About a month ago Clemson was a bubble team to make the ACC Tournament field, much less an NCAA Regional. Flash forward and the Tigers are a #6 seed in this week’s ACC Championship bracket and knocking on the door to host an NCAA Regional next week. Monte Lee was able to piece together some solid pitching and shore up his defense and the results have been consecutive series wins over Florida State, NC State and Notre Dame. That strong finish, along with 38 wins and a top 10 RPI has the Tigers in the thick of things for a top 16 seed and home field advantage in the opening round of the postseason.
Clemson can solidify that status with a couple of wins in Durham this week. They open the tournament Thursday against Virginia; then it’s Louisville Friday and Duke or Wake Forest Saturday.
Take a listen to what Monte Lee had to say on the ACC Championship conference call Monday afternoon: