Here is your ACC Recap for April 30th.
DURHAM, N.C. – Danny Hultzen (So., Bethesda, Md.) tossed Virginia’s first complete game in more than two years in leading the No. 1-ranked Cavalier baseball team to a 12-3 win over Duke Friday evening at Durham Bulls Athletic Park in Durham, N.C.
Hultzen tied a career high by striking out 13 batters and retired 21 of the final 22 hitters that he faced. He allowed three runs (two earned) and four hits and did not walk a batter. It marked Virginia’s first complete game since Pat McAnaney pitched eight innings in a complete-game loss at Miami on April 25, 2008. It was the first nine-inning complete game since McAnaney went the distance against Virginia Tech on March 29, 2008.
NC State 6 #4 Georgia Tech 5
RALEIGH, N.C. – Jake Buchanan struck out a career-high 13 batters and the bottom third of the order combined to go 6-for-11 with three RBIs to lead the Wolfpack to a 6-5 victory over the sixth-ranked Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets on Friday night at Doak Field at Dail Park.
Buchanan became the third NC State pitcher in the last three seasons strike out 12 in a game, tying Clayton Schunick and Eric Surkamp’s efforts in 2008. Buchanan is only the fourth Wolfpack pitcher in the last four years to have 10 or more strikeouts in a game. The last pitcher to strike out more than 13 in a game was Vern Sterry, who struck out 14 against Princeton on March 16, 2003.
#14 Miami FL 5 Maryland 1
CORAL GABLES, Fla. – Junior left-hander Chris Hernandez allowed just one run in seven innings of work and Nathan Melendres and Frankie Ratcliff each homered as No. 11 Miami defeated Maryland, 5-1, Friday night in the series opener at Alex Rodriguez Park.
Miami improved to 32-11 overall and 16-6 in Atlantic Coast Conference play, winning its ninth straight ACC home game and its 12th straight home game overall. The Terrapins fell to 15-31 overall and 4-18 in league play with the loss.
#21 Virginia Tech 9 Boston College 4
BLACKSBURG, Va. – Justin Wright allowed just one run over 6.1 innings on the mound, and designated hitter Matt Blow tied a career-high with three RBIs, as No. 18 Virginia Tech opened an important three-game Atlantic Coast Conference baseball series against Boston College with a 9-4 victory at English Field on Friday.
The win improved the Hokies to 30-14 on the season and 12-10 in ACC play, which equaled their ACC win total from last year with eight conference games still to play. The loss snapped a nine-game winning streak for BC, which fell to 24-18 overall and 12-10 in league play.