Tigers earn 5th seed in ACC Baseball Championship
GREENSBORO, N.C. – Coastal Division champion Miami and Atlantic Division champion Florida State are the top two seeds for the 2014 Atlantic Coast Conference Baseball Championship, which gets underway Tuesday at NewBridge Bank Park in Greensboro, N.C.
Miami (40-15, 24-6) earned the No. 1 overall seed and will head up Pool A. The Hurricanes will be joined by fourth-seeded Duke (32-23, 16-14) and fifth-seeded Clemson (34-22, 15-14), while No. 8 Wake Forest (30-25, 15-15) and No. 9 Georgia Tech (32-24, 14-16) will play on Tuesday to join the pool.
Florida State (41-14, 21-9) earned the No. 2 seed and will lead Pool B with third-seeded Virginia (43-11, 22-8) and sixth-seeded Maryland (34-19, 15-14). The fourth spot in the pool will go to the winner of Tuesday’s game between seventh-seeded North Carolina (32-23, 15-15) and 10th-seeded NC State (32-22, 13-17).
The tournament will get underway Tuesday with the two play-in games. The Tar Heels and Wolfpack will play at 11 a.m., followed by the Demon Deacons and Yellow Jackets at 3 p.m.
Under the pool-play format, each team will play one game against each of the other three opponents in its pool Wednesday through Saturday (May 21-24). The two teams with the best records within their respective pools will advance to the title game on Sunday, May 25, with the winner earning the ACC’s automatic berth into the NCAA Tournament.
Game times Wednesday through Saturday are set for 11 a.m., 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Sunday’s championship game will begin at 1 p.m.
Complete pairings, dates and game times for the 2014 ACC Baseball Championship will be released Sunday morning (May 18).
Fans can still purchase tickets to next week's championship. Complete books to all 15 games are available, as well as individual game tickets that can be purchased by calling the Greensboro Grasshoppers at 336-268-2255 or by ordering on-line at: http://theacc.co/BASE14tix.
All 15 games of this year’s ACC Baseball Championship will be televised for the eighth straight year. Regional Sports Networks from across the conference footprint and across the nation will carry all 14 games on Tuesday through Saturday. Sunday’s 1 p.m. championship game will televised nationally by ESPN2. All games will also be available on ESPN3.
In addition, all 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. games will be broadcast via satellite radio on Sirius 220/XM 190. The night games and Sunday’s championship game will available on SiriusXM 91.
2014 ACC BASEBALL CHAMPIONSHIP SEEDS
May 20-25 at NewBridge Bank Park, Greensboro, N.C.
POOL A – No. 1 Miami, No. 4 Duke, No. 5 Clemson, & No. 8 Wake Forest vs. No. 9 Georgia Tech
POOL B – No. 2 Florida State, No. 3 Virginia, No. 6 Maryland, & No. 7 North Carolina vs. No. 10 NC State