Cleveland S. Harley Baseball Park
|Cleveland S. Harley Park Quick Facts|
|Year Opened||February 1,
|Turf||Natural Grass / Bermuda
|First Win||vs. Tusculum (4-2)||2/1/2004|
|First Loss||vs. Mars Hill (7-8)||2/8/2004|
|First Pitch||Trevor Berryhill (Strike)|
|First Putout||Jim Kais (Strikeout by Trevor Berryhill)|
|First Hit||Rob Redelman (Tusculum)|
|First Extra Base Hit||Zach Huckabay vs. Tusculum (double)||2/1/2004|
|First Triple||Carlos Aponte vs. Belmont Abbey||2/3/2004|
|First Home Run||Bret Hansen vs. Belmont Abbey||2/3/2004|
|First Stolen Base||Chris Argano (Mars Hill)||2/8/2004|
|50th Win||vs. Columbus State (2-0)||4/8/2006|
|100th Win||vs. Charleston Southern (10-3)||5/7/2009|
|150th Win||vs. George Washington (9-3)||2/24/2013|
|Wins over Top-10 Programs|
|3/27/2004||vs. #5 Columbus State||W 4-2|
|2/25/2005||vs. #10 Kennesaw State||W 7-5|
|2/25/2006||vs. #8 USC Aiken||W 6-1|
|3/16/2006||vs. #5 West Virginia State||W 14-6|
|4/8/2006||vs. #5 Columbus State||W 2-0|
|4/9/2006||vs. #5 Columbus State||W 6-3|
|3/31/2007||vs. #4 Georgia College||W 13-2|
|4/1/2007||vs. #4 Georgia College||W 5-4|
|4/28/2007||vs. #9 Columbus State||W 2-1|
|Harley Park Year-By-Year|
One of the best baseball facilities in the state of South Carolina, Cleveland S. Harley Baseball Park was opened in 2004. A Field of Dreams for USC Upstate ballplayers, the facility includes a practice infield and a facility with three batting cages along with the 500-seat stadium proper and a full press box.
The park was named in honor of local philanthropist and businesman, Cleveland S. Harley. Mr. Harley is a longtime supporter of the University and was an original member of the Spartanburg County Commission of Higher Education that was responsible for founding the institution. He and his family have been instrumental in the growth of the University and, in particular, the athletics program.
USC Upstate opened the Cleveland S. Harley Baseball Park with the first game on Feb. 1, 2004, a doubleheader sweep of Tusculum.
Upstate’s 10-3 win over Charleston Southern on May 7, 2009 marked the team’s 100th win at Cleveland S. Harley Park. The Spartans would go on to claim the program's 150th victory at Harley Park with a 9-3 win over George Washington on Feb. 24, 2013.
In 11 seasons at Harley Park, the Spartans have produced a 187-161 (.537) record, with 21 of those wins coming against teams ranked in the Collegiate Baseball Top 30. The 2014 season saw Upstate post the school's first-ever victory over an SEC opponent at Harley Park when the Spartans posted an 8-6 come-from-behind victory over Kentucky (Feb. 17).
|Children (ages 5-18)||$3|
|Non-Upstate students with valid ID||$1|
|Upstate students/faculty&Staff with valid ID||Free|
|Upstate faculty and staff members are entitled to one free general admission ticket per game with a valid Upstate ID. Additional tickets can be purchased at face value of the additional tickets.|
Directions To Harley Park
From I-85 in either direction – Use Exit 72 on to U.S. 176 towards Spartanburg. Take the East Campus Boulevard exit. Go left at the end of the exit ramp onto East Campus Boulevard. Continue on East Campus Boulevard to its end at a stop sign. Make a left onto North Campus Boulevard. Proceed through one stop sign and Harley Park's Parking Lot is the first parking lot on the right.
From I-26 in either direction – exit on to I-85 northbound, and follow the above directions. Using I-85 instead of Business I-85 is the preferable route.
From U.S. Hwy. 176/I-585 northbound – Take the East Campus Boulevard exit. Go right at the end of the exit ramp onto East Campus Boulevard. Continue on East Campus Boulevard to its end at a stop sign. Make a left onto North Campus Boulevard. Proceed through one stop sign and Harley Park's Parking Lot is the first parking lot on the right.
From U.S. Hwy. 176/I-585 southbound – Take the East Campus Boulevard exit. Go left at the end of the exit ramp onto East Campus Boulevard. Continue on East Campus Boulevard to its end at a stop sign. Make a left onto North Campus Boulevard. Proceed through one stop sign and Harley Park's Parking Lot is the first parking lot on the right.
From Business I-85 northbound – Use Exit 5-B, Milliken Road. Proceed along the frontage road parallel to Business I-85 to the Milliken Bridge over Business I-85, and turn left crossing over Business I-85. At the three-way STOP at the end of the bridge, continue straight onto North Campus Boulevard into campus. Pass through one stop sign after arriving on campus and Harley Park's Parking Lot is the first lot on the right.
From Business I-85 southbound – Use Exit 6, SC 9. Proceed along the frontage road for approximately 1/2 mile being careful not to re-enter Business 85. Turn right at the Milliken Bridge and follow North Campus Boulevard to the campus. Pass through one stop sign after arriving on campus and Harley Park's Parking Lot is the first lot on the right.