Baseball Weekly Wrap

Baseball Weekly Wrap

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Baseball Weekly Wrap

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By Trey McCurry.

TheClemsonInsider.com takes a look back at week five for the Tigers and looks ahead to week six.  Clemson finished week five with a sweep of the Blue Devils.

Overall Record     10-7

ACC Record               3-3

Last Week            3-1

3/16   Wednesday   vs. Presbyterian                L, 3-4

3/18   Friday           Duke                               W, 9-6

3/19   Saturday       Duke                               W, 16-7

3/20   Sunday         Duke                               W, 9-3

Next Week

3/22   Tuesday        Elon (15-6)                                6:30PM        Clemson

3/23   Wednesday   Elon (15-6)                                6:30PM        Clemson

3/25   Friday           NC State (10-10, 1-5 ACC)                   6:30PM        Raleigh, NC

3/26   Saturday       NC State (10-10, 1-5 ACC)                   6:30PM        Raleigh, NC

3/27   Sunday         NC State (10-10, 1-5 ACC)                   1:00PM        Raleigh, NC

Note: Records as of Monday, March 21. NC State hosts Northwestern on Tuesday and Wednesday.

 

TCI Hitter-of-the Week                    #3 Jeff Schaus

The senior outfielder from Naples, FL went 9-for-17 (.529) in four games last week. Schaus had four doubles, a triple, three walks, a stolen base, seven runs and five RBI.

         

          Other hitters of note:

          Richie Shaffer         8-for-16 (.500), 4 runs, 1 SB, 3 walks, 2 RBI

          Phil Pohl                8-for-16 (.500), 2 doubles, 1 homer, 3 walks, 4 runs, 7 RBI

          Jason Stolz             6-for-14 (.429), 2 doubles, 4 runs, 3 RBI

TCI Pitcher-of-the-Week                 #20 Scott Firth

The sophomore from Buffalo Grove, IL threw 6.2 strong innings in his first start of the season against Duke on Sunday. Firth allowed only two unearned runs on three hits and one walk against five strikeouts to earn the win.

          Other pitchers of note:

          Jonathan Meyer      1-0, 5.0 IP, 1 hit, 1 walk, 7 strikeouts, .059 OBA

          Matt Campbell        2.2 IP in 2 appearances, 0 hits, 4 strikeouts

Justin Sarratt                   5.1 IP, four hits, 8 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

3/21             19      15      19      3-1

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

Clemson in the ACC stat rankings:

Team:

#2 in batting at .333

#6 in pitching at 3.58 ERA

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

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

Individual:

Chris Epps

  • Tied for 4th in homers (4)

Spencer Kieboom

  • 2th in overall batting average (.429)
  • 3rd in on-base percentage (.508)
  • Tied for game-high two sacrifice flies (2/18 vs. Eastern Michigan)

Brad Miller

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

Phil Pohl

  • 3rd in overall batting average (.422)
  • 9th in on-base percentage (.472)
  • 2nd in slugging percentage (.689)

Jeff Schaus

  • 24th in overall batting average (.339)

Richie Shaffer

  • Tied for 7th in runs scored (21)
  • Tied for 7th in walks (16)

Jason Stolz

  • 20th in overall batting average (.346)

 

Weekly Notes:

Clemson, ranked as high as #16 in the nation, went 3-1 this past week. The Tigers outscored their opponents 37-20 and hit .389 with a .583 slugging percentage and .450 on-base percentage for the week. Clemson totaled 15 doubles, two triples, three homers, three hit-by-pitches and 18 walks while striking out 26 times. The Tiger pitching staff had a 3.75 ERA in 36.0 innings allowing 20 runs (15 earned), 35 hits, and eight walks against 42 strikeouts. 

The Tigers sit at #6 in WarrenNolan.com’s RPI with the #2 strength of schedule in the nation. 

Clemson has cumulatively outscored their opponents in each of the nine innings this season and are 18th in the nation in scoring margin (+3.9) 

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 1737
2 Augie Garrido * Texas 40 1697
3 Mike Martin * Florida State 32 1647
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 1292
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 1183
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 1156
* – active. Records are through Sunday, March 20, 2011.

 

Winningest Active Division I Head Coaches
RK Head Coach Team Years Wins
1 Gene Stephenson Wichita State 34 1737
2 Augie Garrido Texas 40 1697
3 Mike Martin Florida State 32 1647
4 Mark Marquess Stanford 35 1393
5 Jim Morris Miami (FL) 30 1292
6 Jim Gilligan Lamar 34 1183
7 Jack Leggett Clemson 32 1156
8 Pete Dunn Stetson 32 1140
9 John Anderson Minnesota 30 1045
10 Ray Tanner South Carolina 24 1043
Records are through Sunday, March 20, 2011.

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