ACC Baseball Tournament 2021: Tuesday Scores, Updated Bracket and Schedule

Adam WellsMay 25, 2021

North Carolina State's Chris Villaman (16) pitches during an NCAA baseball game on Friday, March 19, 2021, in Raleigh, N.C. (AP Photo/Ben McKeown)
AP Photo/Ben McKeown

Tuesday marks the start of the 2021 ACC baseball tournament, with three games taking place at Truist Field in Charlotte, North Carolina. 

Rather than a traditional single- and double-elimination format, the 12 teams in the ACC tournament are divided into four pools. Pool play consists of a round-robin format, with the winner of each pool advancing to the semifinals on Saturday. 

In the event of a tie in the standings at the end of pool play, the highest-seeded team will advance. 

ACC Baseball Tournament Bracket

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Pool A

No. 1 Notre Dame
No. 8 Virginia (1-0)
No. 12 Virginia Tech (0-1)

Pool B

No. 2 Georgia Tech
No. 7 Louisville (1-0)
No. 11 Clemson (0-1)

Pool C

No. 3 North Carolina State
No. 6 North Carolina (0-1)
No. 10 Pittsburgh (1-0)

Pool D

No. 4 Miami
No. 5 Florida State
No. 9 Duke  

ACC Tournament Results/Schedule - Tuesday

No. 7 Louisville def. No. 11 Clemson, 15-10

No. 8 Virginia def. No. 12 Virginia Tech, 3-2

No. 10 Pittsburgh def. No. 6 North Carolina, 5-3

No. 7 Louisville 15, No. 11 Clemson 10

In one of the most impressive offensive displays in college baseball this season, the Louisville Cardinals outlasted the Clemson Tigers 15-10 in a game that featured 11 combined homers. 

Both teams scored at least one run in each of the first four innings. Louisville scored in seven of eight innings, with multiple runs in five of those frames. 

Cardinals catcher Henry Davis, a potential top-five pick in the 2021 Major League Baseball draft, had a huge game with two solo homers. 

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Louisville's seven homers in the game came from just three players. Alex Binelas led the way with three home runs and six RBI. Ben Metzinger also had a pair of dingers. 

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Clemson's Caden Grice also got in on the homer parade with two of his own. Brice Teodosio and Adam Hackenberg each had one in the loss. 

Starting pitchers Keyshawn Askew (Clemson) and Kaleb Corbett (Louisville) both lasted just two innings. They combined to allow 10 runs (nine earned), seven hits and two walks. 

The Tigers were ahead three different times, but in the bottom half of the inning every time they took the lead, Louisville responded to either tie the score or take the lead.

The final lead change came in the bottom of the fourth when Davis' solo homer put the Cardinals up 9-8 two batters after Metzinger's three-run shot tied the score. 

Louisville closer Michael Kirian was the only pitcher in the game for either side who didn't give up a run. He tossed a scoreless ninth to secure the win. 

Clemson will have to win out, starting on Wednesday night against No. 2 Georgia Tech, if it wants a chance to advance. Louisville will be off tomorrow before a showdown with the Yellow Jackets that will determine the winner of Pool B. 

No. 8 Virginia 3, No. 12 Virginia Tech 2

Virginia outfielder Kyle Teel's two-run homer proved to be the difference in the Cavaliers' 3-2 win over Virginia Tech.

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Teel, who leads the team in batting average, home runs, slugging percentage and on-base percentage, gave UVA a 3-0 third-inning lead.

Virginia Tech freshman shortstop Tanner Schobel cut into the deficit with a two-run homer in the sixth inning.

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However, the Cavaliers' bullpen shut down the Hokie attack, closing the game with 3.2 shutout innings while allowing just two hits.

Jake Gelof's second-inning sacrifice fly to score Logan Michaels opened the scoring for UVA, which is now 28-22 on the year. Virginia Tech fell to 27-24.

Zach Messinger got the win for Virginia, throwing 5.1 innings. He struck out six, allowing four hits, two earned runs and two walks.

Hokies starting pitcher Peyton Alford took the loss. In relief of Alford, Shane Connolly tossed five shutout innings, striking out four.

Pool play continues Wednesday when Virginia Tech faces off against No. 1 Notre Dame at 3 p.m. ET.

The Fighting Irish will then go up against UVA on Friday at 11 a.m. to close out the round-robin.

No. 10 Pittsburgh 5, No. 6 North Carolina 3

Pitt designated hitter Ron Washington Jr.'s three-RBI night propelled the Panthers to a 5-3 win over UNC.

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Washington Jr.'s fifth-inning sacrifice fly put Pitt up 3-0.

UNC cut the edge to 3-2 after a Caleb Roberts two-run single in the bottom half of the inning, but Washington later responded with a two-run homer to provide Pitt with a 5-2 lead.

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UNC got one back in the eighth on a Tomas Frick bases-loaded RBI groundout, but Pitt relief pitcher Jordan McCrum struck out Max Riemer to end the threat.

The Tar Heels got the tying run to the plate with one out in the ninth following an Angel Zarate walk, but a strikeout and foul fly ball to left ended the game.

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Pitt's first two runs were courtesy of a fielder's choice and a wild pitch. Kyle Hess led Pitt with two runs. For UNC, Zarate got on base four times in five plate appearances thanks to two hits and two walks.

Pitt will now face North Carolina State on Thursday at 7 p.m. ET. UNC will face NC State on Friday at 7 p.m.