Baseball Weekly Wrap - Week 2

Baseball Weekly Wrap - Week 2

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Baseball Weekly Wrap - Week 2

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By Trey McCurry.

The Tigers got the brooms out and got the weekend sweep to move to 5-1 after week two.  Clemson found some power as three players  hit homers over the weekend.

Clemson prepares for a huge series against South Carolina.

Overall Record     5-1

ACC Record                   0-0 

Last Week            3-0

2/25   Friday           Cincinnati                        W, 15-4

2/26   Saturday       Charleston Southern                   W, 19-1

2/27   Sunday         vs. Michigan State             W, 8-0 

Next Week

3/2     Wednesday   Wofford (5-2)                   4:00PM        Clemson

3/4     Friday           South Carolina (6-0)                   7:00PM        Columbia

3/5     Saturday       South Carolina (6-0)                   4:00PM        Greenville (Fluor Field)

3/6     Sunday         South Carolina (6-0)                   1:00PM        Clemson

          Note: Records as of Monday, February 28

                   Wofford hosts USC Upstate on 3/1, while South Carolina host Furman on 3/1

 

TCI Hitter-of-the Week                    #26 Chris Epps

The senior outfielder from Stone Mountain, GA went 6-for-10 (.600) in three games last week. Epps had a triple, three walks, four stolen bases, six runs, and three RBI during the First Pitch Invitational.

         

          Other hitters of note:

          Spencer Kieboom    6-for-10 (.600), 2 RBI, 3 runs, 1 walks, 1 SF

          Phil Pohl                4-for-8 (.500), 2 2B, HR, 2 RBI, 4 walks, 1-1 SB

          Richie Shaffer         3-for-6 (.500), HR, 6 walks, 4 RBI, and 8 runs

TCI Pitcher-of-the-Week                 #19 Kevin Brady

The redshirt sophomore from Gaithersburg, MD was dominant for the second straight week. In 7.0 innings, Brady allowed only four hits and hit on batter while striking out nine to earn the win over previously undefeated Michigan State. The 7.0 innings were the most ever for Brady.

 Other pitchers of note:

Will Lamb               1.2 IP, 0 hits, 0 runs, 4 strikeouts

Matt Campbell        2.0 IP, 0 hits, 0 runs, 2 strikeouts

David Haselden       5.0 IP, 4 hits, 1 run, 2 strikeouts,

Weekly Rankings:

Date           BA     CB     SW    W-L            

Preseason     10      4        5        0-0

2/21             11      6        NP      2-1

2/28             12      4        7        3-0

     NP – no poll, Rankings by Baseball America, Collegiate Baseball, and Sports Weekly

Clemson in the ACC stat rankings:

Team:

#1 in batting at .373

#5 in pitching at 2.50 ERA

ACC game-high 19 runs vs. Charleston Southern (2/26)

Tied for ACC game-high 17 RBI vs. Charleston Southern (2/26)

ACC game-high 12 walks vs. Cincinnati (2/25)

ACC game-high 5 sacrifice flies vs. Eastern Michigan(2/18)

Individual:

Kevin Brady

  • 3rd in strikeouts (19)
  • 5th in opponents’ batting average (.140)

Chris Epps

  • 22nd in overall batting average (.381)
  • Tied for 2nd in HR (2)
  • Tied for 3rd in stolen bases (4)
  • Tied for 5th in walks (7)
  • Tied for 6th in slugging percentage (.762)

John Hinson

  • 21st in overall batting average (.391)
  • Tied for 7th in stolen bases (3)
  • Tied for 9th in slugging percentage (.696)

Spencer Kieboom

  • Leads ACC in overall batting average (.579)
  • Tied for 3rd in RBI (10)
  • 4th in on-base percentage (.577)
  • Tied for game-high two sacrifice flies (2/18 vs. Eastern Michigan)

Brad Miller

  • 25th in overall batting average (.368)
  • Tied for 3rd in stolen bases (4)
  • Tied for 1st in walks (9)
  • Tied for 5th in on-base percentage (.571)

Phil Pohl

  • Tied for 11th in overall batting average (.438)
  • 7th in slugging percentage (.750)

Richie Shaffer

  • Tied for 4th in runs scored (8)
  • Tied for 3rd in walks (8)

Jason Stolz

  • Tied for 11th in overall batting average (.438)
  • Tied for 7th in stolen bases (3)
  • Tied for 5th in on-base percentage (.571)

 

Weekend Notes:

Clemson, ranked as high as #5 in the nation, won all three games they played in the second annual First Pitch Invitational. The Tigers outscored Cincinnati, Charleston Southern, and Michigan State 42-5 while hitting .405 and holding the three opponents to a .160 batting average. Clemson totaled 23 walks, four hit-by-pitches, and 10 stolen bases on the weekend. The Tiger pitching staff had a 1.33 ERA with five walks against 23 strikeouts. 

Clemson at Fluor Field

With an 8-0 win over Michigan State Sunday, Clemson moved to 8-1 all-time at Fluor Field. In those nine games, the Tigers have outscored the opposition 84-31. Clemson has three scheduled games remaining at Fluor this season. The Tigers also faces South Carolina (March 5), Presbyterian College (April 12), and Furman (May 10). Clemson will be the designated visiting team against both the Gamecocks and Paladins, while they will be the home team against the Blue Hose.

Clemson All-Time at Fluor Field
Date Opponent Outcome
May 8, 2007 Wofford W, 12-3
April 23, 2008 Presbyterian College W, 12-7
May 7, 2008 Furman W, 11-5
March 11, 2009 Michigan State W, 6-1
May 11, 2009 Furman W, 8-5
February 20, 2010 Michigan State W, 10-2
March 6, 2010 South Carolina L, 5-7
May 11, 2010 Furman W, 12-1
February 27, 2011 Michigan State W, 8-0

 

Tracking Leggett Up the All-time Wins List

With a 15-4 win over Cincinnati this past Friday, Jack Leggett moved into 20th place in all-time wins by a head coach at a Division I school. TheClemsonInsider will continue to track Leggett’s wins throughout the season as he continues to move up in the rankings.

All-Time Winningest Division I Head Coaches
RK Head Coach Current/Last Team Years Wins
1 Gene Stephenson * Wichita State 34 1731
2 Augie Garrido * Texas 40 1687
3 Mike Martin * Florida State 32 1638
4 Cliff Gustafson Texas 29 1427
5 Mark Marquess * Stanford 35 1391
6 Ron Polk Mississippi State 35 1373
7 Rod Dedeaux Southern Cal 44 1342
8 Bob Bennett Fresno State 34 1300
9 Jim Morris * Miami (FL) 30 1284
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 Richard Jones Illinois 36 1214
15 Jim Gilligan * Lamar 34 1173
16 Bill Wilhelm Clemson 36 1161
  Norm DeBriyn Arkansas 33 1161
18 Jack Coffey Fordham 47 1160
19 Chuck Brayton Washington State 33 1158
20 Jack Leggett * Clemson 32 1151
* – active. Records are through Sunday, February 27, 2011.

 

Winningest Active Division I Head Coaches
RK Head Coach Team Years Wins
1 Gene Stephenson Wichita State 34 1731
2 Augie Garrido Texas 40 1687
3 Mike Martin Florida State 32 1638
4 Mark Marquess Stanford 35 1391
5 Jim Morris Miami (FL) 30 1284
6 Jim Gilligan Lamar 34 1173
7 Jack Leggett Clemson 32 1151
8 Pete Dunn Stetson 32 1129
9 John Anderson Minnesota 30 1041
10 Ray Tanner South Carolina 24 1035
Records are through Sunday, February 27, 2011.

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