Here is your ACC Recap for March 10th.
#2 Florida State 6 North Florida 2
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Second-ranked Florida State (12-0) continued its winning ways Wednesday night with a 6-2 victory over North Florida (6-7) on Mike Martin Field inside Dick Howser Stadium. The Seminoles won for the third straight time over the Ospreys, while running their record to 7-1 all-time against UNF.
Freshman Robert Benincasa (1-0) pitched a career-high six innings allowing just one run on five hits in earning his first collegiate victory. The right hander from Tampa, Fla., retired the Ospreys in order three times on Wednesday, while facing no more than four batters in five of the six innings that he pitched. Benincasa was also the beneficiary of two beautifully turned groundball double plays that began at first base with Jayce Boyd to end the fourth and sixth innings.
#4 Virginia 12 William and Mary 6
WILLIAMSBURG, Va. – Trailing 5-1 in the sixth inning, the No. 1 Virginia baseball team exploded for 11 runs over its final four at bats in rolling a 12-6 victory over William and Mary Wednesday at a sold-out Plumeri Park in Williamsburg, Va. Steven Proscia (So., Suffern, N.Y.) and Jarrett Parker (Jr., Stafford, Va.) each homered and drove in four runs for the Cavaliers.
The Tribe jumped out to a 5-1 lead in the fifth inning on a three-run double by Tadd Bower, but the first four Cavaliers in the sixth inning recorded hits, capped by a long home run by Parker to tie the game. After William and Mary tied the game in its half of the sixth, Proscia led off the seventh with a home run and Virginia (10-2) led the rest of the way.
#11 North Carolina 8 St. John’s 2
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – Right-hander Jimmy Messer earned his first victory of the season leading No. 11 North Carolina over St. John’s 8-2 Wednesday at Boshamer Stadium. Ben Bunting and Tommy Coyle paced the Tar Heels offensively with three hits and two RBI. Carolina improves to 11-2 overall, while St. John’s fall to 7-3 on the season.
Messer (1-0) earned his third career victory hurling 5.2 innings while allowing only two runs on six hits and striking out three. Chris Munnelly, R.C. Orlan and Cody Penny were sound in relief allowing no runs in 3.1 innings. The Red Storm left 12 runners on base while registering nine hits.
Florida International 18 Boston College 14
MIAMI – Freshman Jabari Henry’s first career multiple-home run game led an FIU offensive explosion en route to an 18-14 victory over Boston College on Wednesday to split the mid-week series.
He became the first Panther to hit two home runs in a game since Chris Dunn against UALR in 2007. The Panthers swung for the fences, hitting three home runs on the night, collecting a total of 17 hits.
"We threw some good pitches and they hit some good pitches," said Head Coach Turtle Thomas. "When they scored six runs to tie it up (in the seventh) and we scored four the following half inning, that showed a tremendous amount of heart from our ball club. That’s as good as it gets. I was very proud of our guys."
Bryant 5 Virginia Tech 3
BLACKSBURG, Va. – Behind a season-high 13-hit attack, the Bryant University baseball team picked up a 5-3 win over Virginia Tech Wednesday afternoon at English Field. Dylan Stone (Portsmouth, R.I.) had four hits on the day and the Bulldogs got a big lift with a strong pitching performance by newcomer Peter Kelich making his first start in a Bulldog uniform.
With the Bulldogs looking to bounce back from a tough 5-4 loss to the Hokies Tuesday, Bryant sent Peter Kelich (Jackson, N.J.) to the mound for his first start of the year against a tough Hokie lineup and the freshman responded.
UNC Wilmington 10 Wake Forest 3
WILMINGTON, N.C. – Robbie Monday connected on a three-run home run in the bottom of the seventh to put the Seahawk in front, 5-3, as UNC Wilmington slugged its way past Wake Forest, 10-3, in college baseball action on Wednesday at Brooks Field.
The Seahawks improved to 5-7 overall while the Demon Deacons dropped to 6-8 with their second straight loss to open a five-game road swing.