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TCI's Weekly Baseball Wrap

The Clemson baseball team went 4-0 last week, which included a win over Western Carolina and a three-game sweep of Elon. The Tigers will host Wofford today (4 p.m.) at Doug Kingsmore Stadium before begining their three-game series with South Carolina on Friday in Clemson.

The Clemson Insider takes a look back on the week that was for the Tigers.

Overall Record          5-2

ACC Record               0-0

Last Week             4-0

2/22   Wednesday   Western Carolina   W, 11-5

2/24   Friday          Elon                      W, 1-0 (13)

2/25   Saturday      Elon                      W, 13-5

2/26   Sunday         Elon                      W, 3-0

Next Week

2/28   Tuesday       Wofford (2-5)                   4:00PM         Clemson

3/3     Friday          #4 South Carolina (5-3)     6:30PM         Clemson

3/4     Saturday      #4 South Carolina (5-3)     1:00PM         Greenville, SC (Fluor Field)

3/5     Sunday         #4 South Carolina (5-3)     1:30PM         Columbia, SC

Note: Records as of Monday, February 27. South Carolina hosts Appalachian State on Tuesday (2/28).

TCI Hitter-of-the Week              #5 Chase Pinder

The junior outfielder from Poquoson, VA went 10-for-18 (.556) in four games last week. Pinder had two doubles, six RBI, four runs, a walk, a HBP, and had a .600 on-base percentage with a .667 slugging percentage.

Other hitters of note:

Robert Jolly           8-for-15 (.533), 1 2B, 1 RBI, 8 R, 2 BB, .588 OB%

Andrew Cox           3-for-8 (.375), 2 RBI, 2 R, 2 BB, 1 HBP, .545 OB%

Patrick Cromwell    4-for-12 (.333), 1 HR, 1 RBI, 2 R, 2 BB, 2 SH

TCI Pitcher-of-the-Week            #44 Ryley Gilliam

The sophomore righty from Kennesaw, GA was outstanding out of the bullpen last week. In 5.2 innings, Gilliam did not allow a run on just one hit (.053 OBA) with no walks and 10 strikeouts (while facing 19 batters) while earning one save.

Other pitchers of note:

Charlie Barnes        7.2 IP, 0-0, 1 app, 1 GS, 0 runs, 6 hits, 0 BB, 11 Ks, .222 OBA

Alex Eubanks                   7.0 IP, 1-0, 1 app, 1 GS, 0 runs, 3 hits, 1 BB, 7 Ks, .120 OBA

Brooks Crawford    2.1 IP, 2-0, 2 app, 0 runs, 3 hits, 0 BB, 6 Ks, .300 OBA

Weekend Notes:

Clemson, ranked as high as #12 in the country, beat Western Carolina at home in midweek action before sweeping three games from Elon this weekend at Doug Kingsmore Stadium. The Tigers outscored their opponents 28-10 while outhitting the opposition .319 (46 hits) to .247 (37 hits). On the week, Clemson had six doubles, two homers, 20 walks, and seven HBPs against 23 strikeouts while going 3-6 on stolen bases. The Tiger pitching staff finished the week with a 2.25 ERA, allowing 10 runs (10 earned) in 40.0 innings with five walks against 52 strikeouts. Clemson fielded at a .982 clip, committing three errors in 165 chances.

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