Baseball Climbs in Two Polls
CLEMSON - The Clemson baseball team moved up in two of the three
college baseball polls on Monday after going 4-1 in five games last
week against Coastal Carolina and Duke.
The Tigers are ranked 12th by Baseball America and 13th by Collegiate
Baseball, but did not move up in the Baseball Weekly/ESPN coaches
poll and are ranked 18th for the second straight week.
The Tigers split two games with Coastal Carolina to start the week.
The Chanticleers claimed a 10-5 victory on Tuesday and then gave up
five Clemson runs in the bottom of the ninth inning before the Tigers
went on to claim an 8-7 win in 11 innings on Wednesday. Clemson then
swept the three-game series against Duke over the weekend by scores
of 10-1, 10-2 and 6-4.
Clemson plays nine of its next 10 games at home and is facing one of
its more challenging weeks of the season beginning Tuesday with a
7:15 PM meeting with Georgia, which is ranked 29th by Collegiate
Baseball and 30th by Baseball Weekly/ESPN. Wednesday, the Tigers then
travel to Columbia for the third game of the season versus South
Carolina. The Gamecocks are ranked 16th by Baseball America, 19th by
Collegiate Baseball and 12th by Baseball Weekly/ESPN.
Georgia Tech will be in Clemson this weekend for a three-game ACC
series. The Yellow Jackets dropped two of three games this past
weekend to Wake Forest and are now fourth in the ACC standings. With
Clemson's sweep of Duke over the weekend, the Tigers are second in
the conference. Georgia Tech, the preseason number one in all three
polls, is now ranked ninth by Baseball America, 11th by Collegiate
Baseball and seventh by Baseball Weekly/ESPN.
Tuesday's game against Georgia will be broadcast on the Clemson Tiger
Network and will be televised by College Sports Southeast. The first
pitch will be thrown at 7:15 PM. Right-handed pitcher Kevin Lynn
(1-1, 5.74 ERA) is expected to start for the Tigers, while the
Bulldogs will counter with right-handed pitcher Shaun Helmey (1-0,