1998 Atlantic Coast Conference Baseball Tournament

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1998 Atlantic Coast Conference
Baseball Tournament
Teams9
FormatPlay-in round followed by eight-team double elimination
Finals site
ChampionsWake Forest (2nd title)
Winning coachGeorge Greer (1st title)
MVPJohn Hendricks Wake Forest
Attendance24,162
1988 Atlantic Coast Conference baseball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#21 Clemson  ‍‍‍y 18 2   .900     54 14   .794
#27 NC State  ‍‍‍y 13 6   .684     45 16   .738
#29 Georgia Tech  ‍‍y 12 8   .600     45 24   .652
Virginia  ‍‍‍ 11 10   .524     32 19   .627
North Carolina  ‍‍‍ 10 11   .476     34 27   .557
Wake Forest  ‍‍‍ 7 12   .368     32 26   .552
Maryland  ‍‍‍ 5 14   .263     20 24   .455
Duke  ‍‍‍ 3 16   .158     10 35   .222
† – Conference champion
‡ – Tournament champion
y – Invited to the NCAA Tournament
As of June 30, 1988[1]; Rankings from Collegiate Baseball

The 1998 Atlantic Coast Conference Baseball Tournament was held at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park in Durham, NC from May 12th through May 17th. Wake Forest won the tournament and earned the Atlantic Coast Conference's automatic bid to the 1998 NCAA Division I Baseball Tournament.

Tournament[edit]

Play-In Game[edit]

  • The two teams with the worst records in regular season conference play faced each other in a single elimination situation to earn the 8th spot in the conference tournament.
Play-In Game
   
9 Virginia 9*
8 Maryland 4*
  • (*) Denotes 10 Innings

Main Bracket[edit]

Seeding Procedure[edit]

From TheACC.com:

On Saturday (The Semifinals) of the ACC Baseball Tournament, the match-up between the four remaining teams is determined by previous opponents. If teams have played previously in the tournament, every attempt will be made to avoid a repeat match-up between teams, regardless of seed. If it is impossible to avoid a match-up that already occurred, then the determination is based on avoiding the most recent, current tournament match-up, regardless of seed. If no match-ups have occurred, the team left in the winners bracket will play the lowest seeded team from the losers bracket.

Bracket[edit]

  1st Round     2nd Round     3rd Round
                           
  Winner's Bracket
  9 Virginia 1  
  1 Florida State 4    
      1 Florida State 14  
      5 Wake Forest 1    
  5 Wake Forest 9          
  4 NC State 1        
      1 Florida State 13*
      6 North Carolina 11*
  6 North Carolina 4        
  3 Clemson 1          
      6 North Carolina 3    
      7 Duke 0  
  7 Duke 4    
  2 Georgia Tech 0  
  Loser's Bracket
  4 NC State 4  
  9 Virginia 1     7 Duke 4
    4 NC State 10
  3 Clemson 6  
  2 Georgia Tech 10     2 Georgia Tech 1
    5 Wake Forest 2
  Semifinals     Championship     Championship (if-needed)
                           
  Re-ordered Semi-finals
  4 NC State 6       5 Wake Forest 6
  1 Florida State 13           1 Florida State 3
      1 Florida State 1    
      5 Wake Forest 2  
  5 Wake Forest 3    
  6 North Carolina 0  
  • (*) Denotes 10 Innings

All-Tournament Team[edit]

Position Player School
1B Jon Palmieri Wake Forest
2B Brian Ward NC State
3B Corey Slavik Wake Forest
SS Brian Roberts North Carolina
C Jeremy Salazar Florida State
OF Matt Diaz Florida State
OF Scott Daeley Wake Forest
OF Brian Cox Florida State
DH Brad Piercy NC State
P John Hendricks Wake Forest
P Danny Borrell Wake Forest
MVP John Hendricks Wake Forest

(*)Denotes Unanimous Selection

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "College Baseball Conference Standings -- 1988". Boyd's World. Retrieved November 24, 2014.