ACC Weekend Preview for March 5th-7th

AccBaseballLogo The ACC squads are back in action this weekend with a couple of marquee series taking place in Florida. The Georgia Bulldogs from the SEC head down to Tallahassee to take on the Florida State Seminoles. This weekend’s series will be the first real test for the Noles as they are sporting a 7-0 record with three game sweeps over Georgia State and Hofstra while winning a midweek game over the Florida Gators in Tampa. The other big series is the Florida Gators heading down to Coral Gables to take on the Miami Hurricanes. The Gators have a 5-1 overall record as they did not play last weekend as LaSalle had travel troubles while Miami has a 6-1 record which includes victories over Manhattan and Rutgers while defeating South Florida in Tampa on Tuesday.

Clemson and South Carolina is another instate matchup in the ACC this weekend as the schools play a three game set where each team will host a game and one game will be played at a neutral site.

The other weekend matchups see Virginia in action with two games against each Wright State and the 2009 Ivy League champion Dartmouth at Davernport Field in Charlottesville. Rutgers will be entertained by Georgia Tech, Michigan heads to Chapel Hill to play the Tar Heels, Boston College heads to Florida Atlantic, Hofstra visits Maryland, Long Island heads to Virginia Tech, Quinnpiac at NC State, Temple at Duke, and Wake Forest hosts Temple.

You can check out the full weekend preview below with predictions.

Wright State and Dartmouth at #2 Virginia

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Predictions:
Brian Foley: UVA sweep
Kyle Tait: UVA sweep
Michael Lemaire:
Skip McCarthy: UVA Sweeps

#29 Georgia at #3 Florida State

Friday: FSU – LHP – Sean Gilmartin (2-0, 1.38 ERA) vs UGA – RHP – Justin Grimm (1-0, 1.69 ERA)
Saturday: FSU – LHP – John Gast (2-0, 1.64 ERA) vs UGA – RHP – Jeff Walters (0-0, 5.91 ERA)
Sunday: FSU – RHP – Geoff Parker (1-0, 5.79 ERA) vs UGA – RHP – Michael Palazzone (2-0, 6.00 ERA)

Predictions:
Brian Foley: UGA 2-1
Kyle Tait: FSU 2-1
Michael Lemaire:
Skip McCarthy: FSU 2-1

#5 Florida at #10 Miami (FL)

Friday UM – LHP Chris Hernandez vs. UF – LHP Alex Panteliodis
Saturday UM – RHP Jason Santana vs. UF – LHP Brian Johnson
Sunday UM – LHP Eric Erickson vs. UF – RHP Tommy Toledo

Predictions:
Brian Foley: Florida 2-1
Kyle Tait: Florida 2-1
Michael Lemaire:
Skip McCarthy: Florida 2-1

Rutgers at #7 Georgia Tech

Friday: Georgia Tech – Deck McGuire, RHP, Jr. (1-0, 1.29 ERA) vs Rutgers – Casey Gaynor, RHP, Sr. (0-2, 5.91 ERA)
Saturday: Georgia Tech – Brandon Cumpton, RHP, Jr. (2-0, 1.50 ERA) vs Rutgers – Dennis Hill, LHP, Sr. (0-2, 8.38 ERA)
Sunday: Georgia Tech – Jed Bradley, LHP, So. (1-1, 3.27 ERA) vs Rutgers – Willie Beard, RHP, So. (0-0, 7.20 ERA)

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

#24 South Carolina vs #9 Clemson

Friday- South Carolina Blake Cooper (Sr. RHP) 2-0, 3.00 ERA, 12.0 IP, 4 BB, 11 SO vs Clemson Casey Harman (Jr. LHP) 2-0, 0.84 ERA, 10.2 IP, 4 BB, 9 SO
Saturday- South Carolina Sam Dyson (Jr. RHP) 1-0, 2.35 ERA, 7.2 IP, 2 BB, 11 SO vs Clemson Will Lamb (So. LHP) 1-0, 1.42 ERA, 6.1 IP, 2 BB, 6 SO
Sunday- South Carolina Tyler Webb (Fr. LHP) 0-0, 0.00 ERA, 8.2 IP, 1 BB, 9 SO vs Clemson Scott Weismann (So. RHP) 1-0, 2.89 ERA, 9.1 IP, 1 BB, 10 SO

