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College Baseball Roundup: Charlotte 49ers suffer sweep by Florida Atlantic

The Charlotte 49ers saw their losing streak reach seven on Sunday as Florida Atlantic finished off their Conference USA sweep with a 5-1 victory in the series finale.

FAU (18-3, 3-0 C-USA) scored first in the third inning with some small ball, as a Ryan Miller one-out single, stolen base and Stephen Kerr hit put runners at the corners with one out. Brett Lashley’s sacrifice fly brought home Miller with the Owls’ first run.

In the fifth, FAU used some timely, two-out hitting with a Kerr infield single followed by Lashley drawing a walk. Brendon Sanger followed with a double to left-center that scored both Kerr and Lashley to push the lead to 3-0.

Charlotte (4-9, 0-6) got its run in the sixth, as T.J. Nichting started the inning with a double. After a Zach Jarrett groundout moved Nichting to third, a FAU wild pitch allowed Nichting to come home.

ACC

Pittsburgh 3, North Carolina 2 (10): Eric Hess’ single boosted the host Panthers (8-9, 3-3), who won the series.

Landon Lassiter drove in both runs for the Tar Heels (12-7, 3-3).

Miami 6, N.C. State 0: Jake Armstrong, Joe Dunand, and Jake Fincher had the only hits for the visiting Wolfpack (10-7, 2-4), which lost the series.

The Hurricanes are 15-6, 4-2.

Notre Dame 5, Clemson 1: Zack Erwin took the loss despite allowing one earned run in seven innings for the host Tigers (9-9, 2-4).

The Irish (14-4, 3-3) won the series.

Big South

Presbyterian 4, Gardner-Webb 3: Taylor Fisher went 2-for-4 with a stolen base and run scored for the visiting Runnin’ Bulldogs (11-8, 1-1).

David Sauer scattered three hits and allowed one run in 7 2/3 innings for the Blue Hose (14-5, 1-1).

Coastal Carolina 10, Bryant 7: Three Chanticleers hit home runs and eight pitchers combined to strike out 14 batters as the host Chanticleers (13-6) swept the series.

Bryant falls to 2-11.

Conference USA

East Carolina 20, Elon 4: Luke Lowery had 5 RBIs for the visiting Pirates (13-6), who swept the series.

Jake Stalzer took the loss, allowing seven runs on 10 hits in 3 1/3 innings for the Phoenix (8-9).

SEC

South Carolina 6, Kentucky 4 (10): Kyle Martin’s two-run homer in the 10th inning lifted the host Gamecocks (17-3, 3-0) to a series sweep.

Kentucky falls to 13-6, 0-3.

Southern

Wofford 7-13, Iona 0-3: Luke Leftwich struck out a career-high 13 batters in Game 1 and the host Terriers (16-5) scored 13 runs on 14 hits in the second game of a doubleheader sweep.

Iona is 3-15.

Sun Belt

Texas State 6, Appalachian State 5: Travis Holden allowed two runs on five hits in five innings to take the loss for the visiting Mountaineers (5-14, 0-6).

Texas State (8-10-1) completed the sweep.

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