#7 Florida State 13 #23 Stetson 1
DELAND, Fla. – Florida State senior Stuart Tapley rejoined his teammates Tuesday night at Stetson’s Melching Field at Conrad Park, two weeks after his father suffered a stroke back home in Orlando.
Tapley, a team captain the long-established emotional leader of the sixth-ranked Seminoles, was greeted by hugs and handshakes when he arrived at the park. It was a scene that was repeated again in the seventh inning, when Tapley’s two-run single to left triggered FSU’s runaway 13-1 victory over the 14th ranked Hatters.
“I’ve had a rough couple of weeks,” said Tapley, who has been tending to his father’s affairs. “I got a chance to spend some quality time with guys I’ll talk to the rest of my life. … I really needed to get away from everything, spend some time here and run around the ball field.”
#11 North Carolina 11 UNC-Wilmington 5
WILMINGTON, N.C. – No. 9 North Carolina used a couple of big innings to claim its seventh straight win as the Tar Heels (38-10) traveled to Wilmington, N.C. and posted an 11-5 win over UNC Wilmington (27-22) Tuesday night. Senior Greg Holt went 4-for-4 with a career-high five RBI off the bench for the Tar Heels, including a grand slam in the fourth inning to break the game open.
Cody Stiles improved to 4-0 on the year for Carolina tossing seven innings allowing two runs on seven hits while striking out six batters. Justin Bradley suffered the loss for UNC Wilmington dropping to 3-4 on the year.
Chaz Frank and Jesse Wierzbicki added three hits for the Tar Heels as Frank tallied three RBI in the win.
#13 Clemson 5 Furman 1
Greenville, SC – Clemson scored all five of their runs on two-out hits and four Tiger pitchers combined to allow only one of 15 baserunners to score in #16 Clemson’s 5-1 victory over Furman in front of 3,526 fans at Fluor Field on Tuesday night. The Tigers, who won both games of the season series against Furman, improved to 33-15, while the Paladins fell to 20-28.
The Paladins scored an unearned run in the second inning before the Tigers evened the score with a run in the fourth inning. Clemson took the lead for good with three two-out, run-scoring hits in the seventh inning and added an insurance run in the eighth inning.
#15 Georgia Tech 11 Savannah State 3
ATLANTA – Freshman Mott Hyde was 3-for-3 with a home run and five RBI to lead the ninth-ranked Georgia Tech baseball team to an 11-3 win over Savannah State in midweek action on Tuesday at Russ Chandler Stadium.
The win was the fourth in as many days for the Yellow Jackets as they improved to 35-14 overall on the season. Savannah State fell to 27-22 with the loss.
The five RBI tied a career-high for Hyde, who also drove in five runs against Miami on March 26.
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Maryland 7 Delaware 6
NEWARK, Del. – Maryland starting pitcher Chuck Ghysels struck out a career-high eight batters in six innings while holding Delaware to one run, first baseman Curtis Lazar went 3-for-5 with two RBI and the Terrapins survived a late rally by the Blue Hens for a 7-6 victory Tuesday afternoon.
Right fielder Jordan Hagel had three hits and a RBI, while center fielder Korey Wacker and catcher Aaron Etchison chipped in two hits apiece. The Terrapins also stole a season-high eight bases, led by Hagel’s three. Wacker and second baseman Ryan Holland both swiped two bags.
For Ghysels, who scattered seven hits and walked three, Tuesday’s performance marked his second straight quality start. The junior right-hander also allowed just one run in seven innings on April 27 against George Mason, leading the Terps to a 6-1 win.