#1 Virginia 17 Boston College 0
CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. – Danny Hultzen (Jr., Bethesda, Md.) and Shane Halley (Jr., Burke, Va.) combined to one-hit Boston College as the top-ranked Virginia baseball team cruised to a 17-0 victory over Boston College Friday at Eddie Pellagrini Diamond at Commander Shea Field in Chestnut Hill, Mass. UVa recorded its 13th shutout of the season, building on its ACC record.
The offense exploded for 18 hits, tying a season high. All nine UVa starters recorded at least a hit and a run each. Kenny Swab (Sr., Kernersville, N.C.) went 3-for-5 with five RBI. Steven Proscia (Jr., Suffern, N.Y.) went 3-for-6 with an RBI; with that RBI Proscia secured sole possession of the UVa career RBI record with 168, breaking the record held by Sean Doolittle (2005-07).
CORAL GABLES, Fla. – Sherman Johnson raced home from third on a Travis Miller wild pitch in the top of the ninth, providing No. 8 Florida State with the winning run in a 6-5 victory over No. 14 Miami in the series opener.
FSU ace Daniel Bennett struck out the side in the ninth to lock down the victory after he yielded the tying run in the eighth on an RBI single by Stephen Perez.
The victory enabled the Seminoles (32-10, 15-7) to extend their season-long winning streak to eight games. The Hurricanes, who came into the series winning 14 of their last 16 games, dipped to 28-14 and 15-6 in league play.
Clemson 4 Georgia Tech 2
Clemson, SC – Sophomore righthander Dominic Leone tossed 8.0 innings of two-hit ball and Brad Miller went 4-for-4 to lead #23 Clemson to a 4-2 victory over #9 Georgia Tech in front of 4,706 fans at Doug Kingsmore Stadium on Friday night. The Tigers, who took a 1-0 series lead, improved to 28-14 overall and 12-10 in the ACC. The Yellow Jackets dropped to 30-13 overall and 17-5 in ACC play.
After Kyle Wren reached on an error to lead off the game, Leone retired the next 13 batters. The Tigers scored single runs in the first and second inning before the Yellow Jackets tied the score on Zane Evans’ two-run homer in the fifth inning. But Jason Stolz’s sacrifice fly in the sixth inning gave the Tigers the lead for good and Stolz’s run-scoring, squeeze bunt in the eighth inning gave Clemson a two-run cushion. Leone and Scott Weismann combined to face the minimum 12 batters in the final four innings to close out the game.
RALEIGH, N.C. – Maryland erupted for five runs in the top of the ninth inning to overcome a two-run deficit and earn its first Friday-night conference victory of the season with a 13-11 triumph over NC State at Doak Field.
Aaron Etchison, Tim Kiene, Jake Stinnett and Jordan Hagel all had RBI singles in the ninth, as the Terps took a 13-10 lead just a half inning after NC State had broken a 8-8 tie with two runs in the bottom of the eighth.
The game featured a combined 28 hits, with Maryland taking an early 4-0 lead, NC State scoring eight unanswered, and Maryland tying it with four runs in the sixth inning. The Wolfpack edged ahead momentarily on Chris Schaeffer’s RBI sacrifice fly and Chris Diaz’s RBI single in the eighth, but Maryland quickly responded.
Duke 3 Virginia Tech 2
DURHAM, N.C. – Dennis O’Grady threw seven innings of one-run baseball, and Duke’s defense turned in several run-saving defensive plays in a 3-2 win over Virginia Tech on Friday night at Durham Bulls Athletic Park.
O’Grady (4-3) matched a season high with seven innings in which he scattered six hits, gave up one earned run and struck out seven before handing the ball over to Marcus Stroman in the eighth inning. Stroman (2-3) allowed three hits and one earned run over his two complete innings of relief, but tossed a scoreless ninth inning en route to earning his second win of the season.