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 a statement with their series win against Georgia Tech and continued to climb the polls.  Who won this week’s TCI awards?

Overall Record     29-15

ACC Record             13-11 

Last Week            4-1

4/26   Tuesday        Furman                            W, 5-0

4/27   Wednesday   @ Western Carolina          W, 6-4 (8)

4/29   Friday           #9 Georgia Tech               W, 4-2

4/30   Saturday       #9 Georgia Tech               L, 1-5

5/1     Sunday         #9 Georgia Tech               W, 3-1 

Next Week

5/7     Saturday       Gardner-Webb (28-13)                2:00PM        Clemson

5/7     Saturday       Gardner-Webb (28-13)                6:00PM        Clemson

5/8     Sunday         @ Gardner-Webb (28-13)            2:00PM        Boiling Springs, NC

Note: Records as of Monday, May 2. Gardner-Webb travels to North Carolina on Tuesday.

 

TCI Hitter-of-the Week                    #13 Brad Miller

The junior shortstop from Windermere, FL went 10-for-17 (.588) in five games last week. Miller earned his third hitter-of-the-week honor and second straight. #13 had two doubles, a homer, three walks, two stolen bases, six runs, and seven RBI. Miller was also named ACC Player of the Week.         

          Other hitters of note:

Will Lamb               7-for-18 (.389), 2 2Bs, 1 BB, 1 SB, 3 runs, and 3 RBI in 5 games

John Hinson           7-for-21 (.333), 1 BB, 3 SB, 3 runs, and 1 RBI in 5 games

Phil Pohl                6-for-20 (.300), 1 2B, 1 HR, 1 BB, 1 SB, 4 runs, and 1 RBI in 5 games 

TCI Pitcher-of-the-Week                 #23 Justin Sarratt

The graduate from Gaffney, SC went 2-0 in two starts this week to earn his second pitcher-of-the-week honor. In 14.1 innings, Sarratt allowed one unearned run on seven hits and two walks against 11 strikeouts while holding opponents to a .140 batting average. He pitched a career-high 8.1 innings against #9 Georgia Tech on Sunday in his first ACC start since 2009 and only his third career ACC start. Sarratt was also named ACC Pitcher of the Week.

          Other pitchers of note:

Dominic Leone        1-0 in 1 start, 8.0 IP, 2 runs, 2 hits, 10 strikeouts, .077 OBA

David Haselden       1-0 in 2 appearances, 8.2 IP, 2 runs, 9 hits, 2 strikeouts

Scott Weismann      0-0 with 2 saves in 2 appearances, 1.2 IP, 1 hit, 3 strikeouts, .167 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

5/2              22      21      16      4-1

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

Clemson in the Overall ACC stat rankings:

Team:

#2 in batting at .308

#5 in pitching at 3.37 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:

David Haselden

  • 6th in overall pitching (2.43 ERA)

John Hinson

  • Tied for 3rd in stolen bases (18)
  • Tied for 10th in runs (41)

Spencer Kieboom

  • 22nd in overall batting average (.316)
  • Tied for game-high two sacrifice flies (2/18 vs. Eastern Michigan)

Will Lamb

  • Tied for 6th in triples (3)
  • Tied for game-high two sacrifice flies (3/19 vs. Duke)

Jonathan Meyer

  • 15th in overall pitching (3.06 ERA)
  • 5th in opponents’ batting average (.198)

Brad Miller

  • 1st in overall batting (.437)
  • Tied for 5th in triples (3)
  • Tied for 3rd in stolen bases (18)
  • 1st in on-base percentage (.535)
  • 3rd in slugging percentage (.595)

Phil Pohl

  • 4th in overall batting average (.360)
  • Tied for 7th in doubles (15)
  • 9th in slugging percentage (.540)

Justin Sarratt

  • 5th in overall pitching (1.89 ERA)

Jeff Schaus

  • Tied for 10th in doubles (14)

Richie Shaffer

  • 3rd in runs scored (46)
  • Tied for game-high four runs (2/26 vs. Charleston Southern)

Jason Stolz

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

Scott Weismann

  • Tied for 9th in saves (4)

