Here is your ACC Recap for May 10th.
NC State 9 UNC 4
RALEIGH, N.C. — Kyle Wilson went 3-for-3 with two home runs and Drew Poulk added a homer as NC State defeated top-ranked North Carolina 9-4 on Sunday at Doak Field at Dail Park to win the ACC weekend series against the Tar Heels.
With the win, the Wolfpack improves to 24-28 overall and 10-17 in ACC play. The loss drops the Tar Heels to 38-13 overall and 17-9 in the ACC.
The victory also keeps alive NC State’s chances of qualifying for the ACC Tournament. The ACC takes only the top eight teams in the standings to the conference tournament. The Wolfpack is currently 10th but can finish in a virtual tie with Boston College for eighth place. NC State would be percentage points ahead of the Eagles in that scenario.
Georgia Tech 6 Florida State 5
ATLANTA – Tony Plagman drove in the winning run to cap a two-run ninth-inning rally, lifting No. 8 Georgia Tech past No. 6 Florida State, 6-5, Sunday at Russ Chandler Stadium to win the weekend Atlantic Coast Conference series, two games to one.
The Yellow Jackets (33-12-1 overall, 16-8-1 ACC) won for the fifth time in six games, while the Seminoles, the first place team in the Atlantic Division, fell to 36-14, 19-9 in the ACC. Tech regained a percentage-points lead in the Coastal Division when North Carolina lost its series finale with NC State Sunday.
Chris House’s single began the Tech rally in the ninth against FSU closer Jimmy Marshall (3-2). Jeff Rowland followed with a walk, and Derek Dietrich got an infield single to load the bases with no outs. Marshall then walked Luke Murton to force in the tying run.
Virginia 12 Duke 1
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Robert Morey (So., Virginia Beach, Va.) tossed seven strong innings and Jarrett Parker (So., Stafford, Va.) hit a grand slam as part of a 4-for-6 outing as the No. 11 Virginia baseball team defeated Duke, 12-1, Sunday afternoon at Davenport Field. The win gives Virginia a 2-1 series win over the Blue Devils. The Cavaliers have won or tied each of their last five ACC series.
Parker also drove in a career-high five runs and scored three times. The grand slam was the first of his career and his 14th home run of the season. Keith Werman (Fr., Vienna, Va.) reached base in all five of his plate appearances, going 3-for-3 with two runs scored. John Hicks (Fr., Sandy Hook, Va.) added a three-run home run.
Morey (2-0) allowed just one earned run, four hits and two walks while striking out five. Robert Poutier (Sr., Yorktown, Va.) and Brad Grove (Sr., Glen Allen, Va.) each pitched an inning to finish the game.
Maryland 15 Wake Forest 4
COLLEGE PARK, Md. – A.J. Casario drove in four runs and Tyler Bennett hit his fourth home run in two games to lead the University of Maryland baseball team to a 15-4 victory against Wake Forest Sunday afternoon at Shipley Field. The Senior Day win completed a series sweep of the Demon Deacons, giving the Terrapins their first sweep of an Atlantic Coast Conference opponent since doing so against NC State in 2002.
The Terps (27-26, 10-20 ACC) pounded out a season-high 21 hits and every starter registered at least one hit, with eight of the nine contributing a multi-hit performance. The 15 runs scored was the most scored by Maryland against an ACC opponent since defeating North Carolina, 15-8, March 17 2006 in Chapel Hill, N.C.
For the third straight game, the Demon Deacons (21-27 6-21 ACC) took an early lead, 1-0, in the top of the second inning on a Carlos Lopez RBI groundout. However the Terps answered with single runs in the bottom of the second and third getting a sacrifice fly from Alfredo Rodriguez and an RBI single from David Poutier to take a 2-1 lead.
OUT OF CONFERENCE GAMES
Bethune-Cookman 5 Miami (FL) 2
Freshman left hander Ali Simpson limited the #15 ranked Hurricanes to four hits in 8.1 innings for his team-leading eighth win of the year. Joseph Munoz came into the game in relief of Felix Machado with the bases loaded, and he registered a game-ending double play grounder for the victory. The Wildcats (29-26) take the weekend series 2-1 over Miami (32-17).
“It was a great day for our team and for our freshmen -(Ali Simpson, Alejandro Sanchez, and Peter O’Brien) – they stepped up and we won the game and the series against the University of Miami, said B-CU Coach Mervyl Melendez. “Ali (Simpson) was outstanding and we really put some good swings on the base ball with four home runs. It was very gratifying to win the series against Miami and they are excellent team – their RPI and schedule strength is #5 in the nation,” said Melendez. “Ali Simpson not only should be a freshman All-American, but an All-American overall and MEAC Player and Pitcher of the Year,” said Melendez of his frosh pitching star who limited the Hurricanes to four hits in 8 1/3 innings.
UNC-Wilmington 4 Clemson 3
CLEMSON, S.C. – Cody Stanley had three hits and the Seahawk bullpen shutdown Clemson on two hits over the final 4 2/3 innings as UNC Wilmington upset 19th-ranked Clemson, 4-3, to salvage the final game of a three-game series on Sunday at Doug Kingsmore Stadium.
The Seahawks improved to 26-19 and snapped a nine-game losing streak to the Tigers, dating back to the 1998 season. Clemson, meanwhile, dipped to 34-17.
Sophomore Stephen Harrold (3-1), the first of three Seahawk relievers on the day, picked up the win with 1 1/3 innings of work out of the pen. Junior Bryan Booth earned his third save of the season, allowing just one walk and striking out two in a two-inning save.
Game 1: Virginia Tech 12 Delaware State 8
Game 2: Virginia Tech 15 Delaware State 1
BLACKSBURG – The Virginia Tech baseball team swept a Sunday afternoon double-header from Delaware State at English Field, winning its final two non-conference games of the season to finish its non-league schedule with a mark of 20-4.
The two wins, which came by scores of 12-8 in game one and 15-1 in game two, moved the Hokies’ overall record to 30-20, which marks their highest win total since winning 34 games in 2003.
Boston College 10 Lemoyne 6
CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. – With two outs in the bottom of the ninth, game tied and the bases loaded, junior Mike Belfiore launched an 0-2 pitch over the wall in left-center for a walk-off grand slam to give the Boston College baseball team a 10-6 win against Le Moyne on Mother’s Day at Eddie Pellagrini Diamond at Commander Shea Field.
The Eagles were down 6-4 entering the bottom of the ninth but scored six two-out runs to steal the win. Freshman Brad Zapenas got things started with a double down the left field line and then sophomore Mike Sudol reached on an error by the third baseman. Redshirt freshman Andrew Lawrence sacrificed both runners into scoring position and after a strikeout for out number two, sophomore Matt Hamlet walked on four pitches to load the bases for junior Tony Sanchez.