Tar Heels edged by Cavaliers in ACC tourney

May. 23, 2014 @ 11:40 PM

Derek Fisher had an RBI single in the eighth inning to help Virginia beat North Carolina 3-2 on Friday night in the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament.

Brandon Cogswell had three hits for the third-seeded Cavaliers (44-12), who managed just six hits on the night. But relievers Whit Mayberry and Nick Howard kept the Tar Heels off balance.

Mayberry (6-1) earned the win, allowing one earned run in 2 2-3 innings of work.

Wood Myers had four hits and had the two-run homer in the seventh that tied it for the seventh-seeded and reigning champion Tar Heels (33-25), who fell to 0-2 in pool play.

Zach Rice (2-3) took the loss. Both of the runs allowed by starter Benton Moss were unearned through 6 2-3 innings.

The win sent sixth-seeded Maryland to the Sunday's championship game out of Pool B. UNC plays Maryland on Saturday, while Virginia faces second-seeded Florida State.

Georgia Tech beats Clemson 3-0

Mott Hyde hit a two-run homer, while Dusty Isaacs and Sam Clay combined for a shutout to help Georgia Tech beat Clemson 3-0 in the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament.

Isaacs (7-5) earned the win on Friday by allowing one hit in five innings, while Clay allowed just three hits from there for the ninth-seeded Yellow Jackets (35-25). They finished 2-1 in pool play and will advance to Sunday's final if top-seeded Miami (0-2) beats No. 4 seed Duke (1-1) on Saturday.

Garrett Boulware had two hits for the fifth-seeded Tigers (36-23), who also finished 2-1 in Pool A. Georgia Tech has the head-to-head tiebreaker on Clemson if Duke loses to Miami, while a Duke win would create a three-way tie that sends Duke to the final due to its higher regular-season league winning percentage.

Clate Schmidt (5-7) took the loss, allowing eight hits and two runs in 8 1-3 innings.

Cuas liftsTerps

Jose Cuas drove in three runs to help Maryland beat Florida State 5-3 on Friday in the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament, a win that ultimately helped send the sixth-seeded Terrapins to the championship game.

Cuas hit a two-run double in a four-run third inning for Maryland (36-19), which improved to 11-0 in May and 2-0 in tournament pool play. Playing in their final ACC tournament before moving to the Big Ten, the Terps earned a spot in Sunday's final when Virginia beat North Carolina in Friday's nightcap.

Mike Shawaryn (10-3) earned the win against FSU, allowing two hits in seven innings.

The second-seeded Seminoles (42-15) scored three in the eighth, two on wild pitches and one on an RBI single from John Nogowski. Mike Compton (7-2) took the loss, while FSU committed two errors in Maryland's big inning.

Maryland faces UNC in Pool B on Saturday, while FSU faces Virginia.