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June 7, 2012
Florida State and NC State are among the final 16 teams that remain in contention for the 2012 NCAA Division I Championship ... Both teams will compete in Super Regional action this weekend in hope of advancing to the College World Series, which gets under way on June 15, at Omaha, Neb. ... Florida State, seeded third nationally, will remain at home for its best-of-three Super Regional series against Stanford, which opens Friday ... NC State, which finished second behind the Seminoles in the ACC's Atlantic Division, hits the road to face No. 1 national seed Florida ... That series opens Saturday in Gainesville, Fla. ... Duke pitcher Marcus Stroman (22nd overall to Toronto), Florida State outfielder James Ramsey (23rd overall to St. Louis) and Clemson third baseman Richie Shaffer (25th overall to Tampa Bay) were selected in the opening round of the 2012 Major League Baseball Draft ... Georgia Tech pitcher Luke Bard went 42nd overall to Minnesota as a first-round comp selection.
BY THE NUMBERS
1 - One freshman -- NC State starting pitcher Carlos Rodon -- is among the three finalists for the 2012 Golden Spikes Award.
3 - NC State is gearing up for its third Super Regional appearance after previously reaching the final 16 of the NCAA tournament in 2003 and 2008.
3 - Number of ACC players selected in the first round of the 2012 Major League Baseball Draft (Duke pitcher Marcus Stroman, Florida State infielder James Ramsey and Clemson third baseman Richie Shaffer). It marks the eighth straight year that at least three ACC players were taken in the first round.
7 - The ACC placed seven teams in the 2012 NCAA Baseball Championship. The conference has placed at least five teams in the field each of the past 11 years and at least six teams each of the past nine seasons.
12 - Florida State is making its 12th Super Regional appearance and its fifth in a row.
19 - ACC single-season record number of saves by North Carolina junior Michael Morin during the 2012 season.
50 - The ACC has seen at least 50 players selected in each of the last seven Major League Drafts.
56 - Stolen bases by NC State freshman Trea Turner, second-most ever by an ACC player in a single season and seven behind the league record of 63 set by North Carolina's Brian Roberts in 1998.
170 - Number of all-time wins posted by Florida State in NCAA Tournament play following last weekend's three-game sweep through the Tallahassee Regional.
ACC Postseason Notes ...
Two still standing
Florida State and NC State are the ACC's two representatives among the final 16 of the 2012 NCAA tournament field. FSU is appearing in postseason play for the 50th time, while NC State is making its 25th appearance.
Seven up for NCAAs
With seven ACC teams among this year's 64-team field for the 2012 NCAA Championship, the ACC has placed at least seven teams in postseason play for the fourth straight year and the seventh time in eight years.
Among the elite
Three ACC schools rank among the nation's top five in total NCAA Division I Baseball postseason appearances: Florida State (second with 50), Miami (third with 41) and Clemson (fifth with 37).
Eight is great
With four straight wins in last week's ACC Championship, Georgia Tech became the first No. 8 seeded team to capture the title. MVP Jake Davies did a bit of everything with four home runs, 11 RBI and six innings of solid work as a starting pitcher (two hits, one run allowed in Saturday's 5-1 win over Clemson).