NC State Baseball Opens ACC Play With 6-1 Loss To Miami
March 4, 2005
CORAL GABLES, Fla. - All-America righthander Cesar Carrillo allowed three hits and struck out 10 in 7 1/3 innings, and Miami took advantage of some sloppy NC State defense to hand the Wolfpack a 6-1 defeat Friday night in Atlantic Coast Conference baseball action at Mark Light Field.
The game was Miami's first-ever game in the ACC. Te Hurricanes improved to 11-3 overall. NC State, which was playing its first ACC game of the season, dropped to 10-3 overall with the defeat.
Carillo (3-0) allowed only a two-out double to Jake Muyco in the second inning, a two-out single to Matt Camp in the third, and a two-out RBI triple to Camp in the fifth. He walked two - his second and third walks of the season - and struck out 10.
Wolfpack righthander Phil Davidson (1-2) took the loss after allowing four runs, two earned, on three hits in four innings. He walked four and struck out three. In addition to the two unearned runs, one other run Davidson allowed scored on an error, but subsequent at-bats made the run earned.
Camp led the Wolfpack offense with his two extra-base hits in four at-bats. Ryan Braun had two doubles in four trips for Miami, and Jon Jay went 2-for-4 with a pair of singles.
Danny Figueroa led off the bottom of the first inning for the Hurricanes, grounded a single through the right side of the infield and stole second with one out. Jay hit a high chopper to Jonathan Diaz at shortstop and beat the throw to the bag at first for an infield single. Figueroa went to third on the infield single and scored when Diaz's throw got past Aaron Bates at first base for an error.
With one down in the bottom of the second, Alex Garabedian and Roger Tomas walked. Davidson struck out Walter Diaz, and got Danny Figueroa to hit a fly ball to center field, but after a long run Brian Aragon dropped the ball for a two-run error. Figueroa was cut down trying to advance to third base on the play for the final out of the inning, but both runs scored to give Miami a 3-0 lead.
The Hurricanes were back in business again in the bottom of the third. Jay walked with one out, and Braun hit a hard double down the left-field line to put runners on second and third. Danny Valencia hit a grounder to shortstop that Diaz booted for an error, and Jay scored to give Miami a 4-0 lead.
The Wolfpack broke the shutout in the top of the fifth. Chris Engle walked and was forced at second on Diaz's grounder to third. Camp followed with a triple into the right-center-field gap, scoring Diaz and trimming the Hurricanes' lead to 4-1.
Tomas led off the bottom of the sixth for Miami and blooped a single to center. Diaz walked, and Tomas went to third when the ball kicked off Muyco's glove for a passed ball. Danny Figueroa popped up a bunt attempt for the fist out of the inning, but Paco Figueroa hit a sacrifice fly to right field, and Jay singled to center field to drive in a run, giving the Hurricanes a 6-1 lead after six innings.
The Wolfpack and Hurricanes will play the second game of the series on Saturday at 7 p.m. Live in-game stats will be available at gopack.com through the Gametracker.