CBB Column: ACC Weekend Preview (Feb. 26th-28th)

ACCBaseballLogo Here is your ACC Weekend Preview for February 26th-28th. I will have much more in-depth previews once we enter the conference portion of the schedule. The ACC teams have a fairly easy slate this week with Boston College and NC State facing the most difficult opponents. The Eagles head down to Auburn to play the host Tigers, Missouri and Florida Atlantic while NC State takes part in the “Baseball at the Beach” tourney which features James Madison and nationally ranked squads in Coastal Carolina and UC-Irvine. Besides those two ACC teams, the rest of the conference has fairly easy matchups with Florida State hosting Hofstra, Rhode Island heading to Virginia, Xavier going to Georgia Tech, Manhattan taking on the Hurricanes, Maine and North Carolina facing off, Wright State at Clemson, Delaware at Maryland, Fordham at Duke, Kent State at Wake Forest, and Virginia Tech heading to Charleston Southern.

 

Hofstra at #2 Florida State

Saturday Game 1: Florida State – LHP, Sean Gilmartin (1-0) vs. Hofstra – LHP, Joe Burg (0-0)
Saturday Game 2: Florida State – LHP, John Gast (1-0) vs. Hofstra – RHP, Cody Normand (0-1)
Sunday- Florida State – RHP, Geoff Parker (0-0) vs. Hofstra – RHP, Kevin Rigopoulos (0-1)

Predictions
Brian Foley: FSU Sweep
Michael Lemaire: Florida State beats Hofstra (3-0)
Skip McCarthy: FSU Sweep
Kyle Tait: FSU Sweep

Hofstra Series Notes
Florida State Series Notes

Rhode Island at #3 Virginia

Friday: Rhode Island – Tim Boyce vs Virginia – Danny Hultzen
Saturday: Rhode Island – TBA vs Virginia – Robert Morey
Sunday: Rhode Island – TBA vs Virginia – Cody Winiarski

Predictions
Brian Foley: Virginia Sweep
Michael Lemaire: Virginia Sweep
Skip McCarthy: Virginia Sweep
Kyle Tait: Virginia Sweep

Virginia Series Notes

NC State vs UC-Irvine, James Madison, and Coastal Carolina

Friday: NC State Cory Mazzoni (1-0, 1.80) vs UC-Irvine Christian Bergman (0-0, 10.38)
Saturday: NC State Danny Healey (0-0, 16.20) vs James Madison Kyle Hoffman (6-5, 6.64 in 2008)
Sunday: NC State Jake Buchanan (1-0, 1.04) and Jim Birmingham (1-0, 0.00)

Predictions
Brian Foley: NC State goes 0-3
Michael Lemaire: NC State goes 1-2
Skip McCarthy: NC State goes 0-3
Kyle Tait: NC State goes 1-2

NC State Series Notes

Xavier at Georgia Tech

Friday: Georgia Tech – Deck McGuire, RHP, Jr. (1-0) vs. Xavier – Nate Mutsch, RHP, So. (0-1)
Saturday: Georgia Tech – Brandon Cumpton, RHP, Jr. (1-0) vs. Xavier – Tommy Shirley, LHP, Jr. (0-0)
Sunday: Georgia Tech – Jed Bradley, LHP, So. (1-0) vs. Xavier – Jon Richard, LHP, Sr. (0-1)

Predictions
Brian Foley: GT Sweep
Michael Lemaire: GT Sweep
Skip McCarthy: GT Sweep
Kyle Tait: GT Sweep

Xavier Series Notes
GT Series Notes

Manhattan at Miami (FL)

Friday: Miami – LHP Eric Erickson vs. Manhattan – RHP Mike Giordano
Saturday: Miami – LHP Chris Hernandez vs. Manhattan – RHP Tom Costigan
Sunday: Miami – RHP Jason Santana vs. Manhattan – LHP Mike Gazzola

Predictions
Brian Foley: Miami (FL) Sweep
Michael Lemaire: Miami beats Manhattan (2-1)
Skip McCarthy: Miami Sweep
Kyle Tait: Miami Sweep

Manhattan Series Notes
Miami (FL) Series Notes

Maine at North Carolina

Friday: UNC Matt Harvey vs.Maine TBA
Saturday: UNC Patrick Johnson vs Maine TBA
Sunday: UNC Colin Bates vs Maine TBA

Predictions
Brian Foley: UNC Sweep
Michael Lemaire: UNC Sweep
Skip McCarthy: UNC Sweep
Kyle Tait: UNC Sweep

