Nov. 8, 1999
CLEMSON, S.C. — Clemson Head Baseball Coach Jack Leggett announced the team captains for the 2000 season Monday. Seven players will share the captain’s title. They include junior outfielder Patrick Boyd (Palm Harbor, FL), junior corner infielder Mike Calitri (Canton, MA), senior catcher Brian Ellis (Columbia, SC), senior utility player Brian Holstad (Cameron, SC), senior righthander Ryan Mottl (Florissant, MO), junior utility player Justin Singleton (Sparks, MD), and senior outfielder Henr’ Stanley (Columbia, SC).
“I think it is a great indication of the intra-team leadership we have on this team and I am very excited that players think that highly about that many teammates,” states Leggett. “It’s obvious that these guys are well-thought of in the eyes of their teammates. We will lead by example within the team framework. It doesn’t fall on the shoulders of two or three players, but will come from within the team. Each one has exhibited excellent discipline and the ability to prove by example that he is capable of leading the team where we want to go at the end of the season.”
Clemson will begin preseason practice on Sunday, January 9. Clemson’s first games will be in the ACC Disney Blast in Lake Buena Vista, FL on Friday, January 28 against Rice at 11:00 AM, followed by defending National Champion Miami (FL) on Saturday and Central Florida on Sunday.
BOYD SELECTED TO NCBWA PRESEASON ALL-AMERICA TEAM
Junior outfielder Patrick Boyd has been selected as a Preseason First-Team All-American by the National College Baseball Writers’ Association. He joins Florida State’s Marshall McDougall as the two first-team representatives from the ACC. Boyd, who was recently picked as the #2 college prospect for the 2000 Major League Draft by Baseball America, hit .390 with 17 homers and 70 RBIs a season ago.
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