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ACC Recap for 4/26


Miami (FL) 4 Virginia 3

CORAL GABLES, Fla. – Junior second baseman Jemile Weeks scored the game-winning run from third on a throwing error as No.1 Miami edged out a 4-3 extra-inning victory over No. 16 Virginia Saturday night in front of a sell-out crowd of 3,000 at Mark Light Field. Miami (35-5, 19-2 ACC) clinched its 10th straight series win this season and its first against Virginia (32-14, 13-10) since 2005 when UM took two-of-three over the Cavaliers in Charlottesville.

The win was Miami’s 19th victory over an Atlantic Coast Conference opponent this season, tying the school’s record for conference wins in a season since the team joined the ACC in 2005. The Hurricanes finished their inaugural season in the league with a 19-10-1 record.

Miami (FL) Recap
Virginia Recap

FSU 13 UNC 5

Cary, N.C. – Second-ranked Florida State (35-6, 19-4 ACC) bounced back after Friday night’s hiccup in the eighth inning to post a 13-5 victory over third-ranked North Carolina (37-8, 17-5 ACC) in front of a season-best crowd of 4,133 at the USA Baseball National Training Complex Saturday night. After registering a season low four hits the night before, the Seminoles pounded out 19 hits in game two snapping the Tar Heels 12-game win streak.

Every Seminole in the starting line-up registered a hit as senior Dennis Guinn led the way tying a career-high with four hits. He smashed a trio of doubles in game two as Guinn was the first Seminole to hit three doubles this season and the first since Tony Thomas, Jr. collected three against Siena back on March 4, 2007. Jack Rye reached base on all six plate appearances going 2-for-3 with three walks and three runs scored.

FSU Recap
UNC Recap

NC State 3 Boston College 2

RALEIGH, N.C. – This was not a night of offensive firepower. NC State scored its runs on an error, a bases-loaded walk and a passed ball, but three runs, a stout pitching performance and some dubious baserunning and defense by Boston College proved to be just enough for the Wolfpack to come away with a 3-2 victory Saturday over the Eagles in the second game of a three-game Atlantic Coast Conference at Doak Field at Dail Park.

Lefthander Eric Surkamp (4-2) pitched into the sixth inning and allowed a run on three hits to earn the win. Joey Cutler and Jimy Gillheeney allowed one run in four combined innings, with Gillheeney earning his 10th save of the season. Boston College bailed out the NC State pitching staff several times on the basepaths. Two Eagles were gunned down attempting to steal, and three more were thrown out on plays following base hits, one of them at home plate in the top of the ninth inning.

NC State Recap

Boston College Recap

Duke 10 Maryland 2

DURHAM, N.C. – Christopher Manno held Maryland to two runs over a career-high eight innings to lead Duke to a 10-2 win Saturday afternoon at Jack Coombs Field. The win was number 30 on the season for the Blue Devils, who reached the mark for the first time since 1998.

Manno (5-0) struck out seven and walked none while scattering six hits on the way to his second straight ACC victory. The sophomore southpaw faced no more than four batters in each inning and allowed just three base runners to advance past second base. He fired 107 pitches on the day, including 74 strikes, and lowered his ERA to 2.78 with the performance.

Duke Recap
Maryland Recap

Clemson 8 Va Tech 7

Kyle Parker’s two homers, including a three-run homer in the eighth inning, and Doug Hogan’s three-run long ball led Clemson to an 8-7 victory over Virginia Tech on Saturday night in the second game of a three-game series in front of 4,707 fans at Doug Kingsmore Stadium. The Tigers, who took a 2-0 series lead, improved to 23-20-1 overall and 9-13-1 in conference action, while the Hokies fell to 18-25 overall and 4-19 in ACC play.

Parker went 3-for-4 with a solo home run, three-run homer, and double along with five RBIs. In the one at-bat that he was retired, he flied out to the wall, as left-fielder Jose Cueto made a catch with his back up against the fence. The rightfielder also threw a runner out at the plate trying to score from second base on a single in the first inning. Hogan added a three-run homer as well for the Tigers, who totaled eight hits and made the most of their 12 baserunners in the game.

Clemson Recap
VT Recap

Ga Tech 14 Wake Forest 6

ATLANTA – Thomas Nichols went 3-for-4 with a grand slam and five RBI to guide Georgia Tech (31-12, 12-11 ACC) past Wake Forest (16-27, 7-15 ACC), 14-6, Saturday afternoon to win their first ACC series since the last weekend of March.

Nichols hit the Yellow Jackets’ seventh grand slam of the season as part of a five-run fourth inning to give the Yellow Jackets a comfortable six-run lead. He also hit a run-scoring double in the bottom of the third inning to account for his five RBI on the afternoon.

Jeff Rowland led all players with four hits, as the freshman center fielder went 4-for-5 with an RBI and three runs scored, while Nichols, Derek Dietrich, Tony Plagman and Jason Haniger all added three hits apiece.

GT Recap

Wake Forest Recap

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