Here is your ACC Recap for March 17th
#1 North Carolina 17 Princeton 0
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – Freshman Seth Baldwin connected on two of No. 1 North Carolina’s season-best five home runs, and the Tar Heels’ pitching staff carried a no-hitter into the eighth inning Tuesday in a 17-0 win over Princeton at Boshamer Stadium. Baldwin took advantage of his first career start with a single-game high six RBI for Carolina this season.
Baldwin, who was 4-for-5 with four runs scored and the six RBI, singled in the second, doubled in the fifth, belted a grand slam in the sixth and connected on solo homer in the eighth. Greg Holt, Dustin Ackley and Levi Michael also homered.
Ben Bunting was 3-for-5 with three runs scored, Michael was 2-for-4 with four RBI, and Ackley was 2-for-4 with two runs and two RBI. Mark Fleury, Ryan Graepel and Mike Cavasinni each added two hits, as the Tar Heels (15-2) matched their season-best with 20 hits and scored a season-high 17 runs.
#4 Miami (FL) 8 St. Thomas 0
CORAL GABLES, Fla. – Freshman starter Daniel Miranda tossed six scoreless innings to earn his first career win and junior shortstop Ryan Jackson hit his first two homers of the season as the fourth-ranked University of Miami baseball team eased past cross-town foe St. Thomas, 8-0, Tuesday night at Alex Rodriguez Park at Mark Light Field.
Making his third start of the season, Miranda (1-1) allowed just four hits while striking out five in keeping Bobcats off the board in a career-long outing. Rudman earned his first career save and the team’s first three-inning save of the season, holding the Bobcats hitless while striking out three in the final three frames. Miranda and Rudman combined to retire STU in order from the fourth inning on.
Jackson finished the night 2-for-5 with four RBI and two runs scored. Scott Lawson, batting lead-off for the first time as a `Cane, went 2-for-4 with two runs on the night while Vickash Ramjit also finished 2-for-4.
#5 Georgia Tech 11 Kennesaw State 0
ATLANTA – Zach Von Tersch, Jed Bradley and Brandon Cumpton combined to hold Kennesaw State (7-7) to just two hits as Georgia Tech (13-1) defeated the Owls, 11-0, Tuesday night at Stillwell Stadium.
The win was the Yellow Jackets’ 10th in a row, and it was the first two-hitter tossed by the Yellow Jacket pitching staff since the 2007 season.
The Tech trio faced just three over the minimum in the nine-inning game, allowing only two singles and a walk while combining to strike out 13 Owl batters.
#16 Clemson 8 Presbyterian 0
Graham Stoneburner, Will Lamb, and Craig Gullickson combined to pitch a five-hit shutout in #18 Clemson’s 8-0 win over Presbyterian at Doug Kingsmore Stadium on Tuesday night. The Tigers, who won their sixth game in a row, improved to 12-4, while the Blue Hose dropped to 2-13. It was the first meeting between the two teams at Clemson since 1950 and the first-ever meeting at Doug Kingsmore Stadium.
Stoneburner (2-2) tossed 6.0 innings, allowing just two hits and one walk with seven strikeouts to earn the win. Lamb pitched 2.0 scoreless innings, then Gullickson closed out the game with a scoreless ninth inning. Blue Hose starter Will Freeman (0-1) suffered the loss, as he allowed five runs on six hits in 6.2 innings pitched.
The Tigers jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the first inning. Mike Freeman drew a one-out walk and went to third on Ben Paulsen’s double to right-center. Kyle Parker followed with a hard grounder to third-baseman Jared Combs, who attempted to retire Freeman at home. But Freeman slid under the tag as Parker reached on the fielder’s choice. Jeff Schaus then singled up the middle to score Paulsen and Matt Sanders’ double down the left-field line plated Parker.
#25 Florida 5 #17 Florida State 4
Florida junior Buddy Munroe (Miami, Fla.) delivered a game-winning single with the bases loaded in the bottom of the ninth to propel the No. 25 Gators (10-7) to a 5-4 victory over No. 17 Florida State (9-7) in front of 3,369 fans at McKethan Stadium on Tuesday night. Munroe (3-for-5) had a career-high three hits and notched two RBI as Florida ended a three-game slide. Junior Tony Davis (Cooper City, Fla.) (1-0) earned the win after inheriting a bases-loaded situation in the ninth and limiting the high-powered Seminoles to just a run.
After the Seminoles had tied the game with a pair of runs in the top of the inning, junior Matt den Dekker (Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.) led off with a walk from senior Jimmy Marshall (1-1) and took second on a wild pitch. Senior Brandon McArthur (Seffner, Fla.) (2-for-5, two runs) legged out a bunt single for runners on the corners and Marshall struck out sophomore Riley Cooper (Clearwater, Fla.). Freshman pinch runner Daniel Pigott (Ormond Beach, Fla.) moved to second without drawing a throw and the Seminoles elected to walk junior Clayton Pisani (Naples, Fla.) intentionally to fill the sacks. Munroe sent a 2-2 offering from the right-hander into right field to bring home den Dekker with the decisive run as UF captured the first of three meetings between the Sunshine State rivals.
