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

Adam WellsMay 26, 2021

Louisville's Henry Davis (32) runs the bases during an NCAA baseball game on Friday, March 19, 2021, in Raleigh, N.C. (AP Photo/Ben McKeown)
AP Photo/Ben McKeown

Wednesday marks the biggest day of the 2021 ACC baseball tournament thus far, with the top two teams during the regular season taking the field for the first time. 

There was one upset on the first day of the tournament Tuesday as No. 10 Pittsburgh earned a win over sixth-seeded North Carolina. None of the top five seeds were in action. 

No. 1 Notre Dame will begin its quest for its first conference tournament title since 2006 on Wednesday. The Fighting Irish can eliminate Virginia Tech with a win. 

No. 2 Georgia Tech and No. 5 Florida State are among the other notable teams in action in Durham, North Carolina. 

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Pool A

No. 1 Notre Dame (1-0)
No. 8 Virginia (1-0)
No. 12 Virginia Tech (0-2)

Pool B

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

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 (0-1)
No. 9 Duke (1-0)


ACC Tournament Results/Schedule - Wednesday

No. 9 Duke def. No. 5 Florida State, 12-1

No. 1 Notre Dame def. No. 8 Notre Dame, 8-0

No. 11 Clemson def. No. 2 Georgia Tech, 11-5


No. 9 Duke 12, No. 5 Florida State 1

Duke had no problem taking care of business with an easy 12-1 win over Florida State in the first game of Pool D for both teams. 

The Blue Devils came out of the gate on fire, as their first five hitters reached base. Michael Rothenberg capped off the early scoring barrage with a grand slam. 

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Florida State starter Bryce Hubbart allowed four earned runs on two hits and two walks. He was removed in the top of the first without recording an out. 

Five Duke hitters had at least two hits in the win. Erikson Nichols, the No. 9 hitter, went 3-for-5 with a homer and three RBI. 

Blue Devils starter Billy Seidl got the win after allowing just one earned run on three hits with six strikeouts in 3.1 innings. Jimmy Loper was fantastic in relief, tossing four no-hit innings. 

Duke will look to keep its positive momentum going on Thursday when it plays Miami. The Seminoles are off tomorrow before they close out pool play against the Hurricanes on Friday afternoon. 

    

No. 1 Notre Dame 8, No. 12 Virginia Tech 0

Notre Dame's 2021 ACC tournament debut couldn't have gone much better as the Fighting Irish took down the Virginia Tech Hokies 8-0.

Second baseman Jared Miller delivered the biggest blow for the Fighting Irish, depositing a two-run homer over the outfield fence for a 3-0 Notre Dame lead in the top of the sixth.

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Miller later added an RBI triple in the seventh and scored in the ninth off a Zack Prajzner RBI single. He finished the day 2-for-4 with three runs, two RBI and a walk.

Outfielder Brooks Coetzee had two RBI, one off a seventh-inning single and another following a ninth-inning sacrifice fly.

Notre Dame starting pitcher Will Mercer earned the win after tossing five shutout innings, striking out three and allowing three hits. The Fighting Irish allowed only four hits and two walks all game en route to the shutout.

Notre Dame will now play Virginia on Friday at 11 a.m. to determine the Pool A champion. The winner will advance to the conference semifinals, and the loser's ACC tournament run will be over.

    

No. 11 Clemson def. No. 2 Georgia Tech, 11-5

Clemson scored 11 unanswered runs from the fourth through eighth innings en route to defeating the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets, 11-5.

Georgia Tech scored one run in each of the first three innings, with Stephen Reid and Andrew Jenkins notably depositing solo homers.

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However, Clemson stormed back with a four-run fourth inning, with Adam Hackenberg smoking a three-run homer and Bryce Teodosio adding a RBI triple for the 4-3 lead.

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Teodosio later added an inside-the-park homer in the sixth to give Clemson a 6-3 edge:

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He also hit another RBI triple in the seventh to give Clemson a 9-3 advantage:

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A James Parker two-run shot in the eighth closed the Clemson scoring.

Clemson's ACC tournament is over, and its season would appear to be as well after finishing 25-27. The Tigers ended their campaign on a high note, though, against the ACC's No. 2 seed.

Georgia Tech will now play Louisville on Thursday at 3 p.m. ET. The winner will advance to the conference tournament semifinals.