Rankings: Clemson vaults up D1Baseball, Baseball America polls
|Monday, April 8, 2019, 9:28 AM- -|
Clemson jumped seven spots in the D1Baseball Top 25 and four in the Baseball America's rankings after a home series win over Louisville, which came in ranked as high as No. 8 nationally.
"With their series win over Louisville, Clemson has now won three consecutive ACC series after their slip-up last month against Notre Dame," Baseball America analyzed. "In the opener, righthander Davis Sharpe outdueled Louisville lefthander Reid Detmers, throwing 6.2 innings, giving up four hits and one run with one walk and seven strikeouts as his Freshman of the Year campaign continues. Sharpe is now 5-1, 1.55 with a 57-to-15 strikeout-to-walk ratio in 46.1 innings."
Clemson was ranked as high as 13th last week with Collegiate Baseball and stayed there on Monday.
The Tigers (24-8) stayed a game back of division-leading and top-5-ranked NC State with an 11-4 mark in ACC action now.
Sophomore left-hander Mat Clark's win on Saturday kept him on top of the conference in wins, with seven in nine appearances. Sharpe is the lone starter in the conference with less than double-digit earned runs allowed (8) over his eight starts.
Junior shortstop Logan Davidson added to his team-leading home run total over the weekend (9) and also paces the squad in average (.309) and RBIs (32).
Clemson plays midweek home games with Charleston Southern and Furman this week (6 p.m. starts) before a trip to the reeling Florida State Seminoles, which have lost seven of their last 10 contests.
Baseball America: 17 (+4)
D1Baseball: 16 (+7)
Collegiate Baseball: 13 (no change)
Perfect Game: 19 (+5)
Other ACC rankings
Baseball America: NC State (4), Georgia Tech (18), Louisville (20), North Carolina (21).
D1Baseball: NC State (3), Georgia Tech (17), Louisville (20), North Carolina (21).
Atlantic Division standings
1. NC State 12-3 (29-4 overall)
2. Clemson 11-4 (24-8)
3. Louisville 10-5 (24-8)
T-4. Florida State 7-8 (19-12)
T-4. Wake Forest 7-8 (18-15)
T-4. Notre Dame 7-8 (12-17)
7. Boston College 6-9 (15-17)