Banner Year – D1Baseball’s Aaron Fitt Previews The ACC

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Jim Quist @ACCTheQ –

The arrival of mid-February may seem like an eternity for college baseball fans. It’s amazing how quick time flies when you aren’t watching the clock. Get through the holidays, your New Year’s resolutions and before you know it the familiar ‘ping’ of aluminum meeting cowhide will be here. I got an opportunity to grab a busy Aaron Fitt, Editor at D1Baseball.com and talk about ACC baseball for ACC Nation Podcast. One big take from our conversation? Fitt says this may be a banner year for the conference.

Seven teams from the ACC made it to the College World Series (CWS) with two finding their way to Bracket play. The only thing that could possibly make that better is another CWS title coming home to the conference.

How does the ACC stack up against other conferences? That’s just one question you’ll want to hear the answer to along with his difficult choice picking the top 5 ACC teams.


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In this special podcast Aaron previews each ACC team gives us insight into what should and could make things click for each. He talks about the pitching, hitting and coaching.

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  • Will this be a turn-around year for Mike Gambino and BirdBall?
  • How Monte Lee’s success in recruiting at home has benefited the Clemson bullpen.
  • Chris Pollard took Duke to the Super Regionals last season, can he do it again in 2020?
  • What’s the word on Mike Fox’s Tar Heels?
  • Is Elliot Avent re-stocking the Pack9 cupboards?
  • Who could be a major force in the ACC? Eyes turn to Atlanta and Georgia Tech.
  • If you thought Louisville was tough last year wait until you see what Dan McDonnell has this season.
  • Can Mike Martin, Jr. follow in his father’s footsteps at Florida State?
  • Where has Brian O’Connor been the last two season? Watch for the re-emergence of Virginia.
  • Is Gino DiMare putting his mark on the Hurricanes?
  • Don’t sleep on the Demon Deacons.
  • Notre Dame has a new coach in Link Jarrett. How long before the Irish rise?
  • Keeping an eye on Mike Bell and the Pitt Panthers.
  • John Szefc has a new field and some interesting additions at Virginia Tech.

Jim Quist is Managing Editor of ACC Nation and Co-Host of ACC Nation Podcast. He’s a member of NSMA (National Sports Media Association), FWAA (Football Writers Association of America) and USBWA (U.S. Basketball Writers Association). He is enrolled in the Beer Brewer Professional Certificate program at the University of Richmond. Follow him on Twitter @ACCTheQ.


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