Overall Season Record: 39-21
ACC Regular-Season Record: 21-9
ACC Tournament Record: 2-2
Last Week: 2-2
L neutral vs. Virginia, 8-1
W neutral vs. #8 Miami (FL), 9-1
W neutral vs. #18 N.C. State, 5-4
L neutral vs. Virginia, 5-4
Fri. TBA (NCAA Regional at Clemson, SC)
Sat. TBA (NCAA Regional at Clemson, SC)
Clemson went 2-2 in the ACC Tournament at the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville (FL), winning games over #8 Miami (FL) and #18 N.C. State, while losing both games to Virginia. The two wins meant Clemson has won at least two games in 29 of the 32 ACC Tournaments ever held. The Tigers finished the pre-NCAA Tournament season with a 4-0 record against the Hurricanes, outscoring the national power 39-10 in the four games. Clemson also improved to 17-7 against top-25 ranked teams in 2005.
The Tigers have a 39-21 overall record, including 11-2 in the last 13 games, and are #6 in both Boyd Nation's and Warren Nolan's unofficial RPI as of Sunday morning. Clemson's strength of schedule is rated the toughest in the nation according to Warren Nolan as well. Clemson has played 31 of its 60 games away from home, totaling a 17-14 record in those 31 games.
Clemson received a host site for the NCAA Tournament. It is the 10th time in school history the Tigers have hosted an NCAA Regional.
Clemson hit .298 in the ACC Tournament and was led by freshman Brad Chalk, who had two hits in each of the four games. Herman Demmink added seven hits, while Kris Harvey hit a homer and drove in five runs. Chalk (13) and Demmink (11) also kept their hitting streaks alive in the tourney. The pitching staff had a 3.09 ERA and got three outstanding starting pitching performances from Stephen Faris, Josh Cribb, and Robert Rohrbaugh. The three combined to allow just four earned runs, three walks, and 18 hits (15 singles) in 25.0 innings pitched. They also had a 1.44 ERA and 22 strikeouts.
Clemson is hitting .309 with 128 doubles and 72 homers in 60 games. Chalk leads the team with a .363 batting average, while Taylor Harbin is second at .360. Harvey has an ACC-best 22 homers along with 67 RBIs, while Tyler Colvin has a team-best 12 stolen bases. The pitching staff has a 4.01 ERA and .271 opponents' batting average. Stephen Faris has a team-best 2.55 ERA, while Josh Cribb has won his last five decisions and is 7-4 with a 3.53 ERA.
Harvey and Harbin were named First-Team All-ACC prior to the ACC Tournament, while Faris received Second-Team All-ACC honors.
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