ACC Weekend Preview (May 14th-16th)

Brian Moran leads a strong UNC squad who looks to rebound against Boston College (Courtesy of UNC)

We enter the final weekend of ACC play with four squads fighting it out for the last two spots in the conference tournament. Boston College and Duke are currently in the drivers seats for the final two spots as each of them would have to get swept over the weekend for either NC State or Virginia Tech to make the tournament. The final weekend sees five ACC series while Florida State steps out of conference with a series against Grambling State. The North Carolina Tar Heels make their second trip to Boston College in a key series for the Eagles. Georgia Tech heads to Duke which is key for both squads as the Yellow Jackets are trying to hold off the North Carolina Tar Heels for the Coastal Division title. The battle of Virginia takes place this weekend in Blacksburg with Virginia Tech hosting the Virginia Cavaliers. The final two series sees Clemson heading to NC State and Miami (FL) heading to Wake Forest.

North Carolina at Boston College

Thursday: RHP JB MacDonald (4-6, 4.08) vs. RHP Alex White (7-2, 3.45)
Friday: RHP John Leonard (1-3, 7.84) vs. RHP Adam Warren (6-2, 3.21)
Saturday: LHP Pat Dean (5-3, 3.11) vs. RHP Matt Harvey (5-2, 6.70)

Brian’s Prediction: UNC sweeps
Colin’s Prediction: UNC 2-1

BC Series Notes
UNC Series Notes

Georgia Tech at Duke

Thursday – 7 p.m.: RHP Deck McGuire (9-0, 2.67) vs. LHP Christopher Manno (5-4, 4.31)
Friday – 2 p.m.: RHP Brandon Cumpton (3-1, 4.56) vs. RHP Andrew Wolcott (6-3, 2.65)
Saturday – 1 p.m.: LHP Jed Bradley (2-2, 6.37) vs. TBA

Brian’s Prediction: GT takes 2 out of 3 games
Colin’s Prediction: GT 2-1

GT Series Notes
Duke Series Notes

Virginia at Virginia Tech

Thu. – LHP Danny Hultzen (6-1, 2.39 ERA) vs. RHP Rhett Ballard (7-4, 4.02 ERA)
Fri. – RHP Andrew Carraway (5-0, 4.27 ERA) vs. LHP Justin Wright (6-2, 3.73 ERA)
Sat. – RHP Robert Morey (2-0, 2.74 ERA) vs. TBA

Brian’s Prediction: UVA sweeps VT
Colin’s Prediction: UVA 2-1

Virginia Series Notes
VT Series Notes

Clemson at NC State

Thu. CU Trey Delk RHP Sr. 3-1 2.31 vs NS Jimmy Gillheeney LHP Jr. 6-4 3.24
Fri. CU Casey Harman LHP So. 6-3 3.61 vs NS John Lambert LHP Jr. 1-4 5.80
Sat. CU Chris Dwyer LHP Fr. 4-4 5.01 vs NS TBA

Brian’s Prediction: Clemson takes 2 out of 3 games.
Colin’s Prediction: Clemson 2-1

Clemson Series Notes
NC State Series Notes

Miami (FL) at Wake Forest

Thursday: MIAMI – LHP Chris Hernandez (6-3, 4.24 ERA) vs. WAKE FOREST – RHP Phil Negus (2-5, 8.20 ERA)
Friday: MIAMI – LHP Iden Nazario (5-3, 6.50 ERA) vs. WAKE FOREST – RHP Michael Dimock (4-3, 6.83)
Saturday: MIAMI – TBA vs. WAKE FOREST – LHP Garrett Bullock (1-4, 7.16 ERA)

Brian’s Prediction: Miami sweeps Wake Forest
Colin’s Prediction: Miami sweep

Miami (FL) Series Notes
Wake Forest Series Notes

OUT OF CONFERENCE

Grambling State at Florida State

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