No. 4 Clemson completed the sweep of Pittsburgh with a 5-0 victory at Charles L. Cost Field on Saturday afternoon. The Tigers (43-13, 22-8 ACC), who secured at least a share of the ACC regular-season championship, recorded their 11th ACC road win in a row to set a school record and won their sixth game in a row overall. The Panthers fell to 27-25 overall and 11-19 in ACC play.
Ryan Miller (5-1) earned the win in relief, as he gave up one hit and no runs in 1.2 innings pitched. Pittsburgh starter Chris Gomez (2-1) suffered the loss.
Seth Beer lined a two-out single in the third inning to score the game's first run, then an alert Kyle Wilkie, who extended his hitting streak to 22 games with a single, scored on the play. Beer led off the sixth inning with his 19th home run of the season. In the seventh inning, Chris Williams lined a two-run single.
ACC Tournament Draw:
Coastal Division champion North Carolina and Atlantic Division champion Clemson are the top two seeds for the 2018 Atlantic Coast Conference Baseball Championship, which gets underway Tuesday at Durham Bulls Athletic Park in Durham, North Carolina.
North Carolina (37-17, 22-8 ACC) earned the No. 1 overall seed and will head up Pool A. The Tar Heels will be joined by eighth-seeded Georgia Tech (31-25, 14-16) and 12th-seeded Pitt (27-25, 11-19). Pool B features No. 2 Clemson (43-13, 22-8), along with No. 7 Miami (27-25, 16-13) and No. 11 Notre Dame (24-28, 12-18). No. 3 NC State (40-14, 19-11) is joined in Pool C by No. 6 Florida State (39-17, 16-13) and No. 10 Virginia (28-24, 12-18), while Pool D features No. 4 Duke (39-14, 18-11), No. 5 Louisville (40-16, 18-12), and No. 9 Wake Forest (25-30, 13-17).
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 22-25). 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 2018 ACC Baseball Championship will be released Sunday morning (May 20). Visit theACC.com for more information.
Tickets are available by calling 919.956.Bull (2855), ext.3, or online at http://theacc.co/base18tickets.
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 the ESPN app (subject to blackout).
2018 ACC BASEBALL CHAMPIONSHIP SEEDS
Durham Bulls Athletic Park, Durham, North Carolina
POOL A – No. 1 North Carolina, No. 8 Georgia Tech, No. 12 Pitt
POOL B – No. 2 Clemson, No. 7 Miami, No. 11 Notre Dame
POOL C – No. 3 NC State, No. 6 Florida State, No. 10 Virginia
POOL D – No. 4 Duke, No. 5 Louisville, No. 9 Wake Forest