Game 1: #8 Clemson 8 #1 Virginia 5
Charlottesville, VA – Virginia native Will Lamb pitched 7.0 strong innings to lead #5 Clemson to an 8-5 win over #1 Virginia in the first game of a doubleheader in front of a school-record 3,540 fans at UVa Baseball Stadium on Saturday. The Tigers, who evened the series 1-1 and snapped a seven-game road losing streak to Virginia, improved to 18-5 overall and 7-1 in the ACC. The Cavaliers fell to 19-4 overall and 6-2 in ACC play.
Lamb (3-0), a native of Seaford, VA, allowed just five hits, two runs (one earned), and two walks with two strikeouts in a career-high 7.0 innings pitched to earn the win. David Haselden pitched the final 1.1 innings to record his second save of the year.
Game 2: #1 Virginia 3 #8 Clemson 1
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Cody Winiarski (Jr., Franksville, Wis.) recorded his best start at Virginia, pitching six innings of one-run baseball as the top-ranked Cavalier baseball team downed Clemson, 3-1, Saturday night in the second game of a doubleheader at Davenport Field. With the win, Virginia (20-4, 7-2 ACC) earned a 2-1 series victory – the Cavaliers’ third straight ACC series win this year.
Clemson, ranked as high as No. 5 nationally, dropped to 18-6 overall and 7-2 in the ACC. Virginia drew 3,012 fans for the second game of the doubleheader and brought in 6,552 spectators for the doubleheader after a school-record 3,540 came out for the opener.
#3 Georgia Tech 13 #17 North Carolina 5
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – Cole Leonida and Matt Skole went a combined 5-for-8 with seven RBI at the plate, and the Georgia Tech baseball team scored nine runs with two-outs Saturday for a 13-5 win over North Carolina at Boshamer Stadium. The Jackets clinched the series with the win.
Tech improved to 20-2 overall, 7-1 in the ACC and 6-0 when playing a game on Saturday. The team clinched a series against North Carolina for the first time since 2006, and the first time in Chapel Hill since the 2003 season.
#6 Florida State 12 Maryland 5
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Sixth-ranked Florida State (18-4, 5-3 ACC) rattled off its fourth win in a row and 38th straight over Maryland (9-14, 2-6 ACC) with a 12-5 victory Saturday evening on Mike Martin Field inside Dick Howser Stadium.
The Seminoles scored in six of the eight innings in which they batted while answering Maryland’s run scoring inning with a run of their own on all three occasions. With the win head coach Mike Martin closed within three win of reaching career victory No. 1600.
NC State 7 #12 Miami (FL) 6
RALEIGH, N.C. – It’s too soon to quit. Those were the words Jim Valvano told his NC State basketball team early in the 1983 season when shooting guard and leading scorer Dereck Whittenburg broke his foot and appeared lost for the season. Saturday night at Doak Field at Dail Park, the Wolfpack baseball team would have made Valvano proud.
Trailing 15th-ranked Miami 6-1 with two out and nobody on base in the bottom of the ninth inning, NC State rallied for five runs to tie the game, then won the game 7-6 on Chris Schaeffer’s sacrifice fly in the bottom of the 11th. The improable comeback came after Miami pitching held the Wolfpack to one run on five hits through the first eight innings of the game. When the Pack did get runners on base, Miami hurlers left them there, stranding nine runners, four in scoring position, through the first eight innings.
Game 1: Boston College 5 Duke 3
Game 2: Duke 5 Boston College 4
Game 1: Wake Forest 5 Virginia Tech 0
Game 2: Virginia Tech 2 Wake Forest 1
BLACKSBURG, Va. – Sophomore Mathew Price struck out a career-high 10 batters, including one with two outs in the ninth and the tying run at third, as Virginia Tech edged Wake Forest 2-1 to split a Saturday double-header and win the teams’ three-game ACC weekend series at English Field. The Demon Deacons took the opening game of the twinbill, 5-0.
Tech found runs hard to come by during the afternoon with just two in 17 innings. But Price made those two stand up in game two. The young right-hander went the distance, finishing strong with six scoreless innings. He allowed six hits and did not walk a batter to improve his record to 3-1. Austin Stadler, who started for Wake and also went the distance, is 1- 1 after the loss.