TCI Baseball Season Wrap

TCI Baseball Season Wrap

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TCI Baseball Season Wrap

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By Trey McCurry.

TheClemsonInsider.com takes a look back at the 2011 baseball season for the Tigers.  The season wrap includes the final stats, notes and awards.

Overall Record     43-20

ACC Record             17-13 

Clemson in the Overall ACC stat rankings:

Team:

#1 in batting at .318

#5 in pitching at 3.32 ERA

#7 in fielding at .970

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 7th in home runs (10)

David Haselden

  • 5th in overall pitching (2.23 ERA)

John Hinson

  • 15th in overall batting (.331)
  • Tied for 10th in hits (81)
  • 4th in stolen bases (23)
  • Tied for 2nd in runs (62)

Spencer Kieboom

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

Will Lamb

  • 4th in overall batting (.348)
  • Tied for 4th in triples (4)
  • Tied for game-high five hits (5/17 vs. Davidson)
  • Tied for game-high two sacrifice flies (3/19 vs. Duke)

Jonathan Meyer

  • 19th in overall pitching (3.31 ERA)
  • Tied for 4thd in complete games (1)

Brad Miller

  • 1st in overall batting (.395)
  • Tied for 5th in stolen bases (21)
  • 1st in on-base percentage (.498)
  • 5th in slugging percentage (.559)

Phil Pohl

  • 13th in overall batting (.333)
  • 3rd in doubles (22)

Justin Sarratt

  • 9th in overall pitching (2.57 ERA)

Jeff Schaus

  • 19th in overall batting (.323)
  • Tied for 6th in doubles (20)

Richie Shaffer

  • Tied for 2nd in home runs (13)
  • Tied for 9th in walks (44)
  • Tied for 2nd in runs scored (62)
  • 8th in RBI (55)
  • 9th in total bases (128)
  • 8th in on-base percentage (.438)
  • 4th in slugging percentage (.577)

Jason Stolz

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

Scott Weismann

  • Tied for 6th in saves (7)

 

Clemson in the ACC stat rankings for conference games only:

Team:

#1 in batting at .297

#4 in pitching at 3.93 ERA

#10 in fielding at .964

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)

Tied for ACC game-high 19 assists vs. Virginia (3/13)

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)
  • Tied for 2nd in complete games (1)

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) 

Season Notes:

  • Clemson played in its 36th all-time NCAA Tournament, fifth-most all-time.
  • The 2011 season was Clemson’s 47th consecutive winning season.
  • Clemson won seven weekend series in a row to close the regular season.
  • The Tigers +3.2 scoring margin was fifth-best in the nation in 2011.
  • Clemson finished #9 in the nation in average home attendance with 4,393 fans per date. It was Clemson’s 10th season in a row finishing in the top-10 and the Tigers have finished in the top-20 for 18 straight seasons.
  • The Tigers had the #6 strength of schedule in the nation according to WarrenNolan.com. The Tigers had 28 (of 63 games) were against teams that played in the 2011 NCAA Tournament, including 13 games against four of the top-five national seeds.
  • Besides leading the ACC in batting average, Clemson also had a league-high 106 steals in 2011. 

NCAA Stat Finishes:

Clemson finished in the top-25 in the nation in 11 statistical categories in 2011. In addition, Brad Miller finished in the top 25 in the nation in two statistical categories. He was 16th in on-base percentage (.498) and 25th in batting average (.395). Spencer Kieboom was tied for 25th in the nation in sacrifice flies (7) as well. 

Clemson’s Top-25 NCAA Stat Finishes
Category Stat Rank
Sacrifice Flies 46 2
Hits 687 5
Batting Average .318 6
Walks 304 6
Runs 449 11
Slugging Percentage .460 14
Stolen Bases 106 T-14
Runs per Game 7.1 15
Hits per 9 IP 8.00 23
Stolen Bases per Game 1.68 25
Doubles 125 T-25

 

2011 Player Honors

#19 Kevin Brady

• 17th-round draft pick of the Cleveland Indians

• All-ACC Academic team member

#36 Matt Campbell

• All-ACC Academic team member

#26 Chris Epps

• 45th-round draft pick of the Houston Astros

• All-ACC Tournament selection

• ACC Player-of-the-Week (5/23)

#20 Scott Firth

• All-ACC Academic team member

#29 David Haselden

• All-ACC Academic team member

#4 John Hinson

• 13th-round draft pick of the Houston Astros

• Tiger Baseball Award co-winner (leadership)

