of the 1999 campaign. It also marked the highest-ranked opponent defeated by Elon since an 8-6 win over top-ranked Clemson in 2002. It was the first shutout of a top-25 progam ever for Elon.
Elon is now 26-7 on the year while North Carolina dropped to 25-7.
Neal Pritchard walked to lead off the Phoenix half of the second inning and went to second on a failed pickoff attempt. Dallas Tarleton’s double to the gap in right plated Pritchard to put Elon on top.
Virginia 6 Longwood 0
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The Virginia baseball team snapped a four-game losing streak and posted its second shutout of the season with a 6-0 whitewashing of Longwood Tuesday night at Davenport Field. Freshman Jake Cowan (Roswell, Ga.) threw a career-high 6.1 innings to earn the win, while Matt Packer (So., Germantown, Tenn.) pitched the final 2.2 innings to clinch the save.
Greg Miclat (Jr., Concord, N.C.) notched his third four-hit game of the season as he went 4-for-5 while scoring three of the Cavaliers’ runs. He also stole two bases, giving him an ACC-high 22 this season. Freshmen David Coleman (Richmond, Va.) and Jarrett Parker (Stafford, Va.) each had two hits, while David Adams (Jr., Margate, Fla.) drove in three runs.
NC State 12 UNC-Wilmington 5
RALEIGH, N.C. – The offensive slump is over for NC State. The Wolfpack, which scored 39 runs on 49 hits in sweeping a three-game series from Wake Forest this past weekend, pounded out another 15 hits Tuesday evening at Doak Field at Dail Park and laid a 12-5 defeat on 24th-ranked UNC Wilmington.
The Pack, which has won a season-high seven games in a row, has collected double-figure hit totals in six of the seven games in that winning streak, scoring 75 runs. Since being one-hit by Marshall on March 26, the Wolfpack has batted .378 in eight games, scoring 77 runs and hitting 25 doubles and 12 home runs, and raising its team batting average 31 points, from .270 to .301. NC State hit a season-high seven doubles and added two more home runs Tuesday against the Seahawks, who fell to 23-6-1 on the season. The Pack has hit 18 doubles and seven homers in its last three games.
Dallas Poulk and Ryan Pond formed the Killer P’s at the top of the lineup for NC State on Tuesday, collecting six hits between them, scoring three times and driving in four runs. Poulk had a pair of doubles, and Pond doubled and bashed his sixth home run of the season, a majestic blast that cleared the scoreboard in left-center.
Boston College 7 Rhode Island 6
KINGSTON, R.I. – Tony Sanchez hit a three-run homer and Ted Ratliff pitched five solid innings of relief to help Boston College overcome an early five run deficit to defeat Rhode Island, 7-6 on Tuesday afternoon.
The Rams scored five runs in the first inning off BC starter Kevin Moran, but only managed one run over the final eight frames against three different Eagles’ relievers. Ratliff worked five innings and allowed one earned run on three hits with six strikeouts to earn his first win of the season. Nick Asselin pitched a scoreless eighth, and Michael Belfiore shut the door in the ninth to earn his fourth save of the season.
Maryland 7 Coppin State 1
COLLEGE PARK, Md. – Junior Mike Murphy his third home run in four games and ninth of the season as the University of Maryland baseball team defeated in-state foe Coppin State, 7-1, Tuesday night at Shipley Field. It was the Terps’ 10th consecutive out-of-conference win of the season.
The Terps (19-14) were held in check through four innings by Coppin State starter Nick Ericson, but broke through in the bottom of the fifth thanks in part to a pair of Eagles (2-33) defensive miscues.
Dan Benick (Glen Lyon, Pa./Nanticoke) led off with a single and moved to second on a groundout and then third on a passed ball. Shortstop Joe Palumbo (Bowie, Md./DeMatha Catholic) followed with a high fly ball to right-center field, which appeared to be a certain sacrifice fly. However, center fielder Archie Scott collided with right fielder Roman Batista and neither could catch the ball. Benick scored and Palumbo took second on the play.
Va Tech 5 Davidson 4
BLACKSBURG, Va. – Tied 4-4 with Davidson heading into the bottom of the ninth inning, the Virginia Tech baseball team employed a suicide squeeze bunt to steal a one-run victory in dramatic fashion on Tuesday night at English Field.
After designated hitter Michael Seaborn (Atlanta, Ga.) reached first with a one-out single, redshirt junior Travis Willson (Virginia Beach, Va.) came on to pinch run and raced to third on third baseman Matt Blow’s subsequent single. Sophomore Steve Bumbry (Cockeysville, Md.) then came on to pinch hit and dropped down a suicide squeeze bunt as Willson took off for home. Davidson pitcher Mike Frongello made a great play on the ball, but the Wildcat catcher couldn’t secure the tag in time and the Hokies spilled out of the dugout to celebrate their 12th win of the season (12-20). Davidson fell to 8-19.