Pairings and game times have been set for the 2015 Atlantic Coast Conference Baseball Championship, which gets underway Tuesday at Durham Bulls Athletic Park in Durham, North Carolina.
North Carolina, seeded eighth, is already fighting for its tournament life with a play-in game today at 3 p.m. against Virginia Tech.
Louisville (42-14, 25-5 ACC) earned the No. 1 overall seed and will head up Pool A. The Cardinals will be joined by fourth-seeded Florida State (37-19, 17-13) and fifth-seeded Clemson (31-25, 16-13 ACC), while No. 8 North Carolina (32-22, 13-16) and No. 9 Virginia Tech (27-26, 13-16) will play Tuesday to join the pool.
Miami (42-13, 22-8 ACC) earned the No. 2 seed and will lead Pool B with third-seeded Notre Dame (35-19, 17-13) and sixth-seeded NC State (31-20, 15-14 ACC). The fourth spot in the pool will go to the winner of Tuesday’s game between seventh-seeded Virginia (33-19, 15-15 ACC) and 10th-seeded Georgia Tech (32-22, 13-17 ACC).
Under the pool-play format, each team will play one game against each of the other three opponents in its pool Wednesday through Saturday (May 20-23). The two teams with the best records within their respective pools will advance to the title game on Sunday, May 24, with the winner earning the ACC’s automatic berth into the NCAA Tournament.
The tournament will get underway Tuesday with the two play-in games. Virginia and Georgia Tech will play at 11 a.m., followed by North Carolina and Virginia Tech at 3 p.m.
Florida State and Clemson will open play on Wednesday at 11 a.m., followed by Miami and the Georgia Tech-Virginia winner at 3 p.m., and Louisville and the North Carolina-Virginia Tech winner at 7 p.m.
NC State meets Notre Dame at 11 a.m. on Thursday, while Clemson will face Louisville at 3 p.m., and Florida State will take on either Virginia Tech or North Carolina at 7 p.m.
Friday’s action gets started at 11 a.m. when Notre Dame plays the Georgia Tech-Virginia winner. Clemson will face the North Carolina-Virginia Tech winner at 3 p.m., followed by NC State and Miami at 7 p.m.
The final day of pool play is led off by Florida State and Louisville at 11 a.m., followed by Notre Dame and Miami at 3 p.m., and NC State versus the Georgia Tech-Virginia winner at 7 p.m.
The two pool winners will play Sunday afternoon at 1 p.m. for the 2015 ACC Championship.
Fans can still purchase tickets to next week’s championship. Complete books to all 15 games are available, as well as individual game tickets that can be purchased online HERE, at the DBAP box office or by calling 919.956.BULL.
All 15 games of this year’s ACC Baseball Championship will be televised for the ninth straight year. Regional Sports Networks from across the conference footprint and across the nation will carry all 14 games on Tuesday through Saturday. Sunday’s championship game will televised nationally by ESPN2 at 1 p.m. All games will also be available on ESPN3 or WatchESPN.
In addition, all 15 games will be broadcast via satellite radio on Sirius 218/XM 193.
The inaugural ACC Baseball Championship FanFest presented by Quintiles will be held just outside Durham Bulls Athletic Park on Friday, May 22, from 2 to 7 p.m., and Saturday, May 23, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
The free event, held on Blackwell Street, will serve as the official pregame destination for fans and will feature attractions from the ACC Corporate Champions, live entertainment, free face painting, official championship merchandise, food trucks, and fun for the entire family.
2015 ACC BASEBALL CHAMPIONSHIP SCHEDULE
May 19-24 at Durham Bulls Athletic Park, Durham, N.C.
Tuesday, May 19
#7 Virginia vs. #10 Georgia Tech, 11 a.m. (RSN)
#8 North Carolina vs. #9 Virginia Tech, 3 p.m. (RSN)
Wednesday, May 20
#4 Florida State vs. #5 Clemson, 11 a.m. (RSN)
#2 Miami vs. #7 Virginia/ #10 Georgia Tech, 3 p.m. (RSN)
#1 Louisville vs. #8 North Carolina/#9 Virginia Tech, 7 p.m. (RSN)
Thursday, May 21
#3 Notre Dame vs. #6 NC State, 11 a.m. (RSN)
#5 Clemson vs. #1 Louisville, 3 p.m. (RSN)
#4 Florida State vs. #8 North Carolina/#9 Virginia Tech, 7 p.m. (RSN)
Friday, May 22
#3 Notre Dame vs. #7 Virginia/ #10 Georgia Tech, 11 a.m. (RSN)
#5 Clemson vs. #8 North Carolina/#9 Virginia Tech, 3 p.m. (RSN)
#2 Miami vs. #6 NC State, 7 p.m. (RSN)
Saturday, May 23
#1 Louisville vs. #4 Florida State, 11 a.m. (RSN)
#2 Miami vs. #3 Notre Dame, 3 p.m. (RSN)
#6 NC State vs. #7 Virginia/ #10 Georgia Tech, 7 p.m. (RSN)
Sunday, May 24
ACC Championship, 1 p.m. (ESPN2)