The College Baseball Blog had the chance to visit Cambridge MA on Saturday to take in some Ivy League Baseball action between the Harvard Crimson and Yale Bulldogs. The Crimson took both games of the doubleheader.
In Game 1, They received a very solid pitching performance from freshman Max Perlman who pitched a complete game allowing only three hits and a home run to Justin Ankney who crushed the first pitch of the sixth inning over the right field fence. The Crimson took advantage of five errors by the Bulldog defense including one by Dan Soltman and Ryan Lavarnway.
In Game 2, Shawn Haviland started for the Crimson and gave them eight shutout innings while only giving up seven hits. Jake Bruton pitched a perfect ninth to close out the doubleheader sweep. The Crimson offense was led by Matt Vance who went 2-4 with 3 RBIs. Yale starter Chris Wietlispach only lasted four innings while giving up all six runs (three earned) on five hits and three walks. The Yale defense did not back him up at all as Dan Soltman and Ryan Lavarnway each committed two errors in the nightcap.
The CBB was impressed with the level of pitching from the Harvard Crimson. They were able to throw a freshman in game 1 of the doubleheader and he was unhittable. The Bulldogs were off balance throughout the game. Steffan Wilson who plays third base for Harvard is a definite MLB prospect as he has all the tools scouts are looking for in an athlete. He made an excellent play on defense in which he charged a ball and threw out the runner by about three steps. The Harvard coaching staff also took advantage of many situations which arose in the game. They used a double steal (1st and 2nd) with two outs and an 0-2 count on the hitter which ended up getting the Crimson an extra run.
The College Baseball Blog might head down to Brown next weekend to see the battle for the Red Rolfe Division lead.
Saturday, April 14, 2007
The College Baseball Blog had the chance to visit Cambridge MA on Saturday to take in some Ivy League Baseball action between the Harvard Crimson and Yale Bulldogs. The Crimson took both games of the doubleheader.
The Army Cadets swept a doubleheader from Holy Cross on Saturday in West Point NY. Nick Hill pitched 6.0 shutout innings while only allowing three hits and Milan Dinga pitched a perfect seventh inning to give the Cadets the 3-0 victory. In Game 2, Army scored three runs in the bottom of the ninth with a key two-out two-run triple from Chris Simmons to tie the game up. Simmons then came through in the bottom of the tenth with a single to drive home the winning run.
Holy Cross Recap
The Citadel Bulldogs picked up an 8-5 victory over Appalachian State to get a series victory. The Bulldogs were led by Matt Arnold who went 3-3 with two RBI's. David Rubinstein of ASU had a perfect day at the plate with a hit in each of his four at-bats. Matt Reifsnider pitched three innings in relief to get his second win of the season. Link Saunders got his fifth save of the season by pitching a perfect ninth while striking out two batters. Zach Quate got the loss by giving up two runs in 1/3 of an inning.
The Citadel Recap
Game 1: Duke 9 UNC 3
The Duke Blue Devils got another strong start from Tony Bajoczky who picked up his seventh victory on the season by working eight innings while only giving up three runs (two earned) to lead his team to the 9-3 victory. North Carolina starter Alex White was knocked around for six runs in 2.2 innings. His record drops to 4-2 on the season. Nate Freiman went 3-5 with an RBI and a run scored to led the Blue Devil attack. Josh Horton and Tim Fedroff each went 2-4 in the losing effort for the Tar Heels.
Game 2: UNC 7 Duke 4
Josh Horton led the North Carolina Tar Heels to a 7-4 victory with a homer and two RBIs. Adam Warren started for the Tar Heels and pitched five strong innings while giving up two runs to up his record to 7-0 on the season. Michael Ness got the loss in relief by pitching two innings and giving up five runs.
FSU 4 VT 3
Brandon Reichert broke a 3-3 tie in the bottom of the eighth with a sacrifice fly to center field to drive in the winning run to give the Seminoles the 4-3 victory. Noles reliever Brian Chambers got the victory by working two innings and giving up only one run. His record goes to 2-0 on the season. Danny Rosen pitched a perfect ninth inning to get his fifth save of the season. Scott Stoehr gave up one run in 2.1 innings of action to drop his record to 1-3.
Virginia 7 GT 6
David Adams hit a three run homer with two out in the bottom of the ninth to give the Cavs a walkoff victory over Georgia Tech on Saturday afternoon. Danny Payne entered the ninth inning with a 6-4 lead and promptly got the first two outs when he ran into some trouble. He proceeded to walk Sean Doolittle and then hit Brandon Guyer with the next pitch to set up a second and first situation. David Adams then promptly put the fourth pitch of his at bat over the left field wall to give the Cavs the victory. Danny Payne gets the loss for the second consecutive Saturday so his record drops to 0-2. Virginia reliever Pat McAnaney grabs the win to get his record at 2-0 on the season.
Wake Forest 6 Clemson 5
Brett Linnenkohl hit an RBI single in the bottom of the ninth to drive in Tyler Smith with the winning run to lead the Deacons to a 6-5 victory over the Clemson Tigers. The victory snaps a 17 game losing streak for Wake Forest against Clemson. Eric Niesen of WF picks up his fourth win of the year while Clemson reliever Alan Farina drops his record to 2-1.
Wake Forest Recap
Miami 5 NC State 1
Enrique Garcia pitched a complete game and received home runs from Dennis Raben and Blake Tekotte to lead the Hurricanes to a 5-1 victory over NC State. Andrew Brackman started for NC State and went seven innings while giving up five runs on ten hits. Jeremy Synan provided a 2-4 game to led the Pack offense.
NC State Recap
Boston College 18 Maryland 6
Boston College blew open a tight game by scoring a total of ten runs in the fifth and sixth inning to lead the Eagles to a 18-6 victory. Peter Frates led the offense by hitting two homers and drove in eight runs. Ted Ratliff got the win by pitching 2.1 shutout innings while only allowing a single hit. His record is now 3-1. Kevin Biringer got the loss by giving up three runs in the two innings of work. Biringer's record drops to 2-7.
The Citadel and Appalachian State split a doubleheader on Friday afternoon. In Game 1, Appalachian State scored two runs in the bottom of the eighth to knock off the Bulldogs 9-7. Garrett Sherrill picked up the win for the Mountaineers by working the final 2.0 innings to send his record to 7-3. Justin Smith picked up the loss for the Bulldogs by letting up five runs in 1.1 innings to send his record to 4-3.
