Miami to Face FSU on Opening Day of ACC Championship

Fourth-seeded 'Canes will play fifth-seeded Seminoles Wednesday at 4 p.m.

Coral Gables (May 23, 2010) — Complete pairings and starting times have been announced for the 2010 Atlantic Coast Conference Baseball Championship, with Miami earning the No. 4 seed and a match-up with fifth-seeded Florida State on the tournament's opening day.

The Hurricanes (39-15, 20-10 ACC) and Seminoles (39-16, 18-12 ACC) are scheduled to play on Wednesday, May 26 at 4 p.m. at NewBridge Bank Park in Greensboro.

Miami and FSU are joined by No. 1 seed Virginia (23-7 ACC) and No. 8 seed Boston College (14-16) in Division A, while No. 2 seed Clemson (18-12), No. 3 seed Georgia Tech (21-9), No. 6 seed Virginia Tech (16-14) and No. 7 seed NC State (15-15) make up Division B.

Under the pool-play format, each team will play one game against each of the other three opponents in its division Wednesday through Saturday. The two teams with the best records within their respective division brackets will advance to the title game on Sunday, with the winner earning the ACC's automatic berth into the NCAA Tournament.

After facing FSU on Wednesday, the Hurricanes will turn around and play Boston College at noon on Thursday before taking a day off on Friday. Pool play then wraps up on Saturday, with Miami and Virginia squaring off at noon.

Sunday's title game between the division pool-play winners is set for 1 p.m.

Fans can still purchase tickets to the tournament. Complete books to all 13 games are available, as well as individual game tickets. Online ticket information can be found at http://www.theACC.com/championships/10-baseball-tix.html.

All 13 games of this year's ACC Baseball Championship will be televised for the fourth straight year via RSN, a regional network that covers the entire conference footprint. Please check theACC.com for local affiliates and stations.

2010 ACC Baseball Championship
Wednesday (May 26) - Sunday (May 30)
NewBridge Bank Park
Greensboro, N.C.

Wednesday's games
Noon - No. 1 Virginia (45-10, 23-7) vs. No. 8 Boston College (29-26, 14-16)
4 pm - No. 4 Miami (39-15, 20-10) vs. No. 5 Florida State (39-16, 18-12)
8 pm - No. 2 Clemson (37-19, 18-12) vs. No. 7 NC State (36-20, 15-15)

Thursday's games
Noon - Miami vs. Boston College
4 pm - Virginia vs. Florida State
8 pm - No. 3 Georgia Tech (44-11, 21-9) vs. No. 6 Virginia Tech (36-19, 16-14)

Friday's games
Noon - Florida State vs. Boston College
4 pm - Clemson vs. Virginia Tech
8 pm - Georgia Tech vs. NC State

Saturday's games
Noon - Virginia vs. Miami
4 pm - Clemson vs. Georgia Tech
8 pm - Virginia Tech vs. NC State

Sunday's game
1 pm - Championship

For more information on Athletics, visit http://www.hurricanesports.com.


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