Noting ACC Baseball: Tuesday, March 22

March 22, 2011

  • Clemson, Georgia Tech, Miami and North Carolina complete sweeps of ACC weekend series with Sunday's wins
  • Georgia Tech and Miami own 6-0 ACC records and share the Coastal Division lead after the first two weekends of conference play
  • Florida State salvages the final game of its three-game series at Virginia with a 12-11 win in 10 innings on Sunday
  • The series between top-five teams lives up to its billing with the Cavaliers scoring a pair of one-run wins in 11 innings prior to the Seminoles' extra-inning victory in Game 3
  • Georgia Tech's Mark Pope is named the ACC Pitcher Week for a second straight week
  • Yellow Jackets freshman outfielder Kyle Wren is named ACC Player of the Week
  • Georgia Tech takes a 12-game winning streak into midweek non-conference play
  • Miami has won seven straight games
  • Five ACC teams still ranked among the nation's Top 20, led by No. 3 Virginia.

ACC BY THE NUMBERS:

.591 - ACC Player of the Week Kyle Wren of Georgia Tech batted .591 in five games last week while collecting 13 hits and scoring nine runs.

.984 - ACC-best fielding percentage compiled by third-ranked Virginia through 21 games.

5 - Extra-base hits by Clemson's Jeff Schaus in the Tigers' three-game sweep of Duke (four doubles and a triple).

6 - Number of ACC teams ranked among the nation's Top 30 this week by at least one major poll (Virginia as high as No. 3, Florida State as high as No. 5, Georgia Tech as high as No. 12, North Carolina as high as No. 12, and Miami as high as No. 29).

10 - North Carolina's Tommy Coyle has hit safely in 10 straight games, longest active streak in the ACC at present.

12 - Consecutive wins by Georgia Tech, a streak that includes ACC series sweeps of Maryland and NC State.

17 - Number of non-home games thus far for Boston College. The Eagles do not play their first home game until Friday, when they open a three-game ACC series against Virginia Tech.

23 - Consecutive wins on Sundays by Florida State, which has not dropped a Sunday game since losing to Virginia in the title game of the ACC Championship in Durham, N.C., on May 24, 2009.

33 - ACC Pitcher of the Week Mark Pope of Georgia Tech has now pitched 33 consecutive innings without allowing an earned run, helping the Yellow Jackets' staff lower its ERA to an ACC-leading 1.97.