Game 1 Recap from The Citadel
Game 1 Recap from ASU
The second game of the doubleheader was a 17-0 victory for The Citadel. They used a complete game shutout by Matt Crim who allowed nine hits and one walk while striking out seven batters to get his record to 4-2 on the season. Zach Brown led the offense by hitting two homers in the game. Appalachian State starter Jason Rook pitched 5.0 innings while surrendering six runs to drop his record to 4-5.
Game 2 Recap from The Citadel
Game 2 Recap from ASU
Friday, April 13, 2007
Florida State 14 Va Tech 1
Bryan Henry pitched six shutout innings while only allowing two hits and a walk while striking out nine batters to lead the Noles to the 14-1 blowout victory. The Seminoles offensive leader was Jason Stidham who went 3-4 with a homer, three runs scored, and three RBIs. Peter Hughes left starter Greg Fryman in the game by letting him pitch 5.2 innings while giving up 14 runs (13 earned) on 15 hits. The teams will be back in action on Saturday for Game 2 of the series.
UNC 7 Duke 0
Robert Woodard picked up his 30th career victory to tie Michael Hogg's school record for career wins. Woodard pitched nine shutout innings while giving up nine hits and walking only one Blue Devil batter. His record heads to 7-0 on the season. Chad Flack is starting to find his stroke again as he went 2-4 with a homer, two runs scored, and an RBI. Alexander Hassan started for Duke and pitched five innings while giving up five runs. His record drops to 2-3 in his freshman season. Tim Sherlock and Ryan McCurdy each had two hits to lead the Blue Devils offense.
Georgia Tech 2 UVA 1 (11 innings)
The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets won a pitching duel with the Virginia Cavaliers on Friday with a 2-1 victory. Jeff Ussery laid down a suicide bunt with one out in the 11th inning to drive home Patrick Long with the winning run. Jacob Thompson started for the Cavaliers and went 7.2 innings while giving up one unearned runs on six hits. Jake Rule ended up getting the loss for the Cavs by giving up three hits and a run in the 11th inning. His record drops to 2-3. David Duncan started for Georgia Tech and went seven innings while giving up one run on six hits and two walks. Jared Hyatt pitched four hitless innings to up his record to 6-0.
Clemson 6 Wake Forest 2
The Clemson Tigers got s very strong start from Daniel Moskos who went six strong innings in his second career start while only giving up a single run. His record goes to 3-2 on the season. The Clemson offense was led by Wilson Boyd and Brad Chaulk who each had three hits in the game. Wake Forest starter Brad Kledzik also pitched 6.0 innings but gave up four runs on ten hits. Kledzik's record goes to 3-3. Michael Murray hit a solo homer in the game to lead the Deacons offense.
Wake Forest Recap
NC State 5 Miami 3
Vince Gutierrez scored the go-ahead run after two bad throws on a pickoff play allowed him to score and Joe Florio hit a two-out single to drive in another run to lead the Wolfpack to the 5-3 victory. Jeff Stallings got the win by working the final two innings without allowing a run. Alex Koronis got the loss for the Hurricanes by working 1.2 innings while letting up two runs on no hits but two walks. Caleb Mangum led the Pack offense by going 1-5 with a two run homer in the 3rd inning. Yonder Alonso and Dennis Raben each had three hits in the losing effort.
NC State Recap
Game 1: Boston College 5 Maryland 3
Game 2: Maryland 7 Boston College 4
The Boston College Eagles and Maryland Terrapins split a doubleheader on Friday as the teams decided to play a doubleheader due to the impeding weather heading into the Maryland area on Sunday. Boston College received stellar starting pitching in Game 1 as Kevin Boggan pitched eight strong innings while only giving up two hits and one run. He handed the ball over to Geoff Oxley who got into some trouble in his 0.2 innings of work. The score was 5-3 with the winning run up to bat in Chad Durakis but Terry Doyle picked off Mike Murphy to end the game. Boggan ups his record to 3-4 and Doyle picked up his third save. In Game 2, Boston College received another strong outing from Nate Jeanes who pitched seven strong innings while giving up three runs (two earned). He was relieved again by Terry Doyle but this time he wasn't' as successful. Doyle entered the game with a tight 4-3 lead. The first batter he faced was Dan Melvin who hit a home run to left field to tie the game up. After the Terps were done knocking Doyle around he had given up four runs on five hits and two walks. Brett Cecil shut down the Eagles bats over the last five outs in the game to get the win to up his record to 4-3 while Doyle's record goes to 2-3.
- Villanova 3, South Florida 2(10) (Plymouth Meeting, Pa.)-Wildcats starter Mike Loree went 9 innings throwing an amazing 160 pitches givings up 2 runs on 9 hits and striking out 6. USF starter Danny Otero also went all 9 giving up 2 unearned runs of 6 hits and ringing up 8. But it all came down to the bottom of the 10th with the game tied at 2 when Villanova junior Dan Terpak steped up to the plate and singled in Sophomore Joe Cotter who was on third.
- Louisville 6, Connecticut 2 (Storrs, Conn.)-The Cardinals jumped out to a quick 2-0 lead in the 1st inning and never looked back. Louisville starter Zack Pitts went all the way giving up 2 runs (1 earned) and striking out 7. UConn could never really get any offense going Larry Day was the only bright spot going 1-2 with a RBI.
- Rutgers 13, Seton Hall 9 (Piscataway, N.J.)-Rutgers jumped out to a quick 7-0 lead after the first three innings but the lead was quickly earsed by a Seton Hall 7 run 4th inning, but Rutgers quickly answered with 4 runs in the bottom of the same inning. Rutgers was led by Right Fielder Dave Williams 3 hits and 3 RBIs.
- Pittsburgh 10, St. John's 9 (Queens, NY)-A 9th inning 4 run rally by the Redstorm leaves them short against the Panthers. Pitt was led by leadoff man Sean Conley who went 4-4 with 4 knocked in. St. Johns was led by catcher Brendan Monaghan who went 3-5 with 3 RBIs.
- Notre Dame 10, Georgetown 0 (Notre Dame, IN)-Notre Dame starting pitcher David Phelps tossed 7 scoreless innings, G-Town starter Erick Chandler gave up 4 runs in 4 innings. Fighting Irish catcher Matt Weglarz went 3-3 knocking in 1 run.
