CLEMSON BASEBALL

Rankings: Tigers move up in D1Baseball poll

Rankings: Tigers move up in D1Baseball poll


by - Staff Writer -

Clemson baseball moved up a spot in the latest D1Baseball rankings, while maintaining their place in the top-15 with Baseball America.

A 4-0 week versus Charlotte and VMI has Monte Lee's Tigers at No. 23 for D1Baseball and No. 14 with Baseball America going into the rivalry series with South Carolina (6-1) this weekend.

Through two weeks, freshman right-hander Davis Sharpe has led the Tigers with 11 shutout innings and 19 strikeouts to just four walks, earning two wins. He has also tallied six hits, four RBIs and three extra-base hits.

Sharpe is one of his six Tigers with multiple home runs through seven games, including RBI-leader Sam Hall (2 HR; 8 RBIs). Clemson's 15 home runs lead the ACC.

Reliever Carson Spiers has made three appearances and allowed one hit in 4 1/3 innings with six strikeouts to one walk.

The Tigers return to Doug Kingsmore on Tuesday at home versus East Tennessee State (6-1; 4 p.m. start) before another home matchup Friday with South Carolina (6 p.m.) and then travel to Greenville's Fluor Field (1 p.m.) and the Gamecocks' Founders Park (1 p.m.) to close out the series.

Clemson rankings (updated as they come in)

Baseball America: 14 (no change)

D1Baseball: 23 (+1)

Collegiate Baseball: 15 (no change)

Other ACC rankings

D1Baseball: UNC (5), Louisville (8), Florida State (13).

Baseball America: UNC (4), Florida State (6), Louisville (12), Duke (22).

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