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NC State's Andrew Knizner awaits a pitch in Durham on May 25, 2016. Photo WTVD
NC State's Andrew Knizner awaits a pitch in Durham on May 25, 2016. Photo WTVD

MOUNT PLEASANT, SC (WWAY) — UNCW finally has an opponent in the 2016 CAA Baseball Tournament. The Seahawks will face James Madison at noon on Thursday. JMU edged Northeastern 3-2 on Wednesday. College of Charleston trimmed Elon 9-8 on Wednesday and in the nightcap Northeastern shutout Elon 3-0 to eliminate the Phoenix from the tournament.

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DURHAM, NC (AP) —  Will Smith homered twice and drove in five runs and Louisville beat Wake Forest 9-5 on Wednesday night at the Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament.

Blake Tiberi and Nick Solak also homered and Kade McClure struck out 11 in six innings to improve to 12-0 and help the second-seeded Cardinals (47-10) win their opener in pool play.

Smith hit a three-run homer during a four-run fourth, then added a solo shot in the eighth after Wake Forest scored three runs in the top of that inning to pull to 8-5.

Tiberi hit a two-run homer in the third to make it 3-2 and put the Cardinals ahead to stay.

The 10th-seeded Demon Deacons (33-24), who lost their pool-play opener, made it a three-run game late on Ben Breazeale’s two-run single and Johnny Aiello’s run-scoring single.

Losing pitcher John McCarren (7-3) gave up four runs on six hits.

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DURHAM, NC (AP) – Steven Wells Jr. hit an RBI sacrifice fly to start a four-run eighth inning that helped Florida State beat North Carolina State 7-3 in Wednesday’s pool play at the Atlantic Coast Conference baseball tournament.

Taylor Walls added a two-run single in the go-ahead inning for the fourth-seeded Seminoles (35-19), who trailed by two before tying the game on Dylan Busby’s two-run single in the sixth.

Chase Haney (5-0) earned the win with a scoreless inning of relief in a rematch of last year’s championship game.

Reliever Will Gilbert (3-1) took the loss for the fifth-seeded Wolfpack (34-19). Brock Deatherage scored on a double steal in the second to get N.C. State on the board, while Brett Kinnerman drove home a run with a bunt in the fourth for a 3-1 lead.

In Thursday’s Pool A play, Florida State faces ninth-seeded Georgia Tech while N.C. State faces top-seeded Miami.

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DURHAM, NC (AP) – Brandon Lopez and Willie Abreu each had RBI singles in a three-run opening inning, while Zack Collins added a home run to help Miami beat Georgia Tech 4-0 in Wednesday’s pool play at the Atlantic Coast Conference baseball tournament.

Randy Batista added an RBI groundout in the first for the top-seeded Hurricanes (44-10), who finished with six hits. Collins’ bases-empty shot in the eighth was his 12th home run of the year.

Jesse Lepore (9-0) earned the win, allowing three hits in six scoreless innings.

Matt Gonzalez had two hits for the ninth-seeded Yellow Jackets (36-21), who managed just five hits. Jake Lee (3-3) took the loss after allowing three earned runs and walking three in 1/3 of an inning.

In Thursday’s Pool A play, Miami faces fifth-seeded North Carolina State while Georgia Tech faces fourth-seeded Florida State. FSU beat N.C. State earlier Wednesday.

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