May 20, 2007
CHARLOTTESVILLE - The Atlantic Coast Conference has announced its brackets and start times for the 2007 ACC Baseball Tournament, scheduled for May 23-27 at The Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville in Jacksonville, Fla. Virginia, the No. 3 seed, will play in the first game of the tournament at 10 a.m. Wednesday against No. 6 seed North Carolina State.
The 2007 tournament takes on a new format, as the eight qualifying teams are divided into two divisions. The four teams in each division will play a round robin, with each squad guaranteed to play three games. The teams with the best record in each division will square off for the championship at 1 p.m. Sunday.
Virginia and N.C. State are part of Division B, which also includes No. 2 seed North Carolina and No. 7 seed Georgia Tech. The Cavaliers will play Georgia Tech at 4 p.m. Thursday and North Carolina at 1 p.m. Saturday.
Division A consists of No. 1 seed Florida State, No. 4 seed Clemson, No. 5 seed Miami and No. 8 seed Wake Forest.
The tournament features unprecedented television coverage. For the first time in league history, all 13 games will be televised. Virginia's game with N.C. State will be televised live on Fox Sports South, Comcast Sportsnet Mid-Atlantic and SUN Sports. The Cavaliers' game with Georgia Tech will air live on SportSouth and SUN Sports, while the North Carolina will be broadcast live on SportSouth, Comcast Sportsnet Mid-Atlantic, FSN Florida and SUN Sports.
Virginia will be playing N.C. State for the 12th-consecutive season in the ACC Tournament, and the `Hoos went 1-2 against the Wolfpack two weeks ago at Davenport Field. Virginia won two of three games March 17-18 at North Carolina and split two games with Georgia Tech April 13-14 at home in a rain-shortened series.
Tickets can be purchased either online at the baseball championship page of www.TheAcc.com, the official web site of the ACC, or by telephone through the Jacksonville Suns at (904) 358-2846.
34th Annual ACC Baseball Championship
May 23-27, 2007
Wednesday, May 23
G1: #3 Virginia vs. #6 NC State, 10:00 a.m.
G2: #2 North Carolina vs. #7 Georgia Tech, 1:00 p.m.
G3: #4 Clemson vs. #5 Miami, 4:00 p.m.
G4: #1 Florida State vs. #8 Wake Forest, 7:00 p.m.
Thursday, May 24
G5: #3 Virginia vs. #7 Georgia Tech, 4:00 p.m.
G6: #2 North Carolina vs. #6 NC State, 7:00 p.m.
Friday, May 25
G7: #4 Clemson vs. #8 Wake Forest, 4:00 p.m.
G8: #1 Florida State vs. #5 Miami, 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, May 26
G9: #6 NC State vs. #7 Georgia Tech, 10:00 a.m.
G10: #2 North Carolina vs. #3 Virginia, 1:00 p.m.
G11: #1 Florida State vs. #4 Clemson, 4:00 p.m.
G12: #5 Miami vs. #8 Wake Forest, 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, May 27
Championship Game, 1:00 p.m.
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A 1985 graduate of UVA, White worked at the Richmond Times-Dispatch until July 2009. He was honored six times as the state's Sportswriter of the Year.
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