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ACC Recap for April 15th

Florida State 8 Virginia Tech 5

Ryan Strauss pitched seven strong innings to pick up his eighth straight victory to start the season as his Seminoles knocked off the Hokies 8-5. The Seminoles bullpen gave up four runs over the final two innings but the Noles held off the late charge. Mark Gildea led the offense by going 3-5 with 2 RBI. FSU will be back in action on Wednesday when they host Florida while VT hosts William & Mary also on Wednesday.

FSU Recap
VT Recap

Clemson 5 Wake Forest 4

Wake Forest put the typing run on second base with one out in the bottom of the ninth when the rain came down in buckets thus calling the game after 8.1 innings. Ryan Hinson gets the win for the Tigers by giving a solid start for the Tigers. He went seven innings while only giving up two runs. The Tigers offense was led by Andy D’Alessio went 3-4 with three RBIs. The Tigers will be back in action on Wednesday when they go to South Carolina while Wake heads to High Point.

Clemson Recap

Wake Forest Recap

NC State 19 Miami 9

Jones in honor of Jackie Robinson wore the number 42 in remembrance of Jackie Robinson and had one of the best days of his career. Marcus Jones went 4 for 6 with 3 RBIs to lead the Wolfpack to the blow out victory over the Miami Hurricanes. Jimmy Gillheeney started for the Wolfpack but was roughed up for five runs in his first two innings. Andrew Taylor ended up getting the win in relief by going 3.1 innings without allowing a run. John Housey started for Miami but let up three runs in his only inning of work. NC State will be back in action on Wednesday when they play Davidson while Miami hosts North Florida.

NC State Recap

Miami Recap

GT at Virginia (CCD)

Virginia and Georgia Tech canceled the final game of their series do to the large rain event in the northeast. I am still wondering why the teams didn’t play a doubleheader on Friday or Saturday. Virginia will be back in action on Tuesday when they host Richmond while GT will play Wednesday against Georgia.

GT Release

UVA Release

ACC Recap for 4/14

Game 1: Duke 9 UNC 3

The Duke Blue Devils got another strong start from Tony Bajoczky who picked up his seventh victory on the season by working eight innings while only giving up three runs (two earned) to lead his team to the 9-3 victory. North Carolina starter Alex White was knocked around for six runs in 2.2 innings. His record drops to 4-2 on the season. Nate Freiman went 3-5 with an RBI and a run scored to led the Blue Devil attack. Josh Horton and Tim Fedroff each went 2-4 in the losing effort for the Tar Heels.

Duke Recap
UNC Recap

Game 2: UNC 7 Duke 4

Josh Horton led the North Carolina Tar Heels to a 7-4 victory with a homer and two RBIs. Adam Warren started for the Tar Heels and pitched five strong innings while giving up two runs to up his record to 7-0 on the season. Michael Ness got the loss in relief by pitching two innings and giving up five runs.

UNC Recap
Duke Recap

FSU 4 VT 3

Brandon Reichert broke a 3-3 tie in the bottom of the eighth with a sacrifice fly to center field to drive in the winning run to give the Seminoles the 4-3 victory. Noles reliever Brian Chambers got the victory by working two innings and giving up only one run. His record goes to 2-0 on the season. Danny Rosen pitched a perfect ninth inning to get his fifth save of the season. Scott Stoehr gave up one run in 2.1 innings of action to drop his record to 1-3.

FSU Recap
VT Recap

Virginia 7 GT 6

David Adams hit a three run homer with two out in the bottom of the ninth to give the Cavs a walkoff victory over Georgia Tech on Saturday afternoon. Danny Payne entered the ninth inning with a 6-4 lead and promptly got the first two outs when he ran into some trouble. He proceeded to walk Sean Doolittle and then hit Brandon Guyer with the next pitch to set up a second and first situation. David Adams then promptly put the fourth pitch of his at bat over the left field wall to give the Cavs the victory. Danny Payne gets the loss for the second consecutive Saturday so his record drops to 0-2. Virginia reliever Pat McAnaney grabs the win to get his record at 2-0 on the season.

UVA Recap
GT Recap

Wake Forest 6 Clemson 5

Brett Linnenkohl hit an RBI single in the bottom of the ninth to drive in Tyler Smith with the winning run to lead the Deacons to a 6-5 victory over the Clemson Tigers. The victory snaps a 17 game losing streak for Wake Forest against Clemson. Eric Niesen of WF picks up his fourth win of the year while Clemson reliever Alan Farina drops his record to 2-1.

