Overall Season Record: 22-14
Conference Record: 8-4
Last Week: 4-1
W home vs. Winthrop, 9-5
W away vs. #6 South Carolina, 13-5
W away vs. #10 North Carolina, 2-1
L away vs. #10 North Carolina, 4-0
W away vs. #10 North Carolina, 4-2 (10)
Clemson went 4-1 with three wins over top-10 teams on the road last week, including a 13-5 win at #6 South Carolina and two wins at #10 North Carolina. The two wins in Chapel Hill solidified the Tigers' second-place spot in the ACC standings.
The Tigers hit .306 on the week, against its opponents .262 batting average, and committed just three errors. The Tigers also hit 15 extra base hits, while limiting opponents to just seven in five games. Garrick Evans was 7-for-15 (.467) with a homer and six RBIs on the week before leaving Sunday's game with a leg injury. Travis Storrer and Kris Harvey also added seven hits on the week.
In two relief appearances, Patrick Hogan pitched 5.2 scoreless innings, allowing just two hits and two walks while striking out eight to pick up two saves, giving him eight in 2004. He also has 16 in his career, tied for third most in Clemson history. Tyler Lumsden struck out 10 in 5.0 innings without allowing an earned run in game one at North Carolina before the game was suspended until the next day due to a power outage. Hogan came in and struck out six more Tar Heels, meaning the two combined for 16 strikeouts in Clemson's 2-1 win in game one. Steven Jackson pulled off a rare feat this past week, picking up wins over top-10 Carolina teams on the road in one week. He started and pitched 6.1 solid innings at South Carolina to earn the win, then came in relief at North Carolina Sunday to pitch 1.2 hitless and scoreless innings to earn the win again.
The Tigers will now play their next 14 games at home after playing 18 of their first 36 games away from home, starting Tuesday against The Citadel. Clemson's next ACC series is against N.C. State at Doug Kingsmore Stadium next weekend. Clemson is hitting .299 overall and has a 3.85 ERA.
Only once in the last 14 games has Clemson allowed double-digit hits, and that was Saturday at North Carolina when the Tar Heels had 11 hits. The Tigers have also gone 16 straight games without allowing more than five runs in a game.
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