#4 Virginia 9 #2 Florida State 8
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Down five runs with one out in the ninth inning Saturday night, the Virginia baseball team staged an incredible rally and scored six times to shock Florida State, 9-8, at Dick Howser Stadium in Tallahassee, Fla. Keith Werman (So., Vienna, Va.) supplied the eventual game-winning hit – a two-out, bases-loaded single to left-center which scored John Hicks (So., Sandy Hook, Va.) and Reed Gragnani (Fr., Richmond, Va.).
With the victory, Virginia clinched its first-ever series win – home or away – against Florida State. UVa shut out the Seminoles, 5-0, Friday night.
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#5 Georgia Tech 15 Wake Forest 8
ATLANTA – The fourth-ranked Georgia Tech baseball team (12-1, 2-0 ACC) rallied from seven runs down, scoring eight in the bottom of the sixth, for a 15-8 comeback win over Wake Forest (6-10, 0-2 ACC) Saturday afternoon at Russ Chandler Stadium.
"We didn’t pitch it real well today, but we had the big sixth inning and I am just proud of the way we hung in there and battled," head coach Danny Hall said.
Sophomore Matt Skole and senior Tony Plagman led the attack with three hits apiece, while Skole’s two-run homer in the bottom of the fifth started the comeback for the Jackets.
Game 1: #9 Clemson 12 #30 NC State 7
Clemson, SC – The #7 Clemson Tigers scored 10 runs in the first four innings and held on to defeat N.C. State 12-7 in the first game of a doubleheader at Doug Kingsmore Stadium on Saturday afternoon. The Tigers, who took a 1-0 series lead, improved to 11-1 overall and 1-0 in the ACC. N.C. State fell to 11-2 overall and 0-1 in ACC play.
Tiger starter Casey Harman (3-0) earned the win, as he allowed five hits, two runs, and two walks with three strikeouts in 6.0 innings pitched. Wolfpack starter Cory Mazzoni (2-1) suffered the loss, as he yielded seven hits, 10 runs (eight earned), and three walks with four strikeouts in 3.1 innings pitched.
Game 2: #9 Clemson 12 #30 NC State 6
Clemson, SC – Wilson Boyd’s two-run, go-ahead single was part of a seven-run eighth inning that enabled #7 Clemson to rally for a 12-6 win over N.C. State in the second game of a doubleheader in front of 4,895 fans at Doug Kingsmore Stadium on Saturday. The Tigers, who took a 2-0 series lead by sweeping the doubleheader, improved to 12-1 overall and 2-0 in the ACC. The Wolfpack dropped to 11-3 overall and 0-2 in ACC play.
The Wolfpack maintained small leads late in the game, including a 6-5 lead entering the eighth inning. But the Tigers scored seven runs in the eighth, keyed by Boyd’s go-ahead, two-run single with one out and John Hinson’s three-run double with two outs. The Tigers took advantage of 11 walks issued by N.C. State pitchers, including one in the eighth inning with the bases loaded that tied the score.
Duke 15 #11 North Carolina 11
DURHAM, N.C. – Jake Lemmerman and Will Piwnica-Worms combined for seven RBI and each hit three-run homers to lead Duke to a 15-11 win over No. 11 North Carolina Saturday afternoon at Durham Bulls Athletic Park to tie the series at one game apiece.
Piwnica-Worms mashed his three-run shot in the third inning to put Duke (10-4, 1-1 ACC) on top 4-3, while Lemmerman hit his three-run bomb as part of an eight-run sixth inning that gave the Blue Devils a sizable cushion for the rest of the game. Piwnica-Worms, who is hitting .444 for his career against North Carolina, had an extra-base hit for the third straight game and now leads the ACC with five triples.
#13 Miami FL 7 Boston College 1
CORAL GABLES, Fla. – Senior right-hander Jason Santana allowed just one run while striking out a career-high eight in six innings of work as the 13th-ranked University of Miami baseball team evened its series with Boston College with a 7-1 victory Saturday night at Alex Rodriguez Park at Mark Light Field.
Santana (1-1), making his second straight Saturday start, allowed just the one early run and settled in, allowing five hits and two walks on the night to earn his first victory of the 2010 campaign.
Virginia Tech 13 Maryland 4
BLACKSBURG, Va. – Behind 12 hits and another strong pitching performance by Jesse Hahn, the Virginia Tech baseball team turned the tables on Maryland and claimed a 13-4 victory on Saturday evening at English Field after getting shut out on Friday.
The Hokies improved to 10-4 with the win, while the Terrapins fell to 6-7. Both teams are 1-1 in the opening weekend of ACC play.