• Clemson (SC) Regional All-Tournament selection

#22 Spencer Kieboom

• All-ACC Academic team member

• Bob Bradley Award winner

#30 Will Lamb

• Second-round draft pick of the Texas Rangers

• Second-Team All-ACC selection

• Clemson (SC) Regional All-Tournament selection

#13 Brad Miller

• Second-round draft pick of the Seattle Mariners

• Golden Spikes Award Semifinalist

• Dick Howser Trophy Semifinalist

• Brooks Wallace Shortstop-of-the-Year Award winner

• First-team All-American by ABCA, Baseball America, and Collegiate Baseball

• Second-team All-American by NCBWA and Perfect Game

• First-team All-Atlantic Region by ABCA

• ACC Player-of-the-Year

• First-Team All-ACC selection

• All-ACC Academic team member

• Mitchell Award winner (team MVP)

• National Player-of-the-Week by Collegiate Baseball (4/11)

• National Co-Hitter-of-the-Week by NCBWA (4/11)

• ACC Player-of-the-Week (4/11)

• ACC Player-of-the-Week (5/2)

• ACC Player-of-the-Week (5/16)

#51 Joseph Moorefield

• 26th-round draft pick of the Kansas City Royals

#9 Phil Pohl

• Second-Team All-ACC selection

• Third-Team Academic All-American by CoSIDA

• First-Team Academic All-District III by CoSIDA

• All-ACC Academic team member

• Dedication Award winner (team strength training)

• Tiger Baseball Award co-winner (leadership)

• Clemson (SC) Regional All-Tournament selection

#21 Kevin Pohle • RHP • Fr.

• Second-team freshman All-American by NCBWA

• All-ACC Academic team member

#23 Justin Sarratt • RHP • *Gr.

• All-ACC Academic team member

 • Stowe Award winner (team most valuable pitcher)

• ACC Pitcher-of-the-Week (5/2)

#3 Jeff Schaus • OF • Sr.

• 16th-round draft pick of the Los Angeles Dodgers

• Second-Team All-ACC selection

#8 Richie Shaffer • 1B/3B • So.

• Second-team All-Atlantic Region by ABCA

• First-Team All-ACC selection

• All-ACC Academic team member

• ACC Co-Player-of-the-Week (4/4)

#2 Jason Stolz • INF • Jr.

• All-ACC Academic team member

#33 Scott Weismann • RHP • Jr.

• 46th-round draft pick of the Chicago Cubs

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             —      16      23      3-2

4/4              —      —      —      1-3

4/11             —      —      —      4-1

4/18             —      —      —      4-0

4/25             —      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

5/30             14      19      12      2-1

6/8              NP      21      NP      2-2

6/30             NP      21      NP      —

FINAL           21      21      16      —

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

Schaus In The Record Books

As TCI detailed on April 14, senior outfielder Jeff Schaus attacked several career records in his final season as a Tiger. Here is where Schaus stands in Clemson history:

3rd in games (258)

          3rd in at-bats (973)

          Tied for 4th in hits (311)

          5th in walks (148)

          6th in runs (213)

          7th in doubles (61)

          7th in RBI (211)

          9th in total bases (477)

 

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 looks at where Leggett ranks in the All-Time wins list as well as the active list. 

All-Time Winningest Division I Head Coaches
RK Head Coach Current/Last Team Years Wins
1 Gene Stephenson * Wichita State 34 1763
2 Augie Garrido * Texas 40 1731
3 Mike Martin * Florida State 32 1677
4 Cliff Gustafson Texas 29 1427
5 Mark Marquess * Stanford 35 1422
6 Ron Polk Mississippi State 35 1373
7 Rod Dedeaux Southern Cal 44 1342
8 Jim Morris * Miami (FL) 30 1318
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 1189
17 Pete Dunn * Stetson 32 1167
18 Bill Wilhelm Clemson 36 1161
  Norm DeBriyn Arkansas 33 1161
20 Jack Coffey Fordham 47 1160
* – active. Records are through the 2011 season.

 

Winningest Active Division I Head Coaches
RK Head Coach Team Years Wins
1 Gene Stephenson Wichita State 34 1763
2 Augie Garrido Texas 40 1731
3 Mike Martin Florida State 32 1677
4 Mark Marquess Stanford 35 1422
5 Jim Morris Miami (FL) 30 1318
6 Jim Gilligan Lamar 34 1196
7 Jack Leggett Clemson 32 1189
8 Pete Dunn Stetson 32 1167
9 Ray Tanner South Carolina 24 1084
10 John Anderson Minnesota 30 1063
11 Keith Guttin Missouri State 29 992
12 Danny Hall Georgia Tech 24 987
13 Mike Gillespie UC Irvine 24 932
14 Wayne Graham Rice 20 912
15 Paul Mainieri LSU 23 896
16 Fred Hill Rutgers 28 882
17 Gary Powers Nevada 29 880
18 Andy Lopez Arizona 23 874
19 Tony Robichaux UL-Lafayette 25 871
20 Bill Brown George Mason 30 844
Records are through the 2011 season.

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