ACC Baseball Tournament 2022: Wednesday Scores, Updated Bracket and Schedule

Rob Goldberg@@TheRobGoldbergFeatured Columnist IVMay 25, 2022

CORAL GABLES, FL - APRIL 24: Pittsburgh infielder Jeffrey Wehler (2) bats in the second inning as the University of Miami Hurricanes faced the University of Pittsburgh Panthers on April 24, 2022, at Mark Light Field at Alex Rodriguez Park in Coral Gables, Florida. (Photo by Samuel Lewis/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
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The 2022 ACC baseball tournament continued Wednesday with Day 2 of pool play at Truist Field in Charlotte, North Carolina.

The conference separated 12 teams into four pools of three teams, with the winner of each pool advancing to the semifinals.

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After some surprising results in Tuesday's games, the pressure only grew during the second day of action with top teams like Louisville and Miami beginning postseason play.

Here is the latest from one of the deepest conferences in the country.

2022 ACC Tournament Pools

Pool A: No. 1 Virginia Tech, No. 8 North Carolina, No. 12 Clemson

Pool B: No. 2 Louisville, No. 7 Georgia Tech, No. 11 Pittsburgh

Pool C: No. 3 Miami, No. 6 Wake Forest, No. 10 North Carolina State

Pool D: No. 4 Notre Dame, No. 5 Virginia, No. 9 Florida State

2022 ACC Tournament Schedule/Results - Wednesday, May 25

No. 11 Pittsburgh def. No. 2 Louisville, 6-5

No. 9 Florida State def. No. 5 Virginia, 13-3

No. 10 North Carolina State def. No. 3 Miami, 9-6

Full tournament schedule available at TheACC.com.

Day 2 Recap

NC State 9, Miami 6

This was as much a home-run derby as it was a game. Especially for Tommy Davis. 

The NC State slugger blasted three of the game's six home runs by himself, finishing with a whopping five RBI as NC State upset Miami 9-6 and earned a berth in the semifinals.

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🚨 PACK TO THE SEMIS 🚨 | <a href="https://twitter.com/NCStateBaseball?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@NCStateBaseball</a> <a href="https://t.co/YbOpxuBfns">pic.twitter.com/YbOpxuBfns</a>

Oh, and this three shots brought him up to 26 for the year, setting a school record in the process:

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Tommy Tanks 💪<br><br>The ACC Freshman of the Year gets the Wolfpack on the board.<a href="https://twitter.com/tommywhite44?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@tommywhite44</a> | <a href="https://twitter.com/NCStateBaseball?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@NCStateBaseball</a> <a href="https://t.co/aCZSMhLWpv">pic.twitter.com/aCZSMhLWpv</a>

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HE DID IT AGAIN!<br><br>Tommy White hits his 2nd HR tonight and 25th of the season!<a href="https://twitter.com/tommywhite44?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@tommywhite44</a> | <a href="https://twitter.com/NCStateBaseball?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@NCStateBaseball</a> <a href="https://t.co/TSJvtyd2gi">pic.twitter.com/TSJvtyd2gi</a>

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TOMMY TANKS WITH HIS 3RD HR OF THE GAME. NUMBER 2️⃣6️⃣ ON THE YEAR. SETS A SCHOOL RECORD.<a href="https://twitter.com/tommywhite44?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@tommywhite44</a> | <a href="https://twitter.com/NCStateBaseball?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@NCStateBaseball</a> <a href="https://t.co/Bf31CDuOSb">pic.twitter.com/Bf31CDuOSb</a>

So yeah, it was a good day for Tommy. 

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"When we need to get hot, we get hot."<a href="https://twitter.com/LyndsayRowley?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@LyndsayRowley</a> talks with <a href="https://twitter.com/tommywhite44?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@tommywhite44</a> on his historic night. <a href="https://t.co/XmerHij9zk">pic.twitter.com/XmerHij9zk</a>

Heck, it's been a great season for the ACC Freshman of the Year. 

