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ACC Recap for May 16th


UNC 10 Miami (FL) 6

CORAL GABLES, Fla. – Center fielder Seth Williams jump-started North Carolina’s offense with a pair of early run-scoring doubles, and the No. 2 Tar Heels held on for a 10-6 win over No. 1 Miami Friday at Mark Light Field. Dustin Ackley, Tim Fedroff and Kyle Seager each had three hits as Carolina (44-10, 21-7 ACC) pounded out 16 hits to even the series at a game apiece.

Williams put UNC on the board with an RBI double in the second inning and followed with a two-run double in the fourth. The sophomores took over from there, as Fedroff was 3-for-5 with his team-best 10th home run, Ackley was 3-for-4 with an RBI and Seager was 3-for-4. In addition to Williams, Tim Federowicz and Garrett Gore also finished with two hits on the night.

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FSU 1 NC State 0

Tallahassee, Fla. – Friday night at Dick Howser Stadium featured a classic pitchers dual as third-ranked Florida State (45-9, 23-6 ACC) edged No. 22 NC State (37-17, 19-9 ACC) 1-0 to even the series at a game a piece. The lone run came in the bottom of the eighth on a sacrifice fly to deep center off the bat of Jack Rye to score Buster Posey. Three Seminole pitchers combined to blank the Wolfpack for the fifth time in the series and for the first time since 1998.

Elih Villanueva once again turned in another sensational performance on the mound as he worked seven plus shutout innings in earning the no decision. The Miami, Fla., native yielded just three hits on the evening while striking out six. He worked around four walks and two hit by pitches and was able to work out of two bases loaded jams in the first and seventh innings.

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Ga Tech 14 UVA 8

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Tony Plagman drove in four runs on three hits and Luke Murton and Brad Feltes added three hits apiece as No. 25 Georgia Tech (37-17, 15-14 ACC) evened the weekend series at Virginia (36-18, 15-14) with a 14-8 win Friday night at Davenport Field.

With the victory, the Yellow Jackets moved into a tie with Virginia for fifth place in the ACC Baseball standings, and the two teams will play the rubber game Saturday to break the tie. First pitch for Saturday’s game is at 12 p.m., with Zach Von Tersch taking the mound for the Yellow Jackets.

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Va Tech 8 Duke 5

BLACKSBURG, Va. – The Virginia Tech Hokies capitalized on Duke’s three errors, two balks and one wild pitch, while getting another solid performance out of freshman pitcher Justin Wright, to register an 8-5 ACC win on Friday evening at English Field.

Wright, who defeated No. 1 Miami a week ago with a complete game, tossed eight innings this time around to improve his record to 4-0. The lefty from Chesterfield, Va., scattered five runs on 12 hits and three walks, but struck out four and kept the game in control until his exit in the ninth.

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Wake Forest 2 Boston College 0

CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. – Senior Charlie Mellies is making his final games as a Demon Deacon count. Mellies turned in his second consecutive complete game to lead Wake Forest to a 2-0 shutout of Boston College Friday afternoon at Commander Shea Field.

With the win, the Deacons move to 24-28 overall and 13-15 in the ACC. Wake has won eight of its last nine games and six straight in conference play. The Eagles fall to 25-27 overall and 8-21 in the league play.

Wake Forest Recap
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Clemson 7 UCF 3

Freshman Florida natives Kyle Parker and Jeff Schaus both hit home runs, and Matt Sanders totaled a career-high four hits to lead Clemson to a 7-3 win over Central Florida in front of 1,452 fans at Jay Bergman Field on Friday night. The Tigers, who took a 2-0 series lead, improved to 29-25-1, while Central Florida dropped to 31-24.

Parker hit a two-run home run in the fifth inning that gave Clemson the lead for good, while Schaus hit a two-out, three-run homer in the eighth inning that stretched the Tigers’ lead from one run to four runs.

Sanders had a career day, as he went 4-for-5 with a double and two RBIs for the Tigers, who had 12 hits in the game. Doug Hogan added three hits, including two doubles.

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