Here is your ACC Tournament Day 1 Recap for May 20th. Miami (FL) picked up a 8-6 victory over Georgia Tech while FSU picked up a 7-2 win over Boston College. In the nightcap, UNC grabbed a 8-3 victory.
Miami (FL) 8 Georgia Tech 6
DURHAM, N.C. — Miami sent 13 batters to the plate in the sixth inning, scoring seven runs en route to an 8-6 victory over Georgia Tech Wednesday in the opening game of the 2009 ACC Baseball Championship.
The Hurricanes, held without a hit for the first five and a third innings, finally got to Yellow Jacket starter and ACC Pitcher of the Year Deck McGuire (L, 10-1) when first baseman Jason Hagerty ripped a one-out double into the right-field corner at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park. After a walk to catcher Yasmani Grandal, leftfielder Chris Herrmann and third baseman Harold Martinez followed with back-to-back doubles.
“Going up that inning, I was just trying to take what I learned in earlier at-bats,” Hagerty said. “He made a few mistake pitches to me across the middle of the plate. It felt [after that at- bat] that everything that he did throw, our guys were hitting. It was a good roll for us, getting back-to-back hits, especially off of [McGuire].”
Florida State 7 Boston College 2
DURHAM, N.C. – Florida State (41-14) opened the 2009 ACC Baseball Championship with a 7-2 victory over Boston College (31-23) Wednesday afternoon inside the Durham Bulls Athletic Park, home of the Tampa Bay Rays Triple A affiliate the Durham Bulls. The victory was the third in a row for the Seminoles in the opening round of the tournament.
Mike McGee and Jason Stidham were responsible for four of the seven Seminole runs as both players drove in two runs a piece. Stidham joined Stephen Cardullo with a team-high two hits.
Sean Gilmartin registered his league leading 11th win of the season firing six strong innings to earn his second victory of the season against the Eagles. The freshman southpaw (11-2) gave up just one run on five hits as he walked two and struck out three.
UNC 8 Duke 3
DURHAM, N.C. – Atlantic Coast Conference Player of the Year Dustin Ackley homered twice and drove in four runs, and right-hander Adam Warren tossed a career-best 8 1/3 innings Wednesday as No. 4 North Carolina opened the 2009 ACC Baseball Championship with an 8-3 win over Duke at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park.
Ackley, who grabbed a share of the conference lead with his 18th and 19th home runs, was 3-for-5 with his second four-RBI game in the last three outings. The Walnut Cove, N.C., product has seven multi-hit games in 10 chances in May to move within three base hits of Chad Flack’s UNC career record with 325 in just three seasons.
With Ackley providing the offense, Warren (7-2) became just the third Tar Heel starter reach the 29-win mark with the longest start of his decorated career. The all-conference righty held the Blue Devils (34-23) to three runs on six hits, struck out seven and walked just one.