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2019 Atlantic Coast Conference Baseball Tournament

The 2019 Atlantic Coast Conference Baseball Tournament was held from May 21 through May 26 at Durham Bulls Athletic Park in Durham, North Carolina. The annual tournament determined the conference champion of the Division I Atlantic Coast Conference for college baseball. The tournament champion, North Carolina, received the league's automatic bid to the 2019 NCAA Division I Baseball Tournament. This was the last of 19 athletic championship events held by the conference in the 2018–19 academic year.[3]

2019 Atlantic Coast Conference
Baseball Tournament
Teams12
FormatSee below
Finals site
ChampionsNorth Carolina (7th title)
Winning coachMike Fox (3rd title)
MVPMichael Busch (North Carolina)
TelevisionRSN's (Tues-Sat)
ESPN2 (Championship)
2019 Atlantic Coast Conference baseball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Atlantic
No. 3 Louisville  x‍‍‍y 21 9   .700     51 18   .739
NC State  ‍‍‍y 18 12   .600     42 19   .689
No. 8 Florida State  ‍‍‍y 17 13   .567     42 23   .646
Clemson  ‍‍‍y 15 15   .500     35 26   .574
Wake Forest  ‍‍‍ 14 16   .467     31 26   .544
Notre Dame  ‍‍‍ 13 17   .433     24 30   .444
Boston College  ‍‍‍ 12 18   .400     31 27   .534
Coastal
No. 17 Georgia Tech  x‍‍‍y 19 11   .633     43 19   .694
No. 19 Miami (FL)  ‍‍‍y 18 12   .600     41 20   .672
No. 15 North Carolina  ‍‍y 17 13   .567     46 19   .708
No. 16 Duke  ‍‍‍y 15 15   .500     35 27   .565
Virginia  ‍‍‍ 14 16   .467     32 24   .571
Virginia Tech  ‍‍‍ 9 21   .300     26 27   .491
Pittsburgh  ‍‍‍ 8 22   .267     21 34   .382
x – Division champion
‡ – Tournament champion
y – Invited to the NCAA Tournament
As of June 27, 2019[1][2]; Rankings from D1Baseball

The tournament has been held every year but one since 1973, with Clemson winning ten championships, the most all-time. Georgia Tech has won nine championships, and defending champion Florida State has won eight titles since their entry to the league in 1992. Charter league member Duke, along with recent entrants Virginia Tech, Boston College, Pittsburgh, Notre Dame and Louisville have never won the event.

Format and seedingEdit

The winner of each seven team division and the top ten other teams based on conference winning percentage, regardless of division, from the conference's regular season were seeded one through twelve. Seeds one and two were awarded to the two division winners. Teams were then divided into four pools of three teams each, with the winners advancing to single elimination bracket for the championship.[4][5]

If a 1-1 tie were to occur among all three teams in a pool, the highest seeded team would have advanced to the semifinals.[6] Because of this, seeds 5-12 must win both pool play games to advance to the single-elimination bracket, and seeds 1-4 must only win the game against the winner of the game between the other two teams in the pool to advance. For example, if the 12 seed beats the 8 seed in the first game, then the winner of the 12 seed versus 1 seed advances, and the 8 seed versus 1 seed game has no effect on which team advances.

Schedule and resultsEdit

ScheduleEdit

Source:[7][8]

Game Time* Matchup# Location Television Attendance Reference
Tuesday, May 21
1 11:00 a.m. No. 12 Boston College vs. No. 8 Clemson Durham Bulls Athletic Park RSN / ACCN Extra 2,490 [9]
2 3:00 p.m. No. 10 Wake Forest vs. No. 6 Florida State [10]
3 7:00 p.m. No. 11 Notre Dame vs. No. 7 Duke 2,560 [11]
Wednesday, May 22
4 11:00 a.m. No. 1 Louisville vs. No. 12 Boston College Durham Bulls Athletic Park RSN / ACCN Extra 2,420 [12]
5 3:00 p.m. No. 2 Georgia Tech vs. No. 11 Notre Dame [13]
6 7:00 p.m. No. 9 Virginia vs. No. 5 North Carolina 3,190 [14]
Thursday, May 23
7 11:00 a.m. No. 8 Clemson vs. No. 1 Louisville Durham Bulls Athletic Park RSN / ACCN Extra 2,577 [15]
8 3:00 p.m. No. 4 Miami vs. No. 9 Virginia [16]
9 7:00 p.m. No. 3 NC State vs. No. 10 Wake Forest 4,318 [17]
Friday, May 24
10 11:00 a.m. No. 7 Duke vs. No. 2 Georgia Tech Durham Bulls Athletic Park RSN / ACCN Extra 4,067 [18]
11 3:00 p.m. No. 5 North Carolina vs. No. 4 Miami [19]
12 7:00 p.m. No. 6 Florida State vs. No. 3 NC State 5,419 [20]
Saturday, May 25
Semifinal 1 1:00 p.m. No. 12 Boston College vs. No. 5 North Carolina Durham Bulls Athletic Park RSN / ACCN Extra 4,260 [21]
Semifinal 2 5:00 p.m. No. 2 Georgia Tech vs. No. 3 NC State 5,846 [22]
Championship – Sunday, May 26
Championship 12:00 p.m. No. 5 North Carolina vs. No. 2 Georgia Tech Durham Bulls Athletic Park ESPN2 5,627 [23]
*Game times in EDT. # – Rankings denote tournament seed.

