GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Drew Van Orden struck out eight and Duke hit three home runs in beating Georgia Tech 6-0 at the Atlantic Coast Conference baseball tournament.
Van Orden (6-5) allowed five hits on Thursday to help the fourth-seeded Blue Devils (33-24) improve to 1-1 in pool play at the tournament. They will face top-seeded Miami on Saturday.
Ryan Dietrich homered in the fourth and finished with four hits for Duke. Andy Perez hit a solo homer in the fifth and Jordan Betts — who had three hits — added a two-run shot in the seventh.
Ben Parr (5-4) allowed two runs on eight hits in 5 1-3 innings for the ninth-seeded Yellow Jackets (34-25). They fell to 1-1 in round-robin play and will face fifth-seeded Clemson on Friday.
A.J. Murray had two hits for Georgia Tech.