Michael Russell’s sacrifice fly scored Adam Pate in the bottom of the seventh, and North Carolina held on for a 4-3 ACC baseball win over Wake Forest Saturday night at Boshamer Stadium.
Billy Ward scored at the 2:57 mark of the second overtime period to lift seventh-ranked Syracuse (8-3, 2-3 Atlantic Coast Conference) to an 11-10 victory over fourth-ranked North Carolina (9-3, 2-3) on Saturday evening in the Carrier Dome.
Though Mitch Trubisky didn’t have a highlight-reel moment, he led the offense to 38 points during the Blue team’s 38-17 win over the White team, ensuring that the quarterback competition between the redshirt freshman and rising junior Marquise Williams won’t be decided any time soon.
N.C. State scored two runs in the fifth inning and three more in the sixth in a 6-2 win over Duke at Durham Bulls Athletic Park.
Third-ranked Syracuse (13-1, 5-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) got seven goals from Kayla Treanor and defeated top-ranked North Carolina (12-2, 5-1), 12-9, on Saturday afternoon in the Carrier Dome.
Jacoby Brissett threw two long touchdown passes to Bryan Underwood in Brissett's first public performance as the Wolfpack’s starter, a 34-0 victory by his Red team Saturday in N.C. State’s spring game.
Trent Thornton matched a career high with 10 strikeouts over eight shutout innings and Tyler Ramirez hit a grand slam for his first home run as a Tar Heel as No. 29 North Carolina beat Wake Forest 9-0 Friday night at Boshamer Stadium. Thornton allowed just two hits and the Carolina offense took advantage of eight Wake Forest walks as UNC improved to 20-14 and 8-8 in the Atlantic Coast Conference.
The Kenan Stadium debut of top recruit Elijah Hood will be one of the top storylines as North Carolina conducts its spring game Saturday, March 12 (3 p.m., ESPN3.com).
Seldom-used Duke senior David Perkins gets all of a Carlos Rodon fastball in the second inning, his solo home run proving to be the game-winning hit.
Sophomore midfielder Myles Jones scored four goals and added two assists to lead No. 2 Duke to a 17-15 road win over No. 8 Virginia on Friday night at Klöckner Stadium in Charlottesville, Va. The victory – Duke’s 14th in the last 15 meetings with the Cavaliers – gives the Blue Devils at least a share of the ACC regular season championship.
DUKE FOOTBALL MAKING ITS MARK ON THE TRACK
Having dramatically improved one sport at Duke, David Cutcliffe and some of his football players are lending a hand – and two feet – to another this spring.
Five Duke football players, coming off a season where a school-record 10 wins were recorded on the football field, have joined the track team as sprinters.
This is far from a gimmick to help the guys stay in shape. It’s all part of the plan to make the Blue Devils even better in football while helping Duke’s overall athletic department.
“Coach was telling us how we want to elevate the program and how we are going to compete with elite teams,” Duke running back/sprinter Josh Snead said. “There are some things that are going to change. We are going to have an edge in everything.”
At Cutcliffe’s suggestion, Snead joined the track team along with defensive back DeVon Edwards and wide receivers Issac Blakeney, Ryan Smith and Anthony Nash.
N.C. Central wide receiver Adrian Wilkins emerged from the doghouse and made some moves during the Maroon-Gray spring game Friday evening that left first-year head coach Jerry Mack with a creative-writing assignment. Mack said he’s going to have to draw up some more plays for Wilkins.
A little bit of this and a little bit of that from Herald-Sun columnist John McCann.
N.C. Central will host its annual Maroon-Gray spring football game at O’Kelly-Riddick Stadium (6 p.m., free admission) Friday, April 11.
Duke coach David Cutcliffe announced Thursday that redshirt senior Brandon Connette wishes to transfer to a school closer to his Corona, Calif., home so he can be close to his mother, Nancy, who was diagnosed with brain cancer last December.