#13 UNC 5 Maryland 0
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – Senior right-hander Patrick Johnson struck out a career-high 12 batters during seven shutout innings as No. 12 North Carolina (35-10, 14-8 ACC) downed Maryland (20-30, 5-20 ACC), 5-0, Friday night at Boshamer Stadium. The Tar Heels have won four straight games and stretched its streak of not allowing an earned run to 30 innings in the win.
After waiting an hour due to a rain delay, Patrick Johnson came out dealing Friday night as he allowed just four hits and struck out a dozen en route to earning his eighth win of the year.
Colin Moran had a hand in all five runs for the Tar Heels as he scored a pair of runs and drove in three more with a bases-clearing double in the fourth inning to blow the game open.
Wake Forest 2 Boston College 1 (10 innings)
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Conor Keniry hit a walk-off double into right center field that scored Pat Blair from first base to give the Wake Forest baseball team a 2-1 win over Boston College in 10 innings Friday night at Gene Hooks Field at Wake Forest Baseball Park.
The win puts the Demon Deacons at 18-26 on the year at 8-14 in the Atlantic Coast Conference. The Eagles are now 16-27 overall and 7-17 in conference action. With eight wins in the conference, Wake Forest is now just one behind Virginia Tech in the win column for the eighth spot in the ACC.
#7 Florida State 8 UCF 0
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Seminoles.com) – On the opening night of a big in-state series the Seminoles once again rode the left arm of staff ace Sean Gilmartin to victory. Florida State’s national pitcher of the year candidate reached double digit strikeouts for the fourth time in 11 starts fanning 11 and walking just one. He raised his record to 8-1 throwing seven shutout innings as Florida State (35-11) took the opening game of the series versus UCF (28-18) 8-0.
“That was a good baseball game,” said FSU Head Coach Mike Martin. “I am just very pleased with the way we played. Obviously we all know the story of the game, that’s Sean Gilmartin. You just don’t go out there and do what he did and act like it’s expected. That young man had a very good outing.”
#23 Miami (FL) 16 Hofstra 4
CORAL GABLES, Fla. – No. 14 University of Miami made easy work of Hofstra University with 16 runs on as many hits to beat the Pride, 16-4, on Friday night in non-conference baseball action at Alex Rodriguez Park.
UMiami sophomore Steven Perez recorded his first four-hit game of the year, which included five RBIs. Freshmen pitcher Bryan Radziewski (7-2, 3.29 ERA) earned the win for UM, while the Pride’s Rob Kumbatovic (1-8, 3.29 ERA) was charged with the loss.
The victory improved the Canes to 14-8 in non-conference play, while the Pride dropped to 11-28 overall.
East Tennessee State 5 NC State 1
RALEIGH, N.C. (May 6, 2011) – After a shaky first inning, junior starter John Long (Anderson, S.C.) settled in to shut down the North Carolina State offense as the ETSU baseball team won its seventh straight game defeating the Wolfpack 5-1 Friday night at Doak Field in Raleigh, N.C.
The win improved the Bucs to 29-15 overall as head coach Tony Skole earned his 300th win in his tenure at ETSU.
Long allowed just one run on four hits in a complete game effort to pick up his fifth win of the year for the Buccaneers (29-15, 12-10 A-Sun) striking out five with one walk. The Anderson, S.C. native went on to retire 25 of the last 28 batters allowing just one hit after the first inning.