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Last Update on May 25, 2013 07:35 GMT
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) -- Trea Turner and Bryan Adametz each drove in two runs to help North Carolina State beat Miami 7-1 on Friday in pool play at the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament.
Turner had a two-run single in a four-run second inning for the fourth-seeded Wolfpack (44-13), who improved to 2-0 in Pool A in Durham. N.C. State beat Clemson 6-3 on Thursday and can reach Sunday's championship game by beating top-seeded North Carolina on Saturday.
Reliever Andrew Woeck (6-1) earned the win, pitching three scoreless innings without giving up a hit.
Starter Chris Diaz (6-5) took the loss for the eighth-seeded Hurricanes (35-23), who also lost 10-0 to North Carolina on Thursday and stand at 0-2 in pool play.
For Miami, Tyler Palmer had two hits while Brad Fieger brought in the Hurricanes' only run by taking a bases-loaded walk in the third inning.
Miami faces fifth-seeded Clemson on Saturday.
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) -- Annie Park shot a 1-under 71 to top the individual standings and help Southern California take its third NCAA women's tournament title with a record-setting team performance Friday.
Southern California finished at 19-under 1,133 -- 15 strokes better than the previous tournament mark set by UCLA in 2004 -- to beat second-place Duke by 21 strokes.
Third-place Purdue was 21 over -- 40 shots behind Southern California.
Park, a freshman from Levittown, N.Y., finished at 10 under for a six-stroke victory over Duke's Lindy Duncan. Kyung Kim and Sophia Popov tied for sixth at 1 over for Southern California, which finished second to Alabama last year by one shot.
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DURHAM, N.C. (AP) -- Chad Pinder drove in the winning run on a sacrifice fly in the seventh to help Virginia Tech beat Georgia Tech 3-2 on Friday in the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament, clinching an appearance in Sunday's final.
Pinder also had a solo home run in the fourth for the sixth-seeded Hokies (38-19), who went 3-0 in Pool B to clinch a reach the title game.
Alex Perez also drove in a run for the Hokies, while starter Devin Burke (10-3) allowed two runs -- one earned -- and seven hits in 7 2/3 innings. Clark Labitan earned his 10th save.
Sam Dove and Matt Gonzalez each had two hits for the seventh-seeded Yellow Jackets (34-25), while Jonathan King (6-5) took the loss after allowing nine hits in 6 1/3 innings.
Georgia Tech upset second-seeded Florida State in its tournament opener but finished at 1-2 in Pool B.
VILLANOVA, Pa. (AP) -- Kara Cannizzaro scored four goals in the second half to help third-seeded North Carolina beat two-time defending national champion Northwestern 11-4 on Friday in the NCAA women's lacrosse semifinals.
Abbey Friend added three goals for the Tar Heels (17-3). North Carolina will play top-seeded Maryland or No. 4 Syracuse in the final Sunday.
Kat DeRonda had a goal and assist for second-seeded Northwestern (19-3). The Wildcats had won seven of the last eight NCAA titles, but lost to North Carolina for the second time this season.
In North Carolina's only other appearance in the final, the Tar Heels lost to Northwestern 21-9 in 2009.