Noting ACC Baseball: Friday, April 29

April 29, 2011

Two Top 25 series highlight the ACC weekend schedule as No. 8 Florida State visits No. 14 Miami, and No. 23 Clemson plays host to No. 9 Georgia Tech ... NC State, winner of six of its last eight games (including four of six vs. Top 10-ranked teams) plays host to Maryland ... top-ranked Virginia travels to Boston College, while Virginia Tech plays at Duke ... North Carolina and Wake Forest have open dates this weekend due to final exams at those schools ... Florida State and Virginia continue to hold division leads as the ACC regular season enters its final four weeks ... Georgia Tech sits one game in back of the Cavaliers in the Coastal Division ... Virginia Tech’s Andrew Rash is named the ACC Player of the Week, while Florida State’s Sean Gilmartin receives ACC Pitcher of the Week honors ... Gilmartin is also named a National Player of the Week by Collegiate Baseball ... NC State’s Rob Chamra named College Baseball 360’s National Pitcher of the Week.

FLORIDA STATE AT MIAMI
FRIDAY FS - LHP Sean Gilmartin (7-1, 1.38) vs. vs. UM - LHP Bryan Radziewski (6-2, 3.23)
SATURDAY FS - RHP Hunter Scantling (3-0, 2.25) vs. UM - RHP Eric Whaley (6-2, 3.00)
SUNDAY FS - RHP Mike McGee (1-1, 3.75) vs UM - RHP E.J. Encinosa (3-3, 3.11)
Of note: The teams have made a combined 43 College World Series appearances, with Miami winning national titles in 1982, 1985, 1999 and 2001. The Hurricanes also hold an NCAA-record of 38-straight postseason appearances, while FSU has reached 33 straight ... Florida State holds a 138-120-4 all-time lead in the series ... Miami holds a narrow 61-60-2 edge on its home field.

GEORGIA TECH AT CLEMSON
FRIDAY GT - RHP Mark Pope (9-1, 1.01) vs. CU - RHP Dominic Leone (2-1, 3.66)
SATURDAY GT - LHP Jed Bradley (4-2, 2.98) vs. CU - RHP Jonathan Meyer (4-0, 2.66)
SUNDAY GT - RHP Buck Farmer (7-1, 3.27 ERA) vs. CU - TBD
Of note: The teams have met 202 times on the diamond, with the Tigers holding a 100-99-3 lead in the series dating back to the 1902 season ... The two teams have faced each other at least one time every year since 1974 ... In 2010 at Atlanta, GA, the Yellow Jackets swept the Tigers by scores of 8-6, 4-3, and 11-3 ... Clemson topped Georgia Tech 9-3 in the 2010 ACC Championship.

VIRGINIA AT BOSTON COLLEGE
FRIDAY VA - LHP Danny Hultzen (8-1, 1.31) vs. BC - LHP Andrew Lawrence (2-1, 2.86)
SATURDAY VA - RHP Tyler Wilson (5-0, 2.51) vs. BC - RHP John Leonard (4-5, 4.69)
SUNDAY VA - RHP Will Roberts (8-0, 1.61) vs. BC - TBD
Of note: Virginia is 14-1 all-time against Boston College, with all the meetings coming since BC started ACC play in 2006 ... UVa has taken all five series; BC won its first game against UVa two years ago in Chestnut Hill, although the Cavaliers won two of three in the series ... Virginia swept a three-game series with BC in Charlottesville last year then topped the Eagles in the ACC Championship.

MARYLAND AT NC STATE
FRIDAY MD - RHP David Carroll (5-4, 3.84) vs. NCS - RHP Cory Mazzoni (3-5, 4.11)
SATURDAY MD - RHP Brady Kirkpatrick (2-2, 4.79) vs. NCS - RHP Rob Chamra (6-0, 3.55)
SUNDAY MD - TBD vs. NCS - LHP Grant Sasser (1-3, 3.29)
Of note: NC State leads the overall series between the two schools by a 98-52-2 margin ... The Wolfpack has won the last three meetings, seven of the last 10, and 16 of the last 22 ... NC State swept the regular-season series at Maryland’s Shipley Field in 2010, winning by scores of 4-2, 7-2 and 22-6. ...It marked the third time in its last six trips to College Park that the Wolfpack had swept.

VIRGINIA TECH AT DUKE
FRIDAY VT - LHP LHP Joe Mantiply (5-5, 4.32) vs. DU– RHP Dennis O’Grady (4-3, 4.30)
SATURDAY VT - RHP Marc Zecchino (4-4, 4.20) vs. DU – RHP Robert Huber (4-0, 3.89)
SUNDAY VT - RHP Joe Parsons (5-2, 3.63) vs. DU - RHP Marcus Stroman (1-3, 3.48)
Of note: Duke holds a 24-18 lead in the all-time series ... The Blue Devils are 10-8 all-time vs. the Hokies since Virginia Tech joined the Atlantic Coast Conference ... Duke is 16-9 in games played between the teams in the city of Durham ... The Blue Devils are hitting .311 as a team at Durham Bulls Athletic Park this season ... The Hokies have won five straight games including an ACC series sweep at Maryland last weekend.