Overall Season Record: 20-8
ACC Regular-Season Record: 9-3
Last Week: 2-2
Wed. L, Home vs. #14 Coastal Carolina, 4-3 (11 Innings)
Fri. W, Home vs. Boston College, 15-2
Sat. L, Home vs. Boston College, 11-5
Sun. W, Home vs. Boston College, 14-9
Tue. Away vs. Georgia, 7:00 PM
Wed. Home vs. Georgia, 6:30 PM
Fri. Away vs. Duke, 6:00 PM
Sat. Away vs. Duke, 2:00 PM
Sun. Away vs. Duke, 1:00 PM
The No. 10 Clemson Tigers went 2-2 in four games this past week. Clemson
lost a tight game against a top-15 Coastal Carolina club on Wednesday,
then the Tigers won two of three games against Boston College over the
Rico Noel's solo home run with two outs in the 11th inning lifted #14
Coastal Carolina to a 4-3 win over Clemson at Doug Kingsmore Stadium
on March 31. The Tigers took a 3-0 lead in the fourth inning on Jeff
Schaus' run-scoring triple and Kyle Parker's two-run homer. But the
Tigers did not tally a hit or run in the final seven innings despite
putting 10 runners on base (nine walks, one hit-by-pitch) during that
span. Dominic Leone pitched 5.1 strong innings in his first career
start, allowing just four hits and one unearned run. Clemson
committed four errors in the game, while the Chanticleers were
Clemson then won two of three games over Boston College by a combined
score of 34-22 at Doug Kingsmore Stadium from April 2-4. The Tigers
outhit Boston College .355 to .309 and totaled 39 hits, 24 walks, two
hit-by-pitches, a .464 on-base percentage, and eight steals while not
committing an error. Brad Miller went 7-for-13 (.538) with a homer,
triple, double, three RBIs, six runs, and two walks, while John Hinson
was 6-for-12 (.500) with six RBIs, three runs, and three steals. Mike
Freeman added five hits, three doubles, one homer, six RBIs, four
runs, and four walks.
During the week, the Tigers hit .303 with a .476 slugging percentage
and .432 on-base percentage, 37 runs, 10 doubles, three triples, three
homers, 33 walks, three hit-by-pitches, and nine stolen bases. The
pitching staff had a 5.92 ERA and .291 opponents' batting average
along with 37 strikeouts in 38.0 innings pitched.
Hinson led the Tigers on the week by going 7-for-15 (.467) with six
RBIs, four walks, and three steals, while Miller went 8-for-18 (.444)
with a homer, triple, two doubles, three RBIs, and six runs. Freeman
added six hits, including three doubles and one homer, six RBIs, five
runs, and six walks. Chris Epps also had four hits, six runs, seven
walks, and two steals in only 10 at-bats.
On the season, the Tigers sport a 20-8 overall record, including a
17-4 home record, 2-3 road mark, and 1-1 neutral-site record. The
Tigers, who are 9-3 in the ACC, are leading the ACC Atlantic Division
by two games over second-place Florida State (7-5). Georgia Tech
leads the overall ACC standings with an 11-1 record, while Miami (FL)
is second (10-2).
Clemson is hitting .301 with a .491 slugging percentage and .415 on-
base percentage thanks to more walks (179) than strikeouts (178) in 28
games. The Tigers have also accumulated 38 homers, 58 doubles, six
triples, 52 steals, and are averaging 8.8 runs per game.
The Tigers have been bit by the injury bug of late. Parker missed the
last two games of the Boston College series due to a back ailment.
Freshman first-baseman Richie Shaffer, who is hitting .346 with two
homers and 11 RBIs in 17 games, has missed the last nine games due to
a hamstring injury. Third-baseman Jason Stolz has missed the last
eight games due to injury as well. All three righthanded batters were
in the starting lineup during the early stages of the season. Clemson
is also without the services of reserve infielder Kevin Caughman and
righthander Justin Sarratt due to injury.
Parker still leads the team in batting average (.378) and home runs
(11), while Hinson is batting .347 with two homers, 22 RBIs, and 11
steals in 25 games (15 starts). Miller is up to .340 with a .468 on-
base percentage and Schaus has a team-high 37 RBIs. Epps has added 28
walks and a team-high 12 stolen bases as well.
The pitching staff has a 4.05 ERA and .257 opponents' batting average
along with 195 strikeouts against 99 walks in 253.1 innings pitched on
In seven starts (42.0 innings pitched), Harman is 5-0 with a 2.14 ERA
and .187 opponents' batting average. Sophomore righty David Haselden
is 3-2 with two saves, a 2.25 ERA, and .213 opponents' batting average
in 20.0 innings pitched over 10 relief appearances. Alex Frederick
and Jonathan Meyer have two saves apiece as well.
The Tigers will play a home-and-home midweek series against Georgia
before they travel northeastward to face Duke at Durham (NC) Bulls
Athletic Park in a three-game series over the weekend.
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