Here is your ACC Recap for March 19th.
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Behind another sterling pitching performance from Danny Hultzen (So., Bethesda, Md.), the top-ranked Virginia baseball team downed Boston College, 7-1, Friday night in front of a season-high crowd of 2,923 at Davenport Field.
Hultzen (4-1) worked a career-high eight innings and gave up just one earned run, three hits and one walk while striking out 12. Shane Halley (So., Burke, Va.) fired a scoreless ninth inning to wrap up the game.
Maryland 5 #3 Georgia Tech 2
COLLEGE PARK, Md. – Senior Dan Gentzler hit two home runs off reigning ACC Pitcher of the Year Deck McGuire and Brett Harman delivered his second consecutive splendid start on the mound as the University of Maryland baseball team upset No. 3 Georgia Tech, 5-2, Friday evening at Bob “Turtle” Smith Stadium at Shipley Field in the first game of a three-game Atlantic Coast Conference series.
The victory improved Maryland’s record to 8-9 and 2-2 in the ACC, while Georgia Tech dropped to 14-2 and 3-1 in conference play. The 5-2 triumph came nearly two years to the day since the Terps’ last win against a top-five team. Maryland defeated then-No. 3 North Carolina, 4-2, March 21, 2008.
#4 Florida State 4 #17 North Carolina 3
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – Fourth-ranked Florida State (14-3, 2-2 ACC) erased a three-run deficit with a little late inning heroics to claim a 4-3 victory over 17th-ranked North Carolina (14-5, 1-3 ACC) Friday night inside Boshamer Stadium. The Seminoles scored two runs in the eighth and two more in the ninth to get back to .500 in league play on the year.
For the third time in the last four meetings between these two schools, Florida State used a ninth inning comeback to claim victory. In fact, this series has been so closely contested that 14 of the last 27 games have been decided by one run with the Seminoles winning 11 of those games.
#9 Clemson 3 Virginia Tech 0
Clemson, SC – Casey Harman and David Haselden combined on a one-hit shutout in #7 Clemson’s 3-0 win over Virginia Tech in front of 3,862 fans at Doug Kingsmore Stadium on Friday night. Clemson, who took a 1-0 series lead, improved to 15-2 overall and 4-0 in the ACC. With Georgia Tech’s loss at Maryland on Friday night, Clemson became the last unbeaten team in ACC play. The Hokies dropped to 13-6 overall and 2-2 in the ACC.
Harman (4-0) earned the win by tying his career high with 7.1 innings pitched. He allowed just one hit, a single in the sixth inning, no runs, and three walks with four strikeouts. David Haselden pitched the final 1.2 innings without allowing a hit or run to record his first career save. The two Tiger hurlers tossed the one-hit shutout against a team that entered the game with a batting average of .354 and was averaging over nine runs per game.
#11 Miami (FL) 3 Duke 1
DURHAM, N.C. – Junior left-hander Chris Hernandez tossed his first career complete game Friday night as the 11th-ranked University of Miami baseball team picked up a 3-1 win over Duke at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park.
Hernandez (2-2), whose previous career-high of eight innings came twice during his freshman year in 2008, allowed just the one run on two hits while walking one and striking out six to earn his second win of the campaign. The complete game was the first for Miami since David Gutierrez tossed one against Jacksonville in the 2009 NCAA Gainesville Regional.
NC State 17 Wake Forest 6
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – For a game that lasted more than three hours, this one was over pretty quickly. NC State scored four in the first inning and five more in the ninth Friday before coasting to a 17-6 victory in the opening game of a three-game Atlantic Coast Conference series vs. Wake Forest.
The win was NC State’s first in ACC play after being swept at Clemson a week ago. The Wolfpack improved to 13-5 overall. Wake Forest remained winless in conference play and fell to 6-13 overall.