Getting to Know the 2017 Clemson Regional

Getting to Know the 2017 Clemson Regional

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Getting to Know the 2017 Clemson Regional

In this Clemson Regional preview, The Clemson Insider gives fans a further glimpse into each team playing in the regional.

No. 1 Clemson           39-19 (17-13; 3rd ACC Atlantic)

Nickname:                       Tigers

Conference:                     Atlantic Coast

Head Coach:                    Monte Lee (2nd season at Clemson, 8th season overall)

2016 Record:                    44-20 (16-14; 4th Atlantic) – Clemson Regional – #15 USA, #17 BA, #18 CB/D1

2017 Pre-Season:              3rd in ACC Atlantic Division (7 teams); 1 vote for Overall Champ

2017 Home Record:           26-9 (26-9 in 2016)

Offensive Statistical Leaders

Batting Average:               .375 (#26 Reed Rohlman – *JR)

RBIs:                                51 (#27 Chris Williams – JR/#28 Seth Beer – SO)

Home Runs:                      14 (#27 Chris Williams – JR/#28 Seth Beer – SO)

Doubles:                          21 (#26 Reed Rohlman – *JR)

Walks:                             56 (#28 Seth Beer – SO)

Stolen Bases:                    12 (#5 Chase Pinder – JR)

Pitching Statistical Leaders:

Wins:                              8 (#22 Tyler Jackson – *GR/#36 Pat Krall – SR)

ERA:                                2.73 (#23 Charlie Barnes – JR)

Appearances:                   25 (#32 Jacob Hennessy – FR/#44 Ryley Gilliam – SO)

Saves:                             4 (#44 Ryley Gilliam – SO)

Innings:                            95.2 (#23 Charlie Barnes – JR)

Strikeouts:                       109 (#23 Charlie Barnes – JR)

Top Position Players:

#26 Reed Rohlman (*JR)    .375 BA with 21 2B, 6 HR, & 33 RBI in 57 games in 2017

#5 Chase Pinder (JR)         .318 BA with 14 2B, 7 HR, & 31 RBI in 56 games in 2017

#4 Grayson Byrd (*SO)       .293 BA with 5 2B, 1 HR, & 19 RBI in 52 games in 2017

#28 Seth Beer (SO)           .291 BA with 17 2B, 14 HR, & 51 RBI in 58 games in 2017

Top Pitchers:

#44 Ryley Gilliam (SO)       1.56 ERA, 3-1, 4 SV, 25 App/0 GS, 34.2 IP, 14 BB, 50 K, .195 OBA

#23 Charlie Barnes (JR)     2.73 ERA, 5-4, 15 App/15 GS, 95.2 IP, 21 BB, 109 K, .244 OBA

#36 Pat Krall (SR)              3.63 ERA, 8-3, 15 App/15 GS, 84.1 IP, 24 BB, 64 K, .284 OBA

#16 Alex Eubanks (*SO)      4.12 ERA, 6-5, 16 App/14 GS, 94.0 IP, 14 BB, 97 K, .253 OBA

 

No. 2 Vanderbilt       33-22-1 (15-13-1; 3rd SEC East)

Nickname:                       Commodores

Conference:                     SEC

Head Coach:                    Tim Corbin (15th year at Vanderbilt; 21st year overall)

2016 Season:                    43-19 (18-12; 3rd East) – Nashville Regional – #17 USA, #20 BA, #22 D1, #23 CB

2017 Pre-Season:              3rd in SEC East (7 teams)

2017 Road Record:            10-10 (2016: 9-10)

2017 Neutral Record:         2-1 (2016: 3-2)

Offensive Statistical Leaders

Batting Average:               .337 (#9 Will Toffey – JR)

RBIs:                                62 (#22 Julian Infante – SO)

Home Runs:                      15 (#3 Jeren Kendall – JR)

Doubles:                          16 (#5 Jason Delay – SR/#22 Julian Infante – SO)

Walks:                             46 (#9 Will Toffey – JR)

Stolen Bases:                    18 (#3 Jeren Kendall – JR)

Pitching Statistical Leaders:

Wins:                              9 (#29 Patrick Raby – SO)

ERA:                                2.24 (#29 Patrick Raby – SO)

Appearances:                   22 (#34 Zach King – FR)

Saves:                             7 (#24 Reed Hayes – JR)

Innings:                            92.1 (#29 Patrick Raby – SO)

Strikeouts:                       104 (#44 Kyle Wright – JR)

Top Position Players:

#9 Will Toffey (JR)           .337 BA with 11 2B, 8 HR, & 52 RBI in 50 games in 2017

#22 Julian Infante (SO)      .326 BA with 16 2B, 11 HR, & 62 RBI in 56 games in 2017

#3 Jeren Kendall (JR)        .306 BA with 7 2B, 15 HR, & 44 RBI in 56 games in 2017

#5 Jason Delay (SR)           .301 BA with 16 2B, 2 HR, & 36 RBI in 53 games in 2017)

Top Pitchers:

#29 Patrick Raby (SO)        2.24 ERA, 9-3, 14 App/14 GS, 92.1 IP, 26 BB, 82 K, .222 OBA

#44 Kyle Wright (JR)         2.91 ERA, 4-5, 14 App/14 GS, 89.2 IP, 27 BB, 104 K, .206 OBA

#27 Chandler Day (SO)       3.78 ERA, 7-2, 13 App/12 GS, 52.1 IP, 21 BB, 53 K, .230 OBA

