Despite getting 10 hits and Cory Wilder allowing only two hits and one run over a career-high seven innings, N.C. State dropped a 3-2 ACC baseball decision Thursday to 10th-ranked Florida State.
The Wolfpack (18-10, 6-6) had its seven-game winning streak come to an end when the Seminoles (24-7, 10-3) scored twice in the eighth on a bases-loaded single. Jake Armstrong had given N.C. State a 2-1 lead in the seventh with a run-scoring single.
Wilder struck out a career-high 10. Joe O’Donnell (3-1) took the loss, allowing two runs on one hit.
East Carolina 3, Tulane 0: Reid Love (3-2) pitched a four-hitter and Kirk Morgan smacked a two-out, two-run single in the fourth to help the host Pirates (18-12, 2-2) to a 3-0 American Athletic win against Tulane (19-11, 1-3).
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Campbell: Heath Bowers (5-2) tied school records for wins and strikeouts as the Camels (22-8, 5-5) opened their Big South series at Presbyterian (17-13, 1-6) with a 7-2 victory. Bowers equaled Cory Satterfield’s 26-win mark and Wes Hepler’s 258 strikeouts. Bowers allowed two runs on five hits in seven innings, with three strikeouts and a walk.
Duke: Coming off her first collegiate victory along with a third-place tie last month, Duke freshman Leona Maguire was named the ACC Women’s Golfer of the Month for March.
Maguire turned in rounds of 73, 65 and 69 for a 207 total at the Darius Rucker Intercollegiate. With birdies on Nos. 16 and 18 on the final day, Maguire’s 6-under-par total tied Louisiana State’s Madeline Sagstrom for medalist honors. Maguire then sank a birdie putt on the first playoff hole to defeat Sagstrom. Maguire also helped the Blue Devils to the team title as well.
For the month, Maguire had a 70.0 stroke average after tying for third at the Liz Murphey Collegiate Classic.
North Carolina: Jamie Loeb, Hayley Carter and Caroline Price won in singles and doubles to help spark the Tar Heels (22-0, 10-0) to a 5-2 victory at Florida State (11-8, 4-6) in an ACC match that began outdoors but was forced to be completed inside because of bad weather.
N.C. Central: The Eagles (8-8) won their second straight match with a 7-2 victory at Shaw (8-5). Kert Kilumets had the most dominating performance with a 6-2, 6-0 win at No. 1 singles. Daniil Gerasimov posted a 6-1, 6-4 victory at No. 2 and William East a 6-2, 2-6, 6-0 win at No. 3. Shaw’s only singles point came from Juan Sanchez.
Duke: Senior attacker Kerrin Maurer, junior goalkeeper Kelsey Duryea and senior midfielder Katie Trees were named to Inside Lacrosse’s midseason All-America lists. Maurer, a Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association All-America second-team selection in 2014, was joined by Duryea on the midseason first team. Trees appeared on the honorable mention list. Maurer is the Blue Devils’ leader in points, goals, assists and draw controls and Duryea tops the ACC and ranks among the top 10 nationally with a 6.66 goals-against average and a .516 save percentage.
Meredith: Lottie Meadows had a game-high five goals and added an assist to help the Avenging Angels close out the USA South regular season with a 17-4 victory at Methodist. Meredith will enter the conference tournament as the second seed and play the 3:30 p.m. semifinal match April 17 in Rocky Mount.