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Weekly Baseball Wrap

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By Trey McCurry.

Trey McCurry

Each week TheClemsonInsider.com will recap how the Tigers did on the diamond and hand out some awards for the best performances.  Who took home the TCI awards this week?

 

 

 

Overall Record       5-1

ACC Record           0-0

 

Last Week             3-0

2/23   Saturday      Wright State           W, 5-3

2/23   Saturday      Wright State           W, 6-0

2/24   Sunday         Wright State           W, 7-0

 

Next Week

2/26   Tuesday       Winthrop (1-6)                 4:00PM         Clemson

3/1     Friday          #7 South Carolina (5-1)     6:30PM         Clemson

3/2     Saturday      #7 South Carolina (5-1)     2:00PM         Greenville, SC

3/3     Sunday         #7 South Carolina (5-1)     3:00PM         Columbia, SC

Note: Records as of Monday, February 25. South Carolina hosts Furman on Tuesday.

 

TCI Hitter-of-the Week              #17 Steve Wilkerson

The sophomore second baseman from Roswell, GA went 6-for-11 (.545) in three games last week for Clemson. Wilkerson had a double, homer, three RBI, three runs, walk, and was 3-for-3 in stolen bases while not making an error in 15 chances in the field.         

          Other hitters of note:

          Thomas Brittle       3-for-8 (.375), 1 2B, 4 R, 4 BBs, 2-3 SB

Jon McGibbon        3-for-9 (.333), 1 2B, 3 RBI, 3 R, 3 BBs

Shane Kennedy       3-for-9 (.333), 4 RBI, 3 R, 2 BBs, 1 SF, 1-1 SB

 

TCI Pitcher-of-the-Week            #20 Scott Firth

The senior righthander from Buffalo Grove, IL had his second straight outstanding start in earning the win on Sunday. In a career-high 8.0 innings pitched, Firth allowed no runs on five hits (.200 opponents’ batting average) and two walks with four strikeouts. 

          Other pitchers of note:

Daniel Gossett       5.0 IP, 1-0, 1 run (earned), 6 hits (.286 OBA), 2 BBs, 6 Ks

Clate Schmidt        4.0 IP, 1-0, 0 runs, 5 hits (.313 OBA), 1 BB, 2 Ks

Jonathan Meyer     3.2 IP, 2 runs (earned), 3 hits (.214 OBA, 0 BBs, 5 Ks 

Weekend Notes:

Clemson swept Wright State at Doug Kingsmore Stadium this weekend to run their win streak to four games. In the final two games of the series, the Tigers recorded back-to-back shutouts for the first time since 2009 (Presbyterian College and USC Upstate on March 17,18) and the first time since 2002 (Maine on March 21,22) that Clemson won back-to-back games by shutout against the same team.

The Tigers outscored the Raiders 18-3 in the three games while outhitting Wright State .278 (25 hits) to .247 (24 hits). Clemson totaled seven doubles, a homer, and 16 walks against only 12 strikeouts while going 7-10 on stolen bases. The Tiger pitching staff finished the weekend with a 1.00 ERA, allowing three runs (three earned) in 27.0 innings pitched with nine walks against 19 strikeouts. Clemson also fielded at a .992 clip, committing just one error in 119 chances.

 

Weekly Rankings:

Date            BA      CB      ESPN  W-L            

Preseason    NR      NR      NR      0-0

2/18             NR      NR      NP      2-1

2/25             NR      NR      NR      3-0

 

Clemson in the ACC stat rankings:

Team:

#7 in overall batting average (.292)

#6 in overall ERA (2.50)

#2 in team fielding (.984)

Second fewest strikeouts among hitters (26)

Third fewest runs allowed (16)

Only team in ACC that has yet to allow a HR

Individual:

Matt Campbell

  • Tied for 1st in saves (2)

Steven Duggar

  • Tied for 24th in overall batting average (.350)
  • Tied for 6th in doubles (6)

Scott Firth

  • Tied for 9th in ERA (0.60)
  • Tied for 1st in wins (2)
  • 7th in opponents’ batting average (.149)
  • 2nd in innings pitched (15.0)
  • Tied for 1st in games started (2)

Maleeke Gibson

  • Tied for 6th in sac bunts (2)

Daniel Gossett

  • Tied for 13th in ERA (0.77)
  • Tied for 9th in strikeouts (12)
  • Tied for 1st in games started (2)

Clate Schmidt

  • Tied for 1st in ERA (0.00)

Steve Wilkerson

  • 5th in overall batting average (.478)
  • Tied for 8th in hits (11) 

 

Leggett Moving Up The All-Time Wins Lists 

As TCI has followed over the past two seasons, Clemson Head Coach Jack Leggett has been moving up the All-Times Wins List by a Division I Head Coach. With an 11-8 win at Georgia Tech on April 29, 2012, Leggett moved into sole possession of 14th place on the All-Time Wins List and recently recorded his 850th win at Clemson with a 5-3 win over Wright State on February 23, 2013. This season Leggett again should move up several spots on the list and TCI will continue to track his climb throughout the 2013 season.

 

All-Time Winningest Division I Head Coaches

RK

Head Coach Current/Last Team

Years

Wins

1

Gene Stephenson * Wichita State

36

1798

2

Augie Garrido * Texas

42

1767

3

Mike Martin * Florida State

34

1730

4

Mark Marquess * Stanford

37

1468

5

Cliff Gustafson Texas

29

1427

6

Ron Polk Mississippi State

35

1373

7

Jim Morris * Miami (FL)

32

1361

8

Rod Dedeaux Southern Cal

44

1342

9

Bob Bennett Fresno State

34

1300

10

Ron Frasier Miami (FL)

30

1267

11

Jack Stallings Georgia Southern

39

1255

12

Larry Cochell Oklahoma

35

1235

13

Jim Dietz San Diego State

31

1230

14

Jack Leggett * Clemson

34

1229

15

Richard Jones Illinois

36

1214

16

Jim Gilligan * Lamar

35

1213

17

Pete Dunn * Stetson

34

1204

18

Norm DeBriyn Arkansas

33

1161

 

Bill Wilhelm Clemson

36

1161

20

Chuck Brayton Washington State

33

1158

* – active. Records are through Sunday, February 24, 2013.

 

Winningest Active Division I Head Coaches

RK Head Coach Team

Years

Wins

1

Gene Stephenson Wichita State

36

1798

2

Augie Garrido Texas

42

1767

3

Mike Martin Florida State

34

1730

4

Mark Marquess Stanford

37

1468

5

Jim Morris Miami (FL)

32

1361

6

Jack Leggett Clemson

34

1229

7

Jim Gilligan Lamar

35

1213

8

Pete Dunn Stetson

34

1204

9

John Anderson Minnesota

32

1096

10

Keith Guttin Missouri State

31

1037

11

Danny Hall Georgia Tech

26

1031

12

Mike Gillespie UC Irvine

26

969

13

Wayne Graham Rice

22

958

14

Paul Mainieri LSU

25

949

15

Andy Lopez Arizona

25

929

16

Gary Powers Nevada

31

917

17

Fred Hill Rutgers

30

915

18

Tony Robichaux UL-Lafayette

27

901

19

Bill Brown George Mason

32

880

20

Roger Cador Southern

29

832

Records are through Sunday, February 24, 2013.

 

 

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