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 won their sixth ACC series in a row with the victories over Florida State Friday and Saturday.  Find out who won this week’s TCI awards?

Overall Record     39-17

ACC Record             17-13 

Last Week            3-1

5/17   Tuesday        Davidson                         W, 19-0

5/19   Thursday      @ #4 Florida State           L, 6-8

5/20   Friday           @ #4 Florida State           W, 7-4

5/21   Saturday       @ #4 Florida State           W, 8-5 

Next Week

5/25   Wednesday   #8 Georgia Tech (39-17, 22-8 ACC)      11:00AM      Durham, NC

5/26   Thursday      #7 Florida State (40-15, 19-11 ACC)     3:00PM        Durham, NC

5/28   Saturday       NC State (33-23, 15-15 ACC)                11:00AM      Durham, NC

Note: Records as of Sunday, May 22.

 

TCI Hitter-of-the Week                    #26 Chris Epps

The senior outfiedler from Stone Mountain, GA went 9-for-15 (.600) in four games last week. Epps had a triple, two homers, two walks, five runs, and five RBI in earning his second TCI Hitter-of-the-Week honor. Epps was also named the ACC Player-of-the-Week.         

          Other hitters of note:

Will Lamb               10-for-20 (.500), 1 2B, 1 HR, 2 SB, 6 runs, and 6 RBI in 4 games

Jeff Schaus             7-for-15 (.467), 1 2B, 3 BBs, 1 SB, 3 runs, and 4 RBI in 4 games

John Hinson           7-for-18 (.389), 1 3B, 1 HR, 1 SB, 4 runs, and 4 RBI in 4 games

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

The freshman from St. Louis, MO was 1-0 this week in earning his second straight, and third overall, TCI Pitcher-of-the-Week honor. In a start against Davidson, in which he came back after a rain delay, Pohle pitched 5.0 innings allowing no runs on six hits and one walk with four strikeouts.

          Other pitchers of note:

David Haselden       1-0 in 2 appearances, 4.1 IP, 1 hit, 1 unearned run, .077 OBA

Justin Sarratt                   1-0 in 1 start, 5.1 IP, 5 hits, 2 runs, 5 strikeouts

Jonathan Meyer      0-0 in 1 start, 4.1 IP, 5 hits, 3 runs, 7 strikeouts

Kevin Brady            0-0 in 2 appearances, 3.2 IP, 3 hits, 5 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

5/23             14      18      14      3-1

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

Clemson in the Overall ACC stat rankings:

Team:

#1 in batting at .320

#3 in pitching at 3.12 ERA

Tied for ACC game-high 19 runs vs. Charleston Southern (2/26) & vs. Davidson (5/17)

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 (2.19 ERA)

John Hinson

  • 21st in overall batting (.326)
  • Tied for 8th in triples (3)
  • Tied for 4th in stolen bases (21)
  • Tied for 2nd in runs (54)

Spencer Kieboom

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

Will Lamb

  • 10th in overall batting (.343)
  • Tied for 8th in triples (3)
  • Tied for game-high five hits (5/17 vs. Davidson)
  • Tied for game-high two sacrifice flies (3/19 vs. Duke)

Dominic Leone

  • 5th in opponents’ batting average (.207)

Jonathan Meyer

  • 18th in overall pitching (3.11 ERA)

Brad Miller

  • 1st in overall batting (.431)
  • Tied for 7th in hits (72)
  • Tied for 8th in triples (3)
  • Tied for 4th in stolen bases (21)
  • 1st in on-base percentage (.536)
  • 2nd in slugging percentage (.605)

Phil Pohl

  • 18th in overall batting (.328)
  • Tied for 7th in doubles (17)

Justin Sarratt

  • 5th in overall pitching (2.06 ERA)
  • Tied for 9th in wins (7)

Jeff Schaus

  • 22nd in overall batting (.322)
  • Tied for 7th in doubles (17)

Richie Shaffer

  • 25th in overall batting (.316)
  • Tied for 4th in home runs (10)
  • Tied for 7th in walks (40)
  • 1st in runs scored (58)
  • 8th in on-base percentage (.445)
  • 7th in slugging percentage (.556)
  • 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 6th in saves (6) 

