Clemson, USC square off
* Baseball America's Aaron Fitt offers a preview of the top weekend series in college baseball. Naturally, the Clemson-South Carolina series is one of them. Fitt calls it college baseball's best rivalry.
* PerfectGame.org also features the Clemson-USC series prominently in its weekend preview.
* Clemson has posted its series preview/notes package.
* South Carolina has posted its series preview/notes package.
* Friday's USC-Clemson game at Doug Kingsmore will have video streaming at clemsontigers.com and will be available on some mobile devices.
* Also, Clemson will place some standing room tickets for Friday's game at Doug Kingsmore Stadium on sale at 4:30 p.m.
Dantzler on Senior CLASS list
South Carolina infielder
LB Dantzler is one of 30 players on the Senior CLASS Award candidate list for college baseball. CLASS is an acronym for Celebrating Loyalty and Achievement for Staying in School®. The award focuses on the total student-athlete and encourages students to use their platform in athletics to make a positive impact as leaders in their communities, according to the award's Website.
Also Dantzler was named CollegeBaseballInsider.com's Louisville Slugger national hitter of the week last season. Dantzler hit .692 as the Gamecocks swept Albany last season.
Weekend series previews
* College of Charleston has posted a preview of its home series against South Alabama.
* Furman gets an early start to Southern Conference play, visiting league power Elon for three games beginning Friday.
* Presbyterian begins Big South Conference play with a home series against High Point.
* A precautionary (weather) time change to 4 p.m. on Friday marks the opener of USC Aiken's Peach Belt Conference series against Flagler.
* USC Upstate has posted a preview of its weekend, which included two games against Marshall and one against Dayton.
USC has posted a video profile of senior pitcher Colby Holmes.
National Collegiate Baseball Writers Southeast Region player of the week: Colby Painter, Lander.
* The DiamondProspects.com reports Spring Valley infielder Chase Haas has committed to play for USC Lancaster.
* That site also reports Lake View outfielder Chris Ford has decided to play for Florence-Darlington Tech.