Wake Forest Recap
Clemson Recap

Miami 5 NC State 1

Enrique Garcia pitched a complete game and received home runs from Dennis Raben and Blake Tekotte to lead the Hurricanes to a 5-1 victory over NC State. Andrew Brackman started for NC State and went seven innings while giving up five runs on ten hits. Jeremy Synan provided a 2-4 game to led the Pack offense.

Miami Recap
NC State Recap

Boston College 18 Maryland 6

Boston College blew open a tight game by scoring a total of ten runs in the fifth and sixth inning to lead the Eagles to a 18-6 victory. Peter Frates led the offense by hitting two homers and drove in eight runs. Ted Ratliff got the win by pitching 2.1 shutout innings while only allowing a single hit. His record is now 3-1. Kevin Biringer got the loss by giving up three runs in the two innings of work. Biringer’s record drops to 2-7.

BC Recap
UMD Recap

ACC Recap for 4/13

Florida State 14 Va Tech 1

Bryan Henry pitched six shutout innings while only allowing two hits and a walk while striking out nine batters to lead the Noles to the 14-1 blowout victory. The Seminoles offensive leader was Jason Stidham who went 3-4 with a homer, three runs scored, and three RBIs. Peter Hughes left starter Greg Fryman in the game by letting him pitch 5.2 innings while giving up 14 runs (13 earned) on 15 hits. The teams will be back in action on Saturday for Game 2 of the series.

FSU Recap
VT Recap

UNC 7 Duke 0

Robert Woodard picked up his 30th career victory to tie Michael Hogg’s school record for career wins. Woodard pitched nine shutout innings while giving up nine hits and walking only one Blue Devil batter. His record heads to 7-0 on the season. Chad Flack is starting to find his stroke again as he went 2-4 with a homer, two runs scored, and an RBI. Alexander Hassan started for Duke and pitched five innings while giving up five runs. His record drops to 2-3 in his freshman season. Tim Sherlock and Ryan McCurdy each had two hits to lead the Blue Devils offense.

UNC Recap
Duke Recap

Georgia Tech 2 UVA 1 (11 innings)

The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets won a pitching duel with the Virginia Cavaliers on Friday with a 2-1 victory. Jeff Ussery laid down a suicide bunt with one out in the 11th inning to drive home Patrick Long with the winning run. Jacob Thompson started for the Cavaliers and went 7.2 innings while giving up one unearned runs on six hits. Jake Rule ended up getting the loss for the Cavs by giving up three hits and a run in the 11th inning. His record drops to 2-3. David Duncan started for Georgia Tech and went seven innings while giving up one run on six hits and two walks. Jared Hyatt pitched four hitless innings to up his record to 6-0.

GT Recap

UVA Recap

Clemson 6 Wake Forest 2

The Clemson Tigers got s very strong start from Daniel Moskos who went six strong innings in his second career start while only giving up a single run. His record goes to 3-2 on the season. The Clemson offense was led by Wilson Boyd and Brad Chaulk who each had three hits in the game. Wake Forest starter Brad Kledzik also pitched 6.0 innings but gave up four runs on ten hits. Kledzik’s record goes to 3-3. Michael Murray hit a solo homer in the game to lead the Deacons offense.

Clemson Recap
Wake Forest Recap

NC State 5 Miami 3

Vince Gutierrez scored the go-ahead run after two bad throws on a pickoff play allowed him to score and Joe Florio hit a two-out single to drive in another run to lead the Wolfpack to the 5-3 victory. Jeff Stallings got the win by working the final two innings without allowing a run. Alex Koronis got the loss for the Hurricanes by working 1.2 innings while letting up two runs on no hits but two walks. Caleb Mangum led the Pack offense by going 1-5 with a two run homer in the 3rd inning. Yonder Alonso and Dennis Raben each had three hits in the losing effort.

NC State Recap

Miami Recap

Game 1: Boston College 5 Maryland 3
Game 2: Maryland 7 Boston College 4

The Boston College Eagles and Maryland Terrapins split a doubleheader on Friday as the teams decided to play a doubleheader due to the impeding weather heading into the Maryland area on Sunday. Boston College received stellar starting pitching in Game 1 as Kevin Boggan pitched eight strong innings while only giving up two hits and one run. He handed the ball over to Geoff Oxley who got into some trouble in his 0.2 innings of work. The score was 5-3 with the winning run up to bat in Chad Durakis but Terry Doyle picked off Mike Murphy to end the game. Boggan ups his record to 3-4 and Doyle picked up his third save. In Game 2, Boston College received another strong outing from Nate Jeanes who pitched seven strong innings while giving up three runs (two earned). He was relieved again by Terry Doyle but this time he wasn’t‘ as successful. Doyle entered the game with a tight 4-3 lead. The first batter he faced was Dan Melvin who hit a home run to left field to tie the game up. After the Terps were done knocking Doyle around he had given up four runs on five hits and two walks. Brett Cecil shut down the Eagles bats over the last five outs in the game to get the win to up his record to 4-3 while Doyle’s record goes to 2-3.

