GREENSBORO, N.C. — Pairings and game times have been set for the 2017 Atlantic Coast Conference Baseball Championship, which gets underway Tuesday at Louisville Slugger Field in Louisville, Kentucky.
Louisville (46-9, 23-6 ACC) earned the No. 1 overall seed and will head up Pool A. The Cardinals will be joined by eighth-seeded Florida State (35-20, 14-14) and 12th-seeded Notre Dame (26-30, 10-20). Pool B features No. 2 North Carolina (44-11, 23-7), along with No. 7 NC State (33-22, 16-14) and No. 11 Boston College (25-26, 11-19). No. 3 Wake Forest (38-17, 19-11) is joined in Pool C by No. 6 Miami (29-26, 16-13) and No. 10 Georgia Tech (27-26, 11-19), while Pool D features No. 4 Virginia (41-13, 18-12), No. 5 Clemson (39-17, 17-13), and No. 9 Duke (28-27, 12-18).
The ACC Baseball Championship will feature a pool-play format, leading into a four-team, single-elimination bracket to determine the league champion. Each team in the four pools will play one game against each of the other two opponents in its pool Tuesday through Friday (May 23-26). The four teams with the best records within their respective pools will advance to Saturday’s semifinals, with the winners playing on Sunday in the ACC Championship Game.
The tournament will get underway Tuesday with No. 10 Georgia Tech vs. No. 6 Miami at 11 a.m., followed by No. 11 Boston College vs. No. 7 NC State at 3 p.m., and No. 9 Duke vs. No. 5 Clemson at 7 p.m.
No. 12 Notre Dame and No. 8 Florida State open the day on Wednesday at 11 a.m., followed by No. 2 North Carolina vs. No. 11 Boston College at 3 p.m., and No. 3 Wake Forest vs. No. 10 Georgia Tech at 7 p.m.
No. 4 Virginia and No. 9 Duke face off on Thursday at 11 a.m., followed by No. 6 Miami vs. No. 3 Wake Forest at 3 p.m. and No. 1 Louisville and No. 12 Notre Dame at 7 p.m.
The final day of pool play is led off by No. 5 Clemson and No. 4 Virginia, followed by No. 8 Florida State vs. No. 1 Louisville and No. 7 NC State vs. No. 2 North Carolina.
The four pool winners will play on Saturday at 1 p.m. and 5 p.m., with the winners advancing to the ACC Championship game on Sunday at noon.
Regional Sports Networks from across the conference footprint and across the nation will carry all 14 games on Tuesday through Saturday. Sunday’s noon championship game will televised nationally by ESPN2. All games will also be available on WatchESPN (subject to blackout). For a list of clearances for each game, please visit: http://theacc.co/base17rsn.
The ACC Baseball Championship FanFest will be held at the Hall of Fame Pavilion inside Louisville Slugger Field beginning at 5 p.m. on Friday, May 26, 12 p.m. on Saturday, May 27 and 10 a.m. on Sunday, May 28. Open to the public, the event will include a special ACC Baseball exhibit from the Louisville Slugger Museum, face painting, bourbon tasting, a photo booth, inflatables, merchandise for sale and more attractions for fans of all ages.
2017 ACC BASEBALL CHAMPIONSHIP SCHEDULE
May 23-28 at Louisville Slugger Field, Louisville, Ky.
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