Virginia Opens ACC Tournament Play At 11 a.m. Thursday vs. Clemson

By: Courtesy: VirginiaSports.com
By: Courtesy: VirginiaSports.com

The Virginia baseball team has earned the fourth seed in the upcoming ACC Baseball Championship and will begin tournament play at 11 a.m. Thursday against Clemson. The tournament runs Wednesday through Sunday (May 23-27) at NewBridge Bank Park in Greensboro, N.C.

Virginia is joined in Division A by No. 1 seed Florida State (43-12, 24-6), No. 5 Clemson (32-24, 16-14) and No. 8 Georgia Tech (33-24, 12-18). Virginia will play Georgia Tech at 11 a.m. Friday and Florida State at 3 p.m. Saturday.

North Carolina (42-13, 22-8) is the No. 2 seed and will be joined in Division B by No. 3 NC State (38-15, 19-11), No. 6 Miami (34-19, 16-14) and No. 7 Wake Forest (32-22, 13-17).

Under the pool-play format, each team will play one game against each of the other three opponents in its division Wednesday-Saturday (May 23-26). The two teams with the best records within their respective division brackets will advance to the title game on Sunday, May 27, 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. The championship game will begin at noon Sunday.

Virginia concluded the regular season with a 36-16-1 record, including an 18-12 mark in the ACC as it finished second in the Coastal Division. The Cavaliers won 12 of their final 14 games in the regular season.

UVa is the tournament's reigning champion. The Cavaliers have won three tournament championships - 1996, 2009 and 2011.

Fans can still purchase tickets to the competition. Complete books to all 13 games are available, as well as individual game tickets. Online ticket information can be found here or by calling 336-268-2255.

All 13 games of this year's ACC Baseball Championship will be televised for the sixth straight year. RSN, a regional network that covers the entire conference footprint, will carry 12 total games on Wednesday through Saturday. Please click here for local affiliates and stations. The championship game will televised nationally by ESPN2 at noon Sunday.

All games will live-streamed via the Internet by ESPN3. In addition, Sirius 93 will broadcast all 13 games live via satellite radio, and every game with exception of the Wednesday and Friday 7 p.m. games will also be broadcast live via satellite radio on XM 190. Live stats will be available at the ACC Baseball Championship site.

Locally, WINA 1070-AM will have radio coverage of all of Virginia's tournament action. The radio broadcasts also will be streamed online at VirginiaSports.com (subscription service).

Virginia's Schedule at ACC Baseball Championship
Thursday (11 a.m.) - Virginia vs. No. 5 Clemson
Friday (11 a.m.) - Virginia vs. No. 8 Georgia Tech
Saturday (3 p.m.) - Virginia vs. No. 1 Florida State


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