Playing five games the week before finals, could have been dangerous, but the Tigers were able to go 3-2 on the week. Though maybe not as impressive as Head Coach Jack Leggett would have liked they defeated Elon 9-6 and Wofford 7-1. The Tigers were only able to manage one victory versus Georgia Tech in the weekend series.
Friday night the Tigers had leads of 8-1 and 11-6, and they were unable to hold on for the victory. In a very close race for the ACC title, that may very well be the game that keeps the Tigers out of title contention.
Tyler Colvin extending his hitting streak to 19 games, but he was unable to get a hit on Sunday ending the streak. However two Tigers, Travis Storrer and Herman Demmink, now have pushed their hitting streaks to 10 and 11 games respectively.
Freshman Taylor Harbin had the biggest hit of his young career Saturday night, when he singled in the two runs with two outs to win the game. Harbin was able to used that hit to break out of a minor slump. He went 3 for 5 on Sunday, including his 19th double of the season. While Kris Harvey may be struggling on the mound, he has had no troubles behind the plate. Harvey added to his ACC lead last week hitting three home runs to run his total to 17 on the year. His power behind the plate is much needed for this team, but it is as important that he regains his stuff on the mound.
Harvey only lasted 2 1/3 innings on Sunday, and he has not made it beyond the fourth inning in three of his last five starts. The pitching carried the young bats at the start of the season, but now that the bats have came alive the pitching is starting to falter. Even Stephen Faris, who had been almost unhittable all season, gave up 8 earned runs in his start. The week off will give the pitching staff some time to rest their arms, but the following week the Tigers play six conference road games in an eight day span.
Hopes of hosting a regional are definitely on the verge of vanishing, the Tigers now must finish strong in the ACC to avoid being shipped out west for a regional.