NC State 8 #6 North Carolina 7
RALEIGH, N.C. — Brett Williams and Cameron Conner drove in runs in the seventh and eighth innings Saturday, and NC State took advantage of three North Carolina errors to defeat the fifth-ranked Tar Heels 8-7 in the second game of a three-game Atlantic Coast Conference series at Doak Field at Dail Park.
NC State has won the first two games of the three-game series, improving to 20-16 overall and 7-10 in the conference. North Carolina falls to 30-7 overall and 12-5 in the ACC.
Florida State matched a season-high with 16 hits and overcame a four-run deficit to beat Virginia Tech 15-11 Saturday night at English Field. The Seminoles (25-10, 10-7 ACC) snapped an 0-for-4 streak on Saturday’s by scoring seven runs over the final three innings. Justin Gonzalez (3-for-4) belted a two-run homer in the ninth for a four-run cushion that reliever Daniel Bennett made stand, striking out ACC home run leader Andrew Rash with the bases loaded for the final out and his third save.
On a night when the wind gusted out to left at 30 mph, FSU received some key production from James Ramsey (3-for-5, HR, 3 RBI), Jayce Boyd (3-for-5) and Devon Travis (2-for-6, 4 RBI).
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Wake Forest 6 #15 Georgia Tech 4
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Tim Cooney went 7.1 innings and struck out eight and Michael Dimock struck out four in relief to help Wake Forest defeat Georgia Tech 6-4 Saturday night at Gene Hooks Field at Wake Forest Baseball Park.
The win evens the series at 1-1 heading into tomorrow’s decisive third game. Wake Forest is now 14-22 overall and 6-11 in the ACC, while Georgia Tech falls to 26-10, 13-4.
Cooney started and earned the win to improve to 4-2 on the year. He walked just two batters and scattered nine hits while letting four runs cross the plate. Dimock came in and took over the game with one out in the seventh and struck out four batters of the five outs he recorded. He also earned the save, giving him two on the year.
Game 1: #23 Clemson 7 Boston College 5
Game 2: #23 Clemson 9 Boston College 2
Chestnut Hill, MA – In his first career start, sophomore righthander Jonathan Meyer pitched 7.0 strong innings to lead Clemson to a 9-2 victory over Boston College in front of 1,342 fans in the second game of a doubleheader at a cold and windy Commander Shea Field on Saturday afternoon. The Tigers, who swept the series 3-0, improved to 22-13 overall and 9-9 in the ACC. The Eagles fell to 13-20 overall and 6-11 in ACC play.
The Tigers took a 3-0 lead in the first inning before the Eagles scored two runs in the second inning. But the Tigers scored single runs in the third and sixth innings before putting the game out of reach with four runs in the eighth inning.