Clemson's baseball team overcame a 5-4 loss on Friday at home to GT, pulling out wins on Saturday 8-5 behind Casey Harman and Sunday afternoon 6-3 to take the series from #4 Georgia Tech this weekend. The Tigers improved to 30-15 overall and 14-10 in the ACC. The Yellow Jackets fell to 28-11-1 overall and 14-7-1 in ACC play.
The win was Jack Leggett's 300th against an ACC team as Clemson's head coach. It was also Clemson's 100th all-time victory over Georgia Tech, as the Tigers improved their all-time record against the Yellow Jackets to 100-97-3 with Sunday's win.
Clemson will have no midweek games because of Exams, and will get Maryland at Tiger Field next weekend. Senior third baseman Matt Sanders sat out with a back injury sustained early in Saturday’s game. ... Senior starter Trey Delk pitched for the first time since March 20 and allowed one earned run and three hits in three innings before approaching his predetermined 50-pitch limit. Delk missed the past month because of a stress fracture and bulging disc in his back.
We now have a great shot at getting a Regional at the very least (I'd say almost a lock), and our RPI is good enough to warrant consideration for a Super Regional.
Cris Ard took email questions from TI readers and subscribers last weekend and gives his thoughts on the LB corps, the offensive line situation, and recruiting.
He speaks of Pearman's interview with them last week, the highlights of which are really that Lambert and Walker need to step it up or J.K. Jay will take at least the 2nd team spot from one of them; guys like Jamarcus Grant need to step it up; there will essentially be a 3-man rotation at OT (Hairston, Lambert and Walker at the moment, recall most Tackles play the whole game so you only need 3 or 4); they will take at least 2 OTs (likely one on each side) this next cycle; and we're alright at TE for the moment but they'll look to take 2 TEs as well.
Clemson graduate assistant Ryan Sulkowski is taking a job as HC of Rifle High School in Colorado. It looks like he'll be replaced in a few weeks, maybe with Hutchinson again, as Hutch is technically an "intern."
I'm not going to say much about how the ACC has done in Drafts of late, while we have put quite a few good players in over the last few years, frankly it doesn't mean squat to me. I want them to do well but unless they play on the Panthers I really dont follow them.
JD went to the Cleveland Browns in the 6th rd., and thankfully for him they were a favorite team of his growing up. Don't ask me how that works, because I barely remember when Cleveland was any good.
D. Scott went first in the 4th to the Rams, C. Clemons went to Miami, and Hamlin to the Cowboys in the 5th round.
Free Agents: A. Kelly signed with the Atlanta Falcons, Grisham signed with the Steelers, R. Jackson to the Chargers, and shockingly Cullen Harper is still a free agent....No comment from me on whether I'd rather have him instead of Jake Delhomme's sorry ass for 5 more years.
An article on the James Barker presidency at Clemson and this whole Top 20 initiative.
The Fridge has been upgraded to Fair Condition.