Overall Season Record: 28-18
ACC Regular-Season Record: 13-8
Last Week: 3-2
W home vs. Elon, 9-6
W home vs. Wofford, 7-1
L home vs. #6 Georgia Tech, 18-14
W home vs. #6 Georgia Tech, 6-5
L home vs. #6 Georgia Tech, 6-4
Sun. Away vs. Virginia Tech
Clemson went 3-2 in five games last week, which included midweek wins over Elon and Wofford, and one win in three games against #6 Georgia Tech over the weekend. The Tigers downed Elon 9-6 on Tuesday behind homers from Herman Demmink and Kris Harvey, then beat Wofford 7-1 on Wednesday thanks to Andy D'Alessio's grand slam off the bench. On Friday, the Yellow Jackets outslugged Clemson 18-14 thanks to 21 hits. In that game, Harvey, Stan Widmann, and D'Alessio all hit homers. It was also the fourth-straight game Harvey hit a long ball. Clemson led 8-1, but Georgia Tech rallied for 13 runs in the middle three innings to take command. On Saturday, Clemson scored three runs with two outs in the ninth inning to win 6-5. Taylor Harbin's two-run single through the left side was the game-winner. In game three, Clemson out-hit Georgia Tech 12-10, but left 11 runners on base. Harbin and Travis Storrer each had three hits, while Demmink added two singles and two RBIs in three at-bats.
Clemson hit .320 on the week, and was led by Storrer (8-for-17), Demmink (9-for-21), Harvey (8-for-21), and D'Alessio (6-for-16). Both Harvey and D'Alessio hit three homers during the week. Demmink upped his current hitting streak to 11 games, while Storrer has a current 10-game hitting streak. Tyler Colvin's 19-game hitting streak came to an end on Sunday despite hitting the ball hard three times right at Georgia Tech fielders.
Clemson has a 28-18 overall record and 13-8 mark in the ACC. The team is hitting .308 with 54 homers in 46 games, while its opponents have hit just 17. Demmink continues to get on base, as he is hitting a team-best .378 (including .437 in ACC games) with a .446 on-base percentage from his leadoff spot. Brad Chalk is hitting .354 with a .453 on-base percentage. Harbin (.352) and Harvey (.351) are next, while Storrer is hitting .335. Harvey leads the ACC with 17 homers. Both Chalk and Adrian Casanova also have 10 sacrifice bunts, a number that ranks third in Clemson history for a season.
Despite a rough outing against Georgia Tech, Stephen Faris still leads the Tigers with a 2.33 ERA in 58.0 innings pitched. The team's ERA stands at 4.05 with a .269 opponents' batting average.
The Tigers, who have played 21 of their 46 games away from home, will be off all week for final exams. Clemson will return to action in a three-game series at Virginia Tech starting Sunday at 1:00 PM. The Tigers' next six games will be on the road. Three Tigers will graduate on May 13, including seniors Jeff Hahn and Gene Pierce along with junior Daniel Pritchard.
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