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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

ACC Sunday Recap for 3/18

Game 1 Virginia 9 UNC 6

Sean Doolittle went 4-5 with 2 RBI to lead the Cavaliers to the 9-6 victory over North Carolina in Game 1 of the doubleheader on Saturday. Doolittle started the game on the mound but only lasted 4.0 innings while giving up five runs. Andrew Carraway ended up picking up his third victory of the season for the Cavs by working three innings while giving up one run. Casey Lambert picked up his fourth save by pitching a perfect ninth. Alex White started for UNC but gave up five runs in his 5.1 innings of work. Dustin Ackley led the Carolina offense with a 4-4 day.

UVA Recap
UNC Recap

Game 2 UNC 9 UVA 4

The UNC Tar Heels were able to avoid a series sweep with a 9-4 victory in the nightcap of their doubleheader with Virginia. Reid Fronk and Tim Federowicz each had three hits in the game. Fronk also picked up 4 RBI in the game. Matt Packer started the game for the Cavs but was knocked around for seven runs over his four innings. Luke Putkonen picked up the victory for giving up four runs over 5.2 innings. The Cavs will be back in action on Tuesday when they visit Richmond while UNC will face Towson for a two game series on Tuesday and Wednesday.

UNC Recap
UVA Recap

Florida State 11 Wake Forest 1

The Florida State Seminoles won their 23rd straight game with a 11-1 victory over the Demon Deacons. FSU exploded for a combined ten runs over the sixth, seventh, and eighth inning to blow open a 1-1 tie. Tony Thomas Jr. and Mark Hallberg both went 2-3 with 2 runs scored to set the table for the rest of the lineup. Ryan Strauss was solid on the mound for the Noles by going seven strong innings and only gave up a single run to get his fifth victory of the season. Garrett Bullock of Wake Forest went 5.1 innings while surrendering four runs. Willy Fox was the only Wake Forest play with two hits. FSU will head to Jacksonville to take on the Dolphins on Wednesday before hosting Boston College next weekend. Wake Forest will host Ohio on Tuesday before heading to Winthrop on Wednesday. Wake will host NC State next weekend for a key ACC series.

FSU Recap
Section B Recap
Wake Forest Recap

Clemson 9 Duke 6

The Clemson Tigers continued Duke’s struggles in the ACC opponent by knocking them off 9-6 in the series finale. Clemson starter Alan Farina had a poor outing in which he gave up six runs in two innings. Matt Vaughn was able to salvage the game by following Farina by pitching four shutout innings to get pick up his first win of the year. Brad Chaulk went 3-4 to lead the Tiger offense on the day. The Tigers will be back in action on Tuesday when they go to Western Carolina. Duke starter Jonathan Foreman was equally bad by going 2.1 innings and giving up seven runs. Brett Bartles hit a three run homer in the first inning to highlight the Duke offense. Duke will be back in action on Friday when Georgia Tech visits.

Clemson Recap
Duke Recap

Maryland 5 Miami 4

The Maryland Terps were able to salvage a game from Miami 5-4 on Sunday. The Terps used 6.1 inning performance from Kevin Biringer in which he gave up two runs. Brett Cecil pitched a perfect ninth inning to get his sixth save of the season. Maryland will be back in action on Wednesday when VCU visits for a game and will host Clemson Friday-Sunday in the next ACC series. Miami will be off to next weekend when they head to Virginia for a key ACC match-up.

Maryland Recap
Miami Recap

Boston College 9 Georgia Tech 2

Terry Doyle made his first start of the season today and made it count with a six inning start while only giving up two runs. Michael Belfiore pitched the final three innings without giving up a run to get his first career save. The Eagles were led by freshman catcher Tony Sanchez who went 3-4 with a homer and 3 RBI. The Eagles will be back in action on Wednesday when they visit Central Connecticut State while Georgia Tech will face Georgia State. BC heads to Florida State for their next ACC series while GT will visit Duke.

Boston College Recap
Georgia Tech Recap
SEBaseball Recap

Virginia Tech 6 NC State 4 11 innings

The Virginia Tech Hokies scored two unearned runs in the top of the 11th to avoid the sweep at the hands of NC State. The Hokies and closer Rhett Ballard blew a three run lead in the bottom of the ninth but regained his composure to pick up the victory. The Hokies took advantage of two Drew Martin errors to get the victory. The Hokies will be back in action on Wednesday when Longwood visits before UNC comes to town next weekend. NC State will be heading to Wake Forest next weekend.

Va Tech Recap
NC State Recap

ACC Saturday Recap for 3/17



Virginia 7
UNC 2 11 innings

The Virginia Cavaliers used a five run 11th inning to blow open a tight 2-2 game. Greg Miclat went 3-5 on the day with 2 RBI’s to lead the offensive attack for the Cavaliers. Jacob Thompson had another strong outing on Saturday by going seven innings and only giving up one run. Robert Woodard was almost as good by lasting 6.2 innings and giving up 2 runs. The teams will be back in action tomorrow with a doubleheader which starts at noon.

UVA Recap
UNC Recap

Florida State 4 Wake Forest 3

The Wake Forest Demon Deacons tried to make a furious comeback but were one run short in a 4-3 loss to the Florida State Seminoles. This victory continues the win streak of the Seminoles to 22 to start the season. The Noles attack was led by Tony Thomas Jr. who went 2-3 with two runs scored from the lead-off spot. Michael Hyde pitched 5.2 scoreless innings while giving up four hits and a walk to get his seventh victory of the season. Eric Williams and Evan Ocheltree both had two hits in the losing effort for the Deacons. The teams will close out the series tomorrow at 1:00pm.

