May 25, 2012
Greensboro, N.C. — Miami's 6-3 win over Wake Forest Friday night eliminates the University of North Carolina from the 2012 ACC Baseball Championship.
Miami held a 2-1 lead in the fourth inning until Wake's Carlos Lopez hit a solo homer to tie the game. In the sixth, Brad Feeger drove a ball to the wall in left for a run-scoring double to make it 3-2 Hurricanes. Miami added three more in the seventh to hold on for a 6-3 win.
North Carolina and North Carolina State University play Saturday at 7 p.m. The Wolfpack will have ACC pitcher of the year Carlos Rodon on the mound with the chance to play in the ACC championship game on the line.
May 23-27 at NewBridge Bank Park (Greensboro, N.C.)
POOL A - No. 1 Florida State, No. 4 Virginia, No. 5 Clemson, 8. Georgia Tech
POOL B - No. 2 North Carolina, No. 3 NC State, No. 6 Miami, No. 7 Wake Forest
Wednesday, May 23
Georgia Tech 5, Florida State 4
3 p.m. - NC State 3, Miami 2
7 p.m. - North Carolina 6, Wake Forest 0
Thursday, May 24
11 a.m. - Virginia 3, Clemson 2
3 p.m. - North Carolina 3, Miami 5
7 p.m. - NC State 3, Wake Forest 7
Friday, May 25
11 a.m. - Georgia Tech 11, Virginia 5
3 p.m. - Clemson 9, Fla. State 7
7 p.m. - Miami 6, Wake Forest 3
Saturday, May 26
11 a.m. - Clemson vs. Georgia Tech
3 p.m. - Florida State vs. Virginia
7 p.m. - North Carolina vs. NC State
Sunday, May 27
Noon - Championship Game
This format gives the lower seeded teams an advantage - here's how. Most good college teams really only have at most two ace starters. In this sort of tourney, logic would dictate you save your ace starters for the higher ranked teams; assuming the lower ranked teams will not have as good a record in the round robin. That means the lower seeds face the weaker pitching - and what happens? 8th seeded Ga Tech and 5th seeded Miami take advantage and beat the number 1 and number 2 seed.- Posted by scousler
Baseball is really all about pitching - this format turns that advantage to teams that haven't earned it. They need to return to double elim.
Who cares, its just a cocktail party anyway. :)- Posted by MO_DUKE IS BANNED