#1 Florida 5 #26 Miami (FL) 3
No. 1 Florida (10-1) used a three-run sixth inning to snap a 2-2 tie on its way to a 5-3 victory over No. 24 Miami (4-7) to complete a weekend sweep on Sunday afternoon in front of 4,114 fans at McKethan Stadium. The Gators had never been perfect against the Hurricanes in a three-game set in Gainesville and took all three meetings from the Hurricanes for only the second time in school history (Feb. 17-19, 2006).
In addition, UF was undefeated in the regular-season series versus Miami for just the seventh time following 2-0 triumphs in 1948 (Gainesville), 1954 (Coral Gables), 1956 (Coral Gables), 1976 (Gainesville) and 1978 (Gainesville) and the 3-0 sweep in 2006 (Coral Gables). Head coach Kevin O’Sullivan’s club has now taken nine of the last 10 encounters from the Hurricanes, including six in a row. The 10-1 start for the Gators equals the squad’s best since 2003.
#9 Clemson 10 #4 South Carolina 5
Clemson, SC – The #4 Clemson Tigers scored six runs in the eighth inning for a come-from-behind 10-5 win over #4 South Carolina in front of 6,320 fans at Doug Kingsmore Stadium on Sunday afternoon. The Tigers, who evened the series 1-1, improved to 7-2 overall. The Gamecocks, who fell to 8-1 overall, saw their 14-game winning streak dating back to 2010 snapped.
South Carolina pitchers worked out of several jams before the Gamecocks took a 5-3 lead with four runs in the top of the seventh inning. After Clemson scored a run in the bottom of the seventh, Clemson erupted for six runs on six hits in the eighth inning to pull out the five-run victory.
#5 Florida State 7 Georgia 5
ATHENS, Ga. – In a day which ran a gamut of emotions for both clubs, Florida State escaped Georgia and Foley Field with a 7-5 victory, clinching the three-game series.
The fifth-ranked Seminoles (10-1) scored all seven runs over the final five innings, twice overcoming deficits, then held off the Bulldogs’ fierce ninth inning rally.
FSU closer Mike McGee earned his second save of the season, striking out three Bulldogs (3-8) in the ninth, including Lance Martin and Chase Davidson with the bases loaded to seal it.
ATLANTA – Four different players recorded three-hit performances while Buck Farmer scattered four hits over six innings to give the 23rd-ranked Georgia Tech baseball team its first sweep of the season with a 14-3 victory over Rutgers Sunday afternoon at Russ Chandler Stadium.
Georgia Tech (8-4) outscored Rutgers (4-5) by a 33-8 tally in the three-game series this weekend.
“I thought we played well all weekend long,” head coach Danny Hall said. “We got a lot of hits, and I am definitely seeing a lot of improvement in our young hitters and that’s what we always hope to have. Anytime you sweep someone on the weekend it s a good weekend, so we were pretty excited about that.”
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Senior John Leonard allowed one run in 7.2 innings of work to propel the Boston College baseball team to a 4-1 win against Michigan State Sunday afternoon at Jackie Robinson Ballpark.
Leonard gave up seven hits and struck out two while walking one for his second win of the season. It was a career-long outing for Leonard. Senior Garret Smith earned his first save of the season.
Junior Anthony Melchionda and freshman Tom Bourdon both had two hits and an RBI at the plate. Sophomore Matt Watson hit a two-run single to add insurance in the eighth.
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Radford rallied for the second straight game by scoring three ninth-inning runs, and Jason Patten (Davidsonville, Md./Archbishop Spalding) worked out of a bases-loaded situation in the bottom half to keep Wake Forest off the board and lead the Highlanders to a 5-4 win on Sunday night.
After trailing 4-2 heading into the ninth, Radford (6-4) loaded the bases with one out, scratching across a run on a walk to Matt Mack (Davidsonville, Md./St. John’s College H.S.), then Alex Guerra (Wantagh, N.Y./Wantagh)’s groundout on a potential game-ending double-play ball brought home Zach Costello (South Riding, Va./Paul VI) to tie it at 4-4. A wild pitch to Cory Turner (Manassas, Va./Osbourn) with two outs scored Jeff Kemp (Bowie, Md./Archbishop Spalding) from third with the go-ahead run to give Radford its first lead.