Clemson went into the weekend series with NC State ranked #1 in the NCAA baseball RPI, but the Tigers were swept at home by the Wolfpack by scores of 4-0, 6-1 and 5-4. In the mid-week game, the Tigers shutout Charleston Southern 5-0.
The Tigers had a defensive meltdown in Friday’s loss committing five errors. Still, all of State’s runs were earned with Jacob Hennessy yielding three of them.
Saturday the Tigers outhit the Wolfpack 9-8 but the clutch hit eluded them as they stranded 10. Brooks Crawford gave up three runs and took the loss.
Sunday Ryan Miller gave up a solo homer in the top of the 8th to Will Wilson, his second homer of he day, and that was the difference in the game.
State’s pitchers did their job against the Tiger’s Seth Beer holding to him just a single in the series. Wolfpack outhomered the Tigers 5-1, three coming in Sunday’s victory.
For the week Grayson Byrd led the Clemson offense with a .533 average, 3 homers and 6 RBIs. All the homers came in the win over Charleston Southern. But he was the only Tiger regular to swing the bat well.
As a team for the four game week Clemson hit just .211. Beer, Patrick Cromwell and Chris Williams combined to go 4-39 during the week with no homers and no RBIs.
The Tigers play their midweek game this week at Coastal Carolina on Tuesday. They then head to Louisville for three starting on Friday night.
Monte Lee following Sunday’s loss to NC State
ACC Standings (from WarrenNolan.com)
|1||North Carolina State||5-1||0.833||–||18-3||0.857||9||5-1||8-2||5 Wins|
|2||Wake Forest||4-2||0.667||1||9-11||0.450||65||2-2||5-5||1 Win|
|3||Florida State||3-3||0.500||2||16-4||0.800||10||3-1||6-4||2 Wins|
|6||Notre Dame||2-4||0.333||3||8-10||0.444||73||1-2||3-7||2 Losses|
|6||Boston College||2-4||0.333||3||7-10||0.412||39||1-2||3-7||2 Losses|
|1||North Carolina||4-2||0.667||–||12-8||0.600||8||1-2||7-3||3 Wins|
|3||Miami (FL)||3-3||0.500||1||9-10||0.474||78||2-6||6-4||1 Win|
|3||Virginia Tech||3-3||0.500||1||9-10||0.474||105||2-4||6-4||1 Loss|
|6||Georgia Tech||2-4||0.333||2||11-8||0.579||48||0-5||4-6||1 Win|