DURHAM, N.C. — A.J. Murray and Mott Hyde hit back-to-back homers in the top of the ninth inning to help reigning champion Georgia Tech beat Florida State 4-3 on Wednesday in pool play at the Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament.
The seventh-seeded Yellow Jackets (34-23) led off the ninth with a pair of groundouts before Murray hit a solo shot to left against reliever Robby Coles to tie the game. Then Hyde followed with another shot to left to stun the second-seeded Seminoles (44-13).
NORTH CAROLINA STATE 6, CLEMSON 3
In Durham., N.C., Brett Austin drove in two runs during a four-run seventh inning to help North Carolina State beat Clemson in pool play at the ACC Tournament.
Jake Fincher had an RBI single before Austin’s two-run double in the seventh snapped a 2-2 tie for the fourth-seeded Wolfpack
VIRGINIA TECH 10,
In Durham, N.C., Chad Pinder hit two home runs – including a sixth-inning grand slam – and drove in six runs to help Virginia Tech beat Virginia in pool play of the ACC Tournament.
Pinder and Tyler Horan each had three hits for the sixth-seeded Hokies (36-19), who had a six-run second inning against the third-seeded Cavaliers (45-10).
TEXAS A&M 5, VANDERBILT 0
In Hoover, Ala., Ray Parker pitched eight-plus innings to lead Texas A&M to a victory over top-seeded Vanderbilt in the second round of the Southeastern Conference Tournament.
The Aggies (32-25) produced three solo homers and Parker made sure it was plenty in the double-elimination tournament.
LOUISIANA STATE 3, ALABAMA 0
In Hoover, Ala., Cody Glenn pitched seven scoreless innings as Louisiana State beat Alabama in the second round of the
Glenn (7-2) scattered five hits, walked none and struck out two. Nick Rumbelow and Chris Cotton each worked a scoreless inning of relief to complete the shutout.
ARKANSAS 2, MISSISSIPPI 1 (10 INN.)
In Hoover, Ala., Brian Anderson scored on a wild pitch in the 10th inning to give Arkansas a victory over Mississippi in the second round of the SEC Tournament.
Anderson started the Razorbacks’ 10th inning rally with a one-out, ground-rule double. Dominic Ficociello followed with a single that moved Anderson to third and then Tyler Spoon was intentionally walked to load the bases.
Ole Miss pitcher Matt Denny struck out Jacob Mahan for the second out but then threw a wild pitch to Eric Fisher, which scored Anderson and ended the game.