College Baseball Roundup

Duke shutout clinches 6th straight baseball victory; Wake Forest wins

News ServicesApril 23, 2014 

— The Duke Blue Devils blanked their second straight opponent, shutting out UNC Greensboro 2-0 Tuesday evening at Jack Coombs Field for their season-high sixth consecutive victory.

Duke (25-17) used five pitchers, with starter Andrew Istler (6-5) earning the win with five innings of work. Istler did not give up a hit after the second inning and retired the final 10 batters he faced, striking out four.

Redshirt junior Dillon Haviland, redshirt sophomore Conner Stevens, sophomore Nick Hendrix and senior Robert Huber pitched an inning each in relief, allowing just one hit and one walk the rest of the way. Huber faced four batters in a scoreless ninth to record his eighth save of the season.

Duke doubled its advantage during the eighth against reliever Tyler Frazier. Mark Lumpa doubled and Andy Perez drove him in with single.

The two runs proved to be enough offense because the Spartans (17-19) had just two runners in scoring position all night.

Wake Forest 8, Charlotte 3: Will Craig broke a fifth-inning tie with a disputed hit to center that scored two and added a three-run homer during the seventh to propel the host Deacons (26-17) to the victory.

Charlotte (11-25-1) got three hits from Jordan Hudson.

Applachian State 11, Virginia Tech 0: Preston Troutman homered and drove in three and Michael Pierson added a solo homer for the Mountaineers (18-21-1) at Virginia Tech (15-23). Sean Mason struck out four in pitching a two-hitter for Appalachian State, which pounded six Hokies pitchers for 14 hits.

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