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Six Tigers Named All-ACC

Six Tigers Named All-ACC

May 25, 2002

ST. PETERSBURG, FL – Khalil Greene, Steve Reba were named to the 2002 All-ACC first team while Jeff Baker, Matt Henrie and Russell Triplett garnered second team honors, the conference announced on Saturday. Cemson had the second most selections behind Florida State, which landed seven players on one of the two All-ACC teams. The All-ACC teams are selected by a vote of the league’s nine coaches.

Greene, a senior from Key West, FL, leads Clemson with a .475 batting average, 113 hits and a .866 slugging percentage. He holds ACC career records for hits and doubles and has the second most hits in NCAA history. Greene is tied for the team lead with 22 home runs and 75 RBIs and is a leading candidtate fo ACC Players of the Year, which will be announced on Monday along with Rookie and Coach of the Year awards.

Johnson, a junior first baseman from Georgetown, SC, is batting .380 with 19 home runs and 68 RBIs. Heading into the ACC Championship game against Florida State, Johnson leads the team with a .562 batting average and eight RBIs in tournament play.

Reba, a senior righthander from Fort Wayne, IN, is 12-2 with a 3.83 ERA. Clemson’s fourth most-winningest pitcher tossed his team to an opening round victory over fifth seed Georgia Tech on Wednesday.

Baker, a junior third baseman from Woodbridge, VA, is hitting .339 with 22 home runs and 75 RBIs. His two-run homer in the seventh inning produced the game-winning runs in the Tigers’ 8-6 win over second seed Wake Forest on Saturday.

Henrie, a junior righthander from Naples, FL, leads Clemson with a 3.24 ERA while compiling a 10-4 record. His career 2.45 strikeout-to-walk ratio entering the ACC Tournament is the eighth best in school history.

Triplett, a sophomore infielder from West Columbia, SC, made the second team as a utility player. He is batting .309 with 15 RBIs in 51 games, including 36 starts.

2002 All-ACC First Team 1B Michael Johnson Jr. Clemson 2B Eric Patterson Fr. Georgia Tech 3B Ryan Barthelemy Sr. Florida State SS Khalil Greene Sr. Clemson C Tony Richie So. Florida State OF Adam Bourassa Jr. Wake Forest OF Adam Greenberg Jr. North Carolina OF Brian Wright Sr. NC State DH Ryan Johnson Jr. Wake Forest U Chris Maples Sr. North Carolina SP Matt Lynch Jr. Florida State SP Steve Reba Sr. Clemson SP Kyle Sleeth So. Wake Forest RP Dave Bush Sr. Wake Forest

2002 All-ACC Second Team 1B Jerrod Brown Jr. Florida State 2B Nick Blue Jr. Wake Forest 3B Jeff Baker Jr. Clemson SS Stephen Drew Fr. Florida State C Tyler Parker Jr. Georgia Tech OF Tony McQuade So. Florida State OF Matt Murton So. Georgia Tech OF Nick Rogers Sr. Florida State DH Dan Street Sr. Virginia U Russell Triplett So. Clemson SP Kyle Bakker So. Georgia Tech SP Matt Henrie Jr. Clemson SP Jeff Kamrath So. Virginia RP Jeff Watchko Jr. Georgia Tech

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