Ten ACC teams took to the diamond on Friday - a record for the conference - in the Regional round in the 2016 NCAA tournament. The Wahoos, reigning champs of course, took down William and Mary 17-4 and will play East Carolina University at 4pm today on ESPNU. How did the rest of the ACC do?
NC State 13, Navy 8 - The Wolfpack outlasted the Midshipmen in a high scoring affair that was interrupted by a two-hour lightning delay. State's senior outfielder Chance Shepard launched a grand slam in the 7th, his second slam of the season. Next up, the Pack will play Coastal Carolina in the winner's bracket at 7pm.
Boston College 7, Tulane 2 - Eagle starter Justin Dunn struck out a career high 11 batters over seven innings as Boston College cruised to their first victory. The Eagles jumped out to an early 2-0 lead in the third inning and scored again in the sixth, eighth, and ninth innings while only allowing seven total baserunners for the Green Wave. Boston College will now face Utah, who took down host Ole Miss in their first game, at 6pm.
Clemson 24, Western Carolina 10 - Yeah, so Clemson had no problem (after the third inning). Down 6-0 early, they stormed back and set a new NCAA record with seven home runs. Their 24 runs tied an NCAA record. While giving up 10 runs is not a great sign...scoring 24 sure is. Up next, the Tigers take on Oklahoma State at 7pm.
Florida State 18, Alabama 6 - Dylan Busby led the Seminoles with a 3-for-6 day at the plate with a triple, double, and five RBIs. He was one of four FSU players with at least two hits. Florida State plays Southern Miss. at 6pm.
Lousiville 6, Western Michigan 1 - The Cardinals had no issue as their superstar pitcher (and amazingly named) Kyle Funkhouser dealt eight innings of stellar play. Funkhouser gave up just one run and four hits while striking out six for the No.2 national seed. Louisville will take on Ohio State at 4pm.
Coral Gables Regional
Miami 4, Stetson 2 - The Hurricanes needed some late magic in Coral Gables to escape pesky Stetson. The Canes' Randy Batista scored the go-ahead run in the eighth inning on a wild pitch, and an insurance run gave Miami the two-run victory to secure their spot in the winner's bracket. Next up, the Hurricanes face Long Beach State at 7pm.
College Station Regional
Wake Forest 5, Minnesota 3 - The Demon Deacons hit three home runs and starting pitcher Parker Dunshee shone as Wake worked their way into the winner's bracket. Dunshee dealt 11 strike outs, including the 100th strike out of his career, which he recorded in the 7th inning. Wake will play host Texas A&M tonight at 9pm.
UNC-W 11, Duke 1 - Soooo, that did not go well for the Blue Devils. The Seahawks cruised, with all nine starters reaching base and going 7-for-12 with runners in scoring position. Duke will have to play for the NCAA life in an elimination game against host South Carolina, who surprisingly lost to Rhode Island in the first round. Game is at noon.
UConn 7, Georgia Tech 6 - The Yellow Jacket rally in the ninth inning fell just short as the Huskies snuck away with a victory. All six of GT's runs came in the final four innings after falling behind 7-0. Georgia Tech plays Bethune-Cookman at noon in an elimination game.
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