March 7, 2000
CLEMSON, S.C. – William & Mary (13-2), who has won nine straight games (before its game at Georgia on Mar. 7), comes to Doug Kingsmore Stadium Wednesday at 3:00 to take on #8 Clemson (11-2). The meeting will be the first between the two schools.
William & Mary, led by Head Coach Jim Farr, features a .314 team batting average and 3.98 team ERA. Their nine-game winning streak has seen the Tribe explode for high-scoring outputs, including a 36-3 win against Coppin State on February 23 and a 22-9 win against New York Tech on March 3. The Tribe is averaging 11.4 runs per game. Shortstop Brendan Harris leads the way with a .396 batting average along with six doubles, five homers, and 18 RBIs. Outfielder Michael Brown is hitting .383 with four homers and 18 RBIs. The team is also outstanding defensively, sporting a .973 team fielding percentage with just 15 errors in 15 games. Twenty of the 28 players on the Tribe roster are either freshmen or sophomores.
The Tribe is scheduled to start senior righthander Mike Reed (4-0, 3.91 ERA) on the mound. Reed has one complete game to his credit and has pitched 23.0 innings in five starts. He has allowed 27 hits and seven walks while striking out 14, and has a .287 opponent batting average. Reed has not allowed a wild pitch as well. (Note: Stats and record of William & Mary do not include game at Georgia on March 7.)
Clemson will send out righthander Steve Reba (1-0, 0.00 ERA) to the mound against the Tribe. In Reba’s last start, the Fort Wayne, IN native pitched 5.0 hitless and scoreless innings against Coastal Carolina, but did not factor in the decision. Reba has allowed no runs and one hit in 10.0 innings this year.
Jack Leggett will be attempting to capture win #300 at Clemson against William & Mary. He has a 299-117 (.719) record in over six seasons in Tigertown.
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