#2 Virginia 8 Coastal Carolina 7
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Steven Proscia (Jr., Suffern, N.Y.) singled in John Barr (Sr., Ivyland, Pa.) with two outs in the ninth inning to complete a three-run ninth inning rally and lead the top-ranked Virginia baseball team to an 8-7 win over Coastal Carolina Wednesday night at Davenport Field.
It was a back-and-forth affair throughout the evening, as Coastal Carolina (21-12) jumped out to an early 1-0 lead before Virginia (33-3) scored five in the fourth inning. The Chanticleers chipped away before tying the game in the seventh. The teams were tied 5-5 heading to the ninth when Coastal scored a pair of runs off UVa closer Branden Kline (So., Frederick, Md.). Virginia rebounded to load the bases with none out in the bottom of the inning before Barr tied the game with a single to right and Proscia won it with a single to right-center.
Miami (FL) 10 Barry 5
CORAL GABLES, Fla. – No. 19 Miami came away with its eighth straight win on Wednesday, defeating cross-county opponent Barry University by a score of 10-5 inside Alex Rodriguez Park. The Canes exploded for 16 hits – including three home runs – which is a season-high for Miami at home.
Miami (22-11) was led offensively by center fielder Nathan Melendres who was 2-3 with two RBI; sophomore Zeke DeVoss (3-for-5) with three runs scored; and freshman outfielder Dale Carey who was 2-for-2 with a RBI.
Carey extended his hit streak to a career-high seven games after his two hits tonight.
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James Madison 13 Maryland 12 (12 innings)
HARRISONBURG, Va. – David Herbek and Alex Foltz hit back-to-back doubles in the bottom of the 12th inning and James Madison got a walk-off win over Maryland, 13-12, on Wednesday night.
The Terps had rallied from an eight-run deficit to take a 10-9 lead in the top of the seventh, but the Dukes responded with three runs in the bottom of the inning to retake the lead 12-10. Maryland again rallied to tie it in the eighth on Jake Stinnett’s two-run homer and after one and a half scoreless innings the game went to extras.
After two scoreless innings, Maryland looked to be in position to retake the lead in the top of the 12th, with Ryan Holland and Jordan Hagel reaching scoring position after a walk, a single and a passed ball. But James Madison pitcher D.J. Brown struck out Austin Kilbourne and Tomo Delp to get out of the jam, and the Dukes quickly scored the winning run in the bottom of the inning.
UNC-Wilmington 9 NC State 1
RALEIGH, North Carolina – Hunter Ridge homered and drove in three runs and the Seahawk pitching staff limited NC State to a run on three hits as UNCW topped the Wolfpack, 9-1, in college baseball action on Wednesday at Doak Field.
UNCW moved to 18-14 with its third straight win. It was also the Seahawks’ third straight victory over the Wolfpack. NCSU, meanwhile, dropped to 18-16 with its fourth consecutive loss.
Led by Ridge, UNCW outhit the Wolfpack, 12-3, with every starter collecting a hit. Thomas Pope and David Shambley had two hits apiece.
Virginia Tech 12 Radford 7
RADFORD, Va. – Ronnie Shaban knocked in four runs, which included a two-run home run, and Tim Smalling had three hits, including two solo home runs, and Virginia Tech rolled to a 13-7 victory over Radford, Wednesday night at RU Baseball Stadium.
Virginia Tech (18-17) pounded out 17 hits in all, seven of which went for extra bases, as all Hokie starters had at least one hit, while Radford (18-15) had 13 hits and became Tech’s first opponent in 2011 to hit a pair of home runs in a game.
Tech put the first run on the board in the first inning as Smalling drove home Michael Seaborn with a two-out single. Seaborn reached with his team-leading 12th double of the season and scored his team-high 36th run.
Winthrop 6 Wake Forest 5
ROCK HILL, SC – TJ Olesczuk scored the game-winning run on a throwing error with one out in the bottom of the tenth inning as the Winthrop Eagles scored a 6-5 victory over the Wake Forest Demon Deacons on Wednesday night at The Winthrop Ballpark.
The Eagles improve to 18-16 on the season, while the Demon Deacons fall to 13-21 overall.
Eric Ruth (5-0) earned the win in relief tossing 1.2 scoreless innings on no hits, two walks and one strikeout. Daniel Marrs (0-1) took the loss as he pitched one-third of an inning and gave up one run (no earned) on one hit, no walks and one strikeout.