ACC Mid-Week Rundown: Seminoles Get Revenge

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Weather conditions on the east coast interfered with a good portion of the ACC mid-week games, seeing UVA, Virginia Tech, N.C. State and Georgia Tech all postpone at least one of their games (or all).

Even the Duke Blue Devils’ weekend schedule has been interfered with, as their Friday game has been postponed with a makeup time to be announced tomorrow.

The weather didn’t keep all the games from being played as most of the ACC teams were able to get in some games this week.

Clemson 11, Wofford 5

The Tigers were fueled by a four hit game by Reed Rohlman, who also scored four runs. Tyler Krieger went 2-4 with three RBIs and Charlie Barnes pitched 3 1/3 innings of scoreless relief while striking out two batters.

Duke 12, N.C. Central 1

The Blue Devils bats were alive and active against N.C. Central, hammering out 15 hits in their 12 run explosion. Andy Perez and Kenny Koplove each drove in three runs apiece and Jack Labosky registered four hits in Duke’s win. Eight pitchers combined to only allow one run and four hits. Chris McGrath started and only lasted 1 1/3 innings.

Florida State 10, Jacksonville 7

The Seminoles avenged their mid-week loss from a week ago to the same team, as freshman Taylor Walls, Darren Miller and Dylan Busby combined for eight hits (Walls, Miller – 3, Busby 2) and Billy Strode registered his second save of the season.

Georgia Tech 1, Auburn 7

Georgia Tech was able to get in their Tuesday game, all though in hindsight they probably would have liked to skip over it in general. They ran into Auburn starter Keegan Thompson who pitched seven innings of one run, six hit innings while striking out nine batters. Arden Pabst scored the lone run for the Yellow Jackets.

Louisville 10, Butler 1

The Cardinals were able to get in both of their mid-week games, beating Butler by the score of 10-1 in the first game. Sutton Whiting went 3-for-3 with a RBI and two stolen bases at the top of the order. Nick Solak and Corey Ray both knocked in three runs and Kade McClure pitched five scoreless innings while striking out four batters.

Louisville 5, Eastern Kentucky 2

Whiting tallied two more hits, giving five in two days and Lincoln Henzman pitched 4 2/3 innings while striking out a single batter. Brendan McKay drove in two runs in the win.

Miami-FL 5, Barry 3

The Hurricanes likely didn’t get the offense output they would like against their Division II opponent but certainly got the pitching performance they wanted. Sophomore Danny Garcia struck out nine batters in 7 2/3 innings to get the win. David Thompson knocked in two runs and Zac Collins drove in a run on a groundout.

N.C. State 9, N.C. A & T 1

Brad Stone pitched six innings of two-hit, shutout baseball and was supported offensively by Joe Dunland and Jake Fincher who both drove in two runs.

Wake Forest 1, Appalachian State 10

The bullpen imploded after starter Garrett Kelly pitched three innings of shutout baseball. Kevin Conway and Drew Freedman combined for five hits in the losing effort.

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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.