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Miami tops Georgia Tech in 13th inning

Georgia Tech's Austin Wilhite (14) slides into third ahead of an errant throw to Miami infielder Edgar Michelangeli (16) during their ACC Tournament game on Tuesday. Miami won 6-5 in 13 innings.
Georgia Tech's Austin Wilhite (14) slides into third ahead of an errant throw to Miami infielder Edgar Michelangeli (16) during their ACC Tournament game on Tuesday. Miami won 6-5 in 13 innings. AP

Joe Gomez’s run-scoring single in the bottom of the 13th inning lifted Miami past Georgia Tech 6-5 on Tuesday in the opening game of the ACC baseball tournament.

Hunter Tackett hit a grand slam in the third and Michael Burns had a solo homer in the first for the sixth-seeded Hurricanes (30-26). They will play third-seeded Wake Forest on Thursday with the winner advancing to the semifinal round.

Edgar Michelangeli started the rally by drawing a one-out walk in the 13th, then advanced to third on Christopher Barr’s single up the middle. Gomez ended it with his single through the right side off Zac Ryan (3-5).

Andrew Cabezas (5-3) struck out 10 in 6 1/3 innings of relief for Miami.

Brandt Stallings had a two-run double in the second for 10th-seeded Georgia Tech (27-27). The Yellow Jackets play Wake Forest at 7 p.m. on Wednesday.

N.C. State 6, Boston College 1: Three runs in the bottom of the first was all N.C. State needed.

The Wolfpack 34-22 got two hits from Josh McLain and Brad Debo, while Brett Kinneman drove in four runs.

Johnny Piedmonte went five innings for the win (7-0), striking out three with two walks and six hits. Sean Adler picked up his third save.

SEC

South Carolina 7, Vanderbilt 4: Riley Hogan drew a bases loaded walk and Alex Destino added a two-run double with two outs in the 11th inning to lift South Carolina over Vanderbilt in the opening game of the SEC tournament.

The Gamecocks (33-23) advance to play third-seeded Kentucky on Wednesday with the format moving to double elimination. The Commodores (33-22-1) are eliminated.

South Carolina capitalized on three walks and doubles by Justin Row and Destino in the top of the 11th.

Carlos Cortes and Jonah Bride both homered in the first two innings for South Carolina. Cortes drew four walks in the game, including an intentional pass in the 11th.

Vandy’s Will Toffey had a three-run double in the second inning and the Commodores tied it 4-4 on Connor Kaiser’s seventh-inning homer.

South Carolina reliever Tyler Johnson (1-2) pitched 4- 1/3 scoreless innings. He struck out eight and walked one.

Missouri 12, Texas A&M 7: The game was delayed by rain and lightning in the bottom of the fifth with Missouri leading 10-6. The game resumed and the Tigers added to the lead and kept the Aggies in check.

UGA game changed: Georgia’s game with Mississippi State scheduled for Tuesday night has been moved to 10:30 a.m. Wednesday.

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