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 the past week for the Tiger’s.  Clemson won their fifth ACC series in a row thanks to a Saturday doubleheader sweep against the Hokies.  Find out who won this week’s TCI awards?

Overall Record     36-16

ACC Record             15-12 

Last Week            3-0

5/10   Tuesday        vs. Furman (Fluor Field)     W, 5-1

5/11   Wednesday   East Tennnessee State       W, 8-3

5/14   Saturday       @ Virginia Tech                W, 7-2

5/14   Saturday       @ Virginia Tech                W, 8-3

5/15   Sunday         @ Virginia Tech                L, 2-3 

Next Week

5/17   Tuesday        Davidson (18-28)                                 7:00PM        Clemson

5/13   Friday           #4 Florida State      (39-13, 18-9 ACC)  6:00PM        Tallahassee, FL

5/14   Saturday       #4 Florida State      (39-13, 18-9 ACC)  6:00PM        Tallahassee, FL

5/15   Sunday         #4 Florida State      (39-13, 18-9 ACC)  1:00PM        Tallahassee, FL

Note: Records as of Sunday, May 15. Davidson plays at Georgia Southern on Monday.

 

TCI Hitter-of-the Week                    #13 Brad Miller

The junior shortstop from Windermere, FL went 10-for-19 (.526) in five games last week. Miller had a homer, two walks, one hit-by-pitch, four runs, and seven RBI in earning his four TCI Hitter-of-the-Week honor. Miller was also named ACC Player of the Week for the third time this season joining former Tiger greats Kris Benson and Khalil Greene as three-time ACC Player/Pitcher of the Week honorees in a single season.

         

          Other hitters of note:

John Hinson           11-for-23 (.478), 2 2Bs, 1 HR, 5 runs, and 5 RBI in 5 games)

Jason Stolz             7-for-16 (.438), 1 BB, 1 SF, 1 SH, 2 SB, 3 runs, and 2 RBI in 5 games)

Will Lamb               8-for-19 (.421), 1 2B, 2 BBs, 1 SB, 3 runs, and 3 RBI in 5 games)

TCI Pitcher-of-the-Week                 #21 Kevin Pohle

The freshman from St. Louis, MO was 1-0 this week in earning his second TCI Pitcher-of-the-Week honor. In his first career start against East Tennessee State, Pohle pitched 5.0 innings allowing three hits and one walk while striking out two Buccaneers.

          Other pitchers of note:

Scott Firth              1-0 in 2 appearances, 5.0 IP, 5 hits, 5 strikeouts

Dominic Leone        1-0 in 1 start, 6.0 IP, 6 hits, 2 runs, 2 BBs, 7 strikeouts

Jonathan Meyer      0-1 in 2 appearances (1 start), 1 CG, 9.0 IP, 6 strikeouts 

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

5/9              20      20      16      3-0

5/16             18      18      15      4-1

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

Clemson in the Overall ACC stat rankings:

Team:

#1 in batting at .316

#3 in pitching at 3.07 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 (2.35 ERA)

John Hinson

  • 23rd in overall batting (.320)
  • Tied for 3rd in stolen bases (20)
  • Tied for 4th in runs (50)

Spencer Kieboom

  • Tied for game-high two sacrifice flies (2/18 vs. Eastern Michigan)

Will Lamb

  • 19th in overall batting (.326)
  • Tied for 8th in triples (3)
  • Tied for game-high two sacrifice flies (3/19 vs. Duke)

Dominic Leone

  • 17th in overall pitching (3.06 ERA)
  • 3rd in opponents’ batting average (.193)

Jonathan Meyer

  • 15th in overall pitching (2.89 ERA)
  • 9th in opponents’ batting average (.212)

Brad Miller

  • 1st in overall batting (.435)
  • 8th in hits (67)
  • Tied for 8th in triples (3)
  • Tied for 3rd in stolen bases (20)
  • 1st in on-base percentage (.534)
  • 3rd in slugging percentage (.597)

Phil Pohl

  • 10th in overall batting average (.346)
  • Tied for 8th in doubles (17)

Justin Sarratt

  • 5th in overall pitching (1.95 ERA)

Jeff Schaus

  • Tied for 9th in doubles (16)

Richie Shaffer

  • 10th in home runs (7)
  • Tied for 10th in walks (36)
  • 1st in runs scored (52)
  • 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:

#2 in batting at .297

#4 in pitching at 3.79 ERA

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

Tied for 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

  • 9th in overall pitching (2.78 ERA)
  • 5th in opponents’ batting average (.202)

Alex Frederick

  • Tied for 9th in saves (3)

David Haselden

  • 22nd in overall pitching (4.55 ERA)

John Hinson

  • Tied for 8th in homers (3)
  • 6th in stolen bases (9)

Dominic Leone

  • 12h in overall pitching (2.95 ERA)
  • Tied for 8th in wins (4)
  • 7th in opponents’ batting average (.204)

Will Lamb

  • 18th in overall batting average (.316)
  • Tied for ACC game-high 2 sac flies vs. Duke (3/19)

Jonathan Meyer

  • 8th in overall pitching (2.76 ERA)
  • Tied for 8th in wins (4)
  • 6th in opponents’ batting average (.204)

Brad Miller

  • 1st in overall batting average (.422)
  • Tied for 5th in triples (2)
  • Tied for 7th in stolen bases (8)
  • 3rd in on-base percentage (.478)
  • 5th in slugging percentage (.566)

Phil Pohl

  • Tied for 8th in overall batting average (.356)
  • Tied for 7th in hits (37)
  • Tied for 10th in total bases (52)

Steve Wilkerson

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

Jeff Schaus

  • Tied for 8th in overall batting average (.356)
  • Tied for 7th in hits (37)
  • Tied for 5th in triples (2)
  • Tied for 3rd in doubles (11)
  • Tied for 5th in RBI (22)
  • Tied for 10th in total bases (52)
  • 8th in on-base percentage (.439)

Richie Shaffer

  • Tied for 19th in over batting average (.309)

Scott Weismann

  • Tied for 9th in saves (3) 

 

Weekly Notes:

Clemson went 4-1 this past week. The Tigers outscored their opponents 30-12 and hit .345 with a .439 slugging percentage and a .410 on-base percentage for the week. Clemson totaled seven doubles, three homers, five stolen bases, three hit-by-pitches, and 18 walks while striking out 23 times. The Tiger pitching staff had a 2.05 ERA in 44.0 innings allowing 12 runs (10 earned), 37 hits (.230 opponents’ batting average), and 15 walks against 41 strikeouts. 

The Tigers sit at #9 in WarrenNolan.com’s RPI with the #14 strength of schedule in the nation. 

Clemson has cumulatively outscored their opponents in all nine innings this season. 

The Clemson coaching staff and a few players offered a helping hand at Virginia Tech during a rain delay during the Saturday doubleheader. With rain imminent, the Tigers joined the Hokies in getting the tarp on the field so that it would still be playable after the storm had passed. 

Schaus Shooting Up the Record Books

As TCI 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 5th in games (247)

          5th in at-bats (931)

          6th in hits (295)

          6th in runs (204)

          Tied for 8th in doubles (57)

          9th in RBI (202)

          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 1756
2 Augie Garrido * Texas 40 1720
3 Mike Martin * Florida State 32 1669
4 Cliff Gustafson Texas 29 1427
5 Mark Marquess * Stanford 35 1414
6 Ron Polk Mississippi State 35 1373
7 Rod Dedeaux Southern Cal 44 1342
8 Jim Morris * Miami (FL) 30 1312
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 1195
16 Jack Leggett * Clemson 32 1182
17 Pete Dunn * Stetson 32 1163
18 Bill Wilhelm Clemson 36 1161
  Norm DeBriyn Arkansas 33 1161
20 Jack Coffey Fordham 47 1160
* – active. Records are through Sunday, May 15, 2011.

 

Winningest Active Division I Head Coaches
RK Head Coach Team Years Wins
1 Gene Stephenson Wichita State 34 1756
2 Augie Garrido Texas 40 1720
3 Mike Martin Florida State 32 1669
4 Mark Marquess Stanford 35 1414
5 Jim Morris Miami (FL) 30 1312
6 Jim Gilligan Lamar 34 1195
7 Jack Leggett Clemson 32 1182
8 Pete Dunn Stetson 32 1163
9 Ray Tanner South Carolina 24 1070
10 John Anderson Minnesota 30 1058
Records are through Sunday, May 15, 2011.

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