ACC Baseball: Cavs take series from FSU, Tigers slide to 6th in overall standings

Duke, North Carolina climb past Clemson with weekend sweeps

Clemson baseball players meet after losing 10-2 at home with Miami at Doug Kingsmore Stadium in Clemson.

Clemson baseball players meet after losing 10-2 at home with Miami at Doug Kingsmore Stadium in Clemson.

Miami's weekend sweep of Clemson has standings implications for both the Hurricanes and the Tigers, heading into a light week of conference play affected by academic exams.

The Hurricanes (32-13, 19-5) took over the No. 1 overall spot in the ACC, ahead of Coastal Division rival Virginia (37-8, 18-6). The top-ranked Cavaliers edged Florida State 4-3 on Sunday to claim the series at Tallahassee by a two games to one margin.

The Seminoles (33-11, 17-7) still enjoy a wide lead in the Atlantic, but dropped to third overall.

Duke (28-17, 15-9) solidified its hold on fourth place by finishing off a sweep of Wake Forest (26-21, 12-12) by winning the Sunday game 8-6.

North Carolina (27-18, 13-11) climbed into fifth place via its weekend sweep of Virginia Tech (18-25-1, 7-17), capped by a 5-4 victory on Sunday.

Clemson (25-19, 12-11) slipped to sixth place, half a game ahead of Wake Forest and Georgia Tech (26-19, 12-12), which lost to NC State (24-19, 9-15) by a 7-1 score on Sunday.

Boston College (17-27, 8-16) finished off a sweep of Maryland (25-18, 9-14) with a 5-2 win on Sunday.

In non-conference games, Arkansas-Pine Bluff shut out Pittsburgh (19-23, 9-12) 5-0 and Notre Dame (17-25, 4-17) lost to Northeastern 4-0.

After a light midweek schedule, three conference series are set for next weekend: Pittsburgh at BC, Notre Dame at Maryland, and Virginia Tech at Georgia Tech.

NC State will be at home for a three-game series against Coastal Carolina, while FSU will host Minnesota for the weekend. Miami is home for three games against Alabama State, Clemson plays two against James Madison and two against UNLV (Friday through Monday), and Duke plays a Sunday doubleheader against Longwood.

ACC Tuesday Schedule

East Carolina at North Carolina

James Madison at Maryland

Boston College at Rhode Island

Virginia Tech at Radford

Virginia at Old Dominion

Wake Forest at Appalachian State

ACC Wednesday Schedule

Wake Forest vs. Western Carolina at Shelby, N.C.

St. Joseph's at Maryland

Western Michigan at Notre Dame

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TigerNE writes:

Could we slip even further, behind WF and GT?

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