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March 25, 2011
Georgia Tech at Miami
GT - RHP Mark Pope (5-0, 0.23 vs. UM- LHP Bryan Radziewski (3-1, 1.95)
GT - LHP Jed Bradley (3-0, 1.44) vs. RHP E.J. Encinosa (1-2, 3.41)
GT - RHP Buck Farmer (3-1, 2.43) vs. RHP Eric Whaley (4-1, 2.61)
Of note: Miami leads the all-time series , 47-26-2 record ... Georgia Tech took two of three from the Hurricanes last season in Atlanta ... Saturday's game will be the first televised one of the season on the ACC's Regional Sports Network ... Georgia Tech enters Friday's opener having won 13 straight games ... Miami owns the league's second-longest win streak at nine consecutive games.
Clemson at NC State
CU - RHP Scott Weismann (2-2, 5.84) vs. NCS - RHP Cory Mazzoni (1-2, 3.31)
CU - TBA vs. NCS - RHP Danny Healey (1-2, 6.49)
CU - RHP Scott Firth (1-0, 2.93) vs. NCS - LHP D.J. Thomas (0-1, 4.85)
Of note: The teams have met 177 times, with the Tigers holding a 107-69-1 lead in the series dating back to the 1921 season ... They have faced each other at least one time every season since 1953 ... Clemson swept last year's regular-season series, with NC State winning on the first day of the ACC Championship ... The Tigers have won the last eight regular season games vs. the Wolfpack.
Virginia Tech vs. Boston College
VT - LHP Joe Mantiply (2-3, 4.70) vs. BC - LHP Andrew Lawrence (0-0, 4.91)
VT - RHP Marc Zecchino (2-2, 3.99) vs. BC - LHP Nate Bayuk (2-2, 4.98)
VT- RHP Joe Parsons (3-1, 2.84) vs. RHP John Leonard (3-1, 2.36)
Of note: The series will be played at the University of Rhode Island's Bill Beck Field due to the harsh winter that has left BC's Shea Field temporarily unplayable ... This marks the first time since joining the ACC that a home series has had to be moved from Chestnut Hill ... Boston College leads the series between the teams 12-11 despite getting swept at Virginia Tech last season.
Duke at North Carolina
DU - RHP Dennis O'Grady (4-0, 3.54) vs. NC - RHP Patrick Johnson (4-0, 1.67)
DU - LHP Dillon Haviland (1-1, 1.06) vs. NC - LHP Kent Emanuel (3-1, 1.84)
DU - RHP Marcus Stroman (1-1, 3.38) vs. NC - RHP Chris Munnelly (2-1, 5.30)
Of note: The Tar Heels and Blue Devils have met 270 previous times, with North Carolina holding a 172-96-2 advantage in those meetings ... UNC and Duke met a year ago in Durham in one of the crazier series between the teams ... the Tar Heels and Blue Devils combined for 64 runs in the three-game set ,which Duke claimed 2-1 ... Each team has won five of the last 10 meetings in the series.
Maryland at Virginia
MD - TBA vs. VA - LHP Danny Hultzen (4-0, 1.05)
SATURDAY Game 1
MD - RHP David Carroll (4-1, 2.84) vs. VA - RHP Tyler Wilson (3-0, 2.54)
SATURDAY Game 2
MD -LHP Eric Potter (2-2, 3.13 ERA) vs. VA - RHP Cody Winiarski (2-1, 3.76)
Of note: Virginia owns a 101-73-1 lead in the all-time series with Maryland ... It marks UVa's most wins against any ACC opponent. The Cavaliers have posted a 20-1 record against Maryland under the current coaching staff (since 2004) - the only loss came April 4, 2009, at Virginia's Davenport Field ... UVa swept the Terrapins last year in College Park (5-1, 27-4, 11-2).
Wake Forest at Florida State
WF - LHP Austin Stadler (0-4, 7.62) vs. FS - LHP Sean Gilmartin (4-0, 1.73)
WF - LHP Tim Cooney (2-1, 1.83) vs. FS - RHP Scott Sitz (2-0, 2.70)
WF - LHP Zach White (0-2, 5.60 vs. FS - RHP Gary Merians 93-1, 2.25) or RHP Hunter Scantling (1-0, 1.04)
Of note: FSU leads the all-time series against the Demon Deacons, 75-19, including eight straight victories ... FSU enters the game having played extra-innings in each of its last five games, a school record ... Wake Forest went extra innings in its last outing, dropping a 13-10 decision vs. Charlotte in 11 frames.