ACC: Full Day of Baseball

By Glenn Tanner - May 23, 2007


I've run ten marathons in my life, and today's probably going to feel like the 11th. (Actually yesterday felt like the 11th -- scheduled 1pm flight out of Austin, connecting in Houston, but it took me more than seven hours to leave Texas -- but don't get me started on that...). Four games today at the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville.

NC State and Virginia are just about to start (10 am local), to be followed by Georgia Tech-North Carolina at 1 pm, then Miami-Clemson at 4:00, and finally Wake Forest-Florida State at 7:00. And there's a minimum of 45 minutes between games.

I'm sure that schedule will go as planned, because we all know that college baseball games never last more than two hours and 15 minutes.

Especially when they're televised.

@@ <-- Thats me rolling my eyes.

Seriously, I'll be surprised of the nightcap finishes before midnight. In fact, Sorenson and Kroll, I've got $20 in Omaha that says my day -- opening pitch to final out -- lasts longer than yours. What do you say?

Virginia is starting ace Jacob Thompson today, one of the guys I'm most excited about seeing this week. He's 10-0 with a ridiculous 1.46 ERA, and as you might expect from those numbers, 13 of his 14 starts this season have been quality starts. He has a sub-1.00 WHIP -- only 67 hits and 25 walks in 98.2 innings -- and has struck out 93. In short, he has been absolutely dominant.

State's either raising the white flag early today, or they're hoping for divine intervention, because they're giving Clayton Shunick his third start of the season. Shunick is 5-2 with a 5.44 ERA in 41.1 innings on the season, but he has a 9.56 ERA in 16 ACC innings.

First pitch in a few minutes. Back with updates when action warrants.

Posted by Glenn Tanner at 09:43 AM on May 23, 2007
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