Here is your ACC Recap for May 16th.
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – John Hicks (So., Sandy Hook, Va.) hit a three-run walk-off home run in the ninth inning as the top-ranked Virginia baseball team rallied to defeat No. 21 North Carolina, 5-3, Sunday afternoon at Davenport Field. Virginia won its 14th straight game and, in sweeping its first-ever three-game series from North Carolina, swept its third-consecutive ACC series.
Virginia drew a sellout crowd of 4,825 for the game – UVa’s sixth sellout of the season. For the weekend, a UVa record 13,294 fans attended the three-game series. With the win, UVa matched a program record with its 21st ACC victory of the year.
#7 Georgia Tech 6 #11 Miami (FL) 3
ATLANTA – Jed Bradley pitched six strong innings for his conference-leading ninth win, and Derek Dietrich and Matt Skole each delivered three hits to lift sixth-ranked Georgia Tech past No. 5 Miami, 6-3, Sunday afternoon in the deciding game of a key Atlantic Coast Conference baseball series at Russ Chandler Stadium.
The win was the sixth in the last seven games for Georgia tech (41-10, 19-8 ACC), who pulled into a second-place tie in the Coastal Division with the Hurricanes (37-13, 19-8), two games behind Virginia (21-6).
#8 Florida State 12 NC State 9 (7 innings/rain and curfew)
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Fifth-ranked Florida State (39-13, 18-9 ACC) over came an 8-0 deficit to defeat NC State (32-20, 12-15 ACC) 12-9 Sunday afternoon on Mike Martin Field inside Dick Howser Stadium.
The game was temporarily suspended with two outs in the seventh due to rain and lightning in the area with NC State’s Drew Poulk at the plate and a 0-2 count. With curfew set for 5:15 p.m. and field deemed unplayable, the game was officially called giving the Noles the win and the series victory.
Duke 11 #16 Virginia Tech 7
BLACKSBURG, Va. – The only thing that could slow down Duke starter Dennis O’Grady on Sunday afternoon was bad weather. O’Grady threw 5.1 no-hit innings and held 15th-ranked Virginia Tech to one run on three hits in seven innings, leading the Blue Devils to an 11-7 win over the Hokies at English Field.
O’Grady’s no-hit bid ended with one out in the bottom of the sixth when Brent Zimmerman laced a one-out triple to right field. The junior right-hander went on to throw seven complete innings before the game was delayed one hour and 23 minutes due to rain and lightning. O’Grady (2-4) struck out six batters and did not allow a run until Buddy Sosnoskie followed Zimmerman’s sixth-inning triple with an RBI single.
Wake Forest 11 #19 Clemson 2
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Wake Forest scored eight runs in the first four innings and starter Tim Cooney gave up just two runs on four hits over eight innings to defeat Clemson 11-2 and clinch the series on Sunday afternoon at Gene Hooks Field at Wake Forest Baseball Park.
With the win, the Demon Deacons improve to 15-36 overall and 6-21 in the Atlantic Coast Conference. Clemson falls to 33-19 and 15-12 in the ACC.
Boston College 10 Dartmouth 4
CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. – Senior John Spatola hit a pair of homers and drove in six runs to lead the Boston College baseball team to a 10-4 win against Dartmouth Sunday afternoon at Eddie Pellagrini Diamond at Commander Shea Field.
It was Spatola’s second multi-home run game of the season with the other one coming against Missouri on February 28. He finished the game 3-for-5 with three runs scored. Spatola has hit 14 home runs this season which is the fourth most in a single season at Boston College.