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ACC Weekend Preview (April 29th-May 1st)

We start to wind down the 2011 ACC schedule this weekend with the Virginia Cavaliers leading the Coastal Division while Florida State leads the Atlantic. The Cavaliers have a lead of one game in the Coastal Division over Georgia Tech with a 18-3 conference record. Miami is in third place at 15-5 while North Carolina is fourth with a 13-8 record. Virginia Tech comes in fifth at 7-14 while Duke is 4-14 to round out the division. The Atlantic Division is being led by the Florida State Seminoles who are 14-7 which gives them a three game lead over second place Clemson who is 11-10. NC State is in third place at 9-12 while Wake Forest is fourth at 7-14. Boston College is fifth at 6-14 while Maryland rounds out the division at 4-17. 

#1 Virginia (40-4, 18-3 ACC) at Boston College (15-24, 6-14 ACC)

Friday: UVA LHP Danny Hultzen (8-1, 1.31) vs BC  LHP Andrew Lawrence (2-1, 2.86)
Saturday: UVA RHP Tyler Wilson (5-0, 2.51) vs BC RHP John Leonard (4-5, 4.69)
Sunday: UVA RHP Will Roberts (8-0, 1.61) vs BC Bullpen

Prediction: UVA sweep

#9 Florida State (31-10, 14-7 ACC) at #23 Miami (FL) (28-13, 15-5 ACC)

Friday: FSU – LHP Sean Gilmartin (7-1, 1.38) vs MIAMI – LHP Bryan Radziewski (6-2, 3.23)
Saturday: FSU – RHP Hunter Scantling (3-0, 2.25) vs MIAMI – RHP Eric Whaley (6-2, 3.00)
Sunday: MIAMI – FSU – RHP Mike McGee (1-1, 3.75) vs MIAMI – RHP E.J. Encinosa (3-3, 3.11)

Prediction: FSU 2-1

#13 Georgia Tech (30-12, 17-4 ACC) at #18 Clemson (27-14, 11-10 ACC)

Friday: RHP Mark Pope (9-1, 1.01, 80.1 IP, 67 SO) vs. RHP Dominic Leone (2-1, 3.66, 32.0 IP, 35 SO)
Saturday: LHP Jed Bradley (4-2, 2.98, 60.1 IP, 78 SO) vs. RHP Jonathan Meyer (4-0, 2.66, 44.0 IP, 46 SO)
Sunday: RHP Buck Farmer (7-1, 3.27, 63.1 IP, 68 SO) vs. TBD

Prediction: GT Sweep

Maryland (19-25, 4-17 ACC) at NC State (24-18, 9-12 ACC)

Friday (6:30 p.m.): RHP David Carroll (5-4, 3.84) vs. RHP Cory Mazzoni (3-5, 4.11)
Saturday (6:30 p.m.): RHP Brady Kirkpatrick (2-2, 4.79) vs. RHP Rob Chamra (6-0, 3.55)
Sunday (1 p.m.): TBA vs. LHP Grant Sasser (1-3, 3.29)

Prediction: NC State 2-1

Virginia Tech at Duke

Friday VT LHP Joe Mantiply (5-5) vs DU RHP Dennis O’Grady (4-3)
Saturday VT RHP Marc Zecchino (4-4) vs DU RHP Robert Huber (4-0)
Sunday VT RHP Joe Parsons (5-2) vs DU RHP Marcus Stroman (1-3)

Prediction: VT 2-1