LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Gavin Sheets’ two-run home run helped key a four-run ninth inning to rally Wake Forest past Georgia Tech 5-4 on Thursday in the Atlantic Coast Conference baseball tournament.
The homer by the junior first baseman is his conference-leading 20th of the season. He also leads the nation in RBIs with 79.
Keegan Maronpot ‘s RBI triple off Micah Carpenter (0-3) tied the game at four and then scored the go-ahead run on a field error by Yellow Jackets’ second baseman Wade Bailey.
The third-seeded Demon Deacons (39-17) will advance to the semifinal round with a win over seventh-seeded Miami (30-26) on Friday.
Georgia Tech’sXzavion Curry had a no-hitter through 5⅔ innings before Jake Mueller had an RBI double in the sixth.
The 10th-seeded Yellow Jackets end the season 27-28.
Duke 4, Virginia 3
Chris Proctor singled in two runs in a three-run sixth inning that lifted Duke past Virginia.
Max Miller also had an RBI single to help the ninth-seeded Blue Devils (30-27) advance to the semifinal round. They will face the Louisville-Florida State winner Saturday.
Duke loaded the bases trailing 2-1 with one out in the sixth when Miller greeted reliever Alec Bettinger with his tying single. Proctor singled two batters later to make it 4-2.
Robbie Coman and Cameron Simmons had run-scoring hits to put the fourth-seeded Cavaliers (44-13) up 2-1 in the fourth. Virginia pulled within one run in the seventh on Andy Weber’s RBI groundout off Ryan Day.
North Carolina 10,
Boston College 0
Ashton McGee, Kyle Datres and Zack Gahagan each knocked in two runs, and five North Carolina pitchers combined to hold Boston College to just two hits in a 10-0 rout that was stopped after seven inningst.
The second-seeded Tar Heels (45-11) jumped on the No. 11 seed Eagles (25-28) with three first-inning runs, highlighted by McGee’s two-run triple. They scored twice in the third and added four runs in the fourth en route to finishing with 14 hits.
Logan Warmoth went 4 for 5 and Brian Miller was 3 for 4 for North Carolina, which won its 17th of 19 games. The Tar Heels next face North Carolina State on Friday with the winner advancing to Saturday’s semifinals.
Right-hander Tyler Baum (6-0) allowed just two first-inning hits before four relievers shut out BC over the final six innings and combine for six strikeouts.