ACC Weekend Preview (April 10th-12th)

Here is your brief ACC Preview for April 10th-12th

# 2 North Carolina @ #20 Florida State

North Carolina heads down to Tallahassee to take on the Seminoles in a key weekend series. North Carolina has a 26-7 overall record while being 9-5 in ACC play. FSU enters with a 19-10 overall record while being 7-6 in ACC play.

April 10 6 p.m. Alex White, RHP (Jr., 5-0, 3.94) vs Sean Gilmartin, LHP (Fr., 6-1, 3.27)
April 11 4 p.m. Adam Warren, RHP (Sr., 3-2, 3.02) vs Brian Busch, LHP (Fr., 1-1, 3.03)
April 12 1 p.m. Matt Harvey, RHP (So., 4-1, 6.97) Mike McGee, RHP (So., 2-2, 5.74)

Brian’s Prediction: UNC wins 2 out of 3 games.
Colin’s Prediction: UNC 2 games to 1.

UNC Game Notes
FSU Game Notes

#5 Miami @  #22 Clemson

Miami enters the weekend with a 24-8 record while being 10-5 in ACC play. Clemson enters with an overall record of 21-11 and 9-6 in ACC play.

Probable Starting Pitchers
FRIDAY, APRIL 10, 6:30 P.M. MIAMI – LHP Chris Hernandez (3-2, 5.80 ERA) vs. CLEMSON – LHP Casey Harman (3-2, 3.82 ERA)
SATURDAY, APRIL 11, 6:30 P.M. MIAMI – RHP David Gutierrez (2-3, 2.48 ERA) vs. CLEMSON – LHP Chris Dwyer (3-2, 5.21 ERA)
SUNDAY, APRIL 12, 12 P.M. MIAMI – LHP Iden Nazario (4-0, 5.40 ERA) vs. CLEMSON – TBA

Brian’s Prediction: Miami takes 2 out of 3 games.
Colin’s Prediction: Miami takes 2 out of 3 games.

Miami (FL) Series Notes
Clemson Series Notes

Virginia Tech @ Maryland

Virginia Tech heads to Maryland this weekend in an important series as both teams need to get a sweep to get back into the hunt for an ACC Tourney berth. Virginia Tech has an overall record of 18-12 and 4-10 in ACC play while Maryland is 15-17 overall while being 4-11 in ACC play.

Probable Starting Pitchers
Friday: RHP Scott Swinson vs RHP Rhett Ballard
Saturday: RHP Brett Harman vs LHP Justin Wright
Sunday: TBD vs RHP Mathew Price

Brian’s Prediction: Maryland 2-1
Colin’s Prediction: Virginia Tech 2-1

Boston College @ Wake Forest

Boston College heads down to Winston-Salem to take on the Wake Forest Demon Deacons. BC has an overall record of 20-11 while being 7-6 in ACC play. Wake Forest has an overall record of 18-13 while being 5-10 in conference play.

PROBABLE PITCHING MATCH UPS
Friday: RHP JB MacDonald (3-3, 2.83) vs. LHP Austin Stadler (3-2, 3.26)
Saturday: RHP John Leonard (1-1, 7.42) vs. LHP Garrett Bullock (1-0, 6.65)
Sunday: Both starters to be determined

Brian’s Prediction: Wake Forest 2-1
Colin’s Prediction: Boston College 2-1

Boston College Series Notes

Wake Forest Series Notes

NC State @ Duke

North Carolina State makes the short trek to Duke for a key ACC series for each team. NC State enters the weekend with a 17-15 overall record while being 6-9 in ACC play. Duke has an overall record of 22-12 and 7-8 in ACC play.

Game 1 – Friday, April 10 (7 p.m.)
Duke Starter: Andrew Wolcott (5-1, 1.94 ERA)
NC State Starter: Jimmy Gillheeney (4-1, 3.64)

Game 2 – Saturday, April 11 (2 p.m.)
Duke Starter: Christopher Manno (2-4, 6.14 ERA)
NC State Starter: Jake Buchanan (2-3, 5.21)

Game 3 – Sunday, April 12 (1 p.m.)
Duke Starter: Eric Pfisterer (2-1, 3.80 ERA)
NC State Starter: To Be Announced

Brian’s Prediction: Duke sweeps NC State.
Colin’s Prediction: Duke takes 2 out of three games.

Duke Series Notes
NC State Series Notes

Virginia @ Georgia Tech

Virginia brings their 27-6 overall record while being 8-5 in ACC play down to Georgia Tech. The Yellow Jackets have a 20-7 overall record while being 9-4 in ACC play.

Probable Starting Pitchers
Friday: RHP Deck McGuire (5-0, 2.36) vs. LHP Danny Hultzen (5-0, 2.17)
Saturday: RHP Zach Von Tersch (5-1, 5.45) vs. RHP Andrew Carraway (4-0, 2.14 ERA)
Sunday: RHP Brandon Cumpton (1-0, 5.85) vs. TBA

Brian’s Prediction: GT takes all three games.
Colin’s Prediction: GT takes 2 out of 3 games.

GT Series Notes
Virginia Series Notes