Clemson Baseball Moves Up in Polls


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CLEMSON, SC -- The Clemson baseball team moved up from 14th to 11th in the
Baseball Weekly/ESPN coaches poll that was released Monday. The Tigers
remained 10th in the Collegiate Baseball poll and 14th in the Baseball
America poll.


Clemson split two games with Georgia Southern last week and then swept
three games at Maryland over the weekend to open ACC play 3-0.


The Tigers continue its eight-game road trip Tuesday and Wednesday with a
pair of 7:00 PM games at Old Dominion before closing out the 10-day trip
with three games at Wake Forest on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Old
Dominion is not ranked in this week's polls, but the Demon Deacons are
ranked as high as 20th (by Baseball America and Baseball Weekly/ESPN. Wake
Forest is ranked 24th by Collegiate Baseball.


TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) -- The top 25 teams in the Collegiate Baseball poll with
records through March 18 and point totals (voting by coaches, sports writers
and sports information directors):

Record Pts Pv 
1. Rice 21-5 473 1 
2. Stanford 18-5 470 3 
3. Arizona St. 19-5-1 467 4 
4. Georgia Tech 17-5 463 7 
5. Nebraska 16-4 460 5 
6. Miami, Fla. 21-6 457 9 
7. South Carolina 19-4 456 2 
8. Notre Dame 13-2-1 455 8 
9. Louisiana State 17-6-1 452 11 
10. Clemson 14-5 450 10 
11. Tennessee 20-3 447 20 
12. Southern Calif. 15-8 446 13 
13. South Alabama 22-3 443 17 
14. Stetson 20-3 442 16 
15. Central Florida 21-5 440 14 
16. Florida St. 18-6 439 18 
17. Oklahoma St. 19-5 436 12 
18. Pepperdine 16-7 435 6 
19. Mississippi 18-5-1 431 - 
20. East Carolina 18-5 429 19 
21. The Citadel 20-6 424 - 
22. Middle Tenn. St. 15-2 420 - 
23. Baylor 18-7 419 - 
24. Wake Forest 17-4 417 - 
25. Texas 16-12 415 - 

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) -- The top 25 teams in the Baseball America poll with
records through March 18 and previous ranking (voting by the staff of
Baseball America):
Record Pvs 
1. Stanford 18-5 1 
2. Rice 21-5 2 
3. Georgia Tech 17-5 4 
4. Nebraska 16-4 5 
5. Arizona State 19-5 6 
6. Miami 21-6 7 
7. South Carolina 19-4 3 
8. Louisiana State 17-6 8 
9. Southern California 15-8 10 
10. Notre Dame 13-2 11 
11. Central Florida 21-5 12 
12. South Alabama 22-3 18 
13. Pepperdine 16-7 9 
14. Clemson 14-5 14 
15. Florida State 18-6 19 
16. Tennessee 20-3 21 
17. Oklahoma State 19-5 15 
18. Tulane 18-5 16 
19. Baylor 18-7 22 
20. Wake Forest 17-4 25 
21. Mississippi 18-5 - 
22. Georgia 13-6 17 
23. East Carolina 18-5 20 
24. Cal State Fullerton 13-9 24 
25. Stetson 20-3 - 


Clemson's Matt Henrie Named ACC Pitcher of the Week Honors

Wake Forest's Sullivan and Virginia's Wyant share Player of the Week Honors


GREENSBORO, NC - Clemson sophomore right-handed pitcher Matt Henrie was
named ACC Pitcher of the Week while Wake Forest's Cory Sullivan and
Virginia's Hunter Wyant shared ACC Player of the Week honors.


Pitcher of the Week honors were claimed by Clemson right-hander Matt
Henrie. The sophomore, who hails from Jupiter, Fla., threw 8.1 innings
on the week in games against Maryland and Georgia Southern. Henrie
picked up his first win as a Clemson Tiger on Sunday against the Terps,
pitching six innings and allowing just three hits, no runs and striking
out five of the 25 batters he faced.


Sullivan, a senior outfielder earns a share of ACC Player of the Week
after leading the Deacs in games against Appalachian State, Virginia
Commonwealth and a three-game series at North Carolina. On the week,
the Pittsburgh, Pa., native was 11 of 21 with ten runs, nine RBI, three
doubles and two stolen bases. In the Demon Deacons' three wins over the
Tar Heels, Sullivan was 8 for 13 (.615) with seven runs and six RBI. He
also made his first career start on the mound (March 18) and picked up
the win while going 4 for 5 at the plate.


Wyant, a senior shortstop earns a share of ACC Player of the Week honors
after leading Virginia in a three-game series with Duke, a two-game
series with UNC Greensboro and a game with High Point. For the week,
the White Hall, Va., native notched 15 hits, 12 RBI and a.682 batting
average. He finished the week with 22 at-bats as well as contributing
11 runs, three doubles, four triples and a home run. Wyant also became
the first player in Virginia history to hit for the cycle when he was 4
of 5 with three runs, five RBI, a double, triple and homerun against
High Point.

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