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.
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.
Here is your ACC Recap for April 30th.
#2 Virginia 12 Duke 3
DURHAM, N.C. – Danny Hultzen (So., Bethesda, Md.) tossed Virginia’s first complete game in more than two years in leading the No. 1-ranked Cavalier baseball team to a 12-3 win over Duke Friday evening at Durham Bulls Athletic Park in Durham, N.C.
Hultzen tied a career high by striking out 13 batters and retired 21 of the final 22 hitters that he faced. He allowed three runs (two earned) and four hits and did not walk a batter. It marked Virginia’s first complete game since Pat McAnaney pitched eight innings in a complete-game loss at Miami on April 25, 2008. It was the first nine-inning complete game since McAnaney went the distance against Virginia Tech on March 29, 2008.
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.
Anthony Gallas of Kent State went 5-6 at the plate while hitting for the cycle, driving in six runs, and scoring three times as the Golden Flashes defeated Winthrop 16-10. The cycle was the first by a Kent State player since Steve Smetana completed the feat in 1995. Kent State coach Scott Stricklin about Anthony Gallas, "He was really locked in and he hit the ball to all fields, He took the ball and pulled it and he hit it to the opposite field. That is the first time I have seen someone hit for the cycle in a while."
Here are some of my random thoughts from this past weekend of action.
What is going on at Cal-State Fullerton? They have a 2-4 overall record which is shocking as nearly everybody had them going to the CWS in their preseason picks. Fullerton finished last season with a .329 team batting average while they are struggling this year at .228. Most of the blame has to go to the offense right now as they have a team ERA of 4.50 this year when compared to 3.53 in 2009. The Titans lost a few of the clubhouse leaders from last year’s squad in Josh Fellhauer, Jared Clark, and catcher Dustin Garneau. Fullerton also lost two out of three to TCU last season but ran off 18 victories in their next 20 games. Both victories came under assistant coach Sergio Brown as Serrano was suspended for bumping an umpire last weekend. Mark Rafferty will have a full report on Fullerton this week when he is planning on seeing them against San Diego on Tuesday night.
Here is your ACC Recap for May 10th.
NC State 9 UNC 4
RALEIGH, N.C. — Kyle Wilson went 3-for-3 with two home runs and Drew Poulk added a homer as NC State defeated top-ranked North Carolina 9-4 on Sunday at Doak Field at Dail Park to win the ACC weekend series against the Tar Heels.
With the win, the Wolfpack improves to 24-28 overall and 10-17 in ACC play. The loss drops the Tar Heels to 38-13 overall and 17-9 in the ACC. Continue reading
Here is your ACC Recap for May 9th.
UNC 5 NC State 2
RALEIGH, N.C. – Adam Warren and Brian Moran combined on a four-hitter as No. 1 North Carolina evened its weekend series with NC State with a 5-2 victory Saturday at Doak Field. The Tar Heels (38-12, 17-8 ACC) managed just three hits of their own but took advantage of 11 walks and three hit batters by Wolfpack pitching. Continue reading
Here is your ACC Preview for May 8th-11th. This week we only see four ACC series while Boston College, Miami, and Clemson play out of conference series. Virginia Tech is off this weekend. The marquee series of the weekend sees number 9 ranked Florida State heading to number 10 ranked Georgia Tech. North Carolina heads down the road to take on NC State while Duke heads to Virginia and Wake Forest heads to Maryland. Continue reading
The Lemoyne Dolphins have put out their tentative 2009 schedule. They will open the season on February 20th when they head down to Tulane for the first game of a four game weekend series. The following weekend, the team will head to Longwood for a three game set. The Dolphins spring trip this year consists of three games in the Georgia Southern tourney, two games against Georgia, and a three game weekend series against Troy. Continue reading