ACC Recap for March 7th

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Game 1: #2 Virginia 11 Dartmouth 5
Game 2: #2 Virginia 13 Wright State 3

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The No. 1 Virginia baseball team finished off a hot day at the plate with a 13-3 victory over Wright State, Sunday afternoon, in the second game of a doubleheader at Davenport Field. In the first game, UVa pounded out 18 hits in an 11-5 win over Dartmouth.

Tyler Cannon (Sr., Pigeon Forge, Tenn.) had a big game at the plate, going 3-for-5 with five RBI. He had a key two-run triple to break open a one-run game in the seventh inning and then had a three-run double in the eighth inning. Cannon had eight RBI over the weekend.

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#3 Florida State 17 #29 Georgia 5

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Third-ranked Florida State (10-0) registered its third series sweep of the season defeating No. 25 Georgia (6-6) 17-5 on a beautiful Sunday afternoon on Mike Martin Field inside Dick Howser Stadium. For the 15th consecutive game, the Seminole bats reached double figures in hits with 11, while showing some patience at the plate drawing a season-high 14 walks.

The 12-run victory by the Noles on Sunday tied for the largest margin of victory in the series as the Garnet and Gold defeated the Bulldogs 16-4 back on March 19, 1959.

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#5 Florida 4 #10 Miami (FL) 2

The duo of redshirt sophomore Tommy Toledo (Tampa, Fla.) and junior Kevin Chapman (Coral Springs, Fla.) limited No. 10 Miami (7-3) to four hits and junior Bryson Smith (Watkinsville, Ga.) bashed a three-run homer to lift No. 5 Florida (7-2) to a 4-2 victory in the rubber game of the teams’ series on Sunday afternoon at Alex Rodriguez Park. The Gators captured the regular-season series between the Sunshine State rivals for the first time since 2007 and took a series in Coral Gables for just the fifth time since 1960.

“This was a tremendous series win on the road for us,” head coach Kevin O’Sullivan said. “It was great to see two guys who had tough 2009 seasons in Tommy (Toledo) and Kevin (Chapman) come through the way they did. Success is a product of hard work and we were very happy with their outings. I thought our team showed a lot of resiliency by coming back from the difficult loss last night. To beat Miami on the road is a heck of an accomplishment.”

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#7 Georgia Tech 9 Rutgers 4

ATLANTA – Jed Bradley struck out nine batters, and five players recorded multiple hits as the No. 4 Georgia Tech baseball team (10-1) completed the series sweep of Rutgers (1-8) with a 9-4 win Sunday at Russ Chandler Stadium.

Bradley (2-1) was sharp on the mound in his third start of the season, allowing no runs and scattering just four Rutgers hits over 6.0 innings pitched. The sophomore left-hander fanned nine batters on the day, and now has 27 strikeouts in 17.0 innings on the season. He did not issue a single walk in the outing.

After a season-high 20 hits a day earlier, the Jackets tallied 14 on Sunday including six that went for extra-base hits.

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#9 Clemson 19 #24 South Carolina 6

Columbia, SC – Behind five home runs and 14 hits, #9 Clemson trounced #15 South Carolina 19-6 in front of 8,214 fans at Carolina Stadium on Sunday afternoon. It was Clemson’s most runs scored against the Gamecocks since 1962 and the Tigers’ largest margin of victory since 1997. The Tigers, who won the series 2-1, improved to 9-1, while South Carolina fell to 6-4.

The Tigers jumped out to an early 6-0 lead and never looked back, as it scored two runs in the fourth, three in the sixth, and eight combined runs in the final three innings. The Tigers totaled five home runs, including two grand slams. Clemson also walked 11 times, one reason the Gamecocks used eight pitchers in the game.

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#12 North Carolina 9 Michigan 1

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – Junior Colin Bates allowed one earned run in 5.2 innings of work to lead No. 12 North Carolina over Michigan 9-1 Sunday in front of 2209 fans at Boshamer Stadium. Bates improves to 3-0 on the season and is perfect in three career starts on the mound. Ben Bunting and Ryan Graepel each posted three hits and two RBI, as North Carolina improves to 10-1 on the year. Michigan falls to 4-7 after the three-game series sweep.

The Tar Heel bullpen was spectacular in relief hurling 3.1 innings allowing only two hits, issuing no walks and striking out five. R.C. Orlan, Cody Penny, Zach Bernard, Bryant Gaines and Nate Striz all were impressive in relief. Gaines and Striz each made their first appearances of 2010 after recovering from minor off-season surgeries.

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Florida Atlantic 11 Boston College 7

Junior first baseman Dan Scheffler connected on two home runs to fuel Florida Atlantic University baseball team’s attack in an 11-7 victory over Boston College on Sunday afternoon at the FAU Baseball Stadium in Boca Raton. The victory gave the Owls the weekend series win by taking the last two games.

FAU improved to 5-4 on the season and scored double digit runs in consecutive ballgames. Boston College fell to 4-5 on the spring campaign. The Owls defeated the Atlantic Coast Conference opponent three times this season and outscored them 41-20.

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Maryland 7 Hofstra 5

COLLEGE PARK, Md. – Brandon Padula hit a three-run home run with two outs in the bottom of the eighth inning and Maryland completed a three-game sweep of Hostra with a 7-5 victory Sunday.

Padula, who has recorded three hits in four of the last five games, went 3-for-5 with four RBI and two runs on the day. The junior is now batting .568 this season, second-best in the Atlantic Coast Conference.

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Virginia Tech 12 Long Island 4

BLACKSBURG, Va. Mathew Price pitched six scoreless innings and Virginia Tech tied a season-high with 19 hits to complete a four-game weekend baseball sweep of Long Island University with a 12-4 victory at English Field on Sunday.

The Hokies extended their winning streak to eight games and now stand 8-2 on the season. LIU fell to 1-7 with the loss.

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NC State 17 Quinnipiac 7

RALEIGH, N.C. – Dallas and Drew Poulk led a 17-hit attack with three hits apiece to lead NC State to a 17-7 victory over Quinnipiac and complete a three-game sweep of the Bobcats at Doak Field.

NC State improved to 10-1 with the victory while the Bobcats dropped to 0-3. Reliever Grant Sasser (2-0) was awarded the win after pitching a scoreless seventh inning. Quinnipiac starter Brian Monack (0-1) lasted four innings and was charged with eight runs, all earned.

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Duke 8 Temple 2

DURHAM, N.C. – Freshman Eric Brady hit a three-run homer and classmate Marcus Stroman struck out seven hitters in four innings to lead Duke to an 8-2 win and a series sweep over Temple Sunday evening at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park.

Brady mashed his first career home run over the 32-foot left field wall as part of a five-run second inning for the Blue Devils (7-3), who won their sixth straight game and improved to 6-0 at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park. Stroman (2-0), meanwhile, came out of the bullpen to throw a career-high four innings in which he surrendered just one run on one hit.

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Wake Forest 12 Xavier 10

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – A sixth inning three-run home run from Shane Kroker led Wake Forest to a 12-10 come-from-behind victory and sweep of Xavier on Sunday afternoon at Gene Hooks Field at Wake Forest Baseball Park.

Xavier struck first, scoring two in the first inning, but Wake put four runs across in the second to take a 4-2 lead. The Deacons scored one run in both the third and fourth, but the Musketeers scored seven runs in the fifth and added one more in the sixth to go on-top 10-6. In the seventh, home runs from Ryan Semeniuk and Kroker sparked Wake to a six-run inning and gave the Deacs the lead for good.

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