FSU Recap
Section B Recap
Wake Forest Recap

Clemson 7 Duke 2

The Duke Blue Devils are still searching for their first ACC victory on the season after dropping Game 2 of the Clemson series by a score of 7-2. Clemson jumped out to an early 4-0 lead after an inning and were able to hang on the rest of the game to the lead. Ryan Hinson pitched 6.1 innings while surrendering 2 runs to pick up his first victory of the season. Michael Ness picked up the loss for the Blue Devils by giving up six runs in his 3.2 innings. Brett Bartles had two hits and drove in a run to lead the offense. The teams finish their series with a first pitch on Sunday at 1:00pm.

Clemson Recap
Duke Recap

Miami 4 Maryland 3

The Miami Hurricanes picked up a come from behind victory over the Maryland Terps 4-3 in ACC action Saturday night. The Hurricanes used a two run bottom of the ninth to turn a 3-2 deficit to a 4-3 win. They did this off of All-American closer Brett Cecil who pitched the final 1.2 innings and gave up two unearned runs as Gerry Spessard made an error in the inning. Mark Sobolewski had a bases loaded walk to drive in the winning run in the ninth. The teams will finish the series on Sunday at 1pm.

Miami Recap
Maryland Recap

Georgia Tech 5 Boston College 2

The Boston College Eagles picked up their second straight loss to Georgia Tech on Saturday this time by a score of 5-2. Nate Jeanes started for the Eagles and had a very shaky first inning in which the Jackets scored five runs on two hits, a balk, an error, and three walks. The Jackets were held in check the rest of the game as they only got two more hits over the next seven innings. Chris House was the only Yellow Jacket with multiple hits with his 2-3 day. Peter Frates led the Eagles with a 3-4 game.

Georgia Tech Recap
Boston College Recap

Game 1 North Carolina State 12 Virginia Tech 8

Game 2 North Carolina State 5 Virginia Tech 2

The NC State Wolf Pack picked up two victories in ACC action on Saturday over the Virginia Tech Hokies. In Game 1, Pat Ferguson was a triple short of the cycle as he drove in 2 runs and scored three with his 3-4 game. In Game 2, Jeremy Synan hit a bases loaded triple in the seventh inning to blow open a 2-2 tie to the final score.

NC State Game 1 Recap
NC State Game 2 Recap
Virginia Tech Recap of Both Games

Friday ACC Recap for 3/16



Florida State 7
Wake Forest 6

Jack Rye hit a two-out single in the 11th inning to drive in Ryan Strauss from third to give the Seminoles the 7-6 victory over Wake Forest. Jack Rye also led the Noles offense by going 2-5 with 3 RBI. Seminoles starting pitcher Bryan Henry six innings while giving up four runs (all earned) on five hits. This gives the Seminoles a 21-0 record to start the season. Wake Forest starter Brad Kledzik last only five innings while giving up five runs on seven hits. Willy Fox went 2-5 with 3 RBI and Allan Dykstra hit his eighth home run of the season. The teams will be back in action tomorrow at 6:00 pm with Eric Nielsen going for Wake and Michael Hyde for Florida State.

Florida State Recap
Section B Recap
Tallahassee Democrat Recap
Wake Forest Recap

Clemson 6 Duke 4

The Clemson Tigers picked up their first ACC victory of the year with a 6-4 victory over Duke. P.J. Zocchi picked up the victory for the Tigers by pitching shutout baseball for his seven innings of work. Taylor Harbin led the Clemson attack by hitting a big three run homer in the fifth inning to give the Tigers a 5-0 lead. Duke starter Tony Bajoczky pitched six innings while giving up six hits and six runs. The teams are back in action on Saturday at 4:00 pm with Duke sending Michael Ness to the mound while Clemson send Ryan Hinson.

Clemson Recap
Duke Recap

Miami 13 Maryland 3

The Miami Hurricanes used a 18 hit attack to blow out the Terps by a score of 13-3. The Hurricanes received another solid outing from Eric Erickson who went seven innings without letting up a run. Ryan Jackson led the Hurricanes with a 4-5 game with four runs scored. Maryland’s offensive star was Mike Murphy who went 2-4 with an RBI. The teams will be back in action tomorrow at 7 pm with Scott Maine facing Ryan Moorer.

Miami Recap
Maryland Recap

Georgia Tech 10 Boston College 0

The Yellow Jackets took advantage of three Boston College errors to score five unearned runs in a 10-0 shutout victory over the Eagles. David Duncan pitched a complete game shutout to pick up his fourth victory of the season. Kevin Boggan of Boston College only lasted 4.0 innings while giving up six runs but only one was earned. Danny Payne led the Tech offense with a 3-4 game with two runs scored and two driven in. The Eagles and Yellow Jackets will face off on Saturday at 1 pm with Georgia Tech sending John Goodman to the mound against an Eagle pitcher yet to be announced. My prediction is that Terry Doyle will go in that spot.

Georgia Tech Recap

BC Recap

Virginia at North Carolina was postponed due to rain. They will play a single game on Saturday and a doubleheader on Sunday.

Virginia Tech at North Carolina State was also postponed and will be made up as a doubleheader on Saturday that begins at 1 pm.

ACC Weekend Preview for March 16th-18th



Virginia at North Carolina

The Virginia Cavaliers head to Chapel Hill to face off against the Number 1 ranked North Carolina Tar Heels. The Cavaliers have a 17-3 record overall and a 1-2 record in the ACC. They are led by two-way player Sean Doolittle who has a .338 average at the plate and a 4-1 record with a 2.45 ERA. David Adams is leading the Cavaliers offense in average at .493. The Tar Heels enter with a perfect 3-0 record in the ACC and overall record of 17-1. Robert Woodard leads the staff with a 4-0 record and an ERA of 2.19. Dustin Ackley and Josh Horton are leading the Carolina offense by hitting over .400 through the first 18 games. The College Baseball Blog predicts UNC to take two out of three games.

