Clemson Drops In Baseball Polls

April 9, 2001

CLEMSON, SC – After losing to Winthrop and getting swept in a three-game series at Florida State, Clemson fell in all three of the college baseball polls released Monday.

Clemson, now 21-12 overall and 5-4 in the ACC, fell from 11th to 17th in Baseball America, from 8th to 17th in Collegiate Baseball and from 12th to 18th in Baseball Weekly/ESPN coaches poll.

Winthrop, ranked 28th in last week’s Collegiate Baseball poll, beat Clemson 8-4 at Clemson and then Florida State, ranked fifth by two of the three polls and sixth in the other, swept the Tigers in three games winning 7-4, 7-6 and 6-1. This week, Winthrop is ranked 27th by both Collegiate Baseball and Baseball Weekly, while Florida State is ranked as high as second by Baseball Weekly. The Seminoles are ranked fourth by Baseball America and third by Collegiate Baseball.

The Tigers host Coastal Carolina at Doug Kingsmore Stadium on Tuesday (7:15 PM) and Wednesday (3:00 PM). The Chanticleers are 19-13 this season with a 3-2 mark in the Big South.