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Noles, Heels Roll While One Bad Inning Does Tech In

Published by Todd Callahan on May 21, 2009

On the opening day of the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament, the top team won, the top pitcher was run out of the game by a disastrous inning and the league's best hitter proved why he had garnered ACC Player of the Year award.

In arguably the best of the three games played Wednesday at Durham Bulls Athletic Park in Durham, the defending tournament champion Miami Hurricanes sent 13 batters to the plate in the sixth inning to defeat Georgia Tech, 8-6.

The Yellow Jackets, who were eyeing a No. 1 seed before losing two of three at Duke to close the regular season, have now lost three in a row heading into Friday's must-win game with Boston College.

The Eagles dropped a 7-2 decision to Florida State, the top-seeded team in the tournament.

In Wednesday's nightcap, sixth-ranked North Carolina used a two-home run performance from reigning ACC Player of the Year Dustin Ackley to knock off rival Duke, 8-3. 

North Carolina, which edged Georgia Tech to win the regular season title in the Coastal Division, is off until Friday when the Tar Heels play Virginia at 8 p.m.

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