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ACC Weekend Preview (April 1st-3rd)

The fourth weekend of action kicks off today in the ACC with the Florida State Seminoles leading the Atlantic Division and the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets leading the Coastal. The Seminoles enter the weekend with a 6-3 record while both Clemson and Boston College are tied for second with identical 4-5 records. NC State and Wake Forest are tied for fourth place with 3-6 marks while Maryland rounds out the division at 1-8. The Yellow Jackets lead the Coastal Division with a perfect 9-0 record with Virginia in second place with a 8-1 mark. North Carolina is third at 7-2 and Miami is fourth at 6-3. Duke is 2-7 for fifth place while Virginia Tech is in last place at 1-8. 

Virginia Cavaliers (25-2, 8-1 ACC) at Virginia Tech Hokies (14-13, 1-8 ACC)

Fri. – UVA LHP Danny Hultzen (5-0, 1.12 ERA) vs VT LHP Joe Mantiply (2-4, 5.02 ERA)
Sat. – UVA RHP Tyler Wilson (3-0, 2.27 ERA) vs VT RHP Marc Zecchino (2-3 (3.82 ERA)
Sun. – RHP Cody Winiarski (3-1, 3.51 ERA) vs VT RHP Joe Parsons (4-1, 2.43 ERA)

Prediction
Brian Foley: UVA 3-0

Florida State (19-6, 6-3 ACC) at Maryland (12-13, 1-8 ACC)

Friday (7 p.m.): LHP Sean Gilmartin (5-0, 1.49) vs RHP Chuck Ghysels (1-2, 4.95)
Saturday (3 p.m.): RHP Scott Sitz (3-1, 3.86) vs RHP David Carroll (4-1, 2.56)
Sunday (Noon): RHP Gary Merians (4-1, 2.05) vs LHP Eric Potter (2-3, 3.93)

Prediction
Brian Foley: FSU 3-0

Clemson (14-9, 4-5 ACC) at UNC (23-4, 7-2 ACC)

Friday UNC RHP Patrick Johnson (Sr., 5-0, 2.58 ERA) vs CU RHP Scott Weismann (Jr., 2-3, 6.52 ERA)
Saturday LHP Kent Emanuel (Fr., 4-1, 2.04 ERA) vs CU RHP Dominic Leone (So., 0-1, 7.00 ERA)
Sunday UNC TBA vs CU RHP Scott Firth (So., 2-0, 3.10 ERA)

Prediction
Brian Foley: UNC 3-0

Georgia Tech (21-5, 9-0 ACC) at Duke (15-12, 2-7 ACC)

Friday: RHP Mark Pope (6-0, 0.59, 45.2 IP, 41 SO) vs. LHP Dillon Haviland (1-1, 1.64, 22.0, 13 SO)
Saturday: LHP Jed Bradley (3-0, 1.67, 37.2 IP, 51 SO) vs. RHP Dennis O’Grady (4-1, 4.50, 34.0, 27 SO)
Sunday: RHP Buck Farmer (4-1, 1.91, 37.2 IP, 42 SO) vs. Marcus Stroman (1-1. 3.42, 23.2 IP, 30 SO)

Prediction
Brian Foley: GT 3-0

Miami (FL) (15-11, 6-3 ACC) at Boston College (10-13, 4-5 ACC)

Friday: MIAMI – LHP Bryan Radziewski (3-2, 2.78) vs. Boston College – LHP Andrew Lawrence (1-1, 4.35)
Saturday: MIAMI – RHP E.J. Encinosa (1-2, 3.67) vs. Boston College – LHP Nate Bayuk (3-2, 3.77)
Sunday: MIAMI – RHP Eric Whaley (4-1, 2.37) vs. Boston College – RHP John Leonard (3-2, 2.54)

Prediction
Brian Foley: BC 2-1

NC State (15-11, 3-6 ACC) at Wake Forest (9-15, 3-6 ACC)

Friday NC State Cory Mazzoni (2-2, 2.59) vs WF. Nate Jones (0-0, 3.12)
Saturday NC State Danny Healey (1-3, 6.53) vs. WF Tim Cooney (3-1, 1.50)
Sunday NC State TBA vs. WF Austin Stadler (0-5, 9.39)

Prediction
Brian Foley: NC State 2-1