Pitiful. We've lost to the 2nd-worst pitching team in the ACC and the worst hitting club in ACC play. In game 1 we couldnt hit off a fairly good pitcher, and in game 3 we couldnt touch a bad one.
Harman tanked in game 1, Weismann skirted by in game 2, and the whole bullpen sucked in game 3.
Defense was bad too, so its a full-team fuck-up this weekend. They don't deserve the division, and barely deserve to make the ACC Tournament.
This team will be lucky to make it out of a Regional.
Game 1 on Friday pitted Casey Harman against Wake's Austin Stadler, who had been a victim of his defense and anemic offense several times this year. His 4.93 ERA in ACC-only play is better than Scott Weismann, Will Lamb, and only a half run worse than Harman's. Its better than any of Florida State's starters with more than 3 starts coming into this weekend. He's racked up 51 Ks in 54.2 IP. He's not that bad of a pitcher, and he showed it. Stadler (W, 3-3) pitched 6.2 strong innings to earn the win in the 9-5 WF victory. The sophomore lefthander tied his career-high with 11 strikeouts while allowing just six hits, one run, and three walks in throwing 118 pitches.
Casey Harman (L, 6-2) self-destructed in the 4th, he yielded seven hits, six runs, and one walk with one strikeout in 3.1 innings pitched. His short outing broke a streak of 20 consecutive starts (dating to 2009) of at least 5.0 innings pitched.
In the WF 4th, Brooks led off with a 2B then scored on a 2B by Catcher Mike Murray. Conway singled on an 0-2 pitch and Williamson smacked a 3-run Homer over the fence on a 1-2 pitch. Lopez hit another 2B off another 1-2 pitch and the next batter walked before Harman was pulled in favor of Tomas Cruz. Cruz walked em loaded and then walked a run in before a Sac Fly plated another run. A routine grounder was botched by Mike Freeman because he backed up off the ball instead of charging, and it bounced right over his head to score 2 more runs.
After that the game was pretty uneventful until the end, when Clemson hit back-to-back homers in the 9th to make it 9-5. Nester struck out looking to end the game. Clemson left the bases loaded in the 7th, 2 on in the 8th, and 11 total for the game. Kyle Parker struck out 3 times. Inexcusable.
Hinson went 2-for-5 with a homer, two RBIs, two runs, and a steal for Clemson, who had nine hits. Freeman added two singles, while Miller went 2-for-3 with a homer and two walks. Miller made another error, 24 so far.
On Saturday we pounded their poor staff 17-5. Kyle Parker and Brad Miller hit home runs in the first and second innings, respectively, to give the Tigers an early 3-0 lead. The Demon Deacons tied the score with three runs in the fourth inning, but Clemson erupted for 10 runs on seven hits in the fifth inning to put the game out of reach.
Tiger starter Scott Weismann (W, 5-2) pitched 5.0 innings to earn the win. He allowed seven hits, four runs, and three walks with four strikeouts.He barely made it through 5, and if not for the 10-run outburst, he wouldve been pulled out in the 5th.
Schaus went 3-for-5 with a triple, three RBIs, three runs, and a walk to lead Clemson, who outhit Wake Forest 14-11. Miller went 1-for-3 with a homer, three runs, and a walk, while Shaffer went 2-for-4 with a double, RBI, and two runs. Freeman's 18-game hitting streak came to an end.
All nine Demon Deacon starters had at least one hit and freshman lefthander Tim Cooney tossed 8.0 strong innings to lead Wake Forest to a 11-2 win Sunday. Tiger starter Dominic Leone (L, 2-1) suffered the loss, as he yielded four hits, five runs (only one earned thanks to Freeman), and two walks with one strikeout in 1.2 innings pitched.
Not a single Clemson pitcher had a clean outing. All 4 gave up runs. Miller made his 25th error.
Brad Miller had two hits to lead the Tigers, and Jeff Schaus hit his 12th homer, who suffered their worst loss to the Demon Deacons since a 12-3 defeat in 2001.
With Virginia's comeback win over North Carolina on Sunday, the Tigers clinched a spot in the ACC Tournament at Greensboro, NC.