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The CBB reports on Game 2 of BC/NC State



NC State 10 Boston College 1

The NC State Wolfpack jumped all over Boston College starter Nick Asselin as they were able to get a quick seven runs over the first two innings to cruise to a 10-1 victory. Asselin gave up six hits, three walks, and hit a batter while giving up seven earned runs over his two innings of work. He was followed by Nate Jeanes who looked solid in seven innings of work while giving up three runs in the eighth inning as he was tiring.

Andrew Brackman was very unimpressive to myself in seven innings he gave up four hits, three walks, and hit two batters while giving up only one earned run. He hit 97 on the radar gun a few times but was not hitting his corners and his curveball was flat over the first 3 or 4 innings. I still don’t see how the scouts have him going in the first round but I believe that his size is the biggest reason scouts are in love with him.

This was the first game I have attended this year and I have to say that I was unimpressed with the Boston College hitters. Tony Sanchez was the only hitter that looked comfortable at the plate while Jared McGuire has continued to struggle since he moved to left field last season. He won the Big East Player of the Year award as a sophomore and is barely cracking .260. I don’t think I will be at the game on Sunday as I have some better options in the area for baseball including a solid Navy team taking on Holy Cross and some Division 2 action at Bryant. We will see where I show up tomorrow and if I do head to the Heights, I better see some life out of that baseball program or it will be a very long season.

NC State Recap
BC Recap

ACC Recap for 3/30



FSU 15 Duke 3

The Florida State offense continued their slaughter on ACC pitching with a 15-3 victory over the Duke Blue Devils in Game 1 of their weekend series. Tony Thomas Jr. had three hits on the night including two homers. He hit his first homer to lead-off the game and hit his other homer in the second inning when the Seminoles tacked on five runs. Bryan Henry continued his strong pitching by going six innings while giving up two runs. The victory tonight was his seventh consecutive to start the season. Alexander Hassan picked up his first collegiate loss by giving up nine runs in 2.2 innings. The teams will continue their series on Saturday with Game 2 with a battle of Tallahassee with native sons Michael Hyde facing Tony Bajoczky at 2:00 pm.

FSU Recap
Duke Recap

UNC 3 Wake Forest 1

Robert Woodard pitched an absolute gem on Friday evening to take the opener of their weekend set with Wake Forest by a score of 3-1. Woodard went 7.1 innings while only giving up two hits with one of them being a home run for Michael Murray. The homer was Murray’s first career round tripper. Brad Kledzik pitched 6.1 inngs while giving up all three runs. He gave up a two-run homer in the first inning to Dustin Ackley who continued his hitting streak to twenty games with the homer. Andrew Carignan struck out the side in the ninth to get his seventh save of the season while Robert Woodard goes to 6-0 on the season. First pitch for Game 2 is scheduled for 1:00 pm.

UNC Recap
Wake Forest Recap

Virginia 3 Virginia Tech 1

The Virginia Cavaliers headed across the state to take on the Virginia Tech Hokies and walked away with a 3-1 victory. Jacob Thompson started the game for the Cavaliers and went seven innings giving up six hits but only one did damage in Luke Padgett’s seventh inning homer. Tim Henry led the Cavs offense with a two run double int he second inning then was driven in by the next batter Greg Miclat to account for all the scoring in the game. Greg Fryman pitched a complete game but picks up his fourth loss of the season. Jacob Thompson now is 7-0 and Casey Lambert got his seventh save by striking out the side in the bottom of the ninth. The teams will continue tomorrow with Game 2 at 1:00 pm on RSN.

UVA Recap
VT Recap

Miami 10 Clemson 3

The Miami Hurricanes used a 13 hit attack to easily handle the Clemson Tigers by a 10-3 score. Yonder Alonso hit two homers to lead the Hurricane attack while starting pitcher Eric Erickson was strong in his six innings of work and only gave up three runs to get his fourth victory of the season. The teams will continue their series at 7:00 pm.

