#2 Virginia 4 Georgetown 0 (5 innings)
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The top-ranked Virginia baseball team earned a rain-shortened 4-0 win over Georgetown Tuesday evening at Davenport Field. The teams played five innings in one hour, 11 minutes before heavy rain and lightning forced the game to be stopped. The game then was called after a 47-minute delay.
Virginia starting pitcher Will Roberts (Jr., Richmond, Va.) improved to 7-0 this season after allowing two hits in five innings while facing just one batter over the minimum. Roberts now has pitched 26-consecutive scoreless innings, most by a UVa pitcher since Sean Doolittle recorded 26 straight scoreless frames in 2005.
Florida State 3 Florida 1
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North Carolina 5 East Carolina 3
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – No. 5 North Carolina claimed its 30th win of the year Tuesday night as the Tar Heels downed instate foe East Carolina (21-11) 5-3 at Boshamer Stadium. Michael Morin notched the win, his third of the year, as Carolina trotted out seven different pitchers and held the Pirates scoreless over the final five innings.
The Tar Heels reach the 30-win plateau in just 35 games joining the 1983 squad as the only two teams in Carolina history to accomplish the feat.
Carolina snapped an 11-game streak of allowing the game’s first run when the Tar Heels struck for a run in the bottom half of the first. Levi Michael drove a pitch into the right field corner and raced around the bases for his third triple of the year and Carolina’s 20th of the season.
Georgia Tech 5 Georgia 3
ATLANTA – Freshman Matthew Grimes had a career-high 10 strikeouts to lead No. 9 Georgia Tech (25-9) to a 5-3 win over rival Georgia (18-16) on Tuesday night at Russ Chandler Stadium.
The Yellow Jackets have now won five straight over the Bulldogs and six of the last seven games in the rivalry. The series will conclude with the “Spring Baseball Classic for Kids”, held on April 26 at Turner Field.
Grimes (5-1) won his fifth game of the year after scattering two runs on eight hits over 6 2/3 innings. The Hoschton, Ga. native did not issue any walks, his second time to do so in a start this season.
Clemson 7 Presbyterian 2
Clemson, SC – Graduate righthander Justin Sarratt pitched 7.0 strong innings of four-hit ball to lead Clemson to a 7-2 win over Presbyterian College at Doug Kingsmore Stadium on Tuesday night. The Tigers improved to 19-13 overall, while the Blue Hose dropped to 18-16 on the season. The teams split the two-game season series, as Presbyterian College topped the Tigers 4-3 at Fluor Field in Greenville, SC on March 16.
The Blue Hose held a 1-0 lead into the fourth inning before Richie Shaffer tied the score with a solo homer in the fourth. Clemson added four two-out runs in the fourth inning and never looked back. In the meantime, Sarratt was in the process of facing the minimum during a 19-batter stretch from the first inning through the seventh.
Dartmouth 15 Boston College 10
HANOVER, N.H. — Trailing 10-7 in the bottom of the eighth, the Dartmouth baseball team scored eight times against the Boston College bullpen to defeat the Eagles for the first time since 2002 and extend its home winning streak to 16 games. Dartmouth (18-6) had lost eight consecutive meetings with Boston College (13-17), but pulled out the victory to win its sixth straight game.
Sophomore Ennis Coble paced the Big Green’s 20-hit attack with four hits and four RBIs, including a two-run single in the fateful eighth frame that tied the score. Six other Dartmouth hitters had at least two knocks, including a trio of juniors with three apiece — Jake Carlson, David Turnbull and Joe Sclafani — while senior Brandon Parks socked his first career home run.
Only the fifth-ranked North Carolina Tar Heels have a longer winning streak at their home park having won 17 straight entering tonight’s contest with East Carolina.
Duke 7 Davidson 5
DURHAM, N.C. – Chris Marconcini and Jordan Betts homered, and Robert Huber scattered three runs over six innings to lead Duke past Davidson 7-5 on Tuesday evening at Jack Coombs Field.
Marconcini and Betts, both freshmen, sparked an early Duke rally that saw the Blue Devils (20-16, 4-11 ACC) score six runs over the first three frames. Huber (4-0), also a freshman, took the lead and ran with it, holding Davidson to seven hits while notching a career-high six strikeouts in his second straight midweek victory.
Marconcini delivered the first long ball of the game when he ripped a 1-0 fastball well over the right field wall for his team-leading third homer of the season. Betts followed with an RBI double in that same inning and then mashed his first career home run in his next at bat in the third. Betts’ homer was a two-run shot to opposite field that made him the fourth Blue Devil to top 20 RBI this season.
Maryland 8 Delaware State 0
COLLEGE PARK, Md. – Eric Potter, Blair Delean and Jeff Crosswhite combined for a three-hit shutout and Maryland used a balanced offensive attack combined with aggressive base-running to defeat Delaware State 8-0 Tuesday night.
The Terps (16-17) tied a season-high with six stolen bases and scored their first run when Tomo Delp came all the way around from first on a Curtis Lazar single to the gap in right-center field. Maryland added three runs in the third, then two more in the sixth and seventh innings while the pitching shut down the Hornets (15-17).
Potter (3-4) allowed three hits in five innings while striking out four before giving way to Delean and Crosswhite, who combined allowed just one base-runner over the final four innings. It was the first appearance in a Maryland uniform for Crosswhite, a redshirt freshman from Dayton, Md., that had Tommy John Surgery last year. He retired all six batters he faced, including two strike outs.
Wake Forest 10 UNC Greensboro 6
GREENSBORO, N.C. – Mac Williamson blasted two home runs and James Harris homered as well, helping Wake Forest defeat UNC Greensboro 10-6 Tuesday evening at UNCG Baseball Stadium.
The Demon Deacons have now swept the season series with the Spartans and are 13-20 on the year, while UNC Greensboro falls to 17-14.
Williamson went 3-for-5 on the night, as this marked his first multi-home run game of the year and the fourth of his career. One of his two-homer games also came at UNCG Baseball Stadium last year against the Spartans, and he now leads the team with seven home runs on the season.