Clemson baseball's weekly wrap

Clemson baseball's weekly wrap

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Clemson baseball's weekly wrap

Baseball season is back so it’s time for the first edition of The Clemson Insider’s weekly baseball wrap.

Find out who won this week’s awards and much more following the 11th-ranked Tigers weekend sweep of William & Mary.

Clemson is off to its first 3-0 start since 2010, and will host Furman today at 4 p.m. at Doug Kingsmore Stadium.

Overall Record            3-0

ACC Record                0-0

Last Week          3-0

2/16   Friday           William & Mary       W, 5-4 (10)

2/17   Saturday       William & Mary       W, 7-6

2/18   Sunday         William & Mary       W, 2-1

Next Week

2/20   Tuesday        Furman (3-0)                    4:00PM         Clemson

2/23   Friday           #10 Dallas Baptist (3-0)     4:00PM         Clemson

2/24   Saturday       #10 Dallas Baptist (3-0)     1:00PM         Clemson

2/25   Sunday         #10 Dallas Baptist (3-0)     1:00PM         Clemson

Note: Records as of Monday, February 19. Dallas Baptist travels to Baylor on Tuesday. 

TCI Hitter-of-the Week                No. 25 Patrick Cromwell

The senior infielder from Costa Mesa, CA went 3-for-8 (.375) in three games last weekend. Cromwell had a double, three RBI, and two walks with a .500 slugging percentage and a .500 on-base percentage.         

         Other hitters of note:

          Seth Beer                3-for-8 (.375), 2 2B, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 4 R, 4 BB, 2 HBP, 1-1 SB

Robert Jolly            3-for-8 (.375), 2 RBI, 2 BB, 2 SH

Chris Williams         4-for-11 (.364), 1 2B, 1 RBI, 4 R, 2 BB

TCI Pitcher-of-the-Week              #24 Jake Higginbotham

The redshirt sophomore from Hoschton, GA was outstanding Sunday in his first appearance since April 2016. After carrying a perfect game into the sixth inning, Higginbotham finished by allowing a run on two hits (.111 OBA) with no walks and three strikeouts in 5.1 innings to earn his first win of the season.

         Other pitchers of note:

Carson Spiers                    2.2 IP, 0-0, 1 SV, 2 app, 1 hit, 0 runs, 0 BB, 5 K, .111 OBA

Travis Marr             2.2 IP, 0-0, 1 app, 0 hits, 0 runs, 1 BB, 2 K, .000 OBA

Ryley Gilliam                    2.0 IP, 1-0, 1 SV, 2 app, 1 hit, 0 runs, 0 BB, 5 Ks, .125 OBA

Weekend Notes:

Clemson, ranked as high as No. 11 in the country, swept William & Mary last weekend at Doug Kingsmore Stadium to open the 2018 season. The Tigers outscored the Tribe 14-11 while outhitting them .230 (20 hits) to .192 (20 hits). On the weekend, Clemson had six doubles, a homer, 20 walks, and five HBPs against 18 strikeouts while going 3-5 on stolen bases. The Tiger pitching staff finished the weekend with a 3.54 ERA, allowing 11 runs (11 earned) in 28.0 innings with two walks against 36 strikeouts. Clemson fielded at a .991 clip, committing one error in 112 chances.

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