Here is your ACC Recap for May 7th.
ATLANTA – Derek Dietrich and Jeff Rowland reached base in every at-bat, and senior Tony Plagman drove in the go-ahead run with his 200th-career RBI to lead the fifth-ranked Georgia Tech baseball team (37-9) over Illinois-Chicago (17-24), 8-4, Friday evening at Russ Chandler Stadium.
Dietrich (4-for-4, RBI) and Rowland (3-for-3, 3 runs, 3 RBI) paced the Jackets at the plate, as Dietrich hit two doubles and Rowland added a triple and home run while coming up a double short of the cycle. In addition to reaching base on every at-bat, Rowland scored all three times.
Boston College 10 #8 Florida State 7
#12 Miami FL 6 Barry 0
CORAL GABLES, Fla. – Junior left-hander Chris Hernandez struck out a career-high 13 in six innings of work and Frankie Ratcliff and Nathan Melendres combined to drive in all six Hurricane runs as No. 7 Miami defeated Barry, 6-0, Friday night at Alex Rodriguez Park.
Hernandez and three relievers combined for the four-hit shutout and the `Canes struck out a season-high 19 as a staff as Miami improved to 35-11 overall.
#22 Clemson 18 Maryland 6
College Park, MD – Mike Freeman began Friday in Clemson, received his financial management degree in the morning, flew to the greater Washington, D.C. area in the afternoon, then went 4-for-5 with three RBIs to lead #24 Clemson to an 18-6 victory over Maryland in front of 541 fans at Bob Smith Stadium on Friday night. The Tigers, who took a 1-0 series lead, improved to 29-17 overall and 12-10 in the ACC. The Terrapins fell to 16-35 overall and 4-21 in ACC play. It was the latest meeting on the calendar between the two teams in College Park since 1972.
The Tigers jumped out to a 9-0 lead through five innings then put the game out of reach with seven runs in the seventh. Four Tigers in all made the trek from Tigertown to Maryland after receiving their degrees on Friday. Wilson Boyd, who received his degree in management, went 1-for-2 with two RBIs, and Josh Thrailkill, who also received his management degree, pitched the final 2.0 innings with three strikeouts. Justin Sarratt, who is out for the season due to injury, received his management degree as well.
#24 North Carolina 18 Wake Forest 5
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — Matt Harvey pitched six solid innings to lead No. 24 North Carolina over Wake Forest 18-5 in front of 2218 fans Friday night at Boshamer Stadium. The Tar Heels registered 14 hits to improve to 29-17 overall and 9-13 in league play. Wake Forest was plagued by four errors falling to 12-33 on the year and 4-18 in the ACC.
Dillon Hazlett paced the Carolina attack with a career-best six RBI. The junior added three hits and two runs scored. Levi Michael posted three hits, including his fourth home run of the year, and scored a career-high four runs. Both Michael and Hazlett extended their hit streaks to career-bests 13 and 12 games, respectively.
NC State 14 Towson 5
RALEIGH, N.C. – Drew Poulk hit his second grand slam of the year and John Gianis and Pratt Maynard also homered as NC State defeated Towson 14-5 in non-conference action on a hot and muggy Friday night at Doak Field at Dail Park. The top eight of the starting lineup for NC State scored and Andrew Ciencin went 3-for-3 with two doubles, a single, a run scored and two RBIs.
With the win, NC State coach Elliott Avent lifted his record at NC State to 512-329 in 13-plus seasons. His next victory will tie him with Sam Esposito as the winningest coach in program history. Esposito went 513-253 from 1967-87.