#24 Reed Hayes (JR)         5.40 ERA, 0-2, 7 SV, 18 App/0 GS, 18.1 IP, 10 BB, 22 K, .250 OBA

 

No. 3 St. John’s (NY) 42-10 (13-5; 2nd Big East)

Nickname:                       Red Storm

Conference:                     Big East

Head Coach:                    Ed Blankmeyer (21st season at St. John’s (NY); 21st season overall)

2016 Record:                    28-26-1 (9-9; 4th Big East) – N/A – NR

2017 Pre-Season:              T-1st in Big East (7 teams); 4 of 7 first-place votes

2017 Road Record:            13-5 (2016: 12-17-1)

2017 Neutral Record:         12-1 (2016: 2-3)

Offensive Statistical Leaders

Batting Average:               .391 (#34 Troy Dixon – SR)

RBIs:                                47 (#2 Jesse Berardi – JR/#29 Anthony Brocato – JR)

Home Runs:                      8 (#29 Anthony Brocato – JR)

Doubles:                          16 (#29 Anthony Brocato – JR)

Walks:                             37 (#2 Jesse Berardi – JR/#7 Michael Donadio – SR)

Stolen Bases:                    13 (#6 Jamie Galazin – JR)

Pitching Statistical Leaders:

Wins:                              8 (#8 Sean Mooney – FR)

ERA:                                1.22 (#8 Sean Mooney – FR)

Appearances:                   23 (#13 Joe Kelly – SO/#16 Turner French – SO)

Saves:                             3 (#33 Gavin Hollowell – FR)

Innings:                            96.0 (#8 Sean Mooney – FR)

Strikeouts:                       85 (#8 Sean Mooney – FR)

Top Position Players:

#34 Troy Dixon (SR)          .391 BA with 11 2B, 3 HR, & 33 RBI in 46 games in 2017

#7 Michael Donadio (SR)    .382 BA with 15 2B, 4 HR, & 36 RBI in 52 games in 2017

#2 Jesse Berardi (JR)        .357 BA with 10 2B, 4 HR, & 47 RBI in 52 games in 2017

#29 Anthony Brocato (JR)  .325 BA with 16 2B, 8 HR, & 47 RBI in 47 games in 2017

Top Pitchers:

#8 Sean Mooney (FR)         1.22 ERA, 8-1, 15 App/12 GS, 96.0 IP, 16 BB, 85 K, .178 OBA

#33 Gavin Hollowell (FR)   1.65 ERA, 2-1, 3 SV, 19 App/0 GS, 32.2 IP, 14 BB, 37 K, .191 OBA

#44 Joe LaSorsa (FR)         1.99 ERA, 7-1, 1 SV, 19 App/0 GS, 45.1 IP, 13 BB, 37 K, .212 OBA

#28 Michael LoPresti (SO)  4.66 ERA, 6-1, 14 App/12 GS, 56.0 IP, 26 BB, 44 K, .264 OBA

 

No. 4 UNC Greensboro       35-22 (14-10; T-3rd SoCon)

Nickname:                       Spartans

Conference:                     Southern

Head Coach:                    Link Jarrett (5th season at UNC Greensboro; 5th season overall)

2016 Record:                    38-21 (15-9; T-2nd SoCon) – N/A – NR

2017 Pre-Season:              1st in Coaches Poll & 3rd in Media Poll (out of 9 teams)

2017 Road Record:            10-12 (2016: 10-13)

2017 Neutral Record:         5-1 (2016: 3-3)

Offensive Statistical Leaders

Batting Average:               .397 (#1 Caleb Webster – FR)

RBIs:                                54 (#24 Cesar Trejo – SO)

Home Runs:                      10 (#24 Cesar Trejo – SO)

Doubles:                          15 (#2 Tripp Shelton – JR)

Walks:                             28 (#3 Ben Spitznagel – SR)

Stolen Bases:                    16 (#4 Andrew Moritz – SO)

Pitching Statistical Leaders:

Wins:                              8 (#20 Dan Loats – JR)

ERA:                                4.15 (#31 Andrew Wantz – JR)

Appearances:                   25 (#31 Andrew Wantz – JR)

Saves:                             7 (#15 Chad Sykes – JR)

Innings:                            90.2 (#33 Matt Frisbee – SO)

Strikeouts:                       76 (#37 Bryce Hensley – JR)

Top Position Players:

#1 Caleb Webster (FR)      .397 BA with 14 2B, 5 3B, & 38 RBI in 48 games in 2017

#2 Tripp Shelton (JR)        .330 BA with 15 2B, 6 HR, & 45 RBI in 56 games in 2017

#18 Michael Goss (*SR)      .320 BA with 11 2B, 8 HR, & 52 RBI in 53 games in 2017

#24 Cesar Trejo (SO)         .284 BA with 11 2B, 10 HR, & 54 RBI in 54 games in 2017)

Top Pitchers:

#31 Andrew Wantz (JR)     4.15 ERA, 6-4, 4 SV, 25 App/0 GS, 65.0 IP, 25 BB, 62 K, .232 OBA

#33 Matt Frisbee (SO)        4.37 ERA, 7-4, 16 App/15 GS, 90.2 IP, 28 BB, 72 K, .242 OBA

#37 Bryce Hensley (JR)      4.59 ERA, 7-7, 16 App/16 GS, 86.1 IP, 28 BB, 76 K, .269 OBA

#15 Chad Sykes (JR)          4.79 ERA, 1-0, 7 SV, 16 App/0 GS, 20.2 IP, 11 BB, 24 K, .289 OBA

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