Game 1: #2 Florida State 13 Hofstra 0
Game 2: #2 Florida State 13 Hofstra 1
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – No. 2 Florida State (5-0) completed the sweep of Saturday’s doubleheader blanking Hofstra (0-5) 13-0 in game two Saturday afternoon on Mike Martin Field inside Dick Howser Stadium. The Seminoles scored 13 runs for the second straight game and have now reached double-digit runs and hits in all five games this year.
Three Seminole pitchers combined for the two-hit shutout as the Garnet and Gold kept an opponent off the scoreboard for the first time since blanking NC State 1-0 back on May 16, 2008.
#3 Virginia 22 Rhode Island 2
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The top-ranked Virginia baseball rolled to a 22-2 victory over Rhode Island Saturday afternoon at Davenport Field. Every Virginia starter had at least one hit by the fourth inning as the Cavaliers piled up 26 total hits – most in the seven-year tenure of head coach Brian O’Connor. UVa also scored its most runs since a 27-1 win over Coppin State on Feb. 28, 2008.
Every Virginia starter had at least one hit by the fourth inning, and 13 Cavaliers recorded hits. UVa’s eight- and nine-hole hitters each earned four hits, as Kenny Swab (Jr., Kernersville, N.C.) set a career high with four hits, while Keith Werman (So., Vienna, Va.) tied a career best with four knocks.
#5 Georgia Tech 15 Xavier 0
ATLANTA – Junior Brandon Cumpton pitched seven shutout innings of one-hit ball, and the third-ranked Georgia Tech baseball team (7-0) erupted for a season-high five home runs in a 15-0 win over Xavier (0-5) Saturday afternoon at Russ Chandler Stadium.
"I really liked the way we responded today," head coach Danny Hall said. "I think our team knew we didn’t play as well as we can yesterday, and I thought our response today was great."
#10 Miami (FL) 18 Manhattan 1
CORAL GABLES, Fla. – Junior lefty Chris Hernandez struck out nine and junior catcher Yasmani Grandal drove in five runs as the 10th-ranked University of Miami baseball team picked up its fifth straight win to open the 2010 season with a 18-1 blowout victory over Manhattan Saturday night at Alex Rodriguez Park at Mark Light Field.
The 5-0 start is the best start for a UM team since the 2003 team opened the season 8-0. The `Canes have now scored 56 runs through their first five games – the highest total for a UM team since the 1992 team plated 72 runs through five contests.
Maine 5 #12 North Carolina 3
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — Rookie pitcher Jeffrey Gibbs (Toronto, Ontario) went 5.1 innings on the mound allowing just two runs on three hits, while Ian Leisenheimer (Middle Village, N.Y.) belted a key two-run home run in the top of the seventh inning as the University of Maine baseball team knocked off #11 North Carolina 5-3 on Saturday afternoon in Chapel Hill, N.C. Maine picks up its first win of the season and improves to 1-4. North Carolina falls to 5-1 on the season.
Maine struck first with a run in the top of the first inning. Michael Fransoso (Portsmouth, N.H.) and Tony Patane (New Milford, Conn.) led off the inning with back-to-back hits. Joey Martin (Portland, Maine) laid down a sacrifice bunt moving both runners up a base. Tyler Patzalek (Burlington, Ontario) then reached on an error scoring Fransoso.
#13 Clemson 8 Wright State 6
Clemson, SC – Brad Miller, Phil Pohl, and Jason Stolz, the bottom three batters in the Tigers’ lineup, combined to go 4-for-8 with seven RBIs to lead #15 Clemson to an 8-6 come-from-behind win over Wright State in front of 4,690 fans at Doug Kingsmore Stadium on Saturday afternoon. Clemson, who took a 2-0 series lead, improved to 5-0, while the Raiders fell to 2-4.
Miller, who went 2-for-3 with two doubles, three runs, and an RBI, belted the go-ahead, run-scoring double in the eighth inning to give the Tigers the lead for good. Pohl, who entered the game with three RBIs in 42 career games, went 2-for-4 with a double and four RBIs, while Stolz added two RBIs. Six-hole hitter and freshman Richie Shaffer also went 2-for-4 with two runs, including the game-winning run in the eighth inning.
Game 1: Delaware 17 Maryland 3
Game 2: Maryland 10 Delaware 6
COLLEGE PARK, Md. – Adam Kolarek and Matt Marquis hit back-to-back home runs in the fifth inning as Maryland rallied from an early deficit to defeat Delaware 10-6 Saturday in the second game of a doubleheader at Shipley Field at Bob "Turtle" Smith Stadium.
Kolarek went 2-for-4 with four RBI and two runs and Marquis went 3-for-4 with two runs and an RBI as Maryland (1-4) scored four runs in both the fifth and seventh innings to get its first win of the season.
Florida Atlantic 13 Boston College 2
The Florida Atlantic University baseball team scored seven runs in the second inning and five more runs in the fifth inning to record an impressive 13-2 victory over Boston College on Saturday afternoon in the Auburn Classic at Plainsman Park in Auburn, Ala.
The victory improved the Owls to 3-2 on the season. The team will close out play in the Auburn Classic against the host Tigers on Sunday at 4 p.m. Boston College drops to 2-3 on the spring season. FAU and Boston College will meet again next weekend in Boca Raton.
Duke 11 Fordham 4
DURHAM, N.C. – Sophomore Will Piwnica-Worms drove in four runs and scored three times to lead Duke to an 11-4 win over Fordham in game two of the series Saturday afternoon at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park.
Piwnica-Worms drove in three of his RBI with a bases-loaded triple in the second inning, which was his second three-bagger of the season. The 6-2, 200 pound center fielder reached base four times in five plate appearances while touching the plate three times.
Game 1: Kent State 11 Wake Forest 5 (12 innings)
Game 2: Wake Forest 8 Kent State 7
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Wake Forest broke a 7-7 tie in the bottom of the seventh inning on a go-ahead RBI double by shortstop Mark Rhine as the Demon Deacons defeated Kent State 8-7 in the second game of a doubleheader on Saturday evening at Gene Hooks Field at Wake Forest Baseball Park.
Wake Forest improves to 3-5 on the season, snapping a five-game losing streak, while Kent State falls to 3-3 on the year.
NC State 6 James Madison 2
CONWAY, S.C. — NC State made the most of its eight hits, got solid pitching from four different hurlers, and slammed the door in the ninth when Friday’s offensive hero, Russell Wilson, earned his first college save as a pitcher.
Wilson nailed down the Wolfpack’s 6-2 victory over James Madison in the second round of Baseball at the Beach, improving NC State to 6-0, the Pack’s best start since an 8-0 beginning in 2007. James Madison, which opened play Friday with a loss to Coastal Carolina, fell to 0-2.
Virginia Tech 4 Charleston Southern 2
CHARLESTON, S.C. – The Virginia Tech baseball team used a solid all-around effort to edge out a 4-2 victory over Charleston Southern on Saturday afternoon in Charleston, S.C.
Tech got a strong performance out of starting pitcher Jesse Hahn for the second consecutive week, as the 6-foot-5 right-hander went seven innings, allowing two runs on eight hits. He walked just one and tied a career high with five strikeouts to pick up his second win in as many starts.