Rankings: Tigers drop out of D1Baseball poll
|Monday, March 4, 2019, 9:37 AM- -|
A rough close to the rivalry weekend series in Columbia meant the first major move in the polls for Clemson baseball on Monday.
Clemson started last week tallying double-digit runs and hits in wins over East Tennessee State (14-3) and South Carolina (11-4) but a one-run loss at home to the Gamecocks proved to be the tipping point in the series - South Carolina's lineup being too much in Columbia Sunday (14-3 loss; 17 hits surrendered).
The D1Baseball poll had four newcomers in all, with South Carolina earning a No. 24 ranking. The Gamecocks jumped to No. 20 in the Baseball America poll.
The Tigers currently lead the ACC in home runs (22) but rank seventh in on-base percentage (.389) and 11th in batting average (.267). The pitching staff ranks 13th in ERA (4.41) with the most home runs surrendered (13) but they've also totaled the second-most strikeouts (134) and seventh-best opposing batting average (.224). Clemson begins ACC play this weekend hosting No. 3 UNC.
Clemson returns to action on Tuesday at Fluor Field versus Furman (6 p.m. start).
Baseball America: 21 (-7)
D1Baseball: NR (No. 23 previously)
Collegiate Baseball: 20 (-5)
Other ACC rankings
D1Baseball: UNC (3), Louisville (8), Florida State (11), NC State (22).
Baseball America: UNC (3), Florida State (6), Louisville (13), Duke (22), NC State (23).