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ACC Recap for February 26th

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#3 Virginia 13 Rhode Island 0

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Behind the arm and bat of Danny Hultzen (So., Bethesda, Md.), the top-ranked Virginia baseball team blanked Rhode Island, 13-0, Friday afternoon at Davenport Field.

Hultzen (2-0) was dominating on the mound, allowing just two hits over seven innings. Of the 22 batters Hultzen faced, he struck out 12 and did not issue a walk. It marked his third career double-digit strikeout game, as he surrendered just two singles and only one left the infield. Hultzen and reliever Chad O’Connor (So., Chesapeake, Va.) combined to strike out 16 batters.

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NC State 7 #4 UC Irvine 4 (10 innings)

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. — NC State had more heroes than a sub shop Friday in the Wolfpack’s 7-4 extra-inning victory over third-ranked UC-Irvine at BB&T Coastal Field.

Drew Poulk hit a pair of doubles and drove in the Wolfpack’s first run of the game.

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#5 Georgia Tech 5 Xavier 4

ATLANTA – Junior Cole Leonida’s RBI single in the bottom of the eighth inning proved to be enough as the No. 3 Georgia Tech baseball team (6-0) held on for a 5-4 win over Xavier (0-4) Friday afternoon at Russ Chandler Stadium.

After junior Chase Burnette led off the inning with an awkward double that dropped between three Xavier players in shallow left field, Leonida ripped a 2-2 pitch from Xavier reliever Brian Muranksi through the gap between short and third, bringing Burnette home from second for the eventual game-winning run.

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#10 Miami (FL) 7 Manhattan 3

CORAL GABLES, Fla. – Junior right fielder Chris Pelaez continued his hot hitting going 3-for-3 with three runs scored and junior lefty Eric Erickson struck out nine in another solid start as the 10th-ranked University of Miami baseball team knocked off Manhattan, 7-3, Friday night at Alex Rodriguez Park. Freshman left fielder Michael Broad drove in two runs – including what proved to be the game-winner – and finished 2-for-3 on the night.

Pelaez, who went 8-for-11 last weekend against Rutgers, has now gone 11 for his last 12 going back to his last at-bat in the season-opener. Erickson struck out nine batters, allowing three runs on four hits in six innings of work in the no decision. He was impressive early on, striking out five of the first six batters he faced. Iden Nazario (1-0) won his first game of the season as he pitched 1 2/3 scoreless innings in relief and struck out two. Senior closer David Gutierrez picked up save No. 2 as tossed the final 1 1/3 inning.

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#12 North Carolina 11 Maine 1

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – Junior Matt Harvey struck out nine batters in just 6.1 innings as No.11 North Carolina defeated Maine 11-1 Friday at Boshamer Stadium. The Tar Heels improve to 5-0, while Maine falls to 0-4 on the season. Nine different Tar Heels hit safely in the game as the Heels banged out 11 runs on 10 hits.

Harvey (1-0) registered his first victory of the year and 15th of his career. The Mystic, Conn., native ended his day allowing one run on six hits, walking one and striking out nine in 6.1 innings. It was the sixth game of the junior’s career with eight or more strikeouts.

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#13 Clemson 4 Wright State 3

Clemson, SC – Kyle Parker went 3-for-3 with two runs and four Tiger pitchers allowed just three of 16 baserunners to score in #15 Clemson’s 4-3 win over Wright State in front of 3,884 fans at Doug Kingsmore Stadium on Friday. The Tigers, who took a 1-0 series lead, improved to 4-0, while the Raiders dropped to 2-3. It was the first-ever meeting between the two schools.

Tiger starter Casey Harman (2-0) earned the win, as the junior allowed four hits, one run, and a career-high three walks with six strikeouts in 5.2 innings pitched. Alex Frederick retired the only batter he faced to record his first career save. The Raiders put 16 batters on base, but Harman, Jonathan Meyer, Tomas Cruz, and Frederick combined to limit Wright State to just three runs thanks in part to stranding 11 runners on base.

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Auburn 6 Boston College 5 (10 innings)

AUBURN, Ala. – Brian Fletcher belted a 2-2 pitch off of Boston College reliever Chris Kowalski over the wall in right-center for his second home run of the game to send Auburn to a 6-5 walk-off win over Boston College on Friday night. The home run gave Auburn its’ second walk-off win of the season as it improved to 3-1 on the year.

"I struggled early in the count, going two-two, and thankfully he left me a change-up up that I could handle and I drove the ball out," Fletcher said of his 10th-inning at-bat. "A win like this gives us momentum into the rest of the weekend. The pitchers battled, everyone on offense was trying to do their best and trying to get us a W."

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Duke 5 Fordham 4

DURHAM, N.C. – Dennis O’Grady drove in the winning run with a two-out RBI single in the bottom of the ninth to lead Duke to a 5-4 win over Fordham in the Blue Devils’ home debut at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park Friday evening.

O’Grady came to the plate in the ninth with the score tied at 4-4 and classmate Jake Lemmerman standing on second base. With a 2-1 count, O’Grady drove a base hit to right field, sending Lemmerman around third and toward the plate where he slid in feet first for the winning run.

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Kent State 7 Wake Forest 6

Winston-Salem, N.C. – Down 5-0 after the first, Kent State may very well have had Wake Forest right where they wanted them.

The Golden Flashes scored seven of the games’ final eight runs in a 7-6 win over the Demon Deacons. Kent State evens its record at 2-2 while Wake Forest falls to 2-4, having lost its last four games.

"It’s a win, and I’m happy with that, but I’m certainly not satisfied," said Head Coach Scott Stricklin after the game. "I don’t want our players to be satisfied with it because we did not play very well. I thought we pitched pretty well. Robert Sabo competed, and then Justin Gill and Brett Weibley were very good out of the pen. We didn’t play very good defense. We didn’t execute at all offensively. We let a lot of situations and opportunities get away from us.

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Virginia Tech 17 Charleston Southern 2

CHARLESTON, S.C. Fueled by two home runs each from left fielder Steve Domecus and catcher Anthony Sosnoskie, the Virginia Tech baseball team pounded out 19 hits en route to a 17-2 victory over Charleston Southern on Friday at CSU Ballpark in Charleston, S.C.

Every starter scored at least one run for the Hokies (2-2), with Domecus, Sosnoskie and shortstop Tim Smalling (2-for-4) crossing home three times apiece. Domecus (2-for-4) and Sosnoskie (2-for-5) each drove in three runs, as did center fielder Sean Ryan (2-for-4). First baseman Austin Wates and third baseman Ronnie Shaban each went 4-for-6.

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