Clemson To Face Miami (FL) In Super Regional At Coral Gables

Clemson To Face Miami (FL) In Super Regional At Coral Gables

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Clemson vs. Miami at NCAA Super Regional June 1-3, 2001 Mark Light Stadium, Coral Gables, FL Fri.: 7:00 PM (CTN) * Sat.: 7:00 PM (CTN) * Sun.: 1:00 PM (CTN)

Clemson Tigers 41-20, 17-7 ACC (2nd) #17 BA, #12 CB, #20 BW

Miami (FL) Hurricanes 47-12 Independent #1 BA, #1 CB, #1 BW

Probable Clemson Starters Game 1: Steve Reba (RHP, 12-3, 2.15 ERA) Game 2: Jarrod Schmidt (RHP, 7-3, 4.24 ERA) Game 3: Matt Henrie (RHP, 6-3, 3.06 ERA)

CLEMSON, S.C. – Clemson (41-20) will play at Miami (47-12) in Super Regional play beginning Friday at Mark Light Stadium in Coral Gables. The two teams will play at 7:00 PM on both Friday and Saturday and at 1:00 PM on Sunday, if necessary.

Clemson will be making its third straight appearnce in a Super Regional. The Tigers have played in the Super Regional round every year since the format began in 1999 when the tournament field was expanded from 48 to 64 teams. The Tigers lost two of three games at Texas A&M in Super Regional play in 1999 and swept Mississippi State in two games last year at Doug Kingsmore Stadium to advance to the College World Series.

Miami is the top-ranked team in all three college baseball polls, but is the second seed nationally. The Hurricanes have also appeared in a Super Regional the last three years. This is the second time Miami has hosted the event. Last season, the Hurricanes traveled to Florida State, where it lost two of three games. In 1999, Miami swept the first two games against Wake Forest to advance to the College World Series. Both Clemson and Miami are 3-2 in Super Regional action.

Miami leads the series versus Clemson 19-13-1, including a 7-5 record under head coach Jim Morris. Clemson is 5-7 against the Hurricanes under head coach Jack Leggett. Miami is 7-3 aginst the Tigers in the NCAA Tournament, including 3-0 in the College World Series.

The two schools last met in 2000, with the Tigers defeating Miami 4-0 at the ACC/Disney Blast at the Wide World of Sports Complex at Disney World. Prior to that meeting, the Hurricanes took two of three games against the Tigers during the 1999 season at the Charlotte Knights Stadium in Fort Mill, SC.