Here is your ACC Recap for April 29th.
Coastal Carolina 18 Wake Forest 5
CONWAY, S.C. – The 22nd-ranked Coastal Carolina University baseball team (33-13) opened its 10-game homestand with a resounding 18-5 win over Wake Forest (21-24) April 29 in Conway, S.C. The Chanticleers pounded out 20 hits in its final non-conference regular-season game of the season.
Coastal Carolina got on the board in the first as a squeeze play from senior Tyler Bortnick (Mentor, Ohio/Mentor) scored sophomore Rico Noel (Lawton, Okla./Lawton). Wake Forest came back with two runs on an Ian Tomkins double that plated Dustin Hood and Tyler Smith, but the Chants would tie the game in the bottom of the inning on a bunt single from Noel that scored redshirt junior Chance Gilmore (Surfside Beach, S.C./Virginia).
Boston College 3 Dartmouth 0
CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. – Freshman Mike Dennhardt tossed 8.0 shutout innings to lead the Boston College baseball team to a 3-0 win against Dartmouth on Wednesday at Eddie Pellagrini Diamond at Commander Shea Field.
Dennhardt struck out 11 batters in his outing which is a career high. He scattered five hits and did not allow a walk while improving to 5-0 on the season. He allowed just two runners to reach second base – one in the first inning and then one in the eighth. He retired nine-straight hitters after allowing a leadoff single in the first and there were three innings in which he struck out two batters.
Sophomore Nate Bayuk came on in relief with one out in the ninth in a bases loaded jam. He picked up his first save of the year after striking out Dartmouth’s two best hitters to end the threat.
Maryland 8 West Virginia 7
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Picking up where it left off in Tuesday’s 17-run performance against James Madison, the University of Maryland baseball team scored eight runs in the first three innings Wednesday at West Virginia before holding off a couple late Mountaineer rallies to post an 8-7 road victory at Hawley Field.
The win gave the Terrapins (22-24) their eighth straight midweek victory of the season.
The Terps scored a pair of runs in the opening frame to stake starting pitcher Sander Beck to an early 2-0 lead. Leadoff batter Jensen Pupa walked and stole second base, advancing to third on a throwing error by catcher Tobias Streich. Third baseman Mike Murphy brought Pupa home with an infield single to third and came around to score on a two-out single to center field by first baseman Will Greenberg.
Virginia Tech 10 Radford 4
BLACKSBURG, Va. – Austin Wates and Steve Bumbry banged out three hits each and drove two runs apiece as Virginia Tech posted a 10-4 non-conference baseball victory over Radford University on Wednesday night at English Field.
The Hokies (27-17) put up two quick runs in the bottom of the first, with left fielder Klint Reed (Chesterfield, Va.) scoring on a double by first baseman Wates (Richmond), and right fielder Mike Kaminski (Ventura, Calif.) coming home on a sacrifice fly to right by catcher Anthony Sosnoskie (Front Royal, Va.).
The Highlanders, now 20-19 on the season, got one of those runs back in the top of the second when first baseman Alex Gregory led off with a solo home run to right field – his sixth long ball of the season.