May 18, 2008
ATLANTA – With a series win at Virginia last weekend, Georgia Tech (38-17, 16-14 ACC) secured the No. 5 seed in the 2008 Atlantic Coast Conference Baseball Championship, which will be held this weekend at the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville, Fla. The Yellow Jackets face No. 4-seed NC State (37-18, 18-11 ACC) in the first game of the tournament Wednesday at 10 a.m.
Joining Georgia Tech and NC State on the top half of the round-robin bracket are top-seeded Miami and eighth-seeded Clemson. The other bracket consists of No. 2 seed Florida State, third-seeded North Carolina, No. 6 Virginia and seventh-seeded Wake Forest.
The ACC Baseball Championship format calls for each team to play the other three teams in their bracket, with the winners of the two four-team round-robin brackets to meet in a single championship game Sunday at 1 p.m.
The Yellow Jackets were finalists on their side of the bracket in 2006 after capturing the ACC Baseball Championship in 2005. Over the last six years, Georgia Tech is 17-10 in the conference tournament.
Georgia Tech has won seven ACC Tournament Championships since joining the league prior to the 1980 season — 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 2000, 2003 and 2005.
Championship Coverage: The entire ACC Tournament will be aired on television again this year, with FSN South and SportSouth providing the coverage. FSN South and SUN Sports will air the Yellow Jackets’ first two games of the tournament, while SportSouth will broadcast Georgia Tech’s third game. Radio coverage for all Georgia Tech games in the ACC Tournament will be provided by WREK-FM (91.1 FM in Atlanta/www.wrek.org), while live stats are available at Ramblinwreck.com and theACC.com.
Georgia Tech in the ACC Championship
The Yellow Jackets have posted a 64-44 (.593) record in ACC Championship play, winning seven league titles since joining the conference for the 1980 season – 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 2000, 2003 and 2005.
Georgia Tech won the ACC Championship in its first year in Jacksonville (2005) and has posted a 7-4 record over the last three years at the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville. Tech is 10-8 all-time in ACC Championship games played in the state of Florida (1997, 2002, 2005, 2006, 2007)
Looking at Georgia Tech’s side of the bracket:
MIAMI – Georgia Tech has faced Miami just twice in the ACC Tournament, with the Yellow Jackets taking both games in 2006. Tech opened the 2006 ACC Championship with a 2-1 win over the Hurricanes and notched a 7-4 victory against them two games later. (Georgia Tech vs. Miami – in ACC Championship: 2-0; all-time: 22-43-2; in 2008: 0-3; in neutral site games: 4-1)
NC STATE – Georgia Tech is 10-11 against NC State in ACC Championship games, with the last meeting coming in the Yellow Jackets’ final game of the 2007 ACC Baseball Championship. The Wolfpack won that game, 8-7, to send the Yellow Jackets home. (Georgia Tech vs. NC State – in ACC Championship: 10-11; all-time: 63-44; in 2008: DNP; in neutral site games: 10-11)
CLEMSON – The Yellow Jackets are 9-13 against the Tigers in ACC Championship play, with the last meeting coming during the 2006 season. The Jackets actually played the Tigers three timez in the 2006 ACC Championship, with Clemson winning two of the three games. (Georgia Tech vs. Clemson – in ACC Championship: 9-13; all-time: 96-97-3; in 2008: 2-1; in neutral site games: 9-16)
Georgia Tech in the 2008 ACC Baseball Championship
Wednesday, May 21, 10 a.m. – No. 5 Georgia Tech vs. No. 4 NC State
Thursday, May 22, 5 p.m. – No. 5 Georgia Tech vs. No. 1 Miami
Saturday, May 24, 10 a.m. – No. 5 Georgia Tech vs. No. 8 Clemson
Links for the 2008 ACC Baseball Championship