Predictions:
Brian Foley: South Carolina 2-1
Kyle Tait: South Carolina 2-1
Michael Lemaire:
Skip McCarthy: South Carolina 2-1

Michigan at #12 North Carolina

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Predictions:
Brian Foley: UNC 2-1
Kyle Tait: UNC 2-1
Michael Lemaire:
Skip McCarthy: UNC 2-1

Boston College at Florida Atlantic

Friday: BC LHP Pat Dean (1-0, 4.50) vs. FAU RHP Taylor Everist (0-2, 2.08)
Saturday: BC RHP Mike Dennhardt (1-1, 7.27) vs. FAU RHP Mike Gipson (2-0, 1.29)
Sunday: BC RHP Kevin Moran (1-0, 5.06) vs. FAU RHP Kevin Alexander (1-1, 5.79)

Predictions:
Brian Foley: FAU 3-0
Kyle Tait: FAU 2-1
Michael Lemaire:
Skip McCarthy: BC 2-1

Hofstra at Maryland

Friday (3:00): UMD LHP Eric Potter vs. HU RHP Jared Rogers
Saturday (1:00): UMD RHP Brett Harman vs. HU RHP Sean Moaghan
Sunday (1:00): UMD RHP Sander Beck vs. HU RHP Kevin Rigopoulos

Predictions:
Brian Foley: Hofstra 2-1
Kyle Tait: Maryland 2-1
Michael Lemaire:
Skip McCarthy: Hofstra 2-1

Long Island at Virginia Tech

Friday LIU- LHP Kenny Cedel (0-1, 5.0 IP, 0.00 ERA) vs LHP VT- Justin Wright (1-1, 8.1 IP, 8.64 ERA)
Saturday Game 1 LIU- RHP Justin Topa (1-0, 5.0 IP, 5.40 ERA) vs RHP VT- Jesse Hahn (2-0, 14.0 IP, 1.29 ERA)
Saturday Game 2 LIU- LHP Adam Sauter (0-1, 5.0 IP, 3.60 ERA) vs LHP VT- Joe Mantiply (1-0, 7.0 IP, 5.14 ERA)
Sunday: LIU TBA vs VT- RHP Matthew Price (0-1, 4.0 IP, 15.75 ERA)

Predictions:
Brian Foley: VT 3-1
Kyle Tait: VT 4-0
Michael Lemaire:
Skip McCarthy: VT Sweep

Quinnipiac at NC State

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Predictions:
Brian Foley: NC State sweep
Kyle Tait: NC State sweep
Michael Lemaire:
Skip McCarthy: NC State sweep

Temple at Duke

Friday Duke: Michael Ness, RHP (1-0, 3.60 ERA) vs. Temple Starter: Matt Mongiardini, RHP (0-2, 9.82 ERA)
Saturday Duke: Eric Pfisterer, LHP (1-1, 8.68 ERA) vs. Temple Starter: Ben White, RHP (0-1, 9.00 ERA)
Sunday Duke: Jonathan Foreman, RHP (1-0, 3.75 ERA) vs. Temple: Steve Nikorak, RHP (0-0, 0.00 ERA)

Predictions:
Brian Foley: Duke sweep
Kyle Tait: Duke sweep
Michael Lemaire:
Skip McCarthy: Duke sweep

Xavier at Wake Forest

Friday WF RHP Michael Dimock (So., 0-1, 3.18) vs. XU RHP Nate Mutsch (R-So., 0-1, 10.12)
Saturday WF LHP Tim Cooney (Fr., 1-0, 1.46) vs. XU LHP Tommy Shirley (Jr., 0-1, 11.32)
Sunday WF LHP Austin Stadler (So., 1-0, 3.65) vs. XU LHP Jon Richard (Fr., 1-1, 9.90)

Brian Foley: Xavier 2-1
Kyle Tait: Xavier 2-1
Michael Lemaire:
Skip McCarthy: Xavier 2-1

OVERALL STANDINGS

Michael Lemaire 14-10
Skip McCarty 12-12
Kyle Tait 11-13
Brian Foley: 8-16

  • http://www.wrek.org/sports Kyle Tait

    Well. Guess we all got Virginia wrong.