March 4, 2011


Clemson-South Carolina highlights weekend slate


In looking at the third weekend of the 2011 season, the Palmetto State takes center stage as No. 4 South Carolina faces No. 7 Clemson in a three-game series.


The undefeated Gamecocks (7-0) will entertain the Tigers (6-1) in Columbia on Friday evening. The teams will meet in Greenville on Saturday afternoon before heading to Clemson on Sunday. South Carolina has weekend series sweeps of Santa Clara and Southern Illinois along with a win over Furman this past Tuesday. The Tigers took two of three from Eastern Michigan opening weekend and defeated Cincinnati, Charleston Southern and Michigan State this past weekend before defeating Wofford on Wednesday.


No. 14 Stanford continues its challenging road schedule with a visit to No. 10 Texas. The Cardinal (5-3) took two of three at No. 19 Rice the first weekend before dropping two of three this past weekend at No. 2 Vanderbilt. The Longhorns (5-3) won three of four against Maryland opening weekend before taking two of three this past weekend at Hawaii.


Other interesting series include Miami (Fla.) playing at top-ranked Florida, Stony Brook traveling to No. 17 North Carolina and Kent State heading to Louisville.


No. 3 Oklahoma will play in the Aztec Invitational, facing San Diego, Cal and host San Diego State.


The Houston College Classic takes over Minute Maid Park, with No. 15 Texas A&M, No. 19 Rice, Baylor, Houston, Kentucky and Utah.


Several conferences begin league play this weekend. The Atlantic Sun and SWAC both have four conference series. The CAA kicks off with James Madison at William and Mary, the Southern Conference commences with Appalachian State at The Citadel and Texas State and Texas A&M-Corpus Christi start the Southland schedule.


Enjoy the games this weekend!


(photo courtesy of Clemson Media Relations Office)