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May 4, 2012
Sixteen games are set this weekend, including a pair of three-game ACC series as several teams break for final exams ... Boston College carries a four-game winning streak into its series at No. 10 North Carolina, which has posted shutout wins in its last two starts ... Top-ranked Florida State carries an eight-game winning streak into its series with visiting Maryland, which hopes to remain in the hunt for one of the eight spots in the ACC Championship, set for May 23-27 at Greensboro, N.C. ... The first game of the Maryland-FSU series on Saturday will be televised by the ACC's Regional Sports Network ... The third game on Monday night will be telecast nationally by ESPNU ... Clemson catcher Spencer Kieboom was named the ACC Player of the Week ... NC State's Anthony Tzamtzis earned Pitcher of the Week honors ... Five ACC teams have hit the 30-win plateau so far, and five are ranked among the Top 25 nationally in at least one major poll.
BY THE NUMBERS
2 - ACC student-athletes among the 10 finalists for the Lowe's Senior CLASS Award (Clemson's Phil Pohl and Florida State's James Ramsey)
2 - Hits allowed by ACC Pitcher of the Week Anthony Tzamtzis of NC State in 7.2 innings of the April 27 shutout win over Duke
4 - ACC shortstops named to the Brooks Wallace Award Watch List (NC State's Chris Diaz, Virginia's Chris Taylor, Virginia Tech's Johnny Morales and Wake Forest's Pat Blair)
6 - ACC pitchers named to the Pitcher of the Year Watch List, presented by the College Baseball Hall of Fame (Duke's Marcus Stroman, North Carolina's Kent Emanuel, Michael Morin and R.C. Orlan; NC State's Carlos Rodon and Wake Forest's Brian Holmes)
10 - ACC student-athletes named to the Capital One Academic All-District Baseball Teams (Clemson's Phil Pohl, Duke's Will Piwnica-Worms, Florida State's Peter Miller and James Ramsey, Georgia Tech's Sam Dove and Brandon Thomas, Maryland's Brett Harman and Kyle Convissar, NC State's Vance Williams and Wake Forest's Evan Stephens)
10 - Hits totaled by ACC Player of the Week Spencer Kieboom of Clemson as the Tigers took two of three games at Georgia Tech last weekend. That included a 5-for-5 showing and a grand slam with five RBI on Saturday.
244 - Maryland pitcher Brett Harman has surpassed assistant coach Eric Milton for third place on the Terps' career strikeouts list. The senior now has 244 career strikeouts after fanning 10 Virginia Tech batters in eight innings in last Saturday's 8-1 win.
ACC WEEEKEND SERIES PROBABLE STARTERS
BOSTON COLLEGE AT NORTH CAROLINA
FRIDAY BC - RHP Hunter Gordon (2-5, 4.25) vs. NC - LHP Kent Emanuel (5-3, 1.98)
SATURDAY BC - RHP Eric Stevens (5-2, 5.21) vs. NC - RHP Benton Moss (4-2, 2.13)
SUNDAY BC -TBA vs. NC - LHP Hobbs Johnson (3-1, 1.59)
Of note: North Carolina leads the all-time series with Boston College with an 11-1 mark since the series began in 2006 ... The Tar Heels are 6-0 in Chapel Hill against the Eagles after posting series sweeps in 2006 and 2008 ... The teams have not met since 2009, when the Tar Heels took two of three in the regular-season series finale at Boston College.
MARYLAND AT FLORIDA STATE
SATURDAY (RSN) MD - LHP Jimmy Reed (1-2, 1.81) vs. FS - LHP Brandon Leibrandt (5-1, 3.00)
SUNDAY (ESPN3) MD - RHP Brett Harman (6-3, 2.79) vs. FS - RHP Mike Compton (8-0. 2.65)
MONDAY (ESPNU) MD - RHP David Carroll (3-3, 3.79) vs. FS - RHP Luke Weaver (1-0, 5.47)
Of note: FSU leads the all-time series against Maryland 62-4 including a mark of 31-2 at Dick Howser Stadium ... FSU had won 40 straight over Maryland before the Terps won the middle game of the series, 5-0 in College Park last year ... The Seminoles have not lost to the Terrapins at home since March 26, 1998 (14-6), a streak of 20 consecutive wins for the Noles on their home turf.