FROM CBB NEWS SOURCES
Miami (FL) 12 Va Tech 4
BLACKSBURG, Va. – Junior centerfielder Blake Tekotte tied a school record with three home runs and Miami hit five home runs in a game for the third time this season as the No. 1 ranked Hurricanes (40-5, 21-2 ACC) won its 40th game with a 12-4 win over Virginia Tech (20-29, 4-21 ACC) Friday evening at English Field. Yonder Alonso and Dennis Raben also both homered for Miami, which scored at least 10 runs for the 21st time this season.
Tekotte ended up 3-for-3 with four RBI and four runs scored. Raben and Yasmani Grandal each added a pair of RBI.
Freshman lefty Chris Hernandez improved to 9-0 for Miami. He struck out six in 6 2/3 innings and gave up just two earned runs on nine hits. Kyle Bellamy and Carlos Gutierrez held Virginia Tech to one unearned run and one hit in the final 2 1/3 innings.
UNC 9 UVA 3
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Right-hander Alex White struck out eight over six strong innings, and first baseman Dustin Ackley posted his second straight three-RBI game to lift No. 2 North Carolina to a 9-3 series-opening win over No. 24 Virginia Friday at Davenport Field. The Tar Heels (41-8, 19-5 ACC) won for their 16th time in the last 17 games and posted their third straight victory over the Cavaliers (33-16, 13-12 ACC) dating to last season.
White (8-2) held Virginia to just six hits and three runs in six-plus innings to move to 2-0 in his career versus the Cavaliers. After allowing three runs over the first two innings, the Greenville, N.C., product settled down and faced just two over the minimum over the next four frames without allowing a hit.
GT 5 Clemson 1
ATLANTA – David Duncan worked eight solid innings while Charlie Blackmon and Tony Plagman collected three hits apiece to lead No. 25 Georgia Tech (35-14, 13-12 ACC) to a 5-1 win over Clemson (25-24-1) Friday night in the series opener at Russ Chandler Stadium.
Duncan (7-2) gave up just one run – a solo home run in the sixth – on six hits while striking out five and walking none to earn his seventh win of the season. Andrew Robinson tossed a 1-2-3 ninth inning to finish off the Tigers.
Wake Forest 7 Duke 3
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Ben Hunter had just about everything working for the Demon Deacons on Friday, as he pitched Wake Forest to a 7-3 defeat of Duke in the opening game of the final weekend at Hooks Stadium.
Hunter’s outing and some timely hitting sent the Deacons to their fourth-straight victory, which stands as Wake’s long winning streak of the season. The Deacs improve to 20-27 overall and 9-15 in the ACC with the win. More importantly, Wake moved ahead of Duke for the eighth and final spot in the ACC Tournament. The Blue Devils, who had their five-game winning streak snapped, dropped to 34-15-1 overall and 8-15-1 in conference play with the loss.
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FSU 23 Savannah State 4 (7 innings)
Tallahassee, Fla. – Third-ranked Florida State (41-8) registered a season-high for runs in a game with a 23-4 victory over Savannah State (20-22) Friday night on Mike Martin Field inside Dick Howser Stadium. The Seminoles reached the 20-hit plateau for the third time this season while nine of their 20 hits went for extra bases including five home runs. It marked the 19th time this season the Garnet and Gold hit multiple home runs in a game and the third time with at least five round trippers.
Jack Rye, Buster Posey, Mike McGee, Stephen Cardullo and Ruairi O’Connor each connected on a home run in the game one victory.
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