NC State's Matt Willadsen (six innings, four hits, two runs, eight strikeouts) earned the win for the Wolf Pack, who will now face Pittsburgh in the ACC semifinals.

Pittsburgh 6, Louisville 5

Bryce Hulett sent Pittsburgh to the ACC semifinals with a walk-off RBI in the ninth:

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𝗙𝗜𝗡𝗔𝗟 | No. 11 Pitt 6⃣, No. 2 Louisville 5⃣<a href="https://twitter.com/bryce_hulett?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@bryce_hulett</a> WALKS IT OFF!!!!!!!! SEE YINZ IN THE SEMIFINALS!!<a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/H2P?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#H2P</a> | <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/ACCBASE?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#ACCBASE</a> <a href="https://t.co/H9eXoZSqcW">pic.twitter.com/H9eXoZSqcW</a>

The clutch single was one of three hits for Hulett as the team continued its Cinderella run through the ACC tournament. 

Pitt struck first Wednesday with a two-run home run by Jeffrey Wehler in the third inning, but Louisville quickly battled back thanks to two deep shots by Dalton Rushing:

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Number 2️⃣0️⃣‼️<br><br>The first Cardinal with 20 since Drew Ellis in 2017. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/GoCards?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#GoCards</a> | <a href="https://twitter.com/daltonrushing7?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@daltonrushing7</a> <a href="https://t.co/jYgB25YGtL">pic.twitter.com/jYgB25YGtL</a>

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The second homer gave the Cardinals a 4-2 lead in the fifth inning.

Pittsburgh refused to give up, however, fighting back with Wehler's second home run in the fifth. The Panthers then scored one in the seventh and another in the eighth were to tie the game 5-5.

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Pitt and Louisville are all tied up here in Charlotte after a Brock Franks sac fly in the 8th. Good back-and-forth ballgame featuring five home runs.

It kept the drama high with a trip to the semifinals on the line.

The Panthers bullpen did its job with C.J. McKennitt and Baron Stuart combining for three shutout innings. Louisville finished the game with 11 hits but couldn't score after the sixth inning.

It allowed the Pitt offense to come back and eventually earn the win with the game-winning hit by Hulett.

Despite entering as the lowest seed in its pod, No. 11 Pittsburgh surprisingly won Pool B with back-to-back upset wins over Georgia Tech and Louisville. The two remaining teams will compete on Thursday, but nothing will be on the line except pride.

Florida State 13, Virginia 3

Just like in Pool B, it was the lowest seed in Pool D that impressed Wednesday as No. 9 Florida State dominated No. 5 Virginia. 

Alex Toral and Reese Albert went yard as part of an offensive explosion for the underdogs:

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Noles pouring it on.<br><br>Alex Toral goes deep to give the Noles a 7-0 lead.<a href="https://twitter.com/FSUBaseball?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@FSUBaseball</a> <a href="https://t.co/K2L8pLgJt1">pic.twitter.com/K2L8pLgJt1</a>

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A MOONSHOT by Reese Albert gives <a href="https://twitter.com/FSUBaseball?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@FSUBaseball</a> an eight-run lead! <a href="https://t.co/iDFWPtPSrH">pic.twitter.com/iDFWPtPSrH</a>

The Seminoles had 15 hits from eight different sources, with six players tallying at least two hits. Toral went 2-for-5 with four RBI to help carry the offense from the seventh spot in the order.

Florida State jumped out to a 9-0 lead by the fourth inning, effectively ending any shot at a comeback.

Virginia showed signs of life with three runs in the fourth, but the Seminoles added four more to secure an easy win.

Wyatt Crowell was credited with the win after throwing four shutout innings in relief for Florida State, adding six strikeouts with zero walks.

The Seminoles will now face Notre Dame on Thursday with the winner earning a trip to the semifinals.