Baseball ACCtion: Saturday, April 24

April 24, 2010

Walk-Off Hit by Tapley Leads Florida State Past Miami

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Sixth-ranked Florida State (30-10, 13-7 ACC) found a great time for its first walk-off victory of the season as the Seminoles erased a five-run deficit to defeat No. 14 Miami (29-10, 15-5 ACC) 8-7 Saturday afternoon on Mike Martin Field inside Dick Howser Stadium. Stuart Tapley came through with the game-winning hit connecting on a two-run double with the bases loaded in the ninth to give FSU the victory and to even the series at a game a piece.

"When you're four down in the eighth inning and you're able to come back and win, it is certainly a big move in the right direction for us," said head coach Mike Martin. "It was an excellent baseball game. We showed poise, we showed patience and I was just very pleased with the way we got it done."

Down two heading into the ninth, Florida State's Tyler Holt got things going with a single to center off Miami closer Daniel Miranda (3-2). Stephen Cardullo followed with a walk, while Mike McGee reached on a fielding error at second base by Frankie Ratcliff. With the bases loaded and no where to put Tapley, the junior from Orlando, Fla., took a 0-1 pitch and sent the ball to deep center, over the drawn in outfield, scoring Holt and Cardullo for the game-winner.

Boston College Beats NC State in Wild 10-8 Contest

RALEIGH, N.C. - The Boston College baseball team led for the entire game and relinquished that lead when it gave up a combined five runs in the seventh and eighth innings, but the Eagles scored three times in the top of the ninth to defeat NC State, 10-8, Saturday afternoon at Doak Field at Dail Park.

BC (22-17, 11-9 ACC) took a 7-3 lead into the bottom of the seventh inning, but NC State (26-15, 9-11) scored four times in the frame to tie it, then scored again in the eighth to take an 8-7 lead - its first lead of the game.

Harold Riggins and Andrew Ciencin made it a two-run game quickly when they hit back-to-back solo home runs to start the seventh. Chris Schaeffer then hit his second double of the game and moved to third on a wild pitch. Tarran Senay walked to put runners on the corners and then Danny Canela brought the Wolfpack within a run with a sac fly to left. Dallas Poulk then drove a liner to right that Spatola lost in the lights which scored Senay to tie the game.

No. 2 Virginia Drills Maryland 11-2 to Complete Sweep

COLLEGE PARK, Md. - Cody Winiarski (Jr,. Franksville, Wis.) pitched eight innings of one-run baseball and Virginia racked up 14 hits in an 11-2 rout of Maryland Saturday afternoon at Shipley Field. Virginia completed a three-game series sweep and won its 13th straight game in College Park, dating to 2002.

Winiarski (5-0) worked a career-high eight innings, allowing one earned run, five hits and one walk while striking out two. Sander Bock (0-7) allowed five earned runs, six hits and four walks in 5.1 innings in taking the loss. UVa's starting rotation of Danny Hultzen (So., Bethesda, Md.), Robert Morey (Jr., Virginia Beach, Va.) and Winiarski finished off another strong weekend, with all three working at least seven innings and giving up two runs or fewer.

On a day in which much of the team was dealing with the effects of food poisoning, every UVa starter had at least one hit as the Cavaliers recorded their second ACC series sweep of the year. Virginia racked up five doubles Saturday and finished with 19 doubles and 26 extra-base hits in the series.

Wake Forest Topples Duke, 18-3, to Even Series

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Wake Forest starting pitcher Austin Stadler gave up just two runs in 6.2 innings, while Mike Murray and Ryan Semeniuk each added four RBIs to lift the Demon Deacons to an 18-3 win on a rainy Saturday night at Gene Hooks Field at Wake Forest Baseball Park.

With the win, the Demon Deacons snap a 10-game losing streak and improve to 11-31 on the season and 3-17 in Atlantic Coast Conference play. Duke falls to 23-17 on the year and 7-13 in league play.

The Deacs jumped on the Duke pitching staff from the start of the game, scoring in each of the first four innings, including seven runs in the first two frames. Wake finished the game with a season-high 18 runs and the most for the Demon Deacons in an ACC game since May 24, 2005, when Wake Forest defeated Maryland 20-13.

Murray and Semeniuk led the way for the Deacs at the plate with four RBIs each. Semeniuk had three hits, including his team-high seventh home run of the season, while Murray went 2-for-4 in the contest. Pat Blair added three hits with four runs scored, while Matt Conway also had three hits. Mike Lubanski added his first collegiate home run as a pinch hitter in the eighth inning. Steven Brooks extended his hitting streak to 11 games with a hit and two RBIs. Carlos Lopez also homered, his fifth of the season.