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Championship gets underway Tuesday morning
GREENSBORO, N.C. – Pairings and game times have been set for the 2014 Atlantic Coast Conference Baseball Championship, which gets underway Tuesday at NewBridge Bank Park in Greensboro, N.C.
Miami (40-15, 24-6) earned the No. 1 overall seed and will head up Pool A. The Hurricanes will be joined by fourth-seeded Duke (32-23, 16-14) and fifth-seeded Clemson (34-22, 15-14), while No. 8 Wake Forest (30-25, 15-15) and No. 9 Georgia Tech (32-24, 14-16) will play on Tuesday to join the pool.
Florida State (41-14, 21-9) earned the No. 2 seed and will lead Pool B with third-seeded Virginia (43-11, 22-8) and sixth-seeded Maryland (34-19, 15-14). The fourth spot in the pool will go to the winner of Tuesday’s game between seventh-seeded North Carolina (32-23, 15-15) and 10th-seeded NC State (32-22, 13-17).
Under the pool-play format, each team will play one game against each of the other three opponents in its pool Wednesday through Saturday (May 21-24). The two teams with the best records within their respective pools will advance to the title game on Sunday, May 25, with the winner earning the ACC’s automatic berth into the NCAA Tournament.
The tournament will get underway Tuesday with the two play-in games. The Tar Heels and Wolfpack will play at 11 a.m., followed by the Demon Deacons and Yellow Jackets at 3 p.m.
Duke and Clemson will open play on Wednesday at 11 a.m., followed by Miami and the Georgia Tech-Wake Forest winner at 3 p.m. and Florida State and the North Carolina-NC State winner at 7 p.m.
Virginia meets Maryland at 11 a.m. Thursday, while Duke will face Georgia Tech or Wake Forest at 3 p.m. and Miami will play Clemson at 7 p.m.
Friday’s action gets started at 11 a.m. when Florida State plays Maryland. Clemson will face the Georgia Tech-Wake Forest winner at 3 p.m., followed by Virginia and the North Carolina-NC State winner at 7 p.m.
The final day of pool play is led off by Miami and Duke at 11 a.m., followed by Maryland and the North Carolina-NC State winner at 3 p.m. and Florida State versus Virginia at 7 p.m.
The two pools winners will play Sunday afternoon at 1 p.m. for the 2014 ACC Championship.
Fans can still purchase tickets to next week's championship. Complete books to all 15 games are available, as well as individual game tickets that can be purchased by calling the Greensboro Grasshoppers at 336-268-2255 or by ordering on-line at: http://theacc.co/BASE14tix.
All 15 games of this year’s ACC Baseball Championship will be televised for the eighth straight year. Regional Sports Networks from across the conference footprint and across the nation will carry all 14 games on Tuesday through Saturday. Sunday’s 1 p.m. championship game will televised nationally by ESPN2. All games will also be available on ESPN3.
In addition, all 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. games will be broadcast via satellite radio on Sirius 220/XM 190. The night games and Sunday’s championship game will available on SiriusXM 91.
2014 ACC BASEBALL CHAMPIONSHIP SCHEDULE
May 20-25 at NewBridge Bank Park, Greensboro, N.C.
Tuesday, May 20
#7 North Carolina vs. #10 NC State, 11 a.m. (RSN)
#8 Wake Forest vs. #9 Georgia Tech, 3 p.m. (RSN)
Wednesday, May 21
#4 Duke vs. #5 Clemson, 11 a.m. (RSN)
#1 Miami vs. Game 2 Winner, 3 p.m. (RSN)
#2 Florida State vs. Game 1 Winner, 7 p.m. (RSN)
Thursday, May 22
#3 Virginia vs. #6 Maryland, 11 a.m. (RSN)
#4 Duke vs. Game 2 Winner, 3 p.m. (RSN)
#1 Miami vs. #5 Clemson, 7 p.m. (RSN)
Friday, May 23
#2 Florida State vs. #6 Maryland, 11 a.m. (RSN)
#5 Clemson vs. Game 2 Winner, 3 p.m. (RSN)
#3 Virginia vs. Game 1 Winner, 7 p.m. (RSN)
Saturday, May 24
#1 Miami vs. #4 Duke, 11 a.m. (RSN)
#6 Maryland vs. Game 1 Winner, 3 p.m. (RSN)
#2 Florida State vs. #3 Virginia, 7 p.m. (RSN)
Sunday, May 25
ACC Championship, 1 p.m. (ESPN2)