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ACC Weekend Preview for 5/12-5/14


The ACC heads to the second to final weekend with some key conference matchups in Charlottesville, VA and Clemson SC.

UNC at UVA

The Tar Heels invade the Hitting Wahoos of UVA for a big ACC Clash. This should be an excellent series with both teams having tremendous staffs. UNC is led by All-Everything Andrew Miller (10-0 1.91 ERA) who will face off against Sean Doolittle (8-1 1.99 ERA) in Game 1. Saturday’s game will be televised on the Regional Sports Networks with Robert Woodard (5-1 3.21) facing off against Jacob Thompson (9-1 2.39). In the series finale, Daniel Bard (6-2 3.69) will face Mike Ballard (6-2 3.01).

We predict that UVA takes 2 out of 3 and loses the first game of the series against Miller.

FSU at Clemson

The Seminoles head to Clemson’s Doug Kingsmore Stadium for an important series for seeding in the ACC and NCAA tournaments. FSU and Clemson both changed up the order in their staff for the weekend series. In game 1, FSU will send Tyler Chambliss (10-3 2.01 ERA) to face Stephen Faris (6-2 2.69). Faris had some struggles this season on the mound with a horrible performance at Boston College where he only went 1.2 innings and had very little control. If he finds his control, He should be fine against the Hitting Noles. Game 2 is the best matchup of the weekend. Bryan Henry (9-2 1.88 ERA) will face Josh Cribb (8-0 2.66) in a battle of the aces. Cribb has pitched well in the entire season while Henry has pitched well against the weaker teams in the ACC but has struggled against the likes of UNC and Miami. FSU will start for Game 3 Mark Sauls (1-0 2.70 That is not a misprint) against Tommy-John surgery phenom Jason Berken (7-3 2.77). Berken is a hard-throwing and fast working right hander who topped out against Boston College at 94 MPH.

I predict that Clemson will sweep FSU.

Duke at GA Tech

Tech will sweep the Blue Devils

NC State at Va Tech

NC State will take 2 out of 3

Miami hosts Wake Forest

Wake Forest takes 2 out of 3.

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Weekend Predictions for the ACC 5/5-5/9


Florida State at Wake Forest

Wake takes 2 out of 3.

Maryland at Boston College

BC takes 2 out of 3

Wright State at Miami

Miami sweeps

South Florida at GT

Gt takes 2 out of 3

Clemson at Duke

Weird Sunday through Tuesday series with Clemson sweeping the Blue Devils

Longwood vs NC State on Saturday and Sunday

NC State takes both games.

Hartman is retiring


Long time Virginia Tech head coach Chuck Hartman has decided to retire after 47 years as a head coach effective at the end of the season. He served at Virginia Tech for 28 seasons and currently has a record of 1,441-810-8. This puts him fourth all time in wins. He has coached in four different conferences with VA Tech: Metro Conference, Atlantic Ten, Big East, and currently in the ACC. He also spent 19 years at High Point University as their head coach. This is a loss for college baseball as he is one of the class guys in this industry and raise a glass to him next time.