N.C. State’s baseball team dropped a 2-0 decision at No. 25 Notre Dame on Friday night at Frank Eck Stadium.
Ryne Willard led the way with a 3-for-4 performance. Logan Ratledge submitted the other multi-hit effort for the Pack (20-15, 8-10 ACC), his 19th of the season, going 2-for-3 with a walk.
Cory Wilder (2-5) took the loss on 31/3 innings pitched, allowing one earned on one hit with five walks an one strikeout.
UNC: Alex Perez and Brendon Hayden homered in a five-run sixth as host Virginia Tech beat No. 18 North Carolina 8-3. Kit Scheetz limited UNC to three runs over seven strong innings as the Hokies beat the Tar Heels for the first time since 2007. Landon Lassiter had three hits and drove in a run for the Tar Heels.
Peace: William Peace University’s Christian Neal struck out eight batters while throwing all nine innings to beat host Guilford College, 5-1.
Neal (3-6) received run support early as the Pacers posted all five runs in the first two innings.
Mount Olive: No. 12 Mount Olive made a late rally in the ninth inning but could not complete the comeback, falling 10-7 to visiting Belmont Abbey in the series opener.
Duke: Friday’s series opener at Clemson was postponed. Duke and Clemson will play a doubleheader starting at noon Saturday.
Duke: The 23rd-ranked Blue Devils defeated Wake Forest 5-2.
UNC: The No. 1 Tar Heels won 5-2 against Boston College to finish the regular season unbeaten at 26-0, 14-0 ACC.
North Carolina will be the top seed in the upcoming ACC tournament in Cary. The Tar Heels will play Friday against either the No. 8 or 9 seed at noon.
Duke: Two Duke players are on the Lott IMPACT Trophy Watch List. Redshirt senior linebacker Kelby Brown and redshirt senior safety Jeremy Cash are two of 42 student-athlete nominees for the trophy, which honors the top defensive player in college football who makes the biggest impact for his team on and off the field.
Shaw: Shaw will host its annual Garnet and White scrimmage Saturday at Chavis Park at 1 p.m.
Track & Field
CIAA: The Virginia Union men and the Winston-Salem State women are the first-day leaders at the CIAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships at Johnson C. Smith in Charlotte.
Saint Augustine’s is second in both men’s and women’s totals.
Shakinah Brooks of Saint Augustine’s won the long jump.