Week Three Baseball Wrap

Week Three Baseball Wrap

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Week Three Baseball Wrap

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By Trey McCurry.

Clemson wrapped up week three with a big victory over South Carolina Sunday at Doug Kingsmore.  TheClemsonInsider.com puts a wrap on week three as the Tigers look to get back to Omaha.

Clemson Baseball Weekly Wrap-Up

Overall Record     7-2

ACC Record             0-0

 

Last Week            2-1

3/2     Wednesday   Wofford                           W, 5-1

3/4     Friday           @ #4 South Carolina        L, 3-6

3/6     Sunday         #4 South Carolina            W, 10-5

Next Week

3/8     Tuesday        #4 South Carolina (8-1)    7:00PM        Greenville (Fluor Field)

3/9     Wednesday   Western Carolina (7-3)      4:00PM        Cullowhee, NC

3/11   Friday           #6 Virginia (12-1)            7:00PM        Clemson

3/12   Saturday       #6 Virginia (12-1)            4:00PM        Clemson

3/13   Sunday         #6 Virginia (12-1)            1:00PM        Clemson

          Note: Records as of Monday, March 7

 

TCI Hitter-of-the Week                    #9 Phil Pohl

The junior catcher from Cooperstown, NY went 4-for-7 (.571) in three games last week. Pohl had two doubles, two runs, and two RBI.

         

          Other hitters of note:

          Spencer Kieboom    3-for-7 (.429), 1 RBI, 2 runs, 4 walks

          Brad Miller              3-for-8 (.375), 3 RBI, 2 runs, 5 walks

          Jeff Schaus             3-for-11 (.273), 2 doubles, 3 RBI, 2 walks

TCI Pitcher-of-the-Week                 #51 Joseph Moorefield

The redshirt sophomore from Woodruff, SC appeared in all three games last week for the Tigers. In 3.0 innings, Moorefield did not allow a hit and struck out two batters. Moorefield also earned his first career win with a solid relief effort against South Carolina on Sunday.

          Other pitchers of note:

          Jonathan Meyer      3.2 IP, 3 hits, 3 runs, 5 strikeouts

          Kevin Brady            4.0 IP, 3 hits, 1 run, 4 strikeouts

Kevin Pohle            1-0, 2.2 IP, 3 hits, 0 runs

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

3/7              10      4        7        2-1

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

Clemson in the ACC stat rankings:

Team:

#1 in batting at .350

#5 in pitching at 2.92 ERA

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

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

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

Individual:

Kevin Brady

  • 6th in overall ERA (1.10)
  • Tied for 4th in strikeouts (23)
  • 5th in opponents’ batting average (.155)

Chris Epps

  • Tied for 2nd in HR (2)
  • Tied for 3rd in stolen bases (5)

David Haselden

  • 13th in overall ERA (1.64)

Spencer Kieboom

  • Leads ACC in overall batting average (.538)
  • 1st in on-base percentage (.605)
  • Tied for game-high two sacrifice flies (2/18 vs. Eastern Michigan)

Brad Miller

  • 25th in overall batting average (.370)
  • Tied for 5th in stolen bases (4)
  • 1st in walks (14)
  • 3rd in on-base percentage (.571)

Phil Pohl

  • 2nd in overall batting average (.478)
  • 2nd in slugging percentage (.783)

Richie Shaffer

  • Tied for 7th in runs scored (13)
  • Tied for 3rd in walks (11)

Jason Stolz

  • 7th in overall batting average (.423)
  • Tied for 5th in stolen bases (4)

 

Weekly Notes:

Clemson, ranked as high as #4 in the nation, went 2-1 this past week. The Tigers outscored Wofford and South Carolina (two games) 18-12 while hitting .298 and holding their opponents to .227. Clemson totaled 18 walks and four hit-by-pitches to have a .427 on-base percentage for the week. The Tiger pitching staff had a 3.81 ERA in 26.0 innings allowing 11 earned runs and eight walks against 17 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 8), 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

 

Clemson/Carolina at Neutral Sites

Tuesday’s scheduled game at Fluor Field will be the 13th meeting between Clemson and South Carolina at a neutral site. Currently, the series is tied at 6-6 with South Carolina having won the past five meetings on neutral fields after Clemson had won the previous five.

Clemson/Carolina All-Time at Neutral Sites
Date Site Outcome
May 12, 1916 Anderson, SC L, 0-4
May 13, 1916 Anderson, SC W, 7-5
May 11, 1951 Orangeburg, SC W, 12-4
April 4, 1952 Orangeburg, SC W, 5-2
April 21, 1972 Sumter, SC W, 5-2
April 28, 1973 Spartanburg, SC W, 9-5
March 31, 1990 Greenville, SC W, 6-0
June 19, 2002 Omaha, NE L, 4-12
June 21, 2002 Omaha, NE L, 2-10
March 6, 2010 Greenville, SC L, 5-7
June 25, 2010 Omaha, NE L, 1-5
June 26, 2010 Omaha, NE L, 3-4

 

Tracking Leggett Up the All-time Wins List

With a 15-4 win over Cincinnati on February 25th, 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 1733
2 Augie Garrido * Texas 40 1689
3 Mike Martin * Florida State 32 1641
4 Cliff Gustafson Texas 29 1427
5 Mark Marquess * Stanford 35 1393
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 1175
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 1153
* – active. Records are through Sunday, March 6, 2011.

 

Winningest Active Division I Head Coaches
RK Head Coach Team Years Wins
1 Gene Stephenson Wichita State 34 1733
2 Augie Garrido Texas 40 1689
3 Mike Martin Florida State 32 1641
4 Mark Marquess Stanford 35 1393
5 Jim Morris Miami (FL) 30 1284
6 Jim Gilligan Lamar 34 1175
7 Jack Leggett Clemson 32 1153
8 Pete Dunn Stetson 32 1133
9 John Anderson Minnesota 30 1042
10 Ray Tanner South Carolina 24 1037
Records are through Sunday, March 6, 2011.

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