May 17, 2009
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Florida State heads to Durham, N.C. for the ACC Baseball Championship as the No. 1 overall seed for the eighth time in school history. The Seminoles will open the tournament against eighth-seeded Boston College on Wednesday, May 20 at 4:00 p.m., as announced by the Atlantic Coast Conference on Sunday afternoon.
As the No. 1 overall seed, Florida State (19-9 in ACC play) will be placed atop Division A and will be joined by No. 4 Georgia Tech (17-10-1), No. 5 Miami (18-12) and No. 8 Boston College (13-15).
The Seminoles will face Miami in their second game of the tournament on Thursday, May 21 at 4:00 p.m. After taking Friday off, Florida State and Georgia Tech will face-off in the final game in Division A on Saturday, May 23 at 12:00 p.m.
Under the pool-play format, each team will play one game against each of the other three opponents in its division Wednesday-Saturday (May 20-23). The two teams with the best records within their respective division brackets will advance to the title game on Sunday, May 24, with the winner earning the ACC’s automatic berth into the NCAA Tournament.
This marks the fourth time Florida State will play the ACC Baseball Championship in Durham since joining the league in 1992. In all four years, the Seminoles have entered the tournament as the No. 1 overall seed. FSU is 10-6 all-time in Durham, playing for the conference championship in 1996 and 1998. The Seminoles have never captured the tournament title in three previous trips to Durham.
North Carolina (19-10) is the No. 2 seed and will be joined in Division B by No. 3 Clemson (19-11), No. 6 Virginia (16-11-1) and No. 7 Duke (15-15).
All 13 games of this year’s 36th annual ACC Baseball Championship will be televised for the third straight year with RSN, a regional network that includes Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic, FOX Sports Net South, FOX Sports Florida and New England Sports Network, providing coverage. Selected other games will be available via Sun Sports and SportsSouth. Check local listings for more details.
In addition, ISP Sports will be the national radio carrier of this year’s league tournament via XM radio and ISP’s national network of affiliates. Live stats will also be available at the ACC Baseball Championship site.
Complete ACC Baseball Championship Schedule
Wednesday, May 20
Game 1 – #4 Georgia Tech vs. #5 Miami, 12:00 p.m.
Game 2 – #1 Florida State vs. #8 Boston College, 4:00 p.m.
Game 3 – #2 North Carolina vs. #7 Duke, 8:00 p.m.
Thursday, May 21
Game 4 – #4 Georgia Tech vs. #8 Boston College, 12:00 p.m.
Game 5 – #1 Florida State vs. #5 Miami, 4:00 p.m.
Game 6 – #3 Clemson vs. #6 Virginia, 8:00 p.m.
Friday, May 22
Game 7 – #5 Miami vs. #8 Boston College, 12:00 p.m.
Game 8 – #3 Clemson vs. #7 Duke, 4:00 p.m.
Game 9 – #2 North Carolina vs. #6 Virginia, 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, May 23
Game 10 – #1 Florida State vs. #4 Georgia Tech, 12:00 p.m.
Game 11 – #2 North Carolina vs. #3 Clemson, 4:00 p.m.
Game 12 – #6 Virginia vs. #7 Duke, 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, May 24
Game 13 – Division A Winner vs. Division B Winner, 1:00 p.m.