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Jun
14
2014

The Virginia Cavaliers can be the ACC team to stop the conference’s infamous baseball “Streak”.

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41 ACC Teams have tried, and 41 ACC teams have failed. Since 1955 the ACC has had 41 teams take their shot at being the first ACC team since Wake Forest’s 1955 CWS winning team. It’s one of the most infamous ACC steaks that exist. Each year the question gets asked to any ACC team that makes the CWS. It’s Virginia’s turn this year, and as the highest remaining seed they have a real shot at pulling the feat off. Having one of the best pitching staffs in the country doesn’t hurt either.

Obviously for Virginia, stopping streak, is secondary to actually winning the title. I’m implying that it isn’t either, but it’s still a notable accomplishment to be the team stop the streak. I still don’t think Florida State got enough credit for being “the team” the team to stop the SEC’s streak. Usually what happens is over time though is being the streak stopper or last team to do something gains and gains in historical stature.

There are teams like the 1974 Notre Dame basketball team that ended UCLA’s winning streak.  Heck that Wake Forest 1955 baseball team has been brought up so many times, they are now almost legendary in status. What about that Clemson 57 game losing streak that the Tigers have in Chapel Hall against UNC basketball? These things seem to take on a life of their own after while, who wouldn’t want to be known as the team to stop a streak or be the first to do something?

Virginia you’re on deck now with a chance at history.

For Virginia fans, and others interested in the College World Series, @HokieSmash sent me this ACC press release. Enjoy!

ACC Baseball Release

http://theacc.co/BASE14release

NCAA Bracket

http://theacc.co/1wmMxm8

League Stats

http://theacc.co/ACCBBStats

Media Guide

http://theacc.co/14ACCBaseballGuide

College World Series Schedule

(all times Eastern)

Bracket Two

Sunday, June 15

Game 3 – TCU vs. Texas Tech, 3 p.m. (ESPN2)

Game 4 – Virginia vs. Ole Miss, 8 p.m. (ESPN2)

Tuesday, June 17

Game 7 – Game 3 Loser vs. Game 4 Loser, 3 p.m. (ESPN2)

Game 8 – Game 3 Winner vs. Game 4 Winner, 8 p.m. (ESPN)

Thursday, June 19

Game 10 – Game 7 Winner vs. Game 8 Loser, 8 p.m. (ESPN)

Friday, June 20

Game 12 – Game 8 Winner vs. Game 10 Winner, 8 p.m. (ESPN)

Saturday, June 21

(If Necessary) Game 14 – Game 12 Loser (if first loss) vs. Game 12 Winner, 8 p.m. (ESPN)

Finals

Monday, June 23

Game 1 – 8 p.m. (ESPN)

Tuesday, June 24

Game 2 – 8 p.m. (ESPN)

Wednesday, June 25

(If Necessary) Game 3 – 8 p.m. (ESPN)

ACC Baseball By The Numbers

18 – Eighteen ACC teams have advanced to the College World Series since 2006, tied for the most from any league and 25% of the entire field.

9 – At least one ACC team has reached the College World Series for nine straight years.

44 – The number of ACC teams that have advanced to Omaha since 1954.

The 14 current ACC teams combined have:

–        85 College World Series appearances

–        133 victories in Omaha

–        297 NCAA Tournament bids

19 – Eleven ACC players have collected 19 combined All-America honors so far.

12 – Seven league first-years have 12 Freshman All-America honors so far.

10,800 – The 14 ACC coaches have 10,800 combined career victories.

65 – A league-record 65 players were drafted in 2014. That total includes six in the first round and first competitive balance round, three times more than any other conference and tying the ACC record.

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