Tigers return to Top 25 baseball poll


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Clemson has a 25-14 overall record and an 11-10 ACC mark on the season. The Tigers are in second place in the ACC Atlantic Division standings behind first-place Florida State, who improved to 14-7 in the ACC with a three-game sweep of Duke at home over the weekend. Clemson is in sixth place in the overall ACC standings. Virginia Tech and Wake Forest are tied for eighth place in the overall standings at 7-14.


The Tigers are hitting .314 with a .450 slugging percentage and .408 on-base percentage thanks to 199 walks and 33 hit-by-pitches in 2011. The team has also totaled 82 doubles, 13 triples, 24 homers, and 72 stolen bases. The Tigers are hitting .340 with runners in scoring position on the season. Clemson is fielding at a .967 clip as well.


Brad MillerBrad Miller
Infielder
#13 6-1, 185
Windermere, FL

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leads the team in batting average (.413) and on-base percentage (.519) along with totaling six doubles, three triples, one homer, 25 RBIs, 31 runs, 25 walks, and a team-high 16 stolen bases in 32 games (30 starts). Phil PohlPhil Pohl
Catcher
#9 5-11, 210
Cooperstown, NY

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is batting .369 with a team-high 14 doubles, three homers, 28 RBIs, and three steals. Richie ShafferRichie Shaffer
Infielder
#8 6-3, 205
Charlotte, NC

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is hitting .333 with 10 doubles, two triples, five home runs, and 31 RBIs. Will LambWill Lamb
Outfielder
#30 6-6, 175
Seaford, VA

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is riding a 14-game hitting streak as well.


Freshmen Dominic AttanasioDominic Attanasio
Outfielder
#1 5-7, 150
Windermere, FL

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and Jon McGibbonJon McGibbon
Outfielder
#12 6-1, 210
Lindenhurst, NY

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continue to impress in limited action. Attanasio is 20-for-47 (.426) in 24 games (eight starts), while he is 12-for-17 (.706) with runners on base and 5-for-10 (.500) with three walks as a pinch-hitter. McGibbon is 16-for-45 (.356) in 29 games (nine starts) and is 7-for-11 (.636) with two walks and a hit-by-pitch as a pinch-hitter.


The pitching staff has a 3.51 ERA and .238 opponents’ batting average in 345.2 innings pitched this season. It has allowed 308 hits and 122 walks with 304 strikeouts.


David HaseldenDavid Haselden
RH Pitcher
#29 6-4, 240
Spartanburg, SC

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is 3-1 with two saves and a 2.49 ERA in 50.2 innings pitched over 16 appearances (four starts) this season. Jonathan MeyerJonathan Meyer
RH Pitcher
#28 6-0, 165
San Diego, CA

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is 4-0 with a 2.72 ERA and .194 opponents’ batting average in 43.0 innings pitched over 16 appearances (two starts). He has started the series-finale the last two weekends, his first two career starts. Scott WeismannScott Weismann
RH Pitcher
#33 6-0, 190
Boxborough, MA

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has also settled into his role as a reliever. He is 3-4 with a 5.79 ERA overall in 2011, but in 6.0 innings pitched in his last five outings, all in relief, he has allowed only two hits, no runs, and no walks with 11 strikeouts along with two saves.


Clemson will play five games next week, including four at home. The Tigers will host Furman on Tuesday night, then travel to Cullowhee, NC to take on Western Carolina on Wednesday night. Then over the weekend, Georgia Tech will visit Tigertown for a three-game series at Doug Kingsmore Stadium.


VIRGINIA NO. 1 IN COLLEGIATE BASEBALL POLL


TUCSON, Ariz. - The University of Virginia has been ranked No. 1 for the
fifth straight week in "Collegiate Baseball" newspaper's NCAA Division I
baseball poll.


The Cavaliers (40-4), winners of 21 of their last 23, won two of three
against N.C. State over the past weekend and lead the Atlantic Coast
Conference with an 18-3 mark.


Virginia has a superb 2.31 team ERA with 451 strikeouts by its pitching
staff and only 99 walks - a better than 4:1 strikeout to walk ratio. On
offense, the Cavaliers are averaging 7.5 runs per game. The defense is
fielding at a .983 clip with only 27 errors in 44 games.


Poll Notes: Several other teams have been hot. Connecticut, which leads the
Big East Conference with a 13-2 record, has won nine straight. Texas
Christian has won seven in a row while Arizona St. has posted six
consecutive victories.


In key series over the past weekend, Vanderbilt swept a 3-game series
against Louisiana St., Florida swept a 3-game series against Alabama, Texas
A&M swept a 3-game series against Oklahoma St., Stanford beat UCLA two of
three, Arizona St. swept a 3-game series from California, and Miami (Fla.)
won two of three from North Carolina.


Four teams fell out of the top 30 in Arizona (1-2 last week), Coastal
Carolina (2-3), Creighton (1-3) and Gonzaga (1-2). New to the poll is
Clemson (25-14), Stanford (19-13), Kent St. (26-12), and St. John's (21-13).


The "Collegiate Baseball" newspaper poll is the oldest college baseball
poll. Its birth took place during the 1957 college baseball season.


Collegiate Baseball Newspaper's

NCAA Div. I Poll

(As of April 25, 2011)

Rank School (Record)  Points Previous
1. Virginia (40-4)  		496  1
2. South Carolina (31-8) 	494  2
3. Vanderbilt (35-5)  		493  3
4. Texas (30-10)   		490  4
5. Florida (31-10)  		488  6
6. Oregon St. (29-8)  		486  7
7. Texas Christian (29-11) 	484  10
8. Texas A&M (29-11)  		483  8
9. Georgia Tech. (30-11) 	481  9
10. Arizona St. (28-9)  	480  12

11. Ca. St. Fullerton (28-11) 	477  5
12. Florida St. (31-10)  	474  18
13. UCLA (21-14)   		468  11
14. Miami, Fla. (27-13)  	465  20
15. Oklahoma (29-11)  		463  16
16. Fresno St. (28-7)  		460  13
17. North Carolina (32-10) 	458  14
18. Connecticut (26-12-1) 	455  26
19. Southern Miss. (30-9) 	450  22
20. U.C. Irvine (26-10)  	448  24

21. Oklahoma St. (28-12) 	447  15
22. Arkansas (28-11)  		445  17
23. Stetson (31-9)  		444  21
24. California (24-12)  	442  19
25. Clemson (25-14)  		439  -
26. Charlotte (31-9)  		437  30
27. Stanford (19-13)  		436  -
28. Rice (28-16)   		433  25
29. Kent St. (26-12)  		430  -
30. St. John's (21-13)  	428  -

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