Making the Case: Breaking down Clemson's NCAA Tournament chances

Did Clemson’s baseball team do enough in the ACC Tournament and over the last two weeks of the season to earn an invitation to the NCAA Tournament? It will be close, and a lot will likely depend on what happens in other conference tournaments across the country. TigerNet sits down with Aaron Fitt of D1Baseball.com to talk about the Tigers and get an outsiders' view of the program.

Walks, errors cost Tigers against UNC in ACC Tourney; Tigers await NCAA fate

Clemson pitchers walked eight batters and the Tigers committed four errors in losing 6-3 to North Carolina Friday afternoon in the ACC Baseball Tournament.


Snub from ACC coaches fuels Erwin's dominance of Cards
Zack Erwin didn't make the All-ACC first, second or third team when the results were announced earlier this week despite having the kind of season deserving of an honor. Thursday night, he took his frustrations out on Louisville.


Erwin dazzles as Clemson beats No. 3 Louisville
Morning thundershowers moved the start of Clemson’s ACC Tournament game back a couple of hours Thursday afternoon, and it was starting pitcher Zack Erwin who rained on Louisville’s parade under partly cloudy skies in the evening. (Updated with quotes)


Matthew Crownover classy, gracious in defeat
Matthew Crownover had every right to be disappointed and angry following Wednesday’s 3-1 loss to Florida St. in the ACC Baseball Championship. Instead, he was gracious.


Missed opportunities haunt Tigers in ACC tourney loss
Clemson loaded the bases in each of the seventh and eighth innings and could muster just one run as Florida St. defeated the Tigers 3-1 in the ACC Tournament in Durham Wednesday. (Updated with quotes)


Leggett says Tigers are NCAA Tournament worthy
Has the Clemson baseball team done enough at the end of the season to warrant a berth in the NCAA Tournament? Head coach Jack Leggett says yes and many in the national media are beginning to agree with him. Photo by Daniel Shirley / USAT


Leggett says Tigers will be "dangerous" with late-season momentum
Jack Leggett knows his team is under fire from the fans and is a longshot to make the NCAA Tournament with a 28-25 record, but he said after Tuesday night’s comeback win over Furman that his team is gaining a little late-season confidence.


Leggett: "I am not giving up on these kids"
Clemson's bullpen served up two late homers Monday night and Louisville overcame a 5-4 deficit in earning a 9-5 victory and series win. With his team's NCAA Tournament chances waning, however, Clemson head coach Jack Leggett said he isn't giving up on the season or his players.


Crownover deals Cards third ACC loss in dominant effort
Saturday’s opener was a perfect storm for the Clemson baseball team and it led to a dominant 9-1 win over third-ranked Louisville at Doug Kingsmore Stadium.


Jack Leggett: "Right now I wouldn't want to play us"
Despite Sunday’s loss in the series finale against North Carolina, Clemson head coach Jack Leggett thinks his team is not only dangerous, but about to turn the corner.

02/13West Virginia2-0 L
02/14West Virginia4-2 W
02/15West Virginia6-1 L
02/20Maine10-1 W
02/21Maine (DH)5-4 W (14)
02/22Maine (DH)10-2 W
02/24Wofford11-5 W
02/27South Carolina11-4 W
02/28South Carolina$4-1 L
03/01@South Carolina7-0 W
03/03Winthrop5-4 L
03/06@NC State6-4 W
03/07@NC State8-3 L
03/08@NC State14-6 L
03/11Michigan State+8-6 L
03/14Notre Dame (DH)11-6 L
03/14Notre Dame (DH)6-1 W
03/15Notre Dame5-1 L
03/17@Coastal Carolina9-5 L
03/20@Virginia Tech4-0 W
03/21@Virginia Tech15-8 W
03/22@Virginia Tech4-3 L
03/24@Western Carolina19-2 W
03/27Wake Forest8-2 L
03/28Wake Forest7-3 L
03/29Wake Forest6-2 W
03/31Furman5-4 W
04/01Presbyterian College5-4 L
04/03North Carolina5-2 W
04/04North Carolina5-4 W
04/05North Carolina8-7 L
04/07Georgia3-2 L
04/08Charleston Southern4-3 L
04/10@Boston College15-6 W
04/11@Boston College8-7 L
04/12@Boston College6-3 W
04/14Western Carolina14-2 W
04/15Gardner-Webb7-5 W
04/18Duke8-1 W
04/18Duke (DH)6-2 W
04/21@Georgia7-0 L
04/24@Georgia Tech4-2 L
04/25@Georgia Tech11-3 W
04/26@Georgia Tech5-4 L
05/02Louisville9-1 W
05/03Louisville5-3 L
05/04Louisville9-5 L
05/05Wofford17-9 L
05/06College of Charleston6-3 W
05/08Georgia Southern13-5 W
05/09Georgia Southern5-4 W
05/10Georgia Southern7-4 L
05/12@Furman23-15 W
05/14@Florida State4-1 W
05/15@Florida State7-0 W
05/16@Florida State9-6 W
05/20Florida State%3-1 LRSN
05/21Louisville~7-2 WRSN
05/22North Carolina^6-3 LRSN
$Greenville, S.C. (Fluor Field); +Greenville, S.C. (Fluor Field); %ACC Championship; ~ACC Championship; ^ACC Championship; all times ET
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Jack Leggett - Head Coach
Dan Pepicelli - Associate Head Coach
Bradley LeCroy - Assistant Head Coach
Taylor Harbin - Student Assistant Coach
Stephen Faris - Student Assistant Coach
Brad Owens - Director of Baseball Operations
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#23 6-1, 170
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#42 6-0, 190
Rock Hill, SC

