Coastal Division champion Miami and Atlantic Division champion Louisville and are the top two seeds for the 2016 Atlantic Coast Conference Baseball Championship, which gets underway Tuesday at Durham Bulls Athletic Park in Durham, North Carolina.
Miami (43-10, 21-7) earned the No. 1 overall seed and will head up Pool A. The Hurricanes will be joined by fourth-seeded Florida State (34-19, 16-10) and fifth-seeded NC State (34-18, 15-13), while No. 8 Boston College (31-19, 13-15) and No. 9 Georgia Tech (35-20, 13-16) will play Tuesday in the first round with the winner joining the pool.
Louisville (46-10, 22-8) earned the No. 2 seed and will lead Pool B with No. 3 Virginia (36-18, 19-11) and No. 6 Clemson (38-18, 16-14). The fourth spot of the pool will go to either No. 7 Duke (33-21, 14-15) or No. 10 Wake Forest (32-23, 13-17).
The tournament will get underway Tuesday with two first round games. The Blue Devils and Demon Deacons will play at 11 a.m., followed by the Eagles and Yellow Jackets at 3 p.m.
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 25-28). The two teams with the best records within their respective pools will advance to the title game on Sunday, May 29, with the winner earning the ACC’s automatic berth into the NCAA Tournament.
Game times Wednesday through Saturday are set for 11 a.m., 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Sunday’s championship game will begin at noon.
Complete pairings, dates and game times for the 2016 ACC Baseball Championship will be released Sunday morning (May 21). Visit theACC.com for more information.
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 ESPN3.
In addition, the games on Tuesday through Saturday will be broadcast via satellite radio on Sirius 106/XM 193, while Sunday’s championship will be on SiriusXM College Sports National Channel 84.
The ACC Baseball Championship FanFest will be held just outside Durham Bulls Athletic Park on Saturday, May 28, from 2 to 7 p.m. and on Sunday, May 29, starting at 9 a.m.
2016 ACC BASEBALL CHAMPIONSHIP SEEDS
May 24-29 at Durham Bulls Athletic Park, Durham, N.C.
POOL A – No. 1 Miami, No. 4 Florida State, No. 5 NC State & No. 8 Boston College-No. 9 Georgia Tech winner
POOL B – No. 2 Louisville, No. 3 Virginia, No. 6 Clemson & No. 7 Duke-No. 10 Wake Forest winner