UMD Recap
BC Recap

ACC Weekend Preview for April 13th-15th

Duke at UNC

The Duke Blue Devils head down the road to visit the Tar Heels for a Coastal Division showdown. The Tar Heels are leading the Division with an 11-4 record in the conference while Duke is pulling up the rear with a paltry 3-12. The Tar Heels swept Boston College last weekend in a fairly easy fashion behind strong pitching and solid hitting. UNC knocked off the Charlotte 49ers on Tuesday by a score of 6-3 and had their Wednesday game with Elon postponed due to rain. The Tar Heels are led by Freshman All-American candidate Dustin Ackley who is hitting an outstanding .489 on the season. Robert Woodard has continued his dominance on the mound despite last week’s poor performance with his 6-0 record. Duke took one game last weekend from Virginia and had a mid-week game with Davidson postponed by rain. Duke is led by Jimmy Gallagher who is hitting .368 on the season. Tony Bajoczky has become the ace of the staff with victories over Virginia and Florida State the last two weekends. The CBB predicts that UNC takes all three games on the weekend.

Probable Pitching Matchups
Friday: Robert Woodard (6-0, 2.34 ERA) vs Alexander Hassan (2-2, 2.88 ERA)
Saturday Game 1: Alex White (4-1, 2.13 ERA) vs Tony Bajoczky (6-2, 3.04 ERA)
Saturday Game 2: Luke Putkonen (5-1, 3.43 ERA) vs TBA

UNC Game Notes
Duke Game Notes

Virginia Tech at Florida State

Peter Hughes leads his Virginia Tech Hokies into Dick Howser Stadium for an ACC series this weekend. Va Tech has an overall record of 17-17 but 4-11 in the ACC. The Hokies were swept last weekend by Clemson but picked up a victory over Richmond on Tuesday. The Hokies have been led by Sean O’Brien who has continued his strong start with a .349 average. Florida State enters with a very good record of 32-4 and 10-2 in the ACC. Florida State picked up a non-conference win over Jacksonville 7-2 on Tuesday and are coming off taking two out of three with NC State last weekend. Tony Thomas Jr. has continued hitting the ball well at a .493 average as he has become the toughest out in the ACC. The Seminoles weekend starters have only lost two games this season. The CBB predicts that FSU sweeps the Hokies.

Probable Pitching Matchups
Friday: Bryan Henry (8-0, 2.60 ERA) vs Greg Fryman (2-5, 6.84 ERA)
Saturday: Michael Hyde (8-2, 2.82 ERA) vs Andrew Wells (2-3, 5.32 ERA)
Sunday: Ryan Strauss (7-0, 2.59 ERA) vs Adam Redd (2-2-1, 2.72 ERA)

FSU Game Notes
VT Game Notes
Brandon Reichert Article in Tallahassee Democrat

Georgia Tech at Virginia

The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets head to Virginia to take on the Cavaliers this weekend. This will be one of the big ACC Matchups on the season because both teams are expected to make the NCAA tournament this season. Georgia Tech has an overall record of 21-13 and 9-6 in the ACC while Virginia enters with a 30-7 overall record and 10-5 in the ACC. Georgia Tech is led by MLB prospects Matt Wieters and Danny Payne. Both players have seen time in the field and on the mound this year. Payne ended up getting his first loss of the season last Saturday against Miami by giving up a three run homer to Mark Sobolewski. Payne has an ERA of 2.79 in eight appearances this year. Payne is also leading the team in hitting at a .381 clip. Matt Wieters enters the weekend with a .336 average with seven homers. He has struggled out of the bullpen where he is 1-2 with a 6.75 ERA. Virginia has been playing good baseball with tons of excellent pitching coming from Jacob Thompson who has an earned run average of 1.49 in his nine starts. The Cavaliers offense has been led by the two headed monster of Brandon Guyer who is hitting .435 and Greg Miclat who is hitting an even .400. The CBB predicts that UVA takes two out of three games.

