ACC Midweek Recap: Clemson Has Setback Against Winthrop

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With the weather starting to cooperate slightly better than it was last week, which forced several games to be postponed/cancelled, only the Virginia Cavaliers didn’t play their midweek game VMI.

Clemson Tigers L 5-4 vs Winthrop

After a big win against archrival South Carolina, the Clemson Tigers dropped their midweek game against Winthrop 5-4. Chris Okey homered for the second time this season and Charlie Barnes pitched three innings and lost two earned runs in taking the loss.

Duke Blue Devils W 3-2 vs Liberty

Chris Perez went 1-for-3 and drove in two runs for the Blue Devils while Mitch Stallings pitched two innings – striking out five in the process – to earn the win. Kenny Koplov pitched an inning and a third, striking out three, to get the save.

Florida State Seminoles W vs South Florida 24-1, 7-3

The Seminoles pounded out four home runs, two by D.J. Stewart, as well as Josh Sansone and Dylan Busby (his first as a Seminole). 12 players overall drove in runs and Drew Carlton pitched five shutout innings to earn the win.

Their second game didn’t get off to the best of starts for FSU, as they fell behind 3-0 in the first two innings. Jim Voyles made his first start and only lasted one and a third innings walking three before giving way to Alec Byrd.

Byrd was stellar in another long relief performance, throwing 5 2/3 innings while only allowing three hits and struck out six – earning his second win in less than a week.

Taylor Walls and Darren Miller both registered two hits, with Miller driving in two runs. Senior catcher Danny De La Calle hit his first home run of the season in the victory.

Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets W (12 innings) vs Ohio 7-6

Brandon Gold went 3-for-6 and drove in two runs while Zac Ryan pitched for innings of one hit baseball to pick up his second win of the season as the Yellow Jackets needed extra innings to put away Ohio.

Louisville Cardinals W vs Eastern Kentucky 7-6

Blake Tiberi went 3-for-3 with two runs and three RBIs, leading the offensive charge for the Cardinals. Brendan McKay and Will Smith each had two hits in support and Mike White and Devin Hairston each drove in two runs.

Miami Hurricanes W vs Florida Gulf Coast 7-3

The Hurricanes started the week off with an exhibition game against the Miami Marlins, a game that they lost 7-1. Ryan Otero pitched two scoreless innings to start the game against the MLB team.

Against FGCU, Zack Collins went 2-for-3 with a home run and two runs scored as he was one of eight Hurricanes with a hit. Danny Garcia pitched five innings of two run baseball to earn his second win of the season and Bryan Garcia pitched 1 1/3 innings to earn the save.

North Carolina Tar Heels W vs VCU 6-5, W vs Liberty 6-4

Kenny Dunbar drove in two runs and Alex Raburn and Landon Lassiter each collected two hits while Nick Raquet only pitched a third of an inning to get the win. Brian Miller scored on a wild pitch in the bottom of the 11th to win the game for the Tar Heels.

Against Liberty, Trevor Kelly pitched 5 1/3 innings out of the bullpen while only allowing one hit and Trent Thornton registered the save after pitching 1 2/3 innings.

Alex Raburn registered three hits and Logan Warmoth drove in two runs.

N.C. State Wolfpack W vs ECU 7-0, W vs Appalachian State 6-4

After a slow start against the Pirates, the Wolfpack put up a seven spot to get the shutout. Johnny Piedmonte started the game and threw three innings before giving way to the bullpen. Six pitchers overall combined to pitch the five hit shutout.

Brock Deatherage and Ryne Willard each registered three hits apiece and Preston Palmeiro drove in two runs. Tommy DeJuneas threw 3 1/3 innings while striking out six batters.

Virginia Cavaliers vs VMI – Game Postponed

Virginia Tech Hokies L vs College of Charleston 8-3

In what was a rough night for the Hokies, Alex Perez put up decent numbers as a two-way player. Throwing four innings, Perez gave up four runs but none of them were earned all the while collecting two hits at the plate.

Wake Forest Demon Deacons W vs UNC Greensboro 11-7

Connor Johnstone started and pitched three innings while only allowing two hits, while Donnie Sellers pitched 1 1/3 innings to get the win. Stuart Fairchild stole his sixth base of the season and drove in three runs to go along with Kevin Conway three hits.

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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.