Baseball Tobacco Road Style
All of the usual Tobacco Road schools may not be in the mix but three out of four isn’t bad. ACC baseball is looking more like a basketball lineup. NC State, Duke and North Carolina are tops in the conference and line up in similar fashion in this week’s D1Baseball Top 25.
The Wolfpack continue to hold onto a top 5 spot in the poll. The Blue Devils jump 5 spots and land in the top 10 while the Tar Heels move up 6 places for a place in the top 15.
NC State fell in their series opener this week against Notre Dame and then recovered with two strong showings against the Irish.
Duke made their move in the poll on the back of two wins over the Seminoles. The third game of the series fell prey to the weather.
North Carolina lost their opener to the Cavaliers then took the remaining two games in their series against Virginia.
Clemson and Florida State take a hit this week with each team falling 6 notches in the rankings.
The Tigers dropped an early week match up against Georgia 6-3 and then lost 2 of 3 in their series against Miami.
Tobacco Road Baseball
- #4 NC State –
- #9 Duke Up 5
- #15 North Carolina Up 6
- #17 Clemson Down 6
- #18 Florida State Down 6
NC State continues to lead the Atlantic Division of the conference. The Wolfpack are currently 13-5 in ACC play.
In the Coastal Division, Duke has a 12-5 record and North Carolina is at 12-6 in conference play.
- Batting Average – Chase Murray, Georgia Tech .386
- RBI’s – Brett Kinneman, NC State 45
- HR’s – Brett Kinneman, NC State 13
- Innings Pitcher – Griffin Roberts, Wake Forest 64
- Batters Struck Out – Griffin Roberts, Wake Forest 90
This year’s ACC Baseball Championship will be played in Durham, May 22-27.