This Week In ACC Baseball: By the Numbers

Press Release/theACC.com

March 29, 2022

• Louisville, Miami and NC State made significant moves in the early ACC standings after sweeping three-game weekend conference series. Fifteen non-conference games highlight the Tuesday-Wednesday midweek slate, including Florida State versus Florida in Jacksonville on Tuesday evening. Other rivalry matchups of note include NC State at East Carolina, and Pitt at Penn State. ACC teams own a combined 159-47 (.772) record against non-conference opposition, including a 122-18 mark in home games. 

• Miami improved to 17-6 with its three-game sweep of visiting North Carolina, which entered the series ranked as high as No. 6 nationally. The Hurricanes are off to their best 23-game start since 2016, when Miami finished the season reaching the College World Series for the 25th time in program history.

• In taking three games from visiting No. 12 Georgia Tech, NC State scored its first series sweep of a ranked opponent since winning straight at No. 16 Pitt last May 14-16. The Wolfpack’s bullpen allowed just one in 13 innings versus the Yellow Jackets. Additionally, NC State relievers did not issue a walk and tallied 20 strikeouts.

• Louisville moved to 6-0 in ACC play with its three-game sweep at Boston College. By sweeping each of their first two conference weekend series, the Cardinals matched the 2017 team for the program’s best start in ACC play since joining the league in 2015. With Sunday’s 15-1 win over the Eagles, Louisville scored double-digit runs for the 10th time the season and sixth time in the last 10 games.

• Eleven of the ACC’s 14 baseball teams have been ranked nationally in at least one major poll this season. Virginia leads conference teams this week with a No. 2 ranking by Collegiate Baseball and is ranked among the nation’s top four in each of the six major polls.

• The Red Sox have announced the return of Boston College’s ALS Awareness Game to Fenway Park on Saturday, April 23, at 6 p.m., when the team will face Virginia Tech. The annual game has been played in honor of former Boston College baseball captain Pete Frates since his ALS diagnosis in 2012. This year marks its third time being played at Fenway Park. Frates passed away in 2019 at the age of 34. The game will be televised on the ACC Network.

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