Clemson releases 2016 baseball schedule

Clemson head coach Monte Lee. The state’s top college coaches came together Sunday at East Coast Baseball Academy in West Ashley to support Charleston Southern sophomore Chris Singleton, son of Emanuel AME shooting victim Sharonda Coleman-Singleton. Wade Spees/Staff August 23, 2015

CLEMSON – The Clemson baseball team is coming back to Charleston.

The Tigers’ first games in Charleston in four years will take place when the 2016 team plays twice at The Citadel on March 15-16.

New Clemson coach Monte Lee will face his former players and alma mater, the College of Charleston, at Doug Kingsmore Stadium in a two-game set May 10-11. Charleston Southern visits Clemson May 17.

The majority of Clemson’s 2016 non-conference schedule had already been pieced together by former head man Jack Leggett. Clemson does plan to play road games in Charleston against the Cougars, now coached by Lee’s former assistant Matt Heath, starting in 2017.

The annual South Carolina-Clemson three-game set is as follows: Fri. March 4 at 7 p.m. in Columbia, Sat. March 5 at 2:30 p.m. in Greenville and Sun. March 6 at 2 p.m. in Clemson.

Clemson will play twice at Greenville’s Fluor Field in 2016: the USC game on March 5, and Furman on March 29. That’s down from three games in Greenville each in 2013 and 2014.

In ACC play, Clemson will host Boston College, Pittsburgh, Georgia Tech, Florida State (April 30-May 2) and N.C. State. The Tigers visit Wake Forest, Miami (March 25-27), Duke, Louisville (April 15-17) and Notre Dame. The ACC Tournament is May 24-29 in Durham, N.C.

Doug Kingsmore Stadium, complemented with a brand-new players and coaches facility behind the first-base dugout completed this fall, is scheduled to host 31 games this spring, including a 13-game homestand stretching from April 19-May 11.

The Tigers have not hosted an NCAA Regional game since 2011.

The 2016 regular season opens with a seven-game homestand, beginning with Wofford Feb. 19-21.