FROM CBB NEWS SOURCES
UNC 17 Charlotte 0
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – No. 2 North Carolina pounded out a season-high 22 hits and had five pitchers combine on a four-hit shutout in a 17-0 win over Charlotte Tuesday at Robert and Mariam Hayes Stadium. The Tar Heels (35-7) became the first team in the nation to reach the 35-win mark and extended their season-best winning streak to 10 games with the victory.
Tuesday’s shutout, which pushed the Tar Heels’ winning streak against the 49ers (29-10) to 13 games, marked the first time that Charlotte was held scoreless in 179 games dating to 2005. Carolina ranks among the national leaders with seven shutouts, including two in the last three games to lower its NCAA-best ERA to 2.10.
Virginia 9 Georgetown 1
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Dan Grovatt (Fr., Tabernacle, N.J.) tied a career high with four hits in the Virginia baseball team’s 9-1 win over Georgetown Tuesday night at Davenport Field. Four Virginia pitchers combined on a four-hitter as the Cavaliers rolled to the win.
Virginia starting pitcher Jacob Thompson (Jr., Danville, Va.), who was on a low pitch count in order to get some extra work, earned the win with three strong innings. Thompson (5-2) allowed just two hits, struck out two and needed only 28 pitches to cruise through his three-inning stint.
Clemson 6 Western Carolina 0
Trey Delk pitched 7.0 scoreless innings of two-hit ball with seven strikeouts to lead Clemson to a 6-0 victory over Western Carolina in front of 1,864 fans at Hennon Stadium on Tuesday night. The Tigers, who split the home-and-home series with the Catamounts, improved to 20-20-1, while Western Carolina fell to 18-21.
Delk (1-0) earned his first win as a Tiger in his first career start, as the first-year junior-college transfer pitched 7.0 innings and struck out seven batters, both career-highs, against just two walks. Delk threw 100 pitches (65 strikes), as he teamed with relievers Justin Sarratt and Matt Vaughn to hold Western Carolina to a season-low three hits.
GREENSBORO, N.C. – Will Currier scattered four hits and two runs over five-plus innings and received a pair of two-RBI efforts from teammates Matt Williams and Jonathan Nicolla as Duke beat UNC Greensboro 10-3 Tuesday evening to complete a two-game sweep over the Spartans at UNCG Baseball Stadium.
Currier (4-5) allowed just three runners to reach base in his first five innings while limiting his pitch count to 49 pitches during that span. He used a total of 65 pitchings over his 5.1 innings on the way to three strikeouts and his no-walk outing of the season. Over his last two appearances, the sophomore right-hander owns a 2-0 record and a 1.86 ERA after holding the opposition to just five hits over 9.2 innings of work.
GT 16 Mercer 9
MACON, Ga. – Tony Plagman hit a pair of two-run home runs and Thomas Nichols added two solo shots as Georgia Tech (29-12) smacked eight in the game to defeat Mercer (18-25), 16-9, Tuesday night at Claude Smith Field.
Charlie Blackmon and Luke Murton led the Yellow Jackets with three hits apiece while Plagman and Derek Dietrich paced Tech with four RBI each. Plagman, Nichols, Blackmon, Murton, Dietrich and Chris House all hit home runs in the game.
Boston College 5 Harvard 4
CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. – Mickey Wiswall laced a two-out single to right field to plate Tony Sanchez from second base to help Boston College (20-21, 5-16 ACC) score three runs in the ninth and defeat Harvard (8-27, 7-9 IL), 5-4, Tuesday afternoon at Commander Shea Field.
Harvard led the Eagles, 4-2, entering the bottom of the ninth. After John Spatola led off with a ground out, pinch-hitter Sam Shaughnessy lined a base hit to left field. Robert Anston followed with a single through the right side to put Eagles on the corners with one down. Michael Belfiore hit a line drive right to the shortstop Jeff Stoeckel, who almost doubled up Anston at second. With two outs, Tony Sanchez drove a double into the left-center field gap to score Shaughnessy and Anston to tie the ball game. Harvard intentionally walked Eric Campbell, to set up Wiswall’s game-winning single to right field.
Maryland 6 Old Dominion 5
COLLEGE PARK, Md. – Down 5-0 in the early stages of Tuesday’s game against Old Dominion, the University of Maryland baseball team’s 13-game, non-conference winning streak appeared to be in jeopardy. However, an AJ Casario grand slam and some brilliant work out of the bullpen helped the Terrapins erase the deficit and eventually win the game, 6-5, in the 10th inning.
The Monarchs (18-20) scored four runs off Terps starter Ian Schwalenberg (Huntingtown, Md./Huntingtown) in the top of the second inning and added one more in the fourth before the Terps chipped into the lead in a big way.
Va Tech 5 Radford 4
BLACKSBURG, Va. – The Virginia Tech baseball team pulled out a clutch 5-4 win on Tuesday evening over rival Radford thanks to a pair of eighth-inning sacrifice flies in non-conference action at English Field.
Tech (18-23) trailed 4-3 heading into the penultimate frame, but right fielder Klint Reed (Chesterfield, Va.) and second baseman Austin Wates (Richmond, Va.) each recorded their second RBIs of the day to push the Hokies to their seventh win in the past 10 games.
Elon 19 Wake Forest 10
ELON, N.C. – Greg Annarummo belted three home runs and drove in 10 runs while fellow freshman Neal Pritchard drove in six to lead the Elon Phoenix to a 19-10 rout of the visiting Wake Forest Demon Deacons in front of 520 fans at Latham Park on Tuesday night. With the win, the Phoenix improved to 30-13 overall and extended its streak of 30+ win seasons to nine. Wake Forest dropped to 15-25 on the year.
Following a one-out double from Willy Fox, Allan Dykstra blasted his 11th homer of the season over the fence in center, giving the Demon Deacons a 2-0 lead in the first inning.