#15 North Carolina 5 #29 East Carolina 4
GREENVILLE, N.C. – Carolina was down to its final out Wednesday night against No. 29 East Carolina in Greenville, N.C. but staged a dramatic comeback in the top of the ninth inning to take a 5-4 win over the Pirates. Jesse Wierzbicki came through with the clutch hit driving in a pair of runs when he singled to left with two down in the ninth. Carolina will have the next five days off for exams before returning home to take on Gardner-Webb on Tuesday, May 3.
East Carolina took advantage of a Tar Heel miscue in the bottom of the third to jump out to an early 3-0 advantage.
Carolina picked up a pair of quick outs to open the third with an infield pop out and a caught stealing before the top of the order came up for the Pirates. A single up the middle by Trent Whitehead started things off before Jack Reinheimer hit a ball to second base that Tommy Coyle was unable to handle extending the inning.
Cullowhee, NC – Brad Miller went 3-for-3 with a double, two RBIs, and two walks to lead #23 Clemson to a 6-4 win in eight innings over Western Carolina in front of 529 fans at Hennon Stadium on Wednesday night. Lightning halted play in the top of the ninth inning and the game was called less than an hour later. The Tigers, who won the home-and-home season series over the Catamounts 2-0, improved to 27-14 overall. Western Carolina fell to 17-21-1 on the season.
Miller’s two-run double sparked Clemson’s three-run first inning, then the Tigers added two runs in the top of the fifth inning. The Catamounts rallied for four runs in the bottom of the fifth inning to cut Clemson’s lead to one run. But David Haselden and Jonathan Meyer shut the door and kept the Catamounts off the scoreboard for the final three innings.
CORAL GABLES, Fla. – Behind another strong pitching performance from Steven Ewing and a season-high nine-run inning, the University of Miami easily took care of USF, 14-5, on Wednesday night at Alex Rodriguez Park. Michael Broad sparked the offense with his second grand slam of the season to break the game open in the bottom of the sixth inning.
The win was the Canes’ 14th in 16 games, as the team improves to 28-13 heading into the much-anticipated series against Florida State this weekend in Coral Gables.
Ewing (7-1, 2.49 ERA) went 6 2/3 innings, giving up three runs and striking out four to earn the win on Wednesday. The lefty was in control throughout, picking up his seventh-straight victory in as many outings – dating back to the March 1 contest against USF in Tampa.
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Davidson 9 Duke 7
DAVIDSON, N.C. – Junior right fielder Drew Gadaire batted 4-for-5 with a pair of home runs and four RBI to lead the Davidson Wildcats to a 9-7 win over the Duke Blue Devils Wednesday night at Wilson Field.
Davidson (18-22) won its second straight game in as many days behind an offense that continued to put runs up in bunches and a bullpen that shut down a late Duke (20-24) rally.
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – David Whitehead scattered three hits over seven scoreless innings to lead the Elon Phoenix to a 5-0 victory over the Wake Forest Demon Deacons on Wednesday night. The Phoenix pitching retired the final 15 hitters after allowing a lead-off single in the fifth inning.
The win improved Elon to 27-17 while Wake Forest dropped to 17-26 on the year.
The game was scoreless until the fifth inning when Elon broke through for two runs. With one out, Harry Austin doubled on a ball that one-hopped the wall in left. After Cyle Rasmus was hit by a pitch, Austin swiped third. As the throw bounced away from the third baseman Rasmus took second. Sebastian Gomez got Elon on the board with an infield single that drove home Austin. Neal Pritchard‘s flare to right then scored Rasmus with the second run.
COLLEGE PARK, Md. – A day after Maryland allowed just three hits in a win over Saint Joseph’s, pitching again steered the way to victory as Chuck Ghysels held George Mason to two hits in seven innings and the Terrapin offense provided early run support on the way to a 6-1 victory.
Ghysels, who struck out five, didn’t allow a hit or issue a walk in the first three innings and his seven innings pitched set a career-high. Michael Boyden allowed one hit in the eighth and Korey Wacker pitched a perfect ninth as Maryland (19-25) held its opponent to three hits for the second straight day.