on June 1, 2007 by in Uncategorized, Comments (0)

No. 18 Clemson vs. St. John’s

What: Myrtle Beach Regional

Where: Coastal Federal Field

When: Today (noon)

Radio: WCCP 104.9-FM

TV: ESPNU

Records: Clemson 38-21; St. John’s 40-17

Coaches: Jack Leggett (Clemson, 14 seasons); Ed Blankmeyer (St. John’s, 12 seasons)

Tickets: $15 reserved; $10 general admission

Three things to watch:

Red Storm assistant coach Mike Hampton played two seasons for the Tigers (1993,’94) and had a career batting average of .341. He played in 121 games, including 106 as a starter, and totaled 14 homers and 92 RBIs. He also had 34 doubles and 42 stolen bases. Hampton was a first-team All-American by Collegiate Baseball and NCBWA, and a Second-Team ABCA and Baseball America All-American in 1994 when he helped Clemson to a 57-18 record, still the second-most wins in a season in school history.

Saint John’s is hitting .330 with a .398 on-base percentage and 81 stolen bases in 109 attempts. Gil Zayas is hitting .363 with 21 doubles and 53 RBIs, while Brian Kemp is batting .361 with a team-high 25 steals. Sam DeLuca is hitting .352 with 18 doubles and 45 RBIs, and has walked 22 times against only eight strikeouts. Anthony Smith has added 11 homers and 47 RBIs as well for Saint John’s.

Clemson’s pitching staff has a 3.66 ERA and .259 opponents’ batting average. It has combined to strike out 497 against 214 walks. Daniel Moskos has a team-high six saves and 3.12 ERA, while Stephen Clyne has a 2.34 ERA along with three saves in 29 relief appearances.

Pitching:

St. John’s: LHP Scott Barnes (7-2, 3.08 ERA) vs. Clemson: LHP Daniel Moskos (3-5, 3.12 ERA)