Miami Recap
Clemson Recap

NC State 24 Boston College 4

The North Carolina Wolfpack used a 24 run performance from their offense over the final six innings to blowout the Boston College Eagles 24-4 on Friday. This was Boston College’s first home game of the season but they were rudely greeted by the Wolfpack offense. Mike Roskopf went 4-6 with two homers and six RBIs to lead the Wolfpack bats. BC starter Kevin Boggan gave up ten runs in his 4.2 innings of work to give him an overall record of 2-3 on the season. NC State starter Eric Surkamp went six innings while giving up two runs. NC State pitcher Joey Cutler picked up a save by working the final three innings which was his second save of the season. BC and NC State return to Shea Field on Saturday with first pitch scheduled at 1:00 pm. The College Baseball Blog will have two staff covering the game on Saturday.

BC Recap
NC State Recap

Georgia Tech 5 Maryland 4

The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets scored two runs in the bottom of the ninth off of All-American closer Brett Cecil to pick up an exciting 5-4 victory on Friday evening. The game was tied as they entered the top of the ninth with one out Steve Braun hit a solo homer to put the Terps up 4-3. Georgia Tech was able to tie the game on a Danny Payne single to center field in the bottom of the ninth with one out when Luke Murton stepped to the plate and proceeded to hit a single through the left side of the infield to drive in Jeff Ussery with the winning run. Brett Cecil picked up his third loss of the season while Brad Rulon gets his first victory. The teams continue their series with the first pitch at 1:00 pm.

GT Recap
UMD Recap

ACC Weekend Preview for March 30-April 1



Florida State at Duke

The Florida State Seminoles will leave the state of Florida for the first time this season when they head to Durham NC to take on the Duke Blue Devils. Florida State enters the series with a 27-1 overall record and a perfect 6-0 record through two weekends of the ACC portion of the schedule with sweeps over Wake Forest and Boston College. Tony Thomas Jr. is the leading hitter for the Noles with a .482 batting average on the season. Bryan Henry is the considered the ace of the staff and has a 6-0 record and a 2.37 ERA which is the highest of the weekend starters for the Seminoles. Ryan Strauss with a 1.57 ERA and Michael Hyde at 1.74 have both been dominant from their spots in the weekend rotation. Duke enters with a 19-9 overall record and 1-8 in the ACC. They picked up their first victory last Saturday when they beat Georgia Tech by a 3-0 score. Jimmy Gallagher leads the Blue Devils with a .356 batting average while Nate Frieman is right behind him at .351. Freshman Alexander Hassan leads the Duke pitching staff with a 2.10 ERA in his six appearances. The College Baseball Blog predicts that Florida State continues their undefeated ACC season with a sweep of Duke.

Probable Pitching Matchups
Friday: Bryan Henry (6-0, 2.37 ERA) vs Alexander Hassan (2-0, 2.10 ERA)
Saturday: Michael Hyde (8-0, 1.74 ERA) vs Tony Bajoczky (4-2, 2.27 ERA)
Sunday: Ryan Strauss (6-0, 1.57 ERA) vs TBA

FSU Game Notes
Duke Game Notes

Wake Forest at UNC

The Wake Forest Demon Deacons will be taking a roadtrip this weekend when they visit the North Carolina Tar Heels. The Demon Deacons picked up a loss this week to Winthrop by a score of 15-9 to give the Deacons an overall record of 14-13 and 3-6 in the ACC. Wake Forest is led by Allan Dykstra who leads the team in average at .378 and homers with 12 on the season. The Wake Forest weekend pitching staff has been ineffective with Brad Kledzik leading them with a 4.91 ERA. UNC enters hitting the ball extremely well as they got 28 runs from their offense in a 28-3 drubbing over Davidson in their only mid-week game of the week. North Carolina’s overall record is 23-4 and 6-3 in the ACC. They are lead by Dustin Ackley who is hitting an outstanding .495 on the season for the young freshman. Alex White has the lowest ERA out of the weekend starters at 1.91 but Robert Woodard is right there at 2.35 to provide a strong 1-2 punch. The College Baseball Blog predicts that UNC takes 2 out of 3 games on the weekend.

