Overall Season Record: 27-10
ACC Regular-Season Record: 10-5
Last Week: 3-2
Tue. W away vs. Western Carolina, 8-3
Wed. W home vs. #7 South Carolina, 10-5
Fri. W away vs. #10 Georgia Tech, 7-6
Sat. L away vs. #10 Georgia Tech, 12-3
Sun. L away vs. #10 Georgia Tech, 22-4
Tue. Home vs. Winthrop, 7:15 PM
Wed. Home vs. Furman, 7:15 PM
Fri. Away vs. Boston College, 2:30 PM
Sat. Away vs. Boston College, 1:00 PM
Sun. Away vs. Boston College, 12:00 PM
Clemson went 3-2 last week in five games, four of which were on the road and four against top-10 teams. The Tigers won 8-3 at Western Carolina on Tuesday and defeated #7 South Carolina 10-5 at home on Wednesday. Clemson captured the season series 3-1 over the Gamecocks with the win. Over the weekend, Clemson lost two of three at #10 Georgia Tech.
On Friday, Adrian Casanova came up big with two clutch, run-scoring doubles, including the game-winner in the eighth inning, to lead the Tigers to a 7-6 win. Daniel Moskos pitched the final 2.0 innings to earn the save. On Saturday, Georgia Tech pulled away late to win 12-3, then on Sunday kept the bats hot in a 22-4 victory. Georgia Tech outscored the Tigers 40-14 in the series. Wes Hodges combined for 13 RBIs in the final two games of the series.
Perhaps the hottest Tiger at the plate is Casanova, the nine-hole-hitter. In five games last week, he went 5-for-11 (.455) with two doubles, a homer, and five RBIs. Travis Storrer was 6-for-14 (.429) with three doubles, two homers, six RBIs, five walks, and no strikeouts, while Brad Chalk was 8-for-20 (.400). Andy D'Alessio added two homers and six RBIs as well. Clemson hit .281 last week.
The Saturday loss at Georgia Tech snapped the Tigers' 10-game ACC winning streak and six-game road winning streak, five of which were against teams ranked in the top 11. Clemson's record is 27-10 overall and 10-5 in league play. The Tigers maintain a 13-5 record against top-25 ranked teams, and have played 13 (10-3 record) of its last 18 games against teams ranked in the top 20.
Overall in 2006, Clemson is hitting .292 with a .368 on-base percentage. Tyler Colvin leads the club with a .340 average, 14 doubles, three triples, seven homers, 32 RBIs, and 13 steals. Andy D'Alessio has 12 home runs and 52 RBIs, while Brad Chalk has raised his average to .333.
The pitching staff's ERA rose to 3.60 overall with a .252 opponents' batting average. Daniel Moskos has a team-high six saves, allowing 21 hits in 31.1 innings pitched.
The Tigers will play two midweek games at home (Tuesday vs. Winthrop and Wednesday vs. Furman) before hitting the road again to play at Boston College over the weekend. It will be the first time the two ACC schools have ever met on the diamond.
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