Baseball: Noles and Gators roll while Canes fall
It took extra innings, but No. 2Florida Statecapped off a convincing series sweep of No. 7NC Stateon Saturday.
The Seminoles (17-2, 5-1ACC) defeated the Wolf Pack (14-5, 3-3 ACC) in both games of Saturdays doubleheader, including a dramatic 13-inning 9-8 win in the second contest.
FSU rolled in the first game of their double header on Saturday, beating NC State 8-2. LHPBrandon Leibrandt started for FSU and went 5.1 innings, allowing one earned run on six hits to improve to 3-1 on the year.
Three Gator pitchers combined on a three-hit shutout and freshmanPeter Alonsos(Tampa, Fla.) first-inning homer was the difference as Florida (13-6/2-0 SEC) secured its weekend series with a 1-0 win over Arkansas (8-7/0-2 SEC) on Saturday night at McKethan Stadium.
Florida has now won seven-straight games, its longest winning streak since they took eight in a row from April 7-20, 2013.
Fridays victory for FSU was highlighted by a dominant pitching performance by starterLuke Weaver, who went head-to-head with NC States aCarlos Rodon, who is expected to be one of the top picks in the upcomingMLB Draft. Weaver gave up one run and seven hits in 6.1 innings to move to 4-1.
No. 13 Miami dropped game three of its series with Georgia Tech in heartbreaking fashion Saturday, as the Yellow Jackets walked off with a series victory by way of a 3-2 extra-innings winat Russ Chandler Stadium.Miami dropped the first game of its Saturday doubleheader 13-7 to host Georgia Tech. So the the Canes dropped two out of three of their series in Atlanta.