Probable Pitching Matchups
Friday: Brad Kledzik (2-1, 4.91 ERA) vs Robert Woodard (5-0, 2.35 ERA)
Saturday: Garrett Bullock (2-1, 4.96 ERA) vs Alex White (3-1, 1.91 ERA)
Sunday: TBA vs Luke Putkonen (5-0, 3.51 ERA)

Wake Forest Game Notes
UNC Game Notes

Virginia at Virginia Tech

The Virginia Cavaliers will travel across the state with their 24-5 overall record and ACC record of 5-4 to take on the Virginia Tech Hokies for a big weekend series. The Cavaliers are led by the .447 average of Brandon Guyer and Greg Miclat who is hitting a hefty .433 on the season also. The Cavaliers top pitcher has been Jacob Thompson who leads the weekend staff with an ERA of 1.83 and a 6-0 record. Sean Doolittle has gotten off to a slow start on the mound with a 4-2 record and a solid ERA of 3.20. Doolittle is also hitting .300 on the season which is down from the .324 he hit in 2006. The Hokies enter the series with a 15-11 overall record and 4-5 in the ACC. They picked up a loss to James Madison on Tuesday. They are led by first year head coach Peter Hughes who bolted out of Boston College after the 2006 season. The top weekend starter for the Hokies is Adam Redd who is 2-1 with an ERA of 3.68. The top hitter for the Hokies is Nate Parks who is hitting .336 with Sean O’Brien at .323 in the second spot on the team batting average list. The Hokies are a running team as they have attempted to steal 64 bases and successful on 43 of them while their opponents have attempted 31 and only been successful on 22 of them. The College Baseball Blog predicts that Virginia sweeps the Hokies.

Probable Pitching Matchups
Friday: Jacob Thompson (6-0, 1.83 ERA) vs Greg Fryman (2-3, 7.79 ERA)
Saturday: Matt Packer (3-1, 2.97 ERA) vs Andrew Wells (2-1, 4.19 ERA)
Sunday: Sean Doolittle (4-2, 3.20 ERA) vs Adam Redd (2-1, 3.68 ERA)

UVA Game Notes

VT Game Notes

Miami at Clemson

The Miami Hurricanes enter this series against Clemson with an unheard of 15-12 overall record and 3-6 ACC record. The Hurricanes are entering the series after a week long break after losing two out of three games to Virginia last weekend. The Hurricanes are led by Yonder Alonso who leads the team in hitting with his .374 average. Freshman Eric Erickson has been the most consistent weekend starter for the Canes with a 3-3 record but a very good ERA of 1.58. Clemson enters the series coming off a 15-6 victory on Wednesday over Western Carolina and a 14-2 victory on Tuesday over Gardner-Webb to bring their overall record to 17-7 and ACC record stands at 4-2 after a weekend sweep over Duke and losing two out of three up at Maryland. Clemson is led by a strong offensive attack which is hitting on the season as a unit at a strong .293 batting average. Brad Chaulk is the leading hitter at .425. The top weekend starter has been P.J. Zocchi who is 3-0 on the season with a 2.70 ERA. The College Baseball Blog predicts that Clemson sweeps the Hurricanes out of South Carolina.

Probable Pitching Matchups
Friday: Eric Erickson (3-3, 1.58 ERA) vs P.J. Zocchi (3-0, 2.70 ERA)
Saturday: Scott Maine (2-4, 4.68 ERA) vs Ryan Hinson (1-1, 2.14 ERA)
Sunday: Enrique Garcia (2-2, 2.43 ERA) vs David Kopp (3-2, 3.58 ERA)

Miami Game Notes
Clemson Game Notes

Maryland at Georgia Tech

The Maryland Terps will travel down to Final Four country this weekend for a three game set against the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets. Maryland is coming off two midweek victories in which they beat William & Mary on Tuesday by a score of 15-3 and then followed that on Wednesday with a no-hitter in which they beat Coppin State 12-0. The Terps have an overall record of 18-8 and 5-4 in the ACC. They are led by Freshman A.J. Casario who leads the team in batting average at .371. The top weekend starter has been Ryan Moorer who is 3-0 with a 2.29 ERA. The Yellow Jackets swept Georgia Southern in a quick two game mid-week series by scores of 10-2 and 6-2. They are led by All-American candidates Matt Wieters who leads the team with 28 RBI and Danny Payne who leads the team in batting average at .412. John Goodman has become the most consistent weekend starter for the Jackets as he enters the weekend with a 1-1 record and an ERA of 2.84. The College Baseball Blog predicts that Maryland continues their hot streak by taking two out of the three games on the weekend.