Probable Pitchers
Friday: Robert Woodard (4-0, 2.19 ERA) vs. Jacob Thompson (5-0, 2.15 ERA)
Saturday: Alex White (3-0, 0.68 ERA) vs. Matt Packer (2-0, 2.67 ERA)
Sunday: Luke Putkonen (3-0, 3.48 ERA) vs. Sean Doolittle (4-1, 2.45 ERA)

UNC Game Notes
Virginia Season Stats
The Cavalier Daily Preview

Wake Forest at Florida State

The Demon Deacons head to Florida State after losing two midweek games to Ball State. Wake Forest enters the series with a 11-7 record overall but a 2-1 record in the ACC after taking two out of three from UVA last weekend. They are lead on offense by Willy Fox who is batting .357 with three homers on the season. Allan Dykstra is also a strong hitter with his .343 average and seven homers on the season. Brad Kledzik is the number one starter for the Deacons on the mound and he has a 2-1 record with a 4.57 ERA. The Seminoles have started the season 20-0 and open the ACC season this weekend. They are coming off a three game sweep of Indiana last weekend. The Seminoles are led by Friday starter Bryan Henry who has a 5-0 record with a minuscule ERA of 2.04. The Noles offense has been very good in this season as they are collectively hitting .401. The top hitter for the Noles is Tony Thomas Jr. who has an outstanding average of .537 (44-82). The College Baseball Blog predicts Wake Forest to take one of the games of the series to break up the undefeated season for the Seminoles.

Probable Pitchers
Friday: Brad Kledzik (2-1, 4.57 ERA) vs. Bryan Henry (5-0, 2.04 ERA)
Saturday: Eric Nielsen (2-1, 5.84 ERA) vs. Michael Hyde (6-0, 1.85 ERA)
Sunday: Garrett Bullock (1-0, 5.23 ERA) vs. Ryan Strauss (4-0, 1.97 ERA)

Florida State Game Notes
Tallahassee Democrat Preview
Wake Forest Game Notes

Duke at Clemson

The Clemson Tigers will welcome the Duke Blue Devils to Doug Kingsmore Stadium for the ACC opener for the Tigers. Clemson is coming into the series with an overall record of 11-4. They knocked off Georgia Southern on Wednesday to head into the series on a winning streak. The Clemson Tigers have been hitting the ball well with Brad Chaulk and Doug Hogan hitting over .400 on the season. The Blue Devils enter the series with a 17-4 record overall but a 0-3 mark in the ACC. The Devils are coming off a brief two game sweep of Fairleigh Dickinson in mid-week games. The Devils offense is led by Jimmy Gallagher who leads the team in average at .397. Tony Bajoczky is the top pitcher on the staff with a 3-1 record and a 1.47 ERA. The College Baseball Blog believes Clemson sweeps the Blue Devils.

Probable Pitchers
Friday: Tony Bajoczky (3-1, 1.47 ERA) vs. P.J. Zocchi (2-0, 2.70 ERA)
Saturday: Michael Ness (3-0, 1.69 ERA) vs. Ryan Hinson (0-0, 1.74 ERA)
Sunday: Alexander Hassan (2-0, 2.18 ERA) vs. Alan Farina (0-0, 3.48 ERA)

Clemson Game Notes
Duke Game Notes

Maryland at Miami (FL)

The Miami Hurricanes will be hoping to have a better weekend in Week 2 of ACC action. They were swept by the North Carolina Tar Heels last weekend but picked up wins this week on Tuesday over Maine and Wednesday over Rutgers. They enter with an overall record of 12-9 and 0-3 in the ACC. They are led by true freshman Mark Sobolewski who is hitting .379 on the year with 27 RBI. The Hurricane pitching has been atrocious on the weekends after Eric Erickson (2-2, 1.93 ERA) with Danny Gil with an ERA of 5.95 and Manny Miguelez at 0-1 with a 7.40 ERA in six starts. The Maryland Terps are coming in after splitting a pair of mid-week games with a loss to James Madison by a score of 13-6 and a blowout win over Coppin State 27-0. The Terps are led on the mound by All-American closer Brett Cecil who leads the team with five saves and has the second lowest ERA of 2.76. The top hitter for the Terps is AJ Casario who has an average of .344 on the season. The College Baseball Blog predicts Miami to win the series 2 games to 1.

Probable Pitchers
Friday: Eric Erickson (2-2, 1.93 ERA) vs. Casey Baron (3-0, 3.52 ERA)
Saturday: LHP Scott Maine (2-3, 5.57 ERA) vs. Ryan Moorer (2-0, 2.81 ERA)
Sunday: RHP Enrique Garcia (1-1, 3.38 ERA) vs. Kevin Biringer (1-3, 5.30 ERA)

Miami Game Notes
Maryland Game Notes

Boston College at Georgia Tech

The Boston College Eagles visit Russ Chandler Stadium on Friday for the first time in school history. They are coming off a three game sweep of the Duke Blue Devils last weekend where they outscored them 23-8 over the three games. The Eagles enter the series with a 5-6-1 record. They are led on offense by Johnny Ayers who is hitting .444 in the first twelve games of the season. Ayers is also the punter on the Eagle football team. Kevin Boggan is continuing his dominance on the mound with a 2-0 record and a 2.12 ERA. The Eagles are still trying to get back Terry Doyle who was named the CCBL Co-Pitcher of the Year this past summer. He ended up closing out two games in the Duke series and might start a game in the Georgia Tech series if possible. The Yellow Jackets enter with a 9-9 record after losing two out of three games last weekend to Virginia Tech. The Yellow Jackets also picked up a mid-week loss to Kennesaw State by a score of 6-4. The Yellow Jacket pitching has been a major concern as they have a staff ERA of 5.68. They still have on of the best pro prospects in Matt Wieters who has a batting average of .364 and five homers on the season. Danny Payne is the catalyst for the Jackets offense with his .574 on base percentage. The College Baseball Blog believes that the Eagles will get swept this week by the Yellow Jackets.

