FROM CBB NEWS SOURCES
UVA 5 UNC 4 (7 innings/Rain)
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Jeremy Farrell’s two-out, two-run single in the bottom of the sixth inning provided the No. 24 Virginia baseball team with the go-ahead runs in a 5-4 win over No. 2 North Carolina Sunday in a rain-shortened game at Davenport Field. Shortly after the sixth inning was completed, play was halted because of inclement weather, and just over an hour later the game was called.
John Barr (Fr., Ivyland, Pa.) led Virginia with two hits, while Tyler Cannon (So., Pigeon Forge, Tenn.) scored twice for the Cavaliers, who finished with eight hits. Dustin Ackley, Kyle Shelton and Tim Federowicz all had two hits for North Carolina.
NC State 17 Maryland 8
COLLEGE PARK, Md. – Sunday games are often high-scoring affairs, and NC State and Maryland took that approach to the final game of their three-game Atlantic Coast Conference series Sunday, with the Wolfpack riding four big innings to a 17-8 rout of the Terrapins.
The 17th-ranked Pack scored four runs in the third, six in the fourth, and three in the sixth and seventh to improve to 35-16 overall and 17-9 in the ACC. The Terps, who scored six of their eight runs in the sixth inning, fell to 29-26 overall and 9-21 in the conference.
Clemson 16 GT 6
Eight Tigers tallied at least two hits and Clemson totaled a season-high 20 hits in its 16-6 victory over #25 Georgia Tech in front of 1,781 fans at Russ Chandler Stadium on Sunday afternoon. Clemson also tied its season high for both runs and extra-base hits (7). The Tigers improved to 26-25-1 overall and 11-18-1 in ACC play. The Yellow Jackets, who won the series 2-1, fell to 36-15 overall and 14-13 in the ACC.
Jeff Schaus paced the Tigers by going 5-for-6 with a double, two runs scored, and four RBIs. The five hits were a career high for the freshman from Naples, FL. Wilson Boyd added a home run and four RBIs, Mike Freeman had two hits and three runs scored, and Ben Paulsen hit two of Clemson’s five doubles.
Wake Forest 9 Duke 4
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Wake Forest closed the books on Gene Hooks Stadium in style, completing a sweep of ACC rival Duke on a wet Sunday afternoon. Behind a three-run home run from Mike Murray, the Demon Deacons downed the Blue Devils 9-4.
Wake Forest won its sixth consecutive game to improve to 22-27 overall and 11-15 in the ACC. The Deacons now just need to win once at Boston College next weekend or have Duke lose once at Virginia Tech in order to qualify for the eight-team ACC Tournament. The Blue Devils drop to 34-17-1 overall and 8-17-1 in conference play with Sunday’s loss.
FSU 24 Savannah State 4 (7 innings/Run Rule)
Tallahassee, Fla. – Third-ranked Florida State (43-8) rolled to its third straight victory over Savannah State (20-24) with a 24-4 win on Mother’s Day at Dick Howser Stadium. The Seminoles tied a season-high with 21 hits including nine for extra bases in a game called after seven innings due to the run-rule. FSU registered four more home runs in game three bringing the series total to 12.
Florida State scored in every inning in game three and has posted a run in 17 of the 18 innings in which they have made an appearance at the plate. Freshman Stuart Tapley became the second Seminole to record six RBIs in a game this year knocking in all six runs in his first two plate appearances on Sunday. The Orlando, Fla., native hit back-to-back home runs in his two at-bats including his first career grand slam in the bottom of the second. Tapley took a 2-1 offering from Tiger starter Matt Oglesby (1-4) and hit it over the fence in straight away center field. He hit his first round tripper of the game over the wall in left center in the first. Tapley has reached base in seven straight at-bats and in nine of 10 appearances at the plate in the series. He is hitting .889 in the first three games.
Northeastern 6 Boston College 3
The Northeastern University baseball team won its third straight game on Sunday afternoon, defeating Boston College 6-3 in a non-conference game at Commander Shea Field in Chestnut Hill, Mass.
James Donaldson led the Huskies with three hits in the game, including two doubles, two RBI and a run scored. Tony DiCesare had a big game as well, going 2-5 with what was the eventual game-winning, two-run homer in the fourth inning. Teddy Zentek and Brendan Stokes each chipped in with a pair of hits for the Huskies as well.