The College Baseball Blog will be making the trip down to Kingston RI to check in on the Charlotte 49ers and Rhode Island Rams on Saturday. The 49ers enter the weekend ranked as the 25th team in the country by the NCBWA. The 49ers have an overall record of 26-6 and 8-1 in the Atlantic 10. The 49ers weekend starters all have ERA's under 2.66.
Charlotte Game Notes
URI Game Notes
The CBB will try to head to Cambridge on Sunday (weather permitting) to take in the Harvard-Yale doubleheader which is a key Red Rolfe Division showdown in the Ivy League Conference. The Crimson have a 5-3 record in the conference while Yale is 3-5. Both teams are looking to pick up some key wins hoping to get into the Ivy League Championship series at the end of the year.
Harvard Game Notes
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The Citadel Bulldogs have made a change to their schedule for their upcoming weekend series with Appalachian State. They will play a doubleheader on Friday that starts at 2 pm and a single game on Saturday at 1pm but could start at noon to try to beat the bad weather that is coming late Saturday into Sunday this weekend.
ASU Game Notes
The Citadel Game Notes
The Holy Cross Athletic Department will honor the 1952 National Championship team in a ceremony between games of their doubleheader with Bucknell on April 21st. They will raise a championship banner and celebrate the victory over Missouri on June 17, 1952 that clinched the title for the Crusaders.
Holy Cross Release
Duke at UNC
The Duke Blue Devils head down the road to visit the Tar Heels for a Coastal Division showdown. The Tar Heels are leading the Division with an 11-4 record in the conference while Duke is pulling up the rear with a paltry 3-12. The Tar Heels swept Boston College last weekend in a fairly easy fashion behind strong pitching and solid hitting. UNC knocked off the Charlotte 49ers on Tuesday by a score of 6-3 and had their Wednesday game with Elon postponed due to rain. The Tar Heels are led by Freshman All-American candidate Dustin Ackley who is hitting an outstanding .489 on the season. Robert Woodard has continued his dominance on the mound despite last week's poor performance with his 6-0 record. Duke took one game last weekend from Virginia and had a mid-week game with Davidson postponed by rain. Duke is led by Jimmy Gallagher who is hitting .368 on the season. Tony Bajoczky has become the ace of the staff with victories over Virginia and Florida State the last two weekends. The CBB predicts that UNC takes all three games on the weekend.
Probable Pitching Matchups
Friday: Robert Woodard (6-0, 2.34 ERA) vs Alexander Hassan (2-2, 2.88 ERA)
Saturday Game 1: Alex White (4-1, 2.13 ERA) vs Tony Bajoczky (6-2, 3.04 ERA)
Saturday Game 2: Luke Putkonen (5-1, 3.43 ERA) vs TBA
UNC Game Notes
Duke Game Notes
Virginia Tech at Florida State
Peter Hughes leads his Virginia Tech Hokies into Dick Howser Stadium for an ACC series this weekend. Va Tech has an overall record of 17-17 but 4-11 in the ACC. The Hokies were swept last weekend by Clemson but picked up a victory over Richmond on Tuesday. The Hokies have been led by Sean O'Brien who has continued his strong start with a .349 average. Florida State enters with a very good record of 32-4 and 10-2 in the ACC. Florida State picked up a non-conference win over Jacksonville 7-2 on Tuesday and are coming off taking two out of three with NC State last weekend. Tony Thomas Jr. has continued hitting the ball well at a .493 average as he has become the toughest out in the ACC. The Seminoles weekend starters have only lost two games this season. The CBB predicts that FSU sweeps the Hokies.
Probable Pitching Matchups
Friday: Bryan Henry (8-0, 2.60 ERA) vs Greg Fryman (2-5, 6.84 ERA)
Saturday: Michael Hyde (8-2, 2.82 ERA) vs Andrew Wells (2-3, 5.32 ERA)
Sunday: Ryan Strauss (7-0, 2.59 ERA) vs Adam Redd (2-2-1, 2.72 ERA)
FSU Game Notes
VT Game Notes
Brandon Reichert Article in Tallahassee Democrat
Georgia Tech at Virginia
The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets head to Virginia to take on the Cavaliers this weekend. This will be one of the big ACC Matchups on the season because both teams are expected to make the NCAA tournament this season. Georgia Tech has an overall record of 21-13 and 9-6 in the ACC while Virginia enters with a 30-7 overall record and 10-5 in the ACC. Georgia Tech is led by MLB prospects Matt Wieters and Danny Payne. Both players have seen time in the field and on the mound this year. Payne ended up getting his first loss of the season last Saturday against Miami by giving up a three run homer to Mark Sobolewski. Payne has an ERA of 2.79 in eight appearances this year. Payne is also leading the team in hitting at a .381 clip. Matt Wieters enters the weekend with a .336 average with seven homers. He has struggled out of the bullpen where he is 1-2 with a 6.75 ERA. Virginia has been playing good baseball with tons of excellent pitching coming from Jacob Thompson who has an earned run average of 1.49 in his nine starts. The Cavaliers offense has been led by the two headed monster of Brandon Guyer who is hitting .435 and Greg Miclat who is hitting an even .400. The CBB predicts that UVA takes two out of three games.
Probable Pitching Matchups
Friday: Jacob Thompson (8-0, 1.49 ERA) vs David Duncan (5-2, 3.53 ERA)
Saturday: Matt Packer (3-2, 3.27 ERA) vs Eddie Burns (3-1, 2.33 ERA)
Sunday: Sean Doolittle (6-2, 2.42 ERA) vs Ryan Turner (3-3, 3.88 ERA)
GT Game Notes
UVA Game Notes
Clemson at Wake Forest
The Clemson Tigers take their 23-9 overall record and 8-4 record in the ACC up to Winston Salem to take on the Wake Forest Demon Deacons who have been struggling this season with an overall record of 20-16 and 7-8 in the ACC. The Tigers are led by Brad Chaulk who is hitting .393 on the season. Daniel Moskos is going to be making his second start of the season and his career this weekend as he is making the transition from Closer to Starter in the middle of the season. He lasted only four innings against Va Tech last weekend but the game was suspended due to snow on the field until Saturday. Wake Forest is led by All-American candidate Allan Dykstra who leads the team with 13 homers and an average of .349. The CBB predicts that Clemson Tigers will sweep the series.
