The ACC baseball regular season is coming to a close and the seeding is starting to come together for the upcoming ACC Tournament. The upcoming weekend (Thursday-Saturday) finishes up the regular season. There are still six ACC teams ranked in Baseball America’s top 25, though there is a new number one (more on that later).
Let’s take a look back at last weekend, starting in the Atlantic Division.
Florida State won two out of three games at NC State last weekend and out-scored them 21-10. They improved to 18-9 in the ACC and 42-10 overall, which kept them at number nine in the rankings. The Seminoles host second-place Clemson over the weekend.
DJ Stewart earned ACC Co-Player of the Week honors after hitting .600 over a four game span. He also drove in nine runs. The freshman left fielder had five doubles in nine at-bats and scored nine runs. He was also named Collegiate Baseball’s Player of the Week.
Clemson swept Georgia Southern in the non-conference last weekend and out-scored them 25-7. They are 17-10 in the conference and 37-15 overall, which moved them up to number 17. The Tigers now travel to FSU in a battle for first place, after hosting USC Upstate tonight.
Matthew Crownover was named the ACC Pitcher of the Week. He made two starts last week, totaling 13 innings and picked up two wins. The freshman tossed six shutout innings on Monday against Maryland, while allowing just four hits. Then on four days rest, he pitched seven scoreless innings, while allowing just three hits. Overall, Crownover is 7-1 with a 1.90 ERA this season.
NC State lost two of three to FSU and dropped to third place in the Atlantic Division (16-10). However, they are still ranked fifth in the BA top 25 (39-13). The Wolfpack travel to Duke over the weekend and could move up in the standings with a sweep.
Maryland lost to VCU in a midweek game and dropped to 28-24 overall (9-18 in the ACC). The Terps host Boston College this weekend.
Wake Forest won two of three at Miami to improve to 9-18 in the ACC and 28-24 overall. The Demon Deacons host Winthrop before traveling to Virginia Tech over the weekend.
Boston College had the weekend off and travels to Maine tonight before heading to Maryland over the weekend. The Eagles are just 3-23 and 11-37 overall.
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