Friday, June 11, 2010

Clemson Super Regional Preview: Clemson vs Alabama

Two number two seeds from the Regional tangle in a best of three series this weekend in Clemson for the right to go to Omaha.

Clemson has a slight edge in the batters box hitting .306 on the season vs Alabama’s .298. The Tide’s pitching staff has an ERA of 4.81 while the Tigers are giving up 4.82 runs per nine innings.

Alabama is in its first Super Regional since 2006 and hoping to make their sixth appearance in the College World Series with a win.

Clemson is hosting its fourth Super Regional time and has played in nine of the last 12 Super Regionals. Only Cal-State Fullerton, FSU, and Miami have played in more during that time span. Head Coach Jack Leggett is 36-6 all time in NCAA Tournament homes games. The Tigers are looking for their 12th College World Series appearance.

This is one of three ACC vs SEC Super Regional matchups. The SEC went 2-1 in Regional finals against the ACC. The ACC has a total of 4 Super Regional teams and three are hosting. The SEC has 4 teams as well and is hosting one Super Regional.

Prediction: Clemson in 3 games

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