NOTEBOOK: Tigers Coming Home?

MYRTLE BEACH – Of the 6,231 fans in attendance at Coastal Federal Field Sunday, roughly 60 percent wear either wearing orange or cheering for Clemson, which made for one of the better surroundings for a college baseball game.

The crowd was the largest ever to witness a Coastal Carolina home game. And what made for good theatre was the fact that the crowd wasn't heavily tilted for just one team.

Each time someone did something good, regardless of which team it was for, a very loud and boisterous cheer erupted.

The other reason it was such a fun game to witness was because both teams are good, with each being ranked in the top 20.

The Clemson players likened the atmosphere to the College World Series and last year's Super Regional against Oral Roberts.

"I'd say that was probably one of the most emotional games I've been in for my career," Tigers first baseman Andy D'Alessio said. "That's one of the best ball clubs we've faced all season."

FIELDING TAKES A HIT: Entering Sunday's game against Coastal Carolina, the Tigers were on pace to set an all-time school record for fielding percentage. But after the game, it's doubtful it will happen.

Clemson committed four errors over the first two innings to drop their percentage, which had been tied with the school record of .9725, which was set last season.

The four errors were the most committed by the Tigers this season. This was also the eighth time they've had three or more. However, in those games, Clemson is now 5-3. Ironically enough, the Tigers are just 11-10 when committing exactly one error.

SUPER REGIONAL AT CLEMSON? With Mississippi State pulling off the upset against Florida State in the Tallahassee Regional, it stands to reason that the winner of the Myrtle Beach Regional will host the Super Regional this weekend.

The Tigers need just one win to advance and are also ranked in top 20 both major polls. Clemson also has a higher RPI than Mississippi State (37-20).

The only thing in the Bulldogs' favor is the fact that their stadium is significantly bigger than Clemson's and the chairman of the NCAA Tournament Committee is the Mississippi State athletic director.

QUICK HITS: The Tigers are now 9-2 in its last 11 meetings against top 25 teams after beginning the season 1-5 against ranked squads. … D'Alessio sprained his right ankle rounding second base on a double and had to get it taped up. He said it is fine and there are no foreseeable problems. …

Clemson scored four runs in the bottom of the first inning, which is the third time this season its done so. Earlier in the year, the Tigers scored four runs in back-to-back games against Duke. Top Stories