Day 4 of the ACC Baseball Tournament kicked off with a BANG, as the first game took extra innings to complete. The day ended in the wee hours of Sunday morning with a classic duel between two rivals.
Virginia’s Kenny Towns hit a three-run walk-off homerun in the bottom of the 12th inning to beat Florida State, 7-4. The Seminoles went 0-3. The homerun went over the Blue Monster at Durham Bulls Athletic Park.
Towns also scored the tying run in the bottom of the eighth. He scored on a single from first base (he was moving on the pitch).
Both teams’ bullpens pitched well, as Kyle Crockett pitched four scoreless innings for UVA. Jameis Winston, the possible starting QB for FSU in the fall, got into trouble in the 12th (he also had the outfield blunder that led to the tying run scoring in the eighth). He walked Derek Fisher and moved him to second base with a wild pitch. After an intentional walk, the sacrifice was not laid down and it looked as though FSU would send the game to the 13th.
Towns‘ homerun was UVA’s second of the game, Joe McCarthy hit a solo shot (one of his three hits). They collected 13 hits, with five players having multi-hit games.
Meanwhile, FSU went 0-4 this week. They lost by one run on Monday night to North Carolina. They gave up two runs in the 9th inning on Wednesday with two outs to lose to Georgia Tech on Day 1 of the ACC Tourney. Virginia Tech hit a walk-off homerun on Thursday night and then this afternoon.