Hurricanes to face Georgia Tech in ACC Championship

Published On: May 26 2012 11:52:21 PM EDT


With North Carolina's 4-0 win over North Carolina State in the Pool B finale on Saturday night, the  Miami Hurricanes clinched a berth in Sunday's Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament Championship against  Georgia Tech.

The Hurricanes, who finished Pool B round-robin play tied with the Tar Heels at 2-1, advanced to the championship via head-to-head tiebreaker. Miami took down No. 6 North Carolina 5-3 in its second game of the tournament on Thursday afternoon.

Georgia Tech won Pool A by finishing a perfect 3-0 in round-robin play. After opening their tournament with an upset of No. 1 Florida State, the Yellow Jackets reeled off a 17-5 win against Virginia and a 5-1 win over Clemson on Saturday afternoon to earn their spot in the championship.

Miami is making its return to the championship game after a three-year hiatus. The last time the Hurricanes made it to the tournament's finale was in 2008, when they defeated Virginia 8-4.

Miami will be starting sophomore righthander Javi Salas, while Georgia Tech will counter with freshman righthander Josh Heddinger.


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