FROM CBB NEWS SOURCES
Game 1: Va Tech 7 Miami (FL) 6
Game 2: Miami (FL) 9 Va Tech 2
BLACKSBURG, Va. – Hokie freshman Justin Wright tied a career high with seven strikeouts while throwing a complete game to help the Virginia Tech baseball team stun top-ranked Miami on Saturday, 7-6, in the opening game of an ACC doubleheader at English Field.
Fellow rookie Austin Wates (Richmond, Va.) doubled in the deciding run with two outs in the eighth as the Hokies rallied from a 5-1 deficit to earn the win and move Wright to 3-0 on the season. Making just his fifth start of the season, the 5-foot-9 lefty allowed nine hits and four walks, but stayed away from the big inning and tossed a career-high 132 pitches to go the distance.
Game two was a different story, however, as Miami starter Enrique Garcia turned the tables and held the Hokies to two runs on four hits and a walk over eight innings to improve to 5-1 with a 9-2 victory. With the doubleheader split, Tech’s record now stands at 21-30 (5-22 ACC), while Miami is now 41-6 (22-3 ACC).
UNC 5 UVA 2
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Right-hander Rob Wooten struck out a career-high seven batters and allowed just one hit over a career-long 4 2/3 scoreless innings of relief in a 5-2 win by No. 2 North Carolina over No. 24 Virginia Saturday at Davenport Field. The Tar Heels (42-8, 20-5 ACC) held the Cavaliers (33-17, 13-13 ACC) to just five hits and struck out 13 UVa batters on the night.
After Carolina got a solid start from right-hander Adam Warren, Wooten (4-1) came on with runners on second and third with just one out in the fifth inning and fanned Jeremy Farrell and Phil Gosselin on seven pitches to end the threat and preserve the three-run advantage. The Fremont, N.C., product cruised from there, allowing only two base runners and holding Virginia hitless until the ninth.
FSU 19 Savannah State 2 (7 innings)
Tallahassee, Fla. – Third-ranked Florida State (42-8) defeated Savannah State (20-23) 19-2 in game two of a four-game set Saturday evening on Mike Martin Field inside Dick Howser Stadium. The Seminoles pounded out 18 hits reaching double-digits for the sixth straight game and for the 39th time this season. The Garnet and Gold batted around in back-to-back innings in the second and third en route to a combined 16 runs in a game called after seven innings due to the run-rule.
Florida State recorded seven extra base hits including three home runs to run the team season total to 75 on the year. Dennis Guinn connected on a two-run shot in the second, his 15th of the year, tying him with Buster Posey for the team lead. Tony Delmonico and Ohmed Danesh were responsible for the other two home runs in the game. It marked the 20th time this season the Garnet and Gold hit multiple home runs in a game.
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Game 1: Maryland 6 NC State 2
Game 2: NC State 12 Maryland 1
COLLEGE PARK, Md. – The University of Maryland baseball team split its Saturday doubleheader against No. 17 North Carolina State, winning the first game to clinch a winning record for the first time since the 2002 season.
Senior Kevin Biringer (Albuquerque, N.M./Bradley University) had a career day in the final start of his collegiate career, pitching a career-high eight innings and limiting the Wolfpack (34-16, 16-9 ACC) to two runs in a 6-2 Maryland (29-25, 9-20 ACC) victory.
Unfortunately, NC State put up seven runs in the top of the first inning of the second game and cruised to a 12-1 win, eliminating the Terps from ACC Tournament contention.
GT 7 Clemson 1
ATLANTA – Eddie Burns held Clemson scoreless through the first seven innings to guide No. 25 Georgia Tech (36-14, 14-12 ACC) to a 7-1 win over the Tigers (25-25-1) Saturday night at Russ Chandler Stadium. With the victory, Tech earned its sixth-straight home series win over Clemson, dating back to the 1998 season.
Burns (6-4) gave up just one run and worked a season-long eight innings to earn his sixth win of the season. The right-hander also struck out three and walked none before the Tigers scratched for a run on a in the top of the eighth inning. Brad Rulon closed out the game by tossing the ninth against the Tigers.
Wake Forest 3 Duke 1
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – On a day that saw Wake Forest honor the legendary Dr. Gene Hooks, as well as its 10 graduating seniors, Demon Deacon starter Charlie Mellies turned in a performance fitting for the occasion. Mellies pitched a complete game to lead Wake Forest to a 3-1 defeat of Duke Saturday afternoon at Hooks Stadium.
The Deacons move to 21-27 overall and 10-15 in the ACC with their fifth-straight victory. The Blue Devils drop to 34-16-1 overall and 8-16-1 in conference play.
Wake Forest commemorated the final weekend at its home facility by honoring the stadium’s namesake, Dr. Hooks, in a pre-game ceremony. Hooks, who spent 42 years at the University as a player, coach, faculty member and athletics director, was presented with a Wake Forest jersey bearing his name and an engraved bat to commemorate the historic date.
Wake Forest Recap