Here is your ACC Recap for April 3rd.
#6 North Carolina 4 #3 Georgia Tech 2
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# 19 Florida State 14 #7 Miami (FL) 4
CORAL GABLES, Fla. – The seventh-ranked University of Miami Hurricanes dropped game one of a three-game series to in-state rival No. 23 Florida State, 14-4, Friday night in front of 3,500 at Alex Rodriguez Park at Mark Light Field.
Miami (21-8, 8-5 ACC) fell behind early and was never able to recover, giving up seven runs in the first three innings as FSU (18-8, 7-4 ACC) eventually pulled away for the 10-run win. On the night, the Seminoles slugged seven home runs – including three in the first inning – and recorded 16 hits, the most UM as given up this season.
FSU was led by the league’s top hitter – Tyler Holt – who went 4-for-6 with two home runs and four RBI. Mike McGee and Stephen Cardullo also had big nights at the plate for the Seminoles, as McGee went 3-for-5 with five RBI and Cardullo 3-for-4 with three runs scored.
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#18 Clemson 7 Duke 3
Senior righthander Clinton McKinney pitched 4.1 strong innings in relief and three home runs on offense enabled #17 Clemson to defeat Duke 7-3 in front of 4,988 fans at Doug Kingsmore Stadium on Friday night. The Tigers, who took a 1-0 series lead, improved to 19-9 overall and 8-5 in the ACC. The Blue Devils fell to 19-10 overall and 6-7 in ACC play.
McKinney (2-0) earned the win by allowing just four hits, one unearned run, and no walks with three strikeouts in 4.1 innings pitched, his longest outing as a Tiger. McKinney and Tiger starter Casey Harman were aided by three groundball double plays turned by the Clemson defense. Duke starter Christopher Manno (2-4) suffered the loss, as he yielded four runs on seven hits in 6.0 innings pitched.
Ben Paulsen’s two-run homer in the fifth inning gave Clemson the lead for good, while Jason Stolz and Kyle Parker added solo home runs later in the game. But perhaps Clemson’s most valuable position player in the game was centerfielder Addison Johnson, who was 2-for-2 with two walks and a run, as he reached base in all four of his plate appearances. Johnson had missed the previous six games due to a hamstring injury. The Tigers totaled 11 hits in all, including two doubles, one triple, and three home runs.
#21 Virginia 7 Maryland 4
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Led by a three-run seventh-inning rally, the No. 10 Virginia baseball team posted a 7-4 win over Maryland Friday night in ACC play at Davenport Field.
Jarrett Parker (So., Stafford, Va.) and Danny Hultzen (Fr., Bethesda, Md.) each recorded four hits to lead the Cavalier offense. The four-hit night was a career high for Hultzen, while Parker earned his second four-hit game this season. Parker also scored three times.
Hultzen also started on the mound for Virginia and tossed 6.2 innings, giving up four earned runs, seven hits and four walks while striking out five. UVa’s bullpen pitched 2.1 scoreless innings, with Kevin Arico (So., Flemington, N.J.) earning the win and moving to 1-0 on the year after pitching 1.1 innings. Matt Packer (Jr., Germantown, Tenn.) notched his second save by hurling a perfect ninth inning.
Wake Forest 11 Virginia Tech 4
BLACKSBURG, Va. – Wake Forest hit three home runs in the first four innings of the game and opened its three-game series against Virginia Tech with an 11-4 win on a cloudy and blustery Friday night at English Field.
Wake Forest extended its winning streak to five games and improved its record to 16-11 and 4-9 in Atlantic Coast Conference play. The Hokies are now 16-11 and 3-9 in league play.
The Demon Deacons flexed their muscles early in the game, belting three home runs in the first four innings of the contest. Mike Murray hit a home run in the first, while Tyler Smith added a homer in the third and Evan Ocheltree homered in the fourth.
Boston College and NC State have been postponed until Saturday.