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Adams Garners Most Valuable Pitcher Award

August 7, 1998

CLEMSON, S.C. — Clemson junior-to-be and lefthander Brian Adams (Bishopville, SC) received the Most Valuable Pitcher award for the Coastal Plain League as announced on Thursday, August 6, 1998. Adams plays for Rocky Mount in the league, which includes teams from cities such as Wilson, Durham, Florence, and Wilmington.

Adams, who was 6-2 with a 4.22 ERA at Clemson in 1998, received 41 points in the balloting, 32 points more than North Carolina’s Michael Horney, who finished second in the balloting. Adams is currently 10-1 with a 2.11 ERA in 81.0 innings pitched. He has yielded just a .229 batting average and 23 walks while striking out 60. His 10 victories broke the Coastal Plain League’s record of seven wins.

Tiger rising sophomore Casey Stone (Abbeville, SC) joined Adams on the All-Star team by hitting .307 with 51 hits and 12 stolen bases as the centerfielder for Florence. Stone hit .267 with 14 RBIs in 86 at bats for Clemson as a freshman.

Below is a chart of the Most Valuable Pitcher balloting with first place votes in parentheses:

                Player                        Points                Brian Adams, Rocky Mount (13)  41                Michael Horney, Wilson (1)      9                Brion Treadway, Rocky Mount     9                Eric White, Durham (2)          8                Mike Dwyer, Florence            7                Kip Bouknight, Wilson           7                Robert Jones, Wilmington        5                Casey Burns, Florence           3                Brandt Cook, Florence           2                Chris Clark, Florence           2                Graham Callaghan, Durham        1                Corey Richardson, Durham        1