Probable Pitching Matchups

Friday: Jacob Thompson (8-0, 1.49 ERA) vs David Duncan (5-2, 3.53 ERA)
Saturday: Matt Packer (3-2, 3.27 ERA) vs Eddie Burns (3-1, 2.33 ERA)
Sunday: Sean Doolittle (6-2, 2.42 ERA) vs Ryan Turner (3-3, 3.88 ERA)

GT Game Notes

UVA Game Notes

Clemson at Wake Forest

The Clemson Tigers take their 23-9 overall record and 8-4 record in the ACC up to Winston Salem to take on the Wake Forest Demon Deacons who have been struggling this season with an overall record of 20-16 and 7-8 in the ACC. The Tigers are led by Brad Chaulk who is hitting .393 on the season. Daniel Moskos is going to be making his second start of the season and his career this weekend as he is making the transition from Closer to Starter in the middle of the season. He lasted only four innings against Va Tech last weekend but the game was suspended due to snow on the field until Saturday. Wake Forest is led by All-American candidate Allan Dykstra who leads the team with 13 homers and an average of .349. The CBB predicts that Clemson Tigers will sweep the series.

Probable Pitching Matchups

Friday: Brad Kledzik (3-2, 5.24) vs Daniel Moskos (2-2, 2.45)
Saturday: Garrett Bullock (3-1, 5.17) vs David Kopp (4-2, 3.22)
Sunday: Charlie Mellies (1-0, 0.00) vs Ryan Hinson (2-1, 2.23)

Clemson Game Notes
Wake Forest Game Notes

NC State at Miami

The NC State Wolfpack head down to Coral Gables to take on the Miami Hurricanes in a weekend series. The Wolfpack carry a record of 24-10 and 9-6 in the ACC. NC State lost two out of three games against FSU last weekend. They are led by Mike Roskopf who is hitting .436 in his last ten games. Caleb Mangum leads the team in hitting with a .333 average. Jimmy Gilheeney has been a pleasant surprise for the Wolfpack with his 3-1 record and 2.45 ERA in his freshman campaign. The Hurricanes have been playing better baseball lately as their record has gone up to 21-14 and 7-8 in the conference. Yonder Alonso leads the Canes offense with his solid .367 average. Eric Erickson is not scheduled to pitch this weekend as he got injured in warm-ups last weekend and his status is still up in the air. The CBB predicts that Miami takes 2 out of 3 games.

Friday: Scott Maine (2-5, 4.03 ERA) vs Eric Surkamp (3-1, 2.84 ERA)
Saturday: Enrique Garcia (2-2, 3.08 ERA) vs Andrew Brackman (6-2, 3.31 ERA)
Sunday: TBA vs Jimmy Gilheeney (3-1, 2.45 ERA)

NC State Game Notes
Miami Game Notes

Boston College at Maryland

Both schools are looking to pick up some big ACC wins in their hunts to get to the ACC Tournament. BC enters the series with an overall record of 10-20-1 and 4-11 in the ACC. Boston College currently is on a nine game losing streak in the ACC but picked up a non-conference win over Harvard on Wednesday. Maryland has a 19-16 record and 5-10 record. Boston College has been led by freshman Tony Sanchez who is hitting at a .336 clip. Johnny Ayers is still questionable after hurting his shoulder a few weeks ago. Maryland is currently on a five game losing streak after losing a non-conference contest on Wednesday to Old Dominion 4-2. Maryland freshman AJ Casario leads the team in batting average at .333. Maryland closer Brett Cecil has seven saves on the season with a 3.50 ERA. The CBB predicts that BC takes 2 out of 3 games in the series.

UPDATE: BOSTON COLLEGE AND MARYLAND HAVE CHANGED THE SCHEDULE TO A DOUBLEHEADER ON FRIDAY AND A SINGLE GAME ON SATURDAY.

Probable Pitching Matchups

Friday Game 1: Casey Baron (3-2, 3.86 ERA) vs Kevin Boggan (2-4, 4.89 ERA)
Friday Game 2: Ryan Moorer (3-2, 4.18 ERA) vs Nate Jeanes (0-3, 5.67 ERA)
Saturday: Kevin Biringer (2-6, 5.87 ERA) vs TBA

Maryland Game Notes

ACC Player of the Week for April 9th


The ACC has released their players of the week for the period ending on April 8th. Brandon Reichert has picked up the Player of the Week award for having multiple hits in every game this weekend as his Seminoles took two out of three games with NC State. Jacob Thompson has picked up the Pitcher of the Week award by pitching a complete game shutout while only allowing four hits in a 4-0 victory over Duke.

