Here is your ACC Recap for March 20th.
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Robert Morey (Jr., Virginia Beach, Va.) tossed seven shutout innings as the top-ranked Virginia baseball team recorded a 4-3 victory over Boston College Saturday afternoon. A stadium-record crowd of 3,513 filled Davenport Field on the beautiful day to witness the Cavaliers’ win.
Morey (3-1) allowed only four hits and struck out eight. From the second to the sixth innings, he retired a dozen batters in a row, with five coming via strikeouts. He did not walk a batter in the game as he continued his recent dominance of Boston College. Last year, Morey pitched 7.2 shutout innings and struck out 12 in a 2-0 win at BC.
#3 Georgia Tech 24 Maryland 4
COLLEGE PARK, Md. - – Senior Jay Dantzler had a career-day at the plate, going 4-for-6 with two home runs and eight RBI, as the Georgia Tech baseball team (15-2, 4-1 ACC) pounded 20 hits in a 24-4 win over Maryland (8-10, 2-3 ACC) Saturday afternoon at Shipley Field in College Park, Md. With the win, the Jackets evened the series at one game apiece.
Georgia Tech scored double-digit runs for the seventh time this season. The 24 runs were a season-high for the Jackets, who scored 24 one year ago against the Terrapins in a 24-3 win on March 7, 2009.
#17 North Carolina 10 #4 FSU 4
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – Freshman Chris Munnelly earned his first win of the season to lead No. 17 North Carolina over No. 4 Florida State 10-4 Saturday in front of 3249 fans at Boshamer Stadium. Jesse Wierzbicki paced Carolina offensively with three RBI and two hits.
The Tar Heels improve to 15-5 and 2-3 in the ACC, while the Seminoles fall to 14-5 and 2-3 in the ACC. Starter Colin Bates labored walking a career-high five, but allowed just two runs on five hits while striking out five in 3.2 innings. Munnelly (1-0) pitched 3.1 innings of relief, allowing one unearned run on one hit while fanning two. Michael Morin allowed one run in the final two frames, in his second appearance in as many days.
Game 1: #9 Clemson 5 Virginia Tech 2
Clemson, SC – Sophomore lefthander Will Lamb tossed 6.0 strong innings, allowing just one unearned run, to lead #7 Clemson to a 5-2 win over Virginia Tech in the first game of a doubleheader at Doug Kingsmore Stadium on Saturday.
The Tigers, who took a 2-0 series lead, improved to 16-2 overall and 5-0 in the ACC. Virginia Tech fell to 13-7 overall and 2-3 in ACC play. Lamb (2-0) earned the win in 6.0 innings of work in a starting role. The Seaford, VA native allowed seven hits, one unearned run, and two walks with two strikeouts. Alex Frederick pitched 3.0 innings in relief, allowing three hits and one run to record his second save of the year.
Game 2: #9 Clemson 13 Virginia Tech 8
Clemson, SC – John Nester went 2-for-4 with a career-high four RBIs to lead #7 Clemson to a 13-8 victory over Virginia Tech in the second game of a doubleheader in front of 5,580 fans at Doug Kingsmore Stadium on Saturday night.
The Tigers, who swept the three-game series 3-0, improved to 17-2 overall and 6-0 in the ACC. Virginia Tech dropped to 13-8 overall and 2-4 in ACC play. Sophomore righthander Scott Weismann (3-0) earned the win in a starting role, as he allowed six hits, two runs (one earned), and one walk with a career-high seven strikeouts in 6.0 innings pitched. Jonathan Meyer pitched 1.1 scoreless innings to record his second save of the year.
#11 Miami (FL) 11 Duke 3
DURHAM, N.C. – The 11th-ranked University of Miami baseball team clinched its second straight Atlantic Coast Conference series on Saturday, cruising to an 11-3 victory over Duke at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park.
The `Canes, who won 3-1 on Friday night behind a complete game two-hitter from Chris Hernandez, improved to 4-1 in league play and 13-5 overall with the eight-run win Saturday afternoon. UM will look for the series sweep Sunday at 1 p.m. in the series finale.
NC State 5 Wake Forest 3
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Cory Mazzoni pitched seven strong innings, Drew Poulk hit a two-run home run and Felix Roque worked two scoreless innings of relief for his first college save Saturday night as NC State defeated Wake Forest 5-3 in the second game of a three-game ACC series at the Wake Forest Baseball Park. NC State, which improved to 14-5 overall and 2-3 in the conference, hasn’t had too many of these.
Eight of the Wolfpack’s previous 13 victories were by six runs or more, and Roque’s save is only the team’s second of the season. But Mazzoni (3-1) was exceptional, even after taking a line drive off his right hip in the fourth inning, and Roque pitched out of a minor jam in the ninth.