Riley Claims ACC Player of the Week Honors


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GREENSBORO, NC - Clemson's Ryan Riley and Duke's Kevin Thompson earn
this week's Atlantic Coast Conference Baseball Player and Pitcher of
the Week honors, respectively.


Riley, a senior second baseman earns ACC Player of the Week honors
after leading Clemson in a three-game series versus Oregon State and
a two-game series at UNLV. For the week, the Seattle, WA, native
notched 11 hits, nine RBIs and a .524 batting average. He finished
the five-game stretch with 21 at bats as well as contributing seven
runs, three doubles and two home runs. Riley had at least one hit in
all five contests and went 3 for 4 on two occasions and missed
hitting for the cycle in the finale vs. Oregon State by a triple. He
had a single, a double and an inside-the-park home run.


Pitcher of the Week honors are claimed by Duke right-hander Kevin
Thompson. The junior, who hails from Evans, WV, threw eight innings
allowing no runs, just three hits and two walks as the Blue Devils
downed the Cincinnati Bearcats 4-1. Thompson captured the win,
facing 28 batters and striking out eight.


Clemson Remains Ranked Among Top-15

Tigers remain the same in one poll, slip three spots in other two
after winning three of five in Las Vegas.


CLEMSON - Clemson went 3-2 on its trip to Las Vegas last weekend and
remains ranked among the top 15 teams in the nation by all three of
the major college baseball polls.


Clemson remained 14th in the Baseball America poll, but fell from
10th to 13th in both Collegiate Baseball and Baseball Weekly/ESPN.


The Tigers improved to 5-3 on the year after going 2-1 vs. Oregon
State and 1-1 vs. UNLV on the five-game road trip.


Clemson returns home to Doug Kingsmore Stadium this week for a game
on Wednesday against Furman at 3:00 PM. The Tigers will host South
Carolina Saturday at 3:00 PM and then will travel to Columbia on
Sunday for another matchup against the Gamecocks at 1:30 PM at Sarge
Frye Field.

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