The first day of the 2011 ACC Tournament is in the books, and only one out of the three games went as expected. Quick recaps are below and an updated schedule is farther down. All games can be seen on Fox Sports South.
No. 6 Clemson defeated No. 3 Georgia Tech 9-0
The score probably looks a lot more lopsided than the game actually was due to Clemson's five runs in the ninth inning, but regardless, Georgia Tech had a poor opening outing to start their ACC Tournament. The Jackets were shutout for the first time since June 1, 2008 from strong pitching performances by Dominic Leone and David Haselden. Tech went 0-for-9 with runners in scoring position which is not going to win many ballgames. Clemson improves to 26-5 in their last 31 games.
No. 1 Virginia defeated No. 8 Wake Forest 13-1 (7th Inning)
The most interesting part of this game is that there is a 10-run rule after seven innings in the ACC Tournament which I'm sure a few of our readers didn't know.
No. 7 NC State defeated No. 2 Florida State
NC State rode a strong performance from Cory Mazzoni to the second upset of the day. The junior threw seven innings of shutout baseball, striking out nine, walking one, and only allowing four hits.
Wednesday, May 25
Clemson 9, Georgia Tech 0
Virginia 13, Wake Forest 1
NC State 7, Florida State 0
Thursday, May 26
11 a.m. - North Carolina vs. Miami
3 p.m. - Florida State vs. Clemson
7 p.m. - Georgia Tech vs. NC State
Friday, May 27
11 a.m. - Virginia vs. Miami
3 p.m. - Florida State vs. Georgia Tech
7 p.m. - North Carolina vs. Wake Forest
Saturday, May 28
11 a.m. - Clemson vs. NC State
3 p.m. - Miami vs. Wake Forest
7 p.m. - Virginia vs. North Carolina
Sunday, May 29
1 p.m. - Pool A winner vs. Pool B winner
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