Probable Pitchers
Friday: David Duncan (3-2, 4.97) vs. Kevin Boggan (2-0, 2.12)
Saturday: John Goodman (0-0, 7.50) vs. TBA
Sunday: Ryan Turner (1-2, 4.55) vs. Nick Asselin (1-0, 5.50)

Georgia Tech Game Notes
BC Stats

Virginia Tech at NC State

The Virginia Tech Hokies head down to Raleigh to play each school’s second weekend of ACC action. Virginia Tech is coming off two mid-week victories over Marist and Liberty. They also took two out of three last weekend at Georgia Tech. The Hokies are led by pitcher David Cross (1-2, 2.89 ERA) who picked up a no decision his last time out against Georgia Tech. He pitched well over the 6.1 innings of work while only giving up two runs. The Hokie offense is led by Sean O’Brien who is hitting .343 on the season. The NC State Wolf Pack looks to bounce back with a strong weekend after dropping two games over the weekend to Maryland. They are led on offense by Ryan Pond who is hitting .350 on the season. Ramon Carona is struggling early in the season with a very poor average of .227. Andrew Brackman is the Friday starter for the Wolf Pack but has a 3-1 record and a 2.87 ERA. He gave up six runs in his last outing against Maryland in which he lasted all nine innings to get the complete game. The College Baseball Blog predicts the NC State Wolf Pack to bounce back with three victories this weekend.

Probable Pitchers
Friday: Andrew Brackman (3-1, 2.87 ERA) vs. Greg Fryman (2-1, 4.62 ERA)
Saturday: Eric Surkamp (2-1, 2.49 ERA) vs. Andrew Wells (1-1, 5.73 ERA)
Sunday: Jeff Stallings (2-0, 3.38 ERA) vs. David Cross (1-2, 2.89 ERA)

NC State Game Notes
NC State Scout.com Preview
Virginia Tech Game Notes

ACC Sunday Recap



UNC 11
Miami 7

The North Carolina Tar Heels completed a sweep of the Miami Hurricanes with a 11-7 victory in the series finale. Benji Johnson and Tim Federowicz combined for seven RBI in the game to lead the Tar Heel offense. Johnson hit a grand slam in the second inning to erase an early four run deficit. Manny Miguelez had his worst outing of the season by letting up seven runs in his three innings of work. UNC starter Luke Putkonen was just as bad by going four innings and giving up six runs. UNC will be back in action on Tuesday with Elon and UNC-Greensboro on Wednesday. UNC will host Virginia next weekend in ACC action. Maine and Rutgers will play midweek games with Miami before the Canes host Maryland next weekend.

UNC Recap
Miami Recap

Wake Forest 7 Virginia 6

The Demon Deacons took the rubber game of their three game set with Virginia by a score of 7-6. Willy Fox drove home Brett Linnenkohl in the bottom of the ninth to give the Deacons their fifth walk-off victory of the season. Wake Forest will be back in action Tuesday with a brief two-game set with Ball State and Virginia will play Niagara on Tuesday. UVA will head to UNC next weekend while Wake Forest heads to FSU to open the ACC schedule for the Noles.

Wake Forest Recap
Virginia Recap

NC State 20 Maryland 3

The NC State baseball team was able to salvage a game on Sunday by picking up a 20-3 victory over Maryland. NC State scored 13 runs in the fifth inning to blow open a 3-1 game to a 16-1 rout. Caleb Mangum went 2-5 with four RBI to lead the Pack offense. NC State will be back in action on Tuesday with a two game set with Valparaiso and then will host Virginia Tech. Maryland will host James Madison and Coppin State before heading back on the road for a series with Miami.

NC State Recap
Maryland Recap

Virginia Tech 5 Georgia Tech 4

The Virginia Tech Hokies scored 3 runs in the ninth inning to turn a 4-2 deficit into a 5-4 victory. Matt Foley with one out hit a solo home run off of Matt Wieters to draw the Hokies within a run. Wieters then proceeded to hit the next two batters to set up first and second and one out. Bryan Thomas then grounded out to the shortstop to set up a first and third and two outs when Jose Cueto hit a single to drive in the tying run. Tim Ladd came on to pitch to Sean O’Brien but walked him so Wieters came back to the mound to pitch to Warren Schaffer who hit a single to drive in the eventual winning run.

VA Tech Recap
Georgia Tech Recap

Boston College 10 Duke 2

The Boston College Eagles completed the three game sweep in Durham over the Duke Blue Devils on Sunday. Eagles starter Nick Asselin picked up his first victory of the season by going seven innings while only allowing two runs. Terry Doyle picked up his second save of the season and weekend by working the last two innings. Johnny Ayers and Jared McGuire both picked up three hits to lead the Eagles charge. Boston College erupted for eight runs over the last two innings to blow the game wide open. Boston College will be back in action at Umass-Amherst on Wednesday before heading to Georgia Tech and Duke will host Fairleigh Dickinson for a brief two game set.

BC Recap
Duke Recap
Pics from Game

Clemson 7 Memphis 2

The Clemson Tigers used a ten hit attack to knock off Memphis 7-2. Clemson was led on offense by Addison Johnson who went 2-4 with 2 RBI. Clemson will be back in action on Wednesday when Georgia Southern visits and they host ACC rival Duke next weekend. Memphis, on the other hand, will host Illinois State for a brief two game set before having Akron come for a three game set over the weekend.

