GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Pairings and game times have been set for the 2016 Atlantic Coast Conference Baseball Championship, which gets underway Tuesday at Durham Bulls Athletic Park in Durham, North Carolina.
Miami (43-10, 21-7) earned the No. 1 overall seed and will head up Pool A. The Hurricanes will be joined by fourth-seeded Florida State (34-19, 16-10) and fifth-seeded NC State (34-18, 15-13), while No. 8 Boston College (31-19, 13-15) and No. 9 Georgia Tech (35-20, 13-16) will play Tuesday in the first round with the winner joining the pool.
Louisville (46-10, 22-8) earned the No. 2 seed and will lead Pool B with No. 3 Virginia (36-18, 19-11) and No. 6 Clemson (38-18, 16-14). The fourth spot of the pool will go to either No. 7 Duke (33-21, 14-15) or No. 10 Wake Forest (32-23, 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 25-28). The two teams with the best records within their respective pools will advance to the title game on Sunday, May 29, with the winner earning the ACC’s automatic berth into the NCAA Tournament.
The tournament will get underway Tuesday with two first round games. The Blue Devils and Demon Deacons will play at 11 a.m., followed by the Eagles and Yellow Jackets at 3 p.m.
Florida State and NC State will open play on Wednesday at 11 a.m., followed by Miami and the Boston College-Georgia Tech winner at 3 p.m., and Louisville and the Duke-Wake Forest winner at 7 p.m.
Virginia meets Clemson at 11 a.m. on Thursday, while Florida State will face either Boston College or Georgia Tech at 3 p.m., and Miami will take on NC State at 7 p.m.
Friday’s action gets started at 11 a.m. when Louisville plays Clemson. Virginia will take on the Duke-Wake Forest winner at 3 p.m., followed by NC State and the Boston College-Georgia Tech winner at 7 p.m.
The final day of pool play is led off by Clemson and the Duke-Wake Forest winner at 11 a.m., followed by Miami and Florida State at 3 p.m., and Louisville versus Virginia at 7 p.m.
The two pool winners will play Sunday at noon for the 2016 ACC Championship.
Ticket packages and single-game tickets are available for next week's championship by calling 919-956-BULL or visiting http://theacc.co/BASE16tix.
Regional Sports Networks from across the conference footprint and across the nation will carry all 14 games on Tuesday through Saturday. Sunday’s noon championship game will televised nationally by ESPN2. All games will also be available on ESPN3.
In addition, the games on Tuesday through Saturday will be broadcast via satellite radio on Sirius 106/XM 193, while Sunday’s championship will be on SiriusXM College Sports National Channel 84.
The ACC Baseball Championship FanFest will be held just outside Durham Bulls Athletic Park on Saturday, May 28, from 2 to 7 p.m. and on Sunday, May 29, starting at 9 a.m.
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2016 ACC BASEBALL CHAMPIONSHIP SCHEDULE
May 24-29 at Durham Bulls Athletic Park, Durham, N.C.
Tuesday, May 24
#7 Duke vs. #10 Wake Forest, 11 a.m. (RSN)
#8 Boston College vs. #9 Georgia Tech, 3 p.m. (RSN)
Wednesday, May 25
#4 Florida State vs. #5 NC State, 11 a.m. (RSN)
#1 Miami vs. #8 Boston College/#9 Georgia Tech, 3 p.m. (RSN)
#2 Louisville vs. #7 Duke/#10 Wake Forest, 7 p.m. (RSN)
Thursday, May 26
#3 Virginia vs. #6 Clemson, 11 a.m. (RSN)
#4 Florida State vs. #8 Boston College/#9 Georgia Tech, 3 p.m. (RSN)
#1 Miami vs. #5 NC State, 7 p.m. (RSN)
Friday, May 27
#2 Louisville vs. #6 Clemson, 11 a.m. (RSN)
#3 Virginia vs. #7 Duke/#10 Wake Forest, 3 p.m. (RSN)
#5 NC State vs. #8 Boston College/#9 Georgia Tech, 7 p.m. (RSN)
Saturday, May 28
#6 Clemson vs. #7 Duke/#10 Wake Forest, 11 a.m. (RSN)