TCI Weekly Baseball Wrap

TCI Weekly Baseball Wrap

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TCI Weekly Baseball Wrap

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By Trey McCurry.

TheClemsonInsider.com puts a wrap on a week when the Tigers went 4-0 including a sweep at Boston College to even their ACC record.  Who won this week’s TCI award?

Overall Record     22-13

ACC Record               9-9

Last Week            4-0

4/5     Tuesday        Presbyterian College                   W, 7-2

4/15   Friday           @ Boston College             W, 9-2

4/16   Saturday       @ Boston College             W, 7-5

4/16   Saturday       @ Boston College             W, 9-2

Next Week

4/20   Wednesday   Georgia (19-18)                         7:00PM        Athens, GA

4/15   Friday           Wake Forest (14-23, 6-12 ACC)   6:30PM        Clemson

4/16   Saturday       Wake Forest (14-23, 6-12 ACC)   6:30PM        Clemson

4/17   Sunday         Wake Forest (14-23, 6-12 ACC)   1:00PM        Clemson

Note: Records as of Monday, April 18. Wake Forest hosts Winthrop on Tuesday. 

 

TCI Hitter-of-the Week                    #9 Phil Pohl

The junior catcher from Cooperstown, NY went 10-for-20 (.500) in four games last week. Pohl had three doubles, one walk, two steals, three runs, and five RBI.

         

          Other hitters of note:

          Richie Shaffer         6-for-15 (.400), 3 2Bs, 1 HR, 2 BBs, 4 runs, and 5 RBI in 4 games

John Hinson           6-for-18 (.333), 2 HRs, 2 BBs, 3 SB, 8 runs, and 6 RBI in 4 games

Brad Miller              5-for-16 (.313), 1 2B, 1 BB, 3 SB, 3 runs, and 4 RBI in 4 games

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

The sophomore from San Diego, CA earned a win in two appearances last week including his first career start. In 8.0 innings, Meyer allowed five hits, two runs, and one walk while recording eight strikeouts and holding opponents’ to a .179 batting average.

          Other pitchers of note:

Justin Sarratt                   1-0 in 1 start, 7.0 IP, 4 hits, 2 strikeouts, .167 OBA

          David Haselden       1-0 in 2 appearances, 6.2 IP, 7 strikeouts, .222 OBA

          Dominic Leone        1-0 in start, 6.0 IP, 5 strikeouts, .227 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

4/11             NR     NR     NR     4-1

4/18             NR     NR     NR     4-0

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

Clemson in the Overall ACC stat rankings:

Team:

#2 in batting at .319

#5 in pitching at 3.60 ERA

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

Tied for ACC game-high 3 triples vs. Maryland (4/8)

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

Individual:

Chris Epps

  • Tied for 10th in home runs (5)

Alex Frederick

  • Tied for 8th in saves (3)

David Haselden

  • 7th in overall pitching (2.51 ERA)

John Hinson

  • Tied for 5th in stolen bases (15)
  • Tied for 10th in home runs (5)
  • Tied for 10th in runs (35)

Spencer Kieboom

  • 10th in overall batting average (.360)
  • Tied for game-high two sacrifice flies (2/18 vs. Eastern Michigan)

Will Lamb

  • Tied for 3rd in triples (3)
  • Tied for game-high two sacrifice flies (3/19 vs. Duke)

Jonathan Meyer

  • 8th in overall pitching (2.52 ERA)
  • 6th in opponents’ batting average (.194)

Brad Miller

  • 2nd in overall batting (.404)
  • Tied for 3rd in triples (3)
  • Tied for 10th in stolen bases (12)
  • 1st in on-base percentage (.517)

Phil Pohl

  • 3rd in overall batting average (.395)
  • Tied for 5th in doubles (13)
  • 5th in slugging percentage (.588)

Jeff Schaus

  • Tied for 9th in walks (27)

Richie Shaffer

  • 12th in over batting average (.349)
  • Tied for 10th in home runs (5)
  • 2nd in runs scored (41)
  • 8th in on-base percentage (.465)
  • 7th in slugging percentage (.571)
  • Tied for game-high four runs (2/26 vs. Charleston Southern)

Jason Stolz

  • Tied for game-high two sacrifice hits (3/2 vs. Wofford)

 

Clemson in the ACC stat rankings for conference games only:

Team:

#3 in batting at .303

#4 in pitching at 4.28 ERA

ACC game-high 3 triples vs. Maryland (4/8)

ACC game-high 3 sacrifice flies vs. Duke (3/19)

Tied for ACC game-high 7 stolen bases vs. Boston College (4/16)

