Here is your ACC Recap for May 2nd.
#2 Virginia 10 Duke 6
DURHAM, N.C. – The No. 1-ranked Virginia baseball team finished off a three-game series sweep of Duke Sunday afternoon with a 10-6 victory over the Blue Devils at Durham Bulls Athletic Park in Durham, N.C. Virginia won its 10th-consecutive game while pushing its ACC win streak to six.
Virginia (39-9, 18-6 ACC), after taking all three games from Maryland last week, has swept back-to-back ACC road series for the first time since sweeping Duke (April 2-4) and Maryland (April 16-18) in 2004. It was Virginia’s first back-to-back ACC sweeps since doing so in home series versus Boston College (March 21-23) and Virginia Tech (March 28-30) in 2008.
I have been hearing all the national media praising Drew Pomeranz for his strong start to the season but has anyone flown under the radar more then Chris Sale from Florida Gulf Coast. Sale picked up a 4-2 victory over Clemson on Saturday where he went eight strong innings allowing only four hits and two runs. Continue reading
Here is your ACC Recap for May 1st.
#2 Virginia 11 Duke 1
DURHAM, N.C. – Behind huge games from Robert Morey (Jr., Virginia Beach, Va.) and Jarrett Parker (Jr., Stafford, Va.), the top-ranked Virginia baseball team defeated Duke, 11-1, Saturday afternoon at Durham Bulls Athletic Park in Durham, N.C. The victory stretched the Cavaliers’ season-long win streak to nine games and clinched UVa’s seventh ACC series win this year.
Morey (7-1) pitched his first career complete game, marking the Cavaliers’ second straight complete game after Danny Hultzen (So., Bethesda, Md.) went the distance Friday night. It is the first time Cavalier pitchers have thrown back-to-back complete games since Jacob Thompson and Pat McAnaney did so March 28-29, 2008 against Virginia Tech.
The ACC has only four in conference series this week as Clemson and Florida State will be hosting out of conference series. The best series of the weekend sees Virginia Tech and Boston College battling for seeding position for the ACC Tournament. The other ACC teams in action are Virginia at Duke, Georgia Tech at NC State, and Maryland at Miami. Florida State will play their out of conference series against LeMoyne while Clemson will host Florida Gulf Coast.
The College Baseball Blog continues our tradition of naming National Player and Pitcher of the Week. This week we honor Jake Magner of North Dakota as our Player of the Week while Florida Gulf Coast LHP Chris Sale is our Pitcher of the Week. Continue reading
Here is your ACC Recap for April 14th.
VMI 12 #1 Virginia 3
LEXINGTON, Va. - The top five hitters in the lineup went 10 for 21 with 10 RBIs as No. 26 VMI defeated No. 1 Virginia, 12-3, in front of a record crowd of 1,463 fans at Gray-Minor Stadium Wednesday night. The win is VMI’s first-ever over a top-ranked opponent and improves the Keydets to 29-5 on the season. The Cavaliers fall to 27-8 with the loss, the team’s first mid-week setback in 10 games this season.
Florida Gulf Coast lost freshman catcher Mike Reeves on Wednesday night for the rest of the season when he took an inside pitch on his left thumb. The pitch ended up breaking his thumb where two pins where inserted to stabilize it.
This is the second catcher this season to go down for FGCU as Robert Greene has been relegated to DHing as he suffered an ulnar collateral ligament damage just before the start of the season.
Here is your SEC Recap for March 24th.
#4 LSU 4 Louisiana-Lafayette 3
BATON ROUGE — A pair of RBI by catcher Micah Gibbs and five shutout innings by the LSU bullpen led the fourth-ranked Tigers to a 4-3 victory over UL-Lafayette Wednesday night in Alex Box Stadium.
The Tigers (17-3) have won seven of their last 10 meetings with the Cajuns (11-10) since 2000 and lead the all-time series 46-22.
Here is your ACC Recap for Feb. 24th
#3 Virginia 5 George Washington 2
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - The top-ranked Virginia baseball team opened its 2010 home schedule with a 5-2 victory over George Washington Wednesday afternoon at Davenport Field. UVa, in its first game ever as the nation’s No. 1-ranked team, built a 5-0 lead through four innings, then cruised to the victory from there.
Will Roberts (So., Richmond, Va.) made a strong opening start for the Cavaliers (3-1), going 5.2 innings and allowing two earned runs, five hits and two walks while striking out one as he earned his first victory of 2010. He shut out the Colonials for five innings before giving up a pair of runs in the sixth. Kevin Arico (Jr., Flemington, N.J.) pitched the final 1.1 innings to nab his second save. It also was his 13th career save, as he moved into a fourth-place tie on the all-time UVa saves ledger with Todd Ruyak (1989-92).
The Florida Gulf Coast Eagles will head to Coral Gables tonight to take on the Miami (FL) Hurricanes in the marquee matchup of the day. FGCU held back ace pitcher Chris Sale to face Miami tonight and make a statement to the College Baseball world that they are for real. Sale started on Friday against Temple where he pitched two innings striking out four of the six batters he faced. Sale was rated by Baseball America as the best prospect in the Cape Cod Baseball League and was the fourth best player in my Top 100 countdown before the season.