We enter the final stretch of ACC play as many teams are taking the weekend off for finals or playing out of conference series so we only see Virginia Tech heading to Florida State and Boston College hosting Miami (FL) for the Friday-Sunday series. Clemson and Maryland will play a Saturday through Monday series.The rest of the conference teams are either off or playing in out of conference games. Continue reading
Here is your ACC Recap for April 7th.
North Carolina 3 East Carolina 1
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – North Carolina right-hander Patrick Johnson carried a no-hitter into the seventh against hard-hitting East Carolina, and the No. 2 Tar Heels held off a late rally for a 3-1 win over the No. 14 Pirates Tuesday at Boshamer Stadium. With the victory, Carolina (25-7) extended its current winning streak to nine over ECU (25-6).
Johnson (2-0) was masterful against the Pirates, who entered the night eighth nationally with a .361 team average. Over a career-best 6 1/3 innings, the Conover, N.C., native struck out a career-high 11, walked three and allowed just the one base hit in the seventh. He retired six of the final seven batters he faced via the strikeout and fanned two or more in four separate frames. Continue reading
Here is your ACC Recap for March 31st.
Georgia 6 Clemson 5
ATHENS-Top-ranked Georgia scored four runs in the third and held off No. 22 Clemson, 6-5, Tuesday at Foley Field.
Georgia improved to 23-3 and won for the ninth time in 10 games while Clemson dropped to 18-8.
Bryce Massanari and Colby May hit home runs and finished with two hits apiece for Georgia. Rich Poythress, the reigning National Hitter of the Week, went 2-for-4 with his league-leading 48th RBI. Continue reading
Here is your ACC Recap for March 17th
#1 North Carolina 17 Princeton 0
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – Freshman Seth Baldwin connected on two of No. 1 North Carolina’s season-best five home runs, and the Tar Heels’ pitching staff carried a no-hitter into the eighth inning Tuesday in a 17-0 win over Princeton at Boshamer Stadium. Baldwin took advantage of his first career start with a single-game high six RBI for Carolina this season. Continue reading
The North Carolina Central Eagles have released their 2009 baseball schedule. Head Coach Henry White and the Eagles open the season at the HBCU Classic in Savannah, Georgia (Feb. 20-22). From there, the Eagles will play a two game mid-week set at Davidson (Feb. 24-25) before returning to Durham for the home opener against Saint Augustine’s (Mar. 1).
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FSU 4 Florida 2
Tallahassee, Fla. – Second-ranked Florida State (32-3) captured its first regular season series victory over intra-state rival and No. 24 Florida (24-13) since 2005 with a 4-2 win Tuesday night. A new Dick Howser Stadium crowd of 6,737 were on hand to see senior Ryan Strauss pick up his second straight win over the Gators this year while throwing his first career complete game.
“Florida State, Florida is enough said,” added head coach Mike Martin on taking the season series from the Gators. “Florida has a great ball club and we were very fortunate to win. We executed very well offensively and you have to give Florida credit. They kept the ball game close throughout by making some very good pitching decisions.” Continue reading
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Miami (FL) 7 Bethune-Cookman 6
CORAL GABLES, Fla. – Freshman catcher Yasmani Grandal drove in the game-winning run after junior Dave DiNatale hit a two-run game-tying single in the bottom of the eighth as No. 2 Miami rallied to defeat Bethune-Cookman, 7-6, Wednesday night at Mark Light Field. Junior right-hander Carlos Gutierrez tossed the final inning to record his fifth save for the Hurricanes, who improved to 19-2 on the season. Continue reading