Baseball ACCtion: Wednesday, March 3

March 3, 2010

#9 Clemson Scores on Wild Pitch in 10th Inning to Down Dayton 6-5 Wednesday

Chris Epps scored on a wild pitch in the 10th inning to lift #9 Clemson to a 6-5 walkoff win over Dayton on Wednesday afternoon at Doug Kingsmore Stadium. The Tigers improved to 7-0, while the Flyers fell to 4-4. It was the first-ever meeting between the two schools.

The Flyers scored three runs in the seventh inning to take a 5-4 lead thanks in part to two Clemson errors, but Clemson tied the score with two outs in the eighth inning on a wild pitch. The Tigers scored again with two outs in the 10th inning to pull out the one-run win.

Senior righthander Tomas Cruz (1-0), the last of nine Tiger pitchers, earned the win, as he pitched a scoreless 10th inning. Freshman righthander Jonathan Meyer was also key in the win, as he pitched 3.0 scoreless innings of one-hit ball with four strikeouts late in the game. Flyer reliever Burny Mitchem (0-3) suffered the loss, as he allowed six hits, two runs, one walk, and four wild pitches with six strikeouts in 3.2 innings pitched.

Terps Top Towson, 4-2

COLLEGE PARK, Md. - Blair Delean recorded eight strikeouts in 6 1/3 innings and Maryland used timely hitting and base-running to defeat Towson 4-2 Wednesday at Shipley Field at Bob "Turtle" Smith Stadium.

The Terps scored two runs in the fourth to break a 1-1 tie. Adam Kolarek led off the inning with a walk and advanced to second on a single by Jack Cleary. A combination of two wild pitches and a balk eventually allowed Kolarek and Cleary to score as Maryland took a 3-1 lead.

Maryland added an insurance run in the sixth. Tyler Bennett singled to left field and advanced to second on a sacrifice bunt by Mike Rozak. Matthew Murakami knocked in the run with a single to right field.

Wednesday's Wake Forest-Winthrop Game Postponed

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Wednesday's game between Wake Forest and Winthrop has been postponed. No makeup date has been scheduled at this time.

Wake Forest returns to action this weekend as it hosts Xavier in a three-game series. Game times are scheduled for 4 p.m. on Friday, 4 p.m. on Saturday and 1 p.m. on Sunday.

For all of the latest information on Wake Forest baseball, please log on to www.WakeForestSports.com or, for up-to-the-minute updates, follow the team's Twitter account @WFUBaseball or www.twitter.com/WFUBaseball.

Duke's Wednesday Baseball Game Cancelled

DURHAM, N.C. - Due to wet field conditions, the Duke baseball team's home game against Xavier scheduled for today, Wednesday, March 3, at the USA Baseball National Training Complex has been cancelled.

There are no plans to reschedule the game, which was slated for a 4 p.m. first pitch.

Up next for Duke (4-3) is a three-game home series against Temple this Friday through Sunday, March 5-7, at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park. The three-game set will mark the beginning of six consecutive game days for the Blue Devils, who also play Quinnipiac on Monday and Tuesday, March 8-9, in Cary, N.C., and travel to Wofford on Wednesday, March 10.

NC State Baseball Game Vs. UNCG Called Due To Conditions

RALEIGH, N.C. — NC State’s baseball game vs. UNC Greensboro, schedule for Wednesday afternoon at Doak Field at Dail Park, has been cancelled because of weather and field conditions. No makeup date has been announced.

Virginia Tech Home opener with Radford postponed until March 24

BLACKSBURG, Va. – Due to poor field conditions resulting from Tuesday’s snowfall, the Virginia Tech baseball team’s scheduled home opener with Radford on Wednesday has been postponed until March 24 at 5:30 p.m.

The game was originally scheduled for Tuesday at 3 p.m., but weather issues pushed it back to Wednesday.

The Hokies’ first home game at English Field will now take place on Friday against Long Island, with first pitch scheduled for 2 p.m. Admission is free.