#9 Florida State 10 Valdosta State 2
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Redshirt freshman David Trexler earned his first career victory as No. 7 Florida State rolled past Valdosta State, 10-2 at Dick Howser Stadium.
In a pre-arranged controlled start, Trexler (1-0) tossed three innings of shutout baseball, surrendering only a pair of infield singles. The lanky right-hander established a new career high with four strikeouts in his second start and fifth appearance. He did not issue a walk.
Neither did his fellow FSU pitchers. In all, eight Seminoles combined for 10 strikeouts without issuing a walk.
#26 Clemson 12 Western Carolina 3
Clemson, SC – Sparked by home runs off the bats of Jason Stolz and John Hinson, Clemson combined for 10 runs in the third, fourth, and fifth innings to defeat Western Carolina 12-3 at Doug Kingsmore Stadium on Wednesday night. The Tigers improved to 16-12, while the Catamounts fell to 11-15-1.
With his 1,162nd career win, Jack Leggett moved into sole possession of 16th place on the all-time wins list by a head coach at a Division I school. In his 32nd year as a head coach, Leggett passed Bill Wilhelm and Norm DeBriyn (Arkansas) on the list on Wednesday. Wilhelm, who passed away on December 24, 2010, served as Clemson’s head coach for 36 seasons (1958-93) and hired Leggett to be his top assistant at Clemson for the 1992 and 1993 seasons after Leggett spent nine years (1983-91) as head coach at Western Carolina.
Boston College 16 Bryant 5
CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. – The Boston College baseball erupted for 12 runs in the bottom of the eighth inning to pull away for the win against Bryant, 16-5, Wednesday afternoon at Eddie Pellagrini Diamond at Commander Shea Field.
The Bulldogs took a 5-4 lead with a run in the top of the seventh before BC’s offensive explosion. Junior Kyle Prohovich led the inning off with a single through the left side and classmate Marc Perdios walked on four pitches to put the first two men on base. Senior Matt Hamlet laid down a sac bunt and the pitcher threw the ball away which brought Prohovich home to tie the game and put runners on the corners. Freshman Tom Bourdon laid down another bunt and the pitcher went home with the throw but Perdios slid in safely to make it a 6-5 BC lead.
Duke 8 UNC Greensboro 6
GREENSBORO, N.C. – Eric Pfisterer scattered two hits over 5.1 innings, and Marcus Stroman contributed multiple RBI and a save for the second straight game to lead Duke past UNC Greensboro 8-6 on Wednesday evening at UNCG Baseball Stadium.
Pfisterer (2-2) struck out a season-high seven batters and did not allow a hit after the second inning. Duke’s offense backed him with six runs in the sixth inning, keyed by a bases-loaded double off the left field wall by Stroman. Stroman, who also delivered a three-run triple and a six-out save in Tuesday’s 7-5 win over Wofford, then took the mound with a two-run lead in the ninth and recorded the final three outs.
Miami (FL) 8 Florida Gulf Coast 1
FORT MYERS, Fla. – Three Hurricanes registered multi-hit games – led by Rony Rodriguez’s 3-for-3 night with two RBI, as the University of Miami raced past homestanding Florida Gulf Coast, 8-1, Wednesday night at Hammond Stadium in Fort Myers, Fla.
Miami (18-11) defeated Florida Gulf Coast for the third time this season, improving to 7-0 all-time against the Eagles. It was also the third win against the Eagles in as many weeks.
FGCU (15-16) plated its lone run of the game with Tim Roberson’s RBI to score leadoff batter second baseman Mikel Alvarez who kicked off the game with a triple. Alvarez had two of the Eagles’ four hits on the night – both of them extra-base hits.
Virginia Tech 11 VMI 2
LEXINGTON, Va. – Virginia Tech scored four first-inning runs and then used seven pitchers to help it cruise to an 11-2 victory over VMI Wednesday evening at Gray-Minor Stadium.
Tech (15-16) switched its line-up a little bit, putting Jake Atwell in the lead-off role and he produced three hits and three runs, while normal lead-off man Tony Balisteri was moved to the sixth spot and he had two hits – a two run-home run and a two-run double. VMI (14-14-1) had just Graham Sullivan with two hits, while Sam Roberts produced the team’s only RBI.
The Hokies jumped on VMI starter Travis Thomas (2-1) with back-to-back singles from Atwell and Michael Seaborn to lead off the top of the first inning. While Thomas was striking out the next two batters, Atwell and Seaborn moved into scoring position with a double steal.
High Point 9 Wake Forest 1
Junior Drew Dades (Maitland, Fla./Bishop Moore) went the distance for the High Point University baseball team, throwing a complete game three-hitter as the Panthers beat Wake Forest, 9-1, at Williard Stadium on Wednesday night in the second game of a home-and-home series.
“Drew Dades was unbelievable tonight,” HPU head coach Craig Cozart said. “He pitched his rear end off and really competed for us which lets us go into the weekend with our relievers well rested. I am very proud of his effort and the team’s effort. I have been very satisfied with the change of energy over the past two games. We have a different mentality that we have been waiting to see.”
Dades gave up just one unearned run on the night. The junior right-hander was perfect through the first four inning of action and allowed just eight base runners all evening while notching five strikeouts. The complete game was the first of Dades’ collegiate career and the first since for HPU Jaime Serber accomplished the feat against UNC Asheville on April 23, 2010.