Brackets Announced for ACC Baseball Championship
May 18, 2014
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The Virginia baseball team begins postseason play on Thursday (May 22) when it competes in the 2014 ACC Baseball Championship at NewBridge Bank Park in Greensboro, North Carolina. The No. 3 seed in the field, Virginia (43-11, 22-8 ACC) will play No. 6 seed Maryland at 11 a.m. Thursday.
The tournament features 10 teams this year and gets underway Tuesday with a pair of play-in games. The winners of the play-in games advance to the pool-play tournament, which is set up with two pools of four teams playing a round-robin format, with the two pool winners advancing to the championship game on Sunday.
Under the pool-play format, each team will play one game against each of the other three opponents in its pool Wednesday through Saturday (May 21-24). The two teams with the best records within their respective pools will advance to the title game on Sunday (May 25), with the winner earning the ACC’s automatic berth into the NCAA tournament.
Virginia and Maryland are joined in Pool B by No. 2 seed Florida State and the winner of the play-in game between No. 7 seed North Carolina and No. 10 seed NC State. UNC and NC State will face off at 11 a.m. Tuesday, with the winner advancing to pool play.
Virginia will face the UNC-NC State winner at 7 p.m. Friday and Florida State at 7 p.m. Saturday.
Pool A consists of No. 1 seed Miami, No. 4 Duke, No. 5 Clemson and the winner of the play-in game between No. 8 Wake Forest and No. 9 Georgia Tech.
The Cavaliers have won three tournament championships, in 1996, 2009 and 2011.
Virginia did not face Maryland or NC State in ACC play this year. UVa won two of three games at Florida State and also took two of three games against North Carolina at home.
Fans can still purchase tickets to next week’s championship. Complete books to all 15 games are available, as well as individual game tickets that can be purchased by calling the Greensboro Grasshoppers at 336-268-2255 or by ordering on-line at: http://theacc.co/BASE14tix.
Game times Wednesday through Saturday are set for 11 a.m., 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. The championship game will begin at 1 p.m. Sunday. All 15 games of the ACC Baseball Championship will be televised for the eighth straight year. Regional Sports Networks from across the conference footprint and across the nation will carry all 14 games on Tuesday through Saturday. The Sunday championship game will televised nationally by ESPN2. All games will also be available on ESPN3.
In addition, all 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. games will be broadcast via satellite radio on Sirius 220/XM 190. The night games and championship game will available on SiriusXM 91.
2014 ACC Baseball Championship Schedule
Tuesday, May 20 (Play-In Games)
No. 7 North Carolina vs. No. 10 NC State, 11 a.m. (RSN)
No. 8 Wake Forest vs. No. 9 Georgia Tech, 3 p.m. (RSN)
Wednesday, May 21
No. 4 Duke vs. No. 5 Clemson, 11 a.m. (RSN)
No. 1 Miami vs. Game 2 Winner, 3 p.m. (RSN)
No. 2 Florida State vs. Game 1 Winner, 7 p.m. (RSN)
Thursday, May 22
No. 3 Virginia vs. No. 6 Maryland, 11 a.m. (RSN)
No. 4 Duke vs. Game 2 Winner, 3 p.m. (RSN)
No. 1 Miami vs. No. 5 Clemson, 7 p.m. (RSN)
Friday, May 23
No. 2 Florida State vs. No. 6 Maryland, 11 a.m. (RSN)
No. 5 Clemson vs. Game 2 Winner, 3 p.m. (RSN)
No. 3 Virginia vs. Game 1 Winner, 7 p.m. (RSN)
Saturday, May 24
No. 1 Miami vs. No. 4 Duke, 11 a.m. (RSN)
No. 6 Maryland vs. Game 1 Winner, 3 p.m. (RSN)
No. 2 Florida State vs. No. 3 Virginia, 7 p.m. (RSN)
Sunday, May 25
ACC Championship, 1 p.m. (ESPN2)