Tiger Baseball Weekly Wrap-Up

Clemson went 0-3 this past week, which included a loss to Winthrop (8-2) Wednesday and two losses to #4 South Carolina (6-3 and 6-5) over the weekend.

Winthrop's #1 starter Kevin Slowey allowed just four hits in the Eagles' win, as he went the distance. Against the Gamecocks, Brendan Winn hit the go-ahead homer on Saturday to lift the Gamecocks to victory. Then on Sunday in Columbia, a costly error by pitcher David Kopp in the eighth inning led to three runs and a 6-5 Gamecock win.

Clemson hit .257 on the week and was led by Tyler Colvin and Travis Storrer, who both were 4-for-11 (.364). Taylor Harbin added five hits, including his first homer as a Tiger on Sunday. The pitching staff had a 5.54 ERA, but had outstanding outings from Stephen Faris and Kris Harvey. Faris allowed just one run in 5.1 innings pitched in relief against Winthrop, and Harvey pitched a career-high-tying 7.0 innings pitched and allowed just two earned runs on four hits against South Carolina on Sunday. Harvey was also 4-for-12 with two doubles and three RBIs at the plate.

For the season, Clemson (5-7) is hitting .281 and is led by Colvin's .405 batting average. Taylor Harbin is hitting .385 with nine doubles, a triple, a homer, and nine RBIs. He also has had at least one hit in 11 of the 12 games and at least one extra base hit in 10 of the first 12 games. He is errorless in 51 chances at second base this season as well. Despite the two errors on Sunday, Clemson is still fielding above school-record pace (at a .974 clip).

The Tigers will play host to Furman on Wednesday before opening ACC play against nationally-ranked North Carolina at Doug Kingsmore Stadium over the weekend.

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