FROM CBB NEWS SOURCES
FSU 4 Florida 2
Tallahassee, Fla. – Second-ranked Florida State (32-3) captured its first regular season series victory over intra-state rival and No. 24 Florida (24-13) since 2005 with a 4-2 win Tuesday night. A new Dick Howser Stadium crowd of 6,737 were on hand to see senior Ryan Strauss pick up his second straight win over the Gators this year while throwing his first career complete game.
“Florida State, Florida is enough said,” added head coach Mike Martin on taking the season series from the Gators. “Florida has a great ball club and we were very fortunate to win. We executed very well offensively and you have to give Florida credit. They kept the ball game close throughout by making some very good pitching decisions.”
UNC 14 UNC-Greensboro 3
GREENSBORO, N.C. – Right fielder Tim Fedroff hit for the cycle and drove in three runs, and utility man Kyle Shelton tallied a career-best four RBI in a 14-3 win for No. 4 North Carolina over UNC Greensboro Tuesday at UNCG Baseball Stadium. Both Fedroff and Shelton homered as the Tar Heels (30-7) matched a season high with eight extra-base hits against the Spartans (22-13).
Fedroff, who was 4-for-4 with two walks and three runs scored to go along with the three RBI, tripled in the first, doubled in the second and belted a two-run homer in the five-run fourth inning. After a sixth-inning walk, the Flagtown, N.J., product beat out an infield single in the eighth to complete the cycle.
Coastal Carolina 8 Virginia 3
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The 19th-ranked Coastal Carolina University baseball team (29-7) moved to 8-1 this season against teams from the Atlantic Coast Conference, defeating 16th-ranked Virginia (29-10) 8-3 April 15 at Davenport Field. Coastal broke a 3-3 tie with four runs in the eighth as four Chanticleer pitchers struck out 11 Cavaliers in the win. The Chanticleers have now won seven straight games on the road and five games in a row.
Virginia struck first in the bottom of the third. Corey Hunt led off the inning with an infield single. After freshman Cody Wheeler (Spotsylvania, Va./Spotsylvania) struck out Jarrett Parker, Hunt moved to second on a passed ball. With two outs, Tyler Cannon doubled just over the first base bag, scoring Hunt and giving the Cavaliers a 1-0 lead.
NC State 7 East Carolina 6
RALEIGH, N.C. – For the second year in a row, Marcus Jones found a little inspiration on “Jackie Robinson Day.”
Last year, Jones broke out of a month-long slump with four hits, including a home run, and three RBIs in an April 15 game against Miami, as Major League Baseball celebrated the 60th anniversary of Robinson’s first game with the Brooklyn Dodgers. Over the final 25 games of the season, Jones hit .374, had 10 extra-base hits and 19 RBIs, igniting a moribund Wolfpack offense.
Maryland 15 UMBC 2
BALTIMORE – The University of Maryland baseball team broke the school record for consecutive non-conference victories with 12, winning 15-2 at UMBC Tuesday evening. The Terps twice scored six runs in an inning, led by a 3-for-3 performance by senior Chad Durakis and a grand slam by sophomore AJ Casario.
The game was scoreless through three full innings, but the Terps (21-17) figured out UMBC starter David Divita in the top of the fourth.
Jensen Pupa (Germantown, Md./Northwest) led off with a single and was followed by a Mike Murphy (Silver Spring, Md./Georgetown Prep) single, putting two runners on base with no outs. Durakis (Cockeysville, Md./St. Paul’s) put the Terps on the board with an RBI double down the left-field line, making it 1-0 Terps with still no outs.
UMass 4 Boston College 3
Game 1: Duke 8 NC Central 2
Game 2: Duke 22 NC Central 0
DURHAM, N.C. – Nate Freiman went a combined 6-for-9 with a grand slam and seven RBI while three Blue Devils combined for a no-hitter in game two as Duke defeated N.C. Central 8-2 and 22-0 in a pair of seven-inning games Tuesday evening at Jack Coombs Field.
Freiman went 3-for-4 with a pair of doubles and two runs in game one and followed with seven RBI in a 3-for-5 outing in game two that featured his first career grand slam. The four-run homer was Duke’s first grand slam since Jimmy Gallagher accomplished the feat on March 15, 2006. The outing was also the second seven-RBI performance of the season for Freiman, who is batting .455 with 11 RBI since returning to the starting lineup five games ago.
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Davidson 9 Wake Forest 3
DAVIDSON, N.C. – Matt Webb recorded a home run, a double and five RBIs to lead Davidson to a 9-3 baseball victory over Wake Forest Tuesday night at Wilson Field.
It was the Wildcats’ fifth victory in the last six meetings against the Demon Deacons. Playing in just his seventh game of the season after injuries forced him out of action, Webb went 3-for-6 from the plate and pitched an inning in relief.