Clemson Recap

Memphis Recap

FSU 9 Indiana 0

The FSU Seminoles continued their perfect start to the season with a 9-0 victory over the Hoosiers. Ryan Strauss pitched eight shutout innings, struck out eight batters, and only gave up three hits to pick up his fourth victory of the season. FSU will be back in action on Friday when they host Wake Forest while Indiana heads to North Florida for games on Tuesday and Wednesday.

FSU Recap
Indiana Recap

ACC Saturday Recap

UNC 3
Miami 1

The UNC Tar Heels picked up another win on Saturday by a score of 3-1 to bring their record to 14-1 on the season. Freshman Alex White pitched 7.2 innings while allowing only an unearned run to pick up his third victory of the season. Alex White also scattered six walks which he needs to tone down before teams start taking advantage of those base runners. Reid Fronk and Dustin Ackley both picked up two hits and an RBI in the game to lead the Tar Heels offense. Jemile Weeks of Miami also picked up two hits in the loss. The teams will be back in action on Sunday with a noon start.

UNC Recap
Miami Recap

Virginia 13
Wake Forest 5

David Adams went 5-6 on the afternoon to lead the Cavaliers to a 13-5 victory over the Wake Forest Demon Deacons. Jacob Thompson of UVA picked up the victory by lasting 5.1 innings and giving up 5 runs. Alex Smith and Jake Rule pitched 3.2 shutout innings to close out the victory. Patrick Wingfield and Brandon Guyer each picked up three hits in the victory. Wake Forest was led on offense by Austin Jones who hit a three run homer in the fifth inning. The teams will play the rubber match on Sunday at 1 pm.

UVA Recap
Wake Recap

Maryland 4
NC State 2

The Maryland Terrapins continue their strong start to the season with a 4-2 victory over NC State on Saturday. The Terps were led on offense by Mike Murphy and Jon Greenwich each hit solo home runs to lead the Terps to the victory. Ryan Moorer pitched 5.2 innings while only giving up 1 run but picked up the no decision. Eric Surkamp was equally as good by pitching seven innings giving up two runs and getting the no-decision also. The Terps were able to break a 2-2 tie in the top of the ninth on Greenwich’s homer and tacked on an insurance run before turning the ball over to Brett Cecil. He pitched a perfect inning to pick up his fifth of the season. The teams will be back in action on Sunday at 1:30 pm.

Maryland Recap
NC State Recap

Georgia Tech 19
Virginia Tech 4

The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets followed yesterday’s loss with a 19-4 drubbing of the Virginia Tech Hokies. Matt Wieters and Luke Murton hit home runs in the eight run sixth inning to lead the GT offense to victory. Jared Hyatt picked up his second win of the season by going 5.0 innings in relief.

GT Recap
Virginia Tech Recap

Boston College 10
Duke 5

The Boston College Eagles picked up their second straight victory over the Duke Blue Devils to star the conference 2-0. Punter/Right Fielder Johnny Ayers went 4-4 with a walk in the lead off role with four runs scored to lead the Eagles to the victory. Dan Houston pitched 5.1 innings of solid relief to pick up his first victory of the season. Andrew Wolcott picked up his first loss of the season by lasting only 1.1 innings and giving up five runs on eight hits.

BC Recap
Duke Recap

Florida State 8
Indiana 2

The Florida State Seminoles picked up their 19th straight victory to open the season with a 8-2 decision over Indiana. Jason Stidham and Ruari O’Connor both picked up two hits to lead the Seminole offense. Micheal Hyde was struck in the head with a first inning comebacker but ended up going five innings to pick up the win.

FSU Recap
IU Recap

Clemson 8
Memphis 2

Andy D’Alessio and Marquez Smith both hit two run homers to lead the Clemson Tigers to the 8-2 victory over Memphis. Stephen Clyne picked up the victory by going the last 3.1 innings while only giving up one hit and no runs.

Clemson Recap
Memphis Recap

Friday ACC Recap



North Carolina 7
Miami 5

The North Carolina Tar Heels picked up a victory over the Miami Hurricanes on Friday by a score of 7-5. They were led by a key home run by Seth Williams who provided some insurance in the two run victory over the Hurricanes. Robert Woodard provided a solid pitching performance until he was roughed up for 3 runs in the sixth inning. He went 5.0 innings while giving up those three runs while striking out five. Woodard now is 4-0 on the season and 27-3 in his career. The Tar Heels and Hurricanes will be back in action Saturday with a first pitch at 1 pm.

UNC Recap
Miami Recap

Virginia Tech 5 Georgia Tech 3

The Hokies of Virginia Tech picked up an upset victory over Georgia Tech on Friday with a 5-3 victory. The Hokies were led by a strong pitching performance from Greg Fryman who went 6.2 innings while surrendering 2 runs only one was earned to the Yellow Jackets. The Hokies were led on offense by Bryan Thomas who hit a huge three run homer in the fourth inning to put the Hokies in the lead for good. Warren Schaffer also had two hits on the afternoon for the Hokies. The battle of the Tech’s will continue on Saturday at 1 pm.

Georgia Tech Recap

Virginia Tech Recap

Wake Forest 8 Virginia 3
The Wake Forest Demon Deacons picked up a big 8-3 victory over the number 4 ranked Cavaliers of Virginia. Sean Doolittle had a rough outing giving up five runs in his 6.1 innings of work. Willy Fox of Wake Forest went 2-4 on the day with both hits being long balls. This included his two run blast off of Doolittle which was his first allowed round tripper of the season. Dustin Hood of Wake Forest also went 3-5 on the day to help out the Deacons offense. Greg Miclat, Sean Doolittle, David Adams, and Brandon Guyer had multiple hit games for the Cavs. The Cavs and Demon Deacons will continue their series with a 1 pm start.