Probable Pitching Matchups
Friday: David Duncan (4-2, 3.40) vs. Casey Baron (3-1, 3.59)
Saturday: John Goodman (1-1, 2.84) vs. Ryan Moorer (3-0, 2.29)
Sunday: Ryan Turner (2-3, 3.89) vs. Kevin Biringer (2-4, 4.65)

Maryland Game Notes
GT Game Notes

NC State at Boston College

The NC State Wolfpack will head to Boston College this weekend for a key ACC showdown. The Wolfpack enter with a 19-8 overall record but 5-4 in the ACC. They are led on offense by Joe Florio who is hitting .345 on the season. Ramon Corona is continuing to struggle at the plate with a .223 average. He struggled in teh Cape Cod League in 2006 with the Hyannis Mets where he hit .236 for the summer. The top pitcher for the Wolfpack weekend rotation has been Freshman Jimmy Gilheeney who is 2-1 with a very healthy 1.84 ERA. The biggest prospect of the season in terms of height and hype was Andrew Brackman who enters the series with a record of 4-2 and an ERA of 3.79. Brackman has been roughed up over his last four starts as he has a 1-2 record and an ERA of 6.26 over that period. Some people were talking about Brackman’s fastball hitting 99 MPH this summer on the cape. Boston College enters the series coming off a 10-7 victory over Holy Cross on Thursday and a 6-5 victory over Hartford on Tuesday. Boston College has an overall record of 8-11-1 and 4-5 in the ACC. The Eagles are led by two sport athlete Johnny Ayers who leads the team with a .369 batting average. Tony Sanchez is second on the team with a .365 batting average. Kevin Boggan leads the pitching staff with a 2-2 record and an ERA of 2.57 on the season. The College Baseball Blog predicts BC to take 2 out of 3 games this weekend.

The College Baseball Blog will have staff at both Saturday’s and Sunday’s games. So stay tuned for full coverage of the series.

Probable Pitching Matchups
Friday: Kevin Boggan (2-2, 2.57 ERA) vs Eric Surkamp (2-1, 3.00 ERA)
Saturday: Nick Asslein (1-1, 5.85 ERA) vs Andrew Brackman (4-2, 3.79 ERA)
Sunday: TBA vs Jimmy Gillheeney (2-1, 1.84 ERA)

NC State Game Notes
BC Stats
Interview with Peter Frates (BC)

ACC Recap for 3/28

UNC 28 Davidson 3

North Carolina hit six homers including two from Benji Johnson to give the Tar Heels the 28-3 victory over Davidson. UNC scored eleven runs in the second inning and then twelve in the third to take full control of the game. UNC will be back in action on Friday when they host Wake Forest.

UNC Recap
Davidson Recap

Maryland 12 Coppin State 0

The Maryland Terrapins held Coppin State hitless and used a balanced attack by scoring in seven out of their eight at bats to continue the Coppin State losing streak to 20 games. Mike Murphy went 2-4 with 3 RBIs to lead the Maryland offensive attack. Brett Curll, Tim Kearney, Brett Jones, and Nick Pearce all went two innings without allowing a hit while Brian Shellhamer pitched a perfect ninth to complete the no-hitter. Maryland will visit Georgia Tech this weekend for a big ACC series.

Maryland Recap
Coppin State Recap

Virginia 4 Longwood 3

Brandon Marsh hit a walk-off single in the bottom of the ninth to lead the Cavaliers to a 4-3 come from behind victory over Longwood. Casey Lambert struck out 2 batters in the top of the ninth to pick up the victory for the Cavs. Virginia will travel across the state to Virginia Tech for a weekend series.

UVA Recap
Longwood Recap

Clemson 15 Western Carolina 6

The Clemson Tigers blew out Western Carolina 15-6 in non-conference action on Wednesday in Clemson SC. Taylor Harbin and Doug Hogan led the offense with three hits a piece. Clemson will return to action on Friday when they host the Hurricanes.

