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NC State baseball turns 6 double plays in 14-6 win over Clemson

The Wolfpack set a school record by turning six double plays and continued to have strong hitting in beating Clemson 14-6 on Sunday in Raleigh to clinch the series.

The series win marks the first time N.C. State (9-4, 2-1 ACC) has won four of the past five series with Clemson (8-6, 1-2).

Johnny Piedmonte (1-0) finished secured his long-awaited first collegiate win. Piedmonte, a redshirt sophomore, went 5 2/3 innings with four strikeouts and two earned in this his third appearance of the season, further proof of his full recovery from Tommy John surgery.

NC State’s six double plays tie the ACC record set by Clemson in 1989 and sit one shy of tying the national record.

Duke: The team jumped on No. 11 North Carolina early and salvaged the series finale with a 9-2 win in Chapel Hill. Bailey Clark allowed just one earned run in eight innings, and Justin Bellinger drove in five runs for the Blue Devils, who improved to 11-3 on the year. Carolina, which won four times this week and sealed the series win Saturday, fell to 10-4.

East Carolina: Travis Watkins went 3-for-4 with the game-winning RBI, and Reid Love picked up the win in a 3-2 nonconference series sweep of Monmouth in Greenville. The Pirates improve to 9-5, and the Hawks dropped to 0-9.

Mount Olive: Justin Manning went 2-for-3 with a three run home run to lead Mount Olive to a 12-4 home victory and series sweep of Limestone in Conference Carolinas baseball. Joe Koehler and Brett Lang also homered for the Trojans.

Women’s golf

Wake Forest: The team finished fifth in the Darius Rucker Intercollegiate in Hilton Head, S.C, as Marissa Dodd fired a 1-under 70 to finish in a tie for 10th at 5-over par, her second top-10 finish of the season. Dodd had three birdies on the front nine, including the first two holes of the day.

North Carolina: The team finished in a tie for 14th place at the Darius Rucker Intercollegiate. UNC fired a 303 in the final round for a 908 total. The Tar Heels were led by Leslie Cloots and Bryana Nguyen who both fired a 1-over 72 on Sunday.

Softball

N.C. State: The team completed a three-game sweep of No. 23 Notre Dame with an 8-3 home win.

Saint Augustine’s: Korey Hill struck out eight and drove in the eventual game-winning run in the seventh inning in a 6-5 victory over Shepherd in the Shaw Softball Challenge in Wilmington, for the Falcons .first of the season.

N.C. Central: Senior Tiphani Jackson hustled around the diamond on a four-base error to score the walk-off run in an 8-7 win over Mississippi Valley in the Tiny Lassiter Invitational near Birmingham, Alabama. NCCU started the day with a quick 2-0 win over Grambling.

Women’s lacrosse

Meredith: The team secured a 20-5 USA South victory over visiting Huntingdon. Carlee Joseph led the team with 10 total points.

The Avenging Angels made quick work of the Hawks scoring all 14 first half goals for a double-digit advantage heading into the break.

Men’s tennis

UNC: The 19th-ranked team beat No. 29 Florida State 5-2 in Chapel Hill. Junior Brett Clark delivered the decisive blow over 3 1/2 hours after first serve, sealing Carolina’s victory with a three-set triumph on court two.

The Tar Heels move to 13-5 (2-0 ACC) with the victory, while the Seminoles drop to 12-4 (1-1 ACC).

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