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15 Glenn BatsonGlenn Batson
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#15 6-2, 205
Greenville, SC

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#37 6-2, 215
Matthews, NC

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10 K.J. BryantK.J. Bryant
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#10 5-11, 190
Taylors, SC

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29 Jackson CampanaJackson Campana
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#29 6-6, 225
Charlotte, NC

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17 Paul CampbellPaul Campbell
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#17 6-0, 190
Malden, MA

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6 Andrew CoxAndrew Cox
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#6 6-0, 215
Belton, SC

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44 Matthew CrownoverMatthew Crownover
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#44 6-0, 210
Ringgold, GA

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9 Steven DuggarSteven Duggar
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#9 6-2, 195
Moore, SC

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33 Zack ErwinZack Erwin
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#33 6-5, 195
Duluth, GA

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16 Alex EubanksAlex Eubanks
Fr. RH Pitcher
#16 6-0, 175
Moore, SC

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1 Maleeke GibsonMaleeke Gibson
Jr. Outfielder
#1 5-10, 150
Sumter, SC

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50 Mike GorenMike Goren
Fr. RH Pitcher
#50 6-2, 200
Westbury, NY

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46 Jack HugginsJack Huggins
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#46 6-0, 160
Newberry, SC

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12 Robert JollyRobert Jolly
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#12 5-9, 195
Myrtle Beach, SC

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#19 6-2, 200
Concord, NC

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36 Pat KrallPat Krall
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#36 6-5, 205
Downingtown, PA

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3 Tyler KriegerTyler Krieger
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#3 6-1, 170
Johns Creek, GA

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39 Jake LongJake Long
RS Sr. RH Pitcher
#39 6-0, 190
Anderson, SC

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48 Garrett LovornGarrett Lovorn
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#48 6-2, 220
Pendleton, SC

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20 Drew MoyerDrew Moyer
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#20 6-3, 215
Gilbert, SC

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25 Chris OkeyChris Okey
So. Catcher
#25 5-11, 195
Mount Dora, FL

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5 Chase PinderChase Pinder
Fr. Infielder
#5 5-10, 175
Poquoson, VA

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21 Kevin PohleKevin Pohle
RH Pitcher (2011 - 2015)
#21 6-3, 200
St. Louis, MO

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11 Adam RenwickAdam Renwick
Fr. Infielder
#11 6-0, 170
Spartanburg, SC

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26 Reed RohlmanReed Rohlman
RS Fr. Outfielder
#26 6-0, 210
Moore, SC

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32 Clate SchmidtClate Schmidt
Jr. RH Pitcher
#32 6-1, 205
Acworth, GA

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40 Kyle SchnellKyle Schnell
Sr. RH Pitcher
#40 6-1, 160
Alpharetta, GA

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47 Alex SchnellAlex Schnell
Fr. LH Pitcher
#47 5-10, 175
Milton, GA

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18 Tyler SlatonTyler Slaton
Sr. Outfielder
#18 5-8, 200
Cumming, GA

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22 Wales ToneyWales Toney
RS So. RH Pitcher
#22 6-2, 215
Anderson, SC

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35 Mike TrillerMike Triller
RS Jr. Outfielder
#35 6-1, 220
Rutland, VT

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30 Hunter Van HornHunter Van Horn
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#30 6-2, 180
Tampa, FL

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41 Taylor VetzelTaylor Vetzel
RS So. RH Pitcher
#41 6-0, 155
Simpsonville, SC

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13 Drew WhartonDrew Wharton
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#13 6-2, 190
Suwanee, GA

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4 Eli WhiteEli White
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#4 6-2, 185
Easley, SC

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8 Weston WilsonWeston Wilson
So. Infielder
#8 6-3, 195
High Point, NC

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