Seeds and hens set for 2022 ACC Baseball Championship
GREENSBORO, NC (theACC.com) – Coastal Division champion Virginia Tech and Atlantic Division champion Louisville are the top two seeds for the 2022 Atlantic Coast Conference Baseball Championship, which begins Tuesday and runs through Sunday at Truist Field of Charlotte, North Carolina.
The championship will feature a pool format of play, leading to a four-team single-elimination bracket to determine the league champion.
Picked to finish sixth in the Coastal Division in the coaches’ preseason poll, Virginia Tech (40-11 overall, 19-9 ACC) won the No. 1 seed and will lead Group A. The Hokies will be joined by the eighth seed. North Carolina (34-19, 15-15) and 12th-seeded Clemson (35-21, 13-16).
Louisville (38-16-1, 18-11-1) won the Atlantic Division for the fifth time and is the No. 1 seed in Pool B, along with No. 7 Georgia Tech (33-21, 15-15) and No. 1. 11Pitt (27-26, 13-16).
No. 3 Miami (39-16, 20-10) is joined in Pool C by No. 6 Wake Forest (39-16-1, 15-14-1) and No. 10 NC State (33- 20, 14-15), while Pool D includes No. 4 Notre Dame (33-13, 16-11), No. 5 Virginia (38-15, 17-13) and No. 9 Florida State (32-22, 15-15) .
Each team from the four groups will play a match against each of the other two opponents in their group from Tuesday to Friday (24th to 27th May). The four teams with the best records in their respective pools advance to Saturday’s semifinals, with the winners playing Sunday in the ACC Championship Game.
Playing hours Tuesday through Friday are set at 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 begins at noon.
The full 2022 ACC Baseball Championship schedule will be released late Sunday morning (May 22).
Tickets are available by visiting CharlotteKnights.com or calling the Knights box office at 704-274-8282.
Regional sports networks across the conference footprint and across the country will broadcast all 12 games Tuesday through Friday. Saturday’s semifinals will be broadcast live on the ACC Network, while Sunday’s championship game at noon will be televised nationally by ESPN2. All games will also be available through ACC Network Extra.
Three ACC baseball teams are ranked in the top 10 in the nation in each of six major polls. Virginia Tech is ranked in the top three in the nation in all six, including a Perfect Game No. 2 national ranking. The USA TODAY Coaches Poll lists four ACC teams in the top 10 (#3 Virginia Tech, #6 Miami, #9 Louisville and #10 Virginia).
2022 ACC BASEBALL CHAMPIONSHIP SEEDS
Truist Field, Charlotte, North Carolina
POOL A – #1 Virginia Tech, #8 North Carolina, #12 Clemson
POOL B – #2 Louisville, #7 Georgia Tech, #11 Pitt
POOL C – #3 Miami, #6 Wake Forest, #10 NC State
POOL D – #4 Notre Dame, #5 Virginia, #9 Florida State