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ACC Weekend Preview (Feb. 17th-19th)

Here is your weekly look into the ACC as we open up the 2012 season. This will be very short this week as we are entering the first week of play and you can check out our full ACC season preview by clicking here

Boston College vs Virginia (Friday), James Madison (Saturday), and Coastal Carolina (Sunday)

Friday: RHP Eric Stevens (0-0) vs. RHP Branden Kline (0-0)
Saturday: RHP Matt Alvarez (0-0) vs. RHP Evan Scott (0-0)
Sunday: RHP Hunter Gordon (0-0) vs. LHP Ben Smith

Prediction: BC 0-3

UAB at Clemson

Fri. UAB Dillon Napoleon vs CU Kevin Brady
Sat. UAB Ben Bullard vs CU Dominic Leone
Sun. UAB TBA vs CU David Haselden

Prediction: Clemson 2-1

Duke at Texas

Friday, Feb. 17, 2012 – 7 p.m. Central
Texas: RHP Nathan Thornhill (3-0, 1.89 ERA) vs Duke: RHP Marcus Stroman (3-4, 2.80 ERA)

Saturday, Feb. 18, 2012 – 6 p.m. Central
Texas: LHP Hoby Milner (7-4, 2.45 ERA) vs Duke: LHP Trent Swart (Freshman)

Sunday, Feb. 19, 2011 – 12 p.m. Central
Texas: RHP John Curtiss (Freshman) vs Duke: RHP Robert Huber (4-1, 4.37 ERA)

Prediction: Texas 2-1

Hofstra vs Florida State

Feb. 17 FSU – LHP – Brandon Leibrandt (first career start) vs HOF RHP Jared Rogers (1-4, 9.64 ERA)
Feb. 18 FSU – RHP – Peter Miller (0-0, 2.70 ERA) vs HOF RHP John Tiedemann (JUCO transfer) 2 p.m.
Feb. 19 FSU – RHP – Mike Compton (fi rst career start) vs HOF RHP John Schilt (St. John’s transfer) 1 p.m.

Prediction: FSU 3-0

Georgia Tech vs Kent State (2) Winthrop (2)

GAME 1 Tech Starter RHP Buck Farmer (0-0, — ERA) vs Kent State Starter LHP David Starn (0-0, — ERA)
GAME 2 Tech Starter RHP Matthew Grimes (0-0, — ERA) vs Winthrop Starter RHP Matt Pierpont (0-0, — ERA)
GAME 3 Tech Starter RHP Dusty Isaacs (0-0, — ERA) vs Kent State Starter RHP Ryan Bores (0-0, — ERA)
GAME 4 Tech Starter TBA (0-0, — ERA) vs Winthrop Starter LHP Mitchell Knox (0-0, — ERA)

Prediction: GT 3-1

Maryland at UCLA

Friday (9 p.m.): RHP Brady Kirkpatrick (2-5, 5.71) vs. RHP Adam Plutko (7-4, 2.01)
Saturday (2 p.m.): RHP David Carroll (5-5, 4.70) vs. RHP Nick Vander Tuig (3-4, 2.90)
Sunday (10 a.m.): RHP Brett Harman (5-8, 4.50)* vs. RHP Zack Weiss (5-3, 2.86) * – 2010 stats

Prediction: UCLA 2-1

Rutgers at Miami (FL)

GAME 1: FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 7 p.m.
MIAMI – (LHP) Eric Erickson vs. RUTGERS – (LHP) Rob Smorol

GAME 2: SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 7 p.m.
MIAMI – (RHP) Eric Whaley vs. RUTGERS – (RHP) Ryan Fasano

GAME 3: SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 1 p.m.
MIAMI – (LHP) Bryan Radziewski vs. RUTGERS – (LHP) Rob Corsi

Prediction: Miami 3-0

Xavier at UNC

Fri. Game 1 UNC LHP Kent Emanuel (So., 2011: 9-1, 2.33 ERA) vs XU RHP Vinny Nittoli (So., 2011: 7-1, 3.75 ERA)
Fri. Game 2 UNC LHP Chris O’Brien (Fr., Drexel Hill, Pa.) vs XU LHP Jon Richard (Jr., 2011: 5-5, 3.76 ERA)
Sat. UNC RHP Benton Moss RHP (Fr., Enfield, N.C.) vs XU Tyler Koors (Jr., 5-5, 4.74 ERA)

Prediction: UNC 3-0

NC State vs Marshall (Friday), Youngstown State (Saturday), Wright State (Sunday)

Pitching Rotations Not Available at Press Time

Prediction: NC State 3-0

Virginia vs Boston College (Friday), Coastal Carolina (Saturday), James Madison (Sunday)

Fri. – RHP Branden Kline (4-1, 1.88 ERA) vs Boston College (RHP Eric Stevens; 2-1, 4.38 ERA)
Sat. – LHP Scott Silverstein (1-0, 3.77 ERA) vs Coastal Carolina (RHP Josh Conway; 8-2, 2.69 ERA)
Sun. – RHP Whit Mayberry (5-0, 3.00 ERA) vs James Madison (Starter TBA)

Prediction: UVA 3-0

Virginia Tech vs Bradley (2), Kennesaw State (2)

Friday, Noon VT RHP Patrick Scoggin vs Bradley LHP Joe Bircher
Saturday, Noon VT RHP Manny Martir vs Bradley RHP Justin Ziegler
Saturday, 4 p.m. VT LHP Joe Mantiply vs Kennesaw State RHP Stephen Janas
Sunday, 3 p.m. VT RHP Marc Zecchino vs Kennesaw State RHP Alan Busenit

Prediction: VT 3-1

  • eaglefan06

    0-3? Nope…try 3-0. Woo! Great weekend. Go Eagles!

  • Xaverianfan

    miss on bc