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Davidson shut down in 8-0 loss to La Salle

Davidson lost to La Salle 8-0 Saturday afternoon at Wilson Field in Game 2 of the weekend series.

The loss was the first for Davidson (11-6, 1-1 Atlantic 10) in five games. The Explorers (11-6, 1-1) capitalized on 13 hits and four errors by the Wildcats, who had just four hits, all singles.

Rob Bain (1-2) pitched 51/3 innings for Davidson, allowing five runs, three earned, on nine hits with four strikeouts. Joey Ravert (4-2) picked up the win, allowing four hits with three strikeouts in seven innings.

Every starter scored a run during the first four innings as Clemson set season highs in runs and hits during its 15-8 win against Virginia Tech on Saturday afternoon.

The Tigers (11-10, 4-4 ACC) had 21 hits to take a 2-0 lead in the series. The Hokies fell to 11-12 and 4-4 in conference play.

Clemson had a season-high 21 hits, their most since amassing 23 against Davidson on May 17, 2011. The Tigers scored two runs in the second inning, four runs in the third inning and six runs in the fourth inning.

Reed Rohlman led the hit parade by going 3 for 4 with two doubles, a career-high four RBIs, three runs and a stolen base. Glenn Batson added his first career homer in the second inning. Chase Pinder added a two-run home run in the fourth inning.

Brody Koerner (3-2) went five innings to earn the win. Virginia Tech starter Aaron McGarity (2-2) suffered the loss, yielding six runs on seven hits in 22/3 innings.

Appalachian State 7, Louisiana Monroe 5: Dillon Dobson went 5 for 5 with three RBIs and three runs scored, and Jeffrey Springs threw a complete game as the host Mountaineers (7-15) clinched their first Sun Belt series victory to move to 2-6 in the conference. Warhawks (11-9, 1-4) scored four runs after the sixth inning to cut into a 6-1 deficit.

Florida International 23, Charlotte 1 (7): The host Panthers (10-13, 2-3 Conference USA) had 20 hits and scored in every inning except the fourth during a mercy-rule shortened blowout of the 49ers (7-10, 1-7).

Georgia Tech 5-1, North Carolina 5-5: Benton Moss returned to pitch six innings and strike out eight as the Tar Heels (14-9, 5-4 ACC) split their doubleheader with the Yellow Jackets (16-7, 5-4) to win their first series in Atlanta since 2009. Korey Dunbar hit his second home run of the weekend in the second game and finished the series with five extra-base hits.

Miami 12, Wake Forest 7: The Hurricanes (18-6, 6-2 ACC) scored eight times during the first three innings and never allowed the Deacons (14-10, 3-5) to get closer than three runs for their second straight win in Winston-Salem. Will Craig led the Deacons, going 2 for 4 with his eighth homer.

Missouri 4, South Carolina 3 (10): Elliott Caldwell’s RBI single in the top of the 10th inning gave the Gamecocks a one-run lead but the host Tigers (18-4, 5-0) rallied for a pair of runs in the bottom half, including a two-out RBI single up the middle by Trey Harris to defeat the Gamecocks (17-6, 3-2 SEC).

N.C. State 9, Boston College 4 (15): The Wolfpack (12-9, 3-5 ACC) broke a 3-all tie with six runs in the top of the 15th to even their series with the host Eagles (6-13, 1-7). Preston Palmeiro was 4 for 6 with an RBI. Logan Ratledge, Andrew Knizner and Ryne Williard each had two RBIs.

Pittsburgh 4, Duke 3 (10): Nick Yarnall launched a two-run home run in the top of the 10th to propel the Panthers (10-11, 4-4 ACC), who surrendered a run in the bottom half, but held on to beat the Blue Devils (17-6, 3-5) in Durham after Evan Dougherty was thrown out at the plate trying to score the tying run on a wild pitch.

Winthrop 17, Gardner-Webb 7: The host Eagles (15-7, 1-1 Big South) team batted around twice and scored a school-record 14 runs in the second inning to defeat the Bulldogs (13-10, 3-2).

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