Noting ACC Baseball: Monday, March 7

March 7, 2011

  • Wake Forest sophomore first baseman Matt Conway is named the ACC Player of the Week, while Florida State junior Sean Gilmartin earns ACC Pitcher of the Week honors
  • Nnineteen games involving ACC teams are scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday
  • Those will be the final non-league tests of the season before ACC weekend series play begins this Friday
  • The non-conference slate is highlighted by a series-deciding matchup between Clemson and defending CWS champion South Carolina, two teams that are ranked as high as fourth nationally,the teams split a pair of games over the weekend, but the Saturday game was rained out and rescheduled for Tuesday at 7 p.m. at Fluor Field in Greenville, S.C.
  • Florida State and Virginia join the Tigers as consensus top-10 teams this week, with North Carolina ranked as high as No. 14 Georgia Tech checks in as high as No. 25.

BY THE NUMBERS

0 - Home runs hit thus far by Duke and Virginia -- two teams that own a combined record of 22-3. 
.115 - ACC-low opponents’ batting average vs. NC State pitcher Danny Healey (7-for-61).
.471 - ACC-high on-base percentage registered by Clemson batters, who also lead the conference in hitting (.350)
1.62 - ACC-low ERA posted by Virginia’s pitching staff through 13 games.
2 - Runs allowed by Maryland pitcher Eric Potter in 20.3 innings so far this season.
8 - ACC Player of the Week Matt Conway of Wake Forest drove in eight runs in four games with five extra-base hits, including three home runs.
10 - Of the 17 pitchers on Wake Forest’s staff, 10 are left-handers.
11 - North Carolina’s Tom Zengel has hit safely in 11 straight games, presently the longest active streak among ACC players.
11 - Strikeouts by ACC Pitcher of the Week Sean Gilmartin of Florida State in last Friday night’s win over Georgia, a game in which he allowed one hit and two baserunners through eight innings.
18 - Virginia Tech’s Andrew Rash leads the ACC with 18 RBIs
294 - Clemson and South Carolina have met 294 times on the diamond, with the Tigers holding a 168-124-2 lead in the series dating to the 1899 season. South Carolina is Clemson’s most-played rival in history.