Here is your ACC Recap for February 24th.
Coastal Carolina 7 North Carolina 3
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – A two-run home run by Jose Iglesias in the eighth inning, and two Tar Heel errors in the ninth lifted No. 18 Coastal Carolina to a 7-3 win over No. 1 North Carolina Tuesday at Bryson Field at Boshamer Stadium. Levi Michael went 2-for-5 with a home run and an RBI single, and Mike Cavasinni went 2-for-5 with two runs scored to pace the Tar Heels (3-1).
Iglesias added a sacrifice fly in the ninth for a game-high three RBI, and Rico Noel led the Chanticleers (4-1) with two hits.
Left-hander Matt Rein (1-0) picked up the win after allowing one run on two hits in 2 1/3 innings for Coastal, which recorded its first-ever win over the nation’s No. 1-ranked team.
Right-hander Colin Bates (0-1) took the loss for the Tar Heels but was not helped by the costly pair of errors in the ninth. He allowed five runs – only one of which was earned – on three hits and two walks over an inning of work.
Georgia Southern 6 Georgia Tech 5
STATESBORO, Ga. – A.J. Wirnsberger’s one-out single plated two runs in the bottom of the seventh inning, and Georgia Southern closer Dexter Bobo retired the next six Yellow Jacket batters in order to help the Eagles to a 6-5 win over Georgia Tech Tuesday evening.
The loss was Georgia Tech’s first of the season, while the Eagles improved to 4-0 in 2009. The Yellow Jackets (3-1) will have a chance to even the series Wednesday when the two teams meet at 4 p.m. at J.I. Clements Stadium.
Wake Forest 15 Appalachian State 3
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Wake Forest scored nine runs in the first four innings of the game and freshman Daniel Marrs threw five scoreless innings in the first start of his collegiate career as the Demon Deacons downed Appalachian State 15-3 on Tuesday night at Wake Forest Baseball Park.
With the win, Wake Forest improves to 5-0 on the season, the team’s best start to a season in 11 years. Appalachian State suffers its first loss of the season to drop to 3-1.
Making his first collegiate start, Marrs allowed just two hits and no runs in five innings of work to pick up the win. Marrs struck out six batters and allowed five bases on balls. Gabe Feldman and Greg Young each threw a scoreless inning in relief.
Maryland 16 Coppin State 1
COLLEGE PARK, Md. – Gerry Spessard went 3-for-3 with three RBIs and starting pitcher Matt Fullerton tossed three scoreless innings in his first collegiate start as the University of Maryland defeated Coppin State, 16-1, in seven innings Tuesday afternoon at Shipley Field in the Terrapins’ home opener.
The 16 runs scored were the most since the Terps (1-3) also scored 16 February 29 of last season against Hofstra. Spessard’s three hits tied a career high.
Maryland took advantage of four Coppin State (0-1) errors to score five unearned runs, beginning in the bottom of the first inning.
East Tennessee State 7 Virginia Tech 3
BLACKSBURG, Va. (Feb. 24, 2009) – A four run seventh was all the ETSU baseball team needed as they defeated Virginia Tech 7-3 at English field in Blacksburg, Va. Tuesday afternoon to improve to 3-0 on the season.
“What a great performance by Bo Reeder,” said head coach Tony Skole. “He did a little bit of everything today. It sure was fun to watch him compete.”
Freshman Bo Reeder (Cookeville, Tenn.) looked impressive on the mound in his first start as he went six innings only allowing two runs on six hits and struck out one earning his first win of the year.
NC State 8 High Point 2
RALEIGH, N.C. – NC State broke out the offense for the second straight game and got effective pitching from six pitchers to overtake High Point 8-2 on a Tuesday afternoon matinee at Doak Field at Dail Park. The Wolfpack improved to an even 2-2 on the season. High Point fell to 2-2.
The Wolfpack’s bats came alive during a five-run fourth inning. Following a run-scoring single by Harold Riggins to tie the game at 1-1, the Wolfpack took the lead on two-run singles by Drew Martin and Kyle Wilson against High Point starter Mike Caldwell. NC State added an insurance run in the fifth and two more runs in the sixth to lead 8-2.
Virginia 11 William & Mary 1
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The Virginia baseball team pushed its record to 5-0 with an 11-1 victory over William and Mary Tuesday at Davenport Field. UVa pitchers combined to allow just an unearned run and three hits and now have surrendered just one earned run and 22 hits in five games this season (0.20 ERA).
Will Roberts (Fr., Richmond, Va.) was brilliant in his first college start, tossing five innings and allowing just three hits and a walk while striking out eight as he earned his first win. Roberts’ eight strikeouts were the most by a Cavalier freshman in his first start since Andrew Carraway recorded nine vs. VMI on April 18, 2006. The Cavalier bullpen of Tyler Wilson (So., Midlothian, Va.), Kevin Arico (So., Flemington, N.J.), Sean Lucas (R-Fr., Fishkill, N.Y.) and Matt Packer (Jr., Germantown, Tenn.) pitched four hitless innings to wrap up the game.
William & Mary starting pitcher Tim Norton took the loss after allowing six earned runs, four hits and four walks in two-plus innings.