Clemson wins over Number-one

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•Clemson’s 6-3 win over #1 ranked and #1 seeded Arizona State was Clemson’s 11th all-time win over the number-one ranked team in baseball. All 11 have been away from home. It was Clemson’s first win over number-one since April 5, 2006 when Clemson defeated a number-one ranked South Carolina team, 3-2 in Columbia, SC. Clemson has now beaten number-one on the opponent’s home baseball field six times, and on a neutral site five times.

•Clemson’s 6-3 margin over Arizona State today was the team’s largest margin of victory over a number-one ranked team in baseball since April 10, 1999 when Clemson beat a number-one ranked Florida State 8-4 in Tallahassee. Five of Clemson’s 11 wins over #1 in baseball have been by exactly one run.

•This was the second time Clemson has beaten the number-one team in the nation in the College World Series. The other time took place at the 1996 CWS when Clemson defeated Alabama, 14-13. Jack Leggett was Clemson’s head coach in that game as well. It was the fourth time Clemson has defeated the number-one team in the NCAA Tournament in baseball. Clemson best a #1 ranked Miami team in Miami at a regional in 1977.

•This was Jack Leggett’s sixth win over the number-one ranked team, more than any other coach in any sport at Clemson. Bill Wilhelm is now second with five as Clemson baseball coach from 1958-93.

•This was Clemson’s 24th all-time win over number-one in all sports. Baseball has the most with 11, followed by men’s soccer with five.

Clemson wins over Number-one Ranked Teams (24 overall, 11 in baseball)

Sport Date Site Opponent Score
Baseball #5-21-77 Miami, FL Miami (FL) 7-2
Baseball #5-22-77 Miami, FL Miami (FL) 10-9
Men’s Soccer 10-23-77 Clemson, SC St. Louis 3-1
Men's B-Ball 1-9-80 Clemson, SC Duke 87-82 (OT)
Men's Tennis 2-6-82 Los Angeles, CA UCLA 5-4
Men’s Soccer 9-19-82 Edwardsville, IL SIU-Edwardsville 2-1
Men’s Soccer #11-25-84 Clemson, SC Alabama A&M 3-1
Men's Tennis 3-22-86 Malibu, CA Pepperdine 8-1
Baseball 5-10-86 Greenville, SC Miami (FL) 7-4
Baseball 5-11-86 Greenville, SC Miami (FL) 9-5
Men’s Soccer #11-22-87 Bloomington, IN Indiana 2-1
Women's B-Ball 3-3-91 Fayetteville, NC Virginia 65-62
Women's B-Ball 2-15-92 Clemson, SC Maryland 72-55
Baseball 5-17-93 Greenville, SC Georgia Tech 9-8
Men’s Soccer 10-10-93 Charlottesville, VA Virginia 2-1
Baseball 5-13-94 Atlanta, GA Georgia Tech 9-8
Baseball 5-15-94 Atlanta, GA Georgia Tech 7-4
Baseball #6-4-96 Omaha, NB Alabama 14-13
Baseball 4-10-99 Tallahassee, FL Florida State 8-4
Women's Soccer 9-13-00 Clemson, SC North Carolina 2-1
Men's B-Ball 2-18-01 Clemson, SC North Carolina 75-65
Men’s Soccer #11-30-02 Winston-Salem, NC Wake Forest 2-1 (OT)
Baseball 4-5-06 Columbia, SC S. Carolina 3-2
Baseball #6-21-10 Omaha, NB Arizona State 6-3

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