Tiger Baseball Weekly Wrap Up

Clemson went 4-1 during its Spring Break road trip, which included two games at Old Dominion and three at Maryland. <BR>

Overall Season Record: 12-9
ACC Regular-Season Record: 5-1

Last Week: 4-1
W away vs. Old Dominion, 1-0
L away vs. Old Dominion, 3-2
W away vs. Maryland, 14-3
W away vs. Maryland, 6-4 (13)
W away vs. Maryland, 12-0

Next Week
Tue. Home vs. Coastal Carolina
Wed. Home vs. Coastal Carolina
Fri. Away vs. Florida State
Sat. Away vs. Florida State
Sun. Away vs. Florida State

Notes: Clemson went 4-1 during its Spring Break road trip, which included two games at Old Dominion and three at Maryland. The Tigers split two one-run games with the Monarchs and outscored the Terrapins 32-7 in a sweep at College Park. Clemson won its fifth straight ACC game in the series finale and has a 5-1 conference mark. In the second game of the Maryland series, Head Coach Jack Leggett earned his 900th career win, becoming just the 35th coach in NCAA history to record at least 900 victories as a Division I head coach.

The Tigers hit .274 on the week and was led by freshman Brad Chalk, who hit .529 (9-for-17) in five games. Herman Demmink was 8-for-19 (.421) with four doubles and a homer, while Taylor Harbin added three more doubles and a homer to go along with seven RBIs. Harbin upped his season double total to 13. He committed his first error of the season at Maryland, but that came as a shortstop, not his usual position of second base. Clemson hit 15 doubles and four homers on the week, compared to its opponents' three doubles and one long ball.

The pitching staff continued to impress, as it had a 1.31 ERA on the week. The staff allowed just 30 hits and 15 walks while striking out 52 in 48.0 innings pitched. It also held opponents to a .171 batting average on the week. Stephen Faris lowered his ACC-best ERA to 0.39 thanks to 8.0 scoreless innings of two-hit ball over two relief appearances. Faris earned a save and a win in two close games. Robert Rohrbaugh pitched 7.0 scoreless innings of three-hit ball to earn the win in the week's final game, as he also struck out a career-high nine batters.

On the season, Harbin leads the team with a .368 batting average and 13 doubles and three homers in 21 games. The pitching staff has been spectacular in recent weeks, as it has lowered its season ERA to 3.26 and opponents' batting average to .252.

The Tigers will play two midweek games against Coastal Carolina before traveling to Tallahassee for a three-game series at Florida State over the weekend.

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