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Brian Foley is the founder and Lead Editor of College Baseball Daily since its inception in 2005. He has covered two CWS, multiple NCAA Baseball Regionals, and other special events across the country. In addition to his duties with College Baseball Daily, he has covered games for Inside Lacrosse and been featured in USA Today, Wall Street Journal among other publications. He can be contacted by email at editor at collegebaseballdaily.com and followed on Twitter @BFoley82.

ACC Recap for 3/25



Florida State 7 Boston College 0

Ryan Strauss carried a no-hitter into the seventh inning until Tony Sanchez broke up the bid with a single through the left side. Michael Belfiore also got a hit in that inning for the Eagles only two hits. Boston College starter Nick Asslein lasted only two innings while giving up a towering two run homer to Jack Rye in the first inning. He was followed by Terry Doyle who is still nursing a hand injury and he pitched five innings while giving up five runs. Dennis Guinn went 3-3 with 3 RBIs and was a single shy of hitting for the cycle. Florida State is back in action on Tuesday when North Florida comes to visit while Boston College heads Tuesday to Hartford.

FSU Recap
BC Recap

UNC 13 Virginia Tech 1

Seven Tar Heels had multiple hits to lead the Tar Heels to a 13-1 victory over Virginia Tech. Luke Putkonen shut down the Hokie offense with seven strong innings while only giving up one run. Tim Fedroff went 3-5 with a homer to lead the Tar Heel offense. VT starter Adam Redd was knocked around in his 3.1 innings while giving up eight runs. UNC will be back in action Wednesday when Davidson visits while Virginia Tech travels to James Madison on Tuesday.

UNC Recap
VT Recap

Clemson 5 Maryland 0

Jack Leggett picked up his 1,000 victory and the Clemson Tigers were able to salvage a game from Maryland in a 5-0 victory on Sunday. David Kopp pitched seven shutout innings while only allowing six hits. Brad Chalk, Andy D’Alessio, Taylor Harbin, Ben Paulsen, and J.D. Burgess all had two hits in the game to lead the Tiger offense. Clemson will be playing Gardner-Webb on Tuesday without Jack Leggett who will be in Vermont with his father who is ill. Maryland will be hosting William & Mary also on Tuesday.

Clemson Recap
UMD Recap

Miami 4 UVA 2

The Miami Hurricanes picked up the final game of their series with Virginia by picking up a 4-2 victory. UVA ace Sean Doolittle started and was effective in six innings of work and gave up two runs. His bullpen failed him as Michael Schwimer let up two runs in the top of the eighth which proved to be the winning runs needed by the Canes. Enrique Garcia picked up the victory with a five inning performance and gave up only one run. Danny Gil pitched a scoreless ninth to get his second save of the season. UVA will host George Mason on Tuesday while the Canes will be off until Friday when they go to Clemson.

Miami Recap

UVA Recap

NC State 3 Wake Forest 2

The NC State Wolfpack squeaked by Wake Forest by the slimmest of margins in a 3-2 victory. Caleb Mangum drove in two runs and Jimmy Gillheeney pitched 5.2 innings and gave up three hits and a run to get his second victory on the season.

NC State Recap
Wake Forest Recap

Georgia Tech 5 Duke 1

Ryan Turner picked up his second win of the year by letting up 1 run in his six innings of work. Luke Murton led the offense by going 3-4 with 4 RBIs. GT will be back in action when they host Georgia Southern on Tuesday and Wednesday. Duke will head to Campbell Tuesday then host FSU next weekend.

