It took an 8-3 win over Miami Saturday afternoon for Clemson to salvage something from last week. It began with a Tuesday night loss to Georgia in North Augusta. Friday the Tigers blew an 11-3 lead over Miami in the top of the 9th and lost in 12 innings. The hangover from the loss bled over to the first game on Saturday in a listless 6-1 loss to the Hurricanes.
Patrick Cromwell had the Tigers’ best week at the plate hitting .353 with 2 home runs and 4 RBIs. Seth Beer hit .333 for the week but did not drive in any runs.
Chris Williams, however, also had a memorable weekend with grand slams on Friday night and in game two on Saturday. He had 8 RBIs for the week.
For the week the Tigers hit .223 with 6 home runs.
Jake Higgenbotham earned the win on Saturday allowing 4 hits and 2 runs over 7.1 innings. He’s 5-1. It was not a good week for the Tiger bullpen which allowed 11 earned runs in the four games. Overall the pitching staff worked up a 4.85 ERA for the week walking 19 batters and striking out 34.
Beer continues to pace the Tigers in hitting with a 2.88 average. He has 10 homers and 25 RBIs and has walked 30 times. Williams leads the Tigers in RBIs with 40. The Tigers are hitting .245 as a team.
The team ERA remains very respectable at 3.34. Jacob Hennesey leads the way with a 2.70 ERA.
The Tigers get their rematch with Georgia Tuesday night in Athens. Then they head to Wake Forest for their next ACC series starting Friday.
|1||North Carolina State||13-5||0.722||–||28-7||0.800||18||7-2||7-3||2 Wins|
|3||Wake Forest||10-8||0.556||3||17-20||0.459||93||6-8||6-4||3 Wins|
|5||Florida State||8-9||0.471||4½||24-12||0.667||12||13-9||4-6||5 Losses|
|6||Notre Dame||6-12||0.333||7||15-21||0.417||86||5-10||4-6||2 Losses|
|7||Boston College||5-13||0.278||8||12-22||0.353||156||1-9||3-7||3 Losses|
|2||North Carolina||12-6||0.667||½||24-12||0.667||10||5-7||8-2||2 Wins|
|3||Georgia Tech||9-9||0.500||3½||21-16||0.568||43||5-9||5-5||2 Losses|
|3||Miami (FL)||9-9||0.500||3½||15-20||0.429||62||6-16||3-7||1 Loss|
|7||Virginia Tech||6-12||0.333||6½||15-20||0.429||115||3-11||4-6||3 Losses|