Probable Pitching Matchups
Friday: Brad Kledzik (3-2, 5.24) vs Daniel Moskos (2-2, 2.45)
Saturday: Garrett Bullock (3-1, 5.17) vs David Kopp (4-2, 3.22)
Sunday: Charlie Mellies (1-0, 0.00) vs Ryan Hinson (2-1, 2.23)
Clemson Game Notes
Wake Forest Game Notes
NC State at Miami
The NC State Wolfpack head down to Coral Gables to take on the Miami Hurricanes in a weekend series. The Wolfpack carry a record of 24-10 and 9-6 in the ACC. NC State lost two out of three games against FSU last weekend. They are led by Mike Roskopf who is hitting .436 in his last ten games. Caleb Mangum leads the team in hitting with a .333 average. Jimmy Gilheeney has been a pleasant surprise for the Wolfpack with his 3-1 record and 2.45 ERA in his freshman campaign. The Hurricanes have been playing better baseball lately as their record has gone up to 21-14 and 7-8 in the conference. Yonder Alonso leads the Canes offense with his solid .367 average. Eric Erickson is not scheduled to pitch this weekend as he got injured in warm-ups last weekend and his status is still up in the air. The CBB predicts that Miami takes 2 out of 3 games.
Friday: Scott Maine (2-5, 4.03 ERA) vs Eric Surkamp (3-1, 2.84 ERA)
Saturday: Enrique Garcia (2-2, 3.08 ERA) vs Andrew Brackman (6-2, 3.31 ERA)
Sunday: TBA vs Jimmy Gilheeney (3-1, 2.45 ERA)
NC State Game Notes
Miami Game Notes
Boston College at Maryland
Both schools are looking to pick up some big ACC wins in their hunts to get to the ACC Tournament. BC enters the series with an overall record of 10-20-1 and 4-11 in the ACC. Boston College currently is on a nine game losing streak in the ACC but picked up a non-conference win over Harvard on Wednesday. Maryland has a 19-16 record and 5-10 record. Boston College has been led by freshman Tony Sanchez who is hitting at a .336 clip. Johnny Ayers is still questionable after hurting his shoulder a few weeks ago. Maryland is currently on a five game losing streak after losing a non-conference contest on Wednesday to Old Dominion 4-2. Maryland freshman AJ Casario leads the team in batting average at .333. Maryland closer Brett Cecil has seven saves on the season with a 3.50 ERA. The CBB predicts that BC takes 2 out of 3 games in the series.
UPDATE: BOSTON COLLEGE AND MARYLAND HAVE CHANGED THE SCHEDULE TO A DOUBLEHEADER ON FRIDAY AND A SINGLE GAME ON SATURDAY.
Probable Pitching Matchups
Friday Game 1: Casey Baron (3-2, 3.86 ERA) vs Kevin Boggan (2-4, 4.89 ERA)
Friday Game 2: Ryan Moorer (3-2, 4.18 ERA) vs Nate Jeanes (0-3, 5.67 ERA)
Saturday: Kevin Biringer (2-6, 5.87 ERA) vs TBA
Maryland Game Notes
Thursday, April 12, 2007
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HATTIESBURG, Miss. - Southern Miss starting pitcher Mike Cashion pitched five innings, giving up one run on six hits, Michael Ewing hit a two-run single in the second inning and Trey Cuevas hit a two-run homer in the fifth inning to lead the Golden Eagles to a 4-2 win over No. 13 Ole Miss at Pete Taylor Park/Hill Denson Field in front of 5,132.
Cashion (1-0) earned his first win since defeating Memphis on April 1, 2005, before sustaining a season-ending elbow injury the next week at East Carolina. He threw 86 pitches, walked three batters and struck out one. Jared Cavenaugh pitched two innings of relief, giving up one hit, two walks and struck out three batters. Tyler Conn (4) earned his fourth save of the season, giving up one unearned run on two hits and struck out one batter.
Ole Miss starter Brett Buckvich (4-2) was credited with the loss, pitching three innings, giving up two runs, one earned, on two hits, walking four and striking out three batters. Four Rebel pitchers walked eight batters and struck out five.
Southern Miss (21-13) scored four runs on five hits and committed one error, while Ole Miss (24-11) scored two runs on nine hits. The Rebels left 12 runners stranded and the Golden Eagles left 10 runners on base.
Southern Miss hosts Conference USA foe Tulane as part of EagleFest Weekend on April 13-15 at Pete Taylor Park/Hill Denson Field. Ole Miss will travel to Baton Rouge to face LSU in Southeastern Conference action.Ole Miss recap
Southern Miss recap
Tulane 5, Louisiana 4
METAIRIE, La. - Junior second baseman Brad Emaus and sophomore right fielder Warren McFadden had three hits apiece and the pair combined to provide the game's winning run as the Tulane University baseball team used the come-back attack to defeat Louisiana, 5-4, Wednesday evening at Zephyr Field.
The Ragin' Cajuns jumped on Tulane starter Matt Goebel for four runs in the top of the second, but the senior right-hander settled down to pitch four shutout innings the rest of his outing. The Green Wave offense, meanwhile, plated single runs in the second and fourth innings, two in the fifth and another in the sixth to pull out the victory.
With the win, Tulane improves to 25-10 on the year and is now 7-4 against teams from the state of Louisiana in 2007. Louisiana, meanwhile, falls to 26-8. The Green Wave travel to Southern Miss for a C-USA series this weekend, while the Ragin' Cajuns hit the road to face defending league champion Troy in a Sun Belt series.
Rice 13, Lamar 4BEAUMONT, Tex. -- Every Rice starter collected a base hit by the fourth inning on the way to a season-high 20 hits, including a grand slam home run by junior first baseman Joe Savery, on the way to a convincing 13-4 road victory over Lamar Wednesday evening at Vincent-Beck Stadium in Beaumont.
Rice jumped on the scoreboard for eight early runs. In the first inning junior Tyler Henley knocked a two-out single into left field and was able to score easily on a triple to right-center by Savery. Savery then scored on Jordan Dodson's double to left-center and the Owls had two runs in the first inning of game for the first time since late February.
The Owls improved to 27-10 on the season with the team's eighth win in a row. Lamar fell to 22-15 overall.The road swing continues for Rice. The Owls next face crosstown rival Houston in a three-game Conference USA weekend series April 13-15 at UH's Cougar Field. Lamar travels to Sam Houston State for a Southland Conference series this weekend.
Murray State 7, Memphis 6
Memphis reliever Will Hudgens struck out a career-high eight batters and held Murray State hitless in five innings of work, but the Tigers were unable to overcome an early 6-2 deficit as they suffered a 7-6 loss to Murray State Wednesday night at Nat Buring Stadium. The loss was just the second of the year for Memphis when playing at home.