 

Clemson in the ACC stat rankings for conference games only:

Team:

#3 in batting at .292

#4 in pitching at 3.91 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

  • 10th in overall pitching (2.97 ERA)
  • 6th in opponents’ batting average (.196)

Alex Frederick

  • Tied for 6th in saves (4)

David Haselden

  • 22nd in overall pitching (4.55 ERA)

John Hinson

  • Tied for 4th in stolen bases (9)

Dominic Leone

  • 9th in overall pitching (2.95 ERA)
  • 4th in opponents’ batting average (.194)

Will Lamb

  • 24th in overall batting average (.310)
  • ACC game-high 2 sac flies vs. Duke (3/19)

Jonathan Meyer

  • 5th in overall pitching (2.63 ERA)
  • 2nd in opponents’ batting average (.187)
  • Tied for 5th in wins (4)

Brad Miller

  • 1st in overall batting average (.423)
  • Tied for 4th in triples (2)
  • Tied for 6th in stolen bases (8)
  • 2nd in on-base percentage (.474)
  • 6th in slugging percentage (.549)

Phil Pohl

  • 5th in overall batting average (.367)
  • Tied for 8th in doubles (9)
  • Tied for 6th in hits (33)
  • Tied for 10th in total bases (48)
  • 9th in on-base percentage (.436)
  • 10th in slugging percentage (.533)

Steve Wilkerson

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

Jeff Schaus

  • Tied for 7th in overall batting average (.358)
  • Tied for 3rd in hits (34)
  • Tied for 4th in triples (2)
  • Tied for 9th in runs (21)
  • Tied for 1st in doubles (11)
  • Tied for 8th in RBI (20)
  • Tied for 8th in total bases (49)

Richie Shaffer

  • 11th in over batting average (.349)
  • Tied for 8th in doubles (9)
  • 5th in on-base percentage (.462)

Scott Weismann

  • Tied for 6th in saves (4) 

 

Weekly Notes:

Clemson went 4-1 this past week. The Tigers outscored their opponents 19-12 and hit .264 with a .346 slugging percentage and a .322 on-base percentage for the week. Clemson totaled seven doubles, two homers, eight stolen bases, two hit-by-pitches, and 12 walks while striking out 24 times. The Tiger pitching staff had a 2.25 ERA in 44.0 innings allowing 12 runs (11 earned), 29 hits (.190 opponents’ batting average), and 11 walks against 35 strikeouts. 

The Tigers sit at #11 in WarrenNolan.com’s RPI with the #11 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:

6th in games (239)

          5th in at-bats (905)

          9th in runs (197)

          Tied for 6th in hits (285)

          Tied for 9th in RBI (197)

          Tied for 11th in doubles (55)

          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 1752
2 Augie Garrido * Texas 40 1715
3 Mike Martin * Florida State 32 1664
4 Cliff Gustafson Texas 29 1427
5 Mark Marquess * Stanford 35 1407
6 Ron Polk Mississippi State 35 1373
7 Rod Dedeaux Southern Cal 44 1342
8 Jim Morris * Miami (FL) 30 1309
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 1191
16 Jack Leggett * Clemson 32 1175
17 Bill Wilhelm Clemson 36 1161
  Norm DeBriyn Arkansas 33 1161
19 Jack Coffey Fordham 47 1160
20 Chuck Brayton Washington State 33 1158
  Pete Dunn * Stetson 32 1158
* – active. Records are through Sunday, May 1, 2011.

 

Winningest Active Division I Head Coaches
RK Head Coach Team Years Wins
1 Gene Stephenson Wichita State 34 1752
2 Augie Garrido Texas 40 1715
3 Mike Martin Florida State 32 1664
4 Mark Marquess Stanford 35 1407
5 Jim Morris Miami (FL) 30 1309
6 Jim Gilligan Lamar 34 1191
7 Jack Leggett Clemson 32 1175
8 Pete Dunn Stetson 32 1158
9 Ray Tanner South Carolina 24 1064
10 John Anderson Minnesota 30 1054
Records are through Sunday, May 1, 2011.

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