UNC Series Notes

Wright State at Clemson

Friday: Wright State Alex Kaminsky (0-0, 3.60 ERA) vs Clemson Casey Harman (1-0, 0.00 ERA)
Saturday: Wright State Michael Meintel (1-0, 0.00 ERA) vs Clemson Scott Weismann (1-0, 3.86 ERA)
Sunday: Wright State Max Friedman (0-0, 1.29 ERA) vs Clemson TBA

Predictions
Brian Foley: Clemson goes 2-1
Michael Lemaire: Clemson sweeps
Skip McCarthy: Clemson sweeps
Kyle Tait: Clemson sweeps

Clemson Series Notes

Boston College vs Auburn, Florida Atlantic, and Missouri

Friday: LHP Pat Dean (1-0, 2.57) vs. Auburn RHP Jon Luke Jacobs (0-1, 7.71)
Saturday: RHP Mike Dennhardt (1-0, 0.00) vs. Florida Atlantic RHP Mike Gipson (1-0, 0.00)
Sunday: RHP Andrew Del Colle (0-1, 99.00) vs. Missouri LHP Aaron Blunt (0-0, 1.80)

Predictions
Brian Foley: BC goes 2-1
Michael Lemaire: BC goes 2-1
Skip McCarthy: BC takes 2 of 3
Kyle Tait: BC goes 2-1

Boston College Series Notes

Delaware at Maryland

Friday: Delaware – Brian Rorick vs Maryland – Brett Harman
Saturday: Delaware – Rich O’Donald vs Maryland – Eric Potter
Sunday: Delaware – Nick Young vs Maryland – Sander Beck/Adam Kolarek

Predictions
Brian Foley: Delaware wins 2 out of 3
Michael Lemaire: Delaware wins 2 out of 3
Skip McCarthy: MD takes 2 of 3
Kyle Tait: Maryland goes 2-1

Maryland Series Notes

Fordham at Duke

Friday: Fordham – Max Krakowiak vs Duke – Michael Ness
Saturday: Fordham – Brian Pendergast vs Duke – Eric Pfisterer
Sunday: Fordham – TBA vs Duke – Jonathan Foreman

Predictions
Brian Foley: Duke takes 2 out of 3
Michael Lemaire: Duke takes 2 out of 3
Skip McCarthy: Duke Sweeps
Kyle Tait: Duke wins 2 out of 3

Duke Series Notes

Kent State at Wake Forest

Friday: Wake Forest LHP Austin Stadler (So., 1-0, 1.50) vs. KSU RHP Robert Sabo (R-Jr., 0-1, 7.94)
Saturday Game 1: Wake Forest LHP Tim Cooney (Fr., 1-0, 2.84) vs. KSU LHP Kyle Hallock (Jr., 0-0, 11.25)
Saturday Game 2: Wake Forest RHP Brandon Johnson (Jr., 0-1, 9.00) vs. Kent State RHP Brennen Glass (R-Jr., 0-0, 0.00)
Sunday: Wake Forest LHP Niko Spezial (Fr., 0-1, 4.91) vs. Kent State LHP David Starn (So., 0-1, 7.20)

Predictions
Brian Foley: Wake goes 1-3
Michael Lemaire: Wake goes 2-2
Skip McCarthy: Wake sweeps
Kyle Tait: Wake goes 1-3

Kent State Series Notes
Wake Forest Series Notes

Virginia Tech at Charleston Southern

Friday: VT – Justin Wright vs Charleston Southern Anthony Markham
Saturday: VT – Jesse Hahn vs Charleston Southern Charlie McCready
Sunday: VT – Joe Mantiply vs Charleston Southern Tyler Thornberg

Predictions
Brian Foley: Charleston Southern goes 2-1
Michael Lemaire: VT goes 2-1
Skip McCarthy: VA Tech sweeps
Kyle Tait: VT goes 2-1

Charleston Southern Series Notes
Virginia Tech Series Notes

  • Ken Williams

    Better take another look at that Wolfpack prediction;

    http://www.gopack.com/ViewArticle.dbml?SPSID=41941&SPID=3728&DB_OEM_ID=9200&ATCLID=204896295

    There’s a Big, Bad Wolf lurking in Myrtle Beach!

    • http://thecollegebaseballblog.com Brian Foley

      Great win for NC State.

  • mainejeff

    Looks like y’all lose on the UNC sweep of Maine.

  • Nick

    Sweet pick Foley on CSU taking 2 of 3 from VT.

    • http://thecollegebaseballblog.com Brian Foley

      Wait until you see how bad my picking record is when I put out the standings. Bad is an understatement.