Baseball Ends Season Ranked 13th


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Baker had one of the most productive seasons in school history from the plate as he belted 23 home runs.

CLEMSON - Coming off a season in which it reached its third straight
Super Regional, the Clemson baseball team ended the regular season
ranked 13th in the final Collegiate Baseball poll, released on Monday.


Clemson finished with a 41-22 record after placing second in the ACC
and sweeping through the Clemson Regional before falling to Miami
(FL) in Super Regional play in Coral Gables, FL. The Hurricanes went
on to win the College World Series on Saturday with a 12-1 victory
over Stanford.


The Tigers were ranked 14th in the final Baseball Weekly/ESPN coaches
poll and finished 17th in the final Baseball America poll.

Final Collegiate Baseball Poll
Rank School (Record) Points Previous 
1. Miami, Fla. (53-12) 477   1 
2. Stanford (51-17) 466   4 
3. Cal. St. Fullerton (48-18) 464  5 
4. Tennessee (48-20) 462   8 
5. Southern Calif. (45-19) 459  2 
6. Tulane (56-13) 458   6 
7. Nebraska (50-16) 455   3 
8. Georgia (47-22) 452   7 
9. Florida St. (47-19) 448   9 
10. Louisiana St. (44-22-1) 444 10 
11. East Carolina (47-13) 440 11 
12. Notre Dame (48-12-1) 439 12 
13. Clemson (41-22) 436 13 
14. Mississippi St. (39-24) 429 14 
15. South Carolina (49-20) 427 15 
16. Rice (47-20) 425 16 
17. Central Florida (51-14) 418 17 
18. Wake Forest (44-18) 415 18 
19. Fla. International (42-20) 413 19 
20. Pepperdine (42-18) 411 20 
21. Texas Tech. (43-20-1) 409 21 
22. Baylor (37-23) 408 22 
23. Arizona St. (37-20-1) 407 23 
24. Va. Commonwealth (41-19) 405 24 
25. Rutgers (42-17) 402 25 
26. U.C. Santa Barbara (40-17) 398 26 
27. Georgia Tech. (41-20) 394 27 
28. Texas (36-26) 390 28 
29. Winthrop (48-16-1) 387 29 
30. Auburn (37-21) 383 30 

Final Baseball America Poll
School Overall Week Prev. 
1. Miami 53-12 4-0 1 
2. Stanford 51-17 3-1 6 
3. Cal State Fullerton 48-18 2-2 4 
4. Southern California 45-19 1-2 2 
5. Tulane 56-13 1-2 5 
6. Nebraska 50-16 0-2 3 
7. Georgia 47-22 0-2 7 
8. Tennessee 48-20 2-2 8 
9. Louisiana State 44-22 0-0 9 
10. Florida State 47-19 0-0 10 
11. East Carolina 47-13 0-0 11 
12. South Carolina 49-20 0-0 12 
13. Rice 47-20 0-0 13 
14. Central Florida 51-14 0-0 14 
15. Notre Dame 49-13 0-0 15 
16. Pepperdine 42-18 0-0 16 
17. Clemson 41-22 0-0 17 
18. Wake Forest 44-18 0-0 18 
19. Mississippi State 39-24 0-0 19 
20. Florida International 43-21 0-0 20 
21. Texas Tech 43-20 0-0 21 
22. Arizona State 37-20 0-0 22 
23. South Alabama 45-19 0-0 23 
24. Winthrop 47-16 0-0 24 
25. Rutgers 42-17 0-0 25 


Baker, Reba Collect More Honors

Tigers earn All-Region and All-American accolades

CLEMSON - Third baseman Jeff Baker and pitcher Steve Reba picked up
more honors when they were named first team All-Atlantic Region by
the American Baseball Coaches Association. Because they were named to
the first team All-Region, both players were eligible to be selected
as an ABCA All-American. Baker was named to the second team while
Reba was named to the third team. Baker was also named a second team
All-American at third base by The Sporting News.


Baker had one of the most productive seasons in school history from
the plate as he belted 23 home runs, one short of the Clemson singles
season record. The sophomore set school marks for the most home runs
after two seasons (34) and most multi-homer games in a season (five)
and career (seven) while driving in an ACC-best 75 RBIs. He has
already been named first team All-ACC, a first team Louisville
Slugger NCAA Division I All-American by Collegiate Baseball and a
second team All-American by Baseball Weekly.


Reba had a breakthrough year for the Tigers and led the ACC with a
12-3 record with a 2.58 ERA. The junior righthander allowed opponents
to bat only .212 against him while striking out 103 batters. His best
game of the year was a complete game, three-hit shutout against
Georgia Tech, which entered the game with the nation's best batting
average. Reba has also been named first team All-ACC and a third team
Louisville Slugger NCAA Division I All-American by Collegiate
Baseball.



All-Atlantic Region
                      	First Team                 	Second Team
Starting Pitchers: 	Steve Reba, Clemson         	Ben Thurmond, Winthrop
              	        Jason Arnold, Cen Florida	Tom Farmer, Miami (FL)
        	        Justin Pope, Cen Florida	Blair Varnes, Florida State
Relief Pitcher:   	Dave Bush, Wake Forest      	Casey Shumaker, Jacksonville
First Base:      	Ryan Barthelemy, Florida State	Philip Hartig, The Citadel
Second Base:      	Chad Ehrnsberger, Cen Florida	Andy Wilson, Stetson
Third Base:       	Jeff Baker, Clemson       	Victor Menocal, Georgia Tech
Shortstop:       	Javy Rodriguez, Miami (FL)	Richard Lewis, Georgia Tech
Catcher:        	Bryan Prince, Georgia Tech	Chad Oliva, Jacksonville
D Hitter:       	Scott Henley, Georgia Southern	Chris Carter, Coastal Carolina
Outfield:        	John-Ford Griffin, FSU        	Frank Corr, Stetson
           	        Cory Sullivan, Wake Forest	Jeff Christy, Stetson
                     	Donovan Minero, W Carolina	Mike Rodriguez, Miami (FL)

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