ACC Baseball Regional Roundup

Sunday, May 31
Miami 4, Jacksonville 0
Gainesville, Fla. (NCAA Regional)

Army 4, Boston College 3
1:00 PM
Austin, Texas (NCAA Regionals)

Clemson 10, Tennessee Tech 0
3:00 PM
Clemson, S.C. (NCAA Regionals)

Georgia Tech 8, Elon 4
3:00 PM
Atlanta, Ga. (NCAA Regionals)

Florida State 37, Ohio State 6
4:00 PM
Tallahassee, Fla. (NCAA Regional)
*Florida State wins regional*

North Carolina 12, Kansas 1
5:00 PM
Chapel Hill, N.C. (NCAA Regionals)
*North Carolina wins regional*

Miami 16, Florida 5
6:30 PM
Gainesville, Fla. (NCAA Regional)

Georgia Tech 10, Southern Miss 3
7:00 PM
Atlanta, Ga. (NCAA Regionals)

Clemson 15, Oklahoma State 1
7:00 PM
Clemson, S.C. (NCAA Regional)

Virginia 4, UC Irvine 1
11:00 PM
Irvine, Calif. (NCAA Regional)
*Virginia wins regional*

Monday, June 1
Oklahoma State vs. Clemson
7:00 PM
Clemson, SC(NCAA Regional)

Southern Miss @ Georgia Tech
7:00 PM
Atlanta, Ga.(NCAA Regional)

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Cavaliers Capture First Regional Crown, Top No. 1 UC Irvine
The Virginia baseball team earned its first-ever NCAA Regional championship as the seventh-ranked Cavaliers defeated No. 1 UC Irvine, 4-1, Sunday night in the championship game of the 2009 NCAA Irvine Regional at Anteater Ballpark in Irvine, Calif. With their second win over the Anteaters, the No. 6 national seed, in as many nights, the second-seeded Cavaliers earn a berth in the NCAA Super Regionals next weekend.

In the regional, Virginia was strong in all phases of the game. The pitching staff dominated, allowing just two earned runs and 20 hits in 27 innings. The defense was flawless and did not commit an error – punctuated by two sensational defensive plays in the ninth inning Sunday. The Cavaliers did not trail at any point in their three regional games as they pushed their overall winning streak to eight.

Andrew Carraway (Sr., Marietta, Ga.) put up UVa’s third straight strong starting pitching performance in the regional. Carraway (7-1) worked seven innings, giving up just one earned run, four hits and one walk while fanning three. Kevin Arico (So., Flemington, N.J.) retired the final six batters in order to pick up his 11th save of the season.

Franco Valdes (Jr., Miami, Fla.) went 2-for-4 with a pair of run scoring hits (double, triple). He went 5-for-11 in the regional and was named the Irvine Regional Most Outstanding Player. He was joined on the All-Regional Team by third baseman Steven Proscia (Fr., Suffern, N.Y.), outfielder Jarrett Parker (So., Stafford, Va.), DH Phil Gosselin (So., West Chester, Pa.) and pitcher Danny Hultzen (Fr., Bethesda, Md.).

Florida State Advances To Super Regionals With 37-6 Victory Over Ohio State
Florida State (45-16) advanced to the Super Regional for the second year in a row and for the ninth time in school history with a 37-6 victory over Ohio State (42-19) Sunday afternoon on Mike Martin Field inside Dick Howser Stadium. The Seminoles set four school records and five NCAA Tournament records in the win over the Buckeyes.

Florida State set school records for runs (37), hits (38), doubles (15) and total bases (66), while the four above mentioned records plus the 51 combined hits by both teams set NCAA Tournament single-game records. The Seminoles also tied a school record for RBI (34) and most combined runs by two teams with 43.

The 15 doubles by the Seminoles also eclipsed the NCAA single-game record of 13 held by three different teams. The previous school record was nine doubles set against Duke back on March 10, 2000. Florida State surpassed the school record with its 10th double of the game when Stephen Cardullo hit a one out double to right center in the third. Cardullo and Stidham each tallied three doubles in the win.

Seniors Send Tar Heels To Fourth Straight Regional Title
The bat of senior Garrett Gore and the right arm of classmate Adam Warren helped No. 4 national seed North Carolina claim its fourth straight regional title with a 12-1 win over Kansas Sunday in the finale of the NCAA Chapel Hill Regional at Boshamer Stadium. Gore homered twice and drove in a career-high five runs, and Warren struck out eight over 6 2/3 shutout innings.

The Tar Heels (45-16) and their senior class of improved to 12-0 in NCAA regional play over the past four seasons and ran their win total to an NCAA-best 210 victories from 2006-09, also the most wins in a four-year period in school history.

Carolina will face the winner of the NCAA Greenville (N.C.) Regional in a best-of-three Super Regional series beginning either Friday or Saturday. The NCAA will officially announce the host sites Monday at approximately 11 p.m.

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