RALEIGH — No. 6 N.C. State blanked Appalachian State 7-0 Saturday at Doak Field behind 11 combined strikeouts in a two-hit performance from starter Logan Jernigan and Jon Olczak.
Jake Fincher led the Wolfpack (5-1) with two hits – including a double – three RBIs and a stolen base.
The Wolfpack (5-1) scored single runs in the first and second innings, two runs apiece in the fourth and sixth, and an insurance run in the seventh to keep the Mountaineers (0-6) winless.
Jernigan (1-0) gave up the Mountaineers’ only two hits over six innings, striking out seven while walking three. Olczak had four strikeouts and didn’t allow a runner over the final three innings for the save.
No. 1 Virginia 4, East Carolina 0: Josh Sborz tossed five shutout innings, while a trio of Cavaliers (5-1) collected multiple to clinch their series against the Pirates (3-3) at Davenport Field in Charlottesville, Va..
Derek Fisher singled home Mike Papi and Nick Howard followed with a sacrifice fly to bring home Joe McCarthy to break a scoreless tie in the bottom of the third. Papi extended the Cavaliers’ lead to 3-0 in the fourth with a two-out, RBI double. McCarthy singled home Duke’s final run in the sixth.
Luke Lowery led ECU with two hits.
No. 13 Clemson 13, Maine 3: The Tigers (4-1) defeated the Black Bears (1-4) at Doug Kingsmore Stadium to give coach Jack Leggett, a Maine graduate, his 1,268th career win, good for 10th place on the Division I wins list.
Clemson led 2-0 before Maine plated three unearned runs in the top of the fifth inning on Kyle Silva's two-out, three-run double. The Tigers responded with two runs in the bottom of the fifth inning to take the lead and blew the game open with nine more runs the rest of the way.
Tiger starter Matthew Crownover (2-0) earned the win, allowing eight hits, two earned runs, and one walk with four strikeouts. Maine reliever Logan Fullmer (0-1) suffered the loss.
No. 17 North Carolina 2, Xavier 1: Zach Daly had two hits and stole home in the fifth to score what ended up being the game-winning run as the Tar Heels (2-3) evened their weekend series against the Musketeers (4-1) at Boshamer Stadium. UNC starter Trent Thornton allowed one run in 6 2/3 innings and Chris McCue worked the final two innings for his second save of the year.
Parks Jordan gave UNC a 1-0 lead in the third with a sacrifice fly. Xavier scored it’s lone run in the sixth
Wood Myers and Daly led the Tar Heels with two hits each. Derek Hasenbeck was 3 for 3 for Xavier.
Saint Louis 3, Duke 2: First baseman Mike Vigliarolo’s three-run homer in the sixth erased a 20 lead and the Billikens (2-3) held on to defeat the Blue Devils (3-3) at Jack Coombs Field in the Duke Baseball Classic.
Duke had its chances in the eighth and ninth, but left a man stranded on third in both innings.
Catcher Mike Rosenfeld scored the game’s opening run in the bottom of the first on a passed ball after he reached base on a bunt. He singled in Duke’s other run in the fifth and finished with three hits.
Junior Andrew Istler (0-2) struck out four and gave up six hits over 52/3 in the loss.
No. 5 South Carolina 2, Eastern Kentucky 0: Sophomore left-hander Jack Wynkoop hurled 7 1/3 scoreless innings and tallied a career-high 10 strikeouts as he combined with three others for a three-hit shutout as the Gamecocks (6-0) recorded their fourth straight shut out of the season against the Colonels (1-5) at Carolina Stadium.
The Gamecocks haven’t allowed a run in 42 straight innings.
Junior catcher Grayson Greiner went 2-for-4 with a pair of RBI and hit his second home run of the season. Brison Celek and Elliot Caldwell each added a pair of hits and Connor Bright tallied his team-leading fifth double of the season. Bright has hit safely in all six games this year.
Mount St. Mary’s 8, Davidson 2: The Mountaineers (2-0) took advantage of miscues in the ninth inning, scoring six runs with two outs, to break open a tie game and defeat the Wildcats (1-2) at Wilson Field in Davidson.
Leftfielder Zach Hostetter paced Mount St. Mary's at the plate with a pair of RBI-doubles, including the game-winner in the ninth. Second baseman Brandon Scott added a three-run home run later in the inning to put the game out of reach.
Davidson scored its lone runs in the first inning, as centerfielder Forrest Brandt led the game off with a triple before scoring on a single by third baseman David Daniels. Daniels then scored later in the inning on a sacrifice fly by first baseman Brian Fortier (0-for-3).