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Pitt baseball enters first ACC Tournament

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Pitt’s baseball team finished the regular season with a 27-25 record. Their 11-19 conference record was good enough to get them into their first ACC Tournament since joining the league in 2014.

The Panthers are the No. 12 seed (out of 12 teams) and will be in Pool A, which includes No. 1 North Carolina and No. 8 Georgia Tech.

The baseball tournament works differently from how the single-elimination softball tournament worked. Pitt will play two games, one against each team, and the top team from the pool will advance to the semifinals over the weekend.

So what are their chances for getting out of the Pool? Well, Pitt had mixed success against these two teams. They were swept by the Tar Heels earlier in the season and were dominated as they were outscored 32-5. But they also took two out of three games against the Yellow Jackets and proved they can beat them.

Obviously, getting past North Carolina would be a significant achievement. The Tar Heels are the top overall seed and the No. 5 team in the country. Even in a one-game scenario where anything can happen, a win would seem unlikely based on how Pitt was dominated in the regular season series.

Pitt will face Georgia Tech in a game on Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. before playing North Carolina on Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. Games will be shown on WatchESPN or the RSN.

Here’s the full bracket and schedule.

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