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Tiger Baseball Recruiting Class Ranked #20 By Baseball America

Oct. 20, 2009

Clemson, SC – Clemson’s 10-player baseball recruiting class was ranked #20 in the nation by Baseball America on Tuesday. Florida was ranked #1, while Stanford, Arizona State, Texas Christian, and Cal State Fullerton rounded out the top five. All 10 Tigers are already on campus and have been going through fall workouts in preparation for the 2010 season-opener against Miami (OH) on February 19. Clemson was one of five ACC schools in the top 20 of Baseball America’s recruiting rankings.

Head Coach Tom Riginos brought in 10 high school players. Two of the signees were selected in the 2009 Major League draft, infielder/righthander Richie Shaffer (25th round, Dodgers) and righthander Scott Firth (36th round, Orioles).

2009 Clemson Signing Class
# Player Pos. B-T Hgt. Wgt. Cl. Exp. Hometown Previous School
6 Dominic Leone RHP R-R 5-10 175 Fr. HS Norwich, CT Norwich Free Academy
8 Richie Shaffer INF/RHP R-R 6-2 190 Fr. HS Charlotte, NC Providence Senior HS
11 Scott Firth RHP R-R 5-11 160 Fr. HS Buffalo Grove, IL Adlai E. Stevenson School
15 Mike Kent RHP R-R 6-0 195 Fr. HS Springfield, VA West Springfield HS
21 Seth Neely INF R-R 5-11 190 Fr. HS Rock Hill, SC Rock Hill HS
22 Spencer Kieboom C R-R 6-0 220 Fr. HS Marietta, GA Walton HS
28 Jonathan Meyer RHP R-R 5-11 160 Fr. HS San Diego, CA Cathedral Catholic HS
32 Kevin Kyle LHP L-L 6-3 160 Fr. HS Atlanta, GA Holy Innocents’ Episcopal School
37 Kevin Caughman INF R-R 5-10 155 Fr. HS Martinez, GA Evans HS
40 J.T. Wauford RHP R-R 5-11 170 Fr. HS Midlothian, VA The Steward School

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