No. 14 Cavaliers Open ACC Baseball Championship Thursday

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DURHAM, N.C. The Virginia baseball team begins postseason play at 8 p.m. Thursday when it faces Clemson in the 2009 ACC Baseball Championship at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park in Durham, N.C. UVa is seeded sixth in the tournament, while Duke is the No. 3 seed.

Virginia (39-12-1, 16-11-1 ACC) also is slated to face No. 2-seed North Carolina at 8 p.m. Friday and No. 7-seed Duke at 8 p.m. Saturday. The other pool consists of No. 1 Florida State, No. 4 Georgia Tech, No. 5 Miami and No. 8 Boston College.

For the third year in a row, the tournament will be conducted with two pools of four teams each competing in a round robin within their own pools. The winners of the two pools will square off for the championship at 1 p.m. Sunday.

Here is the television information for Virginia’s games:
Thursday, 8 p.m.:
FS South, FS Florida, CSN Mid-Atlantic
Friday, 8 p.m.: SportSouth, FS Carolina, CSN Mid-Atlantic, FS Florida JIP at 10:00pm
Saturday, 8 p.m.: SportSouth, FS Carolina, Sun Sports, The Comcast Network; CSN Mid-Atlantic will air tape-delayed coverage at 10 a.m. Sunday
Sunday (championship game), 1 p.m.: SportSouth, FS Carolina, CSN Mid-Atlantic, Sun Sports

Virginia, also seeded sixth in 2008, reached the ACC Championship game last year before falling to top-seeded Miami, 8-4, in the title game. Virginia last won the ACC tournament title in 1996.

Clemson holds a 100-39 edge in the all-time series with UVa, although the Cavaliers have won 11 of the last 14 meetings. UNC, Virginia’s most frequent opponent all-time (259 games), has a 167-87-4 series edge. Virginia owns a 80-52-1 series advantage over Duke.