#1 Florida 1 #26 Miami (FL) 0
Senior Bryson Smith (Watkinsville, Ga.) came through with a pinch-hit RBI single in the eighth inning to drive in senior Josh Adams (Jacksonville, Fla.) with the game’s only run as No. 1 Florida (9-1) edged No. 24 Miami (4-6), 1-0, on Saturday afternoon in front of 4,851 fans at McKethan Stadium.
The duo of sophomore Hudson Randall (Atlanta, Ga.) and junior Anthony DeSclafani (Freehold, N.J.) (2-0) combined to one-hit the Hurricanes and notched the Gators’ first shutout of Miami since Feb. 13, 2004 (3-0 in Coral Gables). It marked just the seventh time in the 226-game history of the series that Florida had held the Hurricanes scoreless and the first time in Gainesville since Feb. 20, 1994 (5-0). UF’s third shutout of the season, matching last year’s total in 64 games, clinched the weekend series between the rivals and increased its home winning streak to 23 games. Oddly enough, the last 1-0 contest between UF-UM occurred on April 27, 1971, a win for the Hurricanes.
ATHENS, Ga.– Bulldog starter Michael Palazzone allowed one run through seven innings to lead Georgia to a 2-1 victory over fifth-ranked Florida State in front of 2,205 at Foley Field on Saturday.
The Bulldogs (3-7) handed the Seminoles their first loss of the season as they dropped to 9-1 and did so in dramatic fashion over the final two frames. FSU left the bases loaded in the eighth and had two on in the ninth but the Georgia bullpen blanked the Seminoles for the second straight day. On Friday, they tossed 4.1 shutout innings and pitched two more Saturday.
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The eighth-ranked Virginia baseball team swept a Saturday double header, averting Rider 4-1 before dismissing Cornell 14-1 in the second game at Davenport Field. Virginia improves to 12-1 with the victories.
Ryan Levine (So., Montvale, N.J.), from the designated hitter position, finished the twin bill going 5-for-8 with four runs scored and three RBI. UVa also received two quality starts from its pitching staff, highlighted by Cody Winiarski’s (Sr., Madison, Wis.) mastery though 7.0 innings against Cornell. The right-handed pitcher allowed no runs, three hits and struck out five batters.
Game 1: #18 UNC 18 Stony Brook 4
Game 2: #18 UNC 11 Stony Brook 6
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – The No. 17 North Carolina Tar Heels swept a doubleheader from visiting Stony Brook Saturday as the offense exploded for 29 runs in the twinbill. Carolina swept the three-game series with the Seawolves and are 11-1 on the season having won five straight. Up next for Carolina will be a pair of midweek games against Elon (Tue.) and St. John’s (Wed.) with both games starting at 5 p.m.
BLACKSBURG, Va. – Virginia Tech baseball again split a doubleheader with visiting Bryant on Saturday at English Field. After pounding out 12 hits and registering a 15-0 shutout victory, the Hokies bats were silenced in a 5-2 loss in the second game.
Virginia Tech’s record now stands at 9-4 and Bryant is 5-5.
Tim Smalling and Ronnie Shaban each drove in four runs for the day, while three pitchers combined to shutout the Bulldogs in game one – Patrick Scoggin, Manny Martir, and Kyle Cichy.
COLLEGE PARK, Md. – Eric Potter took a no-hitter into the seventh inning, adding to a dominant start to his senior season, and helping Maryland sweep a doubleheader with a 9-1 win over Canisius Saturday afternoon.
Maryland is off to a 7-4 start thanks in large part to its pitching, with Potter and David Carroll at the forefront. Carroll led Maryland to a victory in game one Saturday, going seven innings and allowing two earned runs. Potter (2-0) was even better, striking out six and allowing just one hit.
Duke 4 LaSalle 0
Duke 9 LaSalle 7
DURHAM, N.C. – Duke threw its second straight shutout in a 4-0 win in game one, and Dennis O’Grady picked up his third win in a 9-7 victory over La Salle in game two as the Blue Devils swept a double header on Saturday afternoon to earn their second consecutive series sweep of the season.
In the opener, Marcus Stroman, Robert Huber (2-0) and Ben Grisz combined to shut out La Salle while allowing just seven hits. The three pitchers combined to strike out eleven batters, eight of which came from Stroman in his first start of the season. Freshman Anthony D’Alessandro provided the offense for Duke with a three-run, two-out double in the bottom of the eighth to break open a scoreless game.
Game 1: NC State 4 Penn State 1
Game 2: Penn State 9 NC State 4
RALEIGH, N.C. — Chris Schaeffer walked to force in the go-ahead run in the seventh inning Saturday, and Matt Bergquist followed with a two-run double to lift NC State to a 4-1 victory over Penn State in the first game of a doubleheader at Doak Field at Dail Park.
The Nittany Lions got three hits and two RBIs apiece from Sean Deegan and Luis Montesinos in the nightcap and defeated the Wolfpack 9-4 to salvage a split of the twin-bill. Penn State won the three-game series from NC State, two games to one.
Boston College 15 SIU-Edwardsville 0
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The Boston College baseball team scored seven times in the first two innings and senior Nate Bayuk shut down the Cougars at the plate to lead the Eagles to a 15-0 win against SIU Edwardsville Saturday afternoon at Jackie Robinson Ballpark.
Bayuk improved to 2-0 on the year after throwing 7.0 shutout innings. He allowed five hits and one walk while fanning a pair.
Junior Anthony Melchionda led BC (4-4) at the plate with a 4-for-5 performance. He had two triples, a double, four RBI and three runs. Juniors Andrew Lawrence and Spenser Payne both had two hits and a double. Lawrence had an RBI and Payne had two. Senior Mike Sudol drove in three runs.
Towson 9 Wake Forest 6
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Senior shortstop Nick Natoli banged out four hits and scored four runs as Towson University (4-6) split a pair of games at the Wake Forest Classic at Wake Forest Park on Saturday afternoon.
After dropping a 16-9 decision to Fordham (8-2) in the first game, the Tigers bounced back with a 9-6 victory over host Wake Forest (4-6).
Photo courtesy of UVA Media Relations/Jim Daves