Maryland Beats Va Tech in ACC Tourn.
May 24, 2005
JACKSONVILLE, FL (AP)-Will Frazier had three hits including an RBI single in the ninth inning to drive in the winning run to lead Maryland to a 5-4 win over Virginia Duke Tuesday afternoon in the Atlantic Coast Conference Baseball Tournament at the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville.
The win sends Maryland (25-30) into tonight's game against Wake Forest with the winner advancing to the tourney's double elimination tournament starting Wednesday. Virginia Tech closes out its season with a 23-28 mark.
Frazier had three of the Terrapins 13 hits (all singles) and drove in another run in the third inning with the first of his three hits. He led Maryland with 40 RBI on the season.
Elliott Singletary, Dan Melvin and Bobby Ryan all added a pair of hits for the Terrapins.
Maryland righthander Chris Clem went 7 2/3 innings, allowing 10 hits and four runs while striking out seven. He was relieved by Seth Overbey in the eighth inning who got credit for his third win in four decisions. Michael Meagher got the save by shutting out the Hokies on one hit in the ninth inning.
Maryland jumped to a 3-0 lead after three innings, but Virginia Tech tied it following a two-run fifth inning on successive RBI hits by Chris Stanton and Sheldon Adams. Both teams scored single runs in the seventh before Maryland pushed across the game-winner in the ninth.
Ryan Kennedy went seven innings for Virginia Tech before he was
relieved by Nicky Bowers who took the loss.