Clemson to Face Miami (FL) in Super Regional


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CLEMSON, SC - Clemson (41-20) will play at Miami (47-12) in Super
Regional play beginning Friday at Mark Light Stadium in Coral Gables.
The two teams will play at 7:00 PM on both Friday and Saturday and at
1:00 PM on Sunday, if necessary.


Clemson will be making its third straight appearnce in a Super
Regional. The Tigers have played in the Super Regional round every
year since the format began in 1999 when the tournament field was
expanded from 48 to 64 teams. The Tigers lost two of three games at
Texas A&M in Super Regional play in 1999 and swept Mississippi State
in two games last year at Doug Kingsmore Stadium to advance to the
College World Series.


Miami is the top-ranked team in all three college baseball polls, but
is the second seed nationally. The Hurricanes have also appeared in a
Super Regional the last three years. This is the second time Miami
has hosted the event. Last season, the Hurricanes traveled to Florida
State, where it lost two of three games. In 1999, Miami swept the
first two games against Wake Forest to advance to the College World
Series. Both Clemson and Miami are 3-2 in Super Regional action.


Miami leads the series versus Clemson 19-13-1, including a 7-5 record
under head coach Jim Morris. Clemson is 5-7 against the Hurricanes
under head coach Jack Leggett. Miami is 7-3 aginst the Tigers in the
NCAA Tournament, including 3-0 in the College World Series.


The two schools last met in 2000, with the Tigers defeating Miami 4-0
at the ACC/Disney Blast at the Wide World of Sports Complex at Disney
World. Prior to that meeting, the Hurricanes took two of three games
against the Tigers during the 1999 season at the Charlotte Knights
Stadium in Fort Mill, SC.

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