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ACC Weekend Preview

Here is your ACC Pitching Matchups and Predictions for this weekend.

Virginia Tech at #4 Florida State

Friday: FSU – LHP – Brandon Leibrandt (2-1, 3.67 ERA)
VT – LHP – Joe Mantiply (3-1, 2.97 ERA) 6:00 p.m.
Saturday: FSU – RHP – Mike Compton (5-0, 2.08 ERA)
VT – RHP – Marc Zecchino (2-3, 4.63 ERA) 6:00 p.m.
Sunday: FSU – TBA
VT – RHP – Andrew Aizenstadt (2-1, 3.46 ERA) 1:00 p.m

Brian Foley: FSU 2-1
Nolan Alexander: FSU 3-0

Wake Forest at #5 North Carolina
Fri. UNC LHP Kent Emanuel (So., 5-1, 1.38 ERA) vs WF LHP Tim Cooney (Jr., 3-2, 4.17 ERA)
Sat. UNC RHP Chris Munnelly (Jr., 2-0, 3.49 ERA) vs WF RHP Justin Van Grouw (Jr., 1-2, 4.54 ERA)
Sun. UNC RHP Benton Moss (Fr., 2-1, 1.95 ERA) vs WF LHP Brian Holmes (Jr., 5-0, 1.49 ERA)

Brian Foley: UNC 2-1
Nolan Alexander: UNC 3-0

#6 Miami, Florida at Clemson
Miami (FL)
Day # Pitcher Pos. Cl. W-L ERA
Fri. 17 Eric Erickson LHP Gr. 4-2 3.23
Sat. 52 Eric Whaley RHP Jr. 3-1 2.21
Sun. 55 Steven Ewing LHP Jr. 3-0 2.23
Clemson
Day # Pitcher Pos. Cl. W-L ERA
Fri. 19 Kevin Brady RHP *Jr. 1-2 2.97
Sat. 6 Dominic Leone RHP Jr. 3-2 6.08
Sun. 21 Kevin Pohle RHP So. 3-1 1.88

Brian Foley: Miami (FL) 2-1
Nolan Alexander: Miami (FL) 2-1

Duke at #21 Georgia Tech
Friday
Ga Tech Starter RHP Buck Farmer (4-2, 5.20 ERA)
Duke Starter RHP Marcus Stroman (3-2, 2.83 ERA)
Saturday
Tech Starter RHP Luke Bard (1-0, 1.17 ERA)
Duke Starter LHP Trent Swart (3-2, 2.06 ERA)
Sunday
Tech Starter RHP Dusty Isaacs (4-1, 3.45 ERA)
Duke Starter RHP Robert Huber (3-3, 4.06 ERA)

Brian Foley: GT 2-1
Nolan Alexander: GT 2-1

#26 Virginia at #27 NC State
VIRGINIA CAVALIERS (17-8-1, 5-4)
Probable Starting Rotation
Fri. – LHP Scott Silverstein (2-2, 2.10 ERA)
Sat. – RHP Branden Kline (4-2, 3.10 ERA)
Sun. – RHP Artie Lewicki (1-1, 4.50 ERA)

NC STATE WOLFPACK (17-6, 6-3)
Probable Starting Rotation
Fri. – RHP Ethan Ogburn (2-1, 1.73 ERA)
Sat. – LHP Carlos Rodon (4-0, 1.30 ERA)
Sun. – RHP Logan Jernigan (3-1, 4.03 ERA)

Brian Foley: NC State 2-1
Nolan Alexander: NC State 2-1

Maryland at Boston College
Friday (2:30 p.m): RHP Brady Kirkpatrick (1-3, 3.55) vs. RHP Eric Stevens (3-1, 5.01)
Saturday (1:30 p.m.): RHP Brett Harman (4-1, 1.88) vs. RHP Hunter Gordon (1-1, 3.64)
Sunday (1 p.m.): TBA vs. RHP Taylor Lasko (0-2, 4.15)

Brian Foley: Maryland 2-1
Nolan Alexander: Maryland 2-1

  • Mark C

    Is Matt Grimes injured for Georgia Tech, or is Georgia Tech still trying to find the “right” three starting pitchers for the weekend rotation?  Also, I’m curious about the Clemson predictions.  Is Clemson’s offense that bad, or, is it a situation where the bats just have not heated up yet?

  • http://twitter.com/Nolan__Ryan Nolan Alexander

    Mark, Grimes is out with an arm injury and his return date has not been announced. Luke Bard has entered the rotation and has done a nice job as a starter, allowing just 1 earned in each of his starts. 

    Clemson is looking for consistent play, a few of the Tigers’ returning starters have posted a similar or increase in production from last year, but only a few. Some have yet to find the hot bat, but last year Clemson was a team that did not play its best until the second half of the ACC before a Regional collapse. I don’t know if they are going to perform in the second half with the same record they did last year, but I think some of the bats that have struggled will begin to come around with a little more power.

  • Sagac

    Is Matt Grimes still out with an injury? What’s his status?