Schaus Attacks Clemson Record Books

Schaus Attacks Clemson Record Books

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Schaus Attacks Clemson Record Books

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By Trey McCurry.

As many Clemson baseball fans can attest, Jeff Schaus has been a constant in the Clemson outfield over the past four seasons. What many fans may not realize is the attack the senior outfielder is putting on the Clemson record books during his last season in Tigertown. Going into this weekend’s series at Boston College, Schaus currently sits in the top-20 in seven different career offensive categories. TheClemsonInsider recently caught up with Schaus, as well as Tiger coaches Jack Leggett and Michael Johnson to talk about some of these historic milestones. 

“Jeff has a gift as a hitter,” said Head Coach Jack Legett. “He has a good eye at the plate and has a lot of competitive at-bats. He uses the whole field and is a tough out. He has been one of the better hitters to come through here and I can think of a lot of big situations where he has come through for us.” 

One of the guys that knows what Schaus is going through has had a front row seat to watch him play the past three seasons. Clemson volunteer assistant Michael Johnson spent four seasons on the field for Clemson and is on all of the same seven lists that Schaus is moving up this season, including being passed on several of them. 

“Looking back, it is humbling for me to be able to see my name in those categories with some of Clemson’s all-time greats” said Johnson. “There are guys I grew up following and then some I played with here that are just Clemson legends. To see my name up there with those guys really makes me feel like I really accomplished something during my time here.” 

Schaus echoed those sentiments as well as added his thoughts on Johnson. “It is just an honor. There have been some great hitters here at Clemson. I think it is just a testament to being able to stay healthy and in the lineup for the past four seasons. MJ is one of the best hitters to come through Clemson. It is nice to get advice from him and great to just be mentioned in the same sentence with him. 

Both guys talked about how they never noticed they were on any of the lists while they were playing. “I never noticed I was in the top 10 when I played,” said Johnson. “I just tried to come out and play hard for Clemson every day.” Schaus said the same thing. “I had no idea I was anywhere close to any of these numbers,” said #3. “I am sure when everything is over, I will look reflect back on them and see how cool it is to be on those lists.” 

Both Johnson and Schaus also talked about what they think it is that allows guys to make these lists. “I think is says I have been able to stay healthy and just contributed during my time here,” said Schaus. Johnson took those thoughts a step farther. “I think it is a mark of consistency. It says that you go out there game after game and year after year and play well. All the guys on these lists are hard workers and very talented.” 

Following is a lists of the categories that Schaus is moving up the lists in. Stay tuned to TheClemsonInsider as we will continue to track his movement up the lists as the season progresses. 

Career Leaders – Games   Career Leaders – At-Bats
Rank Player Games   Rank Player At-Bats
1 Khalil Greene 272   1 Khalil Greene 1069
2 Bert Heffernan 259   2 Bert Heffernan 993
3 Andy D’Alessio 253   3 Kurt Bultmann 953
4 Kurt Bultmann 249   4 Chuck Baldwin 935
5 Jim Crowley 247   5 Jeff Schaus 860
6 Wilson Boyd 238   6 Shane Monahan 856
7 Michael Johnson 235   7 Andy D’Alessio 853
8 Herman Demmink 232   8 Wilson Boyd 837
9 Henri Stanley 231   9 Jim McCollom 830
10 Kyle Frank 230   10 Jim Crowley 826
11 Chuck Baldwin 228   11 Herman Demmink 821
12 Jeff Schaus 227   12 Kyle Frank 818
13 Jim McCollom 226   13 Robert Bonnette 813
14 Casey Stone 225   14 Neil Simons 805
15 Russell Triplett 222   15 Michael Johnson 800
16 Kevin Northrup 219   16 Gary Burham 795
17 Jeff Miller 218   17 Taylor Harbin 781
18 Henry Threadgill 217   18 Jeff Baker 773
19 Randy Mazey 216   19 Mike Freeman 766
20 Jason Embler 215   20 Patrick Boyd 760
  Neil Simons 215        

 

Career Leaders – Runs   Career Leaders – Hits
Rank Player Runs   Rank Player Hits
1 Bert Heffernan 285   1 Khalil Greene 403
2 Khalil Greene 265   2 Shane Monahan 337
3 Shane Monahan 235   3 Bert Heffernan 335
4 Kurt Bultmann 233   4 Chuck Baldwin 311
5 Gary Burham 215   5 Kurt Bultmann 306
6 Jim McCollom 203   6 Jim McCollom 285
7 Michael Johnson 201   7 Michael Johnson 275
8 Jim Crowley 199     Jeff Schaus 275
9 Patrick Boyd 196   9 Jim Crowley 271
10 Neil Simons 195   10 Gary Burham 270
11 Jeff Baker 191     Neil Simons 270
  Jeff Schaus 191   12 Andy D’Alessio 264
  Henri Stanley 191   13 Patrick Boyd 259
14 Kevin Northrup 186   14 Jeff Baker 258
15 Brian Kowitz 178   15 Wilson Boyd 256
  Matthew LeCroy 178   16 Herman Demmink 255
17 Chuck Baldwin 177   17 Mike Freeman 253
  Kyle Parker 177   18 Kevin Northup 251
19 Mike Freeman 174   19 Taylor Harbin 250
20 Robert Bonnette 173   20 Robert Bonnette 248
  Billy McMillon 173     Casey Stone 248

 

Career Leaders – RBI   Career Leaders – Doubles
Rank Player RBI   Rank Player 2B
1 Khalil Greene 276   1 Khalil Greene 95
2 Jeff Baker 226   2 Kurt Bultmann 82
3 Jim McCollom 218   3 Gary Burnham 77
4 Andy D’Alessio 217   4 Taylor Harbin 67
5 Kurt Bultmann 214   5 Bert Heffernan 63
6 Michael Johnson 213   6 Chuck Baldwin 62
7 Gary Burnham 209   7 Shane Monahan 60
8 Matthew LeCroy 208   8 Patrick Boyd 57
9 Jim Crowley 197     Jim Crowley 57
10 Bert Heffernan 195   10 Jim McCollom 56
11 Eric Macrina 192   11 Billy McMillon 55
12 Jeff Schaus 190     Kevin Northrup 55
13 Chuck Baldwin 184   13 Tyler Colvin 54
14 Patrick Boyd 178   14 Brian Kowitz 53
15 Robert Bonnette 174   15 Michael Johnson 52
16 Taylor Harbin 172     Jeff Schaus 52
17 Mike Milchin 169   17 Robert Bonnette 51
  Shane Monahan 169     Andy D’Alessio 51
19 Wilson Boyd 166     Mike Milchin 51
  Kyle Parker 166     Frank Russ 51
  Keith Williams 166        

 

Career Leaders – Home Runs
Rank Player HR
1 Jeff Baker 59
  Andy D’Alessio 59
3 Michael Johnson 58
4 Matthew LeCroy 53
5 Khalil Greene 52
  Jim McCollom 52
7 Eric Macrina 51
8 Kyle Parker 46
9 Kurt Bultmann 43
  Jim Crowley 43
11 Joe DeBerry 35
  Kris Harvey 35
  Keith Wiliams 35
14 Ray Williams 34
15 Mike Couture 32
  Shane Monahan 32
  Jarrod Scmidt 32
18 Ben Paulsen 31
  Jeff Schaus 31
20 Jerry Brooks 30
  Jason Embler 30
  Taylor Harbin 30

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