Georgia Tech Recap
Duke Recap

Big East Weekend Wrap up

  • Pittsburgh 3, Cincinnati 0 (Pittsburgh, PA)-Game 1-Fans in Pittsburgh saw a complete game shut out from starting pitcher Paul Nardozzi (the game was only 7 innings), he gave up no runs on only 4 hits and striking out 4.
  • Pittsburgh 3, Cincinnati 2 (Pittsburgh, PA)-Game 2)-The second game saw the Bearcats jump out to a quick 2-0 first inning lead on a Michael Earley home run, then in the bottom of the third the Panthers came back with back to back jacks from Jordan Herr and Sean Conley. The Panthers then took the lead for good in the 5th inning, with runners on first and second when Gary Bucuren singled to center field knocking in what would be the game winning run.
  • St. Johns 10, Connecticut 7 (Queens, NY)-UConn jumped out to a quick 3-0 lead in the first inning just to see St. John’s score 7 runs in the 4th. St. John’s was led by DH Zayas going 3-5 with 2 RBI and scoring a run. UConn recap
  • Louisville 10, Villanova 3 (Villanova, PA)-The Cardinals used a 3 run 3rd inning led by Boomer Whiting who extended his hitting steak to 13, he also stole his 31st base which is a school record. The Cards were led by left fielder Isaiah Howes who went 3-5 with 3 RBIs. Louisville Recap
  • Rutgers 5, Georgetown 4 (Piscataway, NJ)-Rutgers down 4-2 in the bottom of the 8th used two straight singles by Ryan Hill and Dave Williams, to set up for a Tom Edwards homerun to put the Knights up for good. Rutgers Recap
  • West Virginia 4, Seton Hall 3 (Morgantown, WV)-Both teams scored the first runs on solo blasts, WVU’s by Tyler Kuhn and The Hall’s by Greg Miller. With the scored still tied in the bottom of the 5th West Virginia’s Austin Markel smashed a 2 run jack to give WVU a two run lead. Seton Hall battled back to score one in the 6th and the other in the 7th when Dan McDonald knocked in Robbie Hine to tie the game. With the scored still tied in the 9th West Virginia scored the final run on a wild pitch, I guess you could call that a walk off wild pitch. Seton Hall Recap
  • South Florida 9, Notre Dame 1 (South Bend, IN)-USF jumped on the Irish early scoring 2 first inning runs on no hits (Walk, error, wild pitch). The Irish responded with a lead off homer from SS Brett Lilley but again for a second day Notre Dame’s bullpen was unable to throw strikes and gave up 7 of the 9 runs. The Bulls were led by second baseman Dexter Butler who went 2-4 with 2 RBIs. USF Recap

Kansas State drops Texas

No. 10 Texas allowed season highs for runs (11) and hits (17) as the Longhorns dropped an 11-9 decision to Kansas State in Big 12 Conference baseball action Sunday afternoon at UFCU Disch-Falk Field.

Texas jumped out to a 3-1 lead with single runs in each of the first three innings. Bradley Suttle broke the scoring seal with a sacrifice fly to drive in Chance Wheeless in the first inning. In the second inning, Nick Peoples plated Preston Clark with a single. Kansas State scored its first run in the top of the third as an infield grounder pushed Eddie Vasquez across. Texas responded with a run in the bottom half of the third as Suttle hit his eighth home run of the season over the Horns’ bullpen in leftfield.

Kansas State took its first lead of the three-game series with a five-run fifth inning. Adam Muenster, J.J. Muse and Eddie Vasquez each singled to load the bases. Rob Vaughn followed with a grand slam home run, his first dinger of the year. With two outs, Drew Biery followed with a solo home run to give the Wildcats a 6-3 lead.

Texas responded with six runs in the bottom of the fifth. The inning featured a three-run triple by Preston Clark. The Longhorns also scored runs on a sacrifice fly by Josh Prince, a bases loaded hit by pitch drawn by Kyle Russell and a sacrifice squeeze bunt by Travis Tucker, staking Texas to a 9-6 lead.

Kansas State trimmed two runs off the lead in the seventh. Vaughn and Derek Bunker singled to leadoff the inning and a groundout by Jordan Cruz pushed runners to second and third setting up a sacrifice fly by Biery and an RBI single by Justin Bloxom, cutting the UT lead to 9-8.

The Wildcats reclaimed the lead with three runs in the seventh. In the inning, Kansas State scored runs on two separate throwing errors and an RBI single by Biery to take an 11-9 lead.

Daniel Edwards pitched the final two innings for Kansas State, allowing just one hit while striking out three to earn his seventh save of the season.

Randy Boone (0-5) was saddled with the loss for Texas. He allowed five runs on five hits and one walk over 1.1 innings.

Justin Murray (2-2) earned the win in relief allowing two runs on three hits and four walks over three innings.

Texas was paced by Suttle who went 2-for-3 with one home run, two runs and two RBI. Peoples went 3-for-5 with one RBI and Preston Clark added two runs and three RBI.

The Longhorns could not find the answer for the Wildcats’ bottom of the order as their No. 8 and 9 hitters combined to go 6-for-8 with six runs and four RBI. No. 9 hitter Vaughn went 4-for-4 with one double, one home run, three runs scored and four RBI. Vasquez, hitting eighth in the lineup, went 2-for-4 with three runs. Kansas State also got solid hitting performances from Biery who went 2-for-4 with one home run, one run and three RBI and Bloxom who was 3-for-5 with one run.

The Longhorns return to action on Tuesday as Texas hosts Rice in a 6:05 p.m. contest at UFCU Disch-Falk Field.

