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Pitt Baseball to Open ACC Tournament Play on Tuesday vs. UNC

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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.

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.

Pitt limped to the finish of the regular season, dropping their last seven contests, including back-to-back sweeps at the hands of last-place Wake Forest and fellow Pool C member NC State.

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.

Sandy Schall, Coldwell Banker
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