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ACC Recap for 4/12


Game 1: Miami (FL) 10 Ga Tech 5
Game 2: Miami (FL) 15 Ga Tech 5


Game 1: UNC 8 Clemson 2

CLEMSON, S.C. – After lightning and heavy rains forced a suspension of play Friday night, No. 4 North Carolina scored three times over the final three innings to close out an 8-2 win at Clemson Saturday at Doug Kingsmore Stadium. The Tar Heels (27-7, 11-4 ACC) and Tigers (18-15, 6-10 ACC) are scheduled to play game two at 5:40 p.m.

Before play was suspended at 9:32 p.m. Friday, right-hander Alex White (6-2) held Clemson scoreless over 5 2/3 innings and kept the Tigers without a hit until Mike Freeman legged out an infield single with two out in the fifth. White allowed just the one hit and struck out six but also issued a season high-tying five walks. The win was his sixth of the season, which already matches his 2007 total.

UNC Recap
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Game 2: UNC 4 Clemson 3

CLEMSON, S.C. – Second baseman Kyle Seager homered twice and drove in a career-best four runs to lead No. 4 North Carolina to a 4-3 win and its first-ever three-game series victory at Clemson Saturday at Doug Kingsmore Stadium. The Tar Heels (28-7, 12-4 ACC) got five scoreless innings from their bullpen and overcame three errors to hold on for the one-run victory.

After closing out an 8-2 win in a rain-suspended game one earlier Saturday, Carolina rode a three-run shot from Seager in the first and a solo blast in the fifth to the win. The ACC’s leader with 45 RBI, Seager recorded his second career multi-homer game. The Kannapolis native, who was one of four Tar Heels with two hits on the day, also connected on a pair of homers Feb. 23 at Florida Atlantic.

UNC Recap

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FSU 17 Boston College 2

Full CBB Report available here.

UVA 5 Maryland 4

COLLEGE PARK, Md. – Jeremy Farrell’s three-run home run in the fifth inning brought the Virginia baseball team back from an early deficit to a 5-4 victory over Maryland Saturday at Shipley Field. Pat McAnaney (Sr., Syracuse, N.Y.), Matt Packer (So., Germantown, Tenn.) and Michael Schwimer (Sr., Alexandria, Va.) combined to scatter five hits and strike out a dozen in the win – Virginia’s 17th straight in the series with Maryland, dating to 2002.

Tyler Cannon (So., Pigeon Forge, Tenn.) had three hits for Virginia, while David Adams (Jr., Margate, Fla.) posted two hits and two RBI.

McAnaney (4-1) pitched into the eighth and went seven innings, allowing four earned runs, four hits and two walks while striking out nine. After giving up three hits and three runs in the second inning, McAnaney allowed just four more batters to reach base over the next five-plus innings. Schwimer then pitched a perfect ninth to earn his ACC-best 10th save of the season.

UVA Recap
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NC State 8 Duke 1

RALEIGH, N.C. – One night after laying an egg in the series opener against Duke, NC State returned to its offensive ways of late and clubbed 14 hits, including four home runs, and defeated the Blue Devils 8-1 on Saturday at Doak Field at Dail Park.

The win by the Pack evened the three-game Atlantic Coast Conference series between the Wolfpack and Blue Devils at a game apiece. NC State improved to 22-11 overall and 9-7 in the ACC. Duke fell to 23-11 and 5-11. The final game of the series is scheduled for Sunday at 1:30 p.m.

Wolfpack starter Eric Surkamp (3-2) got the win, pitching six strong innings despite a shaky start. Duke dinged Surkamp for a run on two hits in the top of the first inning on back-to-back doubles by Alex Hassan and Matt Williams. Jonathan Nicolla led off the top of the second with a double, and the Duke offense went silent the rest of the night. Surkamp retired 13 of the final 18 men he faced. One of the five men who reached did so on an error, not Surkamp’s fault. Two others were erased when Surkamp rolled double-play grounders in the third and sixth innings. Surkamp wound up allowing just the one run on seven hits. He struck out four without issuing a walk.

NC State Recap
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Va Tech 13 Wake Forest 4

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Three home runs and 16 hits lifted the Virginia Tech baseball team to an emphatic 13-4 win over Wake Forest at Hooks Stadium on Saturday afternoon in the second contest of a three-game ACC series.

It was the third three-home run game in the past nine for Tech, which has now won four in a row and seven of its past nine. The 13 runs tied for the most the Hokies (15-20, 3-14 ACC) have ever scored in an ACC game (they also tallied 13 against Maryland in 2005) and the four-game winning streak is the second longest of the season after a six-game stretch from February 27th through March 5th.

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