Clemson Baseball Weekly Wrap

Clemson Baseball Weekly Wrap

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Clemson Baseball Weekly Wrap

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By Trey McCurry.

TheClemsonInsider.com recaps last week for the Clemson baseball team as they played four games against two teams ranked in the top six in the nation.

Overall Record     7-6

ACC Record             0-3

 

Last Week            0-4

3/8     Tuesday        vs. #4 South Carolina       L, 4-5

3/11   Friday           #6 Virginia                      L, 0-5

3/12   Saturday       #6 Virginia                      L, 7-8

3/13   Sunday         #6 Virginia                      L, 6-7

Next Week

3/16   Wednesday   Presbyterian  (10-6)          7:00PM        Greenville (Fluor Field)

3/18   Friday           Duke (13-4)                     6:30PM        Clemson

3/19   Saturday       Duke (13-4)                     6:30PM        Clemson

3/20   Sunday         Duke (13-4)                     1:00PM        Clemson

Note: Records as of Monday, March 7. Duke hosts North Carolina Central on Tuesday and Charlotte on Wednesday.

 

TCI Hitter-of-the Week                    #30 Will Lamb

The junior outfielder from Seaford, VA went 7-for-15 (.467) in four games last week. Lamb had a double, a triple, two walks, one run and two RBI.

         

          Other hitters of note:

          Brad Miller              5-for-12 (.417), 3 runs, 1 walks, 1 stolen base

          Jeff Schaus             6-for-16 (.375), 2 doubles, 4 RBI

          Richie Shaffer         3-for-15 (.200), 1 double, 2 homers, 2 walks, 3 RBI

TCI Pitcher-of-the-Week                 #28 Jonathan Meyer

The sophomore from San Diego, CA threw 5.0 strong innings against #6 Virginia on Sunday. Meyer shut down the Cavaliers and kept the Tigers in the game as he allowed only three hits and two walks against 2 strikeouts and no runs in relief.

          Other pitchers of note:

          Scott Firth              3.1 IP, 3 hits, .214 OBA, 1 strikeout

          Dominic Leone        1.1 IP, 2 appearances, 1 hit, 2 strikeouts

          David Haselden       team-high 8.1 IP, 2 starts, team-leading 5 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

3/7              10      4        7        2-1

3/14             16      16      17      0-4

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

Clemson in the ACC stat rankings:

Team:

#3 in batting at .315

#7 in pitching at 3.52 ERA

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

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

Individual:

Kevin Brady

  • 5th in overall ERA (1.10)
  • 3rd in opponents’ batting average (.155)

Chris Epps

  • Tied for 7th in walks (13)

David Haselden

  • 18th in overall ERA (2.79)

Spencer Kieboom

  • 4th in overall batting average (.425)
  • 2nd in on-base percentage (.519)
  • Tied for game-high two sacrifice flies (2/18 vs. Eastern Michigan)

Brad Miller

  • 7th in overall batting average (.385)
  • 4th in walks (15)
  • 1st in on-base percentage (.545)

Richie Shaffer

  • Tied for 4th in home runs (3)
  • Tied for 6th in runs scored (17)
  • Tied for 7th in walks (13)

 

Weekly Notes:

Clemson, ranked as high as #4 in the nation, went 0-4 this past week. The Tigers were outscored 25-17 and hit .237 for the week. Clemson totaled five doubles, a triple, two homers, and 14 walks while striking out 48 times. The Tiger pitching staff had a 4.89 ERA in 35.0 innings allowing 25 runs (19 earned), 41 hits, and 10 walks against 19 strikeouts.

The Tigers sit at #3 in WarrenNolan.com’s RPI with the top strength of schedule in the nation as every team the Tigers have played currently has a winning overall record.

In 2011, Clemson is 0-4 in one-run games and 0-5 in games decided by three runs or less. Since a 7-6 win over NC State on March 14,2010, the Tigers are 2-15 in one-run games and 10-21 in games decided by three runs or less.

Clemson at Fluor Field

Clemson is 8-2 all-time at Fluor Field. In those 10 games, the Tigers have outscored their opposition 88-36. Clemson has one scheduled game remaining at Fluor this season. Clemson will be the visiting team when they travel to face Furman on May 10.

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
March 8, 2011 South Carolina L, 4-5

 

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 1734
2 Augie Garrido * Texas 40 1693
3 Mike Martin * Florida State 32 1646
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 1288
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 1179
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 13, 2011.

 

Winningest Active Division I Head Coaches
RK Head Coach Team Years Wins
1 Gene Stephenson Wichita State 34 1734
2 Augie Garrido Texas 40 1693
3 Mike Martin Florida State 32 1646
4 Mark Marquess Stanford 35 1393
5 Jim Morris Miami (FL) 30 1288
6 Jim Gilligan Lamar 34 1179
7 Jack Leggett Clemson 32 1153
8 Pete Dunn Stetson 32 1136
9 John Anderson Minnesota 30 1043
10 Ray Tanner South Carolina 24 1040
Records are through Sunday, March 13, 2011.

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