ACC Baseball Scores: Clemson, N.C. State Score Big In Wins

Photo Boston College Athletics

Photo Boston College Athletics

Nine of the 14 ACC teams were in action Wednesday night for a final midweek tune up between they return to conference play over the weekend.

Behind a two run double in the third inning by Chris Shaw, the Boston College Eagles were able to defeat Holy Cross 4-2. Shaw finished the night 1-for-4 with the lone hit the two run double. Eric Stone started, and earned the victory by pitching three innings of one-hit baseball.

The win was the first for him on the season, and John Nicklas pitched 1 1/3 innings to earn his second save of the season. Boston College’s bullpen pitched the final eight innings and only allowed three hits in that span.

For Clemson, the midweek games have let them down sometimes, losing to teams that they probably shouldn’t be losing to. This wasn’t the case for the Tigers against Western Carolina, as they rolled to victory by the score of 19-2.

Chris Okey led the way for the Tigers, who as a team collected 17 hits on their way to the 19 runs. The sophomore collected three hits, scored two runs and drove in three runs. He was one of four players to collect multi-hits.

Alex Schnell came in relief to pitch two innings and earn the win. The Tigers staff as a whole struck out 12 Western Carolina batters.

Like Clemson, Florida State has seen their share of struggles in midweek games and despite the win against Alabama State it wasn’t an easy. Led by a Dylan Busby three-run home run, the Seminoles were able to edge the Hornets 8-7.

Dylan Silva struck out the side in relief to get his fourth win of the season and Billy Strode picked up his eighth save of the season.

Behind a Jordan Desguin complete game one-run effort and two Nick Rivera home runs, Florida Gulf Coast defeated the Miami Hurricanes 8-1.

Midweek starter Danny Garcia suffered his first loss of the season after allowing 11 hits and seven runs (five earned) over six innings. Carl Chester drove in the lone run of the game as the Hurricanes were held to four hits.

N.C. State used 18 hits to score 16 runs, defeating N.C. A&T. Brock Deatherage went 3-for-4 with three runs scored to go along with two RBIs of his own. Preston Palmeiro collected four hits and drove in three runs as he and Deatherage were two of the five Wolfpack players to collect multiple-hits.

The Fighting Irish of Notre Dame took full advantage of a late addition to the schedule, beating Western Michigan 8-3. Kyle Richardson went 1-for-4 but drove in three runs and stole a base. Ryan Lidge scored three runs among his four hits and Ryan Smoyer pitched 5 1/3 innings to earn the win.

Sam Mersing picked up his second win of the season after allowing two hits and two earned runs over five innings as the Pitt Panthers downed Youngstown State 8-4.

Catcher Alex Kowalczyk went 3-for-5 with a double and four RBIs and Jacob Wright collected three hits in the leadoff spot.

True freshman Derek Casey collected his first NCAA win, pitching 4 2/3 innings and allowing four hits and four runs while striking out four batters for the Virginia Cavaliers.

Kenny Towns drove in four runs, and Adam Haseley and Daniel Pinero each collected three hits at the top of the lineup as the Cavaliers defeated Liberty 10-7.

Virginia Tech used three RBIs by Logan Bible and two from Erik Payne to down East Tenneesee State 8-3. Kit Scheetz pitched seven innings, allowing seven hits and three runs to earn his first win of the season for the Hokies.

About the Author

Anthony Murphy

Anthony was born in Hawaii to a military family and has lived up and down the East Coast until settling in Virginia, where he has lived the majority of his life.

He developed his love for baseball watching the Pirates play with his grandfather, soaking up his stories and knowledge of the game. There wasn’t a day during any of his summer break as a kid where he and his brother didn’t have a glove in their hand, even if it was just to play catch.

While he has written on several websites about various other sports, baseball is his first true love in the sporting world.

Anthony will be covering the University of Virginia and the rest of the ACC for College Baseball Central, and you can follow him on Twitter: A_Murphy88.