DURHAM, N.C. — 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.