Wrapping Up the 2010 ACC Baseball Season

Posted by Brandon Rink on June 27, 2010 under ACC Baseball | 2 Comments to Read

Clemson and FSU made surprise runs to Omaha, but it ended once again without a title for the ACC.

The 2010 ACC season ended with a whimper, but overall, the ACC did well this season…

2010 Notables

  • 8 NCAA Tourney Teams (Clemson, FSU, Georgia Tech, Miami, UNC, NC State, Virginia, and Virginia Tech)
  • 3 Regional Hosts (Virginia, Georgia Tech, Miami)
  • 4 Super Regional Teams (Miami); 3 Hosts (Clemson, FSU, Virginia)
  • 2 College World Series Reps (Clemson and Florida State)
  • One in the “Final Four” at the CWS (Clemson)
  • ACC was 26-21 overall in the NCAA Tourney.
  • 6 teams in final USA Today Coaches Poll of the regular season (In order: (2) Virginia, (8) Georgia Tech, (12) Florida State, (14) Miami, (20) Clemson, and (24) Virginia Tech.
  • Miami catcher Yasmani Grandal and FSU OF/P Mike McGee Baseball America First Team All-Americans. FSU CF Tyler Holt, Clemson RF Kyle Parker, and Virginia P Danny Hultzen were Second Team. GT’s Derek Dietrich ¬†named Third Team.

Clemson’s 2 and out – one game from the Championship Series puts a damper on what was a solid season for the ACC. FSU and Clemson surprised us all by being the two teams standing in Omaha to represent the ACC – and both had their quirks to not make the run all the way. This season will be remembered for a Virginia team that had an outstanding season and set many all-time records in their school’s history, but met a hot Oklahoma squad and fell short of the goal. How about the Hammerin’ Hokies surge in 2010? They went from the cellar to being a contender in the tough Coastal Division. Georgia Tech had another solid season, but couldn’t make it out of their regional…again. This ACC baseball season might be known most among ACC fans for likely robbing Clemson of its starting QB in the fall with Kyle Parker. This was a year in the ACC where a number of teams were dangerous enough to win it all, but couldn’t string together the necessary wins. The ACC’s best lose a number of ¬†key players so 2011 should be wide open for ACC baseball.

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  • Lauren said,

    What was even more maddening than Clemson’s and FSU’s early exits was the fact that both should have won their last games. Both choked late and thus took an early exit.

    But you’re right, having them advance that far was a small step forward for ACC baseball.

  • Brandon Rink said,

    @Lauren,

    True, the ACC should have had 2 in the “Final Four” and at least one in the Championship Game. College sports are indeed maddening sometimes. lol Thanks for stopping by.