Memphis scored two runs in the bottom of the ninth, but left the tying run stranded on third.
Both teams return to action this weekend with conference series. Memphis (19-14) will travel to Birmingham to face UAB in C-USA action. Murray State (9-21) will host Eastern Kentucky in an OVC series.
East Carolina 3, UNC Wilmington 2WILMINGTON, N.C. - Ryan Wood's RBI single in the top of the ninth scored Brandon Henderson and gave East Carolina a 3-2 win over in-state rival UNC Wilmington Wednesday night at Brooks Field.
Henderson singled down the left field line with one out and then moved into scoring position on his fourth stolen base of the year, setting up the game-winning hit for the Pirates (22-12).
Shane Mathews picked up his league-leading ninth save after working the ninth inning where he allowed one hit. Josh Ruhlman notched his second win and improved to 2-0 after working 1 2/3 innings where he retired all five batters he faced. Freshman right-hander Mike Anderson tossed a career-best 6 1/3 innings allowing two runs on three hits with two punch-outs and one walk before giving way to Mike Flye, who faced one batter, then was replaced by Ruhlman in the seventh.UNCW (16-20) reliever Allen Flood suffered the loss after working just two-third's of an inning where he allowed the game-winning run on two hits. Starter Andrew Morgan worked a career-best 5 1/3 innings, struck out a career-high five batters, surrendered one run (unearned) on four hits while walking one before giving way to Jessee Haney. Haney came in with runners on the corner in the sixth and got Henderson to ground into an inning ending 1-6-3 double-play. Haney finished the game allowing one run (earned) on one hit in 2 2/3 innings with two strikeouts. Flood replaced Haney in the ninth before being replaced himself by Larry Salefsky ( 1/3 IP).
The Pirates will stay on the road this weekend when they travel Charleston, WVa. to take on Marshall in a three-game Conference USA series at Appalachian Power Park. UNCW travels to Delaware for a CAA series.
East Carolina recap
UAB-Kennesaw State postponed to April 23.
Rich Prall hit a two run homer and John Rickards had two hits as they led the Explorers to a 6-3 victory over city rivals Penn. Christian Schulz gave up one run in his two innings of work to get his first win of the year. Bret Wallace got the loss for the Quakers by giving up two runs in 0.1 innings of work. Wallace's record drops to 0-1 on the season. Josh Corn and William Gordon each had a hit and an RBI for the Quakers in the losing effort. No Quaker had multiple hits in the game as they were stymied by the pitching of the Explorers. La Salle will be back in action this weekend when they head to St. Joseph's while Penn travels to Cornell.
La Salle Recap
Wednesday, April 11, 2007
The Boston College Eagles snapped a five game losing streak by knocking off cross-town rival Harvard on Wednesday by a score of 6-3. Terry Doyle started for the Eagles and worked the first four innings while giving up all three runs on three hits. Ted Ratliff followed him and finished the game off by pitching the final five innings while striking out ten batters which got his record to 2-1 on the season. Michael Belfiore led the offense by going 2-3 with an RBI. Matt Vance led the Crimson by hitting a three run homer which provided the only runs scored by them in the game. Ryan Watson picks up the loss for Harvard by pitching one inning and giving up three runs to send his record to 0-2. BC will head to Maryland for an ACC series while Harvard will host Yale for a pair of doubleheaders this weekend.
The Lafayette Leopards knocked off the Lehigh Mountain Hawks 7-3 in the Liberty Bell Classic final on Tuesday night at Citizens Bank Park. Dave Drechsel led the Leopards by going 3-4 with four RBIs and three runs scored. He was only a triple shy of the cycle. Brian Cope pitched 5.1 innings while only letting up one unearned run to bring his record up to 2-1 on the season. Lehigh starter Billy Alec was lit up in the only inning he pitched which was the first by giving up four runs on three hits. Lafayette will be back in action Wednesday when they play Monmouth. Lehigh will head to Rider on Wednesday also.
Morning Call Recap
NACOGDOCHES, Texas - University of Houston pitchers Donnie Joseph, Barry Laird, Chris Wright and Bryan Tully combined to limit Stephen F. Austin to only five hits in a 4-0 shutout win at SFA's Jaycees Field on Tuesday.
Laird earned the win and evened his season record at 1-1 after limiting the Lumberjacks to two hits with three strikeouts in three innings. However, the Baytown native was only part of a strong pitching effort by the Cougars.Freshman southpaw Donnie Joseph earned the start and set the tone for the entire game, holding the Lumberjacks to only three hits in the first four innings.
SFA was able to garner only five hits, with Zach Gardner and Chris Smith nabbing two apiece. Jared Pitts had the other hit. Smith was 2-for-2 with a walk and Gardner was 2-for-4 and extended his hit streak to 14 games.
Houston (18-14) will return to action on Friday when the Cougars host crosstown-rival Rice, ranked fifth in the NCBWA poll, in a key Conference USA series. Stephen F. Austin (18-17) will jump back into Southland Conference play this weekend, facing Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Fairgrounds Field in Robstown, Texas.
Stephen F. Austin recap
MURRAY, Ky. - Memphis scored 10 runs in the top of the first inning, but Murray State stormed back to score six in the third and five more in the seventh to complete a 14-12 come-from-behind win over the Tigers Tuesday afternoon at Reagan Field.
Murray State then put together a big inning of its own in the third. Jason Payton hit a one-out solo home run, followed by a walk to senior center fielder Tyler Pittman. Sophomore third baseman Tyler Owen then doubled Pittman to third, and senior right fielder Jamie Leidolf doubled in Pittman and Owen to cut the deficit to 10-5. Sophomore shortstop Justin Yount hit a two-out single, scoring Leidolf, then stole second base. Senior left fielder Austin Swain then singled to score Yount, stole second and took third on a wild pitch. Hudson singled him in to cap a six-run inning and pull the Thoroughbreds to within two runs.
Murray State (8-21) travels to Nat Buring Stadium in Memphis on Wednesday to complete the two-game series against the Tigers (19-13).
Murray State recap
GAINESVILLE - Sophomore right-hander Kyle Sweat tossed eight shutout innings as UCF (18-19) upended Florida (20-16), 6-2, on Tuesday night at McKethan Stadium in Gainesville. Sweat (3-2) retired the final 10 Gators he faced and did not surrender a hit after the fourth inning in matching the longest outing of his career. His teammates backed him with a 14-hit offensive attack, led by junior Dwayne Bailey (3-for-4). UF plated two runs in the ninth and had the potential tying run at the plate to close the contest.