Clemson in the ACC stat rankings for conference games only:

Team:

#1 in batting at .297

#4 in pitching at 3.93 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

  • 8th in overall pitching (2.78 ERA)
  • 5th in opponents’ batting average (.202)

Alex Frederick

  • Tied for 10th in saves (3)

David Haselden

  • 19th in overall pitching (3.94 ERA)

John Hinson

  • Tied for 9th in homers (4)
  • Tied for 7th in stolen bases (9)
  • Tied for 5th in runs (26)

Dominic Leone

  • 17th in overall pitching (3.72 ERA)
  • Tied for 9th in wins (4)

Will Lamb

  • 20th in overall batting average (.318)
  • Tied for ACC game-high 2 sac flies vs. Duke (3/19)

Jonathan Meyer

  • 12th in overall pitching (3.06 ERA)
  • Tied for 9th in wins (4)
  • 8th in opponents’ batting average (.211)

Brad Miller

  • 1st in overall batting average (.426)
  • Tied for 8th in hits (40)
  • Tied for 6th in triples (2)
  • Tied for 7th in stolen bases (9)
  • 2nd in on-base percentage (.495)
  • 5th in slugging percentage (.596)
  • Tied for ACC game-high 3 stolen bases vs. Wake Forest (4/22)

Phil Pohl

  • 13th in overall batting average (.330)
  • Tied for 10th in hits (38)

Steve Wilkerson

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

Jeff Schaus

  • 5th in overall batting average (.362)
  • Tied for 3rd in hits (42)
  • Tied for 6th in triples (2)
  • Tied for 8th in walks (19)
  • Tied for 2nd in doubles (12)
  • Tied for 7th in RBI (24)
  • Tied for 9th in total bases (58)
  • 6th in on-base percentage (.449)

Richie Shaffer

  • Tied for 25th in over batting average (.303)
  • Tied for 8th in walks (19)

Scott Weismann

  • Tied for 5th in saves (5)

 

Weekly Notes:

Clemson went 3-1 this past week. The Tigers outscored their opponents 40-17 and hit .369 with a .584 slugging percentage and a .462 on-base percentage for the week. Clemson totaled four doubles, two triples, eight homers, six stolen bases, four hit-by-pitches, and 25 walks while striking out 26 times. The Tiger pitching staff had a 3.86 ERA in 35.0 innings allowing 17 runs (15 earned), 31 hits (.237 opponents’ batting average), and 14 walks against 36 strikeouts. 

The Tigers sit at #9 in WarrenNolan.com’s RPI with the #8 strength of schedule in the nation. 

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

The Tigers are 25-5 in their last 30 games and have won their last seven weekend series, including six ACC series in a row. Clemson has not lost more than one game in a week during that span. 

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:

4th in games (251)

          4th in at-bats (946)

          6th in hits (302)

          6th in runs (207)

          8th in doubles (58)

          9th in RBI (206)

          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 1760
2 Augie Garrido * Texas 40 1722
3 Mike Martin * Florida State 32 1670
4 Cliff Gustafson Texas 29 1427
5 Mark Marquess * Stanford 35 1416
6 Ron Polk Mississippi State 35 1373
7 Rod Dedeaux Southern Cal 44 1342
8 Jim Morris * Miami (FL) 30 1315
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 1196
16 Jack Leggett * Clemson 32 1185
17 Pete Dunn * Stetson 32 1164
18 Bill Wilhelm Clemson 36 1161
  Norm DeBriyn Arkansas 33 1161
20 Jack Coffey Fordham 47 1160
* – active. Records are through Sunday, May 22, 2011.

 

Winningest Active Division I Head Coaches
RK Head Coach Team Years Wins
1 Gene Stephenson Wichita State 34 1760
2 Augie Garrido Texas 40 1722
3 Mike Martin Florida State 32 1670
4 Mark Marquess Stanford 35 1416
5 Jim Morris Miami (FL) 30 1315
6 Jim Gilligan Lamar 34 1196
7 Jack Leggett Clemson 32 1185
8 Pete Dunn Stetson 32 1164
9 Ray Tanner South Carolina 24 1073
10 John Anderson Minnesota 30 1060
Records are through Sunday, May 22, 2011.

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