Florida State eliminates top-seeded Louisville in ACC
- Author: Zachary Reyes May 28, 2017,
May 28, 2017, 11:43
O'Connor, U.Va.'s coach, didn't hide his frustration after the defeat that knocked the Cavaliers from conference-title contention Thursday. "They've got some really good athletes, position player-wise, they make the plays, and they've got a number of different options out of their bullpen, right-handed and left-handed".
FSU baseball is taking full advantage of the momentum they've gained towards the end of the season.
"I feel very good about the way our team played and competed over the course of this week".
Virginia sent 12 batters to the plate in an eight-run first inning and cruised to a 10-2 win over Clemson in the final ACC Tournament for both teams Friday afternoon. Jack Labosky drove in the only Duke run.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Cameron Simmons' three-run homer highlighted Virginia's eight-run first inning and the Cavaliers coasted to a rout of Clemson. The top-seeded Gators tied an SEC tournament record for runs in an inning.
Duke carries a team ERA of 4.83 on the season and a fielding percentage of.974.
"I was excited about how aggressive we were and how opportunistic we were", said O'Connor.
TJ Hopkins' pinch-hit, three-run homer in the seventh inning helped SC rally past Kentucky 3-1 on Friday to reach the Southeastern Conference Tournament semifinals.
UVA cut the lead to a run in the seventh as Knight hit a leadoff double, moved to third on a Nate Eikhoff (So., Bristow, Va.) grounder to second and scored on an Andy Weber (So., Aurora, Ohio) grounder to second.
"I think we attack it just like we attack every game", Duke catcher Chris Proctor said.
The first five innings of the game flew by at a rapid pace with neither offense able to get anything going.
The Cavaliers had 15 hits for the 12th time this season, adding to their reputation as one of the nation's most lethal lineups. Adam Haseley (Jr., Windermere, Fla.) and Justin Novak (Jr., Tokyo, Japan) also had two hits apiece. Lynch has allowed just one run against the Tigers over 14⅔ innings in 2017. 'Noles leading 2-1 in the fourth when Matt Henderson singles to right, scoring two, 4-1 F-S-U. "I didn't give up on the plan". The rest of the NCAA Tournament field will be announced Monday. The Blue Devils entered Saturday 86th in the RPI rankings, well behind all of the teams now in Baseball America's projected last four out. "If the fourth place team in the (ACC) is not worthy of a host site with 42 wins, I'm not sure what is".