FSU Release

UVA Release
ACC Release

ACC Recap for 4/8

UNC 7 Boston College 2 (completion of suspended game from 4/7)

The North Carolina Tar Heels and Boston College Eagles finished the ninth inning of the second game of their series on Sunday afternoon. The Tar Heels picked up the 7-2 victory. Dustin Ackley led the Tar Heels by going 4-5 in the win. Alex White picked up the victory to up his record to 4-1 while Nate Jeanes drops to 0-4.

UNC Recap
BC Recap

UNC 16 Boston College 5

The North Carolina Tar Heels got 19 hits to throttle the Boston College Eagles by a score of 16-5 in Game 3 of their weekend set. Tim Federowicz led all hitters with three hits and four RBIs. Rob Wooten picked up the win in relief by working 1.2 innings while allowing one run. Wooten’s record goes to 1-0 on the season. Terry Doyle started for the Eagles and was lit up by the high powered offense of North Carolina. He allowed eight runs in 2.2 innings. Doyle’s record drops to 2-2 on the season.

UNC Recap

Boston College Recap

Florida State 6 NC State 5

The Florida State Seminoles rallied for five runs in the sixth inning to erase a 4-0 deficit to win their fourth consecutive ACC series. The Seminoles and Wolfpack traded runs in the eighth inning to make the final scoreline 6-5. In the five run sixth inning, Brandon Reichert hit a bases loaded double after a two run homer from Dennis Guinn. Ryan Strauss started for the Seminoles but only lasted 3.2 innings while giving up four runs. Casey Whitmer followed Strauss and got the win to get his first win of the season. Danny Rosen pitched a perfect 1.2 innings to get his fourth save of the season. Jimmy Gillheeney pitched well but came up with a no-decision after giving up three runs over 5.1 innings. Nate Karns picked up the loss by giving up two runs without retiring a batter. His record goes to 2-2 on the season.

FSU Recap
NC State Recap

Virginia 8 Duke 1

The Virginia Cavaliers took the rubber game of their weekend set with Duke by a score of 8-1. The Cavaliers received 6.0 innings from Sean Doolittle where he only allowed 1 run on four hits. Sean Doolittle’s record goes to 6-2 on the season. Duke starter Jonathan Anderson pitched five shutout innings while only allowing three hits. He was followed by Michael Ness who pitched one inning while giving up three runs to grab the loss which drops his record to 3-2. The Cavaliers were led on offense by Brandon Guyer who went 2-4 with two runs scored, three RBI’s, and a homer. Beau Seabury and Tyler Cannon were the only other Cavaliers with two hits in the game. Duke had only one player with multiple hits in Jimmy Gallagher.

Virginia Recap

Duke Recap

Clemson 5 Virginia Tech 2 (10 innings)

Doug Hogan of Clemson hit a three run homer in the top of the tenth inning to complete the sweep over the Virginia Tech Hokies by a scoreline of 5-2. Alan Farina picked up the win by pitching 4.1 innings of shutout baseball to get his second victory on the season. Stephen Clyne got his second save of the season by pitching the bottom of the tenth. Scott Stoehr picks up the loss for the Hokies to drop his record to 1-2.

Clemson Recap
Virginia Tech Recap

Miami 8 Georgia Tech 7

Gus Menendez hit a game tying homer in the seventh inning then provided the game winning single in the bottom of the ninth to let his Hurricanes walk off with an 8-7 victory over Georgia Tech. Danny Gil of Miami picked up the win to up his record to 3-0 and Matt Wieters got his second loss of the season to drop his record to 1-2.

Miami Recap

Georgia Tech Recap

Wake Forest 7 Maryland 5

The Wake Forest Demon Deacons completed a sweep of the Maryland Terrapins by knocking them off on Sunday by a 7-5 score. Charlie Mellies got his first start in almost a year allowed only one hit in his scheduled two innings start. He picks up his first victory of the season. Kevin Biringer pitched 2.1 innings while giving up seven runs (six earned) to drop his record to 2-5 on the season.

Wake Forest Recap

Maryland Recap

ACC Recap for 4/7



Wake Forest 8 Maryland 6

Garrett Bullock pitched 7.2 innings while allowing 12 hits but kept the Terps off the board until the eighth inning to give the Demon Deacons an 8-6 victory. Allan Dykstra and Evan Ochetree each went 2-4 with 3 RBIs. Maryland will try to steal a game tomorrow when they face off against Wake Forest in the series finale at 1 pm.

