RALEIGH — The second-ranked NC State baseball team suffered a doubleheader sweep on Saturday to No. 12 Louisville at Doak Field. The Wolfpack dropped game one, 14-10, and fell, 14-2, in game two. The teams played a doubleheader due to heavy rain in the area on Friday evening, as the Wolfpack couldn’t overcome an early 9-2 deficit in game one and was unable to get around the hot Louisville bats in the nightcap. It marked NC State’s first series loss of the season and the most runs allowed since its NCAA Regional matchup with Auburn on June 3 (a 15-7 loss). On Sunday, the Wolfpack dropped its series finale on Sunday afternoon, 6-3, Louisville. The Wolfpack suffers its first series sweep since April 27-29, 2018, to UNC-Chapel Hill, and falls to 29-8 (12-6 ACC) while the Cardinals improve to 28-8 (13-5 ACC) on the season.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. — Michael Toglia collected three hits and drove in five runs helping No. 1 UCLA to a 7-5 series-opening win over No. 8 ECU Friday night at Jackie Robinson Stadium. On Saturday, UCLA completed a series sweep of the Pirates by taking both games of the doubleheader 8-5 and 3-0. With the win, the Bruins improve to 27-6 on the season, while the Pirates fall to 25-10.
SOUTH BEND, Ind. --- No. 18 North Carolina scored eight runs in the first two innings and never looked back, picking up a 10-1 win over Notre Dame on Friday night at Frank Eck Stadium. Brandon Martorano and Aaron Sabato had three-hit nights and combined for four RBI. Starter Tyler Baum tossed a gem for Carolina, working six innings, allowing just two hits and a run while striking out seven. On Saturday, North Carolina split Saturday’s doubleheader with Notre Dame and used a 13-6 win in game one to complete the series victory over the Fighting Irish. Austin Bergner worked seven full innings in his game one start and picked up the win, while Will Sandy went six and two-thirds innings in the second game of the day, his longest outing as a Tar Heel.
The Duke baseball team split the first two games with Virginia Tech Saturday afternoon at Jack Coombs Field on Duke’s campus. In game one, the Blue Devils used a spectacular pitching effort to claim a 4-0 victory in a contest that was resumed in the bottom of the fourth after being suspended Friday evening due to inclement weather. The Hokies battled back in the nightcap, responding with a solid pitching performance of their own to secure a 6-2 victory and even the series. On Sunday, the Blue Devils bounced back by beating the Hokies 9-5.