Field Announced for Clemson Regional


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CLEMSON, SC - Clemson will be the No. 2 regional seed when it plays
host to the Clemson Regional at Doug Kingsmore Stadium this weekend
in the NCAA Division I Baseball Tournament, the NCAA Baseball
Committee announced Monday.


The field also includes top-seeded South Alabama, third-seeded
William & Mary and fourth-seeded Seton Hall. South Alabama will face
Seton Hall on Friday at 2:00 PM, while Clemson and William & Mary
will meet on Friday at 7:00 PM.


The two losers of Friday's games will meet in Saturday's 11:00 AM
game, while the winners will play Saturday at 3:00 PM. Saturday's
7:00 PM game will pit the winner of the 11:00 AM game vs. the loser
of the 3:00 PM game. The winner of the 3:00 PM game on Saturday
advances to Sunday's 2:00 PM game to meet the winner of Saturday's
7:00 PM game. If both teams have just one loss after Sunday's 2:00 PM
game, the teams will meet again 50 minutes following that game.


Clemson will take on the Tribe of William & Mary for only the second
time. The last meeting occurred last season, a 10-6 victory by
Clemson. Clemson is 4-4 against top seeded South Alabama. The last
meeting between the two schools was an NCAA Tournament game at
Clemson in 1998. The Jaguars out-lasted the Tigers 2-1 in a 16-inning
game that took 4:14 minutes to complete. Clemson is 4-0 alltime
against Seton Hall, including a 6-3 victory in the second game of the
NCAA South Regional in 1987.


Clemson will be making its 27th appearance in the NCAA Baseball
Tournament, the seventh-best total in the nation. It marks the 15th
consecutive selection for the tournament, which is the third longest
active streak. The Tigers are 70-55 all-time in the NCAA tournament
with nine appearances in the College World Series. Clemson finished
as the regular season runner-up in the Atlantic Coast Conference this
season behind Florida State. Clemson was 17-7 in ACC action and 38-20
overall, including a 24-8 mark at home.


Clemson enters the tournament led by third baseman Jeff Baker, who
leads the ACC with 22 home runs and 69 RBIs. Senior outfielder Casey
Stone is tied with Baker with a team-leading .376 batting average and
leads the team with 96 hits. Steve Reba, a junior right hander with
an ACC best 11-3 record, is expected to start in the opener against
William & Mary. Reba started against the Tribe last season and
allowed only one run and five hits while striking out seven in 5.2
innings.


South Alabama (44-17) won five straight games in the Sun Belt
Conference after losing in the opening round Arkansas-Little Rock.
Nick Gretz leads the offense with a .374 batting average while Tim
Merritt leads the team with 12 home runs and 63 RBIs. Clark Girardeau
leads the pitching staff with a 10-3 record.


William & Mary (35-18) defeated James Madison for the Colonial
Athletic Association Tournament title to receive a bid to the NCAA
Tournament. The Tribe has won 10 of its last 11 games and is led by
Marshall Hubbard's .395 batting average. Brendan Harris is the team
leader in home runs (17) and RBIs (65).
Clark Saylor is the team's leading pitcher with a 9-1 record and 2.96 ERA.


Seton Hall enters the regional as the champion of the Big East
tournament with a 33-21-1 record. Casey Grimm is the top hitter with
a .363 batting average and is tied for the team lead in home runs
with five. The pitching staff is led by Chris Reilly, who has a 6-1
record and a 3.00 ERA, and Shawn Turkington, who is 6-2 with a 4.18
ERA.


The 2001 Clemson Regional marks the eighth time Clemson has been the
site of the NCAA tournament. The Tigers also played host in 1980,
1981, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1998 and 2000. Last season the Tigers won the
four-team regional at Doug Kingsmore Stadium and then defeated
Mississippi State in the Super Regional to advance to the College
World Series.


The winner of the Clemson Regional will move on to play the victor of
the Coral Gables, FL Regional in a Super Regional at a site to be
determined Monday, May 29. The Coral Gables Regional consists of
Bucknell, Stetson, Florida and Miami (FL), the regional host and
second seed nationally. The winner of the Super Regional will advance
to Omaha, NE for the College World Series.


The Clemson ticket office will sell tournament passes this week.
Reserved tickets can be picked up at the ticket office between May
23-25 between 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM. Tickets that have not been picked
up by May 25 will be available 90 minutes prior to the first game at
the third base gate at Kingsmore Stadium. No tickets will be mailed.
Single session general admission tickets will go on sale beginning
Wednesday, May 23. The single session tickets are available at $8 for
adults and $6 for students high school age and under. For more
information, call the ticket office at 1-800 CLEMSON or 864-656-2118.

