#5 Virginia 7 James Madison 3
CHARLOTTESVILLE - The No. 5 Virginia Cavaliers recorded their 11th consecutive win as they downed James Madison 7-3 Wednesday before 2,417 fans at Davenport Field. Virginia improves to 17-1 this season, while the Dukes fall to 13-4.
John Hicks (Jr., Sandy Hook, Va.) led Virginia by going 3-4 with two HRs, becoming the first Cavalier with a multi homerun game since Jarrett Parker had two last season at Duke (May 1, 2010). Hicks also had four RBI.
The Cavaliers took a 2-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning. With two outs, Hicks hit a solo homerun to right, his first homer of the season. Danny Hultzen (Jr., Bethesda, Md.) followed with a walk and came around to score on Kenny Swab’s (Sr., Kernersville, N.C.) RBI single to center.
Presbyterian 4 #14 Clemson 3
GREENVILLE, S.C. – The Presbyterian College Blue Hose baseball team rallied after surrendering a two-run lead against the No. 16 Clemson Tigers on Wednesday night, scoring a go-ahead run in the eighth inning to hand the Tigers a loss at Fluor Field, 4-3.
The team’s seventh straight win improves PC’s record to 11-6 overall while the Tigers fall to 7-7 on the year. Prior to Wednesday’s victory, the Blue Hose had not defeated Clemson since 1949.
“The guys played extraordinarily hard and did a great job overall. It was just a team effort and we’re excited about this team and hopefully we can keep up this momentum,” said Head Coach Elton Pollock. “I’m proud of the overall effort of our players and coaches and definitely the support of our fans.”
#22 Georgia Tech 12 Georgia Southern 3
ATLANTA – The 21st-ranked Georgia Tech baseball team used an eight-run second inning to defeat Georgia Southern, 12-3, Wednesday afternoon at Russ Chandler Stadium.
The Yellow Jackets improved to 14-4 overall, and 3-1 against Georgia Southern (11-7) this season. Tech extended its winning streak to nine games.
Freshman Kyle Wren, whose .438 batting average led the Atlantic Coast Conference entering the midweek, was a perfect 4-for-4 with an RBI on the day. The leadoff hitter also scored four runs to pace the Jackets.
DURHAM, N.C. – Junior Joe Pedevillano’s 3.1 shutout innings and freshman Chris Marconcini’s two-run home run in the bottom of the eighth helped lead Duke to a 4-1 win over Charlotte on Wednesday afternoon at Jack Coombs Field.
Pedevillano (1-0), an outfielder who drove in a career-high five RBI in Tuesday’s 11-3 win over N.C. Central, made his first pitching appearance since May 14, 2009, and picked up his first win of the season. The 5-6, 160-pound southpaw gave up only one hit and struck out a career high six batters after taking the mound with the game tied at 1-1 in the sixth inning.
RALEIGH, N.C. – Pratt Maynard had three hits and three RBIs to lead a balanced attack, and Rob Chamra allowed one run in 5 1/3 innings Wednesday as NC State rolled past George Mason 9-1 at Doak Field at Dail Park.
For the game, Wolfpack hitters were 7-for-14 with two outs, and the Wolfpack scored six of its nine runs with two away.
BLACKSBURG, Va. – Virginia Tech banged out 26 hits, including 14 for extra bases, on the way to a doubleheader baseball sweep of Hartford at English Field on Wednesday. Tech won the opening game 10-3 and took the nightcap 11-3 to improve its season record to 12-7.
The Hokies won the first game behind a 14-hit attack that featured solo home runs by shortstop Tim Smalling and right fielder Chad Pinder during a decisive four-run sixth inning. The Hokies built a 3-0 advantage over the first three innings with left fielder Andrew Rash singling home a run in the bottom of the first and doubling in another in the third. Smalling doubled in Tech’s third run later in the inning.
COLLEGE PARK, Md. – Freshman designated hitter Tim Kiene’s three-run homer in the bottom of the sixth broke open a two-run game and Maryland cranked out a season-high 14 hits to defeat Liberty 10-5 Wednesday afternoon.
Maryland had a 6-2 lead cut to 6-5 in the sixth inning when Liberty scored three runs on two hits and two walks, but the Terps came right back with a four-run inning capped by Kiene’s home run to deep right-center field.
Korey Wacker went 3-for-4 and was one of five Terps with multiple hits, Chuck Ghysels (1-1) struck out six and allowed two runs in five innings to earn his first win and Maryland (9-8) earned a split in its two-game series with Liberty (9-9).