Here is your ACC Recap for March 24th.
#3 Georgia Tech 19 Mercer 4
ATLANTA - The third-ranked Georgia Tech baseball team (18-2, 5-1 ACC) scored double digit runs for the fourth straight game, and 12 different players registered a hit in a 19-4 win over Mercer (14-9, 2-1 A-Sun) Wednesday night at Russ Chandler Stadium.
"We’ve had contributions from a lot of different guys," head coach Danny Hall said. "I think as a team we’ve swung the bat real well, which is a good sign. We’ve got [Jay] Dantzler down a little bit right now, and Brandon Thomas steps in there and has hit the ball real well for us. So that’s good to see."
#6 Florida State 14 Stetson 7
TALLAHASSEE, Fla.- Sixth-ranked Florida State (16-4) overcame some early defensive miscues to double-up Stetson (9-13) 14-7 Wednesday evening on Mike Martin Field inside Dick Howser Stadium. The Seminoles won their fifth in a row over the Hatters and ninth straight during regular season action.
"It was a disappointing start for us, a disappointing defensive night, but yet we persevered and that’s what this game is about," said head coach Mike Martin. "We hung in there and had a good ending so to speak when we get 5-3-2-3 in the fifth, sixth, seventh and eighth innings. That is certainly huge. We had some good at-bats and it was a good win for us."
Elon 4 #8 Clemson 3 (10 innings)
CLEMSON, S.C. – Seth Canipe’s two-out single scored Ryan Adams from second base in the top of the 10th inning to break a 3-3 tie and lift the Elon Phoenix to a 4-3 victory over the fifth-ranked Clemson Tigers in baseball action from Doug Kingsmore Stadium on Wednesday night. The win gave the Phoenix a two-game midweek sweep of the Tigers and was the 21st decision over a top-25 program since the start of the 1999 season.
Phoenix pitching was strong, retiring the first hitter in all 10 innings and the first two hitters in eight frames. Clemson batters mustered just six hits on the night.
#17 North Carolina 4 UNC-Greensboro 3
GREENSBORO, N.C. – A solo home run off the bat of Jesse Wierzbicki propelled No. 17 North Carolina over UNC Greensboro 4-3 Wednesday night in front of 1333 fans at UNC G Baseball Stadium. The Tar Heels (16-6, 2-4 ACC) rallied to score three runs in the eighth to defeat the Spartans (11-9). Carolina defeated UNC Greensboro for the second time this season.
Garrett Davis allowed three runs, two earned, on four hits while fanning three in four innings. Michael Morin (3-0) earned the win, throwing 1.1 shutout innings and allowing just one hit. Greg Holt earned his second save of the year, throwing 1.2 shutout innings. Zach Bernard, R.C. Orlan and Chris Munnelly all logged time on the mound. Munnelly threw 2.1 shutout innings in relief.
Virginia Tech 10 Liberty 0
BLACKSBURG, Va. – Manny Martir threw seven shutout innings and Buddy Sosnoskie, Ronnie Shaban and Michael Seaborn combined for nine hits and eight RBIs to lead the Virginia Tech baseball team to a 10-0 victory over Liberty on Wednesday night at English Field.
It was the third shutout tossed by Virginia Tech this season, which improved to 14-8 with the win. Martir lowered his ERA by more than five full points in just his second start as a Hokie, scattering four hits and five walks over his seven innings of work, while striking out four. Brandon Fisher and Ben Rowen each pitched an inning of hitless ball in relief to preserve the blanking of the Flames, who fell to 13-6.
Maryland 8 UMBC 5
COLLEGE PARK, Md. – Alfredo Rodriguez hit a two-run single that broke a 5-5 tie in the bottom of the fifth inning and the Maryland Terrapins defeated the UMBC Retrievers 8-5 Wednesday evening.
Rodriguez went 3-for-4 with a career-high four RBI, while Matt Marquis, Brandon Padula and Mike Rozak all had two-hit games for the Terps.
High Point 11 Wake Forest 3
Freshman Zach Haile (Longwood, Fla./Lake Mary) pitched five scoreless innings to lead the High Point University baseball team to a 11-3 win over Atlantic Coast Conference opponent Wake Forest Wednesday at Williard Stadium. The HPU offense put up 11 runs on 14 hits off 14 different Wake Forest pitchers. Alex Wiesner got the start and the loss for the Demon Deacons and no pitcher went more than one inning.
“This was a really nice performance on the offensive end,” said head coach Craig Cozart. “We knew we would see at least nine different pitchers for Wake Forest so the challenge was that we wouldn’t get to see them a second time through the order. We set the tone early on the offensive side and pieced it together on the mound. Haile did a nice job with the start and now we get ready for the weekend.”