Wake Forest Recap
Maryland Recap

Miami 5 Georgia Tech 2

Mark Sobolewski hit a three run homer in the bottom of the eleventh inning to walk-off with the victory over Georgia Tech 5-2. Blake Tekotte led the Canes offense by getting three hits on the afternoon. Matt Wieters and Michael Fisher were the only Jackets with two hits in the game. Dennis Raben picked up his first victory for the Hurricanes while Danny Payne picked up the loss.

Miami Recap
Georgia Tech Recap

Clemson 6 Virginia Tech 3 (resumption of 4/6 game)

The Clemson Tigers and Virginia Tech Hokies completed their suspended game with Clemson coming out victorious with a 6-3 victory. Matt Vaughn got the victory by going the last five innings in relief of Daniel Moskos. Vaughn picks up his third victory without a loss on the season. Greg Fryman gets the loss to drop his record to 2-5. He let up five runs in five innings.

Clemson Recap

Virginia Tech Recap

Clemson 8 Virginia Tech 5

David Kopp led the Tigers to an 8-5 victory over Virginia Tech by going seven innings while allowing five hits and two runs to up his record to 4-2. Andrew Wells got the loss for Virginia Tech by giving up five runs (three earned) in 6.1 innings. Taylor Harbin picked up two hits and two RBIs to lead the Tigers offense. The teams will play Game 3 on Sunday and Virginia Tech will try to get at least a game from the weekend set.

Clemson Recap

Virginia Tech Recap

Duke 13 Virginia 9

The Duke Blue Devils used a 17 hit attack to knock off the third ranked Virginia Cavaliers 13-9. The Blue Devils were led on offense by Brett Bartles who went 3-6 with five RBIs. Nate Freiman went 3-5 with 2 RBIs in support of Bartles. Sean Doolittle, Greg Miclat, and Brandon Guyer all had two hits in the loss. Duke starter Tony Bajoczky goes to 6-2 with the win while Matt Packer goes to 3-2.

Duke Recap
Virginia Recap

NC State 8 Florida State 6

NC State used a six run third inning to take control of Game 2 of their weekend set with the Florida State Seminoles. Andrew Brackman started for the Wolfpack (only 2 earned) continued his recent struggles in which he pitched seven innings while giving up five runs. Eryk McConnell picked up his eighth save by going the final two innings while allowing a run. Michael Hyde started for Florida State but only lasted 2.2 innings giving up six runs (only one earned) to drop his record to 8-2 which is his second consecutive loss.

NC State Recap

FSU Recap
Tallahassee Democrat Recap

UNC 7 Boston College 2 (Game 1)

Full Report is available from The College Baseball Blog here.

UNC leads Boston College 6-1 heading into the top of the ninth in Game 2 of the doubleheader on Saturday. The teams will finish the game before Game 3 on Sunday.

The CBB checks in on BC-UNC Game 1

The College Baseball Blog headed to the Boston College and North Carolina doubleheader on Saturday. I only stayed for the first game of the doubleheader because of the bitter cold that is hitting New England.

Robert Woodard started for the Tar Heels and Kevin Boggan for the Eagles. Woodard only lasted four and a third innings while giving up two runs on eight hits. Woodard was not very effective in his work as he had zero strikeouts and the Boston College bats were not missing many pitches. He did not have his top of the line slider that has become his out pitch over the last few years. Kevin Boggan gave the Eagles six strong innings while giving up three runs on six hits. Boggan had a decent curveball and an effective curveball that kept the Tar Heels off balance but they were able to get the key hit unlike Boston College. Boggan was followed by freshman Michael Belfiore who went 2.2 innings while surrending three runs on five hits. Geoff Oxley got the final out of the ninth.

The Boston College Eagles continued to run themselves out of innings. In the third inning, Ryan Hutchinson reached third base with one out and subsequently picked off by Robert Woodard in a 2-1 game at that point. The next inning Boston College had Tony Sanchez and Eric Campbell get back to back singles to set up a 1st and 2nd situation with Peter Frates up to bat. Frates proceeded to lay down which went right back to Woodard who proceeded to throw Sanchez out at third base and Chad Flack just missed doubling up Frates at first base. Jett Ruiz then came up and hit a sharp groundball to the right of Josh Horton who snagged it and tossed it to Reid Fronk who made a great turn at the bag and completed the double play by making a very strong throw to Dustin Ackley at first. Boston College loaded the bases in the bottom of the ninth but were not able to bring any runners in.

The UNC Tar Heels showed a very strong lineup from top to bottom. Josh Horton hit a key three run double to blow the game wide open and provided the final 7-2 scoreline. Horton went 2-3 in the game while scoring three runs, driving in three, and walking twice. Horton really impressed me with his stellar defense and great hitting. Reid Fronk also played extremely well with many extended at bats including his triple he hit in the first innings. He went 3-5 and was only a homer shy of hitting for the cycle. Dustin Ackley looked like a solid player but only went 1-4.

