2002 All-ACC Baseball Team Announced


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ST. PETERSBURG, FL - Khalil Greene, Michael Johnson and Steve Reba were named to the 2002 All-ACC first team while Jeff Baker, Matt Henrie and Russell Triplett garnered second team honors, the conference announced on Saturday. Cemson had the second most selections behind Florida State, which landed seven players on one of the two All-ACC teams. The All-ACC teams are selected by a vote of the league's nine coaches.


Greene, a senior from Key West, FL, leads Clemson with a .475 batting average, 113 hits and a .866 slugging percentage. He holds ACC career records for hits and doubles and has the second most hits in NCAA history. Greene is tied for the team lead with 22 home runs and 75 RBIs and is a leading candidtate fo ACC Players of the Year, which will be announced on Monday along with Rookie and Coach of the Year awards.


Johnson, a junior first baseman from Georgetown, SC, is batting .380 with 19 home runs and 68 RBIs. Heading into the ACC Championship game against Florida State, Johnson leads the team with a .562 batting average and eight RBIs in tournament play.


Reba, a senior righthander from Fort Wayne, IN, is 12-2 with a 3.83 ERA. Clemson's fourth most-winningest pitcher tossed his team to an opening round victory over fifth seed Georgia Tech on Wednesday.


Baker, a junior third baseman from Woodbridge, VA, is hitting .339 with 22 home runs and 75 RBIs. His two-run homer in the seventh inning produced the game-winning runs in the Tigers' 8-6 win over second seed Wake Forest on Saturday.


Henrie, a junior righthander from Naples, FL, leads Clemson with a 3.24 ERA while compiling a 10-4 record. His career 2.45 strikeout-to-walk ratio entering the ACC Tournament is the eighth best in school history.


Triplett, a sophomore infielder from West Columbia, SC, made the second team as a utility player. He is batting .309 with 15 RBIs in 51 games, including 36 starts.


The 2002 ACC Player, Rookie and Coach of the Year will be released on Monday, May 27.


2002 ALL-ACC Baseball Team



First Team
1B       Michael Johnson............. Jr........ Clemson
2B       Eric Patterson.............. Fr........ Georgia Tech
3B       Ryan Barthelemy.......... .. Sr........ Florida State
SS       Khalil Greene............... Sr........ Clemson
C        Tony Richie................. So........ Florida State
OF       Adam Bourassa............... Jr........ Wake Forest
OF       Adam Greenberg.............. Jr........ North Carolina
OF       Brian Wright................ Sr........ NC State
DH       Ryan Johnson................ Jr........ Wake Forest
U        Chris Maples................ Sr........ North Carolina
SP       Matt Lynch.................. Jr........ Florida State
SP       Steve Reba.................. Sr........ Clemson
SP       Kyle Sleeth................. So........ Wake Forest
RP       Dave Bush................... Sr........ Wake Forest

Second Team

1B       Jerrod Brown................ Jr........ Florida State
2B       Nick Blue................... Jr........ Wake Forest
3B       Jeff Baker.................. Jr........ Clemson
SS       Stephen Drew................ Fr........ Florida State
C        Tyler Parker................ Jr........ Georgia Tech
OF       Tony McQuade................ So........ Florida State
OF       Matt Murton................. So........ Georgia Tech
OF       Nick Rogers................. Sr........ Florida State
DH       Dan Street.................. Sr........ Virginia
U        Russell Triplett............ So........ Clemson
SP       Kyle Bakker................. So........ Georgia Tech
SP       Matt Henrie................. Jr........ Clemson
SP       Jeff Kamrath................ So........ Virginia
RP       Jeff Watchko................ Jr........ Georgia Tech

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