Texas Recap
Texas Scout.com Recap
KSU Recap

Saturday Big East Review

  • South Florida 13, Notre Dame 10-(South Bend, IN)-South Florida reliever Yuri Higgins(3-1) came in relief of starting pitcher Matt Quevedo who started in place of USF ace David Thomas and went 5.2 inning, gave up 3 earned runs on 7 hits, and struck out 10. The turning point in the game was in the top of the 6th when starting Notre Dame pitcher Wade Korpi along with Jess Stewart and Joey Williamson(1-2) gave up 5 runs, USF did add 6 runs the next inning. The Irish scored 4 running in the bottom of the 8th but it wasn’t enough. These two teams will square off in the rubber match tomorrow at Frank Eck Stadium Dan Kapala(0-1, 1.98) will go for the Irish and Chris Delaney(4-0, 3.86) will toe the rubber for the Bulls. Notre Dame Recap
  • Villanova 1, Louisville 0-Game 1-(Villanova, PA)-With the scored tied at zero in the bottom of the 9th Villanova first baseman Dan Terpak doubled off the left center field wall, the next batter was hit by a pitch then Cards pitcher Kyle Hollander threw a wild pick off throw over first base to allow the winning run to score. Louisville Recap.
  • Louisville 11, Villanova 3-Game 2-(Villanova, PA)-The second game wasn’t as close Louisville scored a run in each of the first four inning to cruise by the Wildcats. Colby Walk(2-1) came on in relief and picked up the W pitching 3.1innings perfect inning striking out 7.
  • Rutgers 4, Georgetown 3 (F/10)-Game 1-(Piscataway, NJ)-At the grand opening of Bainton Field on Rutgers Campus the Scarlet Knights open up with a win over the Hoyas of Georgetown. With the score tied up a 3 in the 10th to straight singles with two out by Rutgers gave them the win. Rutgers Recap
  • Rutgers 6, Georgetown 0-Game 2-(Piscataway, NJ)-Rutgers starting pitcher Steve Healing(3-2) went all the way shutting out the Bulldogs allowing 5 hits and striking out 1.
  • Cincinnati 19, Pittsburgh 5-(Pittsburgh, PA)-Cincinnati blew the game open in the first inning scoring 9 runs on 8 hits off of PITT starter Rob Brant(1-3) he did go 5.2 innings, giving up 11 runs, only 3 earned. Pitt Recap
  • West Virginia 4, Seton Hall 3(F/13)-Game 1-(Morgantown, WV)-Seton Hall had control of the game at 2-0 until the bottom of the 7th when center fielder Adam White hit an RBI single then later scored on a double Justin Jenkins to tie the game at 2 all. Then in the top of the 13th Seton Hall’s John Walsh hit a solo home run to take a 3-2 lead, but then in the bottom of the Austin Markel singled in Vince Belnome then two batters later Adam White knocked in the winning run, this all with 2 outs. West Virginia Recap
  • West Virginia 12, Seton Hall 5-Game 2-(Morgantown, WV)

Army splits a doubleheader with Cornell

The Army Black Knights split a doubleheader with Cornell on Saturday. In game 1, Jim Hyland was masterful as he allowed only four hits over the seven inning game to get the 2-0 victory over Army. Hyland picked up his second victory of the season to even his record at 2-2. Nick Hill also pitched a complete game for Army but gave up two runs on five hits to get his second loss of the season. In Game 2, Cornell pitcher Blake Hamilton threw over Steven Dannaway’s head in the bottom of the tenth to give the Black Knights an emotional 3-2 victory over Cornell. Milan Dinga pitched two perfect innings while striking out four to get the win.

Army Recap
Cornell Recap

ACC Recap for 3/24

Florida State 10 Boston College 3

The Florida State Seminoles scored six runs in the second inning to make a 2-0 deficit into a 6-2 lead. The Seminoles continued to shut down the BC Eagles bats in key situations. Michael Hyde started the game for the Seminoles and last seven innings while only giving up two runs and really scattered eight hits. His curveball seemed to be hanging in the zone but the Eagles were never able to take advantage. Hyde better get his breaking ball working real soon or some of the better hitting teams in the ACC are going to light him up. Tony Sanchez went 2-3 to lead the Eagles offense. The teams close the series out tomorrow when Ryan Strauss faces likely Eagle starter Terry Doyle.