Tyson Auer's two-run single in the third inning kept UCF's longest hitting streak of the season alive. Auer pushed it to 12 games by going 2-for-5 and also swiped his team-best 17th base vs. the Gators.
The Gators return to SEC action on Friday night when they face No. 9 Arkansas (25-10) in the opener of a weekend series at 8:05 p.m. in
The Citadel Bulldogs will head on a four game road trip this week which starts on Wednesday at Winthrop then they head to Appalachian State for a weekend series. The Bulldogs enter the four game stretch with a record of 20-12 (4-5 SoCon). Winthrop have a solid record of 22-15 record but lost to The Citadel 8-3 on March 20th. Appalachian State has a record of 20-14 (7-5 SoCon) after knocking off Gardner-Webb on Tuesday 6-1.
Wednesday: Matt Reifsnider (1-1, 4.09 ERA) vs Ryan Schwartz (2-2, 4.50 ERA)
Friday: Wes Wrenn (3-3, 5.69 ERA) vs Matt Andress (3-3, 7.00 ERA)
Saturday: Matt Crim (3-2, 4.80 ERA) vs Jason Rook (4-4, 4.47 ERA)
Sunday: Chris McGuiness (2-0, 5.76 ERA) vs TBA
Tuesday, April 10, 2007
Seth Williams hit a three run homer to break a tie at 3 in the bottom of the ninth to lead the Tar Heels to a 6-3 victory over Charlotte on Tuesday. The Tar Heels got 5.2 scoreless innings of relief from Matt Danford and Andrew Carignan. UNC was led on offense by Freshman All-American candidate Dustin Ackley who continued his hitting steak to 27 games by going 3-4 with an RBI. Charlotte's offensive star was Chris Lane who was perfect in his three plate appearances with an RBI. UNC will be back in action on Wednesday when they head to Elon while Charlotte will host Presbyterian before going to URI this weekend. The CBB might check out Charlotte this weekend.
The UMass Minutemen picked up a 6-4 extra inning victory over UConn on Tuesday. Andy Tuetken led off the top of the tenth inning with a double to left field. Bryan Adamski followed with a sacrifice bunt but the Erik Turgeon of UConn threw the ball into right field which allowed Tuetken to score and Adamski ended up at third base. Ryan Franczek followed the error by hitting a sacrifice fly to center field which gave the Minutemen an insurance run. Adamski pitched the final four innings for UMass to up his record to 2-0 while Will Musson picks up his first career loss for UConn. UMass will be back in action on Friday when they host George Washington while UConn will host URI on Wednesday.
Daily Collegian Recap
The Central Connecticut State Blue Devils continued Boston College's recent struggles by knocking off the Eagles on Tuesday by a score of 13-6. Michael Belfiore started for the Eagles and the Blue Devils jumped all over him in the first by scoring three runs in the inning. Belfiore only lasted one plus inning and gave up seven runs (six earned) on ten hits. The Eagles have continued their defensive struggles by committing four errors in the game. CCSU got five strong innings from Adam Piechowski while only giving up two runs to get the victory. Sean Salvatore led the offense by going 3-5 with 2 RBIs including a homer. Jett Ruiz, Michael Belfiore, and Tony Sanchez all had multiple hit games for the Eagles. BC will be back in action on Wednesday when they head to Harvard while CCSU will play at Quinnipiac in a Northeast Conference series.
FROM NCBWA RELEASE
DALLAS - The National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) released the Pro-Line Athletic National Player of the Week awards for the period ending April 8, today. South Carolina junior second baseman Travis Jones was named National Hitter of the Week, while Rice freshman right-handed pitcher Ryan Berry and Missouri sophomore right-handed pitcher Rick Zagone were named National Co-Pitchers of the Week. The NCBWA Board reviews candidates from each Division I conferences each week and names winners each Tuesday throughout the season.
Jones went 11-for-15 (.733) at the plate last week, including 9-for-12 (.750) in the weekend series vs. SEC-leading Florida. The Stone Mountain, Ga., native tallied five home runs in the three-game series vs. the Gators as well as 13 RBIs. He had his second and third multi-homer games of the year on Friday and Sunday vs. Florida, both were Gamecock victories over the Gators. He has three multi-homer games this season for the Gamecocks, the only player on the squad to accomplish the feat. His three-run homer in Sunday's 8-6 win over the Gators tied the game in the ninth inning when the Gamecocks were trailing 5-2 with one out and helped lead the Gamecocks to a weekend series victory.
Berry won his only start of the week on the road at 22nd-ranked East Carolina (Apr. 6). The right-hander from Humble, Texas, allowed just four singles and one walk while striking out a career-high 12 in seven shutout innings in a game the Owls went on to win 4-0. He faced 24 ECU batters and held the Pirates to a composite .167 batting average on his way to his fifth victory of the season. Only three of ECU's hitters Berry faced reached scoring position. Berry has now put together back-to-back dominating starts for Rice the last two weeks. He has allowed just one run, struck out 22 and walked only one in his last 16 innings of work.
Zagone recorded his second complete game in three Big 12 starts this season, as he picked up the victory in the Tigers' 3-0 win over Kansas State on Saturday. The left-hander carried a no-hitter into the ninth inning, as a base hit with one out in the bottom of the ninth was all that stood between Zagone and a no-hitter. The Crystal Lake, Ill., native struck out a career-high 11 KSU batters and remained unbeaten as he improved to 6-0 on the season. The complete-game shutout was the first by a Big 12 pitcher in a conference game this season. There have been five complete games in Big 12 games this year with Zagone claiming two of them.
With this week's honor, Berry and Zagone automatically are named to the watch list for Roger Clemens Award, given to the national collegiate pitcher of the year, sponsored by the Greater Houston Baseball Organization.
CINCINNATI, Ohio---Tony Campana had a career-high four RBI and Cincinnati held off a late Marshall charge, leading the Bearcats to a 12-10 win over the Thundering Herd on Monday night at Marge Schott Stadium. With the win, the Bearcats improve to 18-14, while Marshall falls to 14-17. The Herd has now dropped 12 consecutive games, its longest losing streak since 1999. Cincinnati has won five of its last seven games.
Campana was the leader of a Bearcat offensive attack that totaled 12 hits with two hits and his 40th stolen base of the year. Josh Harrison and Jamel Scott each added two to the cause. John Baird carried the bulk of the load on the mound, grabbing his first career victory with a career-best 6.1 innings of work.