Wake Forest Recap
Virginia Recap
The Daily Progress Article

Maryland 6 NC State 3

Casey Baron gave the Terps a great outing of 6.2 innings while giving up 2 runs (none earned) to lead the Terps to a solid 6-3 victory over the NC State WolfPack. Andrew Brackman pitched a complete game for the Pack but it was not enough as he gave up six runs in those nine innings. The Terps used a balanced attack as five different players drove in runs as the Terps were limited to six hits in the game. Joe Florio went 2-2 in a pinch hitting role to lead the WolfPack offense. The teams will be back in action on Saturday with game 2 of the series with a 2 pm start.

Maryland Recap

NC State Recap

Boston College 3 Duke 1

The Boston College Eagles picked up a victory over the Blue Devils on Friday afternoon by a score of 3-1. The Eagles were led by a strong pitching performance from Kevin Boggan who pitched seven innings while only giving up one unearned run and three hits to pick up his second win of the season. Terry Doyle pitched a scoreless eighth and ninth inning to pick up the save. Tony Sanchez had a run scoring single in the eighth inning to break a 1-1 tie and lead the Eagles to the victory. Ryan Hutchinson and Joseph Ayers each picked up an RBI in the victory. Alexander Hassan picked up two hits in the game for the Blue Devils to be the only hitter to have a multiple hit game. Tony Bajoczky picked up the loss by going 7.1 innings while giving up two runs on two hits. Bajoczky record drops to 3-1 on the young season. The teams will be back in action on Saturday with a 2 pm start.

Boston College Recap
Duke Recap

Florida State 6 Indiana 0

The Florida State Seminoles picked up a 6-0 victory over the Hoosiers on Friday night. They used an eight inning appearance from Bryan Henry who scattered six hits to pick up his fifth win of the season. D’Vontrey Richardson went 3-4 at the plate to lead the Seminoles offense in addition to a 2-3 performance from Mark Hallberg. Keith Haas and Reid Briglia picked up two hits a piece in the losing effort for the Hoosiers. The teams will play game 2 of the series at 6 pm on Saturday.

FSU Recap
Section B Recap
Tallahassee Democrat Article
Indiana Recap

Memphis 6 Clemson 4

The Memphis Tigers picked up a 10 inning victory over the Clemson Tigers by a score of 6-4 on Friday evening. Josh Irvin picked up a two run single in the top of the tenth inning and Will Hudgens got the final three outs to pick up the victory over the Clemson Tigers. All-American pitcher Daniel Moskos was on the mound in the top of the tenth to pick up his first loss of the season. The teams will be back in action on Saturday with a first pitch at 2:00 pm.

Memphis Recap
Clemson Recap

ACC Opening Weekend Preview

The ACC will be opening their conference season this weekend with many interesting match-ups with Miami visiting Chapel Hill being the marquee event.

Miami at UNC

The UNC Tar Heels will enter the ACC portion of their schedule with a 12-1 record. The only loss was to Penn State last weekend in extra innings when they lost 3-2. They have also been getting tremendous pitching on the season in which they have only given up more than 4 runs once. UNC starting pitchers of Robert Woodard and Alex White both have an ERA of less than 1.00 while third starter Luke Putkonen has a 1.08 ERA. Josh Horton is leading the Tar Heels at the plate with a .421 average. Miami enters with a slightly poor record of 10-6 this season. They had some tough series losses to Mercer and Florida. They also lost a single game to St. Bonaventure this week by a score of 5-2. Miami is led at the plate by Yonder Alonso who is hitting .453. Miami’s pitching staff has been weak this season after Eric Erickson who has a 2-1 record with 2.14 ERA. Scott Maine is suppose to be the ace of the staff but has a 2-2 record with a 5.00 ERA. Manny Miguelez is 0-0 with a 5.48 ERA in his five starts. The Hurricanes need to improve these numbers this weekend or the Tar Heels will roll easily. The College Baseball Blog predicts UNC to sweep the Hurricanes.

Expected Pitching Match-ups

Friday: Scott Maine (2-2, 5.00 ERA) faces Robert Woodard (3-0, 0.92 ERA)
Saturday: Eric Erickson (2-1, 2.14 ERA) faces Alex White (2-0, 0.95 ERA)
Sunday: Manny Miguelez (0-0, 5.48 ERA) faces Luke Putkonen (3-0, 1.08 ERA)

UNC Game Notes
Rivals article on the Tar Heels
Miami Game Notes

Virginia at Wake Forest

The Virginia Cavaliers visit Winston-Salem this weekend to take on the Wake Forest Demon Deacons to open up the ACC slate for both schools. The Cavs enter with a 15-1 record with the only loss to Coastal Carolina which is not that bad of a loss now. Brandon Marsh has been clutch over the last two games with game winning hits against Delaware and James Madison. David Adams, Greg Miclat, Jeremy Farrell, and Brandon Guyer are all batting over .400 this season. All-American pitcher/first baseman Sean Doolittle is the seventh best hitter on the team with a hefty .333 batting average. Doolittle also leads the team on the mound with his minuscule ERA of 1.17 with a 4-0 record. Jacob Thompson is the number 2 starter also has a 4-0 record with a 0.75 ERA and third starter Matt Packer has a 2-0 record with a 2.57 ERA. Wake Forest is coming into the weekend series with a 9-4 record. They knocked off High Point and Gardner-Webb this week after taking two out of three over last weekend against UNC-Wilmington. Wake Forest is led on offense by Allan Dykstra who leads the team with a .347 batting average. The Deacons use an effective but not potent pitching staff with Brad Kledzik as the Friday starter. He has a 1-1 record with a 4.32 ERA. Eric Nielsen has landed in the number 2 hole with his 2-0 record and a 3.10 ERA. The third starter is Garrett Bullock who enters the weekend with a 1-0 record and a 5.74 ERA. The College Baseball Blog predicts that the Cavs take two out of the three games of the series.

