ACC Tournament Championship Recap (May 24)

John Hicks broke a 3-3 tie in the 9th inning with a two-RBI single. (Virginia Media Relations Photo)

John Hicks broke a 3-3 tie in the 9th inning with a two-RBI single. (Virginia Media Relations Photo)

After the end of pool play, Florida State and Virginia were left standing for the ACC title game.  The Cavaliers won their pool by posting a perfect 3-0 record, and Florida State went 2-1 in their pool and advanced to the finals via a tiebreaker.  Here is your ACC Tournament Championship recap for Sunday, May 24.

#14 Virginia 6, #7 Florida State 3

DURHAM, N.C. – John Hicks (Fr., Sandy Hook, Va.) hit a two-run single in the ninth inning to break a 3-3 tie and lift the No. 14 Virginia baseball team to a 6-3 victory over Florida State in the title game of the ACC Baseball Championship Sunday at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park in Durham, N.C. Virginia, the sixth seed, is the lowest seed to ever win the tournament crown after winning four games in four days to earn the ACC’s automatic bid to the NCAA tournament. FSU was the top seed in the field.

The tournament championship is the second in Virginia’s school history. The last came in 1996 and ironically also came against Florida State in Durham. Virginia also won the ACC regular-season championship in 1972, which was prior to the tournament era.

The ACC championship was the sixth this year for the Virginia Department of Athletics – the most in the ACC this year. It also ties a school record for ACC titles in one season.

Dan Grovatt (So., Tabernacle, N.J.) was named the tournament’s Most Valuable Player. He was joined on the All-Tournament Team by teammates Franco Valdes (Jr., Miami, Fla.) and Danny Hultzen (Fr., Bethesda, Md.). Grovatt went 8-for-15 in the tournament.

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