FROM CBB NEWS SOURCE
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The fourth-ranked Virginia baseball team was solid in all phases of the game in a 12-2 win over Radford Wednesday night at Davenport Field. Virginia racked up 16 hits in the victory, while the pitching staff limited Radford to just four hits and seven baserunners.
Whit Mayberry (Fr., Alexandria, Va.) made his first start at Virginia and earned his first career win. Mayberry (1-1) pitched five strong innings, allowing one earned run, three hits and one walk while striking out a pair. UVa’s bullpen – Chad O’Connor (R-Fr., Chesapeake, Va.), Tyler Wilson (Jr., Midlothian, Va.),Branden Kline (Fr., Frederick, Md.) and Neal Davis (Sr., Baltimore, Md.) – held the Highlanders to one hit and three baserunners over the final four innings.
#8 Florida State 9 North Florida 2
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – What a difference a day makes. After being held to just one run on five hits on Tuesday night at the Baseball Ground in Jacksonville, seventh-ranked Florida State (22-7) bounced back to garner a 9-2 victory over North Florida (17-15) Wednesday evening on Mike Martin Field inside Dick Howser Stadium.
The win gave the Seminoles the regular season series over the Ospreys as FSU took 2-from-3 from UNF this year with both wins coming at home.
#12 Miami FL 11 FAU 0
CORAL GABLES, Fla. – The ninth-ranked University of Miami baseball team used three-run homers from Yasmani Grandal and Scott Lawson to power past FAU, 11-0, Wednesday at Alex Rodriguez Park. Four pitchers combined on UM’s second shut-out of the year, including David Gutierrez’s four scoreless in his first start of the season.
Grandal finished 2-for-3 with the second inning homer, a walk and two runs scored for the Hurricanes (22-7, 10-2 ACC), who have now won seven straight and 12 of their last 14.
#14 Clemson 14 Georgia 6
Clemson, SC – Mike Freeman went 3-for-5 with a double and six RBIs against his former team to lead #11 Clemson to a 14-6 win over Georgia in front of 6,346 fans at Doug Kingsmore Stadium on Wednesday night. The Tigers, who won the home-and-home midweek series 2-0, improved to 22-8, while the Bulldogs fell to 10-19.
Freeman, who transferred to Clemson after playing one season (2007) at Georgia, led Clemson’s 13-hit attack. After trailing 4-0, Clemson scored three runs in the third, four runs in the fourth, five runs in the fifth, and two runs in the sixth to break the game open. The game marked the 15th time that Clemson scored double-digit runs in 2010. The Tigers scored double-digit runs 14 times in 2009.
Boston College 11 Bryant 3
CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. – The Boston College baseball team won its fourth straight non-conference game on Wednesday when it defeated Bryant, 11-3, under record-breaking heat at Eddie Pellagrini Diamond at Commader Shea Field.
The Eagles (13-15) scored in seven of the eight innings in which they stepped to the plate. Senior Mike Sudol led the offense, going 3-for-4 with a home run, double, two runs and two RBI. It was his first homer of the season. Sophomore Andrew Lawrence also launched his first long ball this year and went 2-for-3 with a double and two RBI.
NC State 18 Coppin State 1
RALEIGH, N.C. – Chris Schaeffer hit three home runs and drove in six runs Wednesday, to lead NC State to an 18-1 blowout of Coppin State at Doak Field at Dail Park. Schaeffer, Harold Riggins and John Gianis had four hits apiece for the Wolfpack, and Andrew Ciencin and Drew Poulk chipped in three RBIs each.
The Wolfpack won for the third time in a row and the fifth time in six games, improving to 20-10 overall. Coppin State fell to 10-14 with the loss. Sophomore righthander Mike Russo (1-0), the second of five NC State pitchers, got the win with two innings of scoreless relief. Andrew Kiessling (1-3) took the loss after allowing 12 runs, 10 of them earned, on 11 hits in two innings of work.
NC State Recap
Coppin State Recap
Wake Forest 8 High Point 7
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Wake Forest scored two runs in both the seventh and eighth innings to overcome a 7-4 deficit and defeat High Point, 8-7, on Wednesday night at Gene Hooks Field at Wake Forest Baseball Park.
With the victory, Wake Forest improves to 10-21 on the season while High Point falls to 17-13 on the year.
Each team scored a run in the second and three runs in the fourth to make the game tied 4-4 after four innings. A three-run fifth inning for the Panthers put High Point in front 7-4. Wake Forest scored twice in both the seventh and eighth innings to rally for the 8-7 win.
Wake Forest Recap
High Point Recap
West Virginia 20 Maryland 9
COLLEGE PARK, Md. – The West Virginia University baseball team produced its best offensive performance of the season as it powered past out-of-state rival Maryland, 20-9, on Wednesday evening at Shipley Field in College Park, Md.
WVU’s collective season highs in tonight’s contest are endless – 20 runs scored, 25 base hits, five home runs, eight doubles, 19 RBIs and 48 total bases. Several players established career highs in a contest that took nearly 4 ½ hours, as the Mountaineers (14-15) recorded the most single-game base hits since garnering a school-record 32 against New Jersey Tech on March 8, 2009.