Expected Pitching Match-ups

Friday: Sean Doolittle (4-0, 1.17 ERA) against Brad Kledzik (1-1, 4.32 ERA)
Saturday: Jacob Thompson (4-0, 0.75 ERA) against Eric Nielsen (2-0, 3.10 ERA)
Sunday: Matt Packer (2-0, 2.57 ERA) against Garrett Bullock (1-0, 5.74 ERA)

Virginia Game Notes
Wake Forest Game Notes

Maryland visits NC State

The North Carolina State Wolf Pack welcome the Maryland Terrapins to Raleigh to open the conference schedule for each school. The Wolf Pack has an 11-4 record and are coming off a victory over North Carolina A & T on Wednesday by a score of 6-2. They also lost to UNC-Greensboro 10-8 on Tuesday. NC State is led on offense by Ryan Pond who is hitting .333 on the season with 3 homers and 16 RBI. Andrew Brackman who decided to focus on baseball this year over joining the basketball team is the number 1 starter and he has a 3-0 record with a 2.01 ERA. The second starter’s spot is filled by Eric Surkamp who has a 2-1 record with 2.45 ERA and to fill out the weekend rotation is Jeff Stallings who has a 2-0 record with a 3.44 ERA. The closer role for the Wolf Pack is filled by Eryk McConnell who is 1-0 with four saves and an ERA of 0.00 in his seven appearances. Maryland has jumped out to a surprising mark of 9-3 to begin the season. The Terps are coming off a series with the Lafayette Leopards in which the Terps won two out of the three games. They are led on offense by catcher Chad Durakis who is batting .341 on the season and AJ Cesario who is batting .340. The Terps pitching staff has been very average this season which is led by staff ace Casey Baron who only is 2-0 with a 4.50 ERA on the season. Ryan Moorer who started against Boston College last year when the College Baseball Blog saw him last is expected to be the number two starter for the Terps. He seemed to have a decent fastball last year but had to develop another pitch to become more successful in the ACC. He enters with a 2-0 record and a 3.15 ERA. Kevin Biringer finishes out the Terps pitching staff with his 1-2 record and a 5.52 ERA. The Terps also have Stopper of the Year candidate Brett Cecil in the bullpen. He has a 2-1 record with 3 saves and an ERA of 3.09. The College Baseball Blog believes the Wolf Pack will sweep the Terps this weekend.

Expected Pitching Match-ups
Friday: Casey Baron (2-0, 4.50 ERA) against Andrew Brackman (3-0, 2.01 ERA)
Saturday: Ryan Moorer (2-0, 3.15 ERA) against Eric Surkamp (2-1, 2.45 ERA)
Sunday: Kevin Biringer (1-2, 5.52 ERA) against Jeff Stallings (2-0, 3.44 ERA)

NC State Game Notes

Maryland Game Notes

Virginia Tech at Georgia Tech

Danny Hall welcomes Peter Hughes and his Hokies to Atlanta to open each schools ACC slate of games. The Yellow Jackets had some major issues with the Peter Hughes system of baseball when they visited Hughes last season at Boston College. BC actually took the final two games of the series to wake up the Yellow Jackets before their big run to the College World Series in 2006. The Yellow Jackets enter this weekend series with an 8-5 record. They have won last weekend’s series with Rutgers by taking two out of the three games. The Rambling Wreck have some major issues with their pitching staff which is led by David Duncan. The tall lefty enters the series with a 3-1 record and a 4.91 ERA. He had a shaky start last season at Boston College when The College Baseball Blog saw him. He gave up five runs in his five innings of work. The Yellow Jackets other starting pitchers are John Goodman who has a 0-0 record with a 4.50 ERA and Ryan Turner who is 1-2 with a 4.76 ERA. All three starters need to step up for the Yellow Jackets to have a successful season that ends in Omaha. The Yellow Jackets still are loaded on the offensive side of things with Matt Wieters and Danny Payne. Wieters is hitting .350 with 3 homers on the young season and is one of the top prospects for the 2007 MLB Draft. Danny Payne is batting .404 in the lead off role for the Yellow Jackets. The Hokies of Virginia Tech enter the series with an 8-5 record overall also. The Hokies are in a transition year with Peter Hughes taking over the program this season. They will play more small ball under Hughes who brought his style over from Boston College. The Hokies offensive leader is Joe Cueto who is hitting .325 for the season. Greg Fryman is the ace of the staff with his 1-1 record and a 5.79 ERA. Andrew Wells will be taking the number 2 starter’s role with his 1-0 record and 4.76 ERA. David Cross finishes out the weekend conference rotation with a 1-2 record and a 3.00 ERA. The College Baseball Blog predicts that Georgia Tech will sweep the Hokies.

