The UNC Tar Heels picked up a 14-0 victory over the helpless Temple Owls on Wednesday. Reid Fronk, Josh Horton, Chad Flack, and Dustin Ackley each drove in multiple runs to the lead the Tar Heels to the victory. Adam Warren earned the win as the Tar Heels used seven pitchers to combine on a seven hit shuout. Temple starter Tom Bingham picked up the loss to head to 1-2 on the season. North Carolina will be back in action this weekend when they open the ACC season hosting Miami while Temple hosts Buffalo on Saturday for a doubleheader and Sunday for a single game.
The Boston College Eagles picked up a 10-9 victory over Villanova in the first game of two on the day. Boston College used a key hit by freshman John Spatola to drive in Peter Frates from second base for the walk-off victory. Eagles pitcher Terry Doyle pitched the final 2.1 innings while giving up two runs on four hits to get the victory. Villanova pitcher Gus Guida picked up the loss.
BC and Monmouth tied 3-3 in the nightcap but there is very little info on the game.
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
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.
NC State 8
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
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.
St. Bonaventure Recap
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.
James Madison Recap
The Wake Forest Demon Deacons scored five runs in the bottom of the ninth to pull out a 5-4 victory over Gardner Webb on Tuesday. Wake Forest was held to three hits and no runs through the first eight innings. The ninth inning was a different story as the Deacons came up with five hits and five runs for their third walk-off victory of the year. Willy Fox hit a two run double to drive in the tying and winning runs to be the hero on the day. Wake Forest will be back in action on Wednesday when they host High Point. Wake will send Alex Weisner (0-0, 8.31 ERA) to the mound to face Brandon Moore (0-0, 9.00 ERA). Gardner-Webb will be back in action on Friday when they visit Georgia.
Wake Forest Recap
The Boston College Eagles have continued their closer struggles by blowing a three run lead in the ninth inning on Tuesday night to let the Florida International University Panthers pull out a 11-10 victory. Boston College closer Dan Houston pitched a perfect eighth inning before running into trouble in the ninth. With a three run lead in the ninth, Houston gave up a lead-off double to Corey Lozano and then hit Bryan Pullin to set up first and second with none out. Mik Aoki decided to make a pitching change and brought in Mike Belfiore from first base to pitch. Belfiore promptly gave up a James McOwen single up the middle to make it a 10-8 game with runners on second and first still. Next batter, Luis Bautista hit a single to left field which let both runners score and Bautista ended up on second base as the winning run in the tie game. Chris Dunn ended up coming into the game to pinch run for the catcher Bautista. He then advanced to third base on a wild pitch which could not be stopped by catcher Jett Ruiz. Tyler Townsend hit a single up the middle to drive in Dunn for the winning run. FIU now has a record of 10-6 on the season and will host Rutgers on Friday for a 3 game set. Boston College now has a 1-6 record overall and will play Villanova and Monmouth on Wednesday. BC has blown five games on the young season and they better get their bullpen together on Wednesday because the ACC season opens up on Friday with a visit to Duke.
BC Recap (I’ll be shocked if I get it before 4 pm on Wednesday)
FIU will receive a visit tonight at 7pm from the Boston College Eagles. BC is coming off another devastating loss yesterday to Penn when Dan Houston picked up his third loss of the season. BC stands at 1-5 early this season. FIU enters the game with a 9-6 record after playing a weekend series with Wagner in which the Panthers took 2 out of three games.
FIU Game Preview
Tony Thomas Jr of Florida State was named Player of the Week in the ACC for the week ending on March 5th while Duke’s Micheal Ness was named Pitcher of the Week. Tony Thomas Jr. led the Seminoles to a 4-0 record by hitting .611 (11-18) for the week. Ness picked up two victories this week with a start against North Carolina A & T and a relief appearance win against Holy Cross on Saturday.
The Boston College Eagles have continued to struggle early in the season with another one run loss this time to the Penn Quakers. Kyle Armeny hit the first pitch of the bottom of the ninth over the right field wall to give the Quakers the 7-6 victory. Johnny Ayers went 3-5 to lead the Eagles on offense while the Quakers were led by Alex Nwaka who went 3-4 in the victory. The Quakers will be off on Tuesday and will play St. Bonaventure on Wednesday while BC heads to FIU for a Tuesday night game.
This was Dan Houston’s third loss of the young season and hopefully the end of the experiment of him closing out game. I believe that Houston needs to head back into the rotation and switch with Adam Crabtree in the starter’s role. It makes sense since neither player is getting their current jobs done on the field.
Boston College Recap
The UNC-Wilmington baseball team was able to pull out a 16-11 victory over the Wake Forest Demon Deacons in 12 innings. This victory broke a four-game losing streak for the Seahawks. Wake Forest made a brilliant comeback when they were only two outs away from defeat. They scored 3 runs to force extra innings where it stayed scoreless until the top of the 12th. With a tie score in the 12th, Matt Holt led the inning off by striking out but reached on a wild pitch. Daniel Hargrave then followed with a sacrifice bunt to send Holt to second. Steve Halford then doubled down the left field line to drive Holt in for the lead run. Mark Carver then walked to set up a first and second situation. Nate Hall then hit a single through the infield to drive in Steve Halford. Grayson Evans then hit into a fielders choice to send Jonathan Batts to the plate with first and third. He then hit a three run homer to give us the final score. Wake Forest pitcher Ben Hunter picked up the loss after going 3.0 innings and allowing all five runs. His record is 1-2 this season. UNC-Wilmington pitcher Allen Floyd picked up his third win of the season against no losses by going 4.1 innings while blowing the three run lead in the ninth. Wake Forest is back in action on Tuesday with Gardner Webb while UNC-Wilmington will visit the Phoenix of Elon.
Wake Forest Recap
The Florida State Seminoles completed a sweep over Siena on Sunday by a score of 22-3. The Seminoles used a 15 run sixth inning to do most of the damage in the game. The Seminoles were able to get ten consecutive hits in that inning. This win puts the Seminoles record at 17-0 in the early part of the season. FSU will be back in action next weekend when the Hoosiers of Indiana come to visit while Siena will be back on the road next weekend when they visit Rocky Top Tennessee.
FSU Game 3 Recap
Siena Game 3 Recap
FSU Game 2 Recap
Siena Game 2 Recap
FSU Game 1 Recap
Siena Game 1 Recap