ACC Baseball Tournament Results: Miami Defeats Duke, Georgia Tech Faces Maryland for ACC Championship

Danny Karnik/Georgia Tech Athletics

A few things needed to go right for Georgia Tech to have a shot at the ACC Championship. They did.

For Georgia Tech baseball, the Jackets were happy just making the Tournament, and were fortunate to win their effective "play-in" game over Wake Forest on Tuesday. But they weren't done there.

With (9) Georgia Tech's win over (5) Clemson in the ACC Baseball Tournament yesterday, they entered the driver's seat in their Pool with a 2-1 record. However, their passage to the Championship game was out of their control. In order for that to happen, (4) Duke needed to lose to (1) Miami in today's game. Miami, the #1 seed in the tournament, came in to this week red hot, winners of 27 of 30. They proceeded to lose two in a row, while Duke beat Georgia Tech and lost to Clemson. A win for the Blue Devils would mean their first-ever ACC Baseball Championship Game berth, as they would win the three-way tie between them, Georgia Tech, and Clemson, due to having the higher seed. However, it wasn't to be, and the Hurricanes won a wild one in 12 innings, leaving Georgia Tech and Clemson tied atop the pool with 2-1 records, and sending the Yellow Jackets to the Championship game with the tiebreaker over Clemson.

The 9th-seeded Jackets will face Maryland, the Tournament's 6th-seed, who is still to play today against UNC, but has clinched the pool with wins over (3) Virginia and (2) Florida State. With UNC having lost to both of those teams so far and Maryland having beaten both of those teams, the Terrapins sit atop their Pool with a 2-0 record, and tiebreakers over both FSU and UVA.

The Jackets played the Terrapins in late April, and lost two of three before winning 13-6 on Sunday. The Terps are extremely hot as well, without a loss in the month of May, winners of their last 11 games.

Impressed that the Jackets have made it this far? Like our chances against Maryland on Sunday?

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join From The Rumble Seat

You must be a member of From The Rumble Seat to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at From The Rumble Seat. You should read them.

Join From The Rumble Seat

You must be a member of From The Rumble Seat to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at From The Rumble Seat. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9347_tracker