Chris McMahon discusses UM’s win In the regular-season finale
The Atlantic Coast Conference Baseball Championship schedule is set.
The No. 4 seed Miami Hurricanes, which finished the regular season Saturday 38-17 overall and 18-12 in the ACC, will open the ACC tournament at 3 p.m. Thursday against No. 9 seed Virginia (32-22, 14-16) at Durham Bulls Athletic Park in Durham, North Carolina.
Also in UM’s “Pool D’’ bracket is No. 5 seed North Carolina (38-17, 17-13). The Canes meet UNC at 3 p.m. Friday.
Miami swept Virginia in a three-game series on the road in mid-April. UM lost two of three weekend games at then-No. 8 UNC in mid-March.
For the Canes, the ACC tourney schedule means they will not have a day to rest once they begin play. Other teams begin play Tuesday or Wednesday. However, Miami will have had four days off before its ACC opener, giving its pitchers more time to recover.
Each of the 12 tournament teams divided among four pools (three teams per pool) will play at least one game against the other competitors in their pool.
If the Canes should qualify for an ACC tourney semifinal, they would play at 1 p.m. Saturday against the winner of Pool A (No. 1 Lousiville, No. 8 Clemson or No. 12 Boston College).
The winners of Pool B — No. 2 seed Georgia Tech (38-16, 19-11), No. 7 seed Duke (30-24, 15-15) and No. 11 seed Notre Dame (24-28, 13-17) — and Pool C — No. 3 seed NC State (41-15, 18-12), No. 6 seed Florida State (35-20, 17-13) and No. 10 seed Wake Forest (30-25, 14-16) — will meet in the other semifinal at 5 p.m. Saturday.
The ACC title game is at noon Sunday on ESPN2.