Matchups and game times for the pool-play round of the 2021 ACC Baseball Tournament were revealed on Sunday morning, adding the final piece to a postseason puzzle that had been mostly clarified with the conclusion of the regular season on Saturday afternoon.
10th-seeded Pitt will open Pool C play on Tuesday night with a 7 p.m. start against No. 6 UNC. Their second game of round-robin play vs. No. 3 NC State is scheduled for Thursday, another 7 p.m. start. The Panthers will serve as the away team vs. UNC and the home squad vs. NC State.
It's ACC Tournament time!
Panthers are set to open the ACC Tournament @ #6 Seed North Carolina on Tuesday at 7:00pm ET.
— Pitt Baseball (@Pitt_BASE) May 23, 2021
The tournament will be played at Charlotte’s Truist Field, home of the Charlotte Knights, a Triple A affiliate of the Chicago White Sox. Following changes in state guidelines, Trusit Field will be allowed to open at full capacity for all games in the week-long competition.
The Panthers concluded the regular season with an overall record of 22-20, and 16-18 in conference play. Their .471 winning percentage in ACC play is the program’s best mark since joining the league in 2014 season.
The ACC Baseball Championship will feature a round-robin format, in which each member of the four, three-team pools will play each other once. Pitt will need to win both games in order to advance to the single-elimination semifinal round. Saturday’s semifinals are scheduled for 1 p.m. and 5 p.m., while Sunday’s championship will begin at noon.
Pool play games will be broadcast on regional sports networks and made available to stream on ACC Network Extra. Fans can also listen to a radio broadcast of tournament games on channel 371 on Sirius XM Radio. Saturday’s semifinal games will be broadcast on the ACC Network and Sunday’s championship game will air nationally on ESPN2.