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ACC Weekend Roundup, Week 3

Will Lamb
Will Lamb

#1 Virginia

Split to Wright State, who we swept last weekend. The first game was a pitching duel between UVA ace Danny Hultzen and Wright State's Alex Kaminsky that the Cavs lost 2-1. Wright State was aided by 3 UVA errors in the game.

Phil Gosselin led the Cavaliers’ 16-hit effort with a career-high four hits as UVA beat Dartmouth 14-3Tyler Cannon and Steven Proscia 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 and Proscia – combined to go 10-for-16 with nine RBI and seven runs.

Virginia 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 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.

A tuesday game vs. JMU was postponed. UVA remained #1 in Baseball America.


William & Mary, then Florida State in Tallahassee.

#5 FSU 10-0

On Tuesday night, FSU beat Florida 10-5 behind a 7-run 1st inning to hand the Gators their first loss.

In exhibition, the Phillies smoked FSU 13-6 Wednesday. 

FSU then walloped #25 UGA in another tough early-season series badly. Sean Gilmartin (3-0) once again stymied the Georgia offense allowing just one unearned run on six hits over seven innings of work. The sophomore southpaw did not issue a walk while tying a career-high with nine strikeouts in the 12-1 Friday win.

FSU did all its scoring in the second, third and fourth innings on Saturday night as eight of the nine runs came on two outs and they beat UGA 9-2.. Tyler Holt and Stephen Cardullo paced the offense with three hits a piece, while Stuart Tapley extended his hit streak to a career-best 14 games with an infield single in the fourth. Holt was a home run shy of hitting for the cycle in game two as he collected a double in the first, single in the third and triple in the fourth. FSU completed the sweep 17-5 Sunday.


Jacksonville and North Florida M-T, then Virginia at home.

#20 Miami 7-3

Freshman left-hander Steven Ewing allowed just two runs in 6 1/3 innings in his first career start and Yasmani Grandal doubled three times as the 10th-ranked University of Miami baseball team cruised to a 15-2 win over USF Tuesday.

The Marlins stomped Miami 19-3 in exhibition.Da U lost 2 of 3 to Kevin O'Sullivan and the #6 Florida Gators over the weekend in Coral Gables. In Game 1 UF shut the Cane's potent offense down for a final of 7-1.

Making his initial start of the season, Panteliodis (3-0) gave up two hits over 5.2 innings and was supported by an offense that plated four runs in the third and three in the eighth. Sophomore Nick Maronde (Lexington, Ky.) collected his first career save with seven strikeouts over 3.1 hitless and scoreless innings.

"Our pitching was outstanding tonight," head coach Kevin O’Sullivan said. "Alex (Panteliodis) gave us a quality start and Nick (Maronde) was solid in relief. We need to go on the road and win Friday night games against top-notch pitchers, that is something we haven’t been able to do for the last couple of years. Our hitters shortened their swings and had a much better approach at the plate tonight. I saw a lot of progress from Tuesday night. (loss to FSU)"

Zeke DeVoss, Scott Lawson and Chris Pelaez combined for eight hits and senior closer David Gutierrez came in late in the eighth to shut the door for his third save as Miami defeated Florida, 9-6, Saturday night.

Florida won the rubber game 4-2.

"This was a tremendous series win on the road for us," head coach Kevin O’Sullivan said. "It was great to see two guys who had tough 2009 seasons in Tommy (Toledo) and Kevin (Chapman) come through the way they did. Success is a product of hard work and we were very happy with their outings. I thought our team showed a lot of resiliency by coming back from the difficult loss last night. To beat Miami on the road is a heck of an accomplishment."


UCF tuesday, then BC for the weekend.

#4 Georgia Tech 10-1

Pummeled Rutgers in game 1 5-0 behind Deck McGuire. McGuire struck out nine batters in eight innings of work to lead the Bees to their fifth shutout of the season. With five shutouts on the season, the Jackets are just three away from tying the school record of eight – held by the 1906, 1971 and 1997 teams. McGuire (2-0) won his second game of the season, allowing just six hits in 8.0 innings pitched while combining with junior Kevin Jacob to keep Rutgers off the board. The eight innings were a season high for McGuire, who pitched seven in each of his previous two starts.

Junior catcher Cole Leonida was 4-for-5 with four RBI, as the No. 4 Georgia Tech baseball team compiled a season-high 20 hits in a 19-5 victory over Rutgers Saturday. They completed the sweep 9-4 Sunday.

Bradley (2-1) was sharp on the mound in his third start of the season Sunday, allowing no runs and scattering just four Rutgers hits over 6.0 innings pitched. The sophomore left-hander fanned nine batters on the day, and now has 27 strikeouts in 17.0 innings on the season. He did not issue a single walk in the outing.

After a season-high 20 hits a day earlier, the Jackets tallied 14 on Sunday including six that went for extra-base hits.


Mercer Weds, then a series with Wake Forest at home.

#17 UNC 10-1

Defeated G-W as Ryan Graepel ripped a bases loaded RBI walk-off single in the bottom of the ninth to propel UNC 6-5 Thursday.

