Baseball ACCtion: Tuesday, April 13

April 13, 2010

Noles Power Through Blackout, Beat Florida 3-2

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - In a game that featured a bizarre turn of events even before the first pitch was thrown, sixth-ranked Florida State (26-7) did not allow a power outage to get the best of them on Tuesday night defeating seventh-ranked Florida (23-9) 3-2 on Mike Martin Field inside Dick Howser Stadium.

"To say that is a happy clubhouse is an understatement," said head coach Mike Martin. "There are a lot of baseball games played in this yard and that one was about as well played by both teams. You saw outstanding pitching on both sides."

In front of a packed crowd of 6,526, the largest crowd of the season and eighth largest crowd all-time, the Seminoles scored early and received an outstanding pitching performance from freshman Scott Sitz to notch their third victory over the Gators this year, while clinching the regular season series taking three out of four from UF.

Hokies Top Aggies 5-1 in Non-Conference Action

BLACKSBURG, Va. - Timely hits by Michael Seaborn and Steve Domecus, and a costly error by North Carolina A&T, paved the way for No. 20 Virginia Tech's 5-1 non-conference baseball victory over the Aggies Tuesday night at English Field. Tech improved its overall record to 24-11 with the win, while A&T fell to 12-20.

Seaborn broke a scoreless tie in the bottom of the sixth inning when he laced a two-out single up the middle to score Ronnie Shaban from second base. Before the inning was done, Tech added three more runs, all unearned. The second run scored on a throwing error by Aggies' first baseman Kelvin Freeman, while left fielder Domecus knocked in the last two with his second double, and fourth hit, of the game.

Tech's pitching staff allowed just three base-runners over the first six innings, with two coming on walks and the other on an infield single by catcher Lester Rivenbark. Rivenbark advanced as far as third before being stranded.

Wolfpack Take Out NC Central, 11-0

RALEIGH, N.C. - Drew Poulk and Chris Diaz had three hits apiece, and four NC State pitchers combined on a three-hit shutout Tuesday night as NC State rolled past NC Central 11-0 at Doak Field at Dail Park.

NC State improved to 22-12 with the win, while NC Central fell to 1-32.

For the second time in as many meetings with the Eagles, the Wolfpack had to wait until the late innings to put the game away. Dallas Poulk led off the bottom of the first inning with a solo homer off the foul pole in right field, and Central starter Glenn Frye (1-7) retired 10 of the next 14 men he faced before yielding two more runs in the fifth on an RBI single by Diaz and run-scoring groundout by Pratt Maynard.

Boston College Loses to UMass, 8-4

CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. - The Boston College baseball team lost to Massachusetts, 8-4, Tuesday afternoon in non-conference action at Eddie Pellagrini Diamond at Commander Shea Field.

UMass' Bryan Leigh threw a complete game, allowing four runs on nine hits. He struck out six and walked four. He threw 145 pitches with 89 of them being strikes.

Junior Mickey Wiswall, sophomore Anthony Melchionda and redshirt freshman Rob Moir each had two hits in the game. Wiswall had a double and drove in two runs and Moir also recorded a two-bagger. Melchionda hit his third home run of the season and scored twice.

Duke Loses Pitcher's Duel 4-2 to Davidson

CARY, N.C. - Michael Zeblo drove in three RBI and starter Brian Russell held Duke to one run to lead Davidson past Duke 4-2 on Tuesday evening at the USA Baseball National Training Complex.

Zeblo gave Russell an early lead with a two-run double in the second inning and then legged out a two-out infield single in the top of the ninth to give his bullpen a two-run cushion. Zeblo also converted all nine of his defensive chances and turned two of Davidson's four double plays.

Russell (3-1) scattered four hits and two walks over his six innings before relievers Andy Bass and Mike Frongello recorded the final nine outs of the game.