Here is your ACC Recap for May 8th.
ATLANTA – Cole Leonida and Thomas Nichols drove in three runs apiece, and right-hander Brandon Cumpton picked up his seventh win of the season as Georgia Tech clinched the series with an 11-5 win over Illinois-Chicago Saturday night at Russ Chandler Stadium.
With the win, the Jackets improved to 38-9 overall and matched their win total from 2009. Tech has had at least 38 wins in a season in 16 of head coach Danny Hall’s 17 years on the Flats. The Flames fell to 17-25 with the loss.
#12 Miami FL 11 Barry 1
CORAL GABLES, Fla. – The seventh-ranked University of Miami baseball team hit three home runs and got another solid start out of Jason Santana to pick up an 11-1 win over Barry Saturday night at Alex Rodriguez Park.
The Hurricanes improved to 36-11 overall with the win and 19-0 all-time against Barry. It also marked Miami’s 16th-straight win at Alex Rodriguez Park.
#18 Virginia Tech 12 Savannah State 0
BLACKSBURG, Va. – Austin Wates hit two homers and drove in five runs, and Matt Blow had a career-high four hits, as No. 16 Virginia Tech posted a 12-0 baseball win over Savannah State at English Field on Saturday evening.
The win – Tech’s sixth shutout of the season – improved the Hokies to 33-15 on the season. The 33 wins are the most for the Hokies in their four seasons under CoachPete Hughes and the most overall since registering 34 in 2003. Savannah State is 24-22 overall following the loss.
Virginia Tech Recap
Savannah State Recap
#22 Clemson 12 Maryland 8
College Park, MD – Brad Miller went 4-for-4 with three RBIs and #24 Clemson totaled 17 hits in its 12-8 victory over Maryland in front of 908 fans at Bob Smith Stadium on a windy Saturday afternoon. The Tigers, who took a 2-0 series lead and reached the 30-win mark for the 36th season in a row, improved to 30-17 overall and 13-10 in the ACC. The Terrapins fell to 16-36 overall and 4-22 in ACC play.
#24 North Carolina 7 Wake Forest 2
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — Colin Bates pitched 2.1 shutout innings to lead No. 24 North Carolina over Wake Forest 7-2 Saturday afternoon at Boshamer Stadium. Carolina won its season-high sixth straight game to improve to 30-17 overall and 10-13 in league play. The Demon Deacons, who has posted eight errors in the series, fall to 12-34 on the year and 4-19 in ACC play.
Bates (5-2) allowed just two hits to earn the win. Munnelly pitched a career-high 6.2 innings, allowing just two runs on six hits with a career-best eight punch-outs. The freshman did not factor into the decision in his fifth career start.
NC State 6 Towson 5 (10 innings)
RALEIGH, N.C. – Drew Poulk homered leading off the bottom of the 10th inning Saturday night to lift NC State past Towson 6-5 in the second game of a three-game non-ACC series at Doak Field at Dail Park. The victory is the 513th of Wolfpack head coach Elliott Avent’s career, tying him with Sam Esposito as the winningest coach in program history.
Drew Poulk went 3-for-5 with a home run, a triple and three RBIs to pace the NC State offense. The Wolfpack, which won for the fourth time in its last five games,
improved to 30-18. The Tigers fell to 16-33. Anthony Tzamtzis (4-2) picked up the win for the Wolfpack after working 1 2/3 innings. He allowed one run on four hits, one walk and two strikeouts. The loss goes to Drew Permison (4-4) who allowed just one run, the Drew Poulk homer, in 1 1/3 innings of relief.
NC State Recap