Atlantic Division Deadlock: Clemson, Florida State, N.C. State tied at the top

Wolfpack carries 13-game winning streak into series final at Georgia Tech; FSU loses DH to Virginia

Baseball - Jack Leggett argues a call with the  home plate umpire

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Baseball - Jack Leggett argues a call with the home plate umpire

Back to square one.

It's suddenly anybody's game in the ACC's Atlantic Division.

Florida State doubleheader loss at Virginia (9-2 and 2-0), coupled with N.C. State's victory at Georgia Tech (6-2) and Clemson's 2-1 loss at Miami has thrown the division into a three-way tie, with all teams sharing 13-7 conference records.

Series finales are set for today at all three sites.

N.C. State extended its winning streak to 13 games - tied with No. 1 North Carolina for the nation's longest. The Tar Heels haven't lost since their series finale against Clemson three weeks ago, while the Wolfpack last lost in the middle game of its series against the Maryland the last weekend in March.

Clemson had its 11-game winning streak ended on Saturday by Miami.

Florida State, meanwhile, is 8-6 in its last 14 games, including ACC series losses to Virginia Tech and Georgia.

North Carolina and Wake Forest won doubleheaders on Saturday, while Virginia Tech and Maryland split a pair. The Tar Heels beat Duke 7-1 and 4-1, while the Deacons beat still-winless Boston College 5-1 and 9-2. Maryland won its opener against Virginia Tech 10-9, while the Hokies won the nightcap 10-0.

In today's games, Clemson (27-12, 13-7) plays at Miami (26-16, 9-11); N.C. State (31-10, 13-7) is at Georgia Tech (27-12, 11-9); FSU (31-8, 13-7) is at Virginia (34-6, 15-5); Virginia Tech (23-17, 8-12) visits Maryland (21-19, 6-14); Boston College (6-32, 0-19) plays at Wake Forest; and Duke (23-17, 8-11) is at UNC (38-2, 16-2).

Freshman Clate Schmidt (3-1, 4.07) will pitch for the Tigers today against Miami. The Hurricanes will counter with sophomore lefthander Andrew Suarez (2-3, 3.86).

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