Greene Named Finalist for Rotary Smith Award
Clemson, SC - Khalil Greene was named one of three finalists for the Rotary Smith Award Thursday. Greene, who has already been named National Player-of-the-Year by Collegiate Baseball, is hitting .482 with 24 homers and 79 RBIs this season. The senior shortstop is also riding a 30-game hitting streak into Super Regional action this weekend against #18 Arkansas. Greene, who has set numerous single-season and career Tiger records, is second in NCAA history in both career hits (392) and doubles (91). The Key West, FL native was also the 13th overall pick of the San Diego Padres Tuesday in the Major League Draft.
The 15th-annual award is given each summer to the nation's top college baseball player. The award, a national project of the Rotary Club of Houston, raises money for Rotary charities, Texas Children's Hospital, and the Karl Young League. Among the past winners include Southern California's Mark Prior in 2001 and Clemson's Kris Benson in 1996. No school has ever had two players win the award.
Greene joins pitcher Justin Simmons of Texas and Houston pitcher Brad Sullivan as finalists. The winner of the award will be announced at the conclusion of the gala Rotary Smith Dinner at the Hotel Inter-Continental in Houston, TX on June 24. Former Detroit Tiger manager Phil Garner will be the featured speaker at the annual gala, while Hall of Fame broadcaster Milo Hamilton will once again handle M.C. duties.
The three finalists were selected in a national vote of college baseball publicists. Voting to determine the winner of the award will begin on Monday, June 10 and run through June 21.
Tickets Still Remain for Clemson Super Regional
All-tournament passes, reserved seats, and general admission seats are all available at the Clemson ticket office.
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Tickets for the Clemson Super Regional games against Arkansas at Doug Kingsmore Stadium this weekend still remain and are on sale at the Clemson ticket office at the Northwest corner of Memorial Stadium. All-tournament passes are $30, reserved single-game seats are $10, and general admission single-game tickets are $7. The Clemson ticket office will be open Friday from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM. Tickets will also be available at 5:00 PM prior to Friday's game. Call 1-800-CLEMSON or (864) 656-2118 for more information. The games on Friday and Saturday will both start at 7:15 PM, while the Sunday game (if necessary) will start at 2:00 PM.
Six Radio Stations to Carry Clemson Super Regional Games
Clemson, SC - Six radio stations will carry the Clemson-Arkansas Super Regional games from Doug Kingsmore Stadium this weekend. They include Charleston's WQNT, Clemson's WCCP, Gaffney's WAGI, Greenwood's WCRS, Orangeburg's WIGL, and Sumter's WKHT. The game can also be heard live via the internet on Clemson's official athletic website at www.clemsontigers.com. Live stats will also be available on the website. Game times for the series are 7:15 PM Friday, 7:15 Saturday, and 2:00 PM Sunday (if necessary).