FSU Recap
Section B Recap
BC Recap

Virginia Tech 6 UNC 3

In one of the big upsets today, Peter Hughes led Virginia Tech Hokies picked up a 6-3 victory over the UNC Tar Heels. Andrew Wells kept the Tar Heels off balance in his seven innings of work and only gave up one unearned run to get his second win of the season. Nate Parks led the Hokie offense by going 2-4. The teams will play the rubber game on Sunday at 1:00 pm.

UNC Recap
VA Tech Recap

Maryland 4 Clemson 1

The Maryland Terps got a seven inning two hit performance from Peabody MA native Ryan Moorer to lead the Terrapins to the 4-1 victory over Clemson. Mike Murphy hit a two run single in the fifth inning to give the Terps a 4-0 lead. Brett Cecil pitched a scoreless 1.1 innings to get his seventh save of the year. The Tigers will try to get one game out of the weekend set on Sunday with first pitch scheduled for 1:00 pm.

UMD Recap
Clemson Recap

Virginia 3 Miami 0

The Virginia Cavaliers were able to break Miami’s shutout streak at 168 games with a 3-0 victory behind the left arm of Matt Packer. He went 5.1 innings while scattering four hits and two walks to get his third victory on the season. Scott Maine was effective by going 5.2 innings while giving up all three runs on six hits and two walks. Brandon Guyer led the Cavs offense with a 2-3 game with an RBI.

UVA Recap
Miami Recap

Wake Forest 16 NC State 3

Wake Forest Demon Deacons scored 13 runs combined in the fifth and sixth inning to lead the Deacons to the 16-3 victory over NC State. Allan Dykstra led the offense with a 3-4 game with a homer and a career high 6 RBIs to get the victory. Andrew Brackman picked up the loss for the Wolfpack by only lasting four innings while giving up six runs. Garrett Bullock got his second victory on the season for the Deacons. The teams will face off in the final game of the series at 1:00 pm.

Wake Forest Recap
NC State Recap

Duke 3 Georgia Tech 0

Tony Bajoczky and Michael Seander combined on a six hit shutout of the Yellow Jackets by a score of 3-0. Brett Bartles led the Blue Devil offense by going 2-4 with 2 RBIs. The teams will play the rubber game on Sunday at 1:00 pm in Durham.

Duke Recap
GT Recap

Texas beats Kansas State, 14-3, for ninth straight win!

No. 10 Texas used 10 extra-base hits to post a 14-3 win over Kansas State in Big 12 baseball action Saturday afternoon at UFCU Disch-Falk Field.

The win was Texas’ ninth straight and moved the Longhorns to 22-7 overall and 5-0 in Big 12 action. Kansas State fell to 17-6 overall and 0-2 in league play.

Travis Tucker led UT’s offense going 4-for-4 with one triple, one double, one stolen base, three runs scored and two RBI. Preston Clark went 2-for-4 with one double and three RBI. Chance Wheeless, Bradley Suttle and Josh Prince chipped in with two hits apiece.

Kyle Russell’s torrid home run pace continued as he hit his 15th on the season. He has hit a home run in five consecutive Big 12 games and now holds the Longhorns’ record for most homers by a sophomore.

On the mound, Adrian Alaniz (7-1) scattered three hits and one walk over seven shutout innings while striking out six to earn the victory.

Texas scored two runs in a first inning in which the Longhorns batted out of order. Tucker hit a leadoff single. Wheeless, who was supposed to bat third, singled to put runners at the corners. Jordan Danks, who was slated to bat second, hit an RBI single to plate Tucker. Suttle drove in Wheeless with a single. The batting out of order infraction was not caught until the second inning so all the at-bats were official, staking Texas to a 2-0 lead.

The Longhorns added three runs each in the second and third inning. The second inning featured an RBI triple by Tucker and a two-run single by Clark. The third inning was highlighted by an RBI double by Nick Peoples and a two-run single by Wheeless, inflating the Texas cushion to 8-0.

Texas tacked on two more runs in the fourth inning with a solo home run by Russell and an RBI single by Tucker.

A triple by Suttle followed by a ground-rule double by Clark accounted for a run in the fifth inning and the Longhorns owned on an 11-0 lead.

Texas finished its scoring with three runs in the eighth inning thanks to a two-run triple by Jeff Boes and an RBI double by Clint Stubbs.

For the second consecutive night, Kansas State rallied for three runs in the ninth inning. Drew Biery hit a two-run single driving in Eddie Vasquez and Daniel Dellasega and J.J. Muse plated Biery with a sacrifice fly.

The Wildcats’ offense was paced by Derek Bunker who went 3-for-4. Biery went 2-for-4 with one run and two RBI.

