Florida State's DJ Stewart (left) was named ACC player of the year on Monday after hitting .362 with 47 RBI and 19 doubles.
Miami and Florida State have seen plenty of success in the regular season. And both have been frequent visitors to Omaha, Neb., for the College World Series.
For all the postseason accolades, the Hurricanes and the Seminoles haven’t fared as well. Miami won the 2008 ACC Tournament and Florida State won in 2011. But even Florida State’s players have noted that they are 0-6 the last two seasons in the ACC Tournament.
Miami and Florida State are considered locks to host a regional and will both likely be awarded national seeds (meaning they will host a Super Regional, too, if they advance through the regionals). But it would be significant if both programs can have a good showing this week in the ACC Tournament, gaining some momentum for the postseason.
Here’s a look at the 10 teams that will be competing in the tournament.
NO. 1 MIAMI
Coach: Jim Morris
Leading hitters: OF Tyler Palmer (.304, 14 doubles, 41 runs), OF Willie Abreu (.299, 7 doubles), OF Dale Carey (.295, 6 HR, 48 runs), C Zack Collins (.285, 8 HR, 46 RBI).