TCI Baseball Weekly Wrap

TCI Baseball Weekly Wrap

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TCI Baseball Weekly Wrap

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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

Next Week

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

 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

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:

Team:

#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)

Individual:

Chris Epps

  • Tied for 3rd in home runs (5)

David Haselden

  • 15th in overall pitching (3.30 ERA)

Spencer Kieboom

  • 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)

Phil Pohl

  • 2nd in overall batting average (.417)
  • Tied for 1st in on-base percentage (.500)
  • 5th in slugging percentage (.625)

Jeff Schaus

  • 22nd in overall batting average (.323)

Richie Shaffer

  • 18th in over batting average (.330)
  • 6th in runs (31)
  • 9th in on-base percentage (.470)

Weekly Notes:

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
4 Cliff Gustafson Texas 29 1427
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
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 1186
16 Bill Wilhelm Clemson 36 1161
  Norm DeBriyn Arkansas 33 1161
18 Jack Leggett * Clemson 32 1160
  Jack Coffey Fordham 47 1160
20 Chuck Brayton Washington State 33 1158
* – active. Records are through Sunday, April 3, 2011.

 

Winningest Active Division I Head Coaches
RK Head Coach Team Years Wins
1 Gene Stephenson Wichita State 34 1742
2 Augie Garrido Texas 40 1703
3 Mike Martin Florida State 32 1652
4 Mark Marquess Stanford 35 1400
5 Jim Morris Miami (FL) 30 1297
6 Jim Gilligan Lamar 34 1186
7 Jack Leggett Clemson 32 1160
8 Pete Dunn Stetson 32 1146
9 Ray Tanner South Carolina 24 1051
10 John Anderson Minnesota 30 1048
Records are through Sunday, April 3, 2011.

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