By Trey McCurry.
TCI puts a wrap on the past week for the Clemson baseball team. Who won this week’s TCI awards?
Overall Record 14-12
ACC Record 4-8
Last Week 1-3
3/29 Tuesday Georgia W, 11-5
4/1 Friday @ North Carolina L, 3-13
4/2 Saturday @ North Carolina L, 5-9
4/3 Sunday @ North Carolina L, 4-5
4/5 Tuesday Coastal Carolina (18-10) 6:30PM Clemson
4/6 Wednesday Western Carolina (11-14) 6:30PM Clemson
3/25 Friday Maryland (13-15, 2-10 ACC) 6:30PM Clemson
3/26 Saturday Maryland (13-15, 2-10 ACC) 7:00PM Clemson
3/27 Sunday Maryland (13-15, 2-10 ACC) 1:00PM Clemson
Note: Records as of Monday, April 4. Maryland travels to West Virginia on Tuesday.
TCI Hitter-of-the Week #8 Richie Shaffer
The sophomore infiedler from Charlotte, NC went 7-for-15 (.467) in four games last week. Shaffer had one double, one triple, one homer, three walks, one stolen base, seven runs, and five RBI. Shaffer was also named Co-Player of the Week in the ACC.
Other hitters of note:
Jeff Schaus 7-for-15 (.467), 4 runs, 1 SB, 4 walks, 2 RBI in 4 games
Chris Epps 5-for-12 (.417), 1 HR, 5 walks, 3 runs, 5 RBI in 4 games
Phil Pohl 5-for-15 (.333), 1 2B, 4 runs, 1 walk, 2 HBP, 2 RBI in 4 games
TCI Pitcher-of-the-Week #21 Kevin Pohle
The freshman from St. Lous, MO made three appearances and earned a win last week. In 4.0 innings, Pohle allowed only one hit, two walks, and two unearned runs while recording one strikeout and holding opponents’ to a .077 batting average.
Other pitchers of note:
Alex Frederick 2.0 IP in 3 appearances, 3 hits, 1 strikeout
Will Lamb 5.2 IP in 2 appearances, 3 hits, 8 strikeouts, .150 OBA
Dominic Leone 4.0 IP in 1 start, 2 hits, 3 strikeouts, .143 OBA
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
3/28 NR 16 23 3-2
4/4 NR NR NR 1-3
NP – no poll, Rankings by Baseball America, Collegiate Baseball, and Sports Weekly
Clemson in the ACC stat rankings:
#2 in batting at .314
#6 in pitching at 3.87 ERA
Tied for ACC game-high 19 runs vs. Charleston Southern (2/26)
ACC game-high 5 sacrifice flies vs. Eastern Michigan (2/18)
- Tied for 3rd in home runs (5)
- 15th in overall pitching (3.30 ERA)
- 3rd in overall batting average (.406)
- Tied for 1st in on-base percentage (.500)
- Tied for game-high two sacrifice flies (2/18 vs. Eastern Michigan)
- 2nd in overall batting average (.417)
- Tied for 1st in on-base percentage (.500)
- 5th in slugging percentage (.625)
- 22nd in overall batting average (.323)
- 18th in over batting average (.330)
- 6th in runs (31)
- 9th in on-base percentage (.470)
Clemson, ranked as high as #16 in the nation, went 1-3 this past week. The Tigers were outscored by their opponents 32-23 and hit .301 with a .391 slugging percentage and a .407 on-base percentage for the week. Clemson totaled four doubles, one triple, two homers, five stolen bases, three hit-by-pitches, and 23 walks while striking out 30 times. The Tiger pitching staff had a 5.61 ERA in 33.2 innings allowing 32 runs (21 earned), 36 hits (.263 opponents’ batting average), and 25 walks against 31 strikeouts.
The Tigers sit at #12 in WarrenNolan.com’s RPI with the #1 strength of schedule in the nation.
Clemson has cumulatively outscored their opponents in each of the nine innings this season.
Fifteen of Clemson’s next 20 games will be at home.
Tracking Leggett Up the All-time Wins List
With a 11-5 win over Georgia on March 29th, Jack Leggett moved into a tie for 18th 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||1742|
|2||Augie Garrido *||Texas||40||1703|
|3||Mike Martin *||Florida State||32||1652|
|5||Mark Marquess *||Stanford||35||1400|
|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||1297|
|10||Ron Frasier||Miami (FL)||30||1267|
|11||Jack Stallings||Georgia Southern||39||1255|
|13||Jim Dietz||San Diego State||31||1230|
|15||Jim Gilligan *||Lamar||34||1186|
|18||Jack Leggett *||Clemson||32||1160|
|20||Chuck Brayton||Washington State||33||1158|
|* – active. Records are through Sunday, April 3, 2011.|
|Winningest Active Division I Head Coaches|
|1||Gene Stephenson||Wichita State||34||1742|
|3||Mike Martin||Florida State||32||1652|
|5||Jim Morris||Miami (FL)||30||1297|
|9||Ray Tanner||South Carolina||24||1051|
|Records are through Sunday, April 3, 2011.|