Top-Seeded Cavaliers Open Tournament Play at Noon Wednesday vs. BC
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The No. 1-seeded Virginia baseball team will open play in the 2010 ACC Baseball Championship at noon Wednesday when it takes on No. 8 seed Boston College at NewBridge Bank Park in Greensboro, N.C.
Virginia and Boston College will play in Division A along with No. 4 seed Miami and No. 5 seed Florida State in the pool play format. Virginia also is slated to play at 4 p.m. Thursday against Florida State and noon Saturday versus Miami.
The four teams will play each other once, and the team with the best record will advance to face the top team in Division B in the championship game at 1 p.m. Sunday. Division B consists of No. 2 seed Clemson, No. 3 Georgia Tech, No. 6 Virginia Tech and No. 7 North Carolina State. The winner of the championship game earns the ACC’s automatic berth into the 2010 NCAA Tournament.
Champions of the ACC Coastal Division for the first time as well as the tournament’s defending champion, Virginia (45-10, 23-7) will hold the top seed in the ACC Baseball Championship for the first time since 1985. Virginia recorded its most ACC wins in school history this year and has won 16 of its last 17 games entering the tournament.
Fox Sports South, Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic and NESN will have live television coverage of the Cavaliers’ games on Wednesday and Saturday. Thursday, Fox Sports South and The Comcast Network will televise the UVa game live.
Locally, WINA 1070-AM will have radio coverage of all of Virginia’s tournament action. The games also will be streamed online at VirginiaSports.com (with V Pass subscription). All Wednesday through Friday games of the tournament will also air on satellite radio on Sirius 215 and XM 190. Saturday and Sunday games will air on Sirius 122 and XM 143.
Fans can still purchase tickets to the tournament. Complete books to all 13 games are available, as well as individual game tickets. Online ticket information can be found here.