Here is your ACC Recap for March 21st.
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The No. 1-ranked Virginia baseball team finished off a three-game series sweep of Boston College Sunday afternoon with an 11-1 victory over the Eagles at Davenport Field. The win also clinched a perfect 5-0 week for the Cavaliers.
The Davenport Field crowd of 3,206 on Sunday pushed Virginia’s attendance for the weekend to 9,642 – most ever for a three-game series at UVa. The previous mark was 7,559, set May 11-13, 2007, for a series with North Carolina State.
#3 Georgia Tech 10 Maryland 3
COLLEGE PARK, Md. – Junior Cole Leonida was 3-for-5 with five RBI as five different players hit a home run Sunday in Georgia Tech’s (16-2, 5-1 ACC) 10-3 win over Maryland in the series finale Sunday at Shipley Field in College Park, Md. The Jackets took the series with the win.
"I thought we had some good at-bats today," head coach Danny Hall said. "I honestly thought [Maryland’s] Sander Beck pitched very well early on, but when he did make a mistake, we went at him hard and hit a home run. Anytime you’re on the road and you get the lead, it’s a good thing. We ran at him [Beck] hard early, gave Jed Bradley a lead, and I thought he threw the ball well."
#4 Florida State 5 #17 UNC 3
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – For the second time this weekend, fourth-ranked Florida State (15-4, 3-3 ACC) scored two runs in the eighth and twice more in the ninth to secure its first series win in Chapel Hill since 2000 as the Seminoles defeated 17th-ranked North Carolina (15-6, 2-4 ACC) 5-3 on Sunday afternoon inside Boshamer Stadium.
With the Seminoles trailing 3-1 heading into the eighth, sophomore Sherman Johnson ignited the come-from-behind victory with a solo shot to right center off UNC reliever Greg Holt.
#11 Miami (FL) 7 Duke 6
DURHAM, N.C. – With the score tied at six with two outs in the top of the ninth, Yasmani Grandal smacked a RBI double to right to give the 11th-ranked University of Miami baseball team a 7-6 win Sunday and a series sweep over Duke at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park.
Frankie Ratcliff started the rally in the ninth, singling up the middle to lead off the inning. Stephen Perez proceeded to move him to second on a sacrifice bunt and after a Scott Lawson strikeout, Grandal hit the double down the line in right to bring Ratcliff home.
Wake Forest 4 NC State 3 (10 innings)
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Wake Forest earned its first Atlantic Coast Conference win of the 2010 season, defeating NC State 4-3 in 10 innings on Sunday afternoon at Gene Hooks Field at Wake Forest Baseball Park.
The Demon Deacons improve to 7-14 and 1-5 in ACC play with the victory, while the Wolfpack fall to 14-6 and 2-4 in conference play.
With the game tied at three in the bottom of the 10th inning, the Deacs plated a run to claim the extra inning win. Carlos Lopez reached on a walk to lead off the inning. Matt Conway moved pinch runner John Stamper to second on a sacrifice bunt. Shane Kroker hit a single up the middle and Stamper was held at third to put runners on at the corners. Mike Lubanski hit a ground ball to short that appeared to be a double play ball. Shortstop Matt Bergquist flipped to second for the second out of the inning, but second baseman Chris Diaz’s throw to first was wild, allowing Stamper to score the game-winning run from third base.