ACC Tournament: Hoos on the Brink

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It wasn't pretty yesterday as UVa fell 7-6 to Maryland. Today they'll take on UNC in a must win game.

If the ACC decided to never have the ACC Tournament in Greensboro again it would be the best thing to happen to Virginia since Danny Hultzen. The crackerjack box of a stadium was not kind to the Hoos when it was held there in 2010.

Yesterday was no different as Maryland rode four Home Runs to 7 runs. Virginia actually outhit Maryland 12 to 8, but only had two Home Runs and 9 left on base compared to the Terps 3. Luckily, it is a new day on Friday, with a new team to play, and the Cavaliers are not yet eliminated.

Tonight the boys will take on the ever familiar UNC Tar Heels. Both teams lost their first games and will be looking to rebound with a necessary victory. The Hoos took the season series 2-1 back in late April, but only outscored the Tar Heels 8-7 in the process. If that series is any indication of how tonight might go, hold on to your butts.

Although not certain, I believe UNC will turn to Benton Moss, while UVa will give the ball to Brandon Waddell. Moss started Saturday night against the Hoos in the April series allowing 3 earned runs on 3 hits in 7.2 innings. Waddell pitched on Sunday giving up 4 runs on 8 hits in only 6.1 innings. Both very competitive outings. Moss has only given up 1 Home Run on the season, so look for UVa to play more of a small ball game than they were trying to play on Thursday against Maryland.

First pitch is at 7 tonight.

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