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Tigers Return Home To Play Western Carolina Tuesday

April 3, 2000

CLEMSON, S.C. – Clemson (24-6) returns home Tuesday night to play host to Western Carolina (10-23) at 7:15 at Doug Kingsmore Stadium. Clemson leads the all-time series 38-8 dating back to 1974. Tiger Head Coach Jack Leggett coached the Catamounts from 1983-91. Clemson won both games at Clemson and lost at Cullowhee in 1999.

Western Carolina is led by first-year Head Coach Todd Raleigh. Raleigh played under Leggett at Western Carolina. The Catamounts enter with a 10-23 overall record and has won four games in a row, including a sweep of Wofford this past weekend. Western Carolina is 1-13 on the road.

Western Carolina is hitting .284 as a team and has a 7.61 team ERA. Morgan Frazier leads the team with a .364 batting average. Clemson enters with a .282 battting average and 2.70 team ERA. Clemson will start freshman righthander Ryan Childs (1-1, 4.86 ERA). Western Carolina’s starter has not yet been announced.

In the baseball polls released Monday, Clemson dropped in all three, but remained in the top 10 in every one. Clemson is ranked #9 according to Baseball America, #8 by Collegiate Baseball, and #7 by USA Today Baseball Weekly. Clemson went 1-3 last week. The Tigers will play their next 11 games at home.

Baseball America Poll

Rk Team
1. Florida State
2. South Carolina
3. Texas
4. Arizona State
5. Cal. State-Fullerton
6. Louisiana-Lafayette
7. Stanford
8. North Carolina
9. CLEMSON
10. Louisiana State
11. Auburn
12. Houston
13. Baylor
14. Southern California
15. Mississippi State
16. Miami (FL)
17. East Carolina
18. Wake Forest
19. Fresno State
20. Georgia Tech
21. Nevada
22. Long Beach State
23. Central Florida
24. UCLA
25. Georgia

Collegiate Baseball Poll

Rk Team
1. Florida State
2. Texas
3. South Carolina
4. Louisiana-Lafayette
5. Arizona State
6. Stanford
7. North Carolina
8. CLEMSON
9. Houston
10. Southern California
11. Cal. State-Fullerton
12. Louisiana State
13. Auburn
14. Miami (FL)
15. Georgia Tech
16. East Carolina
17. Mississippi State
18. Baylor
19. Georgia
20. Long Beach State
21. Fresno State
22. Creighton
23. Central Florida
24. Wake Forest
25. UCLA

USA Today Baseball Weekly Poll

Rk Team
1. Florida State
2. Texas
3. South Carolina
4. Arizona State
5. North Carolina
6. Stanford
7. CLEMSON
8. Louisiana-Lafayette
9. Houston
10. Auburn
11. Mississippi State
12. Miami (FL)
13. Cal. State-Fullerton
14. Baylor
15. Southern California
16. Louisiana State
17. Fresno State
18. Georgia Tech
19. East Carolina
20. Alabama
21. Long Beach State
22. Kentucky
23. Wake Forest
24. Creighton
25. Georgia

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