The UVa. baseball team begins postseason play on Thursday (May 22) when it competes in the 2014 ACC Baseball Championship at NewBridge Bank Park in Greensboro, North Carolina. The No. 3 seed in the field, Virginia (43-11, 22-8 ACC) will play No. 6 seed Maryland at 11 a.m. Thursday.
The tournament features 10 teams this year and gets underway Tuesday with a pair of play-in games. The winners of the play-in games advance to the pool-play tournament, which is set up with two pools of four teams playing a round-robin format, with the two pool winners advancing to the championship game on Sunday.
Under the pool-play format, each team will play one game against each of the other three opponents in its pool Wednesday through Saturday (May 21-24). The two teams with the best records within their respective pools will advance to the title game on Sunday (May 25), with the winner earning the ACC’s automatic berth into the NCAA tournament.
Virginia and Maryland are joined in Pool B by No. 2 seed Florida State and the winner of the play-in game between No. 7 seed North Carolina and No. 10 seed NC State. UNC and NC State will face off at 11 a.m. Tuesday, with the winner advancing to pool play.
Game times Wednesday through Saturday are set for 11 a.m., 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. The championship game will begin at 1 p.m. Sunday. All ACC tournament games will be televised and streamed online via ESPN3. The play-in games as well as all 12 games in pool play will air on the ACC’s Regional Sports Networks, while the championship game will be broadcast by ESPN2.
The Cavaliers have won three tournament championships, in 1996, 2009 and 2011.
Fans can still purchase tickets to next week’s championship. Complete books to all 15 games are available, as well as individual game tickets that can be purchased by calling the Greensboro Grasshoppers at 336-268-2255 or by ordering on-line at: http://theacc.co/BASE14tix.
All 15 games of the ACC Baseball Championship will be televised for the eighth straight year. Regional Sports Networks from across the conference footprint and across the nation will carry all 14 games on Tuesday through Saturday. The Sunday championship game will televised nationally by ESPN2. All games will also be available on ESPN3.
In addition, all 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. games will be broadcast via satellite radio on Sirius 220/XM 190. The night games and championship game will available on SiriusXM 91.
Sunday, May 25
ACC Championship, 1 p.m. (ESPN2)