Here is your ACC Recap for May 18th.
ATLANTA – Tony Plagman belted two of Georgia Tech’s four home runs and Brandon Cumpton scattered four hits over six scoreless innings to lead the sixth-ranked Yellow Jackets (42-10) to a 9-3 win over Georgia State (31-21-1) Tuesday at Russ Chandler Stadium.
The Jackets improved to 12-1 against in-state opponents with the win, and closed out the regular season home schedule winning seven of their last eight at Russ Chandler. Tech has won seven of its last eight games overall.
#13 Miami 5 Florida Gulf Coast 4
CORAL GABLES, Fla. - The No. 9 University of Miami baseball team scored two runs in the bottom of the ninth inning, earning its 17th consecutive home victory with a come-from-behind 5-4 win over Florida Gulf Coast Tuesday at Alex Rodriguez Park.
Down one with one out in the bottom of the ninth, Zeke DeVoss worked a full count before hitting a line-drive single into left field. David Villasuso pinch hit for Stephen Perez and came through with a double of the right field wall, scoring DeVoss for the game-tying run.
#20 Clemson 8 Presbyterian 2
Clemson, SC – Jason Stolz and Jeff Schaus both hit two-run homers and four Tiger pitchers limited the Blue Hose to two runs in #22 Clemson’s 8-2 victory over Presbyterian at Doug Kingsmore Stadium on Tuesday night. The Tigers improved to 34-19, while the Blue Hose dropped to 13-38.
The Blue Hose tied the score 2-2 with a run in the top of the third inning, but Clemson scored six runs over its next six innings at the plate and four Tiger hurlers held the Blue Hose scoreless from the fourth inning on to assist Clemson to its 34th win of the season.
#26 North Carolina 8 Charlotte 4
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — Ryan Graepel notched four hits and two RBI to lead North Carolina past Charlotte 8-4 Tuesday night at Boshamer Stadium. Jimmy Messer picked up his second win of the season tossing three shutout innings of relief. Carolina won its eighth straight game at home to improve to 33-20 on the year.
Charlotte’s Tim Lysaught (4-4) suffers the loss as the Niners fall to 35-14 overall. The Tar Heels defeated Charlotte for the second time this season, after registering a 5-0 April 28.
Wake Forest 10 Appalachian State 3
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Wake Forest starter Zach White allowed just one run in five innings, while the Wake Forest offense scored double-digit runs for the third time in the last five games to lead the Demon Deacons to a 10-3 win over Appalachian State on Tuesday night at Gene Hooks Field at Wake Forest Baseball Park.
Wake Forest, which has now won four of its last five games, improves to 16-36 on the season, while Appalachian State falls to 32-16-1 with the loss.
NC State 10 High Point 3
RALEIGH, N.C. – Harold Riggins, Pratt Maynard and Matt Bergquist drove in three runs apiece, and Alex Sogard worked six incredibly fast shutout innings Tuesday as NC State cruised past High Point 10-3 in non-conference action at Doak Field at Dail Park.
The Wolfpack improved to 33-20 with the win. The Panthers dropped to 26-27. Sogard, who allowed four hits and struck out four without allowing a walk, threw just 45 pitches, an average of 7.5 pitches per inning. He improved to 1-2 with the win.
St. John’s 17 Boston College 9
CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. – Sean O’Hare had a grand slam, while Joe Panik and Jeremy Baltz each homered twice as St. John’s used seven home runs and a nine-run third inning to defeat Boston College, 17-9. In addition to collecting his first-career home run, O’Hare finished with a career-high four RBI to lead St. John’s (35-16). Panik was 2-for-5 with two home runs and five RBI, while Baltz was 3-for-5 with two home runs and three RBI. Greg Hopkins was 3-for-6 with one home run and one RBI, while Jimmy Parque was 3-for-5 with one home run and two RBI. Mickey Wiswall was 2-for-5 with four RBI to lead BC (28-24).
After a 1-2-3 top of the first inning, Baltz put the Red Storm on the board in the second inning. On a full count, the freshman blasted a solo home run to deep left field to give St. John’s a 1-0 lead.