Clemson Recap
Western Carolina Recap

NC State 6 UNC-Greensboro 0

The NC State Wolfpack received a stellar pitching performance from Nate Karns, Jeff Stallings, and Sam Brown who combined on a three hit shutout. Caleb Mangum and Pat Ferguson each picked up two RBIs to lead the offense. NC State heads to Chestnut Hill to open the BC home schedule this weekend and The College Baseball Blog should be there on Saturday and Sunday.

NC State Recap
UNC-Greensboro Recap

Georgia Tech 6 Georgia Southern 2

The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets used nine pitchers and were able to limit the Georgia Southern Eagles to two runs. Danny Payne and Michael Fisher were the only two Yellow Jackets with two hits on the day. Georgia Tech will host Maryland this weekend for a big ACC series.

GA Tech Recap
Georgia Southern Recap

Winthrop 15 Wake Forest 9

The Winthrop Eagles used a ten run fifth inning to pick up a 15-9 slugfest victory over Wake Forest on Wednesday. Winthrop will visit UNC-Asheville while Wake Forest heads to UNC for a big ACC weekend series.

Winthrop Recap
Wake Forest Recap

Boston College and Holy Cross were postponed until Thursday when they will try again to play their big non-conference game in a battle of Massachusetts.

BC Release

HC Release

Other ACC Games



Florida State 6 North Florida 0

Caleb Graham picked up his first victory of the season as he shutdown the North Florida offense for the first six innings.

FSU Recap
UNF Recap

UVA 17 George Mason 6

Brandon Guyer went 3-4 with four RBIs, four runs scored, and a grand slam to lead the Cavaliers to a 17-6 thumping of George Mason. David Adams and John Scaglione were the other Cavs with three hits on the day.

UVA Recap
George Mason Recap

Clemson 14 Gardner-Webb 2

The Clemson Tigers without head coach Jack Leggett pounded out 21 hits with twelve different players picking up at least one hit to pound Gardner-Webb 14-2. Ben Paulsen went 5-5 with a homer and six RBI to lead the Tiger offense.

Clemson Recap

Gardner-Webb Recap

Duke 11 Campbell 7

Kyle Kreick picked up three hits to lead the Blue Devils to a come from behind 11-7 victory over Campbell.

Duke Recap
Campbell Recap

Georgia Tech 10 Georgia Southern 2

Eddie Burns struck out ten batters over eight innings while only giving up one earned run to pick up his second consecutive victory. Danny Payne and Michael Fisher each picked up three hits to lead the offensive attack from the Jackets.

GT Recap

Georgia Southern Recap

James Madison 8 Virginia Tech 6

Joe Lake drove home Bryan Lescanec to break a 6-6 tie in the bottom of the eighth to lead JMU to the 8-6 victory over Virginia Tech.

JMU Recap
VT Recap

Maryland 15 William & Mary 3

The Terps scored nine runs in the fifth inning to coast to a 15-3 victory over William & Mary. Joe Palumbo set the stage in the lead-off role by going 4-5 with two runs scored and three RBIs in the win.

Maryland Recap
William & Mary Recap

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

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

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

ACC Weekend Preview for March 23-25



Boston College at Florida State

The Boston College Eagles head to Tallahassee for the first time ever to take on the number 2 ranked Florida State Seminoles. FSU is coming off their first loss of the season to Jacksonville on Wednesday while Boston College picked up a victory on Sunday over Georgia Tech before heading back to Boston where they had a game postponed because of the snow on the ground. The CBB predicts that BC will win one game of the series this weekend if Terry Doyle is able to pitch. If Doyle does not go then the Eagles will get swept.

Probable Starters
Friday: Bryan Henry (5-0, 2.61 ERA) vs Kevin Boggan (2-1, 2.14 ERA)
Saturday: Michael Hyde (7-0, 1.59 ERA) vs Nate Jeannes (0-1, 3.57 ERA)
Sunday: Ryan Strauss (5-0, 1.85 ERA) vs Terry Doyle (2-0, 2.40 ERA)

BC has not officially named any starting pitchers for this weekend yet so I have based this on past weekend rotation.

Florida State Game Notes

North Carolina at Virginia Tech

Peter Hughes welcomes the North Carolina Tar Heels to Blacksburg for a coastal division showdown. Virginia Tech enters the series with an overall record of 14-8 and 3-3 in the ACC while UNC is 20-3 and 4-2 in the conference. The CBB predicts that UNC sweeps the road series.