Herd starter Ryan Kiel took the loss for the Herd, which drops his record to 3-3. Chapman and Vincent had three hits apiece to lead Marshall. Cassamassima and Lape also added two hits for the Thundering Herd.
Marshall returns home to play Morehead State Wednesday afternoon at 3 p.m. at University Heights. Cincinnati is back in action on Wednesday, hosting crosstown rival Xavier at 6:30 p.m.
Bridgewater State College of Massachusetts squeaked by Newbury College 57-1 on Monday. They set new NCAA records for runs and margin of victory in victory. They also set records with 54 RBIs and 42 hits. Junior left fielder Steve Smith had seven hits, seven runs scored, and drove in ten runs to lead the Bears to victory.
Bridgewater State Recap
The College Baseball Blog recently had a staff meeting and we spoke about ambidextrous pitchers about their abilities to compete at the highest level. I recently came across an article in the New York Times about the only one in collegiate baseball right now in Creighton's Pat Venditte. The article can be read here.
The ACC has released their players of the week for the period ending on April 8th. Brandon Reichert has picked up the Player of the Week award for having multiple hits in every game this weekend as his Seminoles took two out of three games with NC State. Jacob Thompson has picked up the Pitcher of the Week award by pitching a complete game shutout while only allowing four hits in a 4-0 victory over Duke.
The Penn Quakers finished off a four game weekend by splitting a doubleheader on Monday afternoon with Brown. The Quakers took Game 1 by a score of 5-3 and lost Game 2 in a shootout by a score of 15-12.
The Quakers in Game 1 received a seven inning complete game from Todd Roth in which he only gave up three runs. His record now is 4-1 on the season. William Gordon led the Quakers offense by recording three RBIs in the victory. Brown starter Will Weidig picked up the loss in his 6.2 innings while giving up five runs. The loss drops his record to 2-2 on the season.
The Brown Bears used a 16 hit attack to handle the Quakers in a 15-12 game. The Brown Bears were led on offense by Bryan Tews who went 4-5 including a home run and three RBI in the win. Devin Thomas also chipped in with a 2-4 day with a homer and four RBIs. Brown starter Alex Silverman picked up his first win of the year by working the first five innings. Rob Hallberg picked up a rocky save by working the final 2.0 innings while giving up five runs. Doug Brown got the loss for the Quakers by giving up eight runs in 2.2 innings of work. The loss drops his overall record to a tough 2-4.
Monday, April 09, 2007
The UMass Minutemen picked up a comfortable 9-4 victory over Boston College on Monday. Dan Houston started for the Eagles and was roughed up in 5.1 innings while giving up 6 runs (5 earned) He also walked five batters. Jim Cassidy pitched six strong innings while only giving up three runs to up his record to 2-1. Bryan Adamski and Jim McDonald both went 2-4 to lead the Minutemen to the victory. Boston College committed five errors in the game which is unacceptable for a team which is trying to compete for a spot in the ACC Tourney. If Boston College is ever going to have a chance in the ACC they need to step up their defense and start making smart baseball plays.
DALLAS - The National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association continues its tradition of NCAA Division I polls for the 10th year with its 2007 weekly surveys. Weekly polls will be circulated from Feb. 12-June 26 following the NCAA World Series in Omaha, Neb.
The poll voters come from 32 college baseball writers and related media persons from throughout the nation. This week's poll has representation by a season-most 13 different conferences among the 293 baseball-playing schools in the '07 NCAA Division I ranks, and 17 leagues have had teams in the polls in '07. For more information or to join the NCBWA, please go to www.ncbwa.com.
Rank-School-Conference-Overall Record-Previous Rank
1 Vanderbilt Southeastern 29-5 1
2 North Carolina Atlantic Coast 29-5 3
3 South Carolina SEC 26-7 4
4 Florida State ACC 31-4 2
5 Rice Conference USA 26-10 8
6 Texas Big 12 28-10 7
7 Pepperdine West Coast 26-8 9
8 Virginia ACC 29-7 5
9 Arkansas SEC 25-10 6
10 Oregon State Pacific-10 25-7 10
11 Arizona Pac-10 28-6 14
12 Arizona State Pac-10 26-10 15
13 Clemson ACC 23-9 16
14 Oklahoma State Big 12 23-8 11
15 Mississippi SEC 24-10 19
16 Wichita State Missouri Valley 26-8 13
17 Texas A&M Big 12 27-7 17
18 Cal State Fullerton Big West 19-12 12
19 Mississippi State SEC 21-8 26
20 Coastal Carolina Big South 28-5 18
21 NC State ACC 24-10 21
22 Kentucky SEC 25-6-1 20
23 Louisiana-Lafayette Sun Belt 26-7 27
24 Oklahoma Big 12 23-11 23
25 (tie) San Diego West Coast 26-12 28
25 (tie) Charlotte Atlantic 10 26-5 29
27 UC Irvine Big West 23-8-1 30
28 Tulane Conference USA 24-10 24
29 Ohio State Big Ten 18-5 25
30 Stetson Atlantic Sun 27-9 NR
Others receiving votes (listed alphabetically): Akron (14-8), Alabama (20-14),
College of Charleston (24-8), East Carolina (21-12), Florida (20-15), Georgia
Tech (21-13), Long Beach State (16-12), Memphis (19-12), Miami (Fla.) (20-14),
Missouri (24-9), Nebraska (19-12).
Dropped Out: East Carolina (22).
It was a good weekend to be on the road in Conference USA, as three of the four league series were claimed by the visiting team. The weekend included a series between the two highest-ranked schools in the league, the first conference win by one team and the first conference loss by another.
No. 8 Rice at No. 22 East Carolina
The most-anticipated matchup of the weekend in C-USA, as the defending champion Owls got an early look at the new location of the site of the upcoming conference tournament. Rice headed back to the Lone Star State with a surprising road sweep of the Pirates. Freshman righthander Ryan Berry set the tone early, racking up 12 strikeouts in a 4-0 victory Friday. Berry's performance earned him C-USA Pitcher of the Week honors. Rice then battled for a pair of wins - 9-6 on Saturday and 8-6 on Sunday - to complete the sweep.
