#2 Virginia 2 Radford 0
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Will Roberts (Jr., Richmond, Va.) followed up his perfect-game outing with seven innings of shutout pitching as he led the top-ranked Virginia baseball team to a 2-0 win over Radford Tuesday evening on Throwback Night at Davenport Field. Virginia (29-2) won its 10th straight game – the Cavaliers’ second double-figure winning streak of the season (13 from March 1-19).
Virginia recorded its ninth shutout of the season, which is tied for the third most in program history with the 2007 squad. That figure stands two shy of the school and ACC record of 11, set by the 2005 Virginia team and 1977 Clemson squad. Virginia also lowered its season team ERA to 1.93 – its starting pitchers have not given up a run in the last 25.1 innings.
#10 North Carolina 12 Winthrop 6
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – The top of the order provided five hits, four runs and stole four bases for No. 7 North Carolina (27-4) Tuesday night as the Tar Heels claimed a 12-6 win over Winthrop (14-14) at Boshamer Stadium. Senior Greg Holt picked up the win throwing a scoreless inning of relief to help Carolina to its best start since 1983 as the Tar Heels improved to 27-4 on the year.
Lead off man Ben Bunting reached four times on the night with a 3-for-5 performance and a walk, while scoring a run and driving in two more. Bunting also swiped two bases in the Carolina win. Levi Michael also reached base four times with a 2-for-4, one run, two RBI night. Not to be outdone was Tommy Coyle who tallied a pair of hits, drove in a run and scored two more.
Kennesaw State 7 #14 Georgia Tech 6
KENNESAW, Ga. – Ray Anderson gave Kennesaw State its second walk-off hit in three games as the Owls scored three runs in the bottom of the ninth inning to beat the No. 8-ranked Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets, 7-6, on Tuesday evening before a record-breaking crowd of 1,242 fans at Stillwell Stadium.
Anderson gave the Owls their second-ever win over a Top 10 team when he looped a single over second baseman Mott Hyde’s outreached glove and into right-center field, scoring pinch-runner Chris Wages with the game-winning run.
#26 Clemson 5 Coastal Carolina 4 (10 innings)
Clemson, SC - Freshman pinch-hitter Dominic Attanasio tied the score with a run-scoring double in the ninth inning, then freshman pinch-hitter Jon McGibbon’s single in the 10th inning scored Brad Miller for the winning run in Clemson’s 5-4 win over Coastal Carolina at Doug Kingsmore Stadium on Tuesday night. The Tigers, who won their first one-run game of the season in their first extra-inning game of the year, improved to 15-12 overall. The Chanticleers fell to 18-11 overall in their 12th one-run game of the season.
The victory was Jack Leggett’s 1,161th as a head coach, tying him for 16th place on the all-time wins list by a head coach at a Division I school. He tied the late Bill Wilhelm and Norm DeBriyn (Arkansas) on the wins list. Wilhelm totaled 1,161 wins in 36 seasons at Clemson from 1958-93, preceeding Leggett as head coach in Tigertown. Leggett served two seasons (1992,93) as an assistant coach under Wilhelm, who passed away on December 24, 2010.
NC State 4 East Carolina 2
RALEIGH, N.C. — Pratt Maynard hit a two-run single in the seventh inning and D.J. Thomas and Chris Overman combined to pitch five shutout innings in relief Tuesday to lift NC State past East Carolina 4-2 at Doak Field at Dail Park.
The Wolfpack, which improved to 18-12, has won three in a row and eight of its last 10 games overall. NC State now has won seven of its last nine games against East Carolina and 10 of its last 13. The Pirates lost for the third time in their last four games and dropped to 20-8.
The game was a pitchers’ duel for the first six innings. ECU starter Zach Woods allowed just one run on a third-inning solo homer by Matt Bergquist in 5 1/3 innings of work. He walked one and struck out seven. NC State starter Danny Healey allowed two runs on a two-run homer by Corey Thompson, also in the third inning, on a fake bunt and swing. Healey worked four innings before handing the ball over to Thomas and Overman.
Wake Forest 3 High Point 1
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Trailing 1-0 in the bottom of the sixth, Matt Conway and Mac Williamson hit back-to-back solo home runs to give Wake Forest the lead and help the Demon Deacons defeat High Point 3-1 Tuesday night at Gene Hooks Field at Wake Forest Baseball Park.
The victory improves Wake Forest’s record to 11-17 on the season, while the Panthers dip below .500 at 15-16.
Brian Holmes earned the win and has now been victorious in each of his last two starts to improve to 2-1 on the year. The Deacon lefty went six innings and scattered five hits, allowing only the first batter of the game to come around and score.
Maryland 10 West Virginia 6
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Freshman third baseman Jake Stinnett went 3-for-5 with two home runs, three other Terps had multiple hit games and Maryland beat West Virginia 10-6 Tuesday night at Hawley Field.
The first of Stinnett’s two homers came in the second inning when he led off with a blast to left field on a full count that tied the game at 1-1 and started a four-run inning. Alfredo Rodriguez gave the Terps a lead they wouldn’t surrender with a sacrifice fly to score Korey Wacker and Ryan Holland followed with a two-run double down the left-field line for a 4-1 advantage.
Right fielder Charlie White and designated hitter Austin Kilbourne, both freshmen, along with junior catcher Aaron Etchison, added two hits apiece as Maryland (14-15) recorded double-digit hits for the third straight game.
Duke 7 Wofford 5
DURHAM, N.C. – Freshman Robert Huber pitched a career-high six shutout innings, and Marcus Stroman and Angelo LaBruna combined for six RBI as Duke took down Wofford 7-5 on Tuesday night at Jack Coombs Field.
Huber (3-0) carried a shutout through six innings, giving up just two hits with no walks and four strikeouts. The 6-0, 190-pound right-hander let just three of the 20 batters he faced reach base and ended his outing by retiring 12 straight Wofford hitters.
Stroman provided the early offense, tagging a three-run triple as part of a five-run second inning. The two-way second baseman then took the mound in the eighth inning and struck out four of the six hitters he faced to record his second straight save.