Probable Starters
Friday: Robert Woodard (4-0, 2.30 ERA) vs. Greg Fryman (2-2, 6.37 ERA)
Saturday: Alex White (3-0, 1.69 ERA) vs. Andrew Wells (1-1, 5.27 ERA)
Sunday: Luke Putkonen (4-0, 4.10 ERA) vs Adam Redd (2-0, 0.96 ERA)

UNC Game Notes
VA Tech Game Notes

Clemson at Maryland

Clemson will head to College Park this weekend with a 14-5 overall record and a conference record of 3-0. Clemson dropped a mid-week game to Western Carolina on Tuesday but should be able to bounce back strong this weekend. Maryland is 14-7 and 3-3 in the conference. Maryland picked up a 17-2 victory over VCU this week on Wednesday. The CBB predicts that Clemson will sweep the series.

Probable Starters
Friday: Casey Baron (3-1, 4.41 ERA) vs P.J. Zocchi (3-0, 2.00 ERA)
Saturday: Ryan Moorer (2-0, 2.78 ERA) vs Ryan Hinson (1-0, 2.00 ERA)
Sunday: Kevin Biringer (2-3, 4.68 ERA) vs David Kopp (2-2, 4.40 ERA)

Maryland Game Notes
Clemson Game Notes

Miami at Virginia

The Miami Hurricanes head to Charlottesville to take on the Virginia Cavaliers for a big ACC series. Both teams are expected to compete for the Coastal division crown so this could make or break the division for both of these teams. The CBB predicts that UVA takes 2 out of 3 games this weekend.

Probable Starters
Friday: Jacob Thompson (5-0, 1.98 ERA) vs Eric Erickson (3-2, 1.52 ERA)
Saturday: Matt Packer (2-1, 3.48 ERA) vs Scott Maine (2-3, 5.00 ERA)
Sunday: Sean Doolittle (4-1, 3.28 ERA) vs Enrique Garcia (1-2, 2.55 ERA)

NC State at Wake Forest

The NC State Wolfpack will head to Winston-Salem for a three game set with the Wake Forest Demon Deacons. The Wolfpack enter with an impressive 16-7 record but a 3-3 record in the ACC. The Deacons have a 12-10 mark and a 2-4 record with two tough series already under their belt with FSU and Virginia. The CBB predicts that Wake Forest sweeps the weekend series.

Probable Starters
Friday: Brad Kledzik (2-1, 5.20) vs Eric Surkamp (2-1, 2.53)
Saturday: Garrett Bullock (1-1, 5.54) vs Andrew Brackman (4-1, 2.97)
Sunday: Eric Niesen (2-2, 5.12) vs Jimmy Gilheeney (1-1, 1.90)

NC State Game Notes
Wake Forest Game Notes

Georgia Tech at Duke
The Yellow Jackets head to Durham NC for a three game set with the Duke Blue Devils. Georgia Tech is coming off a mid-week victory over Georgia State 3-0 and took two out of three from Boston College last weekend for an overall record of 12-10 and 3-3 in the ACC. Duke enters the series with a pair of victories over Fairleigh Dickinson and were swept in their last ACC series by Clemson. They have a record of 17-7 but 0-6 in the ACC. The CBB has Georgia Tech winnign all three games.

Probable Starters
Friday: Alexander Hassan (2-0, 2.18 ERA) vs David Duncan (4-2, 3.79 ERA)
Saturday: Tony Bajoczky (3-2, 2.70 ERA) vs John Goodman (1-0, 4.50 ERA)
Sunday: TBA vs Ryan Turner (1-3, 4.32 ERA)

Georgia Tech Game Notes

Duke Game Notes

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ACC Players of the Week

The ACC has released their Players of the Week for the week ending on March 18th. Dustin Ackley of UNC picked up the Player of the Week with a batting average of .667 (14-21) in the five games last week. He had a stretch of making base in 12 consecutive plate appearances. David Duncan of Georgia Tech got the Pitcher of the Week award for throwing a complete game shutout with 10 strikeouts to lead the Yellow Jackets to the 10-0 victory.

ACC Release
UNC Release
Georgia Tech Release