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
1998 Atlantic Coast Conference baseball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
No. 8 Florida State  ‍‍‍y 18 4   .818     53 20   .726
No. 15 Georgia Tech  ‍‍‍y 14 9   .609     41 22   .651
No. 23 Clemson  ‍‍‍y 14 9   .609     43 16   .729
NC State  ‍‍‍y 12 9   .571     39 21   .650
No. 27 Wake Forest  ‍‍y 13 10   .565     43 23   .652
No. 18 North Carolina  ‍‍‍y 13 10   .565     42 23   .646
Duke  ‍‍‍ 8 15   .348     38 20   .655
Maryland  ‍‍‍ 5 18   .217     26 30   .464
Virginia  ‍‍‍ 5 18   .217     28 26   .519
† – Conference champion
‡ – Tournament champion
y – Invited to the NCAA Tournament
As of June 30, 1998[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 -- 1998". Boyd's World. Retrieved May 2, 2015.