Here is your ACC Recap for May 8th.
NC State 3 UNC 0
RALEIGH, N.C. – NC State left-hander Jimmy Gillheeney shut out No. 1 North Carolina over seven innings to lead the Wolfpack to a 3-0 win Friday in the series-opener at Doak Field. The Tar Heels (37-12, 16-8 ACC) held State (23-27, 9-16 ACC) to just five hits but matched a season high with 12 runners left on base to snap a five-game winning streak and a run of six straight victories in ACC play.
Gillheeney (6-4) struck out a career-best 10 batters and scattered seven hits and three walks en route to the victory. Reliever Cory Mazzoni went the final two innings to earn his first save to close out UNC’s first shutout loss to the Wolfpack since 1996.
The top three hitters in the Carolina order – Dustin Ackley, Garrett Gore and Ben Bunting – each had two hits, but the rest of the lineup went just 2-for-22 on the night. Ackley notched his third straight multi-hit game.
Georgia Tech 12 Florida State 3
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Duke 11 Virginia 4
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Jake Lemmerman and Nate Freiman both homered and combined for seven RBI to lead Duke to a series-opening 11-4 win over No. 11 Virginia Friday evening at Davenport Field.
Lemmerman hammered his second grand slam of the season and drove in a career-high five runs to help Duke (32-18, 13-12 ACC) improve to 5-5 against top-25 teams on the year, while Freiman mashed a two-run shot to opposite field in his first at bat of the day.
Freiman’s homer gave Duke starter Christopher Manno (5-4) all the run support he needed before he embarked on his six-inning, eight-strikeout performance. Manno gave up his only run on a homer to Virginia third baseman Steven Proscia, which was one of six hits the Cavaliers managed off of Manno. The junior southpaw fired 94 pitches in the start and extended a run of six consecutive ACC starts of at least six innings. Manno is 4-1 during that span with a 2.35 ERA.
Maryland 7 Wake Forest 4
COLLEGE PARK, Md. – Sophomore Brett Harman pitched Maryland’s first complete game of the season, tying his career high with 10 strikeouts along the way to lead the Terrapins’ baseball team to a 7-4 victory against Wake Forest Friday night at Shipley Field.
Harman improved to 4-5 with the win, allowing four runs on eight hits with only one walk. The complete game was Maryland’s first since Scott Swinson closed last season with a no-hitter at Delaware.
Despite Harman’s solid outing, the Demon Deacons (21-25, 6-19 ACC) grabbed an early 2-0 lead against him. Right fielder Evan Ocheltree hit a solo home run to left field in the top of the third and shortstop Bentley Heyman delivered an RBI single in the fourth.
OUT OF CONFERENCE GAMES
Bethune-Cookman 1 Miami (FL) 0
Ryan Durrence hit his team-leading ninth home run of the year in the 9th inning to lead B-CU to a 1-0 win over #15 ranked Miami Hurricanes.
Four Wildcat pitchers combined on a five-hit shutout for the second all-time win over Miami in 20 career meetings.
Durrence’s game winning blast to left field – supported the six scoreless innings of starter Hiram Burgos who struck out eight and allowed four hits and no runs. Relievers Andrew Tilka (7th) , Edgar Serra (8th) and Felix Machado (9th) came into the ball game in relief of Burgos.
Clemson 13 UNC-Wilmington 2
Clemson, SC – Behind 12 hits and 12 walks, #19 Clemson defeated UNC Wilmington 13-2 in front of 4,516 fans at Doug Kingsmore Stadium on Friday night. The Tigers, who took a 1-0 series lead, improved to 33-16, while the Seahawks dropped to 25-18. It was the first meeting between the two teams since 1998.
The Tigers jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the second inning, then they scored five runs in the fifth inning to break the game open. In all, the Tigers tallied 12 hits and 12 walks while striking out just three times.
Tiger starter Trey Delk (3-1) earned the win, as he allowed five hits, one run, and one walk with two strikeouts in 5.0 innings pitched. It was a memorable day for the Elgin, SC native, as earlier in the day he received his degree in psychology. Scott Weismann, Craig Gullickson, and Josh Thrailkill combined to allow just one run on four hits in the final 4.0 innings pitched.