#5 Virginia 4 #Florida State 3 (11 innings)
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Junior third baseman Steven Proscia belted the game-winning hit, driving in John Hicks to lift the No. 5 Virginia Cavaliers (18-1, 4-0 ACC) to a 4-3 triumph over the No. 4 Florida State Seminoles (15-3, 3-1 ACC), Friday night, inside Davenport Field.
The 11th inning started out with little fanfare, as Florida State’s reliever Daniel Bennett quickly retired Chris Taylor (So., Virginia Beach, Va.) and John Barr (Sr., Ivyland, Pa.) to start the frame. John Hicks (Jr., Sandy Hook, Va.) roped a ball to left that slammed off the left field wall for a two-out double. UVa starting pitcher Danny Hultzen (Jr., Bethesda, Md.), who entered the batting order in the designated hitter spot after he finished pitching in the seventh, was intentionally walked to create the force play at every bag. Proscia (Jr., Suffern, N.Y.) stepped to the plate and drove a ball over Seth Miller’s head in left field, scoring Hicks and securing the victory.
#14 Clemson 9 Duke 6
Clemson, SC – Sophomore righthander Jonathan Meyer pitched 5.0 scoreless innings of one-hit ball in relief and #16 Clemson tallied 14 hits in its 9-6 victory over Duke in front of 4,166 fans at Doug Kingsmore Stadium on Friday night. The Tigers, who took a 1-0 series lead and snapped their five-game losing streak, improved to 8-7 overall and 1-3 in the ACC. The Blue Devils, whose four-game winning streak came to an end, fell to 15-5 overall and 2-2 in ACC play.
The Tigers scored two runs in both the first and second innings to build a 4-0 lead. But the Blue Devils responded with four runs with two outs in the top of the third inning to tie the score. Clemson answered back with four two-out runs of its own in the bottom of the third inning to take an 8-4 lead. Meyer kept Duke at bay with 5.0 stellar innings pitched and the Tigers held off a late Blue Devil rally to earn the three-run victory.
BLACKSBURG, Va. – Patrick Johnson turned in another quality start and the Tar Heel bats drove in 10 runs on 11 hits en route to a 10-4 series opening win over Virginia Tech (12-8) Friday night in Blacksburg, Va. Johnson improved to 4-0 on the year, while fellow senior Jesse Wierzbicki extended his career-high hit streak to 12 games with a three-run home run in the fourth inning. The Tar Heels and Hokies will meet Saturday at 2 p.m. in the second game of the three-game series.
Carolina struck in the very first inning when Ben Bunting laced a ball inside the bag at first base that went into the right field corner for a lead off double. Tommy Coyle and Levi Michael followed with back-to-back ground outs to put the Tar Heels in front, 1-0.
ATLANTA – Junior right-hander Mark Pope allowed just three hits and one unearned run in eight innings to lead No. 21 Georgia Tech past NC State 9-2 Friday night in the opening game of the three-game ACC series.
The Yellow Jackets (15-4 overall, 4-0 ACC), who scored eight of their runs in the sixth, seventh and eighth innings, extended their winning streak to 10 games.
NC State (10-8, 1-3) saw its two-game win streak snapped and lost its third straight ACC game.
Boston College 7 Maryland 4
COLLEGE PARK, Md. – Seven different relievers combined to throw 8.0 shutout innings as the Boston College baseball team beat Maryland, 7-4, Friday night at Bob “Turtle” Smith Stadium.
The bullpen faced two batters over the minimum through the last 8.0 innings of the game and only allowed one hit – a solo homer in the eighth. Maryland only had three other base runners during that span and they all came on walks.
Sophomore Hunter Gordon picked up his first win of the season after throwing 2.0 perfect innings. Junior Matt Brazisalso threw a perfect pair of frames.
Miami (FL) 4 Wake Forest 1
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Freshman pitcher Bryan Radziewski went 6 1/3 innings on the hill, allowing just a single run – unearned – with a career-high 10 strikeouts to help pitch the University of Miami past Wake Forest, 4-1, Friday night in ACC baseball action at Wake Forest Baseball Park in Winston-Salem, N.C.
Clinging to a 2-0 lead in the top-half of the fifth inning, Miami (10-8, 4-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) second baseman Michael Broad’s two-run scoring double to left-center allowed Chantz Mack and Brad Fieger to extend the UM lead at 4-0 with both runners scoring easily on the play.