Clemson Announces Baseball Schedule


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CLEMSON, SC - Twenty-six games against 10 teams that advanced to the
NCAA Tournament in 2001 highlight the 2002 Clemson baseball schedule,
released Wednesday by head coach Jack Leggett.


The Tigers, which advanced to their third-straight Super Regional
before losing to eventual national champion Miami (FL), will play
host to 39 of their 57 games at Doug Kingsmore Stadium.


"I am excited about the prospects for our spring," Leggett said, who
is entering his ninth season with the Tigers. "I look forward to the
challenge and I know the other coaches and our players do too."


Of the 10 teams that played in the postseason last year, seven
advanced to a regional final, three advanced to a Super Regional and
one, Georgia, advanced to the College World Series. Of the 26 games
the Tigers play against postseason teams from a year ago, 17 are
against teams outside of the ACC.


"It is one of those years when the teams we are playing are coming
off great years and they will have a lot of confidence," Leggett
said. "We'll have to be on our toes like we are every year, but I
would rather play good opponents because it brings out the best in
us."


The Tigers will open the season at home Feb. 22-24 with a three-game
series vs. Auburn. Clemson will also meet Georgia and South Carolina
for a total of nine games against the SEC. Last year, Auburn advanced
to the regional final in Tallahassee, FL before losing to Florida
State, South Carolina advanced to a Super Regional at Stanford, and
Georgia played in the College World Series after beating the
Seminoles in its Super Regional. The Tigers will again play the
Gamecocks four times this season. Two games will be played in Clemson
(March 3 and April 17) and two will be played in Columbia (March 2
and April 24). Clemson and Georgia will meet twice.


Other non-conference games feature two games against Coastal
Carolina, which advanced to the regional final in Athens, GA; two
games against Georgia Southern, which lost in the second round of the
Athens Regional; one game against Winthrop, which played in the
Wilson, NC Regional; and three games against South Alabama, which
played in the Clemson Regional.


Three teams the Tigers will play in the ACC reached the NCAA
Tournament last year. Florida State lost at the Athens Super
Regional. Wake Forest played in the regional final in Knoxville, TN
and Georgia Tech lost in the second round of the Athens Regional.
Clemson will play each of those teams three times. The Tigers and
Seminoles close out the regular season at Doug Kingsmore Stadium on
May 17-19.


In ACC action, Maryland, N.C. State, Wake Forest and Florida State
visit Clemson, while the Tigers take to the road for meetings against
North Carolina, Duke, Georgia Tech and Virginia.


Twenty-seven of the first 29 games will be played at home, including
a span of 24 games straight from March 3 to April 7. The 24 games
will be the longest homestand in Clemson baseball history, replacing
the 23-game stretch during the 2000 season.


The ACC Tournament will be held at the Al Lang Stadium in St.
Petersburg, FL May 21-26. The NCAA regional round will be held on
campus sites May 31-June 2, while the Super Regionals will be held
June 7-9. The College World Series will be June 14-22 in Omaha, NE.


