Here is your ACC Recap for April 22nd.
GREENVILLE, N.C. – Freshman Kevin Brandt fanned a career-high 10 batters and extended his current scoreless streak to 20 2/3 innings as No. 24 East Carolina (30-12) picked up a 4-0 win over No. 1 North Carolina (32-11) Wednesday night at Lewis Field inside Clark-LeClair Stadium.
Brandt (6-1) worked a career-high 8 1/3 innings where he retired 21-of-23 batters from the last out in the first inning to the second out in the eighth including 11 in a row. In all he scattered five hits, walked one, plunked three and allowed just one hit through seven innings. Seth Maness entered the game with the bases loaded in the ninth and recorded the final two outs to earn his second save of the season.
Western Carolina 10 #8 Georgia Tech 9
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#10 Florida State 11 UNC-Asheville 10
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Florida State (27-12) escaped with an 11-10 extra inning victory over upset-minded UNC Asheville (7-33) Wednesday afternoon on Mike Martin Field inside Dick Howser Stadium. The Seminoles recorded their sixth walk-off victory of the season as Tommy Oravetz belted a solo home run over the fence in right center to carry Florida State to the win in 11 innings.
“That was a game in which we really showed what we are about,” said head coach Mike Martin. “I can’t say enough about this ball club. That was their (UNC Asheville’s) number one pitcher that was on the mound at the end. They were doing everything they could possibly do to win. Of course, they have had a tough year so far. I am just so proud of our guys; coming back and tying the ball game on Rafael’s base hit and then Tommy Oravetz coming through there in the 11th. It was obviously a great team win for us.”
#12 Miami FL 13 Florida Gulf Coast 7
CORAL GABLES, Fla. – The 11th-ranked University of Miami baseball team picked up its fifth straight mid-week win with a 13-7 victory over Florida Gulf Coast Wednesday night at Alex Rodriguez Park at Mark Light Field.
With the game knotted 7-7 with two outs in the bottom of the seventh, Miami (27-13) scored four runs in the frame to take the lead for good over FGCU (22-16). The go-ahead run came when Iden Nazario – who doubled to right-center to start the rally – scored from second on a Chris Herrmann single up the middle. Moments later, Harold Martinez followed with a walk before Dave DiNatale smacked a deep three-run homer to left to put the `Canes up four.
Virginia 9 Georgetown 3
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The No. 11 Virginia baseball team posted a 9-3 win over Georgetown Wednesday night at Davenport Field. Jarrett Parker (So., Stafford, Va.) homered as part of a three-hit night, while Corey Hunt (R-So., Charlottesville, Va.) also had a season-high three hits.
Phil Gosselin (So., West Chester, Pa.) hit the go-ahead three-run home run in the fifth inning for Virginia (32-8-1).
Will Roberts (Fr., Richmond, Va.) started for Virginia and pitched five innings, allowing three earned runs, four hits and one walk while fanning four. He improved to 3-0 on the season. The Cavaliers’ bullpen of Tyler Wilson (So., Midlothian, Va.), Sean Lucas (R-Fr., Fishkill, N.Y.) and Justin Thompson (Fr., Danville, Va.) did not allow a hit over the final four innings.
#21 Clemson 12 South Carolina 2
Columbia, SC – The #20 Clemson Tigers scored all 12 of their runs and tallied all 11 of their hits in the final four innings to cruise to a 12-2 victory over South Carolina in front of 8,212 fans at Carolina Stadium on Wednesday night. The Tigers, who finished the four-game regular-season series 2-2 against the Gamecocks, improved to 28-14. The Gamecocks fell to 27-15.
Gamecock starting pitcher Adam Westmoreland retired the first 15 batters of the game. But the Tiger bats awakened in the sixth inning with five runs. The Tigers added three runs in the eighth inning and four runs in the ninth to earn their largest margin of victory over the Gamecocks in Columbia since 1997.
Tiger reliever Matt Vaughn (3-1) earned his second win over the Gamecocks this year. In 3.0 innings pitched, he allowed just two hits, no runs, and one walk with three strikeouts. Freshman Scott Weismann, who was making his first career start, pitched 4.0 superb innings. He yielded only two hits, no runs, and one walk with three strikeouts. Weismann, Vaughn, and Tomas Cruz combined to allow only six hits in the game.
Elon 8 Duke 7
ELON, N.C. – Bennett Davis homered twice and drove in three runs to lead Elon to an 8-7 win over Duke Wednesday evening at Latham Park.
Davis blasted a two-run shot in the second inning that tied the game and then connected on the second of back-to-back homers in the bottom of the seventh. His solo shot in the seventh turned out to be the game-winner, as Elon closer Thomas Girdwood stifled a late Duke rally by stranding three base runners to earn his 10th save of the season.
Elon (25-13) sent three balls out of the park in the game with the other coming from left fielder Pat Irvine, who drove in two runs and scored twice. The Phoenix never trailed after the second inning, but had to fight off a Duke club that tied the game twice and was one pitch away from tying the game again in the ninth. Duke hammered four singles in the top of the ninth, including two with two outs, but left the tying run on third base after Girdwood struck out cleanup hitter Jeremy Gould to end the game.
Maryland 9 George Mason 6
COLLEGE PARK, Md. – Senior Jensen Pupa went 4-for-4 with a pair of doubles and three RBIs and the Terrapins’ bullpen shut out 27th-ranked George Mason for the final five innings as the University of Maryland baseball team won it s second game against a ranked opponent this season, defeating the Patriots, 9-6, Wednesday evening at Shipley Field.
The win was Maryland’s third straight, improving the Terps’ record to 20-21. George Mason fell to 31-8.
George Mason got off to a good start, scoring four runs with two outs in the top of the first inning, despite hitting only two balls out of the infield.
Liberty 4 Virginia Tech 3
With two men aboard and trailing 3-1 in the bottom of the ninth, Liberty third baseman Tyler Bream connected for a two-out, three-run home run, propelling the Flames past the Virginia Tech Hokies, 4-3, Wednesday afternoon at Worthington Stadium.
With the win, Liberty moves to 27-12 overall. Virginia Tech falls to 24-15.
After 13 consecutive Liberty batters had been retired, the Flames got the first two hitters of the ninth inning on base. Shortstop Matt Williams (Fr., Franklin, Tenn.) drew a walk to open the inning and center fielder Curran Redal (Jr., Moses Lake, Wash.) dropped a single into center field. After the next two Liberty batters were retired, Bream (Fr., Zelienople, Pa.) worked a 3-2 count against reliever Ben Rowen, before belting his eighth home run of the year over the right field wall for the 4-3 victory.
Boston College vs Harvard Postponed