Clemson Sweep In Regional Improves Rankings

Clemson Sweep In Regional Improves Rankings

May 29, 2001

CLEMSON – With a win over William & Mary and a pair of victories against Seton Hall to clinch the Clemson Regional, Clemson moved up in both of the college baseball polls announced Monday.

Clemson is now ranked 12th, up from 14th, in the new Collegiate Baseball poll. The Tigers are 17th in the Baseball America poll, up from 19th. Clemson was ranked 20th in last week’s Baseball Weekly/ESPN coaches poll, which will not be released again until after the College World Series.

The second-seeded Tigers opened the Regional with a 4-1 win over No. 3 seed William & Mary and then beat No. 4 seed Seton Hall 24-4 on Saturday and 8-2 in Sunday’s championship game.

The Tigers will play a best of three series at top-ranked Miami this weekend in Super Regional action. The teams will play at 7:00 PM on both Friday and Saturday and at 1:00 PM on Sunday, if necessary. Clemson and Miami are two of six teams to advance to a Super Regional in each of the first three years of the format.