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March 8, 2010
CARY, N.C. - Jake Lemmerman mashed his second career grand slam and Ben Grisz threw four scoreless innings out of the bullpen to lead Duke to a 10-3 win over Quinnipiac Monday afternoon at the USA Baseball National Training Complex.
Lemmerman drove in all four of his RBI with one swing of the bat in the eighth inning to break open what was previously a three-run ballgame. The junior shortstop finished 2-for-4 and reached base safely three times as Duke won its seventh straight game and its first at the USA Baseball National Training Complex.
Following a five-inning start from freshman Devin Burke (1-1), who notched his first career win after scattering three runs, Grisz took over and held the Bobcats (0-4) to four hits over four scoreless innings. Grisz struck out three batters, did not issue a walk and extended his scoreless streak to nine consecutive innings.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Second-ranked Florida State (11-0) kept its undefeated record intact Monday evening in Jacksonville (6-5) as three Seminole pitchers combined for a one-hit shutout en route to a 2-0 victory over the Dolphins.
The 3,112 fans in attendance inside John Sessions Stadium on Monday night were three outs away from witnessing the ninth no-hitter in Florida State history and the first since February 18, 1998 when Chris Chavez no-hit Charleston Southern in a 13-0 Seminole victory. But JU first baseman Alex Martinez singled back up the middle on a 3-2 pitch off Tyler Everett to lead off the bottom of the ninth for the first Dolphin hit of the game.
Everett bounced back and got a fly out and groundout back to the mound before handing the ball over to Daniel Bennett for the final out of the game. After Everett fell behind 3-0 to Esterlin Perozo, head coach Mike Martin went to the bullpen and brought on Bennett, who got the Dolphin right fielder to groundout to short for the final out of the game.