ACC Weekend Preview 3/28-3/30

Here is the Weekend Preview for the ACC for the weekend of March 28th through March 30th. The Florida State Seminoles have opened up a four game lead in the loss column in the Atlantic Division while Miami (FL) has a half game lead over the North Carolina Tar Heels.

Miami (FL) at Duke

The Hurricanes make the trip to Durham to take on the Blue Devils for a weekend series. The Hurricanes have a 19-2 overall record and 7-1 in the ACC. They are led by National Player of the Year candidate Yonder Alonso who is hitting .397 with five homers on the year. Duke is 21-5 overall with a 4-5 record in the ACC. They are led by sophomore Alex Hassan who is hitting .400 for the year.

Probable Starting Pitchers

Friday: DU Andrew Wolcott (2-1, 2.54 ERA) vs UM Chris Hernandez (4-0, 1-11 ERA)
Saturday: DU Will Currier (2-3, 4.50 ERA) vs UM-Enrique Garcia (0-0, 7.53 ERA)
Sunday: DU Grant Monroe (4-1, 3.46 ERA) vs UM- TBA

Miami (FL) Series Notes
Duke Series Notes

Prediction: Miami (FL) will take two out of three games.

NC State at North Carolina

The NC State Wolfpack head down the road to take on the North Carolina Tar Heels in Cary this weekend. NC State comes in with an overall record of 14-8 and 4-5 in the ACC. Matt Payne is the top hitter with a .379 average. The Tar Heels with an overall record of 20-4 and 7-2 in the ACC. UNC’s top hitter is Dustin Ackley who is hitting .433 to continue his outstanding college career.

Probable Starting Pitchers

Friday: Alex White (So., 3-2, 2.19) vs Clayton Shunick (Jr., 2-2, 1.55)
Saturday: Adam Warren (Jr., 4-0, 4.56) vs. Eric Surkamp (Jr., 1-2, 4.50)
Sunday: Matt Harvey (Fr., 3-1, 1.19) vs. Eryk McConnell (Sr., 2-1, 4.62)

NC State Series Notes
UNC Series Notes

Prediction: UNC will sweep NC State

FSU at Wake Forest

The Seminoles head to Winston-Salem NC to take on the struggling Wake Forest Demon Deacons. The Seminoles have an overall record of 21-2 and 9-0 in the ACC. They are led by All-American candidate Buster Posey .422 on the year. Wake Forest is 11-11 on the year while being 4-4 in the ACC. They are led by Allan Dykstra who is leading the ACC with a .560 on-base percentage.

Probable Starting Pitchers

Friday: Florida State Matt Fairel (5-0) vs. Wake Forest Ben Hunter (1-3)
Saturday: Florida State Geoff Parker (2-0) vs. Wake Forest Garrett Bullock (2-1)
Sunday: Florida State Elih Villanueva (3-0) vs. Wake Forest Charlie Mellies (0-2)

FSU Game Notes
Wake Forest Game Notes

Prediction: FSU will take two out of three games.

Va Tech at UVA

The Hokies head over to Charlottesville to take on their chief rivals from the University of Virginia. The Hokies have struggled early in the year with an overall record of 8-15 and 0-9 in the ACC. Va Tech is led by Matt Hacker who is hitting .380 on the year. The Virginia Cavaliers have a 20-5 record and 5-4 in the ACC after sweeping Boston College last weekend. The Cavs top hitter is Dan Grovatt who is batting .408.

Probable Starting Pitchers

Friday: UVA Jacob Thompson vs VT TBA
Saturday: UVA Pat McAnaney vs VT TBA
Sunday: UVA Andrew Carraway vs VT TBA

UVA Game Notes

Prediction: UVA sweeps the Cavs

Clemson at Maryland

Clemson enters with an overall record of 16-7 and 4-5 in the ACC as they head north to take on the Maryland Terrapins. Kyle Parker is leading hitter with a .373 average. The Terps have an overall record of 13-11 and 2-7 in the ACC. They are led by Scott Swinson who is 3-2 with a 4.24 ERA.

Probable Starting Pitchers

Friday: CU D.J. Mitchell Jr. (2-2 3.24) vs UMD Scott Swinson So. (3-2 4.24)
Saturday: CU Graham Stoneburner Fr. (4-0 2.70) vs UMD Jensen Pupa RHP Jr. (0-3 6.93)
Sunday: CU Ryan Hinson Jr. (1-3 5.28) vs UMD TBA

Clemson Series Notes
Maryland Series Notes

Prediction: Clemson takes two out of three from the Terps.

Ga Tech at Boston College

The Yellow Jackets head north to take on the Boston College Eagles this weekend. GT has an overall record of 19-5 and 5-4 in the ACC. They are led by freshman All-American candidate Derek Dietrich who enters the weekend with a .356 average and nine homers on the year. Boston College comes in with a 11-11 record while 2-7 in the ACC. They have been led this season by Tony Sanchez who is batting .391 average. The CBB will be in attendance for the games on Saturday and Sunday.

Probable Starting Pitchers

Friday: David Duncan (3-0, 3.66) vs. Terry Doyle (2-2, 7.26)
Saturday: Eddie Burns (3-1, 2.12) vs. Dan Houston (1-1, 6.26)
Sunday: Zach Von Tersch (2-1, 2.77) vs. James MacDonald (2-3, 6.75)

GT Series Notes

Prediction: GT sweeps the Eagles.

  • http://www.vupham.org/beesball Vu

    Don’t want to freeze your butt off at the Friday game, Brian? :)

  • http://thecollegebaseballblog.com Brian Foley

    Doesn’t look like they will be playing on Friday anyways.

  • http://www.vupham.org/beesball Vu

    “Georgia Tech’s series opener against Boston College has been
    postponed due to weather conditions in the Boston/Chestnut Hill area.

    “The Yellow Jackets and Eagles will now play a doubleheader Saturday
    beginning at 11:30 a.m. at Commander Shea Field. Sunday’s game will
    continue as previously scheduled at 1 p.m.”

  • http://thecollegebaseballblog.com Brian Foley

    Didn’t I tell you that!!!