CWS Notebook

OMAHA, Neb. – For only the third time in the history of the College World Series, four teams from one conference are part of the final eight teams. The ACC sent Clemson, North Carolina, Georgia Tech and Miami, which ties the SEC, which sent four teams in 1997 and 2004.

"To me, there's no comparison to when comparison to when I coached at Georgia Tech to where it is now," Miami coach Jim Morris said. "Every weekend is a battle. The quality of the players, the pitching and the coaching and emphasis of baseball (is better)."

To show just how dominant the four teams have been in the postseason, they are a combined 19-1.

"I think the fact that four teams are here has left it's mark (to how good the conference is)," Yellow Jackets coach Danny Hall said. "But the rest of the record has to be written."

Hall is eluding to the fact that the only national championship for the ACC in baseball came in 1955 when Wake Forest won it all.

Fans Day
Every member of all every team spent at least 45 minutes signing autographs for more fans than could be counted.

The line to get autographs from the Clemson players stretched from one end of the concourse all the way to the middle and out the front gate.

Some of the players said their hands were starting to cramp because of all the autographs.

"I have probably signed 70 autographs or so in the last 10 minutes," Clemson third baseman Herman Demmink said.

Oma-Awe
When members of the Clemson team first walked into Rosenblatt Stadium, goose bumps were abound.

"Just as soon as you get in here, it was an outstanding feeling," Clemson second baseman Taylor Harbin said. "TV doesn't do it justice."

Added Demmink, "The freshmen on the team are very, very lucky. It took me four years to get here."

Quick Hits
UNC coach Mike Fox is the only coach of the eight not to have been here before. The other seven have been to Omaha at least twice since 2002. … The entire Georgia Tech team wore camouflage after batting practice. … Clemson and the Yellow Jackets were the only teams not to use the field for batting practice or infield because of heavy rain. Both teams will get to the field early Friday to practice on the field.

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