ACC Baseball: Top Ten Matchup Highlights Weekend Slate


Weekend Schedule for April 8-11

#18 Clemson at Duke *
Friday, 6 p.m.
Saturday, 1 p.m.
Sunday, 1 p.m.

#25 Georgia Tech at Pitt *
Friday, 3 p.m. (ESPN3)
Saturday, 12 p.m. (ESPN3)
Sunday, 12 p.m. (ESPN3)

#4 Louisville at #7 Florida State *
Friday, 6 p.m. (ESPN3)
Saturday, 6 p.m. (ESPN3)
Sunday, 1 p.m. (ESPN3)

#2 Miami at Notre Dame *
Friday, 6:05 p.m. (ESPN3)
Saturday, 4:05 p.m. (ESPN3)
Sunday, 1:05 p.m. (ESPN3)

#20 Virginia at Boston College *
Friday, 2:30 p.m.
Saturday, 1:30 p.m.
Sunday, 1 p.m.

Virginia Tech at #13 North Carolina *
Friday, 7 p.m. (ESPN3)
Saturday, 6 p.m. (ESPN3)
Sunday, 1 p.m. (ESPN3)

Wake Forest at #17 NC State *
Friday, 6:30 p.m. (ESPN3)
Saturday, 6:30 p.m.
Monday, 7 p.m. (ESPNU)

League Notes
The ACC spotlight falls on the Atlantic Division this weekend as first-place Florida State plays host to second-place Louisville in a key three-game series … The Seminoles, who have seen four conference games canceled due to inclement weather, lead the division with a 7-1 mark (.875). Louisville holds second place at 9-3 (.750) … Louisville enters the series leading the ACC in team batting (.331), runs scored (240) and the team ERA (2.23) leads the nation … FSU currently ranks fourth in the ACC in team batting (.229), second in runs scored (223) and third in ERA (2.73) … The Seminoles John Sansone continues to rank among the ACC leaders in hitting (.380) and runs batted in (35) … Louisville’s starting rotation of Drew Harrington, Brendan McKay and Kyle Funkhouser is a combined 15-4 with an ERA of 2.36 … FSU’s Mike Compton, Drew Carlton and Cole Sands are 11-5 with an ERA of 3.73.

Other ACC weekend series action includes Virginia at Boston College, Clemson at Duke, Georgia Tech at Pitt, Miami at Notre Dame, Wake Forest at NC State, and Virginia Tech at North Carolina … The Wake Forest-NC State series will open with games on Friday and Saturday. Following an off day on Sunday, the series will include with a nationally televised contest on Monday night (ESPNU).

The NCAA RPI for April 7 finds five ACC teams among the top eight with Miami at No. 3, Louisville at No. 5, Florida State at No. 6, Clemson at No. 7, and North Carolina at No. 8 … Georgia Tech is at No. 19, NC State at No. 22, Pitt at No. 32 and Virginia at No. 44.

Clemson freshman Seth Beer was named the Hitter of the Month by the NCBWA after a March in which he batted .431 (25-for-58) while hitting safely in all 17 games during the month. Beer also totaled nine homers, six doubles, 21 RBIs, 19 runs, 11 walks, three hit-by-pitches, a .527 on-base percentage and 1.000 slugging percentage in March. Beer continued a hot start to the month of April in Tuesday night’s 11-6 win over Georgia with his 13th home run of the season and extending his hitting streak to 25 games.

More accolades for Beer and other ACC student-athlete poured in on Thursday as Perfect Game announced midseason honors. Beer was named the National Midseason Player of the Year and Freshman of the Year. A total of seven ACC players were named first- or second-team Midseason All-America, tying for the most of any conference. Louisville had the most players included on the two teams as SP Brendan McKay, 2B Nick Solak, and OF Corey Ray were recognized. Virginia UT Adam Haseley and Wake Forest DH Will Craig joined Beer and McKay on the first team, while Pitt SS Charles LeBlanc joined Solak and Ray on the second team.