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#2 Wake Forest sweeps shortened series vs #25 NC State
"Rake" Forest kept rolling as they and NC State State finally got to play, a doubleheader on Sunday after weather wreaked havoc on their original plans. They didn't blow out the visiting Wolfpack, but they got the job done with a 6-4 win in the first game and 6-3 win in the second game.
Wake Forest heads to App State midweek and then on to Louisville next weekend for its biggest test yet. The Wolfpack host UNC Wilmington on Tuesday before welcoming the struggling Florida State Seminoles to Doak Field next weekend.
#11 Virginia sweeps #19 Miami
After dropping their first series of the year at Virginia Tech last week, UVA came out angry against the visiting Miami Hurricanes with a 14-2 win on Friday night, which was followed up by a gutsy 6-5 win on Saturday afternoon to clinch the series. On Sunday, the Hoos got the sweep thanks to two Jake Gelof home runs, as they extended their school record home winning streak to 21. Gelof has already tied the school record for career home runs with 37. Six of Miami's seven total conference losses so far have now come at the hands of Wake Forest and Virginia, all on the road.
Virginia hosts Richmond and Mount St. Mary's in Charlottesville during the middle of the week, then welcomes Pittsburgh to town in their next ACC series. Miami is off until they travel to Chapel Hill next weekend to take on North Carolina.
#13 Louisville sweeps #14 Boston College
Louisville had been struggling a bit coming into this series but got back on track against the upstart Boston College Eagles. Despite the sweep, it should be noted that all three games were decided by 2 runs or less and could've easily gone the other way in favor of Boston College.
Louisville hosts Kentucky in a massive Top 25 midweek matchup before facing #2 Wake Forest next weekend. Boston College faces Harvard on Tuesday in The Beanpot and then travels to Dartmouth on Wednesday before hosting Duke in their next ACC series.
#17 UNC takes series at Georgia Tech
After getting shutout midweek to South Carolina, the North Carolina offense came to life in Atlanta against the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets. On Thursday, scuffling ace Max Carlson finally looked like his previous self, as he threw 7 innings of one-run ball, and the Tar Heels won 8-1. UNC clinched the series in Game 1 of the Friday doubleheader with a 10-6 win, before the Yellow Jackets prevented the sweep with an 8-4 win in Game 2.
The Tar Heels host Queens midweek before Miami comes to town for the weekend. Georgia Tech takes on Auburn at home on Tuesday before heading to Blacksburg to take on Virginia Tech in their next ACC showdown.
Clemson takes series at Florida State
Florida State snapped a 10-game losing streak by beating Clemson on Thursday night to take the first game of the series, but Clemson rebounded to take the Friday and Saturday games to win the series in Tallahassee, as injuries continue to plague the Seminoles.
Clemson heads to Georgia midweek before returning home to host Notre Dame in their next ACC series. Florida State goes on the road to Gainesville to play #3 Florida before traveling to North Carolina to take on NC State.
Notre Dame takes series at Pittsburgh
Notre Dame continues to take strides forward under new coach Shawn Stiffler, as they took a road series in Pittsburgh against a feisty Panthers squad. The Irish won a close game on Thursday to open the series before clinching with an 11-2 win on Friday. The pesky Panthers were able to avoid a sweep with a 9-5 win over the Irish on Saturday.
Notre Dame hosts Michigan State on Tuesday before heading to Clemson. Pitt faces Youngstown State and Kent State during the week before heading to Charlottesville to take on the Virginia Cavaliers.
Virginia Tech splits shortened series at Duke
After finally winning a conference series against rival Virginia last weekend, Virginia Tech was unable to sustain momentum and were forced to suffer a series-shortened split with Duke. Just as with Wake Forest and NC State, the series was exclusively played on Sunday with a doubleheader. The Hokies vaunted lineup was held to just 5 total runs over the two games, but they were able to take the first game 3-1 before dropping the second game 5-2.
Virginia Tech will host Liberty on Tuesday before Georgia Tech visits. Duke hosts Davidson midweek before traveling north to take on Boston College.
ACC Atlantic Standings
Wake Forest 12-2
Boston College 8-7
Notre Dame 7-8
NC State 5-9
Florida State 4-11
ACC Coastal Standings
North Carolina 8-5
Georgia Tech 7-8
Virginia Tech 5-9