FROM CBB NEWS SOURCES
Miami (FL) 10 St. Mary’s 6
CORAL GABLES, Fla. – Junior second baseman Jemile Weeks set a new school record with his 18th career triple and freshman lefty Chris Hernandez won for the eighth time as No. 1 Miami won its 11th straight Friday night game with a 10-2 win over St. Mary’s (Calif.) in the first of a three game nonconference series at Mark Light Field. Weeks, Yonder Alonso, Dennis Raben and Adan Severino combined to go 9-for-14 with six RBI and eight runs scored as Miami (37-5) scored at least 10 runs for the 19th time season.
Alonso finished the night 2-for-2 with a home run, two RBI and three runs scored. Raben had his second three-hit performance on the season, going 3-for-5 with two RBI and two runs scored. Severino went 2-for-3 with a run and two RBI while Weeks finished 2-for-4 with two runs scored. He posted his fourth triple of the season and school record 18th career triple in the first.
Miami (FL) Recap
St. Mary’s Recap
NC State 8 Campbell 2
RALEIGH, N.C. – The offense took the suspense out of this game early, and Clayton Shunick did the rest. Staked to a 7-1 lead after two innings, NC State’s ace righthander battled through uncharacteristic command problems to twirl a tidy two-hitter through seven innings Friday night as the 18th-ranked Wolfpack defeated Campbell 8-2 at Doak Field at Dail Park.
NC State, which won for the 17th time in its last 21 games, improved to 31-13 on the season. Campbell fell to 17-29.
Shunick, who improved to 6-4 on the season and lowered his ERA to 2.18, was not his usual self. The pinpoint control was not there, evidenced by three walks and three hit batters, but after yielding a two-out single to Carlton Floyd in the first and a leadoff homer to Mike Causey in the second, Shunick shut the Camels down. He walked a batter in the second, hit one and walked one in the third, and hit another in the sixth. Despite allowing eight baserunners, Shunick finished strong, retiring 12 of the last 13 men he faced before handing the ball off to the Sam Brown to start the eighth.
NC State Recap
Boston College 8 Maryland 1
CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. – Dan Houston collected a career-high nine strikeouts in seven innings to help Boston College (22-24, 6-19 ACC) defeat Maryland (26-22, 8-17 ACC), 8-1, on Friday afternoon at Commander Shea Field.
Houston (3-3) scattered five hits in seven innings and allowed one earned run against the Terrapins to earn his third win of the season. It was Houston’s nine straight appearance going six innings or more against ACC competition.
Chris Kowalski fired the final two innings and allowed just one hit with two punch outs.
The offense of the Eagles pounded out 15 hits against five different Maryland pitchers. Michael Belfiore led the hit brigade with a 4-for-5 day at the plate, and two runs scored. The four hits in a game tied a career-high for Belfiore, which he did last year against the Terrapins in College Park, Md. (4/14/07).
GT 10 Coastal Carolina 6
ATLANTA – Brad Rulon worked out of an eighth-inning jam and Jason Haniger delivered a key two-out hit in the bottom of the frame to help Georgia Tech (32-13) to a 10-6 win over No. 15 Coastal Carolina Friday in the series opener at Russ Chandler Stadium.
With runners on second and third and no outs in the top of the eighth, Rulon struck out Jose Iglesias and Rico Noel before forcing leadoff hitter David Sappelt to groundout, helping the Jackets maintain a 7-6 edge in the game.