Here is your ACC Recap for March 9th.
William and Mary 3 #11 North Carolina 0
Chapel Hill, N.C. – The William and Mary Tribe baseball team traveled south to Chapel Hill, North Carolina to face the No. 11-ranked North Carolina Tar Heels and came away with a 3-0 victory. With the win, the Tribe improves its record to 6-4, while UNC falls to 10-2 on the season.
“We played very well in all three facets of the game today to beat a team like UNC,” head coach Frank Leoni said after the game. “I am very proud our effort and our team today.”
#2 Florida State 2 Jacksonville 0
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Second-ranked Florida State (11-0) kept its undefeated record intact Monday evening in Jacksonville (6-5) as three Seminole pitchers combined for a one-hit shutout en route to a 2-0 victory over the Dolphins.
The 3,112 fans in attendance inside John Sessions Stadium on Monday night were three outs away from witnessing the ninth no-hitter in Florida State history and the first since February 18, 1998 when Chris Chavez no-hit Charleston Southern in a 13-0 Seminole victory. But JU first baseman Alex Martinez singled back up the middle on a 3-2 pitch off Tyler Everett to lead off the bottom of the ninth for the first Dolphin hit of the game.
Here is your ACC Recap for March 7th.
Game 1: #2 Virginia 11 Dartmouth 5
Game 2: #2 Virginia 13 Wright State 3
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The No. 1 Virginia baseball team finished off a hot day at the plate with a 13-3 victory over Wright State, Sunday afternoon, in the second game of a doubleheader at Davenport Field. In the first game, UVa pounded out 18 hits in an 11-5 win over Dartmouth.
Tyler Cannon (Sr., Pigeon Forge, Tenn.) had a big game at the plate, going 3-for-5 with five RBI. He had a key two-run triple to break open a one-run game in the seventh inning and then had a three-run double in the eighth inning. Cannon had eight RBI over the weekend.
Here is your ACC Recap for March 6th.
#2 Virginia 14 Dartmouth 3
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The top-ranked Virginia baseball team recorded two big innings in a 14-3 victory over Dartmouth Saturday afternoon in front of 2,414 fans at Davenport Field. UVa (7-2) scored six runs in the second inning, then blew the game open with an eight-run fourth inning.
Phil Gosselin (Jr., West Chester, Pa.) led the Cavaliers’ 16-hit effort with a career-high four hits. Tyler Cannon (Sr., Pigeon Forge, Tenn.) and Steven Proscia (So., Suffern, N.Y.) each added a pair of hits as well as three RBI. Every UVa starter scored at least one time. UVa’s one through four hitters – Gosselin, Cannon, Dan Grovatt (Jr., Tabernacle, N.J.) and Proscia – combined to go 10-for-16 with nine RBI and seven runs.
Here is your ACC Recap for March 5th where the ACC went a combined 10-2 against Out-of-Conference opponents.
Wright State 2 #2 Virginia 1
The Wright State baseball defeated #1 Virginia Friday afternoon by a score of 2-1 in Charlottesville, VA. Senior Alex Kaminsky (Fostoria, OH) picked up the win, going seven innings and giving up one earned run on seven hits. Senior Greg Robinson (Wilmington, OH) came on to pitch the final two innings and earn his first save. Sophomore Tristan Moore (New Albany, OH) led the way offensively with a three-for-four day and a run scored.
The ACC squads are back in action this weekend with a couple of marquee series taking place in Florida. The Georgia Bulldogs from the SEC head down to Tallahassee to take on the Florida State Seminoles. This weekend’s series will be the first real test for the Noles as they are sporting a 7-0 record with three game sweeps over Georgia State and Hofstra while winning a midweek game over the Florida Gators in Tampa. The other big series is the Florida Gators heading down to Coral Gables to take on the Miami Hurricanes. The Gators have a 5-1 overall record as they did not play last weekend as LaSalle had travel troubles while Miami has a 6-1 record which includes victories over Manhattan and Rutgers while defeating South Florida in Tampa on Tuesday.
FROM CBB NEWS SOURCE
Somerset, NJ – Wagner won a plurality of first-place votes to finish atop the 2010 Northeast Conference Baseball Preseason Coaches Poll. The league office released the results of the annual survey as a prelude to its 24th season on the diamond.
Flying high following the program’s first ever regular season conference crown last spring, the Seahawks received four top nods to finish one spot in front of defending NEC Tournament champion Monmouth and its two first-place votes.
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HAMDEN, Conn. – Quinnipiac University baseball head coach Dan Gooley has announced National Letter of Intents from Ryan Walsh (Stanford, Conn.), Nicholas Fabrizio (Peabody, Mass.) and Michael Blumenthal (Dix Hills, N.Y.). Walsh and Fabrizio, a pair of right-handed pitchers, and Blumenthal, an outfielder, will join the Bobcats for the 2011 season.
"I am extremely pleased and excited to have three outstanding student-athletes joining our family at Quinnipiac University," Dan Gooley said.
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NEW HAVEN, Conn. – The Quinnipiac University baseball and tennis team’s visited the Fair Haven School in New Haven, Conn. to read to several groups of young students. Quinnipiac assistant athletic director of academic support Lyneene Richardson coordinated the event, while tennis head coach Mike Quitko, baseball head coach Dan Gooley organized the Quinnipiac student-athletes for the trip.
The San Mateo Daily Journal recently checked in on Salem-Keizer who is the Low-A affiliate of the San Francisco Giants. One of the players profiled is Chris Dominguez from Louisville. He has continued his power hitting in pro baseball as he has already hit nine homers in his first 102 at bats. I had questions on Dominguez’s defense during his college days and there is still a little debate according to his manager Tom Treblehorn. One of the other players profiled is former Quinnipiac lefty Chris Gloor who picked up four wins last week in his first four appearances.