North Carolina lefthander Brandon Schaeffer (Aaron Fitt)


Friday ACC Dispatches: UNC’s Schaeffer Shuts Out Hokies; Wake, ND Win

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — On Thursday night, Virginia Tech’s offense looked like an unstoppable juggernaut, pounding out 15 hits and six home runs in an 18-6 blowout of a Clemson team fighting for its postseason life. The notion of anyone slowing down that offense, at Truist Field — where seemingly every fly ball to right field or left field has left the yard this week — seemed absurd.

But 24 hours later, North Carolina lefthander Brandon Schaeffer did the unthinkable. Schaeffer held the ACC regular-season champions to just six hits and no walks in a complete-game shutout, just barely missing[…]


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