Baseball Moves Up in Poll, Selected for Regional Site


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CLEMSON - Clemson has been selected to serve as host to one of 16
regional sites for the 2001 NCAA Baseball Championship on May 25-27
the NCAA announced Monday afternoon via teleconference.

The Tigers, 37-18 overall and 17-7 in the ACC, will host for the
second consecutive year after hosting both the regional and Super
Regional rounds last year. Clemson hosted Middle Tennessee, Illinois
and Old Dominion in a four-team regional and advanced after defeating
Illinois once and Middle Tennessee State twice. The Tigers hosted
Mississippi State the following weekend in the Super Regional and
earned a trip to the College World Series by defeating the Bulldogs
11-4 and 9-4 in the best-of-three series.

Clemson, the second seed in this week's ACC Tournament in Fort Mill,
has also played host to the NCAA Tournament in 1980, 1981, 1994,
1995, 1996, 1998 and 2000 and has advanced to the College World
Series four of those seven times. Monday's selection as a host
assures that Clemson will make its 15th straight NCAA tournament
appearance and its 27th appearance overall. However, seeding for the
tournament will not be determined until May 21, when the entire field
is announced live at 3:00 PM on ESPN. The Tigers are 19-6 in NCAA
Tournament games played at Clemson.

This is the third year of the 64-team format for the NCAA tournament
and the winner will advance to the Super Regional at a site to be
determined following the first-round games. The Tigers are 70-55
all-time in NCAA Tournament games and have made nine appearances in
the College World Series.

Reserved tickets for this year's tournament are available at the
Clemson Athletic Ticket Office or by calling 1-800-CLEMSON. An
all-session pass costs $50 and is good for all six or seven games
that will be played at Doug Kingsmore Stadium. The games will be
played on Friday at 2:00 PM and 7:00 PM; on Saturday at 11:00 AM,
3:00 PM and 7:00 PM; and on Sunday at 2:00 PM and 7:00 PM (if
necessary).

Other regional sites announced Monday were: Fullerton, CA, hosted by
Cal State-Fullerton; Wilson, NC, hosted by East Carolina,
Tallahassee, FL hosted by Florida State; Athens, GA, hosted by
Georgia; Baton Rouge, LA, hosted by Louisiana State; Coral Gables,
FL, hosted by Miami; Lincoln, NE, hosted by Nebraska; South Bend, IN,
hosted by Notre Dame; Columbus, OH, hosted by Ohio State; Houston,
TX, hosted by Rice; Columbia, SC, hosted by South Carolina; Los
Angeles, CA hosted by Southern California; Palo Alto, CA, hosted by
Stanford; Knoxville, TN, hosted by Tennessee; and, New Orleans, LA,
hosted by Tulane.


Tigers Move Up in Baseball America Poll

Clemson has first undefeated week of the season with wins over Furman
and Virginia.


CLEMSON - The Clemson baseball team moved up two spots in this week's
Baseball America poll announced on Monday


The Tigers climbed to 15th in the Baseball America poll, up from 17th
a week ago. Clemson remained the 13th in the Collegiate Baseball
poll, but fell from 16th to 17th in the Baseball Weekly/ESPN coaches
poll.


Clemson, 37-18 overall and 17-7 in the ACC, posted its first
undefeated week of the season, going 4-0 in games against Furman and
Virginia. The Tigers claimed a 9-6 mid-week victory on the road at
Furman and then swept Virginia to finish alone in second place in the
ACC. Clemson beat the Cavaliers by scores of 8-1, 17-1 and 5-4.


Clemson will open the ACC Tournament as the second seed and will play
seventh-seeded Virginia on Wednesday at 5:00 PM at Charlotte Knight's
Stadium in Fort Mill, SC. All of Clemson's games in the ACC
Tournament will be broadcast on the Clemson Tiger Network.


Steve Reba and Khalil Greene Share Weekly ACC Honors

Sweep of Virginia nets Tiger players ACC Pitcher and Player of the Week.


GREENSBORO, NC - Clemson's Steve Reba earns ACC Pitcher of the Week
while Clemson's Khalil Greene and Florida State's John-Ford Griffin
share ACC Player of the Week honors.


Reba, a junior right-hander from Fort Wayne, IN, threw seven innings,
allowing just one run and striking out seven of the 26 batters faced.
Reba recorded his ACC-leading 10th victory of the year in the 8-1 win
over Virginia in the first game of Saturday's doubleheader. Reba had
a 1.29 ERA last week and leads the conference with a 2.22 ERA in 89.0
innings pitched. He has 86 strike outs this season and has allowed
only 27 runs, 22 of which have been earned. He is holding opponents
to a .194 batting average, the best in the league.


Greene, a junior shortstop, helped Clemson pick up a win over Furman
and sweep the series against Virginia. The Key West, FL, native went
7 for 17 (.412) at the plate with 10 RBI and two home runs. He also
recorded a stolen base and had at least one hit in all four contests.
He became the 10th Tiger this season to hit at least 10 home runs
with two in the series against the Cavaliers. He was perfect in the
field last week with three putouts and 15 assists. He is not hitting
.311 this season.

Griffin, a junior outfielder shares ACC Player of the Week with
Greene after leading the Seminoles in the three-game series against
Duke. On the week, the Sarasota, FL, native recorded a .583 batting
average on seven hits in 12 at-bats. He tallied 10 RBI, six runs
scored, three home runs, one double and one stolen base. In the
Friday night game against the Blue Devils, Griffin was 5 for 6 with
five RBI, two home runs and one double.

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