Here is your ACC Recap for March 15th
North Carolina 13 Virginia Tech 5
BLACKSBURG, Va. – No. 1 North Carolina pounded out 14 hits, including three each from Dustin Ackley, Mike Cavasinni and Levi Michael, en route to a 13-5 over Virginia Tech Sunday at English Field. The Tar Heels (14-2, 4-1 ACC) also got a grand slam from Mark Fleury and three RBI from Garrett Gore to sweep the rain-shortened series and claim their sixth straight win.
UNC right-hander Adam Warren (3-0) pitched five-plus innings, allowing three runs on six hits and three walks. He struck out three and became just the sixth pitcher in school history to reach the 25-win mark with the victory. Righty Matt Harvey, who was slated to start game three for the Tar Heels, came on in the sixth and allowed two runs on two hits over four innings. He fanned five to earn his first career save.
Virginia Tech starter Justin Wright (1-1) left the game after throwing just four pitches in the first due to injury.
Miami FL 7 Duke 6
CORAL GABLES, Fla. – Jason Hagerty broke a 6-6 tie in the bottom of the ninth with his second walk-off homer in the last 10 days to give the sixth-ranked University of Miami baseball team a 7-6 series-clinching win over Duke Sunday afternoon at Alex Rodriguez Park at Mark Light Field.
The win for Miami (14-3, 5-1 ACC) secured the team’s 13th Atlantic Coast Conference series win in its last 14 chances dating back to 2007. It also marked the team’s fourth-straight series win to open the 2009 season, as the `Canes now have series wins at home over Rutgers, NC State and the Blue Devils, in addition to a road sweep of then-No. 12 Florida.
With the score tied at six with one out and no one on in the bottom of the ninth, Hagerty hit a 0-1 offering on a line over the wall in right. The game-winner comes just over a week after he hit a two-run blast to give UM a 7-6 win in 12 innings against NC State on March 6.
Clemson 7 Wake Forest 3
Ben Paulsen hit a two-run homer and Chris Dwyer pitched 7.0 strong innings to lead #22 Clemson to a 7-3 victory over Wake Forest at Doug Kingsmore Stadium on Sunday afternoon. The Tigers, who swept the three-game series, improved to 11-4 overall and 4-2 in the ACC. The Demon Deacons fell to 7-8 overall and 0-6 in ACC play. Clemson also upped its winning streak over Wake Forest at Doug Kingsmore Stadium to 11 games.
Dwyer (2-0) earned the win for the Tigers. The freshman lefthander pitched 7.0 innings, allowing six hits, two runs, and two walks with five strikeouts. Wake Forest starter Phil Negus (1-1) suffered the loss. He allowed five runs on six hits in 4.2 innings pitched.
The Tigers jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first inning. Brad Miller led off with a line-drive single to right field and stole second. Mike Freeman followed with a double down the left-field line to score Miller. Paulsen’s flyout to left field advanced Freeman to third, then Kyle Parker’s sacrifice fly to center plated Freeman.
Game 1: Maryland 3 NC State 1
RALEIGH, N.C. – After a third straight day of heavy rain in the Raleigh, N.C., area, Sunday’s scheduled baseball doubleheader between Maryland and NC State seemed in doubt. After a three-hour delay, however, the rain held off enough for ACC baseball to take place.
The change in weather proved fortunate for Maryland, as the Terrapins limited the Wolfpack to one run on seven hits in the first game of the doubleheader, winning 3-1 at Doak Field for their first Atlantic Coast Conference win of the season, as well as their first road win.
Maryland starting pitcher Matt Fullerton and NC State hurler Jake Buchanan engaged in a pitchers duel for the first five innings of the game, with both blanking the opponent.
NC State Recap
Maryland 9 NC State 3
RALEIGH, N.C. – The Terrapins erupted for five runs in the top of the eighth inning, scoring four with two outs, to complete a doubleheader sweep for the University of Maryland baseball team late Sunday night at NC State, knocking off the Wolfpack, 9-3, to finish a successful, but rainy, weekend in Raleigh, N.C.
After Friday’s game was postponed due to rain, NC State (9-7, 1-5 ACC) took Saturday night’s opener. With heavy rain pelting the area Sunday morning and afternoon, it appeared today’s doubleheader might be a wash. However, the rain eventually went away and baseball began around 4:30 p.m., three hours later than the original start time. Maryland won the first game, 3-1.
The series victory was Maryland’s first ACC road series win since taking two of three last year at Virginia Tech. It is Maryland’s second consecutive series win at NC State, as the Terps took two of three in Raleigh in the 2007 season. It was also Maryland’s second doubleheader sweep of the season. Maryland (8-8, 2-4 ACC) also swept Quinnipiac in College Park in the second weekend of the season.
NC State Recap
Game 2: North Carolina at Virginia Tech
Boston College at Georgia Tech doubleheader
FSU at Virginia doubleheader