•Clemson has now beaten two teams in the College World Series it had never beaten previously. Clemson was 0-3 against Arizona State prior to its victory against the Sun Devils on Monday and was 0-1 against Oklahoma prior to its victory today. All four of those losses had come in NCAA Tournament play.
•The victory was the seventh for the Tigers in the 2010 NCAA Tournament. That ties
the school record for wins in an NCAA Tournament. Clemson also won seven in 2002.
•Clemson has now won four consecutive NCAA Tournament games, the first time the
Tigers have done that since 2006 when Clemson won six in a row, but only one of
those was at the CWS.
•This is the second time in 12 appearances that Clemson has started 2-0 at the
College World Series. The only other time was 2002 when Clemson defeated Nebraska
at Georgia Tech in the first two games. The only other year Clemson won two games
at the CWS was 1996 when Clemson lost to Miami, then defeated Oklahoma State and
Alabama, before losing again against Miami.
•With the victory, Clemson has in effect reached the Final Four of the NCAA Baseball
Tournament. This is the first time Clemson has reached the Final Four of an NCAA
Tournament in any sport since 2005 when the men's soccer team reached the Final
•Scott Weisman got his third victory of the NCAA Tournament. He has tied the
Clemson record for wins in a tournament. Harold Stowe (1958) and Matt Henrie
(2002), each had three wins previously.
•Weisman now has four NCAA Tournament wins against no losses. He is one win behind
Stowe's career record of five NCAA Tournament wins set between 1958-59. Weisman
now has allowed just five earned runs in 26 innings in his career in the NCAA
Tournament for an ERA of 1.73.
•Six of Clemson's seven NCAA Tournament wins have been recorded by natives of New
England. Scott Weisman is from Boxborough, MA and has three wins, while Casey Harman
is from South Burlington, VA and has two wins. Dominic Leone is from Norwich, CT
and has one win. The seventh win was registered by Alex Frederick and he is not
from New England, but is from nearby Lagrangeville, NY. Of course, Clemson Head
Coach Jack Leggett is a native of Vermont and played his college baseball at Maine.
•Fredrick got his second save in two games at the College World Series. He had just
two saves in the first 42 games of his career, now has two saves in his last two
games to give him four saves in 44 games for his career.
•Clemson catcher Spencer Kieboom had a two-RBI single in the win over Oklahoma. He
now has 10 RBIs for the year and seven of them have come in the NCAA Tournament.
•Brad Miller extended his hitting streak to 19 consecutive games with a single in
the bottom of the seventh inning.
•John Hinson has had at least two hits in eight of the nine Clemson NCAA Tournament
games. He is now 19-37 (.514) in the NCAA Tourney, including his 3-4 day against
Oklahoma. He has tied Khalil Greene's Clemson record for total hits in one NCAA
Tournament. Greene had 19 for the Tigers in the 2002 NCAA Tournament.
•Clemson outfielder Kyle Parker had a triple in the fifth inning when his drive to
center field hit the top of the fence above the 408-marker and bounced back into
play. It was Clemson's first extra base hit of the CWS. It was the first triple of
Parker's career. He had gone 682 consecutive at bats without a triple, the longest
streak in Clemson history. Craig Roberson (1980-83) went 637 consecutive at bats
without a triple in his Clemson career and that was the record prior to Parker.
NOTES: Clemson beats Oklahoma
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