FROM CBD NEWS SOURCE GREENSBORO, N.C. – A total of 44 baseball games featuring Atlantic Coast Conference teams are scheduled to be telecast during the 2011 season, Commissioner John Swofford announced on Monday.
The slate of games includes eight Saturday afternoon broadcasts of ACC games on the Regional Sports Network, a group of regionally-based outlets that will provide coverage to all areas of the league’s geographical footprint. In addition, RSN will carry all 13 games of the 2011 ACC Championship, scheduled for May 25-29 at Durham (N.C.) Bulls Athletic Park. This will mark the fourth consecutive season that RSN will carry all of the ACC Championship games live. Continue reading 2011 ACC Baseball Television Schedule→
Over the weekend, I was traveling with very limited access to the Internet. I was shocked on Sunday evening to see the ACC Championship game highlights on ESPN Sportscenter. The reason why the highlights were shown was the fact that Florida State’s James Ramsey had one of the most violent collisions in recent memory with NC State catcher Chris Schaffer.
Here is your ACC Tourney Recap for Day 2 of action.
#13 Florida State 11 #2 Virginia 4
GREENSBORO, N.C. – Fourteenth-ranked Florida State (40-17) stayed in contention at the 2010 ACC Baseball Championship with a resounding 11-4 victory over top-ranked Virginia (46-11) Thursday evening inside NewBridge Bank Park.
The Seminoles recorded a season-high five home runs in the win as three of those came off the bat of Stephen Cardullo. Mike McGee was responsible for the other two home runs as FSU evened its tournament record to 1-1 in Division A.
GREENSBORO, N.C. – Jarrett Parker (Jr., Stafford, Va.) hit a two-out, two-run single in the eighth inning to break a four-all tie and lift the top-seeded Virginia baseball team to a 6-4 victory over No. 8 seed Boston College Wednesday in the opening game of the 2010 ACC Baseball Championship at NewBridge Bank Park in Greensboro, N.C. The Cavaliers trailed 4-3 entering the eighth inning before scoring three in the eighth for the victory.
Tyler Wilson (Jr., Midlothian, Va.) earned the win for Virginia and improved to 7-3 this season. He tossed 2.1 innings of scoreless relief and struck out three. Kevin Arico (Jr., Flemington, N.J.) struck out the game’s final two batters to notch his NCAA-leading 16th save of the season. Taylor Lasko (4-2) took the loss for BC after giving up a pair of runs in the eighth inning.
The ACC Tournament starts up later today with Division A action with the Virginia Cavaliers playing against Boston College and Florida State facing off against archrival Miami. Division B starts up on Wednesday night as Clemson plays against NC State. Georgia Tech and Virginia Tech will open up on Thursday evening at 8pm. The winner of each division will face off on Sunday for the conference championship. Continue reading CBB Column: 2010 ACC Tournament Preview→
Heading into this week’s ACC Tournament, University of Virginia head baseball coach Brian O’Connor has his team focused, while recognizing what a season this “special team” has been able to put together.
“We have played good consistent baseball all season,” he told reporters at a Monday morning conference call. “We haven’t stubbed our toe all year.”
As the #2 nationally ranked Cavaliers look to defend their 2009 ACC Championship, O’Connor seeks to maintain that consistency to win out the weekend.
“To win the ACC regular season (which the Cavaliers did by winning their weekend series with Miami) is a tremendous accomplishment. It’s a big body of work in what I feel is the best college baseball conference in the whole country,” he boasted.
GREENSBORO, N.C. – Complete pairings and starting times have been announced for the 2010 Atlantic Coast Conference Baseball Championship, which will be held Wednesday through next Sunday (May 26-30) at Greensboro’s NewBridge Bank Park.
As the No. 1 overall seed, Virginia (23-7 ACC) will be placed atop Division A and will be joined by No. 4 Miami (20-10), No. 5 Florida State (18-12) and No. 8 Boston College (14-16).
Clemson (18-12) is the No. 2 seed and will be joined in Division B by No. 3 Georgia Tech (21-9), No. 6 Virginia Tech (16-14) and No. 7 NC State (15-15).
FROM CBB NEWS SOURCE
GREENSBORO, N.C. (theACC.com) – The Atlantic Coast Conference Baseball Championship will be held at NewBridge Bank Park in Greensboro, N.C. (2012), and the Durham Bulls Athletic Park (2011, 2013), as announced today by ACC Commissioner John Swofford. This will give the championship a home through 2013 as it was recently released that the 2010 ACC Baseball Championship would be held in Greensboro, N.C. Continue reading ACC Announces Venue Change for Baseball Championships→
After the end of pool play, Florida State and Virginia were left standing for the ACC title game. The Cavaliers won their pool by posting a perfect 3-0 record, and Florida State went 2-1 in their pool and advanced to the finals via a tiebreaker. Here is your ACC Tournament Championship recap for Sunday, May 24.
#14 Virginia 6, #7 Florida State 3
DURHAM, N.C. – John Hicks (Fr., Sandy Hook, Va.) hit a two-run single in the ninth inning to break a 3-3 tie and lift the No. 14 Virginia baseball team to a 6-3 victory over Florida State in the title game of the ACC Baseball Championship Sunday at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park in Durham, N.C. Virginia, the sixth seed, is the lowest seed to ever win the tournament crown after winning four games in four days to earn the ACC’s automatic bid to the NCAA tournament. FSU was the top seed in the field. Continue reading ACC Tournament Championship Recap (May 24)→
Here is your ACC Recap for May 23rd in the final day of round-robin play in the 2009 ACC Baseball Tournament.
Georgia Tech 9 FSU 2
DURHAM, N.C. – Luke Murton’s 18th home run of the season highlighted a three-run third inning, and Brandon Cumpton tossed 5-1/3 solid innings to help Georgia Tech snap a four-game losing streak with a 9-2 win over Florida State Saturday afternoon at Durham Bulls Athletic Park. Continue reading ACC Tourney Recap for May 23rd→