This Week in ACC Baseball – June 1

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2022 ACC Baseball Guide:

June 1, 2022

• Nine Atlantic Coast Conference teams will be among the 64 teams when the 2022 NCAA Division I Baseball Championship kicks off this Friday. The ACC champion in North Carolina will be a regional host, along with Virginia Tech, winner of the Coastal Division, Louisville and Miami, winner of the Atlantic Division. Florida State, Georgia Tech, Notre Dame, Virginia and Wake Forest also secured berths in this year’s tournament.

• The nine ACC teams in this year’s tournament are tied for most of all conferences. No. 4 Virginia Tech has the highest national seed in the ACC, followed by No. 6 Miami, No. 10 North Carolina and No. 12 Louisville. Each of these teams is ranked first in their respective region.

• The ACC has placed at least six teams in the NCAA Tournament for 18 consecutive years. It’s the sixth year since 2010 that at least eight ACC teams have landed berths. This year’s nine teams are the second-most in league history, behind only the 10 ACC selections in 2016.

• Two of the ACC teams selected this year rank in the top five nationally for all-time NCAA tournament appearances: No. 2 Florida State (59) and No. 3 Miami (48).

• Led by Tournament MVP Vance Honeycutt, North Carolina won the 2022 ACC Baseball Championship, beating NC State 9-5 in the title game at Charlotte’s Truist Field on May 29. The ACC title is the eighth for the Tar Heels since the conference began determining its champion by tournament format in 1973 and the program’s 12th ACC baseball title overall.

• Sunday’s sold-out crowd of 10,500 set an attendance record for an ACC Baseball Championship title game. It’s the second-largest crowd to ever watch a college baseball game at North Carolina State, topped only by the 11,392 who watched UNC’s 2-1, 18-inning win over NC State on day four of the 2013 ACC Championship. in Durham, North Carolina. The previous high attendance for an ACC Championship game before Sunday was the 9,759 that saw Florida State defeat NC State in 2015 at Durham. Total attendance of 58,837 for this year’s ACC Championship is the fifth highest in tournament history.

• There have been 54 home runs in 15 games played at the ACC Baseball Championship this year, surpassing the previous tournament record of 51 set in 2010 (in 13 games) in Greensboro, North Carolina.

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• At least one ACC team has reached the College World Series in each of the last 15 years it has been held, and several ACC teams have reached the CWS 10 times during that time.

• The ACC has placed a total of 28 teams in the last 15 University World Series, an average of just under two per season.

• Ninety-nine ACC teams have won NCAA bids in the last 13 tournament years. The ACC’s current 14 teams have a total of 98 College World Series appearances.

• Three ACC teams rank in the top five nationally for most tournament appearances of all time: No. 2 Florida State (59), No. 3 Miami (48) and No. 5 Clemson (44).

NCAA Regionals

The Opening Day (Friday) matchups for each NCAA region involving an ACC team are listed below.

Knoxville Regional hosted by Tennessee
#2 Georgia Tech (34-22) vs. #3 Campbell (40-17), 12 p.m., ESPN+
#1 Tennessee (53-7) vs. #4 Alabama St (34-23), 6 p.m. SECN

Blacksburg Regional hosted by Virginia Tech
#2 Gonzaga (36-17) vs. #3 Columbia (30-16), 1 p.m., ESPN+
#1 Virginia Tech (41-12) vs. #4 Wright St. (30-25), 7 p.m., ACCN

Coral Gables Regional hosted by Miami
#1 Miami (39-18) vs. #4 Canisius (29-23), 12 p.m., ESPN+
#2 Arizona (37-23) vs. #3 Ole Miss (32-22), 7 p.m., ESPNU

Greenville Regional hosted by East Carolina
#1 East Carolina (42-18) vs. #4 Coppin St. (24-28), 1 p.m., ESPN+
#2 Virginia (38-17) vs. #3 Coastal Carolina (36-18-1), 6 p.m., ESPN+

Chapel Hill Regional hosted by North Carolina
#1 North Carolina (38-19) vs. #4 Hofstra (30-21), 2 p.m., ESPN+
#2 Georgia (35-21) vs. #3 VCU (40-18), 7 p.m., ESPN+

Louisville Regional hosted by Louisville
#1 Louisville (38-18-1) vs. #4 Southeast Missouri State (37-20), 2 p.m., ESPN+
#2 Oregon (35-23) vs. #3 Michigan (32-26), 7 p.m., ESPN+

Auburn Regional hosted by Auburn
#2 UCLA (38-22) vs. #3 Florida St. (33-23), 12 p.m., ESPN2
#1 Auburn (37-19) vs. #4 Southeastern La. (30-29), 7 p.m., ESPN+

College Park Regional hosted by Maryland
#2 Wake Forest (40-17-1) vs. #3 UConn (46-13), 1 p.m., ESPNU
#1 Maryland (45-12) vs. #4 LIU (37-19), 7 p.m., ESPN+

Statesboro Regional hosted by Georgia Southern
#2 Notre Dame (35-14) vs. #3 Texas Tech (37-20), 2 p.m., ACCN
#1 Georgia Southern (40-18) vs. #4 UNC Greensboro (34-28), 7 p.m., ESPN+

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