Here is your ACC Recap for April 28th.
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The No. 1-ranked Virginia baseball team matched a season best with its seventh straight win Wednesday, as the Cavaliers recorded a 10-5 victory over Georgetown at Davenport Field.
Phil Gosselin (Jr., West Chester, Pa.) recorded his third career four-hit game, going 4-for-5 with three RBI. Reed Gragnani (Fr., Richmond, Va.) added two hits and two stolen bases. Eight of the nine Cavalier starters posted at least one hit as UVa finished with 13 hits in the game.
#14 Miami FL 14 South Florida 7
CORAL GABLES, Fla. – The 11th-ranked University of Miami baseball team used back-to-back five-run innings in the fourth and fifth to pull away for a 14-7 win over USF Wednesday night at Alex Rodriguez Park. The Hurricanes (31-11) hit three home runs on the night en route to their seventh straight mid-week win and 11th-straight home victory.
Chris Palaez went 4-for-5 with four runs batted in, driving in a single run in each of his first four at-bats.Michael Broad, starting at second base for the first time this season, went 3-for-4 with a homer, two RBI and two runs scored. Harold Martinez went 2-for-5 with his team-leading 14th homer of the season while Ryan Perry extended his home run streak at home to five straight games with a three-run blast in the fourth that broke the game open.
#25 North Carolina 5 Charlotte 0
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Chris Munnelly tossed six scoreless innings and Colin Bates pitched the final three innings for his first save of the season as No. 25 North Carolina blanked Charlotte, 5-0, in a non-conference matchup Wednesday night at Hayes Stadium. Ben Bunting, Levi Michael, Jesse Wierzbicki and Dillon Hazlett each had two hits for the Tar Heels, who will take the rest of the week off for final exams.
Carolina (27-17) got the only run it would need in the top of the first inning, as Wierzbicki’s two-out single plated Mike Cavasinni.
Duke 13 High Point 11
HIGH POINT, N.C. – Will Piwnica-Worms went 4-for-5 with four RBI and was a triple short of hitting for the cycle as Duke took down High Point 13-11 on Wednesday evening at Williard Stadium.
Piwnica-Worms homered for the third time in his last four games while senior outfielder Jeremy Gould finished 3-for-5 with a double and four RBI. The Blue Devils scored seven runs over the final three innings before senior left-hander Christopher Manno struck out the side in the ninth for the second straight day to preserve the win.
Elon 13 NC State 9
RALEIGH, N.C. — Niko Fraser went 3-for-4 and drove in a career-best four runs while Ben Scott pounded out a personal-best four hits and scored a career-high four runs as the Elon Phoenix handed the North Carolina State Wolfpack a 13-9 defeat from Doak Field on Wednesday night. The Phoenix improved to 28-16 overall this season, including a perfect 6-0 against ACC competition. NC State fell to 26-17.
Elon sent nine men to the plate and scored four times in the second inning to take an early lead. Ryan Adams led off with a walk and then went to third on Ben Scott’s one-out double to right-center. Seth Canipe was hit by a pitch to put three aboard for Niko Fraser who bounced a 2-2 pitch over the bag at third for a double which scored both Adams and Scott. Elon upped its lead to 3-0 when Harry Austin’s bounce out to short plated Canipe. Alex Swim followed with a RBI single which drove home Fraser.
James Madison 8 Maryland 3
COLLEGE PARK, Md., April 28, 2010 – Four James Madison pitchers combined to limit Maryland to five hits in an 8-3 baseball victory on Wednesday evening at Shipley Field.
JMU improved to 21-19 and swept the season series over Maryland of the ACC. The Dukes also won 6-2 in Harrisonburg in March. The win snapped a six-game losing skid in non-conference games.
Appalachian State 10 Wake Forest 5
BOONE, N.C. — Matt Andress tied Appalachian State University’s career wins record and became the program’s all-time strikeouts leader in the Mountaineers’ 10-5 victory over Wake Forest on Wednesday at Beaver Field at Jim and Bettie Smith Stadium.
Andress allowed just one earned run over three innings to earn the 25th victory of his career, moving him into a tie with Kevin Simmons (1983-86) atop Appalachian’s all-time wins list. Andress picked up the win in just three innings because the Mountaineers came into the game with a prearranged "split start," which allowed most of the staff’s primary weekend pitchers to get work heading into a six-day break due to final exams.