GREENSBORO, N.C. – Atlantic Division champion Louisville and Coastal Division champion North Carolina are the top two seeds for the 2017 Atlantic Coast Conference Baseball Championship, which gets underway Tuesday at Louisville Slugger Field in Louisville, Kentucky.
Louisville (46-9, 23-6 ACC) earned the No. 1 overall seed and will head up Pool A. The Cardinals will be joined by eighth-seeded Florida State (35-20, 14-14) and 12th-seeded Notre Dame (26-30, 10-20). Pool B features No. 2 North Carolina (44-11, 23-7), along with No. 7 NC State (33-22, 16-14) and No. 11 Boston College (25-26, 11-19). No. 3 Wake Forest (38-17, 19-11) is joined in Pool C by No. 6 Miami (29-26, 16-13) and No. 10 Georgia Tech (27-26, 11-19), while Pool D features No. 4 Virginia (41-13, 18-12), No. 5 Clemson (39-17, 17-13), and No. 9 Duke (28-27, 12-18).
The ACC Baseball Championship will feature a pool-play format, leading into a four-team, single-elimination bracket to determine the league champion. Each team in the four pools will play one game against each of the other two opponents in its pool Tuesday through Friday (May 23-26). The four teams with the best records within their respective pools will advance to Saturday’s semifinals, with the winners playing on Sunday in the ACC Championship Game.
Game times Tuesday through Friday are set for 11 a.m., 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday’s semifinals are scheduled for 1 p.m. and 5 p.m., while Sunday’s championship will begin at noon.
The complete schedule for the 2017 ACC Baseball Championship will be released Sunday morning (May 21). Visit theACC.com for more information.
Tickets are available by calling (855) 228-8497 or visiting http://theacc.co/base17tix.
Regional Sports Networks from across the conference footprint and across the nation will carry all 14 games on Tuesday through Saturday. Sunday’s noon championship game will televised nationally by ESPN2. All games will also be available on WatchESPN (subject to blackout).
The ACC Baseball Championship FanFest will be held at the Hall of Fame Pavilion inside Louisville Slugger Field beginning at 5 p.m. on Friday, May 26, 12 p.m. on Saturday, May 27 and 10 a.m. on Sunday, May 28. Open to the public, the event will include a special ACC Baseball exhibit from the Louisville Slugger Museum, face painting, bourbon tasting, a photo booth, inflatables, merchandise for sale and more attractions for fans of all ages.
2017 ACC BASEBALL CHAMPIONSHIP SEEDS
May 23-28 at Louisville Slugger Field, Louisville, Kentucky
POOL A – No. 1 Louisville, No. 8 Florida State, No. 12 Notre Dame
POOL B – No. 2 North Carolina, No. 7 NC State, No. 11 Boston College
POOL C – No. 3 Wake Forest, No. 6 Miami, No. 10 Georgia Tech
POOL D – No. 4 Virginia, No. 5 Clemson, No. 9 Duke