The teams will be back in action on Sunday for the final game of the series.

Boston College Recap
North Carolina Recap

ACC Recap for April 6th



Florida State 10 NC State 4

Bryan Henry continued his perfect start to the season by going seven strong innings while allowing three runs on six hits. Brandon Reichert led the Noles offense by grabbing 4 RBIs including a home run. Buster Posey led all players with three hits.

FSU Recap
NC State Recap
UVA 4 Duke 0

The Virginia Cavaliers received complete shutout from Jacob Thompson who allowed only four hits while striking out ten to pick up the 4-0 victory over Duke. Greg Miclat, Sean Doolittle, and Brandon Marsh all went 2-3 in the game to lead the offense.

Virginia Recap
Duke Recap

Georgia Tech 9 Miami 2

The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets got a three run homer from Wally Crancer in the third inning to lead the Jackets to the 9-2 victory over Miami. David Duncan pitched 5.1 innings while giving two runs to up his record to 5-2 on the season.

GT Recap

Miami Recap

Wake Forest 8 Maryland 5
The Wake Forest Demon Deacons came back from two three run deficits to deficit the Terps by an 8-5 score. Andy Goff hit his first homer of the season and Ben Terry went 4-4 to lead the Deacons attack. Wake Forest starter Brad Kledzik settled down after a rough first inning to allow five runs over his six innings.

Wake Forest Recap

Maryland Recap

The Clemson Tigers are leading Virginia Tech 5-1 in a suspended game which was stopped because of snow and heavy winds in the fifth inning. The teams will try to continue the game on Saturday.

Clemson Recap

Virginia Tech Recap

ACC Weekend Preview for April 6th-8th

FSU at NC State

The Florida State Seminoles head to Raleigh NC to take on the Wolfpack. Florida State is coming off a 16-7 loss to Florida on Wednesday. The Seminoles have a 29-3 record and 8-1 in the ACC. The Seminoles starting pitchers have been fantastic this year with Bryan Henry leading the staff with a record of 7-0 and an ERA of 2.44. Ryan Strauss and Michael Hyde complete the staff. Strauss has a 7-0 record with an ERA of 2.08. Michael Hyde got the first loss for the staff last Saturday against Duke. He has an 8-1 record and an ERA of 2.79.

The NC State Wolfpack picked up a come from behind victory over East Carolina on Wednesday by a 3-2 scoreline. They enter the series with Florida State sporting a 23-8 overall record and 8-4 record in the ACC. NC State completed a sweep over the Boston College Eagles last weekend and outscored the Eagles by a score of 40-7 over series. NC State top pitching prospect is Andrew Brackman who pitched seven innings last weekend while only allowing 1 run and four hits. He hit 97 on one of the radar guns that was around me. He has an overall record of 5-2 with a 3.42 ERA.

The College Baseball Blog predicts NC State takes two out of three games this weekend.

Probable Pitchers
Friday: Bryan Henry (7-0, 2.44 ERA) vs Eric Surkamp (3-1, 3.00 ERA)
Saturday: Michael Hyde (8-1 2.79 ERA) vs Andrew Brackman (5-2, 3.42 ERA)
Sunday: Ryan Strauss (7-0, 2.08) vs Jimmy Gillheeney (3-1, 2.06 ERA)

FSU Game Notes
NC State Game Notes

Clemson at Virginia Tech

The Clemson Tigers will head to Virginia Tech for a three game set this weekend. They have an overall record of 20-9 but an average 5-4 mark in the ACC. The Tigers picked up two big OOC victories over SEC foe Georgia. The Tigers pitching has been suspect so they will have potential All-American closer Daniel Moskos making his first career start on Friday. The top hitter for the Tigers is Brad Chalk who is hitting .408. Andy D’Alessio is questionable for the weekend with a pulled groin he suffered last weekend against Miami.

Virginia Tech enters with 16-14 overall record and 4-8 in the ACC under first year head coach Peter Hughes. The Hokies knocked off VMI on Wednesday but were swept at home by the Virginia Cavaliers. They have had some pitching problems this season as the staff has the second highest ERA in the conference at 5.94 which is only behind the BC Eagles. Adam Redd is the top pitcher with a 2-2 record and ERA of 2.89. Sean O’Brien is the top hitter for the Hokies with a .345 average while driving in 18 runs. Nate Parks has become a pest on the base paths as he has 24 stolen bases in 28 attempts.