Expected Pitching Match-ups

Friday: Greg Fryman (1-1, 5.79 ERA) against David Duncan (3-1, 4.79 ERA)
Saturday: Andrew Wells (1-0, 4.76 ERA) against John Goodman (0-0, 4.50 ERA)
Sunday: David Cross (1-2, 3.00 ERA) against Ryan Turner (1-2, 4.76 ERA)

Virginia Tech Game Notes
Georgia Tech Game Notes

Boston College at Duke

The Duke Blue Devils will welcome the Boston College Eagles to Durham this weekend for the conference openers for each team. The Duke Blue Devils have been the surprise of the ACC this season by starting the season 15-1. The Blue Devils have been led on offense by Jonathan Anderson who has a .417 batting average while stealing seven bases. Tony Bajoczky leads the pitching staff with a 3-0 record and a 1.16 ERA in his four starts. The other two weekend starters in Andrew Walcott and Jeremy Gould have been atrocious this season. Walcott has a 2-0 record but has a very high ERA of 5.50. Jeremy Gould has a 0-1 record with an 8.74 ERA. The Boston College Eagles enter after knocking off Villanova in the bottom of the ninth on Wednesday with a 2-6 record. They are led on offense by freshman Michael Belfiore who is hitting .440 in the first eight games of this career. Tony Sanchez, Johnny Ayers and Ryan Hutchinson are all hitting above .300 this season. The problem with the weak start from the Eagles has been their terrible closing of games. BC closer Dan Houston has pitched in five games this season and has a 0-3 record with one save and an ERA of 16.62 in his 4.1 innings of work. The Boston College starting pitching has been average with Kevin Boggan taking over the Friday starter role in the absence of Terry Doyle. Boggan has a 1-0 record with a 3.60 ERA in his two starts. Adam Crabtree has taken over the number 2 role in the rotation and has been terrible with a 0-2 record with an ERA of 9.72. The third weekend starter role has been going to Nick Asselin in the early part of the season. He has a 0-0 record with a 7.36 ERA. He did pitch extremely well against Vanderbilt in his first start of the season. The College Baseball Blog expects the Eagles to compete hard this weekend but they will get swept by the Blue Devils.

Expected Pitching Match-ups are unavailable at press time.

Duke Game Notes

BC Game Notes (I wonder if I will get some)

Non-Conference ACC Action

Clemson hosts Memphis

The Clemson Tigers will host Memphis this weekend for a three game set. The Clemson Tigers enter the series with an 8-3 record. They were swept by South Carolina last weekend in the two game set but picked up a win over Coastal Carolina in a mid-week contest. Memphis has a 7-3 record and has a record of 0-3 on the road. The College Baseball Blog predicts that Clemson sweeps the Memphis Tigers.

Expected Pitching Match-ups
Friday: Scott McGregor (0-1, 27.00 ERA) against David Kopp (1-1, 4.11 ERA)
Saturday: Marc Ashley (0-0, 2.61 ERA) against Ryan Hinson (0-0, 1.20 ERA)
Sunday: Lance Scoggins (0-0, 1.42 ERA) against TBA

Clemson Game Notes

Memphis Game Notes

Indiana at Florida State

The Florida State Seminoles host the Indiana Hoosiers for a three game set that starts on Friday. The Seminoles will try to increase their record start of 17-0. They are led by hot hitting Tony Thomas Jr. who leads the team with a .527 batting average. He was named the ACC Player of the Week for the second time this season this week. Bryan Henry leads the Seminole pitching staff with a 4-0 record and a 2.63 ERA. Micheal Hyde has been holding down the Saturday spot in the rotation with a solid 5-0 record and a 2.17 ERA. The Seminoles have been having some problems filling the third spot in the rotation but it looks like Ryan Strauss might be there for good as he has a 3-0 record and a 2.62 ERA. Indiana enters with a 4-4 record on the season. They have the typical late start for a Northern school thus the reason for such a low total of games. The Hoosiers are coming off a 6-0 victory over Butler in Bloomington. Evan Crawford leads the Hoosiers in hitting with a .500 average in the first eight games. The Hoosiers pitching staff has been up and down through the first eight games of the season with a Team ERA of 3.36. The College Baseball Blog predicts FSU to go to 20-0 on the season.

Friday: Bryan Henry (4-0, 2.63 ERA) against TBA
Saturday: Micheal Hyde (5-0, 2.17 ERA) against TBA
Sunday: Ryan Strauss (3-0, 2.62 ERA) against TBA

FSU Game Notes
Tallahassee Democrat Article on Tony Thomas Jr.

IU Game Notes (Not available yet)
IU Student Paper Preview

Other ACC Games

Virginia Tech 4
Virginia Commonwealth 9

The VCU Rams got seven runs in the first two innings to cruise to a 9-4 victory over the Virginia Tech Hokies.

Virginia Tech Recap
VCU Recap

Temple 4
Duke 7

The Duke Blue Devils have continued their strong start to the season with a 7-4 victory over the Temple Owls. They used a squeeze play in the bottom of the sixth by Jonathan Foreman which got Alexander Hassan home to get the 5-4 lead and they tacked on two more runs in the seventh inning to get to the final score.

Duke Recap
Temple Recap

NC State 8
UNC-Greensboro 10

The UNC-Greensboro Spartans used a seven run fifth inning to cruise to a 10-8 victory over the NC State Wolfpack. Korey Judd picked up the win for the Spartans while Nate Karns picked up the loss.

NC State Recap

UNCG Recap

St. Bonaventure 5
Miami (FL) 2

Eddie Williams was able to scatter six hits and seven walks to only allow two runs in his 6.2 innings of work to pick up the huge victory for the Bonnies. It is only their second victory on the season. Miami was led on offense by Mark Sobolewski who went 4-4 in the losing effort.

Miami Recap
St. Bonaventure Recap

Virginia 6
James Madison 5

Brandon Marsh picked up his second straight game-winning RBI as he drove in Greg Miclat with the winning run in the ninth inning. Jake Rule picked up his first victory in a Cavs uniform while Casey Lambert picked up his third save of the young season. Allie Swanson picked up his third loss of the season for the Dukes. All-American Kellen Kulbacki went 1-4 in the losing effort for the Dukes.

UVA Recap
James Madison Recap