Pool playEdit

FinalEdit

Semifinals Finals
      
12 Boston College 5
5 North Carolina 13
5 North Carolina 10
2 Georgia Tech 2
2 Georgia Tech 9
3 NC State 2

Championship GameEdit

ACC Championship
(5) North Carolina Tar Heels vs. (2) Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets
May 26, 2019, 12:00 p.m. (EDT) at Durham Bulls Athletic Park in Durham, North Carolina
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
(5) North Carolina 0 0 0 0 1 4 1 0 4 10 12 1
(2) Georgia Tech 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 4 0
WP: Hansen Butler (4–0)   LP: Luke Bartnicki (2–2)
Home runs:
UNC: Aaron Sabato; Ashton McGee; Michael Busch; Brandon Martorano
GT: None
Attendance: 5,627

All–Tournament TeamEdit

Source:[24]

Position Player Team
C Michael Rothenberg Duke
1B Micahel Busch (MVP) North Carolina
2B Cody Morissette Boston College
3B Ike Freeman North Carolina
SS Danny Serretti North Carolina
OF Joe Suozzi Boston College
OF Nick Wilhite Georgia Tech
OF J.C. Flowers Florida State
DH Michael Guldberg Georgia Tech
P Dan Metzdorf Boston College
P Mat Clark Clemson

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Atlantic Coast Conference baseball standings, teams, and schedules". D1Baseball. Retrieved June 27, 2019.
  2. ^ "2019 Baseball Standings". theacc.com. The Atlantic Coast Conference. Retrieved June 27, 2019.
  3. ^ "2019 ACC Baseball Championship". Atlantic Coast Conference. Retrieved December 1, 2018.
  4. ^ "ACC Announces Baseball Championship Expansion, Format Change". Atlantic Coast Conference. October 6, 2016. Archived from the original on October 9, 2016. Retrieved October 9, 2017.
  5. ^ Peter Burke (October 7, 2016). "ACC baseball tournament changes format, increases number of teams". WPLG. Retrieved October 9, 2017.
  6. ^ "#ACCBASE Seeding and Tiebreaker Information". Atlantic Coast Conference. April 30, 2017. Archived from the original on October 13, 2018. Retrieved May 21, 2019.
  7. ^ "2019 ACC Baseball Championship Schedule Announced". theacc.com. Atlantic Coast Conference. May 19, 2019. Retrieved May 20, 2019.
  8. ^ "When will NC State, UNC, Duke play in the ACC baseball tournament? Here's the schedule". newsobserver.com. Raleigh News & Observer. May 19, 2019. Retrieved May 20, 2019.
  9. ^ Game 1 Box Score
  10. ^ Game 2 Box Score
  11. ^ Game 3 Box Score
  12. ^ Game 4 Box Score
  13. ^ Game 5 Box Score
  14. ^ Game 6 Box Score
  15. ^ Game 7 Box Score
  16. ^ Game 8 Box Score
  17. ^ Game 9 Box Score
  18. ^ Game 10 Box Score
  19. ^ Game 11 Box Score
  20. ^ Game 12 Box Score
  21. ^ Game 13 Box Score
  22. ^ Game 14 Box Score
  23. ^ "North Carolina vs Georgia Tech". ncaa.com. NCAA. May 26, 2019. Retrieved May 28, 2019.
  24. ^ "Tar Heels Take Home ACC Title". theacc.com. Atlantic Coast Conference. May 26, 2019. Retrieved May 28, 2019.