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College Baseball Roundup: Duke, NC State, UNC, Wake Forest win

News ServicesMay 14, 2014 

— Duke scored five runs in the third and three in the seventh during a 10-3 nonconference victory against Richmond at Jack Coombs Field.

All nine Duke starters recorded at least one hit as the Blue Devils totaled 13 hits for the game, including three triples. Senior Matt Berezo tied a career high with three RBIs, belting a two-run triple in the third and adding a sacrifice fly in the seventh.

Berezo was one of three Blue Devils to register two hits in the game along with senior Jordan Betts and junior Chris Marconcini.

Kevin Lewallyn (3-1) pitched four innings in the win, allowing just one hit and the lone unearned run. Starter Robbie Baker (1-2) suffered the loss after surrendering seven runs on six hits over three innings.

North Carolina 7, Gardner Webb 2: Taylore Cherry tossed six shutout innings and Skye Bolt hit his second home run of the year as the Tar Heels defeated the Bulldogs at Keeter Stadium.

Wood Myers returned to the UNC lineup after suffering a broken hand on April 25 and had a pair of hits and an RBI as the Tar Heels pounded out 16 hits against five Gardner-Webb pitchers.

N.C. State 6, Radford 1: Brett Austin had a home run and four RBIs and the the Woflpack snapped the host Highlanders’ five-game winning. Austin, who went 3 for 4, also had an RBI double. Andrew Knizner went 4 for 5 with a triple. Joe O'Donnell (3-0) retired all nine batters he faced in three innings of relief to earn the victory. He struck out four.

Wake Forest 11, UNC Asheville 6: The visiting Deacons had 11 hits to outpace the Bulldogs at McCormick Field in their last nonconference game of the regular season. Joey Rodriguez had two doubles and two RBIs, while Charlie Morgan hit his fourth home run of the year. Jimmy Redovian added a two-RBI double in the ninth inning and Evan Stephens, Conor Keniry, Ben Breazeale and Joe Napolitano each had an RBIs in the game.

UNC Wilmington 3, Campbell 0: The Seahawks scored three runs in the first two innings and six pitchers limited the host Camels to two hits in Buies Creek. Campbell loaded the bases in the third with two outs on two walks and a hit by pitch, but a groundout ended the threat.

Cory Gantz (3-1) earned the win, pitching 21/3 perfect innings. Kelly Secrest eaned his fifth save, retiring the the side in order with two strikouts in the ninth.

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