#2 Virginia 10 Duke 0
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Danny Hultzen (Jr., Bethesda, Md.) became Virginia’s all-time wins leader as the top-ranked Cavaliers blanked Duke, 10-0, Friday evening in front of 3,550 fans at Davenport Field. Virginia (34-3, 14-2 ACC) recorded its 11th shutout of the season, tying the Atlantic Coast Conference single-season record, previously set by the 1977 Clemson and 2005 Virginia teams.
The win was the 350th in the coaching career of UVa head coach Brian O’Connor. He reached the 350-win plateau in just 472 games, the fewest in ACC history. Florida State’s Mike Martin reached that mark in 478 games.
NC State 5 #6 North Carolina 4
RALEIGH, N.C. – Pratt Maynard and Andrew Ciencin combined to drive in three runs in the fifth inning Friday to lift NC State past fifth-ranked North Carolina 5-4 in the first game of a three-game Atlantic Coast Conference series at Doak Field at Dail Park.
The Wolfpack entered the bottom of the fifth trailing 4-2 after a four-run second inning by the Tar Heels. Matt Bergquist reached on a one-out infield single and Chris Diaz worked UNC starter Patrick Johnson for a walk to put runners on first and second. Brett Williams bunted the runners to second and third, and Maynard hit a sharp grounder up the first-base line. The ball caromed off the bag and over the head of first baseman Jesse Wierzbicki. Maynard legged the hit out for a double, driving in Bergquist and Diaz, then alertly went to third when second baseman Tommy Coyle threw away right fielder Seth Baldwin’s peg back to the infield. Ciencin followed with a single through the left side of the infield to score Maynard with the go-ahead run.
BLACKSBURG, Va. – Virginia Tech scored two runs in the bottom of the third inning and used strong pitching and defense to make it hold up, as the Hokies defeated No. 11 Florida State, 2-1, in ACC baseball action Friday evening at English Field.
The Hokies, who improved to 19-17 overall and 4-12 in ACC action, recorded their first one-run victory of the season. With the loss, the Seminoles fell to 24-10 overall and 9-7 in league play.
Tech took a two-run lead in the third, when, with two outs, third baseman Johnny Morales walked and scored on a triple to left field by designated hitter Jake Atwell. Atwell then scored on a wild pitch by FSU starter Sean Gilmartin.
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Junior Mark Pope held Wake Forest to one hit, tossing his fourth complete game of the season in No. 9 Georgia Tech’s 5-1 win over the Demon Deacons Friday night at Gene Hooks Field. Due to impending weather in the forecast, Saturday’s game has been moved to a 6 p.m. start.
The Yellow Jackets (26-9) improved to 13-3 in Atlantic Coast Conference play, while Wake Forest (13-22) fell to 5-11 in the league.
Pope’s one-hitter was the first by a Georgia Tech pitcher in a nine-inning game since May 22, 1997, when Kris Wilson yielded just one hit to Tennessee Tech at the NCAA Mideast Regional in Starkville, Miss.
Chestnut Hill, MA - Behind five doubles and two home runs, Clemson defeated Boston College 9-2 in front of 477 fans at Commander Shea Field on Friday afternoon. The Tigers, who took a 1-0 series lead, improved to 20-13 overall and 7-9 in the ACC. The Eagles dropped to 13-18 overall and 6-9 in ACC play.
Solo homers by John Hinson and Will Lamb in the first inning and second inning, respectively, put the Tigers ahead 2-0. The Eagles battled back to tie the score 2-2 with a run in the fifth. But a key two-out, two-run double by Spencer Kieboom in the sixth inning gave the Tigers the lead for good. Clemson added five more runs for the seven-run victory.
Miami (FL) 10 Maryland 4
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