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Clemson to Play Host to Wofford Monday at 7:15 PM

Clemson to Play Host to Wofford Monday at 7:15 PM

March 23, 2003

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Clemson (16-3), winners of 13 games in a row, will play host to Wofford (4-17) Monday at 7:15 PM at Doug Kingsmore Stadium. There will be no radio broadcast of the game; however, live stats will be available on Clemson’s official athletic website at

Clemson and Wofford have met 92 times, with the Tigers holding a 68-23-1 lead in the series dating back to 1898. The two teams most recently met in 2002 at Clemson. The Tigers won 9-2. Clemson also defeated the Terriers 6-0 in 2001 at 12-4 in 1999, both at Clemson as well. Prior to the 1999 meeting, the last meeting came in 1977 at Spartanburg, SC, a 2-0 Tiger win. The two also played in 1976 at Spartanburg, a 10-4 Clemson win. Prior to the 1976 season, the two had not met since 1949. Michael Johnson is 3-for-5 in two games in his career against the Tierries to lead all Tiger hitters. Head Coach Jack Leggett is 3-0 against the Terriers as the Tiger skipper and 10-2 overall, including a 7-2 record while at Western Carolina.

Wofford’s starter on the mound has yet to be announced. Clemson will send out freshman righthander Jason Berken (2-0, 0.64 ERA). He has allowed just one run and seven hits in 14.0 innings pitched over five outings and two starts this year. Berken has not pitched since his start on the mound against Georgia Southern early last week.

Wofford is coming off a three-game series against Davidson in which the Terriers won two games. They are hitting .270 as a team and have a 9.16 ERA. Jesse Cole leads the Terriers at the plate with a .319 batting average, while Brian Casey is hitting .311. Wofford is 1-5 in away games in 2003.

Clemson is coming off a three-game sweep of Maine and has won 13 games in a row, tied for the eighth-longest streak in school history. Zane Green leads the team with a .368 batting average, while Brad McCann is hitting .319 with two homers and a team-high 23 RBIs. Ryan Hub is also riding a nine-game hitting streak. The Tigers are hitting .304 as a team and are 12-0 at home this season. They also sport a 3.07 team ERA.