TCI Baseball Weekly Wrap

TCI Baseball Weekly Wrap

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TCI Baseball Weekly Wrap

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By Trey McCurry.

TheClemsonInsider.com puts a wrap on the past week for the Tiger’s.  Clemson made their first appearance back in the national polls in a month after going 3-1.  Who won this week’s TCI awards?

Overall Record     25-14

ACC Record             11-10

Last Week            3-1

4/20   Wednesday   @ Georgia              W, 5-2

4/22   Friday           Wake Forest           W, 2-0

4/23   Saturday       Wake Forest           L, 3-9

4/24   Sunday         Wake Forest           W, 10-4

 Next Week

4/26   Tuesday        Furman (19-23)                          6:30PM        Clemson

4/27   Wednesday   Western Carolina (16-20)            6:00PM        Cullowhee, NC

4/29   Friday           Georgia Tech (30-11, 17-4 ACC)  6:30PM        Clemson

4/30   Saturday       Georgia Tech (30-11, 17-4 ACC)  1:00PM        Clemson

5/1     Sunday         Georgia Tech (30-11, 17-4 ACC)  1:00PM        Clemson

Note: Records as of Monday, April 25. Western Carolina travels to High Point on Tuesday while Georgia Tech faces Georgia Tuesday at Turner Field.

 

TCI Hitter-of-the Week                    #13 Brad Miller

The junior shortstop from Windermere, FL went 7-for-15 (.467) in four games last week. Miller had a homer, two walks, four steals, five runs, and four RBI.

         

          Other hitters of note:

Jason Stolz             3-for-11 (.273), 1 run, 1 sac hit in 4 games)

Jeff Schaus             4-for-15 (.267), 2 2Bs, 2 SB, 2 runs, and 4 RBI in 4 games)

Will Lamb               4-for-15 (.267), 1 2B, 1 SB, 1 RBI in 4 games)

TCI Pitcher-of-the-Week                 #6 Dominic Leone

The sophomore from Norwich, CT earned a win in his start this week. In 8.1 innings, Leone allowed three hits and three walks while striking out 10 against Wake Forest on Friday. The innings and strikeouts were a career-high for the righty and the strikeouts tied for the most by a Tiger pitcher in 2011.

          Other pitchers of note:

Justin Sarratt                   1-0 in 1 start, 6.0 IP, 6 hits, 3 strikeouts, .286 OBA

          Scott Weisman        2 saves in 3 appearances, 3.0 IP, 1 hit, 5 strikeouts, .100 OBA

Jonathan Meyer      1-0 in 2 appearances (one start), 7.1 IP, 5 hits, 8 strikeouts, .192 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

4/25             NR     25      23      3-1

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

Clemson in the Overall ACC stat rankings:

Team:

#2 in batting at .314

#5 in pitching at 3.51 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:

Alex Frederick

  • Tied for 10th in saves (3)

David Haselden

  • 6th in overall pitching (2.49 ERA)

John Hinson

  • Tied for 6th in stolen bases (15)

Spencer Kieboom

  • 15th in overall batting average (.340)
  • Tied for game-high two sacrifice flies (2/18 vs. Eastern Michigan)

Will Lamb

  • Tied for 4th in triples (3)
  • Tied for game-high two sacrifice flies (3/19 vs. Duke)

Jonathan Meyer

  • 10th in overall pitching (2.72 ERA)
  • 4th in opponents’ batting average (.194)

Brad Miller

  • 1st in overall batting (.413)
  • Tied for 4th in triples (3)
  • 5th in stolen bases (16)
  • 1st in on-base percentage (.519)
  • 8th in slugging percentage (.550)

Phil Pohl

  • 5th in overall batting average (.369)
  • Tied for 6th in doubles (13)

Jeff Schaus

  • Tied for 10th in doubles (13)

Richie Shaffer

  • 18th in over batting average (.333)
  • 2nd in runs scored (45)
  • 10th in on-base percentage (.457)
  • 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 .299

#4 in pitching at 4.14 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:

Scott Firth

  • 7th in overall pitching (2.97 ERA)
  • 4th in opponents’ batting average (.196)
  • Tied for 10th in wins (3)

Alex Frederick

  • Tied for 5th in saves (3)

David Haselden

  • 22nd in overall pitching (4.98 ERA)

John Hinson

  • Tied for 4th in stolen bases (9)
  • Tied for 7th in runs (20)

Dominic Leone

  • 11th in overall pitching (3.14 ERA)
  • 7th in opponents’ batting average (.223)

Will Lamb

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

Jonathan Meyer

  • 4th in overall pitching (2.08 ERA)
  • 3rd in opponents’ batting average (.175)
  • Tied for 5th in wins (4)

Brad Miller

  • 1st in overall batting average (.410)
  • Tied for 4th in triples (2)
  • Tied for 6th in stolen bases (8)
  • 5th in on-base percentage (.463)

Phil Pohl

  • 9th in overall batting average (.377)
  • 10th in hits (29)
  • Tied for 8th in on-base percentage (.455)

Steve Wilkerson

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

Jeff Schaus

  • 7th in overall batting average (.381)
  • 3rd in hits (32)
  • Tied for 4th in triples (2)
  • Tied for 6th in walks (13)
  • Tied for 7th in runs (20)
  • Tied for 2nd in doubles (10)
  • Tied for 8th in RBI (19)
  • Tied for 6th in total bases (46)
  • Tied for 8th in on-base percentage (.455)

Richie Shaffer

  • Tied for 4th in over batting average (.385)
  • Tied for 6th in hits (30)
  • Tied for 7th in runs (20)
  • Tied for 6th in doubles (9)
  • 9th in total bases (44)
  • 3rd in on-base percentage (.484)
  • 7th in slugging percentage (.564)

 

Weekly Notes:

Clemson went 3-1 this past week. The Tigers outscored their opponents 20-15 and hit .267 with a .382 slugging percentage and a .331 on-base percentage for the week. Clemson totaled nine doubles, two homers, nine stolen bases, two hit-by-pitches, and 11 walks while striking out 22 times. The Tiger pitching staff had a 2.75 ERA in 36.0 innings allowing 15 runs (11 earned), 30 hits (.234 opponents’ batting average), and 12 walks against 36 strikeouts. 

The Tigers sit at #15 in WarrenNolan.com’s RPI with the #14 strength of schedule in the nation. 

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:

8th in games (234)

          5th in at-bats (888)

          Tied for 9th in runs (196)

          7th in hits (282)

          10th in RBI (196)

          Tied for 13th in doubles (54)

          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 1749
2 Augie Garrido * Texas 40 1712
3 Mike Martin * Florida State 32 1662
4 Cliff Gustafson Texas 29 1427
5 Mark Marquess * Stanford 35 1406
6 Ron Polk Mississippi State 35 1373
7 Rod Dedeaux Southern Cal 44 1342
8 Jim Morris * Miami (FL) 30 1307
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 1171
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 24, 2011.

 

Winningest Active Division I Head Coaches
RK Head Coach Team Years Wins
1 Gene Stephenson Wichita State 34 1749
2 Augie Garrido Texas 40 1712
3 Mike Martin Florida State 32 1662
4 Mark Marquess Stanford 35 1406
5 Jim Morris Miami (FL) 30 1307
6 Jim Gilligan Lamar 34 1189
7 Jack Leggett Clemson 32 1171
8 Pete Dunn Stetson 32 1155
9 Ray Tanner South Carolina 24 1060
10 John Anderson Minnesota 30 1052
Records are through Sunday, April 24, 2011.

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