2002 Clemson Baseball Schedule


Feb. 22 	Fri.	Auburn            	Clemson          	3:00 PM
Feb. 23 	Sat.	Auburn           	Clemson          	2:00 PM
Feb. 24 	Sun.	Auburn            	Clemson          	2:00 PM
March 1 	Fri.	College of Charleston	Charleston         	6:00 PM
March 2 	Sat.	South Carolina  	Columbia        	1:30 PM
March 3 	Sun.	South Carolina  	Clemson              	2:00 PM
March 6 	Wed.	College of Charleston	Clemson             	3:00 PM
March 8         Fri.	Purdue             	Clemson         	4:00 PM
March 9 	Sat.	Purdue            	Clemson          	2:00 PM
March 10	Sun.	Purdue               	Clemson          	1:00 PM
March 12	Tues.	Georgia Southern 	Clemson         	4:00 PM
March 13	Wed.	Georgia Southern 	Clemson          	4:00 PM
March 15	Fri.	South Alabama         	Clemson          	7:15 PM
March 16	Sat.	South Alabama    	Clemson            	4:00 PM
March 17	Sun.	South Alabama       	Clemson           	1:00 PM
March 19	Tues.	UNC-Asheville     	Clemson           	7:15 PM
March 21	Thurs.	Maine             	Clemson            	7:15 PM	R
March 22	Fri.	Maine              	Clemson           	7:15 PM	R
March 23	Sat.	Maine             	Clemson         	2:00 PM	R
March 26	Tues.	Costal Carolina 	Clemson            	7:15 PM
March 27	Wed.	Costal Carolina 	Clemson            	3:00 PM	R
March 29	Fri.	Maryland        	Clemson            	7:15 PM R
March 30	Sat.	Maryland          	Clemson        	        4:00 PM	R
March 31	Sun.	Maryland         	Clemson         	1:00 PM	R
April  2	Tues.	East Tennesse State	Clemson         	7:15 PM
April 3 	Wed.	Winthrop         	Clemson             	7:15 PM	R
April 5 	Fri.	N.C. State         	Clemson           	7:15 PM	R
April 6 	Sat.	N.C. State        	Clemson          	4:00 PM	R
April 7 	Sun.	N.C. State        	Clemson         	1:00 PM	R
April 9  	Tues.   Georgia         	Athens, GA           	6:30 PM	R
April 10	Wed.	Georgia          	Clemson          	7:15 PM	R
April 12	Fri.	North Carolina     	Chapel Hill, NC 	7:00 PM	R
April 13	Sat.	North Carolina      	Chapel Hill, NC 	2:00 PM	R
April 14	Sun.	North Carolina   	Chapel Hill, NC  	2:00 PM	R
April 16	Tues.	Western Carolina 	Clemson            	7:15 PM
April 17	Wed.	South Carolina   	Clemson          	7:15 PM	R
April 19	Fri.	Duke              	Durham, NC        	7:00 PM	R
April 20	Sat.	Duke                	Durham, NC        	5:00 PM	R
April 21	Sun.	Duke            	Durham, NC       	1:30 PM	R
April 23	Tues.	Furman          	Clemson             	7:15 PM
April 24	Wed.	South Carolina        	Columbia         	7:00 PM	R
April 26	Fri.	Wake Forest      	Clemson            	7:15 PM	R
April 27	Sat.	Wake Forest       	Clemson             	7:00 PM	R/TV
April 28	Sun.	Wake Forest       	Clemson          	2:00 PM	R
May 4     	Sat.    Georgia Tech       	Atlanta, GA         	7:00 PM	R
May 5       	Sun.    Georgia Tech       	Atlanta, GA      	1:30 PM	R
May 6      	Mon.    Georgia Tech    	Atlanta, GA        	7:00 PM	R
May 8        	Wed.    Wofford         	Clemson           	7:15 PM	R
May 9      	Thurs.  Elon                 	Clemson             	7:15 PM
May 11     	Sat.    Virginia        	Charlottesville, VA	1:00 PM	R/TV
May 12     	Sun.    Virginia         	Charlottesville, VA	2:00 PM	R
May 13    	Mon.    Virginia        	Charlottesville, VA	1:00 PM	R
May 15     	Wed.	Western Carolina 	Cullowhee, NC         	3:00 PM
May 17  	Fri.    Florida State        	Clemson            	7:15 PM	R
May 18       	Sat.   	Florida State        	Clemson         	7:00 PM	R
May 19      	Sun.   	Florida State         	Clemson          	2:00 PM	R
May 21-26		ACC Tournament        	St. Petersburg, FL	TBA	R
May 31-June 2		NCAA Regional           TBA               	TBA	R
June 7-9		NCAA Super Regional  	TBA                   	TBA	R
June 14-22		College World Series	Omaha, NE               TBA	R

All Times Eastern; R-Clemson Tiger Sports Properties (Radio); TV-Television
As of Oct. 3, 2001

Orange & Purple Baseball Series Closes Fall Practice

Intrasquad series to be played Friday, Saturday and Sunday


CLEMSON, SC - The Clemson baseball team closes out its fall workouts
this weekend with the annual Orange and Purple series Friday,
Saturday and Sunday at Doug Kingsmore Stadium.


The team will play at 6:15 PM on Friday, 1:00 PM on Saturday and at
1:00 PM on Sunday. Though the intra-squad series is the best
two-of-three, all three games will be played and are open to the
public.

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