GREENSBORO, N.C. – Complete pairings and starting times have been
announced for the 2009 Atlantic Coast Conference Baseball Championship,
which will be held Wednesday through Sunday (May
20-24) at Durham Bulls Athletic Park.
First-day match-ups on Wednesday find
fourth-seeded Georgia Tech and fifth-seeded Miami playing the first
game at noon, followed by top-seeded Florida State and eighth-seeded
Boston College at 4 p.m. The final game of the night places No. 2 North
Carolina against No. 7 Duke.
Third-seeded Clemson and sixth-seeded Virginia see their first action
Thursday night, when they meet in the 8 p.m. game. That contest will be
preceded by Boston College vs. Georgia Tech at noon, and Florida State
vs. Miami at 4 p.m.
As the No. 1 overall seed, Florida State (19-9 in ACC play) was placed
atop Division A and will be joined by No. 4 Georgia Tech (17-10-1), No.
5 Miami (18-12) and No. 8 Boston College (13-15).
North Carolina (19-10) is the No. 2 seed and is joined in Division B by
No. 3 Clemson (19-11), No. 6 Virginia (16-11-1) and No. 7 Duke (15-15).
Under the pool-play format, each team will play one game against each
of the other three opponents in its division Wednesday-Saturday (May
20-23). The two teams with the best records within their respective
division brackets will advance to the title game on Sunday, May 24,
with the winner earning the ACC’s automatic berth into the NCAA Tournament.
All 13 games of this year’s 36th annual ACC Baseball Championship will
be televised for the third straight year with RSN, a regional network
that includes Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic, FOX Sports Net South, FOX
Sports Florida and New England Sports Network, providing coverage.
Selected other games will be available via Sun Sports and SportsSouth.
Check local listings for more details.
In addition, ISP Sports will be the national radio carrier of this
year’s league tournament via XM radio and ISP’s national network of
affiliates. Live stats will also be available at the ACC Baseball
2009 ACC BASEBALL CHAMPIONSHIP SEEDINGS May 20-24 at Durham Bulls
Athletic Park (Durham, N.C.)
DIVISION A – No. 1 Florida State, No. 4 Georgia Tech, No. 5 Miami, No.
8 Boston College DIVISION B – No. 2 North Carolina, No. 3 Clemson, No.
6 Virginia, No. 7 Duke
Noon – Georgia Tech (34-15-1, 17-10-1) vs. Miami (35-18, 18-12)
4 p.m. – Florida State (40-14, 19-9) vs. Boston College (31-23, 13-15)
8 p.m. – North Carolina (41-14, 19-10) vs. Duke (34-22, 15-15)
Noon – Georgia Tech vs. Boston College
4 p.m. – Florida State vs. Miami
8 p.m. – Clemson (39-17, 19-11) vs. Virginia (39-12-1, 16-11-1)
Noon – Miami vs. Boston College
4 p.m. – Clemson vs. Duke
8 p.m. – North Carolina vs. Virginia
Noon – Florida State vs. Georgia Tech
4 p.m. – North Carolina vs. Clemson
8 p.m. – Virginia vs. Duke
1 p.m. -- Championship
Round-robin pool play will be held May 20-23 (game times Noon, 4 p.m.
and 8 p.m. each day).
The winner of each division will then advance to meet in the
championship game on Sunday, May 24, at 1 p.m.