2008 Baseball Schedule Released

Schedule includes 32 home games and 23 games against teams that played in the 2007 NCAA Tournament.

2008 Clemson Baseball Schedule

Thirty-two home games, 23 games against 2007 NCAA Tournament teams, and a game at West End Field in Greenville, SC highlight Clemson's 56-game, 2008 regular-season baseball schedule, released Wednesday.

The first week of play for all Division I teams has been pushed back to the weekend of February 22-24. Clemson will open the season with a three-game series against Mercer at Doug Kingsmore Stadium that weekend.

After a Wednesday home game against High Point, the Tigers will travel to the South Carolina coast to take on College of Charleston on February 29. The following day, Clemson will take on South Carolina at Sarge Frye Field before facing the Gamecocks again on Sunday, March 2 at Doug Kingsmore Stadium.

After a March 5 home contest versus Wofford, Clemson will play 10 consecutive weekends of conference play, starting with Wake Forest at Winston-Salem, NC from March 7-9. Then for six of the next seven weeks, Clemson will play five games.

The Tigers will play host to North Carolina-Greensboro twice on March 11,12 before Boston College comes to town for a three-game series from March 14-16.

The following week, Clemson will welcome Coastal Carolina and Furman to Doug Kingsmore Stadium on Tuesday and Wednesday, respectively, in the Tigers' first night games of the season. From March 21-23, N.C. State will visit Tigertown for a three-game set.

Clemson will play Elon in a two-game midweek series on March 25,26 to conclude a 12-game homestand, then the Tigers will travel to Maryland for a weekend series. It will be the beginning of a stretch of 13 games away from home in a 19-game span.

The Tigers' annual midweek, home-and-home series with Georgia will begin on Tuesday, April 1 at Athens before the two play at Clemson the following day. Then the Tigers will travel southward to take on Miami (FL) from April 4-6.

After traveling to South Carolina for the third of four regular-season matchups on April 9, Clemson will take on two-time College World Series runner-up North Carolina at Doug Kingsmore Stadium from April 11-13. The two have not met during the regular season since the Tigers opened their 2005 ACC schedule against the Tar Heels at Clemson.

The Tigers will play host to Western Carolina and South Carolina on April 15,16, respectively, then will travel to Durham, NC to face Duke for a weekend series. On Tuesday, April 22, the Tigers will travel to Cullowhee, NC to take on the Catamounts.

On Wednesday, April 23, Clemson will play Presbyterian at West End Field. The two teams have faced off 75 times in history, but they have not met since 1950. Presbyterian recently moved up to the Division I ranks. It will be the second consecutive year the Tigers play at West End Field, as Clemson and Wofford played there in 2007 in front of an overflow crowd of 6,404 fans.

Clemson will return home for seven straight home games, beginning with a three-game series versus Virginia Tech from April 25-27. After five days off for final exams, the Tigers will play host to Florida State from May 3-5 and Furman on May 7.

The Tigers will conclude the regular-season with six of their last seven games on the road. Clemson will travel to Atlanta to face Georgia Tech from May 9-11 in the Tigers' final ACC series. After a home game against College of Charleston on May 13, the Tigers will play a three-game series at Central Florida from May 15-17 to conclude the regular season.

Clemson will not face Virginia during the 2008 regular season. The two teams have played at least one regular-season game every year since the two first met in 1955. The Tigers will also play at Wake Forest and at Maryland, and at home against Boston College for the second year in a row.

The top eight teams in the ACC standings will participate in the ACC Tournament at The Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville (FL) from May 21-25. It will be the fourth consecutive season the tourney is held at that site.

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