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Defending champion Florida State enters Championship as top seed
GREENSBORO, N.C. (theACC.com) – The bracket for the 2015 Atlantic Coast Conference Softball Championship is set. The three-day event, which begins on Thursday, May 7 and concludes on Saturday, May 9, will be hosted by Virginia Tech, with all games being played at Tech Softball Park in Blacksburg.
The top eight teams based on win percentage in ACC games from regular season play will participate in the Championship.
Florida State (41-12, 20-3) grabbed the Championship’s top seed and is No. 10 in the latest ESPN.com/USA Softball poll. The Seminoles will play Boston College (27-22, 6-14) in the first game of the Championship on Thursday at 11 a.m.
North Carolina (35-13, 16-5), the second seed, will take on seventh-seeded Virginia Tech (33-20, 8-12) at 5:00 p.m. on Thursday. The Tar Heels took both games against the Hokies during the regular season.
Third-seeded Notre Dame (40-12, 17-6) will square off against sixth-seeded Pitt (33-18, 10-11) at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, as both teams will compete in their second ACC Championship. The Irish swept the regular season series against the Panthers, 3-0.
Fourth-seeded Louisville (28-16, 15-7), participating in its first ACC Championship as a member of the conference, will battle fifth-seeded NC State (34-19, 13-8) at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday. The Cardinals and Wolfpack have yet to meet this season.
Tickets for the ACC Championship can be purchased using the following link: http://theacc.co/SB15tix. Fans unable to attend the event can watch the action as all seven games will be televised. Thursday’s and Friday’s games will be broadcast on the league’s regional sports network, while Saturday’s championship game will be on ESPN at 1:00 p.m. Live statistics will be available throughout the event on the championship website, http://theacc.co/SB15champ.