CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. The 2008 ACC Baseball Championship bracket was announced Sunday by the conference office. Virginia, the tournament’s No. 6 seed, will compete in the Division B’ bracket and play No. 3-seed North Carolina at 8 p.m. Wednesday, No. 2-seed Florida State at 5 p.m. Friday and No. 7-seed Wake Forest at 8 p.m. Saturday. The tournament will be contested Wednesday through Sunday in Jacksonville, Fla., at the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville.
For the second straight year, the tournament will consist of two four-team brackets. The two teams with the best record within their respective brackets will square off for the championship at 1 p.m. Sunday. The Division A’ bracket consists of No. 1-seed Miami, No. 4-seed NC State, No. 5-seed Georgia Tech and No. 8-seed Clemson.
All three of Virginia’s games will be televised on SportSouth. The Wednesday and Saturday games also will be available on SUN Sports, while the Friday contest also will be shown on NESN. In addition, ISP Sports will be the national radio carrier of this year's league tournament. All 13 contests will air on XM Radio and ISP's national network of affiliates.
Virginia, which is one of five teams to have competed in all 35 of the tournaments, is 37-60 all-time in the ACC Baseball Championship and went 2-1 last season.
Ticket can be purchased either online at the ACC baseball championship page on www.TheAcc.com, contacting Jax Events (www.jaxevents.com) at 904-630-3900 or calling Ticketmaster at 904-353-3309.
2008 ACC Baseball Championship
Wednesday, May 21
G1: No. 4 NC State vs. No. 5 Georgia Tech, 10 a.m.
G2: No. 1 Miami vs. No. 8 Clemson, 1 p.m.
G3: No. 2 Florida State vs. No. 7 Wake Forest, 5 p.m.
G4: No. 3 North Carolina vs. No. 6 Virginia, 8 p.m.
Thursday, May 22
G5: No. 1 Miami vs. No. 5 Georgia Tech, 5 p.m.
G6: No. 4 NC State vs. No. 8 Clemson, 8 p.m.
Friday, May 23
G7: No. 2 Florida State vs. No. 6 Virginia, 5 p.m.
G8: No. 3 North Carolina vs. No. 7 Wake Forest, 8 p.m.
Saturday, May 24
G9: No. 5 Georgia Tech vs. No. 8 Clemson, 10 a.m.
G10: No. 1 Miami vs. No. 4 NC State, 1 p.m.
G11: No. 2 Florida State vs. No. 3 North Carolina, 5 p.m.
G12: No. 6 Virginia vs. No. 7 Wake Forest, 8 p.m.
Sunday, May 25
Championship Game, 1 p.m.
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