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ACC Weekend Preview (Feb. 18th-20th)

We start up the 2011 season today with all 12 ACC teams in action with most of the top teams facing weaker competition. The best two non-conference matchups this weekend is the Virginia Cavaliers taking part in the Auburn Tigers tourney while North Carolina heads to Southern California to take part in the USC Tournament while slipping in a game with Cal-State Fullerton on Saturday. You can check out our ACC Atlantic Division and Coastal Division previews to get a full rundown on the conference teams heading into the opening weekend. We have also included our picks from some of our good friends around the country who will be joining us throughout the 2011 season.

Maryland at Texas

Probable Starting Pitchers
Friday Texas: RHP Taylor Jungmann (8-3, 2.03 ERA) vs UMD: RHP Sander Beck (0-8, 7.38 ERA)
Saturday G1 Texas: RHP Cole Green (11-2, 2.74 ERA) vs UMD: RHP David Carroll (JC Transfer)
Saturday G2 Texas: LHP Sam Stafford (0-0, 2.61 ERA)vs UMD: LHP Eric Potter (2-10, 8.80 ERA)
Sunday Texas: LHP Hoby Milner (3-1, 1.97 ERA) vs UMD: TBA

Predictions
Brian Foley: Texas 3-1
William Knox: Texas Sweep
Kyle Tait: Texas Sweep
Skip McCarty: Texas 3-1

Eastern Michigan at Clemson

Friday: EMU Jr. RHP Kendall Lewis vs CU Jr. RHP Scott Weismann
Saturday: EMU Sr. LHP Robert Wendzicki vs CU So. RHP Dominic Leone
Sunday: EMU So. RHP Steve Weber vs CU So. RHP Kevin Brady

Predictions
Brian Foley: Clemson Sweep
William Knox: Clemson Sweep
Kyle Tait: Clemson Sweep
Skip McCarty: Clemson Sweep

VMI at Florida State

Friday: VMI RHP Adam Lopez (5-3, 5.25 ERA) vs FSU LHP Sean Gilmartin (9-8, 5.24 ERA)
Saturday: VMI LHP Jason Farley (4-5, 5.12 ERA) vs LHP Brian Busch (6-2, 3.94 ERA)
Sunday: VMI RHP Sam Roberts (6-5, 5.59 ERA) vs RHP Scott Sitz (5-0, 3.76 ERA)

Predictions
Brian Foley: FSU Sweep
William Knox: FSU Sweep
Kyle Tait: FSU Sweep
Skip McCarty: FSU Sweep

Virginia vs UAB (Friday), Auburn (Saturday), Arkansas State (Sunday)

Friday: UAB Sr. RHP Ryan Woolley (3-4 7.03 ERA) vs UVA Jr. LHP Danny Hultzen (11-1, 2.78 ERA)
Saturday: Auburn Sr. LHP Cory Luckie (6-4, 5.91) vs UVA Sr. RHP Tyler Wilson (8-4, 3.41 ERA)
Sunday: ASU So. RHP Daniel Wright (3-3, 4.10) vs UVA Sr. RHP Cody Winiarksi, (5-0, 4.68 ERA)

Predictions
Brian Foley: Virginia 2-1
William Knox: Virginia Sweep
Kyle Tait: Virginia 2-1
Skip McCarty: Virginia Sweep

Boston College vs Coastal Carolina (Friday), Indiana (Saturday), Tennessee Tech (Sunday)

Friday: BC RHP Mike Dennhardt (4-7, 7.22) vs. CCU RHP Anthony Meo (13-2 2.61)
Saturday: BC LHP Nate Bayuk (0-0, 3.86) vs. Indiana LHP Joey DeNato (0-0, 0.00)
Sunday: BC RHP John Leonard (2-3, 7.53) vs. Tennessee Tech RHP Nick Price (2-0, 5.40)

Predictions
Brian Foley: BC 1-2
William Knox: BC 2-1
Kyle Tait: BC 1-2
Skip McCarty: BC 2-1

Wake Forest at LSU

Friday: WF LHP Austin Stadler (Jr., 0-0, 0.00 ERA) vs. LSU RHP Ben Alsup (0-0, 0.00 ERA)
Saturday: WF LHP Tim Cooney (So., 0-0, 0.00 ERA) vs. LSU RHP Kevin Gausman (0-0, 0.00 ERA)
Sunday: WF LHP Zach White OR RHP Justin Van Grouw vs. LSU Fr. RHP Ryan Eades (0-0, 0.00 ERA)

