Clemson recovered nicely from a four game losing streak, including a a mid-week loss at Coastal Carolina on a bottom of the ninth grand slam, by taking two out of three at Louisville over the weekend. The Tigers won the opener Friday night 3-1, then after a rain out Saturday, split Sunday’s doubleheader winning the opener 4-3 and dropping the nightcap 5-1. The Tigers improve to 5-4 in the ACC and are 18-6 overall.
Monte Lee was hoping his team would bounce back from a poor offensive series against NC State but the Tigers hit .173 for the week. Drew Wharton was the only regular with an offensive punch hitting .400 for the week. In the Louisville series, Wharton was 5-11 (.455).
The Tigers got a weekend boost from Jordan Greene who took over at second when Grayson Byrd suffered an injury and hit .400 in two games. He also drew two walks and had an on base percentage of .571
On the mound, Jacob Hennessy earned the win Friday night against Louisville pitching a career high 7.1 innings allowing one run, five hits and striking out six. And in Sunday’s win, Travis Marr picked up his first career victory working one inning of relief. Ryan Miller and Ryley Gilliam earned the saves.
The Tigers will face Furman at Fluor Field in Greenville Tuesday night then open a three game series at home against Boston College on Thursday.
ACC Overall RPI 1-50
|1||North Carolina State||7-2||0.778||–||20-4||0.833||14||6-2||8-2||2 Wins|
|2||Florida State||5-4||0.556||2||20-5||0.800||6||5-2||6-4||1 Win|
|2||Wake Forest||5-4||0.556||2||11-13||0.458||96||2-2||6-4||1 Win|
|5||Notre Dame||4-5||0.444||3||10-12||0.455||102||2-2||4-6||1 Loss|
|5||Boston College||4-5||0.444||3||9-12||0.429||85||1-4||4-6||1 Loss|
|1||Miami (FL)||6-3||0.667||–||12-11||0.522||74||2-7||6-4||3 Wins|
|3||North Carolina||5-4||0.556||1||14-10||0.583||9||3-3||7-3||1 Loss|
|4||Virginia Tech||4-5||0.444||2||10-12||0.455||124||2-5||5-5||1 Win|
|5||Georgia Tech||3-6||0.333||3||13-11||0.542||38||2-6||4-6||2 Losses|