NC State Upsets Miami in ACC Tourney
May 25, 2005
JACKSONVILLE, FL.(AP) - North Carolina State freshman right hander Andrew Brackman and reliever Joey Devine combined to hold eighth-ranked Miami to six hits as the Wolfpack posted the first upset of the Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament with a 2-1 win Wednesday at the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville.
Brackman, a 6-foot-10 freshman who started 14 games for North Carolina State's basketball team this year, went seven innings and allowed the six hits while striking out five. Brackman, who didn't join the baseball squad until late March, hiked his record to 4-0 after pitching a total of 32 innings in five previous starts this year.
He allowed Miami's lone run on two hits in the fifth inning, and escaped a Hurricanes threat in the sixth by getting Danny Valencia to line to short with runners at second and third.
Devine came on in the eighth inning and retired all six batters he faced to earn his 12th save of the year.
The Wolfpack jumped on Miami starter Cesar Carrillo (12-2) for their only runs in the first inning. Aaron Bates and Aaron Cone drew successive two-out walks and Brian Aragon brought both runners home when he lined a double into the gap that barely eluded Danny Figuerora's diving attempt. Carrillo and three relievers shutout the Wolfpack on five hits the final eight innings.
North Carolina State (40-15) moved into the winner's bracket on Thursday where it will meet the winner of this afternoon's Clemson-Virginia game. Miami (38-16-1) will meet the loser of that game in Thursday's opening game.