College Baseball

UNC drops baseball series to Georgia Tech

News ServicesMay 13, 2013 

— North Carolina dropped its first series of the year Sunday, suffering a 9-8 loss in 11 innings against Georgia Tech.

The top-ranked Tar Heels (45-6, 20-5 ACC) jumped to a 7-1 lead after 5 1/2 innings.

Facing an 8-5 deficit heading into the bottom of the ninth, Georgia Tech (32-20, 14-13) forced extra innings, where Zane Evans singled home the winning run.

Trent Thornton worked a scoreless eighth before issuing a leadoff walk in the ninth. A one-out hit by pitch loaded the bases and a slow chopper to second prevented the Tar Heels from turning a double play as a run scored.

Evans singled to plate another run before Tate Parrish came on to face Daniel Palka. Palka hit a ball on the ground into right field for the tying RBI single.

Florida State 12, N.C. State 3: Brandon Leibrandt (8-4) held the Wolfpack (39-12, 16-9) to one earned on three hits with seven strikeouts over eight innings as the visiting Seminoles (41-10, 17-9) jumped back into first place in the ACC’s Atlantic Division.

Trea Turner went 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI for N.C. State.

Virginia 14, Duke 6: Joe McCarthy and Reed Gragnani had four hits each and the host Cavaliers (41-8, 20-7) scored five runs in the second and seventh innings to put away the Blue Devils (25-26, 9-18). Chris Marconcini went 3-for-4 with a walk for Duke.

Wake Forest 9, Miami 3: Pat Blair’s two-run double capped a six-run eighth that carried the host Deacons (28-24, 9-18) past Miami (33-20, 12-15).

East Carolina 4, Marshall 3: Jack Reinheimer’s sac fly in the ninth scored Philip Clark and gave the Pirates (28-23, 12-9 Conference USA) the win at Marshall (19-31, 6-15).

NCAA Division II

Mount Olive: The Trojans (46-6) earned the No. 1 seed and will host the double-elimination Southeast Regional. They will face Lincoln Memorial (26-24) at 7 p.m. Thursday. The opener at 11 a.m. will have Armstrong (31-15) against seed Coker (34-14). At 3 p.m., USC Aiken (41-11) will face Georgia College (33-17).

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