Clemson Regional Schedule:
	Friday, May 25
		Game 2	2:00 PM	#1 South Alabama vs. #4 Seton Hall
		Game 1	7:00 PM	#2 Clemson vs. #3 William & Mary

	Saturday, May 26
		Game 3	11:00 AM	Game 1 Loser vs. Game 2 Loser
		Game 4	3:00 PM	Game 1 Winner vs. Game 2 Winner
		Game 5	7:00 PM	Game 3 Winner vs. Game 4 Loser

	Sunday, May 27
		Game 6	2:00 PM	Game 4 Winner vs. Game 5 Winner
		Game 7	TBA*		Game 6 Winner vs. Game 6 Loser (if necessary)
		*Game 7 to be played 50 minutes following conclusion of Game 6


NCAA Division I Baseball Tournament Field

At CS Fullerton 	    At Miami (Fla.) 	 	
1. CS Fullerton (41-15)	    1. Miami (Fla.) (44-12)		
4. Temple (27-29)	    4. Bucknell (31-17)		
3. Texas Tech (40-18-1)	    3. Stetson (41-15)		
2. Arizona St. (36-18-1)    2. Florida (34-25)		

At Ohio State 	 	    At Clemson 	 	 
1. Mississippi St. (36-22)  1. South Alabama (44-17)		
4. Kent St. (30-28)	    4. Seton Hall (32-21-1)		
3. Delaware (44-13)	    3. William & Mary (35-18)	
2. Ohio State (43-16)	    2. Clemson (38-20)		

At Rice 	 	    At Tennessee 	 	 
1. Rice (43-17)		    1. Wake Forest (41-16)		
4. Texas-Arlington (38-23)  4. Tennessee Tech (32-28)	
3. Houston (29-28)	    3. Middle Tenn. St. (41-15)	
2. Baylor (35-22)	    2. Tennessee (41-17)		

At Nebraska 	 	    At East Carolina 	 	
1. Nebraska (45-14)	    1. East Carolina (44-11)		
4. Northern Iowa (34-26     4. UMBC (31-18-2)		
3. Brigham Young (38-20)    3. South Florida (32-28)	
2. Rutgers (40-15)	    2. Winthrop (46-14-1)		

At Tulane 	 	    At Georgia 	 	 
1. Tulane (50-10)	    1. Georgia (41-18)		
4. Southern (43-10)	    4. Georgia Southern (41-18)	
3. Oklahoma St. (40-20)	    3. Coastal Carolina		
2. Mississippi (38-21-1)    2. Georgia Tech (41-18)		

At LSU 	 	 	    At Florida State 	 	
1. LSU (40-19-1)	    1. Florida State (43-17)		
4. Minnesota (39-19)	    4. Bethune-Cookman (26-32)	
3. California (33-23)	    3. Jacksonville (38-23)		
2. Va. Commonwealth (28-17) 2. Auburn (35-19)		

At South Carolina 	    At Notre Dame 	 	 
1. Central Fla. (49-12)	    1. Notre Dame (46-11-1)		
4. Princeton (22-23)	    4. Wis.-Milwaukee (39-16)	
3. Citadel (38-22)	    3. Florida Int'l (40-18)	
2. South Carolina (44-17)   2. UC Santa Barbara (39-15)	

At Stanford 	 	    At Southern California 	 	
1. Stanford (42-14)	    1. Southern California (39-17)	
4. Marisa (32-19-1)	    4. Oral Roberts (48-11)		
3. Texas (34-24)	    3. Fresno State (39-23)		
2. Long Beach St. (35-21)   2. Pepperdine (41-16)		

Super Regionals

Best of 3

June 1-3

Hosts to be determined May 28

Fullerton, Calif., regional winner vs. Columbus, Ohio, regional winner

Houston regional winner vs. Lincoln, Neb., regional winner

New Orleans regional winner vs. Baton Rouge, La., regional winner

Columbia, S.C., regional winner vs. Palo Alto, Calif., regional winner

Coral Gables, Fla., regional winner vs. Clemson, S.C., regional winner

Knoxville, Tenn., regional winner vs. Wilson, N.C., regional winner

Athens, Ga., regional winner vs. Tallahassee, Fla., regional winner

South Bend, Ind., regional winner vs. Los Angeles regional winner

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