ACC Recap for April 14th
Here is your ACC Recap for April 14th.
#11 Georgia Tech 11 #2 Georgia 6
ATHENS, Ga. – Jed Bradley scattered five runs over six innings and Jason Haniger went 4-for-5 with a home run to help No. 10 Georgia Tech (22-8-1) knock off top-ranked Georgia (29-7), 11-6, Tuesday night at Foley Field.
Bradley (2-2) tied a career-high with seven strikeouts to help the Yellow Jackets to their fifth win over a ranked opponent this season and their first against the nation’s top-ranked team since the 2003 season. The freshman lefty faced just one over the minimum from the third through fifth innings to earn his second win of the season.
“Other than one time midweek, Jed has had a good start every time that he has gone out there,” head coach Danny Hall said. “He’s only 18 years old and could probably still be in high school, but he’s done a nice job for us. I think he grew up a lot tonight, pitching in this environment.
High Point 11 #4 North Carolina 9
Bill Manion’s two-run single in the 8th inning gave High Point a 10-9 lead as the Panthers came out on top 11-9 in a back-and-forth battle with #5 North Carolina Tuesday night at Boshamer Field. The win is the seventh for HPU in the past eight games and second in a row.
High Point (14-17) got things going early with back-to-back singles from Jeff Cowan and Alfie Wheeler followed by a RBI double from Bill Manion, plating Cowan for the game’s first run. Billy Alvino and Kyle Mahoney each brought in a run on groundouts, giving the Panthers a 3-0 lead.
North Carolina (27-10) responded right back in the bottom half of the inning, scoring four runs to take a 4-3 lead after one. Ryan Graepel got it going drawing a one-out walk. He was forced out on a fielder’s choice for the second out of the inning. Kyle Seager was hit on a full-count, putting runners on first and second. Garrett Gore singled through the left side plating Dustin Ackley. Mark Fluery flared a ball into rightfield for a single and was able to reach second on a bobble in the outfield. Gore and Seager were both able to score on the play as a result. After moving up in a wild pitch, Fluery scored on a single by Levi Michael.
#9 Miami (FL) 3 Florida Atlantic 1
CORAL GABLES, Fla. – Jason Santana allowed just one run in a career-high seven innings of work to earn his team-leading sixth win of the season as No. 7 Miami beat FAU, 3-1, Tuesday night at Alex Rodriguez Park at Mark Light Field.
The win for Miami (26-10) secured the season sweep over FAU (17-16), after the Hurricanes beat the Owls 13-6 in Boca Raton on March 25 and 8-7 last Tuesday in Coral Gables.
Santana (6-0) earned his third win over the Owls in 21 days, allowing just one earned on five hits before handing it over to the bullpen in the eighth. With a 3-1 lead, Daniel Miranda tossed a scoreless eighth before Kyle Bellamy came on in the ninth to secure his league-leading 10th save of the season.
#22 Florida 10 #15 Florida State 2
A five-run first inning and three homers powered No. 20 Florida (24-12) to a 10-2 victory over No. 15 Florida State (21-12) on Tuesday night in front of 6,345 fans at Dick Howser Stadium, the 12th-largest crowd in school history. The win enabled the Gators to claim the regular-season series between the Sunshine State rivals.
Making his collegiate starting debut, freshman right-hander Greg Larson (Longwood, Fla.) (3-1) limited the Seminoles to one hit over a career-high 4.1 innings before reaching a predetermined pitch count. UF raced out to a 10-0 lead before the hosts got on the board in the seventh.
#18 Clemson 11 Western Carolina 1
Cullowhee, NC – Jeff Schaus, Ben Paulsen, and Kyle Parker, the Tigers’ 3-4-5 batters in the starting lineup, combined to go 9-for-12 with seven runs to lead #18 Clemson to an 11-1 victory over Western Carolina in front of 1,249 fans at Hennon Stadium on Tuesday night. The Tigers improved to 24-12, while the Catamounts dropped to 20-13.
Schaus went 3-for-4 with a homer and three runs, Paulsen went 3-for-5 with a double and two runs, and Parker went 3-for-3 with two runs, two RBIs, and a walk to pace Clemson’s 13-hit attack. Mike Freeman and Wilson Boyd added three RBIs apiece as well.
The Tigers also received an outstanding starting performance from sophomore righthander Graham Stoneburner (5-3). The Richmond, VA native pitched 7.0 innings, allowing just five hits, one run, and two walks with a career-high 11 strikeouts to earn the win. Kyle Deese struck out three in the eighth inning and Will Lamb struck out two in the ninth inning, as the three Tiger hurlers combined for 16 strikeouts. Catamount starter Garratt Ozar (2-3) suffered the loss, as he allowed seven hits, six runs (three earned), and three walks with four strikeouts in 5.1 innings pitched.
