Thursday, March 22, 2007

ACC Weekend Preview for March 23-25

Boston College at Florida State

The Boston College Eagles head to Tallahassee for the first time ever to take on the number 2 ranked Florida State Seminoles. FSU is coming off their first loss of the season to Jacksonville on Wednesday while Boston College picked up a victory on Sunday over Georgia Tech before heading back to Boston where they had a game postponed because of the snow on the ground. The CBB predicts that BC will win one game of the series this weekend if Terry Doyle is able to pitch. If Doyle does not go then the Eagles will get swept.

Probable Starters
Friday: Bryan Henry (5-0, 2.61 ERA) vs Kevin Boggan (2-1, 2.14 ERA)
Saturday: Michael Hyde (7-0, 1.59 ERA) vs Nate Jeannes (0-1, 3.57 ERA)
Sunday: Ryan Strauss (5-0, 1.85 ERA) vs Terry Doyle (2-0, 2.40 ERA)

BC has not officially named any starting pitchers for this weekend yet so I have based this on past weekend rotation.

Florida State Game Notes

North Carolina at Virginia Tech

Peter Hughes welcomes the North Carolina Tar Heels to Blacksburg for a coastal division showdown. Virginia Tech enters the series with an overall record of 14-8 and 3-3 in the ACC while UNC is 20-3 and 4-2 in the conference. The CBB predicts that UNC sweeps the road series.

Probable Starters
Friday: Robert Woodard (4-0, 2.30 ERA) vs. Greg Fryman (2-2, 6.37 ERA)
Saturday: Alex White (3-0, 1.69 ERA) vs. Andrew Wells (1-1, 5.27 ERA)
Sunday: Luke Putkonen (4-0, 4.10 ERA) vs Adam Redd (2-0, 0.96 ERA)

UNC Game Notes
VA Tech Game Notes

Clemson at Maryland

Clemson will head to College Park this weekend with a 14-5 overall record and a conference record of 3-0. Clemson dropped a mid-week game to Western Carolina on Tuesday but should be able to bounce back strong this weekend. Maryland is 14-7 and 3-3 in the conference. Maryland picked up a 17-2 victory over VCU this week on Wednesday. The CBB predicts that Clemson will sweep the series.

Probable Starters
Friday: Casey Baron (3-1, 4.41 ERA) vs P.J. Zocchi (3-0, 2.00 ERA)
Saturday: Ryan Moorer (2-0, 2.78 ERA) vs Ryan Hinson (1-0, 2.00 ERA)
Sunday: Kevin Biringer (2-3, 4.68 ERA) vs David Kopp (2-2, 4.40 ERA)

Maryland Game Notes
Clemson Game Notes

Miami at Virginia

The Miami Hurricanes head to Charlottesville to take on the Virginia Cavaliers for a big ACC series. Both teams are expected to compete for the Coastal division crown so this could make or break the division for both of these teams. The CBB predicts that UVA takes 2 out of 3 games this weekend.

Probable Starters
Friday: Jacob Thompson (5-0, 1.98 ERA) vs Eric Erickson (3-2, 1.52 ERA)
Saturday: Matt Packer (2-1, 3.48 ERA) vs Scott Maine (2-3, 5.00 ERA)
Sunday: Sean Doolittle (4-1, 3.28 ERA) vs Enrique Garcia (1-2, 2.55 ERA)

NC State at Wake Forest

The NC State Wolfpack will head to Winston-Salem for a three game set with the Wake Forest Demon Deacons. The Wolfpack enter with an impressive 16-7 record but a 3-3 record in the ACC. The Deacons have a 12-10 mark and a 2-4 record with two tough series already under their belt with FSU and Virginia. The CBB predicts that Wake Forest sweeps the weekend series.

Probable Starters
Friday: Brad Kledzik (2-1, 5.20) vs Eric Surkamp (2-1, 2.53)
Saturday: Garrett Bullock (1-1, 5.54) vs Andrew Brackman (4-1, 2.97)
Sunday: Eric Niesen (2-2, 5.12) vs Jimmy Gilheeney (1-1, 1.90)

NC State Game Notes
Wake Forest Game Notes

Georgia Tech at Duke
The Yellow Jackets head to Durham NC for a three game set with the Duke Blue Devils. Georgia Tech is coming off a mid-week victory over Georgia State 3-0 and took two out of three from Boston College last weekend for an overall record of 12-10 and 3-3 in the ACC. Duke enters the series with a pair of victories over Fairleigh Dickinson and were swept in their last ACC series by Clemson. They have a record of 17-7 but 0-6 in the ACC. The CBB has Georgia Tech winnign all three games.

Probable Starters
Friday: Alexander Hassan (2-0, 2.18 ERA) vs David Duncan (4-2, 3.79 ERA)
Saturday: Tony Bajoczky (3-2, 2.70 ERA) vs John Goodman (1-0, 4.50 ERA)
Sunday: TBA vs Ryan Turner (1-3, 4.32 ERA)

Georgia Tech Game Notes

Duke Game Notes

I would like to apologize for the brief preview this week but I have been extremely busy with my real job. If anyone would like to hire me and give me a 40 hour a week job in sports shoot me an email here.


NHDadUmp said...

Brian, no prediction on the BC-FSU series????

Brian P. Foley said...

Sorry, about that...I fixed it now!!