ACC Recap for March 23rd

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#1 Virginia 6 Marshall 3

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Led by a 4-for-4 night from Tyler Cannon (Sr., Pigeon Forge, Tenn.), the top-ranked Virginia baseball team knocked off Marshall, 6-3, Tuesday at Davenport Field. Six Virginia pitchers combined to limit the Thundering Herd to six hits as the Cavaliers won their sixth straight game.

Cannon extended his career-best hitting streak to 13 games. With his first-inning double, Cannon tied the Virginia career record for doubles with 53, matching Brandon Guyer (2005-07). John Barr (Jr., Ivyland, Pa.) and Stephen Bruno (Fr., Audubon, N.J.) each added a pair of hits for UVa.

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#3 Georgia Tech 15 Mercer 8

MACON, Ga. – Home runs by Thomas Nichols and Matt Skole highlighted a seven-run fourth inning, and eight starters had at least one hit to lift No. 3 Georgia Tech to a 15-8 win over Mercer Tuesday evening at Claude Smith Field in Macon, Ga.

Tech improved to 17-2 overall on the season, and 4-0 against in-state opponents with wins over Georgia Southern (2-0), Georgia (1-0) and now Mercer.

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Elon 15 #8 Clemson 10

CLEMSON, S.C. – The Elon Phoenix snapped a five-game losing skid with a 15-10 victory over the fifth-ranked Clemson Tigers from Doug Kingsmore Stadium on Tuesday night.  It was the 20th win over a top-25 program for Elon since the start of the 1999 campaign.  The loss was the first at Kingsmore Stadium for the Tigers who had won all 15 previous home games this year.  Elon has now won four games over Clemson when the Tigers were ranked.

Elon took an early three-run lead on the Tigers in the first inning after sending eight men to the plate.  Niko Fraser got things started with a one-out single before a Mike Melillo single put runners on the corners.  After Melillo stole second, Neal Pritchard plated Fraser with a ground out.  Following a walk to Matt Hinson which put runners on the corners again, Seth Canipe hit a soft liner to right-center for a single to drive home Melillo.  Alex Swim followed by sending an 0-2 pitch bouncing back up the middle, scoring Hinson from second.  The three runs were the first scored in Elon’s opening at bat since game one of a doubleheader sweep of Princeton on March 6.

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UCF 6 #12 Miami (FL) 3

CORAL GABLES, Fla. – UCF put together another impressive all-around game Tuesday in a 6-3 upset at No. 12 Miami. The Knights (14-8) used five pitchers, outhit the Hurricanes (14-6) 10-8 and did not commit an error to claim their fifth-straight victory.

"It was a great win for this team. It shows that what happened a couple weeks ago in Orlando when we lost 19-2, that that wasn’t this baseball team," said head coach Terry Rooney. "This baseball team has an opportunity to be outstanding. We’re just continuing to play with confidence, and it was an unbelievable team effort. We used multiple pitchers and different guys in different spots. I’m very proud of them."

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Duke 6 Davidson 2

DAVIDSON, N.C. - Will Piwnica-Worms hit three doubles and drove in three runs, and Jake Lemmerman added a ninth-inning home run to give Duke a 6-2 road win over Davidson at Wilson Field.

Piwnica-Worms doubled in each of his first three at bats and drove in three runs in the first three innings. Then with a slim 4-2 lead in the ninth inning, Lemmerman crushed his fourth home run of the season off of Davidson closer Andy Bass to seal Duke’s 10th straight non-conference victory.

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James Madison 6 Maryland 2

HARRISONBURG, Va., March 23, 2010 – Redshirt junior first baseman Trevor Knight’s (Charlottesville, Va./St. Anne’s-Belfield) three-run double broke a 2-2 tie as part of a five-run seventh inning to lift James Madison to a 6-2 baseball victory over Maryland on Tuesday night at Veterans Memorial Park.

JMU improved to 8-10 on the season, 4-2 on its current seven-game home stand, and 5-2 in its new ballpark.  Maryland fell to 8-12 for the season.

Head coach Spanky McFarland commented on the win, "I didn’t think either team played exceptionally well.  It’s hard to say whether both teams pitched well or both teams didn’t hit well.  Either way, we just found a way to win. I thought it was one of those games that I knew at some point we would break through."

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Campbell 15 NC State 10

BUIES CREEK, N.C. — The two teams combined for 12 runs off of nine hits over a 52 minute first inning but Campbell took the lead 7-5 at the end of the frame and never looked back to defeat NC State 15-10.

With the win Campbell (15-7) has won seven straight non-conference matchups as well as the sixth out of the last seven overall and  Campbell has also taken three out of the last four from NC State.  The 15-7 record posted by the Fighting Camels this season matches the best 22 game start in school history, matching only the 2001 season who started 15-7.

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Hartford at Boston College PPD