The ACC opens up conference play with only one series featuring ranked squads with #6 ranked North Carolina Tar Heels heading north to play the 17th ranked Clemson Tigers. The other weekend series see the #8 ranked Florida State Seminoles heading to Duke, #9 ranked Georgia Tech heading to NC State, Boston College visiting #14 ranked Miami (FL), Virginia Tech going to #27 Virginia, and #30 ranked Maryland visiting Wake Forest. Continue reading
FROM NCBWA RELEASE
MORGANTOWN, W.Va – The National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) released its National Player of the Week awards for the period ending March 6, today. LSU junior first baseman Mason Katz was named National Hitter of the Week, while Wake Forest junior left-hander Brian Holmes was named National Pitcher of the Week. The NCBWA Board reviews candidates from each Division I Conference each week and names winners each Tuesday throughout the season.
Game 1: #3 North Carolina 10 Xavier 2
Carolina took a commanding four-run lead after the first inning in game one and never looked back en route to a 10-2 season-opening victory over Xavier.
Tommy Coyle opened the year as he finished 2011 by reaching base safely for the 30th consecutive game with a single to left field in the first. Colin Moran followed with a single of his own before Cody Stubbs was hit by a pitch to load the bases for Jacob Stallings. Continue reading
The story of the year in the ACC was how much more dominant the ACC Coastal Division was with four teams winning 19 or more games on the year. Virginia ended up tying Georgia Tech for the overall conference and Coastal Division titles with identical 22-8 records. North Carolina finished in third place in the division with a 20-10 record while Miami (FL) went 19-10 for fourth place. Virginia Tech started the conference season with one win in their first nine games but ended up going 10-11 the rest of the year to finish the season with an 11-19 record. Duke finished in last place with a 7-23 mark. Continue reading
Mac Williamson and Matt Conway recently caught up with Wake Forest Media Relations to discuss how practice was going this spring. Both players are expected to be impact players for the Demon Deacons as they look to make their first NCAA appearance since the 2007 season. You can check out the full video interview below. Continue reading
The Tar Heels were named by seven coaches as this year’s ACC team to beat, while Georgia Tech received four first-place votes and Florida State one. Continue reading
FROM CBD NEWS SOURCE
GREENSBORO, N.C. – At least 43 games involving Atlantic Coast Conference baseball teams are scheduled to be carried nationally and/or regionally by ESPNU, ESPN2, ESPN3 and RSN (Regional Sports Network) during the 2012 season.
All 12 conference teams are represented on this year’s schedule. In addition, all 13 games of the ACC Championship will be televised live for the fifth straight year. The first four days of the tournament, set for May 23 through May 27 at Greensboro, N.C.’s NewBridge Bank Park, will be carried by RSN. The championship game, scheduled for noon on Sunday, May 27, will be telecast nationally by ESPN2. Continue reading
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As part of ESPN’s new 12-year agreement with the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC), ESPNU plans to televise nine consecutive weeks of ACC Olympic sporting events on Mondays at 7 p.m. during the spring of 2012 including six baseball games, two softball games and the women’s lacrosse championship. The final week, Florida State at Clemson baseball, will air on Monday, May 14, at 6 p.m. Continue reading
College Baseball Daily continues our countdown to the start of the 2012 College Baseball season by checking in on the Top 100 Players in the country. We will be providing one player per day until we reach number 1.
We continue the countdown today with number 97 junior Wake Forest LHP Brian Holmes. He is from Lawrenceville, Georgia and was a two year letterwinner at Mill Creek High School. As a senior, he went 4-1 with a 1.89 ERA and 43 strikeouts while leading the team to the state playoffs both years. Continue reading
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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Wake Forest head baseball coach Tom Walter has announced that Jim McGonigle and T.J. Baxter have joined his staff. McGonigle will serve as a volunteer assistant coach, while Baxter will be the director of baseball operations. Continue reading