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ACC Championship Set, Notre Dame Opens Play on Wednesday

May 21, 2023
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Notre Dame baseball will have to wait until Wednesday to start its ACC Championship push, but that’s more than fine as it gives the Irish more rest following its busy week in Boston and Chicago. 

The Irish will open pool play on Wednesday morning as Notre Dame will play Pitt at 11:00 AM ET on ACC Network. Notre Dame’s second game will be in primetime as No. 1 Wake Forest will meet the Irish at 7:00 PM ET. 

Shawn Stiffler’s club will enter the ACC Championship sitting at No. 48 in the country in RPI, which will put them on the bubble and need to win a game or two to solidify its NCAA Tournament resume. 

Notre Dame did play ACC series against Pitt and Wake Forest this season and both were on the road. 
At Pitt
Game 1: 10-8 W
Game 2: 11-2 W
Game 3: 9-5 L

At Wake Forest
Game 1: 4-1 L
Game 2: 12-3 L
Game 3: 3-1 W

PER THE ACC: 
The Championship will feature a pool-play format, leading into a four-team, single-elimination bracket to determine the league champion.

Each team in the four pools will play one game against each of the other two opponents in its pool Tuesday through Friday (May 23-26). The four teams with the best records within their respective pools will advance to Saturday’s semifinals, with the winners playing on Sunday in the ACC Championship Game. 

Game times Tuesday through Friday are set for 11 a.m., 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday’s semifinals are scheduled for 1 p.m. and 5 p.m., while Sunday’s championship will begin at noon.

ACC Network will carry each of the pool play games Tuesday through Friday, in addition to both of Saturday’s semifinals. Sunday’s championship is scheduled for a noon start and will be carried nationally by ESPN2.

THE POOLS 
Pool A – #1 Wake Forest, #8 Notre Dame, #12 Pitt
Pool B – #2 Virginia, #7 North Carolina, #11 Georgia Tech
Pool C – #3 Clemson, #6 Boston College, #10 Virginia Tech
Pool D – #4 Miami, #5 Duke, #9 NC State

THE SCHEDULE
Tuesday, May 23

No. 10 Virginia Tech vs. No. 6 Boston College, 11 a.m. (ACC Network)
No. 11 Georgia Tech vs. No. 7 North Carolina, 3 p.m. (ACC Network)
No. 9 NC State vs. No. 5 Duke, 7 p.m. (ACC Network)

Wednesday, May 24
No. 12 Pitt vs. No. 8 Notre Dame, 11 a.m. (ACC Network)
No. 2 Virginia vs. No. 11 Georgia Tech, 3 p.m. (ACC Network)
No. 3 Clemson vs. No. 10 Virginia Tech, 7 p.m. (ACC Network)

Thursday, May 25
No. 1 Wake Forest vs. No. 12 Pitt, 11 a.m. (ACC Network)
No. 7 North Carolina vs. No. 2 Virginia, 3 p.m. (ACC Network)
No. 4 Miami vs. No. 9 NC State, 7 p.m. (ACC Network)

Friday, May 26
No. 6 Boston College vs. No. 3 Clemson, 11 a.m. (ACC Network)
No. 5 Duke vs. No. 4 Miami, 3 p.m. (ACC Network)
No. 8 Notre Dame vs. No. 1 Wake Forest, 7 p.m. (ACC Network)

Saturday, May 27
Pool A Winner vs. Pool D Winner, 1 p.m. (ACC Network)
Pool B Winner vs. Pool C Winner, 5 p.m. (ACC Network)

Sunday, May 28
ACC Championship, Noon (ESPN2)

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