#21 Virginia 5 Marshall 4
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The No. 14 Virginia baseball team stretched its school-record winning streak to 16 games with a 5-4 win over Marshall Tuesday afternoon at Davenport Field. In contrast to the majority of the wins in the streak, this victory came by virtue of a seventh-inning rally with the Cavaliers scoring four times with two out to come back from a 4-1 deficit.
The Cavaliers’ 16-game winning streak is the longest active win streak in the country, and UVa remains the only undefeated team in Division I this year.
Tyler Cannon (Jr., Pigeon Forge, Tenn.) went 2-for-3 with two RBI and two stolen bases for Virginia. Danny Hultzen (Fr., Bethesda, Md.) added two hits, while Dan Grovatt (So., Tabernacle, N.J.) had a hit to extend his hitting streak this season to 16 games. He also has an 18-game streak dating to last season.
Virginia reliever Matt Packer (Jr., Germantown, Tenn.) pitched three innings to earn his first win of 2009. Kevin Arico (So., Flemington, N.J.) tossed two scoreless innings to earn his first career save.
Boston College 6 Northeastern 5 (12 innings)
BROOKLINE, Mass. – The Boston College baseball team went down early, 5-0, but the bullpen was strong and the Eagles scored six unanswered runs to take a 6-5 win from Northeastern on Tuesday afternoon at Friedman Diamond.
Junior Mike Belfiore threw a career-high 3.2 innings of two-hit baseball and picked up his first win of the season. He struck out seven of the 11 outs he recorded which was also a personal best. Sophomore Kevin Moran shut down the Huskies after they had scored their five runs. He worked a career-high 6.0 innings and allowed just two hits.
Junior Tony Sanchez went 3-for-4 on the day with a double while Belfiore and freshman Brad Zapenas both went 2-for-5. Belfiore drove in a pair of runs as well. Junior Barry Butera also had two hits on the day.
With one out in the 12th inning, sophomore Mickey Wiswall blasted a double to right-center and then Belfiore reached on an infield single to put runners on the corners. After a strikeout, Smith was hit by a pitch to load the bases and senior Harry Darling came in to pinch hit. Darling walked on five pitches to plate the go-ahead run in Wiswall.
Old Dominion 10 Maryland 6
NORFOLK, Va. – Trailing 10-1 entering the ninth inning, the University of Maryland baseball team mounted a furious rally, putting the tying run on deck, but it was too little, too late, as the Terrapins dropped a 10-6 game Tuesday evening at Old Dominion University. It was the first of a two-game home-and-home with the Monarchs this week.
After retiring the first two batters in the bottom of the first inning, Maryland starting pitcher Adam Kolarek struggled to get the third out. Gerald Hall legged out an infield single to shortstop and a walk put two runners on with two outs.
Donnie Corsner brought in a run with an RBI single to right field and Brett Harris followed with another RBI single to right field. Joshua Wright then added a perfectly-executed bunt single down the third-base line to bring in the third run of the inning, before Kolarek finally recorded the final out.
NC State 8 North Carolina Central 4
RALEIGH, N.C. – Devon Cartwright went 2-for-4 with a double, a sacrifice fly, three RBIs and two runs scored to push NC State past North Carolina Central 8-4 Tuesday night at Doak Field at Dail Park.
With the win, the Wolfpack improves to 10-8, while the Eagles fall to 3-7. Righthander Mike Russo (1-0) took the win after giving up four runs, only one earned, on three hits in 5 1/3 innings of work. He also walked just one and struck out five. Jason Zinser added 3 2/3 innings of one-hit baseball and struck out seven to earn his first save of the season. Jeff Citero (1-2) was tagged with the loss for NCCU after allowing four hits and five runs, one earned, on 3 1/3 innings of work. He walked five and struck out three.
Virginia Tech 14 VMI 5
BLACKSBURG, Va. – The Virginia Tech baseball team pounded out a season-high 23 hits on its way to a 14-5 beating of VMI on Tuesday evening at English Field.
Eleven different Hokies recorded at least one hit in the contest, while seven had at least two. Right fielder Austin Wates (Richmond, Va..) led the way with a career-best five hits in six at bats, while designated hitter Buddy Sosnoskie (Front Royal, Va.) and center fielder Steve Bumbry (Cockeysville, Md.) each tallied three base knocks apiece.
Tech improved to 11-6 with the win and has now scored in double figures in 10 games – all of which were victories. The Keydets dropped to 8-9 with the loss.
Bumbry and left fielder Steve Domecus (Novato, Calif.) teamed up to put Tech on the scoreboard in the bottom of the first inning. Bumbry lined a double to left-center field with one out and then scored when Domecus smashed a two-out triple to left.
Wake Forest 3 Appalachian State 1
BOONE, N.C. – Michael Dimock allowed just one run in 6 2/3 innings pitched to pick up the first win of his collegiate career as Wake Forest downed Appalachian State 3-1 on Tuesday afternoon at Smith Stadium.
With the win, Wake Forest improves to 8-8 on the season, while Appalachian State drops to 6-11 on the year.
Dimock threw the best outing of his collegiate career, allowing just one run on six hits in 6 2/3 innings to pick up his first win as a Demon Deacon. He struck out five and walked two. Nick Daniels suffered the loss, giving up a run on two hits in 2 2/3 innings. Zach White picked up the first save of his collegiate career, throwing 2 1/3 hitless innings and striking out two.
UMES and Duke Postponed due to Weather