The College Baseball Blog predicts that Clemson sweeps the Hokies.

Probable Pitchers
Friday: Daniel Moskos (2-2, 2.49 ERA) vs Greg Fryman (2-4, 6.80 ERA)
Saturday: David Kopp (3-2, 3.32 ERA) vs Andrew Wells (2-2, 5.49 ERA)
Sunday: Ryan Hinson (2-1, 2.04 ERA) vs Adam Redd (2-2, 2.89 ERA)

Clemson Game Notes

Virginia Tech Game Notes

Duke at Virginia

The Duke Blue Devils head to Charlottesville for an ACC series with the Virginia Cavaliers. The Blue Devils started the season with a 15-1 record but have struggled since then by losing 11 out of the next 17 to have an overall record of 21-11 but 2-10 in the ACC. The Blue Devils knocked off previously number 1 ranked Florida State behind top pitcher Tony Bajoczky. The Blue Devils are young and talented so the Cavaliers better take them seriously. The Cavaliers lost on Wednesday night at VMI but enter with a solid 27-6 record and tied for first place in the coastal division with an 8-4 mark. Jacob Thompson has become the ace of the staff with a 7-0 record and an ERA of 1.75. He is the leading candidate for ACC Pitcher of the Year if he can continue these numbers. The top hitter is Brandon Guyer who is hitting an outstanding .443 on the season.

The Virginia Cavaliers will take two out of three games according to The College Baseball Blog.

Probable Pitchers
Friday: Jacob Thompson (7-0, 1.75 ERA) vs Alexander Hassan (2-1, 2.86 ERA)
Saturday: Matt Packer (3-1, 3.12 ERA) vs Tony Bajoczky (5-2, 2.63 ERA)
Sunday: Sean Doolittle (5-2, 2.74 ERA) vs TBA

Virginia Game Notes
Duke Game Notes

Georgia Tech at Miami

The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets enter Coral Gables with a very respectable 20-11 mark and tied for first place in the Coastal Division of the ACC at 8-4. The Yellow Jackets pitching is still suspect with David Duncan leading the staff with a 4-2 record and 3.54 ERA. The Yellow Jackets offense is still loaded with Danny Payne hitting .409 in the leadoff role and Matt Wieters continuing his great career with a .325 average and six homers on the season.

Miami is coming in with a 18-13 record and only 5-7 in the ACC. The Hurricanes have played some of the top teams in the ACC early in the season thus the reason for the slow start. They will start playing some easier games in the coming weeks to get themselves eligible for the conference tournament. Eric Erickson has been far the best pitcher on the staff with a solid 4-3 record and a minuscule ERA of 1.96. Yonder Alonso leads the team in batting average at a .383 clip.

The College Baseball Blog predicts that Miami wins two out of three games this weekend.

Probable Pitchers
Friday: David Duncan (4-2, 3.54 ERA) vs Erik Erickson (4-3, 1.96 ERA)
Saturday: John Goodman (1-1, 4.18 ERA) vs Scott Maine (2-5, 4.42 ERA)
Sunday: Ryan Turner (3-3, 3.57 ERA) vs Enrique Garcia (2-2, 2.91 ERA)

Miami Game Notes

GT Game Notes

Wake Forest at Maryland

Wake Forest and Maryland both enter this must win series looking to knock each other farther back from the eighth spot in the ACC standings. Wake Forest enters with an overall record of 15-16 and 4-8 in the ACC. They have had some starting pitching struggles with a staff ERA of 5.26. They are led by All-American candidate Allan Dykstra who leads the team with 12 homers. Wake Forest will be without Willy Fox who is out with a leg injury.

Maryland enters with a record of 19-12 and 5-7 in the ACC. They have been receiving great play from Freshman AJ Casario who leads the team in hitting at .327. The top pitcher in the rotation for the Terps has been Ryan Moorer who is 3-1 with a 3.43 ERA.

The College Baseball Blog predicts that Wake Forest sweeps the Terps with their powerful offense.

Probable Pitchers
Friday: Brad Kledzik (2-2, 4.81 ERA) vs Casey Baron (3-1, 3.60 ERA)
Saturday: Garrett Bullock (2-1, 5.31 ERA) vs Ryan Moorer (3-1 3.43 ERA)
Sunday: Charlie Mellies (0-0, 0.00 ERA) vs Kevin Biringer (2-5, 4.75 ERA)

Maryland Game Notes
Wake Forest Game Notes

I previewed the UNC at Boston College yesterday and it can be read here.