Junior Matt Harvey pitched eight shutout innings and struck out eleven batters to lead North Carolina over Michigan 4-2 Friday at home. Freshman Chaz Frank went 3-for-4 with one RBI and two runs scored to lead NC over Michigan 7-6 Saturday. The two teams combined for 24 hits and 26 runners left on base. Patrick Johnson (2-1) earned the victory allowing one run on six hits in six innings.

Junior Colin Bates allowed one earned run in 5.2 innings of work to lead North Carolina over Michigan 9-1 noSunday. Bates improves to 3-0 on the season and is perfect in three career starts on the mound. Ben Bunting and Ryan Graepel each posted three hits and two RBI, as North Carolina improves to 10-1 on the year. Michigan falls to 4-7 after the three-game series sweep.


William & Mary and St. Johns midweek, then Duke this weekend.

Boston College 4-5

The Red Sox beat BC 6-1 in exhibition.

Junior Pat Dean pitched 7.0 strong innings and freshman DH Matt Watson blasted a three-run homer to lead the Boston College baseball team to a 5-2 win Friday at FAU. Dean allowed four hits during his outing and two runs, both of which came in the eighth inning. He struck out four and walked three. Dean retired nine straight batters and 14 of 16 after allowing a leadoff hit in the first inning.

Saturday FAU destroyed them 15-6, and again Sunday 11-7.


Florida International twice midweek, then @ Miami.

Maryland 5-6

VMI beat Maryland 7-6 in 11 innings Tuesday.

Blair Delean recorded eight strikeouts in 6 1/3 innings and Maryland used timely hitting and base-running to defeat Towson 4-2 Wednesday.

A 3R 7th pushed MD over Hofstra Friday by a final of 6-3.

Maryland constantly put runners in motion with steals and hit-and-runs and took advantage of its opportunities, going 8-for-21 (.381) as a team with runners on base. David Poutier had a career-high three stolen bases and Matthew Murakami had a pair as Maryland demolished the previous record of five when they beat Hofstra 10-3. Maryland finished the sweep Sunday 7-5.


At VT this weekend.

Virginia Tech 8-2

Fueled by three home runs in a five-run fifth inning, the Virginia Tech baseball team jumped out to an early lead and never looked back, defeating Long Island University 9-2 on Friday. Virginia Tech registered back-to-back shutouts in Blacksburg for the first time since 1970 with a double-header sweep of Long Island University, 6-0 and 11-0, at English Field on Saturday at English Field.

VT finished the 4-game sweep Sunday 12-4. Mathew Price pitched six scoreless innings and Virginia Tech tied a season-high with 19 hits.


T-W against Bryant, then home.

NC State 10-1

Andrew Ciencin went 5-for-5 and drove in six runs Thursday, and Cory Mazzoni worked 5 2/3 strong innings to lead NC State to a 10-7 victory over Xavier midweek.

Despite trailing after the first inning, NC State racked up 12 runs over the next two frames to take a commanding 13-2 lead after three innings over the Quinnipiac Bobcats as NCSU won 17-6 Friday.The Wolfpack’s Chris Schaeffer was 4-for-5 at the plate with a homer and three RBIs, and Drew Poulk hit a grand slam to lead an NC State offense that pounded out 17 hits.

Jake Buchanan shined on the mound as the Wolfpack defeated Quinnipiac, 14-3, in the second game. Buchanan dominated the Bobcats, allowing just four hits – three singles and a double – and giving up only two hits after the first inning. He struck out seven and didn’t yield a walk.

Dallas and Drew Poulk led a 17-hit attack with three hits apiece to lead NC State to a 17-7 victory over Quinnipiac and complete a three-game sweep of the Bobcats at Doak Field.


NC A&T midweek, then #12 Clemson.

Duke 7-3

Michael Ness and Christopher Manno combined for a six-hit shutout to lead Duke to a 3-0 win over Temple in the series opener Friday. Eric Pfisterer struck out a career-high 10 batters and teamed up with relievers Dennis O’Grady and Ben Grisz to record Duke’s second straight shutout in a 7-0 win over Temple Saturday. Pfisterer went six innings and surrendered two hits and a pair of walks and needed just 80 pitches to lock up his second straight win.

Freshman Eric Brady hit a three-run homer and classmate Marcus Stroman struck out seven hitters in four innings to lead Duke to an 8-2 win and a series sweep


Quinnipiac M-T, Wofford Weds, then UNC.

Wake Forest 6-6

Back-to-back sixth-inning RBI doubles by Austin Stadler and Carlos Lopez propelled Wake Forest to a 4-2 win over Xavier on Friday.Freshman left-handed pitcher Tim Cooney gave up only one run on six hits in a career-high 7.2 innings pitched as Wake Forest defeated Xavier 6-1 in the second game.

A sixth inning three-run home run from Shane Kroker led Wake Forest to a 12-10 come-from-behind victory and sweep of Xavier Sunday.


At Coastal Carolina, then UNC-W, and GT for the weekend.