Miami win eliminates UNC in ACC baseball

Posted May 25, 2012

— 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


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  • slayerhil May 27, 2012

    Looks like Toddler is a day late and a dollar short.

  • Toddler10-21 May 27, 2012

    Let me guess UNC fans, the ACC tourney doesnt matter so you lost on purpose?

  • StunGunn May 26, 2012

    They're in the top of the 11th - and NO SCORE. Maaaan. What a dog fight. Guess it's a fitting end to ACC play for a Carolina/State game.

  • StunGunn May 26, 2012

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    Couldn't agree more! I really don't like this format at all and would prefer the double elimination model.

  • StunGunn May 26, 2012

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    Well, I did see Roy in the stands the other night:)

  • StunGunn May 26, 2012

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    Thanks, jm. I'm not going to lie - the loss to Miami really stings, and now no matter what the outcome of tonight's game is, Carolina is done as far as the ACCT.

  • Lost and Loaded May 26, 2012

    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.

    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.

  • VT1994Hokie May 26, 2012

    This format is weak. Who came up with this anyway? UNC should be able to just let it all hang out against State.

  • MO_DUKE IS BANNED May 26, 2012

    Who cares, its just a cocktail party anyway. :)

  • FAN72 May 26, 2012

    Sorry about the loss Heels. I hope NC State is able to duplicate the Miami score when they face UNC.




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