ACC Baseball Tournament 2022: Friday Scores, Updated Bracket and ScheduleMay 27, 2022
All four spots in the ACC baseball tournament semifinals are wrapped following the final day of pool play at Truist Field in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Pittsburgh and North Carolina State completed their respective pools Wednesday and have been biding their time until the semifinals Saturday. Notre Dame won Pool B on Thursday thanks to a 5-3 victory over Florida State.
Now North Carolina has advanced after beating Virginia Tech to win Pool A on Friday.
Here's a look at the latest standings as well as a look at Friday's scores and recaps.
2022 ACC Tournament Pool Standings (Winners in Bold)
Pool A: North Carolina (2-0), Virginia Tech (1-1), Clemson (0-2)
Pool B: Pittsburgh (2-0), Georgia Tech (1-1), Louisville (0-2)
Pool C: North Carolina State (2-0), Wake Forest (1-1), Miami (0-2)
Pool D: Notre Dame (2-0), Florida State (1-1), Virginia (0-2)
2022 ACC Tournament Results - Friday, May 27
Pool D: Notre Dame def. Virginia, 3-0
Pool C: Wake Forest def. Miami, 16-3 (7 innings)
Pool A: North Carolina def. Virginia Tech, 10-0
2022 ACC Tournament Semifinals (Saturday, May 28)
Game 1: North Carolina vs. Notre Dame, 1 p.m. ET
Game 2: Pittsburgh vs. North Carolina State, 5 p.m. ET
Notre Dame 3, Virginia 0
Five Notre Dame pitchers combined to allow five hits in a 3-0 victory over Virginia in the final game in Pool D.
Starter Liam Simon set the tone for the rest of the staff. The junior right-hander allowed just two hits and struck out eight in five innings. This was his longest outing of the season, surpassing a four-inning start he had on April 20.
Virginia only really threatened in the top of the eighth. The inning began with two quick outs before Max Cotier and Alex Tappen singled and Jake Gelof walked to load the bases.
Notre Dame head coach Link Jarrett replaced Matt Bedford, who only allowed one hit in his first 2.2 innings before those back-to-back singles, with Sammy Cooper. He got Devin Ortiz to ground out to second base to end the threat.
Aidan Tyrell took over to handle the ninth inning. He struck out Kyle Teel and Casey Saucke before getting Ethan Anderson to ground out to finish the game.
The Fighting Irish got single runs in the second, fourth and sixth innings to support stellar work from their pitchers. Zack Prajzner drove in two of the runs with an RBI single in the second and sacrifice fly in the sixth.
Jack Penney had the third RBI for Notre Dame with a double that scored Jack Brannigan.
Notre Dame advanced to the ACC tournament semifinals for the first time in program history.
Wake Forest 16, Miami 3 (7 Innings)
Wake Forest smacked seven home runs en route to a 16-3 mercy-rule shortened victory over Miami.
Left fielder Adam Cicere went 4-for-4 with two home runs, and catcher Brendan Tinsman hit his team-high 23rd long ball of the year. Tinsman's four RBI led the team.
First baseman Nick Kurtz, third baseman Brock Wilken, designated hitter Jake Reinisch and center fielder Lucas Costello rounded out the Wake Forest homers. Shortstop Michael Turconi also went 3-for-4 (including a triple) with three runs and three RBI.
The Demon Deacons scored six runs in the third before adding three more in the fourth for a 9-2 lead. They ran away with this one after adding four in the sixth and three more in the seventh.
Rhett Lowder got the win for Wake Forest on the mound after tossing five innings of three-run ball.
Miami first baseman CJ Kayfus starred for the Hurricanes with a 3-for-4 performance that included the team's lone home run.
UNC 10, Virginia Tech 0
Brandon Schaeffer tossed a complete-game shutout and Vance Honeycutt hit a pair of home runs as UNC cruised to the semifinals with a 10-0 win over Virginia Tech.
Schaeffer allowed six hits, struck out six and had zero walks on 102 pitches.
UNC jumped out to a big lead and never looked back after scoring four in the first inning and two in the second. Honeycutt hit a two-run homer in the first inning and added a solo shot in the second. He finished the day 3-for-3 with three runs and three RBI.
Angel Zarate and Danny Serretti added solo home runs in the second and fourth innings, respectively. Tomas Frick and Hunter Stokely added an RBI double apiece. Seven of UNC's nine batters had at least two hits.