Wake Forest 8 Charlotte 7
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – With the game tied at seven and runners at first and second with two outs in the bottom of the ninth, freshman Bentley Heyman hit a pinch-hit single to right field to score pinch runner Micah Jarrett and lift Wake Forest to an 8-7 comeback win over Charlotte on Tuesday night at Wake Forest Baseball Park.
With the win, Wake Forest improves to 20-15 on the season, while Charlotte drops to 20-13 on the year.
Trailing 7-6 entering the bottom of the ninth, Wake Forest rallied for two runs with two outs to win its 20th game of the season. Mike Murray started the rally with a single up the middle. Ryan Semeniuk came in to pinch run for Murray and moved to second on a throwing error by the pitcher on a failed pickoff attempt. Weldon Woodall stroked a double down the right-field line to score Semeniuk and tie the game. Jarrett pinch ran for Woodall at second base. Tyler Smith was intentionally walked to put runners at first and second with two out. Head coach Rick Rembielak went to his bench and brought in Heyman to pinch hit for Carlos Lopez. Heyman hit a 1-0 pitch through the right side of the infield to plate Jarrett and give the Deacs an 8-7 comeback win.
Duke 4 Davidson 3
DURHAM, N.C. – Nate Freiman crushed a go-ahead three-run homer in the bottom of the seventh inning and drove in all four of Duke’s runs to lift the Blue Devils to a 4-3 win over Davidson Tuesday evening at Jack Coombs Field.
Duke (25-13, 9-9 ACC) entered the seventh inning trailing 2-1, but strung together a pair of singles before Freiman mashed his 11th home run of the season over the left field wall to put Duke on top for the rest of the game. It was the second straight game in which the Blue Devils rode Freiman’s bat to a win after he drove in the game-winning single in Sunday’s 8-7 series-clinching win over NC State.
Duke starter Will Currier and relievers Tim Sherlock (1-0) and Dennis O’Grady (S,2) combined to hold the Wildcats (13-17) to six hits and two runs over seven innings in a pitcher’s duel that lasted just two hours and 20 minutes. None of the three issued a walk, while Currier gave up just one earned run over a career-high matching 6.0 innings. The 6-4 junior right-hander struck out four before handing the ball to Sherlock, who pitched one perfect inning on the way to his first career win, and O’Grady, who collected his second multi-inning save of the season.
Maryland 13 Mount St. Mary’s 2
COLLEGE PARK, Md. – Mike Murphy went 3-for-4 with three RBI doubles and the Terrapins’ bats delivered a season-high 17 hits as the University of Maryland baseball team defeated Mount St. Mary’s, 13-2, Tuesday evening at a rainy Shipley Field.
Murphy had a banner day, reaching multiple milestones. Murphy is the first Maryland player to hit three doubles in a game since Anthony Buffone and Dan Melvin both did so March 10, 2004 against UMBC. Murphy also moved into fifth place on Maryland’s all-time doubles list and fourth on the Terps’ all-time RBIs list.
The Terps (16-20) got the bats going early against Mountaineers starting pitcher Marshall Thomason, scoring four runs in the first inning. Murphy flicked an RBI double into the right-center field gap to score the first run and A.J. Casario plated Murphy with a triple down the left-field line. First baseman Will Greenberg then doubled the 2-0 Maryland lead with a two-run home run to center field.
NC State 12 Wofford 0
RALEIGH, N.C. — Drew Poulk went 3-for-5 with two home runs, including a grand slam, and RBIs, to provide the bulk of the offense Tuesday as NC State rolled to a 12-0 victory over Wofford at Doak Field at Dail Park. Pratt Maynard and Dallas Poulk each added three hits and five Wolfpack hitters scored two runs apiece in the win. The shutout was NC State’s second of the season.
NC State improves to 19-17 overall with the win, while the loss drops Wofford to 14-16.
Jake Kensmoe (2-0) earned the victory with three innings of scoreless relief. He scattered three hits and struck out three. Jason Zinser started for the Wolfpack, allowing one hit over three innings He struck out three and walked two. Cash Collins took the loss for Wofford. He allowed 10 hits and seven runs in 2 2/3 innings. He struck out two, walked one, and fell to 1-4 on the year. Scott Summers started for the Terriers, going two shutout innings giving up two hits.
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