ACC baseball: Matthew Crownover tops league in wins, Tyler Slaton in hits

No. 2 Virginia dropped 2-1 decision to Pitt on Saturday; No. 1 FSU rained out against Irish

Clemson's Matthew Crownover pitches against N.C. State during their NCAA college baseball game on Saturday, Apr. 5, 2014 in Clemson, S.C. .(AP Photo/Anderson Independent-Mail, Mark Crammer)

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Clemson's Matthew Crownover pitches against N.C. State during their NCAA college baseball game on Saturday, Apr. 5, 2014 in Clemson, S.C. .(AP Photo/Anderson Independent-Mail, Mark Crammer)

Clemson's Matthew Crownover moved to the top of the ACC's 'wins' list with his head-to-head victory against NC State's Carlos Rodon on Saturday, helping the 15th-ranked Tigers take care of their business in their series opener against the Wolfpack.

Fellow ACC leaders Miami and Wake Forest followed suit in claiming the first two games in their series, but second-ranked Virginia and North Carolina took upset losses.

Top-ranked Florida State's second game against Notre Dame was postponed by severe weather and has been rescheduled as a part of a Sunday doubleheader. The teams will begin play this morning at 10 a.m. at Tallahassee.

Clemson (20-9, 9-3) and Miami (20-12, 10-4) both hit the 20-win mark - the Tigers via their 6-1 win over NC State (17-12, 3-10), which lost its 10th straight ACC game, and the Hurricanes with a 4-3 victory over Virginia Tech (14-14-1, 5-9).

Wake Forest (22-11, 10-4) kept pace with the Tigers in the Atlantic Division with a 5-2 win over Maryland (18-10, 5-8).

Virginia (26-5, 11-3) dropped a 2-1 decision to Pittsburgh (16-14, 8-6), while Boston College (10-19, 2-12) outscored North Carolina (17-13, 6-8) by a score of 10-9.

Georgia Tech (18-13, 7-7) won its second straight over Duke (17-15, 7-7) by a 5-1 margin.

In recording his sixth win of the season, Clemson's Crownover matched North Carolina's Trent Thornton and Virginia's Nathan Kirby for the top spot in the ACC.

Clemson's Tyler Slaton leads the league in hits with 43. Steve Wilkerson is second in batting average (.371) to FSU's DJ Stewart (.378), while Slaton is fifth (.347).

Chris Okey ranks second in RBIs with 30, one behind Virginia Tech's Brendan Hayden and tied with FSU's John Nogowski and Pitt's Boo Vazquez.

Daniel Gossett, who is sitting out the NC State series with a stiff shoulder, ranks fifth in strikeouts with 46.

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