Individual:

Chris Epps

  • Tied for 8th in home runs (2)

Scott Firth

  • 8th in overall pitching (2.22 ERA)
  • 5th in opponents’ batting average (.189)
  • Tied for 6th in wins (3)

Alex Frederick

  • Tied for 5th in saves (3)

Jonathan Meyer

  • 5th in overall pitching (1.57 ERA)
  • 2nd in opponents’ batting average (.170)
  • Tied for 6th in wins (3)

John Hinson

  • Tied for 8th in home runs (2)
  • Tied for 2nd in stolen bases (9)
  • Tied for 8th in runs (17)

Will Lamb

  • ACC game-high 2 sac flies vs. Duke (3/19)

Dominic Leone

  • 20th in overall pitching (4.43 ERA)

Brad Miller

  • Tied for 2nd in triples (2)

Phil Pohl

  • 7th in overall batting average (.394)
  • 9th in hits (26)
  • 5th in on-base percentage (.481)

Steve Wilkerson

  • Tied for ACC game-high 4 walks vs. Duke (3/19)

Jeff Schaus

  • 6th in overall batting average (.403)
  • 3rd in hits (29)
  • Tied for 2nd in triples (2)
  • Tied for 6th in walks (13)
  • 7th in runs (19)
  • Tied for 5th in doubles (8)
  • Tied for 5th in total bases (41)
  • 4th in on-base percentage (.483)
  • 10th in slugging percentage (.569)

Richie Shaffer

  • 3rd in over batting average (.406)
  • Tied for 4th in hits (28)
  • Tied for 8th in runs (17)
  • Tied for 5th in doubles (8)
  • Tied for 5th in total bases (41)
  • 3rd in on-base percentage (.494)
  • 4th in slugging percentage (.594)

 

Weekly Notes:

Clemson went 4-0 this past week. The Tigers outscored their opponents 32-11 and hit .331 with a .586 slugging percentage and a .401 on-base percentage for the week. Clemson totaled 11 doubles, four homers, 16 stolen bases, one hit-by-pitch, and 17 walks while striking out 22 times. The Tiger pitching staff had a 2.25 ERA in 36.0 innings allowing 11 runs (nine earned), 28 hits (.212 opponents’ batting average), and nine walks against 33 strikeouts. 

The Tigers sit at #15 in WarrenNolan.com’s RPI with the #5 strength of schedule in the nation. 

With a doubleheader sweep at Boston College on April 16, Clemson improved to 21-5 in doubleheaders over the past five seasons. 

Clemson has cumulatively outscored their opponents in eight of the nine innings this season. 

Schaus Shooting Up the Record Books

As TheClemsonInsider detailed on April 14, senior outfielder Jeff Schaus is attacking several career records in his final season as a Tiger. After this week’s games, here is where Schaus currently stands in the seven categories:

          Tied for 10th in games (230)

          5th in at-bats (873)

          11th in runs (194)

          7th in hits (278)

          Tied for 11th in RBI (192)

          Tied for 15th in doubles (52)

          Tied for 18th in home runs (31)

 

Tracking Leggett Up the All-time Wins List

With a 12-3 win over Western Carolina on April 6th, Jack Leggett passed former Tiger skipper Bill Wilhelm and moved into 16th 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 1747
2 Augie Garrido * Texas 40 1709
3 Mike Martin * Florida State 32 1657
4 Cliff Gustafson Texas 29 1427
5 Mark Marquess * Stanford 35 1403
6 Ron Polk Mississippi State 35 1373
7 Rod Dedeaux Southern Cal 44 1342
8 Jim Morris * Miami (FL) 30 1304
9 Bob Bennett Fresno State 34 1300
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 1189
16 Jack Leggett * Clemson 32 1168
17 Bill Wilhelm Clemson 36 1161
  Norm DeBriyn Arkansas 33 1161
19 Jack Coffey Fordham 47 1160
20 Chuck Brayton Washington State 33 1158
* – active. Records are through Sunday, April 17, 2011.

 

Winningest Active Division I Head Coaches
RK Head Coach Team Years Wins
1 Gene Stephenson Wichita State 34 1747
2 Augie Garrido Texas 40 1709
3 Mike Martin Florida State 32 1657
4 Mark Marquess Stanford 35 1403
5 Jim Morris Miami (FL) 30 1304
6 Jim Gilligan Lamar 34 1189
7 Jack Leggett Clemson 32 1168
8 Pete Dunn Stetson 32 1153
9 Ray Tanner South Carolina 24 1057
10 John Anderson Minnesota 30 1049
Records are through Sunday, April 17, 2011.

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