There wasn't much drama in Durham yesterday. While the SEC saw LSU and Florida go 14 innings, the higher seeds all won comfortably in the ACC Tournament.
Florida State 7 - NC State 3
The Noles and Wolfpack started the day playing a game that could decide who will get to host a regional next weekend. FSU jumped on the board in the first with a solo home run from Sansone, but the Wolfpack stormed back to take a 3-1 lead after the 4th. Unfortunately for State, the wheels came off when they went to the bullpen. The pen combined to give up 5 runs on 5 hits over the final three frames to allow Florida State to earn their first win of the tournament. While FSU got a shaky start, their pen was lights out holding NC State scoreless over the final three frames.
FSU will take on GT in the afternoon session looking to stay undefeated and set up a showdown with Miami. NC State plays in the nightcap against #1 seed Miami.
Miami 4 - Georgia Tech 0
After blanking Boston College on Tuesday, the Yellow Jackets got a taste of their own medicine from top seed Miami on Wednesday. Miami's Jesse Lepore took his 8-0 record to the mound and blanked Georgia Tech over six innings limiting them to just three hits and two walks to earn his ninth win of the season. Zach Collins paced the Canes' offense with a solo home run in the eighth and scoring in the first after taking a one out walk.
Georgia Tech will try and keep their ACC hopes alive this afternoon against FSU. The Yellow Jackets are safely in the NCAAT but a 1-2 or 0-3 showing could be the difference between a 2 and a 3 seed. Miami meanwhile has the nightcap against a desperate NC State team. If FSU wins, Miami can lose tonight, beat FSU tomorrow and still advance to Sunday's Championship game by way of the #1 seed.
Louisville 9 - Wake Forest 5
The offense finally showed up in the nightcap. The Cardinals pounded nearly every Wake Forest pitcher to the tune of nine runs on 11 hits and six walks. Not to mention Louisville's four home runs, including Will Smith's two by himself. The Cardinals' Kade McClure improved to 12-0 on the season by limiting Wake to just two runs over 6 innings of work.
These two teams get Thursday off to regroup. Wake will take on UVa in the afternoon session on Friday, while Louisville will play a red hot Clemson team in the nightcap.
The Hoos will finally get on the field this morning at 11 AM when they take on Clemson.