Here is your recap of the second day of action in the 2009 ACC Baseball Tournament.
Boston College 7 Georgia Tech 3
DURHAM, N.C. – Sophomore Mickey Wiswall went 3-for-4 with two home runs and five RBI to lead the Boston College baseball team to a 7-3 win against No. 13 Georgia Tech in the 2009 ACC Championship on Wednesday at Durham Bulls Athletic Park.
Wiswall drove in the Eagles’ first five runs of the day. He moved into a tie for second place for RBI in a single season at BC with 62, tied with Brian Macchi who did it in 2002. His 14 home runs this year are tied for third with Brian Durkin and junior Tony Sanchez who has the same number this season.
Sanchez broke the Boston College (32-24) single-season runs record in the game as he scored on Wiswall’s first homer in the third inning. He broke the record of 60 set by Steve Langone and Sean McGowan back in 1999.
Florida State 4 Miami (FL) 2
DURHAM, N.C. – A four-run first was all Florida State (42-14) needed in holding on for a 4-2 victory over Miami (36-19) Thursday afternoon on the second day of the ACC Baseball Championship inside the Durham Bulls Athletic Park, home of the Tampa Bay Rays Triple A affiliate the Durham Bulls. The Seminoles held the Hurricanes to just two runs on four hits in evening the season series at two games a piece.
With the win, Florida State moved to 2-0 in Division A and clinched a spot in Sunday’s championship game. The Seminoles will play for the conference title for the eighth time in school history and for the first time since defeating Georgia Tech for the league crown in Salem, Va., in 2004. In the four years that Durham has hosted the ACC Championship, the Seminoles have found their way in the championship game three times.
The win snapped a four-game losing streak to Miami on neutral soil, while it was the first victory over their intra-state rival in the ACC Tournament.
Virginia 6 Clemson 5
Durham, NC – Relievers Andrew Carraway and Kevin Arico combined to pitch 5.1 scoreless innings of one-hit ball to lead #15 Virginia to a 6-5 victory over #13 Clemson in front of 1,639 fans at Durham Bulls Athletic Park in the ACC Tournament on Thursday night. The Cavaliers, who won in their first game of the round-robin tourney, improved to 40-12-1 overall. The Tigers, who were also playing their first tourney game, dropped to 39-18 overall. Clemson’s five-game winning streak also came to an end.
Carraway (6-1), a weekend starter during the regular season who was making his first relief appearance of the year, earned the win. He pitched 4.1 innings, allowing just one hit, no runs, and no walks with seven strikeouts. Arico pitched a perfect ninth inning with a strikeout to record his ninth save of the season. Starter Matt Packer, Carraway, and Arico combined to strikeout 13 batters, the most times Clemson has struck out in a game this season.
Tiger reliever Scott Weismann (2-1) suffered the loss, as he allowed two hits, two runs (one earned), and one walk with two strikeouts in 0.2 innings pitched. Clemson received a stellar outing from reliever Matt Vaughn, who yielded just two hits, no runs, and no walks with two strikeouts in 4.0 innings pitched.