CLEMSON - After taking two of the three games with Georgia Tech over
the weekend, the Clemson baseball team ascended in two of the three
coaches polls released Monday.
Clemson remained 12th in the Baseball America poll and moved up one
spot, from 13th to 12th, in the Collegiate Baseball poll and vaulted
three spots, from 18th to 15th, in the Baseball Weekly/ESPN coaches
The Tigers started the week with a 10-4 win over Georgia before
falling 9-3 at South Carolina. Clemson recouped to win the first two
games against Georgia Tech, both by complete game pitching
performances (3-0 and 5-1), before losing the series finale 5-3 to
the Yellow Jackets.
Clemson will host five games this week before taking a week off for
final exams. The Tigers will meet Western Carolina on Tuesday at 7:15
PM Kevin Lynn is expected to start against the Catamounts. The game
will be broadcast solely on WGOG-FM (96.3).
South Carolina will visit Doug Kingsmore Stadium on Wednesday for the
final meeting between the two rivals this season. Steve Reba will
pitch against the Gamecocks in Wednesday's 7:15 PM start. The series
MVPs for both Clemson and South Carolina will be presented the Bob
Bradley and Tom Price awards following the game Wednesday. Tuesday's
The game will be broadcast on the Clemson Tiger Network and College
North Carolina will travel to Clemson this weekend. The teams will
play at 7:15 PM on Friday, 7:00 PM on Saturday and at 2:00 PM on
Sunday. All three games will be broadcast on the Clemson Tiger
Network, with Saturday's game televised by College Sports Southeast.
Western Carolina and North Carolina are not ranked this week by any
of the three polls. South Carolina is ranked 17th by Baseball
Weekly/ESPN and 24th by Collegiate Baseball. The Gamecocks are not
ranked by Baseball America.
Steve Reba Named ACC Pitcher of the Week
Junior right hander garners weekly kudos after complete game shutout
of Georgia Tech.
GREENSBORO, NC - Clemson's Steve Reba earned Atlantic Coast
Conference Pitcher of the Week honors while Virginia's Dan Street was
selected the ACC Player of the Week honors, the conference office
Pitcher of the Week honors were claimed by Reba, a junior
right-handed pitcher for the Tigers. The Fort Wayne, IN native threw
a complete game shutout of seventh-ranked Georgia Tech to open the
series with a 3-0 win over the Yellow Jackets. In nine innings, Reba
faced 33 batters, striking out seven and allowing just three hits and
one walk. He held the Jackets to a .097 batting average and was the
first Clemson complete game shutout versus an ACC opponent since Ken
Vining took home a 2-0 victory against Florida State in 1996.
Street earned ACC Player of the Week honors after leading the
Cavaliers last week against James Madison, Virginia Tech and North
Carolina. On the week, the junior from Purcellville, VA recorded 13
hits in 22 at bats, eight RBIs, seven runs scored, two home runs and
three stolen bases. The utility player also contributed a double and
a triple as Virginia finished the week with a 4-1 record.