Here is your ACC Recap for May 20th.
CORAL GABLES, Fla. – The ninth-ranked University of Miami baseball team won their second straight game via a walk-off hit as a Stephen Perez single in the bottom of the 11th gave the Hurricanes a 5-4 win over top-ranked Virginia Thursday night at Alex Rodriguez Park. The victory was Miami’s 18th straight at home – the team’s longest home winning streak in since 1998.
The win also gave Miami (39-13, 20-8) its 20th ACC win, marking just the second time since the team joined the ACC in 2005 that the `Canes reached the 20-win plateau in regular season league play.
#7 Georgia Tech 15 Boston College 7
#20 Clemson 9 #8 Florida State 8
Clemson, SC – Brad Miller went 5-for-5 with a homer, double, three RBIs, and four runs and Wilson Boyd’s two-out, run-scoring single in the eighth capped a three-run inning in #22 Clemson’s 9-8 victory over #7 Florida State in front of 4,181 fans at Doug Kingsmore Stadium on Thursday night. The Tigers, who took a 1-0 series lead, improved to 35-19 overall and 16-12 in the ACC. The Seminoles dropped to 39-14 overall and 18-10 in ACC play.
#26 North Carolina 13 #17 Virginia Tech 6
CHAPEL HILL, N.C — Brian Goodwin and Ryan Graepel each posted two hits and four RBI to propel North Carolina over No. 12 Virginia Tech 13-6 Thursday night at Boshamer Stadium. The Tar Heels won their eighth straight game at home as Matt Harvey pitched 7.1 strong innings to improve UNC to 34-20 overall and 12-16 in league play.
Harvey (7-3) struck out seven Hokies on the night, raising his career total to 254. That mark ties him for tenth with Roger Williams on the UNC career strikeout list. After Harvey exited, relievers Bryant Gaines, Zach Bernard and Greg Holt combined to work 1.2 innings of scoreless action while allowing just one hit.
NC State 8 Duke 3
RALEIGH, N.C. – Drew Poulk continued his torrid hitting and Jake Buchanan pitched his second complete game of the season Thursday night to lift NC State past Duke 8-3 in the first game of a critical three-game Atlantic Coast Conference series.
The Wolfpack’s win, coupled with North Carolina’s 13-6 victory over Virginia Tech, and Georgia Tech’s 15-8 win at Boston College tightened the race for both the seventh and eighth spots in the eight-team field for next week’s ACC Tournament. NC State, which is now 34-20 overall, moved into a tie for seventh place with Boston College at 14-15 in the overall ACC standings. North Carolina improved to 12-16 with its win over the Hokies and is one game back in ninth place. Complicating matters for the Wolfpack is the fact that the Tar Heels and Eagles both have the tiebreaker over the Pack in case of any ties in the final standings.
Maryland 5 Wake Forest 1
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Brett Harman gave Maryland another quality start, pitching six innings and striking out 10, and the Terrapin offense scored four of its five runs in the first two innings en route to a 5-1 victory over Wake Forest Thursday evening.
Harman reached double-digit strikeouts in a game for the third time this season – he also had 10 against Miami on April 30 and a career-high 12 against Boston College on April 11 – and reliever Adam Kolarek shut down the Wake Forest offense over the final three innings to earn his first save of the season.