Predictions
Brian Foley: LSU Sweep
William Knox: LSU Sweep
Kyle Tait: LSU Sweep
Skip McCarty: LSU Sweep

Rutgers at Miami (FL)

Friday: RU – RHP Tyler Gebler (1-3, 1.75) vs UM – LHP Bryan Radziewski (0-0, 0.00)
Saturday: RU – LHP Rob Smorol (5-1, 4.05 vs UM – RHP E.J. Encinosa (1-1, 2.20)
Sunday: RU – RHP Nathaniel Roe (3-1, 5.65) vs UM – RHP Eric Whaley (5-1, 4.28)

Predictions
Brian Foley: Miami Sweep
William Knox: Miami Sweep
Kyle Tait: Miami Sweep
Skip McCarty: Miami 2-1

Kent State at Georgia Tech

Friday: KSU LHP Kyle Hallock (8-5, 5.64)  vs GT RHP Mark Pope (8-1, 3.76)
Saturday: KSU TBA vs GT LHP Jed Bradley (9-5, 4.83)
Sunday: KSU David Starn (7-3, 5.09) vs GT RHP Buck Farmer (5-1, 3.63)

Predictions
Brian Foley: GT 2-1
William Knox: GT Sweep
Kyle Tait: GT Sweep
Skip McCarty: GT 2-1

UNC vs Cal Poly (Fri.), Southern California (Sat, G1), Cal-State Fullerton (Sat. G2), Missouri (Sun.)

Fri: Chris Munnelly, RHP (So., 2010: 3-2, 5.40) vs Mason Radeke, RHP Cal Poly (Jr., 2010: 3-1, 2.96)
Sat G1: Patrick Johnson, RHP (Sr., 2010: 6-3, 3.71) vs Tyler Pill, RHP (Jr., 2010: 4-4, 3.36)
Sat G2: Michael Morin, RHP (So., 2010: 5-3, 5.45) vs Austin Wood, RHP(Jr., 2010: 3-4, 4.81 at St. Pete CC)
Sun: Kent Emanuel, LHP (Fr., 6-4, 188) vs Zach Hardoin, LHP (Jr., 10-1, 3.00 at Blinn College)

Predictions
Brian Foley: UNC 2-2
William Knox: UNC 3-1
Kyle Tait: UNC 3-1
Skip McCarty: UNC 2-2

Elon vs NC State (Friday and Sunday @NC State, Saturday @Elon)

Fri: Elon Sr. Jared Kernodle (6-3, 5.40) vs NC State Jr Cory Mazzoni (7-3, 5.20 ERA in 2010)
Sat: Elon Soph Kyle Webb (0-3, 3.41) vs NC State Soph. Josh Easley (10-2, 3.99 ERA at Weatherford College)
Sun: Elon Sr. Ken Ferrer (9-6, 5.52) vs NC State Soph. Danny Healey (1-1, 5.40)

Predictions
Brian Foley: NC State 2-1
William Knox: NC State sweep
Kyle Tait: NC State 2-1
Skip McCarty: NC State 2-1

Virginia Tech vs Indiana (Friday), Tennessee Tech (Saturday), Coastal Carolina (Sunday)

Friday: VT Joe Mantiply So. L (4-1 5.62 ERA) vs IU Drew Leininger (9-3, 4.04 ERA)
Saturday: VT Marc Zecchino Jr. R (1-1 4.74 ERA) vs TTU
Sunday: VT Patrick Scoggi So. R (1-1, 9.00 ERA) vs CCU

Predictions
Brian Foley: VT 2-1
William Knox: VT 2-1
Kyle Tait: VT 0-3
Skip McCarty: VT 2-1

Richmond at Duke

Friday: RICH: Jacob Mayers, RHP (0-0, 0.00 ERA) vs DU: Chase Bebout, RHP (0-0, 0.00 ERA)
Saturday: RICH: Bret Williams, LHP (0-0, 0.00 ERA) DU: Eric Pfisterer, LHP (0-0, 0.00 ERA)
Sunday: RICH: Andrew Brocke , RHP (0-0, 0.00 ERA vs DU: Dennis O’Grady, RHP (0-0, 0.00 ERA)

Predictions
Brian Foley: Duke Sweep
William Knox: Duke 2-1
Kyle Tait: Duke 2-1
Skip McCarty: Duke 2-1

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