Clemson releases 2014 baseball schedule

BY AARON BRENNER | abrenner@postandcourier.com
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CLEMSON — The renovated Doug Kingsmore Stadium will reopen on Valentine’s Day, when Clemson baseball hosts Eastern Michigan in its 2014 season opener Feb. 14.

The Tigers will renew its traveling three-game set with rival South Carolina on Feb. 28 at Carolina Stadium in Columbia, followed by a March 1 neutral-site showdown at Greenville’s Fluor Field and finished by March 2 at home in Clemson.

Clemson, which went 40-22 in 2013 with a first-round NCAA regional exit, opens ACC action March 7-9 at home against Virginia Tech. The Tigers will also host conference foes Boston College, Florida State, Miami and North Carolina State, while traveling to new ACC members Pittsburgh and Notre Dame as well as Maryland, Virginia and Wake Forest. Clemson does not face Duke, Georgia Tech or North Carolina, last year’s No. 1 overall seed in the NCAA tournament, in the regular season. (Syracuse does not have a baseball team.)

Clemson scheduled a home-and-home series with Georgia, going to Athens on March 25 and hosting the Bulldogs April 8. Combined with the Gamecocks series, those are the only five games against SEC opponents on the regular season slate.

UNLV travels east to take on Clemson May 4 at Fluor Field and May 5 at Doug Kingsmore Stadium. In all, the Tigers play 33 games at their revamped ball park, and 19 of their 56 games are against 2013 NCAA tournament qualifiers.

The ACC Tournament is May 20-25 in Greensboro, N.C. The College World Series, where the Tigers are trying to return for the first time since 2010, is in Omaha June 14-25.

Here’s the Tigers’ complete 2014 baseball schedule.

-AB

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