East Carolina recaps
Memphis at No. 24 Tulane
The Tigers had only won once on the road - at then-No. 6 Clemson - before heading to New Orleans to take on the Green Wave. That lack of success did not show, as Memphis opened the series in strong fashion, taking a 14-5 win Friday at Zephyr Field, Tulane's temporary home. The Tigers clinched the series with a 5-3 victory on Saturday behind the six-hit, seven-inning performance of starter Scott McGregor. Tulane avoided the sweep with a 9-5 decision on Sunday, aided by 11 walks from Tiger pitchers. Michael Murray of Memphis went 9-for-11 on the weekend to earn C-USA Hitter of the Week honors.
Southern Miss at UCF
Central Florida picked up its first conference victory of the season on Friday, when a three-run throwing error by the visiting Golden Eagles in the ninth inning allowed the Knights to tie things up and earn a 5-4 decision after 10 innings. Southern Miss ended its seven-game losing streak with an 8-3 Saturday win and claimed the series on Sunday, thanks to David Clark's seven-inning complete game effort, in a 10-0 game called by the league's Sunday 10-run rule.
Southern Miss recaps
UAB at Houston
The Blazers arrived in Houston as the only undefeated team in league play, and continued that streak with a 10-5 Friday win. The Cougars bounced back to become the only home team to claim a league series over the weekend with a 10-4 Saturday victory and a 10-3 Sunday win.
Marshall at Liberty
The Thundering Herd was the only school in non-conference action over the weekend. It was not a good weekend to be a Marshall baseball fan, as the homestanding Flames won 8-6 on Friday and took a Saturday doubleheader 10-4, 11-7 to sweep the series and extend the Herd's losing streak to 11 games.
IRVING, Texas - The 2007 Conference USA Baseball Championship, originally scheduled for May 23-27 at Turchin Stadium in New Orleans, will be changing sites. Due to continuing renovations on the stadium since Hurricane Katrina, the facility will not be completed in time to host the eight-team, double-elimination tournament.
"We were disappointed to learn that Turchin Stadium will not be ready to host the 2007 C-USA Baseball Championship, since we expect it will be one of the finest college baseball facilities in the country when it is completed," said Commissioner Britton Banowsky.
With Tulane unable to hold this year's event, East Carolina will now serve as the host of the 2007 championship at Clark-LeClair Stadium in Greenville, N.C. East Carolina was originally scheduled to host the 2008 championship and Tulane and ECU will now switch years, with next season's event to be held at Turchin Stadium.
"We certainly appreciate East Carolina stepping up and hosting the 2007 championship," said Banowsky. "ECU has an outstanding baseball facility and enjoys tremendous fan support. We know they will do a great job of hosting the championship and we are certain that the Pirate Nation will turn out in large numbers for this event."The 2007 championship will take place Wed., May 23-Sun., May 27. For more information on the tournament or the new site, click here.
Sunday, April 08, 2007
UNC 7 Boston College 2 (completion of suspended game from 4/7)
The North Carolina Tar Heels and Boston College Eagles finished the ninth inning of the second game of their series on Sunday afternoon. The Tar Heels picked up the 7-2 victory. Dustin Ackley led the Tar Heels by going 4-5 in the win. Alex White picked up the victory to up his record to 4-1 while Nate Jeanes drops to 0-4.
UNC 16 Boston College 5
The North Carolina Tar Heels got 19 hits to throttle the Boston College Eagles by a score of 16-5 in Game 3 of their weekend set. Tim Federowicz led all hitters with three hits and four RBIs. Rob Wooten picked up the win in relief by working 1.2 innings while allowing one run. Wooten's record goes to 1-0 on the season. Terry Doyle started for the Eagles and was lit up by the high powered offense of North Carolina. He allowed eight runs in 2.2 innings. Doyle's record drops to 2-2 on the season.
Boston College Recap
Florida State 6 NC State 5
The Florida State Seminoles rallied for five runs in the sixth inning to erase a 4-0 deficit to win their fourth consecutive ACC series. The Seminoles and Wolfpack traded runs in the eighth inning to make the final scoreline 6-5. In the five run sixth inning, Brandon Reichert hit a bases loaded double after a two run homer from Dennis Guinn. Ryan Strauss started for the Seminoles but only lasted 3.2 innings while giving up four runs. Casey Whitmer followed Strauss and got the win to get his first win of the season. Danny Rosen pitched a perfect 1.2 innings to get his fourth save of the season. Jimmy Gillheeney pitched well but came up with a no-decision after giving up three runs over 5.1 innings. Nate Karns picked up the loss by giving up two runs without retiring a batter. His record goes to 2-2 on the season.
NC State Recap
Virginia 8 Duke 1
The Virginia Cavaliers took the rubber game of their weekend set with Duke by a score of 8-1. The Cavaliers received 6.0 innings from Sean Doolittle where he only allowed 1 run on four hits. Sean Doolittle's record goes to 6-2 on the season. Duke starter Jonathan Anderson pitched five shutout innings while only allowing three hits. He was followed by Michael Ness who pitched one inning while giving up three runs to grab the loss which drops his record to 3-2. The Cavaliers were led on offense by Brandon Guyer who went 2-4 with two runs scored, three RBI's, and a homer. Beau Seabury and Tyler Cannon were the only other Cavaliers with two hits in the game. Duke had only one player with multiple hits in Jimmy Gallagher.
Clemson 5 Virginia Tech 2 (10 innings)
Doug Hogan of Clemson hit a three run homer in the top of the tenth inning to complete the sweep over the Virginia Tech Hokies by a scoreline of 5-2. Alan Farina picked up the win by pitching 4.1 innings of shutout baseball to get his second victory on the season. Stephen Clyne got his second save of the season by pitching the bottom of the tenth. Scott Stoehr picks up the loss for the Hokies to drop his record to 1-2.
Virginia Tech Recap
Miami 8 Georgia Tech 7
Gus Menendez hit a game tying homer in the seventh inning then provided the game winning single in the bottom of the ninth to let his Hurricanes walk off with an 8-7 victory over Georgia Tech. Danny Gil of Miami picked up the win to up his record to 3-0 and Matt Wieters got his second loss of the season to drop his record to 1-2.
Georgia Tech Recap
Wake Forest 7 Maryland 5
The Wake Forest Demon Deacons completed a sweep of the Maryland Terrapins by knocking them off on Sunday by a 7-5 score. Charlie Mellies got his first start in almost a year allowed only one hit in his scheduled two innings start. He picks up his first victory of the season. Kevin Biringer pitched 2.1 innings while giving up seven runs (six earned) to drop his record to 2-5 on the season.
Wake Forest Recap