Chase Bayuk (2-1) was saddled with the loss for Kansas State. He allowed seven runs on eight hits and three walks while striking out three Longhorns over 2.1 innings.

In addition to the 10 extra-base hits, Texas drew 10 walks and was hit by two pitches in the contest.

Texas and Kansas State wrap up the three-game series with a 1 p.m. game Sunday at UFCU Disch-Falk Field.

Texas VS. KSU Boxscore
Texas Recap
Texas Scout.com Recap
KSU RECAP

Texas beats Kansas State 10-3!

The three hits off Preston Clark’s bat weren’t game-changing.

They were just needed on a personal level.

No Longhorn was in search of a big day like Clark, the starting catcher, and he found one Friday in Texas’ 10-3 victory over Kansas State at UFCU Disch-Falk Field.

Clark went 3 for 3 with two RBIs, including a home run in the fifth inning that gave Texas a 2-0 lead.

“This feels great. I really needed this,” said Clark, who entered the game hitting .273 after a slump ate away at his formerly .400-plus average. “The past month has been difficult. I really didn’t feel comfortable with my swing, and I was thinking a lot at the plate.”

Goodbye struggles. Goodbye slump.

Hello confidence.

“I knew he was ready to break out,” Texas coach Augie Garrido said. “It was just a matter of time.”

Clark and Bradley Suttle, whose three-run homer in the fifth inning gave the Horns a 6-0 lead, provided plenty of offense for starter James Russell (5-2), who gave up five hits and three runs, all scored in the ninth inning.

Russell had faced just 26 batters heading into the ninth inning, getting five strikeouts in the process. “If you hit your spots in the early innings, it’s easier to get them to chase pitches later on in the game,” he said.

He had help when the Wildcats (17-5, 0-1 Big 12) did make contact.

Right fielder Kyle Russell made a couple of great plays, including a diving catch in the sixth inning, and every time the Wildcats hit a ball hard, a Longhorn was there to catch it.

“They go get the ball,” Kansas State coach Brad Hill said of the Texas outfielders. “It’s not easy to get a hit. If the ball’s in the air, they’re going to get to it. We’re going to have to hit the ball a little lower and a little farther.”

It’s been that way all season.

“I think you are going to see that all year,” said Garrido, whose team will go for its ninth straight victory today at 2 p.m. against Kansas State. “There aren’t going to be many teams who are more athletic than us.”

Texas, on the other hand, didn’t struggle to get hits.

The Longhorns (21-7, 4-0) pounded out 12 hits and have reached double-digit totals in hits 18 times this season. It was ninth time the team scored 10 or more runs.

Kyle Russell hit his 14th home run — a two-run blast in the seventh — to tie the school record for home runs hit in a season by a sophomore.

Suttle had two hits.

But Clark’s hits show everybody in the lineup is swinging the bat well.

“I think I’m finally out of my slump,” he said. “Getting out of a slump is not easy. But me and (Nick) Peoples have been taking extra swings and spending more time in the batting cages trying to work on things.”

Texas Recap
Box Score
KSU Recap

ACC Recap for 3/23

Florida State 5 Boston College 1

The Florida State Seminoles took Game 1 in their series with the Boston College Eagles. Seminole starter Bryan Henry pitched eight strong innings while only giving up the only run the Eagles would get in the fourth.

FSU Recap

NC State 6 Wake Forest 4 (10 innings)

Joe Florio hit the go-ahead triple in the top of the tenth to lead the Wolfpack to the 6-4 victory over the host Wake Forest Demon Deacons.

NC State Recap
Wake Forest Recap

Maryland 4 Clemson 3

Chad Durakis hit a game winning double to drive home Dan Melvin with the winning run in the bottom of the ninth to start the ACC season off right at Shipley Field with a 4-3 victory over the Clemson Tigers.

UMD Recap
Clemson Recap

UNC 15 Virginia Tech 4

The North Carolina Tar Heels used a 19 hit attack and homers in the first and second innings by Dustin Ackley to clobber the Hokies 15-4.

UNC Recap
Virginia Tech Recap

Virginia 4 Miami 1

Jacob Thompson was masterful on the mound by going eight innings while only allowing one run on four hits.

UVA Recap
Miami Recap

Georgia Tech 3 Duke 2

Danny Payne hit a lead-off homer in the top of the ninth to tie the game at two before Michael Fisher and Matt Wieters hit back to back doubles to take the lead and eventually pick up the victory 3-2. This win was Danny Hall’s 800th on his career.

Georgia Tech Recap
Duke Recap