Oct. 3, 2001
CLEMSON, SC – Twenty-six games against 10 teams that advanced to the NCAA Tournament in 2001 highlight the 2002 Clemson baseball schedule, released Wednesday by head coach Jack Leggett.
The Tigers, which advanced to their third-straight Super Regional before losing to eventual national champion Miami (FL), will play host to 39 of their 57 games at Doug Kingsmore Stadium.
“I am excited about the prospects for our spring,” Leggett said, who is entering his ninth season with the Tigers. “I look forward to the challenge and I know the other coaches and our players do too.”
Of the 10 teams that played in the postseason last year, seven advanced to a regional final, three advanced to a Super Regional and one, Georgia, advanced to the College World Series. Of the 26 games the Tigers play against postseason teams from a year ago, 17 are against teams outside of the ACC.
“It is one of those years when the teams we are playing are coming off great years and they will have a lot of confidence,” Leggett said. “We’ll have to be on our toes like we are every year, but I would rather play good opponents because it brings out the best in us.”
The Tigers will open the season at home Feb. 22-24 with a three-game series vs. Auburn. Clemson will also meet Georgia and South Carolina for a total of nine games against the SEC. Last year, Auburn advanced to the regional final in Tallahassee, FL before losing to Florida State, South Carolina advanced to a Super Regional at Stanford, and Georgia played in the College World Series after beating the Seminoles in its Super Regional. The Tigers will again play the Gamecocks four times this season. Two games will be played in Clemson (March 3 and April 17) and two will be played in Columbia (March 2 and April 24). Clemson and Georgia will meet twice.
Other non-conference games feature two games against Coastal Carolina, which advanced to the regional final in Athens, GA, two games against Georgia Southern, which lost in the second round of the Athens Regional, one game against Winthrop, which played in the Wilson, NC Regional, and three games against South Alabama, which played in the Clemson Regional.
Three teams the Tigers will play in the ACC reached the NCAA Tournament last year. Florida State lost at the Athens Super Regional. Wake Forest played in the regional final in Knoxville, TN and Georgia Tech lost in the second round of the Athens Regional. Clemson will play each of those teams three times. The Tigers and Seminoles close out the regular season at Doug Kingsmore Stadium on May 17-19.
In ACC action, Maryland, N.C. State, Wake Forest and Florida State visit Clemson, while the Tigers take to the road for meetings against North Carolina, Duke, Georgia Tech and Virginia.
Twenty-seven of the first 29 games will be played at home, including a span of 24 games straight from March 3 to April 7. The 24 games will be the longest homestand in Clemson baseball history, replacing the 23-game stretch during the 2000 season.
The ACC Tournament will be held at the Al Lang Stadium in St. Petersburg, FL May 21-26. The NCAA regional round will be held on campus sites May 31-June 2, while the Super Regionals will be held June 7-9. The College World Series will be June 14-22 in Omaha, NE.
Feb. 22 Fri. Auburn Clemson 3:00 PM Feb. 23 Sat. AuburnClemson 2:00 PM Feb. 24 Sun. Auburn Clemson 2:00 PM March 1 Fri.College of Charleston Charleston 6:00 PM March 2 Sat. SouthCarolina Columbia 1:30 PM March 3 Sun. South Carolina Clemson 2:00PM March 6 Wed. College of Charleston Clemson 3:00 PM March 8 Fri.Purdue Clemson 4:00 PM March 9 Sat. Purdue Clemson 2:00 PM March 10Sun. Purdue Clemson 1:00 PM March 12 Tues. Georgia Southern Clemson4:00 PM March 13 Wed. Georgia Southern Clemson 4:00 PM March 15Fri. South Alabama Clemson 7:15 PM March 16 Sat. South AlabamaClemson 4:00 PM March 17 Sun. South Alabama Clemson 1:00 PM March19 Tues. UNC-Asheville Clemson 7:15 PM March 21 Thurs. MaineClemson 7:15 PM R March 22 Fri. Maine Clemson 7:15 PM R March 23Sat. Maine Clemson 2:00 PM R March 26 Tues. Costal Carolina Clemson7:15 PM March 27 Wed. Costal Carolina Clemson 3:00 PM R March 29Fri. Maryland Clemson 7:15 PM R March 30 Sat. Maryland Clemson 4:00PM R March 31 Sun. Maryland Clemson 1:00 PM R April 2 Tues. EastTennesse State Clemson 7:15 PM April 3 Wed. Winthrop Clemson 7:15PM R April 5 Fri. N.C. State Clemson 7:15 PM R April 6 Sat. N.C.State Clemson 4:00 PM R April 7 Sun. N.C. State Clemson 1:00 PM RApril 9 Tues. Georgia Athens, GA 6:30 PM R April 10 Wed. GeorgiaClemson 7:15 PM R April 12 Fri. North Carolina Chapel Hill, NC 7:00PM R April 13 Sat. North Carolina Chapel Hill, NC 2:00 PM R April14 Sun. North Carolina Chapel Hill, NC 2:00 PM R April 16 Tues.Western Carolina Clemson 7:15 PM April 17 Wed. South CarolinaClemson 7:15 PM R April 19 Fri. Duke Durham, NC 7:00 PM R April 20Sat. Duke Durham, NC 5:00 PM R April 21 Sun. Duke Durham, NC 1:30PM R April 23 Tues. Furman Clemson 7:15 PM April 24 Wed. SouthCarolina Columbia 7:00 PM R April 26 Fri. Wake Forest Clemson 7:15PM R April 27 Sat. Wake Forest Clemson 7:00 PM R/TV April 28 Sun.Wake Forest Clemson 2:00 PM R May 4 Sat. Georgia Tech Atlanta, GA7:00 PM R May 5 Sun. Georgia Tech Atlanta, GA 1:30 PM R May 6 Mon.Georgia Tech Atlanta, GA 7:00 PM R May 8 Wed. Wofford Clemson 7:15PM R May 9 Thurs. Elon Clemson 7:15 PM May 11 Sat. VirginiaCharlottesville, VA 1:00 PM R/TV May 12 Sun. VirginiaCharlottesville, VA 2:00 PM R May 13 Mon. Virginia Charlottesville,VA 1:00 PM R May 15 Wed. Western Carolina Cullowhee, NC 3:00 PM May17 Fri. Florida State Clemson 7:15 PM R May 18 Sat. Florida StateClemson 7:00 PM R May 19 Sun. Florida State Clemson 2:00 PM R May21-26 ACC Tournament St. Petersburg, FL TBA R May 31-June 2 NCAARegional TBA TBA R June 7-9 NCAA Super Regional TBA TBA R June14-22 College World Series Omaha, NE TBA R
All Times Eastern, R-Clemson Tiger Sports Properties (Radio), TV-Television As of Oct. 3, 2001
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