Duke hits three homers in 6-0 win over Georgia Tech
Drew Van Orden struck out eight and Duke hit three home runs in beating Georgia Tech 6-0 at the Atlantic Coast Conference baseball tournament.
Van Orden (6-5) allowed five hits on Thursday to help the fourth-seeded Blue Devils (33-24) improve to 1-1 in pool play at the tournament. They will face top-seeded Miami on Saturday.
Ryan Dietrich homered in the fourth and finished with four hits for Duke. Andy Perez hit a solo homer in the fifth and Jordan Betts — who had three hits — added a two-run shot in the seventh.
Ben Parr (5-4) allowed two runs on eight hits in 5 1-3 innings for the ninth-seeded Yellow Jackets (34-25). They fell to 1-1 in round-robin play and will face fifth-seeded Clemson on Friday.
A.J. Murray had two hits for Georgia Tech.
Maryland edges Virginia 7-6
LaMonte Wade hit two homers, and Jake Stinnett pitched eight innings as Maryland beat Virginia 7-6 in the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament.
Wade's two blasts Thursday were his first this year for the sixth-seeded Terrapins (35-19), while Kevin Martir hit a two-run shot in the seventh for a 6-4 lead.
Stinnett (7-6) had 10 strikeouts and threw 126 pitches, helping Maryland improve to 10-0 in May and set its season record for victories.
Nick Howard went 4-for-4 for third-seeded Virginia (43-12), while Joe McCarthy hit a two-run homer in the ninth to pull within a run. But reliever Kevin Mooney struck out John LaPrise with the tying run on first to end it.
Reliever David Rosenberger (1-1) took the loss, marking the first time Virginia has lost consecutive games all year.
Maryland plays No. 2 seed Florida State in Pool B on Friday, while Virginia plays seventh-seeded North Carolina.
Clemson beats Miami 3-2
GREENSBORO — Steve Wilkerson's RBI single with one out in the bottom of the ninth inning lifted Clemson past Miami 3-2 on Thursday night at the Atlantic Coast Conference baseball tournament.
Jon McGibbon homered to help the fifth-seeded Tigers (36-22) improve to 2-0 in their three-team round-robin group. They will advance to the title game Sunday if they beat ninth-seeded Georgia Tech on Friday.
Tyler Slaton led off the ninth with a walk, and moved to second on Steven Duggar's single two batters later. Wilkerson followed with a single to right field off Bryan Garcia (5-4) that brought home Slaton with the winning run.
Dale Carey went 4 for 5 for the top-seeded Hurricanes (40-17), who fell to 1-1 at the tournament and play fourth-seeded Duke on Saturday.
Drew Moyer (5-1) got the win in relief of starter Daniel Gossett, who struck out eight in 8 1-3 innings.