NCAA Tournament Opens Play This Weekend for 10 ACC Baseball Teams

Friday Regional Schedule
Charlottesville Regional
#1 *Virginia vs. #4 William & Mary, 11 a.m. (ESPN3)
#2 Bryant vs. #3 East Carolina, 4 p.m. (ESPN3)

Clemson Regional
#1 *Clemson vs. #4 Western Caro., 7 p.m. (ESPN3)
#2 Oklahoma St. vs. #3 Nebraska, Noon (ESPNU)

College Station Regional
#1 *Texas A&M vs. #4 Binghamton, 9 p.m. (SECN/ESPN3)
#2 Minnesota vs. #3 Wake Forest, 4 p.m. (ESPN3)

Columbia Regional
#1 *South Carolina vs. #4 Rhode Island, 7 p.m. (ESPN3)
#2 UNCW vs. #3 Duke, 1 p.m. (ESPN3)

Coral Gables Regional
#1 *Miami vs. #4 Stetson, 7 p.m. (ESPN3)
#2 Fla. Atlantic vs. #3 Long Beach St., 1 p.m. (ESPN3)

Gainesville Regional
#1 *Florida vs. #4 Bethune-Cookman, 6 p.m. (SECN/ESPN3)
#2 Georgia Tech vs. #3 UConn, 1 p.m. (ESPN3)

Louisville Regional
#1 *Louisville vs. #4 Western Mich., 6 p.m. (ESPN3)
#2 Ohio St. vs. #3 Wright St., 2 p.m. (ESPN3)

Oxford Regional
#1 *Ole Miss vs. #4 Utah, 8 p.m. (ESPN3)
#2 Tulane vs. #3 Boston College, 4 p.m. (ESPN3)

Raleigh Regional
#1 *NC State vs. #4 Navy, 7 p.m. (ESPN3)
#2 Coastal Caro. vs. #3 St. Mary’s, 2 p.m. (ESPN3)

Tallahassee Regional
#1 *Florida State vs. #4 Alabama St., 6 p.m. (ESPN3)
#2 Southern Miss. vs. #3 South Ala., Noon (ESPN3)

ACC Baseball By The Numbers
2 - The two longest all-time tournament appearance streaks were extended this year. Miami is making its 44th consecutive regional appearance, while Florida State in for the 39th straight time.

5 - Five of the top six winningest active coaches (by percentage) are in the ACC: 1. Mike Martin, Florida State; 2. Mike Fox, North Carolina; 3. Brian O’Connor, Virginia; 4. Dan McDonnell, Louisville; 6. Jim Morris, Miami.

6 - Six ACC squads – Clemson, Florida State, Louisville, Miami, NC State, and Virginia – will host regionals, the most in league history.

6 – Six ACC players were named semifinalists for the 2016 USA Baseball Golden Spikes Award: Clemson freshman Seth Beer, Louisville sophomore Brendan McKay and junior Corey Ray, Miami junior Zack Collins, Virginia junior Connor Jones, and Wake Forest junior Will Craig.

7 - This marks the seventh consecutive year that multiple league teams have been named national seeds.

8 - In addition to matching the NCAA record for most bids from a single conference, the 10 postseason teams tops the previous ACC record of eight, set in 2010 and 2013.

8 - The ACC has had at least seven teams in the tournament eight straight years.

10 - Ten ACC teams have been ranked this year, including seven that have been ranked among the top 10.

10 - Ten Atlantic Coast Conference teams, tied for the most from a single conference in history, earned bids to the 2016 NCAA Championship.

11 - The ACC’s 11 teams with at least 30 wins leads all conferences.

11 – Eleven ACC players were named Louisville Slugger All-Americans, the most from any conference.

15 – Clemson earned the conference’s automatic NCAA berth by capturing the ACC Baseball Championship last weekend. The Tigers have won 15 ACC Championships, including 10 via tournament format – both ACC records. This year’s ACC title is Clemson’s first since 2006.

20 - Twenty ACC teams have reached Omaha in the last 10 years, exactly one fourth of the entire field.

54 - This year marks Florida State’s 54th trip to the postseason and the 45th for Miami, the second and third most, respectively, in Division I history. Clemson has the fifth-most appearances nationally with 41. Georgia Tech is making its 31st postseason appearance, followed by NC State (28